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Peeks of Past Aug. 19, 2015

By Staff | Aug 21, 2015

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, Aug. 17, 1915

100 years ago

Last Thursday was observed as Farmers’ Day in Muncy. there was not as large a crowd present during the afternoon as were present last year, owing probably to the fact that the weather being so rainy all season that most all the farmers were very much back with heir work.

Ralph McWilliams, age d35 years,m was instantly killed at Montgomery Saturday morning when a part of the concrete wall of a building formerly used as an ice house fell on him wile he was working near it.

Fred Donoskey, aged 19 years, was arrested at his home in Montgomery Friday morning, where he was formally charged with the attempted robbery of William Decker, the wealthy proprietor of the Montgomery Table works.

50 Years Ago

The Luminary

August 26, 1965

10 cents

A Muncy mother of three small children was killed and three others injured about 1:40 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 22, in a three-car crash on Route 147. Mrs. Dawn Marie Frey, 24, Muncy, wife of one of the drivers involved in the accident.

William H. Bird, a Muncy resident who has taught for the past eight years at Montgomery high school, accepted a teaching position in the Muncy high school.

Miss Mary Mahoney, Muncy, was an award winner at the graduation exercises held recently for members of the Practical Nurse Training Program.

The engagement of Miss Mary A. Tomkins to Ronnie Vandine has been announced.

Engagement of Miss Joanne L. Chestnut, Hughesville, to Frank D. VanHaelst, Muncy Valley; and the engagement of Miss Patricia Ann Lucas to Willard F. Temple of Hughesville.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Gary Alexander, Muncy, a son, Aug. 18. Mother former Patricia Bussom; Mr. and Mrs. Karl Wrede, Hughesville, a son, Aug. 20. Mother former Bonnie Puderbaugh; Mr. and Mrs. Gary Halderman, Dewart, a son, Aug. 21. Mother former Joyce Yeagle; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Phillips, Hughesville, a daughter, Aug. 22. Mother former Mary Hall; Mr. and Mrs. Jack Andrews, Picture Rocks, a daughter, Aug. 23. Mother former Judy Keller; Mr. and Mrs. Donnie Buck, Hughesville, a daughter, Aug. 23. Mother former Esther Hamilton; Mr.and Mrs. Elmer Grittner, Montgomery, a daughter, Aug. 23. Mother former Charlene Stepp.

At the Ritz: “How to Stuff a Wild Bikini”

Ad: 1961 T-Bird 2 Dr. Hardtop with full power-$1,695

The Luminary

Wednesday Morning, Aug. 1, 1990

25 Years Ago

30 cents

An old-fashioned house-raising for the Howard Parks family, north of Picture Rocks, to place.

Mr. and Mrs. Heinz Backhus, Muncy, were honored at a surprise farewell dinner given by friends in the North Central Pennsylvania Soccer Community at the Hughesville Fire Hall.

It was Luminary nigh at the Bentley Brothers Circus, July 30, and Maureen Grieco, who is working for the paper this summer, served as guest ringmaster at the show.

Neil Shaner, son of Keith and Kathy Shaner of Remstein Air Force Base, Germany, will be traveling to Taylor, Michigan to play in the LIttle League tournament. Neil is a member of the European Little League team.

Alice M. Fremburg, director of The Strawbridge Art Gallery, which officially opened last weekend at Katie’s Country Store.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. John Bitler, Hughesville, a son, July 26. Mother former Suzan M. Rasmussen; Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Ohnmeiss, Muncy, a son, July 27. Mother former June Tubbs; Mr. and Mrs. Gary V. Shaw, Muncy, a son, July 27. Mother former Deborah L. Leverette; Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Ellis, Muncy, a daughter, July 28. Mother former Donna Rizzo; Mr. and Mrs. Martin McCabe, Hughesville, a son, July 23. Mother former Paula Ryder.

Died: Richard G. Nearhoof, 57, Muncy, July 25; Valle T. Fought, 88, Hughesville, July 27; Emma P. Barto, 96, former borough resident, July 25; Beatrice H. Irwin, 81, of Muncy, July 26.