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Peeks of the Past

By Staff | Apr 23, 2013

109 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, April 28, 1904

On Monday Philip Snyder placed in front of Dr. J. W. Albright’s office a hitching post, and painted it a deep red. During Tuesday night someone painted white stripes around it. It makes a very neat (?) appearance.

At the concert held in Hughesville Saturday night, Mrs. Mary Swenk of this place sang two solos, “Song of a Heart” and “Spring Song,” which were greatly enjoyed by the large audience.

Herbert Quinn, who has been on the U.S. ship Dixie cruising in southern waters, this winter, is home on a ten-day furlough.

100 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, May 1, 1913

The Tide Water Pipe Line Company will erect new coal dumps on Sherman street in the near future.

Mrs. Charles Betts has received a letter from her son, Archie Tolbert, who is a private in the U.S. Army, stationed at Manila, Philippine Islands, stating that the report that he was shot is not true and that he is enjoying good health.

Miss Louise Hess and Peter Stetler left on Tuesday for Southernland, Tenn., where they will spend some time with Mr. and Mrs. Richard Rogers.

75 Years Ago

The Luminary

Thursday, April 28, 1938

Miss Eunice Fellinger, of Picture Rocks, and Merlyn K. Stover, of this place, were united in marriage Tuesday morning at eleven o’clock in the Calvary Methodist Church at Williamsport. Dr. A. Lawrence Miller, pastor of the church, performed the ceremony. They will reside in Muncy.

Miss Wanda Dougherty, daughter of Mrs. W.A. Dougherty, of this place, and Mr. Vernon G. Smith, of Chicago, were married at 4 o’clock on the afternoon of April 16.

The baseball season in the Eastern League was officially opened at Williamsport on Wednesday, when the Williamsport Gray’s played their opening game with Elmira.

Died: George Meade Peter, 74, died at his home in Watsontown last Saturday afternoon; Benjamin B. Soars, a former resident of this place, died Saturday morning; Charles Russell Michael, prominent farmer of Clarkstown, died Friday night of a heart attack.

Ad: Rheumatic Pains-Yager’s Liniment

50 Years Ago

The Luminary

April 4, 1963

Ward L. Myers, supervising principal of the Muncy Joint Schools was in Harrisburg on April 4 presenting Muncy’s case that it now offers “quality education” and is eligible for exemption from school district reorganization as newly proposed by Gov. Scranton.

Mr. and Mrs. William B. Pfeifer will observe Golden Anniversary on April 10.

An intensive program of immunization to eradicate polio from Lycoming county is announced Lycoming County Medical Society and the Council of Community Services of Lycoming County.

Miss Sylvia Plotts and Miss Jeanne Applegate named as Hughesville’s “Girls of the Month”

At the Ritz: Tony Curtis in “40 Pounds of Trouble”

Ad: Fannie Farmer candies…Harter’s Drug Store

10 years ago

The Luminary

April 2, 2003

35 cents

Area resident serving our country-Marine Sergeant Daniel DeMuro, Jr., son of Jean and Daniel DeMuro of Muncy, is currently stationed at Atlanta, GA. DeMuro joined the Marine Reserves upon his graduation from Muncy High School in 1994.

On the first Sunday of March, the Rev. Dr. Paul T. Fitzgerald began serving as pastor of the Moreland Baptist Church, Muncy.

Births: On Dec. 11 Robert and Amy Rider Wallis welcomed the arrival of daughter, Karlee Ann, the fifth generation of the Wallis family; Brenda Seabridge and Jack Middlesworth, Jr. of Hughesville, a son, March 3; Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Poust of Hughesville, a son, March 13. The mother is the former Brandy Trautner; Mr. and Mrs. Jay Marris, Muncy, a daughter, March 23. Mother former Jennifer Hill.

Died: Norman Wertz, 73, Watsontown, died March 26; William Hall, 84, formerly of Muncy, died March 26; Earnest A. Hassinger, 85, Montgomery, died March 31; Luella Cox, 81, Muncy, died March 26; Grace Clark, 79, Hughesville, died March 26; Kathy Kelly, 44, Muncy, died March 26; Joanne M. Whipple, formerly of Muncy, died March 22.