Peeks of the Past
109 years ago
June 27, 1901
Mrs. Carrie Rooker drew the lucky number in a “Moher Oats” package and through Hoffman & Downing received on Tuesday a set of china dishes, consisting of fifty-four pieces.
Henry Ring and Charles Harter, who with a number of other Muncyites were fishing at Beaver Dam, caught a turtle that tips the scales at 48 pounds.
Married: Mr. C. E. Watson and Miss Mary a. DeLany were married this morning at 9:30 o’clock by Rev. A. R. DeWitt, pastor of St. James Church, at the home of the bride’s father, Mr. John DeLany, on s Main street.
The Muncy baseball team was defeated in a game with the Milton team, at Milton, on Saturday by a score of 12-13. This is the first time this season that our boys have suffered defeat.
103 years ago
June 27, 1907
Died: Ernest Rudolph Noble, born December 9, 1841, entered into rest June 22, 1907, in the placed of his birth.
Ralph Bly, a former Muncy boy has secured a position as special delivery messenger at the Chicago post office.
Herbert Plotts, the young son of MR. and MRs. Hervey Plotts, is seriously ill at his home on North Market street. Attending physicians have slight hopes for his recovery.
Prof. W. H. Bertin of the Muncy Normal faculty won the first price of $50 for the best junior class oration at Bucknell University, Wednesday.
75 Years Ago
The Muncy Luminary
June 27, 1935
Mr. and Mrs. Rollin Lauchle celebrated their 12th wedding anniversary at their home in Penn Township, in Muncy R.D. 4 on Sunday.
Miss Elizabeth Denny, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harmer D. Denny, of Pittsburgh, who is spending the summer at “Mill House” on the Henry Brock Farm, is recovering from injuries received when she was thrown from horse on Sunday while riding on Market Street.
A motorist passing through town Wednesday afternoon, ran into and stunned a collie pup belonging to the Zettle children. The dog ran into the path of the car, in front of the postoffice. The motorist stopped his car and waited long enough to determine that the dog was only temporarily stunned before proceeding on his way.
Ad: Kool-Aid 5 cents-“Makes 20 Frozen Suckers”
50 Years Ago
June 23, 1960
Weis Market, Inc. this week, purchased property of Narber P. Fry in Muncy Borough and Muncy Creek Township as a forerunner in establishment of a new supermarket in the Muncy Area.
Five Muncy high school twirlers accompanied by music director, Donald Berninger, were in Red Lion from June 22-24 to attend the annual Red Lion Twirling Jubilee. Those making the trip: Linda Bair, Susie Pfleegor, Marie Barnes, Nancy English and Judy Springman.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank M. Girton, of Muncy, announce the marriage of their daughter, Connie, to Dale e. Michael, son of Mrs. Ann S. Friant, Muncy.
Ronald Kent Magargle, son of Mr. and Mrs. Loraine Magargle, Hughesville, was one of 1616 graduates of Temple University when annual commencement exercises were held.
Mr. and Mrs. Meredith S. Gardner, Muncy, announce the engagement of of their, Miss Jean Louanne Gardner, to Donald Rentfrow, of Alaska.
Births: Mr. and Mrs. Doyle Knorr, of Hughesville, son, Roger Lee, June 14. Mother former Dorothy Sones; Mr. and Mrs. Marlin Fausey, of Muncy, daughter, Nancy Jean, on June 14. Mother former Shirley Umpstead; Mr. and Mrs. Gene Lupold, of near Muncy, son, Jeffrey Martin, June 15. Mother former Ruth Snyder; Mr. and Mrs. Louis Schneider, of near Hughesville, daughter, Molly Kay, June 17. Mother former Katherine Sehenky; Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Fuller, of near Muncy, son, Clayton Edwin, June 17. Mother former Venita Deeter; Mr. and Mrs. Neil Shaner, of near Hugehsville, daughter, Jan Marie, June 17. Mother former June Smith; Mr. and Mrs. Chester Swank, of Unityville, son, June 21. Mother former Grace Hamilton.
Deaths: Margaret Herr, 82, longtime resident of Muncy, died June 18 in Divine Providence; Frank C. Brass 72, died June 17 in the Muncy Valley Hospital.
At the Ritz: “The Unforgiven” with Burt Lancaster and Audrey Hepburn
Ad: Irvin’s Furniture Company on Highway 15, Montgomery
25 Years Ago
July 3, 1985
Miss Anita L. Trick, daughter of Mr. George Trick of Muncy and Mrs. sharon K. Ball of Hughesville, became the bride of Mr. Mark R. Smith, son of Mrs. Mary Ensinger of Muncy on June 22 at Bethany United Methodist Church.
Mr. and Mrs J. Leroy Shaner of Muncy will observe their 40th wedding anniversary on July 7; Miss Kimberly Sue Potts was united in marriage to Kevin Rupert of Hughesville; Mr. and Mrs. Henry O. Hess, former residents of Pennsdale, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 29.
Births: Mr. and Mrs. Alan Little of Picture Rocks, a son, Wesley Alan, born June 19. Mother is the former Lorrie Cox; Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Spako, a son, Jeffrey Allen, Picture Rocks; A daughter, Stephanie Ann, born to Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Knier of Muncy on June 24. Mrs. Knier is the former Pamela Adams; A son, Nathan John, born to Mr. and Mrs. Francis Miller, Hughesville, on June 26. Mother is the former Julia Konstanty; A daughter, Michele Lee, born to Mr. and Mrs. LaRue Gordner, Muncy, on June 29. Mother is the former Donna Laurenson; a daughter, Nicole Sue, born to Mr. and Mrs. Richard Temple of Hughesville, on June 29. Mother is the former Karen Chestnut.
Deaths: Winston D. Wiser, 69, of Muncy, died June 27 in Muncy Valley Hospital; Paul E. Slonaker, Sr., 66, of Lairdsville, died June 28 in Muncy Valley Hospital; Myers C. (Steve) Pysher, 69, of Montgomery, died June 30 in Williamsport Hospital; Edith V. Davis, 69, of Muncy, died June 28, in Williamsport Hospital; Domer F. Balliet, 77, of Muncy, died June 24 in the Muncy Valley Hospital Extended Care Unit; V. Floy Weeks, 87, a Montgomery native, died June 24 at Kramm Healthcare Center, Milton; Sara Ann Hartman, 74, of Muncy, died June 24 at home.
Miss Joy Charles, Muncy was married on June 23 to Mr. Douglas Millheim of Hughesville.
At the Ritz: “Beverly Hills Cop” starring Eddie Murphy
10 Years Ago
July 5, 2000
On June 20, Keystone Hook and Ladder Company firefighter James Hotchkiss of Muncy attended the Interschutz 2000 Fire Technologies Convention in Augsburg, Germany.
After graduating from Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, with a double major in International Studies and Spanish in 1998, Muncy High School graduate Brian Auten committed to a 28-month assignment with the Peace-Corps from Sept. to Dec., 2001.
When skies parted and dropped rain last Monday, Fogelman and Confer roads off Route 405 became rivers.
Aaron Messner of Muncy pitched six innings against Jersey Shore last Saturday in the 11 and 12 year old All Star game. Muncy won 7-0.
Births: Mr. and Mrs. Brian S. Farr of Montgomery, a daughter, on Saturday, June 17, The mother is the former Laura A. DeParasis.
Deaths: Dale E. DeWald, 48, of Hughesville, died Monday, July 3, 2000 at the Muncy Valley Hospital emergency room after being stricken at home; Helen Gundrum Sprout, 85, of Picture Rocks, died June 27 at Williamsport HOme where she had been since March; Barbra B. Brelsford, 83, of Hughesville, died Saturday, July 1, 200, at home; Pauline May Fry, 71, Muncy, died Sunday, July 2, 2000 in the Muncy Valley Hospital following a brief illness; Harold F. “Bud” Swisher, 73, of Trout Run, died on July 1; Douglas A. Anderson, 51, of Muncy, died Wednesday, June 28, 2000, in Northumberland; Sadie Mae Yoder, 20, of Aquatic Road, died Tuesday, June 27, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident on Route 54 outside Turbotville on Monday.