homepage logo


By Staff | Nov 26, 2013

109 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, Dec. 8, 1904

Dr. J.R. Rankin delivered a very interesting and instructive discourse on “Courage,” at the Gospel meeting for men, at the Baptist church, last Sunday afternoon to a large congregation.

Samuel Poust met with a horrible accident at the Reading Railroad Station last Saturday morning. While unloading potatoes from a car to his wagon, he slipped and fell to the ground, striking on his face, badly tearing his upper lip and ripping off his nose at the base.

100 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, Dec, 11, 1913

The horse owned by William Gundrum ran away in the main part of town Saturday causing considerable excitement. The animal was finally stopped by Alinas Robbins.

A daughter has been born to Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Fritz.

75 Years Ago

The Luminary

Thursday, Dec. 8, 1938

Coach fares will be reduced 20 per cent, while tickets valid for travel in PUllman cars will be cut 10 per cent in special Christmas and New Year’s holiday period round-trip ticks, the Pennsylvania Railroad announced today.

The Muncy-Muncy Creek Parent Teacher association is sponsoring a dance for students and patrons of the school, Friday night in the high school gymnasium.

William H. Gold, auctioneer, of Turbotville, was a Muncy visitor today.

Ad: 13 More days to buy and use Christmas Seals

50 Years Ago

The Luminary

Dec. 5, 1963

Oakley B. Spring, out hunting early Monday morning with postal colleague Charley Stroup, shot what he thought might be the first deer kill in the area when he bagged his 1963 quarry at 7:10 a.m. on opening day.

Robert Detrick, a senior at Muncy high school and son of Mr. and Mrs. Dane Detrick, was named a state finalist in the achievement award competition of the National Council of Teachers of English.

Miss Helen Martha Puderbaugh, Muncy, became the bride of Dale Beaver of Montgomery on Nov. 21.

Miss Sharon Sprout has returned to Devon having spent several days with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Sprout.

Mr. and Mrs. Carol B. Gray were guests of their son and daughter in law, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Gray, and family at Atlanta, Ga, last week.

Births: Mr.and Mrs. Donald Derr, Turbotville, a son, Nov. 24. Mother former Edna Simon; Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Woodside, Muncy, a son, Nov. 25. Mother former Helen Heivly; Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Lagana, Montgomery, a daughter, Nov. 26. Mother formerly Mary Lou Fry; Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Breham, Turbotville, a son, Nov. 28. Mother former Jean Betz; Mr. and Mrs. Donald Laidacker, Watsontown, a son, Nov. 28. Mother former Virginia Walter; Mr. and Mrs. William Little, Pennsdale, a son, Nov. 29. Mother formerly Joan Frick; Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Long, Montoursville, a daughter, Nov. 30. Mother former Joyce Oberdorf; Mr. and Mrs. Donald Poust, Muncy, a son, NOv. 30. Mother former Lela Poust; Lt. and Mrs. JOhn Patrizio, Muncy, a son, Nov. 29. Mother former Betty Zimmerman.

Died: Bertha M. Michael, Hughesville, died Nov. 26; John Franklin Miller, 89, Muncy, died Dec. 3.

At the Ritz: “The Great Escape” starring Steve McQueen.

Ad: Sunset Market, W. Penn Street, Muncy

10 years ago

The Luminary

35 cents

Nov. 5, 2003

Church of the Resurrection, Muncy, recently acquired five acres of land on the corner of South Main Street and Musser Lane. According to Father Glenn McCreary, future plans require the current three separate buildings to be under one roof, with sanctuary seating reaching 400, double its current occupancy.

Mr. and Mrs. Claude MIller, formerly of Muncy, will observe their 60th wedding anniversary.

Muncy ninth grader Anthony Snyder was named Muncy’s Biggest Fan in a contest sponsored by the student council.

Births: A son to Shelly Stackhouse and Timothy Whitmoyer, Hughesville, Oct. 28; A daughter to Loretta L. Day and Roswell F. Ultrich III, Montgomery, Oct. 23.

Died: Roy E. Snyder, Jr., 80, Hughesville, Oct. 29; John P. Kuhn, 90, Muncy, Oct. 29; Hughes I. Murdock, 84, Muncy, Oct. 29; Robert O. Brown, Sr., Hughesville, Oct. 29.