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PEEKS of PAST Aug. 10, 2016

By Staff | Aug 10, 2016

The Muncy Luminary

Tuesday, 1866

150 years ago

Nothing reported.

The Muncy Luminary

Friday, Aug. 12, 1881

135 years ago

Died-At her home in Towanda, Aug. 4, Mrs. Martha Patterson, formerly of Muncy, aged 73 years.

August 5 the thermometer registered 99 in the shade and 124 in the sun.

Samuel Sprout’s new house in East Muncy is nearing completion.

The old Shoemaker farm at the Muncy Mills, was purchased from Mrs. Hannah Montgomery and Miss Annie S. Drake, by A.J. Sollery recently.

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The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, Aug. 10, 1916

100 years ago

Wanted Men From Muncy For Infantry Co. – Separate Battalion Needs Recruits Before It Can Entrain For Mt. Gretna-Brady Snyder Joined

Dr. and Mrs. James R. Rankin, of “Golden Hill,” Muncy, R.D. No. 3, have returned home from a several days’ motor trip to New York city and Westfield, N.J.

Base Ball League has Been Formed-“Lycoming County League” is Title of New Organization for this Section-Muncy Team is Member

Seth T. McCormick, Esq., one of the leading members of the Lycoming county bar, died very suddenly Sunday night at his home in Williamsport.

The Luminary

Aug. 11, 1966

10 cents per copy

Old Musser’s Lane Now A Fine Highway

Miss Patricia Ann Lagana, of Montgomery, and Dennis E. Abraczinskas, Catawissa, exchanged wedding vows on Aug. 6 in Muncy.

Miss Ann Louise Snyder, Muncy, married Terry Lee Snell, Muncy, Aug. 6.

Cathaline Shoemaker weds Earl Henry Little, Jr., of Muncy, on Aug. 6.

130 Attend Sprout-Burrows Family Reunion; H.M. Soars Elected as New President.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Snyder, Muncy, a son, Aug. 6. Mother former Gardenia Shively; Rev. and Mrs. Paul Miller, Watsontown, a son, Aug. 9. Mother former Dorothea Keifer; Mr. and Mrs. Karl Schooley, Muncy, a daughter, Aug. 9. Mother former Patricia Jones; Mr. and Mrs. Sam Reed, Hughesville, a daughter, Aug. 9. Mother former Doris Foust.

Navy Enlists Three from Hughesville, Two from Montgomery, One from Muncy-Charles J. Neiderberger, Gary L. Barto, Ralph H. McKee, Robert F. Yerg, Larry G. May.

Hughesville-Girl Scout Troop 277 spent four days over the weekend at Cape May, N.J.

Lester Poust, well-known Muncy area farmer, received the trophies as premier breeder and premier exhibitor and his four year old cow, Maggie, was chosen grand champion when the fourth annual Lycoming County black and White show was held at the county fair.

Picture Rocks-Cleon Boston presided at the Commission on Education meeting of the Methodist church. At this time the board accepted the resignation of Miss Sharon Chamberlain as a primary teacher.

Died: Mary Hoffman, 69, Muncy, died Aug. 4; Edith Garnhart, 81, Muncy, Aug. 6.

At the Ritz: Steve McQueen in “Nevada Smith”

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The Luminary

Aug. 14, 1991

35 cents

A single engine high wing monoplane crash landed in a cornfield near Montgomery last Thursday night and the pilot, Guy DeFrancesco, 43, of Blakely, Lackawanna County, escaped with hardly a scratch.

Sisters Misty and Tina Barto qualified for district competition in the Lycoming County 4-H Roundup.

The Peanut Festival will be held at Montgomery Park Aug. 24.

Everyone’s favorite cat, Garfield, visited the Lycoming Mall last week to promote the use of the public library.

Births: A daughter to Richelle Poust and Gerald Hicks, Picture Rocks, July 23.

Died: Edward C. Koziol, 80, Montgomery, Aug. 7; Virginia T. Houseknecht, 47, Muncy, Aug. 5; Glenn Reaser, 75, Muncy, Aug. 8.