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PeeKs of the Past

By Staff | Jul 5, 2011

109 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

July 24, 1902

A number of boys from town were camping along Muncy Creek near Sprout’s Island. Those who composed the party were George Green, George Banzhaf, William McCarty, William Kelchner, Clyde and George Koll, Clayton Snyder and John Winter.

The Hughes store base ball team of Montgomery crossed bats with the Normal team Saturday score, 8 to 10 in favor of the visitors.

The brothers, William L. and John Pewterbaugh are each beginning the cellar for a residence between Pennsdale and Harley Hall, Beaver Egley intends to build on a lot adjoining the one owned by John Pewterbaugh. William L. has already finished a barn on his lot.

100 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

July 27, 1911

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Desmond Reed, on Monday, a son. To Mr. and Mrs. John M. B. Petrikin at Greely, Col., on Monday, a daughter.

One of the finest catches of bass made in the river this season was made on Saturday by George and David Crawford. They caught five bass, weighing from 2 to 2 and one half pound a piece. They were beauties, all right, and made many of the older fisherman envious.

Fred Taylor, an employee of the Sprout-Waldron Company, suffered an accident last Thursday in which he sustained a broken arm.

75 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

July 23, 1936

3 cents

Mrs. Mary Bartlow will open her place, the former Dr. King residence, 47 S. Main St., to the public on August 2. The place will be known as Hillside Crest.

E.P. Bertin, of Muncy, to become member of National Poetry Council and address a group in New York.

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50 Years Ago

The Luminary

June 22, 1961

5 cents

C. Daniel Fisher, of Muncy, was the recipient on May 30 U.S. patent entitled “Pellet Cooler”.

Five of Muncy high school’s seven majorettes are currently attending the annual Red Lion Twirling Jubilee at Red Lion. They are:Judy Springman, Sue Worthington, Judi Anderson, Nancy English and Candy Carlucci.

Miss Beverly Hall of Muncy wed on June 5 to Edwin T. Hayhurst.

Miss Donna Hyde wed Charles L. Sherwood on June 10.

Miss Connie West, of Picture Rocks, will wed James Maust, of Muncy, on June 23.

Visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Stiger, of Hughesville, are Lt. Donald Peters, Mrs. Peters and infant son, Gregory Michael.

Births: After selecting five girl’s names in succession, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis McCarty Jr., of near Muncy, were proud to name their new son, born on June 17, John Kevin. The mother is the former Lois Bennett. Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Hendershot, of near Montgomery, daughter, Debra Annette, June 14. MOther former Phillips; Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Hilll, of Lairdsville, son, Andrew Leslie, June 15. MOther former Esther Myers; Mr. and Mrs. Richard Edwards of near Muncy, daughter, Deanne Lynn, June 17. Mother former Janette Lovell; Mr. and Mrs. George Waltman, of near Montgomery, son, Craig Allen, June 19. Mother former Nancy Greenly; Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Wertz, of Muncy, son, June 20. Mother former Kay Balliet; Mr. and Mrs. Jay Schoch, of Muncy, a daughter, born June 19. Mother former Gail C. Neufer. The baby has been named Misty Lynn.

Deaths: H. Lee MIchael, Hughesville, died suddenly at his home on June 19. He was 75; Christian Fischer, formerly of Picture Rocks, died June 17. He was 59; Eliza G. Frey, of Muncy, died June 16. She was 73 years of age.

At the Ritz: Glenn Ford and Donald O’Connor in “Cry for Happy”

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July 10, 1986

25 cents

James E. Gruver, son of Mrs. Clarence Yarger and the late Harold E. Gruver of Montgomery, is chief of the Procedures and Study branch of the Federal Highways Administration in Washington D.C.

Borough council met July 8 and discussed a contract with Thomas R. Deans Associates for a feasibility study of the restoration project at Penn Hall apartments.

Jere Boyer of Hughesville heads the cast in the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical “South Pacific” at the Community Arts Center.

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Mr. and Mrs. A. Freas Dildine entertained at their home on Cottage Street, Hughesville at a July 4 picnic.

Deaths: Alice M. Springman, 89, of Pennsdale, died July 6; E. Matilda Wright, 103, a longtime borough resident, died July 5; Edward Ott, Jr., 61, of Montgomery, died July 5; Howard L. Dole, 81, of Hughesville, died July 6 at home; William T. Wilkinson, 79, formerly of Muncy, died July 8;

July 4, 2001

35 cents

Spending five days repairing homes for the Arapaho Indians at the Wind River Indian Reservation in Wyoming were representatives of the First United Methodist Church in Muncy.

Announcement of the engagement of Alana Minnig and Jason Gresh of Pennsdale.

The First United Methodist Church in Muncy held the first summer Music Day Camp for the year last week in the church.

The induction of the 2001 Muncy Athletic Hall of Fame members was made during the annual Muncy Alumni Association banquet held in May, Mike Gaydon, Class of 1993 and Ed Heincelman, class of 1964.

Births: The birth of a son to Kelly Staggert and Troy C. Markle of Muncy on June 11; A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Davis S. Mong, of Montgomery on June 21. MOther former Julie Bower; A daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Batanoshki of Muncy on June 23. Mother former Heather Bickhart.

Deaths: Margaret Green 78, of Hughesville, died June 27; Alem Earl Shaner, 81, a former Montgomery resident, died June 25; Clyde E. Schick, 85, of Muncy, died June 24; Grover B. Gordner, 74, of Muncy, died June 26.

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