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Peeks of the Past

By Staff | May 10, 2011

109 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

May 1, 1902

The James Boys’ League of this place, played a game of baseball with the East Muncy team Saturday, and the game resulted in a score of 13 to 12 in favor of the James Boys’ League.

William Madison, who recently moved here with his family from Moreland Township, has bought the lot owned by Joseph Reibsam opposite the M.E. Church on So. Market street, on which he will erect a fine residence.

Married: On April 16, by the Rev.G. L. MacIntosh, at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Noble C. Butler, at Indianapolis, Dr. J. Boyd Risk and MIss Mary Browning. Dr. Risk is an old Muncy boy.

100 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

May 1, 1911

The automobile law of the state limiting the speed of autos to 12 miles per hour on streets, is daily violated in this place.

Died: Mrs. Grover C. Reeder, of this place, died at the Koser Sanitarium, in Williamsport Friday morning, following an operation. The remains were brought to the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kolh, on Washington street.

Charles W. Harter,t he druggist, while at work in his store last Thursday, fell and badly sprained his arm. While the injury is a very painful one, it is rapidly healing.

Woolen underwear is still out of the moth bag.

75 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

April 30, 1936

3 cents

Headline: Popular Kiddie Contest Sponsored by Merchants Begins on Saturday-Muncy Business Men and The Muncy Luminary Cooperating In An Event to Determine Most Popular Kiddie To Receive Big Cash Award for Honor

Miss Melva Dewalt, 23, of near Montgomery, was instantly killed last Thursday afternoon when the coupe in which she was riding was struck by a southbound PA Railroad flyer, near the Montgomery Lounge Company where she was employed.

Frank A. Reeder, age 67, president of the First National Bank of Hughesivlle; proprietor of the C. W. Reeder Lumber Co., and brother of our townsmen, Milton E. and Robert K. Reeder, died of an acute heart attack about 1:30 o’clock last Friday afternoon while driving his car at Picture Rocks; Mrs. Harvey Albeck, of East Penn street, died about 9:30 this morning (Thursday) a short time after suffering a stroke at her home; Mrs. Mary C. Edwards, widow of Herbey Edwards, died early Friday morning at the home of her son, Iram L. Edwards; Mrs. Nancy M. Gundrum, widow of William Gundrum died Monday morning, aged 84 years; Benjamin F. Snyder, 79 year old resident of Huntersville, died Friday afternoon; Rev. Michael S. Derstine, died Sunday morning at the home of his daughter, aged 71; Raymond D. Vanderbilt, 65, died of a heart attack last Saturday; Amon C. Bartlow, 56, of Opp, died at his home Thursday afternoon after a year’s illness; George W. Dewald, aged 29, died at his home in Anthony Township, died after a week’s illness with pneumonia; Seymour Artley, 67, died Wednesday morning at the home of his daughter in Hughesville.

At the Ritz: The Dion Quintuplets in “The country Doctor” and May West in “Klondike Annie”

50 Years Ago

The Luminary

April 27, 1961

5 cents

The Rev. Gerald Bischof, pastor at the Church of The Resurrection in Muncy for the past 13 years will become pastor of St. Mary’s parish in Pittston on May 11.

Balloons, ping pong balls and fluorescent footstep patterns are among the ideas Muncy merchants will use for special promotion of semiannual Sidewalk Days.

Valley Market, one of the area’s newest businesses, has planned its grand opening on Friday and Saturday.

Mrs. Mabel Boyer is spending a few weeks at Pittsburgh with her son, Ray Boyer, and Mrs. Boyer, and Mrs. Boyer, and at Springfield, Ohio, with her son Charles Boyer and family.

Sandra Moore, Harry Snyder and James Wood were first place winners from their grades in the annual spelling bee held at Muncy Elementary.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. George Hulien, of Montgomery, a daughter, Shari Beth, April 21. Mother former Grace Nuss; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hall, of Hughesville, a son, Joseph Patrick, April 23. Mother former Mary Ellen Fay; Mr. and Mrs. Marlin Wertman, of Muncy, a daughter, April 25. Mother is the former Naomi Vandine; Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Spring, of Muncy, a daughter, April 25. Mother former Jean Miller.

Deaths: Joseph A. Rydle (Sam), 36-year old Montgomery resident, was killed instantly in an automobile ac

At the Ritz: Kerr, Mitchum and Ustinov in “The Sundowners”

Ad: Paul’s-Carter’s knits the sleeping-est sleepers

May 15, 1986

25 cents

Gary Steele, of Montgomery, teaches music at Muncy High School and will present a one-man show of his artwork during May on display at the Community Room of the James V. Brown Library.

The regular worship service at Bethany United Methodist Church, Hughesivlle, was dedicated to Ithana Myers of Hughesville.

The Muncy School Board authorized its solicitor to bring suit against those responsible for the defective roof at the elementary school at the board’s regular meeting.

Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Pentz, Montgomery, observed their 40th wedding anniversary on may 12.

Tom Ott of Montoursville and a 1963 graduate of Muncy High School and James Egli of Slippery Rock and a 1940 graduate of Muncy were selected for Muncy Hall of Fame.

Births: A son, Clifford Earl III, was born to Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Bower Sr., of Montgomery, on May 5, 1986. Mrs. Bower is the former Cynthia Confer; A son, Blaine Ryan, was born to Shelle Mingle of Muncy on May 9; A son, Brent George, was born to Mr. and Mrs. Daren Bitler of Muncy on May 11, 1986. Mrs Bitler is the former Valerie Chaya.

Deaths: Clyde M. Thompson, 63, of Muncy died May 11; Emma Young, 98, formerly of Montgomery, died May 3; Myra A. Krimm, 90, formerly of Muncy and Hughesville, died May 5; Nelle Davis Eschenbach, 64, formerly of the Muncy area, died May 12.

Ad: Gibbs “Used Cars”-’84 Pontiac Fiero Cpe….$8,495

May 16, 2001

35 cents

Muncy Police Chief Richard J. Sutton and members of the Keystone Hook and Ladder Company demonstrate an Automated External Defibrillate unit at a fund raiser held at Paul Geringer Hall.

Hughesville High School students Adam Wachter and Andrea Baylor were winners of a contest to create a logo to present Hughesville’s upcoming sesquicentennial.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert L Fritz, of Muncy, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on May 13

On May 19 Wayne Houseknecht and his family will host an open house to celebrate a century of family ownership of their 59-acre farm, located one mile east of Clarkstown.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Michael F. Hoffman of Muncy, a daughter on May 9. The mother is the former Meg A. Bingaman; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Flevrant of near Pottsville, a daughter on May 6. The mother is the former Elizabeth Hanna, of Muncy.

Deaths: Helen Marks Gray, 71, of Hughesville, died May 9; Paul D. Emerich, 73, formerly of Montgomery, died April 4; Jack Berger, 79, of Hughesville, died May 11; Margaret A. Hobbs, 88, formerly of Muncy, died May 7; David W. Feigles, 78, Montgomery, died May 14

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