November 1, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

School Tax Decision Awaits Towanda Voters

Bradford County

While most voters in Bradford County will cast their ballots for the same eight federal- and state-level contests, voters within two school districts will also render a decision on whether or not to eliminate the occupation tax in favor of accepting More...

Focus on Presidential; Kane, Freed Races

Wyoming County

With a dearth of local municipal elections, voters next Tuesday in Wyoming County will be focusing on the Presidential Race as well as the hotly contested ballot for Attorney General. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Gayle Tyrrell - 2014-08-28
Ellen Franklin - 2014-08-28
Karen Bowman - 2014-08-28
Lawrence Salsman - 2014-08-28
Marion Wygrala - 2014-08-28
Richard Krause - 2014-08-28
Leah Hugo - 2014-08-28
Donald Fassett - 2014-08-28
Henry Philippi - 2014-08-28

Local News

They’ll Be Reading the Rocket Forever

Rocket-Courier Publisher Dave Keeler, right, and his wife, Nancy, the paper’s business manager, left, are pictured with Clay Milne (next to Nancy) and his wife, Lisa (next to Dave) during the W More...

Susquehanna Commissioners Discuss Salaries

The Oct. 24 meeting of the Susquehanna County Commissioners was prefaced by a presentation from Jim Martin, Deputy Administrator of the Lackawanna-Susquehanna Behavioral Health Intellectual Disabilities Early Intervention Program (BHIDEI). More...

Police Offer More Details on Standoff

Steven Mark Brown of Rome Township, whom state police have charged with kidnapping, terroristic threats, unlawful restraint, simple assault, and recklessly endangering another person, has been remanded to Bradford County Correctional Facility (BCCF) More...

Opinion

Enough of the Incompetence And Arrogance

Guest Commentary

Publisher’s Note: Dieter Krieg is editor of the popular farming community magazine Farmshine, which he founded in 1979. More...

An Acknowledgement and an Endorsement

First things first. The impact of Hurricane Sandy on the Endless Mountains was not as bad as we had feared. The storm overturned the lives of millions of people along the east coast and the Poconos, but we got off relatively easy. More...

Political Cartoon

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Columns

Reflections of nature

By October, Fall is in the air. We will feel cooler temperatures leading to our first frost; hear the noisy blackbirds as they gather into flocks and watch the squirrels gathering acorns from the mighty oaks. Acorns are part of our mast crop. More...

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Last week’s eyes belonged to Tom Miller. Lucky ticket winners were Stacy Girven, Barb Brown, Brenda Ely, Beth Tiffany and Ray Robinson. * * * More...

JUST ASK ALICE

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

DEAR ALICE: What was it that made Hurricane Sandy so bad? —WYALUSING WEATHER WATCHER DEAR WY: It was a combination of cold air from Canada colliding with hot air from Washington, DC. —ALICE More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

Benefits

Pancake Supper and Auction at Sullivan Terrace on Tuesday, Nov. 6 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room. The cost is $5 adults; $3, 6 to 12 and under 5 are free. Proceeds to benefit 2012 Children Shoe Boxes. More...

Blood Drive

A blood drive will be held at Claverack Rural Electric, Rt. 6, Wysox on Monday, Nov. 5 from noon to 5 p.m. Walk-ins welcome, but appointments are suggested. Call 570-265-2167. More...

Breakfasts

Monthly Breakfast at the Herrickville Fire Hall, Sunday, Nov. 25, 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

“If you declare with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved,” (Romans 10:9). This verse lays out the simple truth about being a follower of Jesus Christ. More...

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish

Halloween, All Saints Day and All Souls Day illustrate the Communion of Saints. More...

IT’S IN THE BOOK

Jesus was a very different teacher, the scriptures tell us that He taught as “one having authority” (Mark 1: 26, 27). It really makes one wonder what kind of teachers the Pharisees were in their day. More...

What’s Cooking on Main Street?

It’s a Halloween tradition at Wyalusing’s Iddings Insurance where the staff has been decking themselves out in costumes on Oct. 31 for over a decade. More...

BCHS Adds ‘Penny’ to Annual Shopping Campaign

On Oct. 25, Bradford County Humane Society (BCHS) representatives brought in “Pete” and “Penny” to the Bradford County Commissioners’ meeting to discuss and sign the proclamation of Nov. More...

State Legislative Races Draw Much Attention

Susquehanna County

Two races are being watched with particular interest in Susquehanna County for the upcoming election on Tuesday, Nov. 6. 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

BRADFORD COUNTY Deed Transfers Frank J. Niemiec and James G. Watkins to Dustin R. and Taylor L. Mulcahy in Monroe Township for $89,900 on Oct. 12. More...

—BRADFORD COUNTY SENTENCINGS & PLEAS—

Bradford County District Attorney Daniel J. Barrett announced that the following persons were recently sentenced, pleaded guilty or placed in the ARD program in Bradford County Court of Common Pleas, Towanda, on Oct. 15 and 18: Guilty Pleas More...

Letters

Beaver Meadows

Jane McGee visited Rev. Bill and Eva Nelson at Retta Tuesday and Thursday. Thursday supper guests and evening visitors of Dale and Donna Bennett were Jack and Margene Nittinger and Kay Ervine of Sayre and Dean and Dianne Bennett. More...

Jenningsville

This Monday morning the Hurricane Sandy is on most everyone’s mind. We trust by the time you are reading the paper today that it is all behind us. I surely hope everyone got through it without too much damage. More...

Nimble

Thursday, my daughter, Ginger Howell and I enjoyed lunch at the Wiser Choice restaurant in Laceyville. More...

Lifestyles

Family is Key at Kozy Kountry Farm

Editor’s Note: This article was submitted by Callie Curley, Pennsylvania First Alternate Dairy Princess. More...

Engagement Announced

The engagement and upcoming marriage of Nicole Marie Newhart and Cody William Mosher are being announced by the couple. The bride-elect is the daughter of Rusty and Genevieve Newhart of Laceyville. More...

BIRTHS

Woodruff Aaron James Woodruff and Kelsey Ann Camp of Hollenback announce the birth of a son, Austin Joseph Woodruff on Oct. 22, 2012 at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. He weighed 4 pounds, 5 oz. and was 17 inches long. More...

Dining and Entertainment

Northeastern Pennsylvania History Revisited at the Dietrich

Have you ever wondered how your local history fits into American history as a whole? Local historian Dr. Sheldon Spear will delve into that very topic at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock on Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. According to Dr. More...

Salute to Veterans Planned for November 9

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...

Youth Football Raffle Winner

The Wyalusing Youth Football and Cheerleaders, Inc. recently held two raffle drawings. The raffles were $1,000 to the Dandy Mini Marts and $1,000 to Flynn Beverage. More...

Sports

Huffman Heading to Hershey

WVHS Senior Finishes Second; Benditt-Parkes Falls Short of Medal

If you told Erika Huffman that she would shave 51 seconds off her 2011 District Four championship winning time in this year’s race, she’d figure it would mean a repeat victory. More...

Harriers Eyeing PIAA Gold

I’ve said it before, but for anyone who doesn’t realize it, the Rocket-Courier readership area is a Mecca for high school cross country. More...

Elk Lake Sweeps Class A Races

Luke Jones, Elizabeth Trowbridge, Teams Claim Titles

The Elk Lake boys’ and girls’ cross country teams, led by individual champions Luke Jones and Elizabeth Trowbridge, claimed the first-ever Class A championships in District Two on Oct. 24. More...

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