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Peeks of Past Sept. 5

By Staff | Sep 6, 2013

109 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, Oct. 13, 1904

On Oct. 9, 1844, The West Branch Valley was covered with a heavy snow from three to four feet deep. The snow lasted during the entire winter.

The Little Gem Cash Store, corner Main and Water streets, Joseph McNich, proprietor, opened on Saturday evening with a large and varied stock of notions.

A large party was given at Corsons house boat Tuesday evening in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Shoemaker who left yesterday for Endeavor, Pa, where they will reside.

Squire D.W. Buffington is showing to his friends a small but genuine gold brick, the gold in which was taken from the Cochran-Hill mine in Nova Scotia, of which the Squire is a stockholder.

100 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, Oct. 16, 1913

John Taylor, of this place, died suddenly Tuesday evening,aged 55 years, from a rupture of the heart, caused by loading heavy logs at the saw mill of W.C. Mozley on Loyalsock Creek.

Charles Bubb, while lifting a pump to place n a well in town on Saturday, dropped part of it on his foot, so badly damaging that member that he has been laid up ever since.

Harry Rogers has assumed his new position as manager of the Muncy Furniture Company.

75 Years Ago

The Luminary

Thursday, Oct. 13, 1938

Dr. and Mrs. Charles S. W. Rickolt returned last week from a hunting and fishing trip at St. Jovite, Quebec, Canada, where the Doctor was lucky enough to shoot a deer and a moose.

Died: Charles W. Rickolt, age 61, well known sportsman and employee of Sprout-Waldron & Company, died instantly at 9 o’clock Monday morning while at work in the shipping department of the plant where he was a fellow workman and friend of D.B. Taggart, who died a week ago; Dietrick Lamade, 79-year old publisher of the Grit, civic leader and philanthropist of Williamsport, died Sunday morning after a short illness. Death was due to pneumonia; Henry Hill, 80, died last Thursday morning where at Williamsport Hospital where he had been a patient since Sept. 5; Richard Charles Wilt, three and a half year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Wilt, of Montgomery, died Wednesday night, Oct. 5, three hours after being admitted seriously ill with pneumococcic meningitis; Catherine Lutz, 71, died last Saturday afternoon.

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50 Years Ago

The Luminary

Sept. 19, 1963

A speed trap will be established in Muncy Borough within the next few days, according to a plan adopted by Muncy Borough Council.

Two inmates of the State Correctional Institution at Muncy escaped Friday but were picked up the same night, cold and tired, as they walked along the railroad near Sylvan Dell.

J.E. McCloskey of Montoursville,has leased the Texaco Service Station at Main and Mechanic streets, Muncy.

Zane Laubach, of Watsontown, won the fiddlers contest, with William Mummey of Hughesville, placing second, and Mrs. Ethel Crockett, of Shickshinny, third, at Trout Pond Park.

Then engagement of Miss Linda Mae Maurer to Glenn H. Lynn was recently announced by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Maurer Sr., of Muncy.

C. Daniel Little, of Picture Rocks, has been named to the faculty of Lycoming college for the 1963-64 term and will be an instructor in political science.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Bower, Montgomery, a son, Sept. 10. Mother former Betty Cameron; Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Winder, Hughesville, a daughter, Sept. 11. Mother former Shirley Swales; Mr.and Mrs. Donald Keller, Unityville, a daughter, Sept. 12. Mother former Dorothy Gardner; Mr. and Mrs. Willard Sakol Jr., Montoursville, a son, Sept. 12. Mother former Mary Schlesman; Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Harper, Muncy, a daughter, Sept. 13. Mother former Sonja LeBarron; Mr.and Mrs. Kenneth Myers, Turbotville, a daughter, Sept. 13. Mother former Phyllis Sellers; Mr. and Mrs. Nile Rupert, Muncy, a daughter, Sept. 13. Mother former Shirley Lindauer; Mr. and Mrs. Ward Farrar, Jr., PIcture Rocks, a son, Sept. 14,. Mother former Pearl Ryder; Mr. and Mrs. Terry Nixon, Montgomery, a daughter, Sept. 14. Mother former Judith Lynn; Mr.and Mrs. Earl Fry, Muncy, a daughter, Sept. 16. Mother former Marjorie Bieber; Mr. and Mrs. Dale Lunger, Hughesville, a son, Sept. 16. Mother former Mary Harding; Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Taber, Muncy, a son, Sept. 14. Mother former Barbara Wilson.

