Peeks of the Past
109 years ago
Oct. 11, 1900
The farm of Mr. and Mrs. George E. Dimm, known as “Chippewa Farm” in Muncy township, has been sold to Messrs. Charles and Milton Beeder of Hughesville.
Donald Noble, son of E.R. Noble, left on Monday for Philadelphia, where he entered the medical department at the Pennsylvania University.
103 years ago
Oct. 11, 1906
Harris Fahrenbach, the 5-year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ham Fahrenbach, fell out of the second story window at their home, to the ground, breaking his left leg.
Misses Margaret Stine and Effie Opp,of this place, and Miss Phoebe Wren, of Turbotville, spent Thursday and Friday with Mr. and Mrs. M.M. Daggett, at Milton.
Since S.D. Renn has laid a concrete pavement in front of his two houses on Main Street, it finishes up for nearly a square one of of the most complete walks in our town.
75 Years Ago
The Muncy Luminary Oct. 11, 1934
A bearded gentlemen was observed in Muncy, vainly trying to rouse one or more residents by pounding upon their doors. A telephone call aroused Dr. C.S.W. Rickolt, and it was disclosed that the man concealed behind a seven-weeks’ growth of whiskers was none other than. Dr. W.R. Petrie, returning home after about six weeks spending hunting big game in Canada.
Rev. and Mrs. C.F. Catherman entertained the members of the Muncy Ministerium and their wives, last Friday evening, at the parsonage of the Methodist Episcopal church.
Deaths: James W. Rawle, one of the early families of this section, died at his home.
At the Ritz: “Servants Entrance”
Ad: “Why Liquid Laxatives are Back in Favor”
50 Years Ago
The Luminary-Oct. 1, 1959
St. Andrew Lutheran church was the setting for the pretty early autumn wedding of Miss Nancy Rae Zarr and James Alan Hoffman on Friday, Oct. 2.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Dexter, of Framington, Mass., announce the engagement of their daughter, Carol Anne, to Lynn C. Hess, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry O. Hess, of near Muncy.
Births: Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Bogart, of Muncy, daughter, Lynne Dianne, Sept. 30. Mother is former Margery Montgomery; Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Herr Jr., of near Muncy, daughter, Julia Marie, Oct. 2. Mother is former Norma Jean Murray; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wertman, of near Muncy, son, Erick Charles, Oct. 2. Mother former Margaret Lawrence; Mr. and Mrs. Harry White, of near Muncy, son, Harry Lee Jr., Oct. 4. Mother former Lena Koch; Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Wertz, of Montgomery, daughter, Mary Beth, Oct. 6. Mother former Jane Grove.
Deaths: Arthur N. Hendershot, 63, of Hughesville, died in the Muncy Valley Hospital, on Thursday, Oct. 1; Ernest D. Barto, 69, of Hughesville, died at his home Thursday, Oct. 1.
At the Ritz: “Last Train From Gun Hill” with Kirk Douglas and Anthony Quinn.
Ad: Hurr’s-Butterscotch Ripple-1/2 gal. 89 cents
25 Years Ago
The Luminary-Oct. 11, 1984
The 50th anniversary calendar of special events for the Muncy Rotary club will be culminated on Saturday, Oct. 13, with a dinner-dance at Geringer Hall in Muncy.
Lori Hoose was crowned Muncy’s 1984 Homecoming Queen, and Pam Richart was crowned princess.
Personals: Mr. and Mrs. August F. Belmont, Muncy, observed their 25th wedding anniversary on Oct. 8.
Loretta Gummo, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold A. Gummo of Port Matilda, Pa. and Barry J. Wilkinson, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Wilkinson, Muncy, were married Sept. 22, 1984, with Rev. Phillip Sabas officiating.
Births: A son, Eric Robert, born to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Spencer of RD 1 Montgomery. Sept. 17, 1984. Mrs. Spencer is the former Sandra Taylor; A daughter, Tara Nicole, born to Mr. and Mrs. Randy Martin of RD 3 Muncy, Sept. 20, 1984. Mrs. Martin is the former Candace Sharrow; A son, Ryan Allen, born to Mr. and Mrs. Alan Peterson, of Williamsport, on Sept. 22, 1984. Mrs. Peterson is the former Karyn Odell; A daughter, Tanya Lee,m born to Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Fry of Hughesville, Sept. 26, 1984. Mrs. Fry is the former Freda Lehman; A son, Eric Daniel, born to Mr. and Mrs. Steven Bartlett, Montgomery, Oct. 2, 1984. Mrs. Bartlett is the former Janis Tyson; A daughter, Amy Diane, born to Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Akers of Muncy, Oct. 5, 1984. Mrs. Akers is the former Kathryn Lambert; A son, Timothy James, born to Mr. and Mrs. James Appleman, of Turbotville, Oct. 6, 1984. Mrs. Appleman is the former Ruth Robb.
Deaths:Mrs. Norma L. Morehart, 56, of Montgomery, died Oct. 3, 1984; Mrs. Martha M. Reitmeyer, 77, formerly of Bower Street, died Oct. 6, 1984; Clarence L. Nogle, 65, of Montgomery, died Oct. 3, 1984; Mrs. Beulah C. Baker, 96, of Lewisburg, died Oct. 7, 1984; Bernard L. Millheim, 70, formerly of Montgomery, died Oct. 6, 1984.
At the UA Theaters: “Places in the Heart”
Ad: Bafile Bridals of Muncy.
10 Years Ago
The Luminary Oct. 13, 1999
The home of Harold Drick, 387 Drick Road, Pennsdale, broke out into flames Monday morning.
Harold Davis, of Muncy, was recently honored at a dinner and reception by family, friends and members of the Muncy Presbyterian Church upon his retirement after 26 and a half years as treasurer of the church.
This past Sunday, friends and the Hughesville community gathered at the town’s fire hall for a benefit for the sons of the late Lori Ohl.
Deaths: Marnie L. Wilson, 61, of Williamsport, died Oct. 6, 1999; Kenneth Clyde Dillon, 80, of Muncy, died Oct. 10, 1999.