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PEEKS of PAST Oct. 19, 2016

By Staff | Oct 19, 2016

The Muncy Luminary

Saturday, Oct. 21, 1876

140 years ago

The Vigilants had their steamer out for practice Wednesday, and were so unfortunate as to blow out a flue, but Engineer DeHass put a new one in speedily and the machine is ready for service again.

A lodge of the Junior Order United American Mechanics was organized here Wednesday evening.

Monday morning 95 persons left here via the Reading and 80 by the P & E for the centennial at Philadelphia.

The Muncy Luminary

Friday, Oct. 17, 1884

132 years ago

At a meeting of town council held on Oct 13, an ordinance was passed prohibiting the running at large of horses, cattle and sheep within the borough limits.

The second of the 5 mile races at Union Rink Saturday night attracted a large crowd. Boyd McMichael was victor, making 115 laps in 19 minutes. Corson came in a little behind.

Ed Stokes has been elected captain of the Cleveland and Henrick marching club.

Baker L. Bowman, was in Centre county last week, acting as groomsman for Theo. R. Boak, who was married last Wednesday.

The Guide school in East Muncy opened last Monday with W. F. Nickels and Miss Ella Whitemire as teachers.

Clarence Sprout is attending the law school at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, Oct. 19, 1916

100 years ago

Augustus Feigles, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Feigles, while picking apples at his home in East Muncy on Thursday afternoon, fell off of the tree. He was picked up in an unconscious condition and carried into the house. He was found to have a fractured skull and is in a critical condition.

The Montgomery Mirror last week had nothing to say concerning the Muncy base ball team winning the championship of the County League.

Better Service Guaranteed For Muncy-Electric Company’s Improvements Now Finished-Power From Turbine Generator-800 Horse Power Plant

Born-Twin sons arrived last Thursday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W.P. Hess, of Division street, and the happy dad as a result was passing out double quantities of cigars.

Ezekiel Crossley, aged 55 years, of Unityville, was fatally injured on a private crossing opposite the Noyes township school house, in Clinton county Saturday night. He was crossing the branch which leads out to the brick works when a light engine coming down from the works struck him.

One of the most spectacular fires that has been seen in Williamsport for a long time, occurred Tuesday evening, when the big barn on the Walker estate, just east of the fair grounds on /third street and owned until a few days ago by Daniel Kavanaugh, was burned to the ground.

Last Wednesday, Oct. 11, Frank Metzger Sedam, of Muncy, and Emma Blanche Rothfuss, of Vandergrift, Pa., were married.

William Carlton Remsnyder, of Muncy, and Miss Edna Catherine Regelman, of South Williamsport, were married Saturday afternoon.

Willard Bruch, of Mechanic street, and Miss Evaline Schoch, of Main street, were united in marriage last Saturday evening.

Ad: Royal Hat Shop, Williamsport

The Luminary

Oct. 20, 1966

10 cents per copy

About 250 workers at Muncy’s Modecraft company plant are idle this week, having gone on strike Monday morning, Oct. 17.

John L. Hall, assistant supervisor on the Flathead National Forest in Montana, and a native Muncian, has been promoted and transfered to Milwaukee, Wis.

Navy Lieutenant Gene L. Bieber, of Muncy, has reported for duty aboard the nuclear powered attack aircraft carrier Enterprise, at the San Francisco Bay Naval shipyard.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mingle, Muncy, daughter, Oct. 12. Mother former Janice Robbins; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Sheatler, Turbotville, daughter, Oct. 12. Mother former Patricia Stahl; Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Temple, Muncy, daughter, Oct. 12. Mother former Shirley Robbins; Mr. and Mrs. Dale Fisher, Muncy, daughter, Oct. 12. Mother former Janette Young; Mr. and Mrs. Roger Corson, Muncy, son, Oct 11. Mother former Shirley Drum.

Died: Desmond G. Reed, 85, a barber in Muncy for more than a half of century, died Oct. 16.

At the Ritz: Jonathan Winters in “The Russians Are Coming”

Ad: Ted Davis Studio Now in Muncy