February 26, 2015 RSS feed / Local News

Tickets Go on Sale for WVHS Spring Musical March 2

Tickets will be sold from the high School office beginning on Monday, March 2 for the WVHS production of Seussical. The show runs for three nights, Thursday and Friday, March 12 and 13 at 8 p.m. and on Saturday, March 14 at 7 p.m. More...

Commissioners Ask Residents For Input on Natural Gas

Wyoming County Commissioners are asking county residents, particularly those in Tunkhannock Borough, to log onto the UGI Utilities, Inc., website if interested in extending natural gas utility lines to their homes. More...

Shawn Henfling Announces Candidacy for Bradford County Commissioner Seat

The following statement has been issued by Towanda resident Shawn Henfling: I, Shawn Henfling, am proudly announcing my candidacy for Bradford County Commissioner. More...

Judy Shupp Running for Wyoming Co. Auditor

Judy Shupp of Tunkhannock has announced that she will seek a third term as Wyoming County Auditor. More...

Wyalusing Kindergarten Registration in March

Kindergarten registration will be held at the Wyalusing Valley Elementary School from March 23 to 26. Children who are five years old on or before Sept. 1 are eligible to start kindergarten in the 2015-2016 school year. More...

Yaw Skeptical of Governor’s Severance Tax Proposal

Responding to Governor Tom Wolf ’s five percent severance tax proposal on natural gas development in Pennsylvania, state Senator Gene Yaw noted that now is not the time to implement additional taxes on an industry dealing with historically low More...

Bradford County Heritage Association Making Plans for Busy 2015 Season

The Bradford County Heritage Association held their monthly meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 18, in board member Dale Palmer’s home. More...

Tips Offered on How to Provide Emergency Winter Deer Food

The 30 most critical days for winter deer survival have a name, and it is March. More...

Bradford County 4-Hers Attend Leadership Conference in State College

Seven 4-Hers from Bradford County traveled to the Penn State Hotel and Conference Center in State College for the 2015 4-H State Leadership Conference, which was held Jan. 30 to Feb. 1. More...

Elk Lake Students Qualify for State Championships

After struggling at the last tournament of their regular season, the Elk Lake Forensics Team turned their fortunes around at the Pennsylvania High School Speech League District 8 Speech and Debate Championship on Feb. More...

Author Presents Native American Pictorial

Local author Royal K. Sutton, of Dallas, has been touring libraries in the area to discuss his latest pictorial book On the Edge of Extinction. More...

March is Red Cross Month

In honor of Red Cross Month in March, the American Red Cross encourages people to uncover their inner hero and donate blood or platelets, volunteer their time or sign up to organize a blood drive. More...

Free Mammograms Offered To Eligible Women March 5

Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital will be the host of free breast screenings and mammograms for qualifying women, as part of a partnership between the non-profit organization Maternal and Family Health Services and the Twin Tiers affiliate of Susan G. More...

2014: Record-Breaking Year for College Savings in PA

The Pennsylvania 529 College Savings Program recently announced that 2014 was a record-setting year for the program in terms of the number of accounts, amounts contributed and total assets. More...

Clark Graduates from Basic Training

Air Force Airman Mckenze A. Clark graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, TX. More...

Original Children’s Books Due

The Bradford County Library would like to remind all students in first through eighth grades that the deadline for the annual Write Your Own Book contest is Monday, March 2 by 8 p.m. More...

Barrett Responds to Smith’s Allegations

Editor’s Note: The Rocket- Courier offered Bradford County District Attorney Dan Barrett an opportunity to respond to allegations made by DA Candidate Judge Jeffrey Smith during a gathering of local Republican Officials on February 11, which wa More...

Sign Up for New Rotary Club Slated for March 2

A new Rotary Club that will serve the communities of Wyalusing, Laceyville, Camptown and other area communities will be holding two sign-up opportunities on Wednesday, March 4 at Mark’s Valley View Restaurant on Indian Hill, between Wyalusing a More...

Bradford Co. Landowners File Antitrust And RICO Lawsuit Against Chesapeake

More than 90 landowners and other owners of royalty interests in natural gas produced in Bradford County have filed a lawsuit asserting that Chesapeake Energy Corporation and Williams Partners, LP, formerly known as Access Midstream Partners, L.P., h More...

Elk Lake Board Discusses Weather Woes

When the Elk Lake School Board met on Feb. 19, the bulk of discussion brought to light by public comment involved Superintendent Ken Cuomo’s timeline for making the call to delay or cancel school due to inclement weather. More...

Mead Seeks Re-Election as Wyoming Commissioner

Judy Kraft Mead has announced her candidacy for re-election as Wyoming County Commissioner on the Republican ticket. More...

Dispenza Running for Wyoming Commissioner

Maureen Dispenza has released the following statement, announcing her intention to run for Wyoming County Commissioner: My name is Maureen ‘Mo’ Dispenza, and I am running for Wyoming County Commissioner. More...

Bullock Seeks Susquehanna Commissioner Seat

Chuck Bullock, Auburn Township, Susquehanna County is a candidate for county commissioner. More...

Correction

Due to a computer error at the guidance office of the Wyalusing Valley High School, some names were omitted from the honor roll for the eighth grade. More...

PennDOT Repaving Five Miles of Rome Road

State Department of Transportation (PennDOT) officials have confirmed that a 4.8-mile stretch of Route 187 will undergo an approximate two-week repaving project in October. More...

New PA License Plate Celebrates Hunting Heritage

Hunters are known for putting on drives, and drivers now can make known the pride they take in being Pennsylvania hunters. More...

Farm Succession and Transition Workshop Slated for April 15

Do you own a farm business and are wondering what to do about the future? Perhaps retiring, scaling back from farming or transitioning from a farm business to take on another venture are possibilities. More...

American Red Cross Offers Hope to Homeless Veterans

During February, the American Red Cross Serving Central Pennsylvania will be holding its annual Totes of Hope Campaign to assist homeless veterans in Pennsylvania. More...

World Day of Prayer to be Held March 6

Women, men and children in more than 170 countries and regions will celebrate World Day of Prayer on Friday, March 6. More...

Judicial Candidate Visits Wyalusing

A group of local citizens welcomed judicial candidate Evan Williams to the Wyalusing Fire Hall for coffee and conversation hosted by (left to right) Gary and Linda Neiley and Betty and Dick Harris on Saturday morning. More...

Natural Gas Consumer Access Bill Passes Senate Committee

An effort to provide local natural gas service to un-served and under-served areas of Pennsylvania was overwhelmingly supported today by the Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee, according to state Senator Gene Yaw. More...

Susquehanna County Jr. Holstein Club Elects 2015 Officers

The Susquehanna County Jr. Holstein Club recently held its reorganizational meeting during the PA Jr. Holstein Convention in Reading. More...

Yaw Announces $1.1 Million for Volunteer Fire and Ambulance Services

One hundred and six volunteer fire and ambulance service organizations throughout Bradford, Lycoming, Sullivan, Susquehanna and Union counties will share in more than $1.1 million in funding through the 2014-15 Fire Company Volunteer Ambulance Servic More...

Russell Sprouts Farm Celebrates National CSA Sign-Up Day Feb. 28

Russell Sprouts Farm is pleased to join other farms from around the country for National CSA Sign-Up Day on Feb. 28. More...

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