October 18, 2012 RSS feed / Local News

Fugitive Taken into Custody

New Details Surface in Butler Case

State police at Towanda announced on Oct. 11 that Jonathan Coleman Butler had been taken into custody at 5:20 p.m. Thursday on James Street following a traffic stop. More...

WASD Superintendent’s Report

The fall foliage has peaked, the leaves are falling, and we know inclement weather is not too far away. When unsafe weather arrives, we will do our best to make a decision on potential delays or school closings by 6 a.m. each school day. More...

Natural Gas Impact Fees Pouring Into Local Communities

Following are impact fee allocationsissued to municipalities in the Rocket-Courier’s coverage area. More...

Tips on How to Stay Safe on Winter Roads

Snowy weather can be a time for fun, especially for avid skiers or children who relish spending days off from school tossing snowballs and building snow forts. Many adults, however, do not look forward to the snow as much as youngsters do. More...

Tire Maintenance Essential To Staying Safe on the Road

Maintaining a vehicle is a great way to stay safe on the road while extending the car’s life. Routine maintenance can keep a car running like new for years as long as vehicle owners stay on top of things and stick to a maintenance schedule. More...

Simple Steps to Getting a Cleaner Vehicle Interior

Much like curb appeal improving the chances of a sale on your home, having a car that is presented well inside and out may boost the amount of money and potential of a resale on your vehicle. More...

Senator Yaw Stands with Industry to Fight Obama’s “War on Coal”

State Senator Gene Yaw recently joined representatives from Pennsylvania’s coal industry to call attention to President Barack Obama’s anti-coal energy policies. More...

License Center Driver License Centers Closed on November 5

Recently, PennDOT announced that its Driver Licensing Centers, normally closed on Mondays, would be open on Monday, Nov. 5, the day before Election Day, to serve customers with lastminute Voter ID needs. More...

Tyler Memorial Hospital to Conduct Free Adult Flu Vaccination Clinics

Tyler Memorial Hospital and the Wyoming County Community Alliance will hold two influenza (flu) and pneumonia community vaccination clinics in November, targeting adults who are most vulnerable to these preventable diseases. More...

Oldest House ‘Fancy Fair’ Set for This Weekend

The Oldest House in Laceyville will be celebrating the season with its annual Fancy Fair, scheduled for Friday and Saturday, Oct. 19 and 20. More...

Warren Center Resident Celebrates 75th Birthday

Warren Center resident Howard Judson Coleman recently enjoyed the gathering of family and friends at his home on Saturday, Oct. 6, who helped him celebrate his 75th birthday. More...

Expanding to Meet Community Healthcare Needs

The highly anticipated ground breaking took place this week on the Memorial Hospital campus as construction began to build a new three-story multispecialty physician medical complex. More...

Towanda Man Promoted to Tech Sergeant

Zachary J. Braddock has been promoted to the rank of technical sergeant in the U.S. Air Force. Braddock is a dedicated crew chief assigned to the 437th Airlift Wing at Charleston Air Force Base, S.C. More...

Taylor Welcomed Home by VFW

VFW 6824 Auxiliary President Diane Elliott with auxiliary and regular members welcomed home LeRaysville native and resident, Michael Taylor after 20 years of service in the United States Air Force. More...

Airman Billings Completes Basic Training at Lackland

Air Force Airman Aaron C. Billings graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, TX. More...

Gas-Generated Power Plant in Asylum Township Approved by DEP

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) issued an air quality plan approval to Moxie Liberty LLC of Vienna, Va., for construction of the first new power plant in Pennsylvania to run at least partially on locally produced Marcellus shale gas. More...

No Injuries in Terry Twp. Crash

Shaileen Hall, Towanda, and an eight-month-old infant were uninjured in a one-vehicle accident on Parker Road in Terry Township around noon on Thursday, Oct. 11. More...

Local Author Celebrates Laceyville’s Oldest House

Have you ever been enthralled by a glimpse into the past, intrigued by the romance of times gone by and fascinated by a way of life that is only a distant memory? More...

Beatles Program Coming to Dietrich

On Sunday, Oct. More...

DEP Accepting Applications for 2013 Environmental Education Grants

The Department of Environmental Protection invites schools, colleges and universities, county conservation districts, non-profit organizations, municipalities and businesses to apply for its annual Environmental Education Grant to develop environment More...

Memorial Hospital Hosting ‘Paint the Town Pink’ Event

PUBLIC INVITED TO THIS FREE EVENT

In celebration of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Memorial Hospital is offering a free “Paint the Town Pink - with Pizzazz” girls’ night out on Tuesday, Oct. 23, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Towanda High School Auditorium. More...

News from the Wyalusing Public Library

Once again, thanks to our patrons and others, the book sale was successful for the library. There is so much work that goes into the book sale, and it takes so many behind the scene to make it work as smoothly as it does. More...

LACEYVILLE LIBRARY

Many thanks go to our soup makers: Theresa Brewer, Bonnie Baker, Ginger Rowe and Margo Wurzler. We were sold out before 1:30 p.m. and had many great compliments. Next soup sale is Nov. 1. More...

House Bill 2565 Good for Beekeepers

Legislation authored by Rep. More...

Laceyville Council Holds Special Meeting Monday

Rumors were flying that a rare special meeting called Monday by the Laceyville Borough Council would center on issues within the borough police department. More...

