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PEEKS of PAST Apr. 10, 2019

By Staff | Apr 10, 2019

Looking Backward

The Muncy Luminary


The re-appointment of Enos Hawley of this Brough as Post Master had been confirmed by the Senate, and the official notice has been received by Mr. Hawley

The Odd Fellows of this Borough, who of recent years have occupied the room over M.S. Rissell and Son’s Store, as a Lodge Room, have recently fitted up and removed to the room over the Post Office.

There was a grand display of northern lights on Thursday evening, It lasted several hours and is descried by those who saw it as very beautiful.

By reference to our report of the markets it will be seen that wheat is down $1.50 per bushel. Last year this time it was nearly or quite double that price.


An unusually large band of gypsies passed through Muncy on Monday.

The sportsmen of the county were greatly disappointed on Monday, owing to the fact that the heavy snow last week caused the streams to become so high and muddy that trout fishing was impossible.

Chester, son of the late John F. and Hannah Leinbach died on Thursday night of last week with spinal meningitis following an attack of measles.,

Jacob Rooker, who suffered tetanus blood poisoning died very early Sunday morning.


Charles P. Zarr died at his home near town Sunday morning after a long illness. He was aged 61 years.

Location of a combined home for aged and infirm Red Men and an orphanage on the Hart estate, about three miles from Muncy is considered a possibility by business interests in touch with the situation here.

A pretty wedding took place at the Home of Mr. and Mrs. Twin Brewer on West Water Street, on Monday evening, when his brother , Mark E. Brewer, was united in marriage to Miss Grace E. Gautsch, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gautsch of Muncy R.D. 6.

A barn on the property of Melvin Anderson at Port Penn was completely destroyed by fire early Monday morning.

The Muncy High School team defeated the Milton High School team at Milton yesterday afternoon by a score of 16-6.

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Engagement announced of Marjorie Jones, of Drexel Hill, to Pfc. John Mitchell Stevens, Jr., of Williamsport.

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon form the Wallis Funeral Home for Mrs. Minnie Elsie Gautsch, Muncy R.D. 4, who died at six p.m. Saturday, April 15.

Died: Mrs. Cora Frantz died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Emma Frey, at Dewart, April 15.

On April 18 Mrs,. Anna Bodine observed her 89th birthday.

Sgt. Judd Andrews of Picture Rocks visited his grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Elmer O’Connor the past week. Sgt. Andrews is stationed in Colorado.

Born to Mrs. and Mrs. Herm Wertman of Oak Run recently, a daughter, who has been named Patricia Ann.

Homer Opp of Clarkstown joined the armed forces, left for New Cumberland on Tuesday.

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Victim of a massive coronary, longtime Muncy dentist Dr. Edmund B. Luft died at the Muncy Valley Hospital on March 24.

Lynn C. Phillips, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dean Phillips, of near Muncy, has been hired to teach music at Loyalsock Township high school.

Engagement announced of Joan Eileen Podbesek to Edward Heincelman, of Muncy.

Announcement made of the forthcoming marriage of Karen Rakes to Robert Dalton of Muncy.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. James Rupert, Hughesville, twin sons, March 24. Mother former Cheryl Fuller; Mr. and Mrs. Ronald McGregor, Hughesville, son, March 25. Mother former Jeanne Confer; Mr. and Mrs. Carson Wagner, Montgomery, son, March 19. Mother former Marlinda Shemory; Mr. and Mrs. Earl LeBarron, Watsontown, son, March 24. Mother former Patricia Brehm; Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Eichenlaub, Muncy, daughter, March 21. Mother former Barbara Jacobs; Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Hagenbuch, Muncy, son, March 20. Mother former Marcia Monti; Mr. and Mrs. Luther M. Andrews, Jr., Muncy, daughter, March 15. Mother former Arlene Yagel.

Died: Mrs. Elsie Barbour, 75, Muncy, March 20; H. Clifford Marsh, Jr., 39, Hughesville, March 24; Lilah L. Reece, Muncy, March 20; Eva P. Lowe, 74, Moreland Township, March 23; Betty P. Clouser, 37, Hughesville, March 24; James Foust, age 46, Montgomery, March 24.

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