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Peeks of the Past

By Staff | Jul 26, 2011

109 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

August 14, 1902

The following spent Sunday in Eagles Mere: Georgina Wood, Nellie Grange, Jennie Albright, Harris Spotts, Charles Bidelspecher, G.B. Milnor.

Henry Nelson, who is employed at Sprout, Waldron & Co.’s. plant met with a painful accident, Monday. He was loading a fly wheel on a truck when it fell on his right foot, badly crushing it.

Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Lockard, on Monday morning, a son.

Mr. and Mrs. Alfred L. Walton have announced the engagement of their daughter, Edythe L. to Frank S. Snyder, the wedding to take place in a few weeks.

100 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

Aug. 17, 1911

John Smith is suffering from a very sore eye, the result of having a cinder burned into the eyeball.

Last Friday workmen employed at the rock quarry of the Keystone Paint & Filler Co., below Port Penn, came across a vein of anthracite coal. Samples were taken out and tested and showed up to the best grade burning up to a white ash.

Among the Muncy people who attended the G.A.R. picnic at Edgewood Park, Shamokin, last Thursday, were Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Bosser, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Young, Mr. and Mrs. Carlos Younkin and Mr. and Mrs. John Ritchie.

75 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

Aug. 13, 1936

3 cents

AT its regular monthly meeting August 5, the School Board filled the vacancy in the Science and Industrial ARts Department. Mr. Delmar E. Ross of Sunbury was elected to the position.

Mr. and Mrs. John Hagerman and sons, John and Leighton, and Mrs. Walter Corson attended the swimming meet at Camp Brule Sunday afternoon.

The sixty-sixth annual exhibition of the Great Lycoming County Fair will open at Hughesivlle August 26th with a new and larger exhibit of Agricultural and home products.

Born: To Dr. and Mrs. J. E. Spaiding, Sunday, August 9th, an eleven-pound daughter;

Deaths: Mrs. Susan R. Winter, 70, died at her home at Hughesville Thursday of a sudden heart attack; Emma Gerringer, aged 58, of Carpenter street, died suddenly last Thursday morning following a stroke of paralysis.

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50 Years Ago

The Luminary

July 13, 1961

5 cents

On a bid of $9,856.28 Contractor James P. Webb has been awarded the contract for the street improvement work to be done in Muncy borough this summer.

Fred Heal of Muncy begins year as District Governor of Rotary.

A Picture Rocks native, Mrs. Nancy Flock Guyer, and her three young children, were among the victims of the tragic airplane crash at Denver on Tuesday afternoon.

The wedding of Miss Patricia Ann Wertman, Williamsport, and Charles Eugene Moll.

Mr. and Mrs. Paul J. Straka and family have moved to the home on South Main street they purchased recently from Mr. and Mrs. A.C. Curtin of Williamsport.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Herbert P. Worthington, son, July 5. Mother former Elva Barto; Mr. and Mrs. Fred L. Kahle, daughter, July 6. Mother former Doris Wertz; Mr. and Mrs. Richard D. Funk, son, July 6. Mother former Betty Stackhouse; Mr. and Mrs. James W. Lundy, daughter, July 7. Mother former Jean Holcombe; Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Backburn, daughter, July 9. Mother former Kathryn Simmons; Mr. and Mrs. William Snyder, daughter, July 9. M other former Bernadine Speary; Mr. and Mrs. Richard Yoder, twin boys, July 10. Mother former Donna Figels.

Deaths: James Moran, 80, Muncy died July 10; Laura Sloan, 95, died suddenly on July 10 at the home of her son on East Penn Street; Sarah Jordan Bruch, died suddenly at her home on Main Street on July 11; Mrs. Bessie Poust Beck, 89, formerly of Muncy, died July 11; Joseph W. Hilner, 50, of Hughesville, died July 6.

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July 31, 1986

25 cents

The East Lycoming Little League (11-12) major baseball all-star team advance to the PA Section 2 after capturing the District 12 title.

A ground breaking ceremony was held for the Clinton Baptist Church, Montgomery.

Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Plotts of Muncy have announced the engagement of their daughter, Christine Renee to Gregory D. Mitcheltree, son of Mr. and Ms. Donald Mitcheltree of Muncy.

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen S. Wise of Montgomery have announced the engagement of their daughter, Amy Elizabeth to Timothy James Lupold, of Muncy.

A daughter, Kinza Mae, born to Mr. and Mrs. Karl Schooley of Muncy. Mrs. Schooley is the former Mary Weaver.

Deaths: Warren Sones, 78, formerly of Hughesville, died July 29; Beatrice Royston, 85, of Muncy, died July 28;

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July 25, 2001

35 cents

Corey G. Snyder, 17, died as the result of a motor vehicle accident on July 21 on Route 54 in Delaware Township, Northumberland County.

Many area folks received s shock Monday night after witnessing a “ball of fire” in the sky and hearing two sonic booms.

At the Muncy Presbyterian Church this Sunday, a farewell sermon will be given by the REv. F. Leon Morgan, who with his wife Phyllis has spent 13 years shepherding the local congregation.

The Rev. Glenn McCreary has assumed duties as pastor at the Church of the Resurrection in Muncy and although he is new to his duties, he is not new to the area.

A rash of burglaries have hit are home and businesses, according to the Police Department at Hughesville, one occurred Monday evening, though they would not divulge any information as to where it happened or what was taken.

Births: Twins were born to David W. Lenhart Jr. and Jamie LYnn Fry of Pennsdale, June 30; Mr. and Mrs. Jason Sanner of Hughesville, a daughter on July 16, 2011. The mother is the former Shawna Hester.

Deaths: Ernestine M. Cox, 75, formerly of Hughesville, died July 23; Claire E. Kaufman, 74, of Pennsdale, died July 21; Eleanor W. Fairchild, 80, of Muncy, died July 23; John K. Dildine, 78, formerly of Hughesville, died July 17; Mildred E. Hess, a resident of Montgomery, died July 18.

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