August 30, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Power Outage Planned Tonight in Wyalusing

Shutdown to Start at Midnight

Routine maintenance and testing of a Penelec/First Energy substation in the Wyalusing area has indicated that a crucial piece of equipment is in danger of failure. More...

Local Men Arrested by FBI, State Police at Mini Mart

Two Wyalusing area residents were the subject of an arrest that involved PA State Troopers and FBI agents Monday morning at Wyalusing’s PenMart. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Barbara Simpson - 2014-11-20
Shawn Saxe - 2014-11-20
Joseph LaFrance - 2014-11-20
George Matlack - 2014-11-20

Local News

Lake Wesauking Man Dies in Crash

A two-vehicle accident on Route 6 in Wysox Township on Aug. 23 took the life of Lake Wesauking resident Richard Spencer, 82. More...

WASD School Board Confirms Final Hires

Faculty, Bus Drivers Approved

The Wyalusing Area School Board convened in a special meeting on Aug. 23 to announce the hiring of three new school district employees and to confirm the contracts of 16 new bus drivers. More...

Rt. 87 Resurfacing Underway

A $4.5 million resurfacing project has begun this week along 4.4 miles of Rt. 87 in the Forksville area of Sullivan County. Earlier this week, the temporary traffic signals at the truss bridge at Forksville were removed. More...

Opinion

False Choice: Raising Taxes Or Slashing Military Budget

The U.S. military needs to be modernized, not subjected to additional cuts. More...

The Danger That Lurks in Our Handy Gadgets

I love the internet, and I like my cell phone when I have a good signal. I love my digital camera and all the options that it provides for me to view, alter, store and share photos. More...

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Student Put on Wrong Bus Dear Editor: As a parent of a student in the Wyalusing Elementary School, I would like to bring a few things to the attention of all other parents. The elementary school has not exactly started the year out very well. More...

Dining and Entertainment

The Wyoming County Players To Perform Monday at the Fair

On Labor Day be sure to head to the Main Stage as the Wyoming County Players (WCP) help close out this year’s Wyoming County Fair festivities. At 11 a.m. More...

4-H Open Horse Show Planned

The 4-H Open Horse Fall Fun Show, sponsored by Blue Ribbon Driven 4-H Club will be held on Sept. 29, 2012 at the Harford Fairgrounds. Registration begins at 9 a.m. Light concessions will be available. Following is the event prize list: More...

WVHS Class of 1972 Reunites

Members of the Wyalusing Valley High School Class of 1972 held their 40th reunion at the Wyalusing American Legion on Saturday, Aug. 18. More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

Coming Events...

Blood DriveA blood drive will be held atClaverack Rural Electric,32750 Route 6, Wysox on Monday, Sept. 10, 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.Walk-ins are welcome, butappointments are suggested.Please call 570-265-2167. More...

Worship

New Albany Baptist Church to Host the Gospel Bond Band

The Gospel Bond Band will hold a concert at the New Albany Baptist Church on Saturday, Sept. 15 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. The church is located next to the New Albany Fire Company. More...

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWS

“Then they asked him, ‘What must we do to do the works God requires?’ Jesus answered, ‘The work of God is this: to believe in the one He has sent,” (John 6:28- 29). More...

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish

In John 6, Jesus said we needed to eat His flesh and drink His blood. This saying was hard for His followers to understand and many left Him. More...

Breaking News - 9/4/2012 8:52 AM

Electrical Problem Closes Wyalusing Schools  Free Access 

An electrical problem caused Wyalusing Area School District officials to announce an early dismissal today, Tuesday, Sept. 4. Elementary students will be dismissed at 10 a.m., high school students at 10:15. More...

Meet WVHS Ram Football Seniors  Free Access 

View Video Clip of Wyalusing Valley High School Ram seniors on this year's grid squad. More...

Having Fun at Riverfest

Stephanie (left) and Kendra Keiper look down on the Merrill Parkway in Towanda from the Ferris wheel at Riverfest. See page 26 for more photos and story about the popular summer event. More...

Civil War Commemoration Successful

From the Russ Burkett farm high atop a hill in Smithfield Township, it is hard to see anything modern on the horizon, besides some utility poles and lines. More...

Cabot to Resume Activity in Dimock Area

Thanks largely to the tireless efforts of a Springville woman who acted on behalf of and with a large amount of support from a number of Susquehanna County residents and members of organizations who felt that the drilling moratorium that had been imp 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 Nelson L. Chilson, Jr., Bradford County Sheriff, to Bank of America in Terry Township for $3,228.20 on Aug. 13. More...

—BRADFORD COUNTY SENTENCINGS & PLEAS—

Bradford County District Attorney Daniel J. Barrett announced that the following persons recently sentenced or accepted into the ARD Program in Bradford County Magisterial District Courts: Sentencings More...

Letters

Spring duckie.Hill

I felt a jolt of fear when the national news reported an explosion in a New York City tunnel recently, knowing that Karl and Bobby Korfmann and Ryan Grinde all worked in the underground tunnel. More...

Jenningsville

Fall days are here, the Kiwanis Wyoming County Fair opened on Wednesday and runs through Monday, Sept. 3. I trust you will all have a happy and safe time at the fair. More...

Beaver Meadows

Tuesday, Amy Spunar of Sturges, Jeff Taylor of Little Meadows and Dale and Debbie Grover attended the Harford Fair. Rose Hollister of South Auburn, Laurie Trible of Auburn Center and Marie Trible had lunch at Perkins in Tunkhannock on Tuesday. More...

Columns

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Last week’s eyes belonged to Ruby Boyanowski. The lone person who came up with Ruby’s name was Mary Jane Tompkins. * * * More...

Jester Hill

Leroy Dingle and Miss Amy Zilch, who rode together during the annual Jester Hill Volunteer Fire Department’s motorcycle run, Sunday failed to show up at the finish. An extensive search followed along the 100-mile route. 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 exactly as they were in the Aug. 31, 1961 issue. Valley Firemen’s Celebration is huge success. The tabulation is estimated to be well over $5,000. More...

Sports

Improvement Key for Rams

In football, senior leadership is usually a key to success. On the other hand, there is also something to be said about the enthusiasm of youth. More...

Robust Roster Realized at Riverfest 5K

With Riverfest moved back closer to its original date, it appeared that the 5K race on Saturday that was associated with the celebration drew more runners. More...

Schulze Overcomes Knee Injury

It’s easy to forget that it isn’t only high school athletes returning to action this weekend. For the Wyalusing Valley and Elk Lake graduates who compete at the collegiate level in the fall sports, their seasons open also. More...

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