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Breaking News - 4/19/2019 12:24 PM

Gov. Tom Wolf Speaks in Towanda  Free Access 

During a visit this week to Towanda, Gov. More...

Officer Injured in Tussle At Wyoming Courthouse

Jeffery Allen Owen, 38, of Nicholson is back behind bars after a failed attempt to attack Magisterial District Judge Carl Smith on the first floor of the Wyoming County Courthouse on April 8. More...

Summer Reading Program Launch Party Scheduled

At their meeting on Thursday, April 11, the Bradford County Commissioners learned that a former NASA engineer who grew up locally will be the featured speaker at the upcoming launch party for the county’s summer reading program. More...

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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

Woman Charged with Fleeing Police, DUI

A Towanda woman fled from police in downtown Towanda when they tried to conduct a traffic stop on her on Saturday, April 13, police said.  More...

26-Year-Old Man Charged With Homicide by Vehicle

A 26-year-old motorist had drugs and alcohol in his system when he was involved in a Feb. 4 accident on Route 6 in Sylvania Borough which claimed the life of a pregnant Troy woman, 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...

Seniors

Consumers Beware of New Twist in Social Security Scam

Attorney General Josh Shapiro is alerting PA residents of a new twist on an old scam involving their Social Security numbers. More...

Tips on How to Travel Even if you Have Limited Mobility

Many people dream of traveling the world in retirement. Such dreams come true every day. More...

State Program to Help those with Chronic Kidney Disease

The PA Department of Health reminds Pennsylvanians of the risk factors of Chronic Kidney Disease.  This disease affects millions nationwide, and as many as 30 million adults in the United States are affected by this condition and millions of oth More...

Dining and Entertainment

Winding River Players to Present ‘The Wild Women of Winedale’

Winding River Players will present the newest Jones Hope Wooten comedy, The Wild Women of Winedale at the Black Box Theatre, 415 Main Street, Towanda, on Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, April 28 at 2 p.m. More...

Worship

IT’S IN THE BOOK

So yes, in a few days it will be the celebration of the greatest event in history. Our great God and creator not only gave us physical life but an option to live eternally with Him.  More...

Wyalusing U. M. Charge News

Easter Services and Breakfast: Reminder that the Easter Bunny Breakfast is Saturday from 9 to 11 a.m. More...

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish

“We partake in the mystery of suffering by uniting our trials and tears to Jesus. He suffers alongside us in times of need and never ceases to call us through difficult times to a closer communion with him.” Conversion of Heart Wk. More...

Education

Foundation Announces 2019-2020 Academic Scholarships

The First Community Foundation Partnership PA (FCFP) has announced that $278,000 in scholarships will be awarded to area students for the 2019-2020 academic year. More...

Chesner Inducted Into the Honor Society

Emily Chesner of Meshoppen was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society.  Chesner is pursuing a degree in Human Resources at University of P More...

Tigertrons Headed to Robotics Championships

The Tigertrons are headed to the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Championships in Detroit, Michigan. More...

Breaking News - 9:24 AM

Location of Wyalusing’s Egg Hunt Changed  Free Access 

Due to the Wyalusing Borough Park being saturated from rain, today’s Easter Egg Hunt, hosted by the Wyalusing Valley Volunteer Fire Department has been moved.   Ages 0-4 eggs hunt will start in the pavilion and go to parking lot b More...

Breaking News - 4/19/2019 2:44 PM

Detour Now in Effect for Route 187 Flood Project in Wilmot Township  Free Access 

A contractor has implemented the second weekend detour associated with a flood repair project on Route 187 in Wilmot Township. The detour went into effect earlier today (Friday, Aug. 19) and is expected to remain in effect until Monday morning. More...

WAEF Raises $38K at Annual Spring Fling

Wallets opened … and out came green from hearts of gold. The Wyalusing Area Education Foundation (WAEF) held Spring Fling, its annual fundraiser, last Saturday at the Black Walnut American Legion Post. More...

What, Fish for Lunch Again?

Male and female eagles share the chore of feeding their young, so it’s not clear if it’s mom or dad bringing a fish to these nestlings spotted in a nest overlooking the Susquehanna River between Wyalusing and Laceyville. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Mickey Vanderpoel - 2019-04-18
Francesca Homet - 2019-04-18
Cornelis deJong - 2019-04-18
Leo Karge - 2019-04-18
William Bell - 2019-04-18
Phyllis Lane - 2019-04-18
Nancy Wesley - 2019-04-18

Local News

Emergency Telecommunicators and ‘Dispatcher of the Year’ Honored

Telecommunications Week was proclaimed in Wyoming County on Tuesday on the heels of Wyoming County 911 dispatcher Brad Killian being named PA Trainer of the Year by APCO (Association of Public Safety Communications Officials) International. More...

Free Child ID’s Offered Saturday at Egg Hunt

Saturday at noon is Wyalusing’s annual Easter Egg Hunt, held on the borough park, hosted by the Wyalusing Valley Volunteer Fire Department.  New this year, children’s IDs will be offered, free of charge, by former WVHS graduate, Ryan More...

Correction

In last week’s Rocket-Courier, two candidate’s answers to questions from the Thursday, April 4 debate among the Wyoming County Commissioner candidates were published incorrectly.  Following are the correct responses:  More...

Opinion

A Ghost On Main Street

ELDERSPEW

310 East Main Street in Laceyville was the address of a house that was old before my family moved in, nearly seventy years ago. There had been an untimely death in what was the victim’s master bedroom. More...

Some Thrive as Elderly Strive to Survive

Older Americans have become a chief target of cheats and chiselers, and the Justice Department is making it one of their priorities to defend the decrepit by stymieing their stalkers. More...

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Columns

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Last week’s eyes belonged to Donna Sarnosky from Downs and Aliciene Accountants and Financial Service. We only had two winners this week and they were Tammy Schaefer and Colin Grose.  * * *  More...

Reflections of Nature

We have a pair of doves that have selected our Norway spruce tree as a site for building their nest. Of course, there is no way of telling if this is the same pair that raised broods in our yard last year.  More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

Coming Events...

BAKE SALES  Bake Sale on Friday, April 19 starting at 8:30 a.m. at Connie’s Supermarket, Wyalusing. Benefits “Over the Hill Plus” Relay for Life team.  BENEFITS   More...

Sports

Forkston Attracts Anglers

Watershed Association Efforts Paying Off

Saturday’s brilliant sunshine and warmer temperatures were greatly appreciated by those who took to area lakes and streams on the opening day of trout season.  More...

Lady Rams Hold Off Towanda, Troy

Kneller Belts Two HRs in Win

Wyalusing Valley struck for three runs in the top of the first inning en route to a 5-3 softball win over Towanda at Wysox on April 11. More...

Runners Hoof It Through Mud for Kids

A torrential downpour 90 minutes before the scheduled start of the Hoof It for Kids 5K Glow Run at Tioga Downs in Nichols, NY, on April 12, didn’t deter a hardy, dedicated group of runners and walkers. More...

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