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By Staff | Apr 29, 2020

May 4, 1850

Our town and neighborhood have been for the past few weeks infested with thieves. A chisel seems to be the principal instrument used by the scamps who have been using every opportunity to plunder our citizens. The people of our town and neighborhood should attend to their bolts and locks, and interest themselves in ferreting out and bringing to justice these rascals.

Saturday, May 4, 1872

Younkin & Flack will supply our citizens with ice this summer.

A little daughter of Ed Stokes aged 16 months fell into a bucket of hot water on Saturday last, while Mrs. Stokes was out of the room and was badly scalded. She will recover.

An application for a new trial for the Muncy bank robbers, was made last week, and the argument was made on Monday, but Judge Gamble, after hearing Mr. Emery for the prisoners, refused a new trial.

The roof on the storeroom of Samuel Hartzel, at Montgomery Station, took fire on Tuesday, and quite a hole burned in the roof before the flames were put out.

Friday, May 7, 1880

A large delegation from this place witnessed the Buffalo Bill show at Williamsport on Monday.

The state weather records show that the past winters have been the warmest for 91 years in Pennsylvania.

On Saturday morning, May 1, the round was frozen solid.

The Sunbury American says there are indications that bass will be abundant in the West Branch this season.

An endowment of several hundred dollars has been raised for the purpose of keeping the Hall burial grounds in good condition and free from the underbrush.

Several little girls still in their teens, recently organized a literary and dramatic society, the first entertainment being given at the residence of W. A. Krouse last Friday evening.

The Muncy Luminary and Lycoming County Advertiser

Price 2 cents

Thursday, May 6, 1920

100 years ago

ABOUT TOWN- A gentleman-on-bread-box says this weather in Muncy is like a flivver-there’s very little spring to it.

HEARD IN MUNCY- Husband “I simply love those clinging gowns, dear.” Wife-“Well you ought to adore me in this one; it has been clinging to me for the last five years.”

Married-James Faber, who resides at the home of W.E. Fisher, Williamsport, was on Thursday morning of last week united in marriage to Florence Tallman, of Muncy.

Engagement announced of Miss Claire Marie Painter, of Germantown, to Mr. Norman Hubbard Mallinson, of Brooklyn, N.Y.

Lewisburg Woolen Mill Burns-The large brick plant of the Lewisburg Woolen Mill Co. was burned to the ground last Thursday, causing a loss estimated at $150,000.

Born: A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. William Orner, Tuesday.

Jacob Smith, an employee at the Sylvester Andrews livery stables was found lying in a stall occupied by a new horse Friday evening with his skull crushed. He died at 3:30 o’clock Saturday morning from his injuries. The horse was a strange animal and it is supposed that Mr. Smith was kicked while at work in its stall. Mr. Smith was thirty-five years of age and was a native of Hughesville.

Died: Michael J. Allbeck died at his home in Moreland township on Sunday morning, aged 79 years, 4 months, and 18 days.

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The Luminary

May 4, 1950

70 years ago

Miss Cleatus Kahler, of Muncy, and Lee Temple, of Muncy, were united in marriage April 27.

Mr. and Mrs. LaRue Travelpiece have moved from the Daniel Gatz home in Pennsdale to the farm owned by Mrs. Carrie Murray near Muncy.

Philip Drick, five-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. James Drick, underwent a tonsil operation at the Muncy Valley hospital on Friday.

Brady Lowe, Muncy centerfielder for the past two years, has signed with Turbotville for the coming season . . . and it is reported that another erstwhile Muncy centerfielder, Cocky Wertman, is returning to Montgomery for another year. . . he will also play with Ordnance in the county league as will Gordie Motter, who started there at first base last season.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Max Bubb, of Muncy, a daughter, April 30; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Clark, Hughesville, April 29; Mr. and Mrs. Edward Yeagle, Montgomery, a son, April 29; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Paul Vargo, Allenwood, April 26; Mr. and Mrs. George Long, Muncy, son, April 29; a son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Duane Shultz, Laporte, April 30; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kelley, Laporte, daughter, May 2.

Died: James H. Barnes, 65, Picture Rocks, died May 1; James B. Herr, 80, Muncy, died Saturday morning; Ned D. Persun, 20 died at his home near Allenwood after a brief illness; Alice Heebner, 86, died at Haverford, April 30.

At the Ritz: “The Lady Takes a Fellow”

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The Luminary

April 23, 1970

50 Year Ago

10 cents

Beltway East of Muncy Programmed by State-A six-mile segment of the area Beltway east of Muncy has been approved as part of the State Highway Department’s capital budget program for 1969-70, and indications are that construction may get underway early in 1971.

Establishment of a Henry Porter Rathmell Scholarship Fund for a senior each year at Muncy high school was announced this week jointly by the Rathmell family and school officials.

Muncy’s volleyball team didn’t win anything at Penn State when they competed in the PIAA tournament as District Four representative last Saturday, but they witnessed some of the finest volleyball they ever expect to see.

We apologize for two errors in last week’s paper . . . One referred to the “late Peter T. Link: who is alive and well as a guest at Lysock View, and the other a proof error when the word appeared as “decent’ and somewhat changed the mean of the sentence in which it was used.

A rash of fatal accidents in the area continued last weekend when two young men were killed at about 12:30 a.m. Saturday, April 18, as their car overturned at the east end of Picture Rocks and spun them to their death. Dead were Raymond Lee Johnson, 21, of Turbotville, and Carl Eugene Miller, 22, of near Hughesville.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Paul Bartlow, Turbotville, a son, April 15. Mother former Linda Allen; Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Sampsell, Montgomery, son, April 15. Mother former Natylee Killard; Mr. and Mrs. Donald Houser; Allenwood, son, April 17. Mother former Joyce Fullmer; Mr. and Mrs. Robert McCarty, Montgomery, daughter, April 18. Mother former Sharon Mowery.

Died: George (Buck) Bobb, 63, Muncy, died April 20; Bessie Kitchen, 87, April 18; Walter J. Gallup, 74, Muncy, died at home on Saturday; J. Franklin Gruver, 61, Montgomery, died April 19.

At the Ritz: “Cactus Flower”

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The Luminary

Wednesday, May 3, 1995

25 years ago

35 cents

Air Force Airman Michael A. Casselberry has graduated from Air Force basic training at Lackland Air Force Base. The airman is a 1994 graduate of Hughesville High School.

Madeline Bird is a candidate for a position on the Muncy school board representing Muncy Borough.

Ron Ott, Jr. of Muncy is living the adventure of a lifetime. He is thru-hiking on the Appalachian Trail from George to Maine.

Died: Mildred Hartenstine, 82, Muncy, April 25; Dorothy H. Fry, 55, Hughesville, April 24; Blanche L. Aunkst, 89, Montgomery; Walter R. Murray, 92, Hughesville, April 30.

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