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PeeKS of PAST June 12, 2019

By Staff | Jun 13, 2019

Looking backward

Tuesday, May 30, 1871

Mr. and Mrs. H.C. Brobst celebrated their wooden wedding at their residence Wednesday evening.

The fire occurred at Jersey Shore Tuesday night, destroying the Post Office building, the Vidette newspaper office and several other buildings.

A great topic of discussion in this place during he past week, was the location of the depot for the Catawissa railroad. On e faction wants it on land belong to Ebenezer Walton, on the road leading to the river, and the other on land owned by George Edwards.Geo. Webb, Supt.., held a hearing here on Wednesday, both sides being represented.

The Muncy Luminary

and Lycoming County Advertiser

100 Years ago

May 29, 1919

Price Two Cents

With no other weapons than her husbands, Mrs. Clyde Keller, of Sunbury, wife of a well-known athlete and wrestler, choked a big bulldog into submission and forced it to release its hold it had taken on the face of a little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Palmisano, a next door neighbor.

Willis Goodenow, who for the past two years has been connected with the Agricultural Department at Washington, D.C. , has accepted the management of a big flouring mmill at Portland, Oregon.

George L. Painter received word on Monday of the safe arrival his son, First Sergt. Grant Painter, of the 14th regiment of the 79th Division, at Hoboken, J.J.The division is now at Camp Dix, N.J.

John Bruch has purchased the interest of the late Warren Hoffman in the general store business of Hoffman & Downing.

A frightful tornado swept over the section of farm country near Dewart last Thursday afternoon between four and five o’clock carrying destruction and disaster in the wake.

The Muncy Luminary

Friday, June 23, 1944

75 years ago

Price five cents

Word has been received that Pv. George Taggart, 19, of North Main Street, has been wounded while fighting in Italy.

Pvt. Pauline Milheim of the WACS, of North Market Street, is Muncy’s only member of the Women’s Army Corps.

The Muncy Woolen Mills building has been purchased by the Weldon Manufacturing Company of Williamsport, to be used in making pajamas.

Muncy rejoices with Mr. and Mrs. J.P. Jones of South Main Street who received the following telegram from the War Department June 15.Report just received through the International Red Cross that your son 2nd Lieutenant John E.Jones is a prisoner of war of the German Government. Jones of the United States Army Air Corps had been reported missing over Germany since May 7. As far as can be ascertained, he is the first Muncy service man being held prisoner by the enemy.

Walter Gray, 69, Muncy R.D. 2, died at his home Monday afternoon, June 19, after an illness of four years.

Miss Mary Jane Sones became the bride of Sgt. Clinton F. Reece of Montoursville, on Saturday afternoon, June 10.

Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Kahler of West Water Street had the thrill of their lives Wednesday evening when their son, Donald, of the United States Coast Guard phone them from an undisclosed eastern port, telling them he was right in the midst of the invasion of France and that he came through fine.

Mary Ruth Green, Muncy Valley, becomes bride of Lt. Dennis E. Byrd, USMC, of Texas, on April 15.

Sgt. Carl W. Worthington, Muncy, who was killed in Italy on the Anzio Beachhead April 17, has been awarded the Purple Heart posthumously.

At the Ritz: Andy Hardy’s “Blonde Trouble”

Ad: Akers Brothers, Muncy, Penna.

The Luminary

50 Years Ago

June 5, 1969

Averting the near-tragedy of last year, a three-man crew of Bob Eck, Walt Carroll and Jim Rupert boomed the traditional cannon successfully on Memorial Day, and another tribute to the local war dead was completed to mark a stirring day.

The weather was most beautiful, the parade marshaled by George White carried its customary significance, the crowd was big and enthusiastic, and subsidiary events were most pleasant.

Engagement announced of Lucinda Ann Sprout, Picture Rocks, to Michael G. Stratton, of Thurmont, MD.

Miss SylviaM. Plotts’ engagement to Paul D. Radway has been announced by her parents Mr. and Mrs.Kline L. Plotts, Huntersville

Kathleen VanHorn and Cathy Weaver Top Students at Hughesville High School.

Marie Second Lieutenant William C. Rogers, Hughesville, was graduated from the United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md.

Died: Anna Pearl Rasmussen, 88, Muncy native, June 1; Charles L. Poust, Muncy native, May 31.

At the Ritz: “Support Your Local Sheriff”

Ad: Dow’s Pharmacy, Muncy