February 21, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Commissioner Mark Smith Announces Candidacy for Lt. Governor  Free Access 

Bradford County Commissioner Mark Smith announced his candidacy today for Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania. More...

Icy Plunge Highlights Kiwanis Winterfest

While there were a large variety of activities in which patrons of all ages could participate at the Kiwanis Club of Sullivan County Winterfest at Camp Brulé on Saturday, the annual polar bear plunge attracted the most attention and raised the larges More...

Driver Unscathed in Wyalusing Rocks Crash

It was a close call for the driver of this Simplex Quality Homes transport rig hauling a section of a modular home and headed west on Route 6 when it ran out of control and up an embankment, near the More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Howard Bates - 2014-07-24
Dorothy Lehman - 2014-07-24
Frances Palumbo - 2014-07-24
Glenn Potter - 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

Wyalusing Leo Club Donates To Ronald McDonald House

For the fourth straight year, the Wyalusing Valley High School’s Leo Club made a significant donation to the Ronald McDonald House in Danville. More...

Colley Woman Bilked Out of Over $65K

State Police at Laporte have arrested three Sullivan County residents after a five-year investigation that revealed that more than $65,000 in assets belonging to Alice Foster, of Colley Township, had been misappropriated by her caretakers and powers More...

Abrey Retires from PS Bank

Chadwick Appointed New Chairman of the Board

The Board of Directors of Peoples LTD and its subsidiary PS Bank announces the retirement of Donald E. Abrey from his role as chairman of the board and director. More...

Opinion

Renewing Your Driver’s License at the Post Office

If you keep in touch with family and friends using email or Facebook, you’re part of the reason why the US Postal Service is losing billions of dollars every year, including the $15.9 billion it lost in 2012. More...

Spring Fever? Be Careful What You Wish For

No doubt about it, the weather on Sunday seemed downright cruel. 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 Phone numbers will not be published.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...

Seniors

Medicare 101: What Does Medicare A & B Cover?

More than 47 million seniors age 65 and older, and people with certain disabilities and medical conditions, get their health care coverage through Medicare. While Medicare covers many health care services, it does not cover everything. More...

Roof Celebrates Birthday at Red Rose Diner

Family and friends stopped by the Red Rose Diner in Towanda on Feb. 15 to surprise and wish Don Roof a happy birthday. Among invited friends was Rep. More...

Dining and Entertainment

‘Cabin Fever Night’ Planned at Forest Center

Winter is getting old at this point, so families are invited to break their cabin fever by joining members of the Bradford- Sullivan Forest Landowners’ Association (BSFLA) on Saturday, Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. More...

Cat in the Hat to Visit Ben Franklin Crafts

In honor of Dr. Seuss’s birthday on March 2, the Cat in the Hat will make a special appearance at Ben Franklin Crafts in Towanda from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. More...

News from the Wyalusing Public Library

With a heavy heart we have to say goodbye and thank you to our Amanda. We hope that the future brings you all that you could wish and hope for. You will truly be missed. More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

Benefits

Benefit for Kevin Repsher on Saturday, April 13, starting at noon at the Black Walnut American Legion. There will be food, music, a Chinese auction, pie and cake auction, bake sale, 50/50 and basket raffles. More...

Breakfasts

Monthly Breakfast at the Herrickville Fire Hall, Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. More...

Church

The Wyalusing Methodist Church will be holding an “Afternoon of Inspiration Concert” to benefit the Volunteers in Mission Team on Sunday, Feb. 24 at 3 p.m. There will be a silent auction and homemade refreshments. More...

Worship

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish

Christ willingly underwent His 40 days of fasting in order to set us an example and to prove to us the infinite love He bears us and the priceless value He sets on our eternal salvation. More...

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWS

“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that i More...

WYALUSING U.M. CHARGE NEWS

God doesn’t give us what we can handle, God helps us handle what we are given. The Safe Sanctuary training was well attended on Sunday with 21 people from the Hollenback, Spring Hill and Wyalusing Methodist churches showing up. More...

Breaking News - 2/27/2013 7:05 AM

Area Schools Announce Delayed Openings  Free Access 

Due to wintery weather, the Wyalusing Area School District has posted a two-hour delayed opening for today, Wednesday, February 27, 2013, with 12-month employees on code-2 status. More...

