April 5, 2012 RSS feed / Local News

Wyalusing Township Meeting Hosts More Talk on Streams and Impact Fee

On April 3, Wyalusing Township Supervisors were questioned again about how funds associated with the natural gas impact fee would be allotted to local municipalities and as to how secure the monies would be once the townships receive the payouts. More...

DEP Maintains Powell Resident’s Work was Compliant with Permits

A bevy of terminology used to define the status of area waterways and to determine what work can legally be done to maintain streams and to protect property, as well as the misuse of some words and phrases that are not synonymous, have become catalys More...

Laceyville Upgrading Police Department

There have been some major changes at the Laceyville Police Department, according to Assistant Chief Scott Perry and Mayor Ken Patton, who gave an update at Tuesday night’s meeting of the Laceyville Borough Council. More...

Correction

Virginia Shapiro, of Wysox, informed the Rocket-Courier that she and her husband, Paul, enjoyed their “15 minutes of fame” as subjects of last week’s Bradford County Bicentennial story which noted that the Shapiros were looking over More...

Memorial Hospice Plans Service

Richard Davis, left, Chaplain for Memorial Hospital Hospice, Trudy Ventello, right, Volunteer and Bereavement Coordinator , Memorial Hospital Hospice and Disa DeLauro, RN, center, Memorial Hospital H More...

Veterans Mobile Center Comes to Montrose

The Department of Veterans Affairs is bringing much-needed accessible services to veterans in the Montrose area on Monday, April 23, through its mobile vet center. More...

County Dairy Board Offers Scholarship

The Bradford County Dairy Promotion Board is pleased to announce that it will again be offering a Scholarship and Continued Education Program. More...

Elk Lake Debater Second at States

Cohen, Guiton Place at Championship Tournament

Making it to the final round in Lincoln-Douglas Debate at the Pennsylvania High School Speech League State Championship was a goal that the Elk Lake Forensics Team set for itself early in the year. More...

Local AARP Chapter Meets

AARP Chapter #4423 held its monthly meeting at the Wysox EMS Building at 1:30 p.m. The hall was nicely decorated by Jeff Benjamin for St. Patrick’s Day. The group was blessed with a lovely Spring-like day with beautiful weather for March. More...

Community Invited to Vision and Learning Presentation

Karla Green, Occupational Therapist at Memorial Hospital’s Outpatient Therapy Clinic, invites the community to a complimentary presentation “Vision & Learning” on April 11 at 4 p.m. at the Towanda High School auditorium. More...

LACEYVILLE LIBRARY

Pat Gushka was our library trustee president for many years and volunteered many hours toward making our library a better place. More...

WYALUSING VALLEY MUSEUM ASSOCIATION

The Wyalusing Valley Museum has recently been given several pieces of advertising ephemera from local businesses. More...

Bradford County History During the Revolution

This is the sixth 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...

Wyalusing Eighth-Grader Accepted to Bolshoi Academy

Liliana Kettenburg has been accepted to the Bolshoi Ballet Academy’s 2012 summer intensive held in Middlebury, CT. More...

North Rome Christian School Plans Auction

Committee members for North Rome Christian School have begun to organize the events for the annual school auction to be held on Saturday, June 2 at the Williams Oil Five Star building at the corner of Rte. 187 and Rte. 6. More...

Almshouse Photo Available in Book

The Bradford County Almshouse was built in West Burlington in 1880 and ’81 at a cost of $38,500. The facility housed 175 inmates and was destroyed by fire on November 11, 1938. More...

Chesapeake Energy Provides Assistance for Residents Impacted by Fall Flooding

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

Wyalusing School District Artwork on Display

The Keystone Theatre in Towanda is presenting an exhibit of artwork created by the students of the Wyalusing Valley School District. More...

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...

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...

New Humane Officer Ready To Assist Wyoming County

Sandy Scala of Nicholson is the latest Humane Officer to sign on in Wyoming County. She will work for the Endless Mountains Animal League (EMAL), based in Factoryville. More...

