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Tyler Memorial Part of Eight-Hospital Network

What’s being called Northeastern Pennsylvania’s most comprehensive network for medical care united yesterday, Feb. 1, under the name Commonwealth Health. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Martin Stein, III - 2014-04-10
Pasquale Tullo - 2014-04-10

Local News

More Details Released on James Street Bridge Crash

More details have been released by state police at Towanda about a head-on collision on the James Street Bridge in North Towanda Township on Dec. 14. As reported in the Dec. More...

Girl Scouts to ‘Let the Good Times Roll’

To celebrate the 100-year anniversary of Girl Scouting in the United States, local leaders of the Wypotomoss Service Unit are planning an overnight event at the Towanda Area High School for March 2 and 3. More...

Bank Branch Reopens with Ribbon Cutting

Flood damage to First Liberty Bank and Trust’s Meshoppen Branch office has been repaired, and the facility has been opened to its customers since Jan. More...

Opinion

Need a High-Paying Job? Head to Washington, DC

It probably comes as no surprise to many people that some of the highest paying jobs in the nation can be found in Washington, DC. But you might be surprised by how much more government employees make than their private sector counterparts. More...

RICK'S REPORT

Spreading Out ‘the Boom’

That Piece You Need More...

Knock Wood

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Columns

Reflections of Nature

Much-Maligned Goldenrod Supports Larvae

During this past deer season, I helped my friend, Charlie Fox, make a deer drive to his neighbor, Mrs. Ulkins, and her father, Clarence Deemer, who is 86 years old and resides in Easton, PA. 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.

Letters to Alice should be sent to The Rocket-Courier, Box 187, Wyalusing, PA 18853 or e-mail her at: rocket@epix.net More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

Coming Events...

Barbecues Chicken Barbecue at Laceyville Fire Hall on Sunday, Feb. 19 at 11 a.m. Halves are $5, side salads available. Benefits Good Will Fire Company. R5- 3/S6-2c Benefits More...

Worship

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWS

“And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him,” (Colossians 1:17). May each of us do our best to give God glory with our every thought, word, and deed. More...

WYALUSING U.M. CHARGE NEWS

February is usually the month folks hunker down, throw an extra log on the fire and come as close to hibernation as possible. More...

IT’S IN THE BOOK

At this present hour in world history, God our creator sits in heaven. Our Lord Jesus Christ is at His right hand making intercession for His church (Hebrews 7:25), those for whom He died. More...

Education

FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT'S DESK

Second semester is underway and report cards for the end of the first semester should have arrived home by now. For high school students, Edline is available for up-to-date reports at any time. More...

Meet My Crafty Buddy

St. Agnes School kindergarten students and their sixthgrade “big buddies” made construction paper and cotton lambs in observance of the Feast Day of the patron saint of the school. St. More...

Scranton Names Fall Dean’s List

The University of Scranton has announced it’s Dean’s List, which recognizes students for academic excellence during the 2011 fall semester. More...

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Online Access to Rocket-Courier If you’re a subscriber to the Rocket-Courier’s print edition, you will continue to enjoy complimentary access to our newly-expanded online edition. More...

Bradford County Likely to Eliminate Jury Commissioners

Governor Tom Corbett recently signed and passed into law a provision that will allow for county commissioners to dissolve the office of jury commissioner as they see fit. More...

Parking, Flooding Worries Hamper Proposed CVS Move

About 60 people attended last Wednesday evening’s scheduled Tunkhannock Borough Zoning Board Hearing, which was supposed to deal with parking space issues surrounding the proposed CVS move to the present site of Gay’s Hardware on Route 29 More...

Bradford County United Way Successfully Caps Challenging Year

In addition to the generous donations of area citizens and businesses in the wake of the September flooding, United Way officials were pleased to report that the organization had also met its nonflood related $385,000 campaign goal for the year. 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 Wilmer W. and Phyllis M. Gilpin to Gilpin LLC in Asylum Township for $1 on Jan. 18. 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. Sentencings More...

Letters

Gratitude Returned

Dear Wyalusing Community, I want to thank you again for the lovely dinner you arranged for my family and me on Jan. 13. It was truly a wonderful night out and so special to celebrate with dear friends. More...

Mayor Responds To Column

Dear Editor: Today is Jan. 25 and the Jan. 12 issue arrived this morning in warm, sunny Florida. After reading your “Much Ado About Nothing” column, I do wish to add my thought. More...

‘Sunshine Law’ Seems Clouded

Dear Editor: More...

Lifestyles

‘Love Letters’ Comes to Dietrich Theater Stage

Associates of the Wyoming County Cultural Center (WCCC) invite the public to join them for a special production as they bring local legends Hildy Morgan and David Zarko to the stage to interpret A.R. More...

Still Time to Enter National ‘Poetry Out Loud’ Recitation Contest

There is still time for high school students in Bradford, Sullivan, and Wyoming counties to enter the regional qualifying round of the national poetry recitation contest, Poetry Out Loud. The regional competition will be Friday, Feb. More...

Duo to Perform in Dushore

Kathy Blair and Doug Walton are karaoke performers and will be performing at Sullivan Terrace in Dushore on Sunday, Feb. 5 from 3 to 4 p.m More...

Dining and Entertainment

Missoula Children’s Theatre Auditions to be Held Monday

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

Folk Art Exhibit on Display in Towanda

The Northern Tier Cultural Alliance is featuring the work of Dixie Lee Wurster, a wheat weaver, straw and dried-flower artist from Lycoming County in a Folk Art Exhibit inside the Pennsylvania North Country Artisan Center and Store at the Washington More...

Sports

Rams on Top Again

WVHS Wrestlers Defeat Towanda, NEB to Claim Large School Title

Before a huge and enthusiastic home crowd in Layman Gymnasium, the Wyalusing Valley wrestling team handed Towanda a 46-21 loss on Jan. 26. Later, on Jan. More...

It’s Been A Green And Gold Winter

So far, no one can complain about this winter. While the temperatures have been mild outdoors, the Wyalusing Valley winter sports teams have been heating up the gymnasiums. More...

Lady Rams Extend Streak

Defeat Galeton, CV for Eighth Straight Victory

The Wyalusing Valley girls’ basketball team extended its winning streak to eight games with a 51-31 victory at Cowanesque Valley on Jan. 31. More...

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