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Peeks of the Past

By Staff | May 7, 2013

109 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, May 26, 1904

Larow’s Glass Blowers opened their grand exhibition last evening in the Opera House Block.

The young lady and gentlemen friends of Miss Jennie Albright, in view of her approach marriage to Prof. Harris Spotts, in June surprised her Tuesday evening with a kitchen shower, she being the recipient of many useful kitchen utensils.

The steering gear on Dr. J.R. Rankin’s automobile became disarranged Wednesday afternoon and the car ran on the walk at the H.C. Levan’s, knocking down a small tree.

A.B. Worthington left last week for Lead City, S.D. in the interests of the Pennsylvania Gold Mining and Milling Company.

100 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, May 29, 1913

Miss Ethel Snyder, who for the past few years has been the stenographer at the Mifflinburg Buggy Company, has resigned her position to accept a similar good one elsewhere.

Frederick R. Hoffman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Warren B. Hoffman, all graduate from Pennsylvania State College on June 6th.

The members of the Col. John D. Musser Post and John Waldron Camp, Sons of Veterans, attended a divine service at the Lutheran Church, Sunday evening.

75 Years Ago

The Luminary

Thursday, May 26, 1938

Headline: Mary Louise Snodgrass Fatally Injured Sunday-Struck by Car and Run Over as She Crossed Street In Front of Her Home

Beverly Barnes, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl V. Barnes, was chosen “Miss Muncy” Tuesday evening in the beauty pageant conducted at the Ritz Theater by the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Edward J. Smith Post No. 3428.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Spurgreen Moore, of East Penn Street, on Friday morning, May 20th, a son.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Koch, of Muncy R.D., on Friday morning May 20th, a son.

Mr. and Mrs. William Confer of Muncy R.D. 1 have announced the marriage of their daughter, Alice Mae, to Russell Albert DeWire, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward DeWire of Hughesville. The marriage took place May 23 in Hagerstown, Md.

Announcement is made of a new feed store opening in Muncy, a branch of the R.S. Altman Mills of Irwin, Pa.

Ad: Time to get an Electric Refrigerator

50 Years Ago

The Luminary

April 25, 1963

Headline-Sprout-Waldron Purchases Reeder Property on Penn St.

The West Branch Bell Telephone company has broken ground for a $20,000 addition to its dial building in Montgomery that is expected to not only more adequately serve its own requirements for service, but will help to dress up the community’s Main street.

Carl Bieber, of Muncy, a midwinter 1963 graduate of Bloomsburg State college, has accepted a teaching position in the Warrior Run high school for the coming term.

“The History of the Dance” will be the theme for this year’s May Day at Muncy High School.

The engagement was announced of Miss Carol Lee Fetter of Muncy to Charles Banta of Drexel Hill.

Leonard Haag was elected President of Hughesville Merchants Bureau.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Cline Hoffman, Turbotville, a daughter, April 17. Mother former June Stiles; Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Marquardt, Hughesville, a daughter, April 19. Mother former Mary Swisher; Mr. and Mrs. Donnie Rood, Montgomery, a son, April 21. Mother former Nancy Bonawitz; Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Taylor, Montgomery, a son, April 22. Mother former Ruth Rovenolt.

Deaths: Ida Frantz, wife of local plumbing and heating contractor, Lester Frantz, died suddenly on Sunday suffering a heart attack while riding in the car with her husband; Margaret Lilley, 71, Muncy, died April 23; Daniel D. Frey, 83, Muncy, died April 23.

At the Ritz: Jackie Gleason in “Papas Delicate Condition”

Ad: Peace Corps Placement Test

25 years ago

The Luminary

April 20, 1988

30 cents

Mr. and Mrs. Laymon A. Girven of Muncy will celebrate their 50th anniversary on April 30.

Cadet Lance Kohler, a 1987 graduate of Muncy High School, was visited by his family during Plebe-Parent Weekend a West Point.

The engagement of Susanne Wilt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Wilt of Muncy, to Warren C. Cusick.

Hughesville High School students win OM State Competition.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Blaser, Muncy, a daughter, April 12. Mother former Candace Hartman; Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Shelinski, Picture Rocks, a son, April 14. Mother former Mary Easly; Mr. and Mrs. Steven Tetreault, Hughesville, a son, April 14. Mother former Julie Brooks.

Died: Mabel Rider, 75, Muncy, died April 12; Howard W. Charles, 66, Hughesville, died April 12; Ellen J. Hughes, 49, Hughesville, died April 19; Peter Evans, 26, Muncy, died April 12; Kenneth Harriman, 67, of Muncy, died April 16.

10 years ago

The Luminary

April 23, 2003

35 cents

Area resident serving our country: FC3 Loren Thomas, a 1999 graduate of Watsontown Christian Academy and a 2001 graduate of Fleet Combat Training Center Atlantic, Dam Neck, Virginia Beach, is stationed on the USS Kearsarge LHD-3 in the Persian Gulf.

Maggie Baker, 1997 graduate of Muncy High School, is a executive assistant in the PA Office of Homeland Security, Harrisburg.

Births: A daughter on April 4 to Amanda E. Spring; Brandi and Andrew South, Millville, a daughter, April 2; Mr. and Mrs. Brion Green, Muncy, a daughter, April 5. Mother is the former Amy Lyons; Mr.and Mrs. Eric Howlett, Muncy, a daughter, April 12. Mother former Tina Smith.

Died: James Meadow, 51, formerly of Hughesville, died April 15; Arthur Shaner, Sr., 84, Muncy, died April 12; Joseph Young, 17, Unityville, died April 19; Donald Stever, 68, Muncy, died April 19; Stephen Harkins, 24, Hughesville, died April 20.