TEN YEARS AGO - 2006
The 2006 Newcomerstown High School Winter Court King is Cory Stocker and Queen is Shannon Kenney.
Solid Rock Youth Center will feature Act of Betrayal, comprised of Newcomerstown High School juniors Cory Lafferty (guitar), Cody Cuningham (vocals), Charles Woodby (keyboard) and Alan Tack (drums) on Saturday, Feb. 18.
Utilities Superintendent Tom Sauerbrey announced that the Village of Newcomerstown will begin billing sanitary sewer customers living in the Mizer Addition after the Feb. 3 Board of Public Affairs meeting.
Newcomerstown High School senior Cory C. Stocker, Newcomerstown, was named the Ohio Elks Association "Student of the Month" for February.
TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1996
Tropical cruise theme for the Feb. 15-18 Sweetheart Follies was to include a 40-foot cruise ship designed by John Starkey of Newcomerstown.
Walter Funk of Funk's Pontiac-Olds, Newcomerstown, inducted into 1996-97 edition of "Who's Who in Executives and Professionals" with selection based on exemplary character.
Basketball: Coach Mark Wolff and his Trojans would enjoy a winning season, breaking a streak of 21 losing seasons, with victories of 62-57 over Ridgewood and 61-39 at Waterford; Trojans lost to Malvern 85-61; Ridgewood defeated Malvern 55-51; Indian Valley Braves lost to Manchester 80-56.
Deaths: Maxine Finkes, 79; Alice Fletcher Little, 83; Lawrence W. Shalosky, 89.
THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1986
The 1986 Sweetheart Follies set for Feb. 20-22 with Melba Guy, chairman, and Jim Rodgers and Rober Haver, co-chairmen.
George Brode, Newcomerstown, named a director for Huntington Bank.
Darla "Beetle" Meek, all-time leading scorer for Newcomerstown played her last basketball game for the Lady Trojans in the Class A sectional tournament loss to top-seeded Fort Frye, 60-57. Lady Trojan Beth Hannahs scored a career high 18 points. Chuck Eicholtz coached the lady Trojans to a 15-6 record.
Indian Valley South Lady Rebels finished their season 12-9 after losing to Zanesville Rosecrans 53-43 in Class A sectional tournament at Newcomerstown. Kelly Weir scored 22 points for IVS.
Area boys basketball: Trojans lost to Conotton Valley 70-62 and to East Knox in overtime 62--57; Ridgewood lost to Garaway 79-65 despite a 26-point scoring effort by General Jason Bradford; Indian Valley South lost to Buckeye Trail 58-36, and Rebel Paul scored 18 points in a 65-50 win over Conotton Valley.
Deaths: Ida Reigle, 92; Virgil J. Chaney, 71; Mary Marhover, 65; Robert E. Bush, 65.
FORTY YEARS AGO - 1976
Robert E. "Gene" Riffle, Newcomrstown High Industrial Arts teacher, created an Eli Terry clock to be placed in the superintendent's office in memory of Wayne B. Hayes, superintendent in Newcomerstown from 1920-39.
Carl Guthrie named "Elk of the Year" by Newcomerstown Elks Lodge.
Indian Valley North snapped Indian Valley South Rebels' winning streak in a 55-53 overtime nailbiter played in Dover High gym. The Rebsl closed the season 17-1 after defeating Warwood, W.Va., 60-44.
Knights of Columbus free throw shooting contest winners included Melody Lyons, Joyce Schrickel, Tracy Frye, Tim Davis, Chris Hall, Brent Stocker and Paul Yanai.
Deaths: Mrs. Laurina Heston, 80; Mrs. A.C. May; Mrs. Myrtle Farmer Yingling, 80.
FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1966
Law enforcement officers receiving certificates for completing 40 hours of police school here are Arthur Steed, Clyde M. Brick, William H. Dorsey, Clyde Tufford, Thomas E. Jones, Valentine Kunkle, James D. Bowser, Jerry A. Griffith, Dennis Galbreath, Franklin Richesson, and John M. Wills. Instructor was Richard Neldon of Coshocton Police Department.
Heart Fund drive set for Feb. 19 in Newcomerstown.
Trojans win 73-72 over Port Washington; lose to Ridgewood 117-74.
Deaths: Sara Cochran, 83; Kathleen Mortlan, 63.
SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1956
Final March of Dimes totals $2,168.72.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1946
Noel Watson, 44, R.D. 1, killed when auto overturns two miles east of town.
State Senator George Shurtz is candidate at primary to succeed himself.
Initial steps to start construction of a new swimming pool discussed by Park Board.
EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1936
Due to continued cold weather, water board requests all consumers let water run.
School board appropriations of $78,046 for 1936 accepted.
NINETY YEARS AGO - 1926
Miss Neva Tidrick attends convention of National Education Association held at Washington D.C.
Charles Leech takes over Dodge agency.
Death: Henry Mercer, 87.