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PEEKS of PAST May 2, 2018

By Staff | May 2, 2018

Enlightening Items from old Luminaries

150 years ago


Died-in Clinton Twp. on Wednesday morning last, Miss Lizzie, daughter of Dr. Hugh Montgomery, in the 16th year of her age.

Died: At the residence of his father in Muncy township, on Sunday evening last, Mr. John I. Good, son of Mr. Michael Good, aged 21 years, 8 months, and 9 days.

125 years ago


Never has Muncy received as much praise from press and people as she has had over the decorations in honor of the Odd Fellows’ anniversary on Wednesday last.

Professor Elisha Gray, brother of our respected townsman, MR. R.E. Gray, is making quite a stir in electrical circles by the invention of the “telautograph”, the meaning of which is: “you are writing from a distance”. By this machine you write with pen or pencil at one end of the line, and the writing is produced at the other by a transmitter. It is said that it is one of the greatest inventions of the age.

The Muncy Luminary

75 years ago

April 30, 1943

Price five cents

Grace Kiess was married Easter Sunday to Robert Kerfoot of N.Y.

Robert Eaker, formerly of Muncy, who enlisted in the Navy six weeks ago, visited relatives in town recently.

Pennsdale-The service in the E.V. Church East morning was well attended, attendance in Sunday School being 178.

Sherman Lyons has purchased the home, owned by the Gray family for many years, recently owned by the late Mrs. Cappy Gray.

Clarkstown-Ralph Shaner and family have moved to Picture Rocks where they occupy the home of Mrs. Sarah Reeder.

J.B. Mitchell and family have moved from the Elmer Foust farm to the farm of B.L. Shipman.

Huntersville-Mrs. Larue Webster attended the funeral of Jean Eaker at Muncy last week.

J. Webb Hurd died suddenly at his home at Vineland, N.J. Tuesday morning. Mr. Hurd is the husband of the former Miss Jennie Buss of Muncy.

Mrs. Grace Hill has received a telegram notifying her of the death of her son Zane Hill, April 21. The service man was in New Guinea when the tragedy occurred.

Mrs. Cather Steinruck, 83, died at the home of her son Rollie at Unityville Sunday afternoon.

Mrs. Edna Forrest, 63, of Washington St., died Tuesday morning.

At the Ritz: “Casablanca”

Ad: Muncy Dry Cleaners

The Luminary

50 years ago

April 18, 1968

Ten cents

Three of Muncy’s outstanding girl swimmers will represent theWilliamsport YMCA at the YMCA Women’s National Swimming Championship at Downers’ Grove, Illinois-Debbie Dunn, Aleta Long and Jan Pfleegor.

Airman Harley S. Houseknecht of near Hughesville has completed basic training at Lackland AFB, Tex.

A former Muncy high school English teacher, Michael Cummings, has joined the editorial staff of GritMike was at MHS four years ago.

Engagement announced of Miss Shelby B. Freeh , Muncy, to W. Michael Freeman, of Calif.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. John Oberdorf, Muncy, daughter, April 9. Mother former Tanya Michael; Mr. and Mrs. Donald Babb, Muncy, daughter, April9.Mother former Judith Swank; Mr. and Mrs. John Hall, Watsontown, son, April 9. Mother former Sylvia McGlaughlin; Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Richart, Muncy, daughter, April 15. Mother former Mildred Barger; Mr. and Mrs. John Little, Muncy Valley, son, April 2. Mother former Jan Shade; Mr. and Mrs. Paul Crawford, Clarkstown, son, April 3. Mother former June Randolph; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Glosser, Dewart, daughter, April 4. Mother former Nancy Frederick; Mr. and Mrs. Paul Myers, Hughesville, daughter, April 4. Mother former Evelyn Shaner; Mr. and Mrs. Alfred B. Snyder, Muncy, daughter, April 9. Mother former Frances Reese.

The Luminary

Wed., April 28, 1993

25 years ago

The 1993 Muncy Little League season got underway last Saturday with Opening Day Ceremonies at Kiess Park.

Seth Burns, first grade student at the Montgomery Elementary School, has been awarded the top place of the recent Wildfire Prevention Poster Contest.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Dana L. Temple, a son, April 21; Mr. and Mrs. Andy Stever, Muncy, son, April 29; Jim and Tammy Holmes Minier, son, April 19.

Died: Edward J. Moran, 89, Muncy, April 22; Harry G. Kiess, 63, Muncy, April 20; Lillian C. Keen, Hughesville; Raymond Karschner, 93, Muncy, April 24; Lester Berger, 91, formerly of Lairdsville, April 19.