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Peeks of the Past

By Staff | Mar 2, 2011

109 years ago

Feb. 20, 1902

Silas Renn has been appointed rural mail deliverer by the Government for the townships of Muncy Creek, Moreland and Wolf.

Married: By A.W. Gibson at his home in Muncy, February 18, George W. Karschner, of Hughesville, and Miss Jennie A. Biddle, of Clarkstown; Miss Bertha Merrill was tendered a very enjoyable birthday surprise party last Wednesday evening in honor of her 20th birthday anniversary.

Two solid loads of pleasure seekers drove to Pennsdale and surprised Mrs. Daniel Egly on Wednesday. It was a perfect surprise, the evening was pleasantly spent and an excellent supper was served.

103 years ago

Feb 23, 1911

75 Years Ago

Married: Miss Mabel B. Clark and Edwin C. Bubb were married last Wednesday afternoon at the parsonage of the First Baptist church in Harrisburg.

Charles Anderson, the noted all around musician and member of Grange’s Orchestra, died at the Williamsport Hospital this morning where he had been taken for treatment.

Augustus Hess, the barber, who some weeks ago fell down the steps at his home, injuring his chest, did not feel the effects of his fall until the present, when a severe cold has set in, laying him up for some time.

The Muncy Luminary

Feb. 20, 1936

3 cents

The Muncy Luminary this week began to move its machinery and equipment from the building it has occupied for the past 94 years or 95 years to the store room in the P.O.S. of A. building on West Water street. formerly occupied by the E.V. Barnes Shoe Store.

Obits: Mrs. Emma Poust, widow of the late Amos Poust, died Wednesday morning at her home on Green street, aged 73 years, 7 months and 12 days; Raymond M. Erdley, aged 47 years, died at the office of a local physician at 11 o’clock Friday shortly after he was taken suddenly ill while working on the WPA project oat the State Industrial Home.

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50 Years Ago

The Luminary

Feb. 16, 1961

5 cents

The marriage of Miss Beverly Jane Schriner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rollyn G. Schriner, of Montoursville, to Allen Ward Gilbert, son of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd F. Gilbert, of Montoursville, was solemnized in Bethany Lutheran church on Feb. 11.

Wayne Bradburn, Muncy high school senior this week was designated as on of 10 nominees who can take the exam for appointment in the Merchant Marine Academy from the 17th Congressional District.

Russell A. Stetler, former principal; of the Hughesville school, has retired from the N>N. school system according to word received by friends here this week.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Temple, of near Muncy, a son, Michael Wayne, Feb. 9. Mother former Shirley Robbins; Mr. and Mrs. Richard Warg, of Hughesville, a daughter, Susan Marie, Feb. 9. Mother former Kathy Renninger; Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Gardner, of near Montgomery, a son, Irvin Kenneth Jr., Feb. 10. Mother former Barbara Smith; Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Wagner, of near Muncy, a son, Denny Lee, Feb. 10. Mother former Sarah Hall; Mr. and Mrs. Paul Temple, of near Hughesville, a daughter, Stacha Marie, Feb. 11. Mother former Vivian Shaner; Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Lee, of Eagles Mere, a son, Feb. 11. Mother former Marjorie Cole; Mr. and Mrs. Donald Smith, of Montgomery, a daughter, Tina Marie, Feb. 11. Mother former Janet Brown; Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Harer, of near Montgomery, a son, Feb. 12. Mother former Betty Hummel; Mr. and Mrs. George Felix, of Watsontown, a son, Feb. 13. Mother former Mary Ann Tupper.

Deaths: Mrs. George D. Berger, longtime Muncy resident, died Feb. 9 at the Muncy Valley hospital; Charles Painton, 74, Picture Rocks, died Feb. 11; Essie Zeigler, 76, Muncy, died Feb. 12 at her home.

At the Ritz: “The Apartment” with Jack Lemmon

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March 6, 1986

25 cents

Muncy Valley Hospital is opening their second Med Plus, family medical care Center on March 10. The Montgomery facility will have available equipment for diagnostic X-rays.

Miss Catherine F. Wilson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob W. Wilson, Willaimsport, became the bride of Terry Ray Baker, son of Mrs. Wanda E. Baker, Hugehsville on March 1.

Mr. and Mrs. James Hitesman, Muncy, will observe their 65th wedding anniversary on March 19.

Muncy elementary school students took first place in the Elementary Division of the Olympics of e Mind competition held on March 1 at Montoursville High School,

Deaths: Beverly A. Buck, 58, of Montgomery, died March 1; Nelle Eddy, 95, a Picture Rocks native, died Feb. 24 in Arlington Hospital; Robert M. Frey, of Muncy, died Feb. 25 in Williamsport Hospital; Irene J. Ault, 73, of Muncy, died Feb. 27 at Muncy Valley Hospital.

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March 7, 2001

35 cents

The Keystone Hook and Ladder Company firefighters saved the life of a family pet on Feb. 26. The fire was located off Kepner Hill Road in Muncy Creek Township.

The Lady Indians, under the leadership of Coach John Brink and Assistant Coach George Henry, captured the District IV basketball title.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Jason Phillips of Muncy, a son, on Feb. 22. The mother is the former Rebecca Murphy; Mr. and Mrs. Kyle Bowen of Muncy, a daughter, on Feb. 12. The mother is the former Amy L. Betz; Mr. and Mrs. Brian Meckley of Muncy, a son, on Feb. 24. Mother is the former Jennifer Wachter.

Deaths: John C. Reich, 28, of Williamsport, died March 1; Kathryn R. Biggar, 89, of Muncy, formerly of Pennsdale, died March 4 at her home; George David “Skip” Lamper, 79, of Muncy, died March 3 at Manor Care South Willaimsport; Mildred M. Lauchle, 87, of Muncy, died Feb. 28, at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Muncy Valley Hospital; John C. Rohm, 69, of Muncy, died March 5.

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