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Peeks of the Past

By Staff | Nov 1, 2011

109 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

Dec. 4, 1902

On Thanksgiving Day William Bastian, Esq., shot a 13 pound wild turkey on the Bald Eagle Mountain. Last year he shot one at the same place that weighed 22 pounds.

Charles Gordner and George Latimer returned home on Tuesday from Emporium where they were hunting. They say that over six inches of snow fell there, and they were unable to do any rabbit hunting.

Harry Angle met with a very painful accident on Saturday afternoon, at his home. HE was cutting wood and in some manner the ax slipped and nearly severed the index finger of his left hand. It was necessary to call Dr. King who sewed the cut up.

William Baker, of Port Penn, butchered four hogs Tuesday which averaged 500 pounds each. They are the largest ones reported in this vicinity this fall.

100 Years Ago

Dec. 7, 1911

Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Artley, on Monday, a son.

The engagement of Miss Helen Linck, of Philadelphia, to Harold R. Painter, of Germantown, formerly of Muncy, has been announced.

Foster Edwards and Miss Amy Loveland were married at the Methodist parsonage, Muncy, last Wednesday, by the pastor, Rev. A. S. Williams.

75 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

Dec. 3, 1936

3 cents

C. A. LaWall, of Main St., who was admitted to Muncy Valley Hospital Tuesday noon, suffering from injuries obtained in an automobile accident in Laporte, expired at 11 o’clock last evening.

Muncy’s future loomed brighter yesterday with the announcement that the Muncy Woolen Mill plant had been purchased by Mrs. S. Hoffman, of New York City, who would begin to make extensive alternations and improvements so as to open the plant at an early date.

Miss Hulda Dimm hostess to B. & P W. Bridge Club.

Drivers of automobiles should at this time be a little bit more considerate of the pedestrians. During sloppy weather the average drivers goes sailing along a city street, unmindful of the sheets of slush and dirty water which are being thrown aside by the wheels of his car.

A fire in the partitions and floor of the Swartz residence on North Market street, occupied by the Smith and Sheasley families, caused damage estimated at between $250 and $300 this morning.

Died: Harvey William Kepner, aged 26, of N.Y., son of Mrs. Emma Kepner of Montoursville, died at 3:15 o’clock, Saturday afternoon at St. Luke’s Hospital, of the effects of carbon monoxide gas poisoning. He was found in a serious condition in his car Wednesday along a highway.

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50 Years Ago

The Luminary

Oct. 19, 1961

5 cents

Word has been received her by his parents, Lt. Col, and Mrs. George Artley, of the promotion of their son, George W. Artley, to specialist fourth class.

Subscribers to the West Branch Bell Telephone company will receive a new type of bill for long distance toll calls beginning with their next billing period, Robert Rishel, president of the company, announced this week.

Local firemen were called to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Myron Hall, to extinguish a chimney fire.

Mr. and Mrs. I.J. Bryan have purchased the house on Factory St., owned by the late Lee Fritz.

Miss Irene Hinkler wed Saturday, Oct. 14, in Ridgefield Park, N.J. to Richard Prince, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Prince, Muncy.

Mrs. Dewey Kepner has returned to her winter home at Riverview, Fla., after visiting her son and daughter in law, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Kepner, of near Muncy.

A former Hughesville resident, Mrs. Kline Webster, of Sewickley, visited Albert Burks.

Births: Rev. and Mrs. Charles Winder, of near Muncy, a son, Phillip Daniel, Oct. 10. Mother former Harriet Wertman, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Oden, of near Muncy, a daughter, Tronya Elaine, Oct. 10. Mother former Janice Lupold; Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Clark, of near Hughesville, a daughter, Cynthia Rae, Oct. 11. Mother former Grace Snyder, Mr. and Mrs. Wilbert Thomas, of Hughesville, a son, Michael Scott, Oct. 13. Mother former JoAnn Stackhouse; MR. and Mrs. Gordon Brown, of near Millville, twins, Steven and Jeffery, Oct. 14. Mother former Shirley Ernest.

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At the Ritz: Gregory Peck, David Niven, Anthony Quinn in “The Guns of Navarone”

25 years ago

No Luminary printed until Aug. 19, 1987

10 years ago

Nov. 7, 2001

35 cents

“Hay-rah” for the red, white and blue featuring a display at the Bob Tome residence on Tome Road, Muncy. The dairy farmer put forth a grass roots effort when he constructed a flag from several plastic wrapped hay bales, piled and painted in patriotic colors.

Area resident serving our country-Third Class Petty Officer Lukas G. Clees, son of Kathy and Gary Clees of Pennsdale, is a 1995 graduate of Muncy High School.

Route 405 bridge project underway.

Montgomery Area Public Library will be celebrating 90 years of service on Nov. 11 from 2 to 4 p.m.

Drs. Tom and Mary Barberio and sons, Anthony and Angelo have just returned from a week-long visit to Disney World.

Births: Jennifer Brown of Muncy, a son on Oct. 10; Mr. and Mrs. James E. Mothersbaugh Jr. of Williamsport, a daughter on Oct. 27. Mother former Robynn Eichenlaub.

Deaths: Barbara A.Getz, 48, former resident of Muncy; Geraldine L. Weikel, 80, former of Montgomery, died Friday; Letha M> Stackhouse, 84, of Unityville, died Oct. 30; Kendra W. Anderson, 80, born in Muncy, died Oct. 12; Bruce E. Barrows, 79, of New Columbia, died at his home on Oct. 29; Edith C. Machamer Reber, Muncy, died Oct. 29; Georgine Lowella Moyer, 86, of Muncy, died Nov. 5; Dorothy L. Wilt, 89, of Muncy, died Nov. 1; Betty M. Lore, 41, of Unityville, died at her residence on Nov. 3, Ruth A. Van Horn, 68, of Muncy, died Oct. 29, Elmer Dewalt, 83, of Watsontown; Richard D. Buck, 90, of Watsontown, died Oct. 29; Irene Berger Stiger, 94, formerly of Muncy, died Nov. 5.

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