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Peeks of the Past

By Staff | Jan 24, 2012

109 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, Feb. 26, 1903

John Fahrenbach, who is employed at Gaines, came home Saturday, suffering blood poisoning in the third finger of the left hand, caused by running a meat hook in that member.

A quite wedding was solemnized on Tuesday afternoon at the resident of Postmaster and Mrs. D. B. Dykinns, when their youngest daughter, Miss Julia H was united in marriage to William F. Hartranft, of Washington, D. C. by Rev. A.R. DeWitt.

Mr. and Mrs. Amos Tallman on Feb. 24 celebrated the 50th anniversary of their marriage at their home near town. A large number of guests were there to assist them in celebrating the happy day.

The annual bean bake of John D. Musser Post, No. 66, G.A.R., was held in the Post Rooms, Saturday night.

100 Years Ago

Thursday, Feb. 29, 1912

Rex Nelson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Nelson, of near town, will leave in a few days for Alaska where he will spend some time.

Mrs. Louisa G. Gernerd, widow of J.M.M. Gernerd, passed away on Friday the 23rd inst., at Chicago, Ill., in the 76th year of her age.

J. Bruce Corson and wife, and John Geasey left Thursday for Claxton, GA, where the former has placed his merry-go-round with a carnival company.

75 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

3 cents

Thursday, Feb. 25, 1937

Muncy and vicinity was treated to a freak storm last Sunday evening, as Old Man Winter returned to bar out MR. Ground Hog’s predictions. Amid flashes of lightning and deep numbers of thunder, a soft cling snow fell, cling to tree branches and wires, forming festoons and making the forests look like fields of gigantic cotton plants.

Miss Frances Harriett Blakeslee, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Blakeslee, of this place; and MR. Homer H. Hill, of Ohio, formerly of Muncy, were married at Mercer, PA on the afternoon of Washington’s birthday.

With the arrival a large amount of new machinery at the Muncy Woolen Mill, which was recently purchased by the S.L. Hoffman Company, of New York, officials intimate that the mill will possibly be ready for operations beginning April 1st.

Born: To. Mr. and Mrs. Meredith Gordner, on Feb. 14the, a daughter; to Mr. and Mrs. Russell Vermilya, on Feb. 18, a daughter; To Mr. and Mrs. Charles Tule, of Muncy, R.D., a son; to Mr. and Mrs. Lester Derr, of West Penn Street, on Thursday, a daughter.

Died: George W. Frey, age 64, of Pennsdale, was found dead in the barn at the West home on Hughesville, R.D., 1 where he had been residing for several months; William Baxter, of Wolf Township, died at this home Monday afternoon, of pneumonia, in his 58th year; Mary Ann Edwards, aged 80, died at her home on West Pepper street Friday evening, Feb. 19, where she had spent her entire life as a resident of this section.

Ad: Golden Rule Grocery, next to the Theatre, Muncy, Pa- Swift’s Old Style Peanut Butter-2 lbs. 25 cents

50 Years Ago

The Luminary

Jan. 11, 1961

5 cents

Night football on a temporary basis only will come to Muncy next fall, according to a decision reached by the Muncy Joint School board.

Paul A. Paulhamus, has been named as the new supervising principal of East Lycoming School District.

Clyde Kiess, of Muncy and Hughesville, was re-elected president of the Lycoming County Fair.

Miss Barbara Ann Elliott, of near Muncy, became the bride of Donald Phillips, of near Hughesville, on Dec. 24.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Clayton May, of Hughesville, a son, Dorrance Ross, Jan. 2. Mother former Magdalene Ross; Mr. and Mrs. William Shetler, of near Millville, a daughter, Wanda Annette, Jan. 4. Mother former Emma Whitmoyer; Mr. and Mrs. Richard Heimrich, of Muncy Valley, a son, Richard Franklin Jr., Jan. 4. Mother former Patricia Bradley; Mr.and Mrs. James Knause, of Montgomery, a daughter, Jill Marie, Jan. 4. Mother former Judith Holmes; Mr. and Mrs. John Longnecker, of Eagles Marie, a son Kenneth Bryan, Jan. 5. Mother former Audrey Synder; Mr. and Mrs. wayne Chamberlian, at McEwensville, a son, Timothy Wayne, Jan. 6. Mother former Virginia Holdren; Mr.and Mrs. Wayne Printzenhoff, of Picture Rocks, a daughter, Beth Ellen, Jan. 6. Mother former Mary Ellen Artley; Mr.and Mrs. Paul Myers, of near Hughesville, a son, Paul Edward II, Jan. 8. Mother former Evelyn Shaner; Mr. and Mrs. J. Dick Kilgus, of near Hugehsville, a daughter, Ocie Arlene, Jan. 8. Mother former Margareth Marquardt; Mr.and Mrs. Joseph Rose, of near Muncy, a son, Jan. 9. Mother former Darliss Snyder.

At the Ritz: “The Trapp Family”

Ad: Ivan’s Inn, Montoursville

25 years ago

No Luminary printed until Aug. 19, 1987

10 years ago

Jan. 30, 2002

35 cents

Sara Stauffer, a 1999 graduate of Muncy High School and a junior at Shippensburg University, was recently awarded the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship awarded to Foreign Language students planning to study abroad.

Muncy sixth grader Dustin Richner received the outstanding wrestler trophy for the Muncy Indians at the Montour Team Duals Super Brawl.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. James Miller, a daughter, Jan. 17. The mother is the former Korrinne Salsman.

Died: Erma G. Stein, 98, Pennsdale, died Jan. 23; Athena Stofer, 99, formerly of Montgomery, died Jan. 22; Shirley J. Bennett, 66, Montgomery, died Jan. 27; Reba L. Barto, 83, Muncy, died Jan. 23; Steven Lee Kepner, 23, Hughesville, died Jan. 21; Oda M. Day, 76, of Muncy, died Jan. 23; Alice M. Karschner, 92, of Clarkstown, died Jan. 24; Margaret “Peggy: Laurenson, 95, formerly of Muncy, died Jan. 24; Gary C. Reynolds, Watsontown, died Jan. 14.