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December 1, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Susquehanna Commissioners Approve Plans for 2017

In their Nov. 23 meeting, the Susquehanna County Commissioners accepted two resignations and one retirement from county employ, as well as two reappointments and one appointment to county boards.  More...

Wyalusing Native Manages Rodale Institute

NEARLY THREE YEARS RUNNING THE OLDEST CERTIFIED ORGANIC FARM IN THE U.S.

It’s a question on the mind of just about everyone who has ever taken the time to look at the nutritional facts on the back of a food item: What exactly am I eating?  More...

Self-Defense Training for ‘The Edge’ of Survival

A home invasion, a mugging, a sexual assault, a mass shooting— situations we hope never find us or our loved ones, but unfortunately, these tragedies happen to individuals on a daily basis around the world.  So, why not be prepared to defe 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...

CHEMSWEEP to Provide Safe Pesticide Disposal

Agricultural businesses and pesticide applicators in 15 counties can dispose of unwanted pesticides safely and easily in 2017 through the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s CHEMSWEEP program.  More...

– Bradford County Sentencings & Pleas –

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

Lifestyles

Scenes from the 2nd Annual ‘Lighting of the Vines’

Photos by Cain Chamberlin Dozens gathered at Grovedale Winery on Saturday night for the second annual “Lighting of the Vines” event. More...

‘Sinatra and Friends’ Celebrates 15th Anniversary

Every Sunday evening for the past 15 years, Bradford County resident Allan Waterhouse has been hosting a radio program called “Sinatra and Friends,” playing The Standards— the songs from the Great American Songbook.  More...

Over 200 Served at Hunters’ Breakfast

Thanks to Rome resident Diane Elliott for snapping this photo at Herrickville’s annual Hunters’ Breakfast held at VFW Post 6824 on Haigh’s Pond Road in Pike Township. More...

Dining and Entertainment

‘Nutcracker Sweet’ Magic at the Dietrich Theater

Back at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock after a two year absence is a brand new Christmas display by designer Stephen Hendrickson, a New York City and Tunkhannock resident. More...

News from the Wyalusing Public Library

I am very pleased to report that our first ever “Escape the Madness” sale was a success for all of those involved. The library was able to make around $700. All of the goods were made and donated for the sale by many and loved by all. More...

Agricultural Land Preservation Program is Accepting Applications

The PA Agricultural Land Preservation Easement Purchase Program of Susquehanna County, which is administered by the Susquehanna County Conservation District, is having an application period from Nov. 15, 2016 to Jan. 15, 2017. More...

Sports

Beard, Jones Win Turkey Trot

Troy’s Keegan Beard led a field of 877 runners and walkers to the finish of the tenth Sayre Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. More...

Turkey Bowl Tradition Continues

Wyalusing Borough Park was alive on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 24, with another spirited edition of the Turkey Bowl. More...

Farewell to a Friend

The problem with getting older in this job is you often find yourself eulogizing good friends and long-time acquaintances.  This Thanksgiving came and went with a sense of dread as I knew one of those good friends was nearing the end.  Sad More...

Education

College Roundup

The University of Scranton women’s basketball team, coached by Wyalusing Valley graduate Trevor Woodruff, defeated Cabrini, 83-23, on Nov. 22.  Freshman Mackenzie Yori led the Lady Royals with 19 points. More...

Lee Appointed President and CEO of the Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers

The Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers, with a mission to continuously improve the present and future quality of life in the counties of Bradford, Potter, Sullivan, Tioga (PA) and Tioga (NY), announces the appointment of Suzanne H. More...

SCHOOL MENUS

WYALUSING ELEMENTARY BREAKFAST MONDAY, DEC. 5 No school. TUESDAY, DEC. 6 Pancake sausage stick or Assorted whole grain cereal w/animal crackers, chilled juice and/or fruit, low-fat milk. WEDNESDAY, DEC. More...

Wyoming Commissioners Discuss PA Vote Recount

In the wake of the lawsuit filed Monday in Commonwealth Court by Green Party candidate Jill Stein concerning voting integrity in the recent election and demanding a recount, the Wyoming County Commissioners are standing firm.  More...

