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Peeks of Past Nov. 25, 2015

By Staff | Nov 27, 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

Muncy-New Vapor Lamps to Light Up the Town

All existing lights throughout the town (excepting the business district) will be replaced by the new popular mercury vapor type.

Miss Margaret Beard, Gettysburg, becomes engaged to Lt. Wayne K. Sager, of Muncy.

Cheryl Campbell, Barbara Hutchinson, Wayne Saffel and George Bennett, of Picture Rocks, were honored by the Lion’s Club at a recent meeting for outstanding work in sixth grade.

A program entitled “Music of Christmas” will be presented Dec. 12 by the combined choirs of the Hughesville-Picture Rocks area. James Ritter is directing the choristers, who represent choirs form all churches in Hughesville and Picture Rocks, plus several invited guest soloists from Muncy and Williamsport.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. William Walters, Picture Rocks, a son, Nov. 18. Mother former Betty Johnson; Mr.and Mrs. Harold Walburn, Hughesville, a son, Nov. 18. Mother former Edna Bower; Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Budman, Jr., of Hughesville, a son, Nov. 19. Mother former Sherry Reese; Mr. and Mrs. Paul Pentz, Jr., Montgomery, a daughter, Nov. 20. Mother former Carol Aunkst; Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Swales, Hugehsville a daughter, Nov. 23. Mother former Shirley Myers; Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Houseknecht, Lairdsville, a son, Nov. 25. Mother former Gladys Poust; Mr.and Mrs. Nevin Lyons, Jr., Montoursville, a son, Nov. 26. Mother former Marlene Bridgland; Mr.and Mrs. Kenneth Snyder, Hugehsville, son, Nov. 27. Mother former Joanne McCoy; Mr.and Mrs. David Miller, Muncy, son, Nov. 29. Mother former Marion Anderson; Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Kerstetter, Montgomery, daughter, Nov. 29. Mother former Patty Lawson; Mr. and Mrs. William DeWald, Hughesville, a son, Nov. 29. Mother former Geolene Billig.

Deaths: Mary Wells Long, 71, of Muncy, Nov. 22.

At the Ritz: “Old Yeller”

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