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February 23, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

New Bill Intended to Protect Landowner Royalties

Third time’s a charm? That’s what some elected officials in the region are hoping for as Rep. 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

SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY   Deed Transfers  Curtis S. Bynon to John Davison, property in Auburn Township on Feb. 14.  Kathleen Preston to Preston Family Trust, property in Middletown Township on Feb. 14.  More...

—BRADFORD COUNTY SENTENCINGS & PLEAS—

Bradford County District Attorney Daniel J. Barrett reported that the following persons were recently sentenced, entered guilty pleas or accepted into the ARD Program in the Bradford County Court of Common Pleas, Towanda:  Sentencings  More...

Letters

Social Security Expansion Bill

Dear Editor: Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) introduced legislation Thursday, Feb. 16 to expand Social Security benefits and strengthen the retirement program for generations to come. Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) introduced a companion bill in the House. More...

Sunday Hunting: Not Really a Good Idea

Editor:  More...

The Diet of Lent

Dear Editor:  March 1 marks the beginning of Lent, the 40-day period preceding Easter, when many Christians abstain from animal foods in remembrance of Jesus’ 40 days of fasting in the wilderness before launching his ministry.  More...

Columns

Reflections of Nature

Recently, Mary Alice and I were in Arlington, VA, helping our daughter-in-law, Amy, who had both of her knees replaced. Usually, when we visit, I find something to write about, such as the red fox, pawpaw trees, etc. This visit was no different. More...

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Last week’s eyes belonged to Stef Woodruff. We know Stef spends a lot of time working in the office, out of sight, at Wyalusing’s Ace Hardware. More...

The Good Old Days

News items of timely interest gathered from the old files of the Rocket-Courier and reprinted as they were in the Feb. 19, 1987 issue.  Navy Foreman Recruit Shawn R. Owen, son of Shirley M. Owen of Rt. More...

Worship

IT’S IN THE BOOK

The apostle Paul was a welleducated Hebrew of the tribe of Benjamin whom God saved for eternity when he was on his way to Damascus. Paul was never the same again after his conversion. He stopped persecuting Christians when he became one. More...

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWS

“Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others,” (Philippians 2:3-4). More...

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish

In Mark 9, a man is faced with an impossible problem, a son possessed, whom even Christ’s disciples cannot liberate, refuses to give up. Instead, he goes to Jesus. More...

Education

SCHOOL MENUS

WYALUSING ELEMENTARY  SCHOOL BREAKFAST  MONDAY, FEB. 27  Goody ring or Assorted whole grain cereal w/animal crackers, chilled juice and/or fruit, low-fat milk.  TUESDAY, FEB. 28  More...

WVHS Students Earn Spots At Regional & District Chorus

Wyalusing Valley High School Senior Chorus members Maggie Poost, Greg Boatman, Mackenzie Tewksbury and Katie Mills have worked very hard this year on their singing skills.  More...

Community Foundation Announces College Scholarships

The Community Foundation of the Endless Mountains announces that for the Class of 2017 High School graduates, there are 64 scholarships available that will provide a combined $123,000 in tuition assistance for college and post-secondary degree expens More...

Breaking News - 2/25/2017 7:19 AM

Flash Flood Watch  Free Access 

 The National Weather Service in Binghamton has issued a  More...

Trucking Garage Fire Fills Rome with Smoke

Initial coverage of this story was first published on our website on Monday, Feb. 20 around 3:30 p.m. More...

Polar Bear Plungers at it Again in Sullivan County

Last weekend’s Winterfest, hosted by the Sullivan County Kiwanis, experienced the warmest weather in its 10-year history, according to the event’s organizers.  More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Donald H. Moody, Jr. - 2017-03-02
Donald H. Moody, Jr. - 2017-02-23
Logan Richard Belcher - 2017-02-23
Diane (Hulea) Reinhart - 2017-02-23
Milo Frank Putnam - 2017-02-23
L. Wilbur Elliott - 2017-02-23
Wayne E. James - 2017-02-23

Local News

County Coroner Issues Public Apology for Recent DUI

I would like to publically express my thoughts on an incident that occurred on Dec. 21, 2016. Although my thoughts and comments may not be the most politically correct, they are honest and heartfelt. More...

United Way Exceeds $500K Goal

Raising over half a million dollars for the local community certainly calls for a celebration, and that’s exactly what the United Way of Bradford County (UWBC) did last Thursday, Feb. More...

iHeart Media Hopes to Promote County

TOURISM PROMOTION AGENCY RELEASES VISITORS’ GUIDE

While some may think it’s a dying communications medium, Mark Shuman of iHeart Media assured board members of the Bradford County Tourism Promotion Agency (BCTPA) that radio is alive and well and a viable source for advertising county events.&n More...

Opinion

Eight Reasons for Repealing Obamacare

Guest Commentary

As the debate over repealing Obamacare intensifies, it’s important to remember the law’s most glaring failures. Here are eight:  More...

Killing an Extra Night on the Travel Trail

As I sit in a hotel room on Monday night in Carlisle, PA— my last stay before the final leg of my trip home tomorrow—I am amazed by how warm and spring-like it is here this evening. More...

Lifestyles

Celebrate Red Cross Month by Giving Blood in March

During Red Cross Month in March, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to join in its lifesaving mission by giving blood.  More...

Friday Workshop Offers Help with PA Required Farm Plans

The PA Centers for Dairy and Beef Excellence are sponsoring a farm mapping and planning workshop on Friday, Feb. 24 in Canton. The workshop will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. with lunch included for those who pre-register.  More...

News from the Wyalusing Public Library

Busy week at the library...really nothing new there. Love it.  More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

ART CLASSES

Art class every Wednesday at the Warren Center Senior Center at 1 p.m. Open to area residents, ages 18 years or older. Free. For more information, please call Warren Center Senior Center at 570-395-3108 or Chris Terwilliger at 607-857- 0814. More...

BARBECUES

Chicken Goodwill Fire Company in Laceyville. On Feb. 26, food will be ready around 11 a.m. Be sure to come out and get some great chicken.   More...

BINGO

Black Walnut Bingo is back. Starting March 7, every Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. Black Walnut Legion Post 510 Bingo Hall, Rt. 6, Black Walnut.   More...

Sports

Rams Roll to Third Straight Title

Wyalusing Valley, on the strength of 12 place winners, captured its third consecutive and 24th, overall, North Section championship in Troy on Feb. More...

Edsell Reaches Milestone

“A sectional three-timer and 100 wins. More...

Elk Lake Girls Advance to Semis

Defeat Mt. View in District Opener

Keri Jones scored 22 points, including 12 in the second half, to lead the Elk Lake girls’ basketball team to a 57-41 win over Mountain View in the District Two AA quarterfinals at Tunkhannock on Feb. More...

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