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Peeks of Past Oct. 9

By Staff | Oct 14, 2013

109 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, Nov. 17, 1904

What might have been a serious accident occurred on Friday evening to Cordeen Pfleegor. He was going to Bryfogles’s Greenhouse in East Muncy, and when nearing the office he saw the light, and it being very dark he started directly for the light and fell over a fifteen foot embankment. Although he was not seriously injured, he was badly bruised and scratched.

St. Martin’s Day, Friday, was bright and clear, which according to an old superstition, indicates a mild winter.

100 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, Nov. 20, 1913

The coal dock on Sherman street that was used by J. Ernest Hoffman for a number of years, is being torn down, and on the land, which is owned by Sprout, Waldron & Co, will be erected a fine new building 70 by 260 feet, two stories high of fireproof construction.

Charles Moyer, of Pennsdale, has raised the champion corn ear of Lycoming County this year. The specimen is 19 inches long and contains 838 grains. Moyer also has ahead of cabbage weighing 11 pounds and 15 ounces.

75 Years Ago

The Luminary

Thursday, Nov. 17, 1938

Of special interest this week is the marriage of Miss Dorothy Rubright, of Tamaqua, and Mr. Harold W Larned, manager of the Ritz theatre, of this place, which took place Tuesday afternoon at the parsonage of the Methodist church in Pottsville.

Miss Elizabeth S. Winegardner, tax collector of Muncy, and William O. Mullen, of Tennessee, were united in marriage on Friday evening at Muncy Valley Methodist Church.

A convoy truck and two new Packard cars were extensively damaged Saturday morning, while the truck, conveying new Packard cars, was parked in front of the Rollie Bartlow Garage on North Mains street.

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50 Years Ago

The Luminary

Oct. 17, 1963

The shortage of water is being felt in Muncy, but it could be worse.

Paul McCarty, of Muncy Jaycees, has become the first Central PA winner of the recently created “JCI Senatorship”, highest individual award the organization bestows.

G. Alan Frey of Muncy has been named accountant at Muncy Valley Hospital replacing David W. Snyder.

Mrs. Peter Lose spent a week with Mrs. Martha Groffkeim at Carlisle.

Miss Doris M. Barto, Hughesville, became the bride of Eugene Reeser, Hughesville, Oct. 12.

Wedding vows were pledge on Oct. 12 by Miss V. Eleanor Snyder, Hughesville, and James A. Berger, Corning, N.Y.

Died: Miss Eveline Steele, Picture Rocks, Oct. 7; Reba B. Morgan, 66, Muncy, Oct. 10; Harriet A. Stolz, former Muncy resident, died Oct. 12; Lee Ray Wallis, age 4 1/2, who was fatally injured on Oct. 12.

Births: Mr.and Mrs. John Woodling, Muncy, a daughter, Oct. 9. Mother former Arla Jacobs; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ferrell, Jr., of Picture Rocks, a son, Oct. 10. Mother former Lorma Egli; Mr. and Mrs. George Bitler, Muncy, a son, Oct. 14. Mother former Dianne Eichenlaub; Mr. and Mrs. Terry Derr, Watsontown, a son, Oct. 16. Mother former Joyce Reed; Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Eichenlaub, Muncy, a son, Oct. 16. Mother former Joyce Snyder.

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25 Years Ago

The Luminary

Sept 21, 1988

Muncy Industrial Park was completed when Central States Can took the remaining property.

Gov. Casey announced a tentative agreement between the Penn State University and Williamsport Area Community College transforming the college into the Pennsylvania College of Technology and Arts.

New lab computers were installed for the sixth grads at Myers Elementary School.

Penn Hall restoration was supported by posters designed by students of Myers Elementary School.

Ann Goolsby, of the State Correctional Institute of Muncy announced 47 inmates graduated with degrees from various courses.


Theodore R. Hall, 85, Hughesville died Sept 18; Lewis A. Whipple, 75, formerly of Muncy died Sept 5; Roberta E. Seid, 73, Muncy, died Sept 19; Darrel R. Overdorf, 40, Montgomery, died Sept 16; James M. Kurtz, Jr, 66, Muncy died Sept 18; Grace E. Zarr, 64, Montgomery died Sept 19.


Samuel and Melissa Herring Walker, Hughesville, a daughter Sept 15; Calvin and Michelle Mincemoyer Murray, Muncy, a son Sept 16; Harold and Colette Fessler Kropp, Montgomery, a daughter Sept 14; Rex and Laurie Long Minium, Muncy, a son Sept 12.

10 years ago

The Luminary

35 cents

Sept. 17, 2003

During last Sunday’s meeting of the Muncy Historical Society, President William Corson announced the decision of the board of directors to honor Linda and Bill Poulton by dedicating the new addition to their building to them.

One of less than 100 flags flown over the Pentagon during its renovations was raised during a Sept. 11 memorial ceremony at Construction Specialties in Muncy.

America’s craziest and most unpredictable sport, “Donkey Basketball” will be featured in the Muncy High School gym on Sept. 26.

Births: Heather Hoover of Montgomery, a daughter, Aug. 28; Mr. and Mrs. Troy Gordner, Unityville, a son, Sept. 4. Mother former Brook Jamison; Mr. and Mrs. Gary Phillips, Muncy, a son, Sept. 9. Mother former Adrienne Betzer.

Died: Ruth L. Reese, 86, formerly of Muncy, died Aug. 31; Josephine E. Sanders, 91, a Hughesville native, died Sept. 13; Lois W. Fraley, 75, Muncy, died Sept. 2; Steven W. Young, 19, Muncy, died Sept. 12 as a result of a vehicle accident on Route 118; James H. Gottschall, formerly of Montgomery, died Sept. 8.

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