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Peeks of the Past

By Staff | Mar 24, 2011

109 years ago

March 13, 1902

Mildred E., the four-year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward L. Bowers, died last Thursday afternoon.

Rollin Geasey, a 13-year old son of G. W. Geasey, with two companions were playing catch on the Reading railroad bridge that crosses Muncy Creek. They were on the top of the arch toward th river when Rollin fell, striking the rocks below suffering a bad concussion of the brain.

Thursday evening last, an enjoyable surprise party was given Mr. and Mrs. William Mulligan at their home on East Penn street. A number of their friends were present and all enjoyed themselves.

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103 years ago

March 16, 1911

75 Years Ago

Benjamin Renn, who enlisted in the u.S. Regular Army last year, is now in the PHilippines. He likes the life and says he wishes he had joined before he did.

The sapling bender, the poor men’s manure, the robin, and the onion snows have yet to come, so don’t get gay about shaking your winter flannels or thinking that spring has come.

Thomas Hess has purchased the home of Bert Renn, on Penn St., and will move into it within the next few days.

Harold, young son of Stephen Soars, who several weeks ago broke his arm, and had the bandages removed last Monday, delighted with his freedom took a jolly romp on an icy spot near his home and fell and fractured is arm again in the same place.

The engagement has been announced of Prof. William J. Dentler, formerly of this place, to Miss Clara Louise Snow, teacher of music in Susquehanna Institute at Selinsgrove.

The Muncy Luminary

March 12, 1936

3 cents

Citizens of Muncy were quite excited this morning when news spread about the town that the Susquehanna River was at a flood stage bringing the water to the highest mark since the year of 1902.

A transaction of unusual interest in Muncy, recently, was the purchase of the Muncy Pure Ice Plant, located on East Water St., by Mr. Jacob F. Murray, well known local ice cream and soft drink manufacturer.

Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Shoemaker announce the marriage of their daughter, Miss Geraldine Shoemaker, to Mr. A, LaRue Baker, of Montgomery.

Deaths: Mrs. Mary M. Pysher, aged 59 years, died Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock, at Danville; Benjamin F. Zarr, aged 62, of Muncy Creek Twp. died at his home following a stroke which he suffered three weeks ago.

50 Years Ago

The Luminary

March 9, 1961

5 cents

A series of five robberies of Muncy business places was reported over the weekend apparently the work of some inexperienced culprit in need of some loose cash.

Champions of the West Branch basketball conference for the first time in 21 years is Muncy high school following its 54-47 victory over Montoursville in play-off game.

“Aunt Cathie’s Cat”, a three-act mystery comedy will be presented by the MHS senior class.

The First Baptist church of Muncy will be the setting for the wedding of Miss Ruth A. Lucas, daughter of Mrs. J. Stanley Lucas and the late Mr. Lucas, and James Barry Ernst, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack O. Ernst, of Williamsport.

Mrs. Donald Berninger was named president Epsilon Eta Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi, sorority at the recent meeting of the group.

Mr. and Mrs. Clyde R. Yocum will observe their 50th wedding anniversary on March 19 with open house at their home near Muncy.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Storres Coppes, a son, Gregory Walter, Feb. 27., at the Lewisburg Evangelical hospital. Mother is the former Justene Muffly; Mr. and Mrs. Robert A Stryker, of near Muncy, a son, March 6, at the Williamsport hospital. Mother former Shirley D. Sampsell; Mr. and Mrs. Earl Beck, of Allenwood, a son, James Albert, March 4. MOther former Virginia McCormick; Mr. and Mrs. Carl Tallman, of Montgomery, a son, Kevin Dwayne, March 4. Mother former Charlotte Leech; Mr. and Mrs. Eldon Hilner, of Picture rocks, a daughter, sTacy May, March 5. Mother former Shirley Metzger.

Deaths: W. Cletus Merrell, 62, longtime Hughesville resident and teacher in the Hughesville schools for 17 years, died suddenly on Sunday morning, March 5, at his home, after suffering a cerebral hemorrhage; One of Lycoming County’s oldest residents and the elder citizen of Picture Rocks, Mrs. Margaret Roller, died at 9:45 a.m. Sunday, March 5, at the Muncy Valley hospital. She observed her 95th birthday last Christmas day; Mrs. Mary K. Straub, mother of Mrs. Iva Wolfe, of Muncy, died in Milton on Monday at the age of 69; Larue H. Davis, former resident of Muncy, died at Walter Reed hospital on March 4. He was 35 years of age; Harry J. Burley, 91, Montgomery, died March 3 at Muncy Valley hospital.

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March 27, 1986

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Muncy borough council approved the purchase of the Penn Hall Apartments, now known as the former Muncy Normal School, at a special meeting held March 20.

Muncy teams of “Olympics of the MInd” competing in the tournament are winners for the future and were winners among the 250 teams competing in the tournament.

Mr. and Mrs. John A. Schneider of Muncy announce the engagement of their daughter, Sandra Lee to Todd M. Arthur, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald C. Arthur of Muncy and Mrs. Carolyn L. Arthur of Clarkstown.

The marriage of Eleanor H. Murphy, of Santa Barbara, CA, to Robert N. Wilt, of Muncy, is being announced this week.

Daniel L. Hixon, 18, of Muncy, was presented his Eagle Scout award on Feb. 8 during the scouts annual awards banquet.

Birth: A daughter, Darcy LYnne, born to Mr. and Mrs. Terry Robbins of Unityville on March 19. Mother is the former Diane Kessler.

Deaths: Howard F. Summers, 79, of Muncy, died March 23; Tressa Boatman, 88, of Sonestown, died March 21; Harold C. (Johnnie),VanBuskirk, 89, MUncy, died March 21, in Muncy Valley Hospital; William C. Webb, 91, formerly of the Turbotville area, died March 23; William L. Steinruck, 58, of Unityville died March 21.

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March 28, 2001

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The condition of Muncy resident Christopher Holmes, a patient of Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, remains critical as of Tuesday.

Muncy School District faculty and administrators entertained the Myers Elementary students at last Friday’s school talent show. Twelve male members of the elementary faculty and administration gave a stellar performance during their rendition of Neil Sedak’s hit song “Calendar Girl”.

Wind Gap Knitwear, Inc., of Montgomery, was awarded a government contract making it necessary to put on a second shift of workers.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Robert Twigg, Jr., of Montgomery, announce the birth of a daughter on March 20. The mother is the former Denise Mahaffley.

Deaths: Rena E. Robbins, 81, of Unityville, died at the Millville Health enter on March 23; Harold C. “Din” Blair, 86, formerly of Duboistown, died March 22; Pearl F. Barto, 95, formerly of Montgomery, died March 24 at the Muncy Valley Hospital; Sara Gamble Neece, of Pennsdale, died March 22; Orville E. Rolfe, 95, formerly of Hughesville, died March 21; Chad E. Forsht, 25, died March 25 in Muncy; Eugene Larue Lauchle, 74, resident of Pennsdale, died March 25.