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Peeks at the Past 6.24

By Staff | Jun 23, 2020

Saturday, July 6, 1872

The Grant Standard is the title of a new paper at Laporte.

On Monday a man by the name of Fisher, while chopping wood near White Deer Mills, was struck by a falling tree and so badly injured that he died soon after being taken to his home at Watsontown.

About half past ten o’clock on Sunday night last Boyd Walbridge, aged 14 years, got up in his sleep and jumped or fell out of the window in his bedroom. The height of the fall was 22 feet, and strange to say, he escaped with a sprained wrist and a severe cut and bruise on one of his hips.

Friday, July 9, 1880

The Fourth of July was spent very quietly by our citizens.

Presiding Elder Pearce’s salary this year is $2,000. Mr. Pearce is a very efficient officer.

The census returns show that Moreland township has a population of 828, and Penn a population of 763.

A fishing party consisting Mr. and Mrs. W.H.H. Walton, Miss S.A. Painter and A.W. Tallman spent two days at Rock Run last week.

Rev. Milton E. Lightner, a prominent and influential minister of the Episcopal church, died of apoplexy at San Francisco last Thursday, aged 61 years. The deceased was well known by many of our readers, and was the father of Rev. P.B. Lightner, a former rector of St. James.

June 20, 1901

The game of ball on Saturday at this place, between a team from Williamsport and the home team, resulted in a victory for the latter by a score of 6 to 3, five innings being played.

Rev. C.A. Soars, of Philadelphia, who has been visiting this mother and brothers here, preached two excellent sermons at the Baptist church on Sunday.

June 20, 1901

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Cochman gave a surprise party in honor of their son, Carl, on last Friday afternoon, the occasion being his birthday.

Dr. and Mrs. George G. Wood left Monday to visit their daughter, Mrs. Charles M. Heberton. Dr. Wood leaves his practice in charge of Dr. T.K. Wood until his return.

The Muncy Luminary and Lycoming County Advertiser

Price 2 cents

Thursday, July 8, 1920

100 years ago

The Pennsylvania State Game commission, at a recent meeting, authorized Seth F. Gordon, secretary to the commission to purchase 30,000 Mexican quail for delivery next spring. White tail deer from the west will also be purchased. Ten thousand cotton tail rabbits will be purchased.

About TownOverhauled. First Muncy Boy-“Was that a new girl I saw you with in Montoursville last night?” Second Muncy Boy-“Nope, just the old one painted over.”

Announcement made of the marriage of Winfred Bain to David Mearl Egli, of this place on Wednesday, June 30th, 1920.

One of the reasons why food is so high is that the United States exported $4,000,000,000 worth of it last year. There won’t be so much of it exported this year, and that will help some.

Woman Swallows Pins When Grandson dies-Paul Hodge, 14 yeas old, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Hodge, of Danville, was run over and killed by a truck on Friday last. His grandmother, Mrs. Elizabeth Hodge, was sewing and had a mouthful of pins when told of the accident. She swallowed them and several lodged in her windpipe. Doctors rushed her to the Jefferson hospital, Philadelphia where she was operated on.

Died: Henry F. Apker died at his home in Muncy Creek township Wednesday morning at the age of 83 years, 6 months, and 12 days.

Ad: Edward Hardware Co., Muncy

June 20, 1925

Fifty kiddies from Muncy attended the Elk’s picnic at Memorial Park, Williamsport, Wednesday afternoon. They met at the Main street school building, where they were placed aboard automobiles for the picnic grounds. A.R. Gulliver had charge of the Muncy arrangements.

W. Clark Painter attended commencement exercises at Bucknell University yesterday, his grandson,William Painter, being one of the graduating class.

The Luminary

June 22, 1950

70 years ago

Miss Janet Rogers, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Parker Rogers, enrolled for a summer course at Miss Wheaton’s Business School in Williamsport.

Though their arrival is several months late, bicycle licenses have arrived at the office of Chief of Police D. E. Grenoble. He said that all bicycle owners can now secure their 1950-51 tags at his office. The fee is 25 cents, and a borough ordinance requires all bicycle owners to secure these registration tags.

Mrs. Carrie R. Murray, of Muncy, recently purchased ten purebred Aberdeen Angus cows and three bulls from Warren Bieber, of Muncy.

Miss Marjorie A. Ferrell, of Picture Rocks, has announced plans for her marriage to Robert Benson Jones, of LeRoy, N.Y.

Announcement made of the marriage of Miss Shirley Shaffer, of Hughesville, to Cpl. Harry S. Ritter, of Muncy, on June 3.

In a double ring ceremony Miss Barbara Kahler, of Muncy, and James McClain, of Muncy, were united in marriage on June 17.