Montrose Senior Project Wishes 4-H Happy Birthday

When Montrose Area High School student Callie Curley was looking for a senior project, her long-time love of her home state’s agriculture and her eight-year relationship with the 4-H program gave her a great idea. More...

Sheriff Removes Speaker at Susquehnna County Meeting

The Susquehanna County Commissioners met to a full house on Oct. More...

Forest Landowner Conference Set

The Center for Private Forests at Penn State and its partners are excited about the upcoming 2013 Statewide Private Forest Landowners Conference. More...

Properly Adjusted Mirrors Vastly Improve Safety

Millions of motor vehicle accidents occur each year. While the motor vehicle industry places a great emphasis on safety, it’s ultimately up to motorists to ensure their vehicle is as safe as possible. More...

Bad Driving Habits Could Harm Your Car, Cost You Money

Everyone has their bad habits. Whether it’s relatively harmless habits like biting your fingernails or potentially deadly ones like smoking cigarettes, some habits come in all shapes and sizes. More...

Windshield Replacement—The Ultimate Guide

Windshield replacement comes as a necessity most often because of debris from driving behind someone with a number of loose objects in the back of the truck or accidents. More...

Cars Need Washing in Winter, Too

If you think a car wash is only for sunny summer days, think again. Washing a car in the winter months can help it operate at peak capacity despite harsh weather. More...

Phase One of New Hiking and Biking Trail Opens in Tunkhannock

It took more than a decade from inception to fruition and it is only partially complete, but the long-awaited Iroquois Trail in Tunkhannock opened its first segment last Thursday, Oct. 11. More...

Laceyville Police Earn Praise, Check from Pumpco

Action by Laceyville police that helped facilitate cleanup efforts following a truck accident in August drew praise recently from Pumpco, the owner of the truck involved in the mishap. More...

Grill Among Hot Raffle Items

Adam Bluhm (left) and Greg Smith flank the gas grill that Bluhm’s Gas Service donated for the raffle underway that will support the Greater Wyalusing Chamber of Commerce. More...

Former Laceyville Man Attends Vietnam Veterans Reunion

Robert Davis, a retired Master Sergeant of the United States Air Force and his wife, Cynthia, an Air Force veteran, recently attended an all services Vietnam Veterans Reunion near Kokomo, IN. More...

Bradford County United Way Offering FamilyWize Cards

Help is here to lower the cost of medicine, thanks to a free drug discount card provided by the United Way of Bradford County and the FamilyWize Community Service Partnership. More...

Ciccolini Promoted in U.S. Navy

Navy Seaman Apprentice Domenic A. Ciccolini, son of Debra Johnson of Sugar Run and Domenic Ciccolini, of Wyalusing, was recently promoted to his current rank upon graduation from recruit training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, IL. More...

Sickler Earns Ph.D. in American History

Ted M. Sickler recently earned his Ph.D. in American history at the University of Delaware. His research and doctoral dissertation focused on the issues of race, labor and markets in the American backcountry during the post-Revolutionary War era. More...

Wyalusing Man Graduates From Parris Island

Marine Corps Pvt. James R. Slocum, son of Tracy Slocum of Wyalusing and Guy Slocum, of Ulster, earned the title of United States Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, SC. More...

Ellen Whipple Receives Beta Rho Achievement Award

Dreyer Hall in Montrose was the setting for the October meeting of the Beta Rho Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International. President Carol Goodman, retired teacher from Northeast Bradford, conducted the business meeting. More...

Homecoming Queen Crowned

Elizabeth Brookens, center, was named Wyalusing Valley High School 2012 Homecoming Queen in a halftime ceremony during the Rams’ home football game with North Penn at Peterson Stadium on Friday More...

A Brisk Day for Those in the Wine Business

Pickering Winery employees and associates, including (from left) Colleen Radney, Laurie Shanks, Sarah Coon, and Shirley Clapp, were kept busy last Saturday by large crowds attending the wine festival More...

Scenes from Wyalusing’s Fall Festival

Photo by Kelly Cole The first Baby Buggy contest for Wyalusing’s Fall Festival had five buggy participants who paraded along Main Street for the judges. More...

Friday is Deadline for Fire and Ambulance Service Grants

Rep. Tina Pickett is encouraging volunteer fire companies and ambulance services throughout Pennsylvania who have not already done so to apply for the 2012 Volunteer Fire Company and Volunteer Ambulance Service Grant Program (VFCVASGP). More...

‘Lower Road’ in Stevens Township to be Rebuilt

At long last, the Stevens Township Supervisors have determined that they will rebuild what the locals call “the lower road.” The .36-mile Fassett Road dips back to the right off Route 706 in Stevensville, moves west and connects with Stat More...

Four Generations of Jenningses

Genevieve Jennings of Towanda spent the summer with her son and daughter-in-law, Randy and Linda Jennings in Brazil, IN. During her visit, grandson, Staff Sgt. More...

Salute to Veterans Planned For November 9 in Scranton

Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (NYSE:COG) recently announced a community partnership actively planning “A Salute to Veterans” to be held at the Gino Merli Veterans Center in Scranton on Nov. 9. More...

Dietrich Children’s Theatre Celebrates “Balto”

Celebrated in books and film and with a statue erected in New York City’s Central Park, many have heard the account of Balto the sled dog and his brave journey. More...

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