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Peeks of the Past

By Staff | Dec 13, 2011

109 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

Jan. 15, 1903

Edward Ives sold his Market Street property to the Baptist congregation for a parsonage to be occupied by Rev. Woods and his family.

Samuel Buffington celebrated his 89th birthday.

J. A. Coppes sold the old Petrikin farm at Muncy Station to Moses Ulman, retired Williamsport merchant.

Lewis Colley replaced Gilbert Hartman as agent for the Atlantic Refining Company.

Amos Beeber became a Muncy resident purchased the Wilson resident.

100 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

Jan. 18, 1912

Florence McKee married Benjamin Heckert of Muncy Station by Rev. W. F. Steck at the Lutheran Church.

Thirty four gentlemen of the Jr. O.U.A.M. Lodge enjoyed a sleigh rite to the home of the George Brungards of Glade Run where they had an oyster supper.

The Thomas Wentzler’s, back of Pennsdale, hosted 16 people at a chicken waffle supper despite the rigors of 20 degree weather.

Drs. John Banzhaf and Harry Berger attended the banquet of the Lycoming County Dental Society at the New Crawford, Williamsport.

75 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

Jan 14, 1937

3 cents

The Clyde Shoemaker farm revealed little traces of Fort Brady during excavations. Operations were transferred to the Smith property a short distance to the north and along Glade Run where it is hoped artifacts of an Indian village of 1500 years ago may be found.

Officers elected for the Ladies’ Aid of Clarkstown Lutheran Church were President, Mrs. B. L. Shipman; vp, Mrs. Jacob Houseknecht; secretary, Mrs. Wilbur Houseknecht; treasurer, Mrs. Philip Opp.

Jeanne Hawley is captain and guard of Muncy’s girls’ basketball team.

Mrs. Edythe Walton Snyder secured a position at Princeton University in NJ.

Clyde Turner was elected president of the Relief Association of the employees of Sprout, Waldron and Co.

Obits-Charles F. Eick, 68, father of L. R. Eick, East Water Street, Muncy. The elder was formerly superintendent of the tannery at Hillsgrove and the Ridgway tannery.

Mrs. Robert Sechler, Montgomery, daughter of Samuel Sedam.

Dr. Charles B. Bastian, 75, a Williamsport physician. Born in Montgomery in 1861, he was the father of Drs. W. Clair and Robert C. Bastian, also of that city.

50 Years Ago

The Luminary

Nov. 30, 1961

5 cents

That the Muncy high school band will make its third successive appearance in the annual Cherry blossom Festival in Washington, D. C. was assured this week.

The Rev. Clay Reed, a minister in this area for more than 30 years and for the past 16 years pastor at Eagles Mere Federated church, will begin this new duties on Dec. 3, as pastor of the Shinglehouse Baptist church.

George Montgomery elected to teach Social Studies at Hughesville; Miss Hafer resigns.

Mrs. James Housel was hostess at her home on South Washington street recently at a variety shower in honor of Miss Phyllis App, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ray App of Painter Street.

Mr. and Mrs. Frederic B. Priest were holiday guests of relatives in Pittsburgh.

Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Mincemoyer have moved to the William Mulligan property on Painter street.

Deaths: Mary Ellen Thomas, 55, of Clarkstown, died suddenly on Thanksgiving Day; Drusilla Montague Turner, Muncy, died Nov. 21 at her home; George Vile, 77, of Muncy, died Nov. 24, at the home of his son, George; Charles Gundrum, formerly of Muncy, died Nov. 22. He was 79.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Larry Foresman, Allenwood, a son, Gregory Alan, Nov. 21. Mother former Sandra Shade; Mr. and Mrs. Marlin Conrad, of Watsontown, a daughter, Lois Mae, Nov. 22. Mother former Helen Persun; Mr. and Mrs. Max Simon Sr., of Watsontown, a son, Max Eugene Jr., Nov. 22. Mother former Ruth Vognetz; Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Sholtis, of Muncy, a son, Jeffrey Phillip, Nov. 23. Mother former Marlee Campbell; Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Maciejewski, of Hughesville, a son, David Lee, Nov. 23. Mother former Mary Barbour; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ciraulo, of near Hughesville, a daughter, Denise Marie, Nov. 24. Mother former Alice Livermore; Mr. and Mrs. Norman Hause, of Muncy, a son, Michael Blair, Nov. 24. Mother former Agnes Latarraca; Mr. and Mrs. Richard Moser, of near Muncy, a son, Timothy Lee, Nov. 25. Mother former Sandra Myers; Mr. and Mrs. Richard Klinefelter, of near Montgomery, a son, November 26. Mother former Marguerite Hans.

At the Ritz: The Young Doctors

Ad: Versatile Car Coats-Muncy Dry Goods Co.

25 years ago

No Luminary printed until Aug. 19, 1987

10 years ago

Dec. 12, 2001

35 cents

Author David Richards, Picture Rocks native, publishes “Priceless Treasurers” stories of local Civil War soldiers.

Fundraiser held for Montgomery area residents Jerry and Sally Pauling by Elimsport’s First Baptist Church.

Christine Lechien, Hughesville, will carry the Olympic torch in December in Hagerstown at 4:38 p.m.

Robert Haueisen, Jr., son of Robert and Edith Haueisen, Sr., of Muncy, has enlisted in the U.S. Navy as an Airman on the Delayed Entry Program.

Alicia Farley will ring her rare set of bells at a concert to benefit the medical expenses of Sally and Jerry Pauling of Montgomery.

Births: Amye Akers, Muncy, a son, Dec. 10; Mr. and Mrs. Dean Snyder III, a son, Dec. 10. The mother is the former Heather Baker; Mr. and Mrs. Bradley L. Rupert, Montgomery, a son, Dec. 3. The mother is the former Tammy Lawrence; Mr. and Mrs. Steven Prince, of Montgomery, a son, Dec. 7. The mother is the former Tammy Sones; Mr. and Mrs. James Munds, a son, Dec. 6. The mother is the former Heather A. Rusczyk of Muncy.

Deaths: Shirley Jean Miller, 65, of Muncy, died Dec. 11; Jessie A. Snyder, 83, of Muncy, died Dec. 16; Opha A. Hughes, of Muncy Valley Skilled Nursing, died Dec. 13.