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Peeks at the Past 6.3

By Staff | Jun 3, 2020

Saturday, June 22, 1872

Ten rafts floated into the Muncy boom during the flood this week.

A barn belonging to Peter Reeder, in Hughesville, was struck by lightning on Friday afternoon of last week and consumed. Mr. Reeder had no insurance.

A portable gas works, in the residence of Michael Mylert, at Laporte, exploded Wednesday morning, doing considerable damage to part of the building and badly injuring a nephew of Mr. Mylert’s and a neighbor woman who was in the house at the time.

During the thunder storm last Friday, the metallic clothes line stretched in the garden of Robert Robb, was struck by lightning, the fluid passing to post at the kitchen and stable, badly shattering them.

Friday, June 25, 1880

Four men, two white and two colored, were arrested for gambling in Soar’s Grove, on Sunday.

Mrs. O.A. McCarty was quite seriously injured lasts Friday, when a horse she was driving took fright and ran away, throwing her out of the buggy, knocking her senseless.

June 7, 1900

Seven young ladies and gentlemen were graduated from the high school.

Miss Florence Crawford, 11, Muncy’s brilliant young pianist, gave a piano recital oat the studio of Mrs. Fowler in Williamsport which astonished and delighted all her hearers.

Clinton Guyer, one of Muncy’s prominent business men, has purchased the James Sprout residence on North Washington Street.

The Muncy Luminary and Lycoming County Advertiser

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Thursday, June 24, 1920

100 years ago

A pretty wedding was solemnized on Monday at noon when Miss Lois Marie Blakeslee, of this place, and Walter Hopkins, of Williamsport, formerly of Muncy, were united in marriage.

Edward Francis Crosetto and Miss Murial Louise Edwards, of Muncy, were married Saturday afternoon.

Miss Mary Jane Reiter, of Montoursville, and Lewis S. Anstadt, of Mill Creek township, were united in marriage on Wednesday evening.

Miss Estelle G. Masser, a Muncy graduate, became a bride a few hours after commencement ceremonies. The bridegroom was Woolsey H. Field, of New York.

Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Herbert M. Edwards, of Montoursville, on Saturday, June 18, a daughter who has been named Ida Louise. Mr. Edwards is a former resident of Muncy.

June 7, 1940

Paul Dougherty, 14, was drowned in the Muncy Creek.

54 students received diplomas at the high school graduation.

The Luminary

June 8, 1950

70 years ago

A weird tale of unauthorized and non-school sanctioned hazing involving eight and ninth grade students of the Muncy schools was unfolded on Wednesday morning as the result of serious injury late Tuesday night to one of the hazed victims. Injured was William Wallis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Wallis, who suffered a compound double fracture of the collarbone.

Miss Lois M. Heyd, a native of Salladasburg, was hired as senior high school English instructor for the Muncy-Muncy Creek schools at a special meeting of the school board last week.

Parking meter collections for the month of June were $400.32, it was reported to borough council Tuesday at the regular session.

Twenty-eight students graduating into high school received diplomas at the annual commencement of George Ferrell school at Picture Rocks last week.

Engagement announced of Eleanor Poust, of Muncy, to Vincent W. Karas, of Shenandoah.

Invitations have been sent for the upcoming wedding of Miss Averil A. Baysore, of Jersey Shore, to John P. Williams, of Muncy.

The marriage of Miss Joan Toy Singley, of Williamsport, to Philip Franklin Hall, of Muncy, took place on May 31.

Miss Jane E. Rothfuss, of Muncy, and Ira Buck, of Milton, were married on June 3.

Lillian MacMichael, formerly of Muncy, and George Gault, of Lyonsville, were married June 4.

The Muncy Indians unleashed 15 hits against Montandon on Wednesday to win, 7-5, and lost a 4-2 11-inning thriller heartbreaker to Milton. With Lionel Shadduck driving in four runs, and Bobby Campbell, Ken Mincemoyer, George Will and Bill Brink each getting three hits, Muncy rallied for three runs in the third and sixth innings to cuff Montandon.

