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Peeks of PAST Oct. 26, 2016

By Staff | Oct 26, 2016

The Muncy Luminary

Saturday, Oct. 28, 1876

140 years ago

Married-Oct. 11, at Byron, Laporte county, C.W. Shultz, of Rolling Prairie, and Miss Emma Wilson, of Byron, formerly of this place.

The residence of David Knights, in Port Penn, was entered by thieves Monday night and $16 stolen.

Clarks Wells has removed from Reading to this place.

A few days since some bold thieves went into the pasture of John Dimm, Esq., near town, and deliberately slaughtered and carried away four fine sheep.

The residence of Miss Susan Hall, near Halls Station, was entered by burglars Thursday night last.

The Muncy Luminary

Friday, Oct. 24, 1884

132 years ago

The Cleveland and Hendrick club gave a parade last Saturday evening. Music was furnished by the Turbotville band, Montgomery band and the drum corps.

Mr. A.P. Taylor expects to received soon a car load of New York state apples, Baldwins and Greenings, all select, as Mr. Taylor went out in the orchards and picked them himself.

The third of the 5 mile races was held at Union Rink Saturday evening. Harry Brewer came out victories.

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, Oct. 26, 1916

100 years ago

T. D. Brewer’s New Garage 40 x 140 feet-Constructed of Brick and Concrete is Rapidly Nearing Completion.

Water and fire damaged Merril home-Serious Blaze Narrowly Averted Monday afternoon by Prompt Work of Fire Dept.

Miss Ruth Gulliver, of East Water street, and Lynn Vermilya, of South Main street, were married on Wednesday morning.

Shipman Poust, who lives on the road between Muncy and Hughesville, is confined to the house as a result of severe injuries sustained Friday when he fell from an apple tree, a distance of 35 feet.

James Finley, better known by our citizens as Jimmy, was killed by a Pennsylvania train Monday night about 11 o’clock at a point just west of the station at Herndon. He was aged about thirty-seven years.

Died: Harry Reed, a prominent resident of the lower end of the county, died last Wednesday night at his home in Moreland township after a short illness. He was aged 41 years; William O. Fraley, aged 73, a well known resident of Tivoli, died at his home there Sunday morning; Emma Werner died Thursday evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Leonard Doctor, of Muncy. She was aged f9 years.

The Luminary

Oct. 27, 1966

10 cents per copy

Construction of J & L’s new warehousing unit, which will create additional shipping facilities, is about 65 percent completed.

175th anniversary of the founding of the Muncy Methodist church congregation will be observed with special services on two successive Sundays.

In observance of National Apple Week, two bushels of beautiful yellow Delicious and Red Delicious apples were passed out from the lobby of Citizens National Bank. They were provided by Wentzler’s Fruit Farm.

Montgomery had a candidate for queen of the Bloom homecoming in the person of Miss Sandra Burkhart, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Burkhart, and a senior in business administration.

Patricia Ann Yagel, of Muncy, to wed Larry C. Andrews of Fairless Hills.

More than 500 persons have attended the works of the late J. Wesley Little, formerly of Picture Rocks, at Bucknell University.

Ralph Price has been presented with a lifetime pass to all West Branch Conference athletic contest in recognition of his lifetime of devotion to athletics.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Myers, Muncy, son, Oct. 20. Mother former Karen Strailey; Mr. and Mrs. Carl George, Hughesville, son, Oct. 22. Mother former Bernadine Rishel; Mr. and Mrs. Norman Hawk, Montgomery, son, Oct. 22. Mother former Beryl Stover; Mr. and Mrs. Donald Travelpiece, Unityville, daughter, Oct. 22. Mother former Louise Hetrick; Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Schell, Muncy, son, Oct. 23. Mothe former Carolyn Kebler.

Died: Leroy (Lee) Kennedy, who observed his 99th birthday on Saturday, Oct. 22, and who sired on of Muncy’s most interesting families, died Oct. 24 at a hospital in Salem, N.J.; Carrie E. Egli, 79, Muncy, died early Thursday, Oct. 20.

At the Ritz: “Goldfinger” with Sean Connery

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