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Peeks of the Past

By Staff | Aug 9, 2011

109 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

August 28, 1902

A new drum Corps, under the management of Edward Wertman, has been organized in this place. They expect to play in Williamsport today.

Morris Worthington, of Green street, has a very sore arm, as the result of being bitten by a dog on Saturday. He tried to separate two dogs who were fighting, when the larger one turned upon him, biting him in the right arm.

Mrs. Mary Quinn, widow of the late John Quinn, entered into rest at her home on South Main street on the morning of the 27th, inst., in the 73rd year of her age.

Charles Waldron and wife and Mrs. Silas D. Renn attended the annual farmers’ exportion at William’s grove this week.

100 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

Aug. 31, 1911

Margaret B. Merrill and Harvey Burrows Hall, both of this place, were married in Williamsport at noon Saturday, at the parsonage of the Calvary Baptist church, the Rev. Geo. D. Brookes officiating.

The C.K. Club held an informal dance at Smith’s hall last evening. The committee in charge were Misses Amelia Waldron, Margaret Rogers, Elizabeth Winegardner, Helen Gowers, Martha Albright, and Helen Rogers. The event is very pleasant one, a number of out of town guests being present.

Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Eaker entertained a number of little folks Monday evening in honor of their daughter, Beatrice. About thirty guests were present.

75 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

Aug. 27, 1936

3 cents

Miss Helen M. Heller, daughter of MR. and MRs. William E. Heller, of Muncy and Walter P. DeLozier, a state highway patrolman stationed at Milton barracks were united in marriage last Thursday morning.

Mrs. Althea Smith, daughter of Mrs. Mary Banzhaf, and Mr. DelRay Sprout were united in marriage last Wednesday.

The Y.M.C.A. with headquarters at Harrisburg has chosen Eugene P. Bertin, of Muncy. Editor of the Dept. of Public Instruction, to serve on the World Service Committee of that organization.

During the lightning storm of Tuesday evening, the large Mansion House barn on the McKee estate at Watsontown was struck and burned to the ground.

Died: John Henry Erdley, aged 80, died Sunday morning at the Williamsport Hospital. Death occurred on the 54th anniversary of his wedding.

Ad: falling hair-Rub Cuticura Ointment into the scalp.

50 Years Ago

The Luminary

July 27, 1961

5 cents

91st Annual Lycoming County Fair will open.

National Defense emphasized at fair.

Resignations received at the Muncy school office in the past week from Warren Maurer, Dorothy Brown, Wallace Maurer.

The fast-stepping drill team representing Roland Ritter Post 268 American Legion was awarded first place in the unmounted class competition in the parade at the state Legion convention in Erie last Saturday.

John Ebner elected Montgomery teacher.

Col. Harry Merrill, former Muncy resident, undergoes surgery on eye with hope of curing 13-year old blindness.

Roy Swartz, of near Muncy, has been accepted as a junior member of the Holstein-Friesian Assoc. of American.

Old iron bridge in Moreland will be replaced by State.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Edward Smith, of near Allenwood, a daughter, Katie Mae, July 20. Mother former Mary Enterline; Mr. and Mrs. William Hill, of near Montgomery, a daughter, Debbie Jean, July 21. Mother former Carolyn Klinefelter; Mr. and Mrs. Howard LIttle, of near Muncy, a son, Scott Eugene, July 23. Mother former Betty Hall; Mr. and Mrs. John Stout, of near Montgomery, a daughter, Fae Louise, July 24. Mother former Wanda Wertz; Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Frey, of Muncy, a son, Schuyler Alvin, July 25. Mother former Dawn West.

No deaths reported

At the Ritz: “Gone with the Wind” with Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh

Ad: Get Your Sticker! Get It Quicker! Come to Brelsford Motors

25 years ago

No Luminary printed until Aug. 19, 1987

10 years ago

August 8, 2001

35 cents

Pie eating contest participants Don Beaver, Ann Schooley, Harold Cummings and Don Jacopetti dig in at the Meck Center in Muncy last Friday. Contestants included Ray Spotts, Jim Ryan, Roy Guthrie and Pete May all of Hugehsville and Clair Stahl of Clarkstown. Guthrie was the winner while Stahl was runnerup.

The Muncy School Board of Directors held a public hearing Monday evening to inform the public of the proposed referendum to eliminate the occupational assessment tax and replace it with an increase in earned income tax.

A Feeding Frenzy with Jesus and Friends to be held at the Clinton Township Park in Montgomery.

Winning three events each for Tri-Town swim team at the All Star Meet were Hilary Hayhurst, 10, in the 100 yard individual medley, the 50-yard freestyle and the 25-yard butterfly; and Jacob Plocinski, 14, the 50-yard freestyle, the 100-yard freestyle and the 50-yard butterfly, breaking the 50-yard butterfly record with a time of 27.24 seconds.

Deaths: E. Dorothy Bieber, 92, of Muncy Valley Hospital Skilled Nursing Unit, died Aug. 1; Linda G. Zimmerman, 52, of Hugehsville, died Aug. 3; Former Muncy Pastor, The Rev. Harold Gordon Washburn, 85, died Aug. 4; Jesse Owen Geringer, 82, of Muncy died July 31; Sara Brown Stroup, Muncy, died Aug. 3; Harold K. Herring, of Hughesville, died Aug. 5.

Ad: Dr. Hallie A. Shuler is pleased to announce the Aug. 14 opening of her podiatry practice.