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PEEKS of PAST Nov. 1, 2017

By Staff | Nov 1, 2017

The Muncy Luminary

Friday, Nov. 2, 1877

140 years ago

Butter is selling in the Muncy markets at 20 cents per pound.

The watch shop of L. Garman was entered by burglars last Tuesday night and $75 worth of watches and jewelry was stolen.

The Muncy Cornet Band visited Montoursville on Wednesday evening.

The Baptist congregation will use a room in the school building for church and Sunday school purposes while their edifice is repaired.

The new residence of J. Philip Opp in Muncy Creek township is rapidly nearing completion. The work was done by Joseph Teufel. The roof is of iron.

The Muncy Luminary

Friday, Oct. 30, 1885

132 years ago

Died-In Muncy borough, Oct. 22, Bruce, son of E.B. Hall, aged 9 years.

The Rev. A. Dean will be installed pastor of the Muncy Presbyterian church on Tuesday evening.

There are 170 men at work on the upper and of the W & N B R R and they average ten rods a day. The road is now completed within a few miles of Laporte.

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, Nov. 1,1917

100 years ago

Three Cent Postage in Effect Friday, Nov. 2.

Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Metzger, Montgomery, at the home of Mrs. Metzger’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Peterman, on Main street, Sunday afternoon, twin sons; A son was born on Friday to Capt. and Mrs. Wallace L. Clay, of Philadelphia.

Died: Jacob F. Corson died Tuesday night at his home near Glen Mawr, at the age of eighty-eight years.

Wedding of Sarah Edith Bailey to Paul Wesley Rishel at the Muncy Lutheran church, at high noon on Saturday.

Ad: Baker’s Fish Market-Next door to the Crawford House, North Main St., Muncy

The Luminary

Oct. 19, 1967

10 cents per copy

Frustration gripped many a local televiewer last Wednesday when the cable went off right at a crucial point in the sixth World Series game, and was out for about half an hour.

Genial Glenn Waltz has retired from the A & P, having been manager of the Hughesville outlet ever since it was opened.

Miss Anne Hilton, Muncy Elementary Teacher, to be married Oct. 21 to Edward Cole, Turbotville.

Kent Ragers, Muncy, to live in Virginia following wedding vows Oct. 14 to Jean Marie Nolan.

Miss Joyce Zook, Hughesville, married Stanley G. Feaster, of Montgomery, Oct. 14.

Engagement announced of Judith Spotts, Muncy, to George Stanley Checkowski, of Jersey City, N.J.

Mrs. Laura Painter Mensch Frey will celebrate her 94th birthday on Oct. 23 at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde M. Ludwig.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. David Wenzel, Muncy, daughter, Oct. 10. Mother former Anita Prince; Mr. and Mrs. William Winter, Jr., Williamsport, daughter, Oct. 11. Mother former Judith Winder; Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Figlo, Hughesville, daughter, Oct. 11. Mother former Doris Johnson; Mr. and Mrs. James Sheatler, Unityville, son, Oct. 11. Mother former Genevieve Robbins; Mr. and Mrs. George Miller, Jr., Eagles Mere, daughter, Oct. 12. Mother former Regina Houseknecht; Mr. and Mrs. Dale McCormick, Montgomery, daughter, Oct. 13. Mother former Beverly Mower; Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Stackhouse, Unityville, daughter, Oct. 13. Mother former Joan Boyer; Mr. and Mrs. Donald Pentz, Montgomery, daughter, Oct. 14. Mother former Evelyn Beaver; Mr. and Mrs. Howard Sanders, of Proctor Star Route, daughter, Oct. 16. Mother former Jean Moser; Mr. and Mrs. Donald Blair, Hughesville, son, Oct. 16. Mother former Thelma Hall.

Died: Delvan R. Swisher, 59, Hughesville, Oct. 14.

At the Ritz: “Doctor Zhivago”

The Luminary

25 years ago

Oct. 28,1992

Winners of the Antique Toy Show poster contest at Myers Elementary school are Dawn Best, Brett Johnson, and Andrea Solomon.

Muncy girls, Suzanne Hannan, playing on Penn State Championship Rugby Team.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Rick Fisher, Montgomery, son, Oct. 20. Mother former Hettie L James; Mr. and Mrs. Richard Obert, Muncy, son, Oct. 22. Mother former Lori J. Wilson.