May 23, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Park Hanky Panky Gets Priest, Woman Arrested

A man who Laceyville Police described as a priest wearing a collar and his female companion face numerous charges following a May 17 incident at the Wyalusing Borough Park, where, according to a report filed by police officers Matt Chamberlain and Pa More...

Former Wyoming County DA Falls Short in Republican Primary Bid

George Skumanick, who left a multi-term run as District Attorney in Wyoming County after losing in 2009 to challenger Jeff Mitchell, will not have a chance to go up against Mitchell again this November. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Charles Pierson - 2014-04-17
Louise Arnold - 2014-04-17
Martin Stein, III - 2014-04-17
Pauline Bennett - 2014-04-17
Thelma Brotzman - 2014-04-17
Darrell Singer - 2014-04-17

Local News

Laceyville Alumni Mark 125th Anniversary

Laceyville High School (LHS) alumni and their guests gathered at the Braintrim Baptist Church Fellowship Center on Church Street in Laceyville on Saturday to celebrate their 124th anniversary. More...

Elk Lake Board Clarifies Meeting Actions

District Business Can be Done at SCCTC Meetings

As the Elk Lake School District counts down the final days of the year, the board took advantage of their May 16 second meeting of the month to hold lengthy discussion on many items that have been on their plate in recent months, a fact that was not More...

Bradford Commissioners Approve Housing Study

At their regular May 16 meeting, the Bradford County Commissioners voted unanimously to procure Delta Development Group of Mechanicsburg to conduct a detailed analysis of the housing situation in the county. More...

Opinion

What Qualifies As a Gateway Drug?

Marijuana has long been stigmatized as a “gateway” drug, the term referencing a commonly held belief that those who smoke pot are more likely to experiment with other substances. More...

Physicians Will Flee System Under Obamacare

Guest Commentary

Among President Obama’s broken promises, there is this gem of June 15, 2009: “No matter how we reform health care, we will keep this promise: if you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor. Period.” More...

Knock Wood

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Seniors

Wyalusing Seniors Gather For Meeting at Fire Hall

The monthly meeting of the Wyalusing Senior Citizens was held at noon on April 16 at the Wyalusing Fire Hall. There were 35 members present. More...

Columns

Reflections of Nature

Several times this spring I have been out turkey hunting with my friend, Charlie Fox. Although we heard and even saw turkeys, the birds never came in close enough to get a shot. Both hunts were successful even though neither of us bagged a turkey. More...

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Recognize These Eyes?

Call in and Guess - Contest begins Thursday - 2 p.m. —Enter our automated contest by calling 570-746-0533— winners will be notified by phone calls received prior to 2 p.m. More...

The Way We Were... A look back at the people and places of the Wyalusing area over the last 20 years or more.

Herrickville Landmark

Here’s a look back at a photo believed to have been snapped around 1900 of a building that’s served the community of Herrickville in numerous ways over the years. More...

Sports

Lady Rams Rout CMVT

Baseball Falls to Wellsboro as District Playoffs Open

Wyalusing Valley opened the District Four, Class AA softball playoffs with a 12-2 sixinning home win over Columbia Montour Vo-Tech on Tuesday, May 21. More...

Thinclads Eye PIAA Hardware

Thirty-four athletes from Wyalusing Valley, Elk Lake, Northeast Bradford, Towanda, Tunkhannock and Montrose high schools will compete in the PIAA track and field championships at Shippensburg University on May 24-25. More...

Shippensburg Bound

District Four Track and Field Championships

Erika Huffman clinched her third straight trip to the PIAA track and field championships with her second-place finish in the Class AA 1600 run at the District Four championship meet at Susquehanna University on Saturday, May 18. More...

Breaking News - 5/24/2013 2:15 PM

Diocese Suspends Priest Following Wyalusing Incident  Free Access 

By David Keeler Officials at the Diocese of Scranton have announced they’ve suspended Father Daniel J. More...