Died: Harry Lynn Stolz, 73, died at his home in Muncy on June 6; Ida May Cahn, 74, died at her home on Cottage Street in Hughesville on June 1; Anna Dimm, formerly of Muncy, died June 2.

At the Ritz: “Young man with a Horn”

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The Luminary

May 28, 1970

50 Years Ago

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A class of 102 students, almost equally divided with 52 boys and 50 girls, is scheduled to receive diplomas when the 90th annual commencement of Muncy High school is conducted June 1. Miss Jeanne McCarty was adjudged the top scholar and as such won the coveted Miss Jessie Heilman award; and Joseph Bird was named to receive the valuable Sprout, Waldron and company scholarship.

Miss Ruth Hartzell, high school office secretary, was completely overwhelmed on May 25, when the 1970 MHS yearbook was dedicated to her.

Sp/4 Daniel L. Bartlow of near Muncy has been wounded in action in Cambodia with the U.S. Forces, according to word received here this week.

Hughesville high school will graduate one of its largest classes in history on June 2 when a total of 119 seniors will receive their diplomas. Top scholastic winners will not be disclosed until graduation time.

The big day in Montgomery is June 3 and this year for the first time the class day and graduation are the same day.

A spring wedding ceremony was solemnized on May 24 when Miss Gail Ann Snyder of near Muncy became the bride of Donald F. Matthews, of Uniondale, N.Y.

Miss Barbara Ann Shaner, of near Muncy, and Charles Edward Leader, Jr. exchanged vows on May 23.

Engagement announced of Miss Kellie Jo Barlow, of Muncy, to Thomas Richard Bower, of South Williamsport.

Marriage was announced of Ann Elizabeth Muir, formerly of Muncy, to John Christian Lowe, South Hill, Virginia, on May 22.

Announcement made of the engagement of Jacqueline L. to Gary LaRue Stutzman, formerly of Muncy.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Robert Sellers, Montgomery, daughter, May 20. Mother former Jean Bryson; Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Triplett, Montgomery, son May 26. Mother former Donna Davis; Mr. and Mrs. Harley Allen, Hughesville, daughter, May 27. Mother former Lena Shoemaker; Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Fogleman, Jr., Watsontown, daughter, May 27. Mother former June Bergenstock; Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Miller, of Muncy, daughter, May 17. Mother former Linda Woodling.

Died: Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 26, at the Newhart Funeral home, Hughesville for Mrs. Annie DeWire, 89, of Hughesville, who died at her home, May 22, after a long illness; Mrs. Ella Smith, 90, of near Exchange, mother of Mrs. Donald Campbell of Muncy, died Wednesday, May 20.

At the Ritz: “The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes”

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The Luminary

Wednesday, June 7, 1995

25 years ago

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Top honors graduates at Muncy are Valedictorian: Regan Campbell, son of Roger and Cathy Campbell, of Muncy, and Salutatorian: Missy Force, daughter of Robert and Lana Forse, Muncy.

Montgomery top graduates-Valedictorian: Tysa Winder, and Salutatorian Kate Jarrett.

Scott Bussler, a tenth-grader at Muncy High School, has been declared a 1995 first place state winner in NASA/NSTA Space Science Student Involvement Program.

Births: Steven D. Kepner, Hughesville, a son, May 30. Mother former Patricia Madden; Kristy L. Frey and Joshua A. Bower, Muncy, a son, May 29; Teresa A. Persun and Kevin L. Moser, Picture Rocks, a daughter, May 30; Mr. and Mrs. Joseph D. Miller, a son, May 30. The mother is the former Paula D. Stout; Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Banzhof, Hughesville, a son, May 30. Mother former Sheila M. Kile.

Died: William I. Banzhof, 81, of Muncy, died June 2; Joan M. Waters, 63, Hughesville, June 4; Timothy C. Oakes, 26, Montgomery, June 3.

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