April 4, 2013 RSS feed / Local News

Elk Lake Student Threatens Bloodshed at School

Meshoppen Youth Admits Sending Text; Claims Message was a Joke

Elk Lake School District parents were concerned Monday when they received notification from the school district that there would be a police presence at the school on Tuesday of this week, when classes resumed after the Easter break. More...

Susquehanna Commissioners Respond to Gas Questions

The March 27 meeting of the Susquehanna County Commissioners in the courthouse opened with the introduction and welcoming of Connie Hitchcock, Deputy Chief Clerk, who was on hand to take minutes in lieu of Chief Clerk Sylvia Beamer. More...

Wyoming Commissioners Proclaim Library Week

The Wyoming County Commissioners proclaimed next week, April 14-20, Library Week in the County. More...

Symphony Welcomes New Member

The Northern Tier Symphony welcomed new orchestra members who recently auditioned for and won seats in the orchestra. They will be appearing with the orchestra at its spring concert. More...

Forensic Students Place Third

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Spring Break Alternative

Wilkes University had more than 60 students, faculty and staff participate in the annual Alternative Spring Break from March 2 to 9. More...

Attorney General Warns of Scam

Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane today issued a consumer alert about an apparent scam concerning the Affordable Care Act. More...

Forty and Eight Scholarships Available

The Bradford/Sullivan County Nurses Training Program for Voiture 549 is searching for applicants for their Forty and Eight Scholarship. More...

Earth Day Celebration Slated at Grovedale

A long list of events are slated at Wyalusing’s Grovedale Winery on Saturday, April 20, to mark the 43rd anniversary of Earth Day, which was first celebrated on April 22, 1970 and is seen as the beginning of the modern environmental movement. More...

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It took less than a minute for the horde of youngsters taking part in Wyalusing’s annual Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, March 30, at the borough park to collect over 4,600 colored eggs. More...

Montrose Student Invites Harlem Wizards to Town

When Montrose Area High School junior Erik Burgh, 16, was seeking a project to undertake for his senior year, he knew that sports would be the focus. “Sports are my life,” said Burgh, son of Connie and Tim Burgh, South Montrose. More...

Elk Lake Senior Wins State Championship, Teammate Earns Eighth Place in Debates

It took 11 years and an incredible season, but the Pennsylvania High School Speech League Lincoln-Douglas Debate State Championship is back at Elk Lake. More...

Tuscarora Township Municipal News

Four citizens, two supervisors and the secretary attended the March meeting of Tuscarora Township at the township building. Supervisor Pat Beebe was not able to attend as he was teaching a hunters’ education class at Towanda. More...

AARP Chapter Reports on March Meeting

AARP Chapter 4423 met on March 13 at the Fortune Buffet in Athens. Dinner was served at noon with everyone welcomed by President Tom King, who led the group in the Flag Salute followed by The Lord’s Prayer. More...

Four Generations of Jennings

Four generations of the Jennings family gathered at a square dance in Wysox in February. More...

Food Safety Workshop For Non-Profit Groups

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...

Wyalusing Elementary Donates to Humane Society

Angie Wildrick, back, left, hands Jennifer L. Spencer, Bradford County Humane Society Executive Director, a donation check. More...

Colton Schools Earns Award

Susquehanna University graphic design students won 19 out of 22 awards presented at the Greater Frederick Advertising Federation Student ADDY Awards held Feb. 23 at the Holiday Inn in Frederick, MD. More...

Camptown Couple to Celebrate 50th Anniversary

Howard and Nancy Wilson, of 3815 Route 409, Wyalusing, (Camptown) will be celebrating 50 years of marriage on Saturday, April 13. More...

BIRTHS

Gernert Khristie and William Gernert of Columbia Cross Roads are proud to announce the birth of a son, Abel Joseph Gernert, born March 24, 2013 at Memorial Hospital in Towanda. *** Maynard More...

PA Wine Industry Appreciates Yaw’s Support

State Sen. Gene Yaw was recently honored for his contributions to Pennsylvania’s growing wine industry during the Pennsylvania Winery Association’s (PWA) annual conference in Lancaster. More...

PennDOT to Wyalusing: Repeat—‘No Rt. 706 Bypass’

It was déjà vu for the Wyalusing Borough Council at Monday night’s meeting, where a letter from PennDOT repeated its 2008 denial to a request from Wyalusing regarding the construction of a Route 706 bypass. More...

Cancer Prevention Study Slated for Bradford County

This Friday, April 5, during Towanda’s First Friday, the Wyalusing Relay for Life will have a booth set up in the parking lot between the Citizens and Northern Bank and the First Liberty Bank to start promoting the Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CP More...

