Peeks of the Past
109 years ago
Dec. 20, 1900
The Rev. A.R. DeWitt, Dr. J. R. Ranking and Dr. Ray Lyon attended the first annual banquet of University of Pennsylvania Alumni Association, of the North Central Pennsylvania district, at the Park Hotel Williamsport.
Edward Willis, of Charleston, W. Va., and Miss Carrie Willis, of Philadelphia, are visiting at “Chippewa Farm,” the guests of Mr. and Mrs. George E. Dimm.
103 years ago
Dec. 20, 1906
Ray Wendall, of the Al G. Fields Minstrels, is home spending a few days with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. D.W. Wendle, at Muncy Station.
Mess Louis Albright returned home on Saturday after spending three weeks with her cousins in Philadelphia.
Professor and Mrs. Harry Espenshade, of State College, are spending Christmas vacation with the latter’s parents., Mr. and Mrs. Wm. J. Wood on Prospect Hill.
75 Years Ago
The Muncy Luminary Dec. 20, 1934
Herbert Nunn, of near Huntersville, suffered the loss of his left hand and arm as the result of having that member caught in a corn shredder Saturday afternoon.
Mrs. Melinda Keefer, of Danville, died at the Geisinger Memorial Hospital Saturday night, aged 72 years. She was the sister of Mrs. Martha Strouse, of his place.
The Tom Thumb Wedding and reception was presented by the teachers and pupils of Grades 2 and 3 on Dec. 13th and 14. Over 40 little couples appeared in the procession.
Cards have been received announcing the marriage of Arthur MacIlvain Maris, former resident of Muncy, and son of Mr. and Mrs. John M. Maris, to Miss Frances Amherst Johnson, of New York City.
At the Ritz: “Jimmy and Ally” with James Dunn and Claire Trevor
Ad: Canary Birds Require “Vitatone”
50 Years Ago
The Luminary-Dec. 17, 1959
Michael Aldish was selected to a one-year term as president of the Muncy Joint School board at the annual organizational meeting.
Ralph C. Feigles. one of Muncy’s most outstanding citizens, died about 1 a.m. Monday, Dec. 14, at his home in Muncy after suffering a heart attack while preparing to retire for the night.
Miss Lottie Shook was re-elected president of the Muncy Business and Professional Women’s Club at the annual Christmas dinner-party held at Boyers Restaurant.
The Hughesville Volunteer Fire Co. has re-elected Delvan Swisher as fire chief.
Deaths: Howard J. Peterman, 69, of Muncy, died Dec. 13 at Muncy Valley Hospital; John W. Foresman, 79, of Montgomery, died Dec. 11 in the Muncy Valley hospital as a result of injuries suffered in a traffic accident; S. Edward Decker, of Montgomery, died suddenly at his home Dec. 10.
No births reported.
At the Ritz: Kiddies Annual Christmas Party-Santa Claus in Person
Ad: Friendship Garden Spray Cologne-Harter’s Drug Store
25 Years Ago
The Luminary-Dec. 20, 1984
Robert N. Campbell local plumbing and heating contractor, will retire from his position as Fire Chief of the Keystone Hook and Ladder Company,
Tom Taber, who hadn’t ridden a bicycle in 32 years prior to 1979, has made nearly 80 trips to Williamsport this year on a bike.
Word has been received of the death of James E. Wagner, formerly of Muncy. He was born Aug. 20, 1909.
Deaths: Danie A. Herr, 94, formerly of Muncy, died Dec. 11, in Leader Nursing Center; Lee V. Holland, 85, of Montoursville, died Dec. 13, at Lysock View; Jack Henry Yeager, 78, of Bellefonte, father of Susan Story, Muncy, died at his home Dec. 14; Graveside services were last week for Jodie Lynn Dougherty, 9, Montgomery, who died Dec. 7 in New York University Medical Center, NY; George Ward Gray, 80, of Muncy, died Dec. 11 in Muncy Valley Hospital; Peter Sabath Jr., 63, of formerly of Turbotville, died Dec. 14, in Bloomsburg Hospital; Paul E. (Pete) Wolf, 66, of Montgomery, died Dec. 16, in Muncy Valley Hospital; Chalkley C. Houseknecht, 87, of Lairdsville, died Dec. 12, in Divine Providence Hospital; Myles A. Brouse, 88, of Montgomery, died Dec. 12 in Muncy Valley Hospital; Clarence William Eiswerth, 75, of Muncy, died Dec. 12, at his home.
At the Ritz: Free Annual Christmas Movie-Kermit, Miss Piggy and Fozzie will be there to greet you.
Ad: Merry Christmas to All-Grumman Allied Industries, Montgomery
10 Years Ago
The Luminary Dec. 22, 1999
Outstanding members of the community were nominated by our readers for “The Person of the Century.” By a majority of votes received, Harold M. Soars, former president of Sprout Waldron & Company, has been named.
Sanja, Nemanja, Slobodan and Dalibor Dragas, have settled comfortably in Muncy since their arrival in Nov. The Crotian born refugees are being sponsored by the Muncy United Methodist Church.
Students from Mrs. Storm’s Drawing and Painting I classes, painted senior Dawn Best’s designs of trout, ducks, fish and landscape on the walls of the new Trout Pond Park roller skating arena.
Kevin Myers was a participant in Susquehanna University’s Chamber Singers Christmas Concert.
Deaths: Rev. Louis K. Helldorfer, Jr., 78, formerly of Muncy, died Dec. 17 at Williamsport Hospital; Gary Larue Kiper, 51, of Montgomery, died Dec. 16, at Kramm Nursing Home; Ronald W. Cremer, 57, of Pennsdale, died Dec. 14 at home; Valentine P. Burchanowski, 76, of Pennsdale, died Dec. 17, at the Muncy Valley Hospital; Bernice Geraldine Smith, 70, formerly of Montgomery, died Dec. 11; Jessica Lynn McElwee, 10, of Muncy, died Dec. 16, at the Muncy Valley Hospital; Lena Marie King, 83, of Montgomery, died Dec. 18, at Muncy Valley Hospital.
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