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PEEKS of PAST Aug. 15, 2018

By Staff | Aug 17, 2018

Enlightening Items from old Luminarys


The new saw mlll of Beeber, Wood and Rissell, near this place has been completed. The Engine and machinery were tested on Thursday afternoon last, and we learn, worked well and to the satisfaction of all concerned.

We have been requested by a lady friend to call the attention of the Supervisors of Muncy Creek township to the dilapidated condition of the bridge across Glade Run on the Williamsport road, and also to the bad condition of the road near the residence of Mr. J.W. Warner.

Married in this Borough, on the 30th ult., by Rev. H.M. Ash, Mr. Chauncy W. Curtis of Williamsport, and Miss Maria B. Hinkle, daughter of Mr. George Hinkle.

Died in this borough on the 31st ult, Mrs. Sarah J. Harman, aged 30 years, 1 month and 14 days.

Died in Port Penn, on the 24th ult, Mrs. Martha Shipman, aged 78 years.


Miss Maud Pealer left last week for Rochester, N.Y. where she is visiting her aunt, Mrs. Fred Laurer.

MRs. Ida Van B. Walton is putting heaters in her hotel and gradually improving the property in every way.

Mr. Harry Golder announces a series of organ recitals at the Presbyterian Church, beginning Thursday evening August 17.

The general stagnation in business seems to have reached Muncy as well as hundreds of other places throughout the Country. Ort, Gundrum and Company, Manufacturers of Tables, have closed down, throwing a number of men out of employment, and on Saturday last Sprout Waldron and Company manufacturers of mill machinery, laid off 29 men,making a total number of men discharged during the past two weeks by the firm at not less than fifty. The reasons given by the above firms are the lack of orders and not being able to make collections.

The Muncy Luminary

Friday, Aug. 6, 1943

75 years ago

Price five cents

Cpl. Lodema Frey and Aux. 1/c Marion Randall, members of the Women’s Army Corps, were in town on Tuesday to contact prospective WACs.

John C. Metzger, son of Mrs. Helen P. Metzger, has been commissioned 2nd Lt. at Fort Knox, Ky.

James W. Egli, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Egli of North Main street, and Earl Rupert, son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Rupert of South Market street, are training to be officers in theUnited States Navy and Marine Corps and are now members of the Naval V-12 unit stationed on the campus of Muhlenberg College in Allentown.

The theft of $75 was reported last week by Samuel Kline owner of a leather store on West Water Street.

Birth: A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Heberton of New York City on Sunday. Mr. Heberton is formerly from Muncy and is the son of Mrs. Frank Rogers.

Two more Muncy soldiers Cpl. Fred Waldron and Sgt. David Miller have been awarded the Army Conduct Medal.

Word has been received from North Africa of the promotion of Dale Brelsford to Sgt.

At the Ritz: “The More The Merrier”

The Luminary

50 Years Ago

Aug. 1, 1968

Ten Cents Per Copy

Howard C. Opp, Muncy banker, was re-elected to his 12th year term as president of the Board of Directors of the Muncy Valley Hospital.

Two Tioga county residents Donald H. Coolidge, 38, and Robert Rager, 28, were injured during the exhibition of the Penny Hill Sky Divers over Muncy on Saturday.

The Wilfred Dahlgren Ford Agency in Hughesville was acquired by Evelyn and Robert Murray of Hughesville on July 27, and will be operated under the business title of “Country Ford.”

First Lieutenant Cada R. Grove, 25, Montgomery, received the Bronze Star Medal on July 1 during ceremonies in Viet Nam.

Three area men enlist in Navy-Paul L. Anderson, 20, Muncy; Carol L. Styer, of near Muncy; and Robert R. O’Connor, 21, of Muncy.

Miss Ruth Creth Lowry, Muncy, weds William Livingston, Muncy, July 27.

Mary Lou Dalton, Muncy, plans to wed Jay Weatherill, Jr., of Bloomsburg.

The former Bobi-Lou Wetherill, Hughesville, and Stephen Henry Young, Pennsdale, were married on July 27.

Engagement announced of Miss Janet Susan Phillips, Unityville to Pvt. Michael M. Whitmoyer, Millville.

Mrs. Jay Emerson Myers Jr., the former Mary Richmond, of Montgomery, was married July 20, in Trinity Lutheran church, Hughesville.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Robert Snodrass, Jr., of Muncy, son, July 23. Mother former Laurie Ware; Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Wilson, Muncy,son, July 26. Mother former AnnMarie Smith; Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Gardner, Lairdsville, son, July 27. Mother former Mildred Freer; Mr. an Mrs. Kenneth Baumer, Jr., Hughesville, daughter, July 27. Mother former Linda Millheim; Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Raup, Montgomery, daughter, July 29. Mother former Freda Wommer; Mr. and Mrs. Dale Hoffman, Turbotville, twin sons, July 29. Mother former Patricia Yohn.

Died: Vera B. Jones, 55, Muncy; Merrill L. Zellers, 66, Pen Yan, .Y., formerly of Montgomery, July 26; Harry W. Kepner, 83, Hughesville, July 28; Thomas Minier, 83, Hughesville, July 27; W. Edward Stackhouse, 72, Unityville, July 27.

At the Ritz: “Family Band”

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