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Peeks at the Past 1.29.2020

By Staff | Jan 29, 2020

Taken from the Jan. 22 1970 issue of The Luminary, an advertisement from Dow’s Pharmacy, 24 S. Main St., Muncy boasts of cosmetic and fragrance specials.

Jan. 29, 1872

J.I. Painter, agent of the Catawissa railroad company at this place informs us that since the opening of the extension on November 20th, he has sold 1,305 tickets to Williamsport.

A Farmers Club has been formed in Buffalo township, Union county.

Alex B. Jack, of Danville will deliver a lecture at Smith’s hall, on Tuesday evening his subject being, “The Influence of Robert Burns.”

Jan. 29, 1880

A leap year party was given at the residence of Hon. Henry Johnson, on North Main street.

The thermometer stood at 60 degrees on Wednesday. It was as warm and balmy as a spring day.

A smokehouse on the J.R. Barr property was destroyed by fire on Monday.

Rev. E.H. Leisenring slipped and fell while going down his back porch steps, on Friday afternoon, striking his shoulder and otherwise bruising himself severely.

The Muncy Luminary

Jan. 29, 1920

100 years ago

Price-2 cents

Died: Mrs. John Smith died at her home at Elgin, Ills., on Saturday last, aged 28 years. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Keefer and was well known and highly respected by many Muncy people; Lamont Lloyd, Philadelphia, formerly of this place, died on Friday morning.

The Muncy Luminary

Jan. 26, 1950

70 years ago

Price five cents

With Muncians basking in summer weather on Tuesday and Wednesday as the thermometer climbed to the 60’s, it was noted that some parts of Florida were not enjoying weather that was any warmer.

Many Muncians have read with a touch of sadness the notice in The Luminary a few weeks ago that the last of the passenger trains on the Reading railroad in this area has been discontinued. Not only is it the end of passenger service but also the end of an era.

Miss Florence Kitzmiller, of Unityville, became the bride of Leon L. Zeisloft, of Jersey Town, on Jan. 15.

Births: A son to Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Barto, Montgomery, Jan. 20; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Delmar Kline, Carlisle, Mrs. Kline is the former Louise Diggan; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Carl VanHorn on Jan. 12. Mrs. VanHorn is the former Jean Poust of Hughesville; Mr. and Mrs. Paul Kisner, Montgomery, a son, Jan 20; a son to Mr. and Mrs. James Fowler, Allenwood, Jan. 20; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Chamberlain, Turbotville, daughter, Jan. 21.

Died: Gordon D. Sprout, Picture Rocks, died Jan. 24; Grace Elizabeth Hering, 47, Montgomery, Jan. 23; Chester F. Snyder, 62, Hughesville, died Monday; Myrtle B. Michael, 28, Montgomery, died Monday after a long illness; Sherman Crawley, former Hughesville resident, died on Sunday.

At the Ritz: “The Great Lover” with Bob Hope

Ad: Carroll House, Muncy, PA.

The Luminary

50 Years Ago

Jan. 22, 1970

Miss Sherry Bubb has been selected by the members of her senior class at Muncy to receive the annual D.A.R. award.

Muncy Chapter joins 50th anniversary of Jaycees.

Dr. Patrizio renamed as pool president.

David Wallis was elected president of the Muncy Public Library Board.

Mrs. George Meck retires as cashier of Muncy Bank and Trust company and appointment of John Bundy as her successor.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Rodarmel, Muncy, son, Jan. 14. Mother former Linda Auker; Mr. and Mrs. Dale Kepner, Hughesville, son, Jan. 15. Mother former Rhea Minier; Mr. and Mrs. George Trick, Hughesville, daughter, Jan. 16. Mother former Sharon Boatman; Mr,and Mrs. Herbert Sullivan, Muncy Valley, son, Jan. 16. Mother former Joanne Fyfe; Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Trimble, Muncy, daughter, Jan. 17. Mother former Beverly Barrows; Mr. and Mrs. John Fry, Muncy, daughter, Jan. 17. Mother former Anna Miller; Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Wash, Hughesville, son, Jan. 17. Mother former June Minier; Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Hoffman, Muncy, daughter, Jan. 20. Mother former Martha Jane Stauffer; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Stutzman, Hughesville, son, Jan. 21. Mother former Candy Swisher.

Died: Diane Young, 19, Muncy, Jan. 19; Lenna Snider, 76, Jan. 20; Anna C. Fausey, 79, Hughesville, Jan. 14; Lester Barto, 52, Hughesville, Jan. 6; James C. Walllis, 71, Montgomery, Jan. 17; Clinton B. Byberg, 82, Muncy native, Dec. 25; Marian V. Poust, Hughesville, Jan. 19.

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