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Peeks of Past July 3, 2019

By Staff | Jul 11, 2019

Looking backward

May 30, 1869

School-P. Bacon will reopen his school on August 16, 1869.

Andrew Hopkins, Esq., as purchased the one half of the Lycoming Standard establishment and associated himself with Colonel Tate, in the publication of that paper.

We are indebted to Dr. C.M. Hill of Hughesville, for a mess of Early Rose Potatoes of this year’s growth,

Married on the 2nd inst., by Rev. Dr. Lincoln, Mr. Charles Swartz, of Muncy township, and Miss Catherine E. Spotts, of Bloomingsgrove.


Miss Rose Dreifuss met with a serious accident while washing dishes shortly after noon Monday. The young lady in some way upset the teakettle, the boiling water scalded her leg below the knee so badly that the skin came off with the stocking.

The funeral took place on the 6th inst. The remains having arrived on the 4:57 train, was met by a large umber of friends who accompanied them to their last resting place in the family lot in Muncy Cemetery.


About a week ago Paul Opps of Green street was working at the Pennsylvania Railroad station where he is employed, he was unfortunate enough to get a hot cinder in his right eye obliging him to have the eye removed.

On Friday last Winston and Company were awarded the contract for building the state road from the east borough line at the Pennsylvania railroad to the Sullivan County line near Strawbridge.

Lawrence Thompson and Rissel Schoch, two young boys of this place had gone up a ladder onto a cherry tree when it gave way throwing them to the ground a distance of about ten feet. The Thompson boy received a deep gash over his left eye and one on his body which required several stitches to close. The Schoch boy was badly cut on top of the head.

The Muncy Luminary

Friday, July 14, 1944

75 years ago

Price five cents

Word has been received from the War Department by Mrs. Loraine Egli that her husband, Pvt. Loraine Egli, of Sherman Street, has been wounded in action in Italy.

Mrs. Eisenhower, mother of General Eisenhower, is spending some time at Eagles Mere, it has been learned.,

Dick Whitelock, of North Main Street, takes part in invasion some where in the Normandy Peninsula behind the lines.

Sgt. John Laidacker of Muncy was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for service in North Africa.

Muncy solider, John Strouse, helps clear La Haye of enemy.

At the Ritz: “Meet the People” with Lucille Ball and Dick Powell

Ad: Akers Brothers-Muncy, Pa

The Luminary

50 Years Ago

June 26, 1969

George Henry Doane Jr., 21 of Hughesville, was killed in a one-car accident Sunday, June 22.

H. Kim Worthington, a native of Muncy, has been named corporate engineering manager at Allied Mills, Inc.

The former Miss Clyde Taylor Hilburn, of Florida, and Mr. Soars of near Muncy, exchanged their vows in a double wedding on June 21. At the same time her sister, Miss Presley Jo HIlburn became the bride of William Reece Conger of Georgia.

Miss Mary Elizabeth McCahon, of Conn., became the bride of Eric Wayne Shoemaker, of Muncy, June 21.

Miss Sue Aderhold, Hughesville, has been notified that she was accepted as Rotary Exchange student for Australia to leave in August.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. James O”Conner, Hughesville, daughter, ,June 18. Mother former Leota VanHorn; Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Raup, Allenwood, son, June 19. Mother former Pearl Budman; Mr. and Mrs. James Shaffer, Montgomery, son , June 20. Mother former Lana Dershem; Mr. and Mrs. Richard Sheets, Muncy Valley, daughter, June 22. Mother former Carol Chestnut; Mr. and Mrs. John Little, Muncy Valley, son, June 22. Mother former Joan Shade.

Died: Retired Postmaster P.W.(Webb) Brocsious, 65, Muncy, died suddenly on Friday; Emerson Kleese, 77, Picture Rocks, June 17; Pearl Burkhart, 82, Hughesville, June 21; Almira Louise Link, Muncy, died early Thursday morning; Jordan Whitmire, 48, deed June 23; Joseph Kaiser, Hughesville farmer, died June 19.

At the Ritz: “The Sergeant”

Ad: Allen’s Texaco Basket Wagon