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Peeks of the Past

By Staff | Apr 12, 2011

109 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

April 3, 1902

Frank Rupert and Frank Colley, members of the Seventy-Third U.S. Infantry, stationed at Fortress Monroe, arrived home Sunday and will spend some time with their friends.

Mr. and Mrs. Morris Colley gave a pleasant birthday party for their son, Myron, at their residence on Washington street, Monday evening, in honor of his 11th birthday. the evening was spent in games and other amusements, and an excellent supper was served.

Miss Rebecca Banzhaf, pleasantly entertained the members of her Sunday school class of the Lutheran church at her home on Monday evening.

100 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

April 6, 1911

Thomas Hess has purchased the property of Bert Renn, on WEst Penn Street. Mr. Renn will leave in a short time for Florida, where he will engage in truck farming.

John Rissel Schoch died at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. Irvin Schoch, last Friday morning, aged twenty-nine years. The deceased had been making his home in Orange, N.J., where he was employed as a druggist.

Married: Miss Milgie R. Knight and Edward R. Mulligan, both of Muncy, were married Saturday evening in the parsonage of St., John’s Lutheran Church, Williamsport, by Rev. W.F. Rentz.

Married: John Winter and Miss Pearl Garnhart were united in marriage Monday evening, at the Lutheran Parsonage, by the Rev. William F. Steck. They will go to housekeeping in their newly furnished home on Mechanic street within a few days,

75 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

April 2, 1936

3 cents

Following a complete cleaning of all homes, cellars and yards in the flooded section of Muncy, and a thorough disinfecting of those places, practically all of the families driven from their homes have been able to return and resume a normal life.

Shortly after 1:00 o’clock Wednesday afternoon the Keystone Hook & Ladder Company was called to the rooms next to the Muncy Banking Company, being used as Red Cross Disaster headquarters.

Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Stroup on Tuesday nigh, a 7-pound boy. To Mr. and Mrs. Earl Hyde, of Williamsport, R.D., formerly of this place, on Wednesday, March 25, a 7 1/2 pound girl who has been named Jo Anne.

Announcement: I have opened a ladies’ apparel shop in the room over the R.E. McCarty Store, and will be pleased to show my friends an exquisite line of ladies’ dresses, lingerie, hosiery and accessories. Also children’s sumer dresses-Mrs. R.E. McCarty

Ad: Corns Quickly Safely Removed-Dr. Scholl’s Zino-pads

50 Years Ago

The Luminary

March 30, 1961

5 cents

Arthur Monroe Danley, 18, son of Mrs. S. Maude Danley, of near Hughesville, and James LaRue Rine, 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Johnson, of Newton Falls, Ohio, are presently undergoing basic raining at the Lackland Military Training Center, San Antonio, Texas.

Miss Ellen Stroup, MHS senior and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Stroup Sr., emerged as top winner in an area high school gymkhana held last Saturday at Lock Haven with more than 250 contestants.

The former Ruth Arlene Lucas, daughter of Mrs. Stanley Lucas and the late Mr. Lucas, and Mr. Ernst, son of Mr. and Mrs. John O. Ernst, of Williamsport were married in a candlelight ceremony on March 25.

St. John’s Lutheran church was scene of the early spring wedding of Kay Elizabeth Houseknecht and George E. Showers, Jr., on March 25.

Mr. and Mrs. William L. Miller of Las Vegas, Nev., announce the engagement of their daughter Nancy Carol to Airman 2/c Clinton E. Lynch, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl E. Lynch, of Outlook, Wash. The Millers are former Muncy residents.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Roland Stepp, of Muncy, a son, Robert Edward, Mar. 22. Mother former Lena Arthur; Mf. and Mrs. Melvin Sherwood, of near Muncy, a son, Melvin Robert Jr., March 26. Mother former Mary Webster; Mr. and Mrs. Dale Phillips, of Sonestown, a daughter, March 27. Mother former Mary Bowersox; Mr. and Mrs. Burton Bowers, of Dushore, a son, March 27. Mother former Dorothy Smith; Mr. and Mrs. David Neufer, a son, March 28. Mother former Miriam Crawford; Mr. and Mrs. John C. Burley, of near Muncy, a son, March 22. Mother former Frances E. Fuller; Mr. and Mrs. Ronald E. Spring, of near Montoursville, daughter, March 23. Mother former Nancy L. Snyder; Mr. and Mrs. Kent E. Myers of Huntsville, Ala., daughter, Nancy Joan, March 15. Mother former Mary Ann Allen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nick Miller of Muncy.

