PEEKS OF PAST June 3, 2015
The Muncy Luminary
Tuesday, June 13, 1865
150 years ago
We regret to announce the death of George A. Snyder, Esq., of Williamsport, who died suddenly on the 6th inst. Mr. Snyder for several years past has been a correspondent to this paper and has contributed many articles of interest to our readers.
Died-In Philadelphia, on the 3rd inst., William P. Israel, uncle of the editor of this paper, in his 81st year.
Died- In this borough, on Monday, the 5th, Mrs. Katherine Rooker, aged 74 years and eight months.
The Muncy Luminary
Thursday, June 10, 1915
100 years ago
The playground opened on June 7 with a very good attendance, although there are, a yet, few things with which to play, the children are, without exception, manifesting a great interest in all its departments.
Miss Sue S. Moyer, of Pennsdale, who is a sophomore at the Woman’s Medical college of PA, has won the Robinson Messner cash prize in a competitive examination first and second year anatomy of the human body.
Mr. and Mrs. Milton Reeder will leave on the 15th of the month on an extended western trip.
The printing and binding plant of the Fred R. Miller Blank Book Co., n the Howe building at Williamsport, was destroyed by fire Tuesday morning.
Engagement announced of Mary Fountain to Prof. Frank H. Painter, principal of the Jersey Shore HIgh School, and son of George L. Painter, of this place.
Married at the home of the bridegroom, ,near town, Tuesday evening, June 8th, Mr. Blaine Miller and Miss Lucinda Fowler, of Muncy Valley.
Died-William Hervey Edwards died in the state hospital, Danville, on Wednesday of last week, after an illness of a few weeks, at the age of 54 years.
Williamsport experienced another robbery last Friday morning . Mrs. Wilbur A. Hornberger was knocked senseless, gagged and bound and the house looted.
Work will soon be started on the site of the state industrial home for women near the Muncy station of the Pennsylvania railroad.
Ad: Charming new models in these popular Worcester Corsets-Lewis R. Smith & Sons, Muncy, Pa.
50 Years Ago
June 3, 1965
Robert M. (Monk) Shaheen was in business at virtually the same old stand this week, despite the loss of his large showroom and garage west of Muncy in a spectacular $70,000 first last Friday afternoon.
C. Arwood Snyder, Business Manager at Muncy Schools for the past five years, has resigned his position to accept a similar position in the Milton Area Schools.
Brian Kennedy, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Kennedy, will become the first Muncian in recent history to have completed the course of study at the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis.
The senior class of Muncy high school has contributed $200 toward the purchase of a $1,300 electric scoreboard for the MHS football field.
Married-Miss Carol Ann Burkhart and Roger LeVan Becht on June 5,
Marriage announced of Miss Nancy Carol Haag, formerly of Hughesville, to Victor Lee Mackool, both of Miami.
Miss Bonnie Covert, daughter of Mrs. Harriet Covert, is spending her summer vacation at her home here. Miss Covert is a student at Bucknell university.
Births: Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Radke, Montgomery, a son, May 19. Mother former Helene Gussler; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Heintzelman, Montoursville, a daughter, May 20. Mother former Maria Whitebread; Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Winder, Hughesville, a son, May 20. Mother former Wanneta Barnes; Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Benfer, Watsontown, a daughter, May 21. Mother former Hazel Derr; Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Ward, Montoursville, a son, May 22. Mother former Virginia Bower; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Murray, Montgomery, a son, May 22. Mother former Joanne Page; Mr. and Mrs. Dale Montgomery, Muncy, a daughter, May 29. Mother former Sandra Buhl; Mr. and Mrs. Sanford Campbell, Muncy, a son, May 29. Mother former Joyce Bell; Mr. and Mrs. Gary Leech, Muncy, a daughter, May 29. Mother former Genevieve Young; Mr. and Mrs. Orlando Noviello, Muncy, a son, May 22. Mother former Susan Stamets; Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Hall, Muncy, a son, May 25. Mother former Donna Deppen; Mr. and Mrs. Stanley C. Foust, Hughesville, a daughter, May 24. Mother former Shirley Vandine; Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Gaughan, Muncy, a son, May 27. Mother former Bernadine Cavanaugh; Mr. and Mrs. Frederick B. Heal, Williamsport, a son, May 29. Mother former Janet Lee McCarty; Mr. and Mrs. Richard W. S. Jones, Muncy, a son, May 31. Mother former Joy Ellicott.
Died: Charles E. Strouss, 74, one-time Muncy resident and native of Danville, May 30; Joseph Worthington, 85, Muncy, May 27.
At the Ritz: Haley Mills in “The Truth about Spring”
Ad: Ye Olde Cycle Barn-Grand Opening, Hughesville
Wednesday Morning, June 6, 1990
25 Years Ago
A happy reunion was enjoyed by two friends, Angela Myles Gillam, former Rotary Exchange Student from Australia and her original host “sister”, Sue Wilt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Wilt, Muncy.
Open house for the new Donald L. Boyer Memorial Apartments, Hughesville, was held Saturday.
Students of Mary L. Goodwillie presented their annual recital on June 3 at St. James Episcopal Church, Muncy.
The Sixth Annual Bed Race, a fundraiser staged for the benefit of Muncy Valley Hospital, will be held at Muncy High School on June 16.
Gene Pauling, Muncy, visited the White House recently and met Mrs. Barbara Bush.
Births: Mr. and Mrs. Jerald Harris, Hughesville, a daughter, June 4. Mother former Christina Y. Sanders; Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Bartlow, Muncy, a son, May 31. Mother former Florence C. Baker; Mr. and Mrs. Daniel J. Smith, Muncy, a son, June 1. Mother former Shirley May Swales; Mr. and Mrs. Jerry P. Pauling, Montgomery, a daughter May 30. Mother former Sally M. Morehart; Mr. and Mrs. Rodney L. Bitler, Muncy, a daughter, June 2. Mother former Pamela J. Raup; Mr. and Mrs. Michael G. Shipman, Muncy, a son, June 1. Mother former Karla J. Tompkins.
Muncy High School business teacher, Robert Winn, was honored by the senior class who dedicated their yearbook to him.
Died: Rufus M. Fetter, 86, Hughesville, June 2; Eugene A. Bubb, 70, Hughesville, June 4; Mazie A. Rider, 85, Muncy, May 29; Mildred Seeley, 89, a Muncy native, died June 3; Raymond A. Carpenter, 62, formerly of Montgomery, June 4; George C. Peeling, 76, Muncy, May 31; Mabel B. Beaver, 81, Muncy Valley, May 30; Betty Fenstermaker, 67, Muncy, June 3; David W. Snyder, 65, formerly of Muncy, June 3.