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Peeks at the Past 2.5.2020

By Staff | Feb 5, 2020

Feb. 6, 1872

The mails to and from Hughesville are now carried by way of the Muncy Creek railroad instead of by stage.

Snow to the depth of one foot fell at this place on Saturday.

A stable belonging to Michael Reeder was destroyed by fire at Turbotville on Tuesday evening.

Feb. 6, 1880

We were favored with an old fashioned snow storm on Friday.

S.D. Renn, of this place, has again taken the contract to carry the mail between Muncy and Dushore.

Edward Kerr, the blacksmith, advertises that he will shoe your horse with new shoes for $1.25 and 50 cents for setting.

A social hop was given at the residence of Major Isaac Bruner, one Wednesday evening of last week and was a most enjoyable affair. Prof. Lenn’s orchestra of Williamsport furnished the music for dancing.

Commander Wm. A. Flack, of Col. J.D. Musser Post, attended the Grand Army encampment, at Reading, last week.

The Muncy Luminary

Feb. 5, 1920

100 years ago

Price-2 cents

Miss Vila Leigh, South Williamsport, and Donal J. Wertman, Muncy, were united in marriage on Thursday morning last week.

Robert Kelley Hill, of Franklin township, and Anna Katherine Sweeney, of Millville, were united in marriage on Monday morning.

C.R. Hauser, of this place, and Miss Agnes Wagner, of Danville, were married on Monday at Hagerstown.

Because of his 60-year old wife bravely gave up a pint of her blood, HJ.S. Williamsport, 62, Sunbury, will live according to doctors. Emaciated and nearly a skeleton, of anaemia, and doctors declared that a blood transfusion is all that would save his life.

There does not seem to be much change in the influenza situation here. A large number of our citizens are confined to the house.

Died: Augustus Pursell, Muncy, died suddenly at his home on Tuesday, aged 80 years and 9 months; Mrs. Eva Sedam, died at the family home on South Market street his morning, aged 36 years; Mrs. Gertrude Walker, Milton, died on Tuesday; Benjamin Poust, 80, well-known throughout the county. He was a veteran of the Civil war, having served four years as a member of Company F. Pennsylvania volunteer infantry.

The Muncy Luminary

Feb. 9, 1950

70 years ago

Price five cents

Quarry Road Residents Petition For New Road.

Telephone Rate Increase Now Effective.

IN a presentation last Thursday, Ruth Oliver, of Hughesville, was awarded a table-model radio and a check for $25 after being selected winner of a regional first prize in competition of the Future Homemakers of America. Miss Hazel Dewald of Hughesville received honorable mention in the state-wide kitchen planning contest .

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bieber, Muncy, daughter, Feb. 2; A son to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Campbell, Muncy, Feb. 2; A daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Jack Harris, Muncy, Feb. 7; Mr. and Mrs. Delos Phillips, Unityville, a daughter, Feb. 8; A daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Watts, Muncy, Feb. 8; MR. and MRs. Arthur W. Miler, Montgomery, son, Feb. 2.

Died: Fred H. Murray, Muncy, died suddenly last Saturday; Laura Shaffer, 80, Montgomery native; Maurice B. Tyson, 72, formerly of Montgomery, Feb. 1; Mrs. David Kreppeneck, 67, Millville, Feb. 2; Joseph Zimmerman, 7, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Zimmerman, Hughesville died at his home Feb. 1 after a long illness.

At the Ritz: “Pinky”

Ad: The 1950 Frigidaire-Barney’s Furniture Store, Hughesville

The Luminary

50 Years Ago

Jan. 29, 1970

W-B Telephone Co.Acquires Plot FromBoro, Sells It to Atwood

Seek to Create Ice Skating Area On Muncy High School Plot

Seven students at Muncy High School will participate in the district band festival-selected are Barry Hutchins; Cathy Lupold, Theresa Bennardi, Mary McCarthy, Vicky Thompson, Joy Wertman, and Debbie Snyder.

The former Mary Ann Roach, of Fort Wayne, Ind., and M. Richard Wert, of Muncy, were married on Jan. 24.

Announcement made of the engagement of Miss Peggy Ott, Muncy, and Dennis Mason, of Massachusetts.

Engagement announced of Jacqueline Ring, formerly of Muncy, to Dennis LeVan, of near Bloomsburg.

Linda Louise Shaffer, of Hughesville, engaged to John R. Beazley of Allentown.

The Hughesville Jaycees will sponsor the second annual Snowmobile Racing Derby at the fairgrounds in Hughesville.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. James Moore, Picture Rocks, a son, Jan. 21. Mother former Marion Walters; Mr. and Mrs. James Raemach, Montgomery, daughter, Jan. 22. Mother former Gloria Morrison; Mr. and Mrs. Larue Hall, Montoursville, daughter, Jan. 24. Mother former Anne Dewald; Mr. and Mrs. Richard King, Milton, son, Jan. 25. Mother former Louann Bonawitz; Mr .and Mrs. William Green, Muncy Valley, daughter, Jan. 26. Mother former Bonnie Stackhouse.

At the Ritz: “Battle of Britain”

Ad: Hurr’s-half gallon ice cream-99 cents