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Peeks at the Past (3/25/09)

By Staff | Mar 25, 2009

123 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary and Lycoming County Advertiser-April 9, 1886

The log drive of Mr. Edward Lyon, on Muncy Creek, in charge of Mr. John Paulhamus, reached the saw mill of Mr. Lyon last Friday. It amounted to 7,000,000 feet.

It is now settled that the W. & N. B. R. R. will come to Muncy, and work undoubtedly will be begun in a few days.

103 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary and Lycoming County Advertiser-April 12, 1906

Grover Karshner, while running a buzz planer at the Muncy Manufacturing company’s plant, cut all four fingers off his left hand on Friday last. Mr. Karshner had just accepted the position in the morning and in the afternoon the accident happened.

Work on the new Trolley Line between Muncy and Hughesville, will soon begin.

75 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary-April 5, 1934

3 cents

County authorities and State Police area still seeking clues that will lead to a solution of the murder of Aaron Leroy Day, a resident of Cogan House Township, who was shot while seated in the kitchen of his home. The killing was presumably done last Thursday, as the aged man was reading a Thursday morning paper when struck by the bullet.

An upset lantern caused a fire on Sunday which destroyed the barn of Donald Hess, in Fishing Creek Township, near Bloomsburg.

Rays-Miss Lois Reed, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Desmond G. Reed, of this place, united in marriage to Mr. Eugene Paul Fahringer, of Wilkes Barre, on Monday.

Births-To Mr. and Mrs. Elwood Brant, at the Muncy Valley Private Hospital, on Easter, a son; to Mr. and Mrs. Ray Miller, of Montgomery R. D., a daughter.

Deaths-Muncy Creek Township lost one its oldest and most prominent citizens Sunday morning, in the death of Mr. J. Reed Opp.

Ad-Felco Vegetable Tablets.

50 Years Ago

The Luminary-March 26, 1959

5 cents

Undefeated and virtually unchallenged, Hughesville’s tremendous Wayne Rider won the state championship at 154 pounds in the annual high school wrestling tournament at State College.

Enterprising young Gary Lambert is making a business out of his hobby. Gary raises rabbits and has a nice supply to sell for Easter gifts. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jake Lambert, of near Muncy.

Personals-Mr. and Mrs. Leon Lowe, of West Penn Street, will observe their 25th wedding anniversary on March 31.

The Fairfield Methodist church near Montoursville was setting for the marriage of Ruth A. Stover, of Muncy, and George R. Hall of Montoursville, on Friday, March 20.

Births-Mr. and Mrs. Brady Snyder Jr., Muncy, daughter Helen Louise, March 22; Mr. and Mrs. Donald Hans, Watsontown, son, March 22; Mr. and Mrs. James Worthington, Montgomery, son, March 23; Mr. and Mrs. George Shires, Hughesville, daughter, March 23; Mr. and Mrs. Doyle Bergerstock, Montgomery, daughter, March 24; Mr. and Mrs. Mark Brelsford, Muncy, son, March 24; Mr. and Mrs. Don Martin, Muncy, daughter, March 24.

Deaths-Mrs. Bernice M. Lowe, Muncy, March 22; R. Chester Boyer, Hughesville, March 19; William H. Blessing, well-known area produce farmer, March 22; Miss Daisey D. Ranck, Hughesville, March 18;

At the Ritz-Cecil B. DeMille’s King of Kings.

Ad-Piano instruction by Mrs. K. D. Michael, 27 S. Main St., Muncy.

25 Years Ago

The Luminary-March 29, 1984

25 cents

Picture Rocks Borough Council members voted unanimously against allowing the juvenile treatment facility operated by Northern Tier Youth Services to take up residence in the former Valley Community Health Care Center building.

Personals-Mr. and Mrs. Leon Lowe, 300 Lincoln Street, Muncy, will observe their 50th wedding anniversary on March 31.

Mrs. Carrie M. Bordy of Hughesville, became the bride of Max D. Frye of Muncy on Feb. 14.

Births-None reported.

Deaths-Mrs. Dolores A. Lingenfelter, Montgomery, March 22; Mrs. Marion B. Smith, Montgomery, March 19; Charles Phillip Fry, Muncy, March 20; Graydon C. Swisher, Unityville, March 22; Mrs. Susan E. Hakes, Montgomery, March 24.

Ad-Video World, 11 West Fourth St., Williamsport.

10 Years Ago

The Luminary-March 31, 1999

35 cents

During the first of nine town meetings designed to generate and share ideas, state representative Brett O. Feese addressed his constituents’ questions and concerns. Many in attendance were concerned about financial issues and raised questions about taxes.

Unleashing a wellspring of community leadership, energy and stout determination, the Muncy Creek Watershed Association, a newly-formed organization, strives to enhance the quality of the Muncy and its many tributaries.

Rebecca Shoemaker of Muncy, announces the opening on April 1 of a full-service Tuxedo Rental shop in Downtown Muncy. Flora-Tux will be located at Rear 25 North Main Street, Muncy, next to the Colonial Clipper hair salon.

Births-Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Eck, Muncy, son, March 19.

Deaths-Mildred T. Rhodes, Hughesville, March 26; Norma M. Craft Foust, Hughesville, March 26; Mabel M. Shultz, Hughesville, March 26; Carl A. (Gus) Keyser, Muncy, March 28; Pearl E. Poust, Hughesville, March 28.