October 4, 2012 RSS feed / Local News

Laceyville Area Fire Termed Arson

State police at Towanda have confirmed that a car fire at an Indian Hill residence on Thursday night September 26 at 10:30 p.m. was deliberately set by unknown persons. More...

Lots of Fun for Kids at Wyalusing’s Fall Festival

When Wyalusing’s Main Street is transformed into an outdoor bazaar on Saturday, Oct. 13, featuring arts, crafts and food, there will also be activities for kids. More...

Correction

In a photo caption that accompanied a story in last week’s Rocket Courier about the kickoff event held by United Way of Bradford County, board member Valerie Kinney was cited for her involvement as the Wyalusing area fundraising chairperson. More...

Commonwealth Vows Strict Enforcement of Dog Laws

Pennsylvania’s Dog Law Enforcement Office is aggressively enforcing the state’s dog laws and protecting the well-being of dogs and puppies across the state. More...

Luke Roberts Graduates

Air Force Airman Luke D. Roberts graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, TX. More...

Bradford County Holds 4-H Achievement Night

Bradford County 4-H held their annual achievement night on Saturday, Sept. 22 located at the 4-H Building in Troy. “Achievement night is really special to the kids,” stated Linda Elsbree, 4-H Program Assistant. More...

Republican Women Gather In Wysox Township

The most recent Bradford County Council of Republican Women’s (BCCRW) meeting was held at the RiverStone Inn in Wysox. The new slate of officers was installed at this meeting. More...

Portrait of Peg Fassett Installed at Theater

The Peg Fassett Performance Studio at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock is now graced with a portrait of Peg Fassett painted by Marylou Chibirka. More...

CRP and DCP Payments in Mail

Bradford/Sullivan County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) acting executive director Jason Pontillo announced that FSA will issue Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) and Direct and Counter-cyclical Program (DCP) payments during the first few weeks of Oct More...

2013 Outstanding Young Woman Program Set for Saturday

The 2012 Outstanding Young Woman, Corrin Binford, will be hosting the 2013 OYW Program, along with the 2003 Bradford- Sullivan Counties’ Outstanding Young Woman Michelle Wilson, on Saturday evening, October 6 at the Towanda Area Jr./Sr. More...

Three Generations Ride Same Bus

When Curt and Keri Pickett’s daughter Kylie started kindergarten this year she became the third generation of that family to ride on Charlie Ellis’ bus. More...

Events and Happenings

Free outdoor quilt show along the streets of Tunkhannock, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., rain or shine. Quilts are concentrated between 153 E. Tioga and 170 W. Tioga St. More...

DAR Hosts Visit from Ben Franklin

Members of the Mach-wi-hilusing Chapter NSDAR met Sept. 19 at the Wyalusing Hotel to begin their new program year. The meeting was opened in ritualistic order by regent Dorothy Titchen, assisted by acting chaplain Jane Krause. More...

Guthrie Gala Results Released

Nearly 250 guests attended the 2012 Guthrie Gala, sponsored by Chesapeake Energy on September 15 at the Guthrie Clinic Atrium in Sayre, Pa. raising $58,000. More...

Special Music Sunday at Standing Stone

The Susquehanna Singers will provide the special music at the Standing Stone Community Vesper Church on Sunday, Oct. 7 at 6 p.m. Notice time change. More...

BIRTHS

Puchalski Joe and Jamie (Thomas) Puchalski of Aberdeen, MD are proud to announce the birth of a daughter on Sept. 22, 2012. Rochelle Mae weighed 9 lbs. and was 20-1/2 inches long. More...

An Impressive Catch

South Auburn resident Nicholas Smith is shown above proudly posing with the 23 and one-quarter inch flounder he recently caught while surf-fishing in the Atlantic Ocean, while vacationing with his fa More...

Kilmer Group Instrumental in Forming New Bonding Company

Michael C. Kilmer, President of The Kilmer Group (www.thekilmergroup.com), has announced the formation of their own, proprietary bonding company, Keystone Surety Associates, LLC. More...

WVHS Homecoming is Oct. 12

Candidates for the 2012 Wyalusing Valley High School’s Homecoming Queen are pictured above and include (front row, left to right) Elizabeth Brookens, Claire Howard, Christina Hons and JoAnna Mc More...

