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June 30, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Two NY Men Charged in Area Gun Store Burglaries

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced Tuesday that Ben McCormack, 31, Jamestown, NY, and Jason W. More...

Teen Assaults State Troopers, Forksville Man

A pair of Pennsylvania State Troopers were assaulted on Tuesday afternoon when they responded to a residence along Millview Mountain Road in Elkland Township for a report of a dispute between two individuals. More...

Towanda Set to Mark Independence Day Saturday

Towanda’s Independence Day Celebration kicks off at 1 p.m. 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

Susquehanna County Personnel Changes

The June 22 meeting of the Susquehanna County Commissioners opened with a convening of the Salary Board, which in turn reflected numerous changes in personnel at the county level. More...

2011 Flood Recovery Still Dogging Wyoming County

Although it will be five years this September since the epic flooding of 2011 occurred in Wyoming County, the commissioners are still trying to get answers, and satisfaction, from both PEMA (Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency) and FEMA (Federal More...

DISTRICT JUDGES

Fred Wheaton, Wysox More...

Letters

Veterans’ Group Seeks Common Sense

The following letter was originally submitted to the U.S. Senate and is published by request in this week’s Rocket-Courier. Dear Members of the United States Senate, More...

Why Be Apathetic About Traffic Safety?

Dear Editor: More...

State Stealing From Safe Drivers

To All Senators and Representatives in Pennsylvania: There is a cancer in Harrisburg. It is the nickel-and-diming taxation of drivers in Pennsylvania. The symptoms are Senate Bills 535, 559, 840 and 1267. More...

Columns

Reflections of Nature

Summer is the time of year when we all spend more time out-of-doors, and this often leads to encounters with wasps and bees. These painful bites and stings often cause a fear of wasps and bees along with other biting insects. More...

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Last week’s eyes belonged to Lorna Snyder. We only had three calls, and no one came up with her name. * * * 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...

Sports

Legion Poised for Tourney

Wyalusing American Legion Post 534 concluded regular-season play with a 3-3 tie in the first game of a scheduled doubleheader against Towanda on June 28. The second game was rained out. More...

Kuchnara Wins Vets 5K

Sam Kuchnara won the Justice for Veterans 5K in Scranton on June 26. His winning time was 16:05. Peter Burke was second in 18:08, followed by Doug Powell in 19:21. Tiffany Levanthal was the women’s winner, finishing fourth, overall, in 20:08. More...

Runners Have July Options

Area runners will have plenty of local options to test themselves through July, starting with two events on Independence Day. Montrose once again hosts the KLR Three for the Fourth races as part of the Susquehanna County seat’s festivities. More...

Education

Lycoming College Students Graduate

Lycoming College marked its 168th commencement ceremony on May 7, with hundreds of parents, family members and friends enjoying a sunny day on the Lycoming quad, while President Kent C. Trachte and Phillip W. More...

Wyalusing Daisy Scouts Visit Personal Care Home

The girls from Wyalusing Daisy Troop 40992 recently spent time with the residents at the Wyalusing Valley Retirement and Personal Care Home. More...

Hinds Awarded PASR Scholarship

Victoria Hinds received the scholarship awarded by the Susquehanna Chapter of the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees (PASR). The award was presented at the Senior Awards Night at Montrose Area High School. More...

House Committee Passes Bill 1391

After nearly a year in the hands of the Pennsylvania House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee, House Bill 1391 passed on Monday, June 27 in a bipartisan vote of 20-7. More...

Tunkhannock Celebrates 175 Years

Thousands of people and over 150 vendors converged on Tioga Street and surrounding avenues in Tunkhannock on Saturday, June 25 for the annual Founders’ Day celebration, produced by the Tunkhann More...

Local People Helping WV Flood Victims

Nearly five years ago, it was people from small towns across northeastern and central Pennsylvania asking for relief in overcoming severe flooding caused by Tropical Storm Lee. More...

Dedication Slated for Community Clock

A public dedication has been set for Monday, Aug. 8, beginning at 5:30 p.m. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Marilyn Carr - 2016-06-30
Iva Johnson - 2016-06-30
Dorothy Purdy - 2016-06-30
John Machinshok - 2016-06-30
Iva Johnson - 2016-06-30

Local News

Wysox Twp. Supervisors Award Road Project Bids

Two road project bids for Dry Run and Harmony Hill Roads were awarded on Tuesday during a special meeting of the Wysox Township Board of Supervisors. More...

Rainbow Bridge Gets a Bath

A PennDOT work crew spent most of its day on the Rainbow Bridge along Wyalusing- New Albany Road on Friday, June 24, flushing the bridge one lane at a time and directing traffic around operations. More...

Popular Main St. Eatery Has New Owner

So Long O.I.P.; Hello Robbie’s Pizzeria. More...

Opinion

Farewell to Our Dedicated Employee, Ree Ann Ross

Today marks a huge milestone here at the Rocket-Courier. The newspaper you’re currently reading will be the last edition where our talented and dedicated employee Ree Ann Ross will have played an important role in its production. More...

Some Dreams Can’t Be Chased Away

Frederick Richard “Rick” Ohler’s name is just one of about 58,000, mostly men and barely old enough to be treated as adults had they avoided military service. They are all dead. More...

Lifestyles

Winemaking Competition Winners Announced

The Seventh Annual Canton Wine & Cheese festival, held Saturday, June 25, was a success, according to both the festival committee and the festival attendees. More...

Pickett’s Office Hours Announced

Rep. Tina Pickett recently announced that her satellite office hours will be held several Wednesdays during the month of July. More...

Founders’ Day Celebrates 175th Anniversary of Tunkhannock

Thousands of people jampacked the streets of Tunkhannock’s business district on Saturday, June 25 during the 35th annual Founders’ Day celebration. More...

Dining and Entertainment

BCRAC Brings National Theatre Live Back by Popular Demand

London’s National Theatre’s worldwide broadcast phenomenon, NT Live, comes to the Bradford County Regional Arts Council (BCRAC) theatre screens with an encore presentation of its most popular shows to date. More...

News from the Wyalusing Public Library

The library will be closed Saturday through Monday for the holiday weekend. Have a safe and happy Independence Day. More...

Susquehanna County Dairy Pageant Held

Brooke Marvin was crowned Susquehanna County Dairy Princess on May 27 at the Episcopal Church Hall in Montrose. Dairy Princess Taylor Sebring passed her reign on at the County Dairy Princess Pageant. More...

Worship

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWS

“For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will find it” (Matthew 16:25). Jesus’ words here call us to evaluate our priorities. What exactly are we living for? More...

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish

Last Sunday in Matthew 7, Jesus rebukes James and John for wishing to call down fire up on the Samaritans, showing us that we are not to judge others. Can we expect less than rejection, when even our Savior was rejected by those He came to save? More...

WYALUSING U.M. CHARGE NEWS

The scripture last Sunday was from Luke 9:51-62, and was a lesson in what we must do to follow Christ. More...

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