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Laceyville Council Takes No Action Against Perry

At a special meeting last Friday, Dec. 12, the Laceyville Borough Council agreed to take no immediate action regarding an incident on Tuesday, Dec. More...

Bradford County Seceding From Visitors’ Bureau Dec. 31

MEMORANDUM SPEEDS UP ELIMINATION OF CONTRACT

A memorandum of understanding signed on Tuesday afternoon by the Endless Mountains Visitors’ Bureau (EMVB) has allowed Bradford County to secede from the tourism promotion agency, effective Dec. 31. More...

Visitors from North Pole Come to Stevensville

Santa and Mrs. Claus stopped by the Stevensville Community Hall Saturday, Dec. 13, where they greeted local residents and posed for photos. Members of the Payton family are pictured above with the guests of honor. More...

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Local News

Leo Club Gives Local Children an Early Christmas

The spirit of giving rang true at the Wyalusing Valley High School on Saturday afternoon, Dec. More...

County Commissioners Set Salary Increases, Insurance

Susquehanna County Commissioners Alan Hall, Michael Giangrieco, and Mary Ann Warren had convened to discuss the county salary board with county treasurer Cathy Benedict at their regular Dec. More...

Careless Smoking Blamed in Towanda Fire

A state police fire marshal determined that it was careless smoking that sparked a fire at Towanda’s historic, three-story Bailey Block on Towanda’s Main Street at about 10:30 a.m. last Saturday. More...

Letters

The Way I See It Is Different Than Editor

Dear Editor: David Keeler in his Dec. 4 editorial wrote about problems “in many black communities.” The way I see it is very different from the way Mr. Keeler sees it. More...

Portrait of Area Woman Sparks Commentary

Dear Editor: “Thank you,” Mr. Bob Fissler for your findings and Mr. W. David Keeler for your publication. The portrait of Nettie Keeney from Skinners Eddy was among the photos Mr. Fissler purchased. More...

Understanding Racial Conflict

Dear Editor: “Find out what any people will quietly submit to and you have found out the exact measure of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them” - Frederick Douglass (1857) More...

Lifestyles

Beaver Meadows

Attending the LAS Christmas luncheon at Purkey’s Pink Apple in Tunkhannock on Saturday were Virginia Clapper, Sabrina Sands, Donna Bennett, Karen Bond, Jane McGee and Marie Trible. More...

Forkston

It’s really looking like Christmas— we all appreciate those of you who have put up lights. It makes for a very festive holiday season. Ron and Pat Vermeulen, Lenny Vermeulen and Mary Naylor were in Lancaster for a Christmas show. More...

Terrytown

Sympathy and prayers to the family of Arlene Werts, who passed away last week. Her son, Edward and wife, Sharon and her daughters, Janice and Lois and grandchildren will miss her, but God had given her 91 years to enjoy this life. More...

Columns

Reflections of Nature

On Dec. 21, the calendar marks the arrival of winter at 6:03 p.m. EST; however, by then most of nature, has already prepared for winter. More...

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Last week’s eyes belonged to Tess Adams from the P&G Federal Credit Union branch in Wyalusing. Ticket winners were Angie Oliver, Rhonda McCarty, Chelsea Benscoter, Terri Benscoter, Pam Miller and Brittany Miller. * * * More...

The Way We Were...

A look back at the people and places of the Wyalusing area over the last 20 years or more.

Laceyville in 1908 More...

Sports

Rams on a Roll

Ridge Williams capped a fourth-quarter rally with a game-winning three-point field goal at the buzzer as Wyalusing Valley defeated Sayre, 40-37, at Layman Gymnasium on Dec. 16. More...

Lady Rams Bounce Back

Even Record with Wins at Williamson, Elk Lake

The Wyalusing Valley girls’ basketball team evened its record at 2-2 with road wins at Williamson and Elk Lake last weekend. More...

Otis Third At Tourney

Wyalusing Valley senior Dylan Otis brought home a third-place finish from the King of the Mountain wrestling tournament at Lock Haven on Dec. 12-13. More...

Next Rt. 706 Project Tentatively Scheduled to Begin March 2016

A five-mile stretch of State Route 706 from the Bradford/Susquehanna County line to Devine Ridge Road in Rush Township will be undergoing a massive makeover beginning in 2016. More...

Bill Zaner Wyalusing’s 2014 Outstanding Citizen

Wyalusing Borough resident Bill Zaner has been selected by the Wyalusing Rainbow Club to be the recipient of its 2014 Outstanding Citizen Award. More...

Man electrocuted while installing cable

Curtis L. Witherspoon, 50, Philadelphia, was killed on Dec. 15 at approximately 4:30 p.m., while he was working as a lineman installing communication wires between utility poles. More...

Christmas Candlelight Service Sunday Evening

It’s a Wyalusing Christmas tradition that’s been a part of the community for generations. Set to take place at Wyalusing’s Presbyterian Church this Sunday evening, Dec. 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- 46 More...

Crime and Courts

DISTRICT JUDGES

Fred Wheaton, Towanda More...

COURTHOUSE NOTES

BRADFORD COUNTY Deed Transfers Ralph W. Felt Estate, aka Ralph Wright Felt Estate, Marvin John and Robert Perc Felt, Executors, to Susan J. Scudder in Athens Borough, Third Ward for $90,000 on Dec. 4. More...

Opinion

Leaping Lords, Drummer Boys and Wassailing Too

The language of traditional Christmas can get confusing. For example, nowadays urging others to “don we now our gay apparel” is certain to raise a few eyebrows at ye olde office party. More...

Twelve Days of Digital Christmas

Forget the partridge in a pear tree, the five golden rings and nine lords a leaping. More...

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Seniors

Andy Boardman Entertains Towanda Area Senior Citizens

President Bob Whipple called the Dec. 4 meeting of the Towanda Area Senior Citizens to order welcoming 51 members and guests. Guests were Nikki Wall, Ann Leone and Andy Boardman. More...

Pets Visit Memorial Hospital’s Personal Care Home

Several animals came to Memorial Hospital’s Personal Care Home for a visit, compliments of the Endless Supply Company store in Wysox. Residents were delighted to hold and cuddle the animals. More...

Gift Ideas for the Special Seniors in your Life

With lifetimes of experiences and seemingly everything they could ever want or need in life already at their disposal, seniors can be difficult to shop for come the holiday season. More...

Dining and Entertainment

‘Cork & Canvas’ Painting Classes sponsored by BCRAC

This fall the Bradford County Regional Arts Council (BCRAC) began offering very popular “Cork & Canvas” Art classes for adults (over age 18), led by instructor Shvonne Strickland. More...

Flynn & Co. Returns to the Dietrich Theater

It is old home week for the many friends of Sean Flynn when he returns and performs in the Fassett Studio at the Dietrich Theater. On Sunday, Dec. More...

Worship

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWS

“But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God. You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. More...

WYALUSING U.M. CHARGE NEWS

Last week we heard the scripture from John 1:6-8, 19-28, which focuses on John as the primary witness to Jesus. More...

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish

One of the lessons for this Third Week of Advent is that if we want to meet the Lord, we need to be willing to seek Him. We must go out into the deserts of our lives with the expectation that we will find Jesus there. More...

Education

Keystone College Named to President’s Community Service Honor Roll

For the fifth consecutive year, Keystone College has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service. More...

Elk Lake High School Students of Month Named

Elk Lake High School Principal Brian Mallery has announced the November 2014 Students of the Month for grades seven through twelve. More...

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