May 2, 2013 RSS feed / Local News

Spring Fling Tickets Still Available

Tickets are still available for the Wyalusing Area Education Foundation’s (WAEF) second annual Spring Fling, a fun-filled evening that offers a large number of prizes while providing funding for teacher venture grants in the Wyalusing Area Scho More...

Mayor Proclaims National Music Week

The National Federation of Music Clubs has designated the week of May 5-12 as National Music Week. More...

News from the Wyalusing Public Library

One of the hazards of disconnecting wires for painting is putting them back where they belong. Kim and I discovered this on Monday when the fax line was down, and then the phone line went down. More...

Recycling Day Set in Towanda

The Towanda Speech and Drama Teams will host Spring Cleaning Day on Saturday, May 4 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the parking lot on the Fourth Street side of the high school. More...

Judge Sentences Steven Brown to Seven Years

Steven Mark Brown, 37, Rome, was sentenced on April 29 to a maximum seven-year term in a PA State Correctional Facility by Judge Maureen Beirne. He had been convicted at a jury trial of eight offenses based on three incidents in October 2012. More...

Tunkhannock BPW to Honor Woman of Year

The Tunkhannock Business and Professional Women (BPW) have selected Janet MacKay of Tunkhannock as their Woman of the Year 2013. She is the Executive Director of the Victims Resource Center (VRC). More...

Take Your Child to Work Day

April 27 is the official day of Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day and Rocket-Courier employee Tim Ennis did just that. More...

License Your Dog

AG Secretary George Greig recently reminded Pennsylvanians to license their dogs, saying a dog license is the best way to protect lost dogs. Buying a dog license is easy and affordable. More...

Junior Prom Court

Members of the Wyalusing Valley High School Junior Prom Court are pictured during Saturday night’s prom at St. Basil’s in Dushore. More...

Junior Prom King and Queen

Keegan Carpenter, right, 2012 WVHS Junior Prom Queen, passes on the honor to this year’s Queen, Brooklynn Edgerton, at Saturday night’s prom. More...

Union Complaint over Teacher Furloughs at Tunkhannock School District Still in Litigation

The Tunkhannock School Board noted last Thursday night at its regular meeting that the complaint brought by the teachers’ union last year is still under litigation. More...

Guthrie Cancer Center Offers Living Beyond Cancer Series

The Guthrie Cancer Center is holding an educational series on survivorship for cancer survivors and their loved ones. More...

Donates to Locks of Love

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Susquehanna County Sheriff Sets New Guidelines For Out-of-State Concealed Carry Permits

Susquehanna County Sheriff Lance Benedict has announced that effective May 1, his office will no longer accept applications for out-of-state concealed (weapons) carry permits unless there is a written reciprocity agreement signed between the Pennsylv More...

Krafjack Resigns Post as Mehoopany’s Secretary/Treasurer

Mehoopany Township is looking for a new secretary/ treasurer after formally accepting the resignation of Emily Krafjack at a special meeting last Thursday evening. More...

Wyoming Commissioners Discuss Abandoned Trailers

The Wyoming County Commissioners spent much of their regular bi-weekly meeting Tuesday discussing abandoned trailers in the county. More...

Wyalusing Borough Names New Ordinance Enforcement Officer

The Wyalusing Borough Council recently appointed Dale Grover as the borough’s new ordinance enforcement officer. Grover grew up in the Susquehanna County community of Rush and is an Elk Lake High School graduate. More...

Tempers Flare at Susquehanna Meeting

When the Susquehanna County Commissioners met on April 24, several agenda items prompted questions from the audience. But it was an incident occurring outside the realm of the meeting’s purposes that caused a somewhat heated exchange. More...

Absentee Ballot Deadline May 17

The Bradford County Board of Elections announces that this year’s Municipal Primary Election will be held on May 21. The last day Civilian Absentee Ballot Applications will be received in the office of the County Board of Elections is May 14. More...

WVHS Jazz Band to Host Dinner

Students in the Wyalusing Valley High School Jazz Band will not only be serving up a pasta dinner and an assortment of homemade desserts on Saturday, May 4 from 5 to 7 p.m. More...

Family Fun Day Planned to Raise Money for Wyoming County Playhouse

Brilee Bryan, a dance student at the Whipple Performing Arts Studio in Tunkhannock, is putting on a fundraiser for the new Starlite Playhouse that is being planned for construction. More...

Kinder Morgan Donates Trees for Arbor Day

Director of Public Affairs for Kinder Morgan, Allen Fore, visited the Wyalusing Valley Elementary School last Thursday to donate 710 Ponderosa Pine trees to the students in celebration of Arbor Day. More...

Sixth Grade Students Research their Heritage

STUDENTS HOST HERITAGE DAY EVENT

Last Friday, Wyalusing Valley Elementary School sixth graders held a special event, Heritage Day, to showcase the project they have been working on for the past four months that honors their heritage and a family member they chose to interview. More...

New Art Exhibit Graces Walls At Wyoming County Courthouse

The halls of the Wyoming County Courthouse filled quickly on Friday as art patrons perused the art gallery featuring a new exhibit by Endless Mountains Council of Arts members Lavona Daniels and Christine Sheffler. More...

Senior Prom Court

Members of the Wyalusing Valley High School Senior Prom Court are pictured at Saturday night’s prom. More...

Senior Prom King and Queen

Morgan Doerner, 2013 WVHS Senior Prom Queen, with 2013 King, Cody Auer. More...

Area Students Earn Degrees

The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford will graduate its largest class ever this Sunday, April 28. Among those receiving their degrees are local students. Dustin Chilson of Wysox, will receive a BS degree in Sport & Recreation Management. More...

Vineyards by the Viaduct Wine Festival Set for Nicholson

Tickets for the Nicholson Volunteer Fire Company’s Fourth Annual “Vineyards by the Viaduct” wine festival are now on sale and can be purchased online at www.nicholsonfireco.com. Advanced tickets are only $15. More...

BIRTHS

Eastabrook Kelly Vargason and Burton Eastabrook, of Wyalusing, are proud to announce the birth of a son, Donald Burton Eastabrook, born on April 17, 2013, at Memorial Hospital in Towanda. *** Weaver More...

Sullivan County Dairy Princess Pageant to be Held May 11

Sullivan County Dairy Princess Pageant will be held May 11 at the Sullivan County Agriculture Resource Center, Route 487, Dushore at 7 p.m. The pageant is open to the public. More...

Republican Women Hold Meetings

The Bradford County Council of Republican Women had recent meetings in March and April. Council President Nancy Crockett called the meetings to order. More...

2013 Dairy Princess Pagent To Be Held in Tunhannock

Sharon Snyder, 17, and Mary Beth Tranovich, 17, both of Greenfield Township, Lackawanna County, will compete for the title of Wyoming-Lackawanna County Dairy Princess on Saturday, May 4 at the Tunkhannock United Methodist Church at 7:30 p.m. More...

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