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PEEKS OF PAST September 10

By Staff | Sep 16, 2014

The Muncy Luminary

129 years ago

Oct. 19, 1885

Married: On the 16th inst., in Muncy Creek township, by the Rev. Geo. Eichholtz, G. Morris Webb, of Muncy, to Miss Mary E. Worthington, of Penn township.

The public schools and the Normal opened on Monday with about 200 scholars.

The new Penn street sewer is in, and the engineer, Capt. Lloyd, and Street Commissioner, Eshbach have, to all appearances, done a good job.

The Watsontown Record calls for slower speed by railroad trains through that town, and says that four cows were killed by the fast line east last week.

97 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, Oct. 18, 1917

Muncy’s Winter Chautauqua to be held Nov. 5 to 7-Three Joyous Days in the Opera House Next Month-Program Offered Is An Excellent One

Railroad Engine Helped War Truck Out of Deep Ditch-Gave Timely Aid When Big Machine Slid Over Bank at Halls Last Friday Afternoon

Invitations have been issued for the wedding of Miss Edith Bailey, of this place, and Paul W. Rishell, of Mass.

While on his way to attend the fair at Hughesville last Wednesday morning, Benjamin H. Houseknecht, aged 85 years, was stricken with a sort of apoplexy and died before a physician could be called.

John D. Meek, of Allenwood, is the champion potato grower in the is section of the state. Last spring he planted four acres and carefully cultivated them. As a result of his care, last week he finished gathering a crop of over 1,400 bushels.

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The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, Nov. 3, 1939

3 cents

Announcing the Purchase of The Muncy Luminary-The Muncy Luminary, one of the oldest newspapers in the state of Pennsylvania, which in 1940 enters its 100th year of publication, has been purchased by Joseph Banks, Jr., of Harrisburg, from Wesley L. Mann, owner and publisher for the past decade. H.O. Lowery, formerly of Danville, will serve as editor.

Bring the ancient art of puppetry to Muncy, the Lessellie Marionettes, credited with having one of the most original and ingenious puppet shows in America, will present an entertainment at the Muncy-Muncy Creek School Nov. 10.

Two Scranton men were injured, one seriously, when the truck in which they were riding, was struck by a west bound freight train on Main Street, Montgomery yesterday afternoon.

F. H. Painter, superintendent of the Lycoming county schools at Williamsport, has been reappointed director of the speech and music contests in Lycoming County.

At the Ritz: “Here I Am a Stranger” with Richard Dix and Brenda Joyce

Ad: Glass Lumber Yard, Muncy, Penna.

50 Years Ago

The Luminary

Sept. 10, 1964

10 cents

A check for a substantial amount has been presented to Dr. R. J. Patrizio, president of the Muncy Area Swimming Pool association, in memory of Mrs. M. Johnston Taggart, who died recently.

Dr. and Mrs. Amos Smith and son, former Muncy residents now living in Lewisburg, have returned from a five-weeks trip to Alaska.

Mr. and Mrs. Chester Sones and children, and Mrs. Viola Sones, Hughesville, are on a trip to Walker Air Force Base, New Mexico, to attend the wedding of Mrs. Sones niece, Miss Mary Sones.

Mrs. Arthur Hall, Hughesville, entertained for her niece, Miss Brenda Huntington, of Williamsport, who became the bride of Lanny R. Taynton, of Wellsboro, on Sept. 5.

Engagement announced of Joan Hartman, Muncy, to William D. Higgins of New York.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Larry Mills, Millville, a daughter, Aug. 31. Mother former Patsy Swisher; Mr.and Mrs. Franklin Bower, Montgomery, a son, Sept. 1. Mother former Florence Staggert; Mr.and Mrs. richard Sheets, Sonestown, a son, Sept. 1. Mother former Carol Chestnut; Mr.and Mrs. Ronald Buss, Turbotville, a son, Sept. 1. Mother former Margaret Rudy; Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Kiess, Montgomery, a daughter, Sept. 2. Mother former Anna Hamilton; Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Herr, Hughesville, a son, Sept. 5. Mother former Rita Pidgeon; Mr.and Mrs. Lester Keener, Muncy, a son, Sept. 6. Mother former Cora Schon; Mr.and Mrs. Carl Holmes, Muncy, a son, Sept. 7. Mother former Celie Fenstermacher; Mr.and Mrs. Kathleen Swigart and the late Mark Swigart, Picture Rocks a daughter,. Mother former Kathleen Echenroth; Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Arthur, Muncy, a son, Sept. 7. Mother former Carolyn Applegate; Mr.and Mrs. Roy Charles, Muncy, a daughter, Sept. 7. Mother former Patsy Kocher.

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25 years ago

The Luminary

30 cents

Aug. 30, 1989

Trent DiMarco, Montgomery, spent the entire week of the Little League World Series selling ice cream sandwiches.

Army Spec. Wayne V. Hall, a 1985 Montgomery graduate, has arrived for duty in South Korea.

Terry Ann Rizzo, of Muncy, graduated Aug. 18 with honorary mention for scholastic achievement from the Geisinger Medical Center School of Nursing, Danville.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Michael McCoy, Muncy, a son, Aug. 22. Mother former Cathy McCracken; Mr.and Mrs. Kevin Balliet, a son, Aug. 25. Mother former Denise Gray; Mr.and Mrs. Carl Schmidt, Muncy, a daughter, Aug. 23. Mother former Elva M. Coco.

Died: Word has been received of the death of Stephen Dunlap, 17, formerly of Muncy and most recently of Huntingdon, following an automobile accident in Snyder County; Garrison (Dutch) Myers, 93, formerly of Eagles Mere, died Aug. 25; Hazel M. Woolever, 67, Muncy, Aug. 24; Rodney A. Clark, 22, Danville, Aug. 26.

At the Ritz: “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade”