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PEEKS OF PAST Aug. 23, 2017

By Staff | Aug 25, 2017

The Muncy Luminary

Friday, Aug. 24, 1877

140 years ago

Died-In this borough, on Tuesday, Aug. 21, Jacob Dewalt, aged 34 years.

Major Bruner’s planing mill on East Water street was started up for the first time on Thursday of last week. The machinery worked to the satisfaction of those interested.,

Our townsman, Judson K. Rogers, has purchased a one-half interest in the oil works of Ely & Co., at Williamsport.

The Baptist congregation of this place will picnic at the Muncy Trout Ponds on Saturday next.

High Constable Fahrenbach contemplated the arrest of three well known resident of Muncy Creek township, Saturday night, who refused in an insolent manner to move on and thereby open a passage over the pavement at the corner of Main and HIgh streets. The officer will be sustained in this efforts to break up the rowdyism and crowding that has become so common at that corner.

The Muncy Luminary

Friday, Aug. 21, 1885

132 years ago

Married-At Clarkstown Aug. 13, Hamlin H. Bardo, Montgomery, to Miss Minnie Night, of Muncy.

At the Muncy Lutheran parsonage, Aug. 15, H. J. Shell to Miss Agnes M. Harrison, both of Muncy.

Died-At his residence in Muncy borough Tuesday, Aug. 18, Dr. A. Hepburn Rankin, in the 53rd year of his age; In Muncy borough Aug 15, Sarah, wife of Henry Golder, aged 53 years; In this borough, Aug. 19, infant son of B. W. and Laura Harris.

A. Lee Waterman, of New York, is in town this week and prsposes to number the houses on all the streets in Muncy, including those of East Muncy.

Samuel McReynolds and John Artley represented Muncy borough at the Democratic convention.

S.E. Sprout is manufacturing five different sizes of fruit evaporators now. The largest sell for $800 and the smallest $5.

Cyrus Long and two cousins go on the road this with with a “Polyopticon Show.”

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, August 23,1917

100 years ago

The great human lottery has thought out a number of queer things. Two Muncy men, Origen A. and Nathan R. Harvey, sons of Mr. and Mrs. George Harvey, of this place, registered for the draft, their numbers being 866 and 886, respectively. When the numbers were drawn at Washington it was found that the former’s number was in the thirty-ninth hundred and the latter’s in the fortieth hundred.

This week The Luminary closes its seventy-sixth volume.

In a baseball game that was featured by heavy hitting on the part of the Muncy Normal team, the school team defeated Hughesville on Saturday by the score of 13 to 0. Ringler was in the box for Muncy and struck out seventeen men Saturday afternoon this team will play the strong Picture Rocks team at Muncy, this being the commencement game.

The Luminary

Aug. 10, 1967

10 cents per copy

Miss Carla Sue Overhiser, Muncy, married Saturday, AGu. 5, to Harold Auten.

Marriage of Katherine Elizabeth Nuss to Elvin N. Strayer Jr., of Allenwood on Aug 5.

Engagement announced of Miss Jean Marie Nolan to J. Kent Rager, Muncy.

One of the highlights of the recent vacation rip of the Robert Banzhof family was seeing Queen Elizabeth of England in person on their recent visit to Canada.

Miss Jean Odell, Hughesville, wed on Aug. 5 to Frank D. Strayer, of Calif.

Miss Frances Anne Fischer, Picture Rocks, entertained at a Variety shower for Miss Susan Burke, of Va.

Muncy swimmers win area swim championship. Becky Waldron in 12 and under won three events. Lark Pfleegor broke the record in the 10 and under 100-yard individual medley, and Jan Pfleegor broke the record in the 100 yard freestyle mark.

Vandalism in cemetery at Muncy is still being investigated. A total of 61 stones were overturned, some of them severely damaged in the process.

Births: A son born July 21 to DT3 Larry Nunn and Mrs. Nunn, Picture Rocks; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Widell, Muncy, daughter, Aug. 3. Mother former LIllian Smith; Mr. and Mrs. Merl Kittner, Jr., Allenwood, daughter, Aug. 3. Mother former Dorothy Bender; Mr. and Mrs. Ronald McGregor, Hughesville, son, Aug. 4. Mother former Jeanne Confer; Mr. and Mrs. James E. Peterman, Muncy, son, Aug. 4. Mother former Sandra Snyder; Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Johnson, Turbotville, daughter, Aug. 5; Mr. and Mrs. Claude Miler, Muncy, daughter, Aug. 5. Mother former Catherine Long; Mr. and Mrs. Dale Kepner, Muncy, daughter, Aug. 8. Mother former Rhea Minier; Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Barto, Hughesville, son, Aug. 8. Mother former Rebecca Myers; Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Wright, Montgomery, daughter, Aug. 8. Mother former Sara Croman.

At the Ritz: Walt Disney’s “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”

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The Luminary

Wed., Aug. 26, 1992

25 years ago

During renovation, Mike and Gail Wood discovered that the house at 22 South Market Street in Muncy was a one room brick schoolhouse many years ago.

Tobacco and Alcohol Survey Results to be addressed by Community Task Force.

Mainstreet Video opens in Muncy.

Ruth Hawkins and grandson, Bill Corson, have returned from a trip to the Cornwall and Devon area of England.

Air Force Tech Sgt. Patrick H. Hatch, Hughesville, has been decorated with the Bronze Star Medal.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Roger L. Webster, Hughesville, son, Aug. 16. Mother former Kathleen E. Fogel; Mr. and Mrs. David Stryker, Muncy, son, Aug. 18. Mother former Denice R. Cox; Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Fry, Muncy son, Aug. 21. Mother former Robbin M. Wingfield.

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