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March 26, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Wyalusing Leo Club Takes on Community Service Projects

Members of the Wyalusing Lions, Lioness and Leo Clubs put together 108 food boxes on Tuesday, March 24 that will be distributed to underprivileged families in the Wyalusing Area School District this weekend. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Hobart Hutchins - 2015-03-26
Arlo McMicken - 2015-03-26
Warren Place - 2015-03-26
Ralph King - 2015-03-26
Beverly Grow - 2015-03-26
Warren Place - 2015-03-19
Ralph King - 2015-03-19
Arlo McMicken - 2015-03-19

Looking Back

Robert Packer Hospital Oldest Such Facility in Northern Tier

The Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre marked its 130th anniversary on March 16. This milestone makes the Robert Packer the oldest hospital in the Northern Tier of Pennsylvania and the Southern Tier of New York State. More...

Orphan Train Event Aims to Uncover Little-Known History

The Orphan Train movement has been a little-remembered part of our nation’s past. But recently, popular novels by Christina Baker Kline and Alison Moore have sparked a new interest in this troubling era in American history. 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, 570-465 More...

Crime and Courts

Goodlatte, Marino, Farenthold Applaud FTC’s Decision to Streamline Antitrust Laws

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law Subcommittee Chairman Tom Marino and Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law Subcommittee Vice-Chairman Blake Farenthold applaud the Federal Tra More...

Veterans, Families Warned of Pension Fraud

Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane and Acting Adjutant General James R. More...

DISTRICT JUDGES

Fred Wheaton, Wysox More...

Lifestyles

Endless Mountains Visitors Bureau’s New Events Calendar Offers Wide Range of Activities

The Endless Mountains Visitors Bureau (EMVB) has released its annual Calendar of Events booklet. More...

Open House Planned at Penn College’s New Training Location

The public is invited to an Open House at Pennsylvania College of Technology’s new location in Bradford County, where short-term training classes will be offered this spring. The event will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. More...

Sen. Yaw Issues Statement on Death Penalty Moratorium

Responding to Governor Tom Wolf ’s imposition of a temporary ban on the death penalty in Pennsylvania, state Senator Gene Yaw said the Governor continues to take unilateral action without regard to its effect on law abiding Pennsylvanians. More...

Dining and Entertainment

Sayre Museum Opening April 4 with New Exhibit on Susquehanna River

After a long, cold winter, the Sayre Historical Society will reopen on Saturday, April 4 with a new exhibit on “The Mighty Susquehanna.” Volume II of the Walt Brittain Band CD, recorded live in 1974, will also be available in the Burkhart More...

Three-Week Spring Film Festival at the Dietrich Theater

What is your favorite kind of film? Action? Drama? Thriller? Art retrospective? Comedy? Thriller? More...

Sports

Donkey Basketball Returns To Wyalusing Valley HS

Come one, come all, to the craziest show on Earth—Donkey Basketball—as it makes its return to Wyalusing Valley High School (WVHS) on Thursday, April 2. More...

Snowy Shamrock 5K Successful

John Johnson, Lori Kingsley Pace Large Field in Towanda

Despite Mother Nature’s best effort to dampen their spirits, 136 runners and walkers came out in the snow for the Shamrock 5K in Towanda on Saturday, March 21. More...

Seniors End Hoop Careers

After four years of seriously playing basketball, the senior girls and boys of the Northern Tier League schools got together in Troy Monday for some serious fun. More...

DEP Declares Drought Watch for 27 PA Counties

Despite the recent surge of surface water caused by snow melt, parts of the state have below-average groundwater levels. More...

Irish Dancers Strut Their Stuff at Wyalusing Library

It was a lively and enjoyable afternoon Saturday, March 21 at the Wyalusing Public Library as they hosted the Irish Dancers from the Whipple Performing Arts Studio in Tunkhannock. More...

Elk Lake School Board Receives Energy Update

At the March 19 meeting of the joint Elk Lake School District and Susquehanna County Career and Technology Center (SCCTC) school board, members and visitors were treated to a presentation by district Energy Manager Kim Guiton showcasing the computer More...

Local News

Truck Takes Down Utility Wires in Wyalusing Township

A truck driver for Reinhart Foodservice, LLC, was leaving the rear parking lot of the Wyalusing Creek Plaza following a delivery on Monday, March 23 around 12:15 p.m., when the top of his truck became tangled in several utility lines (left). More...

Wyalusing, Wilmot Volunteer Departments Respond to Terry Township Barn Fire

Firemen responded to a home of one of their own early Thursday, March 19, around 3:15 a.m., when a fire was reported at Kevin and Donna Potter’s farm along Route 187 in Terry Township. More...

WVHS Students Selected for All-State Vocal Jazz Ensemble

Wyalusing Valley High School (WVHS) is being represented by three of its students in the 2015 Pennsylvania Music Educators Association’s (PMEA) All-State Vocal Jazz Ensemble this week in Hershey. More...

Opinion

Battle Lines Have Been Drawn

Guest Commentary

All dairy farmers must now realize the battle lines have clearly been defined by the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA). My understanding is that a few processing organizations make up IDFA. More...

Letters

Wolf, School District Hurting Taxpayers

Editor: You have to enjoy Wyalusing School District’s show of smoke and mirrors before they stick it to the taxpayer. Some of us dumb taxpayers know that it matters not whether you get your check from Mr. More...

What Happens to Bailey Block?

Dear Editor: I am curious. I own a rental in Towanda. Almost a year ago, there was refuse outside that I was asked to clean up as soon as possible. Being a good citizen, I took care of it—as soon as possible. More...

Columns

One Vital Year of Life, Death and Survival

You learn to appreciate your life, as fleeting as it may be, for those precious moments of human contact and spiritual awareness. More...

Reflections of Nature

We finally made it through the harsh winter. According to the calendar, spring arrived on March 20 at 6:45 p.m.; however, nature did not wait for spring to officially arrive. The first sign of spring that I noticed was back on Feb. More...

Seen 'n' Heard

Last week’s eyes belonged to Bradford County Recorder and Register of Deeds Shirley Rockefeller. Ticket winners were Cindy Donovan, Janice Wilcox, Barb Brown, Sharon Wood, Tammy Altemus, Shana Woodruff, Pete Hicks and Nancy Alderson. * * * More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

Birthdays and Anniversaries

MARCH 29Winston Hollister, Mehoopany, PAJohn Heeman, Jr., Wyalusing, PALynn Rae Ely, Liverpool, NYNancy Johnson, Laceyville, PAStella Weed, Towanda, PARebecca June Cornish, Waverly, NYAndy Otis, Wyalusing, PADanny Brown, Laceyville, PAIna P. More...

Wilkes Student Participates in Costa Rica Spring Break Trip

Cody Logan, of Sugar Run, was one of six Wilkes University students who participated in an alternative spring break trip to San Marcos, Costa Rica. More...

Camptown Civic Club Meets

The Camptown Civic Club met on March 17 at the Camptown Community Church for a covered dish supper meeting. President Francine Batch welcomed members and guests. She reported the passing of Dave Hopkins, a long-time community supporter. More...

Worship

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWS

“Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him,” (James 1:12). More...

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish

“Each one of us should look fervently and devoutly on the crucifix today and try to compare our willingness to suffer those crosses sent to us by God with the crushing cross and passion our Savior Jesus Christ gladly accepted for us and not for More...

WYALUSING U.M. CHARGE NEWS

We are closing in on the end of this period of time known as Lent. Next Sunday is Palm Sunday, and the following Sunday is, of course, Easter. More...

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