July 19, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

New Administrators Settle in at WVES

On July 9, members of the Wyalusing Area School Board approved the hiring of Mark Boos of Moscow as the new assistant principal at Wyalusing Valley Elementary School (WVES). More...

Popular Stevensville Eatery Has New Owners, New Name

Patrons of the former Frank & Mary’s, a popular Stevensville restaurant that’s been closed since the Spring, will be happy to learn that the restaurant has been reopened with new owners and a new name. More...

Hot Weather Makes Tempers Flare at Prison

With temperatures soaring above 90 degrees on numerous occasions from June into early July, corrections officers (CO) at the Bradford County Correctional Facility (BCCF) faced an increase in fighting. More...

BRADFORD COUNTY SENTENCINGS & PLEAS

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

State Fire Commissioner Extends Fire Company Grant Program

A state grant program that volunteer fire and ambulance companies have come to rely upon will be renewed and expanded under a bill passed by both chambers of the General Assembly, Sen. Lisa Baker announced recently. More...

Shell Oil Aids Pennsylvania United Way

Shell Oil Company announced a $200,000 joint initiative with United Way of Pennsylvania (UWP) to address long term and unmet recovery needs as a result of Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee. More...

2013 OYW Candidates Attend Krav Maga Class in Athens

Northern Tier Kodokan Judo, located in Athens, was host to the 2013 OYW Candidates on July 9. More...

Opinion

It’s a Hot Summer, but Not End of the World

Remember the days when people would complain about hot, humid weather and life would simply go on? I grew up in the days when it was uncommon for homes in the Wyalusing area to have air conditioning and we survived hot, sticky summers. More...

Knock Wood

Full Story

Entitlement—a Harbinger of Ill Feelings

The only bus drivers whom most of the Hiduk kids in Herrick Township knew as they were growing up were the Matsons. More...

Columns

Reflections Of Nature

On one of our morning walks, Mary Alice and I found a dead cedar waxwing lying on the sidewalk that was apparently killed by a vehicle. More...

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Last week’s eyes were Wendy Tinna. Ticket winners were Pat Smiley, Randy Huffman, Jane Williams, Deb Arnold, Peg Tyler, Irene Flyte, Kari Natishak, Heather VanDe- Mark, Dorothy Eastabrook and Rhonda McCarty. * * * More...

JUST ASK ALICE

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

DEAR ALICE: What can we do to convince smokers to quit before it’s too late? I had an uncle who was a chain smoker. His doctor kept telling him to quit or one day cigarettes would kill him. But my uncle would not listen. More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

Benefits

Benefit for Bob Forba, Jr. at the Rush Volunteer Fire Company carnival grounds on Sunday, July 29, beginning at 11 a.m. More...

Blood Drive

Blood Drive: July 19, 1 to 6 p.m.; July 19, Black Walnut American Legion Post 510, Laceyville, 1 to 6 p.m.; July 26, Wyalusing American Legion Post 534, 1 to 6 p.m. More...

Breakfasts

Monthly Breakfast at the Herrickville Fire Hall, Sunday, July 29, 2012, 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. All you can eat: pancakes, ham, sausage, eggs, coffee, orange juice and real maple syrup. Adults, $7; children to 12 years, $3; preschool, free. More...

Worship

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWS

“For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, and in Christ you have been brought to fullness. He is the head over every power and authority,” (Colossians 2:9-10). More...

IT’S IN THE BOOK

A couple of weeks ago, we noted two articles in our paper that indicated we live in a depraved society. Evil rears it’s ugly head when we look for goodness and stability. More...

Missionary to Speak at Dimock Camp Meeting

Services at DimockDimock Camp Meeting will host Floss Krieger for the Sunday evening program on July 22 beginning at 7 p.m. More...

Gas Drilling Water Withdrawals Suspended

DRY WEATHER TAKING ITS TOLL

While the northern tier counties have yet to be officially designated as a drought area, gas drilling related water withdrawals were suspended this week at sites along the Susquehanna River and its tributaries. And the U.S. More...

