homepage logo

Peeks of the Past

By Staff | May 14, 2013

109 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, June 2, 1904

Latimer Byberg and Robert P. Frey enlisted in the U.S. Regular Army at Williamsport on Monday and left on Tuesday for the barracks at Columbus, Ohio.

D.B. Fenstermaker, who two months ago took a civil service examination for farmer in the Indian service, has received word from A.C. Tanner, acting commissioner of Indian affairs, that he has been appointed farmer at the Navajo agency, in Arizona,, and to report immediately.

The oldest veteran in the line of march on Memorial Day was William Bishop, in the 84th year of his age. He is seen daily upon our streets and is a man that is a pleasure to meet.

100 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, June 5, 1913

W.D. Green and William Green have a dinner to a number of gentlemen friends at their cabin at the river on Wednesday evening, in honor of George Green, who is home from Panama on a visit.

Billy Sanders, who is 85 years old, walked from Turbotville and spent Memorial Day in Muncy.

Charles Gundrum, who spent several days with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Gundrum, has returned home in Philadelphia.

A cold May fills the barn with wheat and hay is on old adage, and if it proves true, this year there will be heavy crops. The month of May, 1913, will god own into history as the coldest one for many years past.

75 Years Ago

The Luminary

Thursday, June 2, 1938

A large sign and obstructing saw horse at Main and Water streets on Tuesday morning, warned motorists that detour had been established between Muncy and Williamsport, and traffic was directed to Williamsport via Route 220 to Hughesville.

William Chapman, 21, of Williamsport and Charles Ashton, 44, of Williamsport, were drowned in the Susquehanna River early Saturday evening when the boat from which they were fishing was capsized.

Trout Pond Park Stages Gala Opening-Turbotville Boys Band Plays Four Concerts; Picnic Parties Enjoy Park

A cigarette tossed from a window early Monday morning set fire to one of the awnings of the Town Shop windows at six o’clock Monday morning

Ernest Miles Hipple, 21, of Wheelersville and Montoursville, R.D. was given the death penalty in Sullivan County court at LaPorte by Judge E. Farr for the slaying of Mrs. Porter, of Sullivan County.

Died: William Beilharz, of Huntersville, took his own life on the night of May 25th. He had been arrested on a charge of carrying concealed weapons, and had been given a hearing on the day before his death; Harry J. Schell, 77, Port Penn, died last Thursday afternoon at the county home.

Ad: American Stores Co.-Fancy Fresh Killed Stewing Chickens-27 cents per pound

50 Years Ago

The Luminary

May 2, 1963

Busy day at Muncy High School on Friday-Awards, May Day, All-Sports Fete, Dance

Larry Lauchle, now a lietenant in the U.S. Marine Corps and once-one of the nation’s foremost wrestlers, was back in the wrestling picture this week as a member of the armed forces team which is spending a month in Europe competing.

Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Opp, Montgomery, were Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph King, Picture Rocks.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Frederick C. Neitz, Montgomery, a son, April 23. Mother former Caryl Fogelman; Mr.and Mrs. Ross Earnest of Unityville, a son, April 25. Mother former Sonia Mae Steinruck; Mr. and Mrs. Harry J. Ulrich, Montgomery, a son, April 25. Mother former Dorothy Stuggart; Mr. and Mrs. Doald Larue Gottschall, Sr., of Montgomery, a son, April 25. Mother former Connie Nevel; Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Daye, Picture Rocks, daughter, April 25. Mother former Margaret Boatman; Mr. and Mrs. Garman Zehner, Muncy, a son, Douglas Edward, April 27. Mother former Sally Cummings; Mr.and Mrs. Richard E. Gresh, Turbotville, daughter, April 28. Mother former Vera Lorow; Mr. and Mrs. Edward Miller, Muncy, a son, April 8. Mother former Linda Bair.

Deaths: Donald Gautsch, Hughesville, died suddenly April 24. He was 64; Esther C. Breneisen, of Muncy, died April 25; Henrietta Hagenbuch, Muncy, died April 24; Raymond A. Betts, 72, Montgomery, died April 25.

At the Ritz: “The Curtship of Eddie’s Father”

Ad: Sale items at Bartlow’s Jewelry make wonderful Mother’s Day Gifts

25 years ago

The Luminary

April 27, 1988

30 cents

Long Life Vehicles, a division of Grumman Allied, Montgomery, m ay be gearing up for unionization, according to recent reports.

The fourth annual Muncy Bedlam Race will begin with a parade on June 18 in the Muncy High School parking lot.

Mrs. Dorothy S. Nesley, of Muncy, received a framed citation from Richard L. Michael, President of Muncy Valley Hospital’s Board of Directors, for her many contributions to the institution as both a former member of its governing body and as the current president of the Muncy Unit of the hospital’s auxiliary organization.

Danny Poust, 17, son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Poust, got his first turkey on the first day of turkey season.

Melanie and Paul Martinek and son Andrew, of Arizona, have been in Muncy the last two weeks visiting with Melanie’s parents Evelyn and Bob Rinn.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Steven Murren, Hughesville, a son on April 22. Mother former LIsa Furek; Kimberly Hilfirty and J. Craig Zeigler, Muncy, a son on April 21; Mr. and Mrs. Jamie Heller, Muncy, a daughter, April 21, Mother former Nichelle L. Houseknecht; Mr. and Mrs. Dale Myers, Clarkstown, a son, April 17. Mother former Patricia Huffman.

Harry Hawkins, Jr., son of Lois Warner of Montgomery and Harry Hawkins Sr. of Howard, has been promoted in the U.S. Army to the rank of specialist four. He is a 1979 graduate of Montgomery High School.

Died: Jennie Wagner, 90, resident of Muncy Valley Hospital Skilled Nursing Unit, died April 25

At the Ritz: “Vice Versa”

Ad: Lady Luck Chimney Sweeps