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School Board Faces Tough Decisions

TWO LONG-TIME TEACHERS RETIRE

The Wyalusing Area School Board met on Monday evening for what was initially slated as a work session for the impending annual budget but was reformatted as a regular meeting due to a number of other pressing issues on the agenda. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Martin Stein, III - 2014-04-10
Pasquale Tullo - 2014-04-10

Local News

Council Takes Step to End Illegal Sump Pump Drains

The Wyalusing Borough Council, Monday night, unanimously approved an amendment to the borough’s sewer ordinance that is expected to bring an end to home sump pumps and storm drains illegally connected to the borough sewer system. More...

Explosion Rocks Lathrop Compressor Station

Thick black smoke billowed up from the Lathrop Compressor Station 4685 about a halfmile north of Springville Center, Susquehanna County, on Thursday afternoon, March 29. More...

Last of Original DuPont Female Production Workers Retires

An era ended on Friday, March 30 when, after 40 years, all of the seven women who began working in the Production Department at DuPont’s Towanda plant have closed out their careers. More...

Opinion

The Way I See It

How Long Before We’re Penny-Less?

The recent news that our Canadian neighbors are going to stop minting pennies is likely to result in renewed calls to stop making pennies here in the U.S. It costs Canadians 1.6 cents each to make pennies. More...

Guest Commentary

The Unsung Benefits of Act 13

Editor’s note: Wyoming County resident Emily Krafjack is uncomfortable with the term “expert” when applied to her by elected officials and media outlets who seek her out for her vast knowledge and understanding of the complexities o More...

Knock Wood

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Columns

Reflections Of Nature

Nature’s Perfection Never Fails to Astonish

Nature is absolutely astonishing. When we stop to take a closer look, we realize that God manifests himself brilliantly with the incredible perfection of his handiwork. More...

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Last week’s eyes were Rose Repsher. Only three people were able to come up with her name, including Stacy Hart, Donna Repsher and Andrew Miller. * * * More...

JUST ASK ALICE

Alice Wickhammer of Jester Hill offers insight into your day-to-day traumas.

DEAR ALICE: I heard a lot on the news about the odds of winning last week’s Mega Millions lottery, but I’d like to hear your take on the chances of winning. More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

Barbecues

Relay for Life Chicken Barbecue, April 7 at PenMart, Rt. 6, Wyalusing. $5/half. S14p/R14p More...

Benefits

Annual Walk to Cure Juvenile Diabetes, May 5, 10 a.m. 3.5 mile walk in Montrose. Registration, 9:30 a.m. Meet at Pump ‘n Pantry. Visit www.walktocurejuvenilediabetes.org or self-sponsor on walk day. Call 570-289-4062 for more information. More...

Blood Drive

Blood Drives: April 9, Hurley’s, 1 to 5 p.m.; April 6, St. Basil’s, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. More...

Worship

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWS

Now Jesus was going up to Jerusalem. On the way, He took the twelve aside and said to them, ‘We are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be delivered over to the chief priests and the teachers of the law. More...

WYALUSING U.M. CHARGE NEWS

The parade is over. Now the suffering, the prayers, the last meal and the cross must be faced. More...

IT’S IN THE BOOK

I like the conclusion of John, which is in his gospel chapter 20:30-31. He writes, “ many other signs also Jesus worked in the sight of His disciples, which are not written in this book. More...

Mitt Romney to Visit Tunkhannock Today

Republican Presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney has scheduled a campaign stop in Tunkhannock today, Thursday, April 5. More...

Impact Fee Enacted in Susquehanna County

The meeting room of the Susquehanna County Commissioners was filled to capacity for the regular March 28 meeting, when they were slated to vote into action a county ordinance pertaining to gas wells, as authorized by Title 58 of the Pennsylvania Cons More...

New Moxie Community Church Dedication Set

When the landmark Moxie Community Church was destroyed by an early morning fire on Dec. 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 Peggy A. Parsons and Delbert R. Vaow, Jr., Executors of the Norma J. Vaow Estate, to Peggy A. Parsons, Delbert R., Jr., Robert D. and Terry L. Vaow in Monroe Township for $1 on March 21. More...

—BRADFORD COUNTY SENTENCINGS & PLEAS—

District Attorney Daniel J. Barrett announced that the following persons were recently sentenced or entered guilty pleas in the Bradford County Court of Common Pleas, Towanda. Guilty Pleas More...

Letters

Reader Urges Vote On Impact Fee

Editor: The famous UCLA men’s basketball coach John Wooden once said, “The greatest failure of all is failure to act when action is needed.” As a young person and former resident of Bradford County, I cannot help but follow the impa More...

Connie Babcock

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Welcome to Spring. More...

Marie Trible

Beaver Meadows 869-1955

Richard and Donna Marcho of Gibson visited her parents, Carl and Marcella Whitney last Sunday and all enjoyed visiting and the supper that the Marchos brought. Marcella is really enjoying the beautiful bouquet of roses from her son-in-law. More...

Lifestyles

BIRTHS

Kobbe James and Danielle Kobbe of Towanda are proud to announce the birth of a daughter, Sophia Grace, born Feb. 2, 2012 at Memorial Hospital in Towanda. *** Sansom-Harvey More...

Couple United in Marriage At Inne of Abingtons

Jennifer and Christopher Mitchell, Jr.

Jennifer Walter and Christopher Mitchell, Jr. were united in marriage on Aug. 13, 2011 at the Inne of the Abingtons, Dalton. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Charles Bishop. The bride is the daughter of Susan and William Walter, Jr. More...

Dining and Entertainment

Opening Weekend of the Dietrich’s Film Festival Offers Bonus

In addition to all of the festivities surrounding the Dietrich’s 10th Annual Spring Film Festival, which will run from April 13 to April 26, the opening weekend of events will feature special guest and Dietrich Theater film buyer from New York, More...

Nightlife Series Closes with ‘Cooking with the Calamari Sisters’

The 2011-2012 Nightlife on the Susquehanna Series will come to a close on Tuesday, April 17 with the comedy, “Cooking with the Calamari Sisters” sponsored by Moore’s Auto and RV Sales. The performance is at 7:30 p.m. More...

Sports

Thinclads Sweep NEB

Wyalusing Valley Boys Remain Undefeated; Girls Fall to 1-2

The Wyalusing Valley track team swept a dual meet with Northeast Bradford at Peterson Stadium on March 30. In the boys’ meet, the Rams outscored the Panthers, 9-52. Wyalusing won the girls’ meet, 109-38. More...

The End Zone Seat

Fore 81 Filling Fast

It doesn’t seem possible but June 22 isn’t that far away. This year, the second full day of summer means the Fore 81 Golf Classic tees off once again at the Towanda Country Club. The sole fundraiser for the Bret J. More...

Lady Rams Split Games at Tourney

The Wyalusing Valley softball team opened the season with a split of its two games at the Notari Tournament in Old Forge on April 1. More...

Education

St. Agnes School Announces Honor Roll

The honor roll for the third marking period was announced at St. Agnes School in Towanda. Perfect Attendance Pre-K 3: Mason Alexander, Elizabeth Burdick, Nolan Deacon, Samuel Fulmer, Danielle Funk, William McEwen, Cole Patrick. More...

Towanda Student Named to Academic Honors

The following student received academic honors from the Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science at Binghamton University: Mustafa Celebi of Towanda. More...

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