January 26, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Wet Year Remembered with Hugs and Tears at Banquet

After a year of relentless rain and catastrophic flooding in communities in Wilmot Township, Bradford County, fire company officials and supporters came together on Jan. More...

The End Zone Seat

Memories Of Paterno

I had hoped that after last week’s column, I wouldn’t need to write another about Penn State football for a while. But apparently heaven had an immediate need for a pretty darn good football coach. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Barbara Simpson - 2014-11-20
Shawn Saxe - 2014-11-20
Joseph LaFrance - 2014-11-20
George Matlack - 2014-11-20

Local News

Elk Lake Gets Gold Star From Auditor

At the Jan. 12 school board meeting, both the Elk Lake School District and the Susquehanna County Career & Technology Center received excellent ratings from the recent auditor’s report on the closing of books for 2011. More...

Teen Survives Icy Early Morning Plunge

Cold Creek lived up to its name on Jan. More...

Elected Officials Differ on Approach to Stream Mitigation

When Sen. Gene Yaw worked with the Center for Rural Pennsylvania (CRP) to coordinate the “Listening Session on Stream Cleaning” that was held on Jan. More...

Opinion

RICK'S REPORT

That Piece You Need

Not Stolen; Neglected More...

Remembering Coach Paterno

Editor’s Note: Kellie Goodman Shaffer is a Wyalusing Valley and Penn State University graduate. She served many years as the sports director at WTAJ-TV in Altoona where she had many opportunities to cover Penn State football. More...

Cartoon

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Columns

Bird Behavior Can often be Mysterious

Early in the new year, I read a newspaper article about dead blackbirds falling from the sky, in the small town of Beebee, Arkansas. Authorities there stated that over 100 dead blackbirds were found on New Year’s Eve. More...

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Recognize These Eyes? 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 your day-to-day traumas.

DEAR ALICE: How can I keep from making the same dumb mistakes my stupid parents made? I certainly don’t want to end up with a life as miserable and boring as theirs. — TOWANDA TEEN DEAR TOW: By all means practice birth control. More...

Worship

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWS

“My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires,” (James 1:19-20). More...

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish

In this past Sunday’s gospel of Mark, Jesus came to announce to all men the good news of God’s eternal plan for them. More...

WYALUSING U.M. CHARGE NEWS

When we arrived in Dulac, Pastor Kirby told us about a young couple he had just married in December. They desperately needed a roof on their house. More...

Education

Program Still Going Strong in the New Year

What better way to start off a half day of school on Monday, Jan. More...

Local Students Named to Fall President’s List at Mansfield University

A total of 142 Mansfield University students have been named to the fall 2011 President’s list. To be named to the President’s list, a student must attend the university full-time and earn a perfect 4.0 GPA for the semester. More...

Lions Scholarships Presented

Wyalusing Lions Club President John Bradley (left) recently presented two $750 scholarships to 2011 Wyalusing Valley High School graduates Paul Hugo and Abby Fogel. More...

Pipeline Discussion Yields Answers, Satisfies Most

A special meeting of the Wyalusing Area School Board (WASB) was conducted on Jan. More...

Commissioners and Opponents Square Off on Hobbs Trip

Gas drilling opponents banded together to blast the Bradford County Commissioners on Jan. 19 for what they say was tax dollars wasted on a fact-finding trip to Lea County, N.M., that did not adequately address environmental concerns. More...

Fugitive Returned to Bradford County From Texas for Numerous Crimes

A Texas man has been returned to Pennsylvania almost a year after he committed numerous crimes from one end of Bradford County to the other. More...

Police Blotter

Dushore-Area Man Accused Of Theft, Assaulting Police

According to information released by State Police at Laporte, Steven Eugene Arnold, 44, and Dixie Lee Arnold, 49, both of Cherry Township, Sullivan County, stole a bottle of Jim Beam liquor from the Dushore Wine and Spirits Store at about 3:45 on Jan More...

POLICE BLOTTER

Bridge Grate Stolen Someone removed an 8-by-10-foot piece of iron bridge grating that had been set down at the intersection of Iron Bridge and Lone Mary Roads in Terry Township in preparation of replacing a section of the bridge there. 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...

—BRADFORD COUNTY SENTENCINGS & PLEAS—

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

Letters

Pondering Casey Anthony’s Plot

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School Use Policy Requires More Input

Dear Editor: Thank you to Mr. Hiduk for his very informative article bringing the issue of the proposed changes to “Use of School Facilities #707” to public attention. More...

Reader Shares Writer’s Concerns

Dear Editor: I want to thank Regina Touchette for her heartfelt letter last week. My thoughts and prayers are with you. More...

Lifestyles

BIRTHS

Mosier-Warfle More...

News from the Wyalusing Public Library

Adult book club held a very interesting discussion on the book “The Help” by Kathleen Stockett last night here at the library. More...

Nine Decades and Counting for Carr

Elwood James Carr celebrated his 90th birthday with his loving family and many dear friends at his home in Potterville. Diane Elliott presented him with a citation on behalf of Rep. More...

Dining and Entertainment

Winter Fun for Good Causes at the Keystone

Winter has finally arrived in the Northern Tier, but that’s not stopping the fun at the Keystone Theatre in Towanda—and all for a couple of good causes. More...

Sports

Joining the 700 Club

WVHS Wrestlers Defeat Troy to Reach Victory Milestone

Wyalusing Valley took a major step towards its 18th Northern Tier League title with a 46-16 victory at Troy on Jan. 19. More...

Lady Rams Win Sixth Straight

The Wyalusing Valley girls’ basketball team extended its winning streak to six games with a 66-43 home victory over Liberty on Jan. 23. More...

College Thinclads Return to Action

The indoor track season resumed for area collegians last weekend. At the Bucknell Heptagonal on Jan. 21, two Elk Lake graduates competed—the Bisons’ Ryne Carney and Shippensburg freshman Cassie VanEtten. More...

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