January 5, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Hezekiah’s Hands Volunteers Aid Area Flood Victims

REPAIRS MADE TO 20 HOMES IN AREA OVER CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY

Loaves & Fishes (L&F), a local non-profit ministry that was founded in 2010 by Sherri Schreier, coordinated a flood relief effort to help many who are still struggling from the damage left by Tropical Storm Lee. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Marian Brown - 2014-12-11
Arlene Werts - 2014-12-11
Darlene Moon - 2014-12-11

Local News

—Local Municipalities Re-Organize—

New Council Members Sworn In at Meshoppen Borough

Newly-elected Meshoppen Borough Council members Herb Bevan and Mike Loyd were sworn in by Mayor Bruce Marshall on Tuesday night during council’s first meeting of 2012. More...

New Members Join Wyalusing Borough Council

In a rare morning meeting that convened at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. More...

Wyalusing Township Passes Budget, No Personnel Changes

Wyalusing Township supervisors Arthur Allyn, Marvin Meteer, and Lanny Stethers and supervisors’ secretary Maxine Meteer wrapped up the business of 2011 and approved the 2012 budget at a meeting held on Dec. 28. They met again on Jan. More...

Opinion

The Way I See It

Welcome to Our New Website

If you’re a regular visitor at www.rocket-courier.com, you’ve likely already noticed the substantial changes we debuted last night, which is our most significant website upgrade since we first went online back in 1997. More...

Rick's Report

What’s Up with Shorts in Winter?

Only time will tell if the winter of 2011-12 turns out to be much of a winter at all. It’s all of 8 degrees as I write this, but this cold snap appears to be an anomaly in an otherwise mild and low-snow winter season. More...

Knock Wood

Full Story

Dining and Entertainment

Endless Mountains Shape Note Singers to Gather

The Endless Mountains Shape Note Singers meet on Sunday, Jan. 8, from 3 to 5 p.m. at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Route 6, one mile east of Tunkhannock. More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

Auditions

The Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock will be holding auditions for “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” by appointment on Saturday, Jan. 28 from noon to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 29 from noon to 5 p.m. More...

Blood Drive

Blood Drives: Jan. 10, Claverack Rural Electric, Wysox, 1 to 6 p.m.; Jan. 12, Athens Twp. Fire Hall, 150 Herrick Ave., 1 to 6 p.m.; Jan. 12, Skinners Eddy UM Church, Laceyville, 1 to 6 p.m.; Jan. 18, Emergency Operations Center, Tunkhannock, 10 a.m. More...

Breakfasts

Monthly Breakfast at the Herrickville Fire Hall on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012, 7 to 11 a.m. All you can eat: pancakes, ham, sausage, eggs, coffee, orange juice and real maple syrup. Adults, $7.50; children to 12 years, $3; preschool, free. More...

Sports

Rams Repeat as Champions

34th Tunkhannock Kiwanis Wrestling Tournament

The Wyalusing Valley wrestlers gave themselves a late Christmas present as they successfully defended their team title at the Tunkhannock Kiwanis Tournament on Dec. 29-30. More...

Grapplers Cruise Past Athens

The Wyalusing Valley wrestlers entered the Christmas break with a dominating 77-6 win over Athens at Layman Gymnasium on Dec. 22. Eight pins and four forfeits provided the Rams all the points they needed against the overmatched Wildcats. More...

Lady Rams Defeat Towanda, Troy

Mackenzie Martin scored 19 points to lead the Wyalusing Valley girls’ basketball team to a 58-53 win over Towanda at Layman Gymnasium on Dec. 21. More...

Sullivan Retires

FORMER COMMISSIONER PLANS TO MAINTAIN TIES TO CONSERVATION DISTRICT

Considered a “peacemaker” and “compromiser” by his fellow Bradford County Commissioners, John Sullivan stepped down from the board last week after serving eight of the last 12 years, and he announced that he is looking forward More...

County Commissioners Sworn In

The Bradford County Commissioners held two meetings in a one-week period, an action indicative of the end of a busy year and an eagerness to get new business underway. More...

Weather Service Confirms County’s Storm Readiness

National Weather Service (NWS) warning coordinator meteorologist David Nicosia was pleased to deliver a citation to Bradford County emergency management coordinator John Ambrusch to recertify the county’s storm readiness at the final county com More...

Police Blotter

Indecent Assault Alleged

Albert Gurnee, 66, Warren Center, was charged with engaging in involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with an Afton, NY, girl over the course of eight years from 2001 to 2009. The incidents reportedly took place in Warren Township. More...

Teen Charged with Rape

Richard Wood, 18, Towanda, was arrested on rape charges after he allegedly had sexual intercourse with a 15-year-old girl against her will. Wood was remanded to Bradford County Correctional Facility in lieu of $85,000 bail. More...

Youth Cited for Sex Crimes

An unnamed 14-year-old boy was arrested on Dec. More...

Crime and Courts

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 Lawrence R. and Darla A. Morse to Lawrence R. and Darla D. Morse, Trustees of the Lawrence R. and Darla D. Morse Revocable Trust, in Monroe Township for $1 on Dec. 9. More...

Letters

Recent Crash Sparks Response

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Children’s Advocate Addresses Abuse

Dear Editor: Once again, child sexual abuse allegations have people everywhere shaking their heads in disbelief. More...

Columns

Reflections of Nature

Food Abundant for Wildlife This Winter

This past fall was a banner year for most (but not all) foods that wildlife depend on during the winter months. At the top of the list would be apples. More...

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Appropriately enough, the eyes in our last edition of 2011, issued on Dec. 22, belonged to Santa Claus. Surprisingly, only three people correctly guessed Jolly Old Saint Nick. They were Aaron Doty, Lori Mislevy and Eileen Fedak. More...

JUST ASK ALICE

DEAR ALICE: My husband goes absolutely bananas when another driver follows our car too close. More...

Worship

New Pastor Installed at Towanda Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

Dec. 11 was a clear crisp day when Rev. Douglas B. Stearns was installed as minister to the Towanda Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. Parishioners indicated that the sanctuary was tastefully adorned for the holidays. More...

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWS

“Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, ‘He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust,’” (Psalm 91:1-2). More...

IT’S IN THE BOOK

One of the really hot topics amongst the theologians these days is the subject of the last days of planet earth. More...

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