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Peeks 5.13.2020

By Staff | May 13, 2020

May 18, 1850

We call the attention of parents to the advertisement of Mr. W. J. Sellers, in another column, who proposes to exhibit his system for teaching geography this afternoon. Mr. Sellers has taught classes with much success in many of the towns on the river below us and several of our exchanges have spoken favorably of his system. Parents should at all events turn out and examine his system.

May 17, 1900

Thomas Stolz, while working on the dam, above the Willow Grove Mills north of town, on Tuesday cut his foot across the instep making a gash of nearly six inches. Dr. J.W. Albright dressed the injury, which will prevent Tom from doing any kind of work for several weeks.

The Mutual Literary society of Muncy station has challenged the Muncy Normal Literary society to a debate.

Edward Mozley has rented the Schuyler truck patch and expects to serve his customers with the best vegetables this summer.

Saturday, May 18, 1872

John V. Reeder shot a loon in the river, near this place, on Friday.

While a man named Courson, residing below Montgomery station, was crossing the P. & R. tracks at Berger’s crossing, with a horse and carriage last Monday night, he was struck by a passing freight rain, the horse being killed and the carriage badly broken. Courson escaped by jumping from the carriage.

John Riley, aged 60 years, resident in Lewis township, this county, fell dead while washing his face last Tuesday morning.

Friday, May 21, 1880

The town of Milton suffered severely by a fire on Friday which broke out in the car shops of Murray, Dougal & Co., hundreds of buildings being consumed before the flames were gotten under control causing a loss of nearly $2,000,000 on which there is an insurance of $600,000.

A house in Tivoli belonging to A.J. Sollery, and occupied by a man name Swisher, was destroyed by fire last Wednesday, causing a loss of $600.

Jacob Kramer, the jovial landlord of the Mansion House, Watsontown, has a pig that measures 6 feet 2 inches from the snout to the tip of the tail and weighs over 900 pounds.

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Thursday, May 20, 1920

100 years ago

Died: Emily J. Hill, died at the home of her daughter this Thursday morning, aged 72 years, 3 months, and 21 days; Ellisha L. Runyan, Lairdsville, died on Thursday of last week, at his home, aged 69 years.

Mr. and Mrs. W.E. Haines, of “Aynhoe Farm,” Mr. and Mrs. Henry Kirk and Miss Katherine Kirk, of Pennsdale, have returned from a motor rip to the summer place of the Haines, at Quoque, Long Island.

Miss Beatrice Whitmoyer, of Muncy RD 4 gave a most enjoyable evening of dramatic and humorous readings at the Muncy Lutheran church Monday evening.

Ellis Martz, Pennsylvania agent at Muncy Station, is busy these days routing people from Muncy and vicinity who contemplate making trips to the west this summer.

Ad: For Sale-Maxwell touring car. Cheap if sold at once.

The Luminary

May 18, 1950

70 years ago

Bush, Gleason, Riley Win; County Backs ‘Independent’ Candidates.

The new fire truck for Muncy Creek township volunteer fire company at Clarkstown arrived this week and is being used every night by the firemen as they get accustomed to its operations.

The Army Air Force recruiting station in Muncy has been opened on a full time basis with S-Sgt. Harold E. Leiby in charge.

Edging out Williamsport by a single point, 33-23, Muncy school’s aggressive FF-A chapter won the county judging championship on Monday and qualified five students to compete in the state judging contest at State College.

Mrs. Ernest Engelhardt, who is leaving the faculty of Muncy-Muncy Creek schools at the conclusion of this term, was honored at a farewell dinner given by her teaching associates.

Sue Boyer of Picture Rocks and Carolyn Eddy of Hughesville were pledged recently to Mu Phi Epsilon, national music honory at Westminster college.

Picture Rocks Rockets, Muncy’s opening day opponent on Saturday, have won the only two pre-season games they have played. They defeated both International Furniture of the County League and Benton’s Independents. Leonard Stackhouse and Bud Kisner did the hurling in the two contests.

