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PEEKS OF PAST Jan. 24, 2018

By Staff | Jan 24, 2018


Friday, Feb. 1, 1878

140 years ago

Stokes’ Combination are preparing to give an entertainment at Milton soon.

Messrs. DeHaas & Brother are building a very fine carriage for Edward Marshall, of Philadelphia. When completed the vehicle will be worth looking at.

E.B. Dreisbach has opened a salesroom for the Singer sewing machine, in the store of M.S.

The Brady Monument fund has reached a total of $900.58.

Potatoes are selling for 35 cents a bushel. Eggs are 16 cents doz.

The Muncy Luminary

Friday, Jan. 29, 1886

132 years ago

Died: In this borough, January 28, Mrs. Catharine Peterman, wife of F.S. Peterman, after an illness of less than a week.

James W. Bair, who has been chief clerk at the Muncy Valley House for several years, has leased the Clarkstown Hotel from John P. Shoemaker and will take charge of that old stand on April 1st.

Beginning with the spring term Miss Sallie Rankin will have charge of the musical department of the Muncy Normal School. She succeeds Miss Anna Gibson at the Normal.

The Luminary

Jan. 11, 1968

10 cents per copy

Fred Priest ends 51-year career in banking last week with a testimonial dinner in his honer given by the Muncy BAnk and Trust company.

Merle Brucklacher was named to the board of directors of Muncy Bank and Trust company.

Engagement announced of Miss Laura Marsh, of near Muncy, to Lynn Larue Van Dine of Hughesville.

A daughter born to Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Ferrell, Jr., Picture Rocks.

Deaths: Morton R. Herr, 65, Muncy high school alumni who established a clothing empire in Philadelphia, died suddenly in Acapulco, Mexico, last Thursday, Jan. 4; Rose Garnhart, Muncy, Dec. 27; Raymond E. Bigger, Hughesville, 67, Jan. 5; Walter Groff, Montgomery, Jan. 9; Anna Barto, 70, Hughesville, Jan. 9; Oliver J. Housel, 92, Montgomery, Jan. 9; Rev. Ralph Knittle, 89, retired Methodist pastor, Jan., 5; Grant E. Anstadt, Muncy, Jan. 8.

At the Ritz: Lee Marvin in “Point Blank”

Ad: Deerhead Mobile Home Sales at Orchard Park

The Luminary

Wed., Jan. 20, 1993

25 years ago

Muncy’s Mike Gaydon received the game ball after scoring his record-breaking basket at the South Williamsport game. Gaydon surpassed the school record of 1,323 points set by Mark Miller in 1976.

Dissatisfied truck drovers picket outside the McCormick Dray Lines of Muncy near the I-180 exchange on Rt. 405.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Brian Ryder, Montgomery, son, Jan. 12. Mother former Melanie J. Fife; Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Foreman, Hughesville, son, Jan 15. Mother former Suzanne K. Mothersbaugh; Rebecca L. Colyer and Rockey E. Brown, Jr., Hughesville, son, Jan. 13.

Engagement announced of Marsha Beachel, Muncy, to Joseph Reynolds, of Muncy.

Died: Justin H. Rynearson, 88, Muncy, Jan. 18; Bill Morgan, Sr., 78, Jan. 16; Glenn Henry Sweet, 79, Hughesville, Jan. 11.