The Time Machine for Friday, November 9, 2012: Back in 1959
- Geisinger Medical Center announced a $2.5 million expansion program, the largest of its type ever undertaken by any medical facility in central Pennsylvania.
- Shamokin High School students did very well in the National Scholarship Qualifying Competition. Richard Bernstein was a semi-finalist and Charles Burrel and Michael Strick were recognized for high-rated performances in the competition.
- The Veterans Day ceremonies at Lourdes High School centered on a local man, Navy Lt. Robert Miller. Miller, son of Dr. and Mrs. Roy Miller, of Shamokin. Miller, the training officer for the Navy's Polaris Missile Program in Washington, D.C., described the necessity for national preparedness in the new day of missiles for defense.
- Two big television shows in the area were "Richard Diamond, Private Eye" and "Man with a Camera," featuring a then-little-known actor from the soft coal region near Johnstown, Charles Bronson, whose real name was Charles Buchinski.
- At the Victoria, the picture was "Hound Dog Man," not with Elvis, as you might have expected, but with south Philadelphia singer Fabian.