December 13, 2012 RSS feed / Local News

Exquisite Ball Caps Yearlong Bicentennial

Participants at Bradford County’s historic Bicentennial Ball Saturday evening, Dec. More...

Proposed Pipeline on Elk Lake School Property Cause for Concern

When the Elk Lake School Board met on Dec. More...

EL Sr. High Students of Month for November

The following students who were selected as November 2012 “Student of the Month.” Students of the month are selected by nominations of any student in grades 10 to 12 by a teacher for outs More...

Some Area Road Weight Restrictions Lifted

PennDOT advises motorists in Bradford County that weight restrictions will soon be removed on several routes following gas-company upgrades. More...

Elk Lake Dominates in Philadelphia

On a dreary cold Saturday in early December, the Elk Lake Forensics Team dominated a field of the top forensics teams in southeastern Pennsylvania and made school history at the LaSalle Forum Tournament, on Dec. 8. More...

Corning Community College Announces Winter Registration

The last day to register online for the Corning Community College’s Winter 2013 minimester for all incoming students is Sunday, Dec. 16. Winter 2013 mini-mester classes begin Monday, Dec. 17 and run through Thursday, Jan. 17. More...

PennDOT Extends Date For Aviation Art Contest

PennDOT has extended the deadline for elementary school students to submit entries for its aviation art contest until Wednesday, Dec. 19, recognizing that Hurricane Sandy resulted in school closings in some regions of the state. More...

Register Now for Farmland Preservation

Applications are now available for the 2013 farmland preservation program. More...

IRS Offers Tax Tips for ‘The Season of Giving’

December is traditionally a month for giving generously to charities, friends and family. But it’s also a time that can have a major impact on the tax return you’ll file in the New Year. More...

WYALUSING VALLEY MUSEUM ASSOCIATION

When Roller Skating Was New

In the 1880s if you were looking for something to do in Wyalusing, you might decide to take a spin around the roller rink located at the corner of Main Street and Taylor Avenue. More...

Prison Board, Commissioners Discuss Uptick in Crime

Residents of Wyoming County may not have noticed it, because police protection has been stepped up throughout the region, but incidents of crime are on the rise. More...

Tunkhannock’s Christmas in Our Hometown Well Attended

Just 15 minutes before the start of Tunkhannock’s Christmas in Our Hometown, more than a few organizers and vendors had reservations about the steady rain that seemed destined to all but wash out the tree lighting ceremony that would kick off t More...

New Milford Teen Killed by Train

A tragic accident in New Milford Township on Tuesday caused the death of a Blue Ridge High School sophomore. More...

BIRTHS

Rockefeller Anabel and Matthew Rockefeller of LeRaysville are proud to announce the birth of a son, Chase Lynn Rockefeller, born on Dec. 7, 2012 at Memorial Hospital in Towanda. *** Reider More...

St. Agnes Celebrates Feast Day

Thursday, Dec. 6 was the feast day of St. Nicholas, an Advent saint. This special feast day was celebrated at St. More...

Guthrie Health Profession Scholarship Applications Available

Guthrie is pleased to announce that applications are now available for its 39th Annual Health Professions and Guthrie Employee Scholarships. More...

Wyalusing Senior Citizens Hold November Meeting

The Wyalusing Senior Citizens met Nov. 20 with 30 members present. President Merna Colwell opened the meeting with the flag salute and prayer. Birthdays were Pat Milne and Sharon Depoto. Zade and Dolores Eberlin celebrated an anniversary. More...

Drivers Alerted to Holiday Driving Hazards

Driving safety expert Doug Horn says motorists not only need to exhibit extra caution while encountering treacherous road surfaces and reduced visibility during the weeks ahead, they also need to stay on high alert for four dangerous driving behavior More...

Williams Family Gathers

Four generations of the Williams family gathered at Williams Four Corners, Wilmot Township, on Nov. 29. Those present included (standing, from left) Martha Charland, Keith R. More...

