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Peeks of Past

By Staff | Aug 27, 2013

109 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, Oct. 6, 1904

On Saturday evening at the rectory of St. James Episcopal church the rector, Rev. A.R. DeWitt, united in marriage Joshua McCowan, of this place, and Miss Elsie Bull, of Lairdsville.

Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Frank Rogers, a daughter, on Oct. 1.

While Mrs. A. R. DeWitt was riding her bicycle yesterday afternoon she was thrown off and quite badly injured her knee.

Miss Margaret Bair of this place will take charge of the school which is now being taught by Lamonte Green at Okome.

Miss Lillian McCarty has secured a position as assistant bookkeeper for the Grit PUblishing Co. in Williamsport.

100 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, Oct. 8, 1913

The Muncy High School football team won the first game played this season by defeating St. Joseph’s team of Williamsport on Saturday by a score of 26-0.

Emerson Hassrick, George Banzhaf and A.G. Tallman are at Philadelphia, to take in the Word Series of baseball.

Nearly all of Muncy’s hunters have secured their license tags, and are making preparations to get out early on Oct. 15.

75 Years Ago

The Luminary

Thursday, Oct. 6, 1938

Mr. and Mrs. J. Ernest Herr of Muncy announce the marriage of their daughter, Mildred Arlene, to Donald L. Stiger, son of Henry Stiger, of Hughesville, which took place Sept. 3 at Frederick, Maryland.

Joseph Waltman and Clifford Wentzler, accompanied by their coach, Robert H. Rumler, county farm agent, left today for Columbus, Ohio, where, as state championship 41H dairy team they will compete in the national contest.

The citizens of Muncy were grieved to learn on Monday morning of the death of Daniel B. Taggart, aged 60, who died Sunday night at his home on Man street following an illness of only an our.

A 6-month old baby girl died of strangulation at the Muncy Industrial Home for Women yesterday afternoon when its head became caught under the backrest of one of two benches arraigned to form an improvised crib.

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50 Years Ago

The Luminary

Sept. 12, 1963

Miss Linda Wiser, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Winston Wiser, of Muncy, has been awarded a full tuition scholarship to Northwestern University at Evantston, Ill.

Clayton Boudeman, Muncy, has been hired as operator of the sewage disposal plant for the Borough of Muncy.

The annual fall “Sidewalk Days” sales promotion of the Muncy Business Bureau will not be conducted this year, members decided at a special meeting on Sept. 10.

In a candlelight service, Miss Sharon Eileen Meserole and Larry Stephen Faus repeated nuptial vows on Sept. 7.

Births: Mr.and MRs. Paul Wallis, Hughesville, a daughter, Sept. 9. Mother former Kathryn Myers; Mr. and William Foresman, South Williamsport, a daughter. Mother former Sandra Golder; Mr.and Mrs. John Ebner, Montgomery, a daughter, Sept. 6. Mother former Lois Rosica; Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Eichenlaub, Muncy, a son, Sept. 5. Mother former Beverly Kile; Mr. and Mrs. Larry Magargle, Muncy, a daughter, Sept. 4. Mother former Patricia Miller; Mr. and Mrs. James Maust, Muncy, a daughter, Sept. 4. Mother former Connie West; Mr. and Mrs. Donald Temple, Hughesville, a son, Sept. 4. Mother former Kathryn Michael; Mr.and Mrs. Robert Clayton, Montgomery, a son, Sept. 4. Mother former Nancy King; Mr. and Mrs. Brady Lowe, Muncy, a son, Sept. 3. Mother former June Foust.

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10 years ago

The Luminary

35 cents

Aug. 6, 2003

Approximately 55 teens and adults will be featured in Fiddler on the Roof, at the Muncy First United Methodist Church, directed by Mike Buck with conductor Tom Ruhl.

The father-daughter racing team, of Amber Herlt and Charlie Herlt, both of Hughesville, was in the winner’s circle at the National Dragster Challenge at the Numidia Speedway in July.

Janet and Kevin Yordy of Milton announce the engagement of their daughter Trisha to Matthew Rabb, son of Debra and Robert Rabb of Muncy.

Births: Mr.and Mrs. Cherif Ammar-Khodja of Hughesville, a daughter, July 23. Mother former LIsa Heiney.

Deaths: Mary E. McCarty, 85, Muncy, died July 30; Avery Lynn Sherwood, infant daughter of Steven and Sarah Avery Sherwood, Lairdsville, died July 30.