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PEEKS of PAST Sept. 7, 2016

By Staff | Sep 8, 2016

The Muncy Luminary

Saturday, Sept. 9, 1876

140 years ago

Died-In Muncy Creek township on the 3d inst., Martha, wife of George Rager, aged 24 years, 6 months, and 3 days; In Muncy Creek township, on the 4th inst., Mrs. Mary R. Fiester, aged 87 years, 6 months and 20 days.

The Lutheran parsonage is rapidly approaching completion.

Henry Bussler, of Muncy creek township, will open a curb market, corner Main and Water St’s., each Saturday from 7 to 11:30 a.m.

Chester and William, sons of Dr., C.E. Albright, have been dangerously ill of typhoid fever at the Grangers Centennial Encampment.

The Muncy Luminary

Friday, Sept. 7, 1884

132 years ago

The hardest thunder storm of the summer occurred last Saturday. Two fine cows, valued at $90, were killed at the farm of George C. Dimm, in Muncy creek township, when lightning struck a shed in which they were standing.

The Williamsport post office was robbed of $3500 in stamps Aug. 30.

Died-In Muncy Creek township, Aug. 20, Mrs. Margaret Wood, aged 73 years.

The grand opening of Walter Harman’s boot and shoe store was held Monday evening. Watts’ orchestra furnished music. The store is located in the new brick building recently erected by Hammond Michael on the lot adjoining Peterman & Son’s hardware store.

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, Sept. 7, 1916

100 years ago

While returning to Muncy from Williamsport yesterday afternoon the five passenger Ford touring car of Orville Worthington was turned completely around and upside down when it struck the stretch of sandy road near the J. Roman Way farm, near Halls.

Mrs. Sarah Jane Stevens, died at her home on South Main street, yesterday afternoon at 1 o’clock, aged 74 years, 4 months and 17 days.

The village of Sonestown now boasts of electric lights which were turned on for the first Aug. 18.

Owners of grist mills in the county are repairing their machinery in preparation for the buckwheat season, which will open about the middle of Sept.

The average price of cherries per quart in the state was eight cents, raspberries, ten cents and blackberries nine cents.

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The Luminary

Sept. 8, 1966

10 cents per copy

Muncy Schools Have Enrollment of 1,504 for 1966-67.

A.G. Keyser, 89, of Muncy, a Spanish-American War Vet, died at his home Sept. 7.

In Muncy’s worst automobile accident in a decade, four person perished as a result of a crash last Friday night, Sept. 2, at the north edge of the borough. Dead at the crash site were Mrs. Laura Shaffer, 39, of Williamsport, and Robert L. Folmar, 25, Montgomery. The third Friday night victim was Raymond L. Nittinger, 24, ,Cogan Station, and on Saturday, the crash claimed its fourth victim, Mrs. Ruth Ann Flick, of Montgomery.

Miss Jeanne Applegate and Donald Deppen, both of Hughesville, wed at on Sept. 3.

Miss Linda Stone, of Muncy, weds Gary Miller, of near Hughesville, on Aug. 27.

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Boyer, and daughter Ann, of Picture Rocks, have moved into the Boyer house on Second Street, Hughesville.

Leon Amon Houseknecht, Muncy’s peerless golfer, easily won the second annual White Deer Golf club championship on Labor Day as he vanquished Dan Smith, 5 and 4.

At the Ritz: “Born Free”

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