August 1, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Skinners Eddy Accident Sends Three to Hospital

A two-vehicle crash in Skinners Eddy midday on Tuesday resulted in the driver and passengers of a yellow Dodge Neon being transported to local hospitals. Traffic was eventually backed up from Laceyville through Black Walnut. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Joseph Sherman, Jr. - 2014-09-25
Estelle Christiansen - 2014-09-25
Howard Cory - 2014-09-25
Clarke Adams - 2014-09-25
Zamien Benditt-Parkes - 2014-09-25

Local News

Acclaimed Bluegrass Band To Make Stop in Towanda

WVHS Grad to Make Rare Local Appearance

Though Danny Stewart, Jr. spent most of his early life growing up and attending school in the Wyalusing area, opportunities for him to share his talents as a bluegrass bassist and vocalist with local fans have been limited. More...

Local Brewers Receive License

Public Debut to Coincide with Bluegrass Show

It took longer than they expected, but Jeff Homer and Thor Trowbridge have cleared another important hurdle in their efforts to get a brewery up and running in the proximity of Grovedale Winery in Wyalusing Township. More...

Gay’s Grand Opening this Weekend

Gay’s True Value Hardware store’s move to its new location on East Tioga Street in Tunkhannock is virtually complete, and to celebrate the store will have its Grand Opening Friday morning at 9 a.m., complete with ribbon cutting. More...

Letters

Not Our Son

Dear Editor: In reference to the police report in the Rocket-Courier dated Thursday, July 25, we would like to clarify the following: More...

Lifestyles

Laceyville

Mary Tyler returned home at the end of last week after spending a week in Tennessee visiting her 90-year-old sisterin law, Francis Vogt. More...

Silvara

Greetings! It is a beautiful day here in S.E. Bradford County. Congratulations to the Silvara Valley Farm on their great showing of their sheep and rabbits including a Grand Champion Ram. Tammy sells homemade soap and eggs at the farm. More...

Jenningsville

The beautiful weather recently has been wonderful with low humidity, so we can open windows and doors for fresh air. More...

Dining and Entertainment

Blueberry Festival Takes Place This Weekend

The 34th annual Montrose Blueberry Festival will be taking place this Friday, Aug. 2 and Saturday Aug. 3 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the village green next to the courthouse. More...

Picnic with Your Pooch Slated for September at Grovedale Winery

On Saturday, Sept. 7 from 12 to 4 p.m., the Bradford County Humane Society (BCHS) is partnering with the Grovedale Winery in Wyalusing to hold their fifth annual Picnic With Your Pooch. More...

Twelfth Year Gathering of Singers & Songwriters at the Dietrich Theater

On Wednesday, Aug. 21 at 7:30 p.m. the Dietrich Theater will welcome Lorne Clarke and Tom Flannery back for the Gathering of Singers & Songwriters XII. More...

Worship

Vacation Bible School Held in Herrickville

The Herrickville United Methodist Church held its Vacation Bible School July 8 to 12. It was a busy week with 40 children participating and enjoying lessons, crafts and games. More...

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWS

“You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your Father in heaven. More...

WYALUSING U.M. CHARGE NEWS

This week has been a busy week with Community Vacation Bible School. Children have been busy learning a new verse and songs each day at Kingdom Rock. More...

Breaking News - 8/6/2013 2:26 PM

Gas Line Breaks Near Towanda  Free Access 

Leak Under Control Within Two Hours

A gas line rupture in the area of Sugar Creek Road west of Towanda on Monday evening drew quick response from local firefighters and the company that owns the transmission line. More...

Carnival Time Draws Near

Annual Wyalusing Firemen’s Celebration Begins Tuesday, Aug. 6

The Wyalusing Valley Volunteer Fire Department (WVVFD) is gearing up for their annual summer carnival that will take place next Tuesday, Aug. 6 through Saturday, Aug. 10 at the Wyalusing Borough Park. More...

Fugitive Nabbed Near Tunkhannock

United States Marshal Martin J. Pane announced yesterday that the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) arrested Thomas McCarty in a remote section of Wyoming County, near Tunkhannock. More...

Police Blotter

POLICE BLOTTER

Union Dale Woman Drowns An autopsy was scheduled to be performed on the body of a 52- year-old female found in Lewis Lake, Herrick Township, Susquehanna County, on the afternoon of July 23. More...

Crime and Courts

Wyalusing Man Jailed In Lieu of $200K Bail

Joshua Ryan Whitehead, 24, of RR3 Wyalusing was arrested on July 22 after he was accused by a Franklin Township man for stealing a cooler and beer and liquor from a camper on Southside Road. More...

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 Margaret M. Zigman, aka Margaret A. Zigman, to Margaret Ann Zigman in Stevens Township for $1 on July 16. More...

Opinion

Buy a Map and Heed Your Limits

On Tuesday morning, I had the misfortune of having to cover a wreck in Skinners Eddy in which three members of one family were injured. I always have mixed feelings about reporting on car accidents and house fires. More...

Columns

Going Off to College, Staying on Budget

Guest Commentary

It’s that time. The stores are filled with mini fridges, microwaves, totes and funky furniture to stylize a dorm room. We recently received a 20-page booklet from one of my favorite stores, Target. More...

Knock Wood

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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...

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

Sports

Wadas, Robbins Win at Lake Carey

Porfirio Sets Women’s Valvano 10K Mark; Stec Paces 5K Women

As the morning sun burned a light fog off a glistening Lake Carey, a field of 182 runners and walkers completed the Mountain Energy Frank Valvano Memorial 5K run/walk and 10K run on Saturday, July 27. More...

Frank Valvano Memorial Run Results

5K Walk More...

Cyclists, Mount Your Bikes

Area cyclists should circle Sunday, Sept. 15, on their calendar . That’s the day for the annual Tour de Shunk, a benefit 100- mile ride, covering scenic parts of the Endless Mountains to raise funds for the fight against cancer. More...

Education

Nationwide Foundation Grant Supports Leadership Training Program

A $20,000 grant from the Nationwide Insurance Foundation will support a leadership-education program in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences. More...

Michael Salsman Graduates from Basic Training at Fort Jackson

Army Reserve Pvt. Michael T. Salsman has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, SC. More...

Hussong Named To Dean’s List

Morrisville State College recently announced those students who were named to the Dean’s List for the Spring 2013 semester. One local resident, Shelby Hussong, Laceyville was named to Dean’s List status. More...

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