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Peeks of the Past 11.27

By Staff | Nov 27, 2019

Nov. 14, 1871

A saw mill in Penn township, owned by Edward Lyon, was destroyed by fire last Friday.

JK.B. Riley, of this place, was thrown from his buggy at Williamsport on Tuesday and severely cut about the face and head.

Nov. 14, 1879

McHenry Township, this county, pays its school teachers $12 per month and board.

Miss Comfort Wallis, an aged woman of this place, received word from Washington that she will received $1,400 back pension and an allowance of $8 a month.

The Muncy Luminary

Friday, Nov. 24, 1949

70 years ago

Price five cents

Pennsdale to have Public Park as Bussler Restores Old Friends Area

Richard Molyneaux and Wayne Norton, who have operated the Hughesville Cleaners in Hughesville, announced plans this week to build a modern dry cleaning plant just north of Muncy on the Muncy-Williamsport highway.

According to word received here this week, Pfc. Richard M. Allen, of Muncy, is now serving as a rifleman with Company B, Fifth Regiment, First Cavalry Regiment now stationed at Takeyama, Japan.

Miss Charlotte Sealey, of Montgomery, and Harold W. Bennett, of McEwensville, were married Nov. 5.

Miss Joan Gansell, of Picture Rocks, became the bride of Carl Campbell, of Picture Rocks, Nov. 18.

Births: A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Ray Laughner, Picture Rocks, Nov. 19; Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Houseknecht are the parents of a son, born on Nov. 20.

Died: Raymond Shick died at his home in Montgomery on Sunday; C. David Egli, 76, Muncy, Nov. 20; W.H. Thompson, 81, Williamsport, Nov. 20; Memorial services for S/Sgt G. Houseknecht, Muncy, killed in action on Dec. 28, 1943, in Northern Italy; Samuel Bartlow, 70, count native died Thursday.

At the Ritz: “The Red Danube”

Ad: Radio Service-C.E. Rath, Hughesville (Formerly Muncy Radio)

The Luminary

50 Years Ago

Nov. 20, 1969

The Pleasant View Wesleyan church was the setting for the wedding on NOv. 14 of Oral Brown, Muncy, to Kenneth Hall, of Northumberland.

Mr. and Mrs. David Green, the former Jorene MCarty of near Muncy, who were married on Nov. 15, will be residing in Germany for the next two years where is is stationed with armed forces.

Parents whose dependent children will have reached their 19th birthdays by Dec. 31, 1969, are reminded by Ralph S. Smith, president, Blue Cross of Northeastern PA, that arrangements should be made how to insure continued coverage for these persons, beginning Jan. 1. 1970.

At the Ritz: “Hey There, it’s Yogi Bear”

Ad: Holiday Sale at Lucie Decker, Muncy

The Luminary

25 years ago

Wednesday, Nov. 16, 1994

Receiving the deeds for the 45 acres of land adjacent to Van Rensselaer Park in Picture Rocks is the borough mayor, Elinor Kilcoyne; Rick Sprout, Borough president at the time the project began; Dorothy Sprout Day; and John Sprout. The land is to be used for nature studies and hiking.

Cars and trucks barreling down Fogelman Road at 55 miles an hour have become a threat to personal safety was a common theme expressed by several residents of one Muncy Creek township development at a recent meeting.

In keeping up with modern technology in education today, the Muncy School Board approved the purchase of over 50 Macintosh computers for the school district.

Linda Sue Smith, Muncy, and Daniel Thomas McKee, Hughesville, were married Aug. 27.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Robert Klees, Jr., Muncy, son, Nov. 6. Mother former Amy M. McEltheny; Aranda R. Dorn and Scott Cupp, Hughesville, daughter, Nov. 6; Mr. and Mrs. James R. Devore II, Muncy, daughter, Nov. 6. Mother former Amy L. Waltman; Mr. and Mrs. Dean A. Benedict, Hughesville, son, Nov. 11. Mother former Cynthia C. White; Jessica F. Squier and Jay K. Brown, Montgomery, son, Nov. 10; Mr. and Mrs. Logan W.Kline, MUncy, son, Nov. 5. Moth former Brenda M. Bush; Mr. and Mrs. Dennis A. Dickerson, Montgomery, son, Nov. 5. Mother former Bethanie R. Adams; Misty L. Helm and Billy J. Phillips, Muncy Valley, son, Nov. 8.

Died: Russell E. Miller, Jr., 69, Muncy, Nov. 12; Michael L. Ahearn, 80, Hughesville, Nov. 12; Donald W. Hawley, Jr., 57, Muncy, Nov. 8.