March 15, 2012 RSS feed / Local News

Conservation District Moves Forward with Conference

BRADFORD COUNTY AG LEADERS UNSURE OF PSU REPORT ON DAIRY HERDS

Bradford County Conservation District (BCCD) director Mike Lovegreen and BCCD ag team leader Tony Liguori were puzzled by a lengthy report issued by Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences that suggests that dairy farming in areas where t More...

Alternative Voting Available For Elderly and Handicapped

The Bradford County Board of Election announces that although our polling places have been modified or relocated for handicap accessibility, there may be locations that voters may still feel are inaccessible to the elderly (65 and over) and handicapp More...

Bahamas Cruise, More Offered at WAEF Auction

It’s being called a Spring Fling. It’s an auction to raise funds for the Wyalusing Area Education Foundation (WAEF). And it promises to be a funfilled evening for those who attend. More...

Yaw Quiet Title Bill Approved By Senate

Legislation to assist landowners who, through no fault of their own, cannot gain ownership of their subsurface mineral, oil and gas rights, has been approved by the Senate, according to State Senator Gene Yaw, the bill’s sponsor. More...

Auditor General Approves Area VFRAs

Auditor General Jack Wagner said recently that audits of two Bradford County Volunteer Firefighters’ Relief Associations determined that they were in compliance with tested laws and regulations. Reports covering the audits period Jan. More...

Young Equestrians Celebrate 4-H Anniversary

In celebration of Pennsylvania 4-H week, members of the Blue Ribbon Driven 4-H Horse and Pony Club decorated the window of Fairway Pharmacy in Montrose with items promoting the Susquehanna County 4-H More...

Casey Urges FEMA to Approve Flood Buyouts

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Low-Income Home Mortgages Available

USDA Rural Development offers a subsidized government program designed to assist low income, credit worthy families and individuals in purchasing existing or building new homes in rural areas. More...

Six Months Later: Disaster Assistance Climbs Past One-Half Billion Dollars

Six months after Irene and Lee devastated portions of eastern Pennsylvania, disaster assistance to support the ongoing recovery topped one-half billion dollars, announced officials of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Pennsylvani More...

Peoples State Bank to Open Full Service Tunkhannock Branch

Anthony J. Gabello, President and Chief Executive Officer of Peoples State Bank, has announced that an application to open a full-service branch in Eaton Township, Tunkhannock, has been approved by the PA Department of Banking and FDIC. On Jan. More...

Local Fingers Giving Back to Memorial Hospital

These precious, soft, cuddly, hand-knitted infant hats are lovingly created by the hands of an extraordinarily talented Memorial Hospital Auxiliary volunteer who prefers to remain anonymous. More...

Flood Victims Gather

Loaves & Fishes Ministries, Inc. held a meeting for flood victims at the Wyalusing Fire Hall on Feb. 21. More...

Wyalusing Elementary School Donates to BCHS

Beginning in February, for two weeks, the Wyalusing Elementary School, in conjunction with the Relay for Life committee in Wyalusing, held a fundraiser to support the Bradford County Humane Society ( More...

Rides Available for Cancer Patients

Each day people with cancer need rides to treatment. They may not feel well enough to drive themselves or may not have friends or family that can help. They are left asking themselves, “How am I going to get to treatment?” More...

Firefighter Family Affair Leads to New Heights

The father and son team of John and Brian Yonkin of the Dushore and Montoursville Fire Departments, respectively, finished among the top 20 fundraisers in the March 11 Scott Firefighter Stair Climb in Seattle, even though John was pulled from the eve More...

Wyalusing’s Title I Program Hosts Parents and Students at Special Event

Students who are enrolled in the Wyalusing Valley Elementary School (WVES) Title I program brought their parents to the school cafeteria Thursday night to learn more about the school program and enjoy entertainment from Silly Sally. More...

William Joseph Joins Peoples

Anthony J. Gabello, President and Chief Executive Officer of Peoples State Bank, has announced that William M. Joseph has been appointed Sr. Vice President/ Senior Lender He will oversee the bank’s retail and commercial lending functions. More...

2012 Endless Mountains Events Submittal Deadline Set

Events that take place between April 1 and September 30, 2012, are now being accepted for the Endless Mountains Visitors Bureau 2012 Spring-Summer Calendar of Events brochure. The deadline to submit an event is March 23. More...

