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Peeks of the Past

By Staff | Feb 21, 2012

109 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, April 4, 1903

Grover Reeder, quite a popular baseball player, has signed with the Altoona team for the coming season, and will leave here on the 10th, to join them in that city.

The Charles tennis club will hold their annual Spring dance Mozely’s Opera House on April 15. The committee being Misses Helen Peterman, Helen Goodenow, Mary Brittain, Martha Brittain, Margaret Noble and Esther Noble.

W.C. Mozley’s smile is very broad, his wife having presented him with a bouncing baby boy.

100 Years Ago

Thursday, April 2, 1912

A pretty wedding occurred at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Willis, near Lairdsville, when their daughter, Miss Mattie, was married to Harry L. Swartz, of this place.

Mrs. S.D. Heller and Miss Mabel Heller attended the Wolfinger Heller nuptials at Milton on last Wednesday.

A pleasant surprise party was given John Colley, Tuesday evening at his home in East Muncy, in honor of his sixteenth birthday anniversary.

Mrs. Cynthia Sprout, widow of the late Edgar Sprout, purchased the property of Simon Sheridan on Sherman street.

75 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

3 cents

Thursday, April 1, 1937

Miss Myrtle Kahler was united in marriage Saturday afternoon to Robert L. Stamets.

J. T. Akers has terminated his lease at Jake’s Restaurant and has moved to Jiggs and Jerry’s on the road north of town where he will operate a gas station and lunch stand.

William Drick, of Muncy, has lost a herd of 27 cattle in the past few weeks, as the result of bovine T. B. tests by inspectors from the Bureau of Animal Industry.

Raymond Shook, R.D. mail carrier form the Muncy post office is seriously considering the possibility of having rubber fenders made for the front of his car. It seems that Raymond’s car has been the target for many drivers, recently and it keeps him busy hammering out dents.

Died: Sarah J. Stadden, aged 60, died quite suddenly this morning at her home; Annie E. Taylor, died at the Williamsport Hospital Tuesday afternoon; Edward K. Clark, aged 65, died at his home on West Penn street Sunday morning; J. Warner Hall aged 72, a native of the Pennsdale section, died at his home in Scranton Friday evening; Mrs. John Egey, 45, who before her marriage was Miss Esther Gauger, formerly of this place, died Wednesday of last week at her home in Pittsburgh.

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50 Years Ago

The Luminary

Feb. 8, 1962

5 cents

Dr. R. J. Patrizio has been named president of the Muncy Area Pool Association, an organization created for the purposed of constructing a public swimming pool in the Muncy area.

Miss Miriam Shaffer Retires; worked 37 years at W-B Bell.

Lundy Lumber company’s Muncy yard was “open for business as usual” on Tuesday morning, but only after most of the plant’s facilities were saved during a spectacular $35,000 fire which broke out early Monday evening.

Courageous Paul Sones gets BS degree, starts MIT for Masters, and plans marriage all in one week.

Mr. and Mrs. Jay Harris and children, Jeffrey and Joanne, of near Camp Hill, were guests of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lester Harris.

Misses Diane Voneida, Marjorie Wenzel named BPW “Girls of Month’ for November and December.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Richard Croman, Hughesville, daughter, Cindy Ann, Jan. 31. Mother former Gloria Houseknecht; Mr. and Mrs. Lehman Bull, Muncy, son, Lehman Burdett, Jr., Feb. 1,. Mother former Dorothy Gould; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bitler, daughter, Kathy Ann, Feb. 2. Mother former Lucinda Fuller; Mr. and Mrs. John Felix, of near Montgomery, daughter, Feb. 5. Mother former Dianne Pick; Mr. and Mrs. Max Stackhouse, of near Hughesville, daughter, Feb. 6. Mother former Dorothy Norton; Mr. and Mrs. George Showers, Jr., a daughter, Debra Kay, on Jan. 22. Mother former Kay Houseknecht, of near Muncy.

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At the Ritz: “The Devil at 4 O’Clock” with Spencer Tracy and Frank Sinatra

25 years ago

No Luminary printed until Aug. 19, 1987

10 years ago

Feb. 27, 2002

35 cents

Former Hughesville state champion wrestlers, Jeff Gray and Greg Sullivan, were inducted into District 4 Hall of Fame at the District 4 wrestling tournaments held in Williamsport.

The taste will be worth the wait when the maple sap cooks into syrup, a tradition at Pat Shull of Muncy, is teaching his son JOhn Patrick.

Switch-Around Day was observed at Muncy High School on Monday. Student council member Pamela Montayne organized and scheduled the event in which 10 seniors participated under the supervision of advisor Chris Vicars. Lesha Bigelow assumed the teaching position in Shawn McCahan’s senior English class.

“Once A Upon a Mattress” will be presented this Friday and Saturday at Muncy High School auditorium.

Birth: Katherine Frederick of Pennsdale and Michael Bacha of Williamsport, a daughter of Feb. 16.

Died: K. Andrew “Andy” Balliet, 28, formerly of Muncy, died Jan. 20; Margaret V. Berger, 95, of Muncy, died Feb. 19; Dorothy M. Dapp, 86, formerly of Muncy, died Feb. 18; Wyatt A. Wertz, 48, of Montoursville, died Feb. 18; James R. Wertz, 88, of Montgomery, died Feb. 24; Ester G. Ott, 86, Hughesville, died Feb. 19; Aldyne Dieffenbacher, of Muncy Valley, died Feb. 19; John E. Diggan, 84, of Hughesville, died Feb. 21; Elizabeth K. Kehler, 83, of Hughesville, died Feb. 19.

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