123 Years Ago
The Muncy Luminary and Lycoming County Advertiser-March 12, 1886
Wm. C. McCarty died at his mother’s home in East Muncy last Saturday, March 6, aged 45 years. It is believed his death was caused by a dose of laudanum which he took last Thursday with suicidal intent. The members of Col. J. D. Musser post attended the funeral, and gave their dead comrade one of the most impressive military funerals ever witnessed here.
Mr. George Beeber and family start for their new Dakota home next Tuesday. They will leave many warm friends behind them in the Muncy Valley, who greatly regret their removal and wish them much prosperity in the northwest.
103 Years Ago
The Muncy Luminary and Lycoming County Advertiser-March 15, 1906
Miss Margaret Colley, daughter of Levi Colley, of this place, and Ray Bieber, also of Muncy, were married at Elmira, N. Y., on Monday. They will reside on Washington street upon their return from a wedding trip.
Thomas Ritter, of Philadelphia, formerly of this place, will move his family here in the spring and open a Jewelry store.
75 Years Ago
The Muncy Luminary-March 8, 1934
The Union Production Credit Association of Lewisburg is ready to receive applications for loans from farmers in Clinton, Lycoming, Union, Snyder, Juniata and Mifflin counties.
Mr. Earl V. Barnes has announced that within a few days time he will move his shoe store and shoe repair shop from the P. O. S. of A. building on West Water street, to the Smith building, in the storeroom recently vacated by the A. & P. Tea Co.
Capt. B. Clay Lee, of the University of Pennsylvania Wrestling Team, was the only member of the Penn Team to win his match from the Lehigh team at the Penn Palestra in Philadelphia, last Saturday.
Rays-Thomas Wood, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Wood of this place, has been named in the honors group at Bucknell University, where he is a member of the freshman class.
Births-To Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Guisewhite, a son, who has been named Paul Ernest.
Deaths-Mrs. Elizabeth Grange, widow of Oscar Grange, and one of Muncy’s most highly respected citizens, died at her home on North Main street, Saturday evening, March 3rd; Mrs. Alice Artley Pressler, widow of James Pressler, died at her home at No. 9 Bruner street, Friday morning, aged 74 years; Clyde J. Smith, an employee of the Sprout, Waldron company, died Monday afternoon; Miss Amy T. Sallade, formerly of Williamsport, granddaughter of Colonel Jacob Sallade, died Monday evening, February 26; Miss Mary A. Diggin, half-sister of Mrs. Jeremiah Rogers, 206 Sherman Street, died Monday morning; Adam M. Herr, aged 68 years, for the past twelve years a resident in the vicinity of Clarkstown, died Friday morning following a lingering illness from a paralytic stroke which he suffered last September; George Zettle Jr., aged 6 years, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Zettle, living in an apartment at the rest of the postoffice block, died Sunday morning following an illness of scarlet fever; William W. Jacobs, age 38, of Penn township, brother of Clyde Jacobs, of this place was instantly killed late Saturday night when his automobile went over a bank near his home.
Ad-Keep fit with S.S.S.
50 Years Ago
The Luminary-Feb. 26, 1959
At a meeting Monday evening, the playground committee of the P-TA met with the executive board and agreed to accept a bid by James P. Webb, of Lock Haven, for the work of the proposed ice rink-tennis court project, at the figure of $5,500.
More than 50 models will be parading in the latest and smartest outfits for spring ’59 when the Muncy Valley Hospital auxiliary presents its annual benefit style show March in the high school auditorium.
Lewis McCarty was named president when the American Legion Drill team of Roland Ritter post, Muncy, met last week to elect officers for the coming year. Other officers named were Harrison Michael, secretary and treasurer; and Robert Hall, public relations officer.
Personals-A stork shower was held recently for Mrs. Charles Stroup at the home of Mrs. Robert Rinn with Mrs. Maurice Harman as co-hostess.
Mr. and Mrs. Leon Lowe and family entertained at dinner recently for her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Houseknecht, of Moreland township, in honor of their 47th wedding anniversary.
