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Peeks OF PAST Feb. 15, 2017

By Staff | Feb 15, 2017

The Muncy Luminary

Saturday, Feb. 17, 1877

140 years ago

The fruit growers of Lycoming county will organized a society the coming summer.

A meeting of the Young Men’s Christian Association of Muncy will be held in the Presbyterian church Sunday afternoon.

Brady Lodge, No. 16, I.O.O. F., gave a banquet at their lodge soon Thursday evening last, nearly one hundred being present.

The Muncy Luminary

Friday, Feb. 13, 1885

132 years ago

John Fahrenbach returned from is western trip on Monday.

What might have been a serious accident happened to a sleighing party which went to spend Monday evening with Mr. and Mrs. John Edwards. They had reached his home when the “bus upset and quite a number were hurt, the most serious being Wm. McCarty, who had two ribs broken.

Our handsome young representative, Hon. Robert K. Reeder, of Hughesville, is one of the most youthful members of the legislature, being only 27 years old.

Feb. 11 the thermometer stood at 11 below zero, Thursday, the 12th, it was 13 below.

The condition of Rev. Dr. Raffensperger, pastor of the Presbyterian church, which was so alarming a week ago, is now much improved.

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, Feb. 15, 1917

100 years ago

37 Sheep Were Killed by Dogs During Year 1916

Brady Snyder is collecting old magazines for Uncle Sam’s boys still on the border, and he will be thankful for any contributions.

The home of Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Corson, North Main street, was the scene of a pretty wedding Thursday evening when their daughter, Ivy Sparr, became the wife of George Winter Banzhaf, son of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Banzhaf, of this place.

George Fry has purchased the interests of his brother, Henry Fry, in the Pennsdale canning factory and will operate it next summer.

Although the Turbotville National bank was only organized Aug. 1, 1910, it now boasts of more than a quarter of a million dollars on deposit.

Died: Miss Rosie Wendell was suddenly stricken with heart failure Thursday night and died before medical aid reached her at her home in Milton, on Cherry street. She was born in Muncy, but lived in Lewisburg most of her life.

Ad: Dammers Method-Walker Lewis Eyesight Specialist

The Luminary

Feb. 2, 1967

10 cents per copy

The promotion of William A. Hoffman to the position of foreman at The Young Machinery Company has been announced.

Mrs. Robert Fritz has accepted a position in the office of West Branch Bell Telephone company here,m and her place in the Muncy TV office will be taken by MRs. William McClain.

Miss Kathy Weaver is leaving Citizen National Bank for a position with Darling Valve company in Williamsport.

Another Citizens Bank teller, Miss Ellen Stroup, also is leaving the post, but hasn’t decided yet on her next step.

Miss Linda Gordner Becomes Bride of Leon Fuller Jan. 27 at Turbotville

Miss Diane Brooke Engaged to Gary Dean Wilson

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Bower, Montgomery, a son, Jan. 26, Mother former Florence Staggert; Mr. and Mrs. William Moyer, Sr., Allenwood, a son, Jan. 25. Mother former Betty Gray; Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Bigger, EAgles Mere, a son, Jan. 25. Mother former Carol Smith; Mr. and Mrs. Harry Swank, Unityville, a daughter, Jan. 27. Mother former June Davis; Mr.and Mrs. Claude Brookes, Muncy, daughter, Jan. 29. Mother former Faith Anderson; Mr. and Mrs. William Groom, Turbotville, daughter, Jan. 23. Mother former Wanda Yocum.

At the Ritz: “Alvarez Kelly

Ad: Bubb’s Fairview Farm, Muncy-Montour Road