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Peeks of the Past

By Staff | Aug 24, 2010

109 years ago

Aug. 22, 1901

Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Simon Sheridan, on Sunday, August 18, a daughter.

Misses Carrie Michael and Mabel Heller returned home on Monday evening from a two weeks’ visit with friends in Williamsport.

Mrs. Eliza Rooker and daughter, Carrie, left on Monday for Waterloo, N.Y. to attend the funeral of Malcolm Love, which took place on Tuesday afternoon.

William Fiester, of Pullman, Ill., who has been the guest of his grandparents, Mr. and MRs. Henry Gundrum, at Clarkstown, for several weeks, returned home on Saturday. He was accompanied by Mrs. Simon Snyder, of this place, who will visit the Pan American.

103 years ago

Aug. 22, 1907

In 1869 J. M. M. Gernard brought to Muncy the firs bunch of bananas that many of our citizens had ever seen, and few had ever tasted. He hung the bunch in front of his store and it was viewed with great curiosity, and they sold readily for five cents a piece.

Mrs. Sarah Jane Harmen died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Stryker, at Montoursville, on Aug. 4, in the ninetieth year of her age. She was a twin sister of MRs. Mary Ann Fowler, who died at Port Penn a few months ago, and they were the oldest set of twins in Lycoming County.

Charles Ecroyd and family of near Pennsdale, are on a trip to Niagara Falls and the Thousand Islands.

The Muncy boys defeated the Montoursville boys in a game of baseball on Saturday at the latter place, by a score of 11-4. Batteries for Montoursville were Donald, Bennett and Stugart, and for Muncy Shaw and Colley.

75 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

Aug. 22, 1935

3 cents

Robert Fox, a 48-year old employee of the Pennsylvania Power & Light Company, was electrocuted yesterday afternoon at 2:55 o’clock, while repairing wires on a pole at the Bryfogle greenhouse. A fatal contact occurred when Mr. Fox’s right foot came in contact with a ground wire.

The latest curbstone topic in Muncy, this time with apparent foundation, is that Muncy is to have a new post office.

Mrs. Sarah Hall had the misfortune to fall and nearly sever the index finger on her left hand. Dr. Rickolt dressed the wound.

“Sonny” Wenner, of Williamsport, rode his bicycle to Muncy Wednesday, and will spend a week with his uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Ransel B. Smith.

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At the Ritz: America’s Master Psycho-Mentalist-The Super-Mystic Marvel Clayton “the Man Who Knows”

50 Years Ago

The Luminary

August 18, 1960

5 cents

Miss Lois A. Gruneberg, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Gruneberg, of Muncy, will receive a bachelor of science degree from Juanita college at its 35th Summer Commencement on Friday, Aug. 19.

Members of the Muncy Rotary club, expecting a visit from their district governor on Monday at the regular weekly meeting found themselves “stood up”.

Invitations have been issued by MR. and MRs. Gordon R. Stroup Sr., Muncy, for he approaching marriage of their daughter, Rosalie Ann Stroup. to Robert Lee Menges, son of Mr. and Mrs. S. Lee Menges, of Turbotville.

Miss Dorothy Marie Shaner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Shaner, of Montgomery, became the bride of Thomas Ray Worthing, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Worthington, of near Muncy, in a ceremony performed Aug. 12.

The Picture Rocks Baptist Church will be setting for the wedding on Aug. 20 of Miss Maryemma H. McCarty, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph E. McCarty, of Picture Rocks, and Donald A. Daugherty, son of MR. and Mrs. Amos E. Daugherty, of Muncy.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. William Michael Jr., of Muncy, a daughter, Lucinda Kay, Aug. 9. Mother former Margaret Mayer; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hoover, of Montgomery, son, Robert Moran Jr., Aug. 12. Mother former Alberta Wertz; Mr. and Mrs. Max Woodling, of near Muncy, son, Mark Richard, Aug. 12. Mother former Beverly Schaeffer; Mr. and Mrs. George Kiess, of Muncy Valley, son, wayne Monroe, Aug. 14. Mother former Vivian Stackhouse; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Woodside, of Muncy, daughter, Aug. 15. Mother former Helen Helvely; Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Balum, of Muncy, daughter, Aug. 15. Mother former Ruby Eck; Mr. and Mrs. Collins Houseknecht, of Hughesville, a daughter, Aug. 16. Mother former Arlene Beck.

