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Peeks at the Past 7.8

By Staff | Jul 8, 2020

July 20, 1872

Rains during the past week have caused a flood in the river.

A cow belonging to John Smith at Port Penn was run over and killed by the mail train on the Catawissa railroad, Monday last.

A man named William was committed to jail at Williamsport on Saturday last in default of bail, on the charge of cutting the throat of a gray mare belonging to a woman near Williamsport.

During the storm on Wednesday a man by the name of Frame and a team of horses were instantly killed on the road between Catawissa and Danville.

July 23, 1880

The Milton Argus says that 1,000 workmen have come to that place since the fire and all have plenty of work.

The next term of the Normal school begins next Monday.

Rev. Jacob Miller attended two Sunday school and three church services Sunday, preaching in the morning and evening. Rev. Miller is a tireless worker and is known by every man, woman and child in this end of the county.

A mine of French chalk was discovered the other day on the farm of Mr. Mosteller in Delaware township, Northumberland county, adjoining the lands of John Eyster. The deposit is about five feet thick. A party is at work developing the mine.

The census returns of Lycoming county has been received. Williamsport has a population of 18,926 and with the district outside of the city, the total population of the county is 57.5000 and an increase of 9,838 since the census of 1870.

The Muncy Luminary and Lycoming County Advertiser

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Thursday, July 22, 1920

100 years ago

Died: Rebecca Rupert died on Wednesday night of last week, aged 37 years, 11 months and 23 days.

Late yesterday afternoon while Bernard Stokes, accompanied by Robert Wiley, was driving a horse up West Water street, between the river bridge and the Reading Railroad, one side of the shaft dropped out of the clip, frightening the animal, which ran away, throwing the men out. Mr. Stokes still holding on to the lines was dragged quite a distance and one arm and shoulder quite badly bruised.

Beginning with last Friday, the frogs may be legally caught, not to exceed twenty-five in one day or fifty in one season.

George Cleon Barbour, of Williamsport, and Miss Lillian Martha Miller, of Muncy were married Wednesday morning.

July 2, 1925

Two morning baseball games followed by a parade and fireworks were held at Hughesville fireworks.

A proposal to increase the bonded indebtedness of Muncy borough for the purpose of making street improvements, was defeated by the voters by a margin of 84, at a special election.

July 7, 1949

Summer jobs were scarce and many college students went to summer resorts for work.

The Luminary

July 13, 1950

70 years ago

With good opening night crowds on Tuesday and Wednesday, the second annual presentation of the JE Ranch Rodeo at the Hughesville Fairgrounds was continuing this week.

Joseph W. Shoemaker, son of Mrs. Mabel Shoemaker, of Muncy, is now safely in the custody of the U.S. government at a recreation camp in Japan, after having barely escaped with his life when Seoul, the capital of Korea, was taken by Communist invaders on July 1.

A 70 percent increase in postal receipts at the Muncy post office over a period of 10 years is reflected in the financial report for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1950.

Enlisting for four years in the Air Force and now enroute to Lackland Air Force base in San Antonio, Tex., for basic raining are Ray McCarty, Samuel D. Long, Donald R. Pegg, and Donald O. Weaver, all of Muncy, and Robert M. Painton, of Hughesville.

Births: The Rev. and Mrs. David Kemberling, a daughter, July 5; Mr. and Mrs. Albert Engdahl, Picture Rocks, a son, July 5. Mrs. Engdahl is the former Mary Andrews; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Weaver, Picture Rocks, a daughter, July 9. The mother is the former Grace Corson; Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Shook, Jr., Muncy, son, July 9. Mother former Gladys Brass; a son born on June 28 to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Heyl, Muncy; Mr. and Mrs. William Hill, Muncy, daughter, June 29; born to Mr. and Mrs. Grant Nuss, Muncy, June 30, a daughter; Mr. and Mrs. Max Phillips, Muncy, a Fourth of July baby daughter; Mr. and Mrs. Carl Neiderberger, Muncy, son July 5; a son to Mr. and Mrs. William Burley, Muncy, July 6; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Kimber Hall, Pennsdale on July 9.

Died: Cyrus Aderhold, 74, died at his home in Hughesville, at 9:15 a.m. June 28, following an illness of six weeks.

At the Ritz: “Ma and Pa Kettle Go to Town”

The Luminary

June 25, 1970

50 Years Ago

10 cents

The resignation of Mrs. Clyde Peeling from the English department of the Muncy high school system has been received by school officials.

Donald B. Wilt, Jr., arrived home Saturday, June 20, following a four-year tour of duty with the U.S. Marine Corps which included two year’s service in Korea. Following his discharge, Mr. Wilt returned to Korea where he and Miss Soon Young Yu were married in Seoul.

Mrs. Connie McCarty and Miss Carol Metgzer were hostesses to a shower recently for Miss Imogene McCarty.

Engagement announced of Catherine Waldron, Muncy, to Donald R. Brown, Jr., of near Lock Haven.

Died: Emma F. Hartman, 80, Muncy, died June 17; Samuel E. Clemons, 76, Muncy, June 17; Britton D. Walters, 55, Picture Rocks, died June 16.

At the Ritz: “Jenny”

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The Luminary

Wednesday, July 6, 1995

25 years ago

35 cents

Superintendent of the Muncy School District, Dr. Thomas Scholvin, revealed his intentions to resign his position in the Muncy School District and begin a new job as superintendent of the Octarora School District.

Harry Hiras, owner/manager of Hurr’s Restaurant and Sue Shollenberger, assistant manager and waitress, are ready to serve customers at the newly-remodeled eating establishment.

Birth: Beth Baker, Muncy High School history teacher, gave birth to a baby girl on June 27.

Engagement announced of Suzanne Margaret Hannan, of Muncy, to Jeffrey Spault, of New Jersey.

Died: Josephine E. Russell, 72, Clarkstown, Muncy; George E. Stahlnecker, Muncy, died June 27.

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