January 5, 2012 RSS feed / Local News

Susquehanna County Commissioners Reorganize

The three Susquehanna County commissioners were sworn in, along with all other winners of the November election on Jan. 3 in the main courtroom of the county courthouse. More...

Wyoming County Commissioners Re-Organize

The Wyoming County Commissioners have a new chair, Republican incumbent Judy Kraft Mead; vice-chair is newlyelected Republican Commissioner Tom Henry. More...

Three Injured in Twin Cuts Crash

Rain and heavy traffic in the area of Routes 6 and 409 may have been factors in a threevehicle accident on Dec. 27 that sent three people to the hospital and snarled traffic in the area for more than an hour. More...

Correction

In the Dec. 22, 2011 edition of the Rocket-Courier, we mistakenly listed Shay Tewksbury as the father of Kadyn Hotaling in a photo caption. We apologize for this error. More...

Band Plays for Seniors

George Lee and the Jerico Singers entertained residents at Sullivan Terrace, Dushore, on Dec. 17. Activity coordinators related that light refreshments were served during the party, and everyone had a great time. More...

Tuscarora Township Rolls Over into New Year

Four citizens joined all supervisors and the secretary for the December 2011 meeting at the township building. The supervisors have been working on the 2012 budget and have come up with a figure of $300,000. More...

Quicker Than The Eye

Utica, NY magician Matt Episcopo, right, definitely has Rocket Rick Orr’s attention during a trick where he turns $1 bills into $100’s. Episcopo provided entertainment at the Rocket-Courier’s Christmas Party on Dec. More...

Youth Honored by Legion

American Legion Post 534 commander Ben Chamberlin (left) and Sons of the American Legion commander Charles Birk (right) presented Cody Nowland with a certificate of appreciation on Dec. More...

Camping Club Holds Monthly Meeting

Editor’s note: This tonguein cheek account of a recent dinner meeting was submitted by the club. More...

Pickett Backs Megan’s Law Changes

Rep. Tina Pickett recently applauded the signing of a new law that further protects Pennsylvania children from sex offenders. The new law, signed by Gov. More...

Historical Society Releases Book

Bradford County Historical Society president Henry Farley (left) and manager/curator Matthew Carl display the new book recently released by the organization in commemoration of the bicentennial of Bradford County. More...

Forkston

I hope that everyone enjoyed the holidays. We were fortunate to have such good weather. With the help of some friends, Brittianni Reeves, surprised her fiancé, Scott Severcool, with a birthday party recently. More...

Terrytown

A Christmas season Glenn and I will never forget. Our family simply showered us with so many blessings and needed things as well as the fellowship with them. More...

Evergreen

Martine Kipp spent Christmas Eve with the Lamar Kipp family and attended services at the Moxie Community Church. More...

Winter Commencement Service Held at Mansfield University

Three hundred and twentytwo students received degrees at Mansfield University’s 147th Commencement on Saturday, Dec. 17 in Decker Gymnasium. More...

St. Vincent College to Hold Open House on Jan. 21

Saint Vincent College Office of Admission and Financial Aid has announced plans for an upcoming Get Acquainted Day Open House for prospective students and their families on Saturday, Jan. 21. More...

Dimock

We are happy to report that Karen Radwanski has returned home after successful surgery and we hope she continues to feel better each day. More...

Dairy Summit Offers Continuing Education

The program is set for the 2012 Pennsylvania Dairy Summit, scheduled on Feb. 8 and 9 at the Lancaster Host Resort in Lancaster, PA. More...

Nimble

Christmas Eve, I had the opportunity to visit at the home of my grandson and his wife, Brett and Leann Tinna’s, new residence at Sand Plant Road in Tunkhannock. The Howell family gathered there for their Christmas Eve family party. More...

Discover 4-H Day to be Held Jan. 28

Bradford County 4-H invites youth, parents, leaders and potential leaders to Discover 4-H Day at the First Presbyterian Church in Towanda on Saturday, Jan. 28. More...

Ten Killed in New Year’s Holiday Crashes

Ten people were killed and 172 others were injured in the 552 crashes investigated by Pennsylvania State Police during the four-day New Year’s holiday driving period, Commissioner Frank Noonan announced this week. More...

News from the Wyalusing Public Library

Happy New Year. Hope everyone’s holiday was all that they could want. We would like to thank all of you who brought in so many goodies, they were all delicious and we had great fun in sharing our bounty. More...

Camptown

Christmas of 2011 was celebrated with many family gatherings. Nancy and Howard Wilson enjoyed their children and grandchildren. More...

Major and Boback Continue Veterans Assistance in January

Reps. Sandra Major and Karen Boback recently announced the January dates for visits to Tunkhannock by the Department of Veterans Affairs’ mobile veterans center, which provides services to veterans and their families. More...

