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Peeks of Past Sept. 25

By Staff | Sep 24, 2013

109 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, Nov. 3, 1904

A kitchen shower was given Mr. and Mrs. William Venrick on Monday evening by a number of their friends, in honor of their wedding anniversary.

C.J. Narber has opened a shooting gallery in the opera house block. Mr. Narber’s stay here will be only for a sort time and all who enjoy this sport should give him a call.

Lloyd Baker, who for the past thirteen years has been head clerk in L.S. Smith and Son’s big store, has resigned his position, and will leave shortly for New York City, where he has accepted a position.

100 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, Nov. 6, 1913

Aaron Rothfuss, of Rochester, N.Y., who is visiting his father, Mathias Rothfuss, accidently shot himself through the foot while hunting near Halls on Saturday afternoon. Dr. H.S. Weigle dressed the wound.

Frank Brittain has secured a position in Perrysville, N.Y. and will move to that city in a few days.

Mr. and Mrs. J. Howard Waldron entertained about thirty of the little friends of their son, John, at a Halloween party on Friday night.

75 Years Ago

The Luminary

Thursday, Nov. 3, 1938

Headline: Halloween Is Celebrated in Joyous Manner-Boys and Girls Take Part in Gala Parade and Activities at School Building

From the Aberdeen, S. Dakota paper we clip the following: “Miss Mary L. Whitney and her sister, Mrs. Anna H. McKillip, of Muncy, Pa., arrived Thursday afternoon to vista their sister, Mrs. M. Ethel Lavery.

Harry Corneulson and Eugene Merrill, of Muncy, who have had a special assignment for entry in the U.S. Army, have been transferred from Fort Slocum, N.Y., to a five-month Radio training as Radio Operators in Oceanport, N.J.

Mrs. Clarence Butler, of Mechanic street, narrowly escaped what might have been a serious injury, when she stepped into her back yard on Monday. A stray shot, fired by some hunter in the nearly fields, struck Mrs. Butler just above the eye.

Died: David T. Rishel, aged 75, formerly of Hughesville, died Monday afternoon; Rev. Ellis E. McKelvey died on Oct. 27 in the Williamsport Hospital following an operation at the age of 71.

Ad: Wolf Motor Company cordially invites you and your family to view the New Ford Cars and Trucks for 1939-Muncy, Pa.

50 Years Ago

The Luminary

Oct. 10, 1963

Evidence of the ever-expanding business operations at Sprout, Waldron and Co., Inc., Muncy’s largest industry, comes this week with the opening of a new contract and systems division with specially created headquarters at the Muncy plant.

Judy Springman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Springman, of Pennsdale, will represent Muncy in this year’s Flaming Foliage pageant in Renova.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Delroyo Lynch, Montgomery, a son, Oct. 1. Mother former Naomi Derr; Mr.and Mrs. Melvin Sherwood, Muncy, a son, Oct. 2. Mother former Mary Webster; Mr.and Mrs. Wayne Smith, Danville, a daughter, Oct. 2. Mother former Pearl Schon; Mr.and Mrs. Donald Reese, Muncy, a son, Oct. 3. Mother former Mary Glidewell; Mr.and Mrs. Donald PRice, Muncy, a daughter, Oct. 3. Mother former Patsy Robbins; Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hall, Muncy, a son, Oct. 7, Mother former Alice Tarnawski; Mr.and Mrs. Larry Smith, Muncy, a daughter, Oct. 6. Mother former Drucilla Ryder.

Deaths: John A. Derr, 65, Hughesville, died Oct. 2.

At the Ritz: “PT 109-The True Story of Lt. John F. Kennedy’s Incredible Adventure in the South Pacific

Ad-A&P-Allgood Lean Slice Bacon 1-lb. Pkg. 39 cents

25 Years Ago

The Luminary

Sept. 7, 1988

Excitement was high at Bloomsburg last weekend where Muncy toppled Bloom in the season opener.

Miss Elizabeth Ann Hofer, Pennsdale, became the bride of Mr. Forrest Allen Medley, of Winfield, Kansas on May 28.

Helen Daniels, originally from the Philippines, and has lived in Muncy for almost a year after moving from Texas, recently joined The Luminary staff as a typesetter.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Jay Richards,Jr., Hughesville, a daughter, Aug. 29. Mother former Stacie R. Sites; Mr. and Mrs. Lynn N. Kile, Muncy, a daughter, Aug. 29. Mother former Patricia D. Nickliss; Mr. and Mrs. Grant M. Diehl, Montgomery, a son, Sept. 2. Mother former Desiree R. Arbogast; Mr. and Mrs. Douglas A. Millheim, Hughesville, a daughter, Sept. 3. Mother former Joy A. Charles; Mr.and Mrs. Ronald Ranck, Montgomery, a son, Sept. 4. Mother former Kathleen Swanson.

Died: Dean L. Adams, 51, Hughesville, Sept. 5; Emily E. Miller, 93, formerly of Montgomery, died Sept. 4; Dorothy May Anderson, 58, Muncy, died Aug. 31; Elsie Eugenia Shadduck, 85, formerly of Muncy, Sept. 3; Ethel J. Heilman, 81, formerly of Muncy, Aug. 29; Dorothy Pendley, 69, a county native, died Aug. 26; Minnie E. Walls, 74, formerly of Hughesville, died Aug. 31.

At the Ritz: “Dead Pool” starring Clint Eastwood

10 years ago

The Luminary

35 cents

Sept. 4, 2003

Quinn and Molly Armstrong, of Hughesville, have 24 rolls of film to help them recall their 23-day trip to Australia this summer.

Skateboards are prohibited in parts of the borough of Montgomery and the curfew is now earlier, according to a emergency proclamation by Montgomery Mayor Andrew Onufrak.

A charm of hummingbirds has been visiting a Hughesville home and entertain area residents.

Mary Elizabeth Gaydon, Muncy, became the bride of Justin Jacob Reis, of Pennsdale on July 5.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Green, Picture Rocks, a daughter, Aug. 12. Mother former Paula Daye; Mr. and Mrs. Steven J. Staib, Muncy, a daughter, July 18. Mother former Jessica Geisler.

Deaths: Elizabeth H. Swank, 92, Clarks Summit, died Aug. 30; Leona G. Artley, 82, Bloomsburg, died Aug. 31.