March 21, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Easter Activities Get Underway This Weekend

Towanda’s downtown Easter Egg Hunt is the first in a long list of Easter activities that will be taking place in the region over the next two weeks. More...

Safety Concerns Raised in Meshoppen

Borough Council Hears Citizen Complaints

Two possible safety issues that could impact public welfare in the small borough of Meshoppen have recently come to light. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Budd Clark - 2014-07-17
Mary Knauth - 2014-07-17
Carl Whitney - 2014-07-17
Cynthia Williams - 2014-07-17
Lucy Case - 2014-07-17
August Hebda - 2014-07-17
Marcia Powers - 2014-07-17
Garry Clark - 2014-07-17
Jane Pierson - 2014-07-17
Beverly Detrick - 2014-07-17
Beverly Welles - 2014-07-17
Marcia Powers - 2014-07-10
August Hebda - 2014-07-10

Local News

Revenue Secretary Speaks in Wysox

Locals React to Meuser’s Budget Explanation

PA Secretary of Revenue Dan Meuser spent much of his speaking time at a March 14 luncheon in Wysox Township debunking what he referred to as “myths” about Gov. Tom Corbett’s proposed budget. More...

FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT'S DESK

Wyalusing Area School District

Kudos to all students who participated in the PSSA Writing test last week. I understand we had no major testing irregularities. More...

Commissioners Welcome New Susquehanna Sheriff

A small crowd attended the Susquehanna County Commissioners March 13 meeting. More...

Opinion

Not One Building Ever Taught a Child

Guest Commentary

Dave Keeler asked if he could publish this letter that I had e-mailed to Wes Skillings. I said he could if I could explain a few things first. More...

‘Geyserville’ Blow-Out Overblown?

There’s no doubt that the incident at the Carizzo well pad in Wyoming County was a serious situation. 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 Phone numbers will not be published.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

Expanding Medicaid Would Give a Boost to Pennsylvania’s Economy

A recently released report says that accepting federal dollars to expand Pennsylvania’s Medicaid program would not only bring access to affordable health care to 682,000 Pennsylvanians but would also, in 2016 alone, support more than 41,200 new More...

Gwen McMicken Named Employee of the Month

Gwen McMicken has been a cook at the Wyalusing Valley Retirement and Personal Care Home since it first opened 17 years ago. She was born in Wyalusing and has been married to Arlo McMicken for the past 36 years. More...

Auction to Benefit Senior Citizens Services

Each month 2,500 older persons receive at least one service to help them from the Bradford, Sullivan, Susquehanna and Tioga (B/S/S/T) Area Agency on Aging, Inc. More...

Dining and Entertainment

Dietrich Theater’s Open Mic Night To Feature Local Bluegrass Musicians

The Dietrich Theater’s open mic night on Friday, March 22 will feature four local musicians in a free-for-all bluegrass celebration. 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

WYALUSING U.M. CHARGE NEWS

“When Satan is knocking at your door, simply say Jesus, could you get that for me?” (author unknown). Easter eggs are being sold at Century Farm Meats, Connie’s Market, PS Bank and at Pen- Mart this Saturday. More...

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWS

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit,” (Romans 15:13). More...

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish

Habemus Papam! We have a Pope! Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected Pope last week and has chosen the name Francis in honor of St. Francis of Assisi. More...

Brown Jury Returns Mixed Verdict

After a day and a half of testimony and exhibits of evidence, the jury assigned to the Commonwealth vs. More...

Laceyville Eyeing Options for Reservoir Replacement/Repairs

Meeting in a special session Tuesday night at the Laceyville Public Library, members of the Laceyville Borough Council heard a report from Larson Design Group regarding the condition of the borough’s water storage facilities and recommendations More...

Smith Opens Fund-Raising Campaign

Bradford County Commissioner and candidate for Lieutenant Governor Mark Smith enjoyed the support of friends and business and civic leaders last Friday, when upwards of 100 people attended Smith’s first official fundraising event. More...

Mutt Strut Slated

The Animal Care Sanctuary will be holding their Third Annual Mutt Strut May 18 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the sanctuary in East Smithfield. The event will include a pledge dog walk, canine contests, food and vendors. More...

Police Blotter

POLICE BLOTTER

Stolen Car Crashed, Deserted State Police at Towanda are seeking information about a 1995 red Ford Escort that was taken from a garage on Neiley Road in Herrick Township where repair work was being performed on it and crashed at the intersection of M More...

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...

Crime and Courts

COURTHOUSE NOTES

BRADFORD COUNTY Deed Transfers Gene Carlton and Louise Benson to Peter J., Jr. and Ann M. Darcangelo in South Creek Township for $1 on March 7. More...

Bradford County Sentencings

Bradford County District Attorney Daniel J. Barrett announced that the following persons were recently sentenced, entered guilty pleas or placed in the ARD program in the Bradford County Court of Common Pleas, Towanda: Sentencings More...

Man Killed in Sheshequin Wreck

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

Letters

Jenningsville

A weekend of off and on snow flurries. There was no church here on Sunday morning as Pastor Jean Swett wasn’t feeling well and the lay speaker was away for the weekend. More...

Dimock

Hudson Michael Golden was baptized by the Rev. Cesily Eisley in the Dimock Community Church on Sunday, March 17. He is the young son of Brandy Oakley Golden and Mark Golden. Many members of his extended family attended the service. More...

Laceyville

Alice Hagendorf, Sandy Jayne and Phyllis Rosencrance enjoyed lunch at the Wysox Presbyterian Church on Tuesday. The church always has a delicious lunch the second Tuesday of the month and Alice highly recommended trying it. More...

Columns

Reflections of nature

During the month of March, the daily entries in my diaries have many notations indicating what I have either seen or heard about wildlife returning from their migrations south or awakening from their long winter naps. More...

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Last week’s eyes belonged to Flora Johnson. More...

The Way We Were...

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

Don’t Complain about March Snow When we hear people lamenting a late season snowfall in March, or blaming it on global climate change, we turn to this classic photo snapped by former Rocket- Co More...

Sports

Runnin’ o’ the Green

Williams, Huffman Win ARCC/YMCA 5K Shamrock Run/Walk

With the temperature hovering near 30 degrees and a light snow slowly falling, a record field of participants, many bundled in their warmest green clothes, embarked on a five-kilometer trek around the Towanda hills on March 16 for the ARCC/YMCA 5K Sh More...

Uncertainty Clouds Softball Plans

Wyalusing Valley softball coach John Loomis usually has a pretty good idea what his defensive alignment will be before the season opener. More...

Hart Named All-American In Wrestling

Ryan Hart, a Wyalusing Valley graduate and member of the Pennsylvania College of Technology wrestling team, earned All-America status with his eighth-place finish at the NCWA Championships in Allen, TX, on March 14-16. More...

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