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Peeks of the Past

By Staff | Sep 13, 2012

109 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, Oct. 1, 1903

On Monday morning burglars broke into and robbed the Muncy Post Office, securing but a few stamps and a small amount of change. The outer door of the safe was drilled, and the combination blown out with a charge of powder.

Miss Rosetta Montgomery let on Tuesday for Philadelphia where she has accepted a position in the office of George F. Baer, president of the Reading

The Empire Shirt Factory, Muncy’s new industry started Tuesday morning, about fifty hands being employed.

Married: David B. Garnhart, of Muncy, and Mame Belle Houke of Montgomery, were married at the home of the bride at Montgomery, Sept. 24.

100 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

3 cents

Thursday, Oct. 3, 1912

The Luminary has it from a reliable authority that work on the new gas plant will be begin in about ten days, the contracted having been left to D.W. Rogers of Danville.

A Wilson Tallman to George B. M. Welliver, a lot of ground in Muncy, for the consideration of $12,000 Deed dated Sept. 30, 1912.

The first free delivery of mail for this place was made Tuesday morning at 9 o’clock. The carriers Clarence Gowers and Lester Sedam, distributed a large amount of mail, and the service will be continued without interruption.

Mrs. Preston Gowers will leave the latter part of the week for Pittsburg, to attend the wedding of her son, George, to Miss Hudson, of that place.

75 Years Ago

The Luminary

5 cents

Thursday, Sept. 30, 1937

Headline: Wahl-Burn Furniture Store Opening Here-Will Carry Full Line of Modern Furniture, Rugs, Bedding, Radios and Refrigerators

Word has been received from Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Herbst of Flint, Michigan, that on Tuesday, the 28th, they celebrated their fifty-fifth wedding anniversary.

Miss Marion Fahenstock and Miss Marion Long, both graduates of Muncy High School, class of 1937, have enrolled at the Williamsport Dickinson Junior College.

Mr. and Mrs. Louis C. Corson, of Hughesville, were Sunday visitors at the home of Mrs. Stanley Metzger.

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50 Years Ago

The Luminary

Aug. 30, 1962

5 cents

The Little Red Schoolhouse Museum will be open to the public on Sunday and Monday.

John Patrizio will receive a bachelor of science degree in forestry from Penn State University on Sept. 1.

Mr. and Mrs. Dean L. Phillips of Muncy will observe their 25th wedding anniversary on Sept. 4.

Miss Jean Louise Hall, of Muncy, exchanged vows with Kerwin D. Styer, Muncy, on Aug. 25.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. John Heilman, Muncy, a daughter, Aug. 22. Mother former Elizabeth Sherman; Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Stabler, Montoursville, a son, Aug. 21. Mother former Shirley Hicks; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Baylor, Montoursville, a daughter, Aug. 22. Mother former JoAnn Butts; Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Gottschall, Muncy, a son, Aug. 23. Mother former Annabelle Brook; Mr. and Mrs. Earl Shaffer, Montoursville, a son, Aug. 24. Mother former Nancy Young; Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Gardner, Millville, a daughter, Aug. 26. Mother former Gloria Filbert; Mr. and Mrs. Harry White, Hughesville a daughter, Aug. 26. Mother former Lena Koch; Mr.and MRs. Lynn Cummingham, Muncy, a son, Aug. 26. Mother former Jean E. Eckman.

Deaths: Mallie DeWald, 79, died Aug. 28.

Engagement of Miss June Anstadt, Muncy, to Randall J. Fosselman.

At the Ritz: “Hatar”

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25 years ago

The Luminary

Sept. 9, 1987

30 cents

All action stopped today at The Luminary office when Bob Wilt walked in. He told the Luminary he’d be in town for another week, and would consider writing a column before he went back to California.

Former Muncy resident, George C. Meck, has been awarded the Lyndon B. Johnson Human Services Award in recognition of his numerous volunteer services.

Deaths: Cora P. Fox, 94, Hughesville, died Sept. 1; Florence P. Young, 90, formerly of Muncy, died Aug. 24 as a result of an auto accident; Emerson J. Covert, 80, formerly of Muncy, died Aug. 28.

At the Ritz: Adventures in Babysitting

Ad: Muncy Area Chamber of Commerce presents an “Art Show & Auction

10 years ago

The Luminary

Sept. 18, 2002

35 cents

Area residents serving our country: Army Sgt. First Class Vickie Weigel received the Defense Meritorious Service Medal. Sgt. Weigel is a 1970 graduate of Muncy High School.

Muncy School Board placed its stamp of approval on an agreement to make its video-conferencing equipment available to Andritz.

Hughesville’s Sesquicentennial was held over the weekend with a parade and activities on the fairgrounds. The Real McCoy’s float in the parade was named the Best Family Float.

Jennifer A. Campbell, daughter of Sandra and Ron Campbell of Pennsdale, became the bride of Matthew J. Noviello, son of Susan and Orlando Noviello, Muncy.

Births: A son to Mr. and Mrs. Brent Corbin, Muncy, Sept. 3. Mother is the former Lisa Emery; A son to Melisa Norrin and Joshua Brehm, of Hughesville, Sept. 2; A daughter to Jennifer Chamberlain and Nolan McHenry, Hughesville, Sept. 6; A daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Michael L. Lunger, Muncy, Sept. 5. Mother former Tracy Houseknecht.

Deaths: Charles R. Phillips, 60, of Muncy, died Sept. 14; Paul J. Smith, 77, formerly of Muncy, died Sept. 15; Helen M. Johnson, 83, formerly of Muncy, died Sept. 15; William A. Stamets, 81, Montgomery, died Sept. 11.

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