June 21, 2012 RSS feed / Local News

Breakfast Planned to Benefit VFW Member

The auxiliary of VFW Post 6824 in Potterville is planning a pancake breakfast on Sunday, June 24, to benefit Howard Coleman, who is recovering from a rare form of pneumonia called organic pneumonia. More...

Prison Population Reaches New High

BCCF Renews Work Release Deal with Wyalusing Borough

The number of inmates housed at the Bradford County Correctional Facility (BCCF) peaked at 206 in May, a new record made possible by the addition of nine new beds that allowed the prison to convert a similar number of cells from single to double occu More...

Local Scout Leaders Recognized for Service

On May 20, the Andaste District of the Five Rivers Council, Boy Scouts of America, held its annual Leader Recognition dinner and ceremony at the Towanda Elks Lodge #2191. More...

Elk Lake Honor Roll Announced

The following Elk Lake students have achieved Honor Roll status for the 2011/2012 fourth marking period ending June 4: More...

Meshoppen Woman Earns Degree

Amanda Adams, of Meshoppen, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Asian studies as Susquehanna University closed its 154th academic year with annual commencement exercises on May 13. More...

Founders’ Day Offers a Shopper’s Paradise

The 31st Annual Founders’ Day celebration in historic downtown Tunkhannock is scheduled for this Saturday, June 23. It is expected to be the biggest and best ever. More...

Major Saturday Events Planned in Towanda and Tunkhannock

Motorists traveling through the area via Route 6 on Saturday might have a slow go of it, but they won’t be able to say that there’s nothing to do in the Endless Mountains. More...

Eighth-Graders Apply Math And Science to Amusement Rides

WAEF Funds Educational Dorney Park Trip

When was the last time your seat in science class dropped to the Earth from 205 feet in the air at a speed of 75 miles per hour? More...

Juniata Dean’s List Announced

Juniata College has named 381 students to the dean’s list for the 2012 spring semester. More...

Peoples LTD Announces Second Quarterly Dividend

Peoples LTD, the parent company of Peoples State Bank of Wyalusing, has announced that the Board of Directors has declared a second quarter cash dividend in the amount of $.30 per share. More...

Auxiliary Officers Visit Rocket-Courier Office

American Legion Auxiliary officers Barbara Miller of Swoyersville (middle) and Gloria Edwards of Tunkhannock (left) stopped by the Rocket-Courier offices on June 20 to check in on fellow auxiliary of More...

Cortney Tyler Joins Keystone College’s Towanda Center

Cortney Tyler, of Lawton, has been named Coordinator for Recruitment and Outreach at Keystone College’s Towanda Center. Mrs. Tyler received her bachelor’s degree from Keystone in May. More...

Area Residents Graduate From Penn State

The 2012 Commencement ceremonies were held the weekend of May 4, 5 and 6 at Penn State University. The following students in the Rocket-Courier coverage area were among the graduates: More...

Stevens’ Streams to be Addressed via New Grant

—BY JEAN VANDE MARK— More...

Nature Center to Host Day Camp June25-29

Children will have fun and learn while exploring the wonders of nature at the Endless Mountains Nature Center’s (EMNC) Nature Day Camp this summer. More...

PA CareerLink in Towanda to Relocate

The PA CareerLink Bradford/ Sullivan offices, currently located at 218 Main Street, Towanda will be relocating to the first floor of the Northern Tier Regional Planning and Development Commission (NTRPDC) at 312 Main Street, Towanda. 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...

Local Aircraft Carrier Officer Meets Bushes

Wyalusing native and Navy aircraft carrier officer Lt. Matt Welles (back, left) was one of 15 officers and 15 enlisted men to be invited to visit former U.S. Presidents George H.W. More...

Farm Service Agency Calls for Nominations

USDA Farm Service Agency Acting County Executive Director, Jason Pontillo, just announced that farmer and rancher candidate nominations began on June 15, for local Farm Service Agency county committee. More...

Local Student on MU President’s List

Stephanie Sharer of Wyalusing was one of 186 Mansfield University students named to the spring 2012 President’s list. More...

Area Students Make PSU Dean’s List

The Dean’s List for Spring 2012 has been announced at Penn State University. The following students from the Rocket-Courier coverage area include: More...

Spring Dean’s List Named At Mansfield University

A total of 488 Mansfield University students have been named to spring 2012 Dean’s List. To be named to the Dean’s List, a student must attend the University full-time and attain at least a 3.5 GPA for the semester. More...

Children’s Theater to Present Tale from Pakistan

The Dietrich Children’s Theater will present The Gifts of Wali Dad, a story from Pakistan, June 22 and 23 at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock. More...

Investigation into Illegal Scrapping Leads to Drug Bust

State police looking into the theft of scrap metal from a closed business in Wysox Township stumbled upon a significant amount of drug paraphernalia and controlled substances after two days of investigating the initial crime. More...

Susquehanna County Honors Volunteers

At their June 13 meeting, Susquehanna County Commissioners accepted a mock check in the amount of $842,466 from the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees, presented by Susquehanna Chapter President Robert McNamara, former superintendent of the More...

Susquehanna County Dairy Princess Crowned

Callie Curley, daughter of Ben and Amy Curley, is the new Susquehanna County Dairy Princess. Hailing from Montrose, she served the previous three years as a Dairy Ambassador. More...

Chesapeake Energy Announces Upcoming Roadwork

Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK) announced recently the following ongoing, upcoming and completed roadwork projects in Bradford, Wyoming, Susquehanna and Sullivan counties to improve regional transportation infrastructure. More...

BCHS Quilt Raffle Winner

Marletta Pousen of Monroeton was the lucky winner of the quilt raffle. Winnie Moyer, receptionist at East Smithfield Holistic Healthcare enthusiastically sold the majority of tickets. More...

Local Realtor Joins Leadership Program

Pennsylvania Realtor Suzanne Robinson was accepted to the Pennsylvania Association of Realtor’s Leadership program, Leadership PAR. More...

Family Dedicates Jackson/Dodd Headstone

Descendants of Robert (1851- 1912) and Isabella Jackson (1857-1932) met at Quicks Bend Cemetery on Sunday, June 10, to dedicate a headstone in Robert and Isabella’s memory. More...

WVHS Students Working on Con- Kerr Cancer Project

Several Wyalusing Leo Club members recently donated their time to sew pillowcases and donate them to a project called ConKerr Cancer. More...

YMCA to Serve Free Lunches

Bradford County Branch YMCA is once again participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Lunch will be provided to all children ages five to 17 without charge. More...

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