Editorials
- Shamokin Rotary Club had actor John Stanley Cravel as its guest speaker. The intervening years showed Cravel wasn't the most accurate of prophets. He said Christian thinking would settle the Arab-Israeli problems in the Middle East in the "near future. (read more)
Shamokin didn't officially make the list of Pennsylvania communities with the largest number of house fires over the past five years as identified by the American Red Cross. But local volunteers from the national aid organization have responded to enough (read more)
To all the people who say, "Give me one reason why I should vote" - here are 25 of them: 1. It shows you are grateful to live in a country where you can vote. Millions of people throughout the world don't enjoy the same opportunity. 2. Men and women have (read more)
Drama, confusion and further tension were on tap in the Line Mountain School District next week. Fortunately, instead, there could be progress. The Line Mountain Education Association (LMEA) rightly chose to take up the school board's offer to enter int (read more)
It was fitting that the epitaph on former state Supreme Court Justice Seamus McCaffery's judicial service came from a political operative rather than a lawyer or legal scholar. And it showed that McCaffery is consistent. Bob Brady, head of the Philadelph (read more)

Letters to the editor
To the editor: I am an inmate at the Northumberland County Prison (NCP). I have been at the facility since mid-April. The purpose of this letter is to inform the press and the public that the previously postponed "hunger strike" is still imminent. This p (read more)
To the editor: Many people are asking, "How did we get this Broadway show, 'Late Nite Catechism,' to Lourdes Regional?" "Why is it only $20 per person for a ticket?" I saw some TV ads on local television advertising the show to be hosted by the Bloomsbur (read more)
To the editor: Kulpmont council president Bruno Varano's letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) destroyed whatever credibility he might have had with the USDA and citizens. The USDA requested an "action plan." Instead, Varano sent errors, mi (read more)
To the editor: We learned in school a long time ago that no companies were allowed to monopolize. It was strictly against the law. Oh, how things have changed. Politicians look the other way today, so people are going to have to stand together to make th (read more)
To the editor: Kulpmont council members, please seriously consider the facts that have been presented to you. The petitions that were signed are real and you had a chance to read them and sign them, but you ignored and never approached me to even look (read more)

Sound Off
Whiner U I see Notre Dame and Penn State fans are whining. What else is new? Just because they lost, they blame the officials. I can't wait until Michigan State beats them. I guess we will hear more crying then. It's the principle Ebola can't be transmit (read more)

Time Machine
- For the first time in history, what was then known as Our Band of Shamokin admitted female musicians to its ranks. They were Bonnie Wolfgang, a bassoonist, Marlene Fisher, cornetist, and Cynthia Shade and Karen Evans, string bass players. - The Shamoki (read more)
- It was rainy with heavy fog, which was apparently a major factor in a terrible tragedy in Milton. There, a car in which four young men - two brothers, a cousin and a brother-in- law - were riding, was crossing the Pennsylvania tracks at Broadway when t (read more)