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Peeks of the Past

By Staff | Mar 15, 2011

109 years ago

March 6, 1902

Albra Wadleigh a Pinter passed away peacefully his home on South Market street, last evening, at 8:30 o’clock, in the 43rd year of his age.

Saturday evening at the Baptist Parsonage in this place, two of Muncy;s well known young people were united in marriage. They were John Ernest Hoffman, a popular teacher at the High School, and Miss Bessie Sprout, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. Edgar Sprout.

Yesterday afternoon about 2:30 o’clock the roof of the dye house at the plant of the Muncy Woolen Mills company on Market street, collapsed, and two men, Samuel Rogers and Thomas Opp were injured, one quite badly.

Miss Sarah DeLaney returned home on Sunday after a visit of several months with MRs. Willis Sprout, at Galeton.

Last Thursday evening Ernest Edwards gave a very enjoyable party to a number of his gentlemen friends at his home on East Penn Street.

103 years ago

March 8, 1911

75 Years Ago

Married: Charles Berton DeHass and Miss Blanch Irene Gowers, both of town, were married last Wednesday evening at the parsonage of St. Marke’s Lutheran Church, in Williamsport. The happy couple will reside in town. Mr. DeHass is proprietor of a baker.

Archie Tolbert has enlisted in the cavalry service, U.S. Army, and was sent from the recruiting office in Williamsport to Fort Slocum, on Tuesday.

Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Rogers of near town announce the marriage of their daughter, Elsie, to William G. Eastburn, at Wilkes-Barre on Tuesday August 16, 1910, by the Rev. John Masterson.

The Muncy Luminary

March 6, 1936

3 cents

Two Muncy students at Bucknell University, Thomas Jr. and Harry Wood, sons of MR. and Mrs. Thomas Wood, Main street, have been named on the Dean’s Honor List for excellence in scholarship during the past semester.

Carl Narber, 4-year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Narber, is a patient at the Williamsport Hospital, where doctors have pronounced his trouble as encephalitis, or inflammation of the brain. It is commonly known as “sleeping sickness” although in this case the child has lost control of his legs.

Deaths: John H. Soars, Sr., died at the home of his daughter last Thursday at the age of 82 years; C. Rolland Muffly, age 45 years, well known resident of Turbotville, died Friday morning at 11 o’clock at his home.

At the Ritz: Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy in Rose Marie

Ad: Mother Gray’s Sweet Powders for Children.

50 Years Ago

The Luminary

March 2, 1961

5 cents

Warm temperatures, melting snow and heavy showers combined their forces and delivered a one-two punch last weekend.

Russell Douty, sixth grade teacher in the Muncy Elementary school, revealed this week that he does not plan to continue teaching after this term is completed.

Wedding vows were exchanged Saturday, Feb. 25, to Miss Patricia Helen Chambers, of Williamsport, to Samuel R. Fry, of Pennsdale.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Fred Sheatler, of Watsontown, a daughter, Penny Lee, Feb. 22. Mother former Maxine Keiser; Mr. and Mrs. Richard F. Buck, of Montgomery, a son, Richard Lynn, Feb. 23. Mother former Carol Cameron; Mr. and Mrs. Ludrick Edkin, of near Muncy, a son, James David, Fe. 23. Mother former Martha Feigles; Mr. and Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Ranck, of Allenwood, Feb. 27. Mother former Barbara Klinefelter; Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Lorimer, Jr., of Muncy, a son, Feb. 27. Mother former Mary Carson; Mr. and Mrs. George Bartlow, of Mucy, daughter, Feb. 28. Mother former Mary Jane Buck; Capt. and Mrs. James W. Montague, of Tripoli, Africa, are the parent Mr. and Mrs. James E. Montague of Hughesville; Mr. and Mrs. Max R. Persun, of Muncy, son, Feb. 28. Mother former Shirley Fredericy.

