December 15, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Cargill Cutting 10 Local Jobs, Thousands Let Go Worldwide

Officials at Wyalusing Township’s Cargill Meat Solutions plant confirmed that 10 employees will be let go as part of a corporate-wide series of job cuts that will see as many as 2,000 employees in 63 countries lose their jobs. More...

Wyalusing Candlelight Service Dedicated to Met Williams

It’s a Wyalusing Christmas tradition that dates back well over a half-century. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Anna Mae Wurzler - 2014-07-17
Dawson Mosier - 2014-07-17

Local News

Services Held for State Police Officer

Police have ruled out foul play in the death of Pennsylvania State Trooper Craig Venesky of Clarks Summit. More...

Annual Toy Drive Reaches 165 Children

LEO CLUB TO ASSIST PEOPLE HELPING PEOPLE FOOD DISTRIBUTION SATURDAY

Members of the Wyalusing Valley High School (WVHS) Leo Club arrived early Sunday morning at the elementary school to finish sorting and arranging enough toys to ensure more than 160 Wyalusing area children a substantial gift under the Christmas tree More...

Projected 39-Mile Pipeline Project to Begin in January

Central New York Oil and Gas (CNYOG) has received approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for the MARC 1 Hub Line Project and expects to complete the permitting process with Pennsylvania DEP shortly to keep a projected pipeline connect More...

Opinion

Out of the Tap and Off the Record

Blue-collar workers, including gas company employees and pipeliners, are conversational people, especially after they’ve had a few beers. More...

Obama Opposed Surge That Ended War in Iraq

When it comes to being a military strategist, President Barack Obama is just plain dismal. Back in 2007 when President George W. More...

Knock Wood

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Seniors

Tips for Understanding the Basics of Estate Planning

With regards to finances, the future is a big part of many people's financial planning efforts. Be it the kids' college tuition or the day when retirement finally arrives, financial planning is all about the future. More...

Soup and Sandwich Luncheon Held at Sullivan Terrace

Sullivan Terrace Outreach Team of Sullivan Terrace held their first Soup and Sandwich Luncheon on Saturday, Dec. 10. More...

Expert Offers Tips for Aging Americans to Enjoy a Safe, Happy Holiday

Some gifts may be practical or fashionable or fun, but when shopping for the seniors on your list, safety in the home should be the top priority. More...

Dining and Entertainment

Northeast Students, Alumni Plan Christmas Show

A number of Northeast students and alumni will present a Christmas variety show for the community at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16 in the Northeast Bradford Elementary School largegroup instruction room. More...

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Coming Events...

Bake Sales Peoples State Bank Relay for Life team is sponsoring a Quilt Raffle. Tickets are on sale now at the bank on Rt. 6 and the quilt is on display there as well. Benefits More...

Worship

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWS

“But when the set time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those under the law, that we might receive adoption to sonship,” (Galatians 4:4-5). More...

WYALUSING U.M. CHARGE NEWS

One of my favorite Christmas carols is one that is too rarely sung. Only in the past few years have I heard it on a Christmas recording and then only by Christian artists. More...

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish

“Rejoice: the Lord is nigh.” As Christmas draws near, the church emphasizes the joy which should be in our hearts over all that the birth of our Savior means for us. Advent Penance Services schedule: Sunday, Dec. 18, 2 p.m., St. More...

Education

FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT'S DESK

—CHESTER MUMMAU— Wyalusing Area School District

Report cards for high school students have been distributed for the second marking period. If you have not seen your child’s report card, please ask your child or contact the school guidance office. Winter break begins on Dec. More...

Students of the Month Announced

Elk Lake fifth- and sixth-grade students of the month for November were (front, from left) Destiny Ryce, Dana Nunemacher, Kassidy Cook, Nate Episale, Nate Sheldon (back) Chris Kinder, Shane Witko, Mc More...

Scenes from Sunday’s Breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus at Wilmot’s Fire Hall

The Vanderpool children of Laceyville, (from left) Tacoma, Nicholas, Mckenzie, and Taylor, were among many youths to share their Christmas wish lists with Santa and Mrs. More...

