March 8, 2012 RSS feed / Local News

Elk Lake School Board Decides to Contract for Policy Review Service

At their February meeting, the Elk Lake School Board voted in favor of contracting with a service recommended by the Pennsylvania School Boards Association that will review policies, practices and meeting minutes going back two years and assure that, More...

Outfitters Ready to Float

Endless Mountain Outfitters owners (second from left) Melody and (second from right) David Buck were joined by many friends and supporters, including Greater Wyalusing Chamber of Commerce officers (l More...

Officials Tight-Lipped About Wind Farm Incident

State Police in Tunkhannock released a report on March 1 that indicated that a man on an ATV drove up to the driver’s side of a Vector Security vehicle parked at the entrance of a BP Wind Farm access road in Noxen Township, Wyoming County, bran More...

Stay Issued in Briggs Execution

A U.S. District Court judge has ordered a delay in the execution of Dustin F. Briggs, the former Gillett resident convicted in the 2004 slayings of two Bradford County sheriff ’s deputies. More...

Little Known Facts of Bradford County History

In honor of the bicentennial of Bradford County, the Bradford County Historical Society will submit a series of columns that were originally penned by former Historical Society president Leo E. Wilt in 1940. More...

Red Light Enforcement Funding Distributed for Safety Improvements

More than $400,000 in Automated Red Light Enforcement (ARLE) funding will be distributed to two municipalities located in PennDOT’s District 3-0 area. Statewide, $1.5 million in grants are being distributed to 26 municipalities. More...

Clean Air Council to Conduct Workshop

In the past few months, the Clean Air Council (CAC), a national environmental organization that tackles issues ranging from global warming down to state-by-state matters, including concerns about natural gas infrastructure, has been conducting commun More...

Absentee Ballot Deadline Set

The Bradford County Board of Elections is now accepting applications for Absentee Ballots. The deadline to apply for a Civilian Absentee Ballot Application is April 17, 2012. More...

Pennsylvania Anti-Texting Law Hits the Highways Today

Pennsylvania’s new law prohibiting text-based communication while driving will take effect at 12:01 a.m. on March 8, making texting while driving a primary offense carrying a $50 fine. More...

Snowbirds’ Surprise

It was a rare sight for these three residents of northeast PA when they happened upon a 62- inch diamondback rattler while visiting Punta Gorda, Florida recently. More...

Beaver Meadows

Friday, Dale and Debbie Grover attended the ribbon cutting and open house at Memorial Veterinary Hospital in Throop. Their daughter, Amy Spunar is the Technician Manager for the new facility, which opened Feb. 6. More...

Conservation District Selling Seedlings

The Bradford County Conservation District has released its 2012 selection of tree seedlings, ground cover and wildflower seeds. More...

Museums: A Legacy of the Endless Mountains

The Endless Mountains Visitors Bureau is celebrating its 50th anniversary throughout 2012. Each month, the bureau will highlight great things to see, do, and experience in the region with a column based on an engaging theme. More...

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Wyalusing Girl Scouts from Daisy Troop 41185, Brownie Troop 40233 and Senior and Ambassador Troop 40793 gathered in the old auditorium in the Towanda High School during Saturday afternoon’s cer More...

Budget Proposal Would Provide Level Funding for Ag Research and Extension

Funding for Penn State agricultural research and extension programs would remain at 2011- 12 levels under Gov. Tom Corbett’s proposed state budget for 2012-13, unveiled Feb. 7. More...

Ag Dept. Invests Money into Farmers Markets, Specialty Crop Industry

Farm stands and farmers markets across Pennsylvania will share in $92,000 in federal grants to help expand their businesses and better connect consumers to nutritious, locally grown farm products, Agriculture Secretary George Greig announced recently More...

Understanding the Principles of Crop Rotation

Though it’s easy for suburbanites or city dwellers to go months, if not years, without seeing a farm, the most recent agriculture census for which information is available notes that in 2007 there were 2.1 million farms in the United States. More...

Farm Bureau Presents Book

Bradford-Sullivan Farm Bureau President Barbara Warburton, left, presents a copy of “Seed, Soil, Sun” to Wyalusing Elementary Librarian Bethany Leonard to mark Ag Week 2012. More...

Sullivan County Democratic Spring Dinner to be held Sunday, March 25

The Forksville Inn has been chosen as the location for the Sullivan County Democratic Committee Dinner on Sunday, March 25 at 6 p.m. More...

Pickett Staff Holding March Office Hours

To help make state government services available to residents of Susquehanna and Sullivan counties, a staff member from Rep. Tina Pickett’s office will be available during the month of March. More...

Forkston

Perle Goodwin had a close encounter with a deer that jumped off a bank onto the hood of his car. There were no injuries to humans but the car was badly damaged and the deer didn’t make it. More...

Laceyville

The last soup sale for this year at the Laceyville Library was Thursday, March 1 with four kinds of tasty homemade soup and was all sold out. No more sales for this season until fall and winter. More...

Susquehanna County Dairy Day Draws Large Crowd

Despite an icy March wind and the occasional swirl of snowflakes, a sure sign of spring’s impending arrival in Susquehanna County has, for the past 23 years, been the annual Dairy Day, conducted by the Penn State Cooperative Extension as an Out More...

