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Peeks of the Past

By Staff | Apr 3, 2012

109 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, May 14, 1903

Coleman H. Bubb, who for a number of years has conducted a hardware and tin store on West Water street, died Tuesday morning from injuries received when he fell down the stairs leading to the basement in his store.

Miss Edna Downing entertained a number of her young lady friends on Saturday, at a cobweb party, at which time the engagement of Miss Effie Derr to Lewis Robey was announced.

George Banszhaf had returned home from Pittsburgh and will assist his father at the Everglade farm this summer.

Charles E. Brownell, of Clarkstown, was in Muncy on Friday exhibiting a stalk of horse radish that measured 4 feet in length.

100 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, May 14, 1912

An infringement suit has recently been instituted in the circuit court of the United States for the middle district of Pennsylvania by Sprout, Waldron & Company against the Robinson Manufacturing Company of this place.

Misses Bessie Leinbach and Ruth Cupp, and Messrs, Ralph Winegardner and Willits Painter spent Sunday at Billmyer’s Game Park near Washingtonville.

J. Howard Ritter of this place has taken charge of the Singer Sewing Machine agency at Milton, where he will open an office.

75 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

3 cents

Thursday, May 13, 1937

Miss Evelyn Treaster, daughter of James Treaster, of Montgomery, and Leland J. Walborn, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy E. Snyder, were quietly married at a home wedding at the home of the bride Saturday evening at 8:30 p.m.

Miss Martha Steiger will entertain a number of friends this Thursday evening at the home of Mrs. D. G. Reed, in honor of the approaching marriage of Miss Hilda Dimm.

Died: J. Wesley Waterhouse, age 71, died Friday, May 7th at the Lycoming County Poor Farm, after an illness of three weeks; Ruth Naomi Phillips, 21-monthy old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Phillips, died May 4 at the home of her parents in McEwensville; Mary Elizabeth Hill, aged 70, died suddenly Sunday afternoon at her home in Hughesville; William Bower, aged 88, a former resident of this place, died Monday night at his home in South Williamsport, after an illness of six weeks.

Ad: Ford V-8 Princes Begin at $529

50 Years Ago

The Luminary

March 22, 1962

5 cents

Ray L. Stolz, a Muncy native who currently resides in Williamsport, has been named as fulltime secretary of the Montgomery area school district, effective April 1.

Bob Shipman, who this week became th eonly junior boy to make the honor roll in Muncy high school, on Saturday shoots for an even tougher vicotry when he goies after the PIAA wrestling championship and along with Keith Taylor of Hughesville.

Deaths: Blanche Manning, sister of Mrs. Warren Stine, fo Muncy, died on March 11; Mary Jane Rentz, 77, died at her home, March 19; Elizabeth Hill, 88, died March 13; William L. Poust, 59, of Muncy, died March 13; Howard Painton, 73, former Picture Rocks resident, died March 14.

At the Ritz: Frank Sinatra in “Sergeants 3”

Ad: Monsey Milling Company at Clarkstown

25 years ago

No Luminary printed until Aug. 19, 1987

10 years ago

The Luminary

April 10, 2002

35 cents

Area resident serving our country: Army Specialist Ryan S. Williams, a 1999 graduate of Hughesville High School is the son of Mary V. Williams of Hughesville and Douglas A. Williams of Williamsport.

Fishing enthusiast Doug Zehner, of Kepner HIll, has enjoyed a lifetime of fishing, but during the last 12 years, has become a convert to fly fishing, leaving the spinning rod behind.

The foundation of one of the oldest church in Muncy has been rocked with scandal as its treasurer is alleged to have spent funds belonging to St. James Episcopal Church for his own use.

Muncy elementary wrestlers, Dustin Richner, sixth grade, and second grader Heath Strickland won the Middle Atlantic Wrestling Association Northern Regional championship held at Shamokin HIgh School

Deaths: Minnie M. Bartlow, 90, died April 7; Grace F. Gordner, 77, of Muncy, died in her sleep April 3; Jesse A. Harman, formerly of Hughesville, died April 5; B. Jane Taylor, 80, formerly of Hughesville, died April 4.