March 28, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

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...

Rocket-Courier Earns Keystone Press Awards

For the second straight year, the Rocket-Courier was the only Bradford County newspaper to win prestigious Keystone Press Awards. 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

Local News

Bradford County Appoints New Chief Deputy Sheriff

The Bradford County Commissioners announced on March 21, that David Hart had been promoted to Chief Deputy Sheriff as per the recommendation of Sheriff C.J. Walters, effective March 17. More...

Cargill Makes People Helping People Successful

Members of the Wyalusing Lions, Lioness and Leo Clubs gathered at the Wyalusing Valley High School cafeteria Saturday morning to pack 108 Easter food boxes for families that are disadvantaged in the Wyalusing School District. More...

Lawmakers Discuss Budgets, Business Growth

Federal and state lawmakers joined more than 150 business and professional residents of Wyoming County Wednesday morning for the bi-annual Legislative breakfast, hosted by the Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce. More...

Letters

Nimble

Noah and Kaleb Gruver of Jenningsville, Cody and Shane Wood of Mehoopany, and Hailey Farr attended the baseball clinic at the Tunkhannock Area High School this past Sunday. More...

Rushville

Happy Easter to everyone. Jeremy and Jessica Pierson are proud parents of twins, Jacob and Isabelle born on March 12. Although they came early, they weighed 4 lbs. each and are doing well in the neonatal center at Moses Taylor Hospital. More...

Terrytown

Happy birthday on Saturday to Donna Potter. We assume that her daughter, Colleen and husband, Dan Howard will be home for the holiday to brighten up the weekend. More...

Dining and Entertainment

Guthrie/Robert Packer Hospital Auxiliary Presents ‘The Valley Stars Shine Tonight’

The Guthrie/Robert Packer Hospital Auxiliary is presenting “The Valley Stars Shine Tonight,” a program of music including pop, show tunes, and even some blue grass on Saturday, April 6 at 6:30 p.m. in the Patterson Auditorium. More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

Coming Events...

Bake Sales Bake Sale, sponsored the Over the Hill Gang on March 28 at PS Bank, Rt. 6, Wyalusing, starting at 9 a.m. Proceeds benefit Relay for Life. R10-4p/S11- 3p Barbecues More...

Sports

Seniors Take Court for Last Time

WVHS Cagers Play in NTL Senior Appreciation Games

“I had a blast.” Jeremy Allyn summed up the feelings of four Wyalusing Valley senior basketball players after the Northern Tier League Senior Appreciation Games in Wellsboro on Tuesday, March 26. More...

Area Runners Complete Forks XV

Several area runners participated in the Forks XV 15-kilometer run at Chenango Forks, NY, on March 24. Jeffrey Martinez was the overall winner with a time of 51:18. More...

Williams, Werner Win Fundraiser

A bitter wind sweeping around Northeast Bradford High School was no match for the warm hearts of 172 runners and walkers in the fifth Pink Panther 5K on Saturday, March 23. More...

Velma Irene Swisher

Velma Irene Swisher, 96, of Main St., Laceyville, PA, passed away on Friday morning, March 29, 2013 at the Golden Living Center in Tunkhannock.Born on Sept. 9, 1916 in Lodi, NY, she was the daughter of the late Fred and Olive Covert Bahr. More...

CVS Buys Gay’s Site

Tunkhannock Landmark To Relocate to Tioga St.

The sale of Gay’s True Value Hardware Store, a landmark in downtown Tunkhannock, to the CVS Corporation is finally a done deal: the deed transfer was recorded on March 15. More...

Hunt is on for Easter Eggs

Photo by Kelly Cole Children gather on the lawn of the Bradford County Courthouse in Towanda last Saturday to get a jump-start on Easter activities. More...

Wilmot Fire Company Holds Appreciation Dinner

Wilmot Township Volunteer Fire Company President Doug Thompson was the recipient of one of the company’s most prestigious awards Sunday during the annual appreciation dinner at the Sugar Run Fire Hall. 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 Ulster Ranch Guest House to Kevin D. and Shelly E. Tignor in Ulster Township for $125,000 on March 13. More...

Opinion

The Battle of The Budgets

Guest Commentary

Say you’re running a business, and you find yourself awash in red ink. You realize it’s time to retool your approach, and fast. So you ask two different employees to each come up with a budget. More...

The Changes Right Before Our Eyes

The energy boom has brought with it a variety of sights, sounds, and even aromas to which most of us were not previously accustomed. 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...

Columns

Reflections of nature

According to past diaries, my earliest sighting of a woodcock was on Jan. 4, 2009. Eldon York, who lives on Armenia Mountain, had called to tell me that he saw a woodcock near a spring seep on his property. More...

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Last week’s eyes belonged to Micah Dietz. Winners included Sharon Turner, Ann Cole, Noreen Keeney, Katy Stoddard, Scott Hutchings, Rebecca Casselbury, Jennifer Johns, Connie Dietz, Dorothy Eastabrook, and Flora Johnson. * * * More...

JUST ASK ALICE

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

DEAR ALICE: Earlier this week in Wyalusing the kids got a snow day off from school, but it never snowed at all. What gives? —PANTHER LICK PARENT DEAR PANT: Now I get it. More...

Worship

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWS

“You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. More...

WYALUSING U.M. CHARGE NEWS

“Until you make peace with who you are, you’ll never be content with what you have.” (Make Peace with Self by Doris Mortman). Homemade Easter eggs are still on sale at various locations in Wyalusing. More...

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish

Palm Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week for the church. This is the most important and solemn time in the church year. This is our opportunity to get right with God through confession and the Holy Eucharist. More...

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