February 9, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Laceyville Needs Part-time Cop, Water Super, Councilmember

Talk about things turning sour all at once. Since last month’s meeting, the Laceyville Borough Council has learned that it needs to replace a police officer, water company superintendent and councilmember. More...

Wyalusing Subway Reopens

Subway restaurants announced today its restaurant in Wyalusing on Rt. 6 in the Wyalusing Creek Plaza is reopening today, Feb. 9, with a ribbon cutting at noon. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Irene Sowden - 2014-08-21
Ralph Fenton - 2014-08-21

Local News

Sheriff Justifies Raises to Maintain Dedicated Force

Criminal activity in Bradford County is on the rise. The need to transport prisoners to hearings and doctor’s appointments has risen in recent years, as has the number of extradition of prisoners from other states back to Pennsylvania. More...

Public Invited to Presentation on Synthetic Drugs

From 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 13, there will be an informative presentation open to the public at the Keystone Theatre in More...

Celebrates 90th Birthday

Well-known Wyalusing resident Marie Keeney celebrated her 90th birthday Saturday, Feb. More...

Opinion

Corrections

In the feature story about the proposed CVS store in Tunkhannock that ran in the Feb. 2 Rocket-Courier, First National Bank was improperly referenced as Tunkhannock Community Bank. More...

More Changes to Our Website Begin Today

If you’re a regular visitor to our website at www.rocket-courier.com you’ve surely noticed that we’ve made some significant changes. More...

RICK S E P O R T

Evil and Illegal—The Bath Salts Menace

The initial “bath salts” craze seemed to be reaching its stride when I came into this job just less than a year ago. More...

Columns

Hibernation is Key to Winter Survival

Since this column is being sent in before Groundhog Day, I have no idea whether the groundhog will see his shadow or not. 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 DEAR ALICE: I’m going to meet my fiancé’s parents this weekend and I’m worried about not making a good impression. More...

Worship

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWS

“Good and upright is the Lord; therefore He instructs sinners in His ways. He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them His way.” (Psalm 25:8-9). More...

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish

We Christians of today have many advantages over the people of Capernaum in St. Mark’s gospel 1:29-39. They witnessed Christ speaking with authority, casting out demons and healing the sick. More...

WYALUSING U.M. CHARGE NEWS

The Hollenback UMC continues to be delighted at the overwhelming response to their soup suppers. The evenings are filled with the aroma of many delicious soups, as well as laughter and friendly conversation. More...

Education

Eighth-Grade Parent Night Slated

The Guidance Office of the Wyalusing Valley Jr.-Sr. High School will host an informative program for all eighth grade students and their parents. This program will be held in the high school auditorium on Thursday, Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. More...

Area Residents Named to Dean’s List at Roberts Wesleyan College

Roberts Wesleyan College is pleased to announce the following students were named to the Dean’s List for their outstanding academic performance for the fall 2011 semester: Rachel Crosby of Sayre; Leah Tyler of Montrose and Kaitlyn Wright of Mon More...

Local Students Act in ‘Wiz of the West’

Follow your friends from the Land of Oz through the wild, wild, west of yesteryear—but with a twist… or should we say a twister? More...

Dredging Project Planned for Camptown’s Sandts Creek

Wyalusing Township Supervisor Marvin Meteer was happy to announce on Feb. More...

Bath Salts Use Increasing in Region

PUBLIC MEETING ON BATH SALTS SET

Members of the Wyalusing Borough Council heard some disturbing news at their Monday night meeting, where State Police Sgt. James C. Warner made what basically was a courtesy call. Sgt. More...

Two Killed in Traffic Accident

State Police at Tunkhannock have reported that a two-vehicle accident on West Nicholson Road in Nicholson Township, Wyoming County, on Wednesday morning, resulted in the deaths of two area residents. More...

Former Sugar Run Resident Marks 100th Birthday

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Police Blotter

POLICE BLOTTER

Credit Cards Misused More...

Wyoming County Commissioners Review Energy Audit of Historic Courthouse

The Wyoming County Commissioners reviewed and began to take action on an Energy Audit done at the end of last year on the Wyoming County Courthouse in Tunkhannock. 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 Richard L. and Joan T. Czajkowski to Richard L. and Joan T. Czajkowski, 10 parcels in Athens Township for $1 on Jan. 26. More...

—BRADFORD COUNTY SENTENCINGS & PLEAS—

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 on Jan. 18, 19 and 30. Sentencings More...

Letters

Reader Ridicules Election Ironies

Dear Editor: At election time, opponents prepare prodigiously. Each paying preposterous premiums to persuade people to pull the proper lever. More...

Lifestyles

Birthdays & Anniversaries

FEBRUARY 12Randy Benscoter, Laceyville, PAW. H. More...

Beaver Meadows

Saturday, Marion and Jeff Taylor of Little Meadows and Dale and Debbie Grover had lunch at The Blue Dolphin in Apalachin to celebrate Debbie’s birthday. More...

Jennifer Aranda Becomes Bride of John Troup

Jennifer Marie Aranda and John Robert Troup were united in marriage on May 7, 2011 during an outdoor wedding ceremony at Ballyowen Golf Club in Hamburg, NJ. The Reverend Mark Giller performed the 5:30 p.m. ceremony. A reception followed at Ballyowen. More...

Dining and Entertainment

Barbershop Chorus Offers Singing Valentines

Those looking for something different to get for their loved ones this Valentine’s Day might consider the delivery by tuxedoed barbershop singers of two love songs in four-part harmony. 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...

Sports

Rams Claim District Crown

Wrestlers Defeat Central Columbia for Fourth Title; Begin PIAA Tournament Today

The program issued at the District Four Duals in Milton on Saturday, Feb. 4, included the latest Off the Mat rankings for individuals and teams. More...

Cagers Sack Troy

Wyalusing Valley snapped a two-game losing streak with a 79-51 win at Troy on Feb. 6. More...

Daly Reaches Milestone in Win

After a heartbreaking loss to Towanda three nights earlier, the Wyalusing Valley girls’ basketball team returned to form with a 73-30 win over Troy on Feb. 7. More...

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