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PEEKS of PAST May 16, 2018

By Staff | May 16, 2018

Enlightening Items from old Luminaries

150 years ago


Two large snakes were killed on Lycoming St., Williamsport on Saturday.

The North Mountain was covered with snow on Friday morning last.

The Breban Swiss Bell Ringers performed at Union Hall on Saturday.

On Monday night last three robberies occurred at Watson town.

A boy belonging to a canal boat form Reading, was crushed to death on Wednesday last, by accidentally falling into Sietz’ Lock, below Montoursville, while engaged in locking thought the boat to which the belonged.

The warehouse of Noble & Co. in this borough was entered by burglars on Sunday night and robbed of hams, shoulders, fish, etc., to a considerable amount.

125 years ago


Mail advices at Panama report the outbreak of a revolution in Nicaragua.

The Luminary will be on file from this time to Nov. 1 at the Pennsylvania State Building at Chicago, which will enable those who visit the air from tis part of the country to keep posted on what is occurring at home.

MRs. Mary V. Baker, wife of Mr. David Baker, died in this Borough on Friday evening in the 46th year of her age.

A most peculiar accident and one which almost provided fatal happened to Mrs. G.B. M. Frey on Tuesday afternoon. Mrs. Frey was in the yard at her home working at a flower bed, when a stick that she was driving, flew up, striking her in the eye, the blow landing squarely on the optic nerve from which she became unconscious.

The Muncy Luminary

75 years ago

May 14, 1943

Price five cents

Lieutenant Aaron Decker Killed In Action-Word was received Monday, May 10th, 1943, Mr. and Mrs. Paul R. Decker of Montgomery that their oldest son, First Lieutenant Aaron N. Decker had been killed in action in North Arica on March 29th.

The storm that occurred last Saturday did considerable damage around town, especially to Muncy’s lovely old trees.

Ad: Glass Lumber Yard

The Luminary

50 years ago

May 2, 1968

Ten cents

Lewis Soars to Succeed Stroup in Sprout Waldron Sales Post.

Anthony Rizzo was elected commander of Edward J. Smith Post No. 3428.

Mrs. Edward Terdal, the former Linda Stein of Muncy who is now in Japan with her husband, has been awarded a master of arts degree from Western Michigan university.

Muncy Express Agency Office to be closed.

Miss Marlene Laughlin of Muncy was the recipient of a National Science Foundation Grant for advanced study in biology.

Engagement announced of Miss Glenda Cheryl Crist, Montgomery, to David C. Laubach, of Benton.

Traditional May Day Festivities to be held at Muncy high school May 4.

Died: W.C. Fulmer, original employee of Grange National Bank in Hughesville, died April 12; Mrs. Clarence F. Lunger, 48, Lairdsville, died April 28; Charles O. Perritt, 74, Hughesville, April 28; Matilda Opp, 75, Linden, April 27; John M. Gruver, 47, Montgomery, April 27.

At the Ritz: “How to Save a Marriage-And Ruin Your Life”

Ad: Schell’s Lawn Mower, Muncy