DAYS GONE BY
100 years ago — 1918
The proposed site for the new boiler house plant, and eventually the electric power plant for use in connection with the Schuylkill County Courthouse and jail, was inspected by Schuylkill County judges and commissioners.
75 years ago — 1943
The National Housing Agency took over and renovated property at 305 Mahantongo St. and converted it into an apartment building for use by persons employed in defense work in Pottsville, Schuylkill Haven and Cressona areas.
50 years ago — 1968
Joseph H. Manbeck, previously a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, was elected to fill a vacancy on the Pine Grove Area school board.
25 years ago — 1993
Paul J. Shollenberger of Port Carbon knew how Gov. Robert P. Casey felt as he waited this weekend for what doctors deemed a life-saving organ donation. Shollenberger, 47, received a heart transplant Oct. 9, 1991, at Hershey Medical Center. A disease called cardiomyopathy had enlarged the muscles of his heart, weakening them severely. After spending 218 days in the hospital waiting for a heart donation, Shollenberger received one from a New Jersey family whose 18-year-old son had just died. Shollenberger has enjoyed general good health since the operation. “Everyday, everyday I wake up I think I’m thankful for the donor family giving me another chance and having the ability, as they say, to smell the roses,” Shollenberger said.