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PEEKS of PAST Apr. 25, 2018

By Staff | Apr 25, 2018

Enlightening Items from old Luminaries

150 years ago


It affords us pleasure to announce that our young friend and townsman, J. Artley Beiber, son of Mr. T.D. Beiber, was admitted to practice law, in the several courts of this County, on Tuesday last.

We learn that a slate quarry is about to be opened on the old Shane property, a short distance below the out-let locks, in Muncy Creek township, by D. Ellenberger, of this place, who has leased the property.

Married on the 20th ist., in this Borough, by Rev. George O. Drake, Porter Burkholder and Miss Caroline Lanks, both of Hughesville.

The Muncy Luminary

75 years ago

April 23, 1943

Price five cents

Miss Grace Kiess, Muncy, will become the bride of Robert Kerfoot, of N.Y. on Easter Sunday.

Miss Olwyn Laird and Sgt. Everett E. Briggs were married on April 15.

Engagement announced of Miss Frances Warren and Lieut. Thomas G. James of Washington, D.C.

Funeral services for Jean Louise Eaker, 16, who died at her home in Williamsport on Sunday afternoon at the Wallis Funeral Home in Muncy.

Radio reports of cablegrams from Lt. “Tommy ” Harmon, who has now been found after having been reported “missing in action”, indicate that the famous football player, now in Uncle Sam’s service, cracked up somewhere near the “stamping ground of our townsman, Capt. Ben Renn.

Ensign George Wilt, son of Mr. and Mrs. S.B. Wilt of North Main St., to instruct Cadets.

Opp-Hurley Temple of Muncy R.D. 1 was called to the home of Arch Temple on Muncy R.D. 4 on account of the illness of his father, George Temple.

Pennsdale-Mr. and Mrs. Charles Drick, daughters, Mary and Dorothy, and Miss Barbara Kilgus spent the past weekend in Baltimore.

East Muncy-A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Chester Hartman on Sunday at the Muncy Valley Hospital.

Hughesville-Funeral services for William H. Taggart, 79, of Montoursville R.D. who died April 12, were held Friday afternoon at the Grittner Funeral home.

Black Hole Valley-Miss Elsie Fague is spending sometime with her family here after spending the winter in the Poconos.

At the Ritz: “Seven Days’ Leave”

The Luminary

50 years ago

April 11, 1968

Ten cents

Mike Aldish, Muncy School Board president, resigns.

Paul Levine, Hughesville, named editor-in-chief the Daily Collegian, student newspaper at Penn State.

Miss Lila Crawley and Mrs. John Rathmell have submitted their resignations at Muncy High School.

Ricky Shoemaker, serving with the army in Viet Nam, sends a note of thanks for the free Luminary he is receiving while there.

Larry Lauchle, the most successful wrestler in Muncy high school history, has been named to the newly created position of freshman wrestling coach at University of Pennsylvania.

Debbie Dunn took top honors among Muncy swimmers entered in the state YWCA swim championship at York when she place third in the 50-yard breast stroke with a time of :36.98 in the 12 and under classification.

Died: Ella May McCarty, 70, Muncy, April 3; Mabel Houseknecht, former Hughesville resident, April 4; Glen Temple, four-year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Glenn M. Temple, Lairdsville, April 5; Eleanor Ecroyd Warner Kimmel, born in Pennsdale, passed away Sunday morning; Annie R. Ludwig, 80, Muncy, Monday morning; Betty Marie Heincelman, 41, Muncy, April 6.

At the Ritz: “Firecreek” with James Stewart and Henry Fonda

Ad: B & W Motors, Muncy

The Luminary

Wed., April 21, 1993

25 years ago

James E. Weaver, Muncy Elementary Principal resigns position.

Augustus (Augie) Belmont, Muncy senior citizen, was recently honored in Harrisburg for his 15 years of service with Meals on Wheels. Belmont holds the record for length of service in Lycoming County and serves at the Muncy Senior Center.

Gary L. Dunlap of Muncy, has successfully completed the uniform certified public account examination.

Navy Petty Officer First Class David L. Williams, son of Beverly J. Williams of Hughesville recently departed Norfolk, Va., on the way to change homeports from Holy Lock, Scotland, to La Maddalena, Italy.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Terry L. Buck, Muncy, son, April14. Mother former Kay A. Brelsford; Mr. and Mrs. Kevin E. Frey, Muncy, son, April 16. Mother former Deena M. Cuda; Mr. and Mrs. Eric E. J. Parrish,Muncy,son, April 13. Mother former Susan M. Cupp; Mr. and Mrs. Myron Hersh, Montgomery, son, April 13. Mother former Donna E. Baker.

Died: M. Jane Appleman, 60, Turbotville, April 13; Ethel Hering, 72, Hughesville, formerly of Nordmont, died April 13; Tracy L. Myers, 90, formerly of Unityville, died April 18; Max L. Womelsdorf, Muncy, April 12; Herman H. Richart, 63, a Hughesville native, April 18; Eleanor K. Boyles, 64, Montgomery, April 13; Kathryn L. Michael, 98, formerly of Muncy, April 17; Irene G. Grady, 96, Montgomery, April 12.