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PEEKS of PAST July 13, 2016

By Staff | Jul 21, 2016

The Muncy Luminary

Tuesday, July 17, 1866

150 years ago

A small steam flouring mill in Muncy township belonging to Henry Noll was destroyed by fire on Friday morning last.

On Friday last as Alfred Harp was handling a revolver, at his father’;s residence, on Water street, the piece was accidentally discharged, the ball passing through the fleshy part of the leg, above the knee, of his mother, and inflicted a severe, although not dangerous wound.

The flouring mill of Brown & Co. in Williamsport was destroyed by fire Friday last, with a loss of $30,000.

The Muncy Luminary

Friday, July 15, 1881

135 years ago

The second annual meeting of the Soldiers’ Monument Association met at Williamsport las Saturday evening, electing managers for the ensuing three years.

There has been an important change of time on the Muncy Creek Railway. The morning train now leaves Hughesville at 7:15 a.m. and runs through to Muncy, arriving here at 7:45. Returning, leave Muncy at 8:15 and goes to Halls, where it waits on the mail train from Williamsport.

The pay roll at the Watsontown car works for the month of June is said to have amounted to $6,000.

The Shale sisters gave a concern at the M.E. church last evening.

Last Sunday the thermometer registered 96 in the shade.

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, July 13, 1916

100 years ago

Cloudburst in Glade Run Section Floods Large Part of Town-Terrific Downpour Near Dividing Ridge Sends Immense Volume of Water Down the Muncy Hills-Fire Bell Gave Alarm.

Ground Has Been Broken For Silk Mill-Work Will be Rushed-Superintendent Has Moved to Muncy and Rented House-Will employ many girls

Batter D, First Field Artillery, N.G.U.S., with its five members from Muncy, has arrived at El Paso, Texas, with all in good health.

Miss Carrie Hurst, of Muncy, and Eric Fenstamacher, of Turbotville, were married on July 3.

J. Fleming Gray, Muncy towns;hip, and Miss Martha Beaver, Pennsdale, were married on Monday afternoon.

Died: The Rev. Artemus Dean, D.D., some years ago pastor of the Muncy Presbyterian church, died at his home in Mt. Carmel from general debility.

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The Luminary

July 14, 1966

10 cents per copy

New Teachers Hired for MHS; Gresh Named Head Grid Coach.

Joe Merrill, chief custodian at Muncy Elementary school, accepts Maintenance position at Penn State University.

Elton B. Edkin, Hughesville, who was serving his second tour of duty as county treasurer, died July 12. His age was 64.

Water: When It’s All Gone Nobody Will Have Any-Officials of the Muncy Borough water department expressed concern this week over the lack of cooperation among borough residents in the matter of conserving the borough’s water supply.

James Wood,14, son of Judge and Mrs. Thomas Wood, Muncy, has been notified by Boy Scout headquarters that he has passed all the necessary requirements and is now qualified to receive the Eagle Scout award.

Miss Carol Lucille Oberdorf is married Saturday, July 9, to Dale Wayne Pepper.

The year 1966 marks the 150th anniversary of the incorporation of the Borough of Hughesville, according to official records kept in Harrisburg.

Died: Ada Belle Gortner, 90, Muncy, July 12; Nellie Sixx, 77, July 10; Sara B. Weiler, 93, Muncy native, July 7; Leonard M. Angle, Muncy native.

At the Ritz: “The Trouble with Angels” with Hayley Mills

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