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PEEKS OF PAST Mar. 25, 2015

By Staff | Mar 24, 2015

The Muncy Luminary

Tuesday, March 28, 1865

150 years ago

Married-At Milton, on Thursday morning, March 9, by Rev. Dr. J.C. Watson, Mr. Philip Shay, of Muncy, and Miss Emma J., daughter of Mr. L. Stoughton, of MIlton.

On the 21st inst., by Rev. Geo, Parson, Mr. Henry Tallman, Williamsport, to Miss Ellen Moyer, of Lower Fairfield twp.

On the 23rd inst., by the same, Mr. Jacob D. Derr and Miss Hannah Houseknecht, both of Moreland twp.

On the same day and by the same, Mr. Wm. L. Phillips and Miss Sarah E. Starr, both of Franklin twp.

Died-In this borough, on the 15th, Charles W. Michael, aged 33 years, 6 months, 10 days.

The Muncy Luminary

Friday, March 26, 1880

135 years ago

This evening Clinton Lloyd will deliver his lecture on Public Men at Educational hall.

Married-In Muncy Creek twp., on the 18th inst., at the residence of the officiating minister, Rev. George Eicholtz, Mr. William Gundrum, of Muncy Creek twp., and Miss Ellen J. Derr, of Penn twp., Lycoming Co.

Died-Mrs. Andrew Wherling died quite suddenly Wednesday afternoon of typhoid pneumonia.

The calico ball to be given by the Oneegas at the Parker House next Wednesday will be opened with the “Grand March,” which will be played by the Muncy Cornet band.

This ball promises to be the social event of the season.

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, March 25, 1915

100 years ago

A.T. Lundy, of Muncy R.D. 3, was in Muncy on business Saturday. Mr. Lundy stated that he now had a number of men at work planting 1,000 peach trees at his orchards.

Boys’ and Girls’ Corn and Potato Clubs-So far we have received 35 entries for the boys’ and girls’ corn and potato clubs, and the names of the entrants will be published in the near future.

The family of Mr. and Mrs. James H. Hessler, of near Pennsdale, has been most unfortunate of late. The five children, two boys and three girls, were stricken with diphtheria, and one of the girls died.

Married-Miss Ethel Hall, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Hall, Montgomery, was married Thursday morning to Francis C. Ball of Hughesville.

Died-Mrs. W. App, died suddenly at her home near Saeger’s Station Tuesday of heart disease. She was 65 years of age; Mrs. Otis McCarty, died at Smethport on Thursday. Her age was in the eighties.

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50 Years Ago

The Luminary

March 25, 1965

10 cents

George Gardner, Muncy, and David Voneida, Hughesville, were among the 725 men and women who received degrees at Penn State University on March 21.

Three Muncy are residents-Miss Gloria Jackson, Mrs. Robert Bieber and Mrs. Dale Robbins, are among five new teachers who were elected by a roll call vote to teaching positions in the East Lycoming elementary schools.

A three-inch snow on Saturday was not a fine harbinger of the first day of spring, but did you notice that at 3:05 p.m., the minute spring officially arrived, the sun was out and shining.

For the second time in three years, Hughesville high school’s cheerleading team has brought back the traveling trophy for winning first place in the West Branch Cheerleading competition held at Bald Eagle Nittany high school on March 19.

Mr. and Mrs. Chester Hartman announced the marriage of their daughter, Joan Kay, to Carl R. Bruss, of Lewisburg, well-known area amateur baseball player.

Earl Montague, Hugheville Postmaster, will officially retire on March 31.

Wedding vows were pledged on March 20 between Barbara Lou Sherwood, Hughesville, and Gerald H. Henninger, Germansville.

Engagement announced of Miss Jeann M. Applegate, Hughesville, to Donald S. Deppen.

Mrs. Mary Barnes, Muncy, entertained her sewing club at the home of her daughter.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Edward McCarty, Hughesville, twin daughters, March 20. Mother is the former Nancy King; Mr. and Mrs. John Moore, Sr., Allenwood, a son, March 18. Mother former Retta Lynch; Mr. and Mrs. John Wallace, Dewart, a daughter, March 21. Mother former Marjorie Brown; Rev. and Mrs. John Bundy, Montoursville, a son, March 22. Mother former Mary Simmons; Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Stahl, Danville, a son, March 22. Mother former Pauline Hagerman; Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Kepner, Hughesville, a son, March 22. Mother former Lois Reese.

Died: George P. Corson, 91, Hugheville, March 19; Mabel Laura Hicks, 70, Pennsdale, March 23; Rose Herr, 73, Muncy, March 21; Della E. Smith, Lairdsville, March 19.

At the Ritz: “Father Goose”

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25 years ago

The Luminary

March 28, 1991

30 cents

Gary Steele directed Muncy High School’s Broadway play, the musical “Oliver.”

Ed Seabridge of Muncy was honored by the Francis V. Costello Dialysis Center at Divine Providence Hospital for becoming the first patient there to successfully complete 5 years of continuous ambulatory peritoneal kidney dialysis.

Consensus questionnaires were delivered in the Muncy area through the Post Office.

Minimum wage was raised to $3.80 nationwide.

Muncy Bank & Trust celebrated opening of their Hughesville branch.

Died: Mary Ann Spatola, 60, of Muncy died March 21, 1990 at her home.

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