The Time Machine for January 7, 2013: Back in 1926
- A storm dropped six inches of snow on the area, where Shamokin Police Chief Jesse Duncheskie was claiming a speed record in a local criminal investigation. The Army Navy Drug Store on North Shamokin Street had been burglarized and, within 48 hours, two young men were arrested and admitted to the break-in.
- A strike in the hard coal region saw 158,000 anthracite miners off the job as a conference between the companies and the United Mine Workers Union continued for the 10th straight day at the posh Union League Club in New York City.
- The Shamokin Area Chamber of Commerce announced that its newly formed community relief organization was all set to function. There was no welfare as we know it in the mid-20s, and groups like the chamber attempted to fill that gap.
- In Northumberland County, there was a protest about a proposed bridge across the Susquehanna between Watsontown and White Deer in Union County. The cost was projected at $750,000, a huge sum for these times. Opponents of the project said there just weren't enough people on the White Deer side to warrant the building of the bridge, with 88 percent of the cost allocated to Northumberland County.
- In sports, one of the greatest baseball players of all time won the major league slugging title for the sixth year. He was an infielder for the St. Louis Cardinals, and sportswriters, even New York sportswriters, said it was unlikely that the game would ever see his equal again. He was known as the "Rajah." His name was Rogers Hornsby.