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By Staff | Jul 29, 2014

109 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, August 31, 1905

William Updegraff, who resides along the bank of the Susquehanna River near Muncy dam, has mysteriously disappeared and his relatives are exercised as to his fate. They have grave suspicions that he may have been murdered and his body thrown into the river.

William J. Denterly left on Monday for South Williamsport, where he will teach school in the Mountain Avenue building

Mrs. Chas. Funkle, of Morganville, N.Y. , was summoned home the past week on account of the serious illness of her mother, Mrs. Mary Hitesman.

97 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, August 30, 1917

Harper Dykins, a member of Batter D in Williamsport, walks to that place nearly every day, from Muncy, where he spends the night. Harper says that the walk does him good, and helps put in the time too, for the routine work at the armory is becoming extremely monotonous.

Frank Fahnestock, of the Muncy Opera House, and Capt. W.C. Ebner, the grocer, attended the annual boatman’s reunion at Rolling Green Park, Sunbury, last Saturday.

David Crawford, who has been attending the U.S. Naval Academy, at Annapolis, Md., and for some time past has been a first class midshipman on the U.S.S. Nebraska, is the guest of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm., Crawford.

The Luminary

Thursday, August 31, 1939

3 cents

E.P. Bertin, former Muncy Principal, will join the staff of the Mansfield State Teachers College as instructor in education and psychology at the opening of the term Sept. 12.

Management of the Carroll Beauty Salon has been taken over by C.J. Muffly, formerly with the Reilley Beauty Shop in Williamsport.

The Ritz Garden Restaurant, it is reported, will be under new management, effective Friday,. Mr. Jack Smith, an enterprising employe of the former owner, is to be the proprietor.

Died: G.B. McClellan Breech, 76, Williamsport.

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50 Years Ago

The Luminary

July 30, 1964

10 cents

Howard C. Opp, Muncy banker, was re-elected to his ninth term as president of the board of the Muncy Valley Hospital at the annual meeting last week.

Miss Patricia Mahaffey, a member of the Muncy high school, and Ronald J. Kelch, Williamsport, were married July 24.

Miss Mary Jane Embick, of New Cumberland, and William Decker, Muncy, were married July 25.

Invitations have been issued for the wedding of Miss Sally Irvin Banzhaf, of Muncy, to Joseph LaRue, Jr., of Charlerol.

Mrs. Harriet Covert and daughter Bonnie and Mr. and Mrs. Richard Smith spent last week vacationing in Atlantic City.

Pete Houseknecht and Peggy Minier, of Muncy, and Mr. and Mrs. George Houseknecht, of Unityville, spent las week with Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Dillon in Lewes, Del.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Clyde George, Muncy, a son, July 21. Mother former Thelma Hawk; Mr. and Mrs. Gary Schwenk, Hughesville, a daughter, July 23. Mother former Barbara Kilgus; Mr. and Mrs. Cleon Poust, Muncy, a daughter, July 25. Mother former Nancy Jordan; Mr. and Mrs. William Foresman, Allenwood, a son, July 25. Mother former Sandra Golder; Mr.and Mrs. Robert Hofer, Pennsdale, a son, July 26. Mother former Shirley Gortner; Mr.and Mrs. Carmine Grieco, Hughesville, a son, July 23. Mother former Patricia Stanton; a son born July 17 to Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Kilgus has been named Gregory.

Died: James H. Nuss, of Hughesville, died July 26 after a short illness; Benjamin F. Kahler, 97, Hughesville, died July 21.

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25 years ago

The Luminary

30 cents

July 26, 1989

This year’s Lycoming County Fair attendance broke all records, with a total of 128,517 passing through the gates.

Susan Kocher, two-time All-American softball pitcher from Bloomsburg University, will be the Grand Marshal of the 1989 PA State Little League Softball parade to be held in Muncy July 31.

Valerie A. Brittain, daughter of James F. and Arlene M. Brittain of Muncy, has been promoted in the U.S. Air Force to the rank of captain.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Scott Moon, Muncy, a son, July 19. Mother former Jennifer R. Phillips; Mr. and Mrs. Charles T. Feigles, Muncy, a son, July 21. Mother former Gale D. Bower; Mr. and Mrs. Samuel McKinley, Muncy, a daughter, July 22. Mother former Brenda Donath; The Rev. and Mrs. Michael Deal, Hughesville, a daughter, July 23. Mother firmer Christine K. Spickler.

Died: Florence VanHorn, 81, Hughesville, July 23; Bernadine F. Davie, 81, native of Montgomery, July 18; Mary Norma Shrey, 64, Montgomery, July 23; Rolland D. Fry, 73, Muncy, July 19; Edith B. Wolfe, Hughesville, July 20; Irvin L. Gardner, 69, Muncy, July 19; Mae E. Taggart, Muncy, July 24; Thelma L. Tobias, 74, Muncy, July 23

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