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PEEKS of PAST Nov. 29, 2017

By Staff | Nov 29, 2017


Nov. 30, 1877

140 years ago

Married-In Muncy Creek township the 22nd inst., Alfred F. Miller and Miss Phoebe E. Smith, both of Muncy.

St. James’ Rectory won Washington street, was entered by thieves on Sunday night, but little booty was secured by the marauders. A few cents in change, some milk, and a few apples will cover the loss.

A boat team owned by Hank Godfrey, of Lock Haven, was pulled from the high towing path along the pool of Muncy Dam last Wednesday. The team consisted of two hors and a mule. The horses were killed but his muleship escaped unhurt.

William Shipman of Port Penn while repairing the bridge over Muncy creek, near the Stolz’s mill, fell in to the creek and badly injured his ankle, He fell from the save bridge several years ago when it was being built, and broke his shoulder.

The Muncy Luminary

Friday, Nov. 27, 1885

132 years ago

Married-At Lewisburg, on Nov. 18, William L. Albright and Miss Ada E. Grange, both of Muncy.

Died-In this borough on the 21st inst., Israel Wells, aged 74 years.

The engineering crops have not yet completed their work on the proposed route of the W. & N.B. R.R. into town.

More than 900 new buildings have been erected in Williamsport during the past year.

Sunday’s Grit drawing comes off on Wednesday. There are 30 prizes, the most valuable being piano worth $800. Over 30,000 tickets have been issued.

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, Nov. 29,1917

100 years ago

Phillip Watt aged seven ears, had his leg broken in two places Monday afternoon while attempting to jump on a large farm wagon.

In the little Baptist church at White Hall on Sunday, the Rev. H.C. Munro, in his eighty-second year, preached his valedictory sermon and retired from the ministry.

Died: Mrs. Luther Rothfuss, died on Thursday morning at 10:45 o’clock at her home at Fairview farm, Muncy, R.D. No. 2.

John Y. Ellis, who spent the past year his son, at Lost Creek, W.Va., has returned to his home at Montgomery, for the winter.

Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Murry Zealor, on Nov. 4th, a son.

The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Geo Moore died this morning at 4:30 o’clock.

The soldier boys who spent Thanksgiving at home were “Tone” Brass, John Goodenow, Clayton Banzhaf and Ramond Confer, all from Camp Meade, and Oscar Sedam and Walter Burnett, from Camp Dix.

Ad: When it aches again-try Pike’s Toothache Drops

The Luminary

Nov. 23, 1967

10 cents per copy

What might have been Muncy’s most disastrous fire in history was narrowly averted last Thursday, Nov. 16, when firemen from Keystone Hook and Ladder company extinguished a blaze in the clubrooms of the Sprout-Waldron Quarter Century club on the second floor of the Masonic building.

Marine Corporal Dennis A. Engdahl, Hughesville, is serving with the First Marine Aircraft Wing in the Republic of Viet Nam.

Seaman Recruit Charles A. Michael, USN, Muncy, has been graduated from nine weeks of Navy basic training at the Naval Training Center at Sand Diego, Calif.

Private Rodney Fowler, 21, Montgomery, has completed an eight-week field artillery basic course at Ft. Sill, Oka.

Joseph Kint, of Picture Rocks, Mrs. Veda Croman, Hughesville, and John Curry, Danville, were Sunday guests of Mrs. Curry at Selingsrove Convalescent home.

The H & E Manufacturing company of PIcture Rocks has been cited by PA Manufacturers Assoc. Insurance company to received the insurance carrier’s “Safety Performance Award” for outstanding achievement in loss prevention.

One of the fine women of our community was Mrs. Eleanor Baker, ,whose demise last week removed a loyal, devoted and loved servant from virtually every worthwhile organization and project in town. She was one of the women in our life at The Luminary, because for so many years she was the landlord.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Gary Heivly, Muncy, son, Nov. 14. Mother former Ina Snyder; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Jordan, Unityville, daughter, Nov. 18. Mother former Carol Lunger; Rev. and Mrs. Richard Gessling, Hughesville, son, Nov. 18. Mother former Jeannette Diehl; Mr. and Mrs. Larry Flick Hughesville, son, Nov. 18. Mother former Arlene Hill; Mr. and Mrs. Gary Halderman, Dewart, daughter, Nov. 18. Mother former Joyce Yeagle; Mr. and Mrs. Sheldon Charles, Muncy, daughter, Nov. 20. Mother former Shirley May; Mr. and Mrs. Richard Secules, Allenwood, daughter, Nov. 20. Mother former Darlene Moore. A daughter was born Nov. 17 to Navy Petty Officer and Mrs. Robert Herit, Dunoon, Scotland. Herit, who is serving abroad, is a former Hugehsville resident.

At the Ritz: “The Sound of Music”

Ad: 1966 Ford Mustang-Levelle Motors, Muncy, Pa.

The Luminary

Wed., Nov. 18, 1993

25 years ago

Doris E. Hess, Hughesville High School Class of 1942, has been admitted to the Academic Hall of Fame of the Hughesville High School for the year 1992.

Krisi Ewing, third grade student at Ward L. Myers Elementary School, won the OPT-sponsored poster contest with this “Teachers are Special” poster.

New members of the Epsilon Eta chapter of Beta Sigma Phi are Justine Peace, Leah Kolbrich and Deb Temple.

Red Raiders upend Muncy, 42-22 in Mid-Penn.

Birth: Mr. and Mrs. David W. Myers, Muncy Valley, a son, Nov. 14. The mother is the former Marcia A. Faus.

Died: Aida A. Hall, native of Montgomery, Nov. 10; Charles M. Harris, 38, Williamsport, Nov. 12; Arthur Myers, 87, Muncy, Nov. 12; Margaret E. Sheridan, 90, Muncy, Nov. 12; Ruth E. Swisher, Unityville, Nov. 9.