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PEEKS of PAST Apr. 13, 2016

By Staff | Apr 12, 2016

The Muncy Luminary

Tuesday, April 17, 1866

150 years ago

N. Hudson, who for several years has kept the old Union hotel, in this borough, has taken possession of the Muncy hotel, lately kept by J. Kahler. The Union hotel has been turned into a private residence and store room by S.W. Jones, who has purchased it.

G.F. Fague & Brother have reopened the store at the Muncy basin, near this borough, and will sell at reduced prices.

An interesting trial took place at the barn of Dr. Hugh Montgomery, Clinton township, on Friday last, between Sprout’s American Hay Knife and Fork company, under the management of S.E. Sprout, of this borough, and the Keystone Hay Fork, under the management of A.K. Hurst, of Mechanicsburg. The American fork is a recent invention of Ariel B. Sprout, of the firm of Sprout Brothers, of PIcture Rocks. The trial resulted in the superiority of the American fork.

Thomas Meredith announces that he has purchased the boot and shoe business of P. Bacon, and will continue at the old stand, opposite the U.S. hotel.

The Muncy Luminary

Friday, April 15, 1881

135 years ago

Married-On April 7th Charles H. Ritter and Miss Alice Berger in Muncy. On April 2nd Oscar Neights and Miss Jennie Weaver, both of Port Penn; Mattie Winter to William Banzhof.

The Presbyterian church is enjoying a season of prosperity. Recently it paid off a debt of $700 and is at present entirely out of debt.

The remains of Mrs. Mary Gudykunst, wife of A.W. Gudykunst, who died in Williamsport on Tuesday of last week were entered in the Muncy cemetery on April 8.

G.W. Crawford has made many improvements at the United States hotel since taking over.

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, April 13, 1916

100 years ago

Headline: End of White Deer & Loganton R.R. in Sight-Famous Narrow Guage Line Runs a Passenger Train Daily-Is 24 miles in Length

John Gortner wins the $5 Gold Prize-Was voted Most Popular Citizen in Contest at the Colonial Theatre.

G.B. Sharrow, of near Lairdsville, has purchased the Herst property on East Water street, Muncy, which was formerly occupied by Jacob Artley.

Charles Sheffer, of the Dewart creamery, will break ground for his branch creamer at Muncy early next week.

The main road between Muncy and Hughesville is in the finest kind of condition, thanks to the intelligent use of the road drag. Not for years has this stretch of highway been in better shape than at present.

Announcement received by friends of the marriage of John Arndt, of this place, and Miss Ruth Kitchen of Wyoming, which took place on April 5.

Edward Hall, of Muncy, and Elma Bertha Entz, of MIll Creek, were married April 6th.

A very pretty wedding was held when Maude R. Soars was united in marriage to Mr. Claude M. Miller, of Montgomery.

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The Luminary

March 31, 1966

10 cents per copy

Richard Rhone, of Muncy, was awarded his master of arts degree in political science by Penn State University on Saturday.

Three Muncy high school students have been selected to sing in regional chorus on April 21-23. Chosen were Betsy Bordy, Marshall Frye and Paul Overdorf.

Engagement announced of Miss Mary Mathers, Muncy, to Pvt. Wayne Alan Day, of near Hughesville.

Birth: A daughter to Airman and Mrs. John Schwenk, Hughesville, born early this month.

Died: Ruth H. Sager, 72, Muncy, died March 26; Stella Bartlett, 76, Montgomery, died March 25; Capt. Alfred H. Goss, Jr., 29, parents formerly of Muncy, died March 23; Charles A. Hacker, 63, Muncy, died March 25.

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