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Peeks of the Past

By Staff | May 1, 2012

109 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, June 18, 1903

Daniel Wonders, who recently purchased George Latimer’s meat market, took charge on Monday.

Roy Laurer, who has been the guest of relatives here, has gone to DuBois, from which place he will go to the home of his parents at Boise City, Idaho.

The elaborate decorations of the state at Educational hall the night of the commencement were planned and carried into effect by Clarence Rogers, who graduated in the art at New York a few years ago.

Paul Blakeslee and Fred Pealer left last week for Eagles Mere, where they will act as bell boys in the Crestmont In this season.

100 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, June 20, 1912

Arthur Clapp, George Crawford, Fred Hoffman and Willis Goodenow are home from State College for the summer.

H. M. Dugan, of Muncy, Saturday, purchased the old Main St., school building in South Williamsport, and will transform the structure into a mill for the grinding of cereals of all kinds.

Lester Sedam, state forestry inspector of Tyrone, is spending a few days with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Sedam.

75 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

3 cents

Thursday, June 17, 1937

Headline: Ben Franklin Stores Buy Ray Sprout’s

Frank Reuther, of Muncy, and Harry Miller, of Montgomery were admitted to the Muncy Valley hospital for treatment of minor gunshot wounds suffered through the accidental discharge of a gun while they were attending a skeet shoot near Muncy.

A terrific thunderbolt at 4:00 o’clock Monday morning awakened just about every citizen in town, who realized that lighting had struck somewhere very close. It had. The bolt struck the mammoth tree in front of the old Sprout homestead, now occupied by the Rev. W.F. Steck, in North Main street.

Two cars figured in a crash at Halls Station Monday night at 10:45 o’clock resulting in about $150 damage. Henry Whipple was Hughesville was traveling south and Max Murray, of this place was going north. Whipple attempted to turn left to enter Route 654 and failed to clear the intersection before the Murray vehicle crashed into the rear of his car.

Ad: A new kind of Deodorant Yodora-is gentle as your face cream

50 Years Ago

The Luminary

April 19, 1962

5 cents

Ninth grader Betty Kast brought Muncy high school another championship on MOnday night at South Williamsport when she won the county spelling bee for junior High school students.

Miss Donna Reece, of near Muncy, weds Dale Robbins, of Unityville, on April 14.

Mayor Harold L. Keller of Muncy his week commended Donald Berninger and the Muncy high school marching band for the national acclaim won at Washington in the recent Cherry Blossom Festival parade.

Mr. and Mrs. Lee Guisewhite gave a birthday party for their daughters Nancy and Janet.

On the occasion of their 10th wedding anniversary, MR.and Mrs. Earl Fry entertained the members of their wedding party at their home near Muncy Saturday evening.

Births: Mr.and Mrs. Kenneth Mincemoyer, of Hughesville, a daughter, Michelle Ann, April 11. Mother former Roberta Michael; Mr.and Mrs. Roland Myers of near Muncy, daughter, Susan Katarina, April 11. Mother former Kiara Reppenhagen; Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Feigles, of near Muncy, daughter, Linda Lou, April 12. Mother former Adah Hoffman; Mr. and Mrs. Richard Yoder, of Muncy, son, Jeffrey Lee, April 12. Mother former June Cramm; Mr.and Mrs. Ivan Winder, of Hughesville, daughter, Tami Marie, April 12. Mother former Shirley Swahn; Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Williams, of Watsontown, son, Stanley Robert Jr., April 14. Mother former Ida Houseknecht; Mr.and Mrs. Floyd Fry, of Hughesville, son, April 15. Mother former Reba Shaner.

Deaths: George W. Stiger, 52, Hughesville, died suddenly at his home on April 13; Franklin L. Herr, 62, died April 14 at his home near Muncy; Miss Fannie Ritter, 88, of Muncy, died April 12.

At the Ritz: Sail a Crooked Ship

Ad: Now Open for Business Your New Texaco Dealer-Carl Dewald’s Texaco, Muncy

25 years ago

No Luminary printed until Aug. 19, 1987

10 years ago

The Luminary

May 8, 2002

35 cents

Area resident serving our country-E-4 Specialist Earl John Wommer, Jr., a 1999 graduate of Montgomery Area High School, is the son of Teresa and Earl Wommer of Muncy.

Renovation projects on Muncy schools begin-Groundbreaking was held last Sunday at Ward L. Myers Elementary School.

Robert McManigal of Pennsdale has been honored for work with “Making Dreams Come True”.

Former Muncy resident James Mothersbaugh takes his Road Radio USA show to school groups around the state, helping them to see though music, fun and serious message, the consequences of drinking and driving.

Andrew Fink holds the honor of being the first Montgomery Area High School student to place first in All State Chorus in which he sang in the Bass II section.

Died: Lulu Adna Ciraulo, 97, of Hughesville, died April 30; Donald J. Pawlak, 62, of Montgomery, died May 1; Dorothy Joanne Livingston, 69, of Muncy, died April 30; Carleton L. Sherwood, 87, of Hughesville, died May 2; Hazel Beatrice Poust, 88, of Hughesville, died May 3; Emily W. McClellen, 92, of Muncy, died May 6