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PEEKS of PAST Nov. 30, 2016

By Staff | Nov 30, 2016

The Muncy Luminary

Saturday, Dec. 9, 1876

140 years ago

Ice four inches thick has formed on the pool at Muncy Dam.

Flag stones are being delivered for a new walk in front of the Muncy Valley House.

A new foundry is being erected on East Water street by Michael Winegardner, Samuel Hartranft and Morris Worthington.

At a meeting of the Lycoming County Agriculture Society held on Tuesday the following officers were elected for the ensuing year; President, Dr. MIchael Steck; vice president, William J. Mahaffey; secretary, W.W. Hart; treasurer, J. Walker Hayes.

Died-In Muncy Creek township, on Monday the 4th inst., Mary A., wife of John Smith, (boatbuilder) aged 55 years.

The Muncy Luminary

Friday, Dec. 5, 1884

132 years ago

Charles L. Petrikin writes us that he has removed from Philadephia to Huntingdon, W.Va.

Ralph T. Smith, of L.S. Smith & Sons, has been in New York and Philadelphia buying holiday goods.

Levi Colley went to Lairdsville on Monday to act as floor manager of the skating rink recently opened by Raper and Minnier. Saturday night there is to be an exhibition of fancy skating by Mr. Colley.

The hall of Muncy Creek Grange, over Peterman & Son’s hardware store, was well filled Tuesday evening by those who had assembled for the Pomona Grange of Lycoming County, No. 28.

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, Dec. 7, 1916

100 years ago

Count Teachers’ Institute Opens in Muncy on Monday.

Mrs. Maurice Stover returned home from Muncy, where she underwent an operation while visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Dimm.

Martha Brittain, who has charge of the distribution and sale of Red Cross seals in Muncy, reports good sales thus far.

Channel of Muncy Creek In New Course-Work started on Nov. 21 and nearly half of job has been completed.

A hard-fought game of football was played in Muncy on Thanksgiving, between Muncy high school and Hughesville high school, the game ending in a 0-0 score.

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Rentz have announced the engagement of their daughter, Grace, to Harry Whitemire, of Renovo, formerly of this place.

Died: Rose Catharine Nece died at the home of her sister, Miss Elizabeth Kibler, Muncy Creek township, yesterday morning at 8 o’clock after a long illness, aged 75 years and 22 days; Fannie J. Irvin died at Atlantic City Tuesday, Dec. 5, after an illness of pneumonia, aged 48 years, 2 months and 16 days; George W. Smith, one of the lower end’s best known residents, died at the home of Mrs. William Brady, at Tivoli, saturday night , after a short illness; Martha W. Zarr, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Asher Zarr, died Friday afternoon, after a week’s illness, at the age of 6 years, 9 months and 19 days; Mrs. Thomas Johnson, of Danville, died Saturday night of scarlet fever; Thomas Anderson died at his home in Moreland township Saturday at the advanced age of 86.

The Luminary

Dec. 1, 1966

10 cents per copy

Rain Then Snow Stymies Hunters-On one of the most miserable opening days of deer hunting season in recent memory, the army of hunters stalking deer on Monday was considerably reduced-but there were still a goodly number of deer killed, according to local reports.

Master Sergeant Dale L. Bender, son of Mrs. Allen L. Bender, Montgomery, provided essential support to help his organization win the coveted Smith Trophy as the best air defense ground unit in the U.S. Air Force.

Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Allen had all ten of their children and their families for a Thanksgiving day dinner at their home. There were 41 persons present.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. John Burley, Muncy, daughter, Nov. 23; Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Latshaw, Allenwood, daughter, Nov. 27.

Ann Peischel, 18, of Unityville, state winner in the 4-H Tractor Program, received a plaque symbolizing her achievements.

Returned from Fort Bragg, N.C., are J. L. McClain, Nancy Hicks, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Akers and daughters Gail and Ann, who spent a few days with Staff Sgt. Gerald Johns, Mrs. Johns and children.

At the Ritz: Walt Disney presents “The Fighting Prince of Donegal”

Died: Mrs. George Ellison, Picture Rocks, Nov. 28; Bertha M. Plankenhorn, 89, Hughesville, Nov. 29; Paul Smith, Port Penn, Nov. 29; Mary Newman, 94, Picture Rocks, Nov. 25

Ad: Frey’s Hardware, Muncy, Pa.