June 20, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Sequestration Forcing Closure of Some Weather Gauges

The closure and impending closure of hundreds of rain and stream gauges across the country, including at least 47 rain gauges in Pennsylvania alone, all but flew under the radar when seemingly more crucial cuts were announced in the wake of sequestra More...

Groundbreaking Held for Gas Pipeline Project

CEREMONY TAKES PLACE JUNE 18 IN SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY

Representatives from various entities across the region, both business and governmental, gathered at Montrose Area High School on June 18 for a groundbreaking ceremony hosted by Leatherstocking Gas Company for its Montrose- Bridgewater distribution s 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

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. Steven E. Dunn to Jacqueline M. Peace in Franklin Township for $1 on May 23. More...

—BRADFORD COUNTY SENTENCINGS & PLEAS—

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

Letters

Where the Pension Plans Failed

Dear Editor: We are reading and hearing that schools throughout Pennsylvania are having to furlough staff and cut programs due to a lack of funds. This problem is due to the “pension fund crisis.” How did this crisis occur? More...

Lifestyles

July 4th Celebration Set at Herrickville

The Herrick Twp. Volunteer Fire Company has a full slate of activities set for its annual July Fourth Celebration which features an all-you-can-eat ham dinner that gets underway at 11:30 a.m. at the community hall. More...

Wyalusing Families Celebrate Newest Oklahoma Royalty

When the Miss America Pageant convenes in September in Atlantic City, NJ, two Wyalusing families may be forgiven if they don’t cheer for Miss Pennsylvania. More...

Lawton

Denise Campbell attended the 60th wedding anniversary party for Lloyd and Beverly Benscoter at the South Auburn Grange Hall last Sunday. Sherry Lofaro spent Sunday with her mother, Betty Harvey in Springville. More...

Columns

Knock Wood

Full Story

Reflections of Nature

Three years ago Mary Alice and I planted a row of peonies. Last year we had a few flowers on one plant, a few buds that never bloomed on several and the remainder were just scraggly plants. 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...

Sports

Three Records Fall in 10K

Damon S. Young Memorial Scholarship Run

Three records fell, including both male and female times in the 10K run, during the running of the Damon S. Young Memorial Scholarship Run in Tunkhannock on Saturday, June 15. More...

Remembering Coach Charlotte Anderson

Some of my favorite high school moments happened on the softball field, and Charlotte Anderson has a very special place among those memories. More...

Doubleheaders Dropped

American Legion Baseball

Wyalusing American Legion Post 534 dropped a pair of doubleheaders, falling to 1-8 in Bradford-Tioga League play. On June 12, Mansfield-Wellsboro defeated Wyalusing, 8-2 and 6-3 in a pair of five-inning games. More...

Education

Manure Management Class For Small Farms Offered

The Susquehanna County Conservation District (SCCD) is planning a manure management workshop focusing on the laws and regulations of the new manure management requirements set forth by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). More...

Career Center Releases Honor Roll

The following students have been placed on the honor roll for the fourth marking period at the Northern Tier Career Center, by earning a grade of 91 percent or higher: Northeast Bradford: Racheal Fenton, Luke Flood, Jakayo Frye, Brittany Matoushek, M More...

Art Excellence Awards Announced

The Bradford County Regional Arts Council (BCRAC) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 Arts Excellence Awards: Kacey Lewis, Athens; Kayla Parker, Canton; Acacia DeLoach, Northeast Bradford; Austin Willis, Sayre; Heather Geist, Sullivan Coun More...

Tractor Show Appeals to All Ages

The Twin Tier Antique Tractor and Machinery Association started with a bang on Friday evening with a hot stock tractor pull. Many vendors were on the ground as were exhibits of nonpulling tractors and machinery. More...

Act 13 Impact Fee Revenue Announced

$145,411,124 SLATED FOR BRADFORD COUNTY

Last week, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) announced the statewide and municipal totals from the Act 13 gas impact fees that will be distributed in 2013. More...

Will DeSisti Stand Trial?

After two days of testimony by lawyers, medical personnel, and family members, Judge David Grine ordered prosecution and defense teams in the Bradford County murder trial involving John DeSisti one week to deliver final statements. More...

Wyalusing School Board Passes 2013-14 Budget

The Wyalusing Area School Board passed a hard-fought budget in Monday night’s meeting, announced the hiring of replacement elementary teachers, and noted additional changes to the music department. More...

Local News

Mehoopany Township Discusses Delinquent Sewer Customers; Hires New Staff

The Mehoopany Township sewer meeting convened at 7 p.m. last Wednesday evening for its regular monthly meeting. Bills against the sewer department were read and the list of past due customers was also read. More...

Meshoppen Fire Company Recipient of $10k Donation

Meshoppen Fire Company announced that UGI Energy Services, Inc. (UGIES), which is constructing a natural gas pipeline in Wyoming and Luzerne Counties, has donated $10,000 to the fire department to assist in its emergency preparedness. More...

Multi-Agency Emergency Training Center Proposed for Bradford County

The Bradford County Commissioners approved a motion on June 13 to advertise for an engineer who can help them build a training facility that will serve the needs of regional EMTs, firefighters, law enforcement officers, and other agencies that requir More...

Opinion

Look What Microsoft Did for Apple’s iPad

The big news at Apple’s 24th annual Worldwide Developer’s Conference (WWDC) last Monday in San Francisco was the unveiling of new software for Apple’s revolutionary iPhone and iPad. More...

Heritage Areas Program Deserves Support

Guest Commentary

Most people living in Bradford County and the Endless Mountains would describe the region as a beautiful scenic rural area with unique natural and historic qualities. More...

Seniors

Towanda AARP Holds June Meeting

President Tom King opened the meeting with leading the group in the flag salute followed by the Lord’s Prayer. There were 26 members and one guest present. One new member has joined, Eileen Drake. More...

Gardening Nurtures More Than the Plants

If you are a caregiver for an elderly person, be it as a family member, friend or professional caregiver, you likely have experienced feelings of burnout. More...

Camptown Alumni Association Holds Annual Banquet

Sixty-five members and guests of the Camptown Alumni Association of Camptown High School met at the Spring Hill Community Hall on Saturday, June 15 for their annual banquet and meeting. More...

Dining and Entertainment

Tickets for ‘Music Matters’ Now 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, went on sale this week at the Rocket-Courier. More...

Sayre Theatre Begins Discussing Activities for 100th Anniversary

The Sayre Theatre’s 100th Anniversary committee, comprised of friends of the theatre and Bradford County Regional Arts Council (BCRAC) staff, met recently to discuss an events plan for the 100th Anniversary celebration that will debut in early More...

‘Bradford County Soldiers at the Battle of Gettysburg’ to be Presented

The Bradford County Historical Society (BCHS) will host a special 150th anniversary commemoration of the county’s involvement in the Battle of Gettysburg at 1 p.m. on July 13 at the Keystone Theatre in Towanda. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. More...

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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...

Worship

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWS

“Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you,” (Colossians 3:13). More...

WYALUSING U.M. CHARGE NEWS

The Children’s Day program was well attended on Sunday and the congregation enjoyed watching and listening to the children as they showcased their talents. More...

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish

God’s blessings on all our fathers, living and passed, on whose loving embrace nurtured and protected us in our young lives. Also, to our most Holy Father in heaven, who gave us life and all that we are, so we can love and serve Him. More...

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