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Peeks of Past

July 23, 2013
The Luminary

109 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, Aug. 18, 1904

Edward Gilbert, of Montoursville, and W.F. Brittain, of this place, have formed a partnership as agents for the Equitable Life Insurance Co., Their office will be the front parlor of the Columbus Club.

Aaron Lilley has purchased the farm of ex-county commissioner Harvey Smith, in Clinton Township, and Mr. Smith will remove to Montgomery. Mr. Lilley recently came in possession of several thousand dollars by the death of a relative.

Paul Vandine and sister, Marion, are visiting their uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. DeWitt Bodine, at their cottage at Eagles Mere.

100 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, Aug. 21, 1913

E.P. Hall and daughter, Ethel, of Muncy, and son, Clarence, of Renovo, left Monday for Buffalo and Niagara Falls. They will visit former's sons, Foster at Erie, and Egbert, at Detroit, Mich.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert K. Reeder entertained at dinner and a musicale on Saturday evening in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Cashman, of Chicago. Miss Mary Swenk, of New Jersey, sang a number of selections most delightfully, the accompanist being Renshaw DeWitt.

Miss Helen Goodenow and Prof. Frank H. Painter spent the weekend with Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Metzger near Montgomery.

75 Years Ago

The Luminary

Thursday, Aug. 18, 1938

Lycoming County Fair at Hughesville Opens Aug. 24--68th Annual Exhibit Will Be Open Day and Night; Fireworks on Three Evenings

Frank Smith and William DeWald, two Muncy men who played a prominent part in the rescue of passengers of the ll-fated "last raft" last March, have added another chapter to their story of the disaster. Smith and DeWald recently found two reels of film which had been exposed by Thomas Proffit, cameraman who lost his life in the tragedy.

A Pontiac coupe bearing a Michigan licensed, and transporting part of Polly Jenkins' Show Troupe, was badly damaged Monday morning at the intersection on Main street in front of the C.E. Vermilya residence.

Wedding Bells-Paul M. Stoner and Miss Beulah Buckalew, both of Muncy, were united in marriage Friday evening; William L. Schell and Miss Ocie Allabach were united in marriage in Saturday evening at the home of the bride's mother, on Muncy, R.D.

Died: Amzie Whiteknight, aged 77, a lifelong resident of Jordan Twp., died Tuesday afternoon.

Ad: Strout Sells Real Estate-E.A. Strout Realty Agency, Muncy

25 years ago

The Luminary

July 6, 1988

30 cents

Gregory E. Herman, M.D., son of Edward and Sylvia Herman, Muncy, received a Doctor of Medicine degree on June 10 at the commencement of Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia.

Hughesville native Ken Swisher recently accepted the position of Assistant Director of Public Relations at Wilkes College.

The engagement was announced of Anita J. Martelli to Gary Bezella, son of Paul J. Bezilla, of Montoursville, and Mrs. Lester I. Koch of Muncy.

Births: Mr.and Mrs. Harry E. Moreland, Hughesville, a son, June 30. Mother former Crystal K. Little; Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Pursel, Jr., Hughesville, a daughter, June 30. Mother former Mary Garden.

Died: Russell E. Houk, 60, Bloomsburg, died June 28; Earl Kilgus, 76, Muncy, died July 4.

At the Ritz: "Colors"

10 years ago

The Luminary

35 cents

June 25, 2003

Young Industries captured the Muncy Little League Major Division Championship on June 19 in a playoff game against Muncy Bank and Trust Company.

Sick kids will receive a boost thanks to a brave and generous eight-year-old Muncy girl. On May 30 Jean Newman of Scissor Talk in Hughesville cut 13 inches of Elizabeth Carey's long hair which was donated to Wigs for Kids.

Birth: Mr. and Mrs. Roderick C. Strother of Hughesville, a daughter, June 16. Mother former Sandra M. Lentz.

Died: Joseph J. Merrick, 79, Pennsdale, died June 21; Doris L. Lose, 77, Allenwood, died June 16; Myron L. Buck, 83, Hughesville, died June 20; Wanda Rupert Hill, 90, formerly of Montgomery, died April 29; Chester M. Walters, 81, Montgomery, died June 20.



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