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PEEKS of PAST Mar. 16, 2016

By Staff | Mar 16, 2016

The Muncy Luminary

Tuesday, March 20, 1866

150 years ago

George Gortner, of near White Pigeon, Mich., formerly of Muncy ownership, has delivered o us some samples of Michigan apples, sent by our mutual friend, J. Rogers.

The clergy and others in session of the East Baltimore conference, lately held in Williamsport, before adjournment contributed $200 to be appropriated to the erection of a monument in the Muncy cemetery, to the “Hero of the Conference,” the late Rev. R.R. Pott, of this place, who was killed in battle last sporing, in the ranks of the Union army as a private, just before the surrender of Lee.

P. McConnell has commenced the butchering business in this place.

The Muncy Luminary

Friday, March 18, 1881

135 years ago

Married-At the residence of other bride’s parents, in Turbotville, on the 9th inst., Ward L. King, M.D., of Lairdsville, and Miss Rachel Derr, of Turbotville; On Tuesday afternoon, March 15, at the Lutheran parsonage, Muncy, William H. Ives and Miss LIzzie Lauchle, both of Muncy township; At the home of the bride’s father, in Muncy, on March 15, F.C. Rickolt and Miss M.C. Winegardner.

Died-At her home in East Muncy, very suddenly, Mrs. John Gordon.

Rev. James Hunter, who has been a pastor of the M.E. church in this place during the past two years, preached his farewell sermon on Sunday.

A petition has been presented to the town council asking for a lock-up.

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, March 16, 1916

100 years ago

Announcements have been received by friends of the marriage of S.T. Sedam, formerly of Muncy, and Miss Olga Mae Culver, which took place on March 8.

John P. Opp and son, of Muncy, transacted business in town last Thursday. They drove to town with a pair of colts which Mr. Opp has just broken to harness.

In court on Monday the application of John Richards for a hotel at Unityville was refused. The remonstrant showed that hotel in Unityville was unnecessary, The town has been dry for several years.

Harry Waltman, son of John Waltman, of Muncy, R.D. No. 6 will start on the first of farm half of the Noble farm, on that route, which has bee for many years been farmed by his father.

Ad: On and after April 1st, all meals at Commercial House will be 50 cents

The Luminary

March 3, 1966

10 cents per copy

Approval for granting new five-year franchise to Sports Network Inc., which is the process of buying all assets of Muncy TV Corp., highlighted a lengthy session of Muncy Borough Council on Tuesday night, March 1.

Three area wrestlers with a combined seasonal record of 62-0-1 won championships in the annual District Four tournament-Muncy’s Dana Balum, 127-pounds; Hughesville’s two survivors were Clyde Frantz at 133 and Barry Barto. The West Branch will also be represented at the regional by Gary Taylor, the 154-pounder from Montgomery.

Records sales for 1965 were reported by Henry T. Young, president of The Young Machinery Company, Inc., Muncy.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. James Myers, Muncy, a son, Feb. 24. Mother former Doris May; Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Cotner, Turbotville, a son, Feb. 25. Mother former Ruth Springer; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Neiman, Muncy, a son, Feb. 25. Mother former Juanita Lewis; Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Ranck, Montgomery, a daughter, Feb. 27. Mother former Jean McCormick; Mr. and Mrs. Martin Houseknecht, Muncy, a son, Feb. 24. Mother former Karen Confer; Mr. and Mrs. Carl Fry, Montgomery, a daughter, Feb. 23. Mother former Donna Snyder.

Engagement announced of Miss Shirley Kay Saul, Hughesville, to Raymond B. Kinley.

Announcement made of the engagement of Miss Mary Lou Sones, of Sonestown, to Hospitalman 3/C Robert Eugene Saul, of Hughesville.

Miss Sandra Housekencht, of Muncy Valley, and Ralph I. Bitler, of Picture Rocks, were married on Feb. 12 by Rev. Robert Plant.

Died: Alta M. Ginter, 81, Muncy, Feb. 28; Laura B. Fowler, 73, Montgomery, Feb. 24; William C. Snyder, 81, Hughesville, Feb. 26.

At the Ritz: Kirk Douglas and Richard Harris in “The Heroes of Telemark”

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