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By Staff | Nov 13, 2014

The Muncy Luminary

109 years ago

Dec. 7, 1905

E.R. Noble slipped on the pavement that leads from the gate to his residence and fell, quite badly spraining his left wrist.

Stanley Bryfogle, the florist, was badly scalded about 9 o’clock Sunday evening while working in his hothouse. A plug blew out of the boiler pipe, filling the room with steam. The full force of the escaping steam was received by Mr. Bryfogle on his left side and his arm, neck and chest were badly scaled. Dr. T.K. Wood attended him.

Mrs. W.J. Medenhall, of Aurora, N.Y., is visiting friends here and at Pennsdale.

The Muncy Luminary

97 Years Ago


On account of the fuel scarcity special services in the Methodist church are suspended until Sunday. The full Sunday program will be carried out with the reception of members and the Holy Communion at 10:45 a.m.

Curtiss Ritter, Muncy, Michael F. Callahan, Kellysburg, and Chester Nelson Smith, Muncy, R.D. 4, have been called for in the U.S. army.

Miss Lucetta Sprout has returned to Jenkintown, after spending Thanksgiving with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. B. Sprout.

About five o’clock this morning fire broke out in the barn in the rear of the residence of William McMichael, South Main street, but the flames were put out before any damage was done.

The Muncy Luminary

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December 8, 1939

An offer where Muncy may obtain modern football field at the minimum expense was outlined to the members of the Muncy-Muncy Creek school board by Coach George Wilt at the December meeting held at the school Wednesday evening.

The aid of the Muncy firemen was enlisted last evening about 7:00 o’clock to aid firefighters in combatting a stubborn blaze in a woods on the Shipman farm near Clarkstown. The firemen using “Indian Tanks”, a type carried on the shoulder, aided in brining the blaze under control.

For the second consecutive year a backfield man will captain the Muncy High School football team as Charles Houseknecht was announced a s the new leader at the Parent Teacher sponsored football banquet held at the American Legion home last Friday night.

Ad: Ice Skates on Shoes-priced very low-Frey’s Hardware, Muncy, Penna.

Historical Society Notes by T.K. Wood-It was the McCarty Brothers, Benjamin and William; the Waltons, Isaac and James, who in 1797 laid out the town and chose the name Pennsborough in honor of John Penn, the older and John Penn the younger, from who the land was purchased. They did not obtain their deeds to their land until 1791. The name, however, was never fully accepted for it continued to be known generally as Muncy. In ridicule it was often called “Hard Scrabble.”

At the Ritz: “Man About Town” with Jack Benny

50 Years Ago

The Luminary

Nov. 5, 1964

10 cents

Despite complete loss of all decorations in a recent fire in the warehouse where they were store, the Muncy Business Bureau has decided to proceed with some type of Christmas decorations in downtown Muncy.

On Nov. 8 the new memorial windows placed recently in St. James’ Church, Muncy, will be dedicated by Rt. Rev. Earl Miller Honaman, of Diocese of Harrisburg.

Joseph Wentzler, of Pennsdale, elected Vice President of County Extension Group

Thurman Wolfe, Hughesville high school wrestling coach, will attend the Middle Atlantic States wrestling clinic at Marshalls Creek.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Robert Winn, Muncy, a daughter, Nov. 3; Mr. and Mrs. James Diehl, Muncy, a son, Oct. 31; Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Printzenhoff, Picture Rocks, a daughter, Nov. 2; Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Stackhouse, Hughesville, a son, Nov. 2; Mr. and Mrs. richard Hall, Muncy, a daughter, Nov. 2; Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Stackhouse, Unityville, a daughter, Oct. 30; Mr. and Mrs. Williams Snyder, Montgomery, a daughter, Oct. 20; Mr.and Mrs. Walter Miller, Unityville, a daughter, Oct. 30; Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Norton, Muncy, a daughter, Oct. 29; Mr.and Mrs. Joseph Miller, Picture Rocks, a daughter, Oct. 28; Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Myers, Montgomery, a daughter, Oct. 27; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Long, Jr., Muncy, a son, Oct. 26; Mr.and Mrs. William George, Hughesville, a son, Oct. 26; Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Masser, Allenwood, a daughter, Oct. 22; Mr. and Mrs. Dale Gardner, Unityville, a son, Oct. 21; Mr.and Mrs. Harold Hill, Muncy, a son, Oct. 21.

Died: Mrs. Samuel Rider, former Muncy resident, Nov. 2; Rosa Cronk, 75, Unityville; Ruth Farnsworth, 68, Hughesville native, Nov. 1.

At the Ritz: “Robin and the 7 Hoods” with Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis, Jr.