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Peeks oF PAST Nov. 11, 2015

By Staff | Nov 12, 2015

The Muncy Luminary

Tuesday, Nov. 21, 1865

150 years ago

The remains of Lieut. Col. John D. Musser, of the 153rd. Pa Vol. who was killed in the battle of the Wilderness in the spring of 1864m were brought to this place on Sunday morning and interred in the Muncy cemetery.

The body of Michael Hurst, a Welshman, was found drowned in the pool of Muncy dam on Monday morning, Nov. 13th.

The body of Oscar McKelvy, of this place, was found along the railroad track, about a mile below the Muncy station, on Wednesday morning, eh having been killed by the early morning train, his head and body being horribly cut and mangled.

Died-In Muncy Creek township, on the 12th inst., Benjamin K. Shoemaker, aged 57 years, 3 weeks, and 4 days.

The Markets-Wheat $2.25 per bushel, rye 80, corn 75, oats 50, buckwheat $1, butter, per lb., 40; eggs, per dozen, 30; potatoes, per bushel, 75.

The Muncy Luminary

Friday, Nov. 19, 1880

135 years ago

Preston Gowers now has five bands under his instruction.

The Port Penn school has between 70 and 80 pupils this winter.

Only thirty-six prohibition votes were polled in this county at the late election, tow of them being cast in Muncy.

Jacob Kramer, proprietor of the Mansion HOuse, Watsontown, and owner of “Pedro,” the largest hog in the state, has decided to slaughter the wonderful animal on Thanksgiving day. It is estimated that “Pedro” will weigh between 1,000 and 1,200 pounds.

Little Herbert Quinn met with a serious accident on WEdnesday. Wile playing with a companion he was struck across two fingers on his right hand with an axe, and one of them was almost severed from the hand. Dr. J.W. Albright, of Picture Rocks, dressed the wound.

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, Nov. 18, 1915

100 years ago

Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Koch celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary on Saturday at their home near Clarkstown.

This evening the photoplay “Enoch Arden” will be given at the opera house for the benefit of St. Faith’s Guild of St. James’ church.

E. Lloyd Rogers was appointed assistant superintendent of the schools of Lycoming county by a committee of the county directors’ association.

Robert Gautsch, Harry Hicks and Edward Gortner, of near Hughesville, started out Thursday night for a coon hunt, but succeeded in shooting a 300-pound bear in the vicinity of Huntersville in the orchard of Elmer Ritter.

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50 Years Ago

The Luminary

Nov. 18, 1965

10 cents

Borough to Buy Muncy Water Co. for $415,000.

Paul W. (Webb) Brosious, assistant postmaster at the Muncy Post Office since 952, will terminate 42 years of service to the postal department when he officially retires on Dec. 30.

It was a cigar-smoking time at The Luminary on Monday as we all celebrated the arrival of a new son to Mr. and Mrs. Jack Zwisle.

Mrs. Helen Yagel , of Muncy, and Arthur L. Brooks wed in Las Vegas on Sept. 30.

The Roger Wingfield family of Picture Rocks has moved into the Leslie Gunn apartment.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Fisher, Allenwood, a son, Nov. 9. Mother former Ruth Williams; Mr. and Mrs. Neil Anspach, of Watsontown, a son, Nov. 10. Mother former Janet Persun; Mr. and Mrs. Larry Howell, Milton, a daughter, Nov. 13. Mother former Virginia Hulsizer; Mr. and Mrs. Theryl Moyer, Montgomery, a son, Nov. 15. Mother former Roberta Faye; Mr. and Mrs. Alfred (Buddy) Snyder, Muncy a son, Nov. 16. Mother former Frances Reese.

Died: Mina Artley, 91, of Muncy, Nov. 16; George M. Hess, Sr., 68, Hughesville, died Nov. 10; W. Lester Baysore, Muncy, Nov. 12.

At the Ritz: “Mary Poppins”

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