PEEKS OF PAST Aug. 6
109 Years Ago
The Muncy Luminary
Thursday, Sept. 7, 1905
The new flouring mill of Drick and Pewtebaugh, at Pennsdale, has been completed and will begin operation today. The mill is built with all modern improvements and fully equipped with all the latest machinery.
Mrs. Julia A. Beeber, of Williamsport, is visiting Muncy friends. Mrs. Beeber is 86 years old and the greater part of her life was spent in Muncy.
Dr. Chas. Good and family, of Lock Haven, were guest in Muncy Township last week. Dr. Good attended the Alumni banquet Friday evening, meeting many old friends.
97 Years Ago
The Muncy Luminary
Thursday, Sept. 6, 1917
Two human lives and that of eleven horses was the toll taken by a severe electrical storm Sunday afternoon at the farm of Alina Robbins, about one and one half miles East of Muncy, when the barn was destroyed by lightning.
Last Friday, A.M. Fahnestock, the tailor, moved his tailoring establishment from over the mUncy Banking Company to the opera house block where he will occupy the room formerly used as a hardware store by A.H. Gudykunst.
Lsat Thursday a large crowd was at the Reading Station to see the special train, carrying Battery D. pass through. The special made the run from Williamsport to Muncy 13 miles in 18 minutes, and was certainly going some when it passed through here.
Sam Sunceri, who has been in business in MUncy for a number of years at the corner of Main and Water Streets, has sold out to P.S. Ceancillo, who will hereafter conduct the business.
The Muncy Luminary
Thursday, Sept. 7, 1939
WAR! While it is impossible for us to keep pace with the radio and extras published by the city papers, we state, as a matter of record, that England and France have declared war on Germany, coming to the aid of Poland, after Hitler refused to withdraw his troops on their aggressive march into Poland.
With the reopening of school, Tuesday, on Eastern Standard, Muncy spontaneously reverted to Eastern Standard Time. With but few exceptions business places and industries have set their hours to conform with school time.
Sugar took a sharp jump in price this week, along with a few other food stuff items. Whether the nation feared a shortage owing to thee war situation in Europe, or whether it was an attempt at profiteering is not definitely known.
Died: Francis F. Shoemaker, aged 65, died Sept. 1st., 1939 at his late residence in West Philadelphia; Charles W. Rogers, 79, died Saturday morning at his home in Shrewsbury Township.
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50 Years Ago
Aug. 6, 1964
Possibility of a second television cable in the Muncy area was disclosed this week when R.J. Pfirman appeared at the August meeting of the Muncy Borough Council on Tuesday to request permission to install such a new line.
Mrs. Gertrude Parker Kirk, 91, a member of a pioneer Pennsdale family which was instrumental in the early development of the Eagles Mere development of Eagles Mere as a resort area, died Aug. 2.
Just 58 minutes prevented the unusual incidence of two babies being born on their mother’s birthdays at Muncy Valley Hospital on July 29. The son born to Mrs. Chester Holmes, of near Muncy, came on his mother’s birthday, and 58 minutes after July 29 passed, a son was born to Mrs. Stanley Lore, of Unityville, who marked her birthday on July 29. The Holmes boy was named Chester Bruce Jr. The new Mr. Lore is Peter Duane.
Miss Lila Lee Hilner, formerly of Muncy, and Allan Randall Bennett, of Muncy, were married Aug. 1.
Announcement made of the engagement of Miss Bonnie Lou Edwards, of Muncy, to Terry L. Phillips, of Montoursville.
Miss Janet Lucile Stackhouse, of near Muncy, wed Richard L. Arthur, Muncy, on Aug. 1.
Births: Mr. and Mrs. Harry Frey, Muncy, a son, July 28. Mother former Linda Bartlow; Mr. and Mrs. Maynard Milheim, Muncy, a daughter, July 28. Mother former Harriet Rupert; Mr. and Mrs. William Miller, Montgomery, a daughter, July 30. Mother former Edna Warren; Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Rooker, Sonestown, a daughter, July 31. Mother former Linda Hess; Mr. and Mrs. Harry Newman, Hughesville, a daughter, Aug. 1. Mother former Nancy Bartlow; Mr. and Mrs. James Winder, Montgomery, a daughter, Aug. 1. Mother former Gisela Patz; Mr.and Mrs. Dennis Waldorf, Bloomsburg, a daughter, Aug. 2. Mother former Jacqueline Carden; Mr.and Mrs. Harvey B. Breneisen, Hughesville, a daughter, July 30. Mother former Carrie Campbell.
Died: Chauncey McConnell, Hughesville, died July 31; Mrs. James F. Lunger, 78, Unityville, July 31; Edward J. Swisher, 72, Unityville, Aug. 1; Edith Dauberman, 81, Muncy, Aug. 1; Clyde Crawley, 62, Aug. 2.
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25 years ago
Aug. 2, 1989
A parade was held in Muncy Monday evening as the kick off to the PA Softball Little League Championship.
Frank Leech, formerly of Muncy, and his wife Margie Nell, now of Lebanon, Tennessee, lost their home and business in an early morning fire on July 28.
Busy as bees, Penn Hall was a beehive of activity Tuesday morning as workers remove the stucco from the surface of the building.
First baseman, Tino Martinez, signs autographs for youngsters at the “Meet the Bills’ sponsored by CAP Summer Recreation Program last Friday at Myers Elementary School.
Births: Mr. and Mrs. James Koons, Muncy, a son, July 26. Mother former Rachel A. Waterstradt; Mr. and Mrs. Dean R. Negri, Picture Rocks, a son, July 25. Mother former Christina L. Jolin; Sheryl L. Coulston, Hughesville, a son, July 27.
No deaths reported.
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