TEN YEARS AGO - 2005

The 2005 Newcomerstown Homecoming Court includes: Kristen Bryant, Jamie Wright, Heather Parker, Sarah McEntee and Lindsay Mason.

Port Washington Village Mayor Tom Gardner recommended the hiring of Shawn Nelson as Chief of Police for the village at the village council meeting Sept. 6/

Newcomerstown's Sara McEntree captured the girls' open race title at the Dover Invite with a time of 23:05.

Deaths: Helen M. Ortt, 84, Newcomerstown; Helen L. Robinson, 83, Newcomerstown; C. Mae Ross, 56, Warsaw; Robert James Stoffer, 88; and Nondis Jean Yoder, 76, Fresno.

TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1995

Robert Snader resigned as president and CEO of Newcomerstown Emergency Rescue Squad, effective Dec. 31, 1995. He has served as president for more than 20 years.

Beryl DeRing elected president of Newcomerstown Friends of the Library.

Area county fairs announced entertainment lists: Country singer Neal McCoy topped the list for the Tuscarawas County Fair.

Local football: Newcomerstown lost to Zanesville Rosecrans 20-3; Indian Valley Braves, coached by Bob Zontini, defeated Warren Champions, 28-6; and Ridgewood won a thriller 29-27 over Coshocton.

Death: Walter R. Opphile, 95.

THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1985

Julie Loader chosen Newcomestown High School Homecoming Queen prior to Newcomerstown-Ridgewood football game at Lee Stadium. Her court included Sherry Baker, Danielle Cligh, Angelique Weyrick and Tammy Kenney.

Trojans and Generals both 2-1 on season after Ridgewood's 36-6 win over the Trojans. Genera Scott Ross was game MVP.

Indian Valley South Rebels lost to Jewett-Scio Vikings, 25-6.

Enrollment in Newcomerstown schools increased for second consecutive year with 1,260 students enrolled when school opened.

Tuscarawas Philharmonic celebrating its 50th anniversary. Musicians included Newcomerstown residents Dave Leading, string bass player and 40-year member, and Mable Little, violinist and 20-year member.

Mike Melville, Newcomerstown, was winner of "Bigfoot" contest sponsored by local businesses, Chamber of Commerce Business Women's and Business & Professional Men's clubs.

Death: Andrew G. Adams, 62.

FORTY YEARS AGO - 1975

Newcomerstown Rotary Club observed its 50th anniversary.

Village of Newcomerstown dedicated as a Bicentennial Community during special ceremony attended by Congressman Wayne Hays and Senator Douglas Applegate at the Newcomerstown Middle School.

Trojans 6-0 winner over Indian Valley North; Ridgewood blasted Tusky Valley 25-0; Indian Valley South Rebels downed 30-10 by Garaway.

Deaths: Charles W. Jones, 59; Mary Belle Speer; Wilbur A. Calhoun, 62; Leo Monks, 72; Emma Gertrude Saltzgaber, 84.

FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1965

Mr. and Mrs. John H. Welsch, Port Washington, postmaster and clerk for 31 years, retire from government service.

1965 Newcomerstown City Directory lists 3,212 names of adults age 18 and older.

Plans reportedly progressing for proposed $950,000 Newcomerstown High School that will accommodate 600 students.

Curfew ordinance for minors given first reading by council.

Philo Electrics beat Trojans 22-6 in season opener.

Deaths: R.L. Wurster, 49; Mrs. Harry (Ellen) Ames, 84; Mrs. George (Laura E.) Peoples, 77.

SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1955

Cheerleaders for Newcomerstown High are Bonnie Adams, Betty Davidson, Mary Woods, Beverly Calhoun, Darlene Thomas, and Nancy Rogers.

Booster Club seeks 700 members.

New allotment, Oxford Heights, planned here.

Deaths: Mrs. Mattie Asher, 76; Joseph Sabal, 89.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1945

Farm Bureau Elevator, Liberty Street, to erect new adjoining building.

Mr. and Mrs. Fulton Eurich sell Rescue Mission building and purchase former Mulvane property at corner of Church and Goodrich streets.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1935

WPS outlines new Ohio works program.

Schools open with enrollment of 1,202; 100 less than last year.

NINETY YEARS AGO - 1925

Council to ask voters for 1-1/2 mill five-year tax to meet current expenses.

ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1915

Sterling Specialty Co. fills big order for 16,000 finished bronze bushings for the Maxwell Auto Co.

Victor Yingling operated on for appendicitis at his home on College Street.

First brick of new Pythian building laid this week.

George D. Kohler purchases grocery of Mrs. Maude Scott, River Street.