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PEEKS of PAST Mar. 22, 2017

By Staff | Mar 22, 2017

The Muncy Luminary

Saturday, March 13, 1885

132 years ago

Married-On March 3, at the house of the bride, Charles W. Funkey, of Indian Falls, N.Y. , to Miss Sallie J. Hitesman, of Muncy.

Died-In Muncy Creek township, March 6, Sarah I. Maurer, aged 21 years; In Muncy Creek Township, on March 8, Mardula A. Barnnickell, aged 43 years.

J. Philip Opp was thrown from his sleigh one evening last week and dragged quite a distance, being severely bruised.

Miss Cleveland, who is now Lady of the White House, was formerly a resident of Muncy, having been associated with Miss Ross as principal of the M Muncy Seminary.

The Muncy Luminary

Friday, March 17, 1887

130 years ago

The reading room of the Y.M.C.A., over M.S. Rissell’s store, is open to the public every evening.

Ransel B., son of W.B. Smith, aged ten years, a pupil in the schools of this place, is considered a prodigy in geography.

Died-In Muncy Creek township, on the 14th inst., Hannah, wife of Robert Barr, aged 64 years, 7 months and 17 days.

Nelson Bruner, of Reading, will return to Muncy to reside.

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, March 22, 1917

100 years ago

Sunday Night was Busy Time for Thieves Evidently Well Acquainted With the Places Entered-Baptist Church a Victim

People of Muncy will have an opportunity to see another comet, according to Dr. William R. Brooks.

Residents of the upper end of Northumberland county gathered at Turbotville last Thursday for the purpose of launching the Northumberland and Lycoming State Road association.

Mary Murray, of Glade Run school, qualified as the best speller in Muncy Creek township on Friday evening.

Harry W. Angle, of this place, and Miss Mabel C. Hall, of near Picture Rocks, were united in marriage last Wednesday evening at the home of the bride’s parents.

Died: Dr. Ralph Hollopeter, formerly of this place died on Monday, March 12, after a week’s illness of pneumonia.

The Luminary

March 2, 1967

10 cents per copy

Earl Poust, coach of Muncy’s unbeaten West Branch champion wrestling team, has been voted by his colleagues as “Coach of the Year” in District Four.

Wayne A. Frey, 33-year old sales technician at Sprout, Waldron and company, and for the past decade an ardent community worker and civic promoter in the Muncy area, this week announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination as county controller.

Jon Byerly, Muncy high school sophomore, named to participate in Regional Band.

Wilbur Hale, the genial pharmacist at Harter’s wonders just where he will go, when he reports Sunday for two weeks of active duty. His orders have been changed three times since being notified of the dates to report.

Mrs. Mac Bitler, Picture Rocks, is the new president of Methodist Fellowship class, which met at the home of Mrs. Jerry Frantz with Mrs. Harvey VanBuskirk as co-hostess.

Marriage Miss Diane Kepner, Watsontown, and George Golder, Hughesville, Feb. 19.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Donald Miller, Montgomery, son, Feb. 24. Mother former Elaine Snyder; Mr. and Mrs. Gifford Houser, Unityville, son, Feb. 24. Mother former Shirley Boyer; Mr. and Mrs. Richard Jordan, Sonestown, daughter, Feb. 25. Mother former Suzanne VanDine; Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Laurenson, Muncy, son, Feb. 25. Mother former Rachel Hoffman; Mr. and Mrs. William Wise, Montgomery, daughter, Feb. 26. Mother former Doris Hughes; Mr. and Mrs. Robert George, Hughesville, daughter, Feb. 26. Mother former Charlotte Kapp; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Updegraff, Montgomery, daughter, Feb. 28. Mother former Janet Mitchell; Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth KIng, Montgomery, son, Feb. 28. Mother former Sharon Bunce; Mr. and Mrs. John Patrizio, Muncy, son, Feb. 26. Mother former Elizabeth Zimmerman.

At the Ritz: Burt Lancaster, Lee Marvin “The Professionals”

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