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Peeks of the Past

By Staff | Jul 20, 2010

109 years ago

July 18, 1901

A project is on foot by several of Muncy’s business men to establish a manufactory in this place for the making of flour mill machinery, an enterprise which will give employment to many laborers and skilled mechanics.

The Muncy baseball team crossed bats with Montoursville nine at Montoursville, on Saturday afternoon, the game resulting in a victory for the latter by a score of 10-2.

Died: At Lewisburg, from heat exhaustion, on Thursday, July 11, Mrs. Rebecca Pettit Stoughton, in the 81st year of her age. She was the mother of Mrs. Joseph W. Albright of this place.

103 years ago

July 18, 1907

Rebe Merrill, of Clarkstown, on Muncy, R.D. 4 recently allowed a lot of bees to swarm on his arm. Not one stung him. Mr. Merrill is in the bee business on an extensive scale and his apiaries attract many interested visitors.

Perry M. Trumbower died at his home in this place on Saturday last, aged 79 years, 1 month and 28 days, after an illness of several weeks.

Mrs. Grover Reeder is home from East Liverpool, Ohio, where she has been staying with her husband, who is a pitcher of the base ball team of that city in the P.O. M. League.

William E. Mohr, cashier of the Citizens National Bank of this place, passed away at his home on N. Main street on Friday evening, after several weeks of illness.

75 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

July 18, 1935

3 cents

Richard L. Fritz, a former Muncy boy, now with the American Car and Foundry Co, at Berwick, at present has the interesting assignment of displaying thru the south, “the Rebel, the crack scream line train of the Gulf, Mobile and Norther Railway.

Jane M. Wertman, graduate of the Muncy High School, Class of 1935 has been awarded first place in a state-wide Legion essay contest in counties having no scholarship available for competition.

Charles Blakeslee remarked to his mother Tuesday, that no one he knew had see the eclipse of the moon-and wondered whether it could have been postponed.

Born: To Mr. and Mrs. George Huntington, a daughter who has been named Anne Louse. To Mr. and Mrs. George Ebner, at the Muncy Valley Private Hospital, a son, who has been named Robert Lewis. A daughter, Mary Louise, was born to MR. and MRs. Joseph Purpuri, at the Williamsport Hospital on Sunday.

Died: Olin Allsbach, of Muncy R.D. 3, well known farmer of this vicinity, died Monday morning at 11 o’clock of a heart attack; Mrs. A. J. Whitenight died Saturday night at 9 o’clock at her home on East Water street, on the 72nd anniversary of her birth; J. R. Burkholder, aged 79, formerly of South Williamsport, and a former resident of Muncy, died at the home of his daughter, Mts. J. J. Zaun, Germantown, Saturday morning; George L. Ramer, 79-year old resident of Jersey Shore, died Saturday morning following an illness of a year and a half.

Frank H. Painter, of Jersey Shore, has been appointed assistant county superintendent of schools, to succeed George A. Ferrell, of Picture Rocks, who has tendered his resignation to County Superintendent S. B. Dunlap.

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50 Years Ago

The Luminary

July 14, 1960

5 cents

Two more teachers were hired for the 1960-61 term at the Muncy Joint Schools on Monday – Daniel Ceccoli is one of the new teachers, and he will take over the spot originally assigned to Rogers Fressenei, the former Bucknell athlete who was since accepted another position. Fred Eshhelman, who will teach vocal music as a replacement for Mrs. Richard Delsite.

When they return from a honeymoon trip to Miami, Fla., Mr. and Mr. George William Stiger Jr. will be at home to their friends on South Washington St.

Mr. and Mrs. George C. White announce the marriage of their daughter, Mildred Ann, to Frank Baker, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Baker, of Bloomsburg.

Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Stroup, Sr., of Chestnut Lawn, announce the engagement of their daughter Rosalie Ann, to Robert Lee Menges, son of Mr. and Mrs. S. Lee Menges, of Turbotville.

The former Ann Elizabeth Merritt, daughter of Mrs. George E. Merritt, of Webster, and the late Mr. Merritt, and Mr. Corson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Woodrow W. Corson, were married on July 2.

The Rev. Clay Reed, of near Muncy, officiated at the wedding on July 3 at the Lairdsville Lutheran church which united in marriage Miss Alice Jean Phillips and Don Andrews.

