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PEEKS of PAST Nov. 15, 2017

By Staff | Nov 15, 2017

The Muncy Luminary

Friday, Nov. 23, 1877

140 years ago

Burglars entered the residence of John P. Smith, grocer, Main street, Saturday night. Nothing was disturbed but Mr. Smith’s clothing from which a good watch was taken.

Married-In Muncy Creek township on the 14th inst., James Clark, of Lancaster county, and Miss Angie E. Fiester, of this place.

Eggs are raising in price, the last quotation being fifteen cents per dozen.

The Muncy Luminary

Friday, Nov. 13, 1885

132 years ago

Died in this borough, on the 10th inst. W.H.H.Walton, aged 45 years; In this borough on the 11th inst., Mrs. Mary Ann Turner, aged 69 years.

The directors of the W. and N. B.R.R. last week accepted the recent offer of the citizens of Muncy to procure the right of way for their road from the Lime Kilns to the P. and R.R.R., if they would change the terminus from Halls to Muncy.

A grand masquerade is announced for the Union rink on Saturday night.

The entertainment given in Educational Hall last Thursday evening for the benefit of the primary schools, of which Miss Mame Delany and Miss Mattie Schuyler are teachers, attracted a select and cultured audience.

Harvey Dimm is now teaching the Muncy Mill school in place of E.P. Moon, resigned.

A destructive disease, which experts say is not the cholera, is doing deadly work among the swine in this valley this fall.

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, Nov. 1,1917

100 years ago

Died: Martha Jane Dimm, Tuesday morning after a days illness of pneumonia, aged 64 years; William Brown Smith, of this place, passed away at his home Wednesday morning, Nov. 7th.

Harry S. Funk has just received his commission as lieutenant in the Russian railway service from the PResident and left for SEattle on Friday, the 9th of November.

The world’s record for butter production has been broken by Aagie Acme, a Holstein cow owned by A.W. Moris & Sons, of Wodland, CA. The cow yielded 1,331.41 pounds of butter in 365 days

A box social will be held in the Capt. John Brady grange hall at Pennsdale on Nov. 17.

Mrs. E.E. Dietrick, wife of the pastor of St. John’s Lutheran church of Black Hole Valley, was struck and instantly killed by a westbound Philadelphia and Reading passenger train at noon Tuesday, near Saegers.

The Luminary

Nov. 9, 1967

10 cents per copy

Wayne Spring won a Pontiac Firebird in the current Esso “Tigarama” contest.

Mrs. Rufus Fetter, elementary design instructor at Lycoming College, is guest exhibitor for the November Art Exhibit which opened MOnday at the James V. Brown Library.

Mr. and Mrs. James Hitesman have returned home after spending several days with his sister, Mrs. Otto Beilman, at Rochester.

Wedding of Miss Linda Kay Faus, of Hughesville, to Daniel Amos Pitcher, of Maine, on Nov. 4.

Engagement announced of Rose Marie Ryder, Muncy, to Edward Kaufman, Williamsport.

Died: Gertrude M. Carey, 81, Muncy, died Nov. 2; Valentine Kepner, 76, Hughesville, Nov. 1; Ruth Reed, 74, Hughesville, Nov. 2; Catherine Bower, 82, Muncy, Nov. 2; Charles E. Temple, 82, Hughesville, Nov. 4; Viola Belle Budman 83, Muncy, Nov. 3; Ethel S. Fritz, 80, Muncy.

At the Ritz: Max Von Sydow and Julie Andrews in “Hawaii”

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