Back in 1936...
- Area roads were so fog-covered that police issued a warning to the effect that attempting to drive was a menace to safety.
- Kulpmont announced a project aimed at putting a large number of men from the borough to work for long periods of time. This was highly significant in this depression year.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt was an immensely popular president, but Republicans still controlled Northumberland County, although by the narrowest of margins. The GOP had 34,297 registered voters, just about 800 more than the Democrats had.
- Coal operators held high hopes for a new furnace that burned coal and was said to be as automatic as either oil or gas furnaces of the time. It was on sale at Zuern's on North Shamokin Street and was called The Iron Fireman.
- More than 200 people attended the area Masonic meeting hosted by the Shamokin lodge, under the direction of Frank Clutcher.
- Police in a five-county area, including Northumberland County, banded together to form an organization that raised eyebrows in some circles. The idea was to protect policemen who, in the words of spokesmen, "got into trouble during the performance of their duties."
- Shamokin High School's highly regarded band, composed of 75 members under the direction of George Anderson, was invited to Lewisburg to perform at halftime at a Bucknell game.