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PEEKS of PAST Apr. 24, 2016

By Staff | Aug 23, 2016

The Muncy Luminary

Saturday, Aug. 26, 1876

140 years ago

Frank, son of Jacob Rupert, of Muncy Creek township, in the 15th year of his age, was drowned in the pool of the Muncy dam, near the residence of Rankin Edwards, Saturday evening of last week.

Simon, son of our townsman, Jacob Sheridan, who has resided at Lafayette, Ind., and Washington, D.C., for several years, is home on a visit.

Esquire Brownell and George Turner, of Clarkstown, had a tilt at law before Justice Putnam, Monday afternoon. They amicably settled their differences.

The Muncy Luminary

Friday, Aug. 22, 1884

132 years ago

Died-At his residence in this borough, on Monday, August 18, Jacob Ort, in the 81st year of his age; In Muncy township, Aug. 11, Emma, wife of Burrows Hall, aged 22 years.

Aug. 13 a Cleveland Hendricks club was organized. The meeting was called to order by Levi Hill, followed by the election of the following officers: PResident S.E. Sprout; vice presidents, Charles Mozley, W.W. Smith, W.E. Nickels; recording secretaries, W.H. Harman, J.H. Dimm; corresponding secretary, E.P. Moon; treasurer, Charles Fague.

Ellis Gundrum started for the west Monday.

There is some talk of having the name of Wolf Run changed to Pennsdale.

Our enterprising young citizen, Walter Harman, is unpacking a splendid stock of boots and shoe at H. Michael’s handsome new store room.

Many of our citizens have been at Eaglesmere this month.

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, Aug. 24, 1916

100 years ago

The Luminary Celebrates 75th Anniversary

The 27th annual reunion of the Fifth Regiment Pennsylvania reserves will be held in Muncy on September 14.

During a severe storm at Williamsport late Tuesday afternoon, Mrs. Oliver M. Wolf, of Duboistown, was in the yard of her home when a bolt of lightening struck near her and she fell over dead. It was at first thought she had been struck, but as no marks were found on her body it is believed that she was frightened to death.

The farmhouse on the Wagner estate near Saeger’s Station, was destroyed by fire early Friday morning, the occupant, a Mr. Hartman and family barely escaping with their lives.

Ad: On Monday evening a canary owned by the undersigned escaped from its cage and is now at large. Any one returning the same will be liberally rewarded. Mrs. Ellen Sprout, Muncy, Pa.

The Luminary

Aug. 25, 1966

50 years ago

10 cents per copy

County Farms Total 1,196 Decrease 355 in 7 Years.

Miss Laretta Kay Reish, Lock Haven, and Dean Stutzman, of Muncy, were married on Aug. 20.

Returned from Absecon and Atlantic City after a brief vacation last week are Mr. and Mrs. George Montgomery and children Paula, Patty and Tommy, of Hughesville.

Lt. Alfred E. Hall is on leave at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Theodore R. Hall, after completing courses at Lowry AFB, Colo.

Sgt. Gerald Johns, Mrs. Johns and children, Tommy and Susan, and George Bean have returned to Fort Bragg, N.C. Tommy had been guest for several weeks of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Akers.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Gelnett, Jr., of Montgomery, Aug. 18. Mother former Patty Deeter; Mr. and Mrs. Roger Davis, of Cogan Station, a son, Aug. 20. Mother former Katie Baugh.

At the Ritz: “Battle of the Bulge”

Ad: New 1966 Dart Wagon-Stein’s, Muncy

The Luminary

Aug. 21, 1991

25 years ago

35 cents per copy

The old slate roof was replaced on the house of Michael and Betty Hill on S. Main Street, Muncy and was replaced by a standing seam tin roof.

A group of concerned citizens organized to oppose the construction of a hazardous waste incinerator in Gregg Township. An open meeting was held at Geringer Hall, Muncy. Clyde Peeling of Organizations United for Environment was guest speaker.

Richard and Marsha (Burgett) Baer from Hughesville celebrated their fourth wedding anniversary Aug. 15.

Mike Fought turned 40 and Harold and Ann Gardner celebrated 40 years of wedded happiness.

A daughter was born to Mr. & Mrs. Kirk West, 6 lbs. 14 oz. born Aug. 1 of Montgomery.

Dorothy Dapp of Muncy celebrated her 76th birthday.

The Hughesville High School Class of 1942 held their annual picnic on Aug. 12 at the Roaring Run Rod and Gun Club.

Ad: Bear Claw Mountain Traders, Authentic Native American, open 6 days a week.