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Peeks of the Past

By Staff | Mar 26, 2013

109 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, March 31, 1904

Henry Ritter, of Montgomery, has moved his family to this place where he will take charge of the electric light plant, as Lewis Corter has resigned his position and will go to Harrisburg.

James Eaker has moved his family to Williamsport where he will take charge of the store he recently purchased from R.L. Shell.

Eri Zarr, Romain Hassrick, John Banzhaaf, Thomas Wood and Geo. DeWald, of Bucknell are spending their Easter vacation with their parents.

A woman living in Jersey Shore has some of her teeth filled with diamonds. Muncy cannot boast of such an inhabitant, but has a lady who stuffs her pocketbook with tissue paper to make it bulge out as if it were greenbacks.

The largest fleet of rafts that has passed down the West Branch for a number of years floated down the river last Monday. There were forty rafts in the fleet.

100 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, April 3, 1913

Francis Hall, who for a number of years has been employed as a stenographer for the Robinson Mg. Co. has resigned his position and will move to Williamsport where he has a position in the general office of the Pennsylvania railroad.

The back water from the creek last Thursday badly cut up the foundation of the State road on West Water Street near the railroad.

J. Cloyd Kitchen, of Williamsport, has purchased the building and business of the Muncy Steam Laundry, and will hereafter make Muncy his home. This week the plant is closed, as new machinery is being installed.

75 Years Ago

The Luminary

Thursday, March 31, 1938

Headline: Charles R. Stabler, 62, Victim of Road Crash-Well Known Farmer Returning From Williamsport Runs Into Parked Truck-A shocking accident occurred Sunday night, near Halls Station, when Charles Stabler, 62 well known farmer residing on R.D. 2 was fatally injured.

River Yields One Body of Six Missing From Raft-Volunteers Continue to Search River

An Old-Timers Fiddler Contest to be held in Muncy on April 13 in the school auditorium.

Harry L. Byerly, proprietor of Byerly’s Meat Market, will in the very near future, show the people of Muncy a modern and sanitary meat market.

Died: Mrs. Bessie J. Deeter, 55, died 11 o’clock Friday; morning at her home on Pepper Streets, following a short illness.

Ad: The New “Lowest Priced” Carand a Hudson Through and Through-$694

50 Years Ago

The Luminary

March 14, 1963

Keith Taylor of Hughesville, Johnny Pentz of Montgomery, and big Bill Scott, Muncy, will compete for state wrestling titles this Saturday at Penn State Recreation Hall.

A contract for $52,000 to build the new Muncy swimming pool was awarded last Thursday to Amcrete Corporation.

Nuptial vows were exchanged by Miss Karen Claus of Detroit to Larry Stover, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Stover of Tivoli on March 9.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Paul E. Feigles, Muncy, a daughter, March. 6. Mother former JoAnne Slagenweit; Mr. and Mrs. Kent Ebbs, Muncy, a son, March 6. Mother former Nancy Gillam; Mr.and Mrs. Douglas Laidacker, Muncy, a daughter, March 7. Mother former Joanne Cipriani; Mr. and Mrs. James D. Drake, Muncy, a daughter, March 9. Mother former Patricia Parsons; Mr. and Mrs. Harold Williams, Eagles Mere, a daughter, March 11. Mother former Eva Willmette; Mr. and Mrs. Richard Peck, Muncy, a son, March. 11. Mother former Carol Ferguson; Mr.and Mrs. Jack Williams, Muncy, a daughter, March 12. Mother former Marilyn Whitmoyer; Mr. and Mrs. William Love, Millville, a son, March 12. Mother former Louise Kessler; Mr.and Mrs. David Merrick, Hughesville, a daughter, March 5. Mother former Patricia Weaver.

Deaths: C. Clyde Persun, 76, Montoursville, died March 6; Joyce C. Kline 78, Hughesville, died suddenly at her home on March 11.

At the Ritz: “Samson and the 7 Miracles of the World”

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10 years ago

The Luminary

March 12, 2003

35 cents

Staff Sgt. Randy McCauley is welcomed home by wife, Melissa, and sons Steven and Michael in Lewisburg last week following a six-month tour of active duty in Germany.

After high hopes of job stability and increased production at the Montgomery plant of Grumman Olson for a takeover by Specialized Vehicle Corp. at the end of last year, employees have suffered a depressing letdown. The prepackaged deal arranged between Grumman Olson and Specialized Vehicle Corp. as part of the Chapter 11 bankruptcy filed by Grumman Olson in December of 2002, has failed.

A benefit Spaghetti and Meatball Dinner will be held March 22 for accident victim Jerri Racey at the Hughesville Fire Company.

Llew Wenzel, owner of Wenzel Studio, Muncy, received a first place trophy in the creative digital category at the annual Senior Photographer’s International Convention held in Florida.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. William Trimble, Watsontown, a son, March 1. Mother former Leah Eichenlaub.

Deaths: Gloria Nichols, 71, Watsontown; Ida Mae Miller, 89, Montgomery, died March 9; Calvin Phillips, 100, Hughesville, died March 7; Fred E. Lechien, Jr., 59, Muncy, died March 9; Mildred Boatman Weaver, 82, of Muncy, died March 9.