Peeks of the Past
109 Years Ago
The Muncy Luminary
Thursday, August 19, 1903
Miss Daisy Rickolt and Leroy Pass were quietly married on Saturday evening, at the Baptist Parsonage, by the Rev. D.L. Woods.
Katherine Glass, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Russel Glass, entertained a number of her little friends Friday afternoon in honor of her birthday anniversary. An enjoyable time was had by all.
On Sunday, at the Presbyterian Sunday School, Prof. J. George Becht who has acted as superintendent of the school for a number of years, was presented with a handsomely bound edition of Tennyson’s works in two volumes.
100 Years Ago
The Muncy Luminary
Thursday, August 22, 1912
Harry Whitmire, who has been connected with the drug store of the late M.L. Shipe, for several years, has enrolled at the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and will leave for that city the latter party of the month.
A pleasant party was given on Friday evening in honor of the 13th birthday of Clarence Goodnow, at his home on Main street.
A pleasant wedding took place at the office of Squire D.W. Buffington last evening, when Norman Applegate and Miss Ethel E. Minnier were united in marriage.
On Tuesday evening a stranger went to the livery barn of Artley Tallman, and hired a horse and buggy to drive over to Clinton township for a few houses, and has not been heard of since. On Wednesday Mr. Tallman brought the telephone into use and learned that the thief at that time was between Watsontown and Dewart. He continued to follow the trail until it led to Mooresburg, where it was lost, and no more has been heard of it since.
50 Years Ago
Thursday, August 19, 1937
Lycoming County Fair Will Open Next Week-Automobile Races will bring thrills as Climax of Four-Day Exhibit
Two old Muncy boys, Clinton and Freeman Persun, the former living in Altoona, and the latter in Elizabeth N.J. revisited this week, the scenes s of their youth of 60 years ago.
A number of Muncy friends of Mr. Richard Brewer, of Shanghai, China, have expressed great concern over the safety of the former Williamsport, and his wife, who, up until July 22, were living on a houseboat about 20 miles from Shanghai.
Mr. and Mrs. J.F. Taylor, Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Taylor and Miss Ethel Taylor, of this place, attended the wedding of Miss Dorothy Ashenfelter and Paul Seidel at Washington.
Local Boys Try Out for Big Baseball-
In company with several other young men from Montgomery and Picture Rocks, George and Robert Wilt, of this place, are spending four days at the professional baseball tryout camp at Pottsville.
Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Max Feigles, at the Muncy Valley Hospital, on Monday, a son. Miss Feigles was formerly Miss Mary Rothfuss.
Died: Miss Rebecca Caroline Heller, aged 83, died Sunday evening at Muncy Valley Hospital, where she had been a patient since last April, with a fractured hip.
Ad: “I’m a New Woman Thanks to Pursang”
50 Years Ago
July 19, 1962
Dr. William C. Grasley, Hughesville, physician and former president of the Lycoming Medical Society, is giving up his practice to become associated full-time with the athletic Department at the Pennsylvania State University.
Barring the unforeseen, the Muncy Joint School faculty for 1962-63 was completed with the election of four teachers over the weekend, Theron V. Lewis, Bert Feister, Rhea Bair and Geoffrey Wood.
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Rathmell and son, Robert, and MR. and Mrs. Robert McManigal spent the weekend in Pittsburgh and attended the Pirates-Houston ballgame and the Pirates-Cardinals double-header.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul J. McCoy and sons of near Hughesville have returned from a week’s visit with Mr. and Mrs. Harry Ritter and family at Brandywine, Md.
Births: Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Wertman, of Muncy, a daughter, Romalee, July 6. Mother former Marie Savage; Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Steininger, Allenwood, a son, Duane Edward, July 6. Mother former Marjorie Hess; Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Duncan of near Montgomery, a daughter, Wendy Kim, July 6. Mother former Emma Jane Adams; Mr. and Mrs. Earnest Shultz, of Hughesville, son, Barry Earnest, July 6. Mother former Barbara Price; Mr. and Mrs. Robert McClain, Hughesville, a son, Robert Edward, July 8. Mother former Ida Leech; Mr. and Mrs. Leon Stugart, of Hughesville, a son, Joel Edward, July 9. Mother former Judy Woodling; Mr.and Mrs. Harold Allen, of Muncy, a son, William Brent, July 9. Mother former Barbara Pidgeon; Mr.and Mrs. Francis Felix of Muncy, a daughter, Torie Lane, July 9. Mother former Kay Hess; Mr.and Mrs. Charles Hall of near Muncy, a daughter, Diane Mary, July 12. Mother former Helen Frantz; Mr.and Mrs. Jack Edwards of Muncy, a son, Joseph Hawthorne, July 12. Mother former Jane Canning; Mr.and Mrs. Alvin Hoffman, Muncy, a son, Rodney Allen, July 14. Mother former Martha Stauffer; Mr. and Mrs. Donald Boer, of Watsontown, a daughter, July 14. Mother former Elizabeth Gross; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Barto of near Hughesville, a son, Fred William Jr., July 15. Mother former Mary McCoy; Mr. and Mrs. James Sones, of Hughesville, a son, James Clarence, July 15. Mother former Alfreda Minier; Mr. and Mrs. Martin Anspach of Watsontown, a son, Brian Scott, July 16. Mother former Sharon Crawford; Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Nuss, of Montgomery, a son, Michael Frederick, July 16. Mother former Rachel Yohn.
Deaths: Edith B. DeWitt, 84, Muncy, died July 11; Dr. Raymond Whitmoyer, 73, Hughesville, died July 13; Lizzie Zarr, 90, of Muncy, died July 17; Helen A. LeVan, of Muncy, died July 15; Donna King, 32, Allenwood, died July 14.
At the Ritz: Elvis Presley in “Follow That Dream”
Ad: A&P-Short Ribs of Beef-39 cents lb.
25 years ago
No Luminary printed until Aug. 19, 1987
10 years ago
August 7, 2002
Area resident serving our country: Staff Sgt. Randy McCauley of the HHC 3/103 Armor out of Lewisburg was called into active Army duty on July 26.
According to Weis spokesman at Danville, the Muncy Weis Superstore under construction on East Penn Street is targeted to open sometime in the fall.
Pastor William Miller, III and family were recently welcomed to the pastorate at Pleasant View Wesleyan Church, Muncy.
Minor Little League Minor All Stars defeated Montoursville 16-2 to win first place at the ninth annual East Lycoming All Star Tournament.
Twins Chelsea and Lindsey Wittlich, 11, recent yard sale and lemonade stand entrepreneurs, donated goods not sold to The Son Light House food and clothing distribution ministry in Muncy.
Births: A daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Beiler, Elimsport on July 26; A son to Mr. and Mrs. Scott LaVoie, Williamsport on July 20. Mother former Dawn Pfleegor; Amy Stroud and William Gordner of Hughesville, a daughter, June 27.
Death: Jane E. Buck, 79, of Muncy, died Aug. 2; Edith Irene Hess, 86, of Muncy, died July 30; Margaret G. Strouse, 92, of Montgomery, died July 31.