January 24, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Woman Held Hostage by Son

State police at Towanda have released information about the frightening experience of a Towanda woman who was allegedly held at bay with a shotgun by her son because she would not give him money to buy drugs. More...

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Local News

Elk Lake Discusses Safety Concerns

Safety issues and slight changes in format and scheduling for meetings topped the agenda at the most recent meeting of the Elk Lake School Board, held Jan. 17. More...

Dandy CNG Opens to Great Fanfare

More than 70 public officials, business owners, industrial advocates and the curious took part in a historic grand opening event in North Towanda Township on Jan. 18. More...

Chamber Holds Bi-Annual Dinner

Members of the Greater Wyalusing Chamber of Commerce (GWCC) held their biannual dinner on Monday evening in the Tuscarora Wayne Room of the chamber building in Wyalusing. More...

Opinion

Can You Pass This Eighth Grade Test?

Former Laceyville resident Boyd Repsher, a retired U.S. Navy pilot who now resides in Salinas, California, recently sent us some information that I expect our readers will find interesting. More...

An Opportunity for Autonomy

Those who have spent any time away from the Endless Mountains, if only in another part of the state, understand the difficulty in explaining to friends elsewhere where we live. 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 Phone numbers will not be published.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...

Columns

Reflections Of Nature

The mystery of the dead birds on the road has been solved. I’ve received six letters and one phone call about the dead starlings along Route 15. More...

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Last week’s eyes belonged to Lindsay Schulze. Her mom and grandmother, Beth and Jane Schulze, recognized her eyes, as did Kelly Force. * * * More...

JUST ASK ALICE

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

DEAR ALICE: I know how old people are is all in their head, but I’d still like to have some sort of guideline as to when people really start to get old. So how about telling me, Alice. When is it that people start getting old? More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

Coming Events...

Barbecues Herrick Township Fire Department’s annual Chicken Barbecue on Feb. 9. Pick-up between 11 a.m. and noon. No later than noon. $6 each. Preorder only by Jan. 31. Call Glenn at 570-746-3957; Rusty, 744- 2635 or Jason, 744-1504. More...

Sports

Grapplers Stay in Title Chase

Three Wins Set up Showdown at Towanda; Kelley Gets Milestone Win

For the second straight match, bonus points proved crucial as Wyalusing Valley held off Canton, 36-33, in a crucial Northern Tier League battle at Layman Gymnasium on Jan. 17. Later, on Jan. More...

Kelley Reaches 100 Wins

Brandon Kelley’s 100th career victory for the Wyalusing Valley wrestling team was eerily reminiscent of many of his 99 previous wins. Leading 2-0 through the first period of his 126-pound bout with Athens’ Zach Sheppeck on Jan. More...

Lady Rams Still in NTL East Hunt

The Wyalusing Valley girl’s basketball team closed out the first half of Northern Tier League East play with a road win at Towanda and split a pair of non-league matchups, losing to Tioga Center and defeating Wellsboro. More...

In Winter’s Grip

The ice-choked Susquehanna, as seen from Wyalusing’s Rainbow Bridge Wednesday morning, offers evidence of the plummeting temperatures that dipped below zero earlier this week for the first time More...

Terry Keeney Presented Outstanding Citizen Award

State Representative Tina Pickett presented a citation from the PA House of Representatives to Terry Keeney Friday night during a banquet honoring Keeney as the recipient of the Wyalusing Rainbow Club’s annual Outstanding Citizen Award. More...

Audit Indicates Wysox Roadmaster Misused Position

Gary Foster, who has worked for Wysox Township for nearly two decades and currently serves as a supervisor and roadmaster, has been accused by relatively new members of the board of doing personal business on the township’s time and being paid 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 Michael and Marsha Wright to Jordan B. Wright in Monroe Township for $1 on Jan. 14. Lenay Wolf to James Pardoe in Standing Stone Township for $3,000 on Jan. 14. More...

Bradford County Pleas

Bradford County District Attorney Daniel Barrett announced that the following criminal defendants recently entered guilty pleas in the Bradford County Court of Common Pleas, Towanda. More...

Letters

Forkston

Paulette Conrad entertained some of the folks from the disbanded hospital auxiliary. Paulette must be an experienced hostess as she prepared multiple dishes and served them at the right temperature. More...

Camptown

Camptown folks seem to be enjoying a hiatus from church and community activities, so they had little news to report. Three generations of a family from Buffalo, TX and Benton, TX were visitors in church on Sunday. More...

Dimock

Elk Lake’s Forensics Team continues to win debate after debate. More...

Lifestyles

Elk Lake Forensics Team Dominant at Meyers

The Elk Lake Forensics team continued to dominate Lincoln- Douglas Debate at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Tournament at Meyers High School on Jan. 19 by bringing home five individual trophies in the event. More...

MU to Hold Conference For Seniors

The inaugural Senior Transitions Conference, spearheaded by the Mansfield University Student Life Division, will be held Friday, March 1 and Saturday, March 2 at the Holiday Inn, 100 Pine Street, Williamsport. More...

Borel Receives Student Teaching Assignment

Misericordia University teacher education majors recently received their student teaching classroom assignments for the spring semester during an orientation program in the Catherine Evans McGowan Room of the Mary Kintz Bevevino Library. More...

Dining and Entertainment

Wyalusing Valley Volunteer Fire Department to Host Trivia Night

Are you looking for a fun way to spend a cold winter night? Come join the Wyalusing Valley Volunteer Fire Department for their third annual Team Trivia Night sponsored by the law firm of Niemiec, Smith and Pellinger. The fun starts at 7 p.m. More...

Brian Murphy set to perform in Sayre

The Bradford County Regional Arts Council (BCRAC) is pleased to present Brian Murphy- Endangered Species on Thursday, Feb. 14 at 7:30 p.m. in the Guthrie Performing Arts Center at the Sayre Theatre. More...

Antique Tractor Association Sets Dates for Upcoming Pulls

The Twin Tier Antique Tractor and Machinery Association met at the Stoll Building in Wysox on Jan. 17. Tractor pullers and those interested in tractor pulling met at 6 p.m. More...

Worship

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWS

“Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life,” (Galatians 6:7-8). More...

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish

This week’s gospel relates from John 2:1-12. The miracle at the wedding feast at Cana. There are many lessons here, i.e. Christ’s approval of marriage. We can see in it the intercessory power of our Blessed Mother. More...

IT’S IN THE BOOK

“Seven Chimneys” was a book I read when stationed in Charleston, SC. My wife read it first and commented that each chapter is worse than the one before. She was right, each chapter detailed the absolute depravity of the human heart. More...

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