March 21, 2013 RSS feed / Local News

P&G Converting Forklifts to Fuel Cells

Procter & Gamble’s (P&G) largest plant, in Mehoopany, will be converting its fleet of forklift trucks from battery to hydrogen fuel cell power next month. More...

Easter Food Baskets Still Available

Lions, Lioness Clubs to Distribute Items March 23

Members of the Wyalusing Lions, Lioness and Leo Clubs will be distributing Easter food baskets on Saturday, March 23 at the Wyalusing Valley High School cafeteria starting at 9 a.m. More...

Register Now for Food Safety Workshop

Members of non-profit groups who prepare and serve or sell food need to follow practices to keep food safe. In 2009, 27 foodborne illness outbreaks occurred in Pennsylvania from food prepared by non-profit groups. More than 800 people became ill. More...

New Electronics Recycling Law In Effect

State Rep. Tina Pickett is reminding residents that electronic devices can no longer be thrown away with other trash. More...

The Farm That Built Me

I am sure many of you have heard the country song, “The House That Built Me” by Miranda Lambert. My version is “The Farm That Built Me.” More...

Milk Income Loss Contract Program Extended

Bradford and Sullivan County Executive Director Jason Pontillo announced that beginning March 5th, USDA would issue payments to dairy farmers enrolled in the Milk Income Loss Contract (MILC) program for the October 2012 milk marketings. More...

Cargill, Wyalusing Announces Successful United Way Campaign

Raising $155,000 from generous Cargill employees, the United Way of Bradford County and Cargill are proud to announce the results of a successful campaign to benefit 44 agencies in Bradford and Sullivan Counties. More...

Understanding Crop Rotation

Though it’s easy for suburbanites or city dwellers to go months, if not years, without seeing a farm, the most recent agriculture census for which information is available notes that in 2007 there were 2.1 million farms in the United States. More...

Bradford County Stream Pilot Program Holding Introductory Meeting Monday

The Bradford County Conservation District is holding a two-hour introduction to the “Bradford County Stream Maintenance Pilot Program” on March 25 at 7 p.m. at the Stoll Natural Resources Center in Wysox. More...

Mehoopany Twp. Opens Bids for Pothole Repairs

The Mehoopany Township supervisors met last Wednesday evening for their regular monthly meeting. First on the agenda was the bid opening for the dust control and 2-A modified treatment for township roads. More...

Prison Board Approves Inmate Garden Program

Another branch of the Bradford County criminal justice system is looking into the possibility of raising a crop of experienced gardeners. More...

Project Linus Makes Blankets for Children

Over the past few weeks, several Leo Club members at Wyalusing Valley High School were very busy. More...

SCCTC Students of Month for January Named

Dr. Alice M. More...

Alvernia University Announces List

The following local students have been awarded scholarships to attend Alvernia University of Reading this fall: Brielle Blanchard, of Towanda, has been granted the Trustees’ Scholarship to study nursing. More...

Couple Celebrates 67 Years of Marriage

Robert and JoAnne (Jodi) Bosler of Orwell Township attended the VFW Auxiliary 6824 Saint Patrick’s Day corned beef and cabbage dinner on March 9 at the Haigh’s Pond hall. More...

Local Couple Planning May Wedding

Mr. and Mrs. William Fulmer of Sugar Run are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Breanne Michelle to William Joseph Mosher, son of Durland Mosher of Athens and Ann Murray of Canton. A May 25, 2013, wedding is being planned. 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...

Friedenshutten Topic of Recent Discussion

Historians Promote Local History Driving Tour

About two dozen local historians and some scholars versed in the history of Friedenshutten gathered in the Blue Heron Gallery of the Greater Wyalusing Chamber of Commerce Building last Friday morning. More...

John Woolman Sojourn Commemoration Planned

A group of local historians is planning a commemoration of famous Quaker abolitionist John Woolman’s journey of peace to Wyalusing in 1763. A group walking from Mt. More...

Dining with Diabetes Program Offered

Diabetes is a serious and costly disease, but research has shown that those who learn to manage their blood glucose (sugar) levels by eating healthy, and exercising regularly can lower their risk of complications and lead a healthier and more product More...

Wyalusing’s Kindergarten Registration April 22 – 26

Wyalusing Valley Elementary kindergarten registration will be held April 22 to 26. Children will be permitted to register for kindergarten if they will be five- years old on or before Sept. 1, 2013. This policy is strictly followed. More...

Farm Service Agency Conservation Loans Available

Bradford County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Farm Loan Manager (FLM) Sheryl L. Potocek announced that funds are now available for Guaranteed Conservation Loans. More...

Agricultural Career Opportunities Abound

A career in agriculture can prove richly rewarding. More...

Sullivan County Seeks Dairy Princess Candidates

The Sullivan County Dairy Princess Committee is looking for young ladies between the ages 12 to 16, to be Dairy Maids, and between 16 to 24 years of age to be a Princess. More...

Farm Bureau Visits Capitol

Members from Bradford/Sullivan County Farm Bureau, including (from left) Jim Gore, Kathy Yoachim, Paul Yoachim, Ansley Fox and Barbara Warburton, recently traveled to Washington, DC, where they were More...

WVES Rams 100 Club Winners

During the January 17 pep rally at the Wyalusing Valley Elementary School, the third round of winners were announced for the Rams 100 Club. More...

State Grants Awarded Locally

Four counties in the 23rd Senatorial District will receive more than $1 million under Pennsylvania’s Environmental Stewardship and Watershed Protection (Growing Greener) Grant Program, Surface Mining Conservation and Reclamation Grant Program a More...

Frack Fluid Spill Caused by Faulty Well Head Flange

On March 13 there was “a significant event” in the words of DEP spokesperson Colleen Connolly at the Carrizzo Marcellus gas-drilling rig on Kaiserville Road in Washington Township. More...

Why You Should Not Learn a Language on the Computer

There is a lot of talk these days about the best way to learn to speak a foreign language, but never where to learn one. Here is where you cannot learn on a computer: 1. More...

News from the Wyalusing Public Library

We might have been a small group for our first ever karaoke, but we were enthusiastic. A great time was had by all, many, many laughs and memories were made. We will certainly do this again probably in the fall. More...

Local Students Named to Dean’s List

Slippery Rock University students from across Pennsylvania and the nation earned dean’s list honors during fall semester 2012. More...

Engagement Announced

Michael and Lisa Borel, of Lime Hill, are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Victoria Anne to Kevin Thomas, son of Thomas and Mary Ann McHale of Duryea. More...

Airman Curran Graduates from Basic Training

Army National Guard Pfc. John R. Currin has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. More...

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