Wyoming County Prison Board Discusses Strip Search Policy

A new strip search ruling by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court was the topic of much discussion Tuesday at the regular monthly meeting of the prison board. The meeting immediately preceded the commissioners’ meeting at the courthouse. More...

Barbershop Concert Set for April 28 in Tunkhannock

It’s become a rite of Spring when the Endless Mountains Chorus hosts its annual barbershop music concert. This year’s event is set to take place at the Tunkhannock Senior High School Auditorium on April 28. More...

Former Wyalusing Resident Participates in Salute to Vietnam Vets

Sergeant First Class Scott Dickinson, formerly of Wyalusing, had the honor of participating in a Welcome Home celebration for more than 65,000 Vietnam Veterans on Saturday, March 31 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, NC. More...

Misericordia Open House Scheduled

Misericordia University is holding an open house Saturday, April 21 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

Strong Woman Program Featured at DAR Meeting

On March 21, the Mach-wi-hilusing chapter NSDAR held their regular monthly meeting at the Wyalusing Hotel. Regent Dorothy Titchen led the opening ritual assisted by Acting Chaplain Barbara Behrend. More...

Syracuse Dean’s List Announced

The following students from Syracuse University have been named to the Fall 2011 dean’s list: Adam Harris, Towanda; Aaron Burlew, Sayre; Margo Woodring and Shane Raupers, Athens; Ethan Brown and Rachel Dispenza, Tunkhannock. More...

WVHS Announces Fourth Marking Period Honor Roll

The Guidance Department of the Wyalusing Valley High School has announce the honor roll for the fourth marking period. More...

Named to South Hills Dean’s List

Heather Labor from Wyalusing was among those named to the Dean’s List for the winter term at South Hills School of Business and Technology in State College. She is a first-year student in the Diagnostic Medical Sonography area. More...

Towanda Area Senior Citizens Meet

President George Smith called the meeting to order welcoming 59 members and guests. It was such a lovely spring day, the turnout was excellent. Guests were Alice Howell, Brenda Giffin, Jim McGuire, Megan Hadlock, Ada and Paul Barnham. More...

Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse Training to be Held

The Bradford/Sullivan Early Childhood Coalition, Bradford County Child Sexual Abuse Task Force and the Sullivan County Children and Youth Services are sponsoring a sixhour workshop training, Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse on April 20. More...

Principal’s 100 Club Winners Named

These students are the ten most recent winners of the Principal’s 100 Club reward at the Wyalusing Valley Elementary School. More...

New Flood Maps from FEMA Received

Meshoppen Borough, one of the municipalities hardest hit last September by massive flooding, received new flood maps from FEMA. The maps were reviewed Monday at council’s regular monthly meeting. More...

Northeast Bradford Elementary School Honor Roll

Dr. Janice Otis, Principal at Northeast Bradford Elementary School, has announced the honor roll for the third marking period of the 2011-2012 school year. More...

Yaw Supports Bill Protecting Consumers from Mandated Health Care Coverage

A legislative measure seeking to amend Pennsylvania’s Constitution by prohibiting mandated health care insurance coverage was approved recently, 29-19, according to State Senator Gene Yaw. More...

Chesapeake Appalachia to Upgrade Sections of Six State Roads in Bradford and Sullivan Counties Starting Next Week

Motorists in Bradford and Sullivan Counties are advised that highway construction contractors working for Chesapeake Appalachia will upgrade sections of six state roads over the coming weeks. More...

News from the Wyalusing Public Library

One of the hazards of working at the library is having way too much fun, or work, and not realizing the time. One minute it’s an hour before closing and the next it’s after closing time. Sue seems to have a habit of doing this. More...

Local Teen Has ‘Amazing Experience’ with National Leadership Council

Erin Dean-Swank of Laceyville, the daughter of Phillip and Michelle Swank, recently returned from San Diego, CA where she served on the Youth Leadership Council (YLC) of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) during its 70th Annu More...

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