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Temporary Bridge on Route 187 Open to Traffic

A temporary bridge on Route 187 in Windham Township, Bradford County, opened to traffic on Tuesday, Feb. 28. The previous bridge was destroyed during last September’s flooding. More...

Cabot Donates $1 Million Toward Montrose Hospital

Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation recently announced a substantial pledge of funds to the new hospital project being undertaken by the Endless Mountains Health Systems (EMHS) in Montrose. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

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Local News

County Abolishes Jury Commissioners

NEW JUVENILE OFFENDER PROGRAM DECLARED A SUCCESS

In a shorter than usual meeting of the Bradford County Commissioners that involved none of the public commentary that dominated the meeting of the previous week, the board approved a resolution on Feb. More...

Two Dead Following Traffic Accident in Susquehanna County

A tragic accident on SR 11 in New Milford Borough during the early morning hours of Feb. 25 has left two men dead and one behind bars, reports from state police and District Magistrate Jodie Cordner’s office indicate. More...

Long Term Recovery Team Organizes, Prioritizes

A committee comprised of members of leading philanthropic and disaster assistance agencies from the area, in addition to representatives from FEMA and other state and regional organizations has begun the process of formulating the Bradford Sullivan C More...

Opinion

Commissioners Express Views on Impact Fee

I believe that adopting the impact fee is important to Bradford County. There is no doubt that the law creating the impact fee is less than perfect and the amounts received will be continuously debated. More...

Commissioners Express Views on Impact Fee

The reasons I am opposed to this bill (HB 1950 or Act 13) are many and varied. More...

Knock Wood

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Seniors

Towanda Seniors Meet

President Smith called the Feb. 16 meeting of the Towanda Senior Citizens to order with 40 members and guests present. Guests were Barbara Quinones and Kathy Blair. Hoover Lines was greeter for the day. More...

Make a Difference in the Life of a Child

Foster grandparents make a difference in the life of a child by devoting their volunteer service to disadvantaged or disabled youth. More...

School Retirees Offer Scholarship

The Bradford-Sullivan Chapter, Region III of the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees (PASR) will award a $500 scholarship this spring to commemorate the state organization’s 75th anniversary. More...

Dining and Entertainment

12th Annual ‘Heat of the Seat’ Chili Cook-Off Planned

“Think your chili’s hot? Your chili is the best? Bring it on!” That’s the word from organizers of an annual chili cook-off planned for Saturday, March 17, at 2 p.m. at the County Seat Tavern on Maple Street in Montrose. More...

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Coming Events...

Benefits Eat at Mark’s Valley View any time on March 11, tell the waitress you are eating for Relay and a percentage of your bill will go to Relay for Life to fight cancer. Sponsored by the Over the Hill team. Blood Drive More...

Worship

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWS

“Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth,” (I John 3:18). Wyalusing Presbyterian Church is a growing family of fellow disciples learning to love one another. More...

WYALUSING U.M. CHARGE NEWS

The morning after I left my car in the garage, I called to find out how badly it was damaged. The owner told me he had sent the part out to be welded and I could pick it up after the interview. More...

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish

From the Gospel of St. More...

Education

Chesapeake’s Donation to Aid College in Rebuilding after Flood

During the first week of September 2011, when heavy flooding hit Bradford County, the fact that the building which Lackawanna College Towanda Center calls home was not in the flood plain prevented most from being especially alarmed. More...

Fifth Graders Support Keefe Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Wyalusing Valley Elementary School fifth-grade class raised a total of $300 for the Bret J. More...

Education

Mount Aloysius College Announces Dean’s List Mount Aloysius College is proud to announce that April Tewksbury of Wyalusing has been named to the Fall 2011 Dean’s List. Students must have achieved a 3.5 GPA. during the semester. More...

Breaking News - 3/1/2012 1:49 PM

Former Bradford County Social Worker Charged with Fraud

  A former Bradford County social worker was arrested Wednesday and charged with using eight different schemes to defraud Medical Assistance and private insurance companies out of more than $100,000. More...

Groups Attempt To Stall Pipeline

Several environmental conservation organizations, including the Sierra Club, were behind a petition to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, based in New York City, that was intended to slow the progress of the MARC I Pipeline pr More...

Letter to Editor Sparks Controversy at Elk Lake

Visitors to the Elk Lake School Board meeting conducted Feb. More...

Endless Mountain Outfitters Moves Downstream

GRAND OPENING CELEBRATIONS TO BE HELD FRIDAY AND SATURDAY

Endless Mountain Oufitters will open a new retail center in Laceyville on Friday, March 2, with a ribbon cutting ceremony planned for 9 a.m. The site will also serve as headquarters for the company’s river recreation business. More...

Montrose Council Must Allow Cameras

At a hearing held in the Susquehanna County Courthouse on the morning of Feb. 27, President Judge Kenneth W. 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 Anthony D. Cornetto, aka Anthony D. Cornetto, Jr., and Elaine Cornetto to Paulette Labenberg in Armenia Township for $1 on Feb. 15. 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. Guilty Pleas More...

Letters

Intent of Gas Foes Questioned

Dear Editor: It seems it is human nature to be loud when you disagree with something and to sit back and enjoy when things are going your way, especially when the topic is natural gas. Three negative events have provoked me out of content silence. More...

Arts Council Director Addresses Governor

(Letter sent to the Governor from the Bradford County Regional Arts Council in response to his recent budget release.) Dear Governor Corbett, More...

Lifestyles

Do It Yourself Wedding Invitations

Cost-conscious couples today seek different ways they can reduce expenses on their weddings. Do-it-yourself weddings have grown in popularity, and creating personalized wedding invitations is one way to save money and dream up something special. More...

Tips on Keeping Your Guest List Affordable

Couples are faced with many decisions when planning a wedding. One often overlooked decision concerns the guest list. Ideally, couples would love to invite all their friends and family to share in their special day. More...

Did You Know: Norms and Traditons

Personal style and preference aren’t the only things that dictate certain wedding day decisions. In fact, a host of style guidelines exist to help brides and grooms make the right choices on their big day. More...

Columns

Remember When Winter Meant Cold and Snow?

Frosty is the morning; But the sun is bright, Flooding all the landscape With Its golden light Do you remember when winters with snow and cold temperatures meant sledding, ice skating, building snowmen, building a bonfire, drinking hot chocolate and 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: Are you getting excited about the coming gardening season? More...

The Way We Were...

A look back at the people and places of the Wyalusing area over the last 20 years or more.

Here’s a look at Laceyville’s Railroad Depot in a photo that was snapped in 1900. Apparently this was a freight depot, with the town’s passenger station out of view to the left and just downriver from this building. More...

Sports

Four Survive District Test

Rams’ Clark, Otis Finish Third; Champluvier, Fenton Place Fifth

Eleven Wyalusing Valley wrestlers entered last weekend’s District Four Class AA tournament with high hopes. When the mat wars concluded on Saturday evening at Williamsport High School, four Rams were still left standing. More...

The End Zone Seat

Locals Honored at Districts

While the Northern Tier League only brought home two individual titles from the District Four Class AA wrestling tournament— Williamson’s Tyrus Hamblin and Billy Barnes at 106 and 126 pounds, respectively—it still brought home a fai More...

Lady Rams Survive Semi Scare

Boxing is legendary for its great rivalries filled with bruising, unforgettable trilogies like Ali-Frazier or Ward-Gotti. More...

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