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Peeks of the Past

By Staff | Aug 28, 2012

109 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, Sept. 17, 1903

E. R. Noble has returned from New York City, where he spent two weeks buying fall and winter goods for the “Big Store” of Noble and Petrikin.

Harry Painter, who is employed by the Baldwin Locomotive works at Philadelphia, has been sent by this firm to Sacramento, California to take charge of some works in that city.

Last Thursday evening the residence of Thomas Stolz was struck by lightning. Mrs. Stolz, who was in the house at the time, was shocked and for a few minutes was unable to utter a work.

100 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

3 cents

Thursday, Sept. 19, 1912

The M. L. Shipe drug store on Main street, new the post office, is under new management, Mr. Kenneth Grange having assumed the duties.

J. Bruce Corson and family, who have been touring with a carnival company, are home to spend the winter. They will operate their merry-go-round at the corner of Water and Washington streets for a short time.

Miss Florence Crawford, celebrated pianist left on Monday for San Francisco, Calif., where she will join the Estella Franklin Gray Concert company.

75 Years Ago

The Luminary

5 cents

Thursday, Sept. 16, 1937

A deal of considerable interest to Muncy citizens, was consummated here yesterday when the Lundy Lumber Company, well known building supply company, of Williamsport, purchased the business of the Glass Lumber Company, of this place.

Dorothy Brittain, aged about 14 years, narrowly escaped serious injury about 4:30 Wednesday afternoon when she was struck by a car while riding a bicycle.

The new Ben Franklin League store, featuring 5 and 10 cent items, as well as items form $1.00 up, was opened here Saturday morning, and in spite of the rainy weather, the store was visited during the day by several hundred persons who came to see, admire, and go away talking about the marvelous display of all brand new merchandise laid out before their eyes.

Ad: Sister Dresses-Matching sister dresses are the trend of the hour

50 Years Ago

The Luminary

Aug. 16, 1962

5 cents

Paul Gresh, guidance counselor and math teacher, moved to the position of Muncy High School principal.

Kenneth Kniley hired to teach/coach at Muncy High school.

Mrs. Donald O’Connor recently entertained 15 guests at an family diner in honor of her husband’s birthday anniversary.

Mr. and Mrs. Steven Bieber, of near Hughesville, have announced the engagement of their daughter, Miss Carol Louise Bieber to Stanley Kenneth Swartz.

T. Sgt. Dale Schooley cited for superior performance as AF Recruiter in Sunbury area.

Miss Patricia Bussom and Gary Alexander exchange wedding vows on Aug. 11.

Mary Ann Taylor of Hughesville, wed on Aug. 10, to Kenneth McCoy of near Muncy.

A party honoring a birthdays of Susan and Ronnie Shaner was held on Aug. 11.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Baylor, Turbotville, a daughter, Aug. 7. Mother former Kathleen Mertz; Mr. and Mrs. Richard Starr, Muncy, a daughter on Aug. 7. Mother former Rose Comstock; Mr. and Mrs. Donald Myers, Jr., of Hughesville, a daughter, Susan Joan, Aug. 9. Mother former Doris Hill; Mr. and Mrs. Larry Starr, of Allenwood, a daughter, Lori Ann, Aug. 11. Mother former Ethel Shiffer; Mr.and Mrs. William Hill, of Montgomery, a son, Aug. 12. Mother former Carolyn Klinefelter.

At the Ritz: Geronimo!

Ad: Irvin’s Furniture Co., Highway 15, Montgomery

10 years ago

The Luminary

Sept. 5, 2002

35 cents

Area resident serving our Country: Derrick Smith graduated with Hughesville High School’s class of 2000 and attended basic training at Fort Lenardwood, Missouri.

Students board buses following their first day of school at Ward L. Myers Elementary School Tuesday.

Proceeds from the first annual K. Andrew Balliet Memorial Golf Tournament will help fund the K. Andrew Balliet Memorial Scholarship established to benefit Muncy High School seniors.

Mr. and Mrs. Scott Swisher of Unityville observed their 25th wedding anniversary on Sept. 3.

The former Fred M. Weaver Massey-Harris dealership was remembered at the East Lycoming Farm and Heritage show last weekend.

Births: A son to Mr. and Mrs. Brian Vollmer, Montgomery, Aug. 22. Mother former Susan Klopp; A daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Smith, Muncy, on Aug. 23. Mother former Jamie Galentz.

Died: Joan Gansell Campbell, 75, of Picture Rocks, died Aug. 27; Alma G. Feigles, 72, Muncy, died Sept. 1; Thomas E. Davis, 61, of Muncy, died Sept. 1; Clifford J. Vetter, 92, of Lewisburg, died Aug. 28; The Rev. William Kuhns, Montgomery, died Aug. 9; Chester Swank, Sr., Unityville, died Aug. 29