May 24, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Hotel Annex Opening Monday

When Wyalusing Hotel owner Chris Woodruff said in January that the hotel’s new 24- room, two-story annex would be open by Memorial Day, he was right on target—the new facility will be welcoming its first guests Monday. More...

Memorial Day Services Set for Wyalusing and Black Walnut

Jack Rose, Falls, will be the featured speaker at Memorial Day services at the Wyalusing Cemetery, at noon on Monday, May 28. Rose joined the U.S. Army in December 1978 and has served continuously since that day. More...

Oldest House Opens for Season

On Saturday during Laceyville’s Oldest House season opening, Deborah Courville, a member of the Laceyville Area Oldest House Society, displays how one would have worked on Redwork embroidery wh More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Jean Ball - 2014-10-23
Walter Potter - 2014-10-23
John Anderson, Sr. - 2014-10-23
Penny Gatto - 2014-10-23
Jean Ball - 2014-10-16

Local News

PennDOT District 4 Details Road Projects

PennDOT District 4 officials invited the Rocket- Courier to their Tunkhannock office to look over newly-released project maps and to discuss some of the key bridge and road repairs slated for the summer months and the remainder of 2012. More...

When Cultures Clash

A wrecked buggy is assessed by its owner in Warren Township on May 17. More...

Government Mandates for School Lunches Scrutinized

The Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act, a federally mandated program being passed on to public school next year, will require students to put more vegetables on their trays in order to get the package lunch rate. More...

Opinion

The Way I See It

A Memorial Day Salute to Wyalusing’s Hometown Heroes

Come take a stroll along the streets of Wyalusing with me, and I’ll introduce you to some of the finest young men to ever call our community their hometown. More...

Rick's Report

‘Birdbrains’ Enjoy Morning Paddle as County Counters

In the calm of a brilliantly sunny Saturday morning, I was fortunate recently to set into the Susquehanna River at Terrytown with four other kayakers who embarked on a five-and-ahalf hour float to Laceyville for the purpose of identifying and countin More...

Knock Wood

Full Story

Dining and Entertainment

Tango to be Highlighted during Theater Event

The birthplace of tango is Argentina. Before the 1920’s this dance was not seen as respectable in many parts of the world, but now the Argentine tango has embraced the world over for its beauty, passion, drama and excitement. 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...

Bake Sales

Bake Sale, Friday, May 25, 3 p.m. until ? at Connie’s Market, Rt. 6, Wyalusing, sponsored by “Rowdy Ross’s” Relay for Life team to benefit American Cancer Society. R21p More...

Benefits

Come for a day of fun and help sponsor Big Brothers Big Sisters which serves Bradford, Sullivan and Tioga Counties in PA and Tioga County in NY. More...

Worship

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish

The readings this past weekend were about community and specifically about two unifying elements within community: love and leadership. More...

WYALUSING U.M. CHARGE NEWS

On Wednesday, May 30, the churches of Wyalusing will be celebrating the senior class with a Baccalaureate Service, which will be held at the Presbyterian Church at 7 p.m. More...

IT’S IN THE BOOK

If it was a welding job at sea level I never would have remembered it; but this welder was attaching a 14 inch square of 1/4 inch steel to the top of our conning tower, only a 15 foot drop to the deck, but a 50 foot drop to the bottom of the dry dock More...

Breaking News - 5/29/2012 10:02 PM

WHVS Senior Dies in Cycle Crash  Free Access 

Bradford County Coroner Thomas M. Carman has confirmed that earlier today Eric Anthony Latini, 17, a Wyalusing Valley High School senior was killed when the motorcycle he was driving crashed. More...

Area Track and Field Athletes Medal at Shippensburg  Free Access 

A number of area competitors brought home medals from the PIAA track and field championships at Shippensburg University Saturday. Wyalusing Valley’s Erika Huffman brought home a PIAA medal from the championship meet in Shippensburg Saturday. More...

Camptown Residents, Southwest Unite to End Flooding Threat

When a group of Camptown residents stood by helplessly last September while floodwaters ravished their homes and properties, they decided enough was enough. More...

U.S. Marine Hikes Route 6

WITH GOAL TO INCREASE VETERANS AWARENESS

Motorists in Bradford and Wyoming Counties caught a peculiar sight last week as Marine veteran Joe Barletta made his way through the area on his second annual walk to raise awareness for veterans’ causes. 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...

—BRADFORD COUNTY SENTENCINGS & PLEAS—

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

COURTHOUSE NOTES

Deed Transfers GLT Enterprises to Douglas A. and Marjorie D. Ulkins in Athens Borough, Fourth Ward for $150,000 on May 3. Bonnie and Andrew Baldwin to David P. and Darlene S. Hayford in Athens Borough, Fourth Ward for $109,500 on May 3. More...

Letters

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Letters to the Editor must be signed and include the writer’s address and phone number. Phone numbers will not be published. Names will only be withheld under extraordinary circumstances at the discretion of the editor. More...

Beaver Meadows

Pete and Jane McGee attended grandson, CJ’s ballgame at Montrose and grandson, Peter’s ballgame at Elk Lake on Thursday. Thursday, Clyde and Marie Trible had lunch at Pompei’s in Tunkhannock. More...

Spring Hill

On Mother’s Day, eight people went to Selinsgrove where they attended the graduation of Megan Jenkins, held at Susquehanna University. Megan graduated from the School of Natural and Social Sciences. More...

Columns

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Last week’s eyes were Jill VanDeMark. Doris VanDeMark was the only person to come up with Jill’s name. More...

The Good Old Days

Compiled from old issues of The Wyalusing Rocket

News items of timely interest gathered from the old files of The WYALUSING ROCKET and reprinted as they were in the May 27, 1982 issue. More...

Reflections Of Nature

Diary entry April 20, 2012, “Mowed grass for the first time this year—the earliest that I have ever had to cut grass.” More...

Sports

Shipping Out Again

Huffman Earns Return Trip; LaFrance Also Makes States

Wyalusing Valley’s Erika Huffman successfully defended her 800- and 1600-run titles at the District Four championship meet in Athens on Saturday, May 19. More...

Lady Rams Set for District Playoffs

The Wyalusing Valley softball team begins defense of its District Four, Class A title tonight at home, starting at 4:30 p.m. Wyalusing, 13-6, overall, will entertain Montgomery. More...

The End Zone Seat

Thinclads Seeking PIAA Gold

The Rocket-Courier readership area will be well represented at the PIAA track and field championships at Shippensburg University this weekend. More...

Education

News from the Wyalusing Public Library

Very exciting happenings at the Wyalusing Borough Park tomorrow (Friday) morning, from 10 to ?, as the story hour meets for the final time for the spring session. I believe that we have seven graduates going on to kindergarten this fall. More...

All About Education

Area Residents Among Lackawanna College Grads

Lackawanna College held commencement ceremonies for 307 students on Saturday, May 12th, at 1:30 p.m. in the Lackawanna College Student Union Gymnasium on the college’s Scranton campus. More...

Wilkes University Awards Degrees to 750 Students

More than 750 undergraduate and graduate students received bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees at Wilkes University’s 65th annual Spring Commencement on Saturday, May 19 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes- Barre. More...

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