Voter Registration Deadline Looms

ID Law Sidelined—For Now

Opponents of Pennsylvania’s controversial Voter ID Law breathed a sigh of relief on Tuesday when a Commonwealth Court judge ruled that, while most of the legislation aimed at eliminating voter fraud would be upheld, votes cast by those without More...

Muzzleloader Event Succeeds by Adding Antiques and Artifacts

The Muzzleloader Rendezvous, held annually at The Oldest House in Laceyville, was an instant hit with collectors of antique firearms and hunters when it started three years ago, but broadening the perspective of the event to include vendors and exhib More...

Susquehanna Commissioners Discuss Salaries

In conjunction with their regular meeting on Sept. More...

Bradford County Township Leaders Gather

REGIONAL LAWMAKERS HONOR GROUP ON 100TH ANIVERSARY

On Sept. 20, the Bradford County Township Officers Association held their 100th meeting at the Troy Fire Hall. More...

Apple and Cheese Festival Slated

The 23rd Annual Pennsylvania Apple ’n’ Cheese Festival will take place this weekend at the Manley- Bohlayer Farm in East Canton. The hours are; Oct. 6 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Oct. 7 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. More...

Fitze Appointed to Peoples LTD Board of Directors

Peoples LTD, parent company of Peoples State Bank of Wyalusing, has announced that the Board of Directors of Peoples LTD has appointed Judd B. Fitze to serve as a member of the Board. More...

Tea Time Planned With Fairytale Characters

The Whipple Performing Arts Studio Dancing Princess Joy, Amanda Hirschler, and her Lady in Waiting, Brilee Bryan invite Sleeping Beauty, Alice in Wonderland and Mary Poppins to the annual Airing of t More...

Four Generations at Fiske Farm

A photo taken at a family picnic on the Fiske Farm on Sept. More...

Agricultural Summit Plans Updated

An agricultural summit will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 7 at the Wysox Fire Hall from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

Elk Lake Elementary School Hosts Mobile Ag Ed Lab

Students in grades two through seven at Elk Lake got a chance to learn about making the connection of agriculture to the food on their tables when the Mobile Ag Education Science Lab visited the school during the week of Oct. 1-5. More...

Rural Rollercoaster Ride Will Eventually End

For those who use Route 87 between Lovelton and Colley on a regular basis, the highway has been a challenge since the spring of 2011. More...

All About Quilts at the Dietrich Theater

Airing of the Quilts will be celebrated on Saturday, Oct. 6 at the Dietrich Theater and throughout Tunkhannock. This event attracts hundreds of quilt enthusiasts from near and far, a rain or shine event. More...

Fall Festival to Be Held at Forksville, Oct. 13 and 14

The 32nd Sullivan County Fall Festival will be held on October 13 and 14. Spectators are encouraged to attend at the Sullivan County Fairground, 4430 Route 154, Forksville for the annual lumberjack and chainsaw carving competitions. More...

Recall on Guthrie Shower Chair

Invacare I-Fit Shower Chair, Model Numbers 9780, 9781 and 9781-1 are being recalled by the company. Shower chairs by this manufacturer are sold by Guthrie Med Supply Depot. More...

Wyalusing Girl Celebrates Third Birthday

Alison Nicole Furgeson of Wyalusing celebrated her third birthday on Sept. 18. She is the daughter of Orville and Michelle Furgeson of Wyalusing. Her grandparents are Dorothy Melton of Wilkes-Barre and Ruth Furgeson of Susquehanna. More...

News from the Wyalusing Public Library

Book Sale! Book Sale! Book Sale! Oct. 12 and 13. Friday and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. Lots of new inventory, our patrons have been generous. We are not accepting any more books until after this sale. More...

Underground Newspaper Exhibit at Blue Heron

PUBLIC INVITED TO VIEW PRIVATE COLLECTION, SATURDAY, OCT. 13

The public is invited to view a private collection of Underground Press Newspapers from the late 1960s on Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Blue Heron Art Gallery, Wyalusing. More...

Wyalusing’s Musical Society Kicks Off 115th Season

The Wyalusing Musical Society (WMS) opened its 115th season with a dinner meeting at the Wyalusing Hotel on Sept. 25. More...

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