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Peeks of the Past

By Staff | Jul 17, 2012

50 Years Ago

The Luminary

July 5, 1962

5 cents

Leonard Schanbacher, Dan Ceccoli, Roger Sharpe Resign Teaching Posts in Muncy Schools; Four Vacancies Now Exist in Faculty for 1962-63 Term

Mrs. Emilie McCarty Sanders, self-styled archivist of Muncy Borough though she had not resided here permanently since 1912, died Sunday, July 1, after an illness of more than a year.

Mrs. Ruth Ann Lowe Wed on Friday, June 29, to Arthur Ohl.

Edward Aderhold took over as president of the Hughesville Rotary Club at a ladies night installation party held at Mt. Zion Lutheran Church last week.

Recent visitors with Mr. and Mrs. Howard Walters were his brother and sister-in-law, Mr.and Mrs. Gerald Walters, of Madison, Ga.

Mr.and Mrs. Jesse Houseknecht and daughter Gloria, and Miss Tanya Michael, are on a vacation trip to California.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Donald Laidacker, Watsontown, a daughter, July 4. Mother former Virginia Walter; Mr. and Mrs. Donald Konkle, Muncy, a son, Scott, June 20. Mother former Faye Rider; Mr. and Mrs. Percy Harriman, of Hughesville, a daughter, Judy, June 20. Mother former Doris Stackhouse; Mr.and Mrs. Howard Snyder of Montgomery, a daughter, Linda, June 22. Mother former June Younger; Mr.and Mrs. Thomas Cosgrove, of Laporte, a son, John, June 22. Mother former Mary Moran; Mr.and Mrs. Robert Houseknecht, a daughter, Sylvia, June 23. Mother former Esther Kepner; Mr.and Mrs. Charles Yocum, of Muncy, a son, Charles, June 23. Mother former Vida Bull; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Koch, of Muncy, a son, June 25. Mother former Barbara Delsite; Mr.and Mrs. chester Derrick, of Lairdsville, daughter, Tena, June 29. Mother former Myra Holmes; Mr.and Mrs. David Snyder, of Muncy, daughter, Sonya, June 29. Mother former Mary Etta Derrick; Mr. and Mrs. Carl Burkhart, of Lairdsville, daughter, Brenda, ,June 29. Mother former Joeann Rine; Mr.and Mrs. Clyde Rishel, of Muncy, son, William, June 30. Mother former Wilma Rose; Mr. and Mrs. Earl Miller, of Muncy, daughter, Lourie, July 2. Mother former Evelyn Miller; Mr.and Mrs. Amos Williams, of Watsontown, son, Amos Curtis, July 2. Mother former Margaret Ford; Mr.and Mrs. Marline Little, of Picture Rocks, son, July 2. Mother former Patricia Fenstermacher; Mr.and Mrs. Earl McClintock, of Eagles Mere, a son, Ronald Douglas, July 3. Mother former Helen Springer; Mr. and Mrs. William Sampsell, of South Williamsport, a son, July 4. Mother former Diane Swope; Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Waltman, Muncy, a son, July 4. Mother former Rebecca Bryan; Mr. and Mrs. Marcus Adams, of Turbotville, daughter, July 4. Mother former Joan Hartman.

Deaths: Forrest C. Artley, a retired carpenter and born in Pennsdale, died July 3; Dora Burkholder, 86, Montgomery, died June 30; Clifton R. Sheets, Hughesville, died July 2; Otis E. Myers, 85, died at home in Hughesville on July 2; Minnie Egly, 90, of Hughesville, died June 25.

At the Ritz: “State Fair”

Ad: Muncy Dry Goods Co. – Cotton Fabrics-One cent per inch

25 years ago

No Luminary printed until Aug. 19, 1987

10 years ago

The Luminary

July 24, 2002

35 cents

Area resident serving our country: Air Force Airman Dustin D. Duff, son of Michelle and Derrick Duff, of Muncy.

Culminating a three-day reunion of the Fiester family, descendants honored Revolutionary War solder Gottfried Fiester at his grave site in Immanuel Cemetery along Lime Bluff Road in Muncy Creek Township.

Frank Shetler, of Picture Rocks, won the “Figure-8” car racing event at the Lycoming Fair.

The engagement of 1Lt. Regan N. Campbell, of Georgia, formerly of Muncy, to 1Lt. Shannon Zerbey of Alexandria, VA.

Birth: Mr. and Mrs. Grant Evangelist of Hughesville, a son, July 16.

As part of the National Student Leadership Conference, Jonathan DeWald of Muncy, was part of a group that visited SEnator Rick Santorum at his Washington, D. C. office.

Deaths: Lillian M. Starr, 110, of Montgomery, July 18; Robert W. Bergman, 60, of Muncy, died July 17; M. Stephanie Sees, 32, of Muncy, died July 13; Charles W. (Bud) Boyer, of Hughesville; Ralph C. Beamer, Jr., Hughesville, 66, of Muncy, died July 15; Lula M. Bayley, of Picture Rocks, died July 21.