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...

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...

WVHS Musicians Cherish Honors Band Experiences

Two Wyalusing Valley High School (WVHS) students were among 154 instrumentalists from nine counties to participate in the PMEA District VIII Band Festival at Bloomsburg University in January. More...

Impact Fee Ordinance to be Advertised

Krafjack Steps Down as Marcellus Shale Liaison

At Tuesday’s regular meeting, the Wyoming County Commissioners formally accepted a letter in which the county’s Shale Liaison, Emily Krafjack, said she wanted to “step down” from her paid part-time position with the county. More...

Subsidence Downs Poles, Closes Road

A stretch of the bank along Sugar Run Creek that was badly eroded by fall flooding gave way in the early morning hours of March 1, taking with it several large trees that set in motion a chain reaction that resulted in the closure of Route 187 in tha More...

Former Resident Charged with Medical Assistance Fraud

A former Bradford County social worker was arrested Wednesday, Feb. 29, and charged with using eight different schemes to defraud Medical Assistance and private insurance companies out of more than $100,000. More...

TAKE THIS QUIZ; HOW MUCH DO YOU KNOW ABOUT BRADFORD COUNTY?

1. What tribes of Indians lived in Bradford County? 2. Where in Bradford County were fortified Indian Towns? 3. What Indian Queen lived in Bradford County? 4. Who had missions for Christian Indians in Bradford County and where were they? 5. More...

March Declared Red Cross Month

Severe Weather Training Slated

Bradford Sullivan County Red Cross (BSCRC) executive director Carmon Flynn spoke in front of the Bradford County Commissioners for the first time on March 1 and read a proclamation from them that ushered in Red Cross Month in the county. More...

Area Students on Sciences Dean’s List

The following local residents have been named to the fall 2011 Dean’s List at University of the Sciences in Philadelphia: Cassandra Benjamin of Towanda and Ashley Shotwell of Tunkhannock. More...

Terrytown

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Donald Hite, who passed away last week. More...

Jenningsville

Monday’s sunshine was welcomed after a few cold and windy days. We have lots to be thankful for after hearing of the terrible storms in the Midwest. Our hearts go out to those that lost their homes and loved ones. More...

Insinger Earns Landscape Architecture License

Hunt Engineers, Architects & Land Surveyors, P.C. (HUNT), is pleased to announce that Timothy Insinger has earned his Landscape Architecture License. More...

L ACEY VILLE LIBRARY

Our thanks to our annual fund drive go to: Phyllis Rosencrance, Tom Kisloski, George and Ferne Tiffany, Gertie Caswell, Jim and Jane Walton, Lech’s Pharmacy, Arrow United Industries, Mary Glahn, Windham Township Supervisors, Braintrim Township More...

Silvara

Greetings from Southeastern Bradford County. Congratulations to Mikey Wilcox and all the rest of our local youth wrestlers who qualified in Tunkhannock on Sunday to go to Williamsport. More...

Endless Mountains Gardening Day to be Held March 31

The Penn State Master Gardeners of Bradford County are planning a great day of gardening classes at this year’s Endless Mountains (formerly Northern Tier) Gardening Day, which will be held on Saturday, March 31 at the Northern Tier Career Cente More...

Farm Workers Face Dangers

Many occupations are hazardous, few more so than agricultural labor. Farmers recognize that they must be diligent in their efforts to prevent nonfatal and fatal injuries. More...

Farm Bureau Supports Ronald McDonald House

Members of the Bradford-Sullivan Farm Bureau are pictured at Danville’s Ronald McDonald House with a check symbolizing the $9,043 donation the farm group recently made. More...

Susquehanna County Well Represented at PA Farm Show

Twenty Susquehanna County 4-Hers recently entered projects at the 96th annual Pennsylvania Farm Show held recently in Harrisburg. Jr. Breeding Beef: Cassie Clark, Springville, second place, Limousin Jr. More...

Funding Now Available for Farm Improvements

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) is pleased to announce that funding is now available to farmers interested in improving farm profitability and water quality through the installation of on-farm conservation practices. More...

Nimble

Friday evening, my brother and his wife, Bryce and Cindy Sutton and I enjoyed supper at Perkins Restaurant in Tunkhannock. This past week, the Toczko family had a movie night with a few friends over. More...

Camptown

Friday, the Camptown Church joined churches throughout the world in World Day of Prayer. Attending were Marge Tompkins, Dave and Judy Hopkins, Luke and Jean Vande Mark, Virginia and Roy Woodruff, Betty Harris, Edna Morse and myself. More...

County Commissioners Sign 4-H Proclamation

Few organizations ever reach their centennial year. In 2012 the Pennsylvania 4-H Program is celebrating its 100th anniversary. More...

Evergreen

Vida Williams and Lee Light went to Spencer, NY on Thursday to meet Lee’s friends. Ed Campbell of Kentucky celebrates a birthday on March 8. Happy birthday to Jean Herman on March 14. Elaine Shirk attended the funeral of Don Hite on Saturday. More...

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