Miss Estherbelle McCoy, of near Muncy, became the bride of Harry Valiquette, of Milton, on June 17.

Miss Helen Aunkst, of Watson, and Victor LaRue Robbins, of Hughesville, were united in marriage on June 11.

Miss Janet Priest and Henry Gingles to be married at 8 p.m. Thursday.

Died: William J. Wolfe, Sr., formerly of Muncy, died June 18; Clarence Shaffer, Sr., 45, died Monday at his home on Main street, Montgomery, after a very short illness; Anna Yonkin died at her home near Muncy on Friday; Fulmer App, 76, died at his home on West Penn street, Muncy on June 20; Rev. Herbert Smith, former pastor of the Muncy Presbyterian church in the 1920’s, died in Ohio on June 18; Emery E. Boyer, 66, Hughesville, died on June 13 at the home of his son, Kenneth, in Picture Rocks.

At the Ritz: “Chain Lightning”

Ad: Floyd B. Neufer Service Station

The Luminary

June 11, 1970

50 Years Ago

10 cents

Framework Erected For Data Papers Building.

Eddie Ott always wanted to play professional baseball-and now it appears that he will get that chance. He was selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates last week in the free agent draft, and likely will be assigned to one of the Pirate farms within the next few weeks.

Moving away from the community last weekend were Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Myers and their three children, who resided for the past year and a half on Feigles Rd. The Myers’ recently purchased An’teek, a popular bar and grill in Watsontown.

Mrs. Mildred White Baker has accepted a teaching position in the East Lycoming school district.

Miss Donna P. Hardesty, of Hughesville, and Frederick Edward Nicewinter, of Muncy were married on June 5.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Donald Andrews, Jr., of Hughesville, a son, June 4. Mother former Eileen Schneider; Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Steinbacher, Montgomery, son, June 5. Mother former Carol Holmes; Mr., and Mrs. Clyde George, Muncy, son, June 5. Mother former Thelma Hawk; Mr. and Mrs. Albert Milheim, Jr., Hughesville, son, June 6. Mother former Elizabeth Heddings; Mr. and Mrs. Richard Gavett, Montgomery, daughter, June 8. Mother former Mary Auten.

Died: William Grenoble, who would have observed his 100th birthday in October, died June 4; Charles E. Hanburger, 87, Muncy, June 4; Thomas Christoper Bird, 10-year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Melvin L. Bird, Jr., of Muncy, died suddenly last Wednesday, June 3, at his home; Thomas Kilcoyne, a native of Ireland who spent much of his life in the Hughesville area, died June 2; Elsie Fague, 81, Montgomery, Miss Fague was born Aug. 15, 1888; Mrs. Lloyd G. Miller, Sr., 79, Montgomery, died June 1.

At the Ritz: “King of the Grizzlies”

Ad: Carl L. Stover Furniture, Muncy

The Luminary

Wednesday, June 21, 1995

25 years ago

35 cents

Muncy School Board Approves General Budget With .86 Mill Increase

The Brady Memorial located along Old Route 147 was restored by Muncy veterans who completed the project this spring. The brass plaque received new copper coating.

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth McCormick of Hudson, FL, formerly of Muncy, announce the engagement of their daughter, Denice Lynn Richard to John Carol Jahreis, Jr.

Ann Grieco was one of 41 graduates who received recognition for outstanding academic achievement at Susquehanna University’s recent fourth annual Commencement Awards Luncheon.

A Muncy paper carrier was recently selected as the Sun-Gazette June Carrier of the Month. Thorp Beachel, Jr., an eighth grader at Muncy High School, has been a Sun-Gazette carrier for more than two years.

Navy Seaman Tim Reitz, son of Jerry Reitz of Montgomery, has departed on a six-month overseas deployment aboard the destroyer USS Elliot as part of the Middle East Force.

Lee Ann Stump, Muncy, was named 1995 “Girl of the Year” by Epsilon Eta, Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi during a recent meeting held at the home of Heather Laird-Kriner.

Births: Dr. Bradley A. and Dr. Sarah K. McDonald, Montgomery, twin sons, June 13. Mother former Sarah K. Kramer; Mr. and Mrs. Ricky A. Phillips, Muncy, son, June 12. Mother former Karen L.Henry; Mr. and Mrs. John Oberdorf, Jr., Muncy, son, June 12. Mother former Tina Deppen.

Died: Margaret I. Malinovsky, 33, of Hughesville, died June 12; Pauline M. Campbell, 90, of the Meadow Assisted Living Community, Montoursville, died June 12; Doris M. Wilson Sones, Hughesville, died June 13.