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Peeks at the Past 5.6.2020

By Staff | May 6, 2020

Roger Campbell,Muncy, has been elected a co-captain of the 1970-71 Columbia Varsity wrestling team. Campbell, a graduate of Muncy high, had the top record on the Lions varsity this past winter, posting a 7-1-3 record while wrestling at 118 and 126 pounds. He had one pin, stopping his Harvard opponent in the first round. Campbell, a pre-medical student finished his 8-1 his freshman year and placed third in the Eastern championships at West Point. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Campbell.

Saturday, May 11, 1872

Prof. J. F. Davis has been elected superintendent of the public schools in Williamsport, at a salary of $1,000.

J.W. Alder has resigned as assistant superintendent of the Catawissa railroad.

Calvin Rider, Vinton Rider and Joseph Myers, convicted of robbing the safe of the Lycoming Fire Insurance company, of this place, were sentenced to the Eastern penitentiary, by Judge Gamble, as follows: Calvin Rider, $1 fine and four years; Vinton Rider, $1 fine and four years; Joseph Myers, $1 fine and three years.

On Saturday night the smokehouse of Dr. William Musser was robbed of 14 fine hams, a number of shoulders, a lot of side meat and a quantity of dried beef.

Friday, May 14, 1880

While falling timber Benjamin Garnhart, of Muncy Creek township, received a serious cut above the eye.

Dr. W. L. King, a young physician of much prominence and a good citizen, has opened an office at Lairdsville for the practice of medicine.

Bruce Kelley, son of Martin Kelley, came near drowning one day last week in Muncy basin. He was rescued by Henry Sheridan.

Rev. W. F. Stahl was installed as pastor of the Presbyterian church on Friday afternoon, May 7th.

The murder trial of Geo. Smith and Mrs. Catharine Miller, for the killing of Andrew Miller, is being tried at Williamsport this week, a full account of which will be found on page four.

May 10, 1900

A heavy frost prevailed in this vicinity Friday night and many are fearful that much damage has been done to the fruit.

On Thursday last Mrs. Henry Bitner ended her life by taking Paris green. She was past seventy years of age.

Council ordered a drinking fountain for men and horses placed in front of C.B. Vandine’s store.

The Muncy Luminary and Lycoming County Advertiser

Price 2 cents

Thursday, May 13, 1920

100 years ago

Married: Robert Smith, of Muncy, and Nina Davis, of Try Mills, Pa were married at the Pine Street M.E. parsonage, Williamsport.

Lycoming county’s first farmers’ picnic will be held on the Hughesville fairgrounds on June 17.

Died: Mrs. Lucretia Clapp, of Montoursville, died at the home of her daughter Monday evening following a lingering illness.

The Tide Water Pipe Line Co. has bought the farm from the estate of the late George Stolz, dec’d., about one mile North of Muncy, for a consideration of $9,000, the estate reserving the flouring mill building, which will be torn down and the material and machinery disposed of.

Fryday-Thirty-five rural schools with approximately 300 entrants will participate with the schools of Williamsport in the first city and county schools play day in that city on Friday.

The new Picture Rocks National Bank building, now in process of construction, will be of art brick and stone trimmings.

Ad: Shieles Ladies Orchestra-Muncy Opera House-8:15 o’clock

The Luminary

May 11, 1950

70 years ago

A bright spring day with cool breezes greeted the May Queen and her court at the fourth annual May Day program at the Muncy schools on Monday afternoon. Wearing a beautiful white net gown over satin, with a full skirt and sash of green and pink, the queen, Frances Ann Jahn, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Otto T. Jahn, took her place on the throne. A crown of 26 pink rosebuds was placed on her head by Arlene Anderson.

Announcement has been made by Mrs. Emma Hester, of the upcoming marriage of her daughter, Jane, to Grover Walker, son of Mr. and Mrs. Grover C. Walker, of near Muncy.

The first 1951 Kaiser models to reach Muncy made their bow here at Brelsford Motors on Wednesday. J. Glen Brelsford, head of the local dealership said that the initial cars are four-door sedans.

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Whitmoyer and family have moved from the McCarty farm to the Ray Robbins property in Unityville.

Glaring headlights cause accidents. Depress your upper headlight beam when oncoming traffic approaches within 500 feet. A flick of the toe can mean the difference between life or death.

At the Ritz: “The Lusty Legend of Dakota Lil”

Ad: Handkerchiefs-Gift Boxed-An inexpensive welcomed remembrance-3 for 50 cents-Levines, Hughesville

The Luminary

April 30, 1970

50 Year Ago

10 cents

Steven Harold Warren, member of the 1970 senior class at Muncy high school, has been notified by the Department of the Army, with headquarters at Port Monroe, Va., that he has been selected to receive a four-year ROTC scholarship commencing with the fall term.

Gorge Wilt Named Recreation Director.

“Enchanted Forest” is theme for the annual May Day pageant to be held on May 2 in the Muncy high school gym.

Kenneth G. Geringer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Owen Geringer, now serving in Viet Nam, has been promoted to the rank of sergeant.

The wedding of Carol Ann Edkin, of near Muncy, and SP4 Terry Lee Richart, of Muncy, on April 18.

Three Area Girls Vie As Loyalty Day Queen-Post 3428 VFW, of Muncy, is sponsoring three girls in the Loyalty Day Queen contest of District 15 scheduled for May 2. The three girls competing will be Miss Paula Montgomery, of Hughesville, Miss Theresa Bennardi, of Muncy and Miss Jo Ann Russell of near Allenwood.

Miss Jean Stackhouse of Muncy Valley became the bride of Robert H. Fox, of near Hughesville on April 18.

The engagement of Miss Evelyn L. Fetterhoff, Hughesville, to Harry E. Shipman, Muncy, has been announced.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. John Lawton, Millville, son, April 26. Mother former Elaine Feigles; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Younger, Allenwood, son, April 27. Mother former Ruth Kerwell.

Died: Ethel E. Rogers, Pennsdale, died April 28; Ruth J. Cole, 65, Montgomery, April 26; John W. Logan, formerly a resident of Muncy, died April 28; The Rev. J.J. Cundiff, 54-year-old pastor of Fairview Church of the Nazarene, died April 27; Charles E. Tule, 65, lifetime Muncy area farmer, died April 25; Gertrude Frey died at her home in Muncy on April 29; Brady Stepp, 70, formerly of Muncy, died April 26.

At the Ritz: “The Happy Ending”

Ad: Grand Opening-French’s Gulf-Corner of Washington and Water Sts., Muncy

The Luminary

Wednesday, May 10, 1995

25 years ago

35 cents

The 1995 Post-Prom Party, sponsored by the Muncy High School P.T.S.A., will be held Friday, May 19, at Lycoming College.

Engagement announced of Nicole Elise Gadbois, of Arlington, VA, to Ensign Harry Pointer Fulton, II, U.S.N., of Corpus Christi, TX, son of Mr. Harry P. and Dr. Ruth Ann Fulton of Muncy.

A group of local citizens gathered outside the Muncy borough hall to observe the National Day of Prayer on May 4. About 25 persons came out to pray for local and national concerns.

Birth: Mr. and Mrs. Terry D. Baker, Hughesville, a daughter, April 26. Mother is the former Leona A. Ball.

Died: John E. Pfleegor, 77, Muncy, April 27; Natale Guzzo, 87, formerly of Muncy, April 27; Robert Joe Wertman, 39, Muncy, May 4; Clarabel Miller, 73, Montgomery; Gertrude B. Lunger, formerly of Muncy, April 26; Henry S. Buck, 83, May 1.

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