September 18, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Quilted Corners Program Recognized by PA Route 6 Alliance

They’ve been seen around the Wyalusing area for several years—dozens of beautifully hand-painted classic quilt blocks placed on staple businesses, historic homes and structures, local farms and more—as part of the Quilted Corners of More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Orrin Phinney, Jr. - 2014-09-18
Thomas MacDonald - 2014-09-18
Floyd Furman - 2014-09-18
Doreen Potter - 2014-09-18
Timothy Robinson - 2014-09-18
Mark Shingler - 2014-09-18

Local News

Towanda Teachers Pursue Fact-Finding for New Contract

The Towanda Area Education Association (TAEA) notified the Towanda Area School District on Tuesday, Sept. 2, that the Association intended to pursue fact-finding. Fact-finding is an option offered under the State’s Act 88 bargaining law. More...

Second Concealed Carry Permit Meeting Scheduled

There has been an overwhelming response to the upcoming Concealed Carry Seminars sponsored by State Representative Tina Pickett. The Wysox seminar scheduled for Thursday, Oct. More...

Route 220 Bridge Replacement Completed in Sullivan County

Here is an update on the $2,409,477 bridge replacement project on Route 220 (German Street) in Dushore Borough, Sullivan County, which started in April. More...

Opinion

‘The Roosevelts’ An Intimate Look Back at Our Nation

Watching award winning filmmaker Ken Burns’s wonderful documentary, The Roosevelts, an Intimate History, on PBS this week, the old axiom about how history repeats itself became obvious when looking back at the days of the Roosevelt family. More...

Rain Fails to Dampen Spirits

The rain came down Saturday morning—and it kept coming, sometimes barely more than a mist and other times in earnest droplets. More...

Political Cartoon

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Seniors

Towanda Area Senior Citizens Hold September Meeting

President Bob Whipple called the meeting of the Towanda Area Senior Citizens to order with 48 members and guests present. More...

Columns

Reflections of Nature

She comes on like a rose but everybody knows She’ll get you in Dutch You can look but you better not touch Poison ivy, poison ivy Late at night while you’re sleepin’ Poison ivy comes creepin’, around. More...

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Last week’s eyes belonged to Aileen Learn. We only had one person guess and she was wrong, which means we still have plenty of extra tickets to give away. * * * More...

JUST ASK ALICE

DEAR ALICE: Is it true that rising world tensions are causing President Obama’s approval ratings to go down? —DUSHORE DEM DEAR DU: Yes, it’s true. More...

Worship

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish

This past Sunday we celebrated the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. This feast was observed in Rome before the end of the seventh century. It commemorates the recovery of the Holy Cross, which had been placed on Mt. Calvary by St. More...

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWS

“Who is wise and understanding among you? Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom,” (James 3:13). It has been said that wisdom is applied knowledge. More...

IT’S IN THE BOOK

The two books, I and II Chronicles, were probably one volume or scroll and some scribe divided them. The first half is loaded with genealogies, beginning with Adam. More...

Commissioners Receive Support

County Pushing for New Tourism Promotion Agency

Doug McLinko, chairman of the Bradford County Commissioners, announced that they have received support from the necessary number of townships and boroughs needed for the establishment of the new Bradford County Tourism and Promotion Agency. More...

Manhunt for Suspect Linked To Police Barracks Shooting

Pennsylvania State Police have released the name of a suspect believed to be involved in the Sept 12 shooting that left one State Trooper dead and another seriously wounded outside their barracks in Blooming Grove on Sept. More...

COGENT Hosts Final Pipeline Emergencies Training Courses

A $50,000 grant allowed a local organization to host a number of training courses this year, educating first responders across the Northern Tier region on how to efficiently and effectively respond in the event of a natural gas pipeline emergency. More...

Crime and Courts

–Bradford County Sentencings & Pleas–

District Attorney Daniel J. Barrett announced that the following persons were recently sentenced, entered guilty pleas or placed in the ARD program in the Bradford County Court of Common Pleas, Towanda: Sentencings More...

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- 46 More...

DISTRICT JUDGES

Fred Wheaton, Towanda More...

Letters

Lack of Respect and Sportsmanship

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Bring the Statue Back to PSU

Dear Editor: I usually never read Wes’s article; too long for my short attention span. But the name Joe Paterno caught my eye. Wes nailed it, I mean nailed it. Great article. More...

Penn State Awards Degrees

Penn State awarded 3,142 diplomas to students university wide who are completing 202 associate, 1,773 baccalaureate, 889 master’s, six law degrees and 272 doctoral degrees, bringing the university’s number of graduates to an estimated tot More...

Lifestyles

Nimble

Jacob Toczko participated with the Tunkhannock Cross Country team in the Harry Groves Spiked Shoe Invitational at Penn State University on Saturday. More...

Beaver Meadows

Monday, Pete and Jane McGee had lunch at Cracker Barrel in Binghamton. Saturday, Dale and Debbie Grover attended the third birthday party for their granddaughter, Natalie Grover at the Parkhurst Campground in Auburn Center. More...

Terrytown

Send happy anniversary greetings to Torrey and Amy Holdren coming up on Monday the 22nd. They live in Tunkhannock and have two children in college, Codey in Keystone College and Kiley in Mansfield. Have a good day and many more as God grants. More...

Dining and Entertainment

Hispanic Heritage Exhibits on Display in Towanda and Tunkhannock

National Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated every year across the United States from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15—but in the Bradford County region a number of exhibits are already up and will be in place until to the end of October. More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

Coming Events...

Barbecues Chicken Barbecue, Sept. Benefits Class of 2015. Selling halves for $6 at Wyalusing Pen- Mart and Laceyville Fire Hall. Ready by 11 a.m. R37p Benefits More...

Sports

Johnson, Cady Slog to Camptown Wins

Contrary to some obviously erroneous reporting by the local weathermen, Saturday’s 48th running of the Camptown Races was held under a persistent, cold rain. More...

Defenders Stun Rams

Warrior Run’s William Michael ran for 175 yards and two touchdowns, including the game-clincher late in the fourth quarter as the Defenders stunned Wyalusing Valley, 19-13, in Turbotville on Sept. 13. More...

Another Tour in The Books

Guest Commentary

Editor’s Note: In lieu of The End Zone Seat this week, Greg White, one of the organizers of the Tour de Shunk, comments on this year’s event, held on Sunday, Sept. 14. More...

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