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Fitness Room Design Unveiled to School Board

WYALUSING SCHOOL BOARD

Classes may be done for the season, but members of the Wyalusing Area School Board addressed a full slate of issues on Monday evening that included passing the budget for the 2012-13 school year, confirming the resignations and hires of several emplo More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Orrin Phinney, Jr. - 2014-09-18
Thomas MacDonald - 2014-09-18
Floyd Furman - 2014-09-18
Doreen Potter - 2014-09-18
Timothy Robinson - 2014-09-18
Mark Shingler - 2014-09-18

Local News

Man Accused of Sexually Assaulting Five Girls

A Lawton man has been arrested and charged with multiple counts of varying degrees of sexual misconduct in association with inappropriate physical contact with at least five females related to him between 1998 and 2008. More...

‘Earthy Eats’ Expands Healthy Food Choices

The new organic and gluten free food shop, “Earthy Eats,” expands the natural food selection in Wyoming County as well as meeting a niche need of those desiring a gluten free diet. More...

Wyalusing’s Rainbow Club Trims Trees on Main Street

If you walk down Wyalusing’s Main Street this week, take a minute to look up and check out your surroundings. More...

Letters

Jenningsville

It would be nice if the beautiful weather would stay around a bit longer. It has been great so far and it is almost the end of June. I trust that all had a Happy Father’s Day as it surely was a nice one. More...

Lawton

Mae Ruhf was in Geisinger Hospital in Wilkes- Barre for a week with low blood counts. Ed and Ellen Bieleski, Paul, Jean, Lexie, and Mae Ruhf attended a birthday party for Camryn McMicken at her home in Wyalusing with Jared and Heather McMicken. More...

Camptown

A nice turnout for the 106th CHS Alumni Banquet held Saturday night at Spring Hill. The Spring Hill cooks served a lovely roast turkey dinner. More...

Columns

Rick's Report

Thanks! The Feeling is Mutual

Members of the Wyalusing Area School Board caught me off guard on Monday night. As I scanned the agenda just a few minutes before the board meeting started, I noticed item number 21—Consider and approve a motion to recognize Mr. More...

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Last week’s eyes belonged to the Rocket-Courier’s own Ree Ann Ross, who is celebrating her 41st year here at the office. Ticket winners were Jim Marshall, Andrea Thorn, Danielle Lamb, Carrie Simpson and Vernon Cole. * * * More...

The Way We Were...

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

1948 New Albany Eighth Graders The 1948 eighth grade class in New Albany, which was taught by Frank Hardenstine, included, front row, from left, Vernita Turner, Delores Vargason, Alice Hardenstine, B More...

Sports

Legion Splits Twinbill

Wyalusing American Legion Post 534 defeated Towanda Post 42, 4-3, in the second game of a doubleheader at Wysox on June 18 to earn a split. Towanda won the first of the five-inning games, 7-2. More...

Success Runs in the Family

WVHS Athletes of the Year

As a young junior high and freshman athlete, Laci Holdren sat in the stands or on the bench and watched her older sister, Lorissa, do remarkable things for the Wyalusing Valley girls’ sports programs. More...

The End Zone Seat

Time for Fore 81 Tourney

Every June for the past 11 years, a motley assortment of hackers and skilled club swingers have joined together on the golf course to raise money for the Bret J. Keefe Memorial Scholarship Fund. More...

Ticks Are Out to Get You

Editor’s Note: Camptown resident Frederick C. Hill is a Bloomsburg University Professor Emeritus with a Ph.D. in the Biological Sciences. He has had Lyme disease at least three times and felt obligated to warn others about this disease. More...

Sojourn to Follow Historic Map

The North Branch Moravian Heritage Sojourn paddlers started their five-day, 78-mile trek from the Friedenshutten Monument in Browntown on Wednesday. More...

Buyouts of Flooded Wyoming County Properties to Begin

Despite the desire to get back to their homes as quickly as possible after record flooding in September 2011, some residents found little left to salvage. 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 Raymond D. and Louise H. Severance to Anthony and Lori Smith Mauro in Warren Township for $1 on June 5. Carol B. Clark to Samuel J., III and Melissa M. Clark, two parcels in Windham Township for $20,000 on June 5. More...

Opinion

Guest Commentary

Is This the Best Senate Can Do?

Recently, again I reviewed the dairy provisions contained in the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee’s Farm Bill. I had previously reviewed different versions of their bill. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

The Bugle Calls

Having survived the Battle of Chancellorsville, in early May of 1863, Sergeant John D. More...

Seniors

Wondering What’s the Next Step After Retirement?

Scores of people spend their working days dreaming of the moment they are eligible for retirement. They may have retirement counted down to the minutes and seconds, particularly if they've been in a job that hasn't been the most enjoyable. More...

Do You Know Your Medicare Rights?

Medicare consumers have the right to good, quality health care. Make sure you get to know your Medicare rights and what to do if you think they are being violated. More...

Tips for Seniors to Live Comfortably on a Budget

Seniors are one of the fastestgrowing segments of the population, as medical advancements have increased life expectancies considerably. Many Baby Boomers have entered retirement age and are joining the ranks of other seniors on fixed incomes. More...

Dining and Entertainment

Laceyville’s Oldest House says Come Back in Time With Us

The Oldest House in Laceyville is pleased to announce that June 23 and 24 there will be a special “River Weekend,” highlighting the role played by the Susquehanna River in the development of both the North Branch Canal and the railroad, i More...

Operation North Branch: Restore the Susquehanna Set for June 29 and 30

Cross-state Pennsylvania groups reach out to one another to organize a massive two-day cleanup operation on the Susquehanna River. More...

News from the Wyalusing Public Library

Hey Kids! Remind Mom and Dad that summer reading starts this Thursday evening at the library. The theme this year is Dream Big—Read. More...

Worship

IT’S IN THE BOOK

Yes, it’s true, when we judge ourselves, we are very lenient. We see no evil within ourselves and we give ourselves a good grade. “We judge ourselves by ourselves and then excuse ourselves.” More...

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish

“Holiness happens one step at a time, and we are not fully in charge of the process. It is God who molds, shapes and glues all the pieces of our lives, making us into living examples of a life lived in His love and power. More...

Martha Kress to Sing at Standing Stone Vespers

Martha Kress will provide the special music at the Standing Stone Community Vespers Church on Sunday, June 24 at 7 p.m. More...

Education

Red Rock Job Corps Students Rise Above April Incident

Students and staff members at Red Rock Job Corps Center in Colley Township, Sullivan County, were able to put the arrests of six students and a much-publicized 24-hour period of unrest behind them and wrap up a season that was focused much more on le More...

Mehoopany Changes Secretary-Treasurer

Last Wednesday, the Mehoopany Supervisors announced a change in the personnel who help them run the township. The board discussed the results of three recent executive sessions, held Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. More...

Little Known Facts About Bradford County’s Early Schools

This is the seventeenth segment in 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, and is being celebrated throughout this year. More...

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