May 16, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Walking for Wounded Warriors

Joseph “Tubby” Barletta (right) of Lake Ariel stopped in the Wyalusing area on Wednesday during his annual Walk Across PA for the Wounded Warrior Project and Hunts for Healing. More...

MUNICIPAL ELECTION FIELD ALL BUT WIDE OPEN

Bradford County

There are relatively few candidates listed on the official ballots for Bradford County voters, leaving the door open for dark-horse candidates to scoop some party nominations on write-in votes. More...

DA RACE HIGHLIGHTS WYOMING COUNTY ELECTION

Wyoming County

In Wyoming County, the most interesting race in this primary election will be the contest between Democratic incumbent District Attorney (DA) Jeff Mitchell and his two Republican rivals, Steve Franko and George Skumanick, who are vying for a spot on More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Joseph Sherman, Jr. - 2014-09-25
Estelle Christiansen - 2014-09-25
Howard Cory - 2014-09-25
Dorothy Benjamin - 2014-09-25
Clarke Adams - 2014-09-25
Zamien Benditt-Parkes - 2014-09-25

Local News

Susquehanna Commissioners Seek Gas Royalty Clarification

The Susquehanna County Commissioners passed Resolution 2013-05 at their regular May 8 meeting, which in essence asks the Pennsylvania state legislature to clarify the Guaranteed Minimum Royalty Act as to not allow post-production costs to be deducted More...

Sewers, Roads Discussed in Mehoopany Twp.

The Mehoopany Township Supervisors met for their regular monthly meeting last Wednesday evening. More...

Wyoming Commissioners Issue Three Proclamations

The Wyoming County Commissioners issued three Proclamations on Tuesday as well as handling other routine business for the county. More...

Letters

Creator Fed Up?

Dear Editor: It is written: whatever man decides to do, he will be able to do it. But should he? Man can reach any part of our solar system and has walked on the moon. But what for? Man wants to send people to Mars, but should he? More...

Questions Whereabouts Of Township Funds

Dear Editor: I think it is about time for the residents of Wyalusing Township to start thinking about what is going on in the township. More...

Cancer Study Seeks Volunteers

Dear Editor: What if we could personally participate in research that might help determine factors that cause or prevent cancer? More...

Seniors

Children Sing at Senior Center in Honor of National Music Week

Residents of the Wyalusing Senior Center in Park Place had a special treat last Wednesday when staff and children from Lori’s Bigger Dream (formerly Parsons’ Daycare) in Sugar Run stopped More...

Pickett Announces Date for Annual Senior Expo

Representative Tina Pickett has announced that her 2013 Senior Expo will be held Thursday, July 18. More...

Auction to Benefit Senior Citizens Services is Tonight

On Thursday, May 16, the Area Agency on Aging will host their First Annual Auction at the Ulster-Sheshequin Fire Hall located in Ulster, behind the Dandy Mini Mart. Doors open at 5 p.m. More...

Dining and Entertainment

Canadian Poet to Headline Dietrich Open Mic Night

The Dietrich Open Mic nights continue to attract a wide variety of performers, and the theater is welcomes Nygel Metcalfe as the feature performer on May 24. As always, open mic night will first offer the stage to the community. More...

Auditions for Summer Musical Planned

Whipple Performing Arts Studio invites talented local residents to sing and dance this summer to Damon Runyon’s “Guys ’n Dolls.” Auditions are slated for Tuesday, May 21 at 6:30 p.m. More...

Dietrich Celebrates Douglas Carter Beane

On Wednesday, June 5, the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock will be sponsoring a bus trip to New York City to attend the performance of Douglas Carter Beane’s new musical tale of Cinderella on Broadway. More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

Coming Events...

Bake Sales Bake Sale, Saturday, May 25, 8 a.m. until ? at Connie’s Market, Rt. 6, Wyalusing, sponsored by “Rowdy Ross’s” Relay for Life team to benefit American Cancer Society. R18-4p/S19-3p Barbecues More...

Worship

Early Morning Jazz Featured At Standing Stone Church

annual State Conference at Valley Forge. On March 31, 2011 they performed in the Capital Rotunda in Harrisburg as part of “Music in our Schools” month-long celebration of music education. More...

WYALUSING U.M. CHARGE NEWS

The entire congregation enjoyed joining in with the Sunday school children on Sunday for their anthem. Pastor Dale is establishing an e-mail prayer chain. If you would like to be included, please be sure to send him your e-mail address. More...

IT’S IN THE BOOK

Pride is a tricky subject. We are admonished, encouraged to do a good job, to take pride in our work, but then if too much pride is evident, we say it goes to our heads and soon enough it causes us to stumble and to fall flat on our faces. More...

Education

Bridge Foundation Provides Support to Private Schools

Representatives from the Bridge Education Foundation and its EITC (Educational Improvement Tax Credit) Program made two stops in the area on May 10, during which they committed $116,500 to schools in five northeast Pennsylvania counties. More...

College News Released

The following local students were named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2013 semester at Lycoming College: Kayla Darling of Rome, Johanna Hripto of Montrose, TyKim Johnson of Laceyville, Matthew Ogden of Sayre, Abigail Smith of Towanda, Emily More...

Middlebrook Honored

The following area student was recognized at Millersville University’s Honors and Awards Convocation, held May 4 on campus in the Student Memorial Center Alexandra Middlebrook of Sayre received the Rachel Carson Biology Field Course Scholarship More...

Major Drug Bust Nabs 42 Suspects

Most Arrests in Bradford County

Just a month after Pennsylvania State Police and law enforcement officials in Wyoming County arrested about two dozen people in one day accused of selling and buying drugs, 61 arrest warrants were delivered in Bradford County and New York’s sou More...

Wyalusing School Budget Passes

The Wyalusing Area School Board tentatively passed its budget for the 2013-14 school year at Monday evening’s meeting. More...

Envirothon Draws Area Students to River’s Edge

Twenty teams of three to five students participated in this year’s Bradford County Envirothon conducted by the Bradford County Conservation District (BCCD) and sponsored by numerous local businesses and individuals. More...

LIGHT VOTER TURNOUT EXPECTED IN COUNTY

Susquehanna County

With only a few major offices up for grabs, and all of them having only a single candidate, Susquehanna County election officials anticipate the possibility of a small turnout at the upcoming primary election. More...

Police Blotter

Shooting May be Accidental

A 35-year-old male was in serious condition after being shot during a brawl in Cherry Township, Sullivan County, at about 11:45 p.m. on May 11. More...

Thefts and Vandalism Reported

A Warren Center man reported to police that someone had stolen several chainsaws from his garage on Little Meadows Road between March and April. Readers with helpful information may call 570-265-2186. More...

Teen Threatens Faculty

A 13-year-old boy has been charged with making terroristic threats against staff at the S.T.A.R. Program Facility on Route 414. 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...

Investigation Prompts Jail Policy Change

Inmates Denied T-Shirts, Sneakers from Outside

An investigation by County Detective David Ide and the state police into a recent issue concerning the smuggling of drugs into the Wyoming County Jail resulted not only in charges being filed, but also in an immediate change of policy at the correcti More...

WYOMING COUNTY SENTENCINGS & PLEAS

Several people were sentenced last week in Wyoming County Court. All defendants were ordered to pay any court costs and fees as well as any applicable fines, and remuneration to the victims if so ordered. More...

Lifestyles

SCCTC Ends Year With Hawaiian Feast

“It’s one of the best-kept secrets in the county,” said Carl Mosca, of Fairdale, as he and wife Cheryl were finishing up their meal at A Touch of Class, the restaurant inside the Susquehanna County Career and Technology Center (SCCT More...

ProCare Celebrates Biggest Loser

ProCare Physical Fitness in Wyalusing celebrated the completion of another Biggest Loser Challenge on April 30. The top three contestants were awarded, based on total percentage of body weight lost. More...

Bridge Winners Announced

Jim Van Ness of Monroeton finished in first place at the third annual Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Bridge Game held on April 20 at the Personal Care Home on the Memorial Hospital Campus in Towanda. More...

Columns

It’s Time to End Smoking In Public Places, Period

Compared to what it was like years ago — when people smoked cigarettes pretty much whenever and wherever they wanted — some huge strides have been made in reducing smoking in public places, but there’s still lots of room for improve More...

An Assault to the Senses

I smell too well for my own good, and I mean that in the most grammatically correct and selfdefacing way. I have always had an overactive olfactory system that was made worse by head trauma when I fell off the back of a moving van about 13 years ago. More...

The Way We Were...

A look back at the people and places of the Wyalusing area over the last 20 years or more. Civil War Veterans Gather at Wyalusing Hotel

This rare old photo featuring Union Civil War veterans and others gathered at the Wyalusing Hotel during what appears to be a reunion in the late 1800s was recently purchased on ebay by the local Civil War reenactment group known as Private Silas Gor More...

Sports

Collecting League Gold

Huffman, Allyn Win Two Titles; Carr Repeats in Girls’ Pole Vault

Jeremy Allyn and Erika Huffman both claimed two individual titles at the Northern Tier League track and field championship meet at Athens on May 11. More...

NTL Championship Results

Results from the Northern Tier League track and field championship meet held at Athens Area High School on Saturday, May 11. Results include event champions and all Wyalusing Valley point scorers. GIRLS More...

Thinclads Poised for Challenge

Nearly two dozen Wyalusing Valley track and field athletes will be in search of a trip to the PIAA championships Saturday, May 18, at the District Four meet. More...

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