August 2, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Several School Bus Routes Remain Open

Contracts have been signed for the majority of the 31 school bus routes in the Wyalusing Area School District, and a few existing contractors have expressed an interest in taking on additional routes. More...

Chesapeake Spending $Millions Upgrading Area Roadways

It’s a major transformation that’s come to the region along with the wave of natural gas exploration— the rebuilding of dozens of state and local roadways. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Glenn Potter - 2014-07-31
Frances Palumbo - 2014-07-31
Richard Johnson - 2014-07-31
Dorothy Lehman - 2014-07-31
Howard Bates - 2014-07-31
Keith Kneller - 2014-07-31
Bruce Rathbun - 2014-07-31
Donald Harrington - 2014-07-31
Glenn Potter - 2014-07-24
Howard Bates - 2014-07-24
Dorothy Lehman - 2014-07-24
Frances Palumbo - 2014-07-24

Local News

Teens Selling Produce at Courthouse on Thursdays

SUCCESSFUL GUARDIAN ANGELS PROJECT ENJOYING FOURTH SEASON

A welcome new addition to Towanda’s downtown summer scene on Thursdays has been the marketing of fresh produce on the courthouse lawn by small groups of teens who are participating in the fourth season of the Guardian Angels Project. More...

Wyalusing Adult School Posts Upcoming Classes

The third fall season of the Wyalusing Adult School begins in October with most classes scheduled to run from Oct. 1 through Nov. 1. More...

County Stream Bank Projects Approved

The Bradford County Commissioners granted approval at their July 26 meeting for three local contractors to begin a number of stream bank stabilization projects under the direction of the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the Pennsylva More...

Letters

Dimock

That powerful storm that tore through last week spawned several local tornadoes that uprooted large trees, blocking the Meshoppen Creek Road and Peterson Road. Many people had no electricity. The power was still out in Brooklyn on Saturday. More...

Terrytown

Ladies take note: I will not be picking up pies this year for the carnival. The reason is that since I am driving a truck, there is no coverage for them. Trust family members will take the opportunity to transport where there are some made. More...

Evergreen

On Saturday, Wanda Spencer and Punk Kobbe took Martine Kipp to the Corey Salsman home in Stevensville for a chicken barbecue. The Eric Sutton family was there with their two-week-old twin daughters. It was the highlight of the day for Martine. More...

Columns

Reflections Of Nature

Recently, while showing our granddaughter, Grace, the windmills on Armenia Mountain, we stopped at the home of friends (Laurie and Jeff Castle) to say hello. Their daughter, Hannah, showed me an egg that her pet turtle had laid. More...

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Last week’s eyes belonged to Hettie Tinna. We stumped everyone last week. Nobody came up with her name. * * * More...

JUST ASK ALICE

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

DEAR ALICE: When a man talks dirty to a woman they call it sexual harassment, but what is it when a woman talks dirty to a man? — WONDERING IN WYALUSING DEAR WOND: When a woman talks dirty to a man it’s $3.99 a minute. — ALICE More...

Sports

What the Doctor Ordered

Wyalusing Chiropractor Paddles to Victory on Susquehanna River

After a two-year hiatus, the Endless Mountains Downriver Canoe/Kayak Race returned to the North Branch of the Susquehanna River on Saturday, July 28. More...

The End Zone Seat

Where Are Olympic Bad Guys?

I miss the Soviet Union. Ever since the “Evil Empire” fell, I’ve found it hard to get even remotely excited about the Olympics. Any good storyteller will tell you that conflict is the key to a great thriller. More...

Firm to Solicit Ads for WVHS Schedule Posters

Wyalusing Valley athletic director Brent Trowbridge reports that he recently authorized All-American Sports Posters to produce athletic schedule posters for the school. More...

Severe Storms Slam Through Region

A line of severe storms that tore through the area last Thursday afternoon and evening was fickle in nature in that the heaviest damage was extremely sporadic. More...

Rocket-Courier Honored for 125 Years of Service

State Representatives Sandra Major, front left, and Tina Pickett, front right, present Rocket Courier Publisher David Keeler, center left, and his wife Nancy, the paper’s advertising manager, c More...

Drug Charges Announced in Wake of Death Investigation

When state police at Towanda were called by Bradford County 911 to investigate a death in Wyalusing on January 12, they likely didn’t expect to be at the Third Street home for the rest of the day conducting an extensive drug investigation. 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 Welles Mill Co., Inc., aka Welles Mills Co., Inc., to Wyalusing Municipal Authority in Wyalusing Township for $1 on July 17. Peter J., Jr. and Brenda M. Quattrini to Peter J., Jr. and Brenda M. More...

Opinion

Guest Commentary

Education Needed on Dangers, Prevalence of New Drugs

The news media has documented a growing trend in gruesome and violent “zombie-like” attacks in recent weeks. In Miami, a man was shot and killed by police while eating the face of another man. More...

The British are Coming, And That’s Great

If you thought them ack’- cents the gas workers brought here was funny, wait till you hear the accents of the top brass of BP Wind Energy, who along with Sempra Gas and Power and RES Americas, are about to embark on the construction—by Ge More...

Knock Wood

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Dining and Entertainment

Eagles Mere to Host The Philadelphia Trio

Eagles Mere Friends of the Arts (EMFA) will present The Philadelphia Trio in their second concert of the current summer season at the David DeWire Center on Saturday, Aug. 4 at 8 p.m. More...

Christy Mathewson Days Slated

Keystone College and the Factoryville community will celebrate the 17th Annual Christy Mathewson Days Friday, Aug. 10 and Saturday, Aug. 11. More...

Creative Recycling Event to Aid Oldest House Restoration

Everyone has seen an old work boot turned into a container for plants. From Friday to Sunday, Aug. More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

Auditions

The Dietrich Theater will be auditioning for the 2012-2013 season. They will be producing five children’s shows in repertory, traveling to area schools for weekday performances with some weekend performances at the Dietrich. More...

Blood Drive

Blood Drive: Aug. 6, Bradford Co. Manor, 12 to 5 p.m.; Aug. 7, RPH Patterson Bldg., Sayre, 12 to 5 p.m.; Aug. 8, New Albany Fire Dept., 1 to 6 p.m.; Aug. 8, RPH Patterson Bldg., Sayre, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Aug. 9, Windham Twp. More...

Breakfasts

Monthly Breakfast at the Herrickville Fire Hall, Sunday, Aug. 26, 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

“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven,” (Matthew 5:14, 16). More...

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish

There are few sure things in this world but one thing is sure, each of us will have an opportunity to do something important for the kingdom of God. More...

Bluegrass Gospel Group Coming to Camptown Community Church

If you like bluegrass gospel you are in for a real special time, or if you are not sure about this music, come and join in for a great time as they praise God with music and song. More...

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