PEEKS OF PAST Dec. 4
109 Years Ago
The Muncy Luminary
Thursday, Dec. 15, 1904
David Arthur, son of Mrs. Sarah Arthur took rough on rats on Monday of last week, and died from the effects on Thursday morning at 9 o’clock.
The Misses Annadel Harris, Louise Hess, Mary and Martha Brittain, Blanche Coulter and Elsie Winegardner, attended the play in the Lycoming Opera House in Williamsport last Saturday.
J.E. Coulter and Harry Weaver of Montoursville, and John Tallman and Samuel Coulter, of this place, drove to Lairdsville and attended a game dinner last Friday.
100 Years Ago
The Muncy Luminary
Thursday, Dec, 18, 1913
Judge Alvin Johnson of Lewisburg and Miss Mary Steck, of Muncy, were married in the Lutheran Church of the Epiphany, in Washington, D.C. on Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Bruce Corson and John Geasy have gone south to join the Smith Carnival Co. in North Carolina.
75 Years Ago
Thursday, Dec. 15, 1938
Headline: Montgomery Officer Slain on Street-Chief of Police H.E. Hand Died From Wounds on Tuesday Morning-Leroy Andrews Who Fired Shots Said to be Deranged But Considered “Harmless”
Bruce Daly, an employee of the Roland Bartlow Service Station was saved from possible serious injury last Thursday by the presence of mind of several nearby persons, who rolled him on the ground when his clothing caught on fire.
Murray Jacob, of Muncy, and Miss Laura Whitmire, of Hughesville, were united in marriage last Thursday evening in the Evangelical parsonage at Sonestown.
Ad: Gifts for Men-Military Brush Sets-$1.00 – $2.00-C.W. Harter
50 Years Ago
Dec. 12, 1963
MIchael Aldish was re-elected to his term as president of the Muncy Joint School board at the reorganization meeting on Monday night.
Dr. R.J. Patrizio has been named chairman of the home decoration contest for this Christmas season in Muncy with Ward Myers, Robert Rinn and Fred Preuss to serve on the committee.
There has been no ruling of any kind on singing of Christmas carols in the public schools, the state attorney general’s office has advised local PTA officials.
Formal dedication of the newly opened Pleasant View Pilgrim church just east of Muncy take place at a special ceremony this Sunday.
Announcement has been made of the engagement of Miss Barbara Hinkle, Montgomery, to Richard Stratton Rhone, Muncy.
Keith Taylor, Hugheville’s great 120-pound state wrestling champ, was put out of action for an indefinite period when he suffered a severe knee injury in practice this week.
Mrs. Carol Sheets, Picture Rocks, entertained at a stork shower for Mrs. Gladys Shultz recently.
Births: Mr. and Mrs. Ray Guisewhite, Allenwood, a son, Dec. 5. Mother former Marian Canada; Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Eck, Muncy, a daughter, Dec. 7. Mother former Nancy Styer; Mr. and Mrs. James Worthington, Montgomery, a daughter, Dec. 8. Mother former Frances Morningstar; Mr. and Mrs. James Gulick, Montgomery, a son, Dec. 9. Mother former Dorothy Bastian; Mr.and Mrs. Gilbert Gardner, Muncy, a son, Dec. 9. Mother former Jean Myers; Mr. and Mrs. Philip Siperko, South Williamsport, a son, Dec. 9. Mother former Sally Stiger; Mr. and Mrs. Dean Minier, Hughesville, a daughter, Dec. 9. Mother former Gloria Kenney.
Deaths: Russell V. Kahler, 64, a custodian at the Muncy post office, died Dec. 6; Cletus Hester Kahler, formerly of Montgomery, died Friday, Dec. 6; William Green, 84, Muncy, died Dec. 7.
At the Ritz: “Gidget Goes to Rome”
Ad: Fur Collared Sweater for that dressy look-$12.99-Muncy Dry Goods Co.
25 Years Ago
Dec. 7, 1988
It has been reported to The Luminary that the Muncy Inn (formerly the Moran Hotel), has been purchased by Barry Zarzyczny, a businessman from Williamsport.
Airman Carolyn Masson, Montgomery has graduated from Air Force basic training at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas.
Aaron W. Benfer, Jr., Montgomery, with the five-point he bagged Dec. 1.
Births: Rev. and Mrs. Robert J. McKenzie Jr., Muncy, a son, Dec. 1. Mother former Lynda L. Gotwals; Mr. and Mrs. J. Wayne Ritter, Hughesville, a son, Nov. 30. Mother former Joni Shaner; Mr.and Mrs. David L. Shultz, Muncy, a son, Dec. 4. Mother former Andrea K. Robbins; Jayme Riddell, Montgomery, a daughter, Dec. 3; Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Diehl, Montgomery, a son, Dec. 3. Mother former Brenda L. Morey.
Died: Madeleine Edkin, 89, formerly of Hughesville, died Nov. 28; Medellna S. Houseknecht, 74, formelry of Hughesville, died Dec. 5; Clarence J. Flayhart, Jr., 74, Muncy, died Dec. 6; Howard L. Magargle, 61, Williamsport, died Nov. 29.
At the Ritz: “Gorillas in the Mist”
Ad: “Christmas in Muncy”-The Eagle Shop located in downtown Muncy
10 years ago
Nov. 12, 2003
Last Friday morning at 4:30 a.m. as Bruce Storm descended the steps in his home on Muncy’s Main street to allow his two dogs some “outdoor” time he spotted broken glass and after police were called it was determined a coyote was behind a chair in his living room.
Since Richard and Betty Neff retired from the educational field, former Muncy residents share similar hobbies, he services Singer Featherweight sewing machines while she is a quilt instructor.
Births: Mr. and Mrs. Gary Adams, Muncy, a daughter, Oct. 29. Mother former Sharon Anthony; A son to Mr. and Mrs. Dalyn L. Hornberger, Muncy, Nov. 4; A daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Philip St. James, Montgomery, Oct. 30.
Died: Collins E. New, 82, formerly of Tivoli, died Nov. 8; Helen L. Adams, 91, Montgomery, died Nov. 9; T. George Griggs, 80, Muncy, died Nov. 8; Claude J. Miller, 84, Muncy, Nov. 6; David L. Narber, 75, Pennsdale, Nov. 8.