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PEEKs of PAST Nov. 18, 2015

By Staff | Nov 19, 2015

The Muncy Luminary

Tuesday, Nov. 28, 1865

150 years ago

The many friends of Capt. D. L. Montgomery, 17th U.S. Infantry, will be glad to learn hat he has received two brevet officially from the secretary of war, for gallant and meritorious services during the war-one as major U.S. A., the other as lieutenant colonel U.S.A.

M.A. Pardee, of Hazleton, Pa., in addition to the $20,000 already contributed to the endowment of Lafayette college, has offered $100,000 for the establishment of a scientific department.

The Muncy Luminary

Friday, Nov. 26, 1880

135 years ago

A delightful social event of the season occurred at St. James’ rectory on Wednesday evening, Nov. 10th, when a donation was given Rev. and Mrs. F.D. Canfield by their parishioners and friends.

A citizens’ meeting has been suggested to discuss the practicability of establishing manufactures or other measures for the advancement of Muncy.

Union Thanksgiving services will be held in the Presbyterian church. Rev. Kocher delivered the discourse, and Revs. Hunter, McCutcheon, Leisenring and Stahl will take part in the services.

A cold wave passed over this county this week. Sunday night the river was frozen over solid from bank to bank, something that has not happened for along time. On Monday morning the thermometer was two degrees below zero.

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, Nov. 25, 1915

100 years ago

Last Thursday evening about 7 o’clock fire was discovered in the fire room of J.A. Coppes’ saw mill, near town.

Some time ago Henry Brewer, of this place, threw a bottle containing a note, into the Susquehanna River, requesting the finder to write him. Eighteen days later he received a letter from Clark Wise, of Wrightaville, Pa.

Robert J. Crawford, formerly of this place, is now manager of the City Theater in Williamsport.

The Pennsylvania Railroad company is spending $450,000 on its yards in Sunbury.

A daughter was born on Thursday last to Mr. and Mrs. David Leiby.

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50 Years Ago

The Luminary

Nov. 25, 1965

10 cents

Theft of an undetermined amount of cash and general ransacking of the premises-primarily vending machines-at the Muncy low Arena sometime early Sunday morning was reported by Alem P. (Sonny) Hall.

Glen Groff, of near Muncy, has joined the junior membership ranks of Holstein-Friesian Association of America.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Fisher, of Hughesville, observed their 25th wedding anniversary on Nov. 20; Sgt. Gerald Johns, of Picture Rocks, has returned from Viet Nam where he served a year.

Del Ray Sprout is spending this week with his mother, Mrs. Viola Sprout, in Arlington, Va.

Births: Lt. and Mrs. Thomas Womack, of California, are the parents of a son, Geoffrey Waltman Womack, born on Nov. 16. Mrs. Womack is the former Georgianna Waltman, of Muncy; Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Mattern, of Muncy, a daughter, NOv. 17. Mother former Sandra Schooley.

Died: Dora Odell, of Hughesville, died Nov. 20; William E. Pfeiffer, 75, Muncy, Nov. 9; Elizabeth Simmons, 85, formerly of Hughesville, Nov. 11; Ada Howe, 71, Muncy, Nov. 19.

At the Ritz: Mary Poppins

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