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Peeks of the Past

By Staff | May 21, 2013

109 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, June 16, 1904

A most beautiful wedding occurred Tuesday evening at the residence of Dr. and Mrs. Joseph W. Albright, when their oldest daughter, Miss Jennie, was married to Prof. Harris A. Spotts, princip0al of the Muncy Public Schools.

On Tuesday afternoon, fire broke out in the second story of the frame house on the farm of Frank Bitler, above Clarkstown, the building being entirely destroyed together with all the furniture, clothing, etc.

Harry Wood, son of William J. Wood, and friend, Arthur Denninger, left Tuesday for Europe, where they will spend the summer.

Master Max Worthington is spending the summer with his grandparents, Rev., and Mrs. Schenck, at Howard.

100 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, June 19, 1913

Robert Crawford, is at Eagles for the summer presiding as clerk over the desk at Forest Inn.

Last week G.B. M. Welliver purchased a fine horse in New York. The animal by the name of “Hal Direct” has a record of 2.08 .

Richard Clapp of Baltimore and Arthur Clapp, who has been attending State College, are spending their vacations with their parents, MR. and Mrs. Daniel App.

75 Years Ago

The Luminary

Thursday, June 16, 1938

Muncy’s newest industry was given a name last night, by Robert Gilmore, in a short talk before a group of business men who dined at the White Hall Tea Room. Mr. Gilmore announced that the name of the new industry, whose buildings have been erected on Railroad street, will be the “Gilmore Wire Rope Davison of the Jones-Laughlin Steel Corporation.”

The Muncy Rotary Club at its regular meeting voted to bear the expense of tan artificial eye for a local youth, who through an accident some time ago lost the sigh of one eye.

At a bridge luncheon held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Steiger, last Friday announcement was made of the coming marriage of their daughter Miss Martha D. Steiger, to Henry J. Davis of Shamokin.

Died: Mrs. Alverina Rupert, 71, died Saturday morning; The Rev. Charles E. Figgles, 90, a retired Methodist minister and one of the last surviving veterans of the Civil War in Clinton County, died at his home Sunday morning; Mrs. Caroline A. Binder, 58, of Wolf Township died at her home Monday night.

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50 Years Ago

The Luminary

May 9, 1963

Muncy Elementary sixth-grade class of Mrs. Warren Stine became the first unit to visit historical shrine at Old Newman Schoolhouse.

Muncy native Larry Confer named Tyrone’s “Most Outstanding Jaycee” of past year.

Mrs. Dale Grey of Pennsdale expects to move soon to the Henry Buck apartments in Hughesville.

Miss Dora VanDine, girls physical education teacher at Loyalsock, has received a teaching assistantship at the University of Iowa.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Boudman, Muncy, a daughter, May 2. Mother former Patricia Girton; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Shaner, Lairdsville, a son, May 3. Mother former Dora Stackhouse; Mr. and Mrs. David Gundrum, Muncy, a son, May 5. Mother former Sherry Matthews; Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Peterman, Muncy Valley, twins, May 5. Mother former Norma Tanner; Mr.and Mrs. James Lynch, Montgomery, a daughter. Mother former Janet Mutschler.

Deaths: Russell Fritz, Muncy, died May 4; Raymond Ives, formerly of Picture Rocks and Huntersville, died April 30; Harry Gruver, Montgomery, died May 1.

At the Ritz: “Son of Flubber”

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25 years ago

The Luminary

May 4, 1988

30 cents

May Day festivities were held at Hughesville High School on May 2. Crowned queen was Steph Haynes and May Day princess Jeanette Swank.

Sprout-Bauer, Inc., a unit of Combustion Engineering, Inc., announces that a patent has been awarded to C. Donald Fisher, an engineering consultant for the Muncy-based company.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Miller, Montgomery, a son, April 28. Mother former Donna Temple; Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Charles, Hughesville, a son, April 29. Mother former Lois Ohnmeiss.

Mrs. James Housel, of Muncy, entertained at her home recently for dessert and cards.

Eleven Muncy High School students returned recently from a nine-day trip to Spain.

Died: Ashly Temple, 18, Muncy, a heart-lung transplant recipient, died April 30; Kathryn Bitler, 65, formerly of Montgomery, died April 20.

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10 years ago

The Luminary

April 30, 2003

35 cents

Area resident serving our country: Pfc. Jesse Bohner is serving in the U.S. Army, 442 Quartermaster Division, currently in Kuwait. He is the son of Walter J. Bohner of muncy, and Sarah A. Bohner of Clinton Township

Registered as the oldest home in Lycoming County, the original homestead of early settler Samuel Wallis is preserved to this day, and has been inherited by members of the Hall family for 200 years.

Construction continues at the Ward L. Myers Elementary School in Muncy.

Engagement announced of Amy L. McCarty of Huntersville and Kevin Myers of Muncy.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. David Edkin, Muncy, a son, April 17. Mother former Crystal Clemons; Mr. and Mrs. Elijah Hessler, Muncy, a son, April 21. Mother former Stephanie Hinds.

Deaths: Hazel Barto, 88, Hughesville, April 22; Dorothy Prokop, 91, Muncy, April 26; John E. Zarr, 85, formerly of Montgomery, April 22; Edith Miller, 53, Hughesville, April 17; Joyce M. Hoffman, 84, died April 8; Russell A. Hall, 80, formerly of Pennsdale, died April 23; Stephen C. Harkins, 24, Hughesville, died April 20; Robert Stackhouse, Muncy, died April 26