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January 22, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Bill Zaner Honored at Banquet

Wyalusing’s Bill Zaner was honored as the community’s Outstanding Citizen for 2014 at a banquet hosted in his honor Saturday night, Jan. 17, by the Wyalusing Rainbow Club at the Tuscarora-Wayne Community Room on Main Street. More...

DA Says Criminal Cases Climbed in Recent Years

As he prepares to run for reelection as Bradford County District Attorney (DA), Dan Barrett said there are undoubtedly many challenges ahead, regardless of who takes on the position following this year’s election, as crime slowly continues to r More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Dorothy Titchen - 2015-01-22
Joyce Wentovich - 2015-01-22
Robert Caswell, Jr. - 2015-01-22
Betsy Melan - 2015-01-22
Mary Bunnell - 2015-01-22
Lucille Bride - 2015-01-22

Local News

Dotti-Lou Meats Officially Reopens with Ribbon Cutting

Several weeks ago, the Rocket Courier published an article during the final rebuilding stages of Stevensville’s staple business, Dotti-Lou Meats. More...

Traffic Fatality in Middletown Township

State police investigated a fatal accident occurring along Guiton Road in Middletown Township, Susquehanna County, on the night of Jan. 16. More...

Jerry Burke Named 2015 PA Auctioneer of the Year

It’s not often one sees an emotional Jerry Burke – but his family will attest to such a rare occurrence, which happened on Friday, Jan. More...

Opinion

Wallowing in Victimhood: That’s Entertainment

Welcome to my 64th column since my return to the opinion page almost 15 months ago. Most of my columns are observational commentaries on things that amuse, frustrate, inspire or bug me. I don’t take myself all that seriously. More...

Have You Checked Out Our Website Recently

Here’s an update on some new features on our website and a reminder of some of the great things that have been there for years. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Columns

Reflections of Nature

We had guests over the holidays, and as the couple came in the door, I noticed a strong odor of garlic. It wasn’t too long before Mary Alice commented to me that the smell of garlic was making her ill. More...

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Last week’s eyes belonged to Laceyville Postmaster Bill Clark. More...

The Way We Were...

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

The Milk Must Get Through More...

Sports

Undefeated Rams Tame Tigers

Down Benton, 39-22; Improve to 17-0

With a resounding 39-22 victory over Benton, the Wyalusing Valley wrestling team took a long stride toward securing the top seed in the upcoming District Four team tournament. More...

New Trophy Celebrates Mat Rivalry

The Wyalusing-Towanda wrestling rivalry has been alive and well since the 1950s. Through the years, the potential outcomes of the mat classics have been debated and wagered on in local plants and drinking establishments. More...

Lady Rams Survive Scare

Rally Past NEB, 68-60, to Remain Undefeated in NTL Race

The Wyalusing Valley girls’ basketball team remained undefeated in league play, but not without a scare from Northeast Bradford on Jan. 20. More...

Breaking News - 1/23/2015 4:03 PM

Chief Perry's Toxicology Results Released  Free Access 

BAC Nearly Three Times Legal Limit

After being charged with DUI following his arrest on Dec. 9, it has been confirmed that Laceyville Chief of Police Scott Perry, 47, Clarks Summit, was driving with a blood-alcohol content of nearly three times the legal limit. More...

Truck Crash Closes Rt. 706 at Camptown

This story was first reported on our website at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 20. Sign up for free Rocket-Bulletin email alerts of breaking news at www.rocket-courier.com. More...

Scott Perry Charged With DUI

State Police at Towanda have confirmed that Laceyville Chief of Police Scott Perry, 47, has been charged with DUI following his arrest on December 9 in Standing Stone Township after he was pulled over by state police when he was eastbound on Route 6. More...

Pro Life Rally Held Outside County Courthouse

It was a precursor to today’s (January 22) March for Life in the nation’s capitol where Bradford County residents would join with hundreds of thousands of people marching up Constitution Avenue showing their opposition to Rowe vs. More...