Native Americans Retrace Steps of Ancestors

Tuscarora Nation Members Visit Area

Members of the Tuscarora Nation from western New York state made several stops in the Endless Mountains in the course of a six-state, 1,300 mile journey that began in North Carolina. More...

Robert Colegrove Dies In Meshoppen Crash

A Laceyville area family that’s been hit hard by heartbreak in recent years got more tragic news Monday, May 20, when a traffic accident took the life of yet another member of the Colegrove family. More...

Police Blotter

POLICE BLOTTER

Police Seeking Clues A 20-speed black bicycle with a sparkled seat cover was taken from a Shaw Boulevard, Monroeton, home between 9 p.m. on May 6 and 7 a.m. on May 7. More...

Crime and Courts

Thieves Hit New Albany

New Albany residents have reported numerous break-ins and thefts recently, especially along Front Street, the borough’s main thoroughfare. Between April 21 and 24, three homes on Front Street and Peach Alley were burglarized. More...

Hearings Set for CYS Workers

Elaine Wich, 45, of Ulster and Lisa Wilcox, 52, of Dushore were formally charged on May 13 with failure to properly report to authorities, an ungraded charge. More...

Police Release Details on Captured Sex Offender

A Louisiana man is in the Bradford County Correctional Facility in lieu of $100,000 bail after leading a state police officer on a foot chase through the woods in the area of Route 6 and Sawmill Road in Wyalusing Township midafternoon May 12. More...

Letters

Believes EPA Report Falls Short

Dear Editor: The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s (PA DEP) Bureau of Air Quality recently released their annual Proposed Ambient Air Monitoring Network Plan 2013- 14, which is now available for public comment. More...

Legislators Key to Pension Plans

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Lifestyles

Sullivan County Meets New Dairy Court

Seriana Nitcznski was crowned the new 2013-14 Sullivan County Dairy Princess on May 11 at the Dairy Princess Pageant held at the Agriculture Resource Center in Dushore. Heather Fitzgerald was crowned the Alternate Princess. More...

Beautiful Bloom

A spruce tree at Leslie Wizelman’s Second Street office in Wyalusing is wrapped with flowering wisteria. More...

Birthdays and Anniversaries

MAY 26Barb Rockwell, Towanda, PALeon Woodruff, Dushore, PAChip Patterson, York, PADick Rothrock, Dushore, PACharlene Proof Clingerman, Towanda, PAAnn Very, Montrose, PACassandra Race, Montrose, PABen Chamberlin, Wyalusing, PAANNIVERSARIES More...

Dining and Entertainment

Wyoming County Historical Society’s Open House Gives Appreciation of Heritage

Those interested in how people worked, dressed and lived centuries ago were able to explore the past last Sunday afternoon at the Wyoming County Historical Society’s Open House. More...

Blues and Barbecue at Montrose’s Chocolate and Wine Festival

Overcast skies, cool temperatures, and the occasional sprinkle did not hamper the fun had by folks who attended the 6th Annual Chocolate and Wine Festival was held in Montrose on May 18. More...

Laceyville’s Oldest House Holds Season Opener Event

The Laceyville Area Oldest House Historical Society held their season opening event for The Oldest House “A Simpler Thyme” this past weekend. More...

Worship

IT’S IN THE BOOK

And so, boys and girls, gun control is once again in the hands of the citizen, your neighbor. My own hunting days came to a close on a day in November years ago when some clown with an automatic weapon was spraying the hill across from me. More...

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWS

“May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,” (Romans 15:5-6). More...

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish

“The Holy Spirit comes at Pentecost as fire and wind to cleanse the heart so there is no impediment for God to pass through. More...

Education

Misericordia Students Present Research Posters

Misericordia University recently sponsored the annual Student Research Poster Presentation Day at the Anderson Sports and Health Center on campus. More...

Named to Deans’ Lists

The following student is among 2,496 students named to the spring 2013 Dean’s List at Southeast Missouri State University. More...

Wyalusing Valley High School Honor Roll

The guidance department of the Wyalusing Valley High School has released the honor roll for the fifth marking period. More...

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