June 23, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Wysox Gun Store Burglarized AGAIN

Initial coverage of this story was first published on our website on Monday, June 20 around 2:30 p.m. For breaking news updates and email alerts, sign up at www.rocket-courier.com. More...

Fitness Center Approaching Completion

The Taylor Family Fitness Center, formerly known as the LIFE Center, located at the Wyalusing Valley High School, is nearing completion and is expected to open to students, as well as adults with valid memberships, by the time students return to scho 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

DISTRICT JUDGES

Fred Wheaton, Wysox More...

COURTHOUSE NOTES

BRADFORD COUNTY Deed Transfers Chang Ho Park to Michael D. and Lori L. Keathley in Athens Township for $775,000 on June 10. More...

Opinion

Defeating the Next Strain of Terrorism

Guest Commentary

It’s been only 15 years since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. But when you look at how the terrorist threat has evolved since then, it seems as if a century or more has gone by. More...

Making Our Points with Exclamations!

I’m not big on exclamation points. I have to be exceedingly excited, angry or enthused to use them in my writing. You use such things sparingly for effect. More...

Columns

JUST ASK ALICE

DEAR ALICE: How long would you like to live? —AGING IN ATHENS DEAR AG: If I can make it to 100, I’ll have it made, because very few people die past that age. —ALICE 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...

The Good Old Days

News items of timely interest gathered from the old files of the Rocket-Courier, and reprinted as they were in the June 26, 1986 issue. More...

Worship

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWS

“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable— if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things,” (Philippia More...

WYALUSING U.M. CHARGE NEWS

Last Sunday’s scripture from Luke was about the man called “Legion” who had been possessed by demons. Jesus commanded the demons come out of him and to enter instead the herd of swine that had been feeding on the hillside. More...

IT’S IN THE BOOK

It is a good thing to know and respect the one who is in charge. Our God has that exalted position in our daily lives because He is our Creator. We fail to recognize His exalted position because of our sin nature. More...

Counties, Municipalities Receive Reduced Impact Fees

The substantial decline in Marcellus shale drilling operations and gas well assessments have had a significant impact on the impact fees appropriated for county governments across the commonwealth, as the state will be receiving nearly $36 million le More...

Police Officer Impersonator Reported

A 40-year-old woman traveling south along Interstate 81 through Susquehanna County reported to state police that on the morning of June 17, she was stopped for speeding by a man maintaining to be a police officer. More...

Scranton Man Charged in Meshoppen Fatal Crash

Initial coverage of this crash was published on our website on Friday, May 27. For breaking news updates and email alerts, visit www.rocket-courier.com. More...

PAVER DONATIONS HELPING FUND FITNESS CENTER OPERATIONS

Area residents are being invited to donate to a brick paver walkway outside the new Taylor Family Fitness Center at the Wyalusing Valley High School. The walkway is located near the entrance to the school’s Layman Gymnasium. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Janet Bouse-Stoddard - 2016-06-23
Marion Johnson - 2016-06-23
Thomas Lis - 2016-06-23
John Gacha - 2016-06-23
David Benjamin - 2016-06-23
David Benjamin - 2016-06-23
Janet Bouse Stoddard - 2016-06-16
Thomas Lis - 2016-06-23
Marion Johnson - 2016-06-23

Local News

Gillett Man Kills Brother with Shotgun

State police have arrested a man who is believed to have shot his brother during an altercation that occurred at a residence in Ridgebury Township just before 8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 21. More...

Credit Union Opens New Wyalusing Branch

The P&G Mehoopany Employees Federal Credit Union officially opened its new Wyalusing office on Route 6 with a ribbon cutting ceremony Saturday morning. More...

Agency on Aging Celebrates Volunteers

The Susquehanna County division of the Bradford, Sullivan, Susquehanna and Tioga (BSST) Area Agency on Aging held their 2016 Volunteer Recognition Luncheon at Elk Lake High School on June 17. More...

Letters

Obama Warned Us About Orlando

Dear Editor: More...

Anyone Care What’s Happening To Average Dairy Farmer?

Dear Editor: Several months ago we reported and we continue to report that dairy farmers are receiving a milk check that is 40 percent below 2014’s price. More...

Seniors

Salsman Speaks to Towanda Area Senior Citizens

On Thursday, June 2, President Bob Whipple called the meeting of the Towanda Area Senior Citizens to order by welcoming the 41 people present, including two guests, Douglas Mapes and Crystal Salsman. More...

Dining and Entertainment

Third Annual Family Fun Day to be Held Sunday

There is an overwhelming amount of veterans in the state of Pennsylvania still living on the streets of its cities and towns. Some of them have no families to reach out to for help, and others have families that are homeless as well. More...

News from the Wyalusing Public Library

There is a free family program tonight, Thursday, June 23 at 6 p.m. in the library basement, “The Greatest: Sports Heroes A to Z.” This exciting, energetic production celebrates some of the greatest sports heroes of all time. More...

Piano Students Perform in Annual Spring Recital

Sarah VanVolkinburg presented her piano students in their annual spring recital on Sunday, June 5 at the Spring Hill United Methodist Church. More...

Sports

Area Man Chases His Dream

Ben Robinson is a young man with a dream. The former Tunkhannock High School and Lock Haven University runner is literally willing to go the extra mile to accomplish that dream. More...

Record Falls at Young Memorial

Robinson Sets 5K Mark; Fornataro Leads Women; Toczkos Sweep 10K

Ben Robinson didn’t let the wear-and-tear of a cross-state run keep him from competing in the Damon S. Young Memorial Scholarship 5K race at Tunkhannock on Saturday, June 18. More...

All-Star Playoffs Underway

Four Roosevelt Trail League (RTL) all-star squads are slated to compete in Little League District 15 tournament action. RTL will field teams in 8-10 baseball and softball as well as Major baseball and softball. More...

Education

Area Student Receives Doctor Of Osteopathic Medicine Degree

Brittany Jean Ely of Montrose was among the 260 graduates awarded the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine at the College’s 125th commencement. More...

Gilhool Named To Dean’s List

Meghan E. Gilhool of Montrose has been named to the Dean’s List at Western New England University for the spring semester of 2016. She is working toward a degree in Health Sciences. More...

SCCTC National Honor Society Holds Ceremony

Dr. Alice M. Davis, executive director of the Susquehanna County Career and Technology Center (SCCTC), announces the inductees to and returning members of the National Technical Honor Society. More...

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