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Peeks of Past

By Staff | Aug 6, 2013

109 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, Sept. 8, 1904

The following young ladies of this place spent Labor Day at Montgomery: Myrtle Dugan, Edna Shaw, Rebecca Banzhaf, Susan Walton and Mary Rauch.

During the storm Saturday afternoon the lightning set off the fire alarm at Sprout, Waldron & Co.’s plant and the fire whistle was blown. The fire company quickly turned out and soon had several hose carts on the scene.

A.W. Tallman, of this place, had is bay mare Ada D. entered in the 2:15 and free for all classes at the Lebanon races last week.

Grover Reeder returned home last evening from the south, where he had been playing ball all summer. He left here early in the spring and has gained an enviable record for himself as a pitcher.

100 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, Sept. 11, 1913

Arnold Dimm, young son of Mr.and Mrs. Russel Dimm, fell last Thursday morning while running to a circus here and striking his head on a stone cut a deep gash through his scalp several inches long. Attention by a surgeon was required.

Edmond J. Heller, son of S.D. Heller, of this place, the paying teller of the Gary, Indian National Bank, is very ill with typhoid fever at a hospital in Gary, Ind.

Now that the state road is completed, Corson Bros. the bus men, are using a seven passenger car to meet the rains at the Pennsylvania Station, which is much appreciated by the traveling public.

75 Years Ago

The Luminary

Thursday, Sept. 8, 1938

State Game News publishes Raft Account-Leo A. Luttringer, survivor of crash here writes very interesting article.

Muncy Schools Enrollment Is Greater by 24-Greatest Gain Recorded in High Schools; Continued Growth is Anticipated

Two students from Muncy have been admitted to Bucknell University in the class of 1942 and will begin their studies there this month. They are Joseph C. Krimm, and James S. Wood.

Died: Charles E. Dunlap, 63, Montoursville, was stricken suddenly and died Monday morning; Stanley E. Pryor, 38, of Duboistown, died very suddenly of a heart attack Tuesday morning.

Ad: Fresh Ground Beef-2 lbs. 33 c. American Stores Co.

50 Years Ago

The Luminary

August 22, 1963

Tornado-like winds reap heavy damage through Muncy on Saturday night.

Richard Merrill has accepted the position of church choirmaster at Drexel Hill where he and his wife now reside.

Installation of new sidewalks and curbings in front of five properties on South Washington street are underway.

Dr. Charles F. Wilson, former Muncy teacher, was named Principal of Schools at Kutztown.

Grover Miller has been promoted to the grade of sergeant major from his former high non-com rating of master sergeant.

Deaths: Eva M. Gordner, former Hughesville resident, died Aug. 18.

At the Ritz: “The Young Racers”

Ad: Old Time Fiddlers Contest-Trout Pond Park

10 years ago

The Luminary

35 cents

July 16, 2003

Hughesville Baptist Church Welcomes New Pastor-Pastor Bernard Elliot III, and his wife Kristen are newly settled in Hughesville and looking forward to a long term ministry away from the “pressure and rat race” of city life.

A canal boat salvaged from the river between Danville and Northumberland is steadily being brought back to its former state with the continued restoration efforts of the Muncy Historical Society.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. K.C. Lyons, Hughesville a daughter, June 23. Mother former Wendy Walizer; Mr. and Mrs. Donald Trimble, Pennsdale a son, July 7. Mother former Stephanie McDonald; Mr.and Mrs. Donnie Jacopetti, Muncy, a son, June 30. Mother is former Jessica Fox; Mr. and Mrs. Brad Tupper, Montgomery, a daughter, June 27. Mother former Stephanie Shaffer.

Died: Max E. Newman, 66, Muncy, died July 10; Lloyd J. Bower, 87, Hughesville, died July 14; June L. Sandel, 80, formerly of Hughesville, died July 12; Charles “Corson” Smith, 78, Hughesville, died July 7;

Howard Eck, 48, formerly of Muncy, died in July.