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PEEKS OF PAST – Mar. 14, 2018

By Staff | Mar 14, 2018

The Muncy Luminary

100 years ago

New news report.

The Luminary

March 7, 1968

10 cents per copy

Clyde Frantz and Dana Balum, the West Branch valley’s one-two punch of the Penn State University freshman wrestling team, each won championships in the annual plebe contest at Annapolis.

David Toth, Muncy, was presented the Eagle Boy Scout award.

Marvin Eichenlaub, high-school senior, Muncy, won the essay contest by the Lycoming County Committee for Employment of the Handicapped.

Births: Leap Year Twins- Mr. and Mrs. Gary Houseknecht, of Muncy Valley, twin sons, Feb. 29. Mother former Lois Montague; Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Spako, Picture Rocks, son, Feb. 28. Mother former Sharon McCarty; Mr. and Mrs. Tony Peterman, Muncy Valley, son Feb. 28. Mother former Pamela Parkhurst; Mr. and Mrs. George Raybold, Muncy, daughter, March 2. Mother former Roberta Rowland; Mr. and Mrs. Donald Mitcheltree, Muncy, son, March 4. Mother former Barbara Poust.

Died: Former Muncy resident Mrs. Dorothy Badorff, Feb. 19; Mary May Murray Yocum, Muncy, Feb. 28; Flora F. Martz, formerly of Muncy, Feb. 27; Frederick D. Heilman, formerly of Muncy, March 1; W. Herman Keener, 63, Muncy, March 2.

At the Ritz: “Fitzwilly”

The Luminary

Wed., March 10, 1993

25 years ago

Marine Lance Cpl. Terry L.Whitmoyer, whose wife Jennifer is the daughter of Carol Clontz, Muncy, recently received the Meritorious Mast.

Wendy Dilcher, a fifth grader at Myers Elementary, received the award and a D.A.R.E. bear for her winning essay submitted in the D.AR.E. contest.

Births: Jacqueline M. Gordner and Steven E. Daye, Muncy, a daughter, March 5; Mr. and Mrs. Gary E. Cooper, Muncy, daughter, March 4. Mother former Donna M. Kurtz; Mr. and Mrs. S. Theodore Haines III, Muncy, son, Feb. 24. Mother former Kathy Rothrock.

Died: Robert R. Odell, 69, Hughesville, March 4; Betty L. Gilmore, 70, Hughesville, March 7; Rev. H. Richard Welliver, 76, former pastor in Muncy, March 7; Mary Bruch Young, Muncy, March 3; Katharine Z. Crawford, 88, formerly of Montgomery, March 6; Clifford W. Edwards, 83, Muncy; Harold M. Bennett, Jr., 39, Montgomery, March 5; Louise B. Burrill, 77, Montoursville, March 3; William E. Toy, 64, Montgomery, March 3; Francisco Garcia, 48, formerly of Hughesville, March 7