June 27, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Obama Supports Natural Gas

In his speech to the nation Tuesday, President Barack Obama offered his support for natural gas as a fuel that would cut CO2 emissions and help halt climate change. More...

Bradford County Impact Fee Higher than Expected

Despite figures provided by state Rep. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Steven Shaylor - 2014-09-11
Robert Eberlin - 2014-09-11

Local News

Republican Commissioners Addressing State Senate Committee This Morning

Post-Production Gas Fees Subject of Hearing

A proposal passed on May 28 by Bradford County Commissioners Doug McLinko and Daryl Miller appears to have gathered steam. More...

Elk Lake Board Passes Budgets

At their June 20 meeting, the Elk Lake School Board passed their final budgets for both the school district and the Susquehanna County Career and Technology Center in two separate votes. More...

Correction

A clarification was offered as to school bus contractor David Green’s 25-year plus career transporting area students. As it turns out, Green drove a school bus for 42 years and is looking forward to retiring with his wife in Florida. More...

Lifestyles

Veterans’ Picnic Planned in Wysox

Members of the Bradford County Veterans’ Appreciation Day Picnic Committee, including (front, from left) Bonnie Crandall, Colleen Rought, (back) Tom Elliott, Bob Crandall, John Smith, Connie Ke More...

Nimble

Melissa Hill and children, Owen and Victoria spent time last week visiting her parents, Skip and Marleah Henning. Congratulations to Adam Henning, who passed his driver’s test this past week. More...

Ostriches Run at Tioga Downs

The second annual camel and ostrich races took place Sunday afternoon at Tioga Downs in Nichols, NY. More...

Seniors

Zumba Offered for Seniors

The Area Agency on Aging invites local residents to join instructor Jodie Brandt and learn exciting dance-fitness workouts featuring upbeat Latin and world rhythms designed specifically for older adults. More...

Area Couples Gather to Celebrate Decades of Matrimony

In a time when marriages all too frequently become shortterm relationships, here’s a look at a group of friends and relatives who defy the trend and gathered recently to celebrate marriages that have spanned at least four decades. More...

Dining and Entertainment

Too Dark for Shoes to Perform

Matt Cobb (left) and Clay Milne, the duo behind Too Dark for Shoes, will be one of many talented acts to perform at this weekend’s “Music Matters” at the Wyalusing Valley High Schoo More...

Family Fun Slated at French Azilum

French Azilum Historic site will provide a funfilled day for the whole family on Sunday, July 14. The Ross Park Zoo from Binghamton will return to French Azilum for a second year, bringing the Zoomobile from noon to 3 p.m. More...

Thousands Turnout for Tunkhannock’s Founders’ Day

Thousands of people found their way to Tunkhannock on June 22 for the annual Founders’ Day celebration. Warm weather and brilliant sunshine greeted crowds. More...

Worship

IT’S IN THE BOOK

How wonderful it is to see all of the flowers show off their colors in the spring of the year. How comforting to see those long rows of corn and then those long swords of green rolling down into the meadow. More...

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish

The lesson intended for us in Luke’s gospel 9:18-24 is a true follower of Christ must be ready to carry his cross and, if necessary, must be ready to be nailed to it, as Christ was. More...

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWS

“For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name. More...

Education

Student Nurses Prepare for Training

Forty nursing students gathered on June 24 at the Susquehanna County Career and Technology Center (SCCTC) for their student orientation into the center’s new licensed practical nursing (LPN) training program, which gets underway in July. More...

Lackawanna Holds Commencement for Historical Graduation

Lackawanna College held commencement ceremonies for nearly 400 students on Saturday, May 18, at 1:30 p.m. in the Lackawanna College Student Union Gymnasium on the college’s Scranton campus. More...

Airman Pennell Graduates From Basic Training

Air Force Airman David M. Pennell graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, TX. More...

Breaking News - 7/2/2013 4:13 PM

Wyalusing Stabber Pleads Guilty to Assault  Free Access 

Faces Nine Months to 10 Years in Prison

Bradford County District Attorney Daniel Barrett announced Tuesday afternoon that Denise Lynn Strach, 51, Wyalusing, pleaded guilty to aggravated assault, a felony in the second degree, for stabbing her boyfriend, Christopher Walter, on March 1. More...

Foster Parents, Brother Face Multiple Charges

Police Report Abuse of Albany Twp. Girl

Four reports issued by state police at Towanda and Judge Tim Clark’s office between June 20 and 24 paint a grim picture of the life of an Albany Township girl. More...

Frolicking Priest Gets Slap on the Wrist

The affidavit of probable cause concerning the exploits of a Catholic priest serving in the Tunkhannock area who was discovered in a vehicle with a halfdressed woman in Wyalusing Borough Park on May 17 was fairly straightforward. More...

Tunkhannock Landmark Gone Forever

A Tunkhannock landmark, Gay’s True Value Hardware, at the junction of the Route 6 Bypass and Route 29, was torn down Tuesday. More...

Crime and Courts

Route 6 Parking Issue Results In Fines for Wyalusing Woman

A dispute that spanned years and involved Wyalusing resident Carolyn Harrsch, 50, at odds with the borough council over a parking ban in front of her Route 6 home, resulted in Harrsch recently losing an appeal in the Bradford County Court of Common P More...

More Charges, Arrests in Underage Sex Case

The Tunkhannock Borough Police have continued their investigation into the activities of Christopher Wyffels, 32, of Tunkhannock and have brought further charges against him. More...

POLICE BLOTTER

Motorcyclist Loses Life More...

Opinion

Lion King or Coyote Bait?

I’m a strong proponent of adopting animals from shelters for a number of reasons. Most importantly, there are too many animals in each facility, and every animal that I have rescued has turned out to be a wonderful addition to the household. More...

Obama Says Natural Gas Is Nation’s Interim Green Fuel

For possibly the first time ever, the northern tier region of Pennsylvania is playing a key role in a policy that will impact our entire nation. More...

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Columns

Reflections of Nature

My friend, Jim Lacek, of Towanda called last week about a strange looking animal that he had seen in his backyard. At first, Jim had thought the animal to be a rat; however, the animal carried its tail as a squirrel would. 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. will be disqualified More...

JUST ASK ALICE

Alice Wickhammer of Jester Hill offers insight into your day-to-day traumas.

DEAR ALICE: I’ve often wondered why, after God created Adam, he decided to create Eve. Do you have any thoughts on this? More...

Sports

Inaugural Ride Surpasses Hopes

Raises $5,800 for Eric Latini Memorial Scholarship Fund

“It far exceeded my expectations.” Sue Latini’s goal for the first Eric’s Ride Motorcycle Run was a modest $1,000 for the Eric Latini Scholarship Fund. More...

Rest in Peace, Mom

I lost my biggest fan last week. When I wrote this column last month prior to Mother’s Day weekend, I told about my mother’s influence on my love of sports. More...

Time for Fore 81

Tracey Huffman will be among the golfers playing in the Fore 81 Golf Classic, slated for Friday, June 28, at StoneHedge Country Club outside Tunkhannock, starting at 9 a.m. More...

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