February 28, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Fallen Trooper Honored

Pennsylvania State Trooper Joshua Miller, who died in June 2009 as a result of gunfire exchanged during the rescue of a kidnapped child, was honored last week at the White House in Washington, D.C. More...

Locals React To Smith’s Announcement

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

Obituaries  Free Access 

Glenn Potter - 2014-07-31
Frances Palumbo - 2014-07-31
Richard Johnson - 2014-07-31
Dorothy Lehman - 2014-07-31
Howard Bates - 2014-07-31
Keith Kneller - 2014-07-31
Bruce Rathbun - 2014-07-31
Donald Harrington - 2014-07-31
Dorothy Lehman - 2014-07-24
Frances Palumbo - 2014-07-24
Glenn Potter - 2014-07-24
Howard Bates - 2014-07-24

Local News

Veterans Receive ‘Long Overdue’ Medals

Four Wyoming County veterans received special medals last Tuesday at the courthouse from U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta, PA-11. More...

Tunkhannock Officer Faces Wrongful Death Civil Suit

—BY D.C. KOVIACK— More...

Commissioners Support Wyalusing Meadows

At their Feb. 21 meeting, the Bradford County Commissioners unanimously approved a measure to provide a letter of support to the Pennsylvania Housing Financial Agency (PHFA) concerning the Wyalusing Meadows project. More...

Opinion

I Bought Expensive Clothes and a Cruise For a Total Stranger

It was in late January of this year, just before my wife Nancy and I were about to head out on a vacation to California to see our kids and grandkids, that a letter arrived from a credit card company where I have an account. More...

The First Lady’s Brassy Act

First Lady Michelle Obama angered more than the Iranian government with her appearance on the Oscars telecast on Sunday. 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 Phone numbers will not be published.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...

Dining and Entertainment

The Wiyos Next Up in Nightlife on the Susquehanna Series

The 2012-2013 Nightlife on the Susquehanna Series continues on Thursday, March 28 at 7:30 p.m., with The Wiyos in the Guthrie Performing Arts Center at the Sayre Theatre, Sayre. More...

Property Tax/Rent Rebate Applications are Now Available

Rep. Sandra Major and Rep. Tina Pickett would like to let residents know that forms for the state’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate program for tax year 2012 are now available. More...

News from the Wyalusing Public Library

Great crowd, good fun and icky weather makes a winning combination to a successful Bingo. Thanks to the American Legion Post in Wyalusing for hosting us once again. More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

Auditions

The Dietrich Theater will hold auditions Saturday, March 2 and Sunday, March 3 from 1 to 5 p.m. for “Auntie Mame” and “The Bridegroom of Blowing Rock.” Women and men ages 15 to 70 and one 10-year-old boy are needed. More...

Barbecues

Chicken Barbecue, Laceyville Goodwill Fire Company on April 7, starting at 11 a.m. R9- 6c/S10-5c More...

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. Proceeds will help with medical costs. More...

Worship

IT’S IN THE BOOK

They refer to them as the silent years, those years from the birth of Christ to His three years of ministry. More...

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWS

“Jesus replied: ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. More...

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish

In the gospel from St. Luke, 9:28-36, God gave a glimpse of the future glory of Christ in His risen humanity. More...

Stevensville Family Flees Burning Trailer

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This story was first reported on our website Tuesday morning. Sign up for free Rocket-Bulletin email alerts of breaking news on our website at www.rocket-courier.com. More...

Former Local Man Featured in TV Ads

The buzz started on Facebook and rapidly spread through the Wyalusing area after a Walmart commercial first aired a few weeks ago. Everyone was asking did you see that commercial? Was that, could it really be Ben Dibble? More...

Smith Announces Run for Lt. Governor

Bradford County Commissioner Seeking Democratic Nomination

Bradford County Commissioner Mark Smith announced his candidacy on Feb. 21 for Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania. More...

Police Blotter

POLICE BLOTTER

Crimes Under Investigation State Police are seeking clues about a stolen vehicle that was crashed and abandoned in Litchfield Township on Dec. 17. 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 Ronald G. and Janet B. McClure, aka Janet B. Rose to Janet B. McClure and Ronald C. McClure in Columbia Township for $1 on Feb. 11. Wayne E. and Claire A. Pratt to Adam Shoup in Towanda Borough, Second Ward for $124,000 on Feb. 13. More...

Wyoming County Sentencings

On February 6, President Judge Russell Shurtleff handed down sentences in the Wyoming County Court. More...

Letters

Silvara

I hear March is coming in like a lion, so it should go out like a lamb. This is certainly one winter a lot of us wish we could have just missed. More...

Camptown

I saw Shirley Whalen in the grocery store last week. Shirley and I worked together in SNU, she as a nursing assistant. It was very clear to me that Shirley, who was so kind and patient with the residents, belonged in the field of geriatric nursing. More...

Spring Hill

Please be sure to wish Garry Cobb a happy 65th birthday this week. More...

Columns

Reflections of nature

Recently, Jack and Dottie Kuyper, who reside just outside of Troy, told me that a gray fox had visited their property. Jack went on to say that several years ago a female had given birth to pups, in a den that had to be close to their home. More...

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Last week’s eyes belonged to Kelly Stewart. Winners included Ruth Moyer, Peter Quattrini, Tim Clark, Shane Chapman and Don Stewart. * * * More...

The Way We Were...

A look back at the people and places of the Wyalusing area over the last 20 years or more.

Whipple’s Anniversary Dinner At left is a look at Laceyvillebased Whipple Brothers employees and management at the company’s 52 Anniversary dinner held in 1946 at the Irem Temple Country More...

Sports

Johnson, Dunn Win Gallop for Giving 5K

The local running season opened with a familiar face at the front of the pack. Ulster’s John Johnson won the Gallop for Giving 5K at Towanda’s Memorial Park on Saturday, Feb. 23. More...

Wrestlers Stay Alive

Otis, Edsell, Chilson, Griffith Reach Regionals

The road to Hershey remains open for four Wyalusing Valley wrestlers after the District Four tournament in Williamsport on Feb. 22-23. More...

Lady Rams Fall to Lewisburg

The Wyalusing Valley girls’ basketball season came to an abrupt end with a District Four, Class AA quarterfinal loss to Lewisburg on Saturday, Feb. 23, in Montoursville. More...

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