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- 46 More...

Crime and Courts

DISTRICT JUDGES

Fred Wheaton, Towanda More...

COURTHOUSE NOTES

BRADFORD COUNTY Charles F. and Arlene I. Rolison to Leslie M. Troisi and Denise R. Packard in Columbia Township for $1 on Jan. 8. Dorothy M. Stoffa to Thomas P. and Gloria J. Cotter in Sayre Borough, Second Ward for $94,000 on Jan. 12. More...

—BRADFORD COUNTY SENTENCINGS & PLEAS—

The Bradford County District Attorney, Daniel J. Barrett, reports that the following persons were recently sentenced, entered guilty pleas or placed in the ARD program in the Bradford County Court of Common Pleas, Towanda: Sentencings More...

Letters

Objects to LIFE Center Care Plans

Dear Editor: I recently attended the January meeting of the Wyalusing School Board. More...

Lifestyles

Rushville

Last Week’s Items Happy retirement to Mariam VanWinkle, who retired from PennDOT on Dec. 27. Mariam worked at the driver’s license center in Montrose taking photos. Happy belated birthday to Fran Lutz on Jan. 3, Cayden Bennett on Jan. More...

Beaver Meadows

Sunday after church, Jay and Marilyn Ross of Hollenback, Dick and Sylvia Ballard of Camptown, Bernie and Linda Moon of Homets Ferry, Chad Gatsby of Dushore and Karen Bond had dinner at Mark’s Valley View Restaurant in Laceyville. More...

Forkston

Wow, there are a lot of people battling colds and the flu. I guess the rest of us are trying to avoid those who are sick. The coyotes are making their presence known in the area again. More...

Seniors

Be Careful While you Shovel: Tips for Safe Snow Removal

Every winter as the snow begins to fall, people break out their snow shovels or snow blowers to make driveways and sidewalks safer. You must also be careful to make sure that you are safe when shoveling snow or using a snow blower. More...

Understand and Avoid Elder Financial Fraud

Elder fraud is a financial crime that targets older men and women who are often unable to recognize they are being victimized. More...

AARP Chapter 4423 Holds January Meeting

President Tom House opened the Jan. 13 meeting of the AARP Chapter 4423 at 1:30 p.m. by leading the group in reciting the flag salute, followed by George Smith sharing a prayer. There were 18 members present and one guest, Nanette Good. More...

Dining and Entertainment

Paintings on Exhibit at the Dietrich Theater

Two local artists, Morgan Simon and Ben Jackson, have teamed up to exhibit their paintings at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock. More...

Bureau Accepting Events for Annual Calendar

Deadline Set for February 6

Events that take place between April 1, 2015, and March 31, 2016, are now being accepted for the Endless Mountains Visitors Bureau Annual Calendar of Events Booklet. The deadline to submit events is Friday, Feb. 6, with no exceptions. More...

Worship

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWS

“So, in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets,” (Matthew 7:12). These words of Jesus from the Sermon on the Mount are so important for us today. More...

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish

The gospel last Sunday from St. John gives an account of the vocation of the first four Apostles, who followed Jesus. It was the beginning of a stream of vocations that would grow and spread down through the ages until the end of the world. More...

IT’S IN THE BOOK

In the days of King David and his son, Solomon, there were no radios nor newspapers about, so having a reliable and trusted prophet by your side was the answer to many daily decisions. More...

Education

Area Students Named to Dean’s List

SUNY Geneseo Kent Upham from LeRaysville, has been named to SUNY Geneseo’s Dean’s List for the fall semester 2014. Alfred University More...

DelVal Students Named to the 2014 Dean’s List

Dr. More...

Students Named To Dean’s List

Lycoming College At the completion of the fall 2014 semester, the following student graduated from Lycoming College: Samantha Stropko, of Sayre, graduated with a bachelor’s degree in biology. Millersville University More...

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