February 14, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Gas Development Boosts State Economy

A new study released this week shows that economic contributions from oil, natural gas and shale development has provided significant economic benefits across Pennsylvania. More...

Chili, Art and Music Equal Good Time

The Tuscarora Wayne Community Room at the chamber of commerce building at 20 Main Street Wyalusing was the place to be on Saturday afternoon. There was chili to sample, art to gaze at and dancing to enjoy. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Glenn Potter - 2014-07-24
Howard Bates - 2014-07-24
Dorothy Lehman - 2014-07-24
Frances Palumbo - 2014-07-24
Dawson Mosier - 2014-07-24
Marian Watson - 2014-07-24
Anna Mae Wurzler - 2014-07-24
Whitney Rockwell - 2014-07-24

Local News

Faculty Pitches Ideas as Budget Battle Looms

Wyalusing Board Weighs Pros and Cons of Proposals

While the deadline for passing a budget for the 2013-14 school year is months away, protocol mandates that the Wyalusing School Board stare down a menacing figure each month between now and then. More...

Major Water Leak Repaired in Laceyville

A major leak in Laceyville Borough’s municipal water system was repaired last week, saving the borough thousands of gallons of water, along with costs of pumping and treating the unused water. More...

School Vandals Face Additional Charges

State Police at Towanda have charged a Dushore man and a New Albany youth with three counts each of burglary, theft, criminal trespass, and receiving stolen property, as well as two counts each of criminal mischief. More...

Opinion

The Shaky State of The State of the Union

I don’t know who came up with the idea that the vice president and speaker of the house should be visual parts of the president’s State of the Union Address, but Tuesday night offered proof positive of what a dumb idea it was. More...

Love and Respect and an Icy Footnote

Happy Valentine’s Day! I hope that this modern-day celebration of love meets your expectations. I hope that the roses smell wonderful, the cards are appropriately sentimental, and the candlelight dinner is both delicious and dreamy. 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 Phone numbers will not be published.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

Every year for my birthday Mary Alice buys me a copy of the current Old Farmer’s Almanac. I guess one could say that we aren’t big spenders; however, this is a gift that I use throughout the year. More...

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Last week’s eyes belonged to Tammy Ruhf. We had one winner: Jenelle Hart. * * * More...

JUST ASK ALICE

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

DEAR ALICE: Is there a good rule of thumb to follow regarding when a person is too sick to go to work? I’ve been feeling awful lately, but haven’t missed a day on the job. 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

WYALUSING U.M. CHARGE NEWS

“Don’t try to reach God with your understanding; that is impossible. More...

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWS

“God is Spirit, and His worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth,” (John 4:24). Jesus’ words to the Samaritan woman teach all of us about worshiping God. More...

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish

The Lenten season began yesterday, Wednesday, Feb. 13. Here is our continuing opportunity to connect with God and His faithful on our spiritual journey. More...

Gun Permits, Sales On Rise in Region

The office of Sheriff Ned Sherman, in Wyoming County, has been remarkably busy in the last few weeks. More...

Bald Eagles Making Comeback

Janie Stabinsky of Jenningsville snapped this photo of a bald eagle perched in a tree at Chamberlain Pond not far from her home Wyoming County. More...

Wyoming County DA Warns of New Scam

Editor’s Note: Wyoming County District Attorney Jeff Mitchell recently alerted us to a novel approach by unknown persons to attempt to extort money from local residents by posing as officials representing a government agency. More...

Police Blotter

POLICE BLOTTER

Crimes Under Investigation Someone broke into the New Albany Borough Building on Front Street between Jan. 31 and Feb. 2. Access was gained via the front door and a Dell laptop computer was removed from the premises. 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 Harold W. Warner Trust, Leonard G. Warner, Trustee, to Leonard G. and Donald J. Warner, three parcels in Tuscarora Township for $10 on Jan. 30. More...

Bradford County Sentencings

Bradford County District Attorney Daniel J. Barrett announced that the following persons recently entered pleas of guilty and were sentenced in Bradford County Magisterial District Courts: Guilty Pleas and Sentencings More...

Letters

Laceyville

Ooooops! It looks like the Wyalusing news slipped into the Laceyville news column last week. We will make up for it though by sharing what should have printed last week. This is the news that should have appeared in last week’s Rocket edition: More...

Jenningsville

Once again we had a cover of snow for the weekend. With temperatures down to zero, it was decided to cancel the 8 a.m. church services on Sunday due to ice-covered conditions. February has a way of changing our plans sometimes. More...

Dimock

David Book spent two weeks in Thomas Jefferson Hospital in Philadelphia. He then had physical therapy and is doing much better now. As you know, it has never been easy to keep David down for very long. More...

Lifestyles

Nimble

I’ve truly been enjoying watching the birds at my bird feeders. One day I had six beautiful bright red male cardinals, all at one time. They sure do add color to the environment especially when the ground has the white snowy background. More...

Wyalusing

Thankfully, we didn’t get as much snow Friday night as they had originally forecasted for our area. Many of us were still able to keep up with our weekend plans. More...

Spring Hill

Get well wishes to Katie Mohatt, Rocket reader in Lincoln, NE. Katie is recovering from surgery, her grandmother, Doris Sharer tells me. Katie and parents, Karen and Dennis are frequent visitors to the hill. More...

Dining and Entertainment

Poet K.K. Gordon to Headline Dietrich Open Mic Night

February’s Dietrich Open Mic will feature K.K. Gordon, a poet, playwright and actor. Gordon will combine his three fields of expertise to present his poems on the Dietrich stage. More...

News from the Wyalusing Public Library

Congratulations to Katherine White who was our lucky winner of the handcrafted jewelry box made for us by none other than Don Johnson. Don is our greatest asset next to his wife, Flora. More...

Sports

Wrestlers Tame Panthers

Claim Sole Possession of Large School Title with 69-6 Win at NEB

Buoyed by seven forfeit wins, there was very little pressure as the Wyalusing Valley wrestlers clinched sole possession of the Northern Tier League Large School title with a 69-6 win at Northeast Bradford on Feb. 7. More...

PFBC Seeks Help For Susquehanna

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) is urging anglers and boaters throughout the Susquehanna River watershed to contact their members of Congress to demand action to fix the Susquehanna River. More...

Kneller, Lady Rams on Roll

The Wyalusing Valley girls’ basketball team raced out to a 25-6 lead over Towanda in the first 12 minutes en route to a 57-38 victory at Layman Gymnasium on Feb. 12. More...

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