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PEEKS of PAST June 13, 2018

By Staff | Jun 20, 2018

Enlightening Items from old Luminarys

May 1868

150 years ago

Mr. William Root, son of Levi Root of this Borough, on Saturday morning last, fell from some part of the frame work of Stolz’s saw mill, and broke his leg below.

The frame work for the new saw mill of MR. George Stolz was raised last week.

We hear of several changes among property holders in the borough during the last two weeks. Mr. Peterman has sold his residence to Mr. E.R. Noble, and purchased the stone house and lot of Mr. John Turner, on Main street a few doors south of Coder’s Hotel. Dr. E.H. Russell has purchased the residence of William Michael at the corner of Main and Penn sts., and Oliver Ritter has purchased the lot adjoining.

May 1893

125 years ago

David Figgles, son of Constable David Figgles of Muncy Creek township, was drowned in the river near the head of Butlers’s Bluff Monday afternoon. He was about 25 years of age and leaves a wife and three small children.

Miss M. Schuyler and Miss J. Shoemaker will start for the World’s Fair on or about the 20th of this month.

Professor and Mrs. Charles Lose have received invitations to attend the Reunion of the Alumni Association of the Mansfield State School which will occur on June 21. This will be the 25th anniversary of the Alumni Association.

100 years ago

June 13, 1918

Mrs. Helen Yeagle of Pennsdale, will make her future home with relatives in Detroit.

Work was received at Hughesville by Miss Eleanor Janke, that Walter Earl Decker of Williamsport, is with Battery D in France.

The Muncy Luminary

Friday, June 4, 1943

Price Five Cents

BLAME HITLER-Due to war conditions it has been impossible to have the cuts of members of the graduating class completed for this week’s issue of this paper. These pictures will appear next week.

Ralph B. Hitesman, Aviation Chief Machinist Mate of the United States Navy, is here on a furlough to visit his sister, Mrs. David Leiby and brother, James Hitesman.

Junior Historical Group to Hold Twilight Tea-War Bond and Stamps Admission Price.

Mrs. Anna Gordner, Muncy, announced the marriage of her daughter, Betty, to Daniel C. Laidecker, of Watsontown.

Miss Esther Mae Printzenhoff of Emporium, is visiting at her home on East Penn St.

Engagement announced of Lois E. Sones, Hughesville, to Donald R. Worthington, Hughesville.

William Pewterbaugh, A.O.M. 3rd Class son of Mrs. Edna Pewterbaugh of Pennsdale, has satisfactorily completed a course study at the Naval Air Technical Training Center, Memphis, Tennessee. He is now at Clinton, Oklahoma.

Commander in Chief of the combine Jap fleet, Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto, was killed in “air combat: according to an announcement by Radio Tokyo from Imperial Japanese Headquarters. He was the Jap leader who once said he would dictate peace terms in the White House.

At the Ritz: “Once Upon a Honeymoon”

Ad: The Gummo Laundry Co., Inc., Williamsport

The Luminary

May 30, 1968

Ten Cents

An historic Muncy landmark now known as the Moran Hotel changed ownership o Wednesday, May 22, when Berton K. Clark, of Trout Run, purchased the property from J. Albert Henry.

Plans for construction of a 5.1 mile link of the Williamsport Beltway, in Lycoming and Northumberland counties have been submitted to the U.S.Bureau of Public Roads for approval.

A Bachelor of Arts degree in geology was awarded to H. Porter Rathmell, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Rathmell, of near Muncy, by Colgate University.

Rose M. Ryder, Muncy, and George Edward Kaufman, Williamsport marred on May 25.

Wesley L. (Bud) Mann, Munch high school graduate and former basketball star, has been promoted to a responsible management position with the Atlantic Research corporation of Alexandria, Va.

Radarman Third Class James E. Miller, of Montgomery, has returned to Baltimore, Md.,from the Antarctic, aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Westwind.

The REv. John F. Lose, pastor of the Trinity Lutheran Church for the last eight years, has accepted a call to Christ Lutheran Church of Lancaster.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Raymond McCormick, Muncy, son, May 24. Mother former Barbara McConnell; Mr. and Mrs. Mark Waltman, Muncy, daughter, May 23. Mother former Wilma Smith.

Died: Earl M. Barto, 68, Hughesville, May 25; Anna L. Reese, 92, Muncy, May 22.

At the Ritz: “In the Heat of the Night”

Ad: Annual Festival at Pennsdale School