Welles Promoted to Assistant Vice President at Tuscarora Wayne

The Tuscarora Wayne Group of Companies, Wyalusing, is pleased to announce the promotion of Aaron C. Welles to Assistant Vice-President. More...

North Branch Water Trail Group Sets Schedule

The Susquehanna North Branch Water Trail Group, an organization aimed at maintaining and enjoying the North Branch of the Susquehanna River, has announced its Spring and Summer schedule of events for this year. More...

Cleanup Begins on Laceyville's Ballpark

Those who gathered at Laceyville’s Donovan Park Saturday afternoon to clean up the mess left by last September’s Tropical Storm Lee flooding were met with a sunny but chilly day, but the chilly day helped keep everyone moving and accompli More...

Gas Leak Creates Brief Stir

Wysox Volunteer Fire Company and Wysox EMS responded to a Chief Oil & Gas Company gas pad on Kerrick Hill Road in Asylum Township at about 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday. More...

Burn Ban Issued For Susquehanna County

The Susquehanna County Board of Commissioners, in cooperation with the County Fire Chiefs and the Pennsylvania Bureau of Forestry, District 11, has issued a resolution for a temporary ban on open burning in Susquehanna County from 12:01 a.m., Saturda More...

WASD Announces Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten registration in the Wyalusing Area School District will be held from Monday to Thursday, April 23 to 26. Children are eligible for registration for kindergarten if they will be five years old on or before Sept. 1, 2012. More...

Parsons Celebrates 20 Years With The Kilmer Group

The Kilmer Group recently honored David J. Parsons for 20 years of service with the Wyalusing office. Agency President, Michael C. More...

Sullivan County Senior Supports Humane Society

Many local high school seniors have to complete a senior project before graduating. The Bradford County Humane Society (BCHS) sees students from all areas including Wyalusing, Sayre, Athens, and even Sullivan County. More...

Athens Businesses Receive DEP Grants

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced it has awarded more than $62,000 in grants to help 31 small businesses across the state invest in energy-efficiency or pollution-prevention projects. In Bradford County, Jay E. More...

Tunkhannock Man Accused of Burglary Spree

Jason Bartsch, 26, Tunkhannock Township, who is currently incarcerated for allegedly breaking into the Clarks Summit Post Office on Jan. More...

Talisman Supports NTHH with Donation

Northern Tier Helping Hands director Janie Hershey (left) accepts a check in the amount of $5,000 from Talisman Energy USA Inc. stakeholder relations coordinator Wendy Youmans. More...

Pickett Applauds Funding For Athens Levee Project

Rep. Tina Pickett recently applauded the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) for approving more than $450,000 in state funds that will be used to repair damage caused by last year’s flooding in Athens, Bradford County. More...

Little Known Facts of Bradford County

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...

Senior Citizens Warned Of New Tax Scams

The Internal Revenue Service has warned senior citizens and other taxpayers to beware of an emerging scheme tempting them to file tax returns claiming fraudulent refunds. More...

Family Life Enrichment Adventure Planned

Planning is underway for another year of Camp F.L.E.A. (Family Life Enrichment Adventure). Camp F.L.E.A., founded in 1998 by the Sheriffs of Bradford and Sullivan Counties, will be held from June 30 to July 3 at Camp Brule in Sullivan County. More...

Piano Pupils Entertain Musical Society

On March 6, the Wyalusing Musical Society met at the Presbyterian Church, where members were entertained by piano pupils of Diana Black and Marilyn Dibble, who played pieces they also performed at th More...

District And Regional Chorus Participants

Wyalusing Valley High School students (from left) Adam Brigham, Heath DeGaramo, Damien Wickizer, and Kirstyn Ballard recently participated in both the District 8 Chorus Festival held in January at Bu More...

Talisman Energy Makes Donation

Kathy Yoachim, Coordinator Bradford/Sullivan County Ronald McDonald Food Check Out Day along with Paul Yoachim, accept a check in the amount of $1,000 from Wendy Youmans, Stakeholder Relations Coordi More...

Red Cross Partners with GDS And Cabot for Blood Drive

The community partnership that formed when Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation, GasSearch Drilling Services Corporation [GDS] and the American Red Cross (ARC) joined forces just got stronger. More...

Dangerous Roads and Dumps Discussed in Stevens Township

Several residents were on hand to offer comments at the regular Stevens Township meeting last Thursday evening. More...

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