November 15, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Prothonotary Seeks Return Of Courthouse Access Card

Almost three years to the day that Bradford County Prothonotary Sally Vaughn was relieved of the magnetic swipe card by then Sheriff Steve Evans that had afforded her unlimited access to the Bradford County Courthouse, she and her lawyer were in Cour More...

WVES Students Saluted

The PBIS team at the Wyalusing Valley Elementary School has put together informational videos that are used in the school and can be viewed on the school website. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Penny Gatto - 2014-10-16
Kathryn Huffman - 2014-10-16
Hugh O’Mara - 2014-10-16
Lawrence Overfield - 2014-10-16

Local News

Investigation Continuing into Lake Winola Shooting Death

An investigation is ongoing into the cause of the shooting death last week of Brian P. Williams, 42, of SR307 Factoryville (Lake Winola). More...

Wyalusing Township Ending Route 6 Parking

At the monthly Wyalusing Township meeting held on Nov. More...

Wyalusing Legion Salutes Veterans

Wyalusing American Legion Post Commander Ben Chamberlin welcomed the large audience to Saturday evening’s annual Veterans’ Appreciation Dinner at the post. Post Chaplain Sandy Myhand offered a prayer before dinner. More...

Opinion

Sometimes A Kid’s Perspective Is Just What We Need

Next time you hear someone complaining about how today’s kids don’t share the patriotism of their grandparents, or don’t respect the sacrifices made by members of our armed services, tell them to go chat with a sixth grader. More...

A Peaceful Yuletide is Still Within Your Grasp

Most of the following column about not being overwhelmed by the holidays ran in the Rocket- Courier last year after Black Friday. Several people commented to me that they enjoyed the piece but wish that I had written it earlier. More...

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Seniors

Towanda Area Senior Citizens Hold Meeting

On Thursday, Nov. 1 President George Smith welcomed 46 members and one guest, Yvonne Robinson, to the meeting of the Towanda Area Senior Citizens. God Bless America was sung a cappella. Jim Ward gave the blessing for the group assembled. More...

Therapy Dog Visits Seniors

Residents at Memorial Hospital’s Personal Care Home in Towanda recently enjoyed a visit from therapy dog, Jet, who visits twice a month with owner Michelle Pierce (left). More...

Wyalusing Seniors Meet

The Wyalusing Senior Citizens met on Oct. 16 with 30 members present. President Merna Colwell opened the meeting with a flag salute and a prayer. Birthdays celebrated were Jeri Kellerman, Howard Colwell, Zade Eberlin, Joan Holmes and Pat Cokely. More...

Dining and Entertainment

Laceyville’s Oldest House to Host Annual Christmas Tea

The Annual Christmas Tea at Laceyville’s Oldest House will be held Friday, Nov. 30 from 4 to 8 p.m., Saturday and Sunday Dec. 1 and 2, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. More...

Doll Donated to Wyalusing Library for Fundraiser

In memory of her mother, Lucille Leenders of Ocala FL, Andrea Eckert has donated the historical 2012 American Girl Doll, Caroline, to the Wyalusing Library as a fundraiser. More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

Benefits

“Shop for Pete,” a BradfordCounty Humane Societyfundraiser, will be occurring atWysox TOPS Market on Nov. 17from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Shoppers can donate pet food andsupplies for the Ulster animalshelter as they exit the store. More...

Breakfasts

Hunters’ Breakfast at the Herrickville Fire Hall, Sunday, Nov.25, 2012, 7 to 11 a.m. All you caneat: pancakes, ham, sausage,eggs, coffee, orange juice andreal maple syrup. Adults, $7.50;children to 12 years, $3; preschool, free. More...

Christmas Events

Christmas Tea Party, Sunday,Nov. 25 at noon. A DisneyPrincess theme has been selected for the tea. The tea party willfeature princesses, the fairygodmother, a prince or two andmaybe an evil step-mother. More...

Worship

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWS

“…whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be slave of all. More...

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish

Even though our national election is over, the church’s struggle for religious freedom and the sanctity of life goes on. We will all now be personally influenced and challenged by the results. More...

IT’S IN THE BOOK

We have reached that time in the short history of our nation when we really appreciate our democratic system; so much that we are now trying to sell the system to other countries. More...

