May 17, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

WVHS Student Athletes Caught Up in Party Scandal

A party that coincided with a non-school-sanctioned “senior skip day” on May 8 has resulted in the dismal of 10 Wyalusing Valley High School (WVHS) seniors from their respective sports teams. More...

Rocket-Courier Earns Keystone Press Awards

There was just one Bradford County newspaper to win prestigious Keystone Press Awards for 2012 and that’s the newspaper you’re currently reading. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

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Local News

Is There a Flock of Pink Flamingos In Your Yard?

Photo by David Keeler Whitney Rockwell, left, and Cheri Bassett pose with a flock of pink flamingos outside the Rocket-Courier office. The flamingos are part of a unique fundraiser to earn money for the Wyalusing Youth Cheerleaders. More...

Prison “Fix” on Hold Pending New Study

On May 10, two of three Bradford County Commissioners were standing firm on their plans to reconfigure the gymnasium area of the Bradford County Correctional Facility (BCCF) to make room for as many as 42 medium-security prisoners to alleviate the ne More...

Wyoming County's MH/MR May be Renamed

The Luzerne-Wyoming County Mental Health/Mental Retardation Department may soon be re-named as the “Mental Health and Developmental Services Program.” The change is prompted by federal and state legislation removing the uncomplimentary ph More...

Opinion

The Way I See It

Don’t Be Up the Creek Without a Backup

Here’s an example of how much we have come to depend on computers here at the Rocket-Courier and how crazy things can get when suddenly those computers are gone. More...

Teens Need to See that Jail is No Place to Be

The inside of the Bradford County Correctional Facility (BCCF) in Burlington is starkly clean, as in sterile. More...

Knock Wood

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Seniors

Wyalusing Students Dance at Memorial Hospital’s Personal Care Home

Memorial Hospital Personal Care Home residents enjoyed talent provided by the Wyalusing Valley High School Dance Team. More...

Friedenshutten Footnotes MNMNMNMNMNMNMN

Compiled by residents at the Wyalusing Valley Retirement and Personal Care Home

Back on May 27, 2007, the residents and staff here at the Wyalusing Valley Retirement and Personal Care Home lost their “Queen” Mum, Bev Tewksbury. Now, on April 25, 2012, we have lost our “Princess,” Kathy Adams. More...

Training for Foster Grandparent Program Begins in June

Older Americans bring a lifetime of skills and experience as parents, workers, and citizens that can be tapped to meet challenges in local communities. More...

Dining and Entertainment

‘Broadway Favorites Acapella’ to Kick Off Friday Night at the Museum Season

The Bradford County Historical Society is set to begin another new season of Friday Night at the Museum programs. The first program of the 2012 season is entitled “Broadway Favorites Acapella,” scheduled for Friday, May 18, at 6 p.m. More...

Dietrich Radio Players Go Back to the ’50s

Between the 1920s and the 1950s, radio was the most prevalent form of entertainment in the American household. This time period was known as the Golden Age of Radio. More...

News from the Wyalusing Public Library

Rain, rain, go away, I want to go outside to play. More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

Auctions

The 11th annual Auction/Yard Sale event to benefit North Rome Christian School will be held on Saturday, June 2 at the Williams Oil Building in Wysox. The live auction begins at 10 and is run by Howard Visscher. More...

Benefits

Grammy’s Gang will be hosting a Dice Run, Chicken Barbecue, Basket Raffle, 50/50 on Saturday, May 19 at the New Albany Social Hall. Sign up for Dice Run is 9 to 11 a.m., $10/bike; $10/rider. Last bikes must leave at 11 a.m. More...

Blood Drive

Blood Drive: May 24, Wyalusing Fire Hall, Second St., 1 to 6 p.m.; More...

Worship

WYALUSING U.M. CHARGE NEWS

May 24 is a significant day in the life of United Methodists. On this day in 1738, John Wesley, the founder of our denomination had a life-changing experience at a meeting on Aldersgate Street. More...

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish

This past weekend we honored our mothers. Let us not forget to honor the Mother of us all, the Blessed Mother. Contemplate her extraordinary life through the mysteries of the Rosary. More...

IT’S IN THE BOOK

The Apostle Paul was without a doubt the most and best educated of all our New Testament writers. His brief testimony, written in his Philippian letter (3:5, 6) would indicate a man headed for a life of leadership among the Hebrew clergy. More...

Sign of the Times

Scenes like this are becoming a recurrent sight along the region’s secondary roads where large, heavy trucks and narrow, winding roads make for a bad mix. More...

