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PEEKS of PAST Oct. 5, 2016

By Staff | Oct 5, 2016

The Muncy Luminary

Saturday, Oct. 7, 1876

140 years ago

Wm. A. Petrikin has opened a new furniture store on Water street.

The New Union church, just erected on the farm of Samuel T. Ives, in Muncy township, will be dedicated on Oct. 15.

The enterprising harness manufacturer, T.C. Wells, has received at his establishment on Water street his new fall stock.

A fine long, measuring over two feet, at the butt and 22 feet in length, without a knot, was carted through town Tuesday.

Married-In Muncy Creek township, on the 3d inst., by C. Brownell, Esq., Samuel Eyer, of Northumberland county, and Miss Sarah M. Dewald, of Lycoming county.

The Muncy Luminary

Friday, 3, 1884

132 years ago

Boyd McMichael won the two mile race at Union Rink on Tuesday evening and was awarded a pair of Vineyard club skates. Ed Schuyler came in second getting a week’s admission free.

Rev. E.H. Leisenring has tendered his resignation as pastor of the Lutheran church.

Our foreman, John H. Winters, and wife, celebrated the 40th anniversary of their marriage lat Sunday.

Muncy township ladies have petitioned the state legislature to have temperance text books introduced into the public schools.

The county fair is now in progress at Williamsport with a small attendance.

The Blaine and Logan club is preparing for a mass meeting before this moth.

Our Normal school ends a very successful term this week.

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, Oct. 5, 1916

100 years ago

Norman Wilson Millheim, of Muncy, and Miss Susie June Bartlett, of Montgomery, were married last Thursday.

John R. Yeagle, in charge of the state farm, Muncy Station, had fairly good crops this year.

The Empire Girls are at the opera house every night this week with a complete change of program every evening.

Thirteen milkers are giving J.C. Thomas, of Muncy Station, 150 quarts of milk per day. He has the patent milking machines in use and likes them very much.

David Crawford left Thursday for the United States Naval academy at Annapolis, Md., after spending a month with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Crawford.

Mr. and Mrs. M.R. Wilson and daughter, Katharine, of Brookdale farm, Moreland township, spent Sunday with Mrs. Wilson’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Amos Smith.

Died-Mrs. J.A. Musgrave, aged 68 years, died at her home in PIcture Rocks, Monday; Mrs. Sarah Jane Breece died Sunday morning at 2 o’clock at her home in Clarkstown. Her age was eighty-four years.

The Luminary

Oct. 6, 1966

10 cents per copy

Charles O. Neiman, instrumental music and band director at Muncy high school, has resigned his position here to accept a similar post in the school system at Camden, Maine.

Back in San Diego and soon to be discharged from the Marines is James Mathers, son of Mr. and Mrs. Laird Mathers, of near Clarkstown…He just arrived back from Viet Nam.

Miss Rae Ann Griggs, of Muncy, became the bride of Edwin L. Glasgow on Oct. 1.

Miss Bonnie F. Egli, Muncy, engaged to Mr. Rodney Robert Brown, of Hagerstown.

Gordan Houseknecht, Legion Commander, Hughesville, made local history here last week when he became the first war veteran to twice become commander of Glen Sharrow Post 35, American Legion.

Seaman Apprentice Russell W. Lovelace, USN, son of Mr. and Mrs. Horace W. Lovelace, formerly of Montgomery,is participating in the South China Sea antisubmarine warfare training exercise “Silverskate” aboard this U.S. Seventh Fleet unit.

Ashkar’s store, ,which has been a Hughesville business institution since 1910, os presently undergoing a change of face and will be opened in new quarters within the next new weeks. The new store site will be within one door of the present store, and will include the space formerly used by Krause Mean Market and Hughesville Pastry Shop.

Died: George Smith, 57, well-known Muncian and longtime employee of transport firms in this are, was killed Thursday afternoon, Sept. 29, when a pay loader he was operating overturned; Mrs. George Artley, (Catherine), 26, died Sept 17; Anna Gardner, of Muncy, Oct. 3; Helen Hartzell, Muncy, Oct. 3; Naomi B. Gansell, 36, Muncy, Sept. 30; Clark Duncan, 87, Millville, Sept. 30.

At the Ritz: Cary Grant in “Walk Don’t Run”

Ad: Oberdorf’s Citgo-Located at the “Y”, East of Muncy