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PEEKS of PAST June 1, 2017

By Staff | Jun 1, 2017

The Muncy Luminary

Saturday, June 2, 1877

140 years ago

Snow fell in various parts of the county Thursday.

the new paint mill of R.E. Gray, at the junction of the Muncy and West Branch canals, is in operation.

J.C. Menagh, formerly of Bloomsburg, has opened a jewelry store on Main street, next door north of the First National bank.

Major Isaac Bruner has made arrangements by which he will receive power to run his planning machinery from the engine connection with P.M. Trumbower’s machine shop.

A meeting will be held at the Herdic House, Williamsport, today, for the purpose of organizing a fruit growers’ society for Lycoming county.

The Muncy Luminary

Friday, May 29, 1885

132 years ago

Married-At the Evangelical parsonage, Hughesville, May 11, by Rev. W.H. Lilley, William W. Shaffer, of Williamsport, and Miss Mary Buss, of Muncy.

The Muncy baseball club met at their rooms on Thursday and elected officers for the season.

William B. Smith intends building two more tenant houses on West Penn street.

A pavement of wide flagstones has been laid in front of William B. Kelly’s residence

Prof. Riddell is having the cellar dug for his residence on the hill.

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, May 31,1917

100 years ago

Headline-Urges That Children Work on the Farm-Scholars Should Attend Spring Sessions and Help Harvest Crops in the Fall

Muncy will furnish 117 men for draft register Tuesday.

Saturday afternoon two children were run down by a careless motorcyclist and one painfully injured.

Miss Hannah Artley McConnel, of Muncy, and P. Albert Double, of Pittsburgh, were united in marriage.

Died: Mary Frontz VanDine passed away Saturday last, at the ripe old age of ninety two years; William D. Morton died at his home on South Market street, Wednesday afternoon, aged 87 years and 19 days; George Drick, of Halls, died Friday morning, about 86 years; Oscar Corson, aged 55 years, found dead in bed at his boarding house in Montgomery last Friday morning.

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The Luminary

May 11, 1967

10 cents per copy

Traditional May Day ceremonies will be observed on Saturday in the Muncy high school gym. Crowning of the May queen from among the court including Jorene McCarty, Cathy Dugan, Cindy Carlucci, Sherri Soler, Diana Ihrig, Dara Ihrig and Linda Millheim.

Miss Elaine K. Smith, of Muncy, wed Sp/5 Gregory Dennis Johnson, April 21, in Hawaii.

Engagement announced of Susan Cottle, Shickshinny, to R. Bruce Wenzel, Muncy.

A baby shower for Mrs. Wayne Rider was held May 3 in the home of Mrs. Fred Mingle with Mrs. Paul Heise, co-hostess.

Reporting back to Great Lakes, Ill, Naval training center is Seaman Recruit Gary L. Houseknecht.

Died: Bessie V. Walton, Muncy, May 8; James Klinger, 63, Moran hotel, May 8; Annie Johnson, Muncy, May 7; H. Horace Gingles, Sr., Muncy Valley, May 10.

At the Ritz: “Thunder Alley”

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