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PEEKS of PAST Apr. 3, 2019

By Staff | Apr 3, 2019

Looking Backward

The Muncy Luminary


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The Muncy Luminary


We learn that a Bakery is about to be started n the Borough.

Mr. T.P.M. M’Connell, has commenced to run a milk wagon for the accommodation of our citizens.

The Express business of this place has been taken in charge by J.M.M. Gernerd, and removed to the Music Store.

Died in Moreland Township, on the 10th ult., John F. Burgett, aged 28 years 11 months and 9 days.

Died near this Borough Thursday morning, Mr. John R. Corneilson, son of Mr. William Corneilson.


An old fashioned tea party was held at the house of Mr. and Mrs. C. Bodine on South Main street on last Friday afternoon, when about 25 relatives and friends, assembled to have an enjoyable time.

A quite wedding took place on Thursday afternoon of last week at Port Penn, at which time Miss Maude McCabe was married to Mr. William Priest, son of MR. Levi Priest of Hughesville.

Mr. James M. Laird purchased the residence and 4 town lots that belonged to the late Andres Eves.


MIss Phoebe Taggart, who suffered a fractured hip and other injuries as a result of a fall about two months ago, died at the Muncy Valley Hospital Sunday morning, aged 79 years.

The funeral of Orlando Houseknecht, who died at the home of his brother, Paul HOuseknecht, of Opps, was held on Friday.

The Government will enter into no bargain whatever for the return of Bergdoll, the draft evader. If he returns he must take his chances of punishment.

The Muncy Luminary

Friday, April 7, 1944

75 years ago

Price five cents

Mr and Mrs. Fuller Falls, of Railroad Street, have received word that their son. Pvt. Donald Falls of the United States Marne Corps is missing in action. The only available information shows that he has been reported missing in action in the Marshall Islands.

Funeral services for Mrs. Clara A. Senseman, widow of Ridner Senseman, who died Friday morning, were held Monday afternoon from her home on Mechanic Street.

Miss Jean Egli, of North Main Street, a student at Stroudsburg State Teachers College, has won the American Youth Foundation Award which consists of a scholarship at Camp Miniwanea, Shelby, Mich.

Miss Arville Rohm, of Green Street, became the bride of Cpl. Lionel E. Shadduck, of Markets Street, on Saturday evening.

L. David K.Sloan, Jr. U.S.N., son of Mr. and Mrs. D.K.Sloan of Muncy R.D., who is believed to have died when the submarine Corvina was lost in action in the Pacific, has been awarded posthumously, the Navy silver star.

Mrs. Helen Krause died at her home near Halls Station on March 31.

At the Ritz: “Top Man”

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50 Years Ago

March 20, 1969

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Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Springman, of Hughesville, have announced that they are purchasing the former Egly Meat Market on North Main street, Hughesville and will re-open that longtime Hughesville business on March. 27.

Engagement announced of Miss Mary McCahon to Eric Shoemaker of Muncy.

Robert L. Myers of Hughesville was meritoriously promoted to Private First Class upon graduation form recruit training at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C.

Frank Kutz Named Muncy ‘Jaycee of the Year’

Clyde Frantz Named ‘Outstanding Wrestler’ in Easterns After taking 145 lb. Title.

An overall record of 11 wins against two defeats, top record on the freshman team, and a third place finish in the freshmen Easter Intercollegiate tourney are the achievements posted by Muncy’s Roger Campbell in his yearling season on the Columbia University freshmen wrestling team.

Died: Ernest Lehman, 75, Muncy, March 19; Harry (Hack) Bartlow, 75, Montoursville, formerly of Muncy, March 19; James L. Turner, Muncy, March 15.

At the Ritz-“Coogan’s Bluff”

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