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PEEKS of PAST May 24, 2017

By Staff | May 30, 2017

The Muncy Luminary

Friday, May 26, 1877

140 years ago

Died-In this borough, Sunday, May 20, of cancer, James Carr, aged 79 years.

During the storm Monday night lightning struck the bridge across the river at this place. Not much damage resulted.

A post office has been established at Hall’s Station, to be called Hartley Hall.

The Keystone Hook and Ladder company and the Vigilant Fire company have declined to take part in the Memorial DAy exercises.

During the severe storm Monday night lightning entered the telegraph office and shattered the window casings to a considerable extent.

Prof. A.Am Baldwin, principal of the public schools of this place during the past two years, will study medicine under the direction of Dr. Reinhold, of Williamsport.

The Muncy Luminary

Friday, May 22, 1885

132 years ago

The race between F.P. Noff, of Williamsport, and H.W. Corson, of Muncy, came off at the Pine street rink, Williamsport, Monday night, the contest being for a purse of $100. Corson took the lead and kept it for some time. His opponent gained two laps at the 42 mile when corson stopped to oil his skates. At the 43d mile Corson was taken with a severe cramp and was compelled to leave the track. Noff finished his 50 miles in 3 hours and 55 minutes.

Henry Whitemire’s shop, the gun store of Clinton Guyer and Axman’s saloon at the Reading depot were entered by burglars Monday night. They secured a little booty for their trouble.

The Hughesville band will furnish the music for the Memorial Day services. William E. Crawford will be the orator of the day.

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, May 24,1917

100 years ago

C.E. Drumm will hold a demonstration meeting in the apiary of the Morrill Bee and Honey Co. at Muncy on Saturday.

Joseph Manley, forest ranger of Maple Hill, states that the fire on the Bald Eagle mountain which started last week near Loyalsock station, below Sylvan Dell, covered almost 4,000 acres before it was extinguished.

Opera Hose Program-Tonight, Mary Pickford in a Famous Players’ production, “The Eternal Grind.”

Benjamin Meck, of this place, was married to Miss Mildred E. Stover, of Williamsport at noon Saturday.

A dispatch from Hagerstown, Md., May 19, said that among the marriage licenses issued was one to Eugene G. Lowry, of Philadelphia, and Ruth Smith, of Muncy.

Many Muncy Boys Are Servicing Uncle Sam-At training camps-Origin Harvey, Charles Umlauf, Oscar Sedam, William Steck, Raymond Renn; In Service-Clarence Dewald, George Frey, Charles Narber, William Dewald, Kenneth Wertman, Harper Dykins, Charles Hess, Willard Johnson, Harris Fahrenbach, Raymond Smith, Eddie Rager.

Deaths: Joseph P. Grange died at his home on North Market street Wednesday afternoon, aged 56 years, 6 months and 20 days; Mrs. George H. Green, formerly Miss Hattie Burrows, of Muncy, died May 18 at the home of her son. Mrs. Green was aged sixty-five years; The body of Richard Gardner, who died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Edward B. Dewald, in Hughesville, was brought to this place yesterday afternoon and interment made in the Muncy cemetery.

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The Luminary

May 4, 1967

10 cents per copy

Capt. William Wood, U.S. Marine Corps, was wounded recently while serving in Viet Nam, according to word received by area relatives.

Around the Town: Construction has begun in Locust Hills area for new homes for the Rev. Fred Holmes’ and the Ken Brungards, with Jim Muffly’s operatives in charge.

Engagement announced of Miss Jane L. Landis, of near Muncy, to Larry E. Reynolds, Watsontown.

Miss Sharon McClain was crowned Hughesville high school May Queen of 1967. Her escort was Gregory Little.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. John Zimmerman, Jr., of Muncy, April 27. Mother former Joyce Wagner; Mr. and Mrs. Donald Poust, Muncy, son, April 30. Mother former Lela Thomas; Mr. and Mrs. Barry Hess, Hughesville, May 1.

Died: Lynn Vermlya, 74, Muncy, May 2; H. Clyde Green, Hughesville, 80, May 2; Sara Catherine Marshall, 58, Muncy, April 27; Edward E. Sodrick, Muncy, April 25; Brady Burkholder, 77, April 25, Earl W. McMichael, 78, Muncy resident.

At the Ritz: The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin”

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