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Peeks of the Past

By Staff | May 22, 2012

109 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, July 9, 1903

Grant Leiser and Miss Maud Derr, both of this place, were married at the home of the bride on South Main Street Saturday evening.

Mr. and Mrs. G.W. Geasey announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessie, to Charles C. Scott, of Williamsport. The wedding will take place at Williamsport on Monday, July 22.

Misses Mabel Walton, Rebecca Banzhaf, Sarah McGowan, May Barbour, Mary Rauch and Elsie Winegardner visited Miss Edith Gundrum at Eagles Mere on Saturday.

The seven-year old son of Monroe Shipman, was taken Wednesday morning to Baltimore, where he will undergo treatment at the Pasteur Clinic for hydrophobia, as the result of being bitten by a dog.

100 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, July 11, 1912

Word has been received by Muncy friends of the marriage of Leon C. Stone, of Ogdensburg, and Miss Daisy Small of this place, at Canton, on June 29th.

Sunday about 10 o’clock, fire broke out in the Banghart house occupied by Jack Taylor and family, the fire starting the garret from a defective flue.

Harry Rogers is traveling thru the coal regions this week on business for the Muncy Woolen Mills.

ON July 13, Muncy’s play ground committee is going to give an all day entertainment of parades, ball games and races, and promises to be one of the largest attractions ever staged in Muncy.

75 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

3 cents

Thursday, July 8, 1937

Headline: D. G. Reed Loses Fingers on Right Hand-Local Barber’s Hand Drawn into High Powered Ventilator at Stover Hotel.

Walter H. Bartlow, 29, of Montgomery R.D. pleaded guilty before Justice of the Peace William S. Weaver, of this place, to the charge of Robbing the state liquor store at Montgomery, early Saturday morning.

Jay Lowry, 19, of East Water Street was treated at the Muncy Valley Hospital late Saturday from injuries to both legs, caused being struck by a car, as he was standing on the curb at the corner of Main and Water Streets.

Born: to Mr. and Mrs. DeLa Poust, on July 4th, a son.

Died: Mrs. Walter T. Hazel, of Ohio, died yesterday according to word received here at midnight last night; George W. Spring, 80, died at 1:45 last Thursday afternoon, July 14th at his home five miles east of Hughesville.

50 Years Ago

The Luminary

May 10, 1962

5 cents

Muncy High School senior Edward Wert accepted for College Study at MIT; Wins Bausch & Lomb Award

Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Stroup of Muncy announce the engagement of their daughter, Wanda, to Donald R. Lundy, Jr., son of Dr. and Mrs. Donald R. Lundy, of Hughesville.

Mr. and Mrs. Emmanuel Yocum, of near Montgomery, announce the marriage of their daughter, Lois Joanne, to Richard A. Smith, son of MR. and MRs. Ralph Smith, of near Muncy.

MR. and MRs. Harry Moyer will observe 62nd wedding anniversary in Muncy on May 16.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. James Lynch, of near Montgomery, a daughter, Wendy Sue, May 2. Mother former Janet Mutschler; Mr. and Mrs. Neil Pick, of Montgomery, a son, David Lester, May 5. Mother former Jane Poust; Mr.and Mrs. Michael H. Kilcoyne, of near Montgomery, a son, Michael Scott, May 6. Mother former Eleanor McQuay; Mr.and Mrs. Joseph Carpenter, of Laporte, a son, May 7. Mother former Ruth Brelsford; Mr.and Mrs. John Clees, of Muncy, a daughter, May 7. Mother former May Wolfe.

At the Ritz:

Ad: For Mother’s Day-Spray Mist by Coty-Harter’s Drug Store

25 years ago

No Luminary printed until Aug. 19, 1987

10 years ago

The Luminary

May 30, 2002

35 cents

Area resident serving our country: Marine Corps Cpl. Justin D. Hornberger, a 1998 graduate of Hughesville High School, is the son of Sandra K. and Monty Hornberger, of Hughesville.

Muncian Matthew Frye, 21, “bit the bulls-eye” by placing fifth in men’s compound bow competitions in the U.S. Intercollegiate Archery Championship held recently in San Diego, CA.

Ashkar Elementary first graders signed the Pledge of Allegiance during the Memorial Day service at Pleasant Hills Cemetery.

Dr. Portia Brandt, principal of Ward L. Myers Elementary, has been named by Sam’s Club as a winner in the company’s seventh annual Teacher of the Year recognition program.

Ronald Finck, son of Mr. and Mrs. Delmar L. Finck of Allenwood, graduated from The Dickinson School of Law, Carlisle on May 24.

Birth: Mr. and Mrs. J. Daniel Brink, of Picture Rocks, a daughter on Thursday May 9, 2002. Mother is former Julia Rupert.

Deaths: B. Jean Dow, 79, of Muncy, died May 22; Parvin Amos Chestnut, 85, of Glen Mawr, died May 22; Francis W. Owen, 96, of Pennsdale, died May 25; Esther L. Houseknecht, Muncy, died Friday; Larry L. Confer, 67, of Winfield, formerly of Muncy, died Thursday.