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Peeks of the Past

By Staff | Jan 31, 2012

109 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, March 5, 1903

Dell Lebo, who has been in South Africa erecting bridges for the American Bridge Company for the past two years, is on his way home.

A delightful surprise party was given Misses Mabel and Sue Walton Wednesday evening at their home on West Water Street. A special feature of the evening enjoyment was a number of songs sung by Messrs. Shaw and Tallman.

Miss Edna Downing pleasantly entertained the sewing society on Thursday evening at her home on S. Market street. Those present were: Misses Marian Painter, Emily Oberfell, Clara Bailey, Louise Albright, Margaret Love and Frances Petrikin.

100 Years Ago

Thursday, March 7, 1912

With a roar and a crash that was heard in every part of town, Friday night, at 9:41 o’clock, engine No. 699, drawing southbound train NO. 58, on the Philadelphia &Reading railroad, blew up just as it was opposite the station, with the result that four of the six men comprising the crew were instantly killed, and telegraph operator Clifford Warg, who was in the station, had two teeth knocked out and had cuts about the face and body.

Born: A son, on February 29, to Mr. and Mrs. Edward Frey.

J.H. Gulliver has secured a position with the Tidewater Pipe Line Co., at this place, and will move his family here from South Williamsport.

75 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

3 cents

Thursday, March 4, 1937

The annual school play of the Muncy-Muncy Creek High School will present this year on March 11th, “Yours Truly Willie.”

Announcement of marriage, Miss Marjorie Stohler, of Hughesville, to movie actor son, El Brendel, Jr., of Philadelphia.

Mr. Elmer Barbour, of the Golden Rule Grocery, is confined to his home by illness.

George H. Anderson, of Pepper Street, is suffering from a bilious attack.

Died: Floyd Hefty, aged 45, formerly of Watsontown, died at 3:30 o’clock last Thursday afternoon of lobar pneumonia; Mary Etta Baxter, died Monday of last week, passed away at her home in Wolf Township, death was due to pneumonia. She was 53 years old; Charles C. Ebner, 55, a former resident of this place, died of a heart condition at his home in Towanda, Feb. 25.

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50 Years Ago

The Luminary

Jan. 18, 1961

5 cents

Two area residents, Robert Earle Fischer, of Picture Rocks, and Roger Lee Sharpe of Muncy, are members of the class of seniors who will receive the Bachelor of Science degree at Bloomsburg State College on Jan. 18.

James Gleason was elected president and Robert Hofer chief when the Muncy Township Volunteer Fire company held its organizational meeting.

Mr. and Mrs. LaVerne Mayers, of Iowa, have announced the engagement of their daughter, Melissa Rae to Charles H. Confer, son of Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy Confer, of PIcture Rocks.

Captain Herman Durrwachter, formerly of Williamsport, and grandson of Mr. and Mrs. George Gulliver, of Muncy, was killed by a grenade in Viet Nam on Jan. 13, according to word received here early this week.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Rose, of near Muncy, a son, Kim Michael, Jan. 9. Mother former Darliss Snyder; Mr. and Mrs. Larue Neufer, of Unityville, a daughter, Donna Marie, Jan. 11. Mother former Alice Laubacher; Mr. and Mrs. Jason Allen, of near Hughesville, a son, Rickey William, Jan. 14. Mother former Patricia Bailey; Mr. and Mrs. Cline Hoffman, JR., of near Turbotville, a daughter, Jan. 14. Mother former June Stiles; Mr. and Mrs. Larue Richart, of near Muncy, a daughter, Nina Lee, Jan. 15. Mother former RoseAnna Pidcoe; Mr. and Mrs. Lester J. Knarr, Jr., of near Muncy, a daughter, Jan. 14; Mr. and Mrs. Luther Bardo, Muncy, a daughter, Jan. 14. Mother is the former Patricia Miller.

Died: Donald L. Myers, 66-year old Hughesville business man, who was well known throughout this area, died Jan. 11 at Muncy Valley hospital after a lingering illness; H. Cecil Van Buskirk, employee of Sprout, Waldron, and company, died Jan. 12, at the Muncy Valley hospital; Terry Moser, 15,, Hughesville. The young man was seriously injured in an automobile accident on Sunday.

At the Ritz: The Errand Boy

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25 years ago

No Luminary printed until Aug. 19, 1987

10 years ago

Feb. 6, 2002

35 cents

The unexpired term of Muncy Borough constable left vacant due to the death of George Anderson, was filled by Donald A. Allen.

Clad in a Civil War uniform and backed by a 36-star flag, Marlin Troutman portrayed a magic man from the 1860’s at the Warrior Run Fort Freeland Heritage Society meeting.

Births: Julia Derr and John Swisher of Hughesville, a son, Jan. 25; Mr. and Mrs. David J. Edkin of Muncy, a daughter, Jan. 30. Mother former Crystal R. Clemens; Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Harris of Muncy, a daughter, Feb. 1. Mother former Kristy Springman.

Died: William J. Carey, Jr. 85, Muncy, Feb. 3; Charlotte E. Fry, 82, Muncy, Jan. 29; William A. Yearick, 69, Muncy, Jan. 30; Mary E. Laird, 94, Millville, died Jan. 29; Ruth M. Decker, 71, Muncy, died Jan. 29; Charlotte Y. Pauling, 69, Valley View Nursing, died Jan. 30.

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