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By Staff | Oct 7, 2014

The Muncy Luminary

129 years ago

Nov. 20, 1885

The rink ball was well attended last Saturday evening. The music was furnished by the Hughesville band.

The Knights of Labor, which has about forty members here, has rented a large room on the third floor of Thos. Lloyd’s residence on South Main street for a ball.

Married: At the residence of the bride’s father. H.W. Petrikin, Esq., on Thursday, Nov. 12, 1885 by Rev. N.F. Stahl, T. Bridgens Painter, of Muncy, and Miss Sue L. Petrikin, of Montoursville.

97 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, Nov. 22, 1917

Quite a little building is being done in Muncy this fall. Fred M. Sprout is erecting six bungalows on South Sherman street and three on West Penn Street.

Hunters chasing a wild duck to the island above the the river bridge at Mifflinville, Columbia county, Friday afternoon found the body of Fred Golder, eighteen year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Golder, of Nescopeck, who had been missing from home for a little more than a month.

Died: Pemberton Eves, Muncy, died Wednesday evening of last week at the advanced age of 87.

At Muncy Opera House-The Greatest White Slave Play Ever Written “The Girl Without a Chance”

Ad: Baker’s Fish Market, North Main St., Muncy

75 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

Friday, Nov. 17, 1939

3 cents

The Muncy Indians closed their 1939 home season by playing to a scoreless tie with Ralston, on the local Athletic Field Saturday afternoon before a crowd of 1,000.

Miss Ethel Opp became the bride of Donald L. Jacobs in a ceremony performed at the parsonage of the Methodist church Friday evening.

Three young men who resorted to fighting at a Hughesville, R. D. 1, beer garden settled their differences at hearings before Justice of the Peace W.S. Weaver, Main street, Monday evening. Oscar Miller and Henry Bower, both of Hughesville, were charged with assault and battery by Charles L. Shires of the same address. He withdrew the charges when Shires and Bower paid for his damaged clothing and paid the doctor’s bill, as well the costs.

Died: Mrs. Clara D. Walton, former local resident, widow of T. Hope Walton, was found dead at her room on Campbell street, Tuesday afternoon. She was aged 86; James Murray, 81, Muncy Creek township, died at his home Tuesday morning; Helen Louise Artley, Water street, died at her home here Tuesday morning following a lengthy illness. She was aged 37 years.

Final was paid to the memory of Frank M. Opp, West Penn street, whose death occurred at the Williamsport Hospital Monday.

Lycoming County experienced its first accidental death of the current small game season when Carl Cahm, 15, of Hughesville, died instantly Saturday morning when he accidental shot himself while hunting near Huntersville.

At the Ritz: “Dancing Co-Ed” with Artie Shaw and Lana Turner

Ad: Don’t Be Hungry-When in Muncy Stop at the Muncy Restaurant Where the Richards Brothers, “Bill” and “Paul,” will serve you good home-cooked food, with a smile.

50 Years Ago

The Luminary

Oct. 8, 1964

10 cents

Mrs. Edna Faus, Miss Elizabeth Kutz and Mrs. Dorothy King recently took a bus trip to Washington, D.C.

Mrs. Raymond Hill, Hughesville, attended the reunion of the 314th Infantry Regiment of the 79th Division, World War I in York last Saturday.

Muncy High School students, Kathryn Wood and Barry Toth, were honored at an assembly program for their high achievement on the national Merit Scholarship Qualifying test given at the school last spring.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Donald Bartlow, of Picture Rocks, a daughter, Sept. 23; Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Rider, Muncy, a son, Sept. 29. Mother former Nancy Robbins; Mr.and Mrs. Floyd Temple, Muncy, a daughter, Oct. 1. Mother former Shirley Robbins; Mr.and Mrs. William Rothermel, Muncy, a daughter, Oct. 1. Mother former Carol Swanger; Mr. and Mrs. George Rishel, Picture Rocks, a daughter, Oct. 2. Mother former Rose Staver; Mr.and Mrs. Herman Newman, Unityville, a son, Oct. 2. Mother former Kathrine Mayer; Mr.and Mrs. Robert Corson, Hughesville, a daughter, Oct. 2. Mother former Sarah Hoover; Mr. and Mrs. Dale Sauers, Montgomery, a son, Oct. 4. Mother former Donna Moyer; Mr. and Mrs. John Zeall, Muncy, a son, Oct. 5. Mother former Ann Ruth; Mr.and Mrs. LEster King, Allenwood, a daughter, Oct. 5. Mother former Audrey Williams; Rev. and Mrs. Richard Dunlap, Montgomery, a daughter, Oct. 6. Mother former Ann Devare; Mr. and Mrs. Richard Van Arkle, Muncy, a daughter, Oct. 6. Mother former Janet Keene.

At the Ritz: The Beatles in “A Hard Day’s Night

Ad: Knives Sharpened-Elmer Barbour, Main St., Muncy