The third annual reunion of the Picture Rocks School at Van Rensaeler Park,, was attended by approximately 140 former pupils teachers and friends on July 10.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Roland Engdahl, of near Hughesville, of twins, a boy and a girl, Virginia Sara and Roland Gustaf, July 7. Mother former Virginia Moyer. Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Poust, of Unityville, a daughter, Susan Eria, July 8. Mother former Ruth Temple; Mr. and Mrs. Casper Flock, of Muncy, a son Kenneth Emerson, July 9. Mother former Beverly Bieber. Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Miller, of Unityville, a daughter, Lois Jean, July 9. Mother former Mary Temple. Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Sones, of Millville, a daughter, July 10. Mother former Norma Snyder. Mr. and Mrs. Ward Farrar, of Picture Rocks, a son, July 10. Mother former Pearl Ryder. Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Bogart, of near Montgomery, a son, July 11. Mother former Mary Pfleegor. Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Fry, of near Muncy, a daughter, July 12. Mother former Reba Shaner.

Charles Schuyler Heebner, former Muncy and Hughesville resident, and a retired insurance man, died June 26 at his home in Mexico.

No deaths reported.

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25 Years Ago

July 25, 1985

25 cents

Charles R. Stroup was honored recently by the Postal Service for 40 years of service.

Rev. and Mrs. Louis Helldorfer, Muncy, will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary on July 28.

Miss Kim A. Strassner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. Dale Strassner, Hughesville, became the bride of Ralph J. Mecone, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Mecone, Williamsport.

Army Private Kevin A. Carichner, son of Robert P. Carichner, Hughesville, and Linnea Mabb of Texas, has completed training as an Army military police specialist under the one station unit training program at Fort McClellan, Ala.

Births: A daughter, Katrina Elizabeth, born to Jody Johnson of Hughesville on July 18. A son, Justin Derek, born to Mr. and Mrs. Andy Hakes of Montgomery on July 18. The mother is the former Patricia Alexander. A daughter, Elizabeth Marie, born to Mr. and Mrs. Michael Sullivan, Muncy, on July 19. The mother is the former Nancy Fought. A son, Brandon Leslie, born to Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Hill of Lairdsville, on July 19. The mother is the former Gwen Robbins.

Deaths: J. Emerson Myers, 84, formerly of Hughesville, died July 18; David Eugene Poust, 18, Muncy, died July 17 as a result of injuries suffered in a two-car crash on Route 44; Margaret A. Jordan, 78, formerly of Unityville, died July 21; Helen M. Buchen, 71, Hughesville, died July 20 at home; Mary O. McCarty, 76, of Montgomery, died July 23 at Muncy Valley Hospital.

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10 Years Ago

The Luminary

July 26, 2000

35 cents

Lambs and ewes, cows that go moo, horses, pigs and chickens too, were seen last week during the 130th Lycoming County Fair at Hughesville.

Muncy/Montgomery bridge safety questions voiced by members at more than one Muncy borough council meeting prompted The Luminary to investigate.

Fun, discipline, music and drama, learning and sharing are all mixed together as an area Christian acting league “Calvary” prepares for their summer show, Jesus Christ Superstar.

Trekking back to a place in their past were former students who had attended Eight Square School in Moreland Township.

Mr. and Mrs. Emerson Bardo Jr., Muncy, will be celebrating their fiftieth anniversary on July 21.

Our own, Mr. Cross Cutter, Marlin Wertman, strode onto Bowman Field, microphone in had, and led the crowed of 1,200 plus in a heart rendering rendition of “Take Me Out to the Ballgame.” It was a masterful performance, cheered loudly by the fans.

Births: Wendy Riddell and Michael Schneck of Hughesville, announce he birth of a son on June 29, 2000, in the Williamsport Hospital. MR. and Mrs. Timothy J. McNett of Muncy announce the birth of a daughter on July 11 in the Williamsport Hospital. The mother is the former Brenda K. Fry. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Zaludeck of Hughesivlle, announce the birth of a daughter on July 19 in The Williamsport Hospital. The mother is the former Michele S. Machamer. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph B. Evans of Hughesville announce he birth of a daughter on July 14 in the Williamsport Hospital. The mother is the former Heather Hitzeman.

Deaths: Jack E. Fenderson, 85, of Hughesville, died July 19, 2000, at home; Howard “Bucky” M. Miller, 96, of Hughesville, died July 22 in Muncy Valley Hospital; Edmund L. Merrmann, 77, of Unityville, brother of Hughesville resident, died July 19 at home; Roland E. Whitmoyer, 57, of Hillsgrove, died July 23, at home; George C. Hulien Jr., 69, of Montgomery, died July 23, at home.