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Peeks of the Past

By Staff | Dec 15, 2009

109 years ago

Dec. 27, 1900

Cards have been received by many of our citizens announcing the marriage of Miss Nan Montgomery Shoemaker to MR. John Sloane, on Dec. 23, at the home of her sister, Mrs. Willis Georgia.

John D. Dimm and Miss annie McCarty, both of this place, were married Tuesday evening by Rev. Miller at the parsonage at St. Marks’ Lutheran church, Williamsport.

On Friday evening last, a number of young people from this place, enjoyed a straw ride to the residence of Mr. and Mrs. John Tallman, where they were entertained by MR. Fort and Miss Florence Tallman.

103 years ago

Dec. 27, 1906

Hervey K. Mensch died at his home on South Market street, Sunday morning at 1:00 o’clock after an illness of about a year. He was aged 74 years and 27 days.

75 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

Dec. 27, 1934

3 cents

Four persons were injured in an accident which demolished two cars on the highway in front of the Ives Farm, south of Muncy.

Miss Bernice Ellen Wright, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Wright, of Muncy, and Charles Nile Ager, also of Muncy were united in marriage at the home of the bride on Wednesday evening.

Deaths: Harvey J. Artley, Muncy borough, died suddenly Tuesday evening, Dec. 25th, at his home; Catherine Hunter, sister of Mrs. H.A. Long, of this placed died at her home in Detroit, Wednesday morning.

At the Ritz: Babes in Toyland

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50 Years Ago

The Luminary-Dec. 24, 1959

5 cents

Mr. and Mrs. Leo O. Temple entertained at a family Christmas party at their home on East Penn Street. Donald Kahler acted as Santa Claus for the occasion.

Muncy Township Volunteer Fire company of Pennsdale elected Thomas Springman as president and Robert Hofer, chief.

The first public ice skating on the new rink at the elementary school was scheduled to take place Wednesday evening.

Here on vacation is Miss Elva Cruse of Bristol who is visiting her brother E.J. Cruse and her sister Miss Ethel Cruse.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Houseknecht, of near Muncy, daughter, Ann Louise, Dec. 15. Mother former Lois Jean Rider; MR. and Mrs. Irvin Ryder, of Turbotville, daughter, Dec. 16. Mother former Anna Millheim; Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Clark, of near Hughesville, son, Anthony Irvin, Dec. 17. Mother former Grace Snyder; Mr. and Mrs. Hescal Richards, of near Muncy, son, Lee Allen, Dec. 17. Mother former Virginia Mingle; Mr. and Mrs. Renshal Snyder, of near Muncy, daughter, Peggy Lou, Dec. 18. Mother former Erma Michael; Mr. and Mrs. G.D. Castlebury, Jr., of Muncy, son, Galen David III, Dec. 17. Mother former Joanne Hackenberg.

At the Ritz: “Ask My Girl” with David Niven and Shirley MacLaine

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25 Years Ago

The Luminary-Jan. 3, 1985

25 cents

Indian grapplers capture Hughesville’s 17th annual Christmas Tourney-Muncy’s Kevin Strickland chosen Outstanding Wrestler.

Bon Ton Department Store has planned to join the Lycoming Mall.

Henry L. Knier, Sr. recently became county supervisor of the Caro, Michigan office of Farmers Home Administration.

Jackie Myers, Steve Kutz, and Susan Holtzapple were selected to represent Muncy at the Lycoming County Band Festival.

Personals: Mr. and Mrs. Jasper Holmes of Hughesville celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on Dec. 24, 1984.

Paula Ann Little and Travis Leon Blton, Jr. solemnized their wedding vows on Aug. 11.

Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Friant, Muncy celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary on Dec. 18.

Announcement of the engagement of Cindy L. Bitler to Thor A. McCloskey of Muncy.

Mr. and Mrs. Grover Secules, Muncy, celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary on Dec. 21.