“The Musical Vagabonds,” Dick Lee and Paul Walters, will entertain at the Huntersville Methodist church on May 21.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ulrich, Muncy daughter, May 10; a son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Oden, Muncy, May 13; Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Campbell, Hughesville, daughter, May 14; a son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Paul Yoder, Turbotville, May 14; Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Magargle, Hughesville, a son, May 15; a daughter was born to Mr. and Mr. Wilbur Derr, Muncy, May 7; Mr. and Mrs. Donald E. Flook, Williamsport, daughter, May 10.

Died: Ida R. Breneisen died May 16 at the home of her daughter in Muncy. She was 71 years of age.

At the Ritz: “Captain China”

Ad: Roofing-Siding Paul B. Little, Hughesville

The Luminary

May 7, 1970

50 Year Ago

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Miss Jeanne McCarty was crowned Queen of the May at the traditional spring program held May 2 in the Muncy High school gymnasium. Jeanne was escorted by Barry Stiger.

Miss Linda May Sutton weds Robert Alexander of Muncy on May 2.

Marine Cpl. Darrol A. Sheets, of Picture Rocks, is now serving with Force Logistic Support Group Bravo, Force Logistic Support Command at Camp Jay K. Books, Viet Nam.

May is a busy month and Dr. R.A. Bennardi had just about all they could handle on Saturday evening. The doctor and Mrs. Bennardi ended up witnessing the May day ceremony where their eldest daughter, Anna Maria, was a member of the Queen’s court. About the same time, daughter Theresa was participating in the Loyalty day program, and another daughter, Cecelia, was in the junior high school district band festival at St. Marys in Elk county.

A one-time Muncy resident, Miss Sharon Kift, was crowned May Queen at Montoursville high school during elaborate ceremonies last Friday night. She’s a senior and daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Philip Kift, both Muncy natives.

Chester Frantz has retired as a custodial employee of the Muncy School District, and was honored at a a small testimonial last week.

Eagle Scouts Johnny Coppes and Bob Smith were presented Eagle rings by the Muncy Rotary club at the weekly meeting.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Edward Hill, a son April 28. Mr. Hill is the son Violet Hill of Muncy.

Died: John S. McCoy, 63, Muncy, May 1; Raymond Temple, 81, Hughesville, May 1; Beatrice R. Fry, 78, wife of Narber Fry, prominent area farmer, died May 4; James W. Stroup, 42, Hughesville, died May 5.

At the Ritz: “101 Dalmations”

Ad: Special: Prime Rib of Beef $3.95-Log Cabin and Motel, Muncy

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Wednesday, May 17, 1995

25 years ago

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Births: Mr. and Mrs. Neil Peterson, Montgomery, daughter, May 8. Mother former Tammy Smith; Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Hall, Muncy, son, May 8. Mother former Brenda Simcox; Mr. and Mrs. Vernerd L. Snyder, II, daughter, May 5. Mother former Maxine L. Hoffman; Angela J. Mosier and Daniel Ropraz, Montgomery, son, May 5.

Mr. and Mrs. Leon McCaslin, Muncy, have announced the engagement of their daughter, Heather Anne, to Kenneth Sean Brown.

Mr. and Mrs. Norman Heincelman of Muncy were happily surprised by family and friends on April 29 at the Quality Inn in South Williamsport. The occasion, hosted by their children, was the celebration of their fiftieth wedding anniversary.

An outdoor history lesson was available at Montgomery High School last weekend as costumed soldiers from various American wars told their stories in a history time-line.

Mark Hollingsworth, a junior at Muncy High School, was recently honored as the recipient of the John B. McMurtrie Scout Award

Died: Hannah M. Townsend, 95, former Muncy resident, died May 12; Thomas D. Winters, 39, Allenwood, died May 12; Ernest W. Shaner, 78, Lairdsville, died May 13; Miriam I.Phillips, 73, formerly of Muncy Valley, Sullivan County, for 40 years, died May 15; Dorothy L. Daye, 76, of Picture Rocks, died Thursday, May 11.