TEN YEARS AGO - 2005
Gerald and Willie Mae Warden are selected as grand marshals fro the 2005 Kimbolton Homecoming Festival.
The local band "Liquid Earth" including, Craig Scherer, Tony Dallachesia, Matt Besco, Eric Mitchell and Tim Ross, has been chosen to play at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland.
Ginny Ruppersburg, president of the Newcomerstown Senior Center, accepts an $800 donation from Shirley Osler of Boltaron Performance Products in Newcomerstown.
Deaths: Mary Etta Addy, 69, Kimbolton; Debora E. Felton, 52, Newcomerstown; Henry E. Hershberger, 39, Millersburg; Robert E. Parrish, 90, Gnadenhutten; Helen Gaumner Porteus, 92, Newcomerstown; and John L. Starkey, 76, Louisville.
TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1995
Groundbreaking held for a new American Legion building being constructed on Canal Court. Newcomerstown Mayor Packy McFrland and American Legion commander Tim Hagans were among those present for the ceremony.
Newcomerstown native John "Jasper" McPherson, Fort Worth, Texas, was shot and killed by burglars. He was a 1978 graduate of Newcomerstown High School.
Malinda Miller, 15, crowned Coshocton County Dairy Princess by her sister and 1994 queen Amanda miller, daughter of Malcolm and Elizabeth Miller, Fresno.
Deaths: Bernice A. Reinhart, 73; and Timothy A. Hensley, July 1.
THIRTY YEARS - 1985
Newcomerstown Little League All-Stars, coached by Dave Burrier and Gregg Shivers, were in the third annual All-Star Invitational at Tuscora Park, New Philadelphia. Team members were John Tanksley, Jason Garretson, Kris Terrance, Kevin McCune, Troy Belt, Keith Butler, Jeremy Guy, Nathan Gray, Jeff Keith, Troy Bricker and Travis Pollock.
Dixie Foster, West Lafayette, won the "guess-the-pills" game at Morgan Pharmacy. She correctly guessed 572 pills in a jar containing 573 pills.
Tom McCartney of Empire Coal Co., Gnadenhutten, elected to board of directors of Ohio Mining & Reclamation Association.
Deaths: Robert A. Gilbert, 14, Fresno, fire victim; C.H. "Bill" Ortt, 67; Thelma L. Overholt, 77; ames R. Watkins, 68; Adrian L. "Sonny" Maxwell, 55; John Waers, 70; Helen C. Bachman, 77; Mrs. Leale (Tossie) Anderson, 83.
FORTY YEARS AGO - 1975
Dale Weygandt, 12, son of Harlan Weygandt, Canal Fulton, killed in motorcycle-car crash near Newcomerstown.
Ralph Addy named new president of West Lafayette Rotary Club.
Port Washington Firemen's Festival set for July 22 through July 28.
Deaths: Ernest W. Miles, 81; Mrs. Marvin Ulrich, 59; Mrs. Eva M. Vanalstyne, 55; Amos John Lewis, 85; and Austin Merritt, 88.
FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1965
Edward D. Hamsher, 35, Dover, hired as superintendent of schools replacing Donald B. Roeder, who resigned after being superintendent here since 1943. Also hired was Newcomerstown native, J. David Milburn as social studies teacher, athletic director and ninth grade basketball coach.
Petition for four-mill bond issue to raise $950,000 for constructing and furnishing school building or buildings filed with Tuscarawas County Board of Elections.
Clem State chosen "Knight of the Year" by John F. Kennedy Council 5483, Knights of Columbus, Newcomerstown.
SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1955
Citizens' Committee formed for $800,000 school issue for new buildings.
R.L. Shoemaker granted patent on "Water Removing System for Boats."
St. Paul's Evangelical and Reformed Church, Port Washington, seeking $40,000 building fund.
Dr. Donald Kopes, First Street, passed his Ohio State Dental Board exam and plans to operate office of Dr. G.W. Murray. Dr. Kopes was awaiting call into the U.S. Air Force.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1945
Mrs. W.A. Beers accepts assistant librarian position at the public library.
Mr. and Mrs. J.J. Gainor purchase former W.A. Beers residence on N. College Street.
Bernard Goodall, recently charged from service, accepts position with Western Electric Co., Dayton.
EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1935
Probate court ends local school board fight by hiring teachers.
Deaths: Sheridan Emerson, 62; and George Bancroft, 65.
NINETY YEARS AGO - 1925
A.G. Bretzius remodels building on Canal Street.
Over 600 percent at Ku Klux Klan meeting here.
Aug. 12 selected for community picnic at Riverside Park.
E.M. Temple sells over 200 gallons of cherries at 50 cents per gallon.
ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1915
Milburn and Best install large gas engine in flour mill.
Rev. Dr. Hess resigns presidency of West Lafayette College to accept presidency at Adrian College in Michigan.
Moose Carnival here under auspices of Moose Lodge is great success.
Royal Anglers club camping Forsythe's Grove, west of town.