December 22, 2011 RSS feed / Local News

Jester Hill

After several consecutive years of making bad Christmas gift decisions for his wife, Bleeker Cunningham recruited Miss Amy Zilch to go shopping with him in Wilkes-Barre last Saturday in hopes of getting the perfect gift for Phyllis. More...

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Recognize These Eyes?

Last week’s eyes belonged to Bill Crane. There were no correct guesses. More...

The Good Old Days

News items of timely interest gleaned from the old files of The WYALUSING ROCKET and reprinted as they were in the Dec. 24, 1981 issue. Ray Tyler has been busy this holiday season making custommade cradles in the wood shop in his home. More...

New Members Join WAEF Board

New members of the Wyalusing Area Education Foundation board of directors are pictured above during the group’s meeting on Dec. 20. More...

Parsons’ Day Care in Sugar Run Reopens after September Flooding

Ruth Parsons’ Day Care reopened in time for the holiday season on Nov. 14, 2011 after repairs were completed from the damage that Tropical Storm Lee’s flood caused. More...

Ways to Stay Healthy for the Holiday Season

The winter and holiday seasons can be joyous and fun, but they also present many opportunities for accidents and illness to mar an otherwise happy time. Theodore F. More...

State Police Urge Public to Join ‘Project Blue Light’ to Honor Fallen Officers

Pennsylvania residents are asked to display a blue light in their home or office windows during the holiday season to remember fallen law enforcement officers and their survivors, State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan said today. More...

SCCTC Students of Month for November Named

Alice M. More...

PA Turnpike Reminds Motorists Of 10% Cash-Only Tolls Increase

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission reminds customers that fares are set to go up on most of the state’s toll roads by 10 percent on Jan. 1, 2012 for cash-paying travelers only. More...

PA License CentersClosed For Holidays

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation recently announced that all driver license and photo centers, including its full-service center in Harrisburg, will be closed Dec. 24 through Dec. 26 for Christmas and Dec. 31 through Jan. More...

Southeastern Bradford Survey Slated for Jan. 2

Christmas Bird Count Underway

Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) officials are urging wildlife enthusiasts to join the tens of thousands of volunteers throughout the United States in the Audubon Society’s 112th annual Christmas Bird Count (CBC), which will take place throug More...

Talisman Energy Donates to Historical Society

The Bradford County Historical Society received a contribution from Mark A. O’Neal & Associates and Talisman Energy. More...

Anna Hipp Graduates From Bryan College

Anna E. Hipp of Wysox, was among 126 graduates who were honored during Bryan College’s 83rd commencement service on Dec. 16. More...

Conservation Service Announces Sign-Up Period for Stewardship Program

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) recently announced that the ranking period cut-off date for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) is Jan. 13, 2012. More...

Crisis Counseling Lines Established for Disaster Victims

Project Keystone, a federally funded crisis counseling program for victims of Tropical Storm Lee, has initiated a tollfree phone number for individuals emotionally affected by the disaster. The number is 1-855- 789-7890. More...

WVHS Guidance Department Announces Second Marking Period Honor Roll

The Guidance Department of Wyalusing Valley High School has announced the honor roll for the second marking period. More...

Guthrie Hospice to Hold Community Bereavement Support Group

Guthrie Hospice will offer a five-week Community Bereavement Support Group that meets every Friday beginning Jan. 13, 2012 through Feb. 10. The group will meet from Noon-1:30 p.m. in the 2 North Conference Room at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. More...

Know Your Medications: Ensuring Your Holiday and Winter Travels are Safe and Healthy

Pennsylvania pharmacists urge you and your family members to talk with your pharmacists about proper use and storage of medications prior to your travel this holiday season. More...

Heritage Region Receives Award from DCNR

Thanks to a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), the Endless Mountains Heritage Region will be able to provide technical assistance and project support for communities and organizations of the region en More...

NOVEMBER

Celebrating Halloween More...

Santa at Laceyville’s Oldest House

Santa had a lap full when the Gesford family stopped by Laceyville’s Oldest House to see him when he was in Laceyville recently. More...

New Albany Christmas Benefit a Success

A Christmas party organized by Kandy Caccia was held at the New Albany Social Hall on Dec. 11 to benefit three local organizations. More...

Terrytown

Congratulations to Ann Delamater on her retirement from Bradford County Manor where she has served for 27 years. That’s a lot of traveling and you deserve a rest after caring for patients. More...

Jenningsville

There is not much going on as most people are doing their last-minute shopping at the malls and such. It seems to be the tradition this time of year. Everything is busy in an exciting sort of way. More...

Beaver Meadows

Wednesday evening, Marilyn Ross of Hollenback celebrated her birthday at the Fortune Buffet in Sayre with her husband, Jay, son, Nick, Karen and Gavin Ross of Athens, Barb Heyman of Wyalusing, Leona Fitzgerald of Sugar Run and Karen Bond. More...

