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By Staff | Jun 13, 2014

109 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, June 8, 1905

The annual Commencement of the Drexel Institute at PHiladelphia, took place on June 8. Miss Madge Rogers of this place was one of the graduates.

Prof. Harris A. Spotts was re-elected principal of the Muncy schools with an advance in salary of $10 a month, at the annual school board Monday evening.

A change will be made very shortly in the management of Thornton Walker’s barber shop. In the meantime the shop will be repainted and papered, and will present a very handsome appearance within the various improvements are finished.

97 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, June 7, 1917

The young men of Muncy’s 3 wards, who are of the selective draft age, held a patriotic demonstration on the eve of registration day. After the demonstration the band rendered a short concert on the square. The patriotic selections were heartily cheered. There are no slackers in Muncy.

On June 2, Clarence Hall of Muncy and Miss Lillian Tripp of Renovo were united in marriage.

Registration figures in Muncy’s three wards exceed the number as taken from the assessor’s books by 32. Muncy was credited with 117 young men of draft age, but when the polls closed a total of 149 had registered.

The Luminary

Thursday, June 8, 1939

3 cents

Jacob F. Murray, well-known business man, has purchased the garage building and business of the Wolf Motor Company, on North Main Street, and will continue to operate as the authorized Ford dealer.

Ruth P. Foust became the bride of M. Milton Hoffman on Sunday.

The royal blue and silver special, bearing their majesties King George and Queen Elizabeth of England, from Niagara Falls N.Y. to Washington, D.C., passed through Muncy Station on the PA Railroad about 6:45 (D.S.T.) this morning as was seen by occupants of twenty-five or thirty cars who motored across the river bridge and parked along the highway to watch for the special.

Miss Eva Green of Nordmont and Luther Rothfuss of his place, were united in marriage on June 1.

Miss Irene Shook of Muncy, and Forest Bubb, of Newberry, were united in marriage on May 27.

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50 Years Ago

The Luminary

June 4, 1964

10 cents

Tom Reynolds, winner of the recent Teen Age Road-E-O in Muncy will represent Muncy n the state contest at Penn State University.

Mr. and Mrs. Carol B. Gray, of Hughesville, announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Donna L. Gray, to Donald L. Kiesinger, Hughesville.

Miss Clara Edwards Installed as President of Sorority City Council

Nancy Stackhouse has been selected by the editors of “The Monarch”, Hughesville high school paper, as the “outstanding senior of the year”.

Elwood Parsons has been named Valedictorian of the Class of 1964 at East Lycoming high school.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Rexford Reynolds, Williamsport, a son, May 26. Mother former Nancy Bortz; Mr. and Mrs. James English, Millville, a son, May 26. Mother former Rose Snyder; Mr. and Mrs. John Rohm, Muncy, a daughter, May 30. Mother former Helen McGinnis; Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Hill, Muncy, a son, May 31. Mother former Dorothy Nunn; Mr.and Mrs. Dale McCarty, Muncy Valley, a daughter, June 2. Mother former Scarlett Shaner.

Deaths: Foster T. Hall, 81, a native of Muncy; Roland E. Egly, 67, died May 28; Brian Keith Bastian,11-week old son of Mr. and Mrs. Garry Bastian, of near Hughesville, died May 27; Latimer G. Ludwig, 83, Port Penn, June 2;

At the Ritz: “A Tiger Walks”

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25 years ago

The Luminary

30 cents

May 31, 1989

Memorial services held at Muncy cemetery on Monday featured a presentation by Monica Koss, a junior at Muncy High School.

Cybil Harriman, Charlotte Peeling, and Grace Housel, members of the Muncy Garden Cub, braved the rain last Saturday morning and spruced up the R.J. Patrizio Pool with flowers.

Births: Mr.and Mrs. Clyde Rishel, Muncy, a daughter, May 22. Mother former Kelly A. Vogel; Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Sholtis, Hughesville, a son, May 22. Mother former Kay Houseknecht; Doris M. Beaghley, Montgomery, a son, May 24; Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Moon, Muncy, a son, May 25. Mother former Melissa Bickel.

Died: Edna G. Umpstead, 71, Montgomery, May 23; Mary S. Hagenbuch, graduate of Muncy, died May 26; Edith A. Trick, 77, formerly of Muncy, May 23; Hugh L. Clemons, 56, Sonestown, May 23; Donald B. Wilt, 66, mayor of Muncy, May 25.

At the Ritz: “Major League”