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Peeks of the Past

By Staff | Oct 5, 2010

109 years ago

Oct. 3, 1901

Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Harry K. Becht, of Williamsport, on Sept. 30, a son George Poust Sr., is one of the happiest men in town, this being his first grandchild.

Edward Kline and R.B.M. Ring, of this place, and Russell Poust, of Hughesville, left on Monday night for Buffalo, where they will take in the Pan-American exposition.

Clinton Hummel and Miss Harriet Baker, both of this place, were united in marriage on last Wednesday by the Rev. H.C. Munro, of White hall. The band serenaded them last Thursday evening at the home of the bride in Port Penn.

MRs. Alfred Kelchner, who resides a short distance from Muncy received the $5 offered by W.C. Crawford for the best five pound roll of butter exhibited at the Hughesville Fair.

103 years ago

Oct. 3, 1907

A fire was narrowly averted at the residence of C.L. Downing on Friday. One of the boarders used an electric light which was on a wire for warmth, and set the bed clothes on fire. No serious damage was done.

Frank Moore, who fell thirty feet from a ladder while painting the school house on Friday, and was for a time thought to have been badly hurt, is now able to be back on the job.

Miss Annadell Harris entertained a few friends at her home on Prospect Hill, Friday evening. A light reading by Miss Madge Rogers, one of the guests, was thoroughly enjoyed.

75 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

Oct. 3, 1935

3 cents

Mr. and Mrs. Horace B. Garlick, of Williamsport, have announced the marriage of their daughter, Geraldine Gertrude, to MR. Harold Cummings, of this place. The wedding was performed Friday evening in the parsonage of the Methodist church, the Rev. Collins E. Hazen officiating.

Miss Stella L. Felix, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.A. Felix, of near Montgomery, and Charles H. Wood, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Wood, of this place, were united in marriage Saturday evening at the home of the bride’s parents.

With a record crowd opening day the sixty-fifth annual Lycoming County Fair opened yesterday at Hughesville.

Billy Pewterbaugh, age 11 and Howard Pewterbaugh, of Pennsdale escaped serous injury or possibly death, when they received electric shocks while picking apples. Billy suffered severe burns on the head, shoulders, and hands, received when he was knocked from the tree through which passed a high tension wire.

Births: To Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Griggs, Muncy, at the Muncy Valley Private Hospital, a daughter.

Deaths: Lloyd B. Balliet, aged 59 years, retired meat merchant of Milton, died at the Geisinger Memorial Hospital, Danville, late Friday night, a few hours after undergoing an operation; John Clemens Eaton, the last remaining Civil War Veteran in Picture Rocks, and the last member of the Bryan Post G.A.R. of Hughesville, died at his home Friday afternoon, aged 88 years.

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50 Years Ago

The Luminary

Sept. 29, 1960

5 cents

Excessive blowing of horns as cars pass through Muncy will no longer be tolerated, Muncy Police D. E. Grenoble announced this week. He said he will enforce the state law regarding “unnecessary use of horns” in an effort to curb the needless horn-blowing at any and all hours of the day or night in the borough limits.

Alexander’s Radio-TV store will be opened in its new quarters on South Main Street, it was announced this week by Frank Alexander, owner and proprietor.

