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PEEKS of PAST May 11, 2016

By Staff | May 11, 2016

The Muncy Luminary

Tuesday, May 15, 1866

150 years ago

S.W. Jones, having purchased the old Union hotel, and fitted up a portion of it into a handsome storeroom, has opened up a stock of seasonable dry goods.

Dan Rice, with his interesting school of educated animals and unrivaled circus, will be here on May 26.

Thursday last William Mackey, of Clinton township, found concealed on his farm several bags filled with buffalo robes, clothing, etc., no doubt another installment of the goods stolen by the hand of thieves, which was discovered and broken up last winter.

The Muncy Luminary

Friday, May 13, 1881

135 years ago

A meeting of tobacco growers was held at the Crawford House last Saturday evening and resulted in the formation of a “tobacco exchange,”

The Banner pronounces A.H. Gudykrust the handsomest juror at court this week.

Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Everett were in town last week. They are well pleased with their farm about a mile from Huntersville.

Shipments of tobacco from the West Branch valley last year exceeded two million pounds.

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, May 11, 1916

100 years ago

Died: Charles W. Stead, Shuman, died at his home on Wednesday morning after an illness of several weeks.

On April 29 wedding of Howard E. Kurtz, Turbotville, and Grace E. Sharrow, Muncy.

Thomas Walize, former Muncy resident, was killed instantly Saturday morning while cleaning windows in the boiler shop.

The Luminary

May 12, 1966

10 cents per copy

Miss Patricia Eichenlaub was crowned Muncy High School May Day Queen.

Miss Jane Harriman crowned May Queen at Hughesville High School.

John McLean was named new MEA President.

Muncy School Budget of $926,629 passed; No New Taxes; and Three Teachers Hired.

Died: Thomas F. Brittan, 78, Muncy May 5; Clara E. Joyce, 75, Clinton Twp. native; Selecta Shell, 96, Picture Rocks, May 3.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. James Bennett, Montgomery, son, May 3. Mother former Kertha Shemery; Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Brown, Montgomery, daughter, May 5. Mother former Mary Alice Sanders; Mr. and Mrs. LaRue Bay, Muncy, a daughter, May 6. Mother former Beatrice Fry; Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Snyder, Muncy, daughter, May 7. Mother former Joan Koons.

At the Ritz: “The Ugly Dachshund”

Ad: T-Bone Steak- 99 cents lb.-Holiday Market, Muncy