January 12, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Meshoppen Home’s Nursery Gutted by Fire

An early evening wood stove fire at the Meshoppen residence of Tom and Lynn McDonald badly damaged a nursery that was being put together a few months in advance of the arrival of the McDonalds’ grandchild, but spared the life of the three famil More...

New Commissioner Eyes County’s Long-Term Growth Potential

Bradford County’s newest Republican commissioner may be new to his position, but he has been closely following the progress of the board over the last year with the blessings of his Democratic counterparts. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Budd Clark - 2014-07-17
Mary Knauth - 2014-07-17
Carl Whitney - 2014-07-17
Cynthia Williams - 2014-07-17
Lucy Case - 2014-07-17
August Hebda - 2014-07-17
Marcia Powers - 2014-07-17
Garry Clark - 2014-07-17
Jane Pierson - 2014-07-17
Beverly Detrick - 2014-07-17
Beverly Welles - 2014-07-17
Marcia Powers - 2014-07-10
August Hebda - 2014-07-10

Local News

Veterans Hone More Than Hunting Skills at Ringneck Ridge

Perched high atop a plateau where Bradford, Susquehanna and Wyoming Counties come together is an unassuming property with a modular house, a large garage and several other outbuildings situated on it. More...

Local Officials Off to New Mexico Gas Fields

While the natural gas industry’s presence in northern Pennsylvania certainly isn’t breaking news, it is still relatively new to the area when compared to parts of the country where natural gas has been extracted from both shale rock and s More...

Estimated Tax Deposits Due for Local Wage Tax

The Earned Income Tax Office in Wyalusing reminds all self-employed taxpayers and those who do not have the local wage tax withheld from their wages and live in the Wyalusing Area School District and Northeast Bradford School District that the fourth More...

Opinion

Wyalusing Water Meters: Much Ado about Nothing?

Turns out that our story last week about over 50 water meters in Wyalusing Borough being out of service may have needlessly stirred up a hornet’s nest. And as is usually the case with issues like this, there are two sides to the story. More...

Rick's Report

Addressing Our ‘Guilty Until Proven Innocent’ System

In the past two weeks, we have been contacted about two local residents whose names had appeared in the Rocket-Courier’s district judges’ reports who had been exonerated of the charges against them. More...

Seniors

Towanda Seniors Enjoy Holiday Music at Meeting

Towanda Senior Citizens Club president George Smith welcomed 41 members and guest Nancy Bendinsky to the meeting. Jerry Webster was greeter for the day. “God Bless America” was sung, accompanied on the piano by Anita Sullivan. More...

Columns

Staghorn Sumac is Distinctive and Persistent

Recently, I noticed a flock of starlings feeding on the large dark seed heads of the staghorn sumac. If you’re not familiar with the staghorn sumac, it’s the small tree that produces the large, crimson colored seed heads. More...

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Call in and Guess - Contest begins Thursday - 2 p.m. —Enter our automated contest by calling 570-746-0533— winners will be notified by phone calls received prior to 2 p.m. will be disqualified More...

JUST ASK ALICE

Alice Wickhammer of Jester Hill offers insight into More...

Worship

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWS

“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. More...

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish

The Feast of the Epiphany celebrates the majesty and divinity of the newborn Savior. In the Feast of Christmas, Christ is shown as man to a few of His chosen souls; in the Feast of the Epiphany, He appears to the whole world as God. More...

IT’S IN THE BOOK

All of you who know me will agree that indeed I move rather slowly. I do not enter races because it would take me hours to locate the starting line. More...

Governor Signs Briggs’s Execution Order

A news release issued by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett on Jan. More...

School District Approves Tech Teachers’ Request

Members of the Wyalusing Area School Board met for more than three hours on Jan. 10 as they continued to work on the language contained in a number of district-wide policies. More...

Nominations Sought for Don James Memorial Award

Nomination forms are available at numerous area locations for potential recipients of the 2012 Don James Lighthouse of Service Award. 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 Karen K. Sharer Mohatt, Trustee of the Gene D. and Doris H. Sharer Irrevocable Residential Income Only Trust, to Fenton Holding in Wyalusing Township for $130,000 on Dec. 29. More...

—BRADFORD COUNTY SENTENCINGS & PLEAS—

Bradford County District Attorney Daniel J. Barrett announced that the following persons were recently sentenced, entered guilty pleas or placed in the ARD Program in the Bradford County Court of Common Pleas, Towanda: Sentencings More...

Letters

Oldest House Toasts Supporters

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Bell Ringing Successful

Dear Editor: This letter is to thank all those who helped in the latest “Bell Ringing Campaign” for the Salvation Army. Because of all your help, we were able to reset the record we established last year. More...

Lifestyles

Engagement Announced

Kevin and Stacy Swain of Terrytown are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Lyndsey Nicole Swain, also of Terrytown, to Johnathan Clark, son of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Clark of Andover, NY. More...

Fiona Powell Spins Tales of Wit and Wonder

Acclaimed storyteller Fiona Powell will appear on Saturday, Jan. 21 at 11 a.m. at the Dietrich Theater. Powell sits at her spinning wheel and spins folk tales from around the world. This special event is free and open for all ages to enjoy. More...

Sports

Rams on a Rampage

Cody Pickett’s buzzer-beating three-point field goal lifted Wyalusing Valley to a 51-50 victory at Sayre on Jan. 10. More...

Lady Rams Stumble At Sayre

After opening the season with six straight wins, the Wyalusing Valley girls’ basketball team crashed back to earth with a 42-30 loss at Sayre on Jan. 9. More...

Extra Point Club Needs Volunteers

Anyone who has closely followed the Wyalusing Valley High School football program knows what an asset the Extra Point Club has become. More...

Education

From the Superintendent’s Desk

Happy New Year to everyone. A new calendar year brings new optimism, new hope, and new goals. The district has a number of initiatives underway to continue to improve upon current programs and services. More...

Penn College Holds Commencement

Penn College held a Winter Commencement ceremony Dec. 17. Students from the area include:. Technology; Cody Scalf, Ulster, Associate of Applied Science, Welding Technology; Shannon R. More...

Local Resident Named to Cazenovia College Dean’s List

Cazenovia College recently released names of students honored for academic achievement during the fall semester of 2011. More...

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