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PEEKS OF PAST Aug. 2, 2017

By Staff | Aug 2, 2017

The Muncy Luminary

Friday, Aug. 3, 1877

140 years ago

L. Garman, of Turbotville, a opened a jewelry store in this place, on Main street next to the bank.

The Muncy Cornet band paid the Vigilant Fire company a visit at their new engine house Tuesday evening. The Vigilants opened couple of kegs of nails.

H. Ogborn & Co. , of New York, have purchased the furniture business of William A. Petrickin, on West Water street, and are now refitting the room.

The repairs to the engine house have been completed and the steamer housed.

The roof of J.D. Melick’s barn in East Muncy was discovered to be on fire Friday afternoon, but was put out before serious damage resulted.

The Muncy Luminary

Friday, July 31, 1885

132 years ago

The front of the Republican League room was the first place in Muncy that was draped in black as a token of respect for General Grant.

Muncy defeated the Montoursville baseball team at Mohr’s park, 22-8.

Rev. E.C. Houck has been engaged by the Keystone Pain company to act as general agent for their product in the southern states. He starts out on his first trip next week.

The Lutheran Sunday schools of the Muncy church and St. John’s church will have a grand picnic at Tivoli.

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, August 2,1917

100 years ago

Death by Levi Eshbach at the Masonic Home-Passed Away Saturday-Was Oldest Member of Masons in Lycoming County

The corn and buckwheat field of Roy Hill, of Penn township, were complete destroyed in the hail storm which passed over that section last week.

John Shepper, private in Company D, Thirteenth Regiment, Pennsylvania Infantry, on guard at the Pennsylvania railroad’s bridge over the Susquehanna river at Linden, shot and instantly killed Perry Bowee, aged twenty-six years last Thursday night.

Refused To Raise Price of Milk; Quits-William B. Soars, who has been in the dairy business for over thirty years, refused to raise the price of his goods, and stated that before he would ask those prices, he would quit the business. Mr. Soars made good his assertion and on Monday his wagons made their last rounds.

Cost $70.50 For Gypsies to Leave Muncy-Entered Town with Train Motor Trucks and Got in Bad With Borough Authorities.

A hint to the bathers: There is a law which prohibits bathing in any public waters of the state unless bathers don bathing costumes. Anything in the strictly “nude” is prohibited.

The Luminary

July 13, 1967

10 cents per copy

Miss Dolores I. Pauling, Muncy, and Donald C. Miller, of Watsontown, exchanged wedding vows on June 30 at Brick Church.

Linda Lou Eichenlaub, Sonestown, and David Lee Hoffman, of Hughesville wed July 1 in Hughesville.

C. Dean and Joyce Houseknecht, of near Muncy, will have the exclusive use of the prefix “Maple-Road”: in naming all Registered diary animals bred in that herd.

Only two Travelers Hitting Over .300-Bill Babcock and Bud Haynes during the first half of the current West Branch season. Leading pitcher with a 5-3 record is Bob Montgomery.

Miss Cora Leiser was top winner, and Mrs. George Deffenbaugh received the best in show award, when the Muncy Garden club held its annual flower show June 30.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Sylvan Harriman, of Sonestown, a son, July 5. Mother former Nannie MacDonald; Mr. and Mrs. Richard Funk, Watsontown, son, July 5. Mother former Betty Stackhouse; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Sellers, Watsontown, son, July 6. Mother former Jean Bryson.

Died: Robert R. Odell, 67, Hughesville, July 10; Marguerite E. Gortner, 63, Pennsdale, July 10; Luray S. Swartz, Muncy, July 7.

At the Ritz: Elvis Presley in “Double Trouble”

Ad: Cecil W. Thompson, Agway, Muncy, PA