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Gibbses Earn Hall of Fame Award from Five Rivers Council

While she unfortunately couldn’t be in attendance due to her work in childcare, Sue Gibbs received a nice surprise when her husband, Tim, returned home from the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) Five Rivers Council Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner in More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Marion Bowman - 2016-02-04
Chad Belcher - 2016-02-04
Charles Bostic, Sr. - 2016-02-04
Walter Reinmiller, Sr. - 2016-02-04
James Patton, Jr. - 2016-02-04
Marion Bowman - 2016-02-4
Chad Belcher - 2016-02-4

Local News

Cowling Chosen as New Wysox Supervisor

This story was first published on our website on Tuesday, Feb. 2 around 9 a.m. For breaking news and email alerts, visit www.rocketcourier.com. More...

BC Tourism Agency Unveils Logo

COUNTY ORGANIZATIONS GET $116K VIA ROOM TAX

After Bradford County ended its affiliation with the Endless Mountains Visitors Bureau (EMVB) at the end of 2014, many area residents were skeptical of the county standing on its own in terms of marketing and tourism. More...

Wyalusing House Flooded With 37,000 Gallons of Water

Dale Grover, Wyalusing Borough’s code enforcement officer and maintenance manager, told the borough council Monday night about a calamity that recently was discovered at the now vacant former Adamietz residence on Wyalusing’s Second Stree More...

Lifestyles

Rush Couple Honored on Anniversary

A celebration of cherished family and dear friends of Wayne and Belva Very of Rush took place on Saturday, Jan. 30 at the Rush Volunteer Fire Company Hall in Lawton. Invited guest and friend, Rep. More...

County Streambank Program Sign-ups Announced

The Bradford County Commissioners and Conservation District have announced the 2016 sign-up for residents and businesses seeking assistance in addressing stream erosion problems. More...

News from the Wyalusing Public Library

By Cathy Brady

The steps are open and they look great. Come join us this Sunday afternoon for some Trivia. Yes, I know it’s Big Game Sunday, but I promise you will be home in time for the game. The time is 2 p.m. at the American Legion in Wyalusing. More...

Dining and Entertainment

Mary Poppins Makes an Early Appearance at WVHS

Theater-goers may want to take note of the dates of the upcoming production of Mary Poppins at Wyalusing High School. The show is about two weeks earlier than usual, according to Directors Bob Shumway and Carol Madill. More...

Sports

Rams Roll Past Knights

Wrestlers Defeat Towanda, 43-24, to Win NTL, Standing Stone Trophy

Before a full house at Layman Gymnasium, Wyalusing Valley completed a second consecutive undefeated Northern Tier League campaign with a 43-24 win over Towanda on Saturday, Jan. 30. More...

Rams Trip Trojans

Wyalusing Valley picked up four pins and added four forfeits in a 60-8 win at Troy on Jan. 28. The match started at 182 pounds with Troy taking an early lead on Zach Zimmerman’s 14-0 major decision over Ryan Kipp. More...

Rams’ Mat Tradition Continues

Most of us knew the Wyalusing Valley wrestling team would be good this year. When the season began in December, I’m not sure many of us realized how good the Rams would be. More...

Scammers Suspected In Laceyville Area

Laceyville Police Officer Donald Hornlein told the borough council Tuesday night that he’s hearing complaints of alleged scammers visiting homes of local residents, and he urges those who are confronted by uninvited salespeople to call 911. More...

Newly-Hired Planning Director Withdraws

After hiring him as the new county planning director at their Jan. 14 meeting, Bradford County Commissioners have confirmed that John J. Gigliotti of Carbondale has already backed out of taking the position. More...

River Valley Waste Mgmt. Offers Trash Pickup Option

Residents in Wyalusing and the surrounding areas will soon have a choice in what company they choose to use for their trash pickup. More...

Public Clock Coming to Wyalusing

Wyalusing resident Bill Snyder unveiled plans to bring an elegant community clock to downtown Wyalusing at Monday night’s meeting of the borough council. 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

County Courthouse Project Presented

PLANNING COMMISSION GETS NEW SOLICITOR

A contractor for the Bradford County Courthouse roof project is scheduled to be selected by March 10, as bids for the approximated $3 million-plus undertaking opened on Friday, Jan. 29. More...

DISTRICT JUDGES

Timothy Clark, Towanda More...

Correction

Last week, the Rocket- Courier wrote in its magistrate reports for Fred Wheaton’s office in Wysox that Carl A. Kithcart, 45, Sayre, had been arraigned on Jan. 26 and held in lieu of $100,000 bail for possession of a prohibited firearm. More...

Opinion

History’s Lessons Still Need to Be Revisited

We’ve had it pretty good in this country. We’ve never had a military coup or any usurping of executive functions by the legislature. More...

From an Old Friend of the Rocket

Dear Editor: Having first read the Rocket around 1950 and being aware of the many changes it has gone through, I feel compelled to comment on a few issues. More...

PSBA Calls Pension Reform a ‘Significant Move Forward’

The Pennsylvania School Boards Association (PSBA) believes the most recent pension reform outlined in Senate Bill 1071 is a significant move forward in protecting school districts and taxpayers from the fiscal stress of an unpredictable and costly pe More...

Columns

All Hail the Weather Gods

With statistics showing that fewer Americans than ever are attending church, especially the so-called Millennials, who often turn a deaf ear to the principles of most organized religions, in today’s world, it’s faith in the Gods of Weathe More...

Reflections of Nature

During the last week of grouse season, Vince Yearick of Virginia, formerly of Troy, and his two sons, Micah and Stephen, came up to hunt with me. More...

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Last week’s eyes belonged to Sheree Wilcox of New Albany. Ticket winners were Carmeta Calaman, Connie Cox, Dave Manley and Reta Manley. * * * More...

Worship

IT’S IN THE BOOK

And so, we continue with our quick trip through the Book of the Revelation of Jesus Christ to the Apostle John. More...

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWS

“The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. More...

WYALUSING U.M. CHARGE NEWS

The fifth Sunday Breakfast held at the Wyalusing Church was enjoyed very much by those in attendance. It is an excellent opportunity for fellowship before service for the congregations and community members. More...

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