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Peeks of the Past

By Staff | Jun 7, 2011

109 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

June 12, 1902

Samuel Heller and wife, of this place and the latter’s sister, Mrs. Morris Whitmire, of Canton, are in New YOrk City, the guest of Mrs. George Edwards.

T.B. Eaker and wife, and Jordan Walton and wife drove to Washingtonville on Sunday and visited Billmyer’s Game Park.

We believe it would pay some of our citizens to go and see the wonderful crop of early potatoes growing in the garden of Mr. Joe Fahrenbach on S. Main St. The tubers have outgrown the hills, and some time ago in order to keep the sun from turning them green he dug a trench with pick and shovel around each potato. The other morning he was seen with a cant hook trying to roll-them over so their further growth wold not be retarded.

Romaine Hassrick has gone to Eagles Mere, where he has secured a position in the Crestmont Inn as bell boy.

100 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

June 15, 1911

A quiet wedding took place at St. James Church at 6 o’clock this Thursday morning,when Prof. Sylvester B. Dunlap was united in marriage to Miss Fan Bodine.

Miss Fannie A. Houseknecht of this place, stenographer at Harrisburg has announced her engagement to Creighton Yeager, a resident of Harrisburg.

For the third time in six months Harold Soars is suffering from a broken arm, having fractured the member last week.

Sunday evening during the severe storm that passed over this place the house of Isaac Gortner, on New Street, was struck by lightning, knocking down the chimney.

75 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

June 11, 1936

3 cents

Kenneth Ray Bieber, 12-year sold son of Mr. and Mrs. Foster Bieber, Muncy, met his death in a tragic manner, last Friday morning, while assisting with the farm work at his home near here.

Miss Janet Worthington, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Howard K. Worthington, of West Penn Street, and Mr. Ernest H. Englehardt, Supervising Principal of the Muncy Schools, were united in marriage at a quiet ceremony on early Monday morning.

Mr. Frank W. Tule of Muncy has lately purchased the purebred Percheron Stallion, Leno 218734 from F. M. Countryman of Rochelle Ill.

Little Jean Eaker, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Eaker, is seriously ill of rheumatic fever.

Doe Rickholt of Muncy has invested in a new outboard motor, and has no boat. Mrs. Rickholt has purchased a new sleigh from a Turbotville dealer, and has no horse. All suggestions thankfully received.

At the Ritz: “Everybody’s Old Man” with Irvin S. Cobb

Ad: Green Dragon Restaurant, Muncy

50 Years Ago

The Luminary

May 25, 1961

5 cents

“Luminettes B Lorraine” column winner in State’s Better Writing competition.

Ava Jo Hilner, a graduate of Muncy, is one of 313 members of the senior class at Bloomsburg State college will will receive degrees on Sunday.

Bowser Manufacturing Company, Firm Making Model Railroad Engine Kits, Comes to Muncy.

Miss Maryellen Waldron named president of Woman’s Club.

Glenn S. Lunger to be speaker for Memorial Day service in Hughesville.

Mrs. Laura Derrick spent a couple days in Philadelphia where her sister, Mrs. Lena Snider is hospitalized.

Cheryl Campbell, six-year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Campbell, had a tonsillectomy at the Divine Providence hospital.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Donald Edinger, of McEwensville, daughter, May 16. Mother former Lois Shaner; Mr. and Mrs. Carl Gottschall, of near Muncy, son, John Nelson, May 17. Mother former Betty Wilson; Mr. and Mrs. James Ritter, of near Hughesville, daughter, Mary Megan, May 18. Mother former Megan Griffith.

Ad: A&P-Sirloin, Porterhouse, and Rib -75 cents a pound.

At the Ritz: Cimarron

June 12, 1986

25 cents

Bobby Langer won 4-H division champion at Muncy Rotary Horse Show.

James Weaver of Laporte, appointed principal at Muncy’s Myers Elementary School.

Lester Campbell and his horse visits Myers Elementary students for the sixth year.

Artist Ken Hunter donates print to Wendell Taggert for hospital lawn party at Muncy.

Pearl Vandine Myers, wife of Arthur Myers, Muncy, celebrated an 80th birthday.

Barbara Sampsell elected president of Montgomery’s Bower-Decker American Legion Post.

Patty Ann Milheim, Watsontown, weds Rodneu Lee Margargle of Muncy.

Erin K. Knarr, Muncy, weds Ty L. Hall of Montgomery.

Bucknell graduates included Charles W. Amer III, Muncy; Gary H. Bacon, Hughesville; and Carol T. Murray, Muncy,

Mansfield graduates included Lee Hulsizer, Ron Puterbaugh, Edward Robbins Muncy; and Kathy Nogle, Montgomery.

Julie and Jennifer Tobias were recognized for exceeding 400 hours volunteering at Muncy Valley Hospital.

June 6, 2001

35 cents

Retired educators included G. Richard Dietz, Muncy; and William Sandmeyer, Montgomery.

Regan Campbell asked the community to send supplies to school children while stationed in Kosovo.

The Rev. Dr. Don Edwards, pastor of St. Andrew Lutheran Church in Muncy, observed the 25th anniversary of his ordination.

Jeffrey Cox of Muncy, student at Bishop Neumann High School received a scholarship to attend the Governor’s School of Excellence for teaching at Millersville University.

The Eight Square School was visited by former student now teacher Howard Fraley and his 6th grade students from Turnpike School in Mildred.

No deaths reported.