Peeks of the Past
123 Years Ago-May 28, 1886
Col. B. K. Jamison’s tally-ho coach “The Rambler,” drove into town on Monday morning and the rooms put up at the Parker House. Mr. Jamison and his party were at Eagles Mere. having gone up from Williamsport.
Messrs. Coulter, Rogers and O., of the Muncy Woolen Mills are buying the spring clip of wool from our farmers. They offer a home market now for wool that is very convenient for those living in this neighborhood.
103 Years Ago-May 24, 1906
The friends of Miss Grace Rentz gave her an enjoyable surprise party in honor of her eighteenth birthday on Friday evening.
Married: At Los Angeles, California, on Sunday, May 2nd, Roy G. Laurer, of this place, and Miss Katharine Welch, of Cleveland, Ohio.
75 Years Ago
The Muncy Luminary May 24, 1934
The Red Cross Nursing Committee will state a benefit dance Friday evening of this week in the pavilion of Trout Ponds ark, for the benefit of the Lycoming County Crippled Children’s Society.
The world’s mightiest amusement entourage, the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Combined Circus with its gigantic 1934 program of new world-wide wonders, many of which have never before appeared in America is definitely scheduled to exhibit in Williamsport, Tuesday, June 5th.
Miss Margaret Metzger, a member of this year’s graduating class of Muncy High School, underwent an operation for appendicitis at the Lewisburg Hospital, at midnight Sunday night.
B.F. Snyder, who resides in “Rabbittown,” was robbed of Liberty bonds last Friday which with their coupons were worth about $118.00.
While loading some ice at the ice house, late Tuesday afternoon, Ray Rothfuss suffered a severe injury to the big toe of his left foot.
Death: Harry D. Chapman died at his home near Huntersville, Saturday night at 10 o’clock, aged 73 years; Henry Stiger, Jr., of Hughesville, died at 2:45 o’clock this morning, of a heart attack, at the home of his wife’s parents.
At the Ritz: “Jimmy the Gent”
Ad: American Stores Co.-Peanut Butter pt. jar 12 cents.
50 Years Ago
The Luminary-May 14, 1959
Bob Wilt, editor of The Luminary, was awarded third place in the feature sports story classification for weekly newspapers in the annual better writing competition sponsored by the PA Newspaper Publishers association.
Thomas Wood, Muncy attorney, this week joins another fraternity-the writer’s colony from Muncy-by virtue of having a by-line article published in the travel section of the New York Times in the issue of Sunday, May 10.
William H. Lorimer, fireman, USN, son of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Lorimer, of Muncy, is serving aboard the attack aircraft carrier USS Independence operating with the Atlantic Fleet in the Caribbean.
Births: Mr. and Mrs. Franklin White, of near Muncy, a son, Lee Ray, May 7. Mrs. White is the former Thelma Burel; Mr. and Mrs. William Swizinsky, of Hughesville, a daughter, Kathy Ann, May 8. Mrs. Swizinsky is the former Mary Ohnmeiss; Mr. and Mrs. Howard Stugard, of Picture Rocks, a son, Howard E. III, May 8. Mrs. Stugard s the former Arlene Deppen; Mr. and Mrs. Carl Schultz, of near Hughesville, a son, Carl Floyd Jr., May 10. Mrs. Schultz is the former Martha Walters; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Smith, of Muncy, a son, Thomas Leigh, May 10. Mrs. Smith is the former Charlotte Brelsch; Mr. and Mrs. Marnin Sones, of Sonestown, a daughter, May 11. Mrs. Sones is the former Dorothy Stout; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kile, of Muncy, a daughter, May 11. Mrs. Kile is the former Sarah Jean Robbins; Mr. and Mrs. Jay Hagerman, of Turbotville, a son, May 12. Mrs. hagerman is the former vivian Beaver.
Deaths: John A. Springman, 84 year old Pennsdale merchant and retired postmaster, who died Thursday, May 7, at his home in Pennsdale; Mrs. S. Elizabeth Heiney, of Muncy, widow of J. leroy Heiney, died in the Muncy Valley hospital Wednesday; J. Harry Gordner, 81, of Muncy, died in the Muncy Valley hospital, May 12.
At the Ritz: “Auntie Mame”
Ad: Drive-In Banking–Bank From Your Car…It’s Faster by Far, Citizens National Bank.
25 Years Ago
The Luminary-May 17, 1984
A court hearing is scheduled for June 4 to take testimony on the request for Muncy Creek Township Taxpayers Association to enter the legal battle between the township supervisors and their auditors.
Well-known television personality, Manny Gordon, will be in Muncy June 7 to kick off the Community Action Program (C.A.P.) and to make the presentation of the Muncy Jaycee Citizen of the Decade Award. The nominees for this award are: Robert Campbell, Walter Smith, David Wallis and Robert Wilt.
The Montgomery Lions Club will present Head Wrestling Coach Rich Lorenzo, of Penn State, as its special speaker on May 23.
Births: Mr. and Mrs. Donald Y. Tallman of Ardmore, PA, a daughter, Mary Beth, on Monday, April 23, 1984, at the Hospital of the University of PA in Philadelphia.
The Picture Rocks Lions Club Girl and Boy of the Year Award was announced by Mrs. Nancy Craft, head teacher at the Ferrell School. The winners are Susan Nunn, 12, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Nunn and Dale Derrick, 12, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dale Derrick.
Deaths: C. Lee Artley, 88, World War I veteran and prominent Muncy businessman, died Sunday, May 13; William F. DeWald, 85, formerly of Muncy RD 3 and Hughesville RD 2, died Monday, May 7.
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10 Years Ago
The Luminary-May 19, 1999
Following an opening ceremony this past Monday, employees of the Muncy Post Office established a lasting flower garden dedicated to deceased member of the community.
After learning that the restoration of 103 North Main Street, the large white brick home situated between two Murray Motors Company Car lots, would be accompanied by an expensive price age, the company, which has owned the house for 60 years, has decided to level it.
Mr. and Mrs. Glen Jorgensen of Marlborough, MA announce the engagement of their daughter, Jill L. Jorgensen to ENS Steven L. Fulton, of Pace, Florida.
Pitcher and first baseman Missy Forse completed her senior season on the Susquehanna University softball team which recorded its third-straight 20-win season and made the Middle Atlantic Conference Championship Tournament for the second season.
Bass Kevin Myers of Muncy is a member of the Susquehanna University Choir, which has just completed its annual sprint tour.
Lori Schultz was recently honored for special achievements at the Lycoming College Honors Convocation.
Air Force Airman Joseph E. Girardi II has graduated from basic training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
Births: Mr. and Mrs. Wayne C. Cordrey of Muncy, announce the birth of a son on Thursday, May 6, 1999 in the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. The mother is the former Kimberly Sue Bennett.
Deaths: Dorothy I. Stackhouse, 85, Hughesville, died May 16; Raymond C. Temple, 76, Montgomery, died May 13; William “Max” Blair, 88, Muncy, died May 11; Irene C. Martin, Turbotville, died May 17; Kenneth Robert Fox, 81, former Hughesville resident, died Feb. 11; Eloise E. Ridington, formerly of Hughesville, died May 11; Mary M. Felitsky, 91, Muncy, died May 15.