January 10, 2013 RSS feed / Local News

FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT'S DESK

The schools in the Wyalusing Area School District will dismiss early on Thursday and Friday, Jan. 17 and 18 to allow teachers to close out the first semester and prepare for the second half of the school year. More...

Wyoming Commissioners to Investigate Stream Bid Project

Prison Population Reaches New High

—BY D.C. KOVIACK— The Wyoming County Commissioners will be checking to see what process was followed to bid out a stream-cleaning project regarding Mehoopany Creek. More...

2013 Green Industry Winter Update Meetings Offered by Penn State Extension

This winter the Penn State Extension Green Industry Team will be offering a series of five sessions called the Green Industry Winter Updates. More...

Yaw Announces Office Hours

State Senator Gene Yaw announced that hours of operation for his Towanda District office, 1 Elizabeth Street, Suite 13, will be changed effective Jan. 11. The new Towanda office schedule will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday. More...

Local Boy Holds Birthday Fundraiser for Animal Shelter

Northeast Bradford School student Dawson Brown, demonstrated his selflessness by turning his birthday party on Nov. 10 into a fundraiser for the Bradford County Humane Society. More...

Jonathan Lodge Named To College Dean’s List

Jonathan Lodge of Montrose, has been named to the 2012 fall semester President’s Academic Recognition list at West Virginia Wesleyan College. More...

Legal Guide Available to Seniors

The Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) has issued a newly revised publication, “A Guide to Legal Issues for Pennsylvania Senior Citizens,” which includes important updates on Medicare, Social Security, end of life issues, senior housing a More...

‘Molly’ Prime Example of BCHS Mission

A little over two months ago, Bradford County Humane Society (BCHS) Officer Hawbaker was called to a home that involved a dog severely in need of care. The police were also involved in the case, which involved multiple charges. More...

Local Students on Misericordia Dean’s List

Local students at Misericordia University qualifiy for the dean’s list with a 3.55 grade point average or higher. The following students were named to the dean’s list for the fall 2012 semester: More...

Towanda Girl Named to DeSales Dean’s List

Theresa Seibert, an early childhood elementary education major from Towanda, was among more than 500 traditional day and adult evening students from DeSales University who made the fall Dean’s List. More...

Students Named to King’s College Fall 2012 Dean’s List

Dr. Nicholas A. Holodick, vice-president for academic affairs at King’s College, recently announced the students, who have qualified for the Fall 2012 dean’s list. Those in the Rocket-Courier coverage area are as follows: More...

Nurse-Family Partnership Program Hosts Christmas Party for Area Families

Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP), based at Memorial Hospital in Bradford County, currently has 50 families enrolled in the program. Each year NFP brings these families together to celebrate the holidays. More...

Wyalusing Senior Citizens Hold December Meeting

The Wyalusing Senior Citizens met Dec. 18 with 27 members and two guests, Mary Beth Fahr and Ron Schoonover, who presented a very entertaining program. More...

News from Representative Pickett

The deadline for nonprofit organizations and charities to submit reports as part of the updated Small Games of Chance Act has been extended for a year, said Rep. Tina Pickett. More...

Lioness Club Inducts Members

The Wyalusing Lioness recently inducted two new members: Julie Lynch, sponsored by Michelle Welles, and Shirley Whalen, sponsored by Rose Repsher. More...

Beta Rho Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society Hold December Meeting

A festive holiday atmosphere at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Montrose was the setting for the December meeting of the Beta Rho Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International. More...

Meshoppen Borough Resident Complains About Dirty Ballpark

A complaint was registered at Monday night’s regular monthly meeting of the Meshoppen Borough Council about the condition of the ballpark. More...

Wyoming CDBG Funds Down Again

The Wyoming County Redevelopment Authority, which administers the county’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) money, has had to learn to do more with less, and 2013 looks to be no different. More...

Business Donates Tools to School

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GPS Leads Truck Driver Astray

A driver for U.S. Express Enterprises traveling west on Route 6 missed the turn onto P&G Warehouse Way shortly before 6 p.m. More...

High School Students Encouraged to Participate in Brain Bee Competition

Area high school students can put some of their brains’ approximately 100 billion neurons to the test at the 14th annual Northeast PA Brain Bee at The University of Scranton on Saturday, Feb. 9. More...

Informational Program Offered on Dining with Diabetes

An informational session about the program will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 30. It will be from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Susquehanna Apartments Community Room, located on Route 29, Tunkhannock. The program will be held on Wednesdays, Feb. More...

Dental Office Welcomes Dr. Wang to Staff

Dr. Sam Wang has joined the dental staff at Memorial Hospital’s Bradford County Dental Health Services, Inc. located on the third floor of the Progress Building in Towanda. More...

Wyalusing Musical Society Meets

The Wyalusing Musical Society met on Nov. 27 at the Presbyterian Church in Wyalusing with 11 members present. President Nancy Wilson opened the meeting with the reciting of the club collect. More...

Doug Ulkins Joins HUNT as K-12 Consultant at Towanda Office

Hunt Engineers, Architects & Land Surveyors, P.C. (HUNT) is pleased to announce that Doug Ulkins has joined the firm as the newest member of the professional staff at the Towanda office. More...

Group Meets to Plan Pro-Life Rally

The Bradford County Pennsylvanians for Human Life (BCPHL) met on Dec. 20 to discuss final details of their 10th annual Pro-Life Rally and Walk, which will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19 at the Bradford County Courthouse in Towanda. More...

Winterize Your Body with Yoga at the Dietrich Theater

Barbara Tierney, Dietrich Theater Kundalini Yoga instructor, believes that “we sometimes give our cars better care than we give our bodies. More...

Where’s the Owner?

This car with Texas plates has been snowed-in in front of Something Blue on Tioga Street in Tunkhannock since the snowstorm that immediately followed Christmas. More...

Peck Hill Farms Recognized by Conservation District

The Peck Hill Farms, operated by the Brown Family in Rome Township, was recently recognized by the Bradford County Conservation District (BCCD) at its annual appreciation dinner. More...

News from the Wyalusing Public Library

Hello 2013. Hope everyone’s start of the new year is a good one. I would like to start out by announcing all of our winners in the basket raffle as well as the candy guess. More...

Christmas Day Dinner at Montrose Senior Center

On Christmas Day, over 70 guests enjoyed a bountiful dinner provided by Endless Mountains Health Systems (EMHS) physicians, employees, friends and volunteers. More...

Wyoming County Reads Month is February

The County Commissioners proclaimed February Wyoming County Reads Month at this week’s meeting. More...

Fulbright Scholarships Available For Wyalusing Area Students DEADLINE FOR PROGRAM IS MARCH 11

The American Institute For Foreign Study (AIFS), a leading study abroad organization, is pleased to announce that its Shakespeare’s Globe Education Theater Program has been selected by the Fulbright Commission as one of their prestigious Summer More...

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