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PEEKS of PAST June 5, 2019

By Staff | Jun 5, 2019

Looking backward

Tuesday, May 23, 1871

Eight head of cattle belonging to Eli Harmon of Brady township were recently poisoned by something they had eaten in the woods and six cows died.

A man by the name of Hennesy was brought before A. Rankin, Esq., last Monday, on a charge of killing a deer out of season. He was fined $50 and costs.

A wind storm passed over Muncy township on Tuesday tearing off nearly all the room from a large barn ion the farm of Martin Fahrenbach, and considerably shattering the frame.

On Saturday morning last fire broke out in the foundry of P.M. Trumbower & Co., destroying the building and all its contents, causing a loss of about $10,000 with an insurance of $5,500.

Friday, May 23, 1879

W. S. Montgomery, of near own, left Thursday for a tip to the “Great West.”

Rev. S.T. Thompson formerly of this place has taken charge of the Presbyterian church at St. Marys, Pa.

Mr. and Mrs. W.M. Ellicot gave a lawn party at their country residence near Pennsdale.

A spark from a foundry near by set fire to the cornice of he porch of Willian B. Smith’s residence, on East Water street, Thursday afternoon, but the fire was [put out before much damage was done.

The threatened drought ended last Friday with an abundance of rain since then, and the crops in this section have been saved.

The Muncy Luminary

and Lycoming County Advertiser

100 Years ago

May 22, 1919

Price Two Cents

Suggestions received so far by various committees, indicate that the “Big Day” program in Muncy, for entertainment of our soldiers, will consist of a program something like this: A ball game in the morning, parade in afternoon, followed by address by speaker of national reputation.

A banquet for the soldiers, followed by band concert in early evening and hen a picture show, and a dance for soldiers and heir friends.

Married at Harrisburg on May 17, Miss Almira Louise Hess, of this place to Peter T. Linck, a member of the state constabulary, who has been stationed in Muncy for the past year.

A serious altercation took place Tuesday afternoon up Glady Run, between Perry Snyder and his son-in-law, Edward Murray, over a line fence. During the heat of he argument Murray became enraged and knocked Snyder down, very badly injuring him. The unfortunate man, who is about 70 years of age, was carried to his home and Dr. J.W. Albright called in, who after an examination found that Mr. Snyder had three ribs broken and otherwise severely injured.

Died: Mrs. Susan Lukens died at the house of her daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Garman, Williamsport on Monday evening; Mrs. George W. Springman, aged 60 years, died Saturday.

The Muncy Luminary

Friday, June 16, 1944

75 years ago

Price five cents

Kenneth Fogleman Injured in Italy.

Muncy well represented in Famous 29th Division-Bryson Reed, Richard Whitelock, and Paul Poust.

Flight Officer Frank Sterner Missing in Action Over France-War Department Notifies Parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Sterner, Muncy, R.D. 2.

A wedding in Pennsdale church on Saturday, June 10, of Ruth H. Drick to Carl W. Snyder.

Mrs. Amanda Burrows Winter, 87, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mabel Plotts, of Huntersville, on June 12.

Mrs. Elizabeth Eckman, 82, died at her home on Mechanic Street Sunday night.

Pvt. Calvin Temple of Muncy R.D. 2 has arrived from overseas and is spending a furlough with his parents.

Pennsdale-Saturday while Raymond Fry was working in the field with a team of horses one of the the horses stepped in a hole made by a groundhog and broke a leg, The horse had to be shot,

At the Ritz: “Chip Off The Old Block”

Ad: “The Finest Gift of All”-The Town Shop

The Luminary

50 Years Ago

May 29, 1969

James Wood Trop Scholar in Muncy Class of 1969; Shares Major Awards with Linda Sutton, Larry Watson, Carol Miller Jacquelyn Soler; and Bette Jo Campbell.

Rev. Earl lBrooks, Presbyterian Pastor, Accepts Clearfield Post.

Miss Debra Kay Lenig’s engagement to Lane Delos Bitler, of Muncy, has been announced.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Taylor Fetzer, Muncy, daughter, May 20. Mother former Donna Daye; Mr. and Mrs. Dale Lunger, Hughesville, son, May 21. Mother former Mary Harding; Mr. and Mrs. John Perritt, Unityville, son, May 21. Mother former Beverly Young; Mr. and Mrs. Dale E. Fisher, Muncy, son, May 22. Mother former Janette Young; Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Sherman Mull, Muncy, daughter, May 23. Mother former Nancy Faye Ohnmeiss; Rev. and Mrs. Willard Newman, Montgomery, son, May 24. Mother former Melva Everett; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Stolz, Hughesville, son, May 26. Mother former Janet Bartlow; Mr. and Mrs. Max Laidacker, Hughesville, son, May 26. Mother former Bonnie Robbins.

At the Ritz: “Gone With the Wind”

Ad: Sweet Corn-10 ears 69 cents-A&P