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By Staff | Jan 14, 2014

109 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, Jan. 26, 1905

Henry R. Clarke and daughters, Margaret and Mabel, spent a few days with the former’s son, Ralph Clarke, at Picture Rocks.

Mrs. John Wilson and daughter, LIzzie, who have been guests of the former’s daughter, Mrs. W. K. Cuddy, in Philadelphia, for several weeks, have returned home.

Herbert Edwards secured the cake which was chanced off by Robert Weiley on Saturday evening.

100 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, Jan. 29, 1914

Sam Sincere, who has been managing the Opera House, gives up control of that amusement place tonight. Mr. Sincere intends to devote his entire time hereafter to his rapidly increasing fruit business.

N. L. Vredenburg’s big automobile skidded on the ice Monday and crashed into a tie post, badly damaging the car.

75 Years Ago

The Luminary

Thursday, Feb. 2, 1939

Light snowfalls and rain during the early part of the week caused much distress on the highways of Muncy and vicinity.

Engagements-Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Van Dine, of Unityville, have announced the marriage of their daughter, Rena, to Freeman Robbins, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Freeman Robbins, of Unityville.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Brittain, of this place, have announced the engagement of their daughter, Miss Marion, of Williamsport, to Clifford Wenzel, son of Mr. and Mrs. L.R. Wenzel, Williamsport.

Died: Mrs. Bessie Anderson, 59, formerly of MUncy, died Saturday night, after suffering a cerebral hemorrhage in front of a downtown theatre in the afternoon; Wilson D. Corderman, of Muncy, died Sunday night at the home of his brother-in-law, James Murray.

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50 Years Ago

The Luminary

Jan. 16, 1964

Headline: Area Digging Out; Record 23.7″ Snowfall

Robert M. Frey, last of the independent downtown grocers in Muncy who has traded under the name of Bob Frey’s Market, revealed this week that he is retiring from the grocery business early in 1964.

Miss Doris Jean Geringer placed first in the Jaycee scrip competition last week in the Muncy High School auditorium.

A busy year of wrestling for the U.S. Marines is in store for Larry Lauchle, Muncy’s NCAA and Olympic wrestler of great renown.

Miss Georgianna Waltman graduated as Ensign from Navy Nurse Officer School.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Willard Swank, Unityville, a son, Jan. 15. Mother former Kathryn Davis.

At the Ritz: Jack Lemmon “Under the Yum-Yum Tree”

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25 years ago

The Luminary

30 cents

Jan. 11, 1989

The biggest snowfall this season took place last Friday with 2. 3 inches of the white stuff.

Amanda Eddinger, Montgomery, received the WNEP TV 16 “Sports Star of the Week” plaque. As of Jan. 4, Amanda’s total career points are 1,133.

The engagement of Loretta Kathy Murray, Muncy, to Ronald Lee Myers, also of Muncy, was announced.

Announcement has been made of the engagement of Jane E. Stugart, Muncy, to Gerald L. Otterbein, Williamsport.

Engagement announcement of Paul Eck, Muncy, to Michael Shifflet, Mifflinburg.

Birth: Mr. and Mrs. Mark Rhone, Montgomery, a son, Jan. 5. Mother former Gail A. Saar.

Died: Harold A. Tobias, 74, Montgomery, Jan. 6; Loreley F. Guinter, 72, Hughesville, Jan. 9; Eugene A. Frontz, 82, Muncy, Jan. 7; Dorothy O’dell, formerly of Muncy, Jan. 4; Earl D. Dubs, 81, Eagles Mere, Jan. 8.

At the Ritz: “A Land Before Time”

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10 years ago

The Luminary

35 cents

Jan. 14, 2004

Area resident serving our country: Air Force Airman John S. Batko, Jr., has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Batko is a 2003 graduate from Loyalsock Township High School.

Subzero temperatures in the area over the weekend created beautiful icicles at “The Rocks” in Picture Rocks.

Muncy Borough Council heard a pitch for video gambling in the borough by Fort Brady owner Gene Walburn at Tuesday’s meeting.

Governor Ed Rendell’s suggestion to lower the 2004 PA budget included slashing 50 percent of the state’s funding to public libraries.

Births: A daughter to Erica Sherwood and David Neuhard, Picture Rocks, Jan. 1; a son to Mr. and Mrs. William Pautz, Montgomery, Dec. 23. Mother former Susan Naegely.

Died: Kathryn E. Strailey Yoder, 95, Muncy, Jan. 7; M. Catherine Hall, 90, formerly of Picture Rocks, Dec. 31; William W. Ungard, Sr., Picture Rocks, died Dec. 23; Margaret L. Barto, 74, Hughesville, Jan. 8; Carl B. Gray, 85, Hughesville, Jan. 7; Mary E. Wilk, 69, Montgomery, Jan. 6; Janice E. Franklin, 69, Hughesville, Jan. 11.