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By Staff | Nov 6, 2014

The Muncy Luminary

109 years ago


It occurs to your correspondent that the residents of Muncy, Muncy Creek, Wolf townships and Hughesville should inaugurate a movement to secure State aid to build the road leading from Hughesville to his place, in accordance with the new state law. There is a large fund available for this purpose and already many substantial roads have been built.

James D. Brewer, one of our oldest citizens, fell on the icy pavement in front of John Sheridan’s harness shop, causing a fracture of the neck. He was taken to Williamsport hospital and at this writing is getting along nicely.

The Muncy Luminary

97 Years Ago


Phillip Watt, aged seven years, had his leg broken in two places Monday afternoon while attempting to jump on a large farm wagon.

Mrs. Barrett and daughter, Miss Helen, Germantown, are guests of Mr. and Mrs. George E. Dimm.

The Muncy Luminary

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December 1, 1939

Mr. and Mrs. Hughes G. Phillips, Muncy, observed their golden wedding anniversary when the entertained at a family dinner at the Moran Hotel, Sunday.

A general fire alarm was sounded Monday afternoon to extinguish a grass fire near the home of Mark Crouse, near Hall’s Station.

L. J. “Red” Eaker, local garage proprietor, shot a black bear weighing 181 pounds near Long Run Camp in Lewis township.

Pennsdale-The old depot purchased by Samuel Wilt of Muncy recently is fast growing into a modern cottage.

Dale Gray who occupied the house recently purchased by D.K. Sloane, has moved to Hughesville.

Deaths: Stricken with a heart attack as she was retiring for the night, Mrs. Sara Ball Graffius, highly respected resident of Hughesville, was found dead in her bed by neighbors yesterday morning. She was 79; A stroke she suffered last Wednesday resulted in the death of Mrs. Margaret J. Kahler, formerly of Muncy, on Sunday morning; Harry McCarty, Hughesville, died Wednesday at 5 a.m. from a heart attack at the age of 50 years; Donald Lee Banzhof, five-month old son of Mr. and Mrs. David R. Banzhof, died Wednesday at his home.

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Ritz Theatre-Program Week-“Five Little Peppers and How They Grew” with Edith Fellows

50 Years Ago

The Luminary

Oct. 29, 1964

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Voters to Select Johnson or Goldwater As Country’s Next President at General Election Tuesday, Nov. 3

Around the Town: A new sidewalk and curbing, long needed, has been built at the Moran Hotel corner by Al Henry, and we’re waiting to see how long it takes the big trucks maneuvering the intersection to knock down the seven-inch curb that the state gave Al permission to erect.

The Chere Restaurant has engaged the services of Mrs. Annie Friant as chief cook…She was formerly at Fort Brady Hotel until that situation recently closed its dining room.

Popular place the past two weeks has been Headacres Dairy, where Jim Gleason and crew have had a heavy run on youngsters wanting hayrides and buying pumpkins.

Miss Lola Abbott, of Muncy, and John R. Hamilton, of Allentown, exchanged wedding vows on Oct. 24.

At the Ritz: Jack Lemmon and Romy Schneider “Good Neighbor Sam”

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