August 29, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

El Gallo Grande

When it comes to lawn ornaments, Wyalusing’s Sanford and Son owner Chuck Bullock, above, has the granddaddy of them all—a 12-foot, multi-colored Texas rooster or gallo as they’re called in Mexico where the colorful artwork is crafte More...

Commissioners United on Gas Royalties

The volleying between the Bradford County Commissioners and a state lawmaker over who should guarantee that landowners who have natural gas leases get a minimum of 12.5 percent of the profits from their wells continued last Thursday at the courthouse More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Orrin Phinney, Jr. - 2014-09-18
Thomas MacDonald - 2014-09-18
Floyd Furman - 2014-09-18
Doreen Potter - 2014-09-18
Timothy Robinson - 2014-09-18
Mark Shingler - 2014-09-18

Local News

Herb Williams Marks 20 Years at Laceyville Hardware

There are few people in the Laceyville area as well known and highly regarded as Herb Williams, the amiable clerk at Laceyville Hardware. More...

It’s More than Just ‘Stuff’

New Antique Store Opens in LeRaysville

Kathy Preston, owner of the new antique shop Stuff, on East Street in LeRaysville, has been an avid collector of vintage and antique items for many years. Now she wants to share her finds with others starting this weekend Aug. 31 and Sept. More...

Wyoming Commissioners Name Financial Consultant

In the wake of the departure of Merrill Lynch as its financial consultant, Wyoming County has chosen Greystone Consulting of Wyomissing to handle the reins of its $11 million Pension Fund. More...

Opinion

A Presidential Experience

I’ll tell you right up front that I didn’t meet or even shake hands with President Obama or Vice President Biden, but I’m satisfied with the experience that I had and look forward to getting closer to the center of activity the next More...

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Lifestyles

Evergreen

Tyler Campbell attended the tractor pulls at Rome on Sat. and brought home three first place ribbons with his John Deere. Thanks to Shirley Pardoe, guest at the New Era Community Group dinner last week. More...

Camptown

The Camptown Races are coming up Sept. 14. One of the changes this year is that there will be barbecued chicken on a take-out basis only. There will be one of the favorites, the pie booth. Watch for more details. More...

Jenningsville

Mary Tyler spent Friday running errands with her mother, Pearl Kimble, in Wysox and afterwards they enjoyed lunch at the Chinese restaurant in the Bradford Towne Center. More...

Columns

Cyber Attacks: The New Face Of Warfare

It reminds me of the doomsday scenarios we heard back in the 1950s during the coldest days of the Cold War when people built fallout shelters to save themselves from the radiation of a nuclear attack. Thankfully, the U.S. More...

Reflections of Nature

Almost every day another wild flower appears along the roadsides. August is the month when the “Master’s Garden” of yarrow, tansy, goldenrod, evening primrose, mullein, Joe- Pye weed, Queen Ann’s lace, touch-me nots, etc. 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...

Sports

Youthful Rams Look Ahead

Travel to Wellsboro for Season Opener after Successful Pre-Season

In the wake of consecutive losing seasons, including its first one-win campaign since the Eisenhower administration, the Wyalusing Valley football team appears poised to take a step towards respectability. More...

Athletic Turnout Declines

With every new school year, there is a different set of expectations and a certain number of surprises. I am curious to see how Wyalusing Valley’s fall sports seasons play out this year. One thing for sure is all four teams are very young. More...

Experience, Health Key for Lady Rams

2013 WVHS Girls’ Soccer Team Debuts at Sullivan County Saturday

Last season, injuries and inexperience contributed to a 7- 11-1 season for the Wyalusing Valley girls’ soccer team. An older, hopefully wiser, and healthier Lady Ram squad opens the season on Saturday at Sullivan County. More...

Local College Educators Inspired by Obama Visit

Last Friday’s visit to Lackawanna College in Scranton by President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden presented a rare occasion for local residents to see the nation’s top two leaders together. More...

Toomey Addresses Wyoming Chamber

U.S. Senator Pat Toomey was the guest of the Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce Tuesday when he met and spoke with several members of the business community. More...

Trip to Zambia Brings Lifetime of Memories for Herrickville Student

There were many things that Sarah Paddock, an 18- year-old college student from Herrickville, learned during her recent six-week trip to the African nation of Zambia, and one of them is that she wants to go back. More...

Crime and Courts

Kunkle Charged With Manslaughter

A weekend of drug use may have played into the final argument between Scott and Patricia Kunkle, of Monroe Township, Bradford County, but police have determined that excessive force employed by Scott Kