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PEEKS of PAST Mar. 30, 2016

By Staff | Mar 31, 2016

The Muncy Luminary

Tuesday, April 3, 1866

150 years ago

We learn that a collision occurred between two trains on the Philadelphia & Erie railroad, on Sunday, above the Muncy depot.

W.W. Jones has removed his meat sales from from the old stand in the rear of N.B. Hall’s dry goods store, to his new room in the rear of the hotel formerly occupied by N. Hudson.

Died-AT Wanda, Ill., on the 4th ult., of typhoid fever, Abner H. Fahnestock, formerly of this borough, aged 67 years.

J.J. Leiser announces the opening of a select school, in the Central school house, on April 2.

S.H. and A. Burrows, announces that they have opened a furniture store next door to Clapp & Smith’s.

The Muncy Luminary

Friday, April 1, 1881

135 years ago

Married-At the Lutheran parsonage, in Muncy, on Tuesday evening, March 22, George C. Shoemaker and Miss Lettie May Prentiss, both of Bloomsburg.

Dr. J.W. Albright has moved his family from Picture Rocks to this place.

Normal School faculty-Chas. Lose, Chas. Heebner, Mrs. C.S. Riddell, Ellis P. Moon, Mrs. R. B. Montgomery, Preston Gowers, and Miss Sadie L. Patton.

G.W. Crawford, the new proprietor, of the United States hotel, moved to town this week.

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, March 30, 1916

100 years ago

Normal School Anniversary-The Lycoming County Normal School was founded April 10, 1870,. The first principal was T.F. Gahan, who served during the years 1870-1872. The present home of the Normal was not erected until 1873 and its original cost was $30,000.

Last Sunday, while G.B.M. Frey was feeding some cattle in his barn yard, he noticed a stranger-an elk. About 2 months ago a car load of elk, from Montana, was unloaded in the Nittany Mountains back of Lock Haven and the stranger in Clinton township was undoubtedly one of the Western visitors.

Bleach Now $330 a Ton-Before War it Was $28.50-Is used in making High Explosives.

Died: Mary Fisher, aged three, died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Boyd Fisher, at Dewart, Wednesday afternoon as the result of burns received in the morning about 8:30; Jordan Walton died very suddenly of heart failure Saturday morning at his home on North Main street; Peter Belles, who for years resided on a farm just above Halls station, died at his home in Montoursville Tuesday night, aged nearly 81 years.

Lloyd C. Koons will open a heating, plumbing and tinning store in Stolz building, 15 North Main.

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The Luminary

March 17, 1966

10 cents per copy

The Muncy Rotary elects Marshall Soars New President.

Mrs. Warren Stine, Muncy Elementary teacher, will retire as Teacher.

Daniel Eichenlaub has been elected new Muncy Jaycees president.

A 23-year old Sayre school teacher, Miss Linda DeWitt, escaped with only minor injuries Tuesday, March 15, when her car failed to negotiate the curve at The Outpost and plunged into Muncy Creek.

Miss Joyce Gelnett, of near Muncy, has been declared “Betty Crocker Homemaker of Tomorrow” for the Warrior Run high school.

Hughesville’s Clyde Frantz wins state mat title.

Hundreds of cheerleaders from Pennsylvania high schools will converge upon Hughesville on March 26 when the school is host to a special state clinic professionally conducted under arrangement with National Cheerleaders association.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Alan Wayne Arthur, Hughesville, a daughter, March 8. Mother former Virginia Myers; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Robbins, Hughesville, a daughter, March 9. Mother former Freda Wallis; Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Weller, Jr., Montgomery, a daughter, March 11. Mother former Louise Pellischi; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lowe, Muncy, a son, March 11. Mother former Deloris VanHorn; Mr.and Mrs. Chester Swank, Unityville, a daughter, March 14. Mother former Grace Hamilton; Airman John Schwenk and Mrs. Schwenk, Fort Worth, Texas, are parents of a daughter, March 12. Mother former Gloria Sprout.

Died: Mrs. Ruby C. John, 66, Hughesville, March 9; Glen L. Confer, 80, foermly of Muncy, died March 13.

At the Ritz: “Where the Spies Are” with David Niven

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