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Peeks of the Past

By Staff | Feb 8, 2011

109 years ago

Jan. 30, 1902

Married: At the home of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Poust, on East Penn street, on Wednesday afternoon, Miss Tillie Flack, of Lairdsville and Edward Renn, of Jordan Township.

William Madison and mother, of Moreland, in the spring will move into the house formerly owned by Andy Maurer, on Green Street.

Mrs. John Quinn, while walking in front of the resident of Mrs. Drusilla Hower, Sunday morning, slipped and fell, breaking her right arm.

G.B. M. Frey will move his family to his farm in Clinton township in the spring.

103 years ago

Feb 2, 1911

75 Years Ago

Thomas Wood has received word he passed a very successful examination before the Board of State Law examiners. He is a son of William J. Wood, of Prospect Hill.

Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Grover Frey, on Thursday last, a daughter. To Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Lenvy, Thursday last, a daughter. To MR. and MRs. Frank Bussler on Friday, a daughter. To Mr. and Mrs. Frank Egli, on Saturday, a son.

Marriages: Benjamin Anderson and Miss Mary Fetterman, both of town were united in marriage last Thursday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Funston Hill, at Newberry. Edna May Buck and William R. Kolchner, both of Muncy were united in marriage at the Pine Street Methodist Church in Williamsport, last Monday.

Harold, the young son of STephen Soars slipped on an icy pavement recently and in attempting to save himself struck a wall with his right arm with such force that the bone was badly fractured.

Last week George Frontz purchased the plant of the Hughesville Mail, and will hereafter conduct that publication.

The Muncy Luminary

Jan. 30, 1936

3 cents

Residents of Muncy and surrounding communities participating in the World Bridge Olympic on Tuesday evening, Feb. 4, will experience the thrill of knowing that Contract Bridge players in metropolises and remote hamlets in all corners of the earth will be testing their skill at the same hour with the same hands.

Obits: Col Thomas W. Lloyd, 80, veteran newspaper man, dean of Lycoming County historians, former lawyer, died at the Williamsport Hospital Saturday morning at 2:45 o’clock; Mrs. Elizabeth Shoemaker, widow of Harry Shoemaker, former residents of Pennsdale, died Monday, Jan. 27th, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Joseph Hatton, with whom she made her home at Newtown Square, Pa.; Phineas Houseknecht, aged 2, died Monday at his home near Lairdsville.

Ad: Edward Bayley & Sons, Muncy, Pa. – Hard Coal

50 Years Ago

The Luminary

Jan 26, 1961

5 cents

A proposed merger of the Muncy and Clarkstown Methodist church congregations, with the probability that a new edifice will be built somewhere east of Muncy, will be discussed by representative groups of both churches at a meeting next Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. Howard Smith left Muncy on Tuesday to take up new duties at the Methodist Home for Children in Mechanicsburg.

Production of components for high-precision weapons locating radar equipment for the U.S. Army Signal Corps will begin Feb. 1 at the Muncy plant of the computer products operations of Sylvania Electric Products Inc., Orville H. Jensen, operations manager has announced.

A kindergarten school will open at the George A. Ferrell school on Friday, Jan. 27. Approximately 20 pupils will attend. The teacher is Mrs. Dan Little.

Mrs. George Swartz, of near Pennsdale, fell on the ice Tuesday morning at the State Correctional Institution at Muncy and fractured her left ankle.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Eddy, of near Muncy, a daughter, Jan. 18. Mother former Connie Price; Mr. and Mrs. Richard E. Miller, of Montgomery, a daughter, Jodie Jean, Jan. 29. Mother former Carolyn Edwards; Mr. and Mrs. George Hilner, of near Danville, a daughter Christina Marie, Jan. 20. Mother former Pearl Brouse; Mr. and Mrs. William Little, of Pennsdale, a daughter, Lisa Diane, Jan. 20. Mother former Joan Frick; Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Gardner, of near Muncy, a daughter, Shirley Ann, Jan. 21. Mother former Beverly Fry; Mr. and Mrs. Leon Reese, of near Hughesivlle, a son, Ronald Leon, Jan. 22. Mother former Barbara Lowe; Mr. and Mrs. Harry Frey, of near Muncy, daughter, Jan. 24. Mother former LInda Bartlow; Mr. and Mrs. Francis Charles, of Muncy Valley, daughter, Jan. 24. Mother former Sarah Long.

At the Ritz: Midnight Lace with Doris Day

Ad: Stein’s Sales & Service-Dodge Dart!!

Feb. 13, 1986

25 cents

Pauline Montgomery, owner of Montgomery Pharmacies in Hughesville and Montgomery, announced that she, along with husband, George, and son Tom, has purchased Dow’s Pharmacy, 24 S. Main Street.

Angie Sheets, daughter of Bonnie L. Sheets, Hughesville, has qualified to represent the Hughesville High School Music Department at the District 8 Band Festival.

Mr. and Mrs. Larue Kurtz, Muncy celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Feb. 3.

Birth: A daughter, Cassandra Marie, born to Mr. and Mrs. Alan Phillips of Hughesville. Mrs. Phillips is the former Vicki Minier.

Muncy senior forward Mike Kilgus hit his 1000th point from the foul line early in the second period during the Indians contest with the Red Raiders of Montgomery on Feb. 8.

Deaths: Brady W. Miller, 95, of Unityville, died Feb. 6 in Muncy Valley Hospital; Mary Kathryn Young, 58, Turbotville, died in Muncy Valley Hospital on Feb. 6 where she was taken by ambulance after being stricken at her home; Elmer E. McCabe, 67, formerly of Muncy, died Feb. 9 in Cumberland County Home; Joe L. Derr, 75, a Lairdsville native, died Feb. 6 in Williamsport Hospital; Floyd F. Gilbert, a car dealer in Montoursville and Muncy since 1927, died Feb. 9 at his home; Emanuel L. Shaner, 65, of Hughesville died Feb. 8 in the intensive care unit at Muncy Valley Hospital; Ora R. Weaver, 80, of Muncy RD 5, died Feb. 7 in Muncy Valley Hospital; Alice M. Person, 85, formerly of Allenwood, died Feb. 10 in Muncy Valley Hospital; Cora M. Palmer, 97, of Hugehsville died Feb. 6; Collins DeWald (Jake), 70, of Muncy RD 3, died Feb. 6.

Ad: Beaver Lake Winter Racing

Feb. 14, 2001

35 cents

Muncy Police Chief Richard Sutton receives a Quick Response Service certificate from the Lycoming County Division of Public Safety.

The Muncy Public Library hosted a day of making Valentine greeting cards last Saturday morning.

The Muncy High School Hall of Fame committee is please to announce the selection of Ed Heincelman, class of 1964 and Mike Gaydon, class of 1993, for induction into the Athletic Hall of Fame.

Laurie Bay, librarian at Muncy PUblic Library, gave a presentation about groundhogs to second graders at the Myers Elementary School Library on Groundhogs Day.

Visiting The Luminary last week were the first grade students from Deborah Decker’s class at Myers Elementary School. The class, along with Mrs. Hogan’s, was on a walking trip around town, also making a stop at the Muncy Post Office.

Deaths: Clarence E. Wolfgang, Sr., 74, of Muncy, died Feb. 12 at the Muncy Valley Hospital; Lucile L. Ritter, 96, of Montoursville, died Feb. 10, in Lancaster.