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Peeks of Past Feb. 17, 2016

By Staff | Feb 17, 2016

The Muncy Luminary

Tuesday, Feb. 20, 1866

150 years ago

The annual election for borough officers took place in this borough last Friday Result:Burgess S. Merrill; town council, Joseph E. Reibasam, Theo C, Wells, Noble Parker; overseers of poor, Lloyd McCarty, George Gowers; school directors, John Dimm, W. P.I. Painter; constable, Capt. John S. Farley; high constable, George Hinkle; assessor, Thomas Lloyd; judge of election, T.G. Downing; inspectors, Peter Brosious , L. Garman; auditor, J.M. Gernerd.

R.A. McMurray, of Washinton, formerly of Williamsport, the lightning calculator, gave a remarkable exhibition in Union hall one evening last week.

An extensive religious revival is in progress in Williamsport.

The Muncy Luminary

Friday, Feb. 18, 1881

135 years ago

John W. Dykins, of Green River, Wyoming Territory, is the guest of his brother, D.B. Dykins, after an absence of six years.

Thomas G. Downing, B.S Langdon were drawn as jurors for the March term of court.

Died-At his home at Muncy Mills, Peter Ball, Sr., on the 15th inst.

The birthday of the father of our country will be celebrated at the Harris cottage, and the citizens are invited to be present by the proprietor, Henry Harris.

Notwithstanding the severe cold weather the fruit has been injured very little.

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, Feb. 17, 1916

100 years ago

The Luminary has received a communication room Charles Sheffer, proprietor of the Dewart creamery, stating that work of erecting the milk receiving station in Muncy, which will be a branch of the main plant at Dewart, will be stared in a very short time.

According to the county commissioner’s report, 32 sheep were killed by dogs and 14 were in injured in the county.

“A team of oxen belonging to Anson Conner, of Mapleton, had a narrow escape from being killed by the W. and N.B. train near Picture Rocks on Wednesday. The grain caught the wagon and demolished it, but the oxen were not hurt.

At the meeting of the Business Mens’ Assoc. held Tuesday, the Assoc. authorized the fountain committee to raise money to purchase a new fountain to be installed in place of the old one in front of the H.C. Willits Hardware Store.

Grit of Sunday contained the following account of a former resident of Muncy, who fitured in a hold-up at Oaklyn, N.J.: Clarence W. Wetzel, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. C.W. Wetzel, of this city, figured in an exciting hold-up in Oaklyn, NJ., recently in which he took the outlaw in hand and turned him over to the police.

A Martha Washington tea party will be given on Feb. 22 in the Methodist Episcopal Church, Muncy.

L.C. Koons will on April 1 open a store in the Stolz building on North Main street. He will be prepared to do plumbing, heating and tinning.

Died: Mrs. Mary Tallman, of this place, died after a short illness at her home in Muncy Creek township, last Friday, age the age of 82 years.

The wrist watch propaganda has had some boost since it has been discovered that Percy, the strong man of Harvard, wears one.

50 Years Ago

The Luminary

Feb. 10, 1966

10 cents

The Rev. Graham Freeman, a native of Philadelphia, has been called by the congregation of First Baptist church of Muncy as their pastor.

Council Ups Budget to $91,524.36, raises Millage 2 1/2 to 10 Mills for ’66.

John Fessler, a Hughesville resident, was elected as the new chief of police in Hughesville.

Engagement announced of Miss Beverly Jane Fitch, of Ohio, to Dale William Armstrong, of Hughesville.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. William Barto, Hughesville, a daughter, Feb. 21. Mother former Cynthia Burrows; Mr. and Mrs. Donald Hans, Williamsport, a son, Feb. 3. Mother former Joan Grove; Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Fuller, Muncy, a daughter, Feb. 5. Mother former Venita Deeter; Mr. and Mrs. William Hampton, Montgomery, a daughter, Feb. 7. Mother former Donna Shultz; Mr. and Mrs. James Arms, California, a daughter, Feb. 3. Mother is the former Jean Louise Lowe, of Muncy.

Died: Mrs. Irene Carroll, 70, native of Hughesville, died Feb. 5; Jennie Baker, Muncy, Feb. 6; Sylvester D. Miller, retired area resident, 67, died Sunday; Blanche McClain, 78, Picture Rocks, died Feb. 7; George W. DeWald, 90, of Muncy, died Feb. 4.

At the Ritz: Special Kiddie Show-“Pinocchio in Outer Space”

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