December 8, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Little Meadows Woman Killed in Rome Twp. Crash

A two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Routes 187 and 467 in Rome Township on Tuesday afternoon left one woman dead and two children injured, according to a state police report.  More...

Montrose Murderer Sentenced

Sarah Briggs, 28, was sentenced Dec. 5 at the courthouse in Montrose to a life term for the killing of Roy Marvin in February 2015. 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

– Bradford County Sentencings & Pleas –

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

DISTRICT JUDGES

Fred Wheaton, Wysox   More...

COURTHOUSE NOTES

BRADFORD COUNTY   Deed Transfers  William F., Jr. and Frances F. Cavanaugh and Bradford County Sheriff to First Citizens Community Bank in South Creek Township for $1,162.46 on Nov. 16.  More...

Letters

Trump has Our Best Interests at Heart

Dear Editor:  I am writing in answer to the letter you received from Marion Constantinides, the letter where she wrote unkind things about Donald Trump (Rocket- Courier, Nov. More...

Lifestyles

News from the Wyalusing Public Library

I am going to be combining a couple of weeks into this article, as I am going on vacation. Here is hoping one and all the most Merry Christmas/Holiday Season. The ladies will be taking great care of all while I am gone.  More...

New Albany Gets into the Spirit

Full Story

Scenes from Tunkhannock’s ‘Christmas in Our Hometown’

Photo by Janie Stabinsky Christmas caroling took place throughout the weekend event, beginning on Dec. 5. More...

Dining and Entertainment

‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ Returns to Dietrich Theater Dec.13

This year the Dietrich Theater continues its 15-year history of free showings of the classic film It’s a Wonderful Life on Tuesday, Dec. 13 at 2, 7 and 8 p.m. More...

Delores Weed Singers to Perform At Standing Stone Vesper Church

The Standing Stone Community Vesper Church is having their annual Christmas service on Sunday evening, Dec. 11 at 6 p.m.  The Delores Weed Singers will provide the special music. Please note the change of time to 6 p.m.  More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

BLOOD DRIVE

The American Red Cross is sponsoring Blood Drives at Sayre, Dec. 27, 1 to 6 p.m., Crossroads Family Ministries, 200 West Lockhart Street; Dec. 28, noon to 5 p.m., Sayre Health Care Center, 151 Keefer Lane; Dec. More...

BREAKFASTS

No Breakfast in December at the Herrickville Fire Hall since it is Christmas Sunday. Breakfasts will resume in January.   More...

CARD SHOWER

Card Shower for Marge Tompkins. Marge is a former Camptown resident and will be celebrating her 90th birthday on December 11. She is at Bradford County Manor, 15900 Route 6, Troy, PA 16947.   More...

Worship

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWS

“Therefore, Jesus said again, ‘Very truly I tell you, I am the gate for the sheep. I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved. They will come in and go out and find pasture. More...

WYALUSING U.M. CHARGE NEWS

Last Sunday, we heard about another prophet, Joel. Joel was called by God to tell the people, the Israelites, that they had gone in the wrong direction. More...

IT’S IN THE BOOK

Our early singing lessons were in the back seat of a 1928 Chevy; usually on the drive back from a New Jersey beach late on a Sunday night. After a few verses of “A capitol ship for an ocean trip,” we four would all fall asleep.  More...

Laceyville Adopts Budget With No Tax Hike

After agreeing unanimously to increase the hourly pay of the borough’s certified water works operator, Jay Butler, the Laceyville Borough Council agreed, also unanimously, to a motion by Keith Pennay and a second from Jill VanDeMark to adopt th More...

Auditor General Says Act 13 Spending Must Be Clarified

AUDIT FINDS OVER $20 MILLION SPENT ON ‘QUESTIONABLE EXPENSES’

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said on Tuesday that a recent audit of the Public Utility Commission’s (PUC) oversight of a fund to help alleviate the negative local effects of natural gas drilling demonstrates the need to correct the authori More...

Wysox Supervisors Consider Joining Route 6 Alliance ‘Byway’

After tabling a decision to join the PA Route 6 Alliance last month due to questions about membership requirements, the Wysox Township Supervisors heard from the organization’s director, Terri Dennison, at their Thursday, Dec. 1 meeting.  More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Frenchie Whitmiller - 2016-12-08
Preston Russell - 2016-12-08
Napoleon Cruz - 2016-12-08
Karl Manz - 2016-12-08

Local News

WVHS Students Inducted into National Honor Society

At an evening ceremony held at the Wyalusing Valley High School’s Kenneth S. Williams Auditorium on Dec. 1, 12 WVHS students were inducted into the Forscht Chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS).  More...

No 2017 Tax Increase in Wyalusing Township

The Wyalusing Township Supervisors announced Tuesday night that their proposed 2017 budget includes expenses of $602,375 and income of $616,500, leaving a budget surplus of $14,125.  The proposed budget will be available for public review until More...

Howard Hanna Opens Towanda Office

Howard Hanna Realty Pioneers officially opened its new Towanda branch office on the top floor of the Progress Authority Building at 1 Elizabeth Street on Nov. More...

Opinion

Meet the Doctor Trump Picked To Dismantle Obamacare

Guest Commentary

President-elect Donald Trump’s selection of Rep. Tom Price of Georgia as the next secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is an outstanding choice.  More...

Old Versus Historic: To Preserve or Not Preserve

Something can be 50 years old and be considered historic, according to the National Register of Historic Places. I have Tshirts that old. More...

Seniors

Wyalusing Senior Citizens Meet

The Wyalusing Senior Citizens met on Tuesday, Nov. 15 at the Wyalusing Fire Hall. More...

Take Time Over Holidays to Discuss Long-Term Care with Loved Ones

The holidays mark a time when families gather for extended visits to reminisce about the year that passed and share plans about what lies ahead for their loved ones. More...

Columns

Reflections of Nature

Over the Thanksgiving Holiday, Mary Alice and I visited our son’s family in Virginia. We were delighted to see our first great-grandchild, a beautiful baby girl named Grayson. More...

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Last week’s eyes belonged to Tony Lamb. Our one and only winner was his mom, Andrea Thorn.  * * *  More...

The Way We Were...

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

Sports

Wrestlers Hope for Strong Start

WVHS Hosts Gary Woodruff Memorial Duals Saturday

The real heart of the wrestling season comes after New Year’s Day, but Wyalusing Valley’s squad hopes for a successful start to December and the new season at its own Gary Woodruff Memorial Duals on Saturday, Dec. More...

If All Goes as Planned...

In the 14 years I’ve sat at the Rocket-Courier’s sports editor’s desk, perhaps the biggest single disagreement I’ve had with the Wyalusing Area School District came this spring when the board couldn’t find a way to retai More...

Lady Rams Working Hard to Improve

If the Wyalusing Valley girls’ basketball team hopes to improve on last year’s 9-13 campaign, they will have to overcome early growing pains.  “We have a lot of improvements to do,” Lady Rams head coach Brian Roehrig conc More...

Education

SCHOOL MENUS

WYALUSING ELEMENTARY BREAKFAST MONDAY, DEC. 12 Breakfast pizza or assorted whole grain cereal w/animal crackers, chilled juice and/or fruit, low-fat milk. TUESDAY, DEC. More...

Delta Kappa Gamma Society International Holds Autumn Meeting

On Saturday, Nov. More...

Elk Lake Elementary Students of Month Named

Elk Lake Elementary Principal Mr. Marc Weisgold announces the November 2016 Student of the Month Award winners. Students are in Kindergarten through sixth grade. More...

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