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PEEKS of PAST Nov. 28, 2018

By Staff | Nov 30, 2018

Enlightening Items from old Luminarys

The Muncy Luminary

150 years ago


By referring to our advertising columns, it will be seen that the brick hotel, in this Borough, for several years past known as Coder’s Hotel is offered for sale.

The work on the railroad from this place to Hazelton is progressing as rapidly as could be wished by the friends of the enterprise.

Married in this Borough, on the 17th inst, at the residence of the bride’s father, Mr. James H. Fulmer of Williamsport and Miss Arabella Parker, daughter to Mrs. Nobel Parker. Married in the Borough, on the 19th inst., Mr. Abraham D. Cooper, of Northumberland County and Miss Sarah E. Johnson of Lycoming County.

The Muncy Luminary


After a lingering illness of about three weeks, Mrs. Chrisiana Kelly died at her residence in Hughesville.

The 8th annual banquet of Muncy Council No. 934 was held in their rooms on Thursday evening.

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It is planned to place a row of Christmas trees fifteen feet apart on each side of the street from the High School to the Crawford House.

George Weaver, a farmer residing near Lime Bluff, butchered a hog on Friday of last week which dressed 714 pounds.

Mr. and Mrs. William MacMichael announce the marriage of their daughter, Frances Jennie to Dr. H. Doyle Webb, on Wednesday Nov. 24 at The Little Church Around The Corner, New York City.

Clarence Arthur Peeling of Williamsport and Miss Evelyn Marella Daugherty, were married at high noon on Thanksgiving.

The Muncy Luminary

Friday, Nov. 25, 1943

75 years ago

Price five cents

Jap Mid-Pacific Base Invaded By U.S. Troops

Robert Eaker, grandson of Mrs. Della Nevil who is a gunner in the United States Navy, recently sent a V-mail letter to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Eaker, saying that his boat had been sunk, and that he is somewhere in Africa safe and well.

Sgt. Bob Reuther who is home on furlough and is located in the Air Force at Miami Beach, Fla; visited his brother, John, at that place last Monday, where John will also be stationed, having been sent there for Officers Training.

Word has been received by Howard K. Worthington that his son, Harris K. Worthington, who is overseas somewhere in the Atlantic Theatre of War, has been promoted to Captain.

Hughesville-Mrs. Ellis Houseknecht, District Deputy President of the Rebekah Lodge, entertained the members of her installing staff at her home recently for dinner.

Miss Georginna Smith completed her nurse’s training course in the Williamsport Hospital and returned to her home Monday evening.

Mr. James Schneider, manager of the Hughesville Dry Cleaners announces that his dry cleaning shop will close the end of this week.

Opp-Earle Gardner of Muncy was a caller here Monday.

Fred Houseknecht who was accidentally shot with his own gun and was admitted to the Muncy Vally Hospital a couple weeks ago has returned home much improved.

Grant Derrick of Fort Benning, Ga., is home on a ten day furlough with his parents, MR. and MRs. Frank Derrick.

Clarkstown-Mr. and Mrs. Byrad Houseknecht and family are moving this week to the Tolbert farm which had been recently purchased by Clyde Foust.

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The Luminary

50 Years Ago

Nov. 14, 1968

Ten Cents Per Copy

Winter arrived ,although some were not too happy about, it in all the snowy abundance Tuesday morning, Nov. 12. Total snowfall was bout five inches, although other areas had as much as 19inches.

Lefty’s Laundromat and Car Wash is Muncy’s newest business-opening this week on West Water street.

Miss Carrie Ann Lupold, Muncy, and Richard Lee Seig, also of Muncy, exchanged wedding vows on Nov. 9.

Announcement is being made of the marriage of Mrs. Ruth E. Neufer, Muncy, and Walter Nathan Wilcox, of Rauchtown, The double ring ceremony was performed on Nov. 2.

FTGSN C. Wayne Burkhart recently spent two weeks leave with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Elwood G. Burkart, near Huntersville.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. James Newman, Turbotville, son, Oct. 28. Mother former Linda Snyder; Mr. and Mrs. Sheldon Charles of Picture Rocks, daughter, Oct. 28. Mother former Shirley May; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Sones, Hughesville, daughter, Oct. 28. Mother former Charlotte Metzger; Mr. and Mrs. Gary Wilson, Hughesville, daughter, Oct. 29. Mother former Diane Brooke; Mr. and Mrs. William Myers,Muncy, son, Oct. 29. Mother former June Smith; Mr. and Mrs. Marlin Conrad, Watsontown, daughter, Oct. 31. Mother former Helen Persun; Mr. and Mrs. James Miller, Montoursville, son, Oct. 31. Mother former Barbara Woodley; Mr. and Mrs. Denis Whitmoyer, Hughesville, son, Nov. 1. Mother former Mary Lou Stugart; Mr. and Mrs. James Artley, Muncy, daughter, Nov. 2. Mother former Jacqueline Hicks; Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Hall, Montgomery, daughter, NOv. 3. Mother former Frances Heckart; Mr. and Mrs. Daryl Edwards, Pennsdale, son, Nov. 4. Mother former Sandra Eichenlaub; Mr.an Mrs. David Taylor, Montgomery, son, Nov. 5. Mother former AnnaMoll; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Baysore, Muncy, daughter, Nov. 6. Mother former Betty Temple; Mr.and Mrs. Clarence Schaeffer, McEwensville, daughter, Nov. 7. Mother former Mary Fisher; Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Printzenhoff, Picture Rocks, son, Nov. 8. Mother former Mary Ellen Artley; Mr, and Mrs. Larry Gordner, Sonestown, daughter, Nov. 8. Mother former Audrey Stackhouse.

Died: Charles Peterman, of Millville, died Nov. 11; Miss Virginia M. Liesmann, aunt of Rufus Fetter, of HughesvilleHughesville, died Nov. 13. Her age was 91; Sterling Kepner, 48, of Hughesville, was killed instantly Nov. 5 while picking corn on his farm.

At the Ritz: James Garner and Debbie Reynolds in “How Sweet It Is”

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