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Peeks of the Past

By Staff | Dec 7, 2010

109 years ago

Dec. 5, 1901

Two of Muncy’s progressive young men, Boyd and Frank Rogers, have purchased the grocery store of Geo. L. Painter, on South Main street, and took charge on Monday morning.

Cards are out announcing the marriage of Miss Francis Elizabeth, daughter of Mr. and Mrs William Wood, to Mr. J. H. Espenshade, of State College on Dec. 19.

Newton Bair, has received a letter from the War Department stating that his son, John, who has been in the Philippines, is on his way home.

103 years ago

Dec. 5, 1907

James D. Brewer, died at the Soldier’s Home at Erie, Pa., on Friday of last week, and his remains were brought to Muncy on MOnday and taken to the residence of his son, Thorn.

Mr. and MRs. Parvin Keller, of Muncy, and Mr. and Mrs. E.P. Starr, of Jersey Shore, attended the Steiner-Lockard nuptials on Thursday.

On Wednesday, Nov. 25, Muncy’s oldest male inhabitant, Jeremiah Tallman, passed the 91st mile-stone on his journey through life.

It is fourteen years since the bridges in Lycoming County were made free and the collecting of toll abolished.

A family Thanksgiving dinner was given at the home of Frederick Opp, on Muncy, R.D. 3. Mr. Opp is 87 years old and four generations were represented at the gathering.

75 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

Dec. 5, 1935

3 cents

A pretty home wedding took place in a setting of chrysanthemums and autumn leaves, Wednesday night, Nov. 27th at Elizabeth, NJ when Miss Jane Kirby Rath, became the bride of William Paul Lee, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry B. Lee, of this place.

A very pretty wedding was solemnized shortly after noon on Thanksgiving Day in Lewisburg when Miss Virginia Gowers, daughter of MR. George Gowers of this place, and John Eisenhauer were united in marriage.

Miss Bonnie O’Connor, of this place, was married Nov. 27 in York, Pa to John Hashner, Jr. of Glen Rock.

According to a dispatch sent to a Williamsport paper, Lewis Bubb, son of Mrs. Lester Fieste, of this place, suffered an accident several days ago in which he lost the sight of his right eye.

Deaths: F.O. Sanders, formerly of Watsontown, died suddenly Tuesday while transacting business in Washington D. C. according to word received here; Simon P. Clees, aged 80 years, a former resident of Muncy, died at his home in Detroit Monday evening.

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50 Years Ago

The Luminary

Dec. 1, 1960

5 cents

The East Lycoming school board gave final approval to the seven-room school to be built in Lairdsville, and reported that construction should get underway early in 1961.

C. Arwood Snyder, lifetime Muncy area resident, will begin his duties on Dec. 19 as business manager of the Muncy Joint Schools and secretary to the joint board.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Leon Bartlow, of Lairdsville, daughter, Pamela Louise, Nov. 16. Mother former Sylvia Reese; Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Neil Snyder, of Muncy, daughter , Pamela Jo, Nov. 16. Mother formerly Joan Koons; Mr. and Mrs. George Eugene Temple, of near Muncy, daughter, Donna Michelle, Nov. 18. Mother formerly Lois Rupert; Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Wise, Jr. of Montgomery, daughter, Shirley Diane, Nov. 20. Mother formerly Dorothy Keifer; Mr. and Mrs. Lee Stackhouse, of Unityville, son, Gale Wayne, Nov. 21. Mother formerly Donna Raup; Mr. and Mrs. Freeman Strasser, of Hughesville, daughter, Torie Kay, Nov. 21. Mother formerly Verna Simmons; Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Ball, of Muncy, daughter, Lena Doris, Nov. 21. Mother formerly Lula Short; Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Eichenlaub, of near Muncy, son, Elmer Wayne, Nov. 22. Mother formerly Beverly Kile; Mr. and Mrs. Earl McClintock, of Muncy Valley, a daughter, Janice Elaine, Nov. 22. Mother formerly Helen Springer; Mr. and Mrs. John Clees Jr., of Muncy, daughter, Crystal Lynn, Nov. 23. Mother formerly Mary Wolfe; Mr. and Mrs. Bradley Fulmer, of Montgomery, daughter, Debbie Jean, Nov. 25. Mother formerly Norma Clark; Mr. and Mrs. Doyle Dudson, of Hughesville, son, Rodney Glenwood, Nov. 25. Mother former Barbara Stackhouse; Mr. and Mrs. Marlin Crawford, of near Muncy, son, Kenneth Wayne, Nov. 25. Mother former Wanda Holiday; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Henderson, of Hughesville, daughter, Elizabeth June, Nov. 25. Mother formerly Grace George; Mr. and Mrs. William Artley, of near Montgomery, son, Steven Richard, Nov. 25. Mother former Marian Hill; Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Wright, of near Muncy, daughter, Georgia Ann, Nov. 26. Mother former Connie Phillips; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gawblick, of near Muncy, daughter, Diane Marie, Nov. 26. Mother former Marie Clayton; Mr. and Mrs. William Aunkst, of Muncy, daughter Holly Ann, Nov. 28. Mother former Marjorie Young; A daughter was born Sunday, Nov. 27 to Mr. and Mrs. Vernon W. Baylor. The mother is the former Doris E. Murray.

