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Peeks of the Past

By Staff | Aug 16, 2011

109 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

Sept. 3, 1902

A number of young people held a picnic at Soars’ Grove on Saturday. Those present were Mildred Keiser, Blanche Bailey, Louise Rogers, Edgerton Barbour, Miss St. Clair, Frank Graff, William Kelchner, Raymond Bailey, Frank Gowers and Richard Clapp.

Miss Georgine Wood entertained Mr. and Mrs. Harry Espenshade, Misses Lela and Margaret Hill and Messrs. Russell and Chas. Hill on Saturday evening.

The large barn on the farm of J. A. Coppes of this place, near Muncy Station, was totally destroyed by fire early this morning, together with all its contests.

The Trumbower Cider PRess has started up for the season and is doing a good business.

100 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

Sept. 7, 1911

Geo. W. Meck returned home Saturday night from Texas, where he spent the past year. He reports that his son, Benjamin, who has a position in a drug store at San Antonio, is getting along fine, and likes the country. Benny was formerly soda dispenser for Martin Shipe in this place.

Fright night, Mr. and Mrs. Luther Rothfuss of near town, entertained Mr. and Mrs.. C.E. Moorefield, of Washington, D. C. who are walking to their home from Buffalo.

The Muncy Bottling Works has recently been undergoing some improvements among them being a concrete floor in the bottling room. Charles Metzger, the proprietor, is a hustler and believes in having things in proper shape around the establishment.

Brady Hill has broken ground for a new home on Green street. Mrs. Sue Frantz has purchased the property he now resides ins.

75 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

Sept. 3, 1936

3 cents

The Rev. and Mrs. Gentzler, on leaving Muncy for their new home at Campbell, Pa., offered the Society a three piece library suite, mission style, consisting of a settee and two chairs.

Miss Jean Schneider, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred M. Schneider, arrived home safely Monday evening, after pending about 10 days in England, en-route home from Gibraltar, where she had fled for refuge from he revolution in Spain.

Died: Stroke proves fatal to Edmund Ritter, 90, at his home in Williamsport; The Rev. Samuel F. Rounsley, 68, a retired minister, died very suddenly at his home in Hughesville; Mrs. William Lawrence, 83, of Narbeth, died suddenly at her cottage at Lake Mokoma last Thursday night.

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50 Years Ago

The Luminary

Aug. 3, 1961

5 cents

Plans for establishment of a Civil Defense communications center in the heart of Muncy were readily approved by Muncy borough council at its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday.

Shirley Mae Swales wed July 22 to Ivan M. Winder.

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Barto and grandson, Steven, of near Muncy spent the first week of July at Crewe, Va., visiting their son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Watson and children.

Mary Ellen Montague, near Hughesville, fractured both bones in her right arm in a fall in her home on Friday evening.

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Myers, of Muncy, are announcing he engagement of their daughter, Lt. Mary Jane Myers, to Capt. Robert E. Filler.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Carl Keeler, of Unityville, son, Keith Richard, July 25. Mother former Betty Arkey; Mr. and Mrs. Lester Snyder, of Turbotville, son, Randy Lee, July 26. Mother former Phyllis Vandine; Mr., and Mrs. Russell Smith Jr., of near Muncy, son, Dennis Lee, July 26. Mother former Charlotte Price; Mr. and Mrs. Paul Bennett, of Picture Rocks, son, Joseph Paul, July 27. Mother former Elizabeth Flynn; Mr. and Mrs. Larry Magargle, daughter, Penny Kay, July 30. Mother former Patricia Miller; Mr. and Mrs. Harold George Jr., of Muncy Valley, son Charles Wayne, July 30. Mother former Jane Sherwood; Mr. and Mrs. Delroy Lynch, of Montgomery, daughter, July 30. Mother former Naomi Derr; Mr. and Mrs. Harold Walburn, daughter, Beverly Jean, July 30. Mother former Edna Bower.

Announcement has been made of the engagement of Miss C. Jane Nunn, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Nunn, of near Muncy, to Robert B. McCowan, son of Mr. and Mrs. John McCowan, of Picture Rocks.

Miss Clarabelle Springman became the bride of Howard Hill of near Hughesville on July 29.

Deaths: Floyd M. Breneisen, a former Muncy resident, 60, died July 30; Bruce Achins, 80, of Montgomery, died suddenly July 30 at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Martha Houser; Walter B. Banzhaf, 73, former Muncy resident, died July 28 at Geisinger; Anna McCollum, 74, of Turbotville, died July 30 following a brief illness.

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25 years ago

No Luminary printed until Aug. 19, 1987

10 years ago

August 15, 2001

35 cents

Lewis L. Creveling, 94, former educator and principal in the East Lycoming School District, Hughesville, died Aug. 8, 2001, at the Bloomsburg Hospital.

Enjoying a day at the 28th Annual Antique Show and Sale last weekend was vendor Roberta Vaught of Bobbi’s Antiques and Collectibles in Muncy, and patrons Marylee Povish of Hughesville, her daughter Karen Povish and their friend Janet Leyon both of Carlisle.

After many months of going from one borough or county department to another, the vote for a zoning change requested by Gary Brelsford, owner of Brelsford Motor and Equipment Company, was delayed at the Muncy Borough Council monthly meeting Aug. 7.

Born: A son to Mr. and Mrs. John Strimple, of Hughesville, on Aug. 2, 2001. The mother is the former Lori Hoose.

Kelly Dame and Deborah Lucas have opened a new beauty salon in Muncy.

Judith Mastochuck and Joel Baker married on April 1 in Feasterville.

Nan Rusczyk and Clara Wall both of Muncy were hosts of Japanese women during their recent Homestay visit.

Wayne Ritter and daughter, Janelle of Muncy enjoyed the ice cream eating contest at the Farm City Day held last Saturday near Clarkstown.

Died: Ila J. Poust, 97, Muncy died Aug. 11 at Valley View Nursing Center; Elwood E. “Woody” Bartlett Sr., 78, of Hugehsville, died Aug. 8 at his home; Helen L. Ferguson-Ross, 75, a former area resident, died July 25; Dennis James Edwards, 45, a resident of Montgomery, passed away on Aug. 9; Marguerite E. Stoler, 79, who resided in Montgomery, died Saturday; Ethel E. Stackhouse, resident of Muncy Valley Skilled Nursing, died Aug. 11; Edwin J. “Archie” Strouse, of Montgomery, passed away Aug. 7.

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