Peeks of Past Aug. 26, 2015
The Muncy Luminary
Tuesday, Sept. 5, 1865
150 years ago
Married-In this borough on the 24th ult., at the M.E. parsonage by Rev. D. Castleman, Mr. John Koons to Miss Adeline Lomison, both of Clintonville, Pa.
Died-On the nigh of the 28th ult., Mrs. Rachael, wife of Chas. Allen, of Armstrong township, aged 72 years.
The Indians have carried off 5 miles of telegraph wire west of Platts bridge.
Werz, the inhuman commander of Andersonville prison, has been on trial in Washington several days. If he gets his deserts he will stretch hemp.
The Muncy Luminary
Friday, Sept. 3, 1880
135 years ago
At the Republican county convention held at Williamsport last week R.J. C. Walker was nominated for congress.
W.J. Georgia, of Williamsport, a student at the NOrmal, who has been organist at St. James church, left Muncy this week as he expects to begin teaching shortly.
Rev. Dr. Watson, the retired pastor of the Presbyterian church at Milton, died suddenly at PHiladelphia, on Monday, aged 76 years.
T.L. Tate has given notice that he has retired from the Sun and deems it his duty to inform the public that he will not be responsible for any debts incurred by the Sun association.
50 Years Ago
September 2, 1965
Rev. Walter Kelly, pastor at First Baptist church in Muncy for the past six years, announced his resignation.
Miss Donna Ritter, of Muncy, will begin her teaching career next week at the Hepburnville elementary school.
Steven Campbell, seven-year son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Campbell, Picture Rocks, has been discharged from Muncy Valley hospital where had was a patient. He suffered a concussion when he fell from his bicycle.
An eight-foot mannequin, which Jim Gleason installed at Headacres Farm to call attention to the new miniature golf course, disappeared the same day it was put up. Two Hughesville youngsters carted it off and stood it up on Hughesville main street.
Announcement made of the marriage of Judith Ann Winder, Turbotville, to William Winner on Aug. 14.
Births: Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Smith, Montgomery, a son, Aug. 27. Mother former Helen Smith; Mr. and Mrs. Glen Haynes, Hughesville, a son, Aug. 29. Mother former Romonia Yocum.
Died: Clarence Stout, 88, treasurer of Sprout, Waldron, and company, died Aug. 31.
At the Ritz: “I’ll Take Sweden”
Ad: MOCS Ideal for “Little Indians”-from $3.99 at Paul’s, Muncy, PA.
Aug. 8, 1990
25 Years Ago
A Christian Musical, “Down by the Creek Bank” will be presented this Friday at the First United Methodist Church in Muncy.
Three Muncy Girl Scouts received the highest award, the Girl Scout Golden Award: Jennifer Tobias, Stephanie Ann Snyder, and Erin Quinne Heilman.
The banks of the Susquehanna River in Watsontown was the scene for the wedding of Taffy LeBarron and Harold Benfer on Aug. 4.
A concert in memory of Miriam H. “Mim” Claster, who died June 2, 1989, was held last Friday at Lock Haven University.
Chris Yohn, a 1983 graduate of Montgomery High School, recently appeared on the soap opera, “One Life to Live.” Chris played a police officer.
Births: Kimberly A. Getz and William L. Temple, Picture Rocks, a son, July 30; Kim A. Brown, Hughesville, a daughter, Aug. 1; Mr. and Mrs. James O’Connor, Muncy, a daughter, July 27. Mother former Greta L. Crain.
Died: Leonard R. Banghart, 78, Muncy, Aug. 1; Alan F. Dubin, 67, Muncy, July 30; Marian A. Springer, 72, Muncy, Aug. 5.