Camptown

Christmas is upon us. Camptown homes are gaily decorated, the church is lovely with all of the poinsettias and greens. The Sunday School rooms’ tree is adorned with white paper doves and fragrant cinnamon ornaments. More...

What Would You Do If You Caught A Reindeer?

Ms. Hines’s Kindergarten Class

Alison Walker: I would pet it and keep it. Alec Tuttle: I would like to keep it beside my house. Hunter Brown: I would play with his antlers. Madison Fox: I would fly on it. More...

What would you do If you caught a reindeer?

Mrs. Harvey’s Kindergarten Class

Allie Liddick: I would show it to my friend, Nicholas. Adeline Sutton: I would call Santa. Faith Jayne: I would keep it as a pet. Anna Pickering: I would take care of him. More...

Oh no, Santa is Stuck in the Chimney. What Would You Do?

Mrs. Edwards’ First Grade Class

Cole: I would climb up a ladder and then pull him out. I will put him back in the sleigh and tell the reindeer to fly. Evan: I would pull him up with a rope. Matthew: I will pull him out of the chimney with my hands. More...

Baby’s First Visit with Santa

It was Landon Loke’s first time on Santa’s lap and he was a good sport about it. More...

Santa Stops by Oldest House

Eight-year-old Breanna Walter and sister Hilda Force stopped by Laceyville’s Oldest House when Santa was in town recently for a visit. More...

Laceyville’s Oldest House Visitor

Seven-year-old Shayleigh Baker was one of many children attending when Santa stopped by Laceyville’s Oldest House recently. Her parents are Sharee and Chris Baker of Meshoppen. More...

$1,250 Awarded to Winners in the Rocket-Courier’s Annual Christmas Cash Contest

Thank You to the 37 area merchants who made this year’s contest such a success! More...

Safety and Spending Topic at Elk Lake School Board Meeting

The Elk Lake School Board met Dec. 8 to reorganize following the November elections, with board members Harold Bender, Alice Carr, Matt Curley, Chuck Place and Arden Tewksbury being re-seated and sworn. More...

Instruments Presented to School in Memory

Students at the Wyalusing Area Elementary School will have the use of two new trombones, thanks to a donation from a fund set up in memory of Towanda area resident Ray Kuhn. Kuhn, who passed away on Jan. More...

PennDOT Working to Improve Drainage Issues on Route 6

PennDOT crews in Districts 3 and 4 were busy this past week, improving drainage along two key sections of Route 6. More...

Pro Ag Members Met Recently With Officials in Washington

Officials of the Progressive Agriculture Organization (Pro- Ag), were in Washington, DC last week conferring with several members of the Agriculture, states of various members of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. More...

Montrose Woman Assists With Museum Fundraiser

Cazenovia College’s Fashion Connection Club says, “We Wish Shoe a Merry Christmas,” with a small holiday tree decorated with hand-made shoe ornaments. More...

Animal Welfare Group Grateful

Happy Tails Rescue associates expressed their gratitude to the many supporters who participated in the “Artists for Animals” fundraiser held recently at the Black Box Theater in Towanda. More...

Hires Coordinator for Task

Area Agency on Aging Works To Increase Public Awareness

Bradford, Sullivan, Susquehanna and Tioga Area Agency on Aging Executive Director, William Farley, is pleased to announce that Kristin Hamilton of Tioga County is the Agency’s new Resource Development/ Community Relations Coordinator. More...

PennDOT Earns Prestigious National Award for Litter Cleanup Efforts

PennDOT has earned its eighth consecutive national Partner Award for its continued support of Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful and the Great American Cleanup of Pennsylvania. The award is presented annually by Keep America Beautiful and the U.S. More...

Longtime Restaurant Closes Its Doors

The staff and management of AJ’s Restaurant on Route 6 in Wysox Township bid farewell to customers before they shut the doors to the business forever on Dec. 13. More...

Allied Services Accepts New Wheels from Chesapeake

Chesapeake Energy recently donated a 2009 Chevy Trailblazer to Allied Services Integrated Health Systems. Chesapeake Energy has made multiple gifts in-kind of reconditioned fleet vehicles to benefit charities in Northeastern Pennsylvania. More...

Peace Poster Winners Announced

The winners of the 2011-12 Lions International Peace Poster Contest have been announced. Cassie Caccia took the first step in the 2011-12 competition by winning the local contest sponsored by the Wyalusing Lioness Club. More...

Look Good Program to Begin

Cancer can rob a woman of her energy, appetite and strength, but it does not have to take away her self-confidence. More...

Susquehanna County Career and Technology Center Donates to Toys for Tots Campaign

The Susquehanna County Career and Technology Center donated toys made by the students from the Cabinetmaking/ Carpentry Program to the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program. A variety of toys were donated and then distributed by the U.S. More...

