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Sons of Union Veterans To Restore Monument

A stone tablet placed in the Riverside Cemetery in Towanda 145 years ago might be the oldest monument in Bradford County, grave markers aside. 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

Area Braces for Possible Flooding

A strong weather system that began moving from the Midwest into the northeastern United States last night could produce flash flooding and downed trees today into Friday. More...

New Red Cross Leader Tours Region

Peter Brown, the new CEO for the American Red Cross Northeast Pennsylvania Region, embarked on a whirlwind twoday tour of 13 chapter offices this week. Among those he visited on Monday were Montrose, Towanda, and Tunkhannock. More...

Wysox Township Considers $500K in Road Improvements

The Wysox Township Supervisors have reviewed and approved a preliminary report compiled in cooperation with a PennDOT representative that targets numerous roads in the area for improvements. More...

Opinion

1984 is Finally Here

The recent hubbub over the national security leak by a 29- year-old computer geek has garnered a lot of attention. More...

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Columns

Edward Snowden Broke the Law

No matter how you feel about former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden divulging information classified as top secret, including the revelation that NSA has been snooping into the phone records of millions of Americans, the fact More...

Reflections of Nature

As Mary Alice and I were leaving the game commission’s Harrisburg office, she began describing a bird that she had seen when walking up the driveway to the building. 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...

Coming Events  Free Access 

Coming Events...

Barbecues A chicken barbecue to benefit the Wyalusing Valley Lady Rams softball team on June 23 at the chicken pit by PenMart, Rt. 6, Wyalusing. Hope to have chicken halves off grill by 10 a.m. Come out and support your Lady Rams. More...

Sports

Erika was ‘Born to Run’

Huffman Shined on Track, Course and Court

Before Erika Huffman was even a glimmer in her parents’ eyes, Bruce Springsteen sang the line, “Tramps like us, baby we were born to run.” Anyone who watched Huffman’s effortless strides on a cross country course or a track wo More...

Another Sports Year In the Books

With the annual Wyalusing Athletic Awards Night two weeks ago, the page turned on another sports year for the Green and Gold faithful. Like every year, it had its share of ups and downs, along with many lasting memories. More...

Allyn’s Dedication Gets Rewarded

Work Pays Off for Three-Sport Star

While there was no clearcut favorite among the top candidates, it was really no surprise that Jeremy Allyn was named Wyalusing Valley’s Senior Male Athlete of the Year on Awards Night on May 30. More...

WVHS Seniors Say Farewell

Pre-Graduation Accident Doesn’t Mar Evening

Only a half-hour before Thursday night’s commencement at the Wyalusing Valley High School was set to begin, Senior Class Vice President Elizabeth Brookens was involved in a three-car crash on Route 2010 in front of the school where she would pr More...

Inspired Speakers Grace Elk Lake Graduation

Words of inspiration and encouragement delivered with conviction were woven through the addresses given at the Elk Lake High School graduation ceremonies on June 8, giving parents and friends of the Class of 2013 much to be proud of as they heard the More...

Police Blotter

POLICE BLOTTER

Police Seeking Clues A Rome Township woman told state police that some stole a Hereford brown cow lawn ornament from the front of her Bliss Road property during the overnight hours of May 30 and 31. 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 Todd G. and Kristin Y. Seeley to Gordon L. Wesneski, Jr. and Ciara L. Voorhees in Springfield Township for $173,000 on May 23. More...

—BRADFORD COUNTY SENTENCINGS & PLEAS—

Bradford County District Attorney Daniel J. Barrett announced that the following persons recently entered guilty pleas, were sentenced or accepted into the ARD Program in the Bradford County Court of Common Pleas, Towanda: Guilty Pleas More...

Letters

Health Benefits of Veggie Diet

Dear Editor: This week’s issue of Time magazine brings more documentation that vegetarians live longer than their meat-chomping friends. More...

New Location Has Familiar Feel

Dear Editor: I had the pleasure of visiting Gay’s True Value at their new location by Brick’s Market— what a great combination. More...

Lifestyles

Woolman Walk Coming to Wyalusing

Re-enactment of Historic Journey to End June 22

Wyalusing will play host to a journeys-end for a 220-mile commemorative sojourn for John Woolman’s 1763 visit to Wyalusing. More...

Association Presents Bridge Photo Contest

The Nicholson Heritage Association is sponsoring a photo contest this summer with the theme of “The Tunkhannock Viaduct” (aka The Nicholson Bridge). The winning photographer will be awarded $100. More...

Dimock

Congratulations to Donna and Johnny Crawford of Dimock, who were married last week. We wish them much happiness. Our hearts go out to the family of four-year-old Nick Lee, killed in an accident near his home in New Hampshire. More...

Dining and Entertainment

Tickets for ‘Music Matters’ Fundraiser To Go on Sale

Tickets for “Music Matters,” coming to the stage at the Wyalusing Valley High School on Friday and Saturday evenings, June 28 and 29, will start going on sale at the office of the Rocket-Courier during business hours on Monday, June 17. More...

Potter Sisters To Perform at Standing Stone

The Potter Sisters will be performing at the Standing Stone Community Vesper Church on Sunday, June 16 at 7 p.m. More...

Civil War Drama to be Performed at Lazybrook Park

Dietrich Theater presents The Bridegroom of Blowing Rock free to the public at Lazy- Brook Park on Founder’s Day weekend. More...

Worship

Camptown Church Hosts Trio

Vocal trio Beyond the Ashes will be performing at the Camptown Community Church on Saturday, June 15 at 7 p.m. More...

IT’S IN THE BOOK

In the Old Testament book of Daniel, in his closing chapter (v. 4) he mentions that in the end days, knowledge would increase and we have certainly seen this in our day. More...

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish

The gospel last Sunday was from St. Luke. The lesson we have to learn is the real, sincere compassion, which Christ had for the human sufferings of men in this life. He became man in order to bring mankind into heaven. More...

Education

SCCTC Board Wraps up Year

At Elk Lake School Board’s final meeting of the school year for the Susquehanna County Career and Technology Center (SCCTC) on June 5, several items were introduced by Superintendent William Bush under the agenda item Operational Needs for 2013 More...

ALL ABOUT EDUCATION

Nichols Graduates From Clemson University Kaitlin Rochelle Nichols,of Milan graduated from Clemson University May 10, with a Master of Science in Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management. More...

Retired Educators Invited To History Program

The Bradford/Sullivan Chapter of Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees (PASR) will meet at the Community Hall in North Orwell on June 25 at 11 a.m. More...

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