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By Staff | Apr 29, 2014

109 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, May 4, 1905

Fred Laurer has purchased from the Reibsam estate the vacant corner lot on South Main Street where he will erect a handsome residence.

The barn on the property of William Banzhaf and occupied by George Winters took fire and was burned down about 7 o’clock Thursday of last week.

The work of cleaning the ground for the new Lutheran Church goes on very rapidly, three buildings have been torn down, and one moved back several feet from the street.

97 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, May 3, 1917

Mrs. Julian Smith of Mt. Equity Farm near Pennsdale, has purchased a fruit farm in Haddonfield, New Jersey, where she expects to spend the summer.

Mr. and Mrs. Smith Opp, George Opp and Miss Effie Opp, of this place, attended the wedding of Earl R. Renn, of Mausdale, and Miss Phoebe May Renn, at the home of the bride’s parents in Turbotville,

Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Carman Zarr, a son.

The Luminary

Thursday, May 4, 1939

3 cents

Joseph C. Budd Died Sunday At Age of 93-Muncy Resident Oldest Man in County Following Death of Manning Thomas, 99

Roland Ritter Post No. 268 of the American Legion will hold its annual carnival on May 17-20 on the lot at the corner of East Water and Washington streets.

A large delegation of West Penn street property owners filed a protest with Muncy Borough Council at the regular May meeting. Dissatisfaction was expressed in regard to the tappage fee for the recently completed sewer, by residents who claimed to have paid a tappage fee a number a years ago on an existing sewer.

Ad: Brewer Bros. Garage, Muncy

50 Years Ago

The Luminary

April 30, 1964

10 cents

“The World’s Fair Panorama” is theme for the annual May Day program that will see several former May Queens returning to Muncy High School for the program.

Raymond L. Lunger, Unityville, 20-year old graduate of Hughesville High School in 1961, has enlisted in the Air Force and is taking basic training in Texas.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. John Wilkinson, Muncy, a son, April 22. Mother former Aloma Foust; Mr. and Mrs. Gary Vance, Muncy, a daughter, April 25. Mother former Dolores Jean Malloy; Mr. and Mrs. Donald Rood, Montgomery, a daughter, Penny Lee, April 26. Mother former Nancy Lee Bonowitz; Mr. and Mrs. John Walker, Montoursville, a son, April 28. Mother former Thelma Craig.

Miss Mary Lou Vandine, Hughesville, became the bride of Donald I. Nelson on Saturday, April 25.

Miss Bertha Sparks, of Jersey Shore, became the bride of Jack Arthur Allbeck, of Hughesville, on April 11.

Died: Clarence M. Snyder, 67, former Muncian; April 25; Jane B. Hoy, 82, Muncy, April 26; Ellen Laurenson, 82, Muncy, April 23; Hazel Hunter, Allentown, April 27; Harold Little, 70, formerly of Picture Rocks, April 25.

At the Ritz: “Seven Days in May” with Burt Lancaster

Ad: Yarn Sale-Dorothy’s Knit Shop near Halls Station

25 years ago

The Luminary

30 cents

April 26, 1989

A first in Muncy Little League History. Half of YOung Industries team is made up of three Campbell brothers and three Sones brothers.

Barbara Stirling, of Muncy, was named Beta Sigma Phi’s Woman of the Year last Thursday at their Founder’s Day dinner.

Director Jeanne Berninger puts the West Branch Chorale through the paces during a rehearsal for the “Spring Spectacular”.

Mrs. Agatha Guisewhite, secretary at Myers Elementary, Muncy, is one of the many great secretaries in our area that we salute on Secretary’s Day.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Paul F. Edkin, Muncy, a son, April 18. Mother former Barbara Hall; Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Sheets, Muncy, a daughter, April 18. Mother former Annette E. Reece; Shannon L. Mort, Muncy, a daughter, April 18; Mr. and Mrs. Donald F. Stolz, Jr., Montgomery, a son, April 17. Mother former Francine A. Baker.

Died: Charles L. Egli, Muncy, April 21; Laurie Mae Newmann, infant daughter of Joseph and Linda Newman, Hughesville, April 17.

At the Ritz: “Troop Beverly Hills” starring Shelley Long

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