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The Standard Journal in Milton celebrates 125 years of community news

Mar 03, 2015 10:00AM ● By Erica Shames

Throughout the year, special publications and events will be held to recognize the anniversary of the newspaper. A 125th anniversary edition was published on Jan. 23, the anniversary date, featuring special pages recognizing key moments in history, both on a national, state, regional and local level.  Copies of this publication are available at the Milton office and feature historic events such as the assassination of President Kennedy, floods and other important events.

Founded Jan. 23, 1890, by William Penn Hastings, the Standard Journal is a six-day daily newspaper serving the core communities of Milton, Lewisburg, Watsontown, Turbotville, Mifflinburg, New Berlin, McEwensville, New Columbia, Allenwood and surrounding townships.

The Standard Journal is known for providing local community news loyal subscribers get nowhere else, including extensive coverage of four local school districts, Lewisburg, Mifflinburg, Milton and Warrior Run, and their respective scholastic athletic events.

From chicken barbecues to historic fires and extravagant parades, Standard Journal covers local news  for readers. Scrapbooks for generations have been filled with the clippings from Standard Journal.

Since 2008 the Standard Journal has been owned by Sample Media Group, which continues the tradition of local coverage.

Today the Standard Journal is a multi-media company.  In addition to print, the Standard Journal can be found online at  Standard Journal also publishes a companion "Standard Journal Express" which is direct mailed to non-subscribers as well as many special community sections.

For more information about Standard Journal’s 125th anniversary, contact Amy Moyer, publisher, at 570-742-9671 or email

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