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By Staff | Apr 8, 2014

109 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, April 13, 1905

Francis Shade and wife, Wm. F. Shade, of Williamsport, David Fry and wife, George Fry of Watsontown, and Mr. and Mrs. John Fry and son Leroy of Sedan, Mrs. Ralph Fry of Wilkes Barre, spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. G.B. M. Fry, ,who served them with an excellent turkey dinner.

Fire at Williamsport Tuesday evening consumed the large planning mill of Geo. B. Breon, which some lumber, causing a loss of $25,000.

Frank Sevison is laying a concrete walk in front of his tailor shop on Main Street.

Mrs. A.B., Worthington was called to the bedside of his sister, Miss Lucinda Berry, who was stricken with paralysis, while on a visit to Picture Rocks.

97 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, April 12, 1917

The Luminary made editorial comment on the entry of the U.S. into the World War.

There were no “little American” at the patriotic mass meeting held in the Baptist church last evening, if the display of patriotism is an indication of the feelings of Muncyites. Postmaster Thomas Wood acted as toastmaster and Robert K. Reeder, Burgess of Muncy, offered the following resolution: Resolved, that the citizens of Muncy, in meeting assembled, express their deep faith and trust in the National Government and in Woodrow Wilson, its President.

Mrs. Margaret Rickolt, relict of Frederick Rickolt, died at her home on Penn St., Wednesday, aged 67 years.

75 Years Ago

The Luminary

Thursday, April 13, 1939

3 cents

Yesterday’s weather brought a sudden drop in temperature, with cold westerly winds whirling snowflakes in the air.

Earl Smith, Muncy, was one of a group of three men who purchased a Taylor Cub manufactured by the PIper Aircraft Corporation at Lock Haven to be used at the Hughesville Airport for instruction purposes.

Miss Helen Cofer, of Muncy, became the bride of Thomas E. Lanks, of Jersey Shore on Monday at the Baptist parsonage.

With this issue of the Muncy Luminary, we begin our 99th volume. Established April 10, 1841, the Luminary has been published continuously for 98 years.

Died: W.H. Everett, 66, Bethlehem, Pa., died last Thursday. He was a native of Montgomery and was the son of Mrs. Sarah Everett who lived in Muncy for many years; Leroy Frey, 41, Williamport, died Tuesday afternoon at the Williamsport Hospital.

Ad: Introducing Vanderlin’s Cleaning Service in Muncy

50 Years Ago

The Luminary

April 9, 1964

10 cents

Muncy borough council voted to request nearly $20,000 in county aid from the commissioners for street repair, maintenance and construction in the borough in 1964.

Engagement announced of Sandra Ann Sedam of Allenwood to Steven B. Collier, of Muncy.

George Holtzapple, Montgomery, will attend the Prudential Insurance company’s regional business meeting at Hollywood Beach, FL.

The engagement of Miss Loretta Mae Nunn, Muncy, to Samuel G. Derr Jr., also of near, has been announced.

Mr. and Mrs. John Ball, Hughesville, announced the engagement of their daughter, Nancy Jean Ball, to Fred Hunter of Nordmont.

Died: Grant M. Bussler, 66, prominent area resident, died April 1 at Muncy Valley hospital where he had been a patient since March 15; Albert R. Leech, 60, Muncy, April 3; M. Eva Smith, 78, Hughesville, April 5; John T. Smith, Danville, April 3; John E. Burgard, 99, died at the home of his son, Paul, April 2; Mary A. Sartz, Montgomery, April 3; Chester Masters, 94, Muncy, April 3.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Martin Anspach, Allenwood, a son, April 1. Mother former Sharon Crawford; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lowe, Muncy, a son, April 2. Mother former Dolores Van Horn; Mr.and Mrs. George Phillips, Muncy Valley, a son, April 2. Mother former Loraine Boatman; Mr.and Mrs. John Tice, Montgomery, April 3. Mother former Mabel Feig; Mr.and Mrs. George Kiess, Muncy Valley, a daughter, April 6. Mother former Vivian Stackhouse.

At the Ritz: Frank Sinatra in “4 for Texas”

Ad: Cut up split quartered chickens-30 cent lb.-A&P

25 years ago

The Luminary

30 cents

April 5, 1989

Muncy Indians coach Al Barraco was named Coach of the Year by the Mid-penn Conference for 1988-89.

Members of the Canusarago Grange built an addition onto the former one-room Frenchtown Schoolhouse, in which they now have their ham and dandelion suppers.

Engagement announced of Marcie Lynn Gardner of Riverside, PA, to John Barwick of New Jersey.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Michael Stoudt, a son, March 31. Mother former Cathy M. Wither; Gloria Sellers, Montgomery, a daughter, March 29; Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Fetzer, Hughesville, a son, March 27. Mother former Carol A. Millage; Mr. and Mrs. Chris Shaner, Hughesville, twin daughters, March 31. Mother former Cindy Sherwood; Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Martin, Muncy, a son, March 31. Mother former Cassandra Colburn.

Died: Howard L. Wommer, 47, Montgomery, March 29; Harry E. Staler, 88, a Muncy native, March 7; Francis A. Courtright, 64, Montgomery, March 27; Bryon L. Hall, 28, Hughesville, died March 29; John A. Persing , 69, Muncy, March 31.

At the Ritz: “The Burbs” starring Tom Hanks