February 7, 2013 RSS feed / Local News

Election Petitions May Be Circulated Feb. 19

The Municipal Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, May 21. Anyone interested in running for municipal or school board offices in Bradford County should contact the Bradford County Board of Elections at 570-265-1717 for more information. More...

Laceyville Ambulance Back in Service

Laceyville Goodwill Fire Chief Brad Fassett related that service to Laceyville area customers was barely interrupted last week after the ambulance struck a boulder in a stretch of Route 6 between Laceyville and Black Walnut called the Skinners Eddy N More...

Wall First Step in Veterans Memorial Park Project

The Bradford County Veterans Memorial Park Association (BCVMPA) is proud to announce that stage one of the Memorial Park in Towanda project has begun with the installation of a retaining wall and seven flagpoles. More...

Tool for Making Government More Accountable

Working to make government more accountable to the citizens of Pennsylvania, the new PennWATCH (Pennsylvania Web Accountability, Transparency and Contract Hub) website was officially launched in late December, said Rep. Tina Pickett. More...

St. Agnes Student Achievements

The following students attending St. Agnes School have been named for perfect attendance and honors for the second quarter. More...

Farm Service Agency Announces Important Program Updates

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Dance Through February at the Dietrich

If you like classic dance films and would like to learn a dance from a film, the Dietrich Theater has a perfect opportunity for you. On three Sunday afternoons, Feb. More...

Check your Eligibility for the Earned Income Tax Credit

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) has made the lives of working people a little easier since 1975. EITC can be a boost for workers who earned $50,270 or less in 2012. More...

Wyoming Commissioners Ponder Electronic Device Policy

With Wyoming County’s 911 Emergency Services Center updating its policy on electronic devices, the county commissioners are looking into a similar update for the courthouse, the prison and other county offices. More...

Memorial PCH Residents Enjoy Bingo with Dietitian

Residents at Memorial Hospital’s Personal Care Home in Towanda enjoyed playing “My Plate Bingo” that emphasized healthy eating habits focusing on four food groups: grains, fruits an More...

Jazz Group Entertains Musical Society

The Wyalusing Musical Society welcomed the New Year with their meeting on Jan. 22 at the Presbyterian Church. More...

Winterfest Set for Feb. 16

Yes, winter is here and the frigid temps are just what the Kiwanis Club of Sullivan County has been hoping for to thicken the ice at Camp Brulé. More...

Donations Being Collected For Ronald McDonald House

The Bradford-Sullivan County Farm Bureau will be celebrating Food Check-Out until Feb. 17, as a means of recognizing that growing and raising wholesome food is a farmer’s top goal. More...

Afternoon of Inspiration Benefit Concert At Wyalusing United Methodist Church

The Wyalusing Methodist Charge Church will be celebrating five years of wonderful and inspiring music on Sunday, Feb. 24 at 3 p.m. The benefit concert helps raise funds for the Volunteers in Mission (VIM) team. More...

Twigg Named to Dean’s List

Trey Twigg of Sayre was honored for academic achievement and named to Delaware Valley College’s fall 2012 Dean’s List by Dr. Bashar Hanna, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the faculty for Delaware Valley College. More...

BIRTHS

Burgess Felicia and Stephen Burgess of Wyalusing are proud to announce the birth of a son, Isaiah Xavier Burgess on Jan. 28, 2013 at Memorial Hospital in Towanda. *** Alexander More...

Sold-out Crowds at Saint Agnes’ “The Little Mermaid” Performances

The St. Agnes School play, “The Little Mermaid” was performed for sold-out crowds last Wednesday and Thursday nights at the Keystone Theatre in Towanda. More...

Azpiazu Begins New Term as District VP

Wyalusing realtor Raul Azpiazu will serve his second term as a district vice president for Region 5 of the PA Association of Realtors. 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...

Charlie Brown and Friends To Grace WVHS Stage

Wyalusing Valley High School will present “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown” Thursday through Saturday, March 14 to 16. Tickets for the student performances will be available for purchase at the high school after March 1. More...

Correction

In a story in last week’s Rocket-Courier about the United Way of Bradford County’s annual breakfast banquet, one of the agency’s two youth board members was incorrectly identified in a photo caption. More...

PennDOT Offers Summer Internships

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is now accepting applications for 2013 summer employment for students and government services interns, Rep. Tina Pickett said recently. More...

Register Now for ‘Keep PA Beautiful’ Spring Town Cleanup Campaign

Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful announced that registration is now open for the 2013 Great American Cleanup of PA. More...

Area Students Named to Dean’s and President’s Lists; 2012 Fall Semester

University of Scranton; Dean’s List: Alycia Ramsey of Athens, Alyssa Wolfe of Milan and Jesse Olsen of Towanda. More...

Cornerstone Travels Full Circle

The original cornerstone of the St. Agnes School, dated 1889, was recently returned to the school grounds, donated by Mr. and Mrs. Ray Heath of Towanda. More...

Hovan Announces Candidacy

John J. Hovan announced his intention to circulate petitions to seek both party nominations in the May 21 primary for the position of Magisterial District Judge of District 44-3-04. More...

Higher Tax Deduction Makes 2013 Great Time to Open a PA 529 Plan

With the state income tax deduction for 529 College Saving Plan contributions now at $14,000 per person, per beneficiary, per year, Pennsylvania Treasurer Rob McCord called 2013 a great year to open and contribute to these tax-advantaged savings plan More...

Choosing Which Form to File

IRS e-file makes it easy for taxpayers to choose which tax form to file. Tax software automatically chooses the best form for your particular situation. More...

Meshoppen Borough Tax Collector Resigns

Meshoppen Borough Council met Monday evening for its regular monthly meeting. The resignation of Betty Lou Vaow from her position as tax collector was received by council. It was accepted with regret and many thanks for her years of service. More...

Dairy Promotion Scholarship Program Essays Due April 30

The Bradford County Dairy Promotion Board is excited to announce that it will again be offering a Scholarship and Continued Education Program. More...

Ace-Robbins Makes Switch to Propane Autogas

Tunkhannock-based Ace- Robbins, Inc. is proud to announce the deployment of the company’s first propane-powered service van. More...

Elk Lake Forensics Team Does Well at Pennsbury

Lincoln-Douglas (LD) Debate looked like this at the 10th Annual Pennsbury Falcon Invitational at Pennsbury High School on Feb. 1 and 2: 69 debaters, 11 rounds; 0 losses; one champion— Austin Cohen. More...

News from the Wyalusing Public Library

What a beautiful scene I am looking at right now. The snowflakes are coming down very slowly and settling on the trees and ground. More...

Public Invited to National Recitation Contest

On Saturday, Feb. 16, high school students from throughout the Northern Tier will participate in a regional competition of Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest. The competition, open to the public, begins at 12:30 p.m. More...

Blue Cross Accepting Proposals for Grants

The Blue Ribbon Foundation of Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania is now accepting proposals for its first grant cycle of 2013. Applications must be received electronically by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 8, to be considered. More...

DEP Announces Air Quality Permit for Natural Gas Operations

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced recently it has finalized revisions to a general permit for natural gas-fired engines and equipment at compressor stations, which help move gas from well sites into transmission pipelines. More...

Laning Creek Ice Shelves

After rainwater pushed area creeks and the Susquehanna River to the tops of their banks last week, frigid arctic air poured in behind the storm, freezing the water as it receded. More...

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