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PEEKS of Past

By Staff | Jul 30, 2013

109 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, Sept. 1, 1904

The saw mill of J. Russel Glass, of this place, who is lumbering in Dauphin County, was destroyed by fire last Wednesday night. He had no insurance.

the following young ladies from town attended a moonlight excursion to Lake Mokoma, Friday evening: Elsie Winegardner, Myrtle Dugan, Edna Shaw, Nell Coppes, Lulu Wagner and Elsie Woodward.

On Sunday evening while Edward Kline and Miss Sara McGowan, of this place, were driving near Milton, their horse became frightened and ran away, throwing Miss McGowan over a bank, breaking her leg.

A dance was held in Mozeley’s Opera House last evening by a number of young society people. It was a grand success.

100 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, Sept. 4, 1913

Last Thursday between 40 and 50 autos passed through this place on their way to Milton, carrying passengers to join the great parade of Elks that were having a celebration.

E.P. Hall and daughter, Ethel, have returned from a trip to Buffalo, Niagara Falls, Erie and detroit.

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Houston and son, of Jersey Shore, are guests of Mrs. Houston’s mother, Mrs. Elmira Shoemaker.

75 Years Ago

The Luminary

Thursday, Sept. 1, 1938

Headline: Walter W. Corson Dies of Injuries Received in a Singular Accident-Age 51 years, prominent Muncy man and former partner of the Corson & Lose Bus line, was fatally injured Tuesday evening.

“Developing Social Relationships” will be the theme taught in a new kindergarten to be opened in Muncy on Sept. 19th by two well known Muncy women, Mrs. Walter Hogman and Ms. Martin Gautsch.

Charles and Meriam Yeagle left two weeks ago by train for the Pacific Coasts, going by way of St. Louis and Salt Lake City, and will return by the way of El Paso, Texas.

The peach crop from nearly orchards is now being marketed and housewives of Muncy and vicinity are busy preserving them for winter.

Auto racing fans of this vicinity will be interested to learn that plans are now under way to convert Miller’s Park at Montgomery into an auto speedway.

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50 Years Ago

The Luminary

August 15, 1963

A large crowd estimated at 500 people witnessed the first water carnival stated at the new Muncy Community pool Saturday night.

Miss Lona Rite, of near Muncy, and Larry E. Shalley, of Limestoneville, were married on Aug. 3.

Wedding vows were exchanged Aug. 10 by Miss Ann Schaefer, of South Williamsport, to James Papada, of Minersville.

Brian J. Kennedy, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Kennedy, of Muncy, was among U.S. Naval Academy midshipmen who completed two weeks of aviation indoctrination training.

Robert Strunk, of Spring Farms near Pennsdale and former teacher in Hughesville, will teach in Japan.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Lester King, Montgomery, a son, Aug. 9. Mother former Audrey Welliver; Mr. and Mrs. Dean Campbell, Muncy, a son, Aug. 12. Mother former Jean Ager; Mr.and Mrs. Wayne C. Baylor, Muncy, a son, Aug. 13. Mother former Kathleen Wertz.

Deaths: Annabelle McCarty, 54, Hughesville, died Aug. 8; Benjamin F. Bryan, 73, Picture Rocks, died Aug. 9; Mary H. Ryder, 80, died Aug. 7.

At the Ritz: The Raven

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10 years ago

The Luminary

35 cents

July 9, 2003

A group of family and friends gathered in Montgomery on July 4 for the official dedication ceremony of the Richard K. Stackhouse Park at the corner of Main Street and Houston Ave., where the former Houston Hotel stood.

Sandra and Paul Putney are busy as bees as they prepare to reopen a part of Muncy history, the Sewing “B”.

Music Day Camp at the First United Methodist Church in Muncy culminated with a performance of “The Tale of Three Trees” on June 26.

Died: Freda Phillips, 95, July 2; Lois Ann Long, 67, Hughesville, June 23; Jane E. Temple, 83, formerly of Muncy, died June 30; Roger D. Barto 48, Montgomery, died July 2; Edna E. Eichenlaub, 95, formerly of Moreland Twp., died July 6.

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