April 17, 2014 RSS feed / Local News

Elk Lake Board Combines Meetings, Finalizes Dates

The Elk Lake School Board opted to convene for a full district business meeting as well during the April 9 meeting for the Susquehanna County Career and Technology Center (SCCTC), which means they will not meet on April 24 as previously scheduled, sa More...

Meet New Rocket-Courier Reporters

Meet the newest members of the Rocket-Courier’s reporting staff, Amy Girven and Cain Chamberlin. More...

WVHS Musicians Chosen for Jazz Festival

The Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) District 8 Jazz Festival was held April 10-12 at Sayre High School. More...

Barbershop Chorus Making Audiences ‘Hee Haw!’

The Endless Mountains Barbershop Chorus invites the community out for an evening of rhythm and comedy at its 36th annual show called “Hee Haw Harmony.” The show will be held April 26 at 7 p.m. More...

UGI’s 75 Million Pilot Proposal to Expand New Customer Connections Approved

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) recently approved a UGI pilot program designed to provide natural gas to individuals and small businesses who currently do not have access to service. More...

Citizen Science Opportunities: Landowners Contributing to Research

What is that insect? Haven’t seen that plant before? Is it early for frost? Is that bird more common in the south? Are you a keen observer and inquisitive about things outdoors? Maybe you should become a citizen science supporter. More...

Duo Takes Fourth in Forensics

St. Agnes sixth graders Mary Stretch, seated, left and Christina Wildonger recently took fourth place in the Diocese of Scranton’s junior varsity level forensics duos competition, held at Saint Clare/Saint Paul Elementary School in Scranton. More...

UGI Donates $100,000 to Red Cross for Preparedness and Prevention Programs

UGI Utilities, Inc. presented a check for $100,000 to representatives of the American Red Cross today. The funds will support senior preparedness, fire safety and prevention, and disaster services in communities in PA served by UGI. More...

Susquehanna County Career & Technology Center’s National Technical Honor Society

On behalf of the Susquehanna County Career & Technology Center (SCCTC), Dr. Alice M. Davis announced the following inductees into the SCCTC’s National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) for the 2013/2014 school year: More...

Local Author Reads at Story Hour

Local children’s author, Maureen Wright of Athens, reads her newest book, Grumpy Groundhog to the pre-school story hour group at the Wyalusing Public Library Friday morning. More...

April is Financial Literacy Month in Pennsylvania

Financial literacy influences all stages of our lives, which is why state Rep. Sandra Major joined her colleagues in the House of Representatives in designating April as Financial Literacy Month in PA. More...

Corey Valvano Graduates from Basic Training

Army Pvt. Cory L. Valvano has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, GA. More...

Wyalusing Head Start Class Gets A Taste of ‘Green Eggs and Ham’

March would have marked the 110th birthday of Dr. Seuss. While he is no longer around to party, that didn’t stop the classrooms of Bradford Tioga Head Start from having their own “Dr. Seuss” celebration. More...

Dietrich Theater Classic Movie Series Expands

Tunkhannock’s Dietrich Theater’s Classic Movie Series has been expanded. Since Oct. More...

News from the Wyalusing Public Library

There is no Story Hour this week due to Good Friday. No school, No story hour. More...

Susquehanna County Extension Board Seeking Nominations

The Susquehanna County Cooperative Extension Board is seeking nominations for membership on its Board of Directors. More...

The Bear That Wouldn’t Sleep

The plan was for a group of approximately 300 third, fourth and fifth graders at the Wyalusing Valley Elementary School to get a close look at a sedated black bear last Thursday (April 10) outside their school. But the bear had other ideas. More...

CABT Believes Big Rigs are Big Enough

We often hear Pennsylvanians complaining about the deterioration of highways, bridges and roads in their municipalities, but the Coalition Against Bigger Trucks (CABT) believes these conditions could worsen if certain federal limitations are changed. More...

Commissioners Proclaim Library Week

The week of April 13 through 19 was proclaimed as National Library Week as well as National Telecommunicators Week in Bradford County by the county commissioners during their brief meeting Thursday morning, April 10. More...

Farm Bureau Wants Rural Roads Safety

With spring’s arrival, warmer temperatures and longer days, farmers are heading to the fields to plant their crops across Pennsylvania. More...

PSBA Wants Accountability In Performance Profiles

The release of the recent School Performance Profile (SPP) results further illustrates the need for all schools to be held to the same financial and academic accountability requirements as their traditional public school counterparts especially as th More...

State Police to Accept Expired, Unwanted Prescription Medications

The Pennsylvania State Police will accept unwanted, expired and unused prescription drugs Saturday, April 26, as part of National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. More...

Extension of Milk Income Loss Contract Program Announced

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Juan M. Garcia recently announced the extension of the Milk Income Loss Contract (MILC) program. More...

Baker to Chair Labor and Industry Committee

Baker to Chair Committee- Having developed a reputation as a fair, capable and active chair, State Senator Lisa Baker has been selected to head the Senate Labor and Industry Committee. More...

Stevens Township Spring Cleanup Set for May 17

The Stevens Township Supervisors completed plans for their Spring Cleanup for township residents at the last Tuesday meeting. The event, running from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., is set for Sat., May 17 at the Vande Mark gravel pit. More...

‘Geek’ of the Week at Bradford County Library

Claire Borits proudly announces she’s held a library card for 70 years. More...

Benefits from New Transportation Plan Give More Liquid Fuels Payments to Municipalities

Governor Tom Corbett announced recently that Pennsylvania’s new transportation plan will allow PennDOT to distribute $345 million in liquid fuels payments to certified municipalities on March 3 to help them maintain their roads and bridges. More...

Susquehanna County Creates Positions, Adjusts Raises

The April 9 meeting of the Susquehanna County Commissioners included a brief meeting of the county salary board. At the behest of district attorney Jason Legg, the board approved the creation of the non-union position of Detective/K9 Handler. More...

PennDot Accepting Unsolicited Transportation Project Proposals

The PennDOT Office of Public- Private Partnerships (P3) recently announced that it is accepting unsolicited proposals for transportation projects from the private sector through April 30. More...

WVHS Musicians Participate in Class With Turtle Island String Quartet

The Grammy Award winning Turtle Island String Quartet (TISQ) has taken it as its twentyyear mission to cross this iconic classical ensemble over into jazz and rock styles. More...

Fifteenth Annual Learning Conference Set for April 25

The 15th Annual Learning Early Conference will take place Friday, April 25, at the Sayre Theatre and Guthrie Campus in Sayre. The conference begins at 8:30 a.m. and will conclude by 4:00 p.m. More...

Democratic Candidates to Speak at Sullivan County Dinner

The Eagles Mere Country Club will host the Sullivan County Democratic Dinner on Sunday, April 27th at 6 p.m. Germaine Donahue, chair, announced to date the confirmed candidates are as follows: More...

Memorial Auxiliary Gives Donation to Foundation

On behalf of the Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, President Marguerite Shaner presented a $20,000 donation to the Memorial Hospital Foundation. More...

Landowner Protection Bill Approved by Senate

Legislation aimed at expanding the rights of landowners who are currently leased with natural gas companies was approved by the Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee, according to Committee Chairman Gene Yaw. More...

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