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Breaking News - 2/26/2015 8:37 AM

Deceased Man Identified in Standing Stone Township Crash  Free Access 

 A 68-year old male was killed in a two-vehicle crash that occurred around 12:45 p.m. today, Feb. 25, along Route 6 in Standing Stone Township. More...

Scott Perry Waives Preliminary Hearing

Following his termination as chief of the Laceyville Police Department by borough council on Feb. More...

Towanda Native Receives Gift of Life from Longtime Friend

EJ Flynn was incredibly nervous and tense on the morning of Jan. 22. Understandably so, given he was just moments from going into surgery at the Geisinger Medical Center in Danville for his second kidney transplant in 23 years. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Ellen Wilson - 2015-02-26
Ada Barnum - 2015-02-26
Rev. Norman Robinson - 2015-02-26
David Hopkins - 2015-02-26
Steven Hickey - 2015-02-26
Henry Love - 2015-02-26
John Pasternak - 2015-02-26
Julie Ryan - 2015-02-26
David Hopkins - 2015-02-19
Ada Barnum - 2015-02-19
Ellen Wilson - 2015-02-19

Local News

Iwo Jima Veteran Recalls Epic Battle

70 Years Later:

NEARLY 6,000 U.S. MARINES KILLED Seventy years have passed since an 18-year-old Marine PFC named Ken Bodnar stormed ashore at Iwo Jima’s red beach, but Bodnar can recall the epic World War II battle as though it was yesterday. More...

Barrett Responds to Smith’s Allegations

Editor’s Note: The Rocket- Courier offered Bradford County District Attorney Dan Barrett an opportunity to respond to allegations made by DA Candidate Judge Jeffrey Smith during a gathering of local Republican Officials on February 11, which wa More...

Sign Up for New Rotary Club Slated for March 2

A new Rotary Club that will serve the communities of Wyalusing, Laceyville, Camptown and other area communities will be holding two sign-up opportunities on Wednesday, March 4 at Mark’s Valley View Restaurant on Indian Hill, between Wyalusing a More...

Lifestyles

Nimble

Be sure to get those cards out to Marian Miller, for she will be 90 years young on Thursday, Feb. 26. Her address is: 158 Sick Rd., Wilmot Twp., PA 18614. More...

Forkston

The warm, sunny weather on Sunday was a welcome relief from the snow and cold. It was nice to see macadam again. Spring will soon be here, even if we have to suffer through more cold weather. More...

Terrytown

Just “hang in there,” spring is just around the corner. More...

Columns

News from the Wyalusing Public Library

This week, we received the very sad news that Rev. Norman Robinson has passed away. He was a truly great man, who over the years, was a great support to us. More...

Reflections of Nature

On our trip to Williamsburg, VA a few weeks ago, we had dinner at Chownings Tavern, which dates back to the 1700s. More...

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Last week’s eyes belonged to Dick Jayne of Laceyville. Ticket winners were Kathy Teetsel, Jamie MacNelley and Connie Wilson. * * * More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

Coming Events...

Bake Sales The Rowdy Ross Relay for Life team will be selling soup and baked goods at the Wilmot Township Building on Saturday, March 14 from 9 a.m. until they run out. Breakfasts More...

Worship

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWS

“Finally, all of you, be likeminded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble. Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. More...

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish

We are in the season of Lent. Prayer, fasting and almsgiving are the hallmarks of this time in preparation for Easter. God gives us this time every year to take stock of our spiritual lives and make corrections. More...

IT’S IN THE BOOK

Did you ever wonder why God made the payment for sin so high? More...

Education

Elk Lake Elementary Students of Month Named

Mr. Marc Weisgold, Elementary Principal at the Elk Lake School, is pleased to announce the January 2015 Student of the Month Award winners. More...

WVES Students Earn Award

Wyalusing Valley Elementary School students filled more than 5,000 rocker cards, earning another school-wide incentive. The incentive this time was a hot chocolate recess, which was donated by The Kilmer Group. During recess on Feb. More...

NTCC Announces Second Period Honor Roll

The following students have been placed on the honor roll for the second marking period at the Northern Tier Career Center, by earning a grade of 91 percent or higher: More...

Breaking News - 1:33 PM

No Motion Made for ARD in Scott Perry DUI Case  Free Access 

Case Will Move on to County Court of Common Pleas

Former Laceyville Chief of Police Scott Perry, who was charged with driving under the influence while on duty and in uniform, waived his preliminary hearing on Feb. More...

Breaking News - 2/26/2015 2:38 PM

Wysox River Bridge Reopens to Traffic  Free Access 

What was originally anticipated to take as long as two weeks actually turned out to be just four days, as the Wysox River Bridge along Route 187 has received a final inspection and reopened today, Feb. 26. More...

Fire Destroys New Albany Landmark Home

A fire that broke out Saturday, Feb. 21, at around 3:30 p.m. destroyed a two-family residence at 202 Main Street in New Albany. More...

‘Mr. Smith Goes To Harrisburg’

Bradford County’s Democrat County Commissioner Mark Smith, who ran an unsuccesful campaign for PA Lieutenant Governor in 2014, has earned himself a position in Harrisburg nonetheless. Smith announced that he will be joining Gov. More...

675,000 lb. Transformers Successfully Cross Wysox Bridge

It was quite an operation getting two transformers weighing 675,000 pounds each across the Wysox River Bridge along Route 187 to the Asylum Township Panda Power Liberty Plant in subzero temperatures with many eyes watching, but work crews were succes 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- 46 More...

Crime and Courts

DISTRICT JUDGES

Fred Wheaton, Towanda Timothy Richard Short, 38, Wysox, faces charges of theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property after he allegedly stole scrap metal belonging to Wysox Township from Hillside Dr., Wysox Twp., on Sept. 21, 2014. More...

COURTHOUSE NOTES

BRADFORD COUNTY Deed Transfers Steven C. and Annette Lee to Christopher J. Hann in South Creek Township for $155,429 on Feb. 6. More...

Opinion

How Strong is The U.S. Military?

Next time you hear President Obama refer to ISIS as the jayvee team or tell the nation that Al-Qeada is on the run, you might want to think about a report recently released by the Heritage Foundation, a Washington, DC-based conservative think tank. More...

Walk Like a Man, but Stay in the Slow Lane

Winter—or, more accurately, the return to winter—has temporarily grounded me. Mary and I walk several miles a day, but upon our recent return from Florida we have done pretty much all of our walking inside. More...

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Dining and Entertainment

Winners of Felter Pool Tourney

The 10th Annual Pool Tournament in honor of Aaron “Norm” Felter was held at the Wyalusing Hotel on Saturday, Feb. 21. More...

AARP Chapter 4423 Entertained by Bob and Linda Lee

President Tom House opened the February meeting of AARP Chapter 4423 by leading the group in The Flag Salute, followed by George Smith sharing a prayer. More...

Sports

Rams Claim Team Title

District Four Class AA Wrestling Championships

Led by individual champions Collin Edsell and Dylan Otis, the Wyalusing Valley wrestling team claimed the team title at the District Four tournament at Williamsport High School on Feb. 21. More...

Edsell, Otis Lead Region Seeds

Wyalusing’s Collin Edsell and Dylan Otis have top seeds for this weekend’s Northeast Region wrestling tournament at Williamsport High School. More...

Ram Mat Coaches Honored

Wyalusing Valley’s Gary Haley and Walt Fisk were named the District Four Coach and Assistant Coach of the Year in balloting by the coaches at the District Four tournament in Williamsport Saturday. More...

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