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PEEKS of PAST Aug. 17, 2016

By Staff | Aug 18, 2016

The Muncy Luminary

Saturday, Aug. 19, 1876

140 years ago

Married-In Muncy Creek township, on the 16th ult., Charles Bergerstock and Miss Mary Marks, both of Milton.

Died: In this borough on the 11th ult., Harry P., son of E.P. and Clara Hall, aged 2 years; In East Muncy, on the 13th ult., Theodore, son of William Thatcher, aged 4 years.

A game of base ball at the trotting park on Saturday resulted in Muncy winning from Williamsport, 29 to 18.

The Keystone Hook and Ladder company has had a two wheeled wagon made upon which to carry their buckets, etc.

M. Welliver, of the U.S. hotel, while hunting, was struck by a copperhead snake. His heavy woolen pantaloons saved him from injury.

The Muncy Luminary

Friday, Aug. 19, 1881

135 years ago

The case of the commonwealth vs. Samuel Miller,m who was held for a hearing upon suspicion of having poisoned his father, Joseph Miller, of Clinton Township, in order to get his insurance money, ended last Friday with the discharge of the prisoner.

Saturday evening fire destroyed the barn sued by V. Verga, the shop belonging to Mrs. J.A. Poust, and to a barn on an adjoining lot also owned by Mrs. Poust.

Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Rogers, of Huntersville, were in town Saturday.

Wayne Camp meeting is attracting many Muncy people.

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, Aug. 17, 1916

100 years ago

The Sprout-Burrow family reunion was h eld at Picture Rocks last Thursday, nearly one hundred members of the clan being present.

The largest hollyhock stalk in Lycoming county is found on the farm of Ray K. Ritter at Unityville The plant is ten feet and two inches in height and bears 167 buds and flowers.

Picture Rocks will play the Muncy team on the playgrounds, Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock, and from the drubbing we gave them last week, score 9 to 2, the visitors from the ‘Rocks are determined to have revenge.

Died: Mary Rupert, 35, Muncy; died Saturday; Miss Anna Warner died at the Sayre Hospital on Saturday last of cancer of the stomach, aged about 62 years. The deceased was a daughter of John Warner, formerly of Muncy; J.A. Speaker Ball, Hughesville, died at his home Sunday evening , aged 60 years.

The Luminary

Aug. 18, 1966

10 cents per copy

Two new teachers hired for Muncy-Bradley H. Oechler, world cultures; Allen Mincemoyer, sixth grade.

Muncy Jaycee summer festival to have parade of antique cars.

3,000 Expected for Sprout Waldron Picnic at Knoebels Grove near Elysburg

James Wood, son of Judge and Mrs. Thomas Wood, Muncy, was awarded the Eagle Scout badge.

Mr. and Mrs. John Diggan, Hughesville, entertained at a family picnic at their farm near Huntersville.

Dorothy Evans, of Muncy, wins three first places in swimming championships at Sunbury.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Marlin Bitler, Muncy Valley, a daughter, Aug. 12. Mother former Julia Houseknecht; Mr. and Mrs. William Kirkner, Muncy, son, Aug. 13. Mother former Margaret Vognetz; Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Reeser, Muncy, Valley, son, Aug. 13. Mother former Doris Barto; Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Norton, Hughesville, daughter, Aug. 18. Mother former Carol Wishard; Mr. and Mrs. Richard Gottschall, Watsontown, daughter, Aug. 16. Mother former Katharine Crawford; Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Bennett, Muncy, daughter, born Aug. 14. Mother former Betty Fry; Mr. and Mrs. Kuhn, Muncy, son, Aug. 1. Mother former Carol Richart.

Died: Marie Hackenberg, Muncy, Aug. 12; Grace Reichenbach, Watsontown, died Aug. 9; Jesse Lyons, 39, Muncy, Aug. 13; Horace (Porter) Edwards, 88, Muncy, died Aug. 11; Lulu M. Banghart, 89, Muncy, Aug. 16.

At the Ritz: “3 On A Couch” with Jerry Lewis and Janet Leigh

Ad: ’64 Buick 2-dr. Sdn. V-6, Std. Trans. $1,395-Stryker Bros., Muncy