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Peeks at the Past

By Staff | Aug 21, 2019


Married in this Borough on the 5th, Mr. Isaiah Luch, and Miss Caroline Kunz, both of Northumberland County.

J.F. Green is receiving oysters in the shell and can, at his saloon, next door to the United States Hotel.

A young man named Smith had the thumb and several of the fingers of one of his hands badly cut by a saw at one of the Saw Mills at Montgomery Station Saturday last.

A Post Office, to be call Lincoln Falls has been established on the route from this place to Eldredsville in Sullivan County, and Mr. Jonathan Rogers has been appointed Post Master.


Suit was entered in the court of Common Pleas on Friday last by Emerson Collins, Esq., to recover $240 which is claimed by the authorities of that borough for the saving of the creek bridge during the ice gorge of the spring of 1982.

The jumping bean s on exhibition at the drug store of T & A W. Painter are attracting considerable attention, b their lively antics.

We are glad to notice that with one or two exceptions the manufacturing establishments at this place are now running full time.

The Muncy Luminary and Lycoming County Advertiser

Sept. 4, 1919

Price Two Cents

The Muncy Luminary

Friday, Sept. 8, 1944

75 years ago

Price five cents

Pvt. Loraine M. Egli of South Main Street, is listed missing after reported wounded-War Department states soldier missing from North African area.

Pvt. Charles Franklin Hess serving in an Engineering Combat Battalion, has been transferred from Italy to Southern France where he took part in the invasion of that section

Funeral services were held this morning from the Wallis Funeral Home for MRs. Benton Foust, aged 73 years, who died Tuesday at her home on New Street.

S/Sgt. William M. Zarr has sent home to his parent sThe Purple Heart, which he was awarded after being wounded in action in France.

Ear Schick Awarded Combat Medal-Wounded Veteran Returns to States From France.

$50,000 Loss Results From Electrical Storm at County Fair Grounds-Large Exhibit Building Together With Midway Concessions Lost in Blaze.

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The Luminary

50 Years Ago

Aug. 14, 1969

Big Fisherman is Pennsdale’s Jim Arthur who caught a 16-pound salmon during a three-week expedition on the Matane River in the Gaspe Peninsula.

Miss Carol Ann Hilner, of near Turbotville, was married on Aug. 2 to Kenneth Edward Crawford, of near Muncy.

Capt. James DeWire, 29, son of Mr. and Mrs. Russel A. DeWire, Hughesville, is assigned to the 4th Infantry Division in Viet Nam as an operations and training officer.

Richard D. Babcock, a1955 graduate of Hughesville high school and grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Babcock, of Hughesville, is one of a team of 150 air force specialists in support of the Apollo 11 lunar landing mission.

Mr. and Mrs. Chester H. Sones, of Hughesville, announced the engagement of their daughter, Miss Diane Louise Sones to C. James Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. Tucker Smith, Muncy.

Mrs. Mary Goodenow returned recently from a visit with her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. C.C. Armstrong and family in Pittsburgh. While there she attended the wedding of her granddaughter, Mis Susan Armstrong, and Clay Gallion, which took place on Aug. 2.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. John Riggle, Muncy, son, Aug. 8. Mother former Dorothy Phillips; Mr. and Mrs. Gary McKinley, Hughesville, daughter, Aug. 8. Mother former Cathy Kelly; Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Smith, Danville, daughter, Aug. 9. Mother former Pearl Schon; Lt. and Mrs. Daniel Wilkie, Camp Le Jeune, NC, are the parent s of a son born Aug. 4. The mother is the former June Bradley; A son to Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Musser, Milton, Aug. 9. The mother is the former Janet Ranck.

Died: Martha Bower, 63, Muncy, died Aug. 8; Myrtle Newhart, 78, Hughesville, died Aug. 10; Harriet Stone, 65, Muncy, Aug. 7; Lester J. Nuss, 66, Muncy, Aug. 11; Samuel G. Sloan, 67,Muncy, Aug. 9.

At the Ritz: Walt Disney’s “Peter Pan”

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The Luminary

August 17, 1994

25 years ago

35 cents

Gary Alexander constructed and donated a new community bulletin board to the newly-formed Muncy Merchants Association. The bulletin board is located on ground donated by Myers Auto Parts, next to the Grange News Agency.

The Rev. Michael R. Gardy recently assumed the pastorate of the Muncy First United Methodist Church.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Randy G. Brown, Unityville, a son, Aug. 11, 1994. Mother former Debbie Hall; Mr. and Mrs. Patrick W. McCracken, Hughesville, daughter, Aug. 8, 1994. Mother former Bonnie J. Farrar; Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Scott, Muncy, son, Aug. 8, 1994. Mother former Crystal Cipriani; Mr. and Mrs. Michael A. Kerstetter, Montgomery, daughter, Aug. 7, 1994. Mother former Virginia R. Lumpkin.

Died: Paul E. Fogelman, 80,Muncy, Aug. 9; Stanley N. Bachman, 45, Muncy, Aug. 10; James M. Bomboy, 81, Muncy, Aug. 12; Richard M. Kelchner, 72, Montgomery, Aug. 13; Marguerite M. Gardner, 71, Muncy, Aug. 9; Donald W. Canada,93, Montgomery, Aug. 13; Ernie W. Owens, 74, Hughesville, Aug. 13.

Nathan Wertz, of Unityville, and Kristy Carr, Hughesville, with take part in the East Lycoming Farm and Heritage Pageant.

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