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PEEKS OF PAST Jan. 31, 2018

By Staff | Jan 31, 2018


Friday, Feb. 8, 1878

140 years ago

Frank Peterman and James P. Dykins will leave in a day or two for Philadelphia, from whence they expected to sail for Brazil on the steamer City of Richmond early next week. The to to work on the Madera railroad. It is expected that W.A. Petrikin, now in Philadelphia, will accompany them to South America, also to work on this great engineering contract.

A buffalo robe, blankets and other articles were stolen from Jesse Haines, of Muncy township. Recently, High Constable Fahrenbach recovered the goods in Sullivan County Friday of last week. The stealing was done by two men, named Whipple and Hagerty, and Constable Fahrenbach made an effort to arrest them, but failed.

Johnson has purchased the brick yard of B.F. Johnson, in Muncy.

The Muncy Luminary

and Lycoming County Advertiser.

Thursday, Feb. 7, 1918

Price Two Cents

Died: John G. Gohrs died on Mechanic street this (Friday) morning, aged 60 years, 5 months and 11 days; Maylon Taylor died at his home at Glade Run Friday last, aged 84 years; John Good, one of the best known millers in this section of the state, died suddenly Friday night at his home at Newberry.

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Carleton Drinker announce the marriage of their daughter, Eleanor Rodman, to Mr. Oscar William Hausermann, Lieutenant officers Reserve Corps, three hundred first machine gun battalion, on Monday, the twenty-eight of January, 1918, at Pittsburgh.

Driven by a high wind, fire swept through the three-story business block, owned by the Star Clothing House, in Market squares, Williamsport, on Monday, entailing a loss of $80,000.

Ad: Vendue Bills-Muncy Luminary

The Muncy Luminary

Friday, Feb. 5, 1886

132 years ago

Robert Huff, night operator at the Muncy depot, P. and R.R., has been promoted to be station agent at White Deer Mills.

Died: At her in in Port Penn, Jan. 30, Mrs. Alexander Smith, after a long and tedious illness.

Frank Corson, who was driving back for his father, Capt. Wm., Corson, and three passengers, narrowly escaped death at the Philadelphia and Reading railroad crossing, on West Water Street, Monday afternoon. As he drove on the crossing the up train, which was late, dashed into the team, killing one horse instantly and mangling the other so badly it had to be shot. The horses were cut from the hack when struck, and the vehicle was scarcely jarred. The team was valued at over $500.

The Luminary

Jan., 18, 1968

10 cents per copy

Miss Margaret Turner has been named 1968 winner of the annual Daughters of American Revolution award at Muncy high school.

Classrooms appeared virtually deserted in the Muncy schools on Monday, Jan. 15, when classes convened with more than 200 students absent. There were 122 missing at the high school and 78 from elementary, plus five high school teachers and three in grade school.

Joseph Holmes, of Muncy, has lead in Jr. League Play.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Dale Wertz, Muncy, daughter, Jan. 10. Mother former Barbara Stroup; Mr. and Mrs. Charles C. Smith, Muncy, son, Jan. 12. Mother former Edith Baker; Mr. and Mrs. Curt Heitzman, Muncy, daughter, Jan. 13. Mother formerly Doris Alley; Mr. and Mrs. Austin Grossnickle, of Montgomery, daughter, Jan., 13. Mother former Doris Handley; Mr. and Mrs. Olen Hileman, Hughesville, daughter, Jan. 14. Mother former Bernadine Gray; Mr. and Mrs. Donald Hawley, Muncy, son, Jan. 16. Mother former Nancy Smith.

Engagement announced of Miss Linda Vandine to Seaman 3/C Ira Hutchins, both of Hughesville.

Engagement announced of Miss Phyllis E. Stiger to George E. Creasy, Hughesville.

Died: Raymond S. Fought, Hughesville, Jan. 11; Harvey C. Sullivan, Hughesville, Jan. 13; Adelaide Keil, formerly of Muncy, Jan. 11.

At the Ritz: “To Sir, With Love” with Sidney Poitier

Ad: Sno-suits $4.00 Muncy Dry Goods Co.

The Luminary

Wed., Jan. 27, 1993

25 years ago

Muncy Bank &Trust Co. to Celebrate Centennial-The year 1993 signifies a hallmark for one Muncy bank. Muncy Bank & Trust Co. will be celebrating 100 years of community banking.

On Jan. 4 Muncy Creek Volunteer Fire Company Ambulance officially received licensure by the Pennsylvania Dept. of Health , Division of Emergency Medical Services.

The Rev. Herman Heim, former pastor of Christ Lutheran Church, will be guest speaker at Grace Presbyterian church tis coming Sunday morning.

Airman Jennifer J. Zarr, Montgomery, has graduated from Air Force basic training at Lackland Air Force Base.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Paul Miller of Muncy, daughter, Jan. 24. Mother former Rebecca J. Ryan; Mr. and Mrs. David Snyder, Muncy, daughter, Jan. 21. Mother former Roschele Wagner; Mr. and Mrs. James N. Hammond, Montgomery, son, Jan. 19. Mother former Angela R. Rosenbaum.

Died: Adolf Radke, 85, Montgomery, Jan. 23; Verus V. Cupp,90, Muncy, Jan. 23; Justin H. Rynearson, 88, Muncy, Jan. 18; Harold A. Dunn, 71, Muncy, Jan. 24; Thomas R. Sanguedolce, Muncy, Jan. 21; Maude E. Meck, formerly of Picture Rocks, Jan. 24; Johns S. Metzger, 86, Montgomery, Jan. 23; Fred S. Stewart , 73, Williamsport, Jan. 22; Harold Astor Dunn, 71, Muncy, Jan. 24.