February 7, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

DeSisti Declared Competent for Trial

Bradford County President Judge Jeffrey Smith filed an order on Monday with the county Court of Common Pleas, denying a motion that John Joseph DeSisti, 75, of Waverly, NY was incompetent to stand trial. More...

Water Issues for Asylum Resident Won’t End

The Asylum Township homes of Max Chilson and his son, Charles are situated almost halfway between two active Chief Oil & Gas well pads. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Orrin Phinney, Jr. - 2014-09-18
Thomas MacDonald - 2014-09-18
Floyd Furman - 2014-09-18
Doreen Potter - 2014-09-18
Timothy Robinson - 2014-09-18
Mark Shingler - 2014-09-18

Local News

Wyalusing Twp. Opens Truck Bids

The Wyalusing Township Supervisors opened and reviewed separate bids on Tuesday evening for the intended purchase of a new truck and chassis and a dump truck bed and plow. More...

Wyalusing Council Affirms Sewer Expansion Study

The Wyalusing Borough Council gave its tentative approval to a proposed study to determine the feasibility of expanding the Wyalusing Borough sewer system into Wilmot and Wyalusing Townships, but before council will give an official nod to the study, More...

A New Face at Wyalusing Borough Hall

The Wyalusing Municipal Authority has added a new face to their lineup at Wyalusing’s Borough Hall. Connie Andrews has recently been hired by the board as the authority’s secretary. More...

Opinion

California Dreamin’

Here I am on Sunday morning, Jan. 27 at the starting line of Carlsbad, California’s half marathon. Carlsbad is located on the ocean, just a few miles north of San Diego. More...

Beautiful Danger

While we knew that we were getting off easy last winter with mild spring-like temperatures and virtually no snow after the freak Halloween storm, this is certainly not the brutal winter that some expected would balance out Mother Nature’s karma 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 Phone numbers will not be published.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

Although February is our shortest month, for those who do not like winter weather it might seem as if it is our longest month. More...

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Last week’s eyes belonged to Mike Hogan. The only two people who came up with his name were Randy Huffman and Marilyn Hoffman. * * * More...

The Good Old Days

Compiled from old issues of The Wyalusing Rocket

News items of timely interest gathered from the old files of The WYALUSING ROCKET and reprinted as they were in the Feb. 8, 1963 issue. More...

Sports

Field Blazes through Freeze

Williams Claims Tunkhannock Win; Rome Sets New Women’s Mark

Temperatures hovering in the teens weren’t enough to deter a strong field of runners in the 26th February Freeze 5K in Tunkhannock on Saturday, Feb. 2. More...

Foul Line Decides Rams’ Fate Twice

The foul line proved decisive two of Wyalusing Valley’s games this week, including a win over Sayre and a loss to Troy. Earlier, the Rams, who were 5-13, overall, and 2-7 in the Northern Tier League East, also lost to Athens. More...

Lady Rams Down NEB; Fall to Sayre

Arielle Kneller’s doubledouble lifted Wyalusing Valley to a 75-59 win over Northeast Bradford at Layman Gymnasium on Feb. 5. More...

Minnie Barnett

Minnie E. Barnett, 89, of New Albany, PA passed away Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013 at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, Towanda. More...

Laceyville Repairing Major Water Leak

Perry Promoted to Chief of Police

—BY DAVID KEELER— Work is expected to begin today, Thursday, Feb. 7, to repair a substantial water leak along Laceyville’s Main Street where thousands of gallons of water are being wasted every day. More...

Wysox Roadmaster Issue on Hold

Sheetz Convenience Store Planned for Golden Mile

The Wysox Township Supervisors opened their monthly meeting on Tuesday night with a prepared statement directed at members of the press. 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

BRADFORD COUNTY Deed Transfers Pennsylvania Electric Co. to PennDOT in Ulster Township for $1 on Jan. 24. Kimberley A. Ferrara to PennDOT in Windham Township for $1 on Jan. 24. More...

—BRADFORD COUNTY SENTENCINGS & 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

Laceyville

The weather seems to be holding quite a few people back from venturing outside, so news is a bit sparse this week. More...

Forkston

Ron and Pat Vermeulen enjoyed dinner and an afternoon of games at the home of their son and daughter-in-law, Troy and Karen Vermeulen. Karen’s parents, Bob and Barb Hinkley, also attended. More...

Wyalusing

The weather seems to be holding quite a few people back from venturing outside, so news is a bit sparse this week. More...

Lifestyles

Shippensburg Dean’s List Announced

Katherine McCarty, Dushore; Cassie VanEtten, Montrose; William Bennett, Lawton and Brenda King, Tunkhannock have been named to the Fall Dean’s List at Shippensburg University. More...

IN THE BOOK by Rev. Richard Iseminger

Two weeks ago I was pondering the way our God gets things done and it didn’t take me long to realize, once again, that we serve a really fantastic God. We run out of good descriptive words because our present day vocabulary cannot describe Him. More...

Graduates Announced at Bloomsburg

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania has recently released its list of Fall 2012 graduates. One local student from the Rocket-Courier coverage area is Jonathan Harris of Rome. More...

Dining and Entertainment

Experience the Art of Calligraphy at the Dietrich Theater

Most of the graphics that are seen today are produced using computers, so it is admirable that the art of calligraphy is still practiced and celebrated. More...

LACEYVILLE LIBRARY

Soup sale today from 11 a.m. until all sold out. More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

Coming Events...

Benefits Chicken and Biscuit Dinner, in memory of Dave Fenton on Sunday, Feb. 17, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Laceyville Fire Hall. Adults, $7; 12 and under, $4; preschool, free. Dessert Bar. Takeouts available. More...

Worship

East Forks Community Church Anniversary Sunday

On Feb. 10 at 2:30 p.m., East Forks Community Church (EFCC) on Warburton Hill Road, Overton, will be celebrating their fourth anniversary of fulltime services after revival of the church. The church is 158 years old this year. More...

WYALUSING U.M. CHARGE NEWS

“Satan, like a fisher, baits his hook according to the appetite of the fish,” (Thomas Adams). This Sunday, Feb. 10 during worship, the children will be singing at the Wyalusing Church service. More...

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish

This past week’s gospel from Luke features the rejection of Jesus by His own town folk. They were looking for a political leader, not a spiritual one. More...

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