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Incumbents Prevail; Williams Elected Judge

Bradford County

Bradford County Commissioners Doug McLinko and Daryl Miller won the two available GOP nominations in Tuesday night’s primary election, securing their spots on November’s ballot. More...

County Manor ‘Vastly Improved’ in Recent Years

The Bradford County Commissioners continued their recent trend of taking their meeting on location once again Thursday, May 14 as they held their regularly scheduled meeting at the Bradford County Manor on Route 6 in Troy. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Richard Benninger - 2015-05-21

Local News

Search & Rescue Weekend Welcomes Over 200 Boy Scouts

What seemed like a joint training operation between state and local agencies this past weekend was in fact a three-day educational event in which local Boy Scout troops learned lifesaving techniques and useful outdoor survival information from first More...

Rain Did Not Dampen Festival Spirits in Montrose

The Eighth Annual Chocolate and Wine Festival in Montrose kicked off on May 16 in Montrose under steamy summer like weather conditions that led to a fast and furious downpour that soaked vendors and celebrants alike but did not douse the spirits of m More...

Towanda’s Bailey Block Will be Rebuilt

Five months after an immense fire broke out at Towanda’s historic, three-story Bailey Block building, owned by Roger and Lori Brown, a decision has finally been made about its future. More...

Lifestyles

Villanova Researcher to Conduct Health Study in Wyoming County

Recent surveys indicate that there has been a resurgence among Americans in recent years to take a more proactive role in their health and that of their family members. More...

Wyalusing Valley High School Announces Honor Roll

The Guidance Department at Wyalusing Valley High School has announced the honor roll for the fifth marking period. More...

Skyline Boys Gospel Group To Perform in Camptown

The Skyline Boys will perform at the Camptown Community Church on Sunday, May 31 at 4:30 p.m. Young and old will enjoy this well-known southern gospel group and worship with song. The public is invited. A freewill offering will be taken. More...

Columns

Stray Cats Aren't Borough’s Only Issue

In the midst of all the clamor and confusion that came following the Wyalusing Borough Council’s recent announcement that it planned to contact pest control specialist Doug Thompson about rounding up stray cats in the borough, another discussio More...

After the Boom: United We Stand—Warts and All

I know the range of age for retired people grows wider and wider with each passing year. For starters, people retire a lot earlier than they used to and, of course, as a group we live longer. More...

Reflections of Nature

Several weeks ago, Mary Alice and I were driving through State Game Lands 220 when we noticed a vehicle, with no one inside, parked along the roadway. More...

Sports

Ship Leaves without Rams

Schools Just Misses PIAA Berth

“Heartbreaking.” Wyalusing Valley head coach Jim Schools wasn’t disappointed with the performances by his handful of athletes at the District Four, Class AA track and field championships at Athens on May 16. More...

Rams Fall in Finale

Ten Milton with five Wyalusing errors led to a 15-4, five-inning season-ending loss for the Rams. Wyalusing, which lost its final nine games by an 88-32 combined run total, gave up four runs in the first inning and two more in the second. More...

Lady Rams Extend Win Streak

Face Central Columbia in District Four Opener

The Wyalusing Valley softball team wrapped up the regular season with a fivegame winning streak, capped by an 11-0 nonleague victory over Canton on May 14. A day earlier, the Lady Rams rolled to a 16-5 win over Towanda. More...

Breaking News - 11:47 AM

Elk Lake Athletes Successful at Track and Field Championships  Free Access 

Elk Lake’s Hunter Watkins finished seventh in the AA boys’ javelin with a throw of 178’11” this morning in Shippensburg at the District Four Track and Field Championships.The girls’ 3200 relay team won their heat, qualifying for Saturday’s final. More...

2015 Primary Election Results

Photo by Sandra Raub It was a scene that took place across Pennsylvania Tuesday night. More...

Voters Appear Content With Status Quo

Wyoming County

All three Wyoming County Commissioner incumbents earned a spot on the November ballot, according to unofficial polling results collected during Tuesday’s Primary Election. More...

DA’s Race Comes Down to the Wire

Susquehanna County

Close races in some hotly-contested county offices made for a late night at the Susquehanna County Courthouse, as candidates and their supporters waited for the results of the May 19 primary election. More...

Small Fire at Cargill Rendering Plant Extinguished Quickly

Firefighters from Wyalusing and Laceyville responded to a fire at the rendering plant at Cargill’s Wyalusing Township facility at around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. 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...

COURTHOUSE NOTES

BRADFORD COUNTY Deed Transfers Williams Living Trust, N L and Janet G. Williams, Trustees, to Corrin N. Rockwell, two parcels in Canton Borough, Second Ward for $2,500 on April 27. More...

Letters

Leave Brewer Hollow Alone

Editor: I am writing to protest the proposed leasing of borough property for stone removal. This is a beautiful piece of property, which is enjoyed by hunters, hikers and visitors as well as a great habitat for wild animals. More...

Reversing Obama’s Changes to America

Dear Editor: On March 23, a presidential candidate tells his story. His father flees Cuba at 18 and washes dishes for $.50/hour as a Cuban immigrant. More...

No Easy Solution to Stray Cat Problem

Dear Editor: This is in response to the letters regarding Wyalusing’s “cat problem.” There are no simple solutions to this problem. More...

Seniors

Home Health Care and Hospice Program Presented to Towanda Area Senior Citizens

On Thursday, May 7, President Bob Whipple called the meeting to order with 41 members and one guest present. The guest was Judy Ventello. More...

WVHS Students Visit Personal Care Home

Throughout the month of May, students in Wyalusing Valley High School’s “Fun with the Elderly” class have been visiting Wyalusing Personal Care Home. More...

Lees Perform at Wyalusing

On April 28, Wyalusing Valley Personal Care Home residents were treated to a musical performance by musicians Bob and Linda Lee of Towanda. The residents greatly enjoyed the show and refreshments. More...

Dining and Entertainment

DietrichTheater to Host Open Mic Night Friday Featuring Josh Pratt

Singer/songwriter Josh Pratt is known for his engaging, often wistful songs, some of them set in towns in this area. He will be the featured performer at the Dietrich Theater’s Open Mic on Friday, May 22 at 7:00 p.m. in Tunkhannock. More...

Coming Events...

Baby Contest More...

News from the Wyalusing Public Library

In observance of Memorial Day, the library will be closed Saturday, May 23 and Monday, May 25. I hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday weekend. More...

Worship

IT’S IN THE BOOK

With the bad weather behind us, it is time for garage sales, which are attempts to clean out the place, perhaps make a few bucks and at the same time, make some buyer happy with a bargain. More...

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWS

“Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. More...

WYALUSING U.M. CHARGE NEWS

If we look for a theme in last Sunday’s scripture, it would be that of “giving.” And in that giving the Father and Son are joined as one. The first example of giving is speaking of the disciples themselves. More...

Education

College Roundup

SC Grad Earns All-ECAC Honors More...

Wyalusing Children’s Chorus to Hold Spring Concert

The Wyalusing Valley Children’s Chorus is giving their end of season spring concert on Thursday, May 28 at 6:30 p.m. at the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church. More...

Lycoming College Announces Dean’s List

The Lycoming College Dean’s List is issued at the close of each semester in recognition of superior scholarship. More...

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