Births-Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Eichenlaub, Muncy, daughter Lydia Jennie, Feb. 20; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lutz, Unityville, son Jonathan Wainwright,Feb. 19; Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Updegrove, Montgomery, daughter Ellen Francine, Feb. 19; Mr. and Mrs. James Drake, of Egg Harbor City, N. J., daughter Waneeta Marie, Feb. 20; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Zeisloft, Millville, son Mark Eugene, Feb. 20; Mr. and Mrs. Wilbert Thomas, Williamsport, daughter Beth Lynn, Feb. 22; Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Bower, Hughesville, daughter Judy Lynn, Feb. 23; Mr. and Mrs. Dale Hiller, Montoursville, daughter, Feb. 24; Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Marquardt, Hughesville, daughter, Feb. 25.
Deaths-James A. Deppen, Hughesville, Feb. 22; Mrs. Maud Peterman, muncy, Feb. 24; Mrs. Annie Gordner Buck, Hughesville, Feb. 21; Herman C. Banghart, Muncy, Feb. 25.
At the Ritz-Walt Disney’s Tonka, starring Sal Mineo.
Ad-Smith-Corona Adding Machine, as low as $89.95 at Muncy Electric Center.
25 Years Ago
The Luminary-March 1, 1984
One of three teenagers who had been hospitalized as a result of a fatal car crash last weekend on route 41062 remains in critical condition at Geisinger Medical Center.
While William Strickland and Nathan Pantaloni were released from hospitals last Monday, James Mothersbaugh, a senior at Muncy High School remains on the critical list. Killed in the accident was Richard Ray Mays 2nd, 18, of Muncy.
When he began writing songs at the age of nine, Wes Parker knew that this was what he wanted to do the rest of his life. It was always a reality, never a dream. Parker came to Williamsport in 1971 from a tour of duty in Viet Name and fell in love with the area. In 1976, Ernest Tubbs and the Troubadours invited Wes to tour with them to New York State and back to Williamsport.
The University of Illinois has recently established the Lorraine Murphy Wilt scholarship in memory of Robert N. Wilt’s late wife, a 1938 graduate of the college. Mrs. Wilt died Mary 19, 1983.
Personals-Mary Colleen Bennardi of Muncy has been accepted at Saint Francis College in Loretto for the fall of 1984.
Diane M. Hall, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hall, of Muncy, and a senior music education major at Mansfield University is student teaching at the Hendy Avenue Elementary and the Ernie Davis Junior High Schools in Elmira, NY.
A luncheon recently honored Mrs. Elizabeth (Bessie) Fedley for the purpose of celebrating her 94th birthday.
Births-A son to Mr. and Mrs. John Hartman, Orwigsburg, Feb. 7; son Ryan Scott, to Captain and Mrs. Scott H. Spring, Medford, N.J., Feb. 18.
Deaths-Mrs. Ruth O. Barto, Muncy, Feb. 20; Christina Renee Schwenk, Hughesville, Feb. 22; Richard Ray Mays, Muncy.
Ad-Shenanigans, Hughesville, owners Van and Sharon Waldman.
10 Years Ago
The Luminary-March 3, 1999
Nearly two weeks after a bomb scare in the Montgomery Area School District forced students to evacuate the classrooms in all buildings and find refuge in the Clinton Township Fire Hall and area churches, a Montgomery High School student was arrested Feb. 24 for making the threat and faces additional charges as well. The 17-year-old has been charged with making terroristic threats, false report of public safety, and harassment by communication.
Rumors have been circulating regarding the possible relocation of some area multi-million dollar-earning businesses including Sam’s Club, Wal-Mart and Lowe’s. One of these rumors suggests that Sam’s Club, located in the Lycoming Mall, will move out of the area and be replaced by a Super Wal-Mart. Rumors maintain that Lowe’s a home improvement center in Montoursville, will relocate to the mall complex also.
Deaths-George J. Liacos, Hughesville, Feb. 22; James B. Harman, Montgomery, Feb. 24; Paul F. Miller, Muncy, Feb. 24; Frances Hammond Flayhart, Watsontown, Feb. 28.