March 14, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Big Changes Coming to District

Facing increases in health and dental benefits, early teacher retirements, and bond payments, while simultaneously enduring new costs for benefits for substitute teachers, a new school bus route and reduced state and federal funding, members of the W More...

Tuscarora Twp. Senior Robbed of $Thousands

State Police at Towanda have announced that they are investigating a burglary and theft on Spring Hill Road in Tuscarora Township. More...

What’s Forcing Chaffees out of Their Home?

Warren Center Couple Blames Nearby Gas Well

It was hardly the way Warren Center residents Tom Chaffee and his wife Carol expected to spend their golden years. The Chaffee’s live in a comfortable home in this quiet Warren Township village located about five miles from LeRaysville. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Anthony Reed - 2014-12-18

Local News

Hookup Ordinance Sets Rates at Proposed Wyalusing Meadows

The Wyalusing Municipal Authority agreed at its Tuesday night meeting that an ordinance first adopted years ago to set sewer and water hookup policies and fees should set the standard for connections at a proposed 50-unit housing development called W More...

Car, School Bus Collide on Rt. 6

No Students on Board; Both Drivers Injured

A Wyalusing Area School District bus and a car collided at about 3 p.m. on Friday March 8 at the intersection of Route 6 and Locust Road on Lime Hill, Wyalusing Township west of Wyalusing Borough. More...

Fire Destroys Lovelton Area Barn

This story was first reported on our website Saturday, March 9. More...

Letters

Jenningsville

Happy birthday to Stanley Bennett on Sunday the 17th and Mae Ruhf on Wednesday the 20th. Happy belated birthday to A.J. Jayne on the 10th; Lee Bechtel on the 12th; Lin Garges on the 13th and Karen Blaisure, the 13th. More...

Beaver Meadows

Tuesday, Dale and Debbie Grover visited her mom, Marion Taylor at Little Meadows. Monday, Sue Beitel of Transue, Kathy Smith of Meshoppen, Donna Bennett and Jane McGee had lunch at Uno’s in Vestal. More...

Terrytown

An unusually good program on Sunday evenings at 8 p.m. over the history channel on TV. It covers Biblical happenings from the Bible. Going back years before our existence the truth of God’s word is being revealed for all to see. More...

Columns

Reflections of nature

Although many of us consider March as a spring month, we often have more winter weather, with some of our deepest snowfalls. However, in March, we also begin to see signs of spring, such as birds returning, and tinges of color appearing More...

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Last week’s eyes belonged to Laceyville police chief Scott Perry. There was only one winner: Wyalusing Borough Secretary Rhonda McCarty. * * * More...

The Good Old Days

Compiled from old issues of The Wyalusing Rocket

News items of timely interest gathered from the old files of The WYALUSING ROCKET and reprinted as they were in the March 15, 1963 issue. Mr. and Mrs. More...

Sports

A Stunning Conclusion

Edsell, Otis Both Fall in Overtime One Win Short of PIAA Medals

The PIAA medal hopes for Wyalusing Valley wrestlers Collin Edsell and Dylan Otis ended in sudden and shocking fashion. More...

Lady Rams Earn All-Star Honors

Wyalusing Valley’s Arielle Kneller was named to the Northern Tier League East first team in all-star voting by the league’s coaches recently. More...

Allyn Makes All-NTL Hoop Team

—BY PETE HARDENSTINE— Wyalusing Valley’s Jeremy Allyn was named to the Northern Tier League East’s second team in all-star voting by the league’s coaches recently. More...

Education

Elk Lake February Students of the Month Named

The following students were selected as February 2013 “Student of the Month” ate Elk Lake High School. More...

North Rome Honor Roll Announced

North Rome Christian School has announced their honor roll for the second marking period. Students who achieve High Honors have an average of 100 – 95 percent and Honors is a 93 – 94 percent average. More...

Cohen Headed to National Forensics Competition

After an incredible season, Elk Lake senior Austin Cohen had one final goal, to head back to the National Forensics League National Tournament for the second time. More...

Sheshequin Accident Proves Fatal  Free Access 

An accident at about 10:50 a.m. Friday in Sheshequin Township resulted in the death of Alan Vanderpool, 33, of Rome. More...

Incident Unfolding at Gas Well Near Tunkhannock  Free Access 

By D.C. Koviack More...

School Board Furloughs Teachers

Eight Positions Eliminated; Six Resignations Accepted

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

Second Wyalusing Burglary Suspect Arrested in Towanda

Christopher Mark Walter, 48, Sugar Run, was picked up by police in Towanda on the afternoon of March 7 as per an arrest warrant issued for his part in a November 2012 burglary in Wyalusing. 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 Kevin J. and Deborah B. West to David C. Martin in Ulster Township for $240,000 on March 1. More...

Opinion

‘Charlie Brown’ Keeps Standard Of Excellence Alive at WVHS

Here are the opening sentences my dad, Bill Keeler, wrote after seeing the Wyalusing Valley High School production of “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown in March, 1972. More...

Knock Wood

Full Story

Like a Funeral Without a Good Joke

Wyalusing said Goodbye on Monday night to a long-cherished era of providing its children with one of the best and most well rounded educations that limited but properly spent funds can buy for a rural community. More...

Dining and Entertainment

Bradford/Sullivan County Music Educators Association Holding Annual Jazz Festival

The Bradford/Sullivan County Music Educators Association (BSCMEA) will host its 2nd Annual Jazz Festival on Monday, March 18. More...

Dietrich Theater to Host Spring Film Fest

Don’t miss the Spring Film Festival at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock. The theater ushers in the festival on Friday, April 5 and continues through Thursday, April 18. More...

North Rome Wesleyan Church to Present Musical

The North Rome Wesleyan Church is honored to present the musical, “I’ve Seen Jesus, Encountering the Risen Christ,” on Friday, March 29 at 7 p.m. and again on Easter Sunday, March 31 at 10 a.m. 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 Relay for Life Chicken Barbecue on April 6 at Penmart, Rt. 6, Wyalusing. $5/half. 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

Things really are not going fast, yes, a time change this past weekend; but now with Easter being a variable, it is only a few weeks away. Palm Sunday is March 24, and those ”Easter bunnies” do their thing the following week on March 31. More...

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWS

“Know therefore that the Lord your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commandments,” (Deuteronomy 7:9). More...

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish

Mercy, as Christ has presented it in the parable of the Prodigal Son has the interior form of the love that in the New Testament is called Agape. More...

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