The Time Machine for March 1, 2013: Back in 1960
- State police were trying to find the so-termed "machine bandits." There had been a wave of burglaries all along the line of Route 122 in the Shamokin area, and the thieves always broke into the cigarette and candy machines of the businesses they hit.
- The Shamokin Area Red Cross held a luncheon at the YMCA to hear Grover Gowker, of Hanover, past national president of the Junior Chamber of Commerce, say that the United States had become great because so many of its citizens were willing to volunteer with groups such as the Red Cross.
- At Shamokin High School, it was career day, with consultants representing some 60 possible job outlets for students on hand.
- The Reading Railroad and the Pennsylvania Railroad were finalizing plans for consolidation of their facilities in Shamokin, with a target date for the end of March.
- Gov. David Lawrence, who had lost a son in a traffic accident, took a hard line of traffic violators every day of the four years he spent in Harrisburg. The former Pittsburgh mayor ordered penalties among the harshest in the nation for class A infractions of the motor code. If you went 10 miles over the limit and were doing over 50 when you were caught, you lost your license for 30 days. That was the first offense. If you were picked up for reckless driving of any kind, the license went for 15 days, again on the first offense.