TEN YEARS AGO - 2005

Sgt. Dave Watson of the Newcomerstown Police Department was promoted to captain and was presented the American Police Hall of Fame for the Legion of Honor Award.

Jeannie Gaumer, Newcomerstown, was the winner of the Fenton hand-painted lamp recently given away at Morgan's Pharmacy.

Newcomerstown Schools' Technology Coordinator Craig Collins told the Newcomerstown Board of Education that Channel 21 on the Adelphia Cable Service will be dedicated to Newcomerstown come the spring.

TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1995

Judi Houston presented "Christmas Around the World" at Newcomerstown Public Library, featuring 120 dolls from her collection of more than 700.

Lorena Sims, West Lafatette councilwoman for 21 years, honored on her retirement from her political career.

Newcomerstown Middle School PACCT program presented $500 to Newcomerstown Ministerial Association, along with 1,500 cans of food for the Community Food Pantry.

Fifty members and guests attended Tuscarawas County Genealogical Society's Christmas banquet where 19 individuals were recognized as "First Families of Tuscarawas County."

Deaths: Oliver F. Deardorff Jr., 65; Lelia Mae Forsythe, 74; Gene L. Myers, 69.

THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1985

The Jan. 1, 1986, Newcomerstown News reviewed 1985 with highlights including Linda Hren succeeding Aileen Glazer as head librarian of Newcomerstown Public Library in January; Lisa McPeak crowned Cy Young Celebration queen in June; and New York fashion designer Shannon Rodgers of Newcomerstown received honors from Gov. Richard Celeste.

"Santa's Elves" of Newcomerstown reported the community's generosity helped them provide Christmas for 208 families.

Beth Duda of West Lafayette, a Ridgewood High senior, spent 11 months in New Zealand as a Rotary Club exchange student.

After leading 21-14 at halftime, the Trojans lost to Strasburg 45-39; Indian Valley South Rebels defeated Jewett-Scio 52-46.

Vane Scott and the All-Stars were to be featured performers at Newcomerstown Elks Lodge New Year's Gala.

Deaths: William E. Warner, 66; Mary E. Grewell, 90; Zella Powell, 89; George W. Selby, 48; Audrey M. Khune, 81; Leota K. Miller, 87.

FORTY YEARS AGO - 1975

Four chartered buses loaded with the 91-member Newcomerstown High Trojan Marching Band and several supporters left for Miami, Fla., for the Orange Bowl parades and football game.

William B. Rodgers succeeds R.D. Fletcher as manager of the Newcomerstown office of Peoples National Bank and Trust Co.

Basketball: Trojans downed 80-55 by Garaway; Ridgewood won over Indian Valley North 62-57; Indian Valley South added another victory to the season with 73-42 win over Malvern.

Christian Business Men's committee organized in Newcomerstown.

Deaths: Grace K. Quillen, 77; Ralph F. Haver, 62; and Samuel G. McCune, 52.

FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1965

Democrat Chester Sharrock to assume duties as mayor succeeding Charles Holdsworth.

Rotary Club changes meeting time from evenings to noon each Monday at Stoffer's Restaurant starting Jan. 3.

Moose Lodge hosts Christmas party for 125 children.

Deaths: Ralph M. Portz, 64; Raymond (Lefty) Deeds, 54; Mrs. Verna Boltz, 71; Mrs. Alice Wallace, 68; and Mrs. James Martin, 92.

SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1955

First prize winners in Yuletide Home Contest were Mr. and Mrs. Dilford Beiter, N. College Street, with Mr. and Mrs. Homer Lewis, N. Bridge Street, second.

Deaths: William Thompson, 67; Mrs. Violet Bonnell, 76; Joseph L. Simmons, 80; and Otto Johnson, 79.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1945

Victory clothing drive starts Jan. 7.

Wayne Ley, Columbus, former resident, appointed secretary of OSU College of Commerce and Administrators.

Among local boys recently discharged from the service are James Brown, Earl Gross, Donald Pettay, George Covic, W.E. Cochran and Olaf Murphy.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1935

J.H. Bair Co. leases Hinds business rooms on Main Street to occupy Feb. 1.

Trojans win over Uhrichsville 30-15.

Approximately 1,800 children receive community Christmas treats.

NINETY YEARS AGO - 1925

Clow Avenue Baptist Church destroyed by fire.

W.J. Williams grocery sold to C.D. Bleadingheiser.

ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1915

First grade children receive treats at Baltimore Clothing Store.

Mrs. Ella Vogenitz, former resident, dies at her home in Lorain.