January 18, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Freeman Sentenced for Killing Two on Motorcycle

After pleading guilty to two counts of homicide following a May 24, 2017 crash in Orwell Township, Tyler J. Freeman has now been sentenced to serve between one and two years in jail followed by eight years of probation.  More...

Pro-Life Supporters Mourn 60 Million Dead Babies

“We are here today as witness for the 60 million babies that have been killed through abortion in the United States by their own mothers, fathers and grandparents,” Mike Kilmer, leader of the Bradford County Chapter of the PA Pro-Life Fed 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...

Elk Lake, SCCTC Launch New Year

The first meeting of the joint board of directors for the Elk Lake School District and the Susquehanna County Career and Technology Center (SCCTC) kicked off with a short presentation from cosmetology instructor   More...

Opinion

Why Driverless Cars Make Me Jumpy

Every major car company in the world is talking about coming out with a so-called autonomous or driverless car in the next few years.  GM recently showed off photos of what its driverless Cruise AV will look like. More...

What Has Our Music Been Telling Us All These Years?

Let us celebrate the words of music. In other words, it is time to take a closer look at dubious lyrics of the songs that have entertained us over the past 60 years or so. More...

Photo

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Lifestyles

Officials, Entities Weigh-In on Opioid Emergency Declaration

PA Hospitals Applaud Wolf’s Declaration   The PA hospital community recently applauded Gov. Tom Wolf’s announcement declaring the heroin and opioid epidemic as a statewide disaster emergency.  More...

Pregnancy Care Center Receives Donation

The Endless Mountain Pregnancy Care Center (EMPCC) recently received a donation from First Citizens Community Bank (FCCB) for their dedication to strengthening families in Bradford, Tioga and Sulliva More...

Five Healthy Ways to Save on Health Care

As health-care consumers face another year of higher premiums, and start the clock over on likely higher deductibles, many are looking for ways to cut health-care costs. More...

Columns

Reflections of Nature

(Editor’s Note: Due to a technical glitch last week, this column, the second of a two-part series, was unavailable at press time. Part I ran in the Jan. 4 issue). The first part was about birds and animals sleeping with one eye open. More...

The Bugle Call

This is the latest installment in a series of profiles of members of the 141st Pennsylvania Volunteer Regiment, which was comprised of men from Bradford County who fought in the Civil War.  More...

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Last week’s eyes belonged to Dushore area resident, Danielle Lambert who happens to be one of our sales consultants here at the Rocket. More...

Sports

Back on Winning Track

Lady Rams Defeat Towanda, Troy

The Wyalusing Valley girls’ basketball team went on a twogame winning streak with victories over Troy and Towanda.  Wyalusing, now 4-10, overall, and 3-5 in the Northern Tier League Large School race, was scheduled to play at Canton last n More...

WVHS Wrestlers Rout the Redskins

The Wyalusing Valley wrestling team made short work of an undermanned Sayre squad on Wednesday, Jan. More...

Local Photojournalist To be Honored Again

Those of us who cover high school wrestling in District Four are a pretty close-knit group.  During the long post-season, we find ourselves lined up along the mats together for many hours doing our best to promote the sport and inform our reader More...

Hernando, The Snowman

A statue along Wyalusing’s School Lane, that has been known by local people as the door keeper at what was known for many years as Hernando’s Hideaway, offers evidence of Tuesday’s More...

Frisbie Pleads Guilty in July 2016 Fatal DUI Crash

Philip Eugene Frisbie, 40, of Towanda, pled guilty to the 2016 crash that killed three people in Burlington Township. Frisbie will be sentenced on March 15 by Judge Evan Williams, III. The judge ordered a pre-sentence investigation. More...

County Praises Gov. Wolf’s Declared Opioid Emergency

COMMISSIONERS CONSIDER LAWSUIT AGAINST BIG PHARMA

The Bradford County Board of Commissioners put their full support behind Gov. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Doris Newton - 2018-01-18
Rev. Thomas Davis - 2018-01-18
Paulette Bates - 2018-01-18

Local News

Icy Road Causes Four-Vehicle Crash

A two-vehicle accident quickly turned into a four-vehicle crash midday Sunday on Route 267 a mile north of Mowry Street, Meshoppen. More...

Susquehanna County Adds to Prison Staff

Personnel changes comprised the bulk of the business in the Jan. 10 meeting of the Susquehanna County Commissioners, the first meeting in the new year.  More...

New County Tourism Site Expected to Launch Soon

The county’s newlyredesigned tourism website is expected to launch sometime next month, according to executive director for the Bradford County Tourism Promotion Agency (BCTPA) Robyn Chamberlain. More...

Crime and Courts

DISTRICT JUDGES

Fred Wheaton, Wysox   More...

COURTHOUSE NOTES

BRADFORD COUNTY   Deed Transfers  Robert J. and Vicki L. McGovern to Rogste, LLC in Wysox Township for $60,000 on Jan. 2.  More...

– Bradford County Sentencings & Pleas –

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

Letters

Report Outlines Ag-Related Goals

Dear Editor:  On Jan. 8, 2018, the United States Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue, presented President Trump with Report to the President of the United States from the Task Force on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity. More...

Empowering Pennsylvanians Through Work

Dear Editor: How do you end generational poverty? More...

Seniors

How Aging Adults Can Maintain their Mental Acuity

Aging is associated with or linked to a host of mental and physical side effects. For example, many adults expect their vision to deteriorate as they grow older. More...

Five Strategies to Avoid the ‘Grandparent Scam’

Recent cases of two senior citizens in PA falling victim to the “Grandparent Scam” are reminders that people of all ages need to pay attention to details and exercise caution before sending money across long distances and state or interna More...

Seniors Can Give Safely and Successfully

People often gain a greater sense of purpose and happiness after giving to charity, and seniors are no exception. More...

Dining and Entertainment

Empowerment Summit for Women Planned

An exciting and educational day is planned for the Endless Mountains Empowerment Summit for Women in March. Women have long been recognized for their vital contributions to our society. More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

APPRECIATION DINNER

The Salvation Army will hold their annual appreciation dinner on Saturday, Jan. 20, held at the Towanda American Legion Post. Doors open at 11:30 a.m., meal at noon. Bell ringers, co-ordinators and the Leo Club are invited to attend. More...

BENEFITS

Benefit Dinner for Samuel J. Mast on Saturday, Jan. 27 from 4-7 p.m. - snow date Feb. 2 at the Warren Center Twp. building. Silent Auction and Amish bake sale. Questions or donations, call 570-395-3761.   More...

BLOOD DRIVE

Upcoming blood donation opportunities: Wyalusing, Thursday, Jan. 18 from 1-6 p.m. at the Wyalusing Fire Company on Second Street. More...

Worship

IT’S IN THE BOOK

After having swamped people last week with a few memories verses it is time to tell everyone of the first memory verse. WW II was still raging when in the fall of 1943 when attending the navy quartermaster school at Newport, Rhode Island. More...

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish

The Lord called to Samuel, who answered, “Here I am.” (1 Sm.3:4) God called Samuel from sleep to become the servant of his word. More...

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWS

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. More...

Education

WVHS Shop Students Build Charcoal Grills

Thursday, Jan. 11 turned out to be the perfect day for a cookout.  After a week of near record cold, Thursday’s temperatures hovered in the mid 50s and offered great weather for students in Mr. More...

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