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PEEKS of PAST June 28, 2017

By Staff | Jun 30, 2017

The Muncy Luminary

Saturday, June 30, 1877

140 years ago

The brick work of David Stolz’s new front to his residence on North Main street is being put up. That excellent mechanic, Joseph Teaiel, is doing the work.

John A. Winters has purchased the engine and boiler formerly used in the Stephen Shoemaker mill, in Muncy Creek township, burned some time since for use in his “Cataract mill” in Plunkett’s Creek township.

The Muncy Luminary

Friday, June 26, 1885

132 years ago

The salary of the postmaster at Muncy will be $1,300 per annum from July 1, a reduction of $100 from that of the last few years.

“Under the Buttonwood” is the title of a pretty new son composed by H.T. Eckert and arranged by our townsman, Thomas Lloyd.

At a congregational meeting of the Muncy Presbyterian church held on Friday the Rev. A Dean was elected pastorate.

Our baseball club played the Watsontown boys on Saturday and had an overwhelming victory score, 44 to 3 in favor of Muncy.

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, June 28,1917

100 years ago

Fourth of July Quiet Day Here-Town will close up at noon and everybody that can will A-Fishing Go.

Mr. and Mrs. Grant Taggart and children, Grant, Jr., and Martha Ethel, are here for the summer having mad the trip from their home in SAvannah, Ga., by automobile.

Muncy boys are well represented in the fighting forces of Uncle Sam and at present there are two of them in far away, Honolulu, Hawaii Territory, J.F. Bower, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Bower and Rollin Ritter, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fin Ritter.

Rollin Ritter, son of Mr. and Mrs. W.A. Ritter, has joined the aviation corps, and at present is at home awaiting further orders. Charles Umlauf, son of Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Umlauf, who has been in training at the officers’ camp at Fort Niagara, N.y., spent sunday with his parents here.

The section was hard hit by a storm that passed over last Saturday night. On the farm of Mrs. Mat Weaver, near here, a large frame barn was caught by the wind and completely demolished, timbers being blown all over the place.

The marriage of Dr. H.M. Carter, of Montgomery, to Miss Nancy Lackland, of El Paso, occurred on Wednesday,

The Luminary

June 8, 1967

10 cents per copy

Reports of damage from the blackout, which began at 10:27 Monday and continued in the Muncy area for about four hours before normal power was restored, were minor.

Earl Poust, vocational agriculture instructor at the Muncy high school, gets Fellowship to Wisconsin.

Dr. Eugene Bertin, of Muncy, was presented one of the three Bucknell University alumni awards for service and achievement. Richard M. Shaner New Commander of Muncy Legion.

A tribute to Mrs. Henry Fessler, of Picture Rocks, appeared in the recent issue of “Hemlock Trail News”, the official new organ of Girl Scouting in this area, under the title “An Appreciation”.

Joyce E. Cunningham to wed Steve Waldron, both of Muncy.

Airman John Schwenk has returned from Thailand and has join his wife, the former Gloria Sprout and their daughter.

Miss Dorothy Tallman is the recipient of James Nicholson award at Pennsdale Elementary school.

Muncy Indians Improve Standings with Victories Over Hughesville, Rockets; So. Montour on Top. Carmen Mack took the victory against Hughesville, 15-6, though he needed relief help from Quin Newton. Gary Smith hurled the shutout against the Rockets.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Donald Bartlow, of Picture Rocks, twin daughters, June 6. Mother former Ruth Sanner; Mr. and Mrs. Luther Chamberlin, Turbotville, son, June 2. Mother former Susan Crist; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Sones, Hughesville, daughter, June 3. Mother former Charlotte Metzger; Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Mincemoyer, Turbotville, son, June 3. Mother former Janet Hamne; Mr. and Mrs. Buddy Winder, Montgomery, daughter, June 5. Mother former Kay Snyder.

At the Ritz: Michael Caine is “Alfie”

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