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Peeks of the Past

By Staff | Jun 11, 2013

109 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, July 14, 1904

The Lutheran congregation decided on Sunday morning by a unanimous vote to purchase two vacant lots from the Langceake estate on West Penn street, on which to erect their new church building.

Friday evening an interesting game of ball was played at Muncy ball park, the opposing team being Montoursville, The score was 4-1, in favor o f Muncy. Montoursville did not get a hit off Parsons, and but 29 men faced him in the 9 innings fanning out 17 men.

Bryfogle’s new green houses are progressing finely. Last Saturday he set out two thousand choice rose bushes.

100 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, July 17, 1913

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Corson, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Corson, Mr. George Banzhaf are spending some time camping along the Susquehanna.

Leonard Colley and cousin, Miss Keefer, of DuBois, are spending several days at Lairdsville.

Miss Rosetta S. Montgomery has accepted a position at the Castles on the Hudson. She will be at the English Department.

75 Years Ago

The Luminary

75 years ago

Thursday, July 14, 1938

Miss Betty Saxton will be the guest of honor this evening at a buffet supper in the garden at the home of Miss Fannie Wood.

Franklin Hall, who recently purchased the Five Point School, in Lewis Township, Northumberland County, from Edward S. Frey, has started remodeling the building into a residence.

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Croman, of Hughesville, have announced the engagement of their daughter, Mildred, to Clifford E. Warg, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Warg of this place.

Died: Mrs. Louise Snodgrass, aged 73, died Friday morning, July 8, after a lingering illness; George W. Snyder, aged 81, Muncy, died at his home July 10.

Ad: American Stores Co.- Tender Juicy Chuck Roasts (front cuts) 21 cents per lb.

50 Years Ago

The Luminary

May 30, 1963

Gary Speary wins Sprout Waldron award when 66 received diplomas at 83rd Muncy High School commencement.

Visiting Mr. & Mrs. DelRoy Sprout is former resident Mrs. Viola Sprout now residing in Goldendale, Washington for the past several years.

C. Max Hess speaker at Memorial Day Services at Pleasant Hill.

Bob Hall of Hughesville won Redmond trophy at Bloomsburg University given to “Outstanding Senior Athlete.”

Muncy High School’s highest honor grads were Susan Lyons, Susan Wood, Bonnie Covert, Linda Wiser and Barbara Stroup.

Died: Pearl Stroup, 74, Muncy, May 25; Walter Williamson, 80, Muncy, May 26;

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Gary Frey, Muncy, a son, Donald, May 22. Mother former Virginia Burrows; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Sampsell, Montgomery, a daughter, Tanya Eileen, May 22, Mother former Mary Miller; Mrs. and Mrs. Howard Snyder, Montgomery, a son, Eric David, May 23. Mother former June Younger; Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Bowers, Hughesville, a son, May 23. Mother former Mary Hill; Mr. & Mrs. Oscar Steinruck, Muncy Valley, a daughter, Tammie Jean, May 26. Mother former Margaret Kilgus; Mr. and Mrs. Roy Charles, Hughesville, a daughter, May 27. Mother former Ruth Hall; Mr. and Mrs. William McCarty, Muncy, a son, May 20. Mother former Florence Story; Mr. and Mrs. Albert Welsh, Muncy, a son, May 26. Mother former Catharine Williamson; Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Wentzler, Muncy, a son, May 23. Mother former Lois Ann Peters.

25 years ago

The Luminary

June 2, 1988

Dr. Susan Lyons to be inducted into Much High School’s Scholastic Hall of fame.

Jason Fink, Montgomery High School outstanding track senior, raising funds to spend two weeks in Finland at the International Sports Tours to Russia.

Linda Binder of Hughesville named new director at Muncy Valley Hospital.

Dr. Leo Harz is installed as President of the PA Academy of Family Physicians.

Deaths: George Hitesman, 75, Muncy, May 30; Viola May Whitnack, 88, Muncy, May 24; Ruth H. Fink, 70, Williamsport, May 25; Frank J. Henry, 74, Lock Haven, May 25; Christopher M. Houseknecht, 25, Muncy, May 30; Marvin Fulmer, 53, Muncy, May 24; Earl L. Myers, 69, Muncy, May 26; Emma Nissley, 91, Muncy, May 27.

No Births.

10 years ago

The Luminary

35 cents

May 21, 2003

Daniel Fritz, 12, wrote about his grandfather, Glenn R. Faus of Hughesville; Muncy seniors Heather Palmer and Justin Neidig will be featured speakers at a Memorial Day services at Muncy Cemetery.

Memorial held for Fred Lechien by employees of Hughesville School District.

Deaths: Loren E. Boyles, 74, Montgomery, May 17; Charles H. Fogelman, 88, Muncy, May 19; Margaret N. Michael, 73, Muncy, May 12; Justin M. Welmer, 21, Allenwood, May 17; Roxanna J. Jarrett, 86, formerly Montgomery, May 15.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Kyle Confer, Watsontown, a son, Logan Michael, May 7. Mother former Shannon Miller; Mr. and Mrs. Todd R. Craig, Watsontown, a son, Brenson Elijah Raymond, May 1. Mother former Cay Fleming.