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Peeks of PAST Sept., 2018

By Staff | Sep 6, 2018

Enlightening Items from old Luminarys

The Muncy Luminary

150 years ago


A fire occurred in Hughesville on Wednesday night last, destroying the barns and outhouse belonging to Mr. Lawson Hughes, and a barn belonging to Daniel Flick.

Professor Hamilton and Company,will give two exhibitions of their trained horses, Sir Henry and Gen’l. Sheridan, in this Borough, this afternoon and evening.

An adroit thief cut open the watch pocket of Mr. M.W. Nuss, at the Williamsport post office, on Friday evening and robbed him of $149.

The corner stone of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, Jersey Shore,will be laid by the Masonic fraternity, at half past 10 o’clock, on Sunday next.

The Muncy Luminary

125 years ago


Mrs. Jane McCarty, wife of Lloyd McCarty, after an illness of a few weeks, died Tuesday morning, Aug. 22.

JohnFry died in Muncy Creek township, Aug. 22, aged 79 years, four months and 20 days.

Married at the Crawford House, in Muncy, Aug. 10, 1893, by Rev.J.A.Koser, Harvey Bartlow and Hattie Home, both of Hughesville,

On Friday evening last the Borough Council granted the right of way through the streets to the Muncy Electric Light and Power Company.

Dr. R.F. Musser, who has been in Europe for the past two years, returned home on Saturday last.

The Muncy Luminary

Wednesday, Aug 27, 1943

75 years ago

Price five cents

Engagement announced of Barbara Elizabeth Boak, Hughesville, to A/C W. H. Myers, Muncy.

Mrs. Mary E. White, wife of Gus White, Halls Station, died Aug. 22.

Second Lieutenant Vivian Perry, daughter of Robert Russell Perry, recently received her commission a a nurse in the United Staes Army.

Sunday, Aug. 29, an air raid drill is to be held in Lycoming County. A squadron of planes will drop dummy bombs over Muncy, Hughesville, Picture Rocks, Montoursville, Williamsport, South Williamsport, Duboistown, and Jersey Shore.

Parents of John Lilley of the United States Air Corp are rejoicing in the news that he is safe in a prison camp maintained by the Italian Government.

At the Ritz: “The Human Comedy”

Ad: 2 piece living room $89-Hoover’s-Williamsport

The Luminary

50 Years Ago

Aug. 29, 1968

Ten Cents Per Copy

Citizens National Bank Plans Merger With Wellsboro Bank

The Riebsam-Bertin house, located at 210 South Main St., and known as the oldest brick house in MUncy, will be included in the second in the second “old homes tour” to be sponsored by the Muncy Friends of the Library on Sept. 14.

Construction has started on the 5 1/2-mile segment of the beltway.

A large garage on the rear of the property owned by Fred Heilman, Jr. at 209 South Market Street was virtually destroyed by fire on Aug. 25.

Two Muncy High school faculty members were married on Aug. 24, Carole G. Thomson, of Milton, and Terrence Crouthamel, of Harrisburg.

Miss Margaret Elsa Brown and Lt. Charles John Barnhart, USMCR, Aug. 24.

Miss Lois Elaine Waltman and John Charles Myers repeated their nuptial vows on Aug. 23.

Miss Kathryn Elizabeth Wood, Muncy, and Mr. David Lewis McCorkle were married on Aug. 17.

Wedding took place on Aug. 24 of Miss Mary Lou Dalton, Muncy, and Jay Edward Weatherill, JR., Bloomsburg.

Airman Bruce L. Sones, USN, 20, of Muncy, is serving aboard the U,S. Navy’s newest attack, aircraft carrier, the USS America.

Graduated from Robert Packer Hospital School of Nursing at Sayre on Aug. 23 was Miss Linda R. Houseknecht, of Muncy.

Died: Katherine Kehler, 94, formerly of Hughesville, Aug. 10; Nelson R. Van Horn, 63, Hughesville, Aug. 17; Cora Berriman, 82, Aug. 14; James H. Shaffer, 41, formerly of Hughesville, Aug. 16; Harry A. Funston, 58, Muncy, Aug. 18; Raymond E. McBride, formerly of Muncy, Aug. 20; Anna Fenstermacher, of near Hughesville, died Aug. 17; Florence Bryan Figels, age 55, Aug. 17.

At the Ritz: “Never a Dull Moment”

Ad: The Ever Popular Carcoat-$22.99Muncy Dry Goods Co.