Beaver Meadows

Get well wishes to Carl Whitney, recuperating at home after surgery at Wyoming Valley on the 28th. More...

—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...

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...

Shotwell Stepping Down in March From Laceyville Water Company

Mayor Ken Patton told the Laceyville Borough Council Tuesday evening that Water Company Superintendent Tim Shotwell would be stepping down at the end March. “That’s when his license expires,” Patton said. More...

Performing Arts Troupe to Stage “Music Man”

The Wyoming County Players (WCP) will bring the magic of “The Music Man” to the Tunkhannock High School (THS) stage for three performances this weekend. Tickets are now on sale for 7 p.m. More...

Susquehanna County Commissioners Wrap Up 2011 With Steps Toward the Future

The Susquehanna County Commissioners held their final meeting of the year on Dec. 28 in the county courthouse, with just a few questions to field from the public. More...

Pickett Satellite Office Hours Set

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PennDOT Announces Speed Limit Reduction

PennDOT has announced that the speed limit will be reduced on a section of Route 220 in Athens Township, Bradford County. More...

Book Writing Contest Announced

The Bradford County Library announces the 24th annual original book writing competition. If you are a student in grades one through eight and live in Bradford County you can write a book and enter our competition. More...

Planning Commission Okays Compressor Station

The Susquehanna County Planning Commission granted conditional approval for a proposed compressor station to be built in Fairdale, Jessup Township, at their Dec. 27 meeting. More...

New Lopez Bridge Opened

The new Route 487 Bridge at Lopez in Sullivan County opened in December, less than four months since the road’s closing. More...

The Way We Were...

Snowy Thursday Morning

How do we know it was a Thursday morning when this photo was snapped in downtown Wyalusing during the winter of 1937-38? It’s because that’s former Rocket-Courier publisher John W. More...

Jester Hill

The Jester Hill Chamber of Commerce declared its first annual New Year’s Eve Extravaganza a success despite a couple of hiccups. More...

Rural Development Mortgages Available

USDA Rural Development offers a subsidized government program designed to assist low income, credit worthy families and individuals in purchasing existing or building new homes in rural areas. More...

The Good Old Days

Compiled from old issues of The Wyalusing Rocket

News items of timely interest gathered from the old files of The WYALUSING ROCKET and reprinted as they were in the Jan. 7, 1982 issue. More...

Bradford County Seeks New Jury Commissioner

A vacancy exists in the office of Jury Commissioner due to the recent death of Edward Barrett. President Judge Jeffrey A. More...

Strong Partnerships Meeting Community Needs Through the Holidays

Susquehanna County Interfaith and Interfaith Friends of Wyoming County are non-profit agencies dedicated to serving families most in need all throughout the year. More...

Literacy Program Needs Your Help

The Susquehanna County Literacy Program (SCLP), which serves the approximately 5,300 functionally illiterate citizens of our county, has been financed largely through government grants since its start in 1982. More...

Wyalusing Resident Named to Fall Dean’s List at South Hills School

Heather Labor from Wyalusing was named to the Dean’s List for the fall term at the State College campus of South Hills School of Business. She is a student in the first year of the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program. More...

Friends Group Donates Funds to Various Agencies

At their annual ceremony of giving in December, Friends of Susquehanna County, Inc. More...

Community Foundation Names Angela Klopf as New CEO

The Board of Directors of the Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers (CFTT) announced recently that Angela Klopf of Cor ning, NY has been chosen as the new CEO of the organization. Ms. Klopf took over her new duties on Jan. 3. More...

Counter-Cyclical Payment Program Signup Begins

Kelly Sundy, County Executive Director for the Bradford County Farm Service Agency, announces that enrollment for the 2012 Direct and Countercyclical Payment Program (DCP) will begin on Jan. 23, 2012 and end on June 1, 2012. More...

Over 1,000 Babies Delivered by Memorial Hospital Physician

Dr. Larry McCullough was born in Washington DC, the oldest of three sons. He graduated from Fredrick Douglas High School where he played football and discovered his fascination for science. His father worked for the U.S. More...

Clean Air Council Questions DEP’s Marcellus Shale Emissions Inventory Plan

After delaying compilation of a Marcellus Shale emissions inventory for a year the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP) requested the data necessary to compile a 2011 inventory in December. More...

Laceyville

The monthly soup sale at the Laceyville Library will be on Thursday of this week with probably four kinds of soup. The sale starts at 11:30 a.m. and lasts until all is sold. More...

Farm Show Visitors Encouraged To Enter Photo Contest

Visitors to the 2012 Pennsylvania Farm Show are invited to enter photographs that capture the spirit of the event in the show’s annual photo contest. More...

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