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Peeks of the Past

By Staff | Jan 6, 2012

109 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

Jan. 29, 1903

Died: Freeman Renn died at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Silas D. Renn, in this borough, on Monday morning, after an illness of about five weeks, aged 26 years.

A quiet wedding was solemnized at the home of H.K. Mensch, in Clinton Township, at high noon yesterday, when their daughter, Miss Laura Mensch was united in marriage to Mr. Edward S. Frey.

Levi Colley, who is employed in the machine shop at Sprout, Waldron & Co. met with a serious accident last Saturday when a bar of iron fell, striking him on the head. Dr. W. L. King rendered the necessary medical attention, and at this time Mr. Colley is getting along nicely.

“Squire” E. Clyde Brobst has purchased the property of Edgar Sprout on North Washington St., and will take possession of the same on April 1st. The latest trolley talk is that Muncy capitalists are considering the advisability of building a trolley from Hughesville to Montgomery. Come on, Gentlemen, Montgomery will welcome you with open arms.

100 Years Ago

Feb. 1, 1912

A canvass of Muncy is being made at present to determine the number of hands that are available for a shirt factory. Cards to be filled out are being distributed by Harry A. Banzhaf, ML. Shipe and C.W. Harter.

Miss Claude Hill, of this place, and Paul G. Schug, of N.Y. were united in marriage on Saturday morning at the parsonage of the Southside Baptist Church in Elmira by the past. Rev. L.N. Sirrell.

The engagement of George B. Gowers, of this place, and Miss Elizabeth Hudson, of Pittsburgh, has been announced.

75 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

3 cents

Jan. 28, 1937

Ritz Theatre will accept canned foods as admission to special show Friday afternoon.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Snodgrass gave a delightful party Tuesday afternoon in honor of their daughter Mary Lou’s fifth birthday anniversary.

A number of Muncy merchants are discussing the probability of observing a Wednesday afternoon holiday the full year, beginning March 1st of this year.

Miss Carlene Baysore, West Penn Street, entertained the members of the Willing Workers’ Class of the Lutheran Sunday School at a Tureen supper on Jan. 21st.

Died: Mrs. Anna VanBuskirk, 75, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jerry Frantz, Picture Rocks, Sunday morning after a linger illness; Mrs. Lottie Carpenter, aged 78, died Saturday morning at her home on Green Street, from an illness which began last July; Word was received here last Thursday, by relatives, of the untimely death by drowning, of Chas. Kessler, who was drowned while cutting ice in a lake near his home at Thronhurst; W. Clayton Rogers died at Greenville, South Carolina Tuesday morning, Jan. 26th.

Ad: The Only Cough Drops Containing Vitamin A-Smith Brothers Black Cough Drops

50 Years Ago

The Luminary

Dec. 14, 1961

5 cents

Muncy’s Sylvania plant’s display at convention a model of their plug-in computer, a memory array unit said to save ninety percent of data processing.

Mrs, Edward Bayley and Fred Eshleman directed all six grades of students in a Christmas musical at the Pennsdale School.

Mrs. Earl Snell was elected of the Willing Workers class of St. Andrew Lutheran Church, Muncy,

John Metzger general chairman for the first ever Christmas decorating contest sponsored by Hughesville Business Association.

Justus Baum won a month’s use of an electric organ and lessons by Lillian Gramley at the Christmas party hosted at Pennsdale by the Muncy Township Fire Co.

Jean L. Berger, Muncy, earned a certificate of merit through the Holstein-Friesian Assoc. of America in Battlesboro, VT.

Deaths: Ken D. Wolfe, 45, Muncy; Robert Hess, 24, Pennsdale, county’s first hunting fatality; Chris Beilharz, 77. Muncy.

Ad: Dow’s Pharmacy, prescription chemists, 24 S. Main, Muncy.

25 years ago

No Luminary printed until Aug. 19, 1987

10 years ago

Jan. 3, 2002

35 cents

Shoveling the 10 to 12 inches of snow that fell Sunday afternoon through Monday morning, are brothers Matthew, 8, and Brandon Temple, 11, sons of Stacey and Dana Temple of Muncy Township. Staring their own snow-shoveling business this year, the young entrepreneurs, who live near the mall, have two customers along South Main Street in Muncy. They are hoping for a snow-filled winter.

Christine Lechien of Hughesville recently got to have her 15 minutes of fame. At 4:39 p.m. on Dec. 20 in Hagerstown, Lechien became on e of 11,500 people choses to carry the torch for the 2002 Winter Olympic Games, which will begin next month in Salt Lake City.

Area resident serving our country: Army Specialist Carl Moser, a 1999 graduate of Hughesville High School, is the son of Kandy and Tim Moser of Ox Bow Road, Muncy.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Scott E. Stackhouse, of Muncy, a son on Dec. 22. The mother is the former Polly Mitchell

Deaths: Margaret R. “Peg” Waldron, 86, Muncy, died Jan. 4; Mary Frances Hill, 93, formerly of Montgomery, died Jan. 1; Craig Andrew Confer, 50, of Montgomery, died Jan. 4; Benji Lee Cox, 43, formerly of Muncy, died Dec. 4; John Edward Stricker, of Muncy, died Jan. 3; Elizabeth Whitmoyer, 77, of Hughesville, died Dec. 19.