Deaths: W. (Wesley) Harold Hackenberg, longtime Muncy resident died Nov. 26, after a lengthy illness. His age was 59; John Budd Lamade, a teacher in Easty Lycoming schools for the past two years, died early Wednesday, after an illness of several weeks.

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At the Ritz: Frank Sinatra, Angie Dickinson, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. in “Ocean’s 11”

Dec. 12, 1985

25 cents

Unless the unexpected occurs Grumman Allied Industries Inc. will get a $1.3 billion contract to manufacture almost 100,000 delivery trucks for the U.S. Postal Service.

Council discussed plans to name the Green Street baseball field the J. Glenn Brelsford Memorial Field in honor of the late council president.

Walter Bohner, Muncy and Brian Montz, Muncy, won the bicycles at the Christmas Party held at the Ritz Theatre Dec. 8.

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

Mr. and Mrs. George M. Wilt, of Muncy, will observe their 50th anniversary on Dec. 14.

Mr. and Mrs. Gordon R. Stroup, Sr., of Mucy, were recently honored at a surprise open house by their children at the Fireside Room of the Hughesville Friends Church.

Army Pvt. Robert G. Miller has arrived for duty with the 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

Shirley Schneck and Charles Gansell were wed on Nov. 29 in a candlelight service at the Baptist Church in Picture Rocks.

Births: A daughter, Holly Nicole, born to Mr. and Mrs. Keith Shaner of Hughesville on Dec. 6. Mother is the former Kathryn Balzer.

Deaths: Grace B. Deckard, 92, a Muncy native, died Dec. 8 at Evangelical Community Hospital; Dorothy A. Yanney, 59, of Muncy was pronounced dead on arrival at Muncy Valley Hospital Dec. 7 after being stricken at home; Marjorie Stohler Wenzel, 73, of Hughesville, died Dec. 4 at home; Kenneth B. Hill, 72, of Hughesville, died Dec. 6 in Divine Providence Hospital.

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Dec. 13, 2000

35 cents

Borough councilman Rick Ohnmeiss, chairman of the Christmas lighting project, accepts a $700 check from Dick Langer, Muncy Rotary Club, director, to help defray the cost of new Christmas snowflakes adorning Main and Water streets.

Last Wednesday, the Williamsport-Lycoming Chamber of Commerce honored local educators for their extraordinary contributions to the education profession. Additionally students were recognized for their exceptional work. Those honored from our area were: Muncy-Mark Temons and Ivonne Rojas; Carol Lundy and Maliza Gianetto,; and Stephen Rinker, and Collette Carpenter.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. McManigal, of Pennsdale, celebrated their 50th anniversary on Dec. 15.

Deaths: Bailey J. McCarty, 2, of Montgomery, died Dec. 8 in Hershey Medical Center; Gary Eugene Fuller, 34, formerly of Muncy and Montgomery, died Dec. 9 in the Evangelical Community Hospital; Glen Charles of Sonestown, died Dec. 5, at Geisinger Medical Center; Charlotte Mae Hall, 68, of Muncy, died at her home following an extended illness; Gary Eugene Fuller, 34, formerly of Muncy, died Dec. 9 in the Evangelical Hospital.