March 29, 2012 RSS feed / Local News

Informative Meeting to Precede DEP Hearing on Wyoming County Compressor

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will hold a public meeting and hearing on Wednesday, April 11, to discuss an air quality plan approval application from Chief Gathering LLC to construct the Hirkey Natural Gas Compressor Station in Was More...

Route 87 Improvement Project at Forksville Resumes

A $4.5 million resurfacing and safety improvement project along 4.4 miles of Route 87 in and near Forksville in Sullivan County resumed last week. More...

Little Known Facts of Bradford County History: The Susquehanna Company Settlers

This is the fifth segment of a 20-week series that is being submitted by the Bradford County Historical Society in honor of the bicentennial of Bradford County, which occurred on March 24, 2012 and is being celebrated throughout this year. More...

Chesapeake Provides Assistance To Victims of Fall Flooding

Ms. Jane Clements, Manager, Community Affairs, Chesapeake Energy, presented a check in the amount of $100,000 to Trehab to provide assistance to residents impacted by the recent flooding and impacted by the recent housing market shortage. More...

Daffodil Day in Wyalusing

Leo Club advisor Beth Trowbridge (left) and club member Frank Newhart, a freshman at WVHS, were just two of the many volunteers who sold bunches of daffodils, stuffed bears and vases over the weekend More...

Pie Sale Benefits Softball Team

The Wyalusing Valley High School Softball Booster Club will hold a pie sale at the Wyalusing Dollar General on Good Friday, April 6, beginning at 8:30 a.m. More...

Hill Country Artists Start New Season

Hill Country Artists will start their new season on April 5 at the Claverack Building, 706 E, Montrose at 7 p.m. More...

Everyone Wins in Penny Wars

The Leo Club of Wyalusing Valley High School recently held its Second Annual Penny Wars, a fundraiser for Relay for Life. Each homeroom was given a collection jar, and pennies and bills counted as positive points for each homeroom. More...

Camera Captures Bobcat

Spring Hill resident Dan Mathis sent us this photo of a large bobcat that was photographed recently with a motionactivated game camera. More...

FBI Warns of Jury Duty Phone Scams

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has issued a warning involving phone calls that are being received in a number of states related to a new jury duty scam. More...

Connie Babcock silvaranews@yahoo.com Silvara 869-2571

Greetings! Today is the first day of the rest of our lives, so make it a positive one. Whether you talk to someone on the phone or go visit, put a smile on your face and you will put happiness in another’s heart. More...

Mental Retardation Program Quality Improvement Council Meeting April 10

–– Bradford and Sullivan Counties ––

As part of their responsibilities through the Office of Developmental Programs, the Bradford County Human Services, Intellectual Disabilities Department developed a Quality Improvement Council to assure individuals being served through their program More...

Historical Readings and Songs Mark Celebration at County’s Museum

Numerous interesting elements of Bradford County’s history were brought together at the Bradford County Historical Society (BCHS) Museum on Pine Street in Towanda on March 24. More...

Community Match Fund Kicked Off by Cabot

Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation hosted a luncheon on March 23 at the Community Foundation building in Montrose for community leaders and hopefully prospective donors, as well as to announce the kick-off of their plan to help raise funds for the new E More...

Significant Amount of Heroin Seized

Drug Bust at Tunkhannock’s Skyline Motel

A drug bust last Tuesday, March 20, yielded a significant quantity of heroin with a street value in the thousands of dollars. More...

Public Radio Turns its Mic to Susquehanna County

This is the third installment in a three-part series about a new investigation into the impact that the natural gas industry has had on Susquehanna County. More...

Sidewalk Art at Library

Youngsters taking part in the Wyalusing Public Library’s Story Hour got an opportunity to enjoy the great weather last Friday when they spent some time covering the sidewalk in front of the lib More...

New Albany Library Receives New Books

The New Albany Community Library has received new books on a regular basis. Among them are “Christmas Habits,” “You- Again,” “Yippie, Yappy Yorkie” by Debbie Macomber. More...

Memorial Auxiliary Scholarships Presented

NTCC Nursing Student Receives $1,000 Grant

The Memorial Hospital Auxiliary has established an annual $1,000 nursing scholarship that is awarded to a nursing student enrolled in the Northern Tier Career Center’s Practical Nursing Program in North Towanda. More...

Former Wyalusing School Has New Owner

Photo by Rick Hiduk The former Camptown Elementary School building on Route 706 will undergo renovations in the coming months to provide housing for employees of Southwestern Energy Company. More...

Tuscarora Wayne Promotes Lunger to Accountant

Tuscarora Wayne Group of Companies is pleased to announce the promotion of Keesha M. Lunger to Accountant. Ms. Lunger graduated from Kutztown University with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business Administration/ Accounting. More...

Towanda Girl Inducted into Honor Society

The following local student were inducted as members of Delta Mu Delta Honor Society at Lycoming College: Emily Smith of Towanda, the daughter of Christopher and Mary Smith, graduated from Towanda Junior Senior High School in 2009 and is currently a More...

Wyalusing Defeated In Scholarship Challenge

The Harlan Rowe Middle Schoolers from Athens captured their first-ever Landy & Kilmer Junior High Scholarship Challenge championship on Choice Radio Saturday, defeating Wyalusing in the final match of the day 170-70. More...

Marie Trible Beaver Meadows 869-1955

Tuesday, Brian Trible of Irish Hill and Dawn Childress of Rushboro had supper and spent the evening with his parents, Clyde and Marie. Dale and Debbie Grover spent Sunday with their daughter, Amy and husband, Al in Sturges and had dinner with them. More...

Memorial Blood Collection Slated In Tunkhannock

An American Red Cross blood drive will be held in memory of former Tunkhannock High School swim coach and middle school teacher Ernie Shartle on Thursday, April 19, at the Triton Hose Company firehouse, 116 West Tioga Street, Tunkhannock, from 1 to 7 More...

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