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PEEKS of PAST July 18, 2018

By Staff | Jul 25, 2018

Enlightening Items from old Luminarys


The Right Rev. Bishop Stevens of the Diocese of Pennsylvania, will hold service in St. James Church, this Borough, on Tuesday evening, July 14. The rite of confirmation will be administered.

During the excessive heat of the latter part of last week the thermometers in this place and vicinity ranged from 97 to 100 in the shade.

Ripe cherries were offered in town the latter part of lats week, at 12 1/2 cents per quart. We learn the crop is a failure in this part of the country, and but few will be brought to town.

Several farmers have informed us that there will be a heavier crop of wheat harvested this year, in this part of the country than there has been for 10 years.


E. A. Rowley, aged 57 ears, a member of the firm of Rowley and Herman, manufacturers of woodworking machinery, Williamsport, died suddenly of apoplexy upon a Philadelphia and Reading rain as it was entering that city on Tuesday afternoon. He was taken at Hall’s Station, and while being taken home expired.

Mr. E.R.Noble purchased the R.E. Buckman farm below the hills, last week.

Mrs. R.A. VanBuskirk has removed her millinery store to the room on East Water St. formerly occupied by Charles Mozley as a furniture store. She will occupy this building until the room she vacated has been thoroughly overhauled.

The Muncy Luminary

Friday, July 9, 1943

75 years ago

Price five cents

Milton E. Reeder was elected president of the Muncy School Association at a meeting in the Muncy-Muncy Creek School on Tuesday night.

Marjorie, Meriam and Carl Bieber had their tonsils removed at Dr. Bastian’s office in Williamsport this week.

Cpl. George Brown stationed at Boca Raton, Florida spent last weekend with his aunt here.

Sgt. Bernard T. Speary who is stationed at Fort Totten, New York, spend several days last week with his wife and daughter on East Water Street.

Word has been received that HIram Draper Williams has been promoted to First Lieutenant.

The following is the health report, according to Clyde Tallman, county health officer: 7 cases of German measles, 3 of pneumonia, 6 of measles, 4 of chicken pox, 2 of whooping cough, and 3 of mumps.

Engagement announced of Doris Emily LeVan, Montgomery, to Robert S. Bastian, of Muncy, R.D.

Miss Eleanor Rogers of near Pennsdale became the bride of Sgt. John B.Moore of South Williamsport on Sunday afternoon.

Announcement has been made of the marriage of Miss Jayne Foreman, Sal Lake City, Utah, to Tech, Sergt. Lawrence Kleeman, Muncy.

Mrs. Harris Worthington died at her home, West Penn St., July 5.

Pennsdale: Sgt. Emerson Moser arrived at the home of his parents in Oak Run on Saturday. he had been ill with malaria in a hospital in California and at St. Louis, Missouri.

The Reed family reunion was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Larue Reed, July 4, with a large group of relatives and friends attending.

Huntersville-C. Raymond Renn of Muncy has purchased the farm and cabin from Mrs. Ida Horn.

Mrs. J. Randall Winter attended the wedding at Grace Frantz and Harry Fry at Picture Rocks recently.

Pvt. Charles B. VanBuskirk of Ft. Dix visited his sisters Mrs. H. O. Kleese and Mrs. Royal Lockard over the Fourth of July.

Joe Horn had the misfortune of falling off of the hay wagon on Saturday suffering minor injuries.

Clarkstown-A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Trimble Sunday, June 27, The baby has been named Leon Emmet.

Ruth and Ada Houseknecht recently returned from a two weeks visit with their uncle, Royal Houseknecht and family in Illinois.

At the Ritz: “Edge of Darkness”

Ad: For Victory Buy United States War Bonds and Stamps

The Luminary

50 Years Ago

July 4, 1968

Ten Cents Per Copy

Ivan Kepner, Muncy FFA student and son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Kepner, of near Muncy, won the tractor driving and maintenance contest at Penn State on June 27.

Advancement of Lt. Comdr. David A. Wallis, Muncy, to commanding officer of the Naval Reserve Surface Division 4-59 headquartered in Williamsport has been announced this week, effective July 15.

Marriage on June 18 took place of Mrs. Ruth Hester, formerly of Muncy and Erie, and Robert Latimer, of Muncy.

Miss Ophelia Tam Oi Fong, of Hong Kong, and James R. Fetter Jr., of near Muncy, will be married on July 3 in Muncy Baptist church.

The Rev. Graham Freeman and Mrs. Freeman announce the arrival of their adopted daughter, little Joy Jeanne, who was born on Feb. 20, 1966, in Seoul, Korea.

Marriage of Miss Susan Carole Picton, Sunbury, and William Ralph Enterline, Turbotville, took place on June 22.

Birth: Mr. and Mrs. Glen Whitymoyer, Muncy, son , June 27. Mother former Avon Kershner; Mr. and Mrs. William Scott, Hughesville, son, June 29. Mother former Susan Worthington.

Craig Montgomery, son of Mr. and Mrs. B.LaMonte Montgomery, Hughesville, became the second member of his family to win an Eagle Scout award.

Airman Bruce L. Sones, 20, of near Muncy, is serving aboard the attack aircraft carrier USS America.

Died: Sherman Lyons, 78, Williamsport, June 29.

At the Ritz: “Yours, Mine and Ours” with Lucille Ball and Henry Fonda

Ad: Frey’s Hardware, Muncy