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Peeks of the Past

By Staff | Jun 29, 2012

109 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, August 12, 1903

Edward Heller, of this place has been appointed assistant Postmaster at the Muncy post office, by Postmaster W.F. Brittain, in place of Miss Sara DeLany, resigned.

On Saturday at this place the Muncy Ball Team played two games with the Williamsport Paper Co team and won both games. A new catcher has been secured by the home team in the person of Gus Fahnestock, the tailor.

S.B. Derr, employed by the Robinson Manufacturing company on Friday had the big toe on his left foot mashed by a piece of machinery falling on it.

100 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, August 15, 1912

Clyde Foust, 14 year old son of Benton Foust,, arrived home Tuesday night after making a tour of the country that ended in Shelby, Ohio. He is now a much wiser boy than when he left, unknown to his parents to start out to see the world.

About 11 o’clock on Wednesday morning, two battalions of the U. S. 29th Infantry, on a “hike” from Mt. Gretna to Elmira, arrived in Muncy and went into camp on the Coppes farm just north of Muncy. There were 500 soldiers including 20 commissioned officers.

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Corson and Mr. and Mrs. Walter Corson are occupying their cabin along the Susquehanna.

75 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

3 cents

Thursday, August 12, 1937

Headline: Muncy Escapes Damage by Severe Storm-Two and One-Half Inches of Rain Fall In Two-Hour Period in Williamsport Area

Died: George W. Falls, aged 60, of South Williamsport, died at the Williamsport Hospital Sunday morning.

Mrs. Ethel Hagenbuch, of Turbotville, called on friends in Muncy on Tuesday.

Harry P. Rogers and family are home from Lake Mokoma for a few days.

Miss Eldora Budman, Mrs. Olive Glaze and Miss Laura Remsnyder attended the Firemen’s Carnival at Turbotville.

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50 Years Ago

The Luminary

June 14, 1962

5 cents

The Muncy Joint School Board filled one gap in its 1962-63 educational program but created a temporary vacuum in the instrumental music department with the selection of Donald C. Berninger as elementary principal.

Ronald Houseknecht, son of Judd Houseknecht, of Muncy, graduated Sunday, June 3, at Pennsylvania Military College in Chester.

The wedding of Miss Connie Lee Nevel, Watsontown, to Donald Gottschall, of Muncy on June 2.

Mrs. Margaret Collins, of Hughesville, was honored at a surprise party on her birthday anniversary on June 7.

Wedding of Miss Melissa Rae Mayers, of Rock Island, IL to Charles Confer, of Picture Rocks on May 27.

Miss Linda Stein representing Muncy, and Miss Anne McQuay representing Montgomery, will be among the nearly 100 girls vying for the title of State Laurel Queen in Wellsboro.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Hill, of near Muncy, a son, Jim David, June 6. Mother former Clarice Reese; Mr. and Mrs. Donald Wilson, of near Watsontown, a son, June 8. Mother former Dorothy Waltz; Mr. and MRs. Jay Dunlap, of Allenwood, a daughter, June 9. Mother former Linda Hamilton; Mr.and MRs. William Bieber, New Columbia, a daughter, June 9. Mother former Margaret O’Connor; Mr. and Mrs. Richard Farr, of Montgomery, a daughter, June 11. mother former Lois Klinefelter; Mr.and MRs. Peter Zoronasa, of Muncy, a daughter, June 11. Mother former Betty Butcher.

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25 years ago

No Luminary printed until Aug. 19, 1987

10 years ago

The Luminary

July 3, 2002

35 cents

Area resident serving our country: TSgt. Franklin L. Herr, III, son of Franklin L. Jr. and Norma Jean Murray Herr of Muncy.

Jane Sedell has retired from the Muncy School District after 16 years of teaching at Ward L. Myers elementary school.

The Rev. Ronald N. Sytsma and his wife Carol spent June 30, the last Sunday before their official retirement, in worship and fellowship with parishioners and friends of Pleasant View Wesleyan Church, Penn Street, Muncy.

Approximately 60 swimmers ages five through 16 from Muncy, Montgomery and Hughesville, began attending practices in early June to prepare for the Tri-Town Swim team meets which run from June 18 to July 27.

Store front dressings are making a visible improvement in the “look” of downtown Muncy. A concerted effort is being made by merchants, as well as members of the Downtown Action Committee, to create appealing window displays on the spirit of patriotism.

Births: A daughter to Mr.and Mrs. Christopher L. Hartman of Unityville, June 25. Mother former Kristina Jo. Poust; Daniel Snyder and April Lyons, of Muncy, a son, June 24; A son to Mr.and Mrs. Matthew Morris on June 23. Mother former Justina Ewing.

Deaths: Barbara Lee Bieber, 60, of Muncy, July 1; Janet E. Langer, 55, of Muncy, died June 27; Mary M. Eck, 102, of Muncy, died June 29; Ellen E. Waldron, 14, of Alexandria, VA, died June 15.