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25 Years Ago

The Luminary

Aug. 24, 1988

Engagement announced of Geraldine Ann Jaksic of Ohio to Frank W. Thompson II, son of Mr.and Mrs. Ivan Thompson of Muncy.

The Muncy School District has its new Instrumental Teacher and Band Director, Mrs. Amy K. Yastishock, will be recommended for formal hiring at the school board meeting.

Births: Mr.and Mrs. Keith W. Stiger, Hughesville, a son, Aug. 22. Mother former Judith Bryan; Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Lloyd, Hughesville a son, Aug. 16. Mother former Pattie C. Bower; Mr. and Mrs. Daniel W. Turner, Muncy, a daughter, Aug. 18. Mother former Roberta Secrist; Mr. and Mrs. Eric A. Hoot, Hughesville a daughter, Aug. 18. Mother former Julia C. Hafner; Mr. and Mrs. Gregory S. Shuck , Hughesville a daughter, Aug. 19. Mother former Christine Platt; Galen Walters and Jennifer Shoup, Hughesville, a son, Aug. 17; Mr.and Mrs. Clarence A. Corbett, Hughesville, a daughter, Aug. 19. Mother former Luann Mitchell.

Died: Stuart Fullerton, 23, Montgomery, died Aug. 19; Larue S. Hill, 79, Montgomery, died Aug. 18; Clayton May, 70, Hughesville died Aug. 21; Dorothy M. Rhoat, 80, formerly of Hughesville, Aug. 17; Alfred G. Susie, 78, formerly of Muncy-Montgomery, Aug. 20; Mildred L. Bubb, 87, Hughesville, Aug. 21; Brandie Jo Temple, Hughesville, died at birth Aug. 17; Henry E. Leavy, 85, Muncy, died Aug. 20; Hilbert W. Houseknecht, 100, formerly of Muncy, died Aug. 20; Dorothy Mae Bonawitz, 63, Montgomery, died Aug. 22.

At the Ritz: “Bull Durham”

10 years ago

The Luminary

35 cents

Aug. 13, 2003

Area resident serving our country: Sgt. Jim Stroup, a 1991 graduate of Hughesville High School.

Erin Bennett of Montgomery married Donald Smith, Allenwood, on July 5.

Engagement of Jennifer Marie Wommer, formerly of Hughesville, to Matthew Raymond Baldwin, both of Philadelphia.

Craig Knight, son of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Knight, of Muncy, recently participated in the Keystone state Games held in Misericordia. Knight won the 110 high hurdles in the 17-18 year old category.

The McCaslin family of Muncy are newly involved in a family business enterprise DonnLee Enterprises. The company is marketing a book created by Donna, My Medical Assistant.

Muncy High School alumna Carissa Houser will be leaving for North Africa Sept. 1 to spend a year as a missionary with Campus Crusade for Christ.

Births: Alicia Knittle and Steve Swank, Hughesville a son, July 21; Mr. and Mrs. Mark Hampton, a daughter, July 31. Mother former Melissa Billhime; Mr.and Mrs. Michael Knarr, Hughesville a daughter, July 30. Mother former Melanie Shoemaker; Mr.and Mrs. Matthew S. McGover, Montgomery a daughter, Aug. 1. Mother former Amy Hippensteel; Mr. and Mrs. Peter Larsen, Jr., Muncy, a son, July 29. Mother former Christa Hoffmaster.

Died: Laura H. Burgett, 67, Muncy, died Aug. 6; Kenneth T. Harrison, 74, Williamsport, died Aug. 9; Toni Bonnell, 16, Hughesville, died Aug. 3.