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PEEKS OF PAST June 15, 2016

By Staff | Jun 15, 2016

The Muncy Luminary

Tuesday, June 19, 1866

150 years ago

Married-In Jersey Shore, F. P. Coder, proprietor of Coder’s hotel in this borough, and Miss Annie M. Pursell, of Jersey Shore.

Eggs have gone to 20 cents a dozen.

The 25th anniversary of the Baptist church in this borough will be celebrated Sunday next.

The closing exercises of Mrs. Life’s school will occur Wednesday and Thursday of this week. A. Denius, of Turbotville, presented us on Saturday last with some fine strawberries, there being four different varieties.

The house of Albert Little, at Picture Rocks, was struck by lightning last Thursday afternoon.

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The Muncy Luminary

Friday, June 17, 1881

135 years ago

Married-June 8, in Williamsport, Charles C. Beeber, Muncy, and Miss Annie B. Crownover, of Williamsport,

Died-On Sunday, June 12, at Danville, Rev. E. N. Lightner, formerly of Muncy.

Frankie, 5-year old son of Rev. E.H. Leisenring, fell down a flight of steps Friday and was severely injured, having concussion of the spine.

Noble and Peterman have had their counting room connected by telephone with Williamsport and Hughesville.

Messrs. Kennedy and Hess, both of whom were former druggists in Dr. Rankin’s store, have gone into business for themselves at Shamokin.

Rev. Thomas R. Beeber, an old Muncy boy, is now pastor of a PResbyterian church at Scranton.

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, June 15, 1916

100 years ago

Heller H. Edwards, son of Mr. and Mrs. H.J. Edwards, of South Man street, who several years ago moved to Rochester, N.Y., where he has a responsible position with Wiltsie & Co., has been suffering from a severe attack of blood poisoning in his right hand. The illness resulted from running a nail into his hand.

A pretty wedding took place at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. George Jarrett, of Montgomery, on Saturday morning, when their daughter, Ethel Sophia, was married to Mr. Francis Perikin, of Williamsport.

John W. Coppes, of Muncy, and Miss Alice M. Dugan were married on Saturday at high noon in Hughesville.

Miss Clara Dugan, of near Hughesville, and Raymond Snyder, of Muncy, were married Thursday evening.

Bennie Spring and Miss Beula Smith, Lairdsville, were married on Wednesday. They will reside in Lairdsville.

Harry Shipman, of PIne Run, and Miss Edna Taylor, of Strawbridge, were married June 1. They are taking their honeymoon trip by motor.

Mr. and Mrs. P.E. Kramer announced the engagement of their daughter, Mamie Gertrude to Professor Perry A. Caris, of Lock Haven Normal.

A daughter born Monday morning to Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Metzger, Montgomery. Mrs. Metzger was formerly Miss Helen Peterman, of this place.

With its issue of August 24 the LUminary closes its 75th volume. It was founded in 1841, the first issue being dated April 10.

A mass of 100,000 pounds solid sugar taffy laying along the railroad track at Slate Run would make any confectioner’s mouth water. It is probably the biggest piece of taffy ever pulled in the state. In a wreck eighty tons of sugar in four of the wrecked cars broken up were destroyed. The cars were smashed, and the sugar ran together, the heat melting and solidifying it into a solid mass.

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The Luminary

June 16, 1966

10 cents per copy

Forty-five area firemen including 17 from Muncy, were graduated from a 15-weeks course in pumper operations last week in ceremonies at the Muncy fire hall.

Paul Clement, New Police Officer, Resigns Position in Muncy Borough

Mrs. John Fogg resigned as elementary librarian, accepted with regret by the board, a Muncy native, Miss Joanne Houseknecht was hired.

Miss Nancy Rhone exchanges vows June 11 with Ensign Kennedy.

Engagement announced of Miss Betty Schmidt, Muncy, to Richard E. Hoover.

Miss Gale Montgomery, Hughesville, became the bride of Richard Paul Mosteller, of Williamsport.

Go West, young men! The Rathmell brothers, Porter and Steve, will heed this advice again this summer when they work and vacation at Vagabond Ranch, Granby, Colo.

Sam Berninger, young slugger who performs for Harry Binger’s crack South-Montour team, is leading the WEst Branch hitters at the one-quarter mark .500.

Russel Houseknecht, Mike Wood finish work at WCC.

Died: Ida Louise Crist, 81, June 14; Haskell S. Carter, Muncy native, June 8.

At the Ritz: “Bambi”

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