The Time Machine for April 26, 2013: Back in 1928
- On April 27, it was rainy in Shamokin, where preparations were being made to open the area's brand new airport, Richardson Field. Among dignitaries invited for the grand opening were Maj. Gen. James Fashette, the chief of the Army Air Corps, and Rear Adm. William Moffett, chief of the Navy's Bureau of Aeronautics.
- The Ukrainian Ushers Dance at the Moose in Shamokin was termed a great success. Guests came from all over the hard-coal region to hear the jazz music of the Hotel Graymar Orchestra.
- The Penn Shamokin Little Theatre Group staged "Cat O'Nine Tails" at Shamokin High School with director Labelle Diebler and leading man Allan West getting rave reviews from the Shamokin Dispatch.
- The Dispatch announced it was opening a new bureau to cover news in Kulpmont and that John Parker would head the effort.
- Stock market watchers expressed concern over what they called the "boiling over" of the market, but most investors ignored the signs, which would lead to the great crash in about a year and a half.
- Railroad stocks were hot items in the 1920s, and on this April day, New York Central's Stock closed at 190, the highest figure it had ever attained.
- Shamokin had a fine symphony orchestra during the Jazz Age - 45 pieces in all - and the group, under the direction of Fred Eisenhart, was set to make a unique appearance at the Victoria Theatre.