Susquehanna Commissioners’ Meeting Heated

The commissioners opened their July 11 meeting to a crowded house in the uncomfortably warm courthouse meeting room, immediately following a meeting of both the county’s retirement and salary boards. More...

Rome Township Family Farm Cited for Innovations and Management

CONSERVATION DISTRICTS PRESENT CLEAN WATER FARM AWARD

Sundance Life Farm in Rome Township was one of just three farms in the state to be honored by the Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts (PACD) this year for the continued efforts of Julie and Greg Perry and their sons to help preserve th More...

Bradford County Acknowledges Volunteers Instrumental in Organizing Veterans’ Picinic

With fewer than average new hires and transfers on the agenda, Bradford County Commissioners Doug McLinko, Mark Smith, and Daryl Miller devoted the better part of their July 12 meeting to recognizing the efforts of the county’s probation and pa More...

Susquehanna County Commissioners Table Proposed Retirement Fund, Trustee Changes

As the Susquehanna County Commissioners’ meeting room filled up with visitors for the July 11 meeting, and prior to the official start of the meeting, one individual asked that the gathering be moved to the County Office Building in order to ac More...

Microsurfacing Roadway Project Begins July 19

A microsurfacing project along sections of Routes 6 and 220 in Tioga and Bradford counties is scheduled to start July 19. A total of 16.3 miles of highway will be overlaid. More...

Police Blotter

POLICE BLOTTER

Thefts Under Investigation A 29-year-old Warren Township woman reported to police that somebody removed a 1970 black Yamaha 60cc three-wheeler from her yard on July 12 or 13. Between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. 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 Frank and Mary Grasmuck to Joseph V. and Susan L. Latini in Stevens Township for $280,000 on June 27. More...

Letters

Mulling Peculiar Priorities

Dear Editor: It seems to me the same people must be running both the borough and the school board, and they’ve all been out in the sun too long. The heat has fried their brains. Close streets, have strangers transport our children to school. More...

Concerned About New Bus Drivers

Dear Editor: As one of the few concerned citizens that attended the Wyalusing School Board meeting on July 9 to support our school bus drivers, I would like to say “thank you” to the bus drivers that did not sign contracts for their many More...

Call to Join NRA

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Seniors

Pneumonia Vaccine Effective in Any Season

Pneumonia can be deadly to older Americans, and it can strike at any time of year, according to Quality Insights of Pennsylvania, the state’s Medicare Quality Improvement Organization. More...

Fairway Pharmacy, Not your Typical Pharmacy

When Jerry and Kathy Prusack opened the doors of Fairway Pharmacy in Montrose in 2005 superior customer service was their goal. More...

Retirement Destinations Should Fit Your Needs

Among the most important decisions you’ll make in your lifetime is where to retire. More...

Dining and Entertainment

‘Mary Poppins’ to Land on WVHS Stage

The Wyoming County Players’ Junior Players and Little Hams are ready to entertain you this weekend with their summer musical production, “Mary Poppins.” Cast members hail from Bradf More...

Music with the Morrisons Celebration To be Held at the Oldest House

Live jazz and vintage vinyl from the 1930s, 40s and 50s can be enjoyed at The Oldest House in Laceyville July 20 and 21. More...

2012 Guthrie Gala Tickets on Sale

Tickets are currently on sale for the Guthrie Gala, which will be held on Saturday, Sept. 15 in the Guthrie Clinic Atrium on the Sayre Campus. More...

Sports

Golfing for Kids’ Sake

The record will show that the team sponsored by First Energy won the 18th annual Big Brother Big Sisters golf tournament at the Towanda Country Club on July 11. More...

Bobcats Complete Season

The Bradford County Bobcats completed the 2012 campaign as co-champions of the Green Wave Wood Bat Classic in Oneonta, NY, last weekend, July 13-15. More...

A Great Night for a Run

Trennan Tewksbury, left, and Chloe Bennett approach the finish of the Youth 50 dash during the All-Comers Summer track meet at Wyalusing Valley High School on Thursday, July 12. More...

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