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October 19, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

BCTPA Hires New Web Designer, Content Manager

CONSIDERS ALTERATIONS TO BYLAWS

Hoping to launch a revamped, more user-friendly website in 2018, the Bradford County Tourism Promotion Agency (BCTPA) made a decision on Monday evening to hire a new web developer that will also serve as its content manager.  More...

Special Sections

Police Blotter

Susquehanna Co. Adds New Position

At the close of their Oct. 11 meeting, the Susquehanna County commissioners convened a brief meeting of the Salary Board, joined by Treasurer Jason Miller and county coroner Anthony Conarton.  More...

Crime and Courts

DISTRICT JUDGES

Jennifer Vandine, Laporte   More...

Towanda Woman Found Not Guilty in Retail Theft Case

A Towanda woman was recently found not guilty of retail theft by Magisterial District Judge Timothy M. Clark.  Christina Marianne Hudson, 27, had been accused of stealing merchandise from the Dandy Mini Mart on Aug. 27, 2017. More...

Wyoming County Commissioners Proclaim Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month across the nation, and in Wyoming County as well. More...

Lifestyles

Bradford County Historical Society to Hold Annual Meeting

The Bradford County Historical Society (BCHS) located in the historic old Bradford County Jail at 109 Pine Street, Towanda will hold its annual membership meeting on Sunday, Oct. More...

Animal Care Sanctuary Needs Foster Families

Animal Care Sanctuary (ACS), located in East Smithfield and Wellsboro, needs foster families immediately to temporarily take in animals in order to help in their adoption efforts. More...

Concealed Carry Seminar Coming to Susquehanna County

Rep. Jonathan Fritz invites area residents to a Concealed Carry Seminar set for Thursday, Oct. 26, at the Hallstead/Great Bend Rod and Gun Club, 3340 Dubois Street, Hallstead.  More...

Columns

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Last week’s eyes belonged to Alden Park, the newly-installed pastor at the Orwell Bible Church. We only had two guesses, and they were both wrong. So we’ll have more tickets to give away.  * * *  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...

JUST ASK ALICE

DEAR ALICE: I saw you in Connie’s Market the other day and noticed that you pulled a TV remote out of your purse when looking for some money while checking out. Why did you have that with you?  —WONDERING  More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

ART CLASSES

Art class to be held at Warren Center Senior Center located in the Warren Center Township Building on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. starting Nov. 1. Classes are free and open to beginner level artists and higher. More...

BENEFITS

Penn State Tailgate Kickoff in memory of Jan Bouse-Stoddard. Saturday, Oct. 28 at 1 p.m. until? at the Wyalusing American Legion Post 534. Game will be viewed at 3:30 p.m., Penn State vs. Ohio State. More...

BLOOD DRIVE

Upcoming Blood Drives. Bradford County: Sayre Oct. 24, 1 to 6 p.m., Crossroads Family Ministries, 200 W. Lockhart St.; Troy Oct. 31, 1 to 6 p.m., Troy Fire Company, 1 Firehouse Road. Sullivan County: Dushore Oct. 25, 1 to 6 p.m., St.  More...

Worship

WYALUSING U.M. CHARGE NEWS

The scripture last Sunday was from 1st Samuel chapter 3, verses 1-21, and at that time the word of the Lord was rare. More...

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWS

“May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer,” (Psalm 19:14). Wow. What a big prayer wrapped up in one short verse. More...

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish

“One of the most terrifying aspects of the gift of freedom is that it leaves us the option of rejecting God. God prepares an irresistible wedding feast and invites us to it, but so often we refuse. More...

Education

Financial Aid Night at WVHS

On Thursday, Oct. 19, the Wyalusing Valley High School (WVHS) Guidance Department will host Financial Aid Night. The program will take place at 6 p.m. in the Kenneth S. Williams Auditorium at WVHS. More...

NRCS Seniors Host Track and Field Day 2017 for Serve, Inc.

Alexa Altieri, daughter of Kerry and Lou Altieri of Wyalusing, and Katherine Mosher, daughter of Kim and Leon Mosher of Wyalusing, recently organized Track and Field Day 2017 for the clients at Serve, Inc. of Monroeton.  More...

SCCTC Students of the Month

Susquehanna County Career and Technology Center (SCCTC) September Students of the Month are, front row, from left, Rose Warner, Riley Bender, Mara Redding, Alyssa Powers, Breanna Astacio, Hailey Holl More...

