TEN YEARS AGO - 2005

Hundreds of community members, Indian Valley School supporters, politicians and Ohio Governor Bob Taft attended the official ground breaking ceremony at Midvale Elementary which officially kicked off the Ohio School Facilities Commission project in the Indian Valley Local School District.

Seven Pines Alpacas to hold first ever farm tour.

Thanks to four touchdown passes from junior quarterback Josh Perdue, the Indian Valley Braves opened the season with a 34-6 triumph at Newcomerstown's Lee Stadium on Friday evening.

Deaths: Russell W. Garber, 73, West Lafayette; Victor R. Medley, 80, Long Beach, Calif.; Delores F. "Dolly" Roahrig, 67, Kimbolton; Sarah C. Rudd, 91, Dover; Daniel D. Tucker, 68, West Lafayette; Clarence S. Miller, 81, Newcomerstown; Roger D. Masters, 67, Sugarcreek; and Willie A. Sterns, 89, Newcomerstown.

TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1995

Enrollment increase of 80 students anticipated in Newcomerstown schools, according to Superintendent David Branch. School was scheduled to open Aug. 29.

Mayor Wayne "Packy" McFarland designated Sept. 1 and 2 as Veterans of Foreign Wars "Poppy Days" in Newcomerstown with Roger Bliss, chairman.

Tuscarawas County Auditor John Beitzel was speaker for the August meeting of the Port Washington Senior Citizens at St. Paul's United Church of Chris.

Frontier Apple Festival set for Oct. 13-15 in Newcomerstown. Committee members included Ruth Ann Swigert, Audrey Hanni, Ruby Roahrig, Kay Dalton, Rosa Mary Moore, and Frank Dalton.

Deaths: Myrinda Hayes, 84; Lorena Kennedy Nelson, 98; Richard E. Eddy, 41; Ila L. Bates; and Edith M. Miller, 81.

THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1985

Trojans win season opener at Warsaw over River View Black Bears, 13-6.

Bud's Drive-Thru team won first place in season-ending play in Cy Young Softball League.

Indian Valley Future Farmers of America recognized as a Superior Chapter in the nation in FFA contest. Chris Hale was chapter adviser.

Newcomerstown High's class of 1950 held a 35th reunion of Andy's in Coshocton with class president, Francis Haver serving as toastmaster.

Deaths: Clarence E. McKinney, 35, Newcomerstown, died when his semi-truck overturned near Steubenville; Thomas Nichols Taylor, 21, died as result of motorcylce accident near East Liverpool.

FORTY YEARS AGO - 1975

Village Council restricted Friday evening parking on S. River Street near Lee Stadium.

Trojans open season at River View Sept. 5.

Several state and federal dignitaries to attend Newcomerstown designation ceremonies as a Bicentennial Community Sept. 13 in the middle school.

A 50-star American flag, flown over the capital and made available by Congressman Wayne L. Hays, was to be displayed in the American Legion's special flag cermeony at the Band Boosters show.

Deaths: Mrs. Theresa E. McConnell, 67; Mrs. Walter (Thelma) Hinds, 77; Lester Norris, 68; and Walter H. Parrish, Jr.

FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1965

Enrollment in Newcomerstown schools estimated at 1,430 as compared to 1,390 in 1964; school opening set for Sept. 7.

Donald L. Fenton, Newcomerstown R.D. 2, promoted to assistant cashier at Oxford Office of the National Bank of Dover.

Port Washington and Washington Township schools to open Sept. 8.

Trojans outscore Dresden's Jefferson Jayhawks 5-0 and 7-2 morning and afternoon scrimmages here.

College Street Methodist Church voted to sell property to the State of Ohio for Route 36 and 21 cloverleaf.

Deaths: W.A. Tschudy, 89; and Daniel Emerson, 90.

SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1955

Half-day sessions for pupils in grades one through six scheduled because of tornado destruction of East building.

New Concord defeats Trojans 14-6 in pre-season game.

Richard Sharrock named president of Wesley Foundation Alumni of Kent State.

Deaths: Frank Mackey, 57; and William G. Pilling.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1945

Buckhorn Garden Club announces annual flower show for Sept. 8.

WPB lifts controls in consumer products.

Claude Hinds, high school instructor, injured in fall from barn floor during threshing.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1935

Rev. C.E. Jeffers of College Street Methodist Church transferred to Arlington District.

Mrs. Sarah Shank, 94, oldest resident of town, dies.

NINETY YEARS AGO - 1925

H.J. Ortt purchased the E.C. Rothenstein grocery on Main Street.

Benjamin Hootman and W.A. Robinson open grocery store on Railroad Street.

Deaths: Mrs. Mellie Shurtz, 47, due to apoplexy.

ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1915

School opens Sept. 6 with Professor E.E. Smock, superintendent, and Professor F.H. Hoff, high school principal.

An independent ticket is announced with Lloyd Murphy as candidate for mayor.

10th annual Miskimen-Forney reunion held at home of Warren Umstott, Plainfield.