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By Staff | Jan 21, 2014

109 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, Feb. 9, 1905

Howard M. Elmer, son of Mrs. George Elmer of Green Street, was shot and fatally wounded at New Kensington, Pa., Sunday morning by James C. Kennedy. The body was shipped to Muncy and interred in Muncy cemetery.

A sleighing party composed of a number of young people of this place, drove to the home of Stanley Metzger, at Montgomery, on Friday evening and had a most enjoyable time.

100 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, Feb. 5, 1914

Frank Fahnestock and James Banghart have purchased the Mozley Opera House from H.P. Wolfe. Same Sincere is the manager temporarily.

Mrs. H.W. Stevenson met with a painful injury Friday afternoon. While she was trying to open a fruit jar it broke and the glass penetrated her right wrist, severing an artery. Dr. T. K. Wood dressed the wound.

75 Years Ago

The Luminary

Thursday, Feb. 9, 1939

While working at the plant of Sprout, Waldron Company, Raymond Confer, of West Penn St., accidently ran a screwdriver deep into his eyeball on Monday.

Walter (Baldy) Bartlow, 30, and Oscar Murphy, 30, both of Montgomery, were arrested in Williamsport last Thursday night, charged with the holdup and robbery of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Hill last Wednesday night.

50 Years Ago

The Luminary

Jan. 23, 1964

The resignation of Mrs. Lee Ciccarellie from the Muncy Joint schools effective at the end of the first semester.

Miss Mary Ann Poff, Muncy, placed tenth at District Chorus, Soprano I.

W. Wendle Taggart will be chairman of the 1964 Lycoming United Fund campaign.

Clyde Kiess, of near Muncy, was reelected president of the Lycoming County Fair association.

Engagement announced of Miss Sandra Kay Watts, to Charles H. Bartlow of Unityville.

Wendy Sue is the named given to the daughter born to Mr. and Mrs. Dale Mills.

Died: Clara A. Kilgus, formerly of Muncy, Jan. 17; Mrs. Wilbert D. Zarr, Sr., 62, Jan. 15; Clara E. Hill, 69, Muncy, Jan. 18; Larry E. Swank, infant, Unityville, Jan. 16; Esther Knode, 55, Hughesville, Jan. 19; James R. Kembery, 35, Montgomery, Jan. 20; Elizabeth Shaffer, formerly of Germany, died Jan. 20; Eva Banghart, 92, formerly of Muncy, died Jan. 15

At the Ritz: “The Incredible Journey”

Ad: Freight Trailer Sales, Inc., Montgomery, R.D. 1

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Jan. 21, 2004

Area resident serving our country: Army Pfc. Derek N. Reese, son of Barbara and Donald Reese of Pennsdale and a 2000 graduate of Muncy High School.

Brian Blessing, son of Kitty and Ken Blessing, Jr., of Muncy, recently received his Eagle Scout Award.

Engagement announced of Jessie Burleigh, Muncy, to Greg Delany, also of Muncy.

Spotted recently on two television shows, NBC’s American Dreams and ABC’s 10-8, was budding actor Tim Barraco, ,son of Karen and Al Barraco, of Muncy.

Died: John N. Rathmell, 90, Pennsdale, Jan. 15; Joan L. Nealon, 84, Unityville, Dec. 23; Ocie M. Snyder, 98, Hughesville, Jan. 14; Edna M. Loss, 62, Allenwood, Jan. 18; Robert A. Stryker, Muncy, Jan. 12; Paul Zavada, 82, Williamsport, Jan. 16.