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Peeks of the Past

By Staff | Aug 23, 2011

109 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

Sept. 11, 1902

The following citizens of Muncy have been drawn as jurors to serve during the two weeks of civil court beginning October 6: Frank Egli, John A Heberling, Lewis Artley, Warren Hoffman, Wyoming Watts.

A pretty wedding was solemnized at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph W. Hartranft, in East Muncy, Saturday evening, when their daughter, Miss Lolo was united in marriage to rank Wilson,. The ceremony being performed by Rev. W. F. Steck, pastor of the Lutheran Church.

Misses Julia Brenisen and Rebecca Banzhaf left on Wednesday morning for Martinsburg W. Va., where they will visit the former’s brother, Harvey Brenisen and family

100 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

Sept. 14, 1911

Walter Schoch, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. I. Schoch, has gone to West Grove, where he as a position in the office of the Root Dairy Supply company’s plant.

Jacob Fer and wife, Joseph Lappan and wife, of Hughesville, and Harris Claster, of Lock Haven, autoed to Muncy in the latter’s car and spent Sunday with Heyman Herr and family.

75 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

Sept. 10, 1936

3 cents

The Little Gap Hunting Club at Huntersville held its annual picnic with the following persons present: Mr. and Mrs. Larue Webster, Mr. and Mrs. Norman Webster, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Frantz, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Gordner, Mr. and Mrs. Royal Lockard, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Van Buskirk, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Opp, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Harrison, Mr. and Mrs. Grover Burkhart, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Burkhart, Charles Van Buskirk, Emerson Kleese, Murray Kleese, Kline Lockard, Sarabel Shirm, Martha Opp, Grace Kleese, Clara Dunlap, Ethel Opp, Roland Lockard, Dorothy Opp, Floyd Gordner, John and Betty Opp, Junior Van Buskirk, Vida Opp, Bob Harrison, Charlie Opp, Billy Harrison, Anna Burkhart, Mary Lou Burkhart, Florence Lockard and Howard Burn.

Died: Mrs. Edythe M. Christman, died in a hospital at Lynn, Mass, on Aug. 31; Mrs. Elizabeth Smith, 85, died Tuesday morning at the home of her daughter; Mrs. Samuel Bartlow, Hughesville, died very suddenly on Monday morning, Sept. 7.

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50 Years Ago

The Luminary

Aug. 10, 1961

5 cents

Dr. Robert Smith, supervising principal of East Lycoming School district for the past four years, resigns.

Lynn Phillips, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dean Phillips, of near Muncy, has been named the most outstanding student in his class” at the Penn State band clinic which closed last weekend.

John Soler, president of Muncy Fabrics, died Sunday, Aug. 6

Miss Carol Fuller wed Aug. 5 to Perry Watts, Jr.

A variety shower was held for Mr. and Mrs. William George JR., of near Hughesville, who were married July 22.

Miss Roberta Lou Clees, wed Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. Benfer of near Muncy on July 28.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Paul Bieber of near Muncy, son, Paul Douglas, Aug. 1. Mother former Venus Craig; Mr. and Mrs. William Campbell, of near HUghesville, son, James Leslie, Aug. 2. Mother former Sally Bradley; Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Leroy Snyder, of near Turbotville, daughter, Elaine Kay, Aug. 2. Mother former Phyllis Barto; Mr. and Mrs. Carl Evans, of Eagles Mere, son, Aug. 5. Mother former Grace Smith; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mingle, of near Muncy, son, Monte Kent, Aug. 5. Mother former Janice Robbins; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Buck, of near Hughesville, daughter, Aug. 6. Mother former Ruth Stukom; Mr. and Mrs. Donald Daugherty, of Muncy, son, Mark Ames, Aug. 7. Mother former Maryemma McCarty.

Deaths: Mary Anderson, 48, of near Muncy, died at her home in Glade Run area on Aug. 5; Ruth Latimer Opp, 43, a resident of the Muncy area, died Aug. 3 at her home; Caroline Smith, 87, a Hughesville resident, died Aug. 7.

At the Ritz: Jerry Lewis as “The Ladies Man”

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25 years ago

No Luminary printed until Aug. 19, 1987

10 years ago

August 29, 2001

35 cents

After two years of planning and applying for grants, new playground equipment will soon be installed at Lions Park in Muncy.

Myers elementary school principal, Dr. Portia Brandt, greets new students on the first day of the new school year last Monday.

The 1928 Case tractor was deemed the oldest in the feature category at the East Lycoming Farm and Heritage show last weekend at the fairgrounds in Hughesville owned by Jim Muffly and driven by his grandson Matt Sebring, both of Muncy.

Robyn Styer, daughter of Sam and Cathy Styer of Montgomery, became the bride of Dr. Jarod R. Schreiber on July 7.

Mr. and Mrs. Bob and Barbara Banzhof celebrate 45 years of marriage on Sept. 1.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Hembury of Muncy, a son, on Aug. 25; Mr. and Mrs. Stephen J. Kustanbauter of Hughesville, a son, Aug. 15.

Deaths: John R. Robb, 77, Danville, formerly of Exchange, died Aug. 24; Barbara J. Freezer, 74, of Hughesville, died Aug. 21 at the Muncy Valley Emergency Room, Dorothy S. Sampsell, 94, formerly of New Columbia, died Aug. 16.