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February 21, 2019 RSS feed / Front Page

Bradford County Seeks $6M for Flood Prevention

At their meeting on Thursday, Feb. 14, the Bradford County Commissioners announced that the county is applying for $6 million in funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help prevent future flood damage in the county.  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

Trio Accused of Seriously Injuring Monroeton Man

Three Towanda males are accused of kicking and stomping on a Monroeton man’s head, leaving him unconscious with bone fractures in his face and a brain bleed, state police said. More...

DISTRICT JUDGES

(Note: In DUI prosecutions in Pennsylvania, the intoxication rate for non-commercial drivers is a blood-alcohol content (BAC) of .08. For a commercial driver (truck, bus, etc.) the legal rate is .04. More...

COURTHOUSE NOTES

BRADFORD COUNTY   Deed Transfers  Michael G. and Johanna M. Nekoranik to William T. and Stacy L. Morris in Terry Township for $150,000 on Feb. 7.  More...

Letters

Severance Tax Not Needed

Editor:  More...

AG to Fight Using Any Funds Needed By PA to Pay for Trump’s Wall

Dear Editor:  Regarding President Trump’s possibly illegal declaration of a national emergency in order to fund a border wall, I feel that this action sets a horrible precedent and would allow any future president to unilaterally use the s More...

Unfair, Unfunded Mandates

Dear Editor:  In letters to Gov. Tom Wolf and Andrew Wheeler, the acting administrator of the U.S. More...

Seniors

Yearly Eye Exams Can Reveal More Than Just Vision Trouble

More evidence points to the importance of routine eye exams, not only to pinpoint potential conditions of the eye, but also to serve as windows to diseases that affect the entire body. More...

Learn about Causes of Adult Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is quite common and can impact people’s lives in profound ways. More...

Ideas to Use When Cooking for One or Two

Seniors face many changes as they move into their golden years. Downsizing living spaces and vehicles is common, as is implementing certain changes to improve quality of life. More...

Worship

IT’S IN THE BOOK

Several years ago, I helped a friend cut down a maple tree in his backyard. He couldn’t figure it out. The tree had been growing fine and healthy for years, then it started to lose its leaves. More...

Presbyterian Church News

“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that i More...

Wyalusing U. M. Charge News

New every morning is your love, great God of light, and all day long you are working for good in the world. More...

Education

Maslin Named to SUNY Oswego Deans’ List

Taylor M. Maslin of Athens, a junior majoring in chemistry, earned Deans’ List recognition at SUNY Oswego for the fall 2018 semester.  Maslin was among SUNY Oswego students who received a grade point average of 3.3 to 3.79. More...

Students Named To Susquehanna Dean’s List

Susquehanna University congratulates its Dean’s List students who achieved a grade point average of 3.4 or higher out of a possible 4.0 for the semester.  Miles McMahon of Dushore is a graphic design major, Class of 2019. More...

Dougherty Named to President’s List

Danielle Marie Dougherty of Sayre has been named to the President’s List at Clemson University for the Fall 2018 semester. More...

Sen. Yaw Discusses Priorities, Other Issues

In an interview on Thursday, Feb. 14 at the Rocket-Courier office, state Sen. Gene Yaw (R- 23) talked about a variety of issues before the state Legislature, including the proposed severance tax, the opioid crisis and Sunday hunting. Severance Tax More...

Last WWII POW Honored

Gerald L. Spencer, 94, believed to be the last POW from World War II living in Bradford County, was honored at a ceremony on Thursday, Feb. 14 in Granville Summit.  More...

Nominations Sought for Don James Memorial, Young Citizen Awards

Nomination forms are available at numerous area locations and also via email for the 2019 Don James Lighthouse of Service Award and Don James Young Citizen Award.  More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Harold Smallacombe - 2019-02-28
James Roberts - 2019-02-21
William Cease, Sr. - 2019-02-21
Leon Wilson - 2019-02-21
Irene Deats - 2019-02-21
Donnie Rood - 2019-02-21

Local News

Two More Candidates Running for Congress

Chris Hoffman, who is the vice president of the PA Farm Bureau, and Davis Haire, who is the chairman of the Wyoming County Republican Committee, have both announced that they are seeking the Republican nomination for congressman representing PA&rsquo More...

New Supervisor Appointed

Windham Township, Wyoming County, supervisors Jason VanDeMark, seated left, and Stephen Grow, Jr. welcomed Kevin Wood, standing, to their board on Feb. More...

Tourism Promotion Agency Praises New Web Design

The Bradford County Tourism Promotion Agency’s presence on the World Wide Web, which is one of the main ways it attracts tourists and other visitors to the county, is much improved, officials from the agency said.  More...

Opinion

Email Overload

ELDERSPEW

Victoria’s Secret—free wildflower tote! (Just what every 71- year-old man needs!)  Old Navy—$2.00 cozy socks + half –off! More...

We Need Fact-Checkers More Than Ever

A recent Princeton and NYU study reported in Science Advances focused on who was passing on all of that fake news and downright hoaxes that dumb us all down in what should be an informed democracy. More...

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Columns

Reflections of Nature

This past weekend our grandson Ben came for a visit. One reason for his visit was to collect Chaga mushrooms that grow on birch trees. More...

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Last week’s eyes belonged to Wyalusing resident Alan Van- DeMark. Ticket winners were Debbie Allyn, Tammy Altemus, Kathy Smith and Brittany Smith. * * * More...

JUST ASK ALICE

DEAR ALICE: I was recently pulled over by a cop for speeding and while he was preparing the ticket he said: “Gee, your eyes look red, have you been drinking?” His remark made me furious because I don’t drink. More...

Sports

Seven Stay Alive

Chilson, Bruyn Claim Titles; Five More Medal for Second-Place Rams

Seven Wyalusing Valley wrestlers, led by two-time champion Jackson Chilson and first-time winner Jake Bruyn, placed at the District Four Class AA North Section Tournament in Troy on Feb. More...

WVHS Grad Armstrong Inducted into Hall of Fame

The North Section Hall of Fame gained four new members with the induction of Wyalusing Valley’s Mark Armstrong, Northeast Bradford’s Capt. More...

Rams’ Momentum Stalled Entering District Playoffs

The Wyalusing Valley boys’ basketball team ended the regular season with a pair of losses including a heart-breaking last second loss at Troy and a curtain-falling home blowout to Athens. More...

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