At the Ritz: “The Rat Race” Tony Curtis and Debbie Reynolds

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25 Years Ago

Sept. 5, 1985

25 cents

Hughesville Baptists will celebrate their 95th anniversary on Sept. 15 in a special service.

Four area school districts are $800 richer this year because one teacher from each of those districts attended a literary conference.

William J. Wallis has accepted the position of Logistics Analyst at Newport News Shipbuilding in Newport News, Virginia.

Susan Rae Ferrell and David Edward Troller were joined in marriage at a ceremony on Aug. 31. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Ferrell Jr. of Picture Rocks.

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Fiester, Muncy, recently went by plane to visit their son Bert in Clyde, Texas.

Births: A daughter, Anna Marie, born to Mr. and Mrs. Herman Nissley, Muncy, on Aug. 25. The mother is the former Marion Stoltzfus. A son, Brian Joseph, born to Mr. and Mrs. James Bigger of Hughesville on Aug. 5. The mother is the former Helen Swartz. A daughter, Tana Rae, born to Mr. and Mrs. Randy Kimble of Unityville on Aug. 5. The mother is the former Julie Mauro. A son, Joseph, born to MR. and Mrs. Henry Czarniak of Muncy on Aug. 21. The mother is the former Sharon Korzeniewski. A son, Jason Adam, born to Mr. and Mrs. James Gonia of Muncy on Aug. 22. The mother is the former Ruthanne Franke.

Deaths:Hiram C. Phillips, 75, Hughesville, died Aug, 23 at his home; Grace M. Stolz, 94, of Hughesville, died at her home on Aug. 28; Clarence (Red) Breidinger, 74, of Muncy, died Aug. 27 in the skilled care unit of Muncy Valley Hospital; Maxine E. Temple, 56, of Muncy RD 4, was pronounced dead at Muncy Valley Hospital on Aug. 26 after being stricken at home; Paul Mark Rhine, 60, of Muncy, died Aug. 26 in Divine Providence Hospital; Deidrich M. Schmidt, 84, of Muncy RD 3, died Aug. 31 in the Muncy Valley Hospital; Jack A Botts, 41, formerly of Hughesville, died Aug. 18 of an apparent heart attack in Phoenix Ariz.; Charlotte Emma (Lottie) Wertman, 90, formerly of Muncy RD 4, died Aug. 24 of Muncy Valley Hospital; Delbert J. Milheim, 79, of Montgomery RD 1, a former resident of Muncy, died Sept. 1; Foster E. Miller, 67, of Montgomery, died Sept. 2 in Muncy Valley Hospital.

At the Ritz: Silverado

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10 Years Ago

The Luminary

August 30, 2000

35 cents

A 1928 ice box and a 1942 refrigerator were examples of old time refrigeration displayed by Doug Spotts Appliance Sales of Hughesville at the East Lycoming Farm and Heritage show last weekend at the fairgrounds.

Tim Schweitzer and Tina Bennett exchanged wedding vows on July 7 at the Bethany United Methodist Church in Hughesville.

A local gal who is becoming a familiar figure at the Little League games during the series is Kelly Steward, who volunteers as an usher. Roger Wertz can also be seen there working hard volunteering his services.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Dylan Hornberger of Montgomery announce the birth of a son on Aug. 21. The mother is the former Lisa M. Thomas; Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Schell of Muncy, announce the birth of a daughter on Aug. 21. The mother is the former Stacy A. Milheim.

Deaths: Richard M. Houser, 65, of Trout Run, died Aug. 27 at the Williamsport Hospital; Michele L. Fritz, wife of former Muncy resident, Douglas Fritz, died on Aug. 26.

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