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Peeks at the Past 2.26.2020

By Staff | Feb 25, 2020

Tuesday, Feb. 27, 1872

The Vigilant fire company, drawing their engine and hose carriage and the Bucket and Ladder company, each member to carry his bucket, preceded by the Muncy Cornet band, paraded on the 22nd.

Work on the boom at this place is progressing finely, eleven piers having been finished.

There is a great scarcity of water in this borough, a large portion of the wells and cisterns being dry, which is unusual for this time of the year.

N.B. Hall has removed his store from East Muncy to the store room in the United States hotel building on Main street.

Friday, Feb. 27, 1880

Henry McCowan has taken position of the Charles Robb farm in Muncy Creek township.

The Daily Gazette and Bulletin appeared in a handsome new dress on Monday, which adds wonderfully to the appearance of our esteemed contemporary.

Mrs. Thomas Grange, of this place, and her daughter, Mrs. Henry McCowan, of near town, were thrown from a spring wagon on Wednesday and both were injured, but not seriously.

George and J.D. Keller, left on Monday for Colorado, where they propose to settle.

John D. Musser Post No. 66, G.A.R., celebrated Washington’s Birthday, Tuesday evening by giving heir fourth annual “bean bake” and camp fire.

The Muncy Luminary

Feb. 26, 1920

100 years ago

Died: Sharon S. Castles died at his home on East Penn street Monday evening, aged 78 years.

The many friends of Miss Martha Schuyler will regret to learn that she slipped on an icy walk on her home on South Market Street Saturday and fell, breaking the large bone in her left wrist.

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The Muncy Luminary

March 2, 1950

70 years ago

Price five cents

Michael Aldish, who has been employed at Moran Hotel for the past few years, this week announced his purchase of the gasoline service station at the corner of Washington and Water streets from R.H. Tomlinson.

George Wilt named manager of Muncy W.B. baseball team.

The Keystone Hook and Ladder company answered two alarms in the rural area northeast of Muncy on Monday. They were called to fight a blaze which destroyed the barn on the Ben Thomas farm near Twin Hills, and were called to help extinguish a grass fire opposite Bruce Becker’s garage.

Cpl. Harvey Myers, of Muncy, will be stationed in Alaska for the remainder of his 17-months enlistment.

Harold Reed, Muncy, has begun practice teaching as a part of his course at Bucknell university.

Roy Bubb has purchased the Hall Wasser property in Pennsdale and plans to have it remodeled into two apartments.

Miss Dorothy Crawford, of Montgomery, and Nevin P. Sidler, of Danville, were married at Richmond, Va., on Feb. 13.

Miss Nellie Brown, of Montgomery, and James L. Young, of Watsontown, were married on Feb. 17.

Died: Etta M. Koons, 67, died suddenly at her home, S. Washington, St., Wednesday. Stricken with a heart attack while driving his car near Turbotville last Thursday, John A. Solomon, 57, well-known instructor in agriculture for the county veterans program; Stanley Hartman, Jr., died Feb. 22. Mr. Hartman was the son of Stanley Hartman, Sr., of Lancaster, and Mrs. Anna Hartman, of Muncy; Jerry Smith, 69, Hughesville, Feb. 23; Harvey J. Smith, 75, Lairdsville farmer, died Sunday; John R. Whitmoyer, 73, died on Feb. 22 at his home near Unityville.

At the Ritz: “Dancing in the Dark”

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The Luminary

50 Years Ago

Feb. 19, 1970

Beginning to take shape is the new supermarket being constructed in Clarkstown by Raymond Lowe, who now operates Lowe’s Store.

Pfc. Roy Meckley of Millville received his second award of the Bronze Star Medal in Viet Nam.

The Muncy TB Corporations’ main business office at Lykens was gutted by fire on Feb. 15 forcing the firm to find a new location.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. John Yocum, Jr., Millville, daughter, Feb. 11; Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Feigles, Muncy, daughter, Feb. 11; Mr. and Mrs. Boyd Swales, Muncy, son, Feb. 12; Mr. and Mrs. Roger Kurtz, Muncy, daughter, Feb. 14; Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Snyder, Muncy, daughter, Feb. 14; Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mallon, Hughesville, daughter, Feb. 14; Mr. and Mrs, Frank Phillips, Hughesville, daughter, Feb. 17.

Died: Frank T. Berger, 86, Muncy, Feb. 11.

At the Ritz: “Doctor Dolittle”

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