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Peeks at the Past 3.25.2020

By Staff | Mar 25, 2020

March 23, 1872

Spotted fever prevails to a considerable extent at Williamsport.

Six or eight sheep belonging to Jessie Haines, Muncy Twp., bitten by the mad dog which passed through that township several weeks ago, went mad last week and were killed.

Dr. G. G. Wood & Co. have purchased the drug store of C. E. Evans, in this borough.

A little boy, aged 6 years, son of Barney McCue, died of smallpox, at the residence of James Watts, at Port Penn, on Friday of last week.

The spring term of Lycoming County Normal school opens at Montoursville on April 15.

Friday, March 26, 1880

Easter falls on March 28 this year.

The Williamsport Banner appears on Monday as a morning paper.

Jerry Ritter, of Lairdsville, shot a wildcat near that place recently.

Thomas Wood, Esq., of Muncy Creek township, recently purchased a valuable 200-acre farm in the Shenandoah valley, near Winchester, Va.

A barn owned by Benjamin Garnhart, in Muncy Creek township, was destroyed by fire Wednesday evening of last week.

The saw mill of John Harman, in Lewis township, Northumberland county, was destroyed by fire last Friday night.

The ginseng root industry is being developed in this neighborhood to considerable extent. Messrs. Rogers & Bro. recently shipped 1,000 pounds, receiving $1.50 per pound for the crop.

Harry Stahl created quite an excitement in the Baptist Church at Northumberland one night recently. They were using the Baptistry, and Harry getting a little too near tumbled in.

A big day’s log cutting was done in the Lebo and Rissel’s camp, by Samuel Blue and two helpers, when they chopped and sawed in one day 110 logs that scaled 30,800 feet.

The Muncy Luminary and Lycoming County Advertiser

Price 2 cents

Thursday, March 25, 1920

100 years ago

Died: Mrs. Amelia Green Lloyd, Muncy, was well and favorably known, having taught in this vicinity before her marriage.

L.C. Koons, of this place, and his brother, F.H. Koons, of State College, have purchased the hardware store of Edward C. Willets, and have taken charge of the business. The business will run under the name of Koons Bros., who will do general hardware, plumbing, tinning, heating, and furnace business.

Last week C. C. Pfleegor purchased the property of Samuel Rager’s estate on West Penn street and will remove his family there on April 1.

The homestead property belonging to Miss Jessie Pursell on South Main street has been purchased by T. H. Trost, of the Muncy Silk Co., who will move his family here shortly.

William Worthington, of this place, and Miss Martha Bruner, of Lock Haven, were quietly married at the Baptist parsonage in Lock Haven. They came to Muncy Saturday evening.

C. Rolland Bennett, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Bennett, of town, and Mis Grace Mary Cromley, of Pottsgrove, were recently united in marriage at the home of the bride’s parents.

Naomi Webb, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Webb, of Williamsport, and Carl Gottschall, son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Gottschall, of Muncy, were married Tuesday. They were attended by Mr. and Mrs. L.D.Fritz.

A morning passenger train will be put on the Reading railroad in the near future running daily from either Shamokin or West Milton to Williamsport, arriving at Muncy about 7:30 a.m.

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The Luminary

March 30, 1950

70 years ago

Phone Lines Hardest Hit By Storm-The West Branch Bell Telephone company began to see daylight this week in its tremendous job of restoring service to more than one-fourth of its customers who felt the impact of last Thursday’s heavy snowstorm.

The Keystone Hook and Ladder company announced the completion of the purchase of land in the borough of Muncy which it will use in the future as a carnival grounds.

Harry L. Ritter, of Muncy, was promoted to corporal last week at Spokane air force base, Wash.

Miss Margaret Fry recently announced her engagement to Jack Vognetz.

Engagement announced of Marion Tallman, Montgomery, to Robert Pardo, of Turbotville.

At the Ritz: “12 o’clock High”

Ad: Announcement! Effective April 1, 1950-Don Wilt’s Restaurant, Muncy, Pa.

The Luminary

March 19, 1970

50 Year Ago

10 cents

The scholarship awarded by the Sprout-Waldron Foundation to a graduating senior at Muncy high school has been increased to $1,000 per year.

Joseph Brennan was elected the new president of the Muncy Jaycees at their last meeting.

Ever since he became editor of “Now and Then” in 1962 upon the death of Marshall Anspach, Muncy’s E.P. Bertin has done a prolific job of reporting area history. The quarterly journal is the packed-full complication of words and pictures of the historical lore of the area.

Tenants have begun to move into Muncy Manor, the first new apartment building in Muncy within anyone’s memory located at West Water Street.

Engagement announced of Miss Susan E. Logan, Hughesville, to Gary Allen Neenan of Williamsport.

Air Force Technical Sergeant Roland R. Van Horn, of near Hughesville, has received the Air Medal at McClellan AFB, Calif. for air action in Southeast Asia.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. George Musser, Allenwood, daughter, March 10. Mother former Barbara Houtz; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Cashman, Hughesville, March 10. Mother former Donna Barto; Mr. and Mrs. William Gilbert, Muncy, son, March 10. Mother former Suzanne Hancock; Mr. and Mrs. Martin Houseknecht, Muncy, son March 12. Mother former Karen Confer; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hudson, Muncy, son, March 12. Mother former Jacqueline Bailey.

Died: Nelson B. Freer, 57, Hughesville, March 16; Kathryn E. Johnson, 96, Hughesville, March 14; Clarence P. Baker, 61, formerly of Hughesville, died March 15.

At the Ritz: “The Undefeated” with John Wayne and Rock Hudson

Ad: Swing into Spring at Thompson’s, Muncy, Pa.