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By Staff | Dec 2, 2014

The Muncy Luminary

109 years ago


Mat Blakeless of this place recently killed two fine hogs. The one dressed 525 pounds and the other 522. Who can beat this?

Dr. C.E. Albright and George Painter have added bath rooms to their homes on Main Street.

Silas M. Stadon, aged 64, died Saturday morning at his home in Moreland township. He is survived by his wife and three sons.

D.W. Brass has rented the room now used for a post office, where he will conduct an up-to-date meat market in the spring.

Mrs. Jacob Brecht, of near Pennsdale, who had one of the bones of her right leg broken about eight weeks ago, is able to by the the use of a cane to be about again.

The Muncy Luminary

97 Years Ago


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.

A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. George W. Banzhaf on Monday, Dec. 10.

Jacob Eckman, who for the past five years has been connected with the Luminary, as enlisted in the Aviation Crops and left this morning for Fort Slocum, N.Y.

Charles H. Shedy and Mrs. Annie Blue, both of Muncy R.D. were married Wednesday afternoon by the Rev. Charles V. Drake, pastor of the Third Street M. E. church.

The Muncy Luminary

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December 15, 1939

Jacob A. Fenstermaker, 80, died Saturday morning at his home, Muncy, R.D., Moreland Township. He had been engaged in farming all his life.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Gray, Mrs. Ellie Swank and Miss Susan Mendenhall, attended the wedding of Paul Gatz and Mary Fry, at the Lutheran Church in Muncy, Saturday afternoon.

Oakland Woodside, of Bruner Street, brought down a fine 9-point buck Dec. 7, while hunting with a group of local sportsmen near Huntersville.

Mrs. Philip Sprout entertained dinner Sunday at her home on E. Penn St., in honor of her nephew Dr. Albert Opp, who is employed in the Panama Canal Zone.

Ad: Ashes Removed from Cellars or from Piles weekly. Wood for Sale by load. Phone or Write Carman Zarr, Water Street

At the Ritz: “They Shall Have Music”

50 Years Ago

The Luminary

Nov. 26, 1964

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Richard Williamson, of Muncy, graduated Nov. 20 from the U.S. Naval Officer Candidate School at Newport, R.I.

George E. Smith, of Port Penn, who was seriously burned n a truck accident near Lewisburg on Nov. 19 is reported in satisfactory condition.

With a squad of about 70 boys in the top four grades as candidates, Muncy high school wrestling coach Earl Poust is enjoying the happy task of cutting his squad down to about the “best 50” in the course of the next few practice sessions.

David Wallis was elected permanent chairman of the Muncy Library steering committee when the 20 member group held its first official meeting last Friday.

Byron Elder, of Philadelphia, is a guest of his sisters, Mrs. Norman Noble and Miss Alice Elder.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Edward Noyes, of Williamsport, a daughter, born Nov. 16. Mother former Sandra Eaker, of Muncy; Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Brady, Unityville, a daughter, Nov. 18. Mother former Vivian Burkhart; Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Heivly, Williamsport, a daughter, Nov. 18. Mother former Carol Foley.

Died: Robert L. Beck, well-known Picture Rocks resident, died Nov. 19.

At the Ritz: “The Carpetbaggers”

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