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Peeks of PAST May 17, 2017

By Staff | May 22, 2017

The Muncy Luminary

Friday, May 19, 1877

140 years ago

The Niagara express on the P. and E.R.R. now stops regularly at Muncy Station.

C.C. Beeber has begun the study of medicine under the direction of his cousin, Dr.G. G. Wood.

Train agents have been dispensed with on the P. and E.R.R. The conductors again gather the tickets as well as run the train.

The cellar of L.S. Smith, North Main street, was entered by thieves Friday night and a ham, box of candles and lot of potatoes taken.

A spirited team of horses owned by Jacob Crist, of Franklin township, became frightened at Capt. Corson’s hack, on Thursday, and ran furiously down Market street from Penn to Water, where they were caught. No damage resulted.

A break in the canal at Watsontown delayed boats a week.

The Muncy Luminary

Friday, May 15, 1885

132 years ago

Barnum’s circus was in Williamsport on Monday. Over 300 tickets were sold on the P & R station here.

L.S. Smith & Sons have had the exterior of their establishment repainted.

Died-On May 7, Mrs. Margaret Reed, aged 79 years; In Muncy Creek township, May 8, Anna Amelia, wife of Wilson W. Snyder, aged 28 years.

Simon Sheridan has resumed his merchant tailoring business in the room formerly occupied by A.B. Putman.

William A. Bruner has begun the erection of a handsome frame dwelling on Washington street.

A gentleman who was in town last week said he would be willing to start up the gas works again, furnishing a superior quality of gas at $1.50 a thousand feet, provided that a sufficient number of people would use it.

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, May 17,1917

100 years ago

Muncy will be represented in the Lycoming County Baseball league this summer.

Amos Miller, a resident of Black Hole valley, was instantly killed when he was struck by a light engine on the Pennsylvania railroad crossing about one mile above Montgomery which is known as the Thomas crossing Saturday night.

His left hand catching between the large piece of timber and a guard, William Stackhouse, residing near Unityville, was drawn into a saw on the mill of Alex Keller, at Unityville, and before he could e released, the saw had lacerated his hand in a shocking manner.

Herbert Edwards, of the Luminary force, who has been on the sick list for the past three weeks, is on the job again.

Died: Rev. Robert F. McClean, for many years active in the Presbyterian ministry, died Sunday at his home in Mechanicsburg in his seventy-second year.

Ad: Commercial Hotel, Muncy, PA.

The Luminary

April 27, 1967

10 cents per copy

Muncy has been selected as the pilot community to test the success of the education program of the American Cancer society in Lycoming County.

Mrs. David Wallis has been named SErvice Unit Director of Girl Scout activities in Muncy.

The Bailiff House which is near Halls Station and presently coated on a portion of the Brock estate, is one of the attractive homes featured in the Quaker Fieldstone House tour on May 6.

Two Hughesville sailors, Roger D. Haag and Charles C. Stutzman are visiting their homes following completion of nine weeks boot training at Great Lakes, Ill.

Senior speakers for the 1967 commencement at Muncy high school were announced this week, Miss Bette Corson, John Turner, and Miss Constance Bahr.

Dr. Kenneth G. VanDine awarded $1,000 Family Practice Scholarship by American Academy.

More than 70 models participated in the fashion show held at the April meeting of the George A. Ferrell PTAC. Donald Fague was commentator, with Mrs. Lillian Gramley playing background music on the organ.

James King, Hughesville, Awarded a Teaching Assistantship To the University of Notre Dame

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Albert Lupold, Montgomery, daughter, April 18. Mother former Emily Zerbe; Mr. and Mrs. Chester Holmes, Muncy, son, April 18. Mother former Dorothy Rupert; Mr. and Mrs. William DeWire, daughter, April 20. Mother former Nancy Sheets; Mr. and Mrs. Marlin Wertman, Muncy, daughter, Michele, April 20. Mother former Naomi Vandine; Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Stackhouse, Hughesville, daughter, April 20. Mother former Donna Pentz; Mr. and Mrs. Earl LeBarron, Watsontown, daughter, April 21. Mother former Patricia Brehm; Mr. and Mrs. Blaine Trutt, Montgomery, son, April 21. Mother former Leslie Berger; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Reid, Muncy, daughter, April 19. Mother former Patricia Crossley.

Deaths: Rebecca C. Shaw, age 85, Muncy, April 19; Nellie R. Blakeslee, Muncy, April 20; Caroline Artley formerly of Picture Rocks; Harry H. Richart, 66, lifelong resident of the area, April 21.

At the Ritz: “A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Forum”

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