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PEEKS of PAST Mar. 20, 2019

By Staff | Mar 20, 2019

Looking Backward

The Muncy Luminary


We have several communications on file which will be attended to in order.

We regret to learn that the Hon. Charles G. Donnel, President of Judge of this Judicial District, died of liver complaint, at his residence in Sunbury on Monday last at twelve o’clock.

The main lines of the Pennsylvania Canal are represented as being in the boating order. The West Branch wed understand will be ready to pass boats in the course of a few days,

We learn by a private letter, received from Washington, that the annexation of Texas is becoming quite a serious question.

The Muncy Luminary


Muncy Lodge No. 270 I.O. of G.T.,is the recipient of a very handsome Marble Gavel Block with the name and number of the Lodge neatly engraved thereon. The donor is S.G. Cartledge, a member of the Lodge.

The Assistant Assessor of Internal Revenue will be in his office, in Muncy, Pa., to received returns of incomes, and applications of special tax, or license until April 1st, 1869.


Mr. George F. Stolz and Miss Sue Renn, eldest daughter of Mr. S.D. Renn, of this place, were united in marriage on last Thursday evening, March 22, at the Evangelical parsonage at Milton, and at the same time Mr. Thomas Stolz and Miss florence Scoch, were also made man and wife.

The Jr. O.U.A.M. have contracted with the Electric Light Company, to light their hall hereafter.

The Muncy Luminary

Friday, March 24, 1944

75 years ago

Price five cents

In the annual Interscholastic Athletic Association Wrestling Tournament Harold Hill 112 pound State Wrestling Champion last year, won by default from Cherry of Dubois Friday night. Saturday in Penn State’s recreation hall in the Semi-Finals Harold lost by decision to Thompson at Dormont 6-0.

The Muncy-Muncy Creek High School Band will again present its annual concert in the school auditorium under the direction of Walter H. Freed.

Major K.W. Kennedy, former Administrative Assistant, Office of the Field Director of Ammunition Plants, St.Louis, Missouri, has been assigned as Commanding Officer at the Pennsylvania Ordinance Works.

Men from this place who will leave Montgomery Station Friday morning, March 31, for induction into the Army are James Sedam and Mark Hester.

The status of men eligible to take the Eddy test for training as Radio Technicians in the Navy has been clarified by Chief John J. H. Phillips, in charge of Navy recruiting.

John H. Reuther, of North Washington St., has been commissioned Second Lieutenant in the Air Forces of the Army of the United States having successfully completed his course at the Air Forces Officer Candidate School at Miami, Beach, Florida.

Mrs. Nella Shaner, age 77, died at her home near Pennsdale Thursday after four months’ illness.

Harold Houseknecht who has enlisted int he United States Navy, left last week for Great Lakes, Ill., where he will be stationed. Mr. HOuseknecht is the father of S’Sgt. Carl G. Houseknecht who was reported missing in action b the War Department on Jan. 17.

S/Sgt. Frank Reuther and Sgt. Dale Brelsford have met in Italy and what a Muncy get-together they did have.

Miss Gearldine Allen, of Hughesville, R.D. and Morris Temple, of Muncy R.D.2, were united in marriage Thursday evening.

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The Luminary

50 Years Ago

March 6, 1969

Ten Cents Per Copy

Samuel M. Washabaugh, champion of planned retirement who parlayed his knowledge of the problems of the aged into a fruitful , searching and candid career, during the twilight of his life, died unexpectedly Feb. 28. He was 75.

Thomas T. Taber, resident of Muncy’s first ward, was elected and installed as a new member of Muncy Borough Council on March 4.

Engagement announced of Miss Maudye Colleen McKinley, to Richard Eugene Akers, of Muncy.

Announcement made of the engagement of Miss Kathleen Frances Anderson to Grant Marvyn Nuss II, of Muncy.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. John Ebner, Muncy, son, Feb. 23. Mother former Lois Rosica; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Campbell, Hughesville, son, Feb. 23. Mother former Lois Seig; Mr. and Mrs. Richard Alexander, Muncy, son, Feb. 27. Mother former Nancy Hartman; Mr. and Mrs. Richard Temple, Lairdsville, son, Feb. 26. Mother former Helen Kessler; Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Starr, Montgomery, daughter, Feb. 26. Mother former Donna Bartlett; Mr. and Mrs. Richard Lee Foust Montgomery, son, Feb. 26. Mother former Alma Koser; Mr. and Mrs. Gene Reeder, Montoursville, daughter, Feb. 28. Mother former Mary Lou Lowe.

Sgt. Ronald E. Speary, of Muncy has been recognized for helping his unit earn the U.S.Air Force outstanding Unit Award.

Radarman Second Class Larry D. Rupert, USN, of near Muncy and husband of the former Miss Diane K. Holliday, of Hughesville, completed Operation Springboard in the Caribbean while serving aboard the guided missile frigate USS Dewey.

Died: Lester C.Miller, Montgomery, died Feb. 27.

At the Ritz: “Hellfighters” with John Wayne and Katharine Ross

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