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Peeks of the Past

By Staff | May 24, 2011

109 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

May 22, 1902

The good work of repairing the side walks on our streets goes on. and Irvin Schoch is now having a fine stone pavement laid in front of his residence.

Harry Shoemaker, of Montoursville, delivered an address before the Normal School last Friday afternoon.

F.W. Camp, William Orner and David Gundrum were among those who attended the Circus in Williamsport on Monday.

100 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

May 25, 1911

Silas D. Renn and Walter Corson leave on Sunday for Slate Run where they will spend several days looking over their old hunting grounds, which were recently burned over by forest fires destroying their cabin and contents.

The Muncy Sons of Veterans’ band played for St. Albans Commandery of Philadelphia, in the big parade at Williamsport Tuesday. The band made a fine appearance, having thirty-four men.

James A. Pressler and wife have transferred a property in Muncy Creek Township to William I. Banshaf for a consideration of $1,800.

Tuesday more than 400 tickets were sold at the Reading Station for Williamsport. On the morning train, leaving at 6:23, 200 persons journeyed to Williamsport.

75 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

May 21, 1936

3 cents

An “operetta, “The Riddle of Isis,” will be stated May 29 in the Muncy -Muncy Creek High School.

May Eileen Shrey, Lucy Pauling, Mildred Foresman, May Levan and Margaret Waldron Renn, members of the nursing class of the Muncy Valley Hospital will graduate.

Died: Minerva Belle Little Warburton of Eagles Mere, died April 2 at the age of 95 years and four day.

Personals Dorothy Stolz, of Muncy, wed Elwood C. Stackhouse of Hughesville on Thursday, May 14; Miss Roxcie E. Montague, R.N., of Muncy was united in marriage on May 2 to Eber H. Smith, R.N. of N.Y.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Goering are being congratulated upon the birth of a daughter, Charlotte Marie, on May 9; A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Jordan O. Whitmire on May 14th, who has been named Charles Steven.

Ad: Phillips Delicious Southern Soups

50 Years Ago

The Luminary

May 11, 1961

5 cents

Wayne Sager, senior at Muncy and son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Sager, of near Muncy, had been selected for one of three special scholarships awarded by the PP & L company.

Formal resignations of two Muncy elementary teachers, Mrs. Henry Crawford and Miss Margaret Walters.

Effa Jean Malloy of Carlisle, and Robert R. Edwards, of Muncy, were married on April 29 at 2 p.m. in St. John’s Lutheran church.

Engagement announced of Irene Hunkler to Richard F. Prince of N.J., son of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick W. Prince of Muncy.

Mrs. Paul Winner, who will terminate her duties as secretary in the Muncy high School office was honored at a tea given by the High School Parent-Teacher association. Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Bieber and son Max, of Muncy and Robert Hardesty, of Hughesville, spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Roman L. Eiswerth, of New York.

Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Sprout and family have moved from Motel 220 on South Main to the house formerly owned by Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Burrows, Operating the motel and store and living there now are Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Printzenhoff, of Muncy. Mrs. Printzenhoff is the former Mary Artley.

Here on leave visiting his wife is A/lc Robert Mausteller, Loring A.F. Base, Maine.

No deaths reported.

At the Ritz: All in a Night’s Work with Dean Martin and Shirley MacLaine

Ad: A&P-2 – Iceberg Lettuce-2 heads 23 cents

May 29, 1986

25 cents

Montgomery-A local boy had the opportunity of a life time last week when he got the chance to meet Hulk Hogan, the professional wrestler. Jerry Thomas, 6, and his family were taken to Pittsburgh through the efforts of Making Dreams Come True.

Cadet Scott A. Diehl, of Muncy, graduated from Virginia Military Institute.

The engagement was announced of Donna Gray, formerly of Hughesville, to Donald B. King II.

Births: A daughter, Stephanie Nicole, was born to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Johnson, Hughesville, on May 20. The mother is the former Kim Gardner; A daughter, Rachel Sue, born to Mr. and Mrs. John Stiger, of Hugehsville on May 22. Mother former Lori Andrews; a daughter, Jamie Lyn, born to Mr. and Mrs. Jon Markel of Montoursville on May 22. Mother former Linda Gordner; a son, Eric Steven, born to Mr. and Mrs. Steven Barto, of Muncy, on May 24. Mother former Pattie Burkhart; Twin sons, Kevin James and Kurtis Matthew, to Teri Mause of Muncy and David Simox on May 24.

Deaths: Kline Plotts, 72, Huntersville, died May 27; Thelma P. Stamets, 77, of Montgomery, died May 22; Edna Sones Hill, 77, formerly of Muncy/Hughesville, died May 22.

Ad: Grumman Fishing Boats, Hall’s Leisureway, Inc., near Lycoming Mall

May 31, 2001

35 cents

The Muncy Historical Society officers officers, project volunteers and former students, received the prestigious Preservation Initiative Award in Community Involvement from Preservation Pennsylvania Inc.

Muncy’s annual Memorial Day parade-Despite threatening weather, crowds cheered on what many proclaimed as a wonderful parade, culminating in a memorial service at Muncy Cemetery.

Hannah Jaquith, daughter of Kim Patterson and Stephen Jaquith of Muncy, has been accepted by the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp International Exchange Program in Twin Lake Michigan, and will be part of their Ballet Ensemble program this summer.

Edna McBride of Muncy, the only member of the class of 1931 at the Muncy Alumni Banquet, was the second oldest alumna in attendance.

Birth: Mr. and Mrs. Joshua G. Strouse of Montgomery, a son on May 21. The mother is the former Rachael Showers.

Deaths: Jesse M. Houseknecht, 84, of Hughesville, died May 22; Hazel E. Young, 94, formerly of Montgomery, died May 26; Betty Jo Hunt Ryan, 60, of Hughesville died May 22; Susan Reed Robbins, 49, formerly of Montgomery, died May 27 at home; Elwood B. Moon, 82, formerly of Watsontown, died May 24; William A. Newcomer, Jr., Hughesville, died May 22; Ruth K. Taggart, 90, died May 24 at Muncy Valley Hospital; Esther Shaner formerly of Hughesville died May 22.