Advocacy Center Draws Attention to Child Abuse

The Bradford County Commissioners joined representatives of the county’s Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) along the Merrill Parkway in Towanda on Monday to acknowledge April as Child Abuse Prevention Month. More...

Police Cruiser Struck in Crash

Police report that they suspect DUI was part of the cause of a crash on Sunday at 1:38 a.m. The crash took place on SR 1001 in Tunkhannock Township. More...

Saint Vincent College’s Get Acquainted Day will be April 14

Saint Vincent College Office of Admission and Financial Aid has announced plans for an upcoming Get Acquainted Day Open House for prospective students and their families on Sunday, April 14. More...

Elk Lake Jr. High Students of the Month Named

Elk Lake Junior High School Principal Brian Mallery has announced the March 2013 Students of the Month for grades seven through nine. More...

April: National Cancer Control Month

For more than a decade, Americans have watched the overall cancer death rate drop lower and lower with each passing year. More...

Yaw’s Natural Gas Service Resolution Gains Approval

A bipartisan resolution to study the demand for natural gas service by Pennsylvanians was unanimously approved recently by the full state Senate, according to Senator Gene Yaw. More...

Wyalusing High School Acknowledges Outstanding Musicians of The Year

Some play instruments. Some sing. And some do both. More...

Lynn Named to Dean’s List

Samantha Lynn of Tunkhannock has been named to the Dean’s List at the Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA for the fall quarter 2012. More...

Meshoppen Borough Sends Shut Off Notices

Thirty Residents to Lose Water for Non-Payment of Bills on April 11

About 30 residents of Meshoppen Borough who are customers of the borough’s water company were notified with their April 1 water bills that as of April 11 their water will be shut off for non payment. More...

Helpers Needed Now for August Fireman’s Carnival

Annual Wyalusing Event in Jeopardy if Shortages in Key Positions Not Filled

Although it’s still months before Wyalusing’s annual summer firemen’s carnival takes place, the event’s organizers are sounding the alarm over a shortage of helpers in key positions. More...

Wyalusing High School to Host District 8 Jazz Festival Saturday

The Wyalusing Valley High School (WVHS) Music Department has the honor this year of hosting the District 8 Jazz Festival. More...

Eliminating ‘Triple Dipping’ of Retirement and Unemployment Benefits, Salaries, Passes House

Legislation designed to protect the state’s unemployment compensation fund and end the practice of “triple dipping” passed the state House of Representatives on March 19, according to Rep. Tina Pickett, who voted for the measure. More...

Towanda American Legion Sponsoring Trip to Washington

EVENT GEARED TO HONOR AREA VETERANS

World War II and Korean War veterans will have the opportunity to visit their respective monuments in Washington, DC, on April 27 - 28. Towanda American Legion Post 42 is sponsoring the event to honor the veterans. More...

Colonial America Project at St. Agnes School

Mrs. Kasenga’s fifth grade Social Studies class at St. Agnes School wrapped up their study of Colonial America by researching one famous person of their choice from that time period. More...

Cub Scouts Visit Wyalusing Valley Museum

Bears from Cub Scout Pack 96 show off their artwork during a recent visit to the Wyalusing Valley Museum. Left to right are: Caleb Stoddard, Logan Johnson, Alden Miller, Josh Stoddard and Aden Shaw. More...

PennDOT Urges Public To Save Others With Organ Donations

With April marking National Donate Life Month, PennDOT today reminded driver’s license and identification card holders that they can easily help another person live a fuller, longer life by registering online as an organ donor. More...

Athens Man Named to RIT Dean’s List

Christoph Lackner of Athens has been named to the Dean’s List at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute for the Fall 2012 semester. More...

Montrose Chorale Shares Funds

Officers of the Montrose Community Chorale are shown giving a $1,000 check to the Susquehanna County Interfaith director, Rachel Pratt. More...

Towanda Senior Citizens Hold Meeting

President George Smith called the March 21 meeting of the Towanda Senior Citizens to order, welcoming 45 members and guests, including Alice Howell and Pam Mitchell. Marvin Engler was the greeter. More...

Sayre Student Named Phi Beta Kappa Winner

Abby Davenport of Sayre was recently honored as a Class of 2015 Prize Winner from the Pi of New York Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. More...

Browns Plan Open House for Anniversary

Floyd Brown, III (Tim) and Sandra Koup-Brown (Sandy) of Auburn Center were wed on April 14, 1973 in Black Walnut. Tim is the son of the late Floyd, Jr. and Doris Brown. Sandy is the daughter of the late Westal Koup and Eleanor Hinckley. More...

Flash Mob Surprises Students at WVES Pep Rally

Students at the Wyalusing Valley Elementary School (WVES) were ready to start their Easter weekend break with the third quarter pep rally last Thursday, March 28, and were unaware that a surprise was in store for them. More...

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