Senator Yaw Talks About Gas and Jobs

Pennsylvania state Senator Gene Yaw made a point of stopping by the Rocket-Courier office on Dec. 9, in addition to meeting with constituents in Susquehanna and Bradford Counties. More...

Former Wyalusing Resident Dies in Crash

Jason Oliver, a 1990 graduate of Wyalusing Valley High School, died as a result of a head-on collision just east of Memorial Bridge on Route 6 in East Towanda at about 1:45 a.m. on Dec. 11. More...

Wyoming County BP Wind Farm Project on Schedule

The Mehoopany Wind Farm in western Wyoming County is proceeding on schedule, according to BP Wind Energy executives, and should begin generating power by the end of 2012. More...

Police Blotter

POLICE BLOTTER

Thieves Hit Wysox Businesses An equipment trailer was towed away from an unnamed business on CraftMaster Road in Wysox Township between 3 p.m. on Nov. 5 and 9 a.m. on Nov. 7. More...

Crime and Courts

BRADFORD COUNTY SENTENCINGS & PLEAS

Bradford County District Attorney Daniel J. More...

DISTRICT JUDGES

(Note: In DUI prosecutions in Pennsylvania, the intoxication rate for non-commercial drivers is a blood-alcohol content (BAC) of .08. For a commercial driver (truck, bus, etc.) the legal rate is .04. More...

COURTHOUSE NOTES

BRADFORD COUNTY Deed Transfers Calvin F., Sr. and Ruth P. Williams to Calvin F. Williams, Sr., one parcel in Ulster Township and one parcel in Sayre Borough, Second Ward for $1 on Nov. 28. More...

Letters

Snowbound Driver Assisted

Dear Editor: On the night of the most recent snowstorm, my car slid off the road on Rt. 6 near Mark’s Restaurant on Browntown Mountain. I called my husband, but he was not able to reach a tow truck. More...

Marcellus Shale Development: Let’s Get It Right

Editor: More...

Lifestyles

Forkston

Monica Denison

Many in the area took in Christmas in Our Hometown festivities. They didn’t necessarily spot each other as events were well attended. Congratulations to Scott Severcool and Brittianni Reeves, who announced their engagement. More...

Santa Visits VFW Post 6824 at Haigh’s Pond

On Dec. 11, Northeast Memorial VFW Post 6824 and its auxiliary jointly provided a Christmas party for the young children and grandchildren of the members. More...

Get a Last-Minute Tax Deduction for 2011

Donate your unwanted car by Dec. 31 to Cars4Charities and you will get a year-end tax deduction of at least $500 on your itemized federal taxes. You’ll also help one of hundreds of respected charities at the same time. More...

Columns

Enjoying a Memorable Potter County Hunt

For the first day of the Pennsylvania buck season, I went with my friend, Charlie Fox, to his hunting camp in Potter County. More...

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Last week’s eyes belonged to Dina Manley, who will replace the retiring “Rocket Rick” Orr as an advertising representative here at the Rocket-Courier and Rocket Shopper. More...

The Bugle Calls

This is the second installment in a series of profiles of members of the 141st Pennsylvania Volunteer Regiment, which was comprised of men from Bradford County who fought in the Civil War. More...

Sports

Wrestlers Win Ram Duals

Wyalusing Defeats Selinsgrove for Fourth Consecutive Tourney Victory

The Wyalusing Valley wrestling team cruised to victory in its own Ram Duals on Dec. 10, defeating Selinsgrove in the final, 42-21. More...

Rams Down Sayre in NTL Opener

Wyalusing Valley picked up five pins and received four forfeits en route to a 65-10 win over Sayre in the Northern Tier League opener for both squads. The Rams, now 6-0, only lost two bouts in the home match at Layman Gymnasium on Dec. 13. More...

WVMP Closes For Good

Ever since Billy Maynard and Rich Howard, Sr. first envisioned Wyalusing Valley Motorsports Park six-plus years ago, it has been a struggle opening and keeping the go-kart and small-car race track in Homets Ferry in operation. More...

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