Bomb Threat Closes Courthouse

The Bradford County Courthouse was closed on Dec. 6 after two calls from an anonymous male were received in the commissioners’ office that indicated both times that there were three bombs planted in the courthouse. More...

Impact Fees Largely Banked By Wyoming Municipalities

The fees from the new Impact Fee (IF) charged to gas drilling companies for every well and other gas drilling related activity within all counties in Pennsylvania has begun to arrive in municipal coffers. More...

Students Promise Upbeat Holiday Concert

Annual WVHS Music Performance Set for Dec. 17

Less than a week after members of the Wyalusing Valley High School Junior Band, Junior Chorus, High Wire Choir, Jazz Band, and early Morning Jazz wowed audience members at the first of two winter concerts, ensembles comprised primarily of older stude More...

Corrections

In the account of last week’s Meshoppen Borough Council meeting, there was an error in what was stated at the meeting. More...

Pickett Announces Satellite Offices Hours

Rep. Tina Pickett recently announced that her staff will be available in Sullivan County in December. More...

Penn College Campus Moving

Beginning with the new year, Pennsylvania College of Technology’s North Campus will offer its array of noncredit education programs and industry training from a new location. More...

Walmart Theft Ring Captured

Three individuals whom state police report are linked to numerous thefts from Walmart stores in Wyoming and neighboring counties have been arrested and are in jail. More...

Elk Lake Junior High October Students Named

Elk Lake Junior High School Principal Brian Mallery has announced the October 2012 Students of the Month for grades seven through nine. More...

Mansfield University Choral Concert to be Broadcast

This year’s Mansfield University Music Department Holiday Choral Concert, “Holiday Music Down Through the Ages,” will be broadcast on several media outlets during the holiday season. More...

PARSE Membership Renewals Due

Members of the Pennsylvania Association of Retired State Employees (PARSE) are now receiving their membership renewal forms for 2013 by mail. More...

Hospital Auxiliary Supports Expansion Project

The walls are going up as construction is well underway on the Memorial Hospital campus for a new three-story multi-specialty physician medical complex and Personal Care Home expansion building proje More...

Free Movie Planned at The Keystone Theatre

Downtown Towanda to be Visited by The Grinch on Dec. 15

It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes, or bags. The Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before. More...

Purchasing a Gift Card? Read This First!

When it comes to buying presents, all of us have one thing in common: It is difficult to buy presents for some people. No matter if it’s a holiday, birthday or special occasion, purchasing a meaningful gift can prove to be a real conundrum. More...

Rt. 87 Slide Repair Continues

Here’s a brief update on the $1,842,000 slide repair project along a section of Route 87 in Colley Township, Sullivan County. More...

Boardman Entertains at Towanda Seniors’ December Meeting

President George Smith called the Dec. 6 meeting to order with 45 members plus seven guests present. Guests were entertainer Andy Boardman, Bob Brown, Mary Russell, Debbi Shipp, Maureen Ferris, Rosemary Bushong and Lucille Pennay. More...

Making Gingerbread Houses

At the South Auburn Grange, members in the community gathered for a fun-filled evening constructing and decorating gingerbread houses. More...

Towanda Man Graduates from Lackland AFB

Air Force Airman Ryan J. Hotaling graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, TX. More...

Local Couple Planning For 2013 Wedding

Bill and Donna Repsher of LeRaysville are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristin Repsher, to Sam Wilson. Sam is the son of Dave and Connie Wilson of Laceyville. More...

Kundu Receives White Coat at Cornell College Ceremony

Mila Kundu of Sayre participated in the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine’s White Coat Ceremony on Dec. More...

News from the Wyalusing Public Library

By Cathy Brady

This time next week I will be able to announce the winner of Caroline, the American Girl Doll. Andrea Eckert drew the winning ticket on Wednesday afternoon. Too late to send in for the article. If you want, you can call and find out who won. More...

Writing Competition Announced

The Bradford County Library announces the 2013 annual original book writing competition. If you are a student in grades one through eight and live in Bradford County, you can write a book and enter the competition. More...

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