The Time Machine for March 18, 2013: Back in 1948
- Shamokin Burgess Thomas Landy issued a stern warning to drivers he said were making speedways out of city streets.
- The Jobs for Men Program climbed to within $9,000 of its goal of $300,000.
- The Shamokin American Legion announced that the legion's national commander, James O'Neal, would visit the borough in April.
- If you lunched at Rea & Derick on this day, for half a buck you could get baked pork chops, beans and potatoes, corn bread and butter. Coffee was a nickle extra.
- Jack Egan, 70, a bachelor who lived at Keffer's Station on Broad Mountain, left his one-room home to go shopping. When he got back, the house had fallen 35 feet into an old mine breast, and other residents of the rural area were alarmed.
- In Luzerne County, political observers watched with arched eyebrows as 15 Hazleton Election Board officials were indicted on a variety of misconduct in office charges.
- At the Capitol in Shamokin, Roy Rogers and Trigger, his horse, were starring in "On the Old Spanish Trail." That was nothing new, but the third billed star of the movie was a Spanish guitar player-singer named Tito Guizar, and Roy's fans wanted to see who sang better - Trigger or Guizar.
- At the Camera and Music Mart on Shamokin Street, the top record in the area for the week was "Toolie Oolie Oolie," as performed by the Polka Debs.