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Peeks of the Past

By Staff | Apr 21, 2011

109 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

April 10, 1902

Walter Corson, John Geasey, George Crawford and Ernest Dimm drank a quantity of oil of birch by mistake last Thursday and severely burned their throats.

A number of young men of this place have organized a tennis club known as the W.Y.L.T.K. Tennis Club. They have secured Corson’s lot on Washington street and will make a fine court on the lot.

100 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

April 13, 1911

Sunday, a son arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Wood and on Monday a daughter arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Fahrenbach.

Died: Martha Louse, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Feigles, died suddenly at the home of her parents, on Water St., Monday afternoon, aged five years.

One hundred and sixteen years ago today, April 13, 1795, Lycoming county was organized, being formed from a part of Northumberland county. The county is celebrating its natal day quietly, you may noticed.

DeLos Woodward, son of Mr. and Mrs. Emerson Woodward will sail from New York City, April 27, Roumania on the northern coast of Russia, near the Black Sea, where he has signed a 3-year contract with the Standard Oil Co.

75 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

April 9, 1936

3 cents

Headline: Contest Opens Here Today to Determine Most Popular Baby-Business Men Cooperate With Newspaper In Sponsoring Unique Plan to Select King or Queen of Babyland.

Eleven persons, passengers of a Transcontinental and Western airliner, died when the giant craft crashed into a mountainside near Uniontown, Tuesday morning, and was destroyed by flames.

At high noon today the Evangelical church here was the scene of an attractive spring wedding, when Miss Florence Edward, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Edwards, became the bride of Mr. Frederic E. Ruroede, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Ruroede, of Brooklyn, N.Y.

Died: Marvin E. Horn, aged 79, overseer of the poor for Hughesville Boro, died at his home Sunday afternoon following a long illness; John F. Ritter, of Muncy Township, died at his home Sunday evening, aged 69 years; Fred Burrows, a former resident of Picture rocks, Pa., late of York, died at his home Saturday; Rose Ann Brunner, aged 76, of Lock Haven, was found dead in bed Tuesday morning, death being due to a heart attack.

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50 Years Ago

The Luminary

April 8, 1961

5 cents

The newest faculty member of the Muncy JOint Schools is Mrs. Carol C. Pittenger.

The highlight for a busy year for he Muncy high school band members will come on Saturday, April 8, when they appear in the Parade of Princesses of the National Cherry Blossom Festival in the nation’s capital.

A new dress shop, to be known as “Lucie Decker” will be opened in Muncy on or before May 1., it was revealed this week.

Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Stolz, of MOntgomery, entertained at dinner honoring the birthday anniversary of the latter’s mother Mrs. Laura Derrick and her twin sister, Mrs. Lenna Snider, of Nordmont.

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Shaner and family visited with their daughter, Miss Sandra Shaner, at Washington, D. C.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Boyer and son Jay, Misses Rose Tuvelle and Ruth Ann Baker, of Springfield, Ohio, were guests of Mrs. John Boyer and Mrs. Anna Sheets.

The former Margaret Louise Grow, of Williamsport, married J.E. Pfleegor on Saturday, April 1.

The engagement has been announced of Mary Starr Lloyd to Malcolm B. Bartlow, son of Mrs. Henry G. Brock, of Muncy Farms.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Earl M. Shoemaker, of Muncy, a son, April 2, born at the Williamsport hospital. Mother former Mary Mendenhall; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Charles, of near Hughesville, a daughter, April 2, born at the Divine Providence hospital. Mother former Norma Jean Vandine; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mench, of Sonestown, a son, Joseph Allen, March 31. Mother former Vina Finogle; Dr. and Mrs. Craig Kift, of Turbotville, a daughter, April 1. Mother former Jean Aldridge; Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Carson, of near Muncy, a son, April 2. Mother former Marlene Burkhart; Mr. and Mrs. Robert McClain, of Hughesivlle, a son, April 2. Mother former Ida Leech.

Deaths: May Kurtz, 94, died at the Muncy Valley hospital on April 1 after a lingering illness; Abram R. Levan, 70, a longtime resident of Muncy, died April 4.

At the Ritz: Butterfield 8 with Elizabeth Taylor, Laurence Harvey and Eddie Fisher

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May 1, 1986

25 cents

Don Martin, a former Muncy man, runs the Boston Marathon.

Muncy Pack 24 District Pinewood Derby winers are Nathan Bigelow, Blaine Stiger, and Michael Pentz.

Action on appointment of an acting high school principal was tabled by the East Lycoming School Board following an executive session during the meeting MOnday night. The Junior/Senior Prom of 1986 Montgomery will be held on May 10 at the Quality Inn in South Williamsport.

Deaths: Sara S. Schreffler, 55, wife of Dean E. Schreffler, Hughesville, died April 24 following an extended illness; Hazel L. McCarty, 84, Montgomery, died April 25 in the Muncy Valley Hospital Skilled Nursing Unit; Roy K. Harriman, 71, Muncy, died April 27; Patricia Marie Brown, 30, died April 26; Elzada Dora Bartlett, 82, Montgomery, died April 26 at her home; Raymond C. Long, 83, Muncy, died April 24; Dorothy M. Girton, 78, Muncy, died April 23; Allen L. Brennan, 61, Montgomery, died April 25; Joseph E. Sweeney, 77, formerly of Unityville died April 22; David Allen Green, infant, died April 25 of natural causes.

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April 25, 2001

35 cents

Children and officials representing the R. J. Patrizio Community Pool accepted a $25,000 check from Representative Brett Feese, the result of a DCED Community Revitalization Program grant.

Scott McLean, guest speaker at the Muncy Little League Opening Day Ceremony, throws the opening pitch to catcher, Matt Johnson, beginning the 55th season for this organization.

Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Grove, of Muncy, celebrated their 30th anniversary on April 25.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Earl L. Lindauer of Montgomery, a son on April 2. The mother is the former Christie Pace; Misty Miller and Charles Shoemaker of Montgomery, a son, on April 17.

Deaths: Joseph A. Kuhns, 90, of Williamsport, died April 21; Francis O. “Smitty” “Jack” Smith, 73, of Muncy, died April 21 in the Muncy Valley Hospital emergency room; Catherine (Stafford) Vognetz, age 88, passed away at home on April 20; Robert E. Shoemaker, Sr., 88, of Hughesivlle, died April 21; William A. Hummel, Sr., 42, of Hughesville, died April 18; Howard A. Koch, 78, of Montgomery, died April 22 at his home.