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PEEKS of PAST Mar. 6, 2019

By Staff | Mar 7, 2019

Looking Backward

The Muncy Luminary


Married in this Borough, on the 24th inst., by the Rev. A.M. Ash, Mr. John F. Narber and Miss Maggie A., daughter of Mr. Thomas G. Downing.

The many friends of the Rev. William Life, and his estimable wife, Mrs. S.J. Life, of the Muncy Female Seminary, will regret to learn that they are about to leave this place for another field of operation.

We are pained to announce the death of Mr. Samuel Rhoads, one of our oldest citizens, and his wife, Mrs. Mary Ann Rhoads.


The Muncy Normal School, enters upon its 25th year with bright prospects and a very successful one.

Mr. Fred C. Peterman celebrated his 50th birthday on Monday last. Mr. P. thinks that if the Wilson bill is defeated he may live to celebrate his 100th anniversary.

Last week we published a notice in which we stated that the Chilloway Mills, owned by Henry Ring, had been sold to A.P. Taylor, he did not purchase the mill from Mr. Ring, but rents the same and will have, charge after the 15th of March.

A few days ago the bricks in the corner of a residence were chipped by the hands of some malicious person, hereby defacing the property, and this is to give notice that any person found cutting marking or otherwise mutilating property will be dealt with according to the law.


George W. Poust, one of Muncy’s oldest and most highly respected citizens, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Harry K. Becht, at Sharon, Pa,, Friday afternoon, aged 82 years. Robert Plankenhorn, an employee at the Robinson Manufacturing Company’s plant, was injured Monday afternoon when he was caught in a line shaft.

Daniel Koch, aged 84 years, died Thursday last at the home of Jacob Snyder, Clarkstown.

Dr. Sterling King of Watsontown, a former Muncy resident, and Miss Celia Walesky of Shenandoah, were married in Muncy March 6.

The Muncy Luminary

Friday, March 3, 1944

75 years ago

Price five cents

Engagement announced of Miss Jean Donaldson, State College, to A.C. Richard N. McCord ,State College.

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Wallis Funeral Home for Mrs. Elizabeth Opp, 81, widow of John Opp, who died at her home in Moreland Township Feb. 24.

Mr. and Mrs.Orval Worthington of Muncy R.D. NO. 3 have received word that Cpl. Merrill Pulsifer has arrived safely in England.

Because the steel bullets that hit him and lodged in his body when his plane was shot down disrupted his plane’s compass, Captain Ivan Smirnoff of the Netherlands Indies Air Force recently came to San Francisco to have them removed. Captain Smirnoff was carrying a million dollars worth of diamonds and a load of evacuees from Java when enemy fighters shot it down near Broome in Northern Australia.

Mrs. Lewis N. Hall suffered a leg injury and cut on the head when she fell down the cellar steps at her home on Friday.

Pennsdale-John Fry and son Raymond are solving the man power shortage on their farm by installing a milling machine and a hammer mill for the purpose of grinding their own feed.

Mrs. and Mrs. Thomas Springman and son are visiting Mt. and Mts. Frank McClain in Picture Rocks.

The public sale held at the McConnell brothers farm near Pennsdale Friday was one of the largest ever held in this community. It is estimated thousands of person attended, some coming sixty and seventy miles.

The Luminary

50 Years Ago

Feb. 20, 1969

Ten Cents Per Copy

MHS students Mary McCarthy and Vicky Thomas placed first chairs in the recent district band festival at Emporium and were selected to represent their school at the regional band at Johnsonburg.

Muncy and Hughesville, each surviving one upsetting performance during the conference season, emerged as co-champions of the West Branch for 1968-69 with impressive victories last Thursday that brought the seasonal record of each to 8-1.

At the Ritz: “Yellow Submarine”

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