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Peeks of the Past

By Staff | Jan 17, 2012

109 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, Feb. 20, 1903

Howard R. Wallis has had a quantity of stone hauled from the mountain for the foundation of his new factory to be erected soon.

Miss Mary Winter entertained her nieces and nephews at a dinner party on Saturday, at her home on North Main Street. Those present were Misses Irene Winter, of Hughesville; and Rebecca Banzhaf; John Winter, Harry, Walter, John, George, and Clayton Banzhaf, of this place.

Judge Hart several days ago appointed Ivan Russell, Wm. J. McCarty, and John Kift viewers to locate the new bridge being erected on the road between Hughesville and Picture Rocks.

A new trial in the case of Chas. Brownell, convicted at the December criminal court of falsely representing himself as being a notary public, was refused by the court Monday.

100 Years Ago

Thursday, Feb. 22, 1912

Miss Emma Grace Heberling, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Heberling, was united in marriage to Robert McBride at the bride’s home on West Pepper street, on Tuesday evening.

Friday evening, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Rauch celebrated their Golden Wedding anniversary, at their home on Penn Street, by entertaining their children and grand-children.

75 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

3 cents

Thursday, Feb. 8, 1937

Thomas E. Grady, aged 74, one of Montgomery’s most prominent citizens, died at 1:10 o’clock Tuesday afternoon after a five-day illness.

Mild winter weather has speeded progress in the construction of the new Muncy post office to such an extent, that an early opening is now foreseen.

Died: Mrs. Naomi Elizabeth Nuss, age 28, died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Luther L. Yeagle, North Main street, last Thursday evening, after a brief illness of pneumonia; Mrs. Magdalena Beilhartz died Tuesday at the home of her son, Charles Beilhartz, on North Main street, following an illness of two weeks; Mrs. Godfrey Kunz and Mrs. Frank Painton received word the past week of the death of their uncle, Henry Boyer, who died on Monday morning in Michigan, as the result of an auto accident the night before.

Fulmer App is convalescing from his recent attack of pneumonia and grippe.

Calvin Harter has been confined to his home with an attack of grippe.

Leonard Rogers copped the $40 Bank Night award at the Ritz Theatre, Monday evening.

Ad: “SEC” Dry Cleaning Machine-Drumm Dry Cleaners, Hughesville

50 Years Ago

The Luminary

Jan. 4, 1961

5 cents

Headline: C. M. Camenga-New President of Muncy Borough Council

Post Office Complete Busiest Year in History, Receipts Total $86,330

Miss Ruth Ann Lowe, Muncy, engaged to Arthur L. Ohl of Bloomsburg.

Miss Beverly Roberts wed on Dec. 28 to Kenneth R. Edwards.

Miss Connie Lou Nevel becomes engaged to Donald L. Gottschall.

Miss Barbara Edwards, Shamokin, weds Larry Lauchle, of Muncy, on Dec. 30.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Russell Berger, of Muncy, a daughter, Lois Marie, Dec. 29. Mother former Beverly Craig; Mr. and Mrs. Carl Huss, of near Hughesville, son, Randy Lynn, Dec. 31. Mother former Helen Barto.

Died: J. H. Houseknecht, 88, of Hughesville, died Dec. 26; Monroe J. Arms, Picture Rocks, died Dec. 30; Ella Baker, Montgomery, died Dec. 29; Mrs. Alfred Confer, 91, of Muncy, died Dec. 30.

At the Ritz: Blue Hawaii with Elvis Presley

Ad: Ivans Inn, Montoursville

25 years ago

No Luminary printed until Aug. 19, 1987

10 years ago

Jan. 23, 2002

35 cents

Area residents serving our country: Chief Petty Officer David Poust, a 1983 graduate of Hughesville High School and son of Frank and Ruth Temple Poust of Unityville, has served in the Navy for 18 years.

Trent and Derek Sellers, sons of Kristy and roy Sellers of Muncy, take advantage of last Saturday’s snowfall, sledding behind Myers Elementary School.

The Mick Myers Golf Committee was recently awarded the “Volunteer Group of the Year” by the Central PA Chapter of the M.S. Society.

At the Montgomery Area School District meeting on Jan. 8, contracts were awarded for the construction of the new athletic complex.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. John S. Woodling III, of Muncy, a son, Chase Aaron, on Dec. 28. The mother is the former Stephanie L. Weigel.

Died: Max L. Cameron, 77, Montgomery, died Jan. 14; Ruby F. Hunter, 73, of Picture Rocks, died Jan. 20 at her home; Neil H. Confer, 76, of Lairdsville, died Jan. 15; Thomas J. Gonzalez, Sr., 63, of Muncy, died Jan. 14; Dorothy B. Mingle, 90, of Montoursville, died Jan. 15; Myrtle Burkhart Welker, 85, did Jan. 12; Jennie Pearl Hawk, 81, of Muncy, died Jan. 20.