November 29, 2012 RSS feed / Local News

Fatal Accident Leads to Charges

A Chevy pickup truck driven by Clayton Drew Firth, 34, Tunkhannock, crossed both lanes of Keelersburg Road in Eaton Township on Nov. 21 and struck a tree at about 11:50 p.m. More...

Cubs Visit Rocket-Courier Office

Wyalusing Pack 96 Cub Scouts (from left) Caleb Stoddard, Alden Miller, Logan Johnson, Josh Stoddard, and Aden Shaw got a lesson in how the Rocket-Courier is put together from Publisher David Keeler ( More...

Total of 72.4 Pounds Lost

ProCare Physical Fitness announced the top three finishers in its second Biggest Loser contest on Tuesday evening. Tammy Schaeffer (seated) lost the most weight in 12 weeks at 32 pounds. More...

Pupils Learn About Pledge to Flag

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Child Abuse Statistics Released for 2011

CALL 800-932-0313 TO REPORT CHILD ABUSE

Pennsylvania Bar Association and 36 county bar associations across the state are launching a public education campaign about Pennsylvania’s Child Protective Services Law and the steps any Pennsylvanian should take to report suspected child abus More...

Guthrie Observes National Hospice Month

Guthrie Hospice held its annual “Thank You” luncheon for volunteers and staff at the Riverstone Inn on Wednesday, Nov. 14. More...

M&T Volunteers for United Way Of Bradford County ‘Day of Caring’

On Nov. 14, three M&T employees volunteered for a Day of Caring. The three North Towanda branch employees included Branch Manager LouAnn McGuire, Assistant Manager Carolyn Vanderpool and Teller Susann Layman. More...

Department of VA Warns of ‘Seasonal Affective Disorder’

While it may be just a temporary case of “winter blues” for most people, for others the long cold days of winter can be a serious psychological problem. More...

Bradford County Historical Society Annual Book Sale Set for Dec. 2

The annual holiday book sale will be held at the Bradford County Historical Society (BCHS) in Towanda on Sunday, Dec. 2 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

LACEYVILLE LIBRARY

Trustee meeting tonight at 7 p.m. Next soup sale is Dec. 6 from 11 a.m. until sold out. We thank Gene Franklin, Ann Marie Ruane, Cheryl VanDeMark and Bonnie Baker for making our soup for November. More...

IRS Urges Preparers to Take Tests

The Internal Revenue Service urgesd more than 11,000 Pennsylvania tax return preparers to immediately schedule their competency test or risk difficulty finding a date, time or location as the exam deadline nears next year. More...

Shop Local This Holiday Season

It is time once again to start thinking about getting the perfect holiday gift for family members and friends. But just as important, you have to decide where you are going to shop to get those gifts. More...

ShaleTEC Reflects Growing Opportunities

The Marcellus Shale Education & Training Center at Pennsylvania College of Technology has officially changed its name to ShaleTEC (Shale Training & Education Center), a designation more inclusive of current and future industry expansion into More...

State Senate Explores Gas Industry Impact on Housing

The Senate Urban Affairs and Housing Committee held a public hearing in State College to seek further input on the impact the natural gas industry is having on housing in Pennsylvania, according to committee Chairman Senator Gene Yaw. More...

Wyalusing’s Tree Lighting Ceremony

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Women May Display Different Stroke Symptoms Than Men

Imagine that you are out shopping with your mother and she suddenly gets severe hiccups, shortness of breath, or palpitations. Maybe you even notice sudden face and limb pain, nausea, chest pain, or general weakness. More...

News from the Wyalusing Public Library

By Cathy Brady

Please stop in to the library to welcome our newest member of the team. Miss Kim Miller has joined us to see if she wants to pursue a career in library science. More...

How to Avoid Becoming a Vehicle Theft Statistic

Automobile theft is no laughing matter. It leaves people without a means of transportation, costs the public more money in insurance payments and taxes and can give anyone the feeling of being personally violated. More...

Animal Sanctuary and Humane Society to Host Gala Fundraiser

The Bradford County Humane Society (BCHS) and Animal Care Sanctuary (ACS) have teamed up to hold a gala entitled, “A Night to Paws, Celebrating our Love of Animals” on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013 from 6 to 9 p.m. More...

Rifle One of Many Raffle Prizes Offered

Pam Burke of Burke’s Gun Shop in Meshoppen is shown holding a TCA Venture 30.06 rifle that is one of several prizes being donated and offered in the upcoming Greater Wyalusing Chamber of Commer More...

PennDOT Reacts to Snowstorm

The snow that began falling during the early morning hours of Nov. 27 hampered rush hour traffic and resulted in some school delays, but temperatures rose above freezing by midmorning, and lingering snowfall did not present much of a problem. More...

Wyoming Commissioners Oppose URS Funding Cuts

Having heard reports that the funding for United Rehabilitation Services (URS) in Wyoming County has been cut by 35 percent or some $648,000, the commissioners on Tuesday made it their business to advocate for a rollback of the cuts, and the re-estab More...

ACS Road to Recovery Program Needs Volunteers

The American Cancer Society’s (ACS) Road to Recovery Program is in need of volunteer drivers in the Bradford County area, especially in Wyalusing. More...

Rep. Major: Farm Transportation Changes Needed

State Rep. Sandra Major said recent legislation signed into law pertaining to vehicle laws regarding implements of husbandry will benefit family farmers. More...

Holiday Crashes Claim 13

Thirteen people were killed in crashes investigated by state troopers during the five-day Thanksgiving holiday driving period, State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan announced. More...

Clark Visits WVES Fifth Graders

Wyalusing Valley Elementary School fifth grade students enjoyed a presentation by Noreen Clark from WNEP-16 on Tuesday, Nov. 20. More...

Kerrick Newly Appointed as Executive Director

Partners in Family and Community Development (PFCD) is proud to announce the hiring of Joyce P. Kerrick as the Executive Director of the agency. More...

Get Prepared for Winter Driving

As the winter and holiday travel seasons approach, PennDOT Secretary Barry J. More...

Wyalusing Adult Band Announces Concert

The Wyalusing Adult Band will perform its annual concert at 3 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 2 in cooperation with the Lioness craft fair at the Wyalusing High School. More...

PennDOT Reminds Homeowners To Prepare Mailboxes for Winter

PennDOT reminds residents living along rural state and local roads that now is the time to prepare mailboxes for the winter months. Snow thrown from plows can easily damage mailboxes that are not prepared. More...

Check Presented to True Friends

A check for over $1,700 was presented to Dory Browning of True Friends Animal Welfare Shelter as a result of a fundraiser sponsored by Robert and Patricia Aiken of Weichert Realtor, Across Country As More...

Local Communities to Receive Grants for Recycling

Three local governments will benefit from state grant funding through the Commonwealth’s Recycling Performance Grant Program, Rep. Tina Pickett said recently. More...

Chesapeake Energy Donates SUV to Bradford County EMA

Chesapeake Energy Corp. recently donated a 2010 Ford Explorer from its corporate fleet to Bradford County Emergency Management Agency. More...

Bradford County Projects Get Funding

Two recreation projects in Bradford County will receive state grant funding to help with park improvements and longterm maintenance needs, state Rep. Tina Pickett announced recently. More...

Stellar Day for Decorating

Wayne Felter, II jockeys a giant snowflake into place along Route 6 in Wyalusing on Nov. 21, while Wayne Felter (lower, left) and Art Allyn provide directions from the street. More...

Geisinger Releases Fiscal Year-End Results

Continuing a positive operational performance trend, Geisinger Health System ended fiscal year (FY) 2012 (July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012) in a strong financial position. More...

Rural Development Grants Available For Sewer, Water Connections

Local residents may be eligible for USDA Rural Development’s 504 Loan and Grant home repair program for water or sewer hook-up connections. More...

Senator Yaw Announces Funding for Bradford, Susquehanna County

State Senator Gene recently announced several Community Conservation Partnerships Program (CCPP) grants to be awarded throughout his Senatorial District. More...

Camp F.L.E.A. Looking for Volunteers

Planning is underway for the fourteenth annual Camp F.L.E.A. (Family Life Enrichment Adventure) to be held at Camp Brulé in Sullivan County. Camp F.L.E.A. More...

Perioperative Nurse Week Celebrated

The surgical team at Memorial Hospital was recognized during Perioperative Nurses Week Nov. 5-11. More...

Remodelers Currently Busy, Forecast is Uncertain

The National Association of the Remodeling Industry’s (NARI) third-quarter Remodeling Business Pulse data of current and future remodeling business conditions is positive overall with mixed sentiment about the future. More...

$20,000 Grant Will Go Toward Stream Bank Repair in County

The Bradford County Conservation District will receive $20,000 to help stabilize a stream bank along Camp Creek in Bradford County, state Rep. Tina Pickett. More...

Groups Want Corbett to Expand Medicaid Program

This week 64 organizations representing consumer advocates, providers and community leaders sent a letter to Governor Corbett urging him to take advantage of the opportunity given to Pennsylvania to strengthen the current Medicaid program by extendin More...

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