Deaths: William L. Pewterbaugh, of near Muncy, died March 26 at his home; Edith J. Laylon, 80, of Picture Rocks, died March 17.

At the Ritz: “Where the Boys Are”

Ad: Feed & Clean automatically with a Badger

April 24, 1986

25 cents

Lee Meredith, the attractive blond actress who is seen regularly on TV as “The Doll” with Mickey Spillane and the Miller Lite Beer All-Star crew, will appear Sunday, April 26, at the Lycoming Mall.

Koppers Company, Inc…. and Combustion Engineering, Inc. announced recently that they have signed a letter of intent for the sale of Koppers Sprout-Waldron Division to a subsidiary of Combustion Engineering.

Muncy borough council met in special session April 17 to override Mayor Anthony Rizzo’s veto of ordinance no. 400. That ordinance gives council authority to borrow $50,000 need for the purchase of the Penn Hall apartments at 46 South Main Street. Council voted unanimously in favor of the override.

Births: A daughter, Samantha Jo, born to Billie Jo Ohnmeiss of Hughesville on April 14; a daughter, Erilea Jane, born to Mr. and MRs. Mark Charles of Hugehsville on April 17. Mother former Diana Rider; a daughter, Ashley Elizabeth, born to Mr. and Mrs. Larry Long, Muncy, on April 21. Mother former Heidi Hopkins.

Deaths: Lester J. Stover, 68, of Montgomery, died April 14; Ernest Fredrickson, 75, Montgomery, died April 19 at Muncy Valley Hospital; G. Jean Sypher, 71, Picture Rocks, died April 15 in Lysock View; Kenneth M. Flick, 81, former borough resident, died April 21; Pauline E. Bosch, 75, of Muncy, died April 17.

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April 18, 2001

35 cents

Kathi Blaker of Muncy and Kathy Burkhart of Hughesville worked with Honduran dentist during their mission trip to Honduras.

Rehearsing for the upcoming musical “George M” are Peter Ruhl as George M. Cohan, Kara Rising as George’s mother, Amanda Turner as his sister and David Knowlden as George’s father. Performances will be held this Friday and Saturday in the Muncy High School auditorium.

Michelle Lee Nuss, of Muncy, became the bride of David Mark Forsythe, on Dec. 30.

Frank Poust, formerly of Picture Rocks, was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel by Brigadier General Michael Vane on Dec. 28.

Jason O’Neill and Melanie Faux were united in marriage on April 6 by the Rev. Joseph O. Weber, at St. Frances X Cabrini Parish at Wyoming, PA.

Helping Bea Harradine celebrate her 90-plus birthday with lunch and cake at Janice K’s Diner were Gerry Cummings, Marion O’Dell, Bea and Grace Gardner, Margie Pfleegor, Lana Newman and Jean Camp.

Births:Mr. and Mrs. John M. Treese Jr., of Montgomery, a daughter, March 28. Mother is the former Darla M. Diehl.

Deaths: Helen C. Bobb, 84, of Watsontown, formerly of Muncy, died April 14; Austin Michael Coleman, the son of Amanda Lynn Gottschall and Christopher Michael Coleman of Picture Rocks, was stillborn at Williamsport hospital on April 11; Dorothy M. Minnich, 79, of Nazareth, died April 10; Marian T. Mankey, 83, of Williamsport, died April 8; Rose May Miller, 44, of Pennsdale, died April 13 at Geisinger Medical Center; Arlena J. (“Twink”) Burley, 86, of Montgomery, died April 14.