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PEEKS of PAST Aug. 31, 2016

By Staff | Aug 31, 2016

The Muncy Luminary

Saturday, Sept. 2, 1876

140 years ago

Joseph Teufel of this place, has completed the brick work of a new school house being erected along Muncy creek, near Steck’s in Wolf Township.

A cow owned by James Brass was found dead last Saturday morning on a side street in Port Penn. The animal had been struck by lightning.

A flag pole was raised by the Keystone Hook and Ladder company in front of their room on West Water street Tuesday evening.

Wednesday evening the Muncy Cornet Band and a large number of citizens tendered Hon. Henry Johnson a complimentary serenade.

The Muncy Luminary

Friday, Aug. 31, 1884

132 years ago

Wm. H. Ellis returned home last week from a business trip to the western part of North Carolina, where he is interested in an extensive timber tract.

A skating rink is being erected on R.F. Peterman’s lot on Washington street.

Fred Lauer moved his family to Beaver Valley this week.

The sewer on Penn street, commonly call Cemetery St.) is being extended out to Glade Run.

The uniforms adopted for the Blaine and Logan marching club are said to be very nobby.

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, Aug. 31, 1916

100 years ago

Schools of Muncy Closed Until 18th-Sunday Schools Also Closed for Same Period-Movies Affected-Infantile Paralysis Cause

Six business places in Muncy were broken into by burglars late Tuesday night and $16 in cash secured, that being the net result of their labors.

Announcement has been received of the marriage of Jesse M. Crist and Miss Ruby Grace Reese, of Miami, Fla., which took place on Aug. 15. Mr. Crist is a graduate of the Muncy Normal class of 1912.

Muncy Man in Line for Carnegie Medal-Howard Waldron, of this place; played the part of a hero at Lake Mokoma on Sunday when he saved the life of a young Philadelphia woman. The young woman was was bathing in the lake went beyond her depth. Her plight was seen by another bather who shouted for help Waldron was standing on the pier. Only throwing aside his coat, he jumped into the lake, swam to the young woman, got her to shore safety and helped to revive her.

Died: Theressa Worthington, East Water street, passed away Tuesday afternoon. Deceased was aged forty-one years ; Miss Susan R. Saul, aged fifty-eight years, died at her home near Pennsdale on Saturday evening.

The Luminary

Sept. 1, 1966

10 cents per copy

Steven B. Collier and Herbert Portis, both of Muncy, will exhibit their art work at the Holiday Inn, Williamsport in the William Room.

Muncy high school was first and Montgomery high school second in the Williamsport Centennial Parade’s band division on Aug. 28.

Harry Stackhouse, Jr. is spending several weeks at his home here, prior to leaving for duty in Viet Nam.

Miss Sandra Buha engaged to marry Wayne E. Bradburn, of Muncy.

The Group….is “in”, and one of Muncy’s newest rock and roll organizations made a first appearance at the JC Carnival last Saturday evening. Known as “The Magnetics”, the four-some features Henry Kirk IV, Bill Bird and Carl Ziimmerman, on the strings, with Vince Shook on drums.

Larry and Garry Whitmoyer, of Hughesville, twin sons of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Whitmoyer, have completed their boot training at Great Lakes.

Enrollment 1,834 in East Lycoming School District.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. David Johns, Montgomery, a daughter, Aug. 25. Mother former Florence Love; Rev. and Mrs. Henry Shaffer, Muncy, son, Aug. 25. Mother former Dorcas Winand; Mr. and Mrs. Donald Rine, Sonestown, daughter, Aug. 31. Mother former Barbara Richart; Mr. and Mrs. Donald Simon, Muncy, son, Aug. 31. Mother former Patsy Adams; Mr. and Mr. John Houseknecht, Montoursville, son, Aug. 26; Mr. and Mrs. Loren J. Bower, Muncy, son, Aug. 17. Mother former Doris Rinehimer; Mr. and Mrs. Paul Schriner, Muncy, son, June 20. Mother former Betty Ann Fenstermaker; Mr. and Mrs. William Peterman, Muncy, son, Aug. 27. Mother former Kathy Long.

Died: L. Alton Long, Muncy, Aug. 24; Mary Budman, 67, Muncy, died after a long illness; G. Vincent Thomas, 65, Montgomery, died Aug. 26 at his summer cottage near Muncy.

At the Ritz: “Assault on a Queen” with Frank Sinatra and Virna Lisi

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