Peeks of the Past
109 Years Ago
The Muncy Luminary
June 25, 1902
The following young gentlemen drove to Washingtonville on Friday where they spent a pleasant day at Billmeyer’s Game Park: Kenneth Grange, Harvey Blakeslee, Morris Worthington, Harry Lemon, John Shafer and Clyde Heberling.
Mrs. Preston Gowers was the lucky person to draw a set of China dishes with “Mother’s Oats” Coupons.
Mrs. Will Eaves and daughter, of Williamsport, spent Friday in town and while here paid over to the cemetery fund the legacy left by her late husband.
100 Years Ago
The Muncy Luminary
June 29, 1911
Last week William H. Banzhaf, proprietor of the Venna Bakery, celebrated the twenty-fifth anniversary of the establishment of his bakery in Muncy.
Professor Walter E. Bertin, vice-principal of the Williamsport High School and a former instructor in the Muncy Normal School, died Tuesday night at the Donaldson hospital, following an operation.
Prof. and Mrs. S.B. Dunlap returned home Thursday evening from their wedding trip. They are having apartments fitted up for housekeeping in the residence of Clark Walton on South Main St.
Harold Butler, who recently had one of this fingers mashed, last week was shot through the left cheek by a bullet from an air gun, making a very painful wound.
Robert Kisner, of this place, met with a painful accident while working near Opp Mills on Monday afternoon. He was helping to roof a house when he slipped and fell to the ground. He suffered a bad concussion of his right knee.
75 Years Ago
The Muncy Luminary
June 25, 1936
A delightful Garden Party and Fashion Show was given by the Women’s Democratic Club of Muncy last Thursday afternoon at the home of Mrs. T.K. Wood.
The Salvation Army will conduct Muncy Campaign–Adjutant Mary Mason and Captain Doris Wiltsie will be here for two weeks.
School Play Day, Parade, Historical Program and Amateur Show to Mark Eventful Day
Died: Mrs. John E. Caldwell, 67, of Newberry, died Monday evening at her home after a long illness; Grover C. Andrews, of Williamsport, died Sunday morning at his home from complications at the age of 51 years.
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50 Years Ago
June 1, 1961
David Meserole, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Meserole, and a graduate of Muncy High school has been awarded a full tuition scholarship for four years to Lycoming College.
A multitude of friends paid final respect to Mrs. Henry G. Brock at funeral services conducted Monday at St. James Episcopal church. Malcolm Muir Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs.
The Friends church at Hughesville will be the setting for the wedding on June 3 of Miss Joy Irene Eves, of Muncy and Harry T. Womelsdorf, of near Montoursville.
C. Max Hess admitted to Lycoming Bar and will open practice.
Miss Elaine Feigles, Hughesville, will wed Jon Parker of Millville. on June 10.
Kenneth E. Wertz, machinist’s mate third class, USN, son of Mr. and Mrs. Herman G. Wertz, of Muncy, serving aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer, participated in large scale amphibious assault exercises at Onslow Beach, N.C.
Miss Mary Ann Lorimer, of near Muncy and Ronald L. Ott, of Muncy were married May 27 in Pennsdale EUB church.
Births: Mr. and Mrs. Carl Burkhart, of Unityville, son, Mark Anthony, May 24. Mother former Jo Ann Rine; Mr. and Mrs. Donald Metzger, of near Muncy, son, Jeffrey Todd, May 25. Mother former Dolores Watson; Mr. and Mrs. Donald Reese Sr., of near Bloomsburg, son, Donald Marvin Jr., May 27. Mother former Mary Glidewell; Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Renn, of Muncy, son, May 30. Mother former Lois Griggs; Mr. and MRs. Gene Eichenlaub, of near Muncy, son, May 30. Mother former Lydia Kile.
Died: Edit Powers, former Pennsdale resident, died May 28; Clara M. Kepner, 79, of Muncy, died in the Muncy Valley Hospital on May 26 following an illness of several months.
At the Ritz: One Hundred and One Dalmatians
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June 19, 1986
David S. Lowe recently graduated from eh U.S. Military Academy at West Point , and James P. Lowe, recent graduate of Muncy High School, will be entering the Academy at West Point on July 1.
Area candidates for Laurel queen include Corinna McCoy of Muncy, Amy Hall of Hughesville, and Robin Guisewhite of Montgomery.
Miss Deborah Anne Lowe, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lowe, of Muncy became the bride of H. Donald MacDerment, son of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh MacDerment of Muncy, on June 14.
Tom and Connie Eddy and son Blaine of Hughesivlle recently returned from a three-week visit with their son and brother, Sgt. Robert Eddy and his wife in West Germany.
Cynthia Crager, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Crager, Montoursville, and Gregory Sullivan, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey L. Sullivan, Jr. Hughesville, were united in marriage on June 14.
Births: A daughter, Jennifer Lynn, was born to Tonya smith of Montgomery on June 9; A son, Robert James, was born to MR. and MRs. Jimmy Wagner, Muncy on June 12. Mother is the former Denise Hall; A son, Jonathan Andrew, was born to Mr. and Mrs. Brent Backus on June 12. Mother former Linda Inman of Muncy; A daughter, Tara Nicole, was born to Mr. and Mrs. James Gray, Muncy on June 13. Mother is the former Lori Gottshall.
Deaths: Edward W. Cooper, 72, of Muncy Valley, died June 11; Andrew W. Graden, 55, of Hughesville, died June 13.
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June 13, 2001
Long-time Luminary weatherman, beloved teacher and friend to many, husband, father and grandfather, William H. Bird, of Muncy, died peacefully in his sleep June 7 at the age of 72.
Bob Soars dusted off his 1922 Cadillac, presently the oldest car in MUncy and had it out on the street Tuesday.
Tom Taber, after more than 7,000 hours of work, including the typing of 1.4 million words on an Apple computer, 500 copies of his book “Railroad Periodicals Index 1831-1999-Eighty Periodicals Containing Steam, Electric, and Industrial Railroad Material”, were delivered to his home right on schedule this past June 1. This is the largest book ever published on the subject of railroads.
Ann Grieco, daughter of Teresa and Larry Grieco of Muncy, graduated with honors from the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing in Baltimore.
Births: Mr. and Mrs. Jess T. Dyer of Muncy, a daughter on May 29. Mother is the former Krista Burkhart; Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Forrestal of Montgomery, a daughter on May 28. Mother is the former Theresa Noe; Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Hessert of Muncy, a son, on May 26.
Deaths: Florence E. McCollen, 91, died June 5; Franklin A. Watson, 50, of Hughesville, died June 8; George E. Parsons, Jr., 70, born in Hughesivlle, died June 5; J. Lucille Stroup Jacobson, 78, a Muncy graduate, died April 22; George F. “Bennie” Anderson, 87, of Muncy,died June 11; Mabel P. English, 78, of Unityville, died June 11; Adele Walters, Montgomery, died following an extended illness; James. J.W. Ryder, 86, of McEwensville, died June 6; Velma V. Robbins, 87, of Unityville, died at the home of her daughter, Genevieve Sheatler.