Big Buck was Worth the Wait

New Era resident Tim Hercenberg and his dog, Benny, proudly show off the nine-point buck he shot at 4:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 29 in Terry Township. More...

Pearl Harbor Veteran Remembers America’s ‘Day of Infamy’

Publisher’s Note: This story was first published in the Rocket-Courier in December 1991 just prior to when East Smithfield resident and Pearl Harbor survivor Frank “Buck” Mitchell and his wife, Marian, departed for Hawaii to attend More...

Man Charged for Pushing Passenger Out of Vehicle

A Wyoming County man faces multiple assault charges after he allegedly pushed a female passenger from a moving vehicle along Route 92 in Tunkhannock Township on the evening of Wednesday, Nov. 12.  More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Frenchie Whitmiller - 2016-12-08
Wayne Very - 2016-12-01
Margaret Reid - 2016-12-01
Rita Clapper - 2016-12-01
Kay Pennay - 2016-12-01
Jill Hoffman - 2016-12-01
Joan Cowles - 2016-12-01
Wayne Very - 2016-12-1
Joan Cowles - 2016-12-1
Jill Hoffman - 2016-12-1
Margaret Reid - 2016-12-1
Kay Pennay - 2016-12-1

Local News

Wyalusing Adult Band Concert Dec. 4

If you are looking for a relaxing way to get into the Christmas mood and get away from the hassles of shopping, come join the Wyalusing Adult Band while they perform their 48th Annual Winter Concert More...

Substance Abuse Program Funding Available

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is providing up to $2,168,426 in funding to programs in Pennsylvania over several years to programs promoting screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment (SBIRT) progr More...

Camptown Civic Club Hears History of Local Schools

The Camptown Civic Club held its Oct. 18 meeting at the Camptown Community Church. Members and guests enjoyed a covered dish supper followed by a talk by Morgan Clinton, Wyalusing Valley Museum curator. More...

Opinion

Why Americans Should Remember Pearl Harbor

Back in the 1960s, I had a high school history teacher who would always confront his students with a surprise test on Dec. 7. More...

Thanksgiving Day Tradition Continues in Wyalusing

You might say Thanksgiving history unfolded outside my front window. There were no Pilgrims involved or Native Americans that I know of, but the seeds were planted for what has become a traditional local event.  More...

Guthrie Accepts Donation from American Legion

Guthrie recently accepted a donation of more than $13,600 from Sayre American Legion Post 283. The funds were raised at the post’s annual golf tournament. More...

Columns

Reflections of Nature

Recently, I helped Mary Alice make a very large wreath, using pine and spruce boughs, to display on the front of the Troy Sale Barn. More...

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Well, it appears that we stumped everyone last week when we published the eyes of Terri Madigan, one of the friendly clerks who waits on you in the Wyalusing Post Office. So you know what that means? We have extra tickets to give away this week. 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 

BENEFITS

Team Trivia Night to benefit the Bradford County Humane Society on Tuesday, Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Athens and Sheshequin, 112 N. St., Athens. Teams of up to 6 with a cost of $5 per person. More...

BREAKFASTS

No Breakfast in December at the Herrickville Fire Hall since it is Christmas Sunday. Breakfasts will resume in January.   More...

CHRISTMAS EVENTS

Down Home Country Christmas, Saturday, Dec. 10. Visit Ona’s This and That, 3271 SR 267, Meshoppen; Our Hall Closet, 2171 SR 3003, Laceyville; 4 Seasons Farm Market, 3064 SR 3005, Meshoppen. Enter a free raffle at each shop. More...

Worship

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWS

“Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. More...

WYALUSING U.M. CHARGE NEWS

As we begin this season of Advent, we see that the overriding theme is that of “hope.” And so we reflect on the story of Daniel. More...

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish

It is now Advent. A time of preparation to welcome the Lord into our hearts and our homes. Set out your Advent wreath and candles, arrange your nativity scene and focus not on the secular Christmas, but the real one, the coming of Christ.  More...

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