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PEEKS OF PAST Jan. 7, 2015

By Staff | Jan 6, 2015

The Muncy Luminary

Friday, Jan. 25, 1878

129 years ago

Died: In this borough, January 28, Mrs. Catherine Peterman, wife of F.S. Peterman, after an illness of less than a week.

James W. Bair, who has been chief clerk at the Muncy Valley House for several years, has leased the Clarkstown Hotel from John P. Shoemaker and will take charge of that old stand on April 1st.

Beginning with the spring term Miss Sallie Rankin will have charge of the musical department of the Muncy Normal school. She succeeds Miss Anna Gibson at the Normal.

A meeting of the citizens of Muncy will be held at the office of the Keystone Pain company, South Main street, Thursday evening, to effect a temporary organization of the company for the manufacture of traction engines and other machinery.

A beautiful memorial window has been erected in the Presbyterian church by the widow of the late Dr. Raffensprger. The window is made of rolled cathedral glass, richly jeweled.

The Muncy Luminary

Friday, Feb. 1, 1878

137 years ago

Stokes’ Combination are preparing to give an entertainment at Milton soon.

Messrs. DeHaas & Brother are building a very fine carriage for Edward Marshall of Philadelphia. When completed, the vehicle will be worth looking at.

E.B. Dreisbach has opened a salesroom for the Singer sewing machine, in the store of M.S.

The Brady Monument Fund has reached a total of $900.58.

Potatoes are selling for 35 cents a bushel. Eggs are 16 cents a dozen.

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, Jan. 31, 1918

Price 2 cents

97 years ago

Young Woman of Muncy Doing Her bit to Help Win the War-An army of women possessing their qualifications of Miss Mabel Smith, a farm worker of near this place, would quickly solve the labor shortage that exists in agricultural sections. During the late fall and early winter months Miss Smith not only cut but husked five acres of corn, took care of the stock on the farm, garnered other crops took care of a large garden, canned fruit and vegetables, raised a fine flock of poultry and attend to household duties as well. In recent weeks she operated the snow shovel and snow plow and keep the roads and paths about the farm open. Miss Smith is a huntress as well, using an automatic gun, and her bag of rabbis and other wild game always is the envy of hunters in this section. In all departments of farm activities she is proficient, even to plowing and harrowing and the care of a team.

The Luminary has been informed that Muncy is receiving its quota of domestic size coal, each month, based on a population of 1900 people.

Miss Dorothy May Hall, Montgomery, and Aaron Edwin Murray, Muncy Creek Township, were married Wednesday morning.

Harry Levine, Hughesville, married Miss Reva Silverman in Ohio on Tuesday.

Died: Mrs. Oliver Ritter died at the home of Mrs. Evelyn Thompson, Jersey Shore, Friday evening; Mrs. Welsh, wife of William Welsh, died Wednesday night; Frank Wodward died at the St. Joseph hospital, Elmira, N.Y, on Friday evening, aged 40 years; Dr. Elmer S. Hull, prominent physician of Montgomery, died Sunday morning in Georgia.

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50 Years Ago

The Luminary

Jan. 7, 1965

10 cents

Last week, Sprout, Waldron & Company, Inc. broke ground as the first step taken in pursuance of a new expansion and modernization program which is expected ultimately to involve an investment to better than one million dollars in new facilities in Muncy.

Fall Fashion Show presented by the four units of the Muncy Valley Hospital Auxiliary netted a profit of $877.70, which has been turned over to the hospital to apply on the purchase of new equipment.

Mrs. Leona Ritter, of Muncy, announces the engagement of her daughter, Donna, to Burrows Boston.

Mr. and Mrs. Leonard T. Fuller, of Hughesville, announce the engagement of their daughter, Beverly D. Andrews, to Robert M. Painton.

Engagement announced of Claire A. Pysher to Gary Allen of Muncy.

Mr. and Mrs. Donald H. Feigles, Muncy, announced the engagement of their daughter, Donna Jean, to David Martin Ault, of Muncy.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Maines, Hughesville a son, Dec. 29. Mother former Alice Kuntz; Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Neitz, Watsontown, a son, Dec. 31. Mother former Caryl Ann Fogelman; Mr. and Mrs. Dale Letts, Muncy, a son, Jan. 3. Mother former Mary Ann Linsinbigler; Mr.and Mrs. Robert Shultz, Hughesville, a daughter, Jan. 3. Mother former Gladys George; Mr. and Mrs. Wilfred Wertman, Hughesville, a son, Dec. 31. Mother former Elsie Stackhouse.

At the Ritz: Elvis Presley as the Roustabout

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