PEEKS OF PAST July 2
109 Years Ago
The Muncy Luminary
Thursday, July 6, 1905
Mr. and Mrs. C.M. McCarty, Montgomery, are the most puppled parents in the county as they cannot tell their twin boys apart except by tying a ribbon around the wrist of one. They are three months old and are named Frank and Fred.
Among the students enrolled at the Muncy Normal School are two from the City of Mexico and three from Cuba.
A quiet wedding took place last Thursday evening when Miss Myrtle, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.H. Maurer, was married to Herman Breon, of Montgomery.
97 Years Ago
The Muncy Luminary
Thursday, July 5, 1917
Miss Mame Kramer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. P.E. Kramer, and Perry A. Caris, of Philadelphia, were married last Thursday evening.
The building which Frank Sevison has recently remodeled is the oldest structure in Muncy, having been erected in 1811. During the remodeling many hand made nails and spikes were found, some of which were saved as relics of the days when iron work was laboriously wrought by hand.
Born: To Mr. and Mrs. George Keiter, at the home of Mrs. Keiter’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Womer, on Saturday last, a daughter.
Thursday, July 6, 1939
A new lookout station, ,known as the Keystone State Observatory and rivaling High Knob for its view, has been established near Muncy Valley, and is drawing large crowds.
Announcement made of the marriage of Miss Dora B. Nickles, and Gordon Herr, both of Muncy.
The marriage of Miss Ruth Berger, Williamsport, and Alton Sprout, son of Mrs. Philip Sprout, of this place, took place Monday morning.
Miss Naomi Yocum, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Yocum, Muncy, and Carl Houseknecht, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Houseknecht, of Muncy, were married Saturday morning.
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50 Years Ago
July 2, 1964
Construction is progressing according to schedule for the new two-story Christian Education building being added to the fast growing facilities of St. John’s Lutheran (Brick) church.
Mrs. Lois Rathmell, Watsontown, who has completed her first year of teaching commercial subjects in the Muncy high school, has notified the school administration that she will not return to Muncy for the next school term.
David Houseknecht fanned 17 batters en route to a 13-0 no-hit victory for Legion over Young Machinery in a Little League feature last Friday.
Births: Dr. and Mrs. Donald R. Lundy, Muncy, a son, June 24. Mother former Wanda Stroup; Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Haynes, Hughesville, a daughter, June 24. Mother former Linda Houseknecht; Mr. and Mrs. Delfred Holmes, Muncy, a son, June 23. Mother former Jean Hill; Mr. and Mrs. Howard Probst, Montgomery, a daughter, June 23. Mother former Norma Hill; Mr. and Mrs. James Wertman, Hughesville, a daughter, June 25. Mother former Amy-Lee Showers; Mr.and Mrs. Luther Boop, Milton, a daughter, June 24. Mother former Barbara Billmeyer; Mr. and Mrs. Cloyd Swisher, Unityville, a son, June 25. Mother former Geraldine Temple; Mr.and Mrs. LaRue Bartlow, Turbotville, a daughter, June 25. Mother former Laura Clark; Mr. and Mrs. Richard Fair, Montgomery, a daughter, June 27. Mother former Lois J. Klinefelter; Mr. and Mrs. Donald Balliett, Muncy, daughter, June 28. Mother former Joanne Felix; Mr.and Mrs. Donald Herr, Hughesville son, June 28. Mother former Candace H. Scott; Mr. and Mrs. Earl Poust, Muncy, daughter, June 26. Mother former Yvonne Allen.
Died: J. Johnston Taggart, Muncy, June 29; Betty L. Opp, 36, Muncy, June 30.
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25 years ago
June 28, 1989
Cindy Campbell, daughter Ashley, and dog “Blue” were part of the Pet Parade held at the Muncy Valley Hospital Lawn Party. Their “Crazy Cousins Circus Train” took first prize for the funniest.
Knee-high by the 4th of July? Tom Styer of Muncy says the corn will “definitely” be there.
Traditional ground-breaking ceremonies were held Saturday marking the start of the $1.6 million renovation and new construction project at Muncy Valley Hospital.
Died: Henry M. Oliver, 76, June 21; Theresa Sasso, 88, formerly of Muncy, June 21; Rollin C. Lauchle, 88, Muncy, June 22; Geraldine C. Miller, 73, Picture Rocks, June 27.
Births: Mr. and Mrs. James Fenstermacher, Muncy, a daughter, June 24. Mother former Virginia Winter.
At the Ritz: “Roadhouse” starring Patrick Swayze