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PEEKS of PAST Dec. 13, 2017

By Staff | Dec 13, 2017


Friday, Dec. 14, 1877

140 years ago

Marred: In Muncy Creek township, on the 6th, Levi Hill, of Port Penn, and Miss Alice Gray, of Muncy.

The residence of George Roberts, North Main street, was entered b thieves last week.

Burglars tried to effect an entrance in the residence of Daniel Clapp on Monday night, but failed.

The Muncy Luminary

Friday, Dec. 11, 1885

132 years ago

Sunday night was bitterly cold and Monday morning the river was frozen clear across down at Port Penn. That same morning Morris Colley skated on the canal from Port Penn up to the basin, although it had been freezing only a few hours.

On Saturday last President Cleveland appointed James H. Fulmer to be postmaster at Muncy.

E.B. STokes has raised the fare on his bus line to 15 cents or 25 cents round trip.

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, Dec. 13,1917

100 years ago

Wednesday morning, Dec. 5, a pretty wedding was solemnized at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Smith Opp, when their daughter, Effie Ann, was united in marriage to C. Frank Hoyer, of Md.

Charles H. Sheddy and Mrs. Annie Blue, both of Muncy, were married Wednesday afternoon.

Born: A daughter to Mr. and Mrs. George W. Banzhof on Dec. 10.

Died: Romanus L. Long, Muncy Creek township, died Thursday at the age of 77 years; William W. Wertman, Muncy, died Saturday at the age of 79, George Horton, Tenn., Wednesday, aged 71 years.

The Luminary

Dec. 7, 1967

10 cents per copy

William P. Tobias, 1967 Muncy high school graduate and son of Mrs. Clair Stahl, of Muncy, has enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and is now taking basic training at Parris Island, S.C.

Justis Baum cited for Conservation Contributions to Boy Scout work.

J.L. Eaker sells Auto Agency to Ray Brown, Bob Wetherill.

Former Muncy residents Mr. and Mrs. William J. Geist, of Holiday Farms, Kennett Square, announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Constance A. Geist, to Thomas C. Worth, of Chadds Ford.

Miss Rosanne Little, Muncy, weds Grover Spoon of Ohio.

Muncy and Hughesville high school varsity and junior varsity cheerleading teams will compete in the annual district cheerleading completion at Wellsboro on Dec. 9.

Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Houseknecht, Picture Rocks, have moved to the new home they built in the Red Hill area of near Hughesville. Their daughter, Mrs. Ronald Green and family, moved from the Gunn Apartment to the former Houseknecht home on Railroad St.

Dale L. Fiester, Muncy, and Franklin Miller, Montgomery, are among area men who recently enlisted in the Air Force.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Harold Fry, Muncy, daughter, Nov. 28. Mother former Shirley Ohnmeiss; Mr. and Mrs. Terry Guisewhite, Allenwood, daughter, Nov. 30. Mother former Bonnie Hakes; Mr. and Mrs. Leo McMullen, Unityville, son, Dec. 2. Mother former Dolores McLaughlin; Mr. and Mrs. Dale Montgomery, son, Dec. 3. Mother former Sandra Buhl; Mr. and Mrs. James Sones, Muncy, son, Dec. 3. Mother former Mary Ohnmeiss; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Miller, Montgomery, daughter, Dec. 4. Mother former Patricia Ring; Mr. and Mrs. Donald Gottschall, Watsontown, daughter, Nov. 25. Mother former Connie Nevel; Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Hall, Montgomery, son, Nov. 26. Mother former Frances Heckert; Mr. and Mrs. Harry Miller, Montgomery, son, Nov. 26. Mother former Judy Buck; Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Moser, Watsontown, son, Nov. 26. Mother former Ruth Reece; Mr. and Mrs. George Trick, Muncy, daughter, Nov. 26. Mother former Sharon Boatman; Mr. and Mrs. Edward Sherwood, Muncy, daughter, Nov. 27. Mother former Jean Woodley.

Died: Marguerite Latimer, 67, Muncy, Dec. 2; Cecile D. Baker, 58, Hughesville, Dec. 4; Isaac Eichenlaub, Unityville, 64, Dec. 5;

At the Ritz: Sandra Lee and George Hamilton in “Doctor, you’ve got to be kidding!”

Ad: Deluca’s Music Co., Muncy, PA

The Luminary

Wed., Dec. 2, 1992

25 years ago

As a kickoff to National Drunk and Drugged Driving Month, red ribbons were tied to all of the school buses owned by Brelsford Motors in Muncy.

New minister, The Reverend Roger L. Steiner filled the vacancy at St. John’s (Brick) Lutheran Church, Montgomery.

Airman Kara L. Derrick has graduated from Air Force basic training at Lackland Air Force Base.

Birth: Terrilee Bryan and Michael Prentiss a son, Nov. 21.

Died: Mary E. Marquardt, 66, Hughesville, Nov. 27; Lillian M. Speary, 76, Hughesville, Nov. 28; Lois C. Keiss, 39, formerly of Millville, Nov. 29; John D. Sealy, 85, Montgomery native, Nov. 18.

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