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By Staff | Oct 28, 2014

The Muncy Luminary

137 years ago

December 4, 1877

Married-In Muncy Creek on the 6th inst., by Rev. Geo. Eichholtz, Levi Hill, of Port Penn, and Miss Alice Gray, of Muncy.

The residence of George Roberts on North Min street, was entered by thieves last week. But little plunder was secured.

D. Clapp & Co.’s steam saw mill has been shut down for the winter after a very successful season.

The Muncy Luminary

129 years ago

Friday, December 11, 1885

Sunday night was bitterly cold and Monday morning the river was froze clear across down at POrt Penn. That same morning Morris Colley skated on the canal from POrt Penn up to the basin, although it has been freezing only a few hours.

On Saturday President Cleveland appointed James H. Fulmer to be postmaster at Muncy, vice G. L. I. Painter, whose commission expired October 29th.

97 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

Dec. 13, 1917

On Dec. 5 at 11 o’clock, a pretty wedding was solemnized at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Smith Opp, when their daughter, Effie Ann, was united in marriage to C Frank Hoyer, of Baltimore, Md.

Charles H. Sheddy and Mrs. Annie Blue, both of Muncy, were married Wednesday afternoon.

Born: A daughter to Mr. and Mrs. George W. Banzhaf on Monday, Dec. 10.

William Opp, of Opps, was unfortunate enough on Wednesday to break his right arm, when he was struck on the arm while cranking his auto.

Died: Romanus L. Long, died at the home of his sister, Mrs. William Deisher, in Muncy Creek township Thursday evening at the age of 77 years; William W. Wertman died at his home on Mechanic street, on Saturday morning, aged 79 years, 4 months and 4 days. The deceased was a Civil War veteran and was a well-known citizen.

George Horton died at Johnson City, Tenn., on Wednesday of last week, aged 71 years; Thomas Isaiah Butler, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Butler, died on Monday at their home at Port Penn.

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50 Years Ago

The Luminary

Oct. 22, 1964

10 cents

Clyde R. Peeling, of near Muncy, has been named a crew leader for the 1964 Census of Agriculture.

The Myers Elementary Parent-Teacher association will launch a new year on Oct. 27, with the dedication of the new wing of the school.

Miss Sandra Waltz, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Waltz, is following in the footsteps of her older sister by being named Hughesville high school’s first football queen at the Montour game last Friday.

The coveted “Town and Country Award” of the PA Baptist convention has been given to the Rev. Robert E. Berger, longtime pastor of the Hughesville and Picture Rocks Baptist churches.

A/3c Kenneth E. Crawford, Muncy, has graduated with honors from the technical training curse for U.S. Air Force inventory specialists at Amarillo AFB, Tex.

Sgt. First Class Delroy R. Newcomer, 31,was named solider of the year for the 25th Infantry Division at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. He attended Hughesville high school before entering the Army in May 1950.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence DeWald, Millville, a son, Oct. 14; Mr. and Mrs. Donald Seese, Watsontown, a daughter, Oct. 14. Mother former Dixie Harrison; Mr. and Mrs. Donald Konkle, Muncy, a son, Oct. 18. Mother former Faye Ryder; Mr. and Mrs. James Keough, Montgomery, a son, Oct. 20. Mother former Helen Thompson.

died: John W. Karschner, Muncy, died Oct. 17; Anna Hannon, 67, Muncy, Oct. 9; John M. Hemrick, Muncy, Oct. 19.

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