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Wyalusing Council Supports Natural Gas Impact Fee

The Wyalusing Borough Council voted 4-1 Monday night to support Pennsylvania’s natural gas impact fee bill which was signed into law last month by Governor Tom Corbett. More...

Meshoppen Post Office May Reopen Later in Year

At Monday night’s regular meeting of the Meshoppen Borough Council, some good news on the Meshoppen Post Office was received. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

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Local News

Wyalusing Township Takes on Zoning and Impact Fee

The parking lot and meeting room at the Wyalusing Township building on Route 6 were packed full by approximately 30 citizens and township officials on Tuesday evening. More...

Laceyville Council Sets Special Meeting to Resolve Job Vacancy

The Laceyville Borough Council agreed Tuesday night to hold a special meeting on Tuesday, March 13 at 7 p.m. to address questions about finding a replacement for Water Superintendent Tim Shotwell. More...

No Major Injuries in Crash

The driver of the Ford Taurus at right, Dolores Grabko of Wilkes-Barre, was slightly injured in this three-vehicle accident at the intersection of Route 6 and Second Street in Wyalusing at about 4:45 More...

Letters

Unhappy About Pipeline Eminent Domain

Dear Editor: I have always apparently had the false assumption that eminent domain was to be for the good of the public such as bridges, roads, electric lines, etc., which would be used by all of us. More...

Tired of Dusty Roads

Dear Editor: I just got back from a town meeting in Montrose. What I picked up was that every town with gas related activity is being inundated with dust. This also is the case with my hometown of Towanda. More...

No Shortcuts to Paring Down Government

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Lifestyles

BIRTHS

Sallsgiver Samantha and Christopher Sallsgiver of Mildred are pleased to announce the birth of a daughter, Elaina Mae Sallsgiver, born on March 2, 2012 at Memorial Hospital in Towanda. Thetga More...

News from the Wyalusing Public Library

For all of our patrons who use eBranch2go for audio books on our web site, Overdrive has updated their security and the old login will no longer work. You must now use your whole library card number, 250480003 with the next five numbers. More...

Birthdays & Anniversaries

MARCH 11 Dorothy Ward, Harrisburg, PA Joan Marie Caswell, Wyalusing, PA Connie Krewson, Rockford, IL Lewis Robinson, Jr., Mehoopany, PA Eddie Stone, Wysox, PA Kenneth Young, Towanda, PA Andi Ott, Selma, AL Lydia Gavek, Spring Hill, PA James R. More...

Dining and Entertainment

Local Thespians Bring Acclaimed Play to the Dietrich Stage

It has been fifty years since Ken Kesey’s debut novel “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” was first published in 1962. At that time it was received with both criticism and acclaim. More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

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. More...

Sports

Hershey Trip Eludes Rams

More often than not, the most dramatic moments of the Northeast Region Class AA wrestling tournament aren’t on the championship mat. More...

Some Days Are Better Than Others

There are days in this job that are a joy to witness and then there are those like last Saturday. More...

Tornadoes Blow Past Lady Rams

In comic book lore, the Red Tornado was the first female superhero, cleaning up crime in New York City in the 1940s. If beating one superhero is hard enough, try defeating five Red Tornadoes. More...

Prothonotary Sues for Full Access to Courthouse

Bradford County Prothonotary Sally Vaughn has filed suit against Bradford County Sheriff Clinton (C.J.) Walters to regain unrestricted access to the Bradford County Courthouse, a privilege taken from Vaughn by former county sheriff Steven Evans two a More...

Dairy Day Draws Large Crowd

Dairy Ambassadors Mercedes Spickerman (left) and Mariah Tompkins, both of Montrose, stock the milk stations with fresh product on Friday during the 23rd annual Susquehanna County Dairy Day held at th More...

Local Girl Scouts Take Part in Weekend 100th Birthday Celebration

Throughout the U.S., Girl Scouts will be celebrating the organization’s 100th birthday that falls on March 12. More...

Police Blotter

POLICE BLOTTER

Chainsaw Injury Fatal A 75-year-old Gillett man died as a result of self-inflicted injury while he was cutting trees with a chainsaw along Whipple Road in Springfield Township, Bradford County, on March 4. Wysox Business Robbed 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 Lori A. Williams to Stanley C. Beeman in North Towanda Township for $110,000 on Feb. 27. More...

Opinion

RICK'S REPORT

‘The Artist’ Has a Sneaky Effect

That Piece You Need More...

Where’s the Nearest CNG Filling Station?

It’s one of the ironies of the Marcellus Shale natural gas boom: we live in the midst of one of the world’s largest deposits of natural gas, yet for residents of the Northern Tier, this huge and relatively inexpensive and clean-burning so More...

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Seniors

Karpauitz Celebrates 80th Birthday

A surprise 80th birthday party was held for Potterville resident Joseph Karpauitz Jr.— called “John” by family and friends—at the home of his daughter, Candy Haverly of Potterville. More...

Columns

Active Chipmunks are Harbingers of Spring

Diary entries for Feb. 7, 2012, “On trip to Lancaster County, I saw two road-killed woodchucks,” and Feb. 14, 2012, “Jerry Franz and Bill Angove have been seeing chipmunks scampering around their yards for several weeks.” More...

Seen ‘N’ Heard

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

Last week’s eyes were Bonnie Fox and it appears that several of our readers know her. Ticket winners were Cheri Bassett, Pat Keiber, Jan Bouse-Stoddard, Dale Masters, Jason Crawford, John West, Nikki Pedro and Sherry Wilcox. * * * More...

The Good Old Days

Compiled from old issues of The Wyalusing Rocket

News items of timely interest gathered from the old files of The WYALUSING ROCKET and reprinted as they were in the March 11, 1982 issue. Wyalusing’s Sam Bocchino got third place at the District IV meet in Williamsport over the weekend. More...

Worship

WYALUSING U.M. CHARGE NEWS

It is the middle of Lent, which means it is time for making chocolate eggs. If you would like to help mix, shape, dip, or wrap eggs, this is your opportunity. Join the fellowship of fun at the Wyalusing church this Saturday at 9 a.m. More...

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWS

“These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up,” (Deuteronomy 6: 6-7). More...

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish

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Education

Learning Forward Scholarship Accepting Applications

The Learning Forward Project, a scholarship program created by Kevin and Becky Price Smith of Herrick Township for students and adults pursuing a higher education, is now accepting applications for the 2012/2013 school year. More...

FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT'S DESK

—CHESTER MUMMAU— Wyalusing Area School District

Congratulations to the winter athletes and their coaches for a very successful season. The Girls’ Basketball team will compete against Montrose Friday, March 9, at Scranton High School. Make plans to attend if you can. More...

SCCTC Announces Honor Society

On behalf of the Susquehanna County Career & Technology Center, Dr. Alice M. Davis is pleased to announce the following inductees into the SCCTC’s National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) for the 2011/2012 school year: More...

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