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Peeks of PAST Oct. 18, 2017

By Staff | Oct 17, 2017

The Muncy Luminary

Friday, Oct. 19, 1877

140 years ago

Married-On the 16th inst., in Muncy Creek township, G. Morris Webb, of Muncy, to Miss Mary E. Worthington, of Penn township.

The public schools and the normal schools opened on Monday with about 200 scholars.

The new Penn street sewer is in and the engineer, Capt. Lloyd, and Street Commissioner Eshbach have, to all appearances, done a good job.

The Watsontown Record calls for slower speed by railroad trains through speed by railroad trains through that town, and says that four cows were killed by the fast line east last week.

The Muncy Luminary

Friday, Oct. 16, 1885

132 years ago

The public schools opened on Monday. The teachers this year are Emerson Collins, principal; W.F. Peoples, Miss Sallie Kirk, F.C. Ruffhead, Miss Mazie Trumbower, Miss Mame Delancy and Miss Mattie Schuyler.

Oysters every Sunday at the Muncy bakery.

There are a good many pupils from the neighboring townships attending the Muncy Public schools.

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, Oct. 18,1917

100 years ago

Beginning Nov. 2 letter postage in the United States will be three cents per ounce or fraction thereof.

Save Apples; Put Up Jelly-Not One Windfall or Hand Picked Apple Should Go to Waste as They Are Very Scarce.

Invitation have been issued for the wedding of Miss Edith Bailey, of this place, and Paul W. Rishell, of Mass.

Wedding announced of Edyth Lowler to Charles Scott App, formerly of this place, on Oct. 17.

Killed in Auto Accident Sunday-Ruth Kint, aged 24 years, an operator of the White Deer Telephone company at the Maple Hill exchange, whose home is at Montgomery, suffered a fracture of the skull.

The Luminary

Oct. 5, 1967

10 cents per copy

Miss Margaret Turner to represent Muncy in Flaming Foliage Festival.

Martha Banzhaf becomes bride of Bradley Oechler on Sept. 30.

Miss Zollna Makar, N.J., engaged to wed John P. Williams, Muncy.

Hughesville Sailor Completes Training-Barry C. Barto, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clayton C. Barto, of Hughesville, graduated from Navy basic training.

Muncy football ties Lancers, 32-32.

At the Ritz: “Up The Down Staircase”

Ad: Edie’s Gifts & Gags, East Muncy

The Luminary

25 years ago

Oct. 7,1992

Area girls to represent schools in Flaming Foliage Festival-Amy Hall, Hughesville; Lisa Satteson, Montgomery; Anne Konkle, Muncy.

The Hughesville Business and Professional Women’s Club has once again created a “Christmas Memories” ball. Chosen for 1992 is the Hughesville Fire Company to celebrate their centennial.

The Ward L. Myers Elementary School has named Wendy Dilcher, sixth grade, and Brett Johnson, fifth grade, as Writers of the Month.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Shawn Smith, Muncy, son, Oct. 1. Mother former Michelle R. Richards.

Died: Chester R. Bussler, Sr., 78, formerly of Hughesville, Oct. 4; Madeline S. Reed, 72, Muncy, Oct. 2; Paul L. Rider, 56, Hughesville, Oct. 1; Edward W. Yanney, 72, Muncy, Oct. 2; Marguerite Minnier, Hughesville, Oct. 4.