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Peeks of the Past

By Staff | Nov 30, 2010

109 years ago

Nov. 28, 1901

A very pretty wedding took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Henry J. Angle, Thursday at high noon, when their daughter, Julia, was married to Mr. Frank Wise, of Lewisburg. Rev. R.W. Runyan officiating.

The Lewisburg High School foot ball team defeated the Muncy High School team on Saturday by the score of 5 to 0. During the game Ernest Dimm had his collar bone dislocated.

Mr. and Mrs Calvin Schooch, Mrs. Edward Sprout, Mrs. Milton Meck and son Herbert, and Miss Edna Schoch attended the funeral of the former’s father, Charles Schoch at Bobst Mountain, on Sunday.

103 years ago

Nov. 28, 1907

L. C. Winegardner returned from Linden Hall on Saturday where he had been for some time in the interest of Sprout, Waldron and Company.

James Blackwell and J.S. Murphy, who have been engaged in erecting the foundations of Hervey Dimm’s new residence on So. Washington Street, spent Sunday at their homes in Montoursville.

Miss Annadel Harris celebrated her birthday anniversary on Thursday, and in honor of the occasion entertained a number of her friends.

75 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

Nov. 28, 1935

3 cents

George Narber, of this place, was instantly killed and his body horribly mangled, late Saturday afternoon, when he fell beneath the wheels of a Reading train at Williamsport.

Mr. and MRs. Lee Frantz, of Montgomery, were severely injured Sunday afternoon, when the car in which they were riding was struck by a Pennsylvania Flyer on the Second Street crossing in Montgomery.

Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Roberts, on Wednesday, a son; to Mr. and Mrs. Harwood Vredenberg, last Thursday, a son; to Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Edwards, a son; to Mr. and Mrs. Earl Michael, South Main Street, a son.

Deaths: Henry Strouse, aged 82 years, 9 months and 3 days, died at his home on South Washington street on Tuesday morning of pneumonia and complications; Clarence L. Peaslee, aged 64 years, prominent Williamsport attorney, and assistant district attorney, died last Friday evening at his home following a sudden heart attack; Kenneth R. Bubb died at his home in Michigan on Sunday evening, Nov. 24th, aged 44 years; Miss Otie Opp, age 21 years, of near Jerseytown, died on Friday afternoon at the Bloomsburg Hospital, death was attributed to grippe, complicated with other ailments with which she had suffered for almost a week; Mrs. Lottie Seitz, aged 71, died at her home on West Penn Street Monday following an eight weeks illness.

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50 Years Ago

The Luminary

Nov. 24, 1960

5 cents

Miss Celia Gray, superintendent of the State Correctional institution at Muncy, has submitted her resignation effective, Jan 1 1961, it became known this week.

A social side of the Thanksgiving season in the Muncy are will be highlighted by the sixth annual holiday dance at the Muncy high school gym on Nov. 25.

Miss Eva Cruse is spending the holiday season with her brother, E.J. Cruse, and sister, Miss Ethel Cruse.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Fisher, of near Montgomery, daughter, Amy Jo, Nov. 10. Mother former Edith Weary; Mr. and Mrs. Elwood Miller, of Montgomery, daughter, Linda Joy, Nov. 12. Mother former Vera Schenck; Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Seig, of Hughesville, son, Edwin Leroy Jr., Nov. 12. Mother former Charlotte George; Mr. and Mrs. James Brink, of Hughesville, son, William David, Nov. 13. Mother former Reba Wentz; Mr. and Mrs. Richard Burley, of Montgomery, daughter, Sharon Lee, Nov. 13. Mother former Elinor Smith; Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Mingle, of near Mucy, son, Timothy Scott, Nov. 14. Mother former Nancy McCollum; Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Pedro, of Laporte, son, Nov. 15. MOther former Loretta Houseknecht; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bieber, of Montgomery, son, Nov. 15. Mother former Toni Houseknecht.

Deaths: John A. Eiswert, 77, died in Montgomery, on Nov. 15 after a lingering illness; Sarah Elizabeth Sheasly, Muncy, died Nov. 20 at Lysock View.

