December 20, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Laceyville’s Fireman of Year

Bradley Carey, (front center) was named Laceyville’s Fireman of the Year on Saturday Dec. More...

Disbanding Auxiliary Assists Tunkhannock Soup Kitchen

’Tis the season for giving, and, while practical gifts are sometimes not received with much enthusiasm, nothing could have been farther from the truth on Dec. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Irene Sowden - 2014-08-21
Ralph Fenton - 2014-08-21

Local News

School Secretary to Retire after 38 Years

Rena Furman has logged more than 50 years in Wyalusing schools. Tomorrow, teachers and pupils will bid farewell to the popular school secretary who has worked with elementary students and faculty members for more than 38 years. More...

Taylor Family Foundation Donates Funds to BCRAC

Contribution Supports Keystone Digital Conversion

The Bradford County Regional Arts Council (BCRAC) recently announced that it received a $30,000 donation from the Kenneth and Caroline Taylor Family Foundation in support of its Digital Film Fund. More...

Bradford Budget to Be Adopted Today

Employee Benefits Restructured

The Bradford County Commissioners are expected to pass a budget for the coming year that reflects hours of deliberation. The rough draft of the document was available for public inspection until yesterday. On Nov. More...

Opinion

How Can We Keep Insane People Away from Guns?

In the wake of the horrific mass killings in Newtown, CT, the nation has been left searching for answers for why this tragedy occurred. More...

Looking (Hard) for the Beauty of Winter

One of the cruel jokes that winter plays on us is that, even though the amount of daylight will begin to increase slowly next week, the average daily temperatures will continue to fall for the next month. More...

Knock Wood

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Columns

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Last week’s eyes belonged to Cindy Porter, former Laceyville restaurateur and current Rocket- Courier advertising representative extraordinaire. More...

JUST ASK ALICE

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

DEAR ALICE: I’m worried about the world coming to an end on Friday, Dec. 21. Is this really true? ——SCARED IN SCRANTON DEAR SCARE: Stop worrying and remember your geography. More...

The Way We Were...

A look back at the people and places of the Wyalusing area over the last 20 years or more.

Wyalusing in the 1930s Here’s a look down Wyalusing’s Main Street on a summer afternoon in the 1930s. More...

Worship

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWS

“…an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, ‘Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. More...

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish

The third week of Advent begins with Gaudete Sunday. Gaudete, meaning rejoice, is the first word of the opening antiphon for the mass on this day. Rejoice in the Lord always. More...

IT’S IN THE BOOK

Daniel sent me an article recently on “The Story of Jesus’ Birth in History and Tradition.” Interesting, but once again they conclude with a big, “we do not know exactly when our Lord was born, but accept traditions date of 25 More...

Dorothy Scott

Dorothy Jane Scott, 77 of 876 SR 3005, Meshoppen, PA (South Auburn) passed away Sunday afternoon, Dec. 30, 2012 at Tyler Memorial Hospital in Tunkhannock, PA.She was born on Sept. More...

Crimes, Jailings Still on Rise

Study Hopes to Shed Light on Bradford County Prison Woes

Using data collected by Bradford County since 2000, professional prison analyst Rod Miller announced to members of the Bradford County Prison Board on Dec. More...

‘Pay it Forward’ Winners Announced

The holidays are brighter for many families, thanks to the five individual $100 winners of the “Pay It Forward” giveaway raffle sponsored by The Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers (CFTT) and Memorial Hospital at December’s Firs More...

Police Blotter

POLICE BLOTTER

Lewd Contact With Minor Garrett Maurouard, 19, Olean, NY, has been charged with unlawful contact with a minor after he allegedly sent a nude photo of himself via the internet to a 14-year-old girl and requested a similar photo from her. 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 Jason E. and Kelly L. Sullivan, Bradford County Sheriff to John Brian Sullivan and Colleen Cesira Devine in North Towanda Township for $1 on Dec. 3. More...

Wyoming County Sentencings

Several people were sentenced recently in Wyoming County Court. More...

Letters

Camptown

There is so much Christmas activity going on interrupted by the tragedy at Sandy Hook, CT. Thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the ones who died. More...

Jenningsville

The tragedy at the school in Connecticut is terrible news this week. I just can’t believe anyone could do what he did, destroying little children’s and adult’s lives. More...

Beaver Meadows

Tuesday, Jen Merring of Blakeslee and her mom, Jane McGee had lunch at the Olive Garden in Wilkes-Barre. Marion and Jeff Taylor of Little Meadows and Debbie Grover had lunch at BB’s Country Corral in Lawton on Thursday . Rev. More...

Seniors

Make a New Year’s Resolution To Know Your Medicare Rights

Medicare consumers have the right to good, quality health care. Make one of your new year’s resolutions to get to know your Medicare rights and what to do if you think they’re being violated. Medicare consumers have four basic rights: More...

Dining and Entertainment

Out-of-the-Box Themes for your Holiday Party

Parties are an integral part of the holiday season, when friends and family gather to celebrate and give thanks. More...

News from the Wyalusing Public Library

Ms. Rebecca Keefe was the lucky winner of Caroline, the American Girl Doll. She purchased her winning chance at the Princess Tea sponsored by the Greater Wyalusing Chamber at the chamber building. More...

Sports

Lady Rams Stay Undefeated

Latest WVHS Victims include Mansfield, Cowanesque Valley, Liberty

Kasey DeVoir’s basket with 30 seconds remaining lifted the Wyalusing Valley girls’ basketball team to a 50-48 victory at Mansfield on Dec. 18. More...

Allyn Paces Rams To First Victory

Senior Jeremy Allyn paced Wyalusing Valley to its first win of the season—a 54-38 victory at Cowanesque Valley on Dec. 15—with what Ram coach Steve Reinhart called a “great game.” Allyn led the Rams in scoring with 22 points. More...

Remember The Little Children

“Jesus loves the little children. All the children of the world. Black and yellow, red and white. More...

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