March 7, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Teacher Furloughs Loom for District

Music Department, Other Programs Face Cuts as Board Deals with $2 Million Deficit

Facebook and other social media outlets lit up Tuesday evening and Wednesday mor ning, as Wyalusing area residents responded to rumors that elementary music instructor Tonya Boatman might be among teachers to be furloughed due to the budget deficit f More...

Students Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ Birthday

A few spirited Wyalusing Valley Elementary School students really got into Wacky Week and honored Seuss by dressing as characters from his books or dressing from head to toe in red and white. More...

Stabbing Rattles Neighborhood

Wyalusing Woman Held on $500K Bail

This story was first reported on our website on Monday, March 4. Sign up for free Rocket-Bulletin email alerts of breaking news at www.rocketcourier.com. More...

2012 Burglary Yields Arrests

Recent Stabbing Victim Also Accused

The Laceyville Police Department, which also serves Wyalusing, has completed an investigation into a break-in at a State Street residence that occurred in late November 2012. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Charles Pierson - 2014-04-17
Louise Arnold - 2014-04-17
Martin Stein, III - 2014-04-17
Pauline Bennett - 2014-04-17
Thelma Brotzman - 2014-04-17
Darrell Singer - 2014-04-17

Local News

‘Reentry House’ in Towanda Back on Track

Plans devised in the spring of 2012 to open a “reentry house” for non-violent offenders who need services and opportunities not provided in prison are back on track. More...

March 1 Accidents Claim Four Lives

A tragic series of three unrelated accidents last Friday resulted in the deaths of two Bradford County residents and a couple from Williamsport. More...

Defense Responds in Wrongful Death Suit

Attorney Michael Zicolello of Williamsport, defense attorney for Mark Papi, filed several motions in Wyoming County Court last week in response to the civil suit being brought against his client. More...

Opinion

Get Outside and Say Goodbye to Winter

Don’t miss out on an opportunity to experience at close hand one of the greatest treats that Mother Nature offers up, the annual transformation from the frigid dead of winter to the colorful explosion of spring. More...

Public Input Vital for Air Quality Standards

Guest Commentary

This month, DEP is accepting comments regarding sources of pollution related to oil and gas operations that will be exempt from plan approval and permitting requirements of the PA Code (regulations). More...

Snapshots

Full Story

Columns

Reflections of nature

Nature is absolutely astonishing. When we stop to take a closer look, we realize that God manifests Himself brilliantly with the incredible perfection of His handiwork. More...

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Last week’s eyes belonged to Ernie Wolfe. There was only one winner: Ed Felter. Other incorrect guesses included Dr. Joseph Cama and Karl “Tiger” Peterson. * * * More...

JUST ASK ALICE

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

DEAR ALICE: Are there sink holes here in Bradford County like that one in Florida that swallowed up an entire home and killed a poor man sleeping in his bed? — WORRIED More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

Bake Sales

Bake Sale, sponsored by the Over the Hill Gang on March 28 at PS Bank, Rt. 6, Wyalusing, starting at 9 a.m. Proceeds benefit Relay for Life. 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

WYALUSING U.M. CHARGE NEWS

“Yes, they shall sing of the ways of the Lord, for great is the glory of the Lord.” (Psalm 138:5) Everyone is welcome to come to the Wyalusing social hall on Saturdays from 9 a.m. More...

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWS

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go,” (Joshua 1:9). More...

IT’S IN THE BOOK

Wrestling is not mentioned much in our Bible. Paul uses it as an illustration in his letter to the church in Ephesus (6:12). It was one of those sports viewed in the Roman Coliseum of his day. More...

Breaking News - 3/12/2013 11:40 AM

School Board Furloughs Teachers as Planned  Free Access 

Despite Cuts, $500,000 Budget Shortfall Looms

The Wyalusing Area School Board meeting held at the high school last night drew more than 250 local citizens concerned about drastic measures proposed by the board and school administrators in recent days. More...

Fire Destroys Lovelton Area Barn  Free Access 

A fire that broke out late Friday night destroyed a barn near the North Branch Township community of Jenningsville in Wyoming County.Firefighters at the scene said the barn was owned by Tim DeWolf.It appeared that nothing was saved from the barn and More...

Natural Gas Service Moves Step Closer for Wyalusing

It’s one of the ironies of the Marcelleus Shale natural gas development: Small, rural communities like Wyalusing, located at the center of gas drilling activity, lack the infrastructure to provide relatively inexpensive natural gas service to h More...

Laceyville Police Chief Promotion Is Déjà vu

It seemed like a done deal last month at the Laceyville Borough Council’s Feb. More...

Young and Old Enjoy Dairy Day

Candise Visavati, 22 months, right, shares her ice cream with her aunt Tiara Visavati, 17, Dimock, on her first Susquehanna Dairy Day. Candise is the daughter of Jamie and Ryan Visavati, Nicholson. More...

Police Blotter

POLICE BLOTTER

Burglaries Reported State Police at Towanda are investigating a burglary in Towanda Township that occurred on Feb. 25. Someone entered the home of a Reuter Boulevard resident and cut away copper piping. 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 Simplex, Inc. to Rovenolt Hunting Farm Rental Property, two parcels in Standing Stone Township for $350,000 on Feb. 21. More...

—WYOMING COUNTY SENTENCINGS & PLEAS—

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

Letters

Forkston

Ginny Miner was among a group from the Wyoming County Conservation District w ho toured the Mehoopany Wind Farm last week. Ginny found it all fascinating. More...

Wyalusing

It seems to have been a pretty quiet week for those living in Wyalusing, but hopefully warm weather will be here soon and people will be getting out and about more often. More...

Laceyville

There seemed to be a few more sunny days this past week, but that wind and the cold temps keep us from venturing outside for too long. More...

Lifestyles

February Students of the Month at Elk Lake

Mr. Charles Pirone, Elementary Principal of the Elk Lake School, is pleased to announce the February Student of the Month award winners. Students in fifth and sixth grades were selected by their homeroom teachers. More...

Sitas Receives Recognition for Service

Family, friends and the community came together to thank Josh Sitas, of Herrickville, for his service in the United States Navy from 2000 to 2004. The event was held at VFW Post 6824 on Haigh’s Pond Road in Rome. More...

AARP Chapter 4423 Hears About LifeLine

The February meeting of AARP Chapter 4423 was opened at 1:45 p.m. at the Wysox EMS Building by acting President Ruth Cleveland, in the absence of President Tom King who underwent knee replacement surgery. More...

Dining and Entertainment

All the King’s Women to be Presented by Winding River Players

Winding River Players will present “All the King’s Women” by Luigi Jannuzzi at The Black Box Theatre, 415 Main Street, Towanda on Friday, March 15, Saturday, March 16 and Monday, March 18 at 7:30 p.m. More...

Sports

All in the Family

WVHS Cousins Earn PIAA Berths with Northeast Region Finishes

One hundred pounds separate Wyalusing Valley wrestlers Dylan Otis and Collin Edsell. Despite the size difference, the two cousins have much in common besides DNA. More...

WVHS is ‘Cradle of Coaches’

Alumni Pass on Knowledge, Love of Wrestling

The principal décor of Williamsport High School’s Magic Dome is the cherry and white of the home Millionaires. More...

Spring Sports Practice Opens

Members of the Wyalusing Valley track team opened spring practice with a warmup jog on Monday, March 4. More...

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