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Peeks of the Past

By Staff | Jun 21, 2011

109 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

July 10, 1902

On the morning of the Fourth Mrs. Irvin Schock, while loading a blank cartridge pistol, the weapon was accidently discharged, the wad entering the thumb. Medical attention was required.

A large number of burglaries were committed in Muncy and vicinity on Friday afternoon. The residents and their families were all attending the Fourth of July celebration here, and the robbers, taking advantage of the opportunity, entered and robbed their homes.

John DeWald, of near Muncy station, fell from a freight training Friday and had two fingers of his right hand cut off.

100 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

July 13, 1911

Sunday afternoon about 12:30 o’clock fire broke out in the stable of Dr. J.W. Albright, and before subdued by the firemen, ad destroyed that building and also the barn belonging to George L. Painter.

It is claimed that there are thirty-two automobiles in Hughesville. By actual count we can place only about half that number. Muncy has thirty-two cars all in good running order and in use daily. We don’t exaggerate down here.

75 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

July 9, 1936

3 cents

Roger Brant is the winner of first place in popular Kiddie Contest-Gets $50 in Cash.

Thousands view series of large parades held here as part of Big Home Coming Celebration.

Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Donald Freeh, a daughter, who has been named Fay Helena. To Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Hill, an eleven-pound son.

Died: Jerry B. Mincemoyer, aged 57, died at his home on North Market Street at 5:30 o’clock Wednesday morning after several months illness; Miss Amanda Meck, daughter of the late Benjamin Meck and a former resident of Muncy, died Monday at the National Lutheran Home at Washington, D. C.

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50 Years Ago

The Luminary

June 8, 1961

5 cents

Brian Kennedy, Muncy high school class of 1961, received an appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis.

Miss Connie Hill, Muncy High school May queen and a member of the graduating class will represent her school at the annual two-day festivity at Wellsboro Montgomery will be represented by Miss Susan Stamets.

Announcement made of the marriage of Pauline C. Kahler and Robert M. Frey on May 20.

Miss Josefine Schulte becomes the bride of Paul Guisewhite on June 9.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Herman Miller, of New Columbia, a daughter, Kathy Irene, May 31. Mother former Aline Cameron; Mr. and Mrs. George Shires, of Hughesville, a son, Anthony Wayne, May 31. Mother former Mildred Wilson; Mr. and Mrs. Lehman Derrick, of near Muncy, a son, John Fredric, June 1. Mother former Gertrude Schirf; Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Hail, of near Muncy, a son, Alan Wade, June 4. Mother former Doris Swank; Mr. and Mrs. Harry Reynolds, of Unityville, a son, June 5. Mother former Pauline Reynolds.

Miss Lucille Snyder, of Hugehsville and Frederick Mingle, of Muncy were married on June 3.

Deaths: Mary E. Edkin, 60, of Picture Rocks, died June 1; George B. Houck, 82, of Hughesville, died June 1 after an illness of several years; Ida B. Phillips age 89, of Hugehsville.

At the Ritz: Pat Boone in “All Hands On Deck”

June 26, 1986

25 cents

Garrett Tinsman, presents a plaque to Minni Ashkar, of Hughesville, from the State of PA in recognition of her 100th birthday anniversary.

A total of eight teams from the local community participated in the second Annual Bedlam Race sponsored by Muncy Bank and Trust Company.

The engagement of Sharon E. Sobert, Williamsport to Ronald Harris, son of C. Fred Harris, Muncy.

Todd Eakin has been selected as an honored member of the Society of Distinguished American High School Students.

Miss Marsha Hofer became the bride of Michael McMahon Cummingham on June 7.

Births: A daughter, Adrienne Lynne, born to Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Spring of Muncy on June 17. Mother is the former Karen Van Buskirk; A son, Matthew James, to MR. and MRs. Gary Crawford of Muncy on June 18. Mother former Deanna Temple; A son, Joel Andrew, born to Mr. and Mrs. James Appleman of Turbotville on June 18. Mother former Ruth Ann Robb; A son, Kyle Allen, born to Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Fraley of Muncy on June 18. Mother former Jayne Yocum; A daughter, Nina Rae, born to Rose Myers of Montgomery on June 20; A son, Brian Monroe, born to Mr. and Mrs. Todd Narber of Muncy on June 21. Mother is the former Regina Kepner.

Deaths: James B. Weaver, 62, of Watsontown, died June 22; Cada B. Pauley, 80, of Montgomery, died June 19 in Muncy Valley Hospital; Anna Mae Shoemaker, 60, of Hughesville, died June 17 at her home.

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June 20, 2001

35 cents

Competing in the Irv Zablocky Memorial Walk/Run at the MVH Party last Saturday were three generations of the Martin family, Crystal Whitaker and daughter, Amy of Muncy, brothers Zachary and Thaddeus Martin of Muncy, Eric Martin of VA, Don Martin of VA and Jeff Martin of Muncy.

Mr. and Mrs. Scott Daily of Muncy announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristen of Merville, NJ, to Mathew Williams of Princeton, NJ.

Where the Boyer Restaurant stood in the 1960’s on Main Street in Hughesville, “Yesteryear’s Starlight Diner” has taken residence by new proprietors, Karen and Bill Harris.

Nick Mack of Muncy, will travel to England with other tennis players chosen by the World Sports Exchange.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Dean Wilhelm, of Muncy, a daughter, Novella, on May 16. Mother former Sondra Wright; Ricci C. Crawford and Jason L. Poust of Muncy, a daughter, June 4.

Deaths: Oscar C. Shadduck, 69, Kramm Nursing Home, died June 15; Sandra L. Hontz, 48, of Milton, died June 16; Patricia M. “Pat” Buck, 66, of Montgomery, died June 14; B. Arlene Harman, 78, of Montoursville, died June 13; Roy G. Sawyer, 101, of Muncy, died June 15; Pauline Reed Hauke, 96, of Florida, died June 8; Earl Samuel Miller, 81, of Meadowbrook Park, died June 12; Elwood R. Smith, 77, of Williamsport died June 14.

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