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Independence Parade Friday in Towanda

WWII Army Nurse to Serve as Grand Marshal

Towanda’s First Friday Committee will sponsor a number of Independence Day-themed events on July 5, including a parade on Main Street starting at 7 p.m. and a salute to military medical personnel on Courthouse Square immediately thereafter. More...

141st at the Battle of Gettysburg ‘A Pathetic Story’

Editor’s Note: This is the fifth in a series of articles covering the campaigns of the PA 141st Regiment 150 years ago during the Civil War. The regiment was comprised of men from the Northern Tier counties of Pennsylvania. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Budd Clark - 2014-07-17
Mary Knauth - 2014-07-17
Carl Whitney - 2014-07-17
Cynthia Williams - 2014-07-17
Lucy Case - 2014-07-17
August Hebda - 2014-07-17
Marcia Powers - 2014-07-17
Garry Clark - 2014-07-17
Jane Pierson - 2014-07-17
Beverly Detrick - 2014-07-17
Beverly Welles - 2014-07-17
Marcia Powers - 2014-07-10
August Hebda - 2014-07-10

Local News

July 4th Events to Continue Throughout Weekend

With July 4 falling almost midweek this year, some communities began their annual celebrations last weekend, and fireworks could be seen and heard somewhere in the Endless Mountains almost every night of the week. More...

Renovation Brings Fresh Look to Wyalusing Legion Post Home

If you haven’t been to Wyalusing’s American Legion post home recently, be prepared for a pleasant surprise next time you stop by. More...

Seasonal Issues Addressed at Meeting

Wyalusing Township

The Wyalusing Township Supervisors voted on Tuesday evening to accept bids for gravel and oil for “tar and chipping” projects, announced the approval of zoning for a new antique shop, and discussed other routine issues that were par for t More...

Opinion

Activist’s Tactics Usurp Legitimacy

There has been disagreement about natural gas drilling, fracking, and pipeline installation since the energy boom in the Marcellus shale began in earnest in 2008. More...

Lifestyles

Dimock

Sunday evening services at the historic Dimock Campmeeting Ground begin at 7 p.m. this Sunday, July 7 in the rustic chapel there. More...

Jenningsville

A bit of a slowdown now that schools are out. It is hard to believe that the Fourth of July is here already. I trust it will be a happy and safe one for all. More...

Rushville

Last Week’s Items Shirley Rockefeller, Pauline McGovern, Kate and Cindy Douglas and Sharon Hunsinger called on Eva Wilbur on Friday evening. They celebrated Sharon’s birthday. More...

Dining and Entertainment

Terry and Lois Gray to Perform at Vesper Services

Terry and Lois Gray will provide special music at the Standing Stone Community Vespers Church on Sunday, July 7 at 7 p.m. More...

Home Textile Tool Museum Hosting Hands-on Activities Saturday

The Home Textile Tool Museum in Orwell will be celebrating “Young Hands and Young at Heart” a program for all ages this Saturday, July 6. There will be a variety of demonstrations and hands on activities led by experts in their fields. More...

Summer Speaker Series Begins

Three boxes of letters and a summer to organize them led to an interesting second career for writer, speaker and former full-time teacher Mary Beth Kennedy Voda of Wyalusing. More...

Worship

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWS

“Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that He may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you,” (I Peter 5:6-7). More...

IT’S IN THE BOOK

An old Reader’s Digest copy of WWII kept me busy most of this past week. It was well written by 50 or more different authors who were on the scene and with pictures to show the reader. More...

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish

We cannot be for Christ and against Him at the same time. “He who gathers not with me, scatters,” he himself said. Are we really following Christ during the 24 hours of every day of our lives? More...

Education

Named to Dean’s List At Savannah College of Art/Design

Samantha Lynn of Tunkhannock has been named to the Dean’s List at the Savannah College of Art and Design for spring quarter 2013. More...

Area Students Make Dean’s List at RIT

The following local residents made the Dean’s List for Spring 2013 quarter at Rochester Institute of Technology: Matthew Cooper of Athens, Ashley Long of Wyalusing, Thomas Mordovancey of Friendsville and Ryan Wilson of Meshoppen. More...

Jerika Cummiskey Named to Widener Law Dean’s List

Widener University School of Law Dean Linda L. Ammons announced the spring 2013 dean’s list of students for the Harrisburg campus. More...

Council Gives Conditional Approval to Wyalusing Meadows Development

The proposed 50-unit housing development known as Wyalusing Meadows moved a step closer to reality Monday night when the Wyalusing Borough Council granted a conditional approval to the project. More...

Relay for Life Totals Higher than Announced

Wyalusing’s Relay for Life held their wrap-up picnic Tuesday evening at the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church to discuss final numbers and distribute awards from the Relay held June 8 and 9. More...

Laceyville Police Get Pay Increase

Following a 20-minute executive session Tuesday night, the Laceyville Borough Council agreed to give the borough’s police officers a pay hike, but not as much as Mayor Ken Patton had requested. More...

Towanda First Friday Schedule

The schedule for Towanda’s First Friday and parade: 5:30 p.m. Activities for children and adults begin at participating downtown businesses. 5:30 Live entertainment on Courthouse Square and at Weigh Station Café. More...

Crime and Courts

DeSisti Trial on Hold Indefinitely

Double-Murder Defendant Declared Incompetent

Senior Judge David Grine filed a statement at the Bradford County Courthouse on June 26 in which he declared John Joseph DeSisti is “no longer competent to stand trial.” The decision followed two days of court testimony on June 17 and 18 More...

Royalties Hearing Deemed Enlightening

Participants in last Thursday’s hearing of the Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee in Harrisburg expressed satisfaction that many concerns about gas royalty payments and postproduction deduction are at least now out in the open. More...

Home Invader Startles Monroe Twp. Family

According to a report filed by state police at Judge Tim Clark’s office in Towanda, an admitted bath salts user paid an unwelcome visit to a Monroe Township home on June 24. More...

Letters

Beware of Barbecued Bugs

Dear Editor: Whatever happened to the good old days when the worst things we had to fear on the Fourth of July were traffic jams and wayward fireworks? More...

Highway Crime Not a Priority?

Dear Editor: More...

Columns

The Biggest Threat To Your Freedom

Take a few minutes over the Fourth of July holiday to consider what you feel is the biggest threat to the wonderful freedom we enjoy as Americans. More...

Knock Wood

Full Story

Reflections of Nature

Back in May I received a call from Wes McNett, who lives eight miles south of Canton, along Route 14. Wes was quite excited and wanted to share the experience he had with everyone. More...

Sports

StoneHedge Challenges Fore 81 Golfers

After a 10-year absence, the Fore 81 Golf Classic returned to StoneHedge Country Club outside Tunkhannock. StoneHedge had been the venue for the first two years of the tournament, the sole fundraiser for the Bret J. More...

Scholarship Winners Return to Tourney

Thirty-seven teams of golfers enjoyed a long day on the StoneHedge Country Club near Tunkhannock on Friday, June 28. While making the day an enjoyable experience for the participants of the Fore 81 Golf Classic, the family of the late Bret J. More...

Wyalusing to Host Ripken State Tourney

Local 12-Under Team Set to Play

The Wyalusing Ball Association will host the Pennsylvania Cal Ripken 12-under baseball championship tournament at the Milne Complex on Lime Hill from July 12-16. More...

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