Dushore Man Killed in Three-Vehicle Crash

This article was first published on our website on Monday afternoon just after 4:30 p.m. For breaking news alerts and email updates, visit www.rocketcourier.com.  A Dushore man perished following a three-vehicle crash that occurred Monday, Oct. More...

Spring Hill Native Turning 100

Sit down and play a game of Scrabble with Thurston Shumway. He’ll whip ya. Not bad for a man who’s nearly 100 years old. But then, Thurston has always been active, busy and capable. More...

Local Residents Recall Civil War Reenactment Bomb Threat

NORTH AND SOUTH COME TOGETHER, REFUSE TO CANCEL EVENT BECAUSE ‘THAT’S WHAT THEY WANT’

After 20 years of recreating historic battles from what is considered the most divisive time in American history, Civil War reenactor Kurt Lafy said it is evident the country’s discord has once again come to a head following a bomb threat he an More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Kathleen S. Hiduk - 2017-10-26
Robert Barth, III - 2017-10-19
Cornelia Krispin - 2017-10-19
Jean Van Dyke - 2017-10-19
Joann Hinkley - 2017-10-19
Marguerite Cobb - 2017-10-19

Local News

Camper Destroyed in Homets Ferry

This story was first reported on our website on Monday, Oct. 16. Sign up for free email alerts of breaking news at www.rocket-courier.com.  More...

PSU Tailgate Kickoff to Benefit Local Relay For Life

OCT. 28 EVENT BEING HELD IN MEMORY OF JAN BOUSE-STODDARD

Millions will be tuning into the highly-anticipated matchup between the Penn State Nittany Lions and Ohio State Buckeyes on Oct. 28, but only those who the game at American Legion Post 534 in Wyalusing can do so while supporting a good cause.  More...

Independent Baptist Church Hosting Annual Giveaway Event Oct. 20, 21

They say, “There’s no such thing as a free lunch.” While lunch may not be served, there’s still plenty of free stuff literally being given away at the Independent Baptist Church in Towanda tomorrow, Oct. 20 and Saturday, Oct. More...

Opinion

A Frosty Morning Jog With My Running Pal

It’s a few minutes past 7 a.m. Tuesday, and my dog Toby and I are headed outside for a short run.  More...

Why All the Empty Seats in Your Movie Theater?

I remember when one of the first things you did when you needed rest, relaxation or entertainment was go to the movies. Now the movies come to us by streaming video. More...

Comic

Full Story

Seniors

Make Vacations and Travel a Key Component of Retirement

When the time comes to bid farewell to conference calls, meetings and daily commutes, retirees have open schedules to fill with whichever activities they choose. Travel is one exciting way to pass the time.  More...

Understanding, Preventing and Managing Osteoarthritis

The most common chronic condition of the joints in both the United States and Canada, osteoarthritis affects roughly 30 million people in just those two countries alone.  More...

Making New Friends After a Move or Other Life Event

Downsizing and other life changes often find seniors leaving their comfort zones to move to new neighborhoods or regions of the country. More...

Dining and Entertainment

Wyalusing Museum to Hold Masquerade Ball

SPONSORS SOUGHT FOR NEW YEAR’S EVE EVENT

The Wyalusing Valley Museum Association (WVMA) recently announced it will hold a New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball at St. Agnes JFK Hall, 102 Third Street, Towanda, on Sunday, Dec. 31 from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. More...

Time for a Halloween Tailgate at Grovedale Winery

Grovedale Winery is hosting Wyalusing’s second annual Trunk or Treat event on Saturday, Oct. 28, from 3 to 5 p.m. with a rain date of Sunday, Oct. 29. More...

The Rejuvenary Circus is Coming to Town

The Circus is coming to town!... Well, the Rejuvenary Circus, as part of the school time series presented through the Bradford County Regional Arts Council (BCRA). More...

Sports

Terrific Tandem Leads Pack

Patton, Heeman Pace Boys’ Race; Corson Second in Girls’ Battle

Alex Patton and Kevin Heeman recorded a one-two finish at the NTL Coaches’ Invitational at Northeast Bradford High School on Saturday, Oct. More...

Wildcats Overpower Slumping Rams

Athens 27, Wyalusing 0

In Wyalusing Valley’s long run of championship seasons in the 1990s, the Rams relied on a powerful ground game to impose their will on opponents. On Friday, Oct. More...

Post-Season Rapidly Approaching

Hard as it is to believe, the post-season is nigh upon us for the fall sports.  First up for the Wyalusing Valley teams will be the District Four cross country championships at Bloomsburg University on Thursday, Oct. 26.  More...

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