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Peeks of the Past Oct. 30, 2019

By Staff | Oct 30, 2019

FILE PHOTO This photo appeared in the Oct. 23, 1969 issue of The Luminary.

Oct. 16, 1919

Educational Hall in the high school has been thoroughly renovated. The old plaster ceiling which has caused considerable trouble for the several years has been replaced. In addition to this improvement, the school board has installed modern up to date sanitary toilets in both the old and the new building and have connected with the sewer, thus doing away with the old drying system of toilets which has never given perfect satisfaction.

The Muncy Luminary

Friday, Oct. 27, 1949

70 years ago

Price five cents

Elaborate Halloween festivities have been planned in Muncy, Montgomery and Hughesville for the annual observance of this occasion, with a block party in Muncy on Monday, a Mummer’s parade in Montgomery on Monday, and a kids’ party in Hughesville Friday evening.

Unofficial temperature at 7 a.m. Thursday at Tidewater was 24, first freezing mark of the season.

Sam Fry, of near Muncy, wins essay contest on State Week.

Miss Harriet Jane Long, and Leroy S. Gleason of Muncy were united in marriage born Oct. 22.

The 200th baby born at the Muncy Valley Hospital in 1949 is the daughter of Mrs. and Mrs. Lawrence Miller, of near Montoursville. She was born Oct. 8.

Mr. and Mrs. C. Meade Camenga, who were married two weeks ago, have returned from a wedding trip to Cape Cod, Mass. and are now residing in an apartment at Halls Station.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Harold F. Mincemoyer, of Ga., are the parents of a son born on Oct. 13. Harold is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Gordner, of Muncy; Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Byerly, of Muncy, are the parents of a son, born Oct. 23 at the Muncy Valley Hospital; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Barlett, of Montgomery, on Oct. 23; Mr. and Mrs. Richard Mehl, Eagles Mere, a son Oct 24; A daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Myron Smith, Hughesville, Oct. 24; Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Barlett, Montgomery, son, Oct. 24; Mr. and Mrs. James Weaver, Muncy, daughter, Oct. 15; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Chester P. McConnell, Hughesville, Oct. 17; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wertz, Montgomery, Oct. 16.

At the Ritz: “The Lady Gambles”

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The Luminary

50 Years Ago

Oct. 23, 1969

Publisher and editor of The Luminary, Robert N. Wilt, received the 1969 “Distinguished Service Award” given by the PA Newspaper Publishers association at the 45th annual convention.

George and Pauline Montgomery, of Hughesville, attending the National Pharmaceutical convention in Las Vegas last week, bring back the story of being entertained at one of the sessions by Lawrence Welk and about a dozen of the maestro’s top entertainers.

Miss Paula Montgomery, of Hughesville, and an outstanding activities leader at Hughesville high school, was selected as “Junior Miss of Lycoming County in the 1969 county pageant finals on Oct. 20. Among other contestants were Miss Susan Fry, for Muncy; and Jo Ann Russell, of Montgomery.

Airman Kenneth W. Rall, of Muncy, has completed basic training at Lackland AFB, Texas.

Thomas J. Hartranft, of Montgomery, has been commissioned a second lieutenant in the U.S.Air Force upon graduation from Officer Training School at Lackland AFB. Tex.

Storekeeper Third Class Donald W. Houseknecht, USN, of Hughesville, is serving abroad the underway replenishment ship USS Niagara Falls, in the Western Pacific.

Births: Twin sons were born Oct. 18 to Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Kepner, Hughesville. The mother is the former Lois Reese; Mr. and Mrs. Gary Houseknecht, Hughesville, a son, Oct. 16. Mother former Lucinda Poust; Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Edkin, Hughesville, daughter, Oct. 17. Mother former Alice Shoemaker; Mr. and Mrs, Kenneth McClintock, Montgomery, son, Oct. 17. Mother former Roberta Bieber.

Died: A former Muncy high school art teacher, Mrs.Ahmed Zaher, died Oct. 12 at Medellin, Colombia, South America, according to word received her ethis week. The former Jean Lichtenwalner died at the age of 46; Grace Bastian, Black Hole Valley area, died Oct. 16.

At the Ritz: “Rascalthe masked bandit”

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The Luminary

Wed., October 12, 1994

25 years ago

After four months of listening to testimony during eight different sessions and another month of deliberations the Muncy School board finally announced the long-awaited decision regarding suspended elementary principal, Dr. James Holt-termination from employment with the Muncy School District.

Mr. and Mrs. Pete Leblanc, of Montgomery, announced the birth of a daughter on Oct. 14. The mother is the former Richell Hampton.

Muncy senior Chris Menges has been selected as the recipient of this year’s DAR Good Citizens Program Award.

Died: Jennie Ritter, 105, died Oct. 14; Chester Phillips, 92, Montgomery, Oct. 15; Richard L.Bullock, Sr., 48,, Hughesville, Oct. 10; Sharon R. King, Montgomery, Oc. 13; Pearl English 37, Montgomery, Oct. 8; Isabelle Oliver, Hughesville, Oct. 14; Ralph E. Brink, 91, Eagles Mere and Williamsport, Oct. 12.

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