Miss Ann Marie Schooley was married on Saturday, Sept. 24 to Melvin K. Kepner.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Harer, daughter, Sept. 28. Mother former Edna Houseknecht; Mr. and Mrs. Harry F. Fry, of near Muncy, son , Sept. 26, Mother is the former Pauline Springer; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Andrews, of Montgomery, a son, Andrew Lee, Sept. 13, Mother is the former Ruth Urban; Mr. and Mrs. James Fenstermacher, of near Muncy, a daughter, Diane Marie, Sept. 13. Mother is the former Esther Foley; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kile, of Muncy, a daughter, Joanne Louise, Sept. 13. Mother is the former Jean Robbins; Mr. and Mrs. William Troxell, of Montgomery, a son, Jason Todd, Sept. 17. Mother is the former Nancy Ramp; Mr. and Mrs. James O’Conner, of near Hughesville, a son, Thomas Lee, Sept. 18. Mother is the former Leota VanHorn; Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Fear, of Hughesville, a daughter, Laurie Lynn, Sept. 18. Mother is the former Lynn Wells; Mr. and Mrs. Lionel Shadduck, of Muncy, a daughter, Jo Lee, Sept. 18. Mother is the former Bell Rohm; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Klinger, of Montgomery, a daughter, Tina Marie, Sept. 19. Mother is the former Linda Kehler; Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Hoffman, of near Muncy, a son , Sept. 21. Mother is the former Martha Jane Stauffer; Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Temple, of near Hughesville, a daughter, Donna Jean, Sept. 21. Mother is the former Ethel Kulp; Mr. and Mrs. Barton Smith, of near Hughesville, a daughter, Sept. 23. Mother is the former Lola Richards; Mr. and Mrs. Paul Hans, of near Milton, a son Sept. 25. Mother is the former Pauline Hill.

Deaths: Harry E. O’Connor, 73, Montgomery, died Sept. 20; Oscar O. Derr, 62, of Montgomery, died Sept. 21 at the Muncy Valley Hospital; William H. Burkholder, 73, long-time Muncy resident died Sept. 21. Miss Clara Gautsch, formerly of Hughesville, died Sept. 21; Frank Little, 88, Hughesville, died Sept. 22 after a short illness;

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Oct. 17, 1985

25 cents

People, footballs and and fireworks are expected to make homecoming ceremonies at Hughesville High School somewhat unique this year.

Allan Schwenk, a senior at Muncy High School has been named a semifinalist in the annual National Merit Scholarship program.

Births: A daughter, Brooke Elizabeth, born to Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Campbell of Muncy on Oct. 7. The mother is the former Cynthia Woodside; A son, Joshua Dan, born to Mr. and Mrs. Dan Gardner of Muncy on Oct. 8. The mother is the former Amy Markley; A son, Wyatt Ellis, born to Mr. and Mrs. Chester Shaffer of Muncy on Oct. 10. The mother is the former Deborah Keller; A daughter, Pamela Nicole, born to Mr. and Mrs. James E. Feigles of Hughesville. The mother is the former Sherry Dugan.

Deaths: Dorothy S. Boak, 74, of Montgomery, died Oct. 11 in Divine Providence Hospital; Walter G. Haupt, 82, a former principal of Montgomery High School, died Oct. 10 in Coudersport.

At the Ritz: “Mad Max”

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10 Years Ago

The Luminary

Oct. 11, 2000

35 cents

Hoping to give drive-thru customers a new and more convenient location, the Muncy Bank & Trust is negotiating to purchase the former Stein building at the corner of New and South Main Streets.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Albert Milheim III of Muncy, a son on Sept. 25. The mother is the former Heather a. Bogart; Mr. and Mrs. Jason M. Little of PIcture Rocks, a son on Sept. 26. The mother is the former Mary Shipman; Mr. and Mrs. Lancer Clay Thomas of Muncy, a daughter on Aug. 23. The mother is the former Tami Nicole Landon. Charlotte Bryson and James Thomas of Muncy, a daughter on Sept. 28; Mr. and Mrs. Edward Gee, Jr. of Muncy a son on Oct. 5. The mother is the former Jennifer Starr; Mr. and Mrs. Jason Paul Shultz, of Montgomery, a son on Sept. 27. The mother is the former Megan Irene Polliard.

Deaths: Violet F. Hill, 90, a resident of Muncy Valley Hospital skilled nursing unit, died Oct. 3; Alvin E. Miller, 89, formerly of Muncy Valley, died Oct. 9; Marion L. Hall, 63, of Montgomery, died Oct. 5; Beverly G. Fedder, 75, of Muncy, died Oct. 3; Hazel K. Snyder, 86, of Montgomery, died Oct. 5; Genevieve E. Fogelman, 84, of Muncy, died Oct. 8 in Muncy Valley Hospital; Donald X. (Ducky) Smith; 63, a resident of Linden, died Oct. 6.

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