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Another Successful Celebration For Wyalusing Volunteer Firemen

Although the final numbers still aren’t tabulated, it looks like last week’s Wyalusing Firemen’s Celebration was another successful event. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

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

Local News

WVHS Seniors Complete New Township Building

Wyalusing Valley High School seniors Tristan Knapp and Zack Zeidner are pretty sure that they have satisfied the criteria for their graduation project. More...

Wyalusing Wine Festival Tickets Now on Sale

Committee members are busy planning for the 2013 Wyalusing Valley Wine Festival, which will be held on Saturday, Sept. 14, from noon to 5 p.m. More...

Energy Proposal Considered

Wyoming County

The Wyoming County Commissioners are considering a program offered exclusively by Commonwealth Energy Group (CEG). The program could save the county and the taxpayers thousands of dollars every year if adopted. More...

Lifestyles

Camptown

A beautiful farewell to Hope Minyon was held July 31 at the Camptown Church led by Rev. Bill Westbrook and Pastor David Dewing. Family and friends filled the church. More...

Wyalusing

Wyalusing was pretty busy last week with the annual firemen’s celebration and parade on Wednesday. Lots of familiar faces assisting at the carnival booths and the parade was phenomenal. More...

Nimble

Haley Toczko and the Tunkhannock Area School field hockey team attended field hockey camp at Lock Haven University this past week and had a wonderful time. More...

Columns

Pennsylvania Doesn’t Need Welcome Signs

Here we are zooming along Interstate 84 on the final leg of a vacation a couple weeks ago that’s taken us to Upstate New York for a few days and then on to Maine where we spent a glorious two weeks. More...

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Reflections of Nature

Recently, Bob Bastion of East Troy called to ask if I could identify a frog that his grandson had caught. The frog was found hanging on the side of their air conditioner. More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

Coming Events...

Benefits Benefit for Joy Cooke on Saturday, Aug. 17 at the Bentley Creek Wesleyan Church, 13255 Berwick Turnpike, Gillett from 4 to 8 p.m. Chicken barbecue w/cole slaw, potatoes, watermelon, rolls, butter ($12, 4 p.m. More...

Sports

Home Cooking in Dushore

Residents Jarrett Higley, Tom Choplick Win Founders’ Day Races

Ideal conditions greeted 101 runners and walkers for the Dushore Founders’ Day 10K/5K races on Saturday, Aug. 10. More...

Founders’ Day Race Results

Results from the Dushore Founders’ Day runs held on Saturday, Aug. 10. 10K Run More...

Runners Have Choice Of Races

Area runners will find many racing opportunities in the coming month with at least eight competitions slated in the Rocket Courier readership area over a stretch of 36 days. More...

Education

School Board Prepares for New Year

With the start of the 2013-14 school season less than two weeks away, members of the Wyalusing Area School Board and administrators met on Monday night to offer reports related to their readiness for the arrival of teachers and students in the coming More...

Tips to Building Strong Parent-Teacher Relationship

Once a school year begins, many students spend more time in the classroom with their teachers than they do at home with their parents. That’s especially true in dual-income households where both parents work outside of the home. More...

Free Access to E-book Program for Young Children

New e-reading technology being made available by the Pennsylvania Department of Education through libraries gives young children an exciting new way to experience books and learn to love reading. More...

NTSB Releases Preliminary Report on Helicopter Crash

While the time that a doomed Robinson R66 helicopter was airborne over Wyoming County on July 27 was shorter than previously reported, assumptions that the pilot changed directions and altitude numerous times before crashing are all but confirmed by More...

Fireman Stable After Accident

First Responder Struck By Truck; Driver Charged

As of Monday morning, a broken utility pole and thick, insulated wires lay in the grass and weeds on the east side of Rummerfield Creek Road in Standing Stone Township. More...

Camptown Post Office Reopens after Crash

It’s an unofficial creed for the U.S. Postal Service: “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night” prevents delivery of the mail. More...

Crime and Courts

Tunkhannock Man Charged with Rape, Incest

Benjamin W. 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

Deed Transfers Gladys V. Cobb to Gladys V. and Linda Cobb in Pike Township for $1 on Aug. 1. Thomas V. and Esther W. Potts to James C., Sr. and Lydia L. Gavek, three parcels in Stevens Township for $265,000 on Aug. 1. More...

Opinion

Memories of Summers Past

A few autumn-like days over the past few weeks has me dreading cooler weather and reminiscing about summer days from my early childhood to more recent years. Like my cats, I am an admitted heat-seeker. More...

Seniors

Bradford County Dairy Princess Speaks to Senior Citizens

On Aug. 1 the Towanda Area Senior Citizens met for their annual picnic at the Wysox Boat Launch. President Bob Whipple welcomed 40 members and two guests, Lu-Anne Antisdel, Bradford County Dairy Princess, and Cherie Foster. More...

Boback, Major to Host Expo for Seniors, Caregivers

As a way to inform senior citizens about the variety of public and private programs and services available to them, Reps. Karen Boback and Sandra Major will host a Senior Expo on Thursday, Aug. 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Things to Consider Before Inviting an Aging Relative to Move In

As many seniors age, their ability to live independently is compromised. An older adult may suffer from a medical condition that makes it difficult or impossible for him or her to drive an automobile or manage day-to-day life independently. More...

Dining and Entertainment

Steamtown Railfest Slated For Labor Day Weekend

Steamtown National Historic Site in downtown Scranton is the place to be this Labor Day weekend, Aug. 31 and Sept. More...

Harford Fair to Feature Rodney Atkins

The village of Harford will welcome thousands of visitors from near and far at the 156th Harford Fair Aug. 19 to 24. While the fair has many traditional events, a highlight of this year’s fair will be country music singer, Rodney Atkins. More...

Country Connection Line Dancers to Entertain

The Country Connection Line Dancers will again be part of Saturday’s entertainment starting at 3 p.m., Aug. 17 behind the Bradford County Courthouse. More...

Worship

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish

The Gospel on Sunday is from Luke 12: 32-48, and in a few vivid and expressive similes our Lord tells the disciples how they should conduct their lives on earth so that they would always be found in God’s friendship when their call to judgment More...

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWS

“Then Jesus asked, ‘What is the kingdom of God like? What shall I compare it to? It is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his garden. More...

IT’S IN THE BOOK

After much trading of WWII souvenirs before leaving the ship, I ended up with a Japanese bugle, a ship’s bell, a handcarved Chinese junk, and other precious nothings. More...

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