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PEEKS of PAST May 15, 2019

By Staff | May 20, 2019

Looking back


Ice cream every night at Green’s Saloon, next door to the United States Hotel. Families supplied by the quart.

The Clergy of this Borough having failed in their efforts to obtain a change of the day of strewing flowers upon the graves of our patriotic dead, and desiring to place themselves right before the community, state that they sympathize entirely with the object in view, and object only to the time fixed for the ceremonies.


A representative of this paper who took a trip through the northern part of the town, after the water had receded, is of the opinion that more damage was done to buildings by water and wind in this flood than was done by the flood of 1889.

Willian H. Banzhaf, proprietor of the Vienna Bakery was one of the heaviest losers int he recent flood.

The Reading Railroad Company are making rapid progress in building their tressling across the river where their bridge went out.

The Muncy Luminary

Friday, May 26, 1944

75 years ago

Price five cents

Mr. and Mrs. John J. Jones of South Main Street received word May 20 from the War Department that their only child, 2nd Lieutenant

John E. Jones has been missing in a bombing raid over Germany since May 7.

Word has been received from Headquarters of the Mediterranean Allied Air Force that Flight Officer Frank E. Sterner, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Sterner of Muncy.R.D., was recently awarded the Air Medal at a 15th Army Air base in Italy by Colonel Hugo Rush, wing commander.

Engagement announced of Mary Jane Sones of South Main Street to Sgt. Frederick C. Reece, of Montoursville.

Richard Rogers and William Likens of Troop 24 of Muncy received their Life Scout award along with fourteen other boys from various Williamsport troops.

Pennsdale-Mrs. Sara Snyder of Turbotville and Mrs. Harry Taylor of Picture Rocks were visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Stugard Saturday

Clarkstown-Ernest Shetler has purchased the Glade Run Grange hall, which he expects to remodel and occupy in the near future.

Announcement has been made of a double wedding which took place in Tamson, Md., April 8, participating persons including Mary Fausey of Millville and Carl G. Clark of Montgomery, and MRs. Betty Engleman and Walter Bump, both of Muncy, R.D.

Missing Flier Reported Safe, Returns to Duty-Lieut. Robert Miller, of Montgomery, Bomber Pilot Again in Service.

At the Ritz: “See Here, Private Hargrove”

Ad: Stiger Furniture Store, Hughesville

The Luminary

50 Years Ago

May 1, 1969

Apollo is the name of the NASA flight series and Armstrong is the name of the astronaut scheduled to take the first steps on the moon.

Signs of progress were evident this week on the eight-unit two-story apartment house being constructed on West Water street in Muncy by Nikki Enterprises.

Marriage of Miss Cheryl Fetter, Muncy, and Robert Holt Akers, of Muncy, on April 25.

Engagement announced of Paula Harmon, Montgomery, to Machinist Repairman Third Class Milford L. Snyder, of Muncy.

Approaching marriage of Sandra Alexander, Muncy, to William Falcon, of California.

Died: Ray G. Sones, 81, Hughesville, April 23; Rev. Robert Swank, 58, Montgomery, April 26; Mary E. Bieber, 91, Hughesville, April 25; Viola S. Houck, 79, Hughesville, April 26; Brice H. Brenckman, 88, Muncy, April 25; Ethel V. Shaffer, 74, Muncy, Feb. 11.

At the Ritz: “Bullitt”

Ad; Stein’s Service, Muncy