Breaking News - 11/20/2012 4:33 PM

Two Die in Head-On Crash Near Towanda  Free Access 

Passenger life flighted to Geisinger

A head-on crash on the Route 220 overpass at Route 6 in North Towanda Township at 10:21 a.m. Tuesday resulted in the deaths of two drivers, according to Pennsylvania State Police at Towanda. More...

Breaking News - 11/19/2012 4:48 PM

Tunkhannock Man Wanted for Assault  Free Access 

State police at Tunkhannock are looking for John Miller, 33, Tunkhannock, who reportedly assaulted a Tunkhannock area woman at a residence on Margaret Hollow Road in Eaton Township at about 11:40 a.m. on Monday. More...

Search is on for Wyalusing’s Citizen of Year

The Wyalusing Rainbow Club is seeking nominations for the 2012 Citizen of the Year Award, which the club presents annually. More...

Community Foundation Marks Anniversary with Giveaways

The Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers (CFTT) welcomed approximately 106 guests representing nonprofit organizations throughout Bradford County to the Towanda Country Club on Nov. More...

Wyalusing Sixth Graders Say Thanks to Veterans

Nineteen Wyalusing area veterans and their guests were treated to lunch last Friday at the Wyalusing Valley Elementary School, compliments of the school’s sixth grade classes. More...

Police Blotter

POLICE BLOTTER

Police Seeking Clues to Crimes A 1988 Suzuki 250 ATV was taken from a Sheshequin Township resident’s garage on Ridge Road between Nov. 5 and 10. 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 Jay J. Baumunk and Jessica J. Ragan to Jessica J. Ragan in Monroe Borough for $1 on Nov. 1. Joann M. and Lance A. Ridall to Joseph H. and Kay L. Good in Armenia Township for $252,000 on Nov. 1. More...

—BRADFORD COUNTY SENTENCINGS & PLEAS—

Bradford County District Attorney Daniel J. Barrett announced that the following persons were sentenced or placed in the ARD Program in the Bradford County Court of Common Pleas, Towanda: Sentencings More...

Letters

Laceyville

Millie Cronrath, Iona Sheehan and Gladys Place enjoyed lunch together and did some shopping in Vestal, NY on Thursday. More...

Forkston

What beautiful weather we had over the weekend. Hope you had the chance to enjoy some time outside. And, perhaps the best part, no political ads or calls. Bill and Joy Severcool spent the weekend babysitting their grandson, Jacob. More...

Terrytown

Voters—you are to be commended for your excellent participation in last week’s election. There are 622 registered voters in Terry Township and a record number of you turned out to honor our country—356 in all. More...

Lifestyles

Couple Celebrates 68th Wedding Anniversary

Willis and Marilyn Gray recently celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary at Memorial Hospital’s Skilled Nursing Unit. More...

Northern Tier Career Center Announces First Marking Period Honor Roll

The following students have been placed on the honor roll for the first marking period at the Northern Tier Career Center, by earning a grade of 91 percent or higher: Athens: Stephanie Arnold, Miranda Brown, Kassandra Comstock, Elizabeth Davis, Ashle More...

Honor Roll Announced for Northeast Elementary School

Dr. Janice Otis, Principal at Northeast Bradford Elementary School, has announced the honor roll for the first marking period of the 2012-2013 school year. More...

Columns

Reflections of nature

The deer was coming towards me, and, with only a slight breeze blowing in my face, I was hoping that the deer had not detected my presence. She stopped within 20 yards of my position, with her ears erect and folded and looked directly at me. More...

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Last week’s eyes belonged to Ruth Ann Wolfe. We had a few guesses, but nobody came up with Ruth Ann’s name. * * * More...

JUST ASK ALICE

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

DEAR ALICE: Is it true that American astronauts aboard the International Space Station actually got to vote from outer space in the presidential election? —CURIOUS IN CAMPTOWN DEAR CUR: Yes it’s true. More...

Sports

Bronze Helmet Banquet Held

WVHS, Towanda Senior Gridders Feted by Combined Lions Clubs

The prevailing theme of the annual Bronze Helmet banquet was memories. More...

Woodruff Tips Off Season

Wyalusing Valley graduate Trevor Woodruff begins his ninth year at the helm of the Misericordia University men’s basketball program when his Cougars host Baptist Bible College in the first round of the McCarthy Tier Laurel Line Tournament Frida More...

Spikers Earn NTL East Honors

Huffman Makes First Team

Wyalusing Valley’s Erika Huffman was named to the Northern Tier League East firstteam in all-star voting by the league’s coaches recently. More...

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