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November 8, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

All in a Day’s Work

As mayor of a small town, you never know what you might be asked to do. Just ask Wyalusing Mayor Suky Burgess who’s pictured standing on Jedd Johnson’s stomach while he’s stretched out on a bed of nails. More...

Wyalusing Twp. Accepts Camptown School Property

At their meeting on Tuesday, Nov. More...

Special Sections

Police Blotter

POLICE BLOTTER

Editor’s Note: If you have additional information about any of the investigations listed below, contact the Pennsylvania State Police barracks at the following telephone numbers: Towanda, 570-265-2186; Tunkhannock, 570-836-2141; Gibson, 570-465 More...

Crime and Courts

DISTRICT JUDGES

Fred Wheaton, Wysox   More...

Five Arrested in Towanda Drug Raid

Three people who live in the same Towanda apartment were arrested on Thursday, Nov. More...

COURTHOUSE NOTES

BRADFORD COUNTY   Deed Transfers  Melissa Thompson, aka Melissa J. Thompson, to Timothy J. and Tammy S. Card in Sayre Borough Second Ward for $35,000 on Oct. 22.  More...

Letters

National Education Support Professionals Day Nov. 14

Editor:  Nov. 14, 2018 is National Education Support Professionals Day. It honors and recognizes the contributions education support professionals (ESPs) make to public education. More...

Lifestyles

News from the Wyalusing Public Library

Calling all bakers! We would love for all to bake up some holiday magic, bring it to the library on the morning of either Friday, Dec. 7 or Saturday, Dec. 8. We are planning to welcome shoppers between the hours of 11 a.m.-6 p.m. More...

New Albany Receives New Donated Book-Sharing Box

On Aug. 14, the New Albany Community Library was demolished in flash flooding. During the decision-making process, it was decided to bring books back to the community while waiting on construction of a new building.  More...

How Veterans’ Day Originated

Veterans’ Day originated as “Armistice Day” on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary marking the end of World War I.  Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and Nov. More...

Dining and Entertainment

Bradford County Field Day Scheduled

The Bradford County Conservation District’s (BCCD) interseeder has been hard at work this fall.  More...

Native American Program At the Bradford County Library

Explore Native American culture at the Bradford County Library on Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 6 p.m. Local Bradford County resident Jack Dillman, of Creek Indian descent, will share an authentic representation of his heritage. More...

Sports

Duo Collects State Medals

Patton, Laudermilch Lead WVHS Harriers to Third-Place Finish

Wyalusing Valley’s Alex Patton and Kemuel Laudermilch put together medal-winning performances in the PIAA Class A cross country championship race in Hershey on Nov. 3, lifting the Rams to a thirdplace team finish. More...

Troy Girls Tenth at PIAA Meet

The Troy girls’ cross country team, led by Katherine Polakowski, finished tenth in the Class A race at the PIAA championship meet in Hershey on Nov. 3. Troy finished tied in the team standings with Neumann- Goretti with 196 points. More...

Keeping Up With the Joneses

Elk Lake Siblings Earn Class A Medals

Keeping up with the Joneses has always been hard for Elk Lake cross country opponents. More...

Education

Elk Lake High School Holds Homecoming Dance

Elk Lake High School held their homecoming dance on Saturday night, Sept. 29. King and Queen are Maddie Gustin and Jake Kelley.  Senior Court: Back row, from left, Jake Kelley, Peyton Jones, Manny Larreynaga,   More...

Susquehanna County Dairy Maid and Students Visit Empet Farm

Hello, my name is Chelsea Empet and I am a Susquehanna County Dairy Maid. For several years the Mountain View Elementary second grade has visited my family’s farm for a field trip. This is the sixth year that the school visited our farm. More...

Committee Learns About Rural Health Care

To help ensure the viability of rural hospitals across the state, the House Insurance Committee held an informational meeting on Monday to learn more about an innovative state model gaining national attention, said Rep. More...

Pickett Re-elected to 10th Term

Large Voter Turnout In Bradford County

In Bradford County, there was a 56.5 percent voter turnout on Tuesday, which is high for an election where the governor is on the ballot, said Renee Smithkors, county elections director. More...

