PEEKS OF PAST Nov. 26
The Muncy Luminary
137 years ago
Friday, December 21, 1877
Mr. Ripple has opened a photograph gallery over Clapp & Smith’s store.
The hennery of DeLa Green was visited by thieves Monday night. Mr. Green hastened their departure by pistol shots from his bedroom window. Unfortunately, his aim was faulty.
The fair and festival of the Juvenile Brady Monument Society will be held in the hall of the Keystone Hook and Ladder company on the 24th inst.
Burglars- The residence of W. H. Everett, Esq., on Washington street, was entered by burglars on Wednesday evening. On Saturday night the residence of Dr. Baker, on Main street, was entered, and some canned fruit taken. An attempt was made to enter the residence of Amos Berger, on Main street, Saturday night, by the attempt failed.
Miss A.V. Lyon will commence her third term of teaching instrumental and vocal music in Muncy on the 8th of January.
J.M.M. Gernerd, Levi Eshbach, D.B. Dykins, John Van Buskirk, E.B. Smith, Elisha Younkin, David Stoltz and John Beeber have been drawn as jurors for the January term of court.
The Muncy Luminary
129 Years Ago
Dec. 21, 1885
The merchants in Hughesville have clubbed together and made an arrangement with the Williamsport & North Branch railroad to run a free train the day before Christmas to take people to Hughesville to do their shopping.
The Lycoming County Teachers’ institute is now in session in Educational Hall.
The Slate Run hunting party came home on Tuesday loaded down with game, among the bag being seven deer, all big fellows.
Mrs. S.E. Snook, in an advertisement, calls the attention of the public to her stock of home made Christmas candles, especially clear toys and French mixtures.
C. Maurer, of up Glade Run, has established a meat market in Muncy, in the Crawford House.
The Muncy Luminary
December 15, 1939
A Chevrolet car and trailer, owned by a Muncy man, were badly damaged when struck by a truck in the Muncy-Hughesville road by the home of William Heller Sunday afternoon. Car was owned by Harry Godner; Truck was operated by Harvey Confer
Paul E. Gatz of Pennsdale and Miss Mary A. Frey of Muncy were united in marriage Saturday, Dec. 9, at the Lutheran church. They will live at Hall’s Station.
Col. Jesse D. Derrick, Mrs. Derrick and children, John and Irene, have arrived at Fort Schafter, Honolulu, where Col. Derrick will be a member of the medical staff of the U.S. Army.
Pennsdale News-Irving Stabler recently bought a farm over near Huntersville where he will move this coming spring.
William Springman is having the buildings on the Raman Way farm, which he bought about a year ago, thoroughly remodeled and painted.
Lee Miller, manager of Hurr’s Milk Products Co., located in Williamsport, is going on the Newman farm. The dairy barn on this property is being remodeled and all new dairy equipment installed.
Nathan Ott, now on the Harry Worthington farm, is going on the Karshner farm, and Irving Houseknecht is going on the Worthington farm.
Dave Sloan, formerly County farm Agent, is remodeling and repainting the home on what was the Henry Kirk, Jr., farm which he purchased a few months ago.
Ad: Useful Christmas Gifts For Boys and Girls-High Top shoes with picket knife free; knee or high top rubber boots; snow-shoes; galoshes; buckle arctics; dress or school shoes or house slippers.
50 Years Ago
Nov. 19, 1964
Miss Margaret Patrizio, a 1964 graduate of Muncy high school who is now a freshman at Trinity college in Washington, D. C., has been declared the first place winner in the national essay contest conducted last spring by the Educational Record Club.
Richard Lambert, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Lambert, of Muncy, left Tuesday for a two-year stint in Spain with the U.S. Navy.
George Sauers reports, despite weather to the contrary of these past few weeks, that all is in readiness to operate the ice skating rink at the elementary recreation area.
Denny Warg, plucky former Muncy high athlete who is currently a junior at Lycoming College, was honored by his football teammates by being named as a co-captain for the 1965 Warrior eleven.
Births: Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Johns, Picture Rocks, a daughter, Nov. 16. Mother former Barbara Smith; Mr. and Mrs. Allen Yearick, Muncy, a daughter, Nov. 16. Mother former Dolores Myers; Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Hauck, Allenwood, a son, Nov. 16. Mother former Marie Boudman; Mr. and Mrs. Marlin Fausey, Duboistown, a son, Nov. 17. Mother former Rose Snook. Mr. and Mrs. Lee Sheets, Muncy, a daughter, Nov. 13. Mother former Sharon Spring; Mr. and Mrs. Peter Brant, Hughesville, a son, Nov. 11. Mother former Nancy Michael.
Died: Veris G. Confer, 71, Milton, died Nov. 10.
At the Ritz: “McHales Navy” featuring Ernest Borgnine
Ad: Toyland and Gift Center Now Open at Michael Bros., Muncy