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PEEKS of PAST Apr. 20, 2016

By Staff | Apr 21, 2016

The Muncy Luminary

Tuesday, April 25, 1866

150 years ago

Married-Charles S. Drake, (printer), formerly of this borough, and Miss Annie E. Riley, both of St. Paul.

Died-In this borough, Wednesday night, April 18, Miss Maria Adlum, aged 65 years.

Philip Shay has removed his stock of store goods to the store room at the Muncy Mills.

John H. Rooker announces a new stock of ready made clothes and gentlemen’s furnishings.

The Muncy Luminary

Friday, April 22, 1881

135 years ago

Married-On the evening of April 11, W. H. McLain, and Miss Sue Bower, both of Muncy Creek township.

Died-In Muncy, April 15th, Mrs. Rebecca Ward, aged 67.

The Muncy Hosiery company has been organized by a number of young men of town.

It is said that 6,000,000 feet of hemlock will be manufactured at the end of the month of Lycoming creek this season.

Misses Mamie Bruner, Sadie Eves and Fannie McMichael, all have begun select schools in the vicinity of Muncy.

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, April 20, 1916

100 years ago

Headline: Corner Stone State Home for Women to Be Laid Early in May

Twenty-three head of Holstein-Frisian cattle were burned in a fire of unknown origin which destroyed a large bank barn on the Bomb farm, tenanted by William Lutz, within the borough limits of Montoursville, shortly after 4 o’clock Saturday morning. It is believed that the fire was caused by tramps, which have frequently been seen leaving the barn in the early morning.

While Mr. and Mrs. Weldon Ritter, of Moreland township, were attending service at the Moreland Baptist church Sunday morning, their home caught fire and was destroyed.

A.W. Cook, a signal repairman in the employ of the Pennsylvania railroad, of Williamsport, was seriously injured at CY towner, near Muncy, Tuesday morning, when the heavy wind blew a door from the window, striking him on the head. His skull was fractured.

Sunday’s fine weather brought many autos out of storage, but the condition of the roads proved very unfavorable for long runs.

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The Luminary

April 7, 1966

10 cents per copy

Luminary Marks 125th Birthday

Muncy borough’s controversial “salary for council members” proposition wen down the drain at the April meeting on April 5, when by a 5 to 4 vote, a measure which would have ordained $15 per month for council men was defeated.

Paul Herman, of near Muncy, was awarded Fellowship to Study Russian at Colorado University.

Miss Dara Shadduck of Muncy engaged to Ronald Speary, of Muncy.

Miss Linda Green becomes bride of Ronald Woodling, of Muncy, on April 2.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Bird, Muncy, a daughter, March 29. Mother former Ingeborg Pabst; Mr. and Mrs. Larry Girven, Hughesville, a son, March 31. Mother former Dian Rupert; Mr. and Mrs. David Wenzel, Muncy, a son, April 1. Mother former Gloria Prince; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hoover, Montgomery, a son, April 2. Mother former Alberta Wertz; Mr.and Mrs. Donald Babb, Hughesville, a daughter, April 2. Mother former Judith Swank; Mr.and Mrs. Sidney LeBarron, Turbotville, a son, April 4. Mother former Mary Ann Brehm; Mr.and Mrs. Terry Snyder, Montgomery, a son, April 5. Mother former Ellen Aunkst; Mr. and Mrs. George Stiger, Muncy, a daughter, April 4. Mother former Nancy Musser.

Died: Miss Kathryn M. Smith, of Muncy, April 2; Kathryn M. Hibbard, 80, Hughesville, April 1.

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At the Ritz: Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine