December 6, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

School Bus Driver Charged

Pennsylvania State Police at Towanda have charged Penny Jean Gorens, 47, Coatesville, with endangering the welfare of children and leaving the scene of a crash resulting in injury in conjunction with the school bus accident on Cotter Road in Wilmot T More...

School Board Meeting ‘Accentuates the Positive’

After last month’s contentious meeting of the Wyalusing Area School Board at which numerous parents and bus drivers expressed their concerns over a bus accident that had happened earlier that day, board members and observers were back in the hi More...

Hazard Mitigation and Response Top Agenda

At their regular Nov. 28 meeting, questions arose surrounding the Susquehanna County Commissioners’ approval of three resolutions for dealing with hazard mitigation and hazardous materials in the county. More...

Laceyville Council OKs Budget, Ups Water Rates

The Laceyville Borough Council, on Tuesday night, unanimously approved the borough’s 2013 spending plan with some minor changes from the proposed budget and to increase water rates. More...

Meshoppen Hires New Police Officer

After a brief executive session at the start of its regular monthly meeting on Monday, council voted to hire Sierra N. Crane as a borough police officer. More...

Police Blotter

POLICE BLOTTER

Crimes Under Investigation Cash and a firearm were reportedly stolen from The Barber Shop with Shear Perfection on Jenny Lane in Wysox Township during the overnight hours of Nov. 26 and 27. 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 DMP Northern Tier to BZ Properties and Smart Choice Tobacco Corp., two parcels in Athens Township for $840,000 on Nov. 14. More...

Bradford County Pleas

Bradford County District Attorney Daniel J. Barrett announced that the following persons recently entered pleas of guilty in the Bradford County Court of Common Pleas, Towanda: Guilty Pleas More...

Letters

Evergreen

New Albany Community Library had an angel tree with children’s wishes on it. Glad to report all names have been taken. A small community, but there are those willing to make a child’s Christmas a little brighter. More...

Terrytown

Welcome to December 2012. In all the hurry, travel, decisions, family fellowship, just remember it is He, our Savior, who wants your life to bless. Enjoy church fellowship and the beautiful Christmas carols. It can be a blessed Christmas. More...

Dimock

Christina and Steve Gillman are the happy parents of Kyleigh Rose Gillman, born on Nov. 23, weighing 7 pounds and measuring 18 inches long. More...

Columns

Reflections Of nature

The antler requirement that a deer must have three points on one antler before being legal has had hunters bagging bigger bucks carrying larger racks. More...

Seen ‘N’ Heard

As you can see by the long list of names, we did not stump anyone last week when we placed State Representative Tina Pickett’s eye at the top of this column. More...

JUST ASK ALICE

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

DEAR ALICE: Why do you suppose English is such a difficult language for people from foreign lands to learn to speak? —WONDERING IN WYSOX DEAR WOND: It’s not hard for all foreigners. More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

Bake Sales

Bake Sale, Dec. 14, 8:30 a.m. at Peoples State Bank, Rt. 6, Wyalusing. Sponsored by Spring Hill UMW. Benefits Neighbors in Need. More...

Benefits

Childhood Cancer Benefit, “Hope Lives Here” event, Dec. 15, noon till ? at Pine Cradle Lake Family Campground. Hosted by Bridget Colavito, senior project. Chinese auction, bake sale, chili dinner (free). More...

Breakfasts

Monthly Breakfast at the Herrickville Fire Hall, Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. All you can eat: pancakes, French toast, ham, sausage, eggs, home fries, sausage gravy and biscuits, coffee, orange juice, real maple syrup. More...

Worship

Skinners Eddy Methodist Church To Hold Vesper Service Dec. 9

For the past 50 years, the Skinners Eddy United Methodist Church has held a Vesper Service to welcome in the Advent season and help prepare for the coming of the Christ child. This year’s service will be held on Sunday afternoon, Dec. More...

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWS

“In those days and at that time I will make a righteous branch sprout from David’s line; he will do what is just and right in the land. In those days Judah will be saved and Jerusalem will live in safety. More...

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish

Happy New Year. That’s right, it’s a new year. The new liturgical year begins the first Sunday of Advent. More...

Drug Charges Filed Against Alleged Poacher

A Wilmot Township man, whom authorities charged last week with several counts of unlawfully taking big game without proper permits or tagging them, was charged on Nov. More...

