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September 22, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

BCTPA Considers Annual Visitors’ Guide

BOARD DISCUSSES PRIORITIES FOR PROMOTING BRADFORD COUNTY

A visitors’ guide that would inform the public of events, venues, historic sites and information pertaining to Bradford County is being strongly considered by the Bradford County Tourism and Promotion Agency (BCTPA). More...

History on Display at PA Heritage Festival

History was on display during the PA Heritage Festival at the Heritage Village and Museum grounds in Troy Saturday and Sunday. The festival featured hundreds of demonstrators and artisans on the grounds of the fully-restored Heritage Village. 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...

–Bradford County Sentencings & Pleas–

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

COURTHOUSE NOTES

BRADFORD COUNTY Deed Transfers Natural Land Partners to Allen D. and Carrie L. Gosik Fitch in Orwell Township for $227,000 on Sept. 1. More...

Lifestyles

Twin Tiers Talent Competition Seeking Entries

Less than one month remains to enter the Twin Tiers Talent Competition. The Bradford County Regional Arts Council (BCRAC) is seeking entries into the first ever Twin Tiers Talent Competition, to be held on Oct. 30, at 3 p.m. More...

1954 Pennant Donated

Bill Roof, Towanda’s fire chief, was recently presented a framed Firemen’s Centennial Pennant to display in the fire station. More...

Conservation Programs Applications Being Accepted

Natural Resources Conservation Service

The U.S. More...

Columns

Reflections of Nature

During the Youth Field Days held at Mt. Pisgah State Park, the older participants were learning about canoeing and kayaking; however, there were a few not too keen about being on the green algae-covered lake. More...

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Last week’s eyes belonged to Annette “Nan” Ryan. Ticket winners were Barb Hugo and Evelyn Smith. * * * More...

JUST ASK ALICE

DEAR ALICE: How can I keep from making the same dumb mistakes my stupid parents made? I certainly don’t want to end up with a life as miserable and boring as theirs. — TOWANDA TEEN DEAR TOW: By all means practice birth control. More...

Sports

Rams Wear Down Tigers

Wyalusing Valley and Tunkhannock haven’t played each other in football since the Eisenhower administration, and based on Friday’s entertaining 32-27 Ram victory in the Tigers’ lair, one hopes this series continues for a long time. More...

Benefit Slated for A Friend

Kristy Griffith and I have been friends longer than probably either of us would care to admit. Over the past two years, my friend has been faced with not one, but two cancer diagnoses. More...

Harriers Sweep Redskins, Indians

The Wyalusing Valley boys’ cross country team swept a home meet with Sayre and Cowanesque Valley on Tuesday, Sept. 20. The Rams, now 3-1 in the Northern Tier League, defeated Cowanesque Valley, 28-29, and Sayre, 15-43. More...

Education

YSU Honors College Welcomes Newman

The Honors College of Youngstown State University welcomes Jacob Newman of Troy as a new member of the 24 Class of Honors students. Newman is a STEM First Year Engineering major at YSU. More...

DelVal Students Named to Spring 2016 Dean’s List

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New Members in Voter Hall of Fame

Nine residents of Wyoming County who have voted in every election for 50 or more years were inducted into the state’s Voter Hall of Fame on Tuesday, Sept. 20. More...

Breaking News - 9/23/2016 8:51 AM

Bus Trip to Harrisburg to Support House Bill 1391 Sept. 27  Free Access 

House May Take a Vote to Protect Landowners

As of Wednesday afternoon, the PA House of Representatives added House Bill 1391, which would establish a guaranteed minimum royalty of one-eighth or 12.5-percent for mineral owners, to its legislative calendar. On Tuesday, Sept. More...

HB1391 Clears House Rules Committee

This story was first published on our website on Tuesday, Sept. 20 before 4 p.m. For breaking news and email alerts, sign up on our website at www.rocket-courier.com. More...

Hundreds Attend ‘Town Hall’

PUSH FOR PASSAGE OF HOUSE BILL 1391 CONTINUES

Initial coverage of this story was first published on our website on the morning of Thursday, Sept. 15. For free breaking news and email alerts, sign up on our website at www.rocket-courier.com. More...

Wyoming County Inaugurates ‘Smart 911’

A new enhanced 911 service is now up and running in Wyoming County. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Local News

Dietrich Marks Film Festival with Exhibits

The Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock opened three art exhibits last Sunday in its Sherwood Gallery in conjunction with its Fall Festival of Films. All exhibits will be up through October or early November. More...

Learn the Artistry Behind Building Stone Walls

They are everywhere: at the edges of fields, bordering farms and churchyards, even tumbling down along old property lines deep within forgotten forests. More...

Ace Robbins Opens its ‘Home Solution Center’

Rich Dunkailo, head of sales for Ace Robbins, stands proudly in Ace Robbins’ new 3600 square foot showroom among the vast range of appliances and other accoutrements to make customers’ homes their havens. More...

Opinion

Wild Horses in My Backyard

It’s pitch black outside. I’m guessing it’s 3 or 4 a.m., and I’ve just been jarred awake by what I swear sounded like a horse whinnying right outside my bedroom window. More...

Lessons Learned in a Waiting Room

I was sitting in a waiting room at a regional health-care facility, waiting to relinquish my blood for testing. More...

Jackson Pin Thimblers 4-H Club Holds Meeting

August was a busy month for the Jackson Pin Thimblers 4-H Club. They began the month by meeting on Aug. 13 and discussing their projects for the upcoming Harford Fair. More...

Seniors

Romanik Entertains Senior Citizens

President Bob Whipple called the Sept. 1 meeting to order, welcoming 45 members and guests. Their guests were Sara Romanik, Ken Bartholomew, Sandra Simons and Marie Posts’s grandson, Cody Grimes. More...

Dining and Entertainment

Local Poet Featured at Bradford County Library

Dr. Lilace Guignard will read from and sign copies of her latest collection of poetry, Young At The Time of Letting Go, at the Bradford County Library in Burlington on Wednesday, Oct. 5, at 6 p.m. More...

News from the Wyalusing Public Library

A few changes have happened at the library in the last couple of weeks. Due to the high electric bills we have been experiencing, $534.74 last month, we have installed motion sensors in the back and middle rooms. More...

Over medication: Problem for Many Seniors

Many aging Americans have a drug problem, and it is not of their own making, says the Association of Mature American Citizens. More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

ARTS

Arts and talents of the area featured at French Azilum. Fall is in the air. Time to get those quilts out. The French Azilum historic site is brightened with the talents of our local quilters. More...

BARBECUES

Chicken Barbecue to benefit the Wyalusing High School Cross Country Team will be held on Sunday, Sept. 25 at the Pen-Mart in Wyalusing. Cost is $6.50 and the chicken will be ready at noon. R38p More...

BENEFITS

Benefit for Tristan Jones of Meshoppen on Saturday, Sept. 24 at The Black Walnut American Legion Post 510. There will be a Poker Run, Raffle Baskets and Chicken Barbecue. Cost will be $10 for a driver and $5 for passengers. More...

Worship

Presbyterian Church News

“Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen,” (Ephesians 4:29). More...

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish

In Amos 8, those cold-hearted merchants who “fixed their scales for cheating” seemed to them like a very small matter. More...

Wyalusing U.M. Charge News

Our scripture last week was from Genesis 15:1-6. More...

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