Local Democrats React to Smith’s Announcement  Free Access 

While some in attendance at the Weigh Station in Towanda were genuinely surprised by Bradford County Commissioner Mark Smith’s Feb. 21 announcement of his candidacy for Lt. More...

Mobile Home, RVs Destroyed at Stevensville Area Campground

A fire that broke out in an RV camper at Alpine Meadows Lake Campground Tuesday evening and, fanned by a stiff breeze, quickly spread to other nearby structures causing extensive damage. More...

Youth Dies in Towanda Fire

Bradford County Coroner Thomas Carman reported on Feb. 18 that John David Yoder III, 2, had died on Feb. 16 as the result of a house fire in Towanda. The fire on North Fourth Street was reported at 11:59 p.m. on Feb. More...

Laceyville Lumber Returns Key Service to Community

When the news spread last year that Whipples Lumber would be closing its Laceyville store and lumber yard, along with all of its other facilities in Pennsylvania and New York, it appeared that a huge void would be created in Laceyville, which is wher 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 Keystone Hunting Club to Keystone Hunting Club in Overton Township for $1 on Feb. 8. Dwayne and Francis Hickson to Terrie Phillips in Towanda Borough, Third Ward for $1 on Feb. 8. More...

Bradford County Pleas and Sentencings

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

Letters

Nimble

I see the maple trees in front of Elizabeth and Jason Burke’s residence are being tapped for maple syrup. Homemade maple syrup is a real treat, but lots of work. Hailey Farr was a Friday overnight guest of Kendra Schultz of Tunkhannock. More...

Beaver Meadows

Sunday, Feb. 24 at 1 p.m., a Memorial Service will be held for Eva Nelson at the church in Beaver Meadows. Tuesday, Karen Bond attended a pancake supper at Wyalusing Presbyterian Church. More...

Spring Hill

Beautiful, wonderful, delicious, all words describing Spring Hill’s Sweetheart Dinner. Jeanne Fiske thought that approximately 80 people attended. More...

Lifestyles

Students Named To Susquehanna Dean’s List

Two local students were named to the Susquehanna University’s Dean’s list for the fall 2012 semester. The Dean’s list recognizes students who achieve a grade point average of 3.4 or higher out of a possible 4.0 for the semester. More...

St. Francis Announces Dean’s List

The following local residents were among more than 620 students from Saint Francis University who made the Fall 2012 Dean’s List: Erin Fallon, a biology major and resident of Tunkhannock, and Dallas Mosier, a chemistry major and resident of Tow More...

BIRTHS

McCarthy Shannon and Michael McCarthy of Towanda are proud to announce the birth of a daughter, Harper Quinn McCarthy on Feb. 10, 2013, at Memorial Hospital in Towanda. More...

Columns

Reflections of nature

When Troy resident Rebecca Case, who is fourteen years old, told me that she had been trapping with her dad, I was surprised since trapping is becoming a lost art. More...

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Last week’s eyes belonged to Tony (The) Turner. Winners included Yvonne Johnson, Don Johnson, Arlene Turner, and Sue Turner. * * * More...

JUST ASK ALICE

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

DEAR ALICE: Do you know why the TV show “Survivor” is always filmed in some distant land? I think the wilds of Bradford County would make a great place to film the show. What do you think? More...

Sports

Huffman Signs with Shippensburg

WVHS Senior to Compete in Cross Country, Track for Raiders

Erika Huffman, a senior at Wyalusing Valley High School, signed a letter of intent to compete in cross country and track at Shippensburg University on Thursday, Feb. 14. More...

Lady Rams Poised for Playoffs

Arielle Kneller scored 12 of her game-high 20 points in the first quarter as Wyalusing Valley raced off with a 63-38 win over Williamson in the regularseason finale for both teams at Layman Gymnasium on Feb. 14. More...

Trio Claim North Titles

Five Other WVHS Grapplers Place at Sectional

Youth was definitely served as three Wyalusing Valley underclassmen claimed North Section wrestling championships at Sayre on Feb. 16. More...

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