Days Gone By
100 years ago - 1914
While the trolley section repair gang was at Mill Creek Friday afternoon, the runaway double team of a Pottsville baker bore down on a crowd of persons assembled near the trolley tracks, and they had their breaths quite taken through the daring stoppage of the runaway team by Rob Dietrich, spiker of the gang. Mr. Dietrich was complimented on his bravery and may get a Carnegie medal.
75 years ago - 1939
Charles Zaborney, 33 and a father of seven, was killed in a fall of top rock in an independent mine shaft south of St. Edward Cemetery.
Several thousand residents got up early and gathered along area railroad tracks to get a look at a royal train carrying King George and Queen Elizabeth as it passed through Sunbury.
Groups of NYA employees are doing excellent work toward developing the new playground at 10th Street and Davis Avenue in the Fifth Ward. They have been busy there for about 10 days with best results. Laying out flower beds, cutting brush and leveling on the plot are well under way. Concreting the walks and the erection of a stand or platform will soon be started.
50 years ago - 1964
Members of St. John's United Church of Christ celebrated as a son of their church, Chester R. Lytle, was ordained as a minister.
Two Schuylkill County girls will graduate June 11 from Temple University Hospital School of Nursing. They are Jean Mary Heffron, Pottsville, a Nativity BVM High School graduate, and Germaine McSurdy, Minersville, a Minersville Area Joint High School graduate.
25 years ago - 1989
Louise Krepshaw, Elysburg, suffered multiple injuries when a deer bounded from an embankment along Route 54 was struck by one car and then crashed through Krepshaw's windshield.
Joanne Urban, Minersville, has been named Woman Employee of the Year at Fort Indiantown Gap. Urban is administrative officer and budget analyst for Army garrison's directorate and community activities. She has been a federal civilian employee at the Gap for more than 30 years, and has held her current position since 1982.