May 3, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Progress Authority’s Banquet Well-Attended

ASYLUM TOWNSHIP POWER PLANT CONSTRUCTION SLATED FOR 2013

More than 100 business and civic leaders attended the Progress Authority’s 19th annual dinner meeting, which was held on April 26 at the Towanda Country Club in Wysox Township. More...

Auction List Grows for Saturday’s Spring Fling Event

At least 40 products, gift certificates, and unique services have been donated by area businesses and individuals in support of the Wyalusing Area Education Foundation (WAEF). 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

Deed Transfers Timothy E. Burke, aka Timothy S. Burke, to Timothy E. Burke in Wilmot Township for $1 on April 16. James R. and Diana L. Bassett to Brandon J. Fitzwater and Cassandra Jo Stone in Canton Township for $86,000 on April 16. More...

Letters

Service Agency Solicits Assistance

Dear Editor: Family Service Association has been serving the community for 117 years. More...

School Budgets Threatened by State

Dear Editor: It is time for voters to make their voices heard regarding the proposed state budget. Earlier this year Gov. Tom Corbett unveiled his 2012-13 budget. More...

Silvara

Greetings friends. At church on Sunday Pastor Rich talked about “doors.” I have been thinking about it ever since. Have you ever thought about all the doors, “choices”, you have walked through in your life? More...

Lifestyles

An Unusual Perch

This Canadian goose was seen nesting recently on top of a muskrat lodge on a pond on Doolittle Hill in Braintrim Township, Wyoming County. More...

Dining and Entertainment

It’s National Tourism Week: This Year, Make it Local

When was the last time you marveled at hidden treasures at a local museum? Or paddled your way down the majestic Susquehanna River snapping pictures of the Bald Eagle flying above you? More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

Bake Sales

Bake Sale, sponsored by the Over the Hill Gang on May 3 at Peoples State Bank, Rt. 6, Wyalusing, starting at 8:30 a.m. Proceeds benefit Relay for Life. R17-2p/S18p 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...

Bingo

Pampered Chef Bingo, Sunday, May 6, 1 p.m., Wyalusing Fire Hall. Benefits American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. Reservations: $20 for 20 games ($25 at door). More...

Sports

Wyalusing Lasagna Invitational Winning Performances

LaFrance Named Top Field Male; Huffman Wins Girls’ 1600

Wyalusing Valley’s Erika Huffman set a new meet record in the 1600 run and Tracey LaFrance added a win in the shot put at the Lasagna Invitational at Peterson Stadium on April 27. More...

Rams Down Galeton; Fall to Troy, Wellsboro

After dropping a pair of onerun decisions to Northern Tier League West teams, the Wyalusing Valley baseball team got on the winning track with a 12-0 win at Galeton on April 30. The Rams improved to 7-3, overall, with the six-inning victory. More...

The End Zone Seat

Weather, Food Part Of Lasagna Experience

With all the nice weather we’ve enjoyed this spring, it had to figure that it would turn nasty just in time for the Wyalusing Lasagna Invitational track meet. More...

Mowry to Receive Don James Memorial Award

Elston Mowry, of Laceyville, has been chosen as this year’s recipient of the Don James Lighthouse of Service Award. More...

Tunkhannock’s Elementary Schools, Sports, Safe...for Now

At the April 26 Tunkhannock Area School District (TASD) Board meeting, the safety of the four elementary schools within the district, as well as the continued funding of the current athletics program at its present level, were assured. More...

WVHS Royalty

Kami Carpenter, left, Wyalusing Valley High School’s 2011 Senior Prom Queen, passes on the honor to her successor, Laci Holdren, who was named 2012 Senior Prom Queen Saturday night at St. More...

Block Party to be Held Friday in Tunkhannock

The Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce will celebrate its 20th anniversary with a Block Party fund-raiser this Friday, May 4, from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Comfort Inn on Route 29 in Eaton Township. More...

Local News

Laceyville Close to Ending Water Boil Advisory

Laceyville Borough officials said Tuesday night that the end is in sight regarding lifting the water boil advisory and it could come as soon as next week. More...

Auction at Rolling Acres Draws Large Crowd

Rolling Acres owner Vi Bartholomew may have shuddered against the chill on Sunday morning, but she was warmed by the well wishes of hundreds of friends who stopped by the lawn and garden center on Wysox Township’s Golden Mile as Pepper’s More...

Commissioners Quizzed on Fair Housing in Susquehanna County

At the April 25 meeting of the Susquehanna County Commissioners, a news correspondent speaking as a private citizen brought to the board’s attention a discrepancy in the wording of the recently passed Fair Housing Resolution 2012-07. More...

Opinion

The Way I See It

State’s New Law Aims To Protect Cyclists

Are you aware that as of April 2 there’s a new state law regarding how motorists should react when approaching a person riding a bicycle? More...

Rick's Report

Short-Changing the Arts Hurts All of Us

In a cruel game akin to “rock, scissors, paper” that I’ll call “jocks, scholars, painters,” students who excel at something other than football and the debate team stand to lose once again as school districts tighten the More...

Knock Wood

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Columns

Reflections Of Nature

Diary entry for February 7, 2012, “While traveling down Route 15 along the Susquehanna River, we saw many gulls on their migration north.” I mentioned to Mary Alice, who was reading a book, that she should look at all the sea gulls on the More...

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Last week’s eyes belonged to our new advertising representative Taylor Ferguson. Taylor, a Towanda High and Indiana University of Pennsylvania graduate, is taking the spot once held by “Rocket” Rick Orr. More...

JUST ASK ALICE

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

DEAR ALICE: I recently read a survey reporting married couples 18-24 years old make love 11 times a month; 24-34 year olds, eight times a month, and people over 45 about four times a month. More...

Worship

IT’S IN THE BOOK

When you read through the prophetic books of the Old Testament, it doesn’t take you long to realize that times were really rough for the nation of Israel. More...

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWS

“Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. More...

Standing Stone Vesper Church Reconvenes

The first Spiritual Session Meeting at the Standing Stone Vesper Church was held on April 15 in the Retreat Hall with 13 members present and Pastor Bob Martin, who opened the meeting with a prayer. More...

Education

SCCTC Students of Month Named for February

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Elk Lake Graduate Named to Susquehanna University Honor Society

Amanda Adams of Meshoppen, was one of 13 Susquehanna University students inducted into the Pi Sigma Alpha political science honor society at Susquehanna University. More...

Area Students Honored in LHU Awards Convocation

Over 200 students received academic honors and scholarship awards at Lock Haven University’s annual Gerald R. Robinson Academic Honors and Foundation Awards Convocation. The ceremony took place on Sunday, April 15 in Price Performance Center. More...

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