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First Liberty Bank and Trust Reopens Meshoppen Office After Flood Damage

First Liberty Bank & Trust announced it has reopened its Meshoppen office located at 8192 State Route 6, which had been closed since September due to flood damage. More...

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PennDOT Wraps Ups Hectic Year Capped with Major Flood-Recovery Effort

PennDOT Engineering District 3-0, serving nine north central Pennsylvania counties, wrapped up a year that included an average construction season of road and bridge activities, capped by an extraordinary amount of flood-recovery work prompted by Sep More...

DEP Imposes Fines on Appalachia Midstream

The Department of Environmental Protection has fined Appalachia Midstream Services LLC of Horseheads, NY, Chesapeake Energy’s pipeline division, $19,510 for numerous erosion and sediment-control violations originally found last winter at its co More...

New Charity is Brainchild of Area Musician

After Laura Ackley lost her beloved father to cancer in 2008, she wanted to find a way to honor him that would incorporate her own love for making music along with her desire to help less fortunate residents of her small community. More...

Opinion

Are You Ready for Apple’s iPad 3?

When Apple unveils the latest version of its popular iPad in the coming weeks, are you going to be among those who ante up for the latest incarnation of this game-changing device? More...

RICK'S REPORT

School District Faces Important Decision

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Seniors

Jan Caroleer Entertains Towanda Area Senior Citizens Club

The Jan. 5 meeting of the Towanda Area Senior Citizens was called to order at noon by President George Smith greeting the 44 members and guests in attendance. Guest were Vi Koser, Helen Young, Jan Caroleer and Megan Hadlock. More...

Pharmacist Recommends Cleaning Out Medicine Cabinets

As the New Year begins, and healthy resolutions are made, the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) is encouraging Americans to clean out their medicine cabinets. More...

Healthy Steps for Older Adults: Fall Prevention Class

Most people know that having a fall injury such as a hip fracture can be devastating, to both the person and to his or her family. But many people do not know that there are steps you can take to reduce your risk of falling. More...

Dining and Entertainment

Organizations Announce Cancer Outreach Center Slated to Open in Montrose

Relay For Life volunteers, the American Cancer Society (ACS) and Endless Mountains Health Systems (EMHS) are pleased to announce the opening of a cancer outreach center in Montrose. More...

Missoula Children’s Theatre Coming to Keystone in Towanda

An audition will be held for the Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) production of “The Wiz of the West,” Monday, Feb. 6 at the Keystone Theatre in Towanda, from 4 to 6 p.m. More...

Dinner Theater Event to Benefit Autism

The Endless Mountains Theatre Company (EMTC) has been bringing quality community theatre to Susquehanna County for 13 years in a wide range of styles. More...

Sports

Johnson Five-0

Ram Senior Sets New School Mark with 50 Points against North Penn

Despite playing with a heavy heart, Aaron Johnson etched his name into Wyalusing Valley’s record book with a 50-point performance in an 83-66 win over North Penn at Layman Gymnasium on Jan. 17. More...

Penn State Fans Need Patience

If nothing else, Sally Jenkins’ interview with Joe Paterno in Sunday’s Washington Post settled any notion that the legendary coach would have been on the Penn State sidelines next fall even if he hadn’t been dismissed in the wake of More...

Lady Rams Rout Athens

At Wyalusing, on Jan. 11, the Lady Rams kept their championship hopes alive with a 50-43 win over Athens. Wyalusing entered the game tied with Sayre, one game behind the Lady Wildcats, who were undefeated in Northern Tier League East play. More...

Officials Return From Western Gas Fields ‘Invigorated’

Participants in a recent shale gas energy conference held in Hobbs, New Mexico, referred to a whirlwind trip to Lea County, NM, as “exhausting” but “enlightening.” Bradford County Commissioners Doug McLinko, Mark Smith, and Da More...

Wyalusing Fire Company Presented $2,000

Adam Dietz Named Outstanding Citizen

It was a special evening for Wyalusing Fire Chief Adam Dietz last Friday, when he was the guest of honor at the community’s annual Outstanding Citizen dinner. More...

Police Blotter

POLICE BLOTTER

Windows Shot Out in Towanda State police report that between Jan. 12 and 16, numerous vehicle and storefront windows have been shot out by somebody using a BB gun. 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 Guthrie Federal Credit Union to Edward C. Bowman and Merranda Rought in Athens Borough, Third Ward for $47,000 on Jan. 5. More...

—BRADFORD COUNTY SENTENCINGS & PLEAS—

Bradford County District Attorney Daniel J. Barrett announced that the following persons were sentenced, entered guilty pleas or placed in the ARD Program in the Bradford County Court of Common Pleas, Towanda, on Dec. 22 and Jan. 3. Sentencings More...

Letters

History of Stone Wall Revealed

Dear Editor: After many months of searching microfilm and newspaper records, the history of Stone Wall Hill on the Milan East Smithfield Road has finally been discovered. Was it a Works Progress Administration (WPA) project? Yes it was. More...

Social Security Reform

Dear Editor, The privatizing of “Social Security” is of great concern for most citizens. More...

Still Awaiting Justice

Dear Editor: More...

Lifestyles

Engagement Announced

Announcement has been made of the engagement of Alicia Menne of Monroeton and Jeremy Brown of Monroeton. A June 2012 wedding in Williamsport is being planned. More...

Lori Fuhrey Becomes Bride of David Evans

David Thomas Evans and Lori Lynn Fuhrey were united in marriage on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011 at 3:00 o’clock in the afternoon at the Brooklyn First Universalist Church, Brooklyn, PA. More...

Kylee Sutton Member of Lycoming Team

Kylee Sutton, a freshman general studies major, is a firstyear member of the Lycoming College Women’s Basketball Team. She is the daughter of Rich and Barb Sutton of Wysox. More...

Columns

Sleep Important for Both Man and Beast

“Sleep that knits up the ravelled sleave of care, The death of each day’s life, sore labour’s bath, Balm of hurt minds, great nature’s second course, Chief nourisher in life’s feast.” William Shakespeare, Macbeth ( More...

JUST ASK ALICE

Alice Wickhammer of Jester Hill offers insight into your day-to-day traumas.

Letters to Alice should be sent to The Rocket-Courier, Box 187, Wyalusing, PA 18853 or e-mail her at: rocket@epix.net DEAR ALICE: My husband says it’s okay when you give someone a CD as a birthday gift to open it first and make a copy for yours More...

Jester Hill

The annual Martin Luther King Day stock car ice races on Dingle’s Pond ended rather abruptly Monday afternoon. More...

Worship

St. Paul’s Church Announces Silver Anniversary Celebration

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church has announced festivities for the Silver Jubilee of their Rector, The Rev. Paul Edward Walker. A festival Eucharist will be celebrated on Saturday, Jan. More...

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish

In last Sunday’s gospel of St. John, he gave an account of the vocation of the first four Apostles. More...

WYALUSING U.M. CHARGE NEWS

Dulac, Louisiana is a small village about 75 miles south of New Orleans, where I just returned from a Volunteers in Mission trip. More...

Education

Area Students Make Various Dean’s Lists

The following students from the Rocket-Courier coverage area qualified for the Fall 2011 dean’s list at King’s College in Wilkes-Barre: More...

Legion Salutes Student Writers

American Legion Post 534 Commander Ben Chamberlin (back) presented awards to Wyalusing Valley Elementary School sixth-graders (from left) Paige Robinson, Domanick Otis, Autumn Dietz, Camden Bennett, More...

Teacher Enrichment Grant Presented

The recipient of the Teacher Enrichment Grant of $300 from the Susquehanna Chapter of the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees is Lindsey Escandel, elementary guidance counselor in the Elk Lake School District. More...

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