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Landmark Wysox Business Getting New Owners

There’s a changing of the guard at Moore’s Auto and RV Sales on the Golden Mile in Wysox, where second generation owner Steve Moore is handing over the reins to long-time employees Vinny Arena and Kevin Chamberlin, as of July 31. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Elaine Allen - 2015-07-02
Betty Kipp - 2015-07-02
Brian Hunsinger - 2015-07-02
Sherwood Adams - 2015-07-02
Martine Kipp - 2015-07-02
Clifford Mason - 2015-07-02
Sherwood Adams - 2015-06-25
Elaine Allen - 2015-06-25
Betty Kipp - 2015-06-25
Martine Kipp - 2015-06-25

Local News

Supervisors Consider Property Maintenance Ordinance

SPECIAL PUBLIC MEETING WELL ATTENDED BY WYSOX TOWNSHIP RESIDENTS

Over 40 residents came to the Wysox Fire Hall on Thursday evening, June 25 to voice their opinions on the possibility of a property maintenance ordinance being drafted and implemented in the township. More...

Wyalusing Area Rotary Club Sets Charter Night for July 10

The world’s first civic service organization, Rotary International, is expanding into Wyalusing with an official welcoming at a Charter Night dinner on the evening of Friday, July 10, in the Tuscarora Wayne Room of the Wyalusing Community Corps More...

Chamberlain Named Bradford Co. Executive Director of Tourism

JUNE DECLARED AS DAIRY AWARENESS MONTH

The Bradford County Commissioners appointed Robyn Chamberlain as Executive Director of the Bradford County Tourism Promotion Agency during their regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, June 25. More...

Opinion

Supreme Court Upends Marriage in America

Last week’s 5-4 decision by the U.S. More...

Just One of 26,000 and Still Unique

In March of last year I reported in this column space that I had written a book about traumatic brain injury (TBI) and had embarked on the process of getting it published. More...

Dining and Entertainment

Friday Night at the Museum to Host Civil War Historian, Kurt Lafy, July 17

The Bradford County Historical Society will be hosting a program titled “The Last Hurrah,” scheduled for Friday, July 17, at 6 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. There is no admission charge for this event, but donations are appreciated. More...

Raptors Up Close at the Dietrich Theater

On Saturday, July 11 at 11 a.m. More...

Historical Society Releases Markers and Monuments Guide

The Bradford County Historical Society (BCHS) has released a new full-color 40- page guide titled, A Traveler’s Guide to Bradford County Historical Markers & Monuments. More...

Worship

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish

Regarding the recent Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage, the Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCCC) says in 2357, “basing itself on Sacred Scripture, which presents homosexual acts as acts of grave depravity, tradition has always decl More...

IT’S IN THE BOOK

A few comments on our country from days long gone. “Posterity—you will never know how much it has cost my generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make good use of it.” John Quincy Adams More...

WYALUSING U.M. CHARGE NEWS

The scripture last Sunday was from the fifth chapter of Mark, verses 21-43. Jesus and his disciples had rowed across the Sea of Galilee from where we saw him preaching to the people a week ago. More...

Education

Elk Lake School Board Passes Budget

With finalization coming just a few hours before the June 25 meeting, the Elk Lake School Board settled on a budget of $19.9 million for the upcoming year, something that Superintendent Ken Cuomo called a “challenging exercise.” The new b More...

Literacy Program Holds 35th Anniversary Dinner

The Bradford- Wyoming Co. Literacy Program celebrated its 35th anniversary recently at its annual Recognition Banquet held at the Wysox Fire Hall in Wysox. More...

Camptown Alumni Hold Annual Banquet

Fifty-five members and guests of the Camptown Alumni Association of the Camptown High School met at the Spring Hill Community Hall on Saturday, June 20 for their annual banquet and business session. More...

Free Movie, Dinner For Veterans at Towanda Celebration

Parade, Fireworks at July 3 Event

On July 3, Downtown Towanda is going to celebrate the U.S.A.’s Independence by paying tribute to local veterans with a free movie and free dinner. More...

Quarry Operator Explains Expansion Plans at Brewer Hollow

Editor’s Note: The following question and answer session took place during a special meeting of the Wyalusing Borough Council on June 24. More...

New Albany Banners Promote Community Pride

Residents of New Albany have been busy sprucing up the town. 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

Earmarked Budget Expenditure Makes Police Dept. Ineligible for COPS Grant

The once promising light at the end of a long tunnel seems to be getting dimmer for the Tunkhannock Borough Police as the department’s efforts in adding a fifth full-time officer perpetually hitting restrictions and barriers. More...

Sayre, Wysox Men Charged in Fulmer’s Sporting Goods Burglary

Editor’s Note: This story was first published on our website on the morning of Thursday, June 25. For breaking news alerts and emails, register at www.rocket courier.com. More...

Commissioners Approve Block Grant for County Human Services

WYOMING CO. TRAIL PROJECT EXPANDED WITH DCED

The Wyoming County Commissioners have signed a resolution promoting continued education among caseworkers within Wyoming County Human Services’ Children & Youth Agency. More...

Columns

Reflection of Nature

One day, I stopped at Pump’s Pond, a small pond up the hill from where we live. The cattails and reeds have taken over the shallow areas of the pond, making it an ideal nesting place for the red-winged blackbirds. More...

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Last week’s eyes belonged to Jen Ferguson, who is a bartender at the Wyalusing American Legion. More...

JUST ASK ALICE

DEAR ALICE: I’ve been hearing a lot of talk lately about a photo of a woman appearing on the U.S. $20 bill. Do you have any suggestions for whose photo should be there? More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

Coming Events

Barbecues New Albany VFW Post #384 will hold its Annual Turtle Race and Chicken Barbecue on Sunday, July 5. Chicken barbecue at noon, turtle registration starts at 11 a.m. for kids 12 and under, race at 1 p.m. Benefits More...

Sports

Local Teen is on Fast Track

Wyalusing’s Jackson Joins Chemung’s Modified Ranks

The silver car rolls out of pit road, glistening like a shining beacon off the concrete walls in the late afternoon sun. Slowly, at first, and then blindingly fast, it roars around the Chemung Speedrome for practice laps on a recent Friday night. More...

Saying Goodbye Is Hard

Last Tuesday, the world lost a good man and I lost a great father. After several months of illhealth and way too many hospital visits, Dad’s strong, kind heart finally gave up. More...

Trio Earns All-State Honors

Three Wyalusing Valley players were recognized on the Pennsylvania High School Softball Coaches Association’s Class AA All-State team. Senior third baseman Ally DeVoir and junior catcher Erin Canfield were named to the second team. More...

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