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PEEKS OF PAST June 17, 2015

By Staff | Jun 17, 2015

The Muncy Luminary

Tuesday, June 27, 1865

150 years ago

The body of a man was found floating in the river near the Muncy bridge on Thursday last. From papers found on this person it is supposed that the name of the man was Ernest Arlston, an Irishman by birth. An inquest was held by Justice Painter after which the body was buried in the public lot in the Muncy cemetery.

The indications are that the approaching Fourth of July will be more enthusiastically observed throughout the country than it has been for many years.

Married-On the 20th inst. at the residence of the bride’s father, Mr. C.F. Johnson, by Rev. D. Castleman, Mr. Elias Golder, of Columbia county, and Miss Sallie A. Johnson, of Muncy Creek township.

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, June 24, 1915

100 years ago

One of the prettiest weddings that has taken place in this vicinity for a long time was the one at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harry L. Ort, of Chippewa, when their daughter, Francisca May, was given in marriage to Ernest Beeber Turner of Philadelphia.

The marriage of Miss Bess Leinbach and Ralph G. Winegardner took place in California on Tuesday.

A quiet wedding was held at the East Muncy hotel last Thursday, June 17th, at high noon, when Miss Mary Bartlow of Muncy Valley was married to Frank Edkin, of Glen Mawr.

Miss Julia Leonore Kliemann and Charles Andrew Bower were married Sunday morning. Miss Kliemann is well known in Muncy and her many friends extend congratulations.

Charles Leech, a well known farmer of Mt. Pleasant, Lewis township, Northumberland county, about four miles from Muncy, died Tuesday morning at 5:30 o’clock from the effects of having been kicked by a horse on Monday morning.

Fred Sanders, the contractor, will in a few days begin work on the new steel and concrete bridge to be built over Wolf Run on the main road from Muncy to Williamsport.

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50 Years Ago

The Luminary

June 17, 1965

10 cents

One has to admire the perseverance of a fellow like Bob Stroup, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Stroup, Sr., who this week was named to a teaching position in the commercial department at Montgomery high school.

Hard work, they say, never hurt anybody and two high school youngsters decided to find out. Responding to an ad placed by the borough, Billy Covert and Donnie Kahler accepted jobs to help street commission Wells Girton and assistant Ira Bieber keep the streets clean this summer. At the end of their first week, the two young men are still going strong, and so are their push brooms.

Married-Miss Sandra Lee Walton, Muncy, to Kenneth Melvin Bair, Williamsport, on June 5; Miss Janet Kathleen Long and William O. Peterman, exchanged vows on June 12.

SFM/2C Lewis R. Stugard of the USS Maury G.S. 16, stationed at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, is on leave at his home here for a few weeks.

Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Kepner and sons Robyn and Marc will spend next week in New York City attending the World’s Fair and the other points of interest in the city.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Thouvenot, Hughesville, a son, June 9. Mother former Barbara Sheets; Mr. and Mrs. Donald Temple, Muncy, a son, June 11. Mother former Kathryn Michael; Mr. and Mrs. George Page, Montgomery, a daughter, June 11. Mother former Sandra La Forme; Mr. and Mrs. William Andrews of Montgomery, a daughter, June 13. Mother former Sandra Fisher; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Green, Muncy, a daughter, June 14. Mother former Iva Burkhart.

Died: Rolland E. (Dutch) Gray, 59, Muncy, died June 14; Harry G. Hawley, Jr., 57, died June 14; Edna Parsons, 60, native of Hughesville.

At the Ritz: “Circus World”

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The Luminary

Wednesday Morning, June 20, 1990

25 Years Ago

30 cents

Kathy Stauffer, of Muncy, representing Muncy Bank and Trust Co., accepts the grand prize of obtaining the most pledges for the bedlam race entry.

Dr. Donald F. Foust has been named Muncy High School’s 1990 Scholastic Hall of Fame Inductee. He was a 1972 MHS graduate.

Rebecca Fogleman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Fogelman of Muncy, was crowned Lycoming County Dairy Princess last Saturday evening at the Genetti Lycoming Hotel.

On June 8, Jean Hester, second grade teacher at Ward L. Myers Elementary School closed her classroom door for the last time, After 28 years of educating Muncy students, Mrs. Hester retired.

A team of tenth grade American Cultures students form Hughesville High School won second place at the state level of the National Historical Map Contest.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Robert Dittmar, Muncy, a daughter, June 14. Mother former Lisa McCarty; Mr. and Mrs. Douglas R. Stubbs, Hughesville, a son , June 15. Mother former Jill F. Forbes; Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Ranck, Montgomery, a son, June 10. Mother former Kathleen Swanson; Mr. and Mrs. thomas Steinbuck, Hughesville, a son, June 10. Mother former Yvonne Torok; Mr. and Mrs. Mark Charles Muncy, a daughter, June 7. Mother former Vera Bennett; Mr. and Mrs. David Bressler, Hughesville a son, June 10. Mother former Sylvia L. Houseknecht.

Died: Duella M. Bartlow, 81, Muncy, June 14; Helen M. Houseknecht, 66, Hugehsville, June 15; Clyde L. Smith, 86, formerly of Muncy, June 15; Alice H. Williamson, West Chester, June 18; William E. Fowler, 77, Muncy, June 14; Harold K. Kaler, 68, Muncy, June 13.

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