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November 23, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Laceyville’s Main Street Hardware Store Has New Owners

A landmark Laceyville business that’s been a Main Street fixture for 107 years has new owners who intend to keep the popular store a vital part of Laceyville’s business community.  Tony and Jeanne DeRemer purchased Laceyville Hardwa More...

Whole of Wyoming County to Reap Benefits of Natural Gas Service

UGI Penn Natural Gas’s plans to bring natural gas to the Tunkhannock area will benefit the county as a whole, says Gina Suydam, president of the Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce. More...

Freeman Pleads Guilty To Homicide by Vehicle

SENTENCING FOR FATAL MAY CRASH TO BE HELD AT LATER DATE

This article was first published on our website on Thursday, Nov. 16 around 12:30 p.m. For breaking news alerts and email updates, visit www.rocketcourier.com.  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  Darrell L. and Janet R. Beidler to David M. and Amy L. Decristo in Leroy Township for $85,000 on Nov. 6.  More...

Opinion

The Mother Of Thanksgiving

We all learned as school kids that the first Thanksgiving in America was celebrated by the Pilgrims in the Fall of 1621, but it took a couple hundred years or so for the nation to establish an official day of Thanksgiving.  More...

Taking a Day to Appreciate What We Have

This is the week of transition, as I see it, because we go from Thanksgiving to big-time shopping and then, for many, into the fields and forests in pursuit of deer— the most prized of PA game. More...

Columns

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Last week’s eyes belonged to Rachel Alexander. Ticket winners were Heidi Masters and Hilary VanDeMark. * * * More...

JUST ASK ALICE

DEAR ALICE: I have a friend who says there are extraterrestrials living here on earth and posing as humans. I tell my friend he’s nuts. 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 

BLOOD DRIVE

American Red Cross – Blood Donation Opportunities Nov. 16 to 30. Make an appointment to give blood by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor app at redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1- 800-733-2767). More...

BREAKFAST

Hunters’ Breakfast at the Herrickville Fire Hall, Sunday, Nov. 26 from 7 to 11 a.m. Allyou can-eat ham, sausage, eggs, sausage gravy and biscuits, pancakes, coffee, orange juice, real maple syrup and sugar-free syrup. More...

CHRISTMAS EVENTS

Children’s Christmas Party, Sunday, Dec. 10, at the VFW Post 6824 on Haigh’s Pond Road from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Age groups are: 1-2, 3-4, 5-6 and 7-8. Santa Claus will be there from 1:30 until 2 p.m. Bring your camera for pictures. More...

Worship

IT’S IN THE BOOK

Thanksgiving is a wonderful holiday. Aside from the food, the football playoffs, early Christmas shopping and sighting-in your deer rifle, it is still an awesome day. More...

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWS

Wyalusing Presbyterian Church wishes everyone a great, fun and safe Thanksgiving.  “Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. More...

WYALUSING U.M. CHARGE NEWS

For the past several weeks, we have been following the origins of God’s people. We heard from the prophets such as Isaiah and Jeremiah. We saw people rescued from slavery, but we wondered if they would chose to serve God. More...

Breaking News - 11:14 AM

Freeman Sentencing Date Set for Double-Fatal Crash  Free Access 

In this week’s edition (Nov. 22) of the Rocket-Courier, it was reported that Tyler James Freeman, 20, Aliquippa, formerly of Rome, pleaded guilty to two counts of homicide by vehicle, felonies of the third degree, following a May 24 truck vs. More...

Wyalusing Tree Lighting Friday Night

It was beginning to look like Christmas Saturday for Wyalusing Rainbow Club members who were decorating the town Christmas tree, but it didn’t feel much like Christmas since it rained off and o More...

Man Charged in Terry Twp. Soybean Truck Theft, Crash

In the Rocket-Courier’s Nov. 2 edition, it was reported that a Mack truck loaded with roughly 20 tons of soybeans had been stolen from the Newton family farm in Terry Township and crashed just half-a-mile away along Terrytown Road.  More...

BCTPA Board Meets with New Web Developer

Newly-hired web developer Amy Brennan, owner of Custom Geekery in Sayre, attended the regular board meeting of the Bradford County Tourism Promotion Agency (BCTPA) on Monday night to talk about her efforts in boosting social media promotion for the a More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Local News

Legion Post 510 Hosts Luncheon for Disabled Veterans

Veterans from the Wilkes- Barre Veterans’ Affairs (VA) Medical Center and the Gino J. More...

Elk Lake, SCCTC Wrap Up Fall, Launch Winter Activities

The joint governing boards of Elk Lake School District and the Susquehanna County Career and Technology Center (SCCTC) were pleased to open their Nov. More...

Emergency Meeting Held for Vosburg Bridge Closing

This story was first published in the Rocket-Courier’s on-line edition on Nov. 17. Sign up for free email alerts of breaking news at rocket-courier.com.  More...

Letters

Here’s the Problem With America

Dear Editor:  More...

Why Pardon A Turkey?

Dear Editor:  President Trump is getting his pardon pen ready, as the Muller investigation starts indicting his associates. This Wednesday, he plans to practice on two very innocent Minnesota turkeys.  More...

Lifestyles

Celebrating a 45th Anniversary

Congratulations to Gene and Jane Ryan of Black Walnut who will celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 23. The couple was married on Thanksgiving Day in 1972. More...

News from the Wyalusing Public Library

I’m thankful for all the people in my little world. So many of us do the littlest things that have great impact on so many and yet have no idea this is so. Here are a few examples that have happened in the last few days. More...

SCCD Celebrates 70 Years of Conservation

The Susquehanna County Conservation District (SCCD) held its 70th Anniversary Banquet with over 100 people from the community attending.  The SCCD was created by County Commissioner proclamation on May 12, 1947.  Since that day, it endeavor More...

Dining and Entertainment

Shop Local, Shop Small on Saturday

Small Business Saturday was founded in 2010 by American Express at a time when small businesses were hurting from an economy in recession.  In an effort to support these local places that make our communities strong, American Express launched Sm More...

Local Newspapers Offer Many Benefits to their Community

Local newspapers play vital roles in communities across the globe.  The Information Age has changed the way many people get their news, but local newspapers continue to serve as valuable resources for readers interested in learning more about an More...

When it’s Beneficial to Use Credit or Debit

The decision of whether to use a debit card or a credit card can affect consumers’ credit ratings and make it easier or more difficult to manage one’s personal finances. More...

Sports

Chronic Wasting Disease Response Changes

The Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) recently announced regulation changes to address the increasing threat that chronic wasting disease (CWD) presents to the state’s deer and elk. More...

Just the Facts: How Deer Fish and Spot Hunters

How Deer Go Fishing—A deer will kill and eat fish by using its paws to disable fish such as trout. Next, it will take the fish in its mouth, chew it and swallow it. Whitetails commonly eat fish up to 14-inches long. More...

Pennsylvania’s 2016-17 Deer Harvest Increased

Pennsylvania’s buck harvest increased nine percent, and the overall deer harvest was up six percent in the 2016-17 seasons, which closed in January, the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) reported.  Hunters harvested an estimated 333,254 d More...

Education

Elk Lake Honor Roll Students Recognized

Elk Lake School District 1st Marking Period Honor Roll for 2017/2018:  More...

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