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PEEKS OF PAST Feb.7, 2018

By Staff | Feb 8, 2018


Friday, Feb. 15, 1878

140 years ago

The Muncy Valley House under the management of Mr. Ford is doing an excellent business and is very well kept.

Geo. McCarty, Joseph Crouse, Thomas Clapp, Jos. Reibsain and Isaac Bruner have been drawn as jurors fore the March term of court.

Williamsport would like to have the new penitentiary located in that city.

Messrs. Lebo and Blue have completed their log job in Centre county and are impatiently waiting the necessary flood to drive the logs in.

C. Rippel the photographist, has a handsome new show case in which to exhibit his work.

The Muncy Luminary

Friday, Feb. 12, 1886

132 years ago

Died: In this borough, on the 4th inst., Mrs. Samuel Edwards, aged 84 years.

Waldron & Sprout’s new grinding mills are getting a big reputation.

At the fire at George Roberts’ house last week the boys of the Keystone Hook and Ladder company rendered good service.

The Muncy Luminary

and Lycoming County Advertiser.

Thursday, Feb. 14, 1918

Price Two Cents

Died: Margaret Carter, of this place, Tuesday evening, aged 78; Sarah Amanda Gray, Muncy native, Feb. 10, aged 68 years; Mary C. West, Williamsport, Saturday evening, aged 50 years.

The Luminary

Jan. 25, 1968

10 cents per copy

Sp/4 Clyde Biddle, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Biddle, of Muncy, has been wounded according to word received by his parents.

Miss Sue McCarthy, senior at Muncy, has been named winner of the annual Bausch and Lomb science award at MHS.

Engagement announced of Sandra J. Burris, N.Y. to John H. Williamson, of Muncy.

Jennie Akers, of Muncy, and R.W. Meckly, of Milton, were married on Jan. 20.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Henry Stackhouse, Hughesville, daughter, Jan. 16. Mother former Lois Lore; Mr. and Mrs. Brady Jordan, Unityville,, son, Jan. 19. Mother former June Boyer.

Sprout Waldron Sets Pace In Industrial Gifts to Hospital With $50,000

Died: Earl A. Taylor, Hughesville, Jan. 19; Mrs. Mary Bussler, 73, Pennsdale, Jan. 20; Catherine Fawber, 85, Muncy, Jan. 20; Joseph Bennardi, 85, Muncy, Jan. 21; Alice Kyser, 75, Montgomery, Jan. 20; George W. Freezer, Sr., 79, Hughesville, Jan. 26; Olive Kelchner, 83, Muncy, Jan. 25; Mary Ida Colley, 75, Muncy, Jan. 26; Harley S. Hoof, 74, Picture Rocks, Jan. 23; L. Tressa Hodge, 92, Picture Rocks, Jan. 25; Jesse J. Steele, 66, Muncy, Jan. 30; Romain C. Hassrick, 82, Muncy native, Jan. 4.

At the Ritz: Frank Sinatra in “tony rome”

Ad: Moran Hotel-Underground Bar-Rooms, Music

The Luminary

Wed., Feb. 3, 1993

25 years ago

Smoke billowed from the windows of the McCarty House Inn at North Main Street, Muncy, on Saturday morning. The historic inn and restaurant, the oldest structure in the borough and the second oldest in the county incurred heavy damage.

Robert McManigal, Pennsdale, won $50,000 prize in the “Saturday Spin” last weekend.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Rider, Hughesville, a daughter, Jan. 31. Mother former Donna L. Compeau; Mr. and Mrs. Stephen J. Tomasella, Montgomery, daughter, Jan. 26. Mother former Margot R. Bayer; Mr. and Mrs. Dennis L. Charles, Muncy, son, Jan. 25. Mother former Roberta L. Warner.

Died: Abram H., 87, and E. Grace Childs, 87, victims of tragic fire, Montgomery, Jan. 27; Joseph L. Sholtis,, 81, Muncy, Jan. 26; Cathryn A. Bieber, 94, Muncy, Jan. 25; Alvin L. Hill, 76, Allenwood, Jan. 25; Raymond F. Phillips, Montgomery.

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