July 25, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Wyalusing Says ‘Goodbye’ to Career School Bus Drivers

Two long-time bus drivers in the Wyalusing Area School District retired this year. They take with them mostly fond memories of transporting generations of children from home to school and back. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Dawson Mosier - 2014-07-24
Marian Watson - 2014-07-24
Anna Mae Wurzler - 2014-07-24
Whitney Rockwell - 2014-07-24
Anna Mae Wurzler - 2014-07-17
Dawson Mosier - 2014-07-17

Local News

Historic Forkston Structure Lost to Fire

A child’s bicycle lies among the ruins of a home destroyed by fire early Monday morning in the village of Forkston. More...

Mayors Seek Grants for Infrastructure Upgrades

With the future of Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) hanging in limbo with the rest of the state budget, two Bradford County boroughs are on a waiting list for projects that have been deemed eligible by the board that oversees the disbursemen More...

Pipe Replacement Closes Terry Township Road

A PennDOT maintenance crew in Bradford County began a large-pipe replacement project to improve drainage along Route 2011 (Shaffers Notch Road) on Monday, July 22. More...

Opinion

Amnesty: Skip the Sequel

Guest Commentary

My friend and colleague Ed Meese is second to no one in his admiration for Ronald Reagan. More...

Dairy Farmers Still Need a Cost of Production Pricing Formula

Guest Commentary

Despite the remark made by an official of the National Milk Producer Federation when he claimed that nearly all dairy farmers enthusiastically supported the Dairy Security Act which is contained in the Senate’s version of the Farm Bill, we stil More...

Political Cartoon

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Seniors

AARP Holds Regular Monthly Meeting

President Tom King opened the meeting at 1:45 p.m. by leading the flag salute followed by the Lord’s Prayer. There were 22 members and one guest present. The guest welcomed was Ruth Tuttle from Ocala, FL. More...

Advice Offered for Medicare and Prescription Coverage Questions

Representatives from the Area Agency on Aging are available to counsel with individuals regarding Medicare, Medicaid, Advantage Plans, Medigap/Supplement, prescript-tion plans and the Pennsylvania PACE program. More...

Dining and Entertainment

‘A Day at the River’ Draws Large Crowds to Tunkhannock

Despite predictions by confident forecasters that thunderstorms moving through the area on Saturday would bring nearly instant relief from a week-long heat wave, sultry weather prevailed, and A Day at the River brought area residents in droves to Tun More...

Performance of ‘The Uneasy Chair’ Slated

Fans of Oscar Wilde and P. G. Wodehouse, take note. Amelia Pickles has a room to let in her boarding house, and Captain Josiah Wickett appears to be a most suitable tenant. More...

Chainsaw Carver at Craft Day

Saturday, July 27 from 11 to 3, The Cabin Country Store is sponsoring the Third Annual Youth Craft Day and Northeastern Pennsylvania Chainsaw Carver, Kevin Treat. More...

Sports

Record Falls in River Race

The team of Pat Anderson and Dana Leet won the Endless Mountains Downriver Canoe/Kayak Race in Tunkhannock on Saturday, July 20. More...

Mom’s Last-Second Tip

Aleta O’Connor gets final advice from her mother, Jessica O’Connor, in the long jump during the Wyalusing Summer Track meet held on Thursday, July 11. More...

Sectional Changes May Help

It wasn’t that long ago that the North Section wrestling tournament was the biggest high school athletic event of the year in the area. More...

Flood Plain Maps Raise Concerns

Planners Stand behind New Charts

The Pennsylvania Department of Economic Development and FEMA have released new flood plain maps for Bradford County, and there is no shortage of opinions as to how accurate the updated information is or whom it will help or hinder. More...

Birthing Services to be Eliminated

Memorial Hospital Notifies Maternity Patients

Rumors that Memorial Hospital in Towanda would be closing its maternity ward in the fall have turned out to be true, according to a letter issued to maternity patients by Community Health Associates LLC on July 16. More...

Snedeker Visit Expected to Create Stir in Dushore, Wyalusing

WNEP Channel 16’s Joe Snedeker began pedaling on Monday morning on his annual Go Joe 16 ride to bring awareness to and raise funds for St. Joseph’s Center in Scranton. More...

Police Blotter

POLICE BLOTTER

Under Investigation Erik Bryde, 56, of Dushore reported that he had money stolen from his vehicle when it was parked in the alley west of Center Street in Dushore between July 19 and 20. 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 Donna M. Forth Bongard to Bongard Family Trust, Raymond J. and Donna M. Forth Bongard, Trustees, in Wilmot Township for $1 on July 9. More...

Bradford County Pleas and Sentencings

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

Letters

Beware Pumped-Up Cops

Dear Editor: In the last month, I have been reading about more and more over the top and brutal actions by our police in pretty benign situations. After reading about anabolic steroid use and abuse by police officers, perhaps we have an answer. More...

Lifestyles

Laceyville

Teresa Brewer was busy last week teaching Bible School at the Skinners Eddy United Methodist Church. Betty and John Spencer had company Saturday evening when Mr. and Mrs. Jim Belcher stopped by with their granddaughter, Faith. More...

Beaver Meadows

Jeff Taylor of Little Meadows and Dale Grover attended the Claverack picnic at Wysox on Saturday. Thursday afternoon visitors at the Dale Bennett home were Ralph and Joan Anderson and granddaughter, Heidi of Dixon. More...

Nimble

Cindy, Randi and Hailey Farr spent last week at Ocean City, MD with Cindy’s sister and daughter, Sue and Raelyn Jackson of Towanda. While at the beach they had dinner one night with Cindy and John Trout who are from Paradise, PA. More...

Columns

A Growing and Deadly Highway Menace

Maybe you’ve had an experience like this and if you haven’t, odds are you likely soon will: You’re driving your car when you come up behind a vehicle driven by someone who appears to have had one too many drinks. 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 Good Old Days

News items of timely interest gathered from the old files of The WYALUSING ROCKET and reprinted as they were in the July 30, 1965 issue. A 1963 Cadillac ambulance has been purchased from a Maryland community for use in Wyalusing. More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

Coming Events...

Arts Hill Country Artists meeting, Thursday August 1, 7 p.m. featuring Nancy Golf pastel demo. All are invited. Refreshments will be served. More...

Worship

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWS

“Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. More...

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish

In this week’s Gospel, the two sisters, Mary and Martha are featured. When Jesus came to their home, Martha busied herself preparing a meal whereas Mary placed herself at the feet of Jesus. More...

IT’S IN THE BOOK

There is so much to see and do in this world today that no one should complain of being bored. More...

Education

Elk Lake Superintendent Announces Retirement

Bush Will Stay through June 2014

The opening moments of the July 18 combined meeting of the Elk Lake and Susquehanna County Career and Technology Center (SCCTC) governing board brought surprising and dismaying news to board members and visitors alike. More...

IUP Students from Area Graduate

The following students from Bradford County have completed requirements for graduation from Indiana University of Pennsylvania as of May 2013. Krista Jean Gartland, New Albany, B.S. in Safety Sciences and Anya Rose Hudyncia, Wysox, B.A. More...

PSBA Launches Task Force on Career and Technical Education

The Pennsylvania School Boards Association (PSBA) Board of Directors recently created a new Career and Technical Education Task Force to help direct and focus the association’s efforts to advance this critical component of public education and More...

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