At the Ritz: “All the Fine Young Cannibals” with Natalie Wood/Robert Wagner

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Dec. 5, 1985

25 cents

The Community Action Program (CAP) is sponsoring a Mistletoe Trail Tour on Dec. 8. There are eight buildings open to the public.

The Board of Advisors for the Outstanding Young Men of America awards program announced that Gary E. Harris of Muncy was selected for inclusion in the 1985 edition of “Outstanding Young Men of America”.

On Nov. 30 Debra Broerman became the wife of Kent Stiger in a ceremony in Dallas, Pa.

On Nov. 24 at a ceremony, Sarah Louise Bubb and Pasquale Thomas Verrastro were married at the Muncy Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Paul Toms officiating.

Penelope Lynn Myers became the bride of Mark Steven Irrgang on Nov. 26. The bride is the daughter of JoAnn Baylor, Muncy; and Robert Baylor, Muncy.

Births: A son, Darrin Paul, born to Mr. and Mrs. David Bower, of Montgomery, on Nov. 19. the mother is the former Judy Brouse; A son, Shawn Michael, born to MR. and Mrs. Michael Murphy of Allenwood on Nov. 21. The mother is the former Charlotte Bennett; A son, Bryan Keith, born to Mr. and Mrs. Dale Eveland, Montgomery on Nov. 27. The mother is the former Connie Jean Swisher; A son, Chad Michael, born to Mr. and Mrs. Terry Buck of Muncy on Dec. 1. The mother is the former Kay Brelsford.

Deaths:Violet H. Wyland, 80, of Hughesville was pronounced dead on arrival at Muncy Valley Hospital on Nov. 25 after being stricken at the home of her daughter; Winifred E. Smay, age 60, former teacher of Muncy School District, died Nov. 29 at her home; Elizabeth L. Hoffman, 77, a Picture Rocks native, died on Nov. 24; Leon G. Fry, 69, of Montgomery, died Nov. 28; Bradley Thomas Farrar, infant son of Timothy S. and Mary Ellen Karschner Farrar, of Muncy, died Dec. 3, in the emergency room of Muncy Valley Hospital; Alma Muir, a resident of Williamsport and Muncy for the past 46 years, died Dec. 1; Rollin Stolz, 91, of Muncy, died Dec. 2, at the Muncy Valley Hospital.

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Dec. 6, 2000

35 cents

Muncy school board member Crystal Colburn nominated current president Scott Graham to serve another year as president. He was unanimously elected to the position.

Mr. and Mrs. Claus arrived in town last Saturday during the annual tree lighting ceremony of the Muncy Post Office.

Miss Kristen McKay. daughter of Robert and Joanne McKay, and Robert W. Langer, son of Richard and Janet Langer, all of Muncy, were united in marriage on Nov. 11.

A new barn with high tech conveniences was shown to the public last Saturday at an open house hosted by owner James Wagner of Muncy.

“A Lovely Name Medley” duet was sung by Melinda Miller of Pennsdale and Bobbi Grieco of Hughesville at the Community Advent Service sponsored by the East Lycoming Ministerium and hosted by Moreland Baptist Church last Sunday evening.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Matthew M. Leonard of Muncy, announce the birth of a daughter on Nov. 11. The mother is the former Heather Seese; Mr. and Mrs. Dale E. Schooley of Muncy, announce the birth of a son on Nov. 19. The mother is the former Crystal A. Bryson; Mr. and Mrs. Michael Puderbaugh of Muncy announce the birth f a daughter on Nov. 25. The mother is the former Mary Wilk.

Deaths: Erma C. Sones, 83, of Muncy, died Nov. 28 in Muncy Valley Hospital; John J. Rechel, 54, of Muncy, died Dec. 2 at his home; Kathryn D. Crawford, 90, formerly os Watsontown, died Nov. 30; Kathryn S. Balliet, 92, a resident of the Skilled Nursing Unit of Muncy Valley Hospital for five years, died Dec. 1; Leon Kenneth Watts, Unityville, died Dec. 2 at home.