The engagement of Miss Sharon Kay Emick, Muncy, to LTjg Thomas M. Gallagher, Norristown.

Births: A son, Alan Joseph Jr., born to Mr. and Mrs. Alan Phillips of Muncy on Dec. 11. Mother is former Samantha Swales. A daughter, Alisha Mae, born to Mr. and Mrs. Barry Cox, Turbotville, on Dec. 16. Mother is former Merlene Cupp. A daughter, Nancy Marie, born to Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Koch II of Muncy, on Dec. 19. A daughter, Jullian Marie, born to Mr. and Mrs. John Herr of Hughesville on Dec. 19. Mother is the former Sandy Lynn. A daughter, Sara Catherine, born to Mr. and Mrs. William Bomboy of Muncy on Dec. 20. Mother is the former Aloha Biddle. A son, Seth Thomas, born to Mr. and Mrs. Harry Hamilton, Allenwood, on Dec. 22. Mother is former Linda Raup. A daughter, A daughter, Lnysey Marie Gardner, born to MR. and MRs. Duane Gardner of Hughesville on Dec. 22. MOther is the former Kimberly Wolf. A son, Marc Thomas, born to MR. and Mrs. Harold Minier of Hughesville on Dec. 24. Mother is the former Latchford. A son, Jesse Sean, born to Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Houseknecht of Muncy on Dec. 24. Mother is the former Leigh Ann Lore. A son, Joshua Paul, born to Mr. and Mrs. Paul Kapp of Muncy on Dec. 24. Mother is the former Bonnie Hurst. A daughter, Sara Elizabeth, born to Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Dest of Montoursville on Dec. 27. Mother is former Alison Tokae.

Deaths: Lloyd L. Bradley, Sr., 80, Unityville, died Dec. 22; Blanche M. Gordner, 74, Unityville, died Dec. 18; L. Winifred Kehrer, 90, of Montoursville, died Dec. 24; Kenneth L. Smith, Jr, 46, of Wastontown; Max S. Hyde, 63, Muncy, died Dec. 27; Esther May Fritz, 77, Muncy, died Dec. 22; William A. McFadden, 74, of Montgomery, died Dec. 27; Betty J. Bartlow, 57, of Muncy, died Dec. 25; Lloyd F. Leavy, 71, Montoursville, died Dec. 18; Christian A. Mendler, 69, of Hughesville, died Dec. 29.

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10 Years Ago

The Luminary Jan. 5, 2000

35 cents

Muncy Borough Council vice-president, Betty R. Stugart, was elected council president at the reorganizational meeting.

Approximately 250 people enjoyed a ham and turkey dinner and received Christmas gifts from Santa as part of the annual Spirit of the Season Christmas dinner in Hughesville.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Steven Dale Kepner, Hughesville, a son, Dec. 25. Mother is the former Patricia Madden. Samantha Barto and Bernard Goliash III, Montgomery, a son on Dec. 23.

Personals: Mr. and Mrs. Dean Barto observed their 25th wedding anniversary on Dec. 29; Jacqueline Patricia Funk, Muncy, became the bride of James Thomas Ahlborn, West Chester, on Nov. 27 at St. James Episcopal Church, Muncy.

Deaths: Jefferson M. Moore, 74, of Muncy, died Dec. 20, at home; Rachel A. Nelson, 91, a former resident of Muncy, died Dec. 24; Mary E. Howard, 79, Montgomery, died Dec. 28; James Earl Montague, 78, Hughesville, died Dec. 23; D. Vergilla “Daisy” Fraley, 90, formerly of Hughesville, died Dec. 29; Edith I. Evelhair, 91, Hughesville, died Dec. 22; Josiah P. Alford, 66, of Hughesville, died Dec. 31; Clay M. Myers, 85, of Hughesville, died Dec. 23; Gloria Hope Hill, 84, of Hughesivlle, died Jan. 1.

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