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Peeks of the Past

By Staff | Dec 11, 2012

109 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, Dec. 23, 1903

Frederick W. Trumbower died at the home of his father, A.C. Trumbower, last Monday afternoon, from tetanus, resulting from a badly cut foot, which he sustained about ten days ago while working on one of his father’s timber tracts.

Among the student of Bucknell University who are home for the holidays are John Banshaf, Thomas Wood, Romain Hassrick, Eri Farr and George DeWald.

Bessie and Laura Leinbach, Fan Bodine, Annadell Harris and Ralph Winegardner attended a dance at Watsontown Monday evening.

The Pewterbaugh Brothers, of Pennsdale, operating on the Loyalsock, below Laporte, have sawed about 2,000,000 feet of lumber for Mr. Edward Ives since last March.

100 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, Dec. 26, 1912

Gus Updegraff, a resident of Muncy, was shot and killed by Donald Strieby, of near Montoursville, Monday night, while is the act of stealing chickens. Strieby gave himself up Tuesday and entered bail of $1,000 for a hearing.

On Christmas day, Mr. and Mrs. John VanBuskirk, celebrated their 63 wedding anniversary. Both are active and enjoying good health, and command the respect and admiration of the younger generation.

Born: To Mr. and Mrs. John DeWald, on Christmas morning, a son.

75 Years Ago

The Luminary

Thursday, Dec. 23, 1937

Ritz Theatre Enchanted Land During Holidays-Children Are Given Free Shows This Afternoon by Manager Harold M. Larned.

The marriage of Miss Marion Fahnestock, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.F. Fahnestock, of his place and Richard E. Boak, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Boak, of Hughesville, was announced at a party given by Miss Jeanette Hester, at her home last Thursday. The couple was married at Hagerstown, Maryland Oct. 18, 1937.

Ray Miller of Bloomsburg, who was injured on the Muncy-Montgomery highway, died at the Bloomsburg Hospital, Sunday night.

Muncy’s new fire truck was called to Montgomery about three o’clock Sunday afternoon when sparks from a steel welding torch had set fire to a straw stack near the new river bridge.

Died: The Rev. N.H. Schenck, aged 89, died Monday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Cleon C. Worthington.

Ad: Drumm’s Xmas Special-3 Ties Cleaned and Pressed Free-Hughesville

50 Years Ago

The Luminary

Dec. 6, 1962

5 cents

A large kill of bucks was the reward for area hunters on opening day. Among the successful deerslayers were Paul Reese, Jay Lowry, Geore Houseknecht, Robert Fritz, Franklin Woodside Stevie Waldron, Brady Lowe.

Died Maude E. Logan age 87, died Dec. 3 in Lewisburg Evangelical home.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. James Arms of Calif., a son, Gregory Scott, Nov. 29. The mother is the former Jean Louse Lowe, formerly of Muncy. The father is also a former Muncy resident.

Mr. and Mrs. Dean Shippy, of Del. a son, Randall Dean, Nov. 27. The mother is the former Ava Jo Hilner daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Luther Hilner, Hughesville.

At the Ritz: “Lady and the Tramp”

Ad: Special Gift for the Ladies: “A Holiday Flower Pen” with the opening of Your 1963 Christmas Club at Citizen National Bank

25 years ago

The Luminary

Dec. 2, 1987

30 cents

Muncy High School’s Ars Nova Dance Company appeared on WBRE’s Gallagher’s Travels on Nov. 30.

Holiday music will fill the concert hall of Muncy Terraces Christian Activity Center at its traditional Christmas Concert program on Dec. 11 and 12.

AB Ralph E. Hitesman, Jr. has completed basic training at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas.

The Muncy Presbyterian Church has announced the selection of a new minister. He is the Rev. F. Leon Morgan.

The marriage of Jane A. Fought, of Hughesville, to Rodney L. Miller, of Hughesville took place on Nov. 20.

Brothers Mike Lowe, and Matt Lowe along with Eric Anstadt were surprised to find a 37-pound Eastern Coyote in their trap along the Buckhill Road area of Wolf Township.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Frank J. Andjeski, Muncy, a son, Nov. 23. Mother former Michele R. Mahonski; Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Fowler, Pennsdale, a daughter, Nov. 23. Mother former Kimberly Dincher.

Died: Virgil L. Broam, 86, Hughesville, Nov. 24; Byron C. Benton, 78, Montgomery, Nov. 24; Julius Patz, 85, Montgomery, died Nov. 26; Lehman E. Derrick, 67, Muncy, died Nov. 26; George Deeter, 87, Montgomery, died Nov. 26; Vincent F. Barrey, 74, Montgomery, died Nov. 28; Charles R. Hill, 52, Hughesville, died Nov. 25.

At the Ritz: “The Principal”

Ad: The Eagle Shop, Muncy

10 years ago

The Luminary

Dec. 18, 2002

35 cents

The Muncy School Board voted 6-3 to purchase the Margaret Waldron Building that includes the assignable lease agreement with Lycoming County for the district magistrate’s office.

On Dec. 10 Brumman Olson, Montgomery, announced to its employees that the company had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy but there would be no interruption in completing present contracts.

Muncy seniors Mark Poblete and Clayton Barr were among those qualifiers scoring high enough to gain acceptance in the the District Band Festival.

Birth: Mr.and Mrs. Tim Persing, Montgomery, a daughter, Dec. 8. Mother former Heather Livingston.

Died: Henry T. “Hank” Young, 81, entrepreneur, longtime resident of Pennsdale and founder of Young Machinery Company, now Young Industries in Muncy, died Dec. 12; Marie J. Nelson, 80, formerly of Kepner Hill Road, died Dec. 12; Elwin H. Ream, 64, Hughesville, died Dec. 13; Francis E. Schick, 79, Huntersville, died Dec. 15; Charles G. Brown, Jr., 72, Unityville, died Dec. 14.

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