Peeks of the Past
109 Years Ago
The Muncy Luminary
Thursday, Oct. 22, 1903
Last Thursday Reib Ghors and Florence Cady were married, going to Niagara Falls on their wedding tour. The young couple is well known and their many friends wish them a long and happy life.
An electric storm visited this section on last Thursday night about 12 o’clock, the rain descended in torrents and the lightning was rapid and brilliant. An unusual occurrence for October.
Next Monday D.O. Frey will start his new dairy the “Walnut Grove” and asks for the patronage of Muncy people.
100 Years Ago
The Muncy Luminary
Thursday, Oct. 24, 1912
Miss Margaret Anne Stine, of this place, was united in marriage to Clifford B. Warg at the home of the bride’s parents on Thursday evening.
Mrs. Mary Butler and daughter, Miss Elizabeth left last week for Tyndale, South Dakota, where they will spend the winter with Harry Butler and family.
The Secretary of the United States Treasury on Saturday made the local camp of G.A.R. a present of some old Confederate bills, to frame and keep in the rooms as a relic. There were twelve bills aggregating in face value $175.
75 Years Ago
Thursday, Oct. 21, 1937
Thomas L. Stearns, of this place, has been named vice-president of the L.L. Stearns & Sons department store in Williamsport.
Miss Margaret Bowers, supervisor of nurses at the Muncy Valley; Hospital for the past four years, has tendered her resignation to take effect Nov. 15th.
A fire about six o’clock Saturday morning brought the Keystone Hook and Ladder Company to the rear of the W.R. Long grocery store, where a brisk blaze was burning at the rear ended of a warehouses which extends from the store to the alley between Main and Market streets.
Died: Mrs. Roy Kellick, formerly of this place, died Oct. 9; John Martin Lomison, aged 40, died Sunday afternoon of a heart attack; Walter C. Magargle, aged 73, of near White Hall, died Saturday; Mrs. Margaret Beeber, aged 50, died last Thursday; Helen Welliver Good, died suddenly last Thursday morning of a heart attack; Thomas L. Grady, of Baltimore, died Saturday at the age of 49.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. George Beilbarz, of Muncy, on Oct. 9th, a son who has been named Richard Barry.
50 Years Ago
Sept. 20, 1962
The Muncy Area Swimming Pool fund was growing steadily, according to official reports this week, with 150 pledges of $100 received, plus a pledge from the Muncy Jaycees of $1,500.
Prospects of a new sewing factory in Muncy, to employ about 100 persons at the outset, grew strongly this week with the announcement by Glamorise Foundations, of Williamsport, that it is seeking workers in tis area to operate the necessary machines.
George I. Hawk, airman apprentice, USN, son of Mr. and Mrs. George N. Hawk, Muncy and Navy Lieutenant Junior grade Gene L. Bieber, son of Mr. and Mrs. Warren Bieber, of Muncy, are serving aboard the attack aircraft carrier, USS Saratoga, operating out of Mayport, Fla.
Plans told for a wedding in Connecticut on Sept. 22 of Miss Charlotte Konopka to Dr. Robert Edkin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Elton B. Edkin of Hughesville.
Births: Mr.and Mrs. Donald Smith, Jr., of near Montgomery, a son, Sept. 11. Mother former Janet Brown; Mr. and Mrs. Irvin K. Gardner, of near Montgomery, a son, Sept. 12. Mother former Barbara Smith; Mr. and Mrs. Arnold E. Hicks, of Picture rocks, a son, Sept. 12. Mother former Doris McClain; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Moore, of Hughesville, a son, Sept. 13. Mother former Lucille Kilgus; Mr.and Mrs. Stanley Sones, of Hughesville, a son, Sept. 16. Mother former Doris Wilson; Mr. and Mrs. James McKee, of near Hughesville, a daughter, Sept. 16. Mother former Patricia Reese.
Deaths: Ronald G. Hall, 61, born near Hughesville, died Sept. 15; Blanche Clinton Cooper, Muncy, died Sept. 17; D. Brady Little, 85, lifetime Picture Rocks resident, died Sept. 12.
At the Ritz: “Escape from Ahrain” with Yul Bryner
Ad: Free Cable Television Hughesville and Muncy-Give yourself and your family 5 channel television for two months without any cost to you! Muncy TV Corp.
25 years ago
Sept. 30, 1987
At Tom Styer’s Farm Market the pumpkins are lined up and waiting for pie makers and decorators.
David Wallis received a plaque in recognition of his leadership in organizing and staging the Fourth Annual Muncy Valley Hospital Lawn Party held in June.
Miss Heather Campbell of 4-C Stables, Pennsdale, and Mrs. Barbara Fowler of Penn Acres Farm, Pennsdale, rode in the Sullivan Wilds 25 Mile Competitive Trail Ride at Forksville on Sept. 26.
Mr. and Mrs. Elwood Hans have announced the engagement of their daughter Julie Ann to Donald Wilden Lynch of Allenwood.
Births: Larenda J. Korth and Kenneth S. Feaster of Montgomery, a son on Sept. 25; A son to Mr. and Mrs. James Wallace on Sept. 8. The mother is the former Jan Pfleegor.
Died: Sterling S. (Bud) Taylor, 57, Montgomery, died Sept. 26; Roger D. Geiger, Sr., 35, Montgomery, died Sept. 27; Lt. Roscoe C. Springer, 86, formerly of Hughesville, died Sept. 21; Rolland Hull Weeks, 91, Montgomery, died Sept. 25; Pearl M. Scott, 56, formerly of Muncy, died Sept. 23; Elizabeth R. Burgett, 73, Muncy, died Sept. 22; Jean Widell, 41, a borough native, died Sept. 22; Maurice B. Houck, 81, a Hughesville native, died Sept. 23; Pauline Poust, 69, of Muncy, died Sept. 24; Freda O. Miller, 66, Unityville, died Sept. 24.
Ad: Ray’s Country Auto Sales, Hughesville
10 years ago
Oct. 9, 2002
Area residents serving our country: Siblings Airman Jennifer LaForme and Airman Christopher LaForme are serving their country in the United States Air Force. The children of Harold and Kathy LaForme.
Muncy artist Judy Tamagno’s glazed porcelain button collection won first place in the annual contest held by Bead and Button magazine.
A disposal receptacle for worn out American flags was dedicated at Bower-Decker Post #251 of the American Legion in Montgomery.
Muncy area resident, Ken Hunter, has been tapped by Wilkes-Barre/Scranton television station WNEP Channel 16 as co-host of their locally produced weekly show “Pennsylvania Outdoor Life.”
A new feature at the Muncy Fall Festival last Saturday was a make your own homemade apple pie stand sponsored by the Kleinsasser family of Muncy.
Births: Mr. and Mrs. Robert Shafer, Jr., of Muncy, a son, Sept. 21. Mother former Brenda Wickman; Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Johnson, Montgomery, a son, Sept. 23. Mother former Jennifer Bentley; Jen Shoemaker and Mike Houseknecht, Unityville, a son, Oct. 1.
Died: Louise E. Swisher, 80, Hughesville, died Oct. 1; Geraldine R. Blair, 83, of Muncy, died Oct. 4; Clarence H. Rathmell, Jr., 76, of Muncy, died Oct. 1; Helen Marie Schaeffer, 78, of Muncy, died Oct. 7; JoAnn Balliet, 68, of Muncy, died Oct. 3.