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By Staff | Nov 5, 2008

123 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary and Lycoming County Advertiser-Nov. 20, 1885

Married–Painter-Petrikin–At the residence of the bride’s father, H. W. Petrikin, Esq., on Thursday, November 12, 1885, Mr. T. Bridgens Painter, of Muncy, and Miss Sue L. Petrikin, of Montoursville.

On last Thursday, Mr. and Mrs. Israel Wells celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of their marriage, the happy event having occurred on the 12th day of November, 1835.

100 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary and Lycoming County Advertiser-Nov. 20, 1908

The many friends and neighbors of Grandma Guyer, of Mechanic St., held a pound party for her last Thursday afternoon. Those present enjoyed a very pleasant time.

Mr. and Mrs. George Latimer and Mr. and Mrs. Colonel Kurtz attended a china wedding anniversary at Elimsport on Saturday.

Susan Fulmer, of this place, has sold to Clinton Tule, also of Muncy, a property in the borough of Muncy, the consideration being $2,000.

75 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary-Nov. 16, 1933

3 cents

Boy Scout Troop No. 24 of Muncy will gather discarded toys in Muncy for the purpose of repairing and repainting in order that the children of many needy families may not be disappointed on Christmas morning. The movement is similar to that being conducted in the City of Williamsport where City Firemen have been engaged for the past several weeks in getting used toys in shape for Christmas.

During the past week the Merrill Bee and Honey Company of this place has shipped 15 tons of honey, approximately a carload, to Hoboken, where it will be loaded on the Holland American liner for delivery in Holland.

The superior quality of the Muncy brand of honey has long been recognized by the discriminating wearers of wooden shoes, and for the past several years the Merrill Bee and honey company has been shipping it s product to the Netherlands.

Rays-Miss Beatrice Yagle, of near Exchange spent the week-end with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Yagle. She was accompanied by Betty Mae Mann who visited there over the weekend.

Mrs. C. F. Catherman, wife of Rev. Catherman has been taking organ lessons from Prof. Breary, of Williamsport in preparation for presiding at the console of the new Methodist church organ.

Births-To Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth R. Brink, on November 5th, a son, who has been named Kenneth William. Mrs. Brink was formerly Miss Cora Colley; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Peterman, of Mechanic street, November 10th, a son who has been named Harvey James.

Deaths-Mrs. Lillie E. Derr, wife of S. B. Derr, died at her home on South Washington street, Saturday morning,, aged 59 years, 7 months and 8 days; Mrs. Ida Belle Rich, widow of Michael Bond Rich, and mother of Congressman Robert F. Rich, died at her home in Woolrich Monday night, after a lingering illness.

Ad-De Wald’s Waffle Shoppe will open Tuesday, November 21st. Hours: 11:30 A.M.-8 P.M. Daily except Monday, at “Rosemary” near Halls. Price 50 cents, Dessert Extra.

50 Years Ago

The Luminary-Oct. 23, 1958

5 cents

The annual kiddies Halloween party–to be held this year on Oct. 29–is expected to attract about 700 youngsters, according to an estimate of the Muncy Jaycees, the sponsoring organization.

The resignation of George Donachy as elementary principal at Hughesville was accepted at meeting of the school board this week. Donachy came to the school at the start of the present term and has reportedly accepted another post.

Personals-Mrs. Laura Frey celebrates her 85th birthday Thursday, Oct. 23. Long-time resident of this area, Mrs. Frey enjoys good health and a keen interest in the daily news. She was also the first woman in Muncy to drive a car.

Mr. and Mrs. Collin DeWald, of near Muncy, announce the marriage of their daughter, Nancy Jane, to Leon Clayton, son of Mrs. Ethel Clayton, of Hughesville.

Births-Mr. and Mrs. Robert Clayton, Montgomery, daughter Terri Lee, Oct. 16; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Burrows, Montgomery, daughter LuAnn, Oct. 16; Mr. and Mrs. William Zeisloft, Hughesville, son Phil Wayne, Oct. 18; Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Boudman, Muncy, daughter, Oct. 20.

Deaths-Lester G. Burlew, Muncy, Oct. 15; H. C. (Bert) Finkle, longtime employee of the City Flouring Mills until his retirement several years ago, Oct. 19; Grover W. Danley, Hughesville, Oct. 20; Carl E. Bartlow, 24-year-old Navy veteran who died Oct. 17 at Veterans Hospital in Bronx, N.Y.

At the Ritz-Kings Go Forth, starring Frank Sinatra, Tony Curtis and Natalie Wood.

Ad-Buick ’59 LeSabre, Invicta, Electra, Muncy Motor Co., Inc.

25 Years Ago

The Luminary-Nov. 3, 1983

25 cents

Twenty-four hour Emergency Physician Coverage has been announced by D. Duane Oswald, Administrator of the Muncy Valley Hospital. The program went into effect the the hospital’s Emergency Department Nov. 1.

ALLTEL Corporation has announced the consummation of the merger of Allied Telephone Company and Mid-Continent Telephone Corporation.

Personals-Dr. and Mrs. Amos B. Smith, Lewisburg, celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary with an open house Oct. 16 in their home.

Mr. and Mrs. James H. Fought, Hughesville, announce the marriage of their daughter, Susan Patricia Sampson, to Andrew Michael Gehr, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Frederick Gehr, Hughesville.

Births-Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Burdge, Muncy, son Travis Eugene, Oct. 19; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Scott Jr., Montgomery, daughter Erin Elizabeth, Oct. 22; Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Barto, Muncy, daughter Autumn Joy, Oct. 24; Mr. and Mrs. Donald Rodriquez, McEwensville, daughter Amanda Rachele, Oct. 25.

Deaths-Nathan Clair Hopkins, Oct. 21; Mrs. Marian Heim Wilcox, wife of Dr. Wilfred Wilcox, Montoursville, Oct. 31; Clifford LeRoy Oden, Millville, Oct. 25; Mrs. Marion I. Bird, Williamsport, Oct. 21; Arthur R. Hall, Hughesville, Oct. 30.

At the Ritz-Revenge of the Ninja.

Ad-Rugged Cross Records, 30 S. Main St., Muncy.

10 Years Ago

The Luminary-Nov. 4, 1998

35 cents

The Muncy Historical Society and Museum will host the “Getting in the Spirit” tour of area homes on Nov. 21. The tour will include admission to the museum’s Toy Exhibit which will be decorated for the holiday, and filled with community heirlooms and collectibles.

For the past year, the Senior Citizens Information Center at the Muncy Valley Hospital has offered several services to area seniors. The center, located on the bottom floor of the hospital, received full support and funding prior to its inception from hospital management in the summer of 1997, after important needs of area seniors were identified.

Muncy senior Mary Gaida, daughter of Frank and Joan Gaida, set a single season record for goals scored with two goals at Central Columbia, to give her seven for the season.

Births-None reported.

Deaths-Raymond Ned Fox, Hughesville, Oct. 30; Mary R. Schmalz, mother of Clara Wall, of Muncy, with whom she lived, Oct. 26.

Ad-Bud Neidig’s Center State Caring and Sharing dinner, Nov. 14.