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By Staff | Dec 17, 2008

123 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary and Lycoming County Advertiser-Jan. 1, 1886

The Muncy Branch of the Knights of Labor is still growin in membership. The meetings are held on Friday evenings, and the “Labor Record,” the official organ of the Knights is sold regularly in town every Saturday.

The following is the report of the Port Penn School for the month ending December 22nd: The following missed no days: Annie Bishop, Minnie Watts, Carrie Edwards, Jennie Marr, Lizzie Smith, Cline Hitesman, Harry Bishop, Dell Lebo, Willie Hitesman, John Rupert, Horace Edwards, Daniel Taggart, Gernerd Goodenow, Frank Rupert and Robert Marr.

100 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary and Lycoming County Advertiser-Dec. 31, 1908

Christmas morning at 6 o’clock, Clarence Weaver, aged 28 years, died at his home on East Water St., after a short illnes of typhoid pneumonia.

On Christmas day Mr. and Mrs. John VanBuskirk quietly celebrated the fifty-eigth anniversary of their marriage. Mr. VanBuskirk is 83 years of age, and his wife a few years younger.

75 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary-Dec. 28, 1933

3 cents

The holiday season was marred by many accidents in the county, which brought sadness to several homes instead of Christmas joy.

On Friday evening little Junior Kibby, five-year-old grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Scott, of West Water street, was injured when he was struck by a car as he ran out from the sidewalk in front of E. E. Arthur’s tailor shop; Vincent Andrews, age 28 years, of Hughesville, father of seven children, was instantly killed about midnight Friday night,, when the car in which he was riding struck a Williamsport Transportation Company bus at Third and Chestnut streets, in Williamsport.

Two C. W. A. workers in the City of Williamsport died from injuries received thirty minutes apart at almost the same spot. Jack S. Klett, age 21, died from injuries received when he fell 24 feet, the pole upon which he was working toppling to the ground and falling lupon him. Arthur P. Weis, age 50 died from a fractured skull which caused an intracranial hemorrhage. He slipped from a pole and fell five feet, striking on his head.

Wilbur Minnier and George Smith, who recently escaped from the county jail and were recaptured by Deputy Sheriff Peter T. Link, were sentenced by Judge Don M. Larrabee to serve six and nime months, respectively.

Rays-Miss Mary E. Edkin, of this plae, and Oliver F. Reese, of Montgomery, were united in marriage Saturday, December 23rd.

Births-None reported.

Deaths-Mrs. Homer Klumpp, of Rpchester, N. Y., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nathan B. Hess, of Railroad street, died early Sunday morning in the Williamsport hospital from injuries received when the car driven by her husband struck another car at the crossing of the old and new roads just west of Montoursville; George Joseph Kiess died at his home on North Market street on Tuesday, December 26th, following a long illness.

Ad-Apartment for Rent, at 108 N. Main street. Apply at 217 N. Main.

50 Years Ago

The Luminary-Dec. 18, 1958

5 cents

Creation of an ice skating pond on a portion of the Muncy elementary school ground-to be ready in time for the Christmas vacation period-was announced this week. Staking of the ground and grading started on Wednesday at the rear of the new elementary school, and once graded, will be flooded and then will be ready for skating as soon as the water freezes, which will be only a matter of hours.

The Citizens National Bank of Muncy this week opened for pubic use its new drive-up window, and its new walk-up window, thus becoming one of the few banks in north central Pennsylvania to ofer these dual services.

Mr. and Mrs. George Montgomery, of Hughesville, this week announced the purchase of the Edward Staving Pharmacy in Hughesville. They will take over its operation on Jan. 2, 1959.

Births-Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Miller, Montgomery, son Stephen Jay, jDec. 10; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hall, Muncy, daughter Barbara Elizabeth, Dec. 11; Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Harman, Hughesville, daughter Jane Louise, Dec. 11; Mr. and Mrs. William Plotts, Muncy, daughter Cathleen Jo, Dec. 11; Mr. and Mrs. George Phillips, Muncy Valley, son Timothy Wayne, Dec. 11; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gawblock, Montoursville, daughter Donna Jean, Dec. 13; Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Harper, Muncy, daughter Tammy Marie, Dec. 13; Mr. and Mrs. William Fisher, Dewart, son Willialm Richard Jr., Dec. 13; Mr. and Mrs. Byron Duane, daughter, Dec. 13.

Deaths-Mrs. Mary Montague, Dec. 10, at her home near Hughesville; Raymond K. Ritter, Dec. 13, at his home in Moreland Township; George M. Fry, 65, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Margaret Vognetz, near Montgomery, Dec. 14.

At the Ritz-Rodan! The Flying Monster.

Ad-1959 Oldsmoble Dynamic 88 Holiday Sportsedan, Shaheen Montors, Inc., Muncy.

25 Years Ago

The Luminary-Dec. 15, 1983

25 cents

Trudy DeWald, 20, a 1981 graduate of Muncy High School, has been serving as an Intern for 17th District Congressman George W. Gekas. Trudy is a student at Dickinson College in a special program called Washington Semester, where she serves two days a week with other students from all over the country who are taking a Government Justice course at the American University in Washington, D.C.

Personals-Miss Ricki Sue Kohler, daughter of Mrs. Helen I. Kohler, Montoursville, and Richard E. Kohler, Williamsport, became the bride of Ward Thomas Isenberg, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl M. Isenberg, Hughesville, Nov. 12.

Deaths-Mrs. Mildred A. Stiger, Montoursville, Dec. 7; Harold W. Brown, South Williamsport, Dec. 8; Mrs. Pearl Garnhart Fetterman, Mill Hall and a Muncy native, Dec. 9; Charles T. Evenden, Tisman Avenue, Dec. 9; Leslie G. Gun, Picture Rocks, Dec. 10; Mrs. Ruth Rigney Fry, wife of Clifton J. Fry, Muncy, Dec. 11; Ray W. Kerwell, Montgomery, Dec. 8; Boyd Cavanaugh, Sixth Avenye, Dec. 11; Nathan C. Smith Sr., Sheridan Street, Dec. 10; Travis Tyler Mix, infant son of Douglas and Linda Day Mix, Duboistown, Dec. 5; Donald C. Buhl, Montoursville, Dec. 11.

Ad-Ray’s County Auto, Hughesville-Muncy Highway.

10 Years Ago

The Luminary-Dec. 16, 1998

35 cents

After submitting a well-documented application to the Pennsylvania Department of Education in October, the Ward L. Myers Elementary School was recently nominated as one of the 20 public elementary schools to represent the state in the 1998-1999 National Blue Ribbon Schools Program.

Deaths-Verale J. Cummings, Muncy, Dec. 7; Violet I. Parker, Montgomery, Dec. 9; Robert E. Harman, formerly of Muncy, Dec. 9; Timothy Adam Smith, stillborn son of Darla L. Hill and Eugene R. Smith of Hughesville, Dec. 5; Barbara R. Page, Allenwood, Dec. 9; Theodore F. Campbell, Hughesville, Dec. 10; David W. Rickert, Muncy, Dec. 9; Ruth E. Shaffer, formerly of Muncy, Dec. 13.

Ad-Rose Wood Flowers, Muncy.