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PEEKS of PAST Nov. 23, 2016

By Staff | Nov 23, 2016

The Muncy Luminary

Saturday, Dec. 2, 1876

140 years ago

Married-At the residence of the bride’s father, Henry Golder, in this borough, Nov. 30, Charles H. Keffer and Miss Rosa Golder.

The fire department of this place and the bad will give an entertainment at Educational Hall this evening for the benefit of a member of each, who is sick and needy.

The Philadelphia morning papers and a mail now reaches this place by the Niagara express, on the P & R.R.R.

Henry E. Warner, Esq., of Muncy Creek Twp, shot a snowy owl on his farm, near Pennsville, Saturday morning last, that measured 5 fee 5 inches from tip to tip of wings.

The Muncy Luminary

Friday, Nov. 28, 1884

132 years ago

We put in a large Potter press last week.

A heavy fall of snow on Tuesday interfered with the Democratic meeting and ox roast Music was furnished by the Watsontown Cornet band. There were no parades. The ox was eaten in the field on the southeast corner of Washington and Water streets.

Signor La Cardo, the ventriloquist, who gave three performances at Smith’s hall last week, turns out to be an old Muncy boy-Lee Craw-who left here a few years ago.

Saturday night at the skating rink a four-mile race was run between Harry Brewer and Ralph Ritter, the latter winning.

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, Nov. 30, 1916

100 years ago

Miss Ada Evelyn Womer, of West Lafayette street, and George Roundell Keiter, were married Thanksgiving afternoon at St. James Rectory.

Announcements have been received here of the marriage of W. Ray Gorham, of State College, formerly of this place, and Miss Josephine Wemyss Horner of Titusville, on Saturday.

G. Bruce Milner, county superintendent of schools, had a narrow escape from a serious accident Monday evening, when an order to avoid a collision with a motor car driven by John Tebbs, of the Montoursville road, turned his Dodge car sharply to the right and collided with a culvert in the gutter.

John Rotzell, aged sixty-five, of Washingtonville, died last Saturday night from burns received in an exciting fire at Washingtonville earlier in the evening.

On Saturday while Mr. and Mrs. Albert Barto, who live about one and one-half miles from Hughesville, were helping a neighbor butcher, their house caught fire and burned to the ground.

The fruit show held the past week in the LaFrance garage was visited by many persons, and was given high praise both for quality of exhibits and variety and number.

Died: Miss Florence B. Blair, died at her home in Williamsport on Thursday night.

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The Luminary

Nov. 24, 1966

10 cents per copy

William Thomas and his wife, Dorothy, of Montgomery, both died about 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 21, in a two-car crash at the intersection of Route 220 and the Muncy-Pennsdale Road near Tidewater pump station.

Mother, son pinned four hours under jeep-The condition of Mrs. Charles Bachman, of near Muncy, was listed as fair at Muncy Valley hospital on Tuesday morning, and of her 17-month old son was termed satisfactory.

John Fry, of Pennsdale, has discovered one of the balloons released in the Bucktail Balloon Derby as part of the Flaming Foliage festival at Renovo. He will get a nice prize if the balloon he found travels farther than any others.

So now we lose Channel 8 to the great leveler called competition, but never fear, we still have eight or nine channels remaining.

Mr. and Mrs. Britton Walters, Picture Rocks, have received word their son, Pfc. Joseph W. Walters, stationed with the U.S. Marines at Camp Pendleton, Calif., will embark early next year for Viet Nam. He took basic training at Parris Island, S.C.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Robert McCowan, of Picture Rocks, a son, Nov. 22. Mother former Jane Nunn; Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Bennardi, Muncy, a daughter, Nov. 20. Mother is the former Mary Ellen Russell; Mr. and Mrs. Richard Rhone, State College, a daughter, Nov. 17. Mother is the former Barbara Hinkle, of Muncy.

Died: Ocie P. McCarty, 68, of Muncy, Nov. 22; Catherine E. Erdley, 64, Muncy, Nov. 18; Jane Gautsch, 40, Hughesville, Nov. 17.

At the Ritz: Audrey Hepburn and Peter O’Toole in “How to Steal a Million”

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