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PEEKS OF PAST – Mar. 21, 2018

By Staff | Mar 21, 2018

140 years ago

Friday, April 12, 1878

Married-In this borough, on the 9th inst., by the Rev. Edwin N. Lightner, Wm. J. Nece, of Erie county, Pa., and Miss Rose Kibler, of this borough.

Lamp posts have been erected at the corner of Penn and Main streets and in front of Ross Konklen’s tin shop, on South Main street.

B.C. Bowman has been appointed manager of the Williamsport boom. The boomage has been decreased to 90 cents for 1000 feet on pine logs and 60 cents on hemlock.

John Van Buskirk, late proprietor of the Muncy Valley House, has gone to Macomb, Ill., where he will engage in the hotel business.

132 Years Ago

April 9, 1886

It is now settled that the W. & N.B. railroad will come to Muncy and work will undoubtedly be begun in a few days.

Clarence Sprout was admitted to the bar of this county last Friday.

The log drive of Edward Lyon, on Muncy creek, reached the saw mill of Mr. Lyon last Friday. It contained 7,000,000 feet.

On April 1 the hotel men of Hughesville closed their places of business and announced that as licenses had been refused them, they had converted their houses into private residences and would decline to entertain any persons after that date.

The Muncy Luminary

100 years ago

Thurs., April 11, 1918

2 cents per copy

Died: Oliver Cromwell Brass die at his home at Port Penn on Sunday evening following a stroke, age 65; Bruce Houseknecht died at his home in Milton Wednesday morning, aged 24 years.

Bruce Smith, while cutting the top out of a tree at his home at Port Penn Saturday morning, made a misstep and fell from the to, striking a limb lower down very badly injuring the back of his head and neck.

The Luminary

March 7, 1968

50 years ago

10 cents per copy

The First Citizens National Bank of Montgomery has announced plans to establish a branch bank in the Montgomery area in the near future.

An event of great interest to everyone in the area unfolds Friday, March 15 when the Farmers Market begins operations located on the Muncy Hughesville highway about a mile south of Hughesville.

Sp/4 Clyde H. Biddle IIIi has been wounded in action in Viet Nam for the second time in recent months. Biddle sustained wounds of the left leg as a result of hostile action in combat operations in Viet Nam.

Lester Poust, Muncy, is renamed Head of Holstein Association.

East Lycoming Board Selects Murray Property as Site For Elementary School

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Sheets, Unityville, son, March 7. Mother former Alma Richart; Mr. and Mrs. Richard Costill, Montgomery, daughter, March 8. Mother former Beatrice Brosius; Mr. and Mrs. Herriman, Hughesville, daughter, March 9. Mother former Betty Bachman; Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Temple, Hughesville, son, March 9.Mother former Ethel Kulp; Mr. and Mrs. Perry Bullis, Montgomery, daughter, March 10. Mother former Lana Wertz; A daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Dale Bower, Hughesville. Mother former Bonnie Jean O’Connor.

At the Ritz: Dean Martin in “The Ambushers”

Ad: Edie’s Gift & Gags, East Muncy

The Luminary

Wed., March 17, 1993

25 years ago

Called the blizzard of the century, a storm of dangerous proportions, hit four days before St. Patrick’s Day. The fierce winter storm which was spawned in the South, hit the area over the weekend, dumping up to 18.6 inches of snow in the area with with winds registering 50-60 miles per hour locally.

Lady Indians reach District IV finals-Beat Line Mountain 44-34 in semi’s.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Gary R. Fry, Muncy, daughter, March 9. Mother former Terri L. Diehl; Shelly L. Walters, Hughesville, a daughter, March 8. Mother is the former Shelly L. Spako; Billie J. Brady and Calvin J. Markle, Muncy, son March 11.

Died: Ruth C. Arnold, 95, formerly of Hughesville, March 9.