PEEKS OF PAST
109 Years Ago
The Muncy Luminary
Thursday, Dec. 1, 1904
Kramer McDaniel and Jacob Artley have returned home from a visit to the World’s FAir at St. Louis. They report a pleasant time.
Miss Edna Downing and guest, Miss Stoner, have returned to Bucknell, after a weeks visit to the former’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Downing.
100 Years Ago
The Muncy Luminary
Thursday, Dec, 4, 1913
Mr. and Mrs. John P. Michael and children, of Clarkstown, entertained at a family dinner on Thanksgiving. The following were present: Mr.and Mrs. Beeber Michael and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Chester Michael and Prof. and Mrs. Oscar Reuther and family, all of Muncy.
The members of the Muncy borough school bard met at the school building Monday evening and organized for the coming year by the election of William Ritter, president, and John DeWald, vice-president.
The cabin of E. Clyde Brobst, on the banks of the Susquehanna River, took fire at 6:15 o’clock on Monday night and was burned to the ground, causing a loss of about $1,000.
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75 Years Ago
Thursday, Dec. 1, 1938
Twenty more shopping days until Christmas. To the person who has not been planning their Christmas shopping, those are startling words, words to make one look around a bit and see what there is to be had.
Some four or five hundred residents of Muncy and vicinity will be well provided with Christmas shopping funds after today, when the two local banking institutions send out the checks for the Christmas Savings Accounts.
Died: Mrs. Edith S. Albright, aged 69 years, died at the home of her daughter, Thursday night, after a lingering illness; Alonzo J. Elwell, aged 69, died in the Lycoming County Home on Thursday morning, after a series of paralytic strokes; Mrs. Julia A. Sprout Schmoyer, died at her home, Williamsport, Nov. 3, following a heart attack; William G. Fry, 71, Williamsport, a former resident of mUncy, died Sunday morning, following a two year period of ill health.
50 Years Ago
Nov. 21, 1963
The first fatal traffic accident in the Muncy area in many months occurred about 2 a.m. Sunday when Alvin (A.C.) Barnes, 55, was killed instantly when struck by an automobile while walking along the high just north of the Muncy borough limits.
A new driver education training car for Muncy high school has been presented by Murray Motors, local Ford-Mercury dealer.
Miss Jean Gardner, who recently returned home after being employed by the government in Hawaii for two years, left Sunday for Washington, D.C. where she is now assigned.
The James Bahr family has returned to Muncy after several years in New England ad have purchased the former J.C. Thomas property on West Penn street from Muncy Bank and Trust Company.
Wilbert Thomas was elected first president of the newly organized Hughesville chapter of Junior Chamber of Commerce when the group held its first meeting last week.
Three former Muncy gridmen, Tackle Tom Springman, fullback-quarterback Denny Warg, and end Steve Musser, were members of the Lycoming College squad that recently completed its 1963 season.
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Corson and Mrs. Carmine Grieco flew to Las Vegas for several days vacation returning home by jet plane Sunday. Births: Mr.and Mrs. Franklin Herr, Jr., Muncy, a son, Nov. 14. Mother former Norma Jean Murray; Mr. and Mrs. Gary Sullivan, Hughesville, a son, Nov. 15. Mother former Donna Croman; Mr.and Mrs. Robert Hill, Muncy, a son, Nov. 15. Mother former Phyllis Booth; Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Hurst, Montgomery, a daughter, Nov. 15. Mother former Frances Mullins; Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Burkhart, Jr., Unityville, a daughter, Nov. 16. Mother former Martha Adams; Mr.and Mrs. Dennis Webb, Danville, a daughter, Nov. 16. Mother former Matrona Sheatler; Mr.and Mrs. John Grove, Montgomery, a daughter, Nov. 16. Mother former Mary Jane Hill.
Died: Raymond R. Burkhart, Muncy, died Nov. 18; Norman Waltman, Picture Rocks, died Nov. 12; Raymond Sellers, 52, Millville, died Nov. 15; J.C. Harter, 93, died Nov. 13.
At the Ritz: Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine in “Irma LaDouce”
Ad: Ninth Annual Thanksgiving Dance sponsored by Muncy Rotary Club-Music by Joe Scarfo’s Band
25 Years Ago
Oct. 19, 1988
Up, up, and away! Elaine K. Smith Johnson, of Muncy, and Robert J. Hacker, of Williamsport, exchanged wedding vows at Kiess Park on Oct. 15, hopped into a hot air balloon and were whisked away into the sunset.
The renovated football stadium at Muncy High School will be formally dedicated on Friday night to the memory of Stanley T. Schuyler, who was a teacher, coach and athletic director for the district.
Heather Rusczyk, senior, was chosen as Muncy’s 1988 Homecoming Queen and Shaun Musser, junior, was elected Homecoming Princess.
Christine Toshi Johnson, Muncy, became the bride of Timothy Wayne Kyle, of Milton, Oct. 16.
Births: Mr. and Mrs. Cyrus Ryan, Montgomery, a son, Oct. 11. Mother former Barbara G. Gaskin; Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth W. Wise, Montgomery, a son, Oct. 11. Mother former Sally N. Bennett; Mr. and Mrs. Timothy S. Hackenberg, Hughesville, a daughter, Oct. 15. Mother former Cheryl Hoffman.
Died: Keith C. Shuyler, 44, Muncy, died Oct. 14 following a boating accident while fishing in Canada; Arline H. Long, 84, formerly of Muncy, died Oct. 11; Benjamin C. Phillips, 75, Hughesville, Oct. 13; Andrew G. Gamble, 67, Oct. 12; Margaret W. Kuhns, 63, Oct. 13; Paul E. Stugart, 50, Hughesville, died Oct. 16; Emma D. Water, 77, formerly of Milton, Oct. 12; Lawrence E. Rhone, Montgomery, died Oct. 12; Samantha A. Singer, 21, formerly of Muncy and Hughesville, died Oct. 13.
At the Ritz: “Who Framed Roger Rabbit”
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10 years ago
Oct. 22, 2003
The Montgomery Borough Council passed two ordinances making the new curfew and the skateboard ban on part of Main Street official at its meeting last week.
Hughesville High School students volunteered to paint the store fronts of downtown Hughesville with fall scenery.
This October, while the area is observing the 25th anniversary of the Lycoming Mall’s arrival to Muncy, Carole Smith, mall manager, also celebrates the quarter-century club.
Jennifer Fritz, a Hughesville High School senior, was named the 2003 Miss Flaming Foliage.
Births: A son to Candy LaChance and Shawn Hopper, Hughesville, Oct. 10; A son to Mr. and Mrs. T. Jay Cunningham, Pennsdale, Oct. 13. Mother former Susanne Smith.
Died: Mamie A. Summers, 89, Muncy, died Oct. 17; Edna M. Sieg, 73, Muncy, Oct. 14; Betty J. Poust, 60,Muncy, Oct. 16; Mary R. Dyer, 82, Muncy, Oct. 19; Ruth E. Meckley, 84, Muncy, Oct. 17; Clarence Taylor, 82, South Carolina, died Oct. 11.