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Peeks of Past Sept. 2, 2015

By Staff | Sep 2, 2015

The Muncy Luminary

Tuesday, Sept. 12, 1865

150 years ago

E.R. Noble returned from the easter cities with a new stock of goods for their new store on Water street, two doors west of the old store room of Petterman & Noble.

The fall elections held in Vermont and California, both resulted in favor of the Union party.

The aqueduct at the mouth of Muncy Creek is completed and water will be let into the canal by the 1st of October.

The 7th Pennsylvania Cavalry was discharged at harrisburg, a number of the boys belonging to the regiment from this neighborhood returning to their homes this week. This regiment was in service nearly four years.

the Union men of Pennsylvania are to hold a grand mass meeting at Williamsport during the agricultural state fair, at that place.

wheat sold at $2 per bushel; corn 80 cents; oats 45; buckwheat 75 cents, butter per pound 35 cents; eggs per dozen 20 cents; potatoes, 85 cents per bushel.

The Muncy Luminary

Friday, Sept. 10, 1880

135 years ago

Colonel Tate intends to start a Democratic paper, the Lycoming Chronicle, at Williamsport, in a week or two.

The Miltonia office is offered for sale. It is the oldest paper in this part of the state, having been established by Henry Frick in 1816.

Dr. William C. Hollopeter, of PHiladelphia was a Muncy visitor during the week.

The apple crop in this valley is immense and hundreds of bushels are going to waste.

Nobel Packer presented the retired editor on MOnday wit a peach that measured 9×9 1/4 inches and weighed seven ounces.

William H. Brittain, of this place, and John R. Miller, of Hughesville, are new students at Lafayette College.

The tobacco crop in Lycoming county this year is far in excess of any previous years.

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, Sept. 9, 1915

100 years ago

On Monday night, Sep. 13, at the Opera House, 5500 feet of European war picture films will be shown.

A bridge match between Muncy and Hughesville was played Saturday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Charlie Reeder of Hughesville.

Clyde Collins, third baseman of the Picture Rocks baseball team, was injured Monday at Mildred, Sullivan county, where the Picture rocks team was playing on Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. T. Painter announces the engagement of their daughter, Marion Lloyd Painter, to Mr. Paul Biddle VanDine, of Montana.

With new cases developed, seventy-five persons are now ill of typhoid fever at the Danville State hospital for the insane, and new cases are turning up daily.

Whilest the contractors were engaged a few days ago in grading the street preparatory to paving it, workmen suddenly and unexpectedly uncovered at the corner of Dr. Kenneth Wood’s residence, a mammoth well, exceedingly deep and wide, which caused much inquiry and comment. It seems this well dates from the period when the borough had no other method of procuring an abundance of water in case of fire. There were a couple more such wells situated in other parts of the town. There was a time in the history of Muncy, about forty years ago, when property owners feared to sleep, a plot being discovered to burn the town, which was happily frustrated.

Died: William Doctor died at the home of his son in Muncy. He was 87-years of age.

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The Luminary

September 9, 1965

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Miss Ann Schwartz married George Van Dine, of Muncy, on Aug. 28.

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Van Buskirk and daughters Karen and Linda; Mrs. Grace Van Buskirk and Miss Lou Schick spent Sunday at the World’s Fair.

Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Poust of Montgomery have purchased the Orvis Shull home, near Muncy.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Roy Charles, Muncy, a daughter, Aug. 31. Mother former Patsy Kocher; Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Lyons, Millville, a daughter, Aug. 31. Mother former Jean Showers; Mr. and Mrs. John Leech, Muncy, a daughter, Sept. 1. Mother former Barbara Trivelpiece; Mr.and Mrs. Dale Kile, Unityville, a daughter, Sept. 2. Mother former Helen Eichenlaub; Mr.and Mrs. John Griener, Watsontown, a son, Sept. 3. Mother former Christine Tironie; Mr.and Mrs. roy McCarty, Hughesville, a daughter, Sept. 3. Mother former Charlotte Miller; Mr.and Mrs. Robert Swank, Hughesville, a daughter, Sept. 5. Mother former Christine Remsnyder.

Died: George R. Wingfield, 17-year old son of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Wingfield, of Hughesville, was killed in a one-car accident early Saturday, Sept. 4; Mrs. Savilla Armstrong, formerly of Montgomery, died Sept. 6; Andrew Hutchinson, 60, Muncy, Sept. 1; Anna E. Hill, 91, former Huntersville resident, died Sept. 1.

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