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PEEKS OF PAST Mar. 1, 2017

By Staff | Mar 1, 2017

The Muncy Luminary

Saturday, March 3, 1877

140 years ago

The Keystone Pain company is erecting a small at the junction of the Muncy canal with the West Branch canal. The mill will be driven by a 15-horse engine. We learn from the superintendent, R.E. Gray, that the mill will be speedily put in running order.

George Rogers moved into the late residence of Noble Parker, on North Main street, Thursday.

A.J. Sanders has purchased a lot on South Market street form Capt. Lloyd and is erecting a house thereon.

The Excelsior band of Williamsport, call themselves the Louisiana Minstrels, gave a performance in Smith’s hall Wednesday night. The attendance was very small.

E.R. Noble has purchased the building on North Market street, formerly used as an office by Petrikin, Brobst & Co. and will remove it to Water street, in rear of Noble & Peterman’s store.

The Muncy Luminary

Friday, Feb. 27, 1885

132 years ago

Grand masquerade at Union Rink this evening. The Rink Cornet band will be attendance.

W.C. Painter’s youngest child, a little boy of 5 years, was caught by a rummer of a sled Tuesday and dragged quite a distance. His leg was terribly bruised.

A stock company is being turned to sink a well on the hill above town, in search of water, minerals, or whatsoever. Over $1000 has already been subscribed.

James R. Wagner has been making some beautiful pieces of hand made furniture. One, a tall chimney piece, with mirrors and a shelf over the fire place, os for the residence of Hon. H.W. Parsons, of Williamsport. There are also three pieces for the new Trinity church rectory at Williamsport, and a magnificent bedstead for a gentleman at St. Louis.

Last Saturday evening the annual bean bake of Musser Post, G.A.R., was held. Shaw’s orchestra furnished music.

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, March 1, 1917

100 years ago

Eat More Mush; Less Potatoes-Pure Food Commissioner Foust Gives Some Pertinent HInts Upon the H.C. of L.-Also Boycott Eggs

Three well known Williamsport men, caretakers of a horse car in which were traveling some special horses, were killed and two others so seriously injured that they may not recover, when the express freight train to which their car was attached crashed into a wreck on the main line of the Pennsylvania railroad, between New York and PHiladelphia.

Muncy is represented in Uncle Sam’s Army in the Far East by J.E. Bower, a member of the machine gun crew of the Fourth Cavalry, stationed at Scotfield barracks Honolulu, H.T.

Dr. George Glenn Wood, one of the most widely known men of the lower end of the county, died Feb. 23, 1917, at his late residence in Muncy, of Chronic Bright’s disease.

Frank M. Everett, native of Muncy, died suddenly Monday morning at his home at Berwick. He was sixty-eight years of age.

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The Luminary

Feb. 16, 1967

10 cents per copy

The West Branch wrestling championship for 1967 came to the fighting, struggling, tenacious Muncy Indians at precisely 9:17 p.m., Feb. 9. It was at that moment that Leon Johnson, at 180 pounds the next to last performer of the night, rode out Lewisburg’s Tim Beck for a 6-0 decision that put the Green Dragons out of reach and insured Muncy’s first unbeaten W-B season in five years with a 28-12 verdict.

Fire which apparently was caused by an overheated furnace and which gained momentum because no one was home when it developed completely gutted the new residence of the Jack Stroup family near Pennsdale last Friday night.

Borough council chambers are graced with a new wall clock, provided by Bartlow’s Jewelry.

Engagement announced of Katrina Vanderwicken, of Ill., to Capt. Douglas Bryant Shoemaker, of Muncy.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert McManigal and daughter, Jane, of Pennsdale, recently attended the wedding of Miss Virginia E. Crook.

Capt. James E. DeWire, 26, son of Mr. and Mrs. Russell A. DeWire, Hughesville, receives the Air Medal from Major General Harry H. Critz, at Ft. Sill, Okla., for combat aerial support of ground operations in Viet Nam.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Robert Persun, Watsontown, daughter, Feb. 13. Mother former Julia King; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Moore, Muncy, son, Feb. 9. Mother former Barbara Hill; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Buck, Muncy, son, Feb. 9. Mother former Ida Houseknecht.

Died: Stanley Mummy, Jr., 14, former Muncy resident and son of Mrs. James Dunlap, died Feb. 9 of injuries suffered in an accident in the Wyomissing high school gymnasium; Guy Stone, Muncy, Feb. 9 on his 72nd birthday; Emmons Houseknecht, 63, former proprietor of the Laporte Hotel and Valley Inn at Muncy Valley, died Feb. 9; Miss Mabel M. Fritz, 62, Muncy, Feb. 15.

At the Ritz: Yul Brynner in “Return of the Seven”

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