PEEKS OF PAST May 28
109 Years Ago
The Muncy Luminary
Thursday, June 1, 1905
On Memorial Day the Muncy baseball team defeated the Montoursville Athletics in an exciting game of ball, the score being 13-9. Shaw and Colley were the battery for the home team and Shaw struck out 13 men.
Norman Feigles had his left hand badly injured last Saturday morning in the wood shop at the Sprout, Waldron & Co. plant. His hand was caught in a dado machine and an ugly wound was cut diagonally across the palm of his hand.
Invitations are out for the marriage of Emma M., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edmund App, to Mr. Harry E. Bugh of Picture Rocks at St. John Lutheran Church on June 14.
The people of this community were shocked to learn Tuesday evening that Mrs. Emma Barbour, wife of John Barbour, had passed away very suddenly at her home in South Market Street.
97 Years Ago
The Muncy Luminary
Thursday, May 31, 1917
The first person to register for the draft in Muncy is LaRue Gortner at present located at Cumberland, Md.
Among the Red Cross nurses on the S.S. Mongolia where two nurses were killed recently by a piece of shell during gun fire, was Miss Florence Wagner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Wagner of this place.
Thursday, May June 1, 1939
The King and Queen of England, now returning to Ontario, from Western Canada, will no doubt pass through Muncy on the PA Railroad, enroute from Buffalo, N.Y. to Washington via Harrisburg.
Engagement announced of Miss Ruth Foust, of this place to M. Milton Hoffman, also of Muncy.
James Sedam, son of Postmaster and Mrs. Lester Sedam, suffered severe burns about 5 o’clock Wednesday morning, and narrowly escaped blindness, when a spray of ammonia from a drum at the Glenbrook Mills, where his is employed, struck him in the face.
Died: Miss Florence Tabert, 85, died Monday afternoon at the home of her nephew, Charles Yocum, near Clarkstown.
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50 Years Ago
May 28, 1964
Muncy seniors Kenneth Hilner receives Sprout Waldron scholarship; Garry Burgard Muncy bank award; and John Miller, top scholar, will receive the Heilman award.
Births: A son born on May 21 to Mr. and Mrs. Harold Butts of near Hughesville. Mother former Shirley Keiss; Mr. and Mrs. Jay Richards, Muncy, a son, May 22. Mother former Rose Gorden; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Eberlin, Sonestown, a son, May 23. Mother former Beverly Sones; Mr.and Mrs. Richard Gottschall, Watsontown, a son, May 24. Mother former Emily Crawford; Mr. and Mrs. Carter Giles, a daughter, May 20. Mother former Susan English; Mr.and Mrs. Richard E. Harp, Muncy, a son, born May 22. Mother former Theresa J. McCabe.
Picture Rocks Lions sponsored “Boy of the Year”, Dennis Foust, recited the Gettysburg Address, and the “Girl of the Year”, Karen Myers, recited “In Flanders Field”
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25 years ago
May 24, 1989
The Muncy Athletic Hall of Fame announced that 1989 Hall of Fame inductee is Charles N. Houseknecht.
The Bower-Decker Post No. 251 American Legion of Montgomery placed flags on graves in FAirview Cemetery preparing for Memorial Day.
Mr. and Mrs. Milton Hoffman of Muncy observed their 50th wedding anniversary on June 4.
Poala Ortiz was chosen Muncy’s prom queen last friday evening. Her escort was Mark Syland.
Heather Rusczyk, 18, a senior at Muncy, will represent her school as a competing queen at the PA State Laurel Festival, and Kelley Marcyan, 17, a senior at Hughesville will also represent be competing.
Births: Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hoy, Muncy, a daughter, May 16. Mother former Suzette R. McCloskey; Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Mullen, Hughesville, a daughter, May 17, 1989. Mother former Lisa R. Miklosik; Mr.and Mrs. Fred E. Yeagle, Muncy, a son, May 21. Mother former Karen Appleman; Mr.and Mrs. Rodney Dodson, Muncy, a son, May 19. Mother former Sara Cable; Mr.and Mrs. Richard Sheets, Jr., a daughter, May 19. Mother former Angela M. Fultz.
Died: Norma Esther Dowling Houser, 53, Muncy, May 18; Ana L. Kiess, 60, Muncy, May 20; Warren J. Gautsch, 89, formerly of Hughesville, May 19; Merle C. Brucklacher, retired bank president, May 22.
At the Ritz: “Rain Man”