Peeks Feb. 12
109 Years Ago
The Muncy Luminary
Thursday, Feb. 16, 1905
The play “A Confederate Spy” is being rehearsed by local talent for a production in the near future for the benefit of the Sons of Veterans.
Five ancient cannon balls have been found in old Fort Augusta, at Sunbury. It is supposed they had been imbedded in the ground since the days of the Colonial and Indian Wars.
100 Years Ago
The Muncy Luminary
Thursday, Feb. 12, 1914
Jerry Holdren began sawing the lumber on the Warren B. Hoffman farm, Muncy R.D. 3, Monday morning. A portable mill was set up last week for the work.
The new hotel at Harley Hall to take the place of the hostelry destroyed by fire last winter, is rapidly nearing completion. The place is a well known roadhouse, much frequented by motorists, passing up and down the West Branch Valley.
75 Years Ago
Thursday, Feb. 16, 1939
A chimney fire at the home of Benjamin Anderson, Sherman Street, called the Muncy fire company out at 9:30 this morning.
We are glad to report that Miss Mary Dildine, who is a patient at the Danville Hospital, continues to improve. She is gradually regaining the use of her fingers which were quite badly frozen.
Died: Mrs. Mary Ball Newman, 72, died at 6 o’clock MOnday morning, Feb. 13th; Horace Gold, 75, well known and highly respected farmer of Turbotville, died Feb. 11; Harman Taylor, 68, formerly of this place, died suddenly at the home of his daughter Saturday morning, Feb. 11; Sarah Lowe, aged 74, died at the home of her daughter, Feb. 10.
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50 Years Ago
Feb. 13, 1964
John C. Miller, Muncy senior, has been named a finalist in the highly competitive National Merit Scholarship program.
Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Allen will observe their 50th wedding anniversary on Feb. 20.
Mrs. Harry Stein recently spent several days visiting her daughter, Miss Linda Stein, a student at Taylor university in Indiana.
William J. Wallis, of Muncy, as been promoted to captain in the United States Air Force.
Births: Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Reed, Montgomery, a son, Jan. 28. Mother former Jane Hall; Mr. and Mrs. Paul Crawford, Muncy, a daughter, Jan. 29. Mother former June Randolph; Mr. and Mrs. Neil Anspach, Watsontown, a daughter, Jan. 30. Mother for Janet Persun; Mr. and Mrs. William Staggert, Watsontown, a son, Jan. 30. Mother former Nancy Rhone; Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Armstrong, Hughesville, a daughter, Jan. 30. Mother former Patricia Lauchle; Mr.and Mrs. Melvin Houseknecht, West Milton, a son, Jan. 31. Mother former Viola Phillips; Mr.and Mrs. Robert Gordner, Millville, a son, Feb. 2. Mother former Dorothy Hall; Mr.and Mrs. Raymond Travelpiece, Muncy, a daughter, Feb. 3. Mother former Rae Ona Waters; Mr.and Mrs. Harold Wodrig, Montoursville, a son, Feb. 4. Mother former Norma Davis; Mr. and Mrs. Clifton May, Hughesville, a son, Feb. 4. Mother former Dorothy Ross; Mr.and Mrs. Edward Conway, Montoursville, a daughter, Feb. 5. Mother former Betty Yorke; Mr.and Mrs. Ronald LYnn, Watsontown, a daughter, Feb. 5. Mother former Fayline Mitchell; Mr.and Mrs. Richard Miller, Montgomery, a daughter, Feb. 6. Mother former Carol Edwards; Mr.and Mrs. Paul Ault, Muncy, a son, Feb. 6. Mother former Mary Billman; Mr. and Mrs. Red Barto, Hughesville, a son, Feb. 7. Mother former Mary McCoy; Mr.and Mrs. Marvin Barto, Muncy, a son, Feb. 8. Mother former Patricia Watts; Mr. and Mrs. charles Koch, Muncy, a daughter, Feb. 8. Mother former Barbara Delsite; Mr.and Mrs. LeRoy Kepner, Muncy, a son, Feb. 9. Mother former Ivah Fenstermacher; Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Ball, Muncy, a daughter, Feb. 9. Mother former Lula Short.
At the Ritz: John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara in “McLintock!”
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25 years ago
Feb. 1, 1989
Ann Grieco, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Grieco, a tenth grade student at Muncy, represented her school at the PA Music Educators Assoc. District 8 Chorus Festival.
Minus 20F weather and very little snow on the ground didn’t prevent over 350 Scouts from the Susquehanna Boy Scout Council from having a great weekend of camping and Scout activities.
Engagement announced of Nancy Marie Bogart, Muncy, to Neil Leroy Winder of Montgomery.
Muncy Bank and rust Co. has named Craig Kremser as the new vice-president.
Births: Mr. and Mrs. James F. Landis, Montgomery, a son, Jan. 22. Mother former Alta M. Reese; Mr.and MRs. Harold LYons, Muncy, a daughter, Jan. 26. Mother former Laurie J. Eiswerth; Mr. and Mrs. George Burgett, Muncy, a son, Jan. 26. Mother former Michele Sones; Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Peracchio, Montgomery, a daughter, Jan. 26. Mother former Martha McDevitt; Mr.and Mrs. Gary Adams, Texas, a son, Jan. 17. Mother former Lynn Kennedy; Mr. and MRs. Steven Downey, a daughter, Jan. 10. Mother former Tamara J. Stahlnecker; Mr. and Mrs. Brian Griess, Muncy, a daughter, Jan. 28. Mother former Diane L. Myers.
Died: John C. Nichols, 76, Hughesville, Jan. 26; John Prokop, Muncy, Jan. 30; Beatrice H. Little, formerly of Picture Rocks, Jan. 28; Mabel E. Smith, 90, formerly of Montgomery, Jan. 27; Capt. Howard Elder, (Mac), Picture Rocks native, Jan. 29; Dr. Clarence A. Shepard, 88, Muncy, Jan. 25; Bruce Hill, 55, Muncy, Jan. 31.
10 years ago
Feb. 11, 2004
Area resident serving our country: Navy Seaman Jason M. Cooley, son of Sharon E. and Dale F. Cooley, Muncy.
Muncy resident Fred Temple shovels off the first few inches of heavy snowfall on Main street last Tuesday, which resulted in a snow day for local school districts. An ice storm plagued the area three days later, resulting in a second snow day for children.
Thirteen schools and groups gathered at the Muncy High School gymnasium last Saturday for an elementary wrestling tournament.
Births: Kelsey Ewing and George Warner of Hughesville, a son, Jan. 25, 2004.
Died: Jack D. Klinger, 82, Montgomery, Feb. 5; John W. Stever, 75, Muncy, Feb. 1; Emma L. Craig, 81, Moreland Twp., Feb. 4; James Crawley, 71, Hughesville, Feb. 6.