September 20, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Citrus Energy Behind in Payments to PUC

While the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) has reported that, overall, collections of impact fees from gas companies doing business in the state has gone well or even exceeded initial estimates of revenues, Citrus Energy Corporation still More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

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Local News

Grovedale Winery Goes to the Dogs

The Bradford County Humane Society (BCHS) had an amazing turnout with 104 people attending the fourth annual Picnic with Your Pooch. The event was held on Saturday, Sept. 15 at Grovedale Winery in Wyalusing. More...

911 Upgrades Will Cost Susquehanna County Big

Susquehanna County Commissioners discussed at some length the cost of state-mandated upgrades to the current 911 telephone system at their regular Sept. 12 meeting in the courthouse. More...

Peoples State Bank Seeks Name Change

The Board of Directors of Peoples State Bank of Wyalusing has announced that Articles of Amendment have been filed with the Pennsylvania Department of Banking to amend the Articles of Incorporation and change the name of the bank. More...

Opinion

Dairy Farmers: This Might Be Your Last Chance

The petition drive that is calling for a national milk hearing to establish fair raw milk prices for all dairy farmers is growing by leaps and bounds. More...

Snapshots

Full Story

Pennsylvanians Want More Electricity To Come from Renewable Sources

There is broad public support among Pennsylvania residents for increased renewable-energy generation, according to a study recently conducted by researchers in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences. More...

Seniors

Prevent Blindness America Supports National Falls Prevention Awareness Day on Sept. 22

Each year, one in three Americans aged 65 and over falls. Falls are the most common cause of nonfatal injuries and hospital admissions for trauma. More...

Northern Harmony II Entertains Sr. Citizens

President George Smith welcomed forty-six members and guests to their Sept. 6 meeting. Guest entertainers were Betty Stroud, Leonard Souto and Allen Seymour, three members of Northern Harmony Number Two Band. Kenny King was greeter for the day. More...

Robert Packer Hospital/Guthrie Auxiliary Seeks New Members

Now that school is back in session, the Robert Packer Hospital/Guthrie Auxiliary is offering meaningful volunteer opportunities to area residents who may have some free time. More...

Dining and Entertainment

Berlin Russo, Jr.

September 11, 2012

Berlin Russo, Jr., 56, of Springville, PA, died Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012 at the Montrose Hospital. He was born in Scranton on Nov. 11, 1956, son of the late Berlin and Nancy Layaou Russo. More...

Bicentennial Ball Tickets to Go on Sale

The Bradford County Historical Society (BCHS) is making plans for the Bradford County Bicentennial Ball, which will be held on Saturday, Dec. 8, from 5:30 p.m. to midnight in the JFK Hall at the St. Agnes School in Towanda. More...

Relay for Life Goes to the Dogs

Now man and his best friend can team up together in the fight against cancer. Bark for Life is an American Cancer Society event designed especially for dog lovers. More...

Worship

IT’S IN THE BOOK

John in his gospel tells us, “that God is a Spirit, and they who worship him, must worship in spirit and in truth,” John 4:24. More...

Kistlers to Sing at Standing Stone Vesper Church

Jim and Donna Kistler will provide special music at the Standing Stone Community Vespers Church on Sunday, Sept. 23 at 6 p.m. Please note change of time. More...

Literacy Program Receives Donation from Mark’s Valley View

Stacey Houck of Mark’s Valley View Restaurant in Laceyville recently presented Sherry Spencer, Program Director of the Bradford-Wyoming Co. More...

Municipal Authority Eyes Expansion

Discussions Underway With Wyalusing Twp.

Wyalusing Township Supervisors Marvin Meteer and Art Allyn met with Wyalusing Municipal Authority (WMA) board members Earl Lewis, Chris Welles, and Larry Wentovich on Sept. More...

Fire Destroys Horse Barn in Mehoopany

A horse barn in Mehoopany Township was just far enough away from Route 87 that a fire that eventually burned it to the ground was not immediately noticed. More...

Spring Hill UMC Hosts Senior Citizens

For the 25th consecutive year, the Spring Hill United Methodist Church brightened the day for area senior citizens. More...

Police Blotter

POLICE BLOTTER

Funds Sent to Bogus Account A 36-year-old LeRaysville woman reported to police that she responded to a Craig’s List posting of a Ford SUV for sale and wired $3,995 to an “Ebay Motors escrow account” that was supposed to be an electr 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 Adam B. and Ariel D. King to Adam B. King in Springfield Township for $1 on Sept. 5. Martha D. Young to PennDOT in Pike Township for $1 on Sept. 5. More...

Bradford County Pleas and Sentencings

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

Letters

Laceyville

Mark your calendar for Thursday, Oct. 4 when the Laceyville Library will hold its first soup sale of the season. Several kinds of soup will be available and they’re always delicious. More...

Camptown

Saturday, Sept. 15 was a beautiful early fall day, perfect for the runners in the Camptown Races, and nice for folks to enjoy the chicken barbecue under the tent. There was music in the air provided by the talented Sara Romanik. More...

Beaver Meadows

Sunday School begins again this Sunday, Sept. 23 at 10:15 at our church. Dale and Donna Bennett have returned home after spending the week at the United Methodist Red Bird Mission in Beverly, KY. More...

Columns

Reflections Of Nature

Diary entry Aug. 28, 2012, “Seems that the leaves are changing color much earlier this year.” When I checked diaries from previous years, I wrote on Sept. More...

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Last week’s eyes belonged to Denny Decker. Ticket winners were Sharon Wood, Tammy Altemus, Ruth Altemus, Brandi Engisch, Barb Brown, Harry Auer, Donnie Hitchcock, Tracy Robinson and Dawn Belcher. * * * More...

JUST ASK ALICE

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

DEAR ALICE: As for all this talk about older citizens being forced to choose between buying pills or buying food, I would sooner spend $10 for one Viagra pill rather than eat. My spouse, by the way, chooses the food. Any advice? — LOVE SICK, More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

Coming Events...

Barbecues A chicken barbecue will be held on Sept. 23 at Wyalusing’s Penmart and the Laceyville Fire Hall. Chicken will be ready around 11 a.m. More...

Sports

Johnson Defends Camptown Title

Toczko Claims Women’s Crown in 46th Running of Event

By his own admission, John Johnson, the defending Camptown Races champion, was nervous before Saturday’s 46th running of the 10K race. Maybe a little fear is a good thing. More...

Tour de Shunk a Success

For 14 years, cyclists from across the country have descended upon the area for the Black Dog Tour de Shunk. On Sunday, Sept. More...

Bucks Stun Rams

Bucktail’s Charles Probst scored on a 77-yard run and a 74-yard punt return in a stunning 36-0 victory over Wyalusing Valley at Peterson Stadium on Friday, Sept. 14. More...

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