Chlorine Leak at P&G Quickly Controlled

Plant operators at Procter & Gamble (P&G) in Mehoopany Township noticed a smell of chlorine in the plant’s water treatment facility between 7:20 and 7:30 p.m. on Sunday evening. More...

School Board Approves Budget

Eight of nine school board members present at the scheduled May 14 meeting of the Wyalusing Area School Board unanimously passed a $20.8-million budget that left a $413,823 deficit that administrators and board members plan to cover with a fund balan More...

School District Shuffles Faculty to Balance Budget

BONUSES ALLOTTED TO TEACHERS FILLING INTERIM ROLES

Reducing the deficit of a nearly $21-million budget for the 2012-13 school year in the Wyalusing Area School District (WASD) was accomplished in part through a variety of personnel changes. 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 Clyde R. Garvine, Jr., Ralph J. and Michelle R. Griffin to Ralph J. and Michelle R. Griffin in Canton Township for $1 on April 27. More...

—BRADFORD COUNTY SENTENCINGS & PLEAS—

Bradford County District Attorney Daniel J. Barrett announced that the following persons recently entered guilty pleas, were sentenced or placed in the ARD Program in Bradford County Magisterial District Courts Sentencings More...

Letters

Re-enactor Compliments WVES Students

Editor’s note: The spokesperson for Capt. More...

Challenging PennDOT’s Proposed Traffic Changes

Dear Editor: The powers-that-be need to stop trying to fit a big-rig into the back of a Toyota pickup truck. Except for local delivery and service trucks, there should be no massive industrial trucks in downtown Towanda, PA. More...

Jenningsville

We are thankful that this May has been beautiful so far. Seeing the photo taken by Bill Keeler on May 9, 1977 when we were reminded of the snow, we see what can happen in the month of May, which did that year. More...

Lifestyles

BIRTHS

Schell Sarah and Allen Schell, of Hallstead, are pleased to announce the arrival of their daughter, Kimberly Elizabeth Schell. Kimberly was born April 19, 2012. She weighed 8 lbs. 14 oz. and was 21-1/2 inches long. More...

WVHS Grad Stars in Production

WVHS graduate Matthew Benjamin (stage name Matthew Burton) will be appearing in “The Music Man” at The Garden Theatre in Winter Garden, FL, through May 27. More...

Princess Grants a Royal Reading

Princess Aurora (aka Lisa Saxe of LeRaysville) made a surprise visit to youngsters at the Wyalusing Valley Children’s Center on May 11 and read a storybook for them. More...

Columns

Reflections Of Nature

On one of our beautiful spring mornings, I walked out our back door to be greeted by a splash of colors from Mary Alice’s flower gardens; birds, such as the black-capped chickadees, cardinals and phoebes, singing; sun shining and a gentle breez More...

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Brad Fassett’s eyes were atop this column last and they didn’t stump Laura Volack, Nicole Ruhf, Lisa Hillard, Beth Tiffany, Danny Fisher, Dave Williams, Luella Ruhf, Lisa Tewksbury, Joanne Sands, Melissa Smith and Justin Yadlosky who won More...

The Way We Were...

A look back at the people and places of the Wyalusing area over the last 20 years or more.

Open House on Front Street Here’s a look back at a grand day at Israel Fuller’s Front Street Wyalusing home when he and his wife, Melissa, were hosting an open house at their brand new ho More...

Sports

Rams Rally Past Knights

Claim NTL East Lead with Win

Wyalusing Valley rallied for five runs in the top of the seventh inning to defeat Towanda 5-3 and claim sole possession of first place in the Northern Tier League East title race. More...

Wellsboro Edges Lady Rams

NTL Large School Track and Field Championship

The Wyalusing Valley track teams may not have returned from Athens with a Northern Tier League Large School title on May 12, but they still had a very successful day. More...

Local Hunters Host Wyoming Friends

Members of the Full Strut Turkey Camp on Spring Hill fulfilled their role in a unique exchange program recently by hosting fellow hunters and associates of Bear Track Outfitters in Buffalo, Wyoming. More...

Education

All About Education

Amber Smith Performs in Band Concert

The Lock Haven University symphonic band hosted their annual President’s Concert on Sunday, April 22, marking a thirty-eight year tradition. The concert was held to honor Lock Haven University President Dr. Michael Fiorentino, Jr. More...

Gleason Receives Degree

On April 29, Donna Gleason of Laceyville graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Ashford University in Clinton, IA. The guest speaker was Sekou Andrews, a noted motivational speaker. More...

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