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Peeks of the Past

By Staff | Nov 8, 2011

109 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

Dec. 10, 1902

The following young ladies from this place attended a dance in Montgomery Friday evening: Misses Jessie Geasey, Rebecca Banzhaf, Ida Clapp, Reta Coppes, Edna and Mary Shaw, Ivy Corson, Alberta Edwards and Mabel Walton.

ON last Saturday evening when Miss Fannie Bodine returned home from her duties at the telephone office she found to great surprise a large number of young friends awaiting her and having a jolly good time, and they had it together with a delightful supper.

Invitations are out for the marriage of Bruce McCowan, of this place, to Miss Eva Hauke, of Hughesville, on Wednesday, December 17, at the home of the bride.

M.E. Reeder, who lives on the Chippewa Farm, purchased from G.F. Dimm, is giving special attention to the breeding of fine cattle. Mr. Reeder is the owner of “Golden Lad’s Beatrice” one of the finest, registered cows in this part of the state..

100 Years Ago

Dec. 14, 1911

The candle which has attracted much attention in the window of C.W. Harter’s Drug Store burned out Thursday evening after 152 hours and seven minutes, and resulted in the following prizes being awarded: First, a toilet set, Miss Hazel Hill; Second, an ivory Clock, Renshaw DeWitt; third, a box of candy, Charles Hess.

Harwood Vrendenberg shot a wild turkey near Wood’s cabin, Saturday afternoon.

75 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

Dec. 10, 1936

3 cents

Monday evening, about dusk, Bobby Johnson, a student in the grades at school, while riding a bicycle on Sherman street, near Penn street, was struck by a car driven by A.P. Anderson, of W. Penn street, and sustained a fractured arm.

A Chevrolet coupe owned by Miss Margaret Nunn, was badly wrecked about 10 o’clock Tuesday forenoon, when a large ten-ton truck, owned by Harold E. Nopper, of N.Y., and loaded to the roof with grape juice, backed down the hill on Main street, and pushed the coupe over the curb against a fire plug.

Girls basketball under the supervision of Miss Dorothy Schofield, recreation director of Lower Lycoming County, has been started in the Muncy-Muncy Creek School. Posture classes will probably be started next week.

Died: Clyde H. Biddle, age 46, died Monday; morning, victim of a blood stream infection which developed after he had been bitten by a dog about two weeks ago. William James Brown, 22, of this place, died at 3 o’clock Friday afternoon at the home of his father-in-law, P.C.Nunn, following a week’s illness of pleura-pneumonia. George M. Hazen, aged 73, of Sonestown, died Monday afternoon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Harvey Snyder, Williamsport. He suffered a stroke November 28 at the Snyder home and had been in a serious condition there ever since.

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50 Years Ago

The Luminary

Oct. 26, 1961

5 cents

Hundreds of costumed Muncy area children are expected to attend the annual Halloween party on Oct. 31 sponsored by the Muncy JC’s and area business concerns.

Mrs. George Egley, Muncy, will mark her 91st birthday on Oct. 27.

Six members of the Muncy high school band have been selected to play in the annual north central district band festival. They include Lynn Phillips, Richard Cotner, Marlene Laughlin, Judy Ritter, and Bonnie Covert.

Mr. and Mrs. LaRue Seid, of near Muncy, announce the marriage of their daughter, Nancy Marie, to Pfc. Raymond Scrist, of Newark, N.Y.

Miss Connie Lou Waltz, of Hughesville married Robert L. King, Hughesville, on Oct. 21. Charles Confer, U.S. Navy, spent the weekend with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Confer of Picture Rocks.

At the Ritz: Rock Hudson and Kirk Douglas “The Last Sunset”

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25 years ago

No Luminary printed until Aug. 19, 1987

10 years ago

Nov. 14, 2001

35 cents

Three groups at St. Andrew Lutheran Church are being taught the art of sign language by Tammy Snell and her mother Susan Snell.

Muncy Council investigates leaf removal options.

The Montgomery Library marked its 90th anniversary on Sunday with a lovely open house celebration.

The engagement was announced of Catrina Bartlett to Seth Heasley of Montgomery.

Craig and Chris Scruggs, owners of Creative Necessities Florists, have moved their business to the McCarty House on Main Street, which will be on Muncy’s Nov. 17 home tour.

Dedication of the new flag pole and picnic area took place at Lowe’s Super Valu in Clarkstown last Saturday.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Jeremy Michael Ball, of Hughesville, a son, Aug. 24. Mother former Nina Lee Laurenson.

Deaths: Donald E. Kriner, 39, of Montoursville, died Nov. 3; Dorothy Jane Saiers, 85, of Montgomery, died Nov. 8 following an extended illness; E. Robert Niven, 81, of Hughesville, died Nov. 8; Kay A. Wertz, 59, of Muncy, died Nov. 5; Carlene B. Kennedy, 85, of Muncy died Nov. 10; John E. Iseley, Sr., 74, of Pennsdale, died Nov. 9