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Laceyville Council Puts Paving on Hold

BOROUGH CLEANUP DAY JUNE 4

Members of the Laceyville Borough Council voted 5-1 Tuesday night to hold off on giving the final go-ahead for a paving project on Franklin and Second Streets, pending approval of a loan to cover a portion of the project’s cost. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Charles Sanderson - 2016-05-05
Hattie Sharts - 2016-05-05
Malcolm Keeney - 2016-05-05
John Conner - 2016-05-05
Irene Squires - 2016-05-05
Timothy Brek - 2016-05-05
William Decker - 2016-05-05

Local News

Council Selling Taylor Avenue Property

The Wyalusing Borough Council unanimously passed a resolution Monday night to begin the process of selling property it purchased last November at 122 Taylor Avenue. More...

Commissioners Support Rail to Trail Project

A proposed project that would transform an abandoned railroad line from Williamsport to Elmira, NY, into a recreational trail has the full support of the Bradford County Commissioners. More...

Susquehanna Co. Personnel Changes Clarified

The Susquehanna County Commissioners suspended their April 27 meeting to briefly convene a meeting of the salary board with additional members Treasurer Jason Miller and Prothonotary Susan Eddleston in attendance. More...

Opinion

Chances of Reviving Ailing Wyalusing Chamber Look Slim

I have to hand it to Herb Gery, vice president of the beleaguered Greater Wyalusing Chamber of Commerce, who’s been standing in for the group’s president. More...

Mother’s Image May Change, but She’s Still Mom

Mark Twain said something about his mother that strikes close to home: “My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it.” More...

Columns

Reflections of Nature

We are coming to the time of the year when most wildlife will be having their young. More...

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Last week’s eyes belonged to Gina Peterson. We only had three calls and they were incorrect. * * * More...

The Way We Were...

Municipalities to Receive $445.3 Million in Liquid Fuels Payments, 16% Increase from Previous Year

A look back at the people and places of the Wyalusing area over the last 20 years or more. More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

Coming Events

DINNERS Silvara Ladies Aid Dinner on Thursday, May 5 at noon. Roast beef, mashed potatoes, gravy, veggies, coleslaw, all the usual sides and homemade pie. Family-style. Adults, $8; Children, $4; preschool, free. Located on Rt. More...

Worship

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWS

“This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him,” (1 John 5:14-15). More...

WYALUSING U.M. CHARGE NEWS

Since our early childhood days in Sunday School, we have learned that “God is Love.” And in today’s scripture, when Jesus is asked what commandment is the first of all, He answers that it is “Love... More...

Education

Arbor Day Celebration at Choconut Valley Elementary

The annual Arbor Day Celebration took place at the Choconut Valley Elementary School on April 30. The program was held inside due to inclement weather. All faculty and students attended. More...

Science Olympiad Team from WVHS Competes in Regional Tournaments

The Wyalusing Valley High School Science Olympiad Team recently competed in the 2016 Regional Tournament at Penn State Wilkes-Barre campus. More...

Natural Gas Pipeline Project Canceled

Wyalusing Township Supervisor Marvin Meteer announced Tuesday night that Tennessee Gas Pipeline (TGP) Company’s proposed construction project, referred to as the Northeast Energy Direct Project (NED Project), has been canceled. More...

Drug Addiction Awareness Rally Today at Courthouse

It is expected to be a historic rally “in both content and attendance,” said event organizer Keith Kinsman of the inaugural Bradford County Addiction Awareness Rally, scheduled for this evening outside the county courthouse. More...

DEP Reps Visit Local Dams

OWNERS, OFFICIALS ASK FOR BONDING CLARIFICATION

Author’s Note: This article is part eight of a multiple part series as the investigation into this matter is ongoing. The Rocket- Courier will continue to provide details as they develop. 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

DISTRICT JUDGES

Fred Wheaton, Wysox More...

Organizer Gives Update on Meshoppen Community Day

Borough resident Cindy Cona is making headway in booking vendors, musical entertainment and sponsors for Meshoppen Borough’s first Community Day event. More...

COURTHOUSE NOTES

BRADFORD COUNTY Deed Transfers Pietro and Evelyn Cantale and Bradford County Sheriff to JPMorgan Chase Bank, two parcels in Monroe Township for $975.18 on April 18. More...

Lifestyles

Bradford County Farm Days To be Held May 9 and 10

The Bradford County Heritage Association presents the Fourth Annual “Farm Days 1866” on Monday, May 9 and Tuesday, May 10, at the Heritage Village and Farm Museum, Troy. More...

Students Assist with Firemen’s Celebration

Each year, students from the Wyalusing Valley High School help the Wyalusing Valley Volunteer Fire Department in setting up and running its annual Firemen’s Celebration, also known as the Wyalu More...

Dining and Entertainment

Marge Harris will be Featured at 2016 Quilt Extravaganza

The Bradford County Quilt Extravaganza will be making its debut during Mother’s Day weekend, May 7 and 8, and will showcase the quilting talents of area quilters throughout Bradford County. More...

‘Basketball Diaries’ Film Spotlights Drug Addiction

Thanks to the Wyoming County C.A.R.E.S. organization, drug and alcohol awareness is put front and center in the community. A special free movie night at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock, sponsored by Wyoming County C.A.R.E.S. More...

News from the Wyalusing Public Library

Welcome to May. Hard to believe that the school year is going to be wrapping up so soon. That can only mean that the library’s summer reading programs are right around the corner. We have some great programs lined up for June and July. More...

Sports

Legendary Coach Honored

Gene Salsman Field Dedication

“My whole career I wanted to be remembered as a pretty good baseball coach, but I most wanted to be a really good teacher.” More...

Gene Salsman Biography

Editor’s Note: Wyalusing Valley High School Principal Gary Otis read Gene Salsman’s biography at the field dedication ceremony. More...

Wildcats Defeat Rams

One of Gene Salsman’s grandsons had to be a winner during the game played on the day the Wyalusing Valley baseball field was dedicated in his honor. More...

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