Dimock

Mrs. Dorothy Severcool is enduring a slow recovery from surgery, with several returns to the hospital in Montrose. We hope she will soon be well again. Her address is 15295 State Route 3001, Montrose, PA 18801. More...

Laceyville

Cheryl VanDeMark, Elaine Doty, Jim and Carol Furman of Terrytown were among those who attended the “In Loving Memory” support group meeting at the home of Norm and Peg Ball in Tunkhannock on Wednesday evening. More...

Nimble

Monday, my daughter, Ginger Howell and I happened to be in Scranton, so decided to do some shopping. However, it is much easier to shop local, for if or when you need assistance, there is someone to help you. More...

Remember Food Safety During the Holidays

In light of all of the recent reports of foodborne illness, it is important to remember the fundamentals of food safety when you are preparing food during the holidays, according to an expert in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences. More...

Local Students Earn Degrees At Lock Haven University

The Lock Haven University 2011 winter commencement ceremony was held Saturday, Dec. 17. There were 307 degree candidates from the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Education and Human Services. President Michael Fiorentino, Jr. More...

Local Horse Judging Team Competes in Kentucky

The Susquehanna County 4- H Horse Judging Team traveled to the Eastern National 4-H Roundup in Louisville, KY. More...

Pipeline Safety Bill Advances to Governor

Legislation that will help protect local communities by ensuring the safety of natural gas lines is on its way to the governor to be signed into law, according to Rep. Tina Pickett, a major co-sponsor of the proposal. More...

Paper Chain Tree for Charity

Elk Lake School District seventh- and eighth-graders had a paper chain competition to raise funds to support “Helping Hands for Hallie,” to assist a local family whose daughter has been diagnosed with cancer. More...

Looking Back at 2011

Spectators and volunteer helpers gather on the partially submerged Route 6 bridge spanning the Wyalusing Creek during the devastating September flooding. More...

The Year In Review

A look back at stories that made the news in 2011

— Compiled by David Keeler and Pete Hardenstine — — Layout and design by Megan Cobb, Tim Ennis and Nancy Keeler — —JANUARY— Year Ends with Rash of Highway Fatalities More...

What Would You Do if Santa’s Sleigh Broke Down on Your Roof?

Mrs. Fusco’s First Grade Class Haleigh Bailey: I would help him get his reindeer working and all that. I would use my Dad’s tools and work with Santa. More...

Chaffee Completes Basic Training

Marine Corps Pvt. Cody Z. More...

Spring Hill

It may not feel like it, but today is the first day of winter. Pat and Duff are back from a great trip to Florida. Suzanne, Kyle, Paige and Kyle Robinson, Jr. More...

Laceyville Man Completes Marine Basics

Marine Corps Pvt. Tyler H. Thompson, son of Diane M. Aaron of Laceyville and Jeffery S. More...

What Would You Do if You Caught A Reindeer?

Mrs. Kunkle’s Kindergarten Class

C.J. Carr: I would give it to Santa. Rayne Wood: I would let it go. I would go get it again. Then I would let it go again. I would keep doing it over and over again. Olivia Haley: I would ride it to see Santa to visit him. More...

Seen ‘n Heard W inners

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Santa Stops by Oldest House

Five-year-old Kenzie Walter had a lot to share with Santa when he was in town for a visit recently. She is the daughter of Kimber Ryan. More...

Santa at Laceyville’s Oldest House

Three-year-old Kadyn Tewksbury didn’t mind sitting on Santa’s lap one bit while he stopped at Laceyville’s Oldest House recently. His parents are Emily Hotaling and Shay Tewksbury. More...

What Would You Do If You Caught A Reindeer?

Ms. Turner’s Kindergarten Class

Aurora Raymond: I would catch it so I could see it; then, let it go so it wouldn’t get hurt. Dagyn Waluk: I would keep it as a pet. I would feed it meat and take it for walks. More...

Santa at Laceyville’s Oldest House

Ten-year-old Emily Dudock, left, and Annabele Bauman, age six, both arrived during Santa’s visit, carrying a detailed Christmas wish list. More...

For Unto Us a Child is Born Unto Us a son is Given

There is nothing new I have to say— It’s all been said before, So just what will you do this Christmas When Jesus knocks on your door? Will you welcome Him in with open arms Or will this year be like all the rest? More...

Rome Township Couple Earn 2011 Outstanding Cooperator Award

Dairy farmer Julie Perry loves the land that she farms and gets her inspiration from nature. More...

Brother Stabs Sibling

Four Sayre Borough police officers responded to the scene of a stabbing in the 100 block of Hoover Street in the early morning hours of Dec. 17. More...

Susquehanna County Commissioners Questioned

At their Dec. 14 meeting, the Susquehanna County Commissioners passed two resolutions, with only one prompting questions from visitors. More...

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