Deaths: Catherine Swope died Feb. 22 at Geisinger hospital, a resident of the area southeast of Muncy; Alta Sanders, Hughesville, died Feb. 22 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Hervey Frantz; Carla Gray, 90, of Hughesville, died Feb. 28 at Lysock View; Cloyd M. Fraley, 75, of near Hughesville, died Feb. 27 in Muncy Valley Hospital.

At the Ritz: “The Marriage-Go-Round

Ad: Betty’s Dress Shop, 3 South Main St., Muncy

March 20, 1986

25 cents

An overheated deep fryer in the kitchen is listed as the cause of the fire that destroyed the Good Times tavern on Miller Avenue Tuesday afternoon.

Miss Julia Lynn Brittain, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James F. Brittain, Muncy, became the bride of Lt. Michael J. Hulyo, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thaddeus F. Hulyo, Hughesville, Feb. 22.

Births: A daughter, Lindsay Marie, born to Mr. and Mrs. Richard Michael, Muncy in March 12. Mother is the former Gina Hunter; A son, Tyler Scott, born to Mr. and Mrs. Donald Shoup, Hughesville, on March 12. Mother is the former Amy Cater; A son, Curtis Lee, born to Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Phillips, Jr., Turbotville, March 14. Mother is the former Mary Ann Morton; A daughter, Amber Leigh, born to Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Moyer, Hughesville, on March 15. Mother is the former Jamie Fry; A daughter, Kelsey Ann, born to Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Murphy, Allenwood, on March 15. Mother former Valerie Pardoe; a daughter, Brittany Lane O’Connor, born to James Thomas O’Connor Jr. and Greta Crain of Muncy on March 15.; a son Michael Randall, born to Mr. and Mrs. Randall Valone of Muncy on March 15. Mother is the former Christine Himmler.

Deaths: Stanley W. Allen, 64, Hughesville died March 13, in the intensive care unit at Muncy Valley Hospital; Cora E,. Boers, 91, of Montgomery, died March 12 in Muncy Valley Hospital; Carrie Blanche Shook, 78, formerly of Muncy, died March 14; Melva A. Gault, 76, formerly of Montgomery, died March 1.

Ad: Bob McCormick Grand Opening, Hughesville

March 21, 2001

35 cents

Christopher Holmes, a 16-year old junior at Muncy High School remains in critical condition at Geisinger Hospital in Danville, where he was life-flighted last Wednesday following a two-car accident on Rout 405 east of the Interstate 180 interchanged.

Muncy High School Girls Basketball coach, John Brink, was named Mid-Penn Conference Division II coach of the year while Amy Kile was named Mid-Penn Conference Division II player of the year at the banquet held last Wednesday night. Kile averaged 14.8 points per game, leading Division II of the Mid-Penn Conference.

Sounds of woodworking are resonating from within a shop on Lafayette Street in Muncy, bring activity back to a place that has been sitting idle for more than two years. This is where Robert Soars the multi-talented Muncian will work to make another of his drams a realty.

The Muncy Historical Society and Museum of History, has received notification that its 8-Square Schoolhouse Project has been selected by Preservation Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission to receive the prestigious 2001 PA Historic Preservation Initiative Award.

According to a map on public display at the Muncy Creek Township building, Weis Markets Inc. is slated to build on the east corner of Route 442.

Births: Lesley A. Roberts and Erik M. Haefner, of Hughesville, a daughter on March 5.

Deaths: John Robert “Bob” Burchfield, Sr., 69, formerly of Montgomery, died March 15; Betty R. Titman, 71, of Muncy, died March 14; Phyllis Ann Barto, 72, of Muncy, died March 17; E. Jane McLean, 91, formerly of Lock Haven, died March 13; Hazel A. Newcomer, 83, of Williamsport, died March 12; Clara Elizabeth Renninger, 93, a resident of Montgomery, died March 14; Harold G. Marmor, age 84, father of a Muncy resident, died March 12.