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July 12, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Guinane Honored for 41 Years of Service to County

During their rescheduled regular meeting yesterday, the Bradford County Board of Commissioners recognized Tom Guinane for his retirement after 41 years of service to the Bradford County Daycare Program.  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...

COURTHOUSE NOTES

BRADFORD COUNTY   Deed Transfers  Barbara Fries Estate, Christopher Fries, Executor, to Bayview Loan Servicing, LLC in Towanda Borough Third Ward for $1 on June 20.  More...

Outstanding Warrants in Bradford County

Contact Information   To contact the Bradford County Sheriff’s Office with information concerning these warrants please call (570)265-1701 or stop in to the Sheriff’s Office at the Bradford County Courthouse at 301 Main Street in Tow More...

Letters

Remembering a Local Veteran Warrior

Dear Editor:  Mindy Purdy Piccotti was a warrior. She had a heart to help veterans and make a difference in their lives. She had a vision to help them and she ran with it. She chose to make a difference and did just that.  More...

Looks Like a Real Newspaper

Dear Editor:  My wife and I came up to Eagles Mere on Saturday and I discovered your newspaper.  First, the name Rocket- Courier is one of the best. Also, your newspaper looks like a newspaper, crammed with news, community info, etc. More...

Memories Of a Corvair

Dear Editor:  David Keeler’s July 5th article about Joe Jones’ passion for the last air-cooled automobile made in the U.S. brought back some very special memories.  More...

Lifestyles

ALIFT Golf Tournament Helps Loggers

The third annual ALIFT golf tournament was held in Tunkhannock at Shadowbrook Inn & Resort on Friday, June 22. More...

Boback to Host Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Seminar

Rep. Karen Boback has announced her office will hold a Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Seminar featuring state Secretary of Aging Teresa Osborne. More...

News from the Wyalusing Public Library

Wayne Felter, Jr. is carrying on his father’s tradition in many ways, including donating the monies from the Rainbow Club for the installation and removal of the Christmas decorations in town. More...

Dining and Entertainment

Winding River Players to Present Musical

Winding River Players presents their annual summer community musical, the award-winning 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, at the Keystone Theatre on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 3 and 4 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 5 at 2 p.m. More...

July is National Ice Cream Month

Brooke Arnold, Susquehanna County’s 2018-19 Alternate Dairy Princess, reminds the community that July is National Ice Cream Month.  Throughout July, the dairy industry loves to celebrate National Ice Cream Month. More...

Gardening the Lazy Way Workshop Slated for July 28

The Bradford County Conservation District will hold a “Gardening the Lazy Way” workshop on Saturday, July 28 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at 7187 Le- Raysville Road in Rome.  More...

Sports

Weather Breaks for Runners

After five days of scorching heat and stifling humidity, runners in the KLR Three for the Fourth races at Montrose on Independence Day got a slight break in the weather.  Overcast skies over the Susquehanna County seat Wednesday morning made for More...

Morning Runs Best for Hot-Weather Training

Runners are a dedicated group. The postal service may no longer believe in its motto that “neither rain nor snow nor gloom of night” will keep it from its duties, but runners don’t hesitate to go out into the elements. More...

Turtle Racing Tradition Continues in Overton

227 Turtles Registered for Event

A total of 227 turtles were registered for the annual New Albany Turtle Races, hosted by the VFW Post 384 in Overton on Sunday, July 8.  Tents surrounded the circle where the turtles competed for their child handlers on a bright, warm afternoon. More...

Laceyville Council Meeting Packed with Residents

Extra chairs had to be set up to accommodate a larger than usual crowd for a relatively lengthy meeting of the Laceyville Borough Council Tuesday night. More...

Ulster Man Killed In Route 220 Crash

Initial coverage of this story was first published on our website on Monday, July 9 just after 3:30 p.m. More...

Supervisors Vote to Purchase Camptown Property

APPROVES SIGNAGE TO PROMOTE FIREMEN’S CELEBRATION

While the sale is not set in stone, the Wyalusing Township Board of Supervisors has stated it intends to purchase the former Camptown Elementary School property along Route 706 from Southwestern Energy. The price? One dollar. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

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Local News

Another Successful July 4th Celebration

After five straight humid days in the 90s, the heat wave broke slightly on Independence Day as temperatures dropped down to the mid-80s just in time for the Herrick Township Volunteer Fire Company’s Fourth of July Celebration. More...

Susquehanna Candidate Is Democratic Nominee

Becky Kerr- Kinney became the Democratic nominee at the May 15 primary for the 111th Pennsylvania House seat representing parts of Susquehanna and Wayne counties.  More...

Work Begins on New Hazard Plan

ALL COUNTY MUNICIPALITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO PARTICIPATE

The Wyoming County Commissioners agreed on Tuesday to put the first $10,000 of a $60,000 grant toward the development of a new hazard mitigation plan, a process the county undergoes every five years. More...

Opinion

Back at the Boilermaker

Here we are Sunday afternoon, July 8, tubing down the West Canada Creek in Upstate NY, near the village of Poland and not far from Utica, where that morning I took part in the 41st annual Boilermaker, a nine-mile (15K) road race through the city.&nbs More...

Our Greatest Gift? Keeping Enemies Off U.S. Soil

There seems to be widespread disagreement over just how bad things are nowadays on the home front, whether they rank among the most divisive times or pretty ordinary or downright inspiring. More...

Political Cartoon

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Columns

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Last week’s eyes belonged to Frank Tyler. We had a dozen calls, and most everyone thought they were either David Behrend or Joe Jones. So once again, nobody won movie tickets, which means there are lots more available this week. * * * More...

Reflections of Nature

The Earth is home to more than 298,000 species of plants. This diverse group balances nature and life on Earth. Some plants produce beautiful and pleasant-smelling flowers, while other plants produce nutrient-rich fruits and vegetables. More...

The Way We Were...

A look back at the people and places of the Wyalusing area over the last 20 years or more.   More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

BENEFITS

Spaghetti Saturday, July 14 from 1-4 p.m. at 134 Main St., New Albany. This will be held in honor of our dearly missed Marie Sutton who passed away May 26 and Cherie Sutton who passed away May 30 after battling cancer. More...

BLOOD DRIVE

Upcoming blood donation opportunities: Bradford County: Gillett Wednesday, July 25 from 2-6 at the Ridgebury Fire Hall, 13248 Berwick Turnpike. Towanda Friday, July 13 from 1-6 p.m. at the Fairfield Inn and Suites, 1248 Golden Mile Road. More...

BREAKFASTS

Monthly Breakfast at the Herrickville Fire Hall, Sunday, July 29, 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

“Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, for he has visited and redeemed his people…” Luke 1:68.  More...

Wyalusing U. M. Charge News

Lord, we have depended on our own devices and means instead of trusting in You and Your leadership. In our worldly ways, we have denied Your power and refused to accept Your loving help. Forgive us, Lord, and help us proclaim your good news.  More...

Presbyterian Church News

“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! More...

Education

Wyalusing School District Issues Title I Program Report

The Wyalusing Area School District has released the following information in regards to their Title I Annual Report.  More...

Kutztown University Announces Degrees

Kutztown University has conferred degrees on more than 1,225 students during the winter and spring semesters.  The cumulative grade point average necessary for honor distinction is: with honor (cum laude) 3.40; with high honor (magna cum laude) More...

Dean’s Lists

Whitney Tyler, daughter of Brian and Teresa Tyler and resident of South Auburn, has been named to the Dean’s List at Keuka College in Keuka Park, NY.  Tyler, a freshman, is studying occupational therapy.  ***  More...

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