‘We’re in a Crisis’

Local Fire, EMS Departments Lack Volunteers

When an alarm sounds, firefighters rush to stop a house from burning down and EMTs jump into an ambulance to save people who are having a heart attack, stroke or other medical emergency.  Now an alarm is being sounded— for the well-being o More...

They’re at It Again in New Albany

Members of the New Albany Volunteer Fire Department have earned a wide reputation for staging sidesplitting comedy shows about this time most every year, and they’ll be back with the 2018 version of their hilarious show starting this weekend. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Gracie Detrick - 2018-11-08
Nancy Butterbaugh - 2018-11-08
Thomas Couch - 2018-11-08
Edward Smith - 2018-11-08
Mary Ann Garvin - 2018-11-08
Thomas Park - 2018-11-08
Joseph Kusmierz-Mobley - 2018-11-08

Local News

On Track to Recoup Liquid Fuels Funds

Following a second lashing by the state auditor general of Wyoming County officials for untapped liquid fuels funds, Commissioner Tom Henry and Chief Clerk Bill Gaylord insist that they have done everything possible to secure the release of the dispu More...

Tax Hike Imminent In Meshoppen

GRANT DENIAL CONTESTED

A rather lengthy meeting of the Meshoppen Borough Council on Monday evening ended with the approval of a tentative budget that will include a slight tax increase. More...

WVHS Alumnus Damien Wickizer To Perform at ‘A Little Night Music’

On Saturday, November 17, 2018 the Wyalusing Valley Senior Chorus will present their annual concert fundraiser, “A Little Night Music.”  This year’s show will feature the WVHS Senior Chorus, the WVHS Vocal Jazz Ensemble, &ldquo More...

Opinion

Trump’s Agenda Threatened By Democrats’ House Control

Items on President Trump’s agenda, such as building a wall to keep illegal immigrants from crossing our southern border and an additional tax cut for middle-class Americans, will likely not happen now that Democrats took control of the House of More...

Random Thoughts on Election Day

I always write my columns on Tuesday morning. That is, unless I forget what day it is. It is not necessarily senility. More like confusion. As a freelance copywriter (a.k.a. More...

Columns

Reflections of Nature

Man has shared this planet with animals since the beginning of time. Animals have served man in many ways. At first, man fed and clothed himself with wild animals and later tamed some of the animals to work for him. More...

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Last week’s eyes belonged to Laceyville’s Dave Lockwood. We had three callers, but no one came up with Dave’s name. * * * More...

The Good Old Days

News items gathered from an old copy of the Rocket-Courier, reprinted as they were in the Nov. 12, 1992 edition.  * * *  More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

BASKET RAFFLES

Basket Raffle on Nov. 7-10 from 11 a.m.-4 pm. at the Stevensville Community Hall. Questions, ask Harriett, 570- 746-3523. R45c   More...

BLOOD DRIVE

Upcoming blood donation opportunities Now-Nov. 30: Bradford County: Gillett Tuesday, Nov. 20 from 2-6 p.m. at the Ridgebury Fire Hall, 13248 Berwick Turnpike. Sayre Wednesday, Nov. 21 from 1-6 p.m. at the Sayre VFW Post No. 1536, 932 W.  More...

BREAKFASTS

Monthly Breakfast at the Herrickville Fire Hall, Sunday, Nov. 25, from 7:30-10:30 a.m. All you can eat pancakes, french toast, ham, sausage, eggs, home fries, sausage gravy and biscuits, coffee, orange juice, real maple syrup and sugarfree syrup. More...

Worship

IT’S IN THE BOOK

A book from the Creator, Part 1 More...

Presbyterian Church News

“Unless the Lord builds the house, the builders labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the guards stand watch in vain,” (Psalm 127:1-2). More...

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish

From Daniel 3 “To love God with all your heart, with all your understanding, with all your strength, and to love your neighbor as yourself is worth more than all burnt offerings and sacrifices.”  More...

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