Peeks of the Past
109 years ago
Dec. 19, 1901
A sad drowning occurred at Port Penn, Thursday afternoon, the victim being Theodore Brass, the 5-year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ollie C. Brass. Young Brass, accompanied by Ralph Hitesman were playing on an old flat boat in the river when the lad fell off.
A number of young men of this place organized a club of about 20 members and their room are in the Gundrum building. They have named it the “Lotus Reading Club.”
Misses Edna Downing, Clara Bailey and Annadell Harris attended a six o’clock dinner at the home of MR. and MRs. D.W. Shollenberger, in Montgomery, n Friday evening last.
John W. Swartz, of Pennsdale, slaughtered a large porker last week. IT raised the beam at 576 pounds. Nearly live cans of lard were obtained.
103 years ago
Dec. 19, 1907
75 Years Ago
Mrs. H. M. Lightfoot and Miss Edith Bruner have returned from Philadelphia and Miss Marion Robb from Pittsburgh.
Mrs. Edith Albright and daughters, Frances and Carlene, left on Tuesday for PHiladelphia, where they will spend two weeks.
Miss Florence Crawford is home from New York City to spend the Christmas vacation with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Crawford and family.
Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Anderson were called to Williamsport on account of the death of their daughter, Mrs. Wright.
The Muncy Luminary
Dec. 19, 1935
About fifty Rotarians and guests assembled at the Rotary supper last Friday night, were privileged to hear an interesting talk given by R. George Harvey, special agent in charge of the Pennsylvania Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Justice.
Muncy’s main street at night sure does nook brighter since bigger lights have replaced those small candle power lights that have kept us in the wilderness for several years.
Mrs. Sallie Clapp is quite seriously ill at her home in South Market street, with pneumonia.
Deaths: Mrs. Zitella X. Snook, wife of Ward E. Snook, formerly of this place died at her home in Shamokin on Sunday afternoon, aged 71 years and 7 days; James Pierson Fague, a former resident of Muncy and employee of Sprout, Waldron &Co., ,died Tuesday morning at the home of his daughter in Collegeville, after an illness of five weeks, aged 79 years.
Ad: Tobacco Pouches 50 cents and $1-Purpuri’s Drug Store
50 Years Ago
Dec. 15, 1960
A seven-inch snowfall, accompanied by brisk frigid winds provided a prelude to winter, which doesn’t officially arrive until next Wednesday.
William Smith, valley telephone pioneer under whose leadership dial operations were installed in the West Branch Bell Telephone company died Tuesday, Dec. 13, at the Fernandez Nursing Home, where he had been a guest in recent years.
Births: A daughter, Beth Ann, was born Dec. 9 to Mr. and Mrs. William E. Edgeworth, of Md. The mother is the former Marie Iron, of Montoursville.
Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Keller, of Hughesville, announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Delores M. Keller to Daniel Clay Fought.
Mrs. Bruce Starr Jr., Music chairman, presented the Rev. Robert E. Berger, pastor of First Baptist Church, who showed a film of beautiful picture depicting the Christmas story interspersed with carols which the group joined in singing.
At the Ritz: The Story of Ruth
Ad: Christmas Trees Fir and Spruce-$1.00 up, Lundy’s, Muncy.
Jan 2, 1986
The engagement of Miss Deborah A. Lowe to Mr. H. Donald MacDerment JR. has been announced by the bride-elect’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles L. Lowe, Muncy. Mr. MacDerment is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh MacDerment, Muncy.
On Nov. 23, Geargea A. Shifflet became the wife of AT2 Roland E. Thomas Jr. in a ceremony at the Muncy Presbyterian Church.
Pvt. Wayne V. Hall, son of Vincent C. and Frances A. Hall of Montgomery, has completed 12 weeks of training at the U.S. Army Infantry School, Fort Benning, GA.
Dr. and Mrs. Philip S. Kift announce the engagement of their daughter, Debra J. Kift to Thomas Taylor, son of Mrs. Vivian R. Taylor and the late Thomas Taylor.
Births: A son, Jesse Eugene, born to Mr. and Mrs. Terry Poust of Hughesville on Dec. 18. Mrs. Poust is the former Cindy Lynn; a son, Clayton Rocco McCollough, born to Mr. and Mrs. James Barr, Muncy, on Dec. 20. The mother is the former Cornelia Boher; A daughter, Jillian Erin, born to Mr. and Mrs. Michael Mitchell, Muncy on Dec. 20. Mother is the former Kathy Andrews; a daughter, Sara Lu, born to Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Dietterick, Unityville on Dec. 25. Mother is the former Phyllis Bozzuto; A daughter, Holly Elizabeth, born to Rev. and Mrs. William Feeser, Muncy on Dec. 28. Mother is the former Ruth Winters.
Deaths; Everett T. Laughlin, 78, Muncy, died Dec. 25 in Divine Providence Hospital; Ruth Bigger, 59, of Muncy, died on Dec. 18 at her home; Mary Jane Allen, formerly of Muncy died Dec. 12; Jay R. Moser, 51, of Muncy, died Dec. 19; at Muncy Valley Hospital; Luther Bankes, 53, of Muncy, died Dec. 24, at Lysock View; Mary L. Swisher, 97, of Unityville, died Dec. 27 in Millville Health Care Center; Marvin E. Kline, 64, of Unityville, died at his home on Dec. 26; Elsie E. Poff, 74, Muncy, died Dec. 27 in Pompano Beach, Fla.; Lyle Carter Hill, 79, a native of Hughesville, died Dec. 25 in Fla.
Ad: Ski at Crystal Lake Camps
Jan. 4, 2001
After much discussion, the Muncy Borough Council, voted to grant the request of St. Andrew Lutheran Church to raze the house owned by the church of 213 South Main Street.
Robin Sanner of Muncy won $10,000 by entering iWon.com’s internet cash giveaway contest.
Mr. and Mrs. Harold J. Egli (Cork) and Connie) recently marked their fiftieth wedding anniversary with a family celebration at Mountainview Bible Camp in Snydertown. The couple was married in Williamsport on Dec. 23, 1950.
Births: Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur E. Shaner of Hughesville announce the birth of twin daughters on Dec. 13. The mother is the former Wendy S. Crammer; Mr. and Mrs. Eric R. Bowersox of Muncy announce the birth of a son on Dec. 16. The mother is the former Kayleen D. Green; Mr. and Mrs. Lou Gansell of Unityville announce the birth of a daughter on Dec. 16. The mother is the former Jody A. Rauch; Mr. and Mrs. Mark Phillips of Montgomery announce the birth of a son on Dec. 20. The mother is the former Kristy Botts.
Deaths: Bertha K. Bardo, 87, formerly of Muncy, died Dec. 30; Norma J. Fulmer, 62, of Montgomery, died Dec. 22; Dorothy L. DeWald, 79, of Pennsdale, died Dec. 27; Helen Lukens Kummer, 85, a Montgomery native, died Dec. 19; William James Swank, 38, formerly of Unityville, died Dec. 26; Earl C. Tressler, 60, former school board President, of Pennsdale, died Dec. 29; Edie V. Fahnestock, 78, of Hughesville, formerly of Clarkstown, died Jan. 1 at home; Jean A. Rynearson, 88, of Muncy, died Dec. 26; John A. Bubb, 84, of Muncy, died Dec. 23 at home; Arthur Minier, 79, of Hughesville, died Dec. 22 at his home; Alice C. Betzer, 89, of Muncy, died Dec. 30 following a brief illness; Rose F. Rizzo, 81, of Williamsport, died Dec. 18; Patricia A. Dolan, 65, of Hughesville, died Dec. 23 at home;