Driver Life-Flighted After Careening Crash

First responders from Mehoopany, Forksville and Windham Townships in Wyoming County were quick to react to a report of a vehicle over an embankment off Scottsville Road in Mehoopany Township Saturday morning. More...

Rush Hour Accident Sends Five to Hospital

A three-vehicle accident at the Route 87 intersection near the Dandy Mini Mart in Mehoopany Township Monday morning snarled traffic for more than an hour. Five people were taken from the scene by ambulance with injuries of varying degrees. More...

Doctor’s Inquiry Leads To Commissioners’ Spat

The Nov. 29 meeting of the Bradford County Commissioners appeared to have reached its end when a visitor who was not familiar with protocol for public speakers asked a question when she realized that the meeting was being adjourned. More...

One Injured in Laceyville Accident

According to Laceyville Police, Crystal VanDeMark was driving the Nissan XE, shown on the rollback truck, that struck the Chrysler 200 pickup truck driven by Michael Walter that is resting on the gui More...

Woman Leads Police on Car Chase

A traffic stop in Towanda Township on Nov. 26 led to the arrest of two women and a high-speed chase on 15 different roadways through six municipalities. More...

Local News

PennDOT and Police to Begin Aggressive Driving Enforcement

PennDOT announced that police in northcentral Pennsylvania would begin enforcing aggressive driving laws as part of “Operation Safe Holiday,” an initiative aimed at keeping roadways safe this holiday season. More...

Camptown Woman Arrested After Deserting Wrecked Car, Fleeing to Home

Christina Paris, 21, Camptown, was arrested on Nov. More...

Winners of CFTT Raffle Prizes

The Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers recently hosted their 10th anniversary dinner at the Towanda Country Club. More...

Opinion

At Wyalusing’s Theatre, the Audience Was Half the Show

Back in the 1960s my dad penned an article about Ray Gould who had served as the projectionist at Wyalusing’s movie theatre for decades. My dad, Bill Keeler, was editor-publisher of this newspaper from 1948 until his death in 1980. More...

Give the Gift of Music

A lot has happened since the last edition of the Rocket-Courier, so I’m glad I had already planned for a lighter column this week that puts me comfortably in the saddle of my favorite hobby—music. More...

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Letters to the Editor must be signed and include the writer’s address and phone number. Phone numbers will not be published. Names will only be withheld under extraordinary circumstances at the discretion of the editor. More...

Lifestyles

Engagement Announced

The engagement and upcoming marriage of Melissa Smith and Frank Armitage is being announced by the couple and their five children, Allyson, Drayton, Mikayla and Mason Smith and Frank’s son, Mason. More...

NRCS to Present Program

North Rome Christian School will be presenting their elementary Christmas program, “The Birthday of a King” on Thursday, Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. More...

BIRTHS

Nole USMC Second Lt. Justin Luke Nole and Katherine Elizabeth (Davis) Nole of Scranton proudly announce the birth of a daughter, Jocelyn Noel Nole. She was born at Moses Taylor in Scranton on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012 at 11:18 a.m. More...

Dining and Entertainment

The Dietrich Celebrates Christmas in our Hometown

On Friday and Saturday, Dec. 7 and 8, Tunkhannock will celebrate the holidays in grand style with its annual Christmas In Our Hometown event. More...

News from the Wyalusing Public Library

Miss Flora and her elf have been extremely busy decorating the library for Christmas. They have the library looking wonderful as always. She did want me to pass out the warning that Santa Claus has many spies this year sitting on the bookshelves. More...

Sports

Wrestlers Mix Vets, Inexperience

WVHS Grapplers Open Season with Ram Duals on Dec. 8

Faced with a roster minus seven graduated seniors who led the team to league and district titles the previous season, many wrestling coaches would be wringing their hands in worry. Wyalusing Valley wrestling coach Gary Haley isn’t one of them. More...

Youthful Rams Enter New Era

Rams Tip-Off Season at Towanda Tournament on Dec. 7

Steve Reinhart’s first season as Wyalusing Valley’s head boys’ basketball coach will be a challenging one. More...

It’s Time To Head Inside

The best part of opening day of a new season is every team is still undefeated and all goals are still achievable. And then, talent and reality raise their ugly heads. More...

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