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PEEKS OF PAST Jan. 18, 2017

By Staff | Jan 18, 2017

The Muncy Luminary

Saturday, Jan. 20, 1877

140 years ago

Married-On the 11th inst., at the residence of the bride’s father, by Rev. J.A. Hackenburg, D.H. Black, of Clinton county, and Miss Lizzie Hartranft, of this place.

Died-IN this borough, at the residence of her son, A.E. Barnes, on the 16th inst., Margaret, relict of Charles S. Barnes, formerly of Lewisburg, aged 83 years; In this borough, on the 11st inst., Frederick Gohrs, aged 44 years. Deceased served during the war as a member of the 18th Penna. Cavalry.

Henry Renn is collecting material for the erection of a new house on the southeast corner of Market and Lafayette streets.

The Muncy Cornet Band will give a concert Saturday evening.

A burning chimney in the Episcopal parsonage Tuesday evening cause an alarm of fire in the southern part of town.

The Muncy Luminary

Friday, Jan. 16, 1885

132 years ago

There has been an INdian show at Smith’s hall and the Engle Clock is now on exhibition.

Noble & Peterman moved their entire stock of goods over to the house recently purchased by A. D. Hower, Esq., from A.B. Putnam, five rooms being filled with goods. Workmen are enlarging their storerooms.

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, Jan. 18, 1917

100 years ago

27 Head of Cattle Meet Death in Fire-Barn on Farm of Russel Glass at Saeger’s Station Burned Saturday Morning-Contents Destroyed

Charles Meixell, one of Muncy’s best known citizens and prominent in its business activities, passed away at his home on East Water street Wednesday evening at 9 o’clock.

William A. Ditzer, the popular auctioneer, has been crying sales for the past forty-eight years, celebrating that anniversary dat next month.

The Glen Mills school has received from the county commissioners a check for $710. 14 to cover the amount of the bills of Lycoming county for the maintenance of eleven girls and seventeen boys for the last quarter of the year 1916.

A large three-story building at the Sweet Steel plant, in Williamsport, was totally destroyed by fire early Tuesday morning.

Tuesday a marriage license was granted Amanda Lillian Hunsinger, aged 14 years, of Hughesville, who will wed Raymond Evans, aged 28, also of the same place.

Stella Livermore, of Newberry, aged 16, also go a license to wed.

A single gallon of gasoline will milk 300 cows, bale four tons of hay, mix 35 cubic yards of cement, move a ton truck 14 miles, plow three-fifths of an acre of land or generate sufficient electricity to illuminate a farmhouse over 30 hours.

Died: John Fry, a native of Muncy, passes away at his home in Newberry Monday morning aged 73 years; Mrs. John A. Bond died Sunday afternoon at her home, Williamsport, after a long illness. She was seventy-two years of age; Mrs. Mary Ellen Gortner, aged 65, Muncy Creek township, Monday night.

The Luminary

Jan. 5, 1966

10 cents per copy

The Muncy Public Library board this week began a search for new quarters after refusing, by unanimous vote at a special meeting last week, to meet the demands of its current landlord for an increase in rent for the coming year.

Top honors in the John C. Vaaler competition, a coveted honor in the chemical processing industry, have been awarded to the uni-cage filter-collector, a development of The Young Machinery Company, Inc.

As a result of last Wednesday night’s four-inch snowfall, Highland Ski Area enjoyed its biggest week-day patronage in history on Dec. 29.

One of the funniest stories is told by Jim Artley, manager-operator of the borough’s sewage treatment plant … In the residue the other day he found, perfectly intact, ,somebody’s complete upper denture.

Mrs. Jennie Egly, who died last week, was Muncy’s oldest resident…Now the laurels rest, according the Luminary records with Rs. Fred Sprout, who is 95, and George Batdorf, who is 96.

Miss Candace Carlucci, Muncy, to wed Mr. R.T. Fahey, N.Y.

Mrs. Roberta Bieber, Muncy becomes engaged to Kenneth McClintock, Montgomery.

The betrothal of Miss Rebeca J. Myers to Rodney D. Barto has been announced by her parents.

A former resident of Picture Rocks enjoyed the experience of sailing aboard a merchant ship down the Pacific coast, through the Panama Canal and on to Baltimore, Md. She is Mrs. Mary Bitler Zach who is currently visiting with her sister-in-law, Mrs. Frank Bitler, of Picture Rocks.

Mr. and Mrs. John Brink, Picture Rocks, had as their holiday guests Mr. and Mrs. Ray Laughner and children Peter and Paula, of Weston, Mass., John Brink, of Wilmington, Del., Jane Brink, of Muncy, Mr. and Mrs. William Brink and children David and Mary Beth.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Charles Laird, Muncy, daughter, Dec. 27. Mother former Beverly Avery; Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Burkhart, Muncy Valley, son, Dec. 27. Mother former June Fenstermacher; Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Keiser, Hughesville, son, Dec. 30. Mother former Donna Zearfoss; Dr. and Mrs. Donald R. Lundy, Jr., Muncy, son, Dec. 30. Mother former Wanda Stroup.

Died: Mrs. Kenneth Flick, former Montgomery resident, died in a Lansdale hospital Dec. 30; Mrs. Jennie Egly, 96, Muncy, Dec. 29; James F. Foust 24, Montgomery, Dec. 31; Miss Belva Cromis, 65, former Hughesville and Muncy resident, Dec. 31.

At the Ritz: Marlon Brando in “The Appaloosa”

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