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County Prison Recognized by State for 100% Compliance

The Bradford County Prison Board meeting on Aug. 15 was largely upbeat due to a glowing report from the state Department of Corrections and the announcement of a new program that might help keep prison population in check. More...

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Barbara Simpson - 2014-11-20
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Joseph LaFrance - 2014-11-20
George Matlack - 2014-11-20

Local News

Flood Assistance Offered

Bradford County Commissioners

The Bradford County Commissioners opened their Aug. 15 meeting to a packed house. Those in attendance included representatives of agencies and companies involved with current bids and funding proposals, and two boy scouts seeking a lesson in civics. More...

Governor Hears Royalty Issues

Commissioners Take Landowners Case to Harrisburg

Bradford County Commissioners Doug McLinko and Daryl Miller were upbeat and felt confident that their visit to Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett on Aug. More...

Annual Friends of Pickett Barbecue Well Attended

The twelfth annual Friends of Tina Pickett Barbecue was held Saturday, Aug. 17 at the Rome Township farm of Tom and Diane Elliott. More...

Letters

Psyched for PBIS

Dear Editor: More...

Passing the Buck

Dear Editor: Where to start? I guess I will start by saying I have been royally ripped off by the gas company as I am sure many leaseholders have been. More...

Columns

Let’s Hear It For Teachers

There’s probably no better time than at the start of a new school year to express our gratitude to the people who devote their lives to teaching our kids. In many cases, the important service teachers provide unfortunately goes unnoticed. More...

Reflections of Nature

I have come to the conclusion that my friend, Bob Bastion, is trying to help me learn more about wildlife, because he keeps coming up with questions that I have to delve into nature books to find the answers. 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...

Sports

Rams Dominate First Scrimmage

“We accomplished what we wanted to do today.” First-year head coach Jim Buchman was pleased with the outcome of Wyalusing Valley’s football scrimmage at Montrose on Saturday, Aug. 17. More...

PGC Sets Migratory Seasons

The Pennsylvania Game Commission recently announced the migratory game bird seasons and bag limits for 2013-2014. Duck season in the North Zone, which includes the Rocket Courier readership area, runs from Oct. 12 to Nov. 30 and Dec. 24 through Jan. More...

Smith, Meitzler Win Riverfest Run

Simon Smith cruised to an easy victory in the Riverfest 5K in Towanda on Saturday, Aug. 17. The Towanda teenager finished the run up and back the Merrill Parkway in 16:43. Adam Russell was second, 55 seconds back, with a time of 17:38. More...

Chesapeake Layoffs Troubling to Locals

An unexpected sequence of events set into action by the largest natural gas drilling company currently operating in Pennsylvania has many locals wondering, “What’s next?” On Aug. More...

Bradford County Deploys First CNG Cars

Two new Honda Civics were delivered to the Bradford County Courthouse on Monday afternoon. 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

Deed Transfers Trula V. Haflett to Duane R. and Yalonda M. Pick, two parcels in Troy Borough for $2,000 on Aug. 7. Richard A., Jr., Kevin D. and Eric T. Morse, Sr. to Blake M. Furman in Rome Township for $41,000 on Aug. 7. More...

Opinion

Now That the Smokescreen is Gone

I’m not fond of naysayers in general. I like to think of myself as positive and progressive, and those who are so strongly opposed to something that we can’t even initiate an effective dialogue on a particular topic simply frustrate me. More...

Lifestyles

Forkston

A number of people from the area gathered at the Grange Hall on Saturday afternoon for the Lewis Family Reunion. Among those attending were Alice Denison, Lewis and Leanora Denison, Monica Denison, and Randy Severcool. More...

Nimble

Don and Lori Place Burke enjoyed the company of Caleb and Stephanie Westbrook and their three-year-old son, Robert from Stockbridge, WI recently. My daughter, Ginger Howell and I spent some time in Clarks Summit last Friday. More...

Wyalusing

Lucille Bride attended her grandson Alexander Zdon’s 7th birthday party on Saturday at the home of his parents, Carrie and Joel Zdon in Sheshequin. More...

Dining and Entertainment

Wine Festival Entertainment Announced

Entertainment for the 2013 Wyalusing Valley Wine Festival, which will be held on Saturday, Sept. 14, has been announced. The fundraiser will be held from noon to 5 p.m. More...

Area Singers Invited to Join Mansfield Festival Chorus

Area singers are invited to join the Mansfield University Festival Chorus for the 2013-14 season. The Chorus, directed by Peggy Dettwiler, will meet on Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m. in Steadman Theatre beginning Tuesday, Aug. 27. More...

4-H to Host Livestock Auction at Fair

There will be plenty of new and exciting events happening at the Kiwanis Wyoming County Fair this year. More...

Worship

UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

The Youth Group gave a presentation to the congregation during church Aug. 11 on their recent mission trip to Boston. The church had given them a monetary donation to help fund the trip. More...

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWS

“Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. More...

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish

In Luke’s gospel Jesus says that He has come to set the world on fire. This fire will be very divisive because we’ll have to choose goodness over evil. More...

Education

Children’s Center Presents End of Summer Play

Students from the Wyalusing Children’s Center summer program have been busy practicing for their end of the summer performance that was held Monday for the younger children at the center, as we More...

Dean’s List

Lindsey M. Stamer of Tunkhannock earned Dean’s List honors at Saint Joseph’s University for the Spring 2013 semester. She is majoring in Classical Studies at the University. More...

Tsouros Graduates

Army Pvt. Sofokles A. Tsouros has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, SC. More...

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