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PEEKS of PAST Mar. 23, 2016

By Staff | Mar 24, 2016

The Muncy Luminary

Tuesday, March 27, 1866

150 years ago

H.R. Lyon, of this place, had his pocket picked of a small amount of money on the cars between the Mucy depot and Milton, by some adroit thief, on Tuesday, the 13th inst.

J. J. Leiser announces the opening of a select school in the Central school house April 24.

S.H. and A. Burrows announce the opening of a furniture store, next door to Clapp & Smith’s.

Our friend, Major David L. Montgomery, has received another recognition of his ability. On the 19th inst. three companies of his regiment at Hart’s Island, N.Y., were order to report to Gen. Ord, at Detroit, Mich., for duty in his department. Gen. Hooker selected Major Montgomery to command the detachment.

Ad: O.A. McCarty advertises a sale of fine Cassimere pants for $11 a pair.

The Muncy Luminary

Friday, March 25, 1881

135 years ago

Married-In Lindley, N.Y.., March 6, by Rev. L.S.King, Harvey Weldon, of Lindley, to Mrs. Deborah W. Croman, of Muncy, Pa.

Died-At his home in Muncy Creek township, March 19, Jacob Rupert, aged 65 years.

Mrs. M.J. Levan and H.C. Levan attended the wedding of Miss Madge Hawley, in Williamsport.

A.R. Miller was appointed pastor of the Muncy Methodist church, at the Central Pennsylvania conference of the M. E. church, at its thirteenth annual session at Ork. A.P. Wharton was the appointee for Muncy Creek.

G.L. Hess succeeds G.W. Crawford as postmaster at Moreland.

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, March 23, 1916

100 years ago

Muncy has 25 passenger trains daily, affording good service to all points.

The application of Joseph Domisiewicz for a license to sell liquor at the Reading hotel in Muncy Creek township was refused by Judge Harvey W. Whitehead Friday morning.

Owing to the snow Saturday evening the merchants report business dull.

Harvey Artley has sold his grocery store in East Muncy to H.H. App, who took possession on Monday.

With the coming of the days when the ground is frozen in the morning and thaws out during the day, the maple sugar camps in this section are becoming scenes of activity.

Have you noticed that Leap year has not yet shown a tendency to brace up the marriage market. Possibly the girls are becoming more particular the kind of men they are will to marry.

Col. George A. Dodd, commanding the Seventh and Tenth cavalry regiments of the uNited States army, in pursuit of Villa in Mexico, is a Lycoming county boy, having been born in Rose Valley. While a student at the Muncy Normal he was offered a West Point appointment.

Flittings-Milton Rider moved from Hughesville to the Dr. King farm on Muncy No. 6. C.D. Strouse has gone from the King farm to the Charles Sones farm, Muncy No. 6. Leroy Hill goes from Muncy No. 6 to the farm he purchased from Harry Poust on Hughesville No. 2.

Died: E. Clyde Brobst died at the Williamsport Hospital last Saturday, aged 45 years; Joseph Klees died at his home in Huntersville, Friday, aged 79 years; Mary Rogers, who died at her home near Unityville.

The Luminary

March 10, 1966

10 cents per copy

In the first press conference ever held in Muncy for he metropolitan and industrial editors, Sprout, Waldron and company last week successfully introduced its revolutionary “Airmix” unit and accompanying mixer call “Spraymix”.

George Wentzler, a 16-year-old junior in Muncy high school, just recently licensed to drive, has won the Bloomsburg State College regional driver improvement essay competition sponsored by the Insurance Information Office of Pennsylvania. The honor also carries a reward of a $100 U.S. bond.

J. Emerson Myers, Inc., farm equipment dealer at Hughesville, will be host to farm families from the surrounding area at an Oliver Farm Fair on MOnday at the Community Theater in Hughesville.

Army Chief Warrant Officer Howard S. Pauling, son of Mr. and Mrs. Shannon Pauling, of near Muncy, was assigned Feb. 23 to the 6th Artillery in Germany.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Neitz, Watsontown, a daughter, March 1. Mother former Caryl Fogleman; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Snyder, Hughesville, a son, March 4. Mother former Elsie Stepp; Mr. and Mrs. Donald Warner, Mucy, a son, March 4. Mother former Joyce Karschner; Mr.and Mrs. Thomas Watkins, Hughesville, a son, March 4. Mother former Gloria Babb; Mr. and Mrs. Dale Beaver, Watsontown, a son, March 5. Mother former Helen Puderbaugh; Mr. and Mrs. Michael Daye, Picture Rocks, a daughter, March 6. Mother former Jane O’Conner; Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Arthur, Hughesville, a daughter, March 8. Mother former Virginia Myers.

Died: George W. Crawford, Muncy, 73, March 4; Russell G. Yocum, Pennsdale, 60, Tuesday morning; Raymond N. Bailey, 75, Muncy, March 4; Frank O. Foust, 74, Muncy, March 8.

At the Ritz: Patty Duke in “Billie”

Ad: Cecil W. Thompson, Agway