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Peeks of the Past

By Staff | Sep 25, 2012

109 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, Oct. 15, 1903

On Wednesday last while William Foucart was using a target rifle it accidentally went off, tearing through his left hand, entering one side and coming out the other.

John M. Banzhaf, one of Muncy’s most respected young men and a son of W. H. Banzhaf, left on Tuesday morning for Lewisburg, where he will enter Bucknell University.

The first installment of Henry Rempes self-winding clock is now ready for market. It is wholly a Danville product, the factory is located there and everything connected with it made in Danville.

Some miscreant on Monday afternoon poisoned the valuable hunting dog “Topsy” belonging to Silas D. Renn. IT is thought that the dog picked up a “dog button” in Port Penn, the poison proving fatal in a very short time.

Samuel Sheasley is wearing a coat with one side badly burned. When asked how it had been burned he said “During 1896 when I was in a McKinley parade a spark from a roman candle fell in my pocket and set fire to a box of matches which was in the pocket.”

100 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

3 cents

Thursday, Oct. 17, 1912

Leon McKinley, aged 35 years, of Corry, whose body was found along ;the Reading Railroad tracks at the Water St. crossing on Saturday afternoon, was buried from the undertaking establishment of William Wallis on Wednesday afternoon.

Origin Harvey, of Washington, D.C. is visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George C. Harvey, having made the trip in his automobile.

Mr. and Mrs. Ferris Sedam left Saturday for Geneva, N.Y., to visit the former’s brothers, S.T. Sedam who was hurt in an automobile accident several weeks ago.

75 Years Ago

The Luminary

5 cents

Thursday, Oct. 14, 1937

Our attention has been called to Neil Temple, a 12-year old boy who is a patient in the Williamsport Hospital, undergoing treatment after an attack of infantile paralysis.

Harry Wood, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Wood, of his place, was cited on the Dean’s Honors List of Bucknell University for the second semester of last year.

Two daughters of Mr. and Mrs. William Burkholder became brides in a double wedding ceremony at their home last Saturday. Miss Dorothy Mae Burkholder became the bride of Lorraine Melvin Egli and Miss Ethel Eldora Burkholder was united in marriage with Howard Eugene Rishel.

Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hall, of Turbotville, on Saturday morning, a son, who has been named Wilmer Eugene. Mrs. Hall was formerly Miss Laura Schock of Muncy.

Died: Charles W. Opp, aged 85 years, died suddenly Monday morning; Mrs. Mary E. Koons, 89, formerly of this place, died Tuesday at the Lycoming County Poor Home.

Ad: The Elms, Picture Rocks-Under new management, serving the best of eats, Rooms for tourists.

50 Years Ago

The Luminary

Sept. 13, 1962

5 cents

Muncy will be the mecca for about 500 teachers from all sections of Lycoming county when it is host to the annual County Institute on Oct. 18 and 19.

The Moreland Township was the setting for the wedding on Sept. 1 of Miss Gloria Snyder of near Millville and Robert Girven of near Muncy.

Miss Joanne Cipriani and Douglas Laidacker repeated their nuptials on Sept. 8 in the Moreland Baptist church.

Mrs. Edna Faus, Mrs. Eva Painton, of Picture Rocks, Mr. and Mrs. James Houseknecht, Hughesville, returned from a trip to Canada, Thousand Islands and Niagara Falls.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Terry Schwenk, of Muncy, a daughter, Sept. 7. Mother former Matilda Orlans; Mr.and Mrs. James Mattern, of Montgomery, a son, Kevin Kim, Sept. 8. Mother former Betty Wertz.

Deaths: Anna Clark, 94, Sept. 11.

At the Ritz: “Hell is for Heroes” with Steve McQueen

Ad: Muncy Dry Goods Co.-Car Coats $19.99

25 years ago

The Luminary

Sept. 23, 1987

30 cents

In just two weeks Hughesville’s long awaited town clock will be installed and ticking.

At the last Muncy Chamber of Commerce meeting, those members and guests present were delighted by the unveiling of the Muncy Area Brochure.

Lane Kohler marched with the Cadets from West Point in the Bicentennial Constitution Parade in Philadelphia.

Helen Bieber of Muncy will celebrate her 80th birthday on Sept. 26.

Mr. and Mrs. C.O. Landis of MUncy and MRs. Rachel M. Flack of Hughesville were the Labor Day diner guests of Mrs. Edith Ryder of Pine Summit.

Brett Johnson, Muncy, placed 3rd in the LUminary Coloring Contest for ages 4-5.

A balloon launch at Myers Elementary School in celebration of the Constitution’s 200th birthday.

Births: Mr.and Mrs. Tim R. Milheim, Hughesville, a son, Sept. 18. Mother former Brenda Emig; Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Doty, Muncy, a son, Sept. 19. Mother former Christine Greiner.

Deaths: Charles L. DeBrunner, Jr., 65, of Muncy, died Sept. 18.

Ad: Orlie’s Fine Foods & Sandwiches

10 years ago

The Luminary

Oct. 2, 2002

35 cents

Corrections Officers from Muncy Sate Correctional Institution protested Tuesday on the corner of Water and Main streets in Muncy.

A kudu was downed by Ken Hill of Pennsdale on a South African safari hunt enjoyed by Travis, Ken and Kyle Hill, and friend Greg Hall of Annville, formerly of Hughesville.

Council of Funk members Scott Myers, Jordan Wittlich, and Matt Weiskopf will be joined by local professional Stave Adams to offer an upbeat mixture of funk and jazz at Muncy’s Fall Festival this Saturday.

Died: Fern Parsons, 74, Hughesville; Ellis G. Frantz, Hughesville; Ray S. Fenstermacher, 53, of Hughesville, died Sept. 26; Robert C. Eck, 74, of Pennsdale, died Sept. 26.