PEEKS OF PAST Mar. 19
109 Years Ago
The Muncy Luminary
Thursday, March 23, 1905
John M. Edwards has purchased the vacant lot between the one owned by F.C. Heilman and the Poust estate on S. Market Street, on which he will erect a new residence this summer.
Last evening Miss Ida VanDine was given a “Kitchen Shower” by a number of her friends, in anticipation of her marriage to Mr. Harry Rogers in April.
On last Tuesday evening a party was given for Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Gundrum, it being the last gather to take place in the old homestead, which is soon to be torn down to make place for the new Lutheran Church. The house has been in possession of the Fahnestock family for seventy ears, and was the oldest landmark in that section of town.
100 Years Ago
The Muncy Luminary
Thursday, March 22, 1914
Mary Murray, of Glade Run School qualified as the best speller in Muncy Creek School on Friday evening. Wilbur Zarr, of Port Penn, led in declamation and Charles Shipman, of Clarkstown in reading.
Five places were entered by burglars in town last Sunday nite. They were Lloyd Bros. Auto Shop; W.A. Petrikin Coal Yard; J.E. Hoffman’s Coal Yard, S.L. Kline’s Saddler Shop; and the Baptist Church on Market Street. They secured about $5 in cash for their labors besides leaving behind a lot of tools in the places they entered.
75 Years Ago
Thursday, March 23, 1939
Edward LaMarr Bower, 12-year old son of Fred Bower, who makes his home with his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Bower, suffered a fractured arm and other injuries, when his coat sleeve was caught by a set screw on a revolving shaft at the Hoffman, See and Grain Company plant.
Samuel K. Kline was injured last Thursday evening when he was crossing the street in front of his harness shop on West Water Street. Mr. Kline had alighted from the car of J. Russel Smith, headed east, when a car driven by Darr Biddle, Muncy, traveling west, swerved to the left to avoid a pedestrian stepping from the curb to cross the street.
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50 Years Ago
March 19, 1964
A valiant Muncy suffered through another disastrous flood last week, and even though memories in the way of debris, clean up and repair will linger on for months, the community quickly battled itself back to a stage of normalcy.
David Wallis will be the new president of the Muncy Junior Chamber of Commerce to succeed Delfred Holmes.
Andrew P. Anderson, Muncy’s oldest living male resident at the age of 94 and founder of the firm which today is one of Muncy’s largest industries, died about noon , March 17, at the geriatric unit of the Muncy Valley hospital.
Engagement announced of Judith Ann Ritter, Muncy, to Ronald W. Tanner of Danville.
Births: Mr. and Mrs. Delmar King, Montgomery, a daughter, March 7. Mother former Marjorie McCormick; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Sterner, Watsontown, a daughter, March 7. Mother former Donna Baker; Mr. and Mrs. Paul Pentz, Jr., Watsontown, daughter, March 7. Mother former Carol Aunkst; Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Quick, Muncy, a son, March 7. Mother former Ann Snyder; Mr. and Mrs. Roger Solomon, Muncy, a son, March 7. Mother former Connie Gardner; Mr. and Mrs. Gary Bastian, Hughesville, a son, March 12. Mother former JoAnn Slagenweit; Mr.and Mrs. Paul Johnson, Turbotville, a daughter, March 13. Mother former Eleanor Fry; Mr. and Mrs. Harold Wertz, Montgomery, a daughter, March 13. Mother former Betty Rohrbach; Mr.and Mrs. Paul Heise, Hughesville, a daughter, March 13. Mother former Eva Richards; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Eshleman, Muncy, a son, March 12. Mother former Roberta Cook; Mr. and Mrs. James Lundy, Eagles Mere, a son, March 14. Mother former Jean Holcombe; Mr. and Mrs. Stewart Foust, Muncy Valley, a son, March 16. Mother former Janet Sunders.
Died: Paul Girven, of near Muncy, died Monday; Maude Nungesser, 81, Hughesville, died March 6; Edward M. Smith, Muncy, 71, March 13; John G. Engle, Sr., 47, of Chippewa, March 11.
At the Ritz: “The Cardinal”
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10 years ago
March 10, 2004
Area resident serving our country: Air Force Airman Scott M. Campbell entered the military in Sept. 2003 and graduated from basic training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, TX. The airman is a 2003 Montgomery High School graduate and is the son of Karen and Roger Campbell of Montgomery.
Producing limes the size of California lemons is a lime tree raised under the watchful eye of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Godbey of Muncy. The 15-year-old potted tree, with branches that brush and bend against the ceiling, is watered twice a day with only purified water and kept in a southern window.
Airman Joshua Messinger was guest of honor at his 21st birthday party on March 7.
Karen and Harry Dilcher and Cindy and Erwin Hartman, all of Muncy, are pleased to announce the engagement of their children, Wendy Elizabeth Dilcher and Eric William Hartman.
Enter new kids on the business block Brad Wilbur and Dave Monk, who opened Water St. Garage in the garage bay portion of the business property, while plumber Jeff Rishel’s company inhabits the remaining half.
Electric hookup poles were halfway submerged at Riverside Camp in Montgomery due to last weekend’s snowmelt and rainfall, causing the Susquehanna River to rise and crest at 18.5 feet by Sunday afternoon.
Died: Marshall C. Snyder, 81, Muncy, March 2; John “Jack” Shuman, 79, Muncy, died March 2; Earl J. Michael, Sr., 91, Feb. 23.