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PEEKS of PAST Aug. 1, 2018

By Staff | Aug 1, 2018

Enlightening Items from old Luminarys


We are requested to give notice that the Good Templars, of this Borough, will hold n Ice Cream Festival, at Union Hall on Saturday evening next, for the benefit of their Lodge.

A communication in another column recommends W.P.I. Painter, Esq., of Muncy as a candidate for Assembly.

The farmers have successfully gathered most of their crops, and are rejoicing in the sure possession of a most abundant harvest.


About 175 students are enrolled at the Normal.

Some of Muncy’s World Fair visitors are returning home. Mrs. R.B. Montgomery and Miss Martha Schuyler, arriving Friday afternoon, Mr. and Mrs. James Coulter arriving Saturday evening.

Work is progressing on the new building being erected on North Main St., by the Muncy Baking Co., and Mr. G.B.M. Frey. The front of the building will be granite brick and will be a very handsome improvement.

Last Saturday night about 8 o’clock a violent thunder storm passed over this valley. The lightening was very severe and many timid people were greatly alarmed. There were places struck in Muncy. Three layers of brick on the chimney of Opp Brothers Hardware Store were knocked off, the engine house was somewhat damaged and one end of the warehouse of S.B. Sprout and Company, was badly shattered.

Miss Mamie McMutrie read an essay at the late commencement exercises, with valedictory.

The Muncy Luminary

Friday, July 23, 1943

75 years ago

Price five cents

Two Muncy soldiers, Sgt. William Zarr, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carmen Zarr, and Pfc. Rex Edwards, son of Mr. and Mrs. Horace Edwards, are with the 45th InfantryDivision, under Maj. Roy H. Middleton, which was a part of the forces which invaded Sicily, it has been reported by Sgt. Zarr’s mother.

Mr. and Mrs. Forest Eugene Siggins of Tidioute, R.D. 1 Warren County, announce the marriage of their daughter, Fern Eugenia, to Sgt. James L. Latimer, son of Mrs. Fannie Latimer, of South Washington street.

Mrs. Lila Marie West died at her home on Muncy R.D. Monday after a lingering illness.

Robert Arthur, aged 83, life long resident of this section, died at his home on South Washington street, July 21, after a brief illness.

Funeral services were held on Friday afternoon for Donald A. Migrath, aged 90, who died at the Muncy Valley Hospital July 14.

A tragedy occurred on Sunday about 6:30 p.m. when Earl Wertman, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Wertman, R.D. 4, was drowned in Muncy Creek near Mayberry Bridge, nine miles east of Muncy.

Miss Mae Burns of North Washington Street has been accepted in the Spars, the women’s branch of the Unites Staes Coast Guard.

At the Ritz: Ice Capades Revue

Ad: Hughesville Firemen’s Carnival-6 Big Nights

The Luminary

50 Years Ago

July 18, 1968

Ten Cents Per Copy

Muncy’s Ritz Theatre Sold by Larneds to Don Wilt.

Firemen’s Carnival Begins July 22 in Muncy.

Robert Rickards, son of Mrs. Harriet S. Rickards and grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond M. Snyder, of near Muncy, has been awarded a National Defense Graduate Fellowship to study for his Ph.D. in economics at Penn Sate.

Nine Troop 25 Boy Scouts have become eligible for numerous special scouting awards upon completion last weekend with their leader Tucker Knarr of a 225-mile bike hike to the Washington, D.C. area. The nine boys are Andy Joh son, James Michael, Donald Foust, Kevin Kirkner, Wayne Gordner, David Sayre, Joe Holmes, Phil Baskin and Tres Knarr.

Kathryn Wood, Muncy to be married on Aug. 17 to David L. McCorkle, of Ohio.

Engagement announced of Miss Lynn Fromm,to Richard Sprenkle, formerly of Muncy.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Milheim, Picture Rocks, a daughter, July 9. Mother former Donna Barnum; Mr. and Mrs. Garry Minier, Unityville, son, July 10. Mother former Eleanor Glidewell; Mr. and Mrs. Ted Daugherty, Muncy, son, July 13. Mother formerly Lana McClure; Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Green, Picture Rocks, daughter, July 15. Mother former Gloria Houseknecht.

Muncian Dave Pauling, fresh off the campus of Indiana University of Pennsylvania, set a torrid pace for the Hughesville Travelers in the batting department in the first half of the season. Pauling in 14 games had 24 hits in 53 at bats for a .453 mark.

Died: Anna B. Poust, 75, Muncy, 75, July 9; Briton S. Temple, 63, well-known Muncy area man who died July 1 of injuries sustained in a fall from a scaffold while working at his home.; Elizabeth Reece, 91, a longtime resident of the Muncy area, died July 14.

At the Ritz: “The Secret War of Harry Frigg”

Ad: 1968 Mustang Hardtop-Murray Motor Co., Muncy, PA.