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PEEKS of PAST Oct. 25, 2017

By Staff | Oct 25, 2017

The Muncy Luminary

Friday, Oct. 26, 1877

140 years ago

Snow fell for several hours at Lewis’ Lake on Monday.

Edward Lyon had about 500,000 feet of hemlock logs in Muncy Creek below Biddle’s bridge and was putting up a portable mill on the farm of Dr. Michael Steck, to cut them, when the recent high water came and almost all the logs went into the river.

Chestnuts are unusually plenty this year. A gentleman from Unityville Saturday informs us that he saw 75 bushels in a store at that place.

The Muncy Luminary

Friday, Oct. 23, 1885

132 years ago

A memorial window to the memory of the late Rev. E.B. Raffensperger, D.D., will be placed in the Presbyterian church shortly.

T.K. Stofflet was the only Muncy man in the railroad wreck on the Philadelphia & Erie railroad, two miles south of Williamsport Tuesday night, and he was not hurt.

The boys of our fire company think Muncy borough ought to lay down a board walk on High street from Market street to the engine house, and also erect a street lamp in front of the building.

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, Oct. 25,1917

100 years ago

Letter from Brady Snyder, now at Southern Training Camp with the National Army-Warm Weather at Camp Hancock says Muncy Man.

Erma Pursel, aged 10 years, a daughter of Jacob Pursel, of Watsontown, was instantly killed at the SEventh street crossing of the Pennsylvania railroad Sunday evening.

Six Enlistments for Three Wars From this Family-Dykins Clan Has Fighting Record That is Hard to Equal-Father, Sons, Grandson-All enlisted in Muncy.

Chestnut Coal, $2.95 per ton-If you hauled it yourself-Cost 25 cents more if delivered-Right Now in Muncy too.

The Luminary

Oct. 12, 1967

10 cents per copy

Miss Susan S. Wood, Muncy, becomes engaged to Stephen B. Totten.

Miss Geri McCarty and Miss Roberta Lowry, students at Bradford campus of the University of Pittsburgh, spent the weekend with their parents here.

Mrs. Cynthia Wilcox install by American Legion Auxiliary.

Engagement announced of Miss LInda Kay Shaner, Hughesville, to Dale Eugene Wilson, Muncy.

Airman Reynolds, a Muncy high school graduate, is now home on leave.

Engagement announced of Lizabeth Ruth LIncoln to A/1c Raymond Thomas Reynolds, of Hughesville.

Announcement has been made of the engagement of Linda K. Faus, Hughesville, to Daniel A. Pitchford.

Engagement of Miss Joyce A. Kile, Hughesville to Larry C. Murray, also of Hughesville.

Died: Harriet H. Nixon, 69, Muncy, Oct. 5; Orilla Burkhart, 75, Muncy, Oct. 3.

At the Ritz: “The Dirty Dozen”

Ad: New Listings Every Week contact Jim Muffly, Muncy, PA, representing: McCormick Agency.

The Luminary

25 years ago

Oct. 14,1992

Genie Middlesworth, a respiratory technician at Muncy Valley Hospital, received the hospital’s quarterly C.O.O. Award for Outstanding Employee.

“Tale of a Dragon’s Tail” is just one of Bruce STorms’ works of art which will be part of his one-man show at the B & S Gallery in Williamsport.

Seaman Apprentice Seth H. Miller graduated from the Coast Guard Training Center at Cape May, NJ on Aug. 28. Seth is a 1992 graduate of Muncy High School.

Karen Baumer, a senior, was elected by the faculty at HHS for Miss Christmas Seal.

Amy Hall, Hughesville High School, was chosen Flaming Foliage queen.

Died: John Dimm Reynolds, 81, Muncy, Oct. 5; Marvin P. Bucher, 53, Hughesville, Oct. 7; Lillian H. Knieselly, 65, Boxford, MA, Oct. 1;