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PEEKS OF PAST Dec. 20, 2017

By Staff | Dec 18, 2017


Friday, Dec. 21, 1877

140 years ago

Mr. Ripple has opened a photograph gallery over Clapp & Smith’s store.

The hennery of DeLa Green was visited by thieves Monday night. Mr. Green hastened their departure by pistol shots form his bed room window. Unfortunately, his aim was faulty.

The fair and festival of the Juvenile Brady Monument Society will be held in the hall of the Keystone Hook and Ladder company, on the 24th inst.

Burglars – The residence of W. H. Everett, Esq., on Washington street, was entered by burglars on Wednesday evening. On Saturday night the residence of Dr. Baker, on Main street, was entered and some canned fruit taken. An attempt was made to enter the residence of Amos Berger, on Main street, Saturday night, b the use of nippers on the key, but the attempt failed.

J.M.M. Gernerd, Levi Eshbach, D.B. Dykins, John Van Buskirk, E.B. Smith, Elisha Younkin, David Stolz, and John Beeber have been drawn as jurors for the January term of court.

The Muncy Luminary

Friday, Dec. 18, 1885

132 years ago

The merchants in Hughesville have clubbed together and made an arrangement with the Williamsport & North Branch railroad to run a free train the day before Christmas to take people to Hughesville to do their shopping.

The Slate Run hunting party came home on Tuesday loaded down with game, among the bag being seven deer, all big fellows.

Mrs. S.E. Snook, in an advertisement, calls the attention of the public to her stock, of home made Christmas candies, especially clear toys an French mixtures.

C. Maurer, of up Glade Run, has established a meat market in Muncy, in the Crawford House.

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, Dec. 20,1917

100 years ago

The beautiful old English custom of placing a candle in the window on Christmas eve “to light the way” will be observed this year by many of the residents of Muncy.

Dr. H.S. Weigester has enlisted in the U.S. Navy. HE received a commission as lieutenant. He spent several days at his home in Troy.

Harry Jones, who resides near Trout Rum, died at the Williamsport hospital on Sunday from the effects of having been frozen Saturday night. Jones was 35 years of aged and worked in Williamsport and it was his habit to return home Saturdays on the train reaching Trout Run at 4:10 p.m. carrying with him two baskets of provisions.

The Luminary

Dec. 14, 1967

10 cents per copy

A 56-year old Max Bitler of Clarkstown area father of seven was found dead of a hunting accident in a field near his home Dec. 11.

A Muncy Valley youth, 17-year old Stephen Ledger, underwent emergency surgery at the Muncy Valley Hospital on Monday morning, Dec. 11, after he was shot, apparently by a doe hunter, as he walked along the highway on his way to school.

Miss Vickie Auker a senior at Muncy high school was named “outstanding cheerleader.

Marine Capt. Richard K. Barto, formerly of Muncy, recently was awarded the distinguished Flying Cross for action in Viet Nam.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Barry Bastian, Montgomery, son, Dec. 5. Mother former Carol St. James; Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Harman, Muncy, daughter, Dec. 6. Mother former Margaret Robb; Mr., and Mrs. Hugh Christie, Montgomery, son, Dec. 6. Mother former Judith sTewart; Mr. and Mrs. Vernice Statts, Hughesville, daughter, Dec. 8. Mother former Rose Ann Danley; Mr. and Mrs. Donald Metzger, Turbotville, son, Dec. 8. Mother former Doloris Watson; Mr. and Mrs. James Raemsch, Montgomery, daughter, Dec. 9. Mother former Gloria Morrison; Mr. and Mrs. George Brown, Muncy, daughter, Dec. 6. Mother former Judith Karschner; Mr. and Mrs. T. Justin Myers, Jr., Hughesville, son, Dec. 8. Mother former June Miller.

At the Ritz: “Tammy and the Millionaire”

The Luminary

Wed., Dec. 9, 1992

25 years ago

Christmas plans this year have changed dramatically for one Muncy family. Charles and Victoria Hess of New Street, learned over the weekend that their son Brian, a Navy Corpsman, would be leaving shortly for Somalia to be a part of Operation Restore Hope.

Joe and Patty Merrick of Pennsdale will have the pleasure of seeing their 20-year old son Brian appear in the $11 million production of the Michael Shaara bestseller about the Battle of Gettysburg.

Concerned parents of students in the Ward L. Myers Elementary School were denied a request for an additional teacher for hew school’s third grade.

Died: Dorothy May Jacobs, Muncy, Dec. 3; Daniel R. Ohnmeiss, 75, Sycamore Manor, Nov. 30; Hilda J. Crain, 81, Muncy, Nov. 30; Harold Taylor, 67, formerly of Hughesville, Nov. 28; S. Gardner Roth, 81, Hughesville, Dec. 1; H. Donald Peterman, Hughesville.

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