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Volunteer Fire Company Receives $350K Donation for New Building

Talisman Energy Steps Up for Little Meadows Firemen

Thanks to a sizeable donation from Talisman Energy, the Little Meadows Volunteer Fire Company and Rescue Squad are closer than ever to having a brand new fire station and training center. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Glenn Potter - 2014-07-31
Frances Palumbo - 2014-07-31
Richard Johnson - 2014-07-31
Dorothy Lehman - 2014-07-31
Howard Bates - 2014-07-31
Keith Kneller - 2014-07-31
Bruce Rathbun - 2014-07-31
Donald Harrington - 2014-07-31
Glenn Potter - 2014-07-24
Howard Bates - 2014-07-24
Dorothy Lehman - 2014-07-24
Frances Palumbo - 2014-07-24

Local News

Pickett Offers Helpful Info at Senior Expo

It can be a difficult time transitioning into the status of “senior citizen,” which is the reasoning behind PA Rep. Tina Pickett’s annual Senior Expo held on Saturday, July 24 at the Lynch-Bustin Elementary School in Athens. More...

Public Comment Heard on D&I Silica Site

Wyoming Commissioners

Despite discussion of the proposed transload silica sand facility in Tunkhannock being taken off the Wyoming County Commissioners’ meeting agenda, some residents still took the opportunity to comment on the matter at the Tuesday, July 29 meetin More...

Claverack Directors Re-Elected

Claverack Rural Electric Cooperative members returned three incumbents to the cooperative board of directors at the utility’s 2014 annual meeting, held Saturday, July 19 at the Wysox Fire Department’s recreational grounds. More...

Letters

To the Citizens of Sullivan County

Dear Editor: More...

Patient Care Suffers When Govt. Intrudes In Treatment Room

Editor: It’s hard to blame elected officials who seek to use legislative channels to help patients suffering from health-related issues. More...

Lifestyles

Wyalusing

Kay and Sheldon Johnson went to their grandson’s graduation party in Vestal Saturday. They also recently visited with Sheldon’s mother who had just returned from visiting her son David in Kentucky. More...

Dimock

We were so sorry to hear of the death of Mary Jane Hunsinger. She died on July 29 and will be sadly missed in this community. More...

Forkston

Stuart and Ellen Otten were among those who attended the wedding of Kevin Walters and Kim Weaver recently. More...

Dining and Entertainment

Winding River Players Performing ‘Into the Woods’ Production

“Everyone can find something within themselves to associate themselves with that character, or multiple characters, and truly follow the story that no one is alone,” says Director Justin Shaw in an interview about his upcoming production More...

Applications Accepted for Sullivan County Art Expo

The Sullivan County Council on the Arts (SCCA) is now accepting applications for inclusion in its annual Fall Art Expo, which takes place October 11 and 12 at the Forksville Fairgrounds, during the Sullivan County Fall Festival. More...

Sports

Sprint to Finish Decides River Race

After 12 grueling miles of paddling under a hot, relentless sun, the overall outcome of the Endless Mountains Downriver Canoe/Kayak Race came down to a sprint. More...

Records Fall at Lake Carey

Ayers, Snead Top 10K; Wadas, Spinney Claim 5K Victories

Four race records were broken during the Admiral Stark 5K Run/Walk and the Frank J. Valvano 10K Run at Lake Carey on Saturday, July 26. More...

Foot Races Aplenty In August

I commented in this space last week about the explosion of open foot races in the area this summer. If you want proof of it, check out the list of races slated through August just in the Rocket Courier readership area. More...

Flight School

An immature bald eagle, on the left, soars with what presumably is one of its parents offering an impromptu airshow for spectators at the Wyalusing Rocks Tuesday. The larger eagle’s wingspan was estimated at over five feet. More...

Wyalusing Native Receives Scholarship

Smith Named Tillman Recipient

Wyalusing native and combat veteran Andrew Smith, son of Steve and Allyson Smith, was recently named one of the 58 military service members, veterans and military spouses to receive a 2014 Tillman Military Scholarship from the Pat Tillman Foundation. 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, Towanda More...

COURTHOUSE NOTES

BRADFORD COUNTY Deed Transfers Tony and Shari L. Pasquale to Gary K. and Julia McClellan Newman in Athens Borough, First Ward for $265,000 on July 15. More...

Bradford County DA Report

District Attorney Daniel J. Barrett reported the following recent criminal case resolutions in the Bradford County Court of Common Pleas, Towanda: Sentencings More...

Opinion

Could You Complete This Daunting Journey?

Here’s a perspective on a challenging dilemma facing our nation that a friend emailed to me recently. I suspect it’s something that’s been passed around the Internet. More...

To the Humble Gifts of the Ralphs in Our Lives

Here’s a story a fellow shared with me after the funeral of a mutual friend. He swore it was true, but even if it’s not, the message is worth repeating. The names have been changed to protect the ignorant. More...

Columns

Reflections of Nature

The mullein plant, which has been in bloom for several weeks now, belongs to the family Scrophulariaceac (snapdragon), the genus Verbascum and the species thapsus. More...

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Last week’s eyes belonged to Herb Williams, a 20-year employee at Laceyville Hardware. We received two incorrect calls who thought they were Dave Behrend’s eyes. * * * More...

JUST ASK ALICE

DEAR ALICE: Is it really true that rapper Snoop Dogg smoked pot in the White House? More...

Worship

Kendrick to Give Concert at Vesper Church

Nathan Kendrick will provide special music at the Standing Stone Community Vesper Church in Standing Stone this coming Sunday evening, Aug. 3, at 7 p.m. Kendrick started taking piano lessons in the first grade with Mrs. More...

Old Burlington Church Cancels Annual Service

The Old M.E. Church in Burlington will not be holding its annual service this year. For the past few years, there has been unwanted people coming to the church at night and causing vandalism. More...

WYALUSING U.M. CHARGE NEWS

Last Sunday we continued with the Scripture from Matthew, and in this scripture Jesus is talking to the disciples and the crowd at the Sea of Galilee. More...

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