Peeks of the Past
109 Years Ago
The Muncy Luminary
Thursday, Feb. 11, 1904
The citizens of Muncy were thrown into a state of excitement last Friday evening when it was discovered that the residence of Dr. BV.W. Miller, on North Main street was on fire.
A sled load of people from this place drove to the home of the Misses Swartz, at Hughesville, on Thursday evening.
Lois Eleanor, young daughter of Thomas N. Smith, died at the home of her father on Green St., Thursday afternoon, aged seven months and 16 days.
The following young people attended the dance given at Montgomery, Friday evening: Miss Ida Graff and Fannie Bodine, and Messrs. Howard Waldron and Alfonso Tallman.
100 Years Ago
The Muncy Luminary
Thursday, Feb. 13, 1913
Clarence Fritz and Miss Ella Fritz, both of this place, were married in Williamsport on Saturday.
Harry W. Corson has purchased the property on North Main street, known as the E.M. Green property, from J. Gundy Wolf, for a consideration of $4,500.
P.M. Newman, president of the Susquehanna and New York railroad, has purchased Linden Hall, the big stone mansion near Pennsdale, and will occupy it this summer. The property is one of the finest in this section.
New men have been added to the working force of the Muncy Manufacturing Company’s plant. Nearly all the factories of Muncy are working full time now and some overtime.
75 Years Ago
Thursday, Feb. 10, 1938
Kenneth Daniel Boone Hill, of this place, is the proud possessor of a buckskin vest made from the hid of buck which he shot. Ken had the hid tanned and turned it over to Earl V. Barnes who fashioned a rather nifty vest from it.
Word has been received here of the death of J. Bruce Neufer, which occurred at the Veteran’s Hospital in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Mrs. Mary Grange, the second oldest resident of Muncy will observe her 95th birthday anniversary on Feb. 16.
A quiet wedding took place yesterday afternoon when Ray Edward Merritts and Miss Catherine Elizabeth Ardner, both of Lock haven were united in marriage.
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50 Years Ago
Jan. 31, 1963
Old Man weather continued to grip the area with frigid tongs during the past week as sub-zero cold and mounting inches of snow greeted winter-weary residents day after day capped by a record 156 below zero at 7:30 a.m. Jan. 29.
Sole ownership of the Angus Inn, a restaurant-bar one-fourth mile north of Hughesville on Route 220, has been acquired by James Rupert, of Muncy, and approval of the transaction has been given by the PA Liquor Control Board.
The engagement was announced of Miss Frances Reese, Unityville, to Alfred Snyder of near Muncy.
Births: Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Sanner, Hughesville, a daughter, Jan. 23. Mother former Janet Ohmeiss; Mr. and Mrs. Allen Ditzler, of Hughesville, a son, Jan. 26. Mother former Rojena Stover; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Shultz, Muncy Valley, a daughter, Jan. 26. Mother former Gladys George; Mr. and Mrs. Hervey Miller, Hughesville, a son, Jan. 27. Mother former Gladys Allen; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Mull, of Watsontown, a daughter, Jan. 28. Mother former Patricia Wertman; Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Buck, Montgomery, a daughter, Jan. 29. Mother former Judy Kennedy; Mr. and Mrs. James Newman, Turbotville, a daughter, Jan. 29. Mother former Linda Snyder; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wertman, Turbotville, a son, Jan. 29. Mother former Ruth Feigles.
Died: Anna Poust, 94, of near Muncy, died Jan. 26; Chester Fenstermaker, 63, of Unityville, died Jan. 24 of a heart attack; Harriet V. Taggart, 83, Muncy, died Jan. 26; Elsie Kennedy, 83, formerly of Montgomery, died Jan. 27; Solomon A. Tobias, 73, Montgomery, died Jan. 22.
At the Ritz: “If a Man Answers” …Don’t Hang Up!
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25 years ago
Feb. 3, 1988
Muncy High School Welcomes New Assistant Principal-Mr. Charles Ranck
Herbert Meyer, of Muncy, telephone The Luminary on Feb. 1 to let us know that he had spotted a robin in his backyard.
The engagement of Cynthia Quinlan to Lt. Charles Danley, Muncy.
Plans for a “Sweetheart Dance” for the benefit of the Hughesville, Montgomery and Muncy libraries to be held Feb. 13 at the Hughesville Firemen’s Social Hall, have been completed.
Births: Nancy Shoemaker and Kenneth Poust, a son, Jan. 24; Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Steinruck, Muncy, a daughter, Jan. 26. Mother former Yvonne Moser; Pamela Snyder, Montgomery, and Steven Hill, a son, Jan. 26; Mr. and Mrs. Michael Schaffer, Montgomery, a daughter, Jan. 27. Mother former Penni McKee; Mr.and Mrs. Troy Bryson, Montgomery, a son, Jan. 28. Mother former Brenda Foust; Denise Berkheimer of Muncy, a son, Jan. 29; Tammie Newberry and Randall Barto, Hughesville a daughter, Jan. 30; Mr.and Mrs. Roland Nuss, Hughesville, a daughter, Jan. 31. Mother former Gail Peterman.
Died: Brent Neal, 3, Muncy, died Jan. 27.
At the Ritz: “Throw Momma from the Train”
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10 years ago
Feb. 5, 2003
Area resident serving our country: Air Force Airman Fredrick J. Cooper, son of Susan and William Kolletzki, of Pennsdale, and Fred Craddock, of Bensalem.
J. Gary Brelsford, of Muncy, named Firefighter of the Year by Grange.
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Buck, Montgomery, marks 65th wedding anniversary on Feb. 5.
Stephanie Smith, 18, of Montgomery, was upgraded from critical to serious condition on Jan. 31. Smith was injured in an one-vehicle accident on Jan. 23.
Died: Orval Davis, 87, Muncy, died Jan. 31; Helen Bender, 85, Montgomery, died Jan. 31; Max Weikel, Sr., 68, Hughesville, died Jan. 27; Judith Brewer, 59, Hughesville, died Jan. 28; Howard C. Bennett, 88, formerly of Muncy, died Jan. 27; Lawrence W. “Butch” Warner, 56, Watsontown, died Jan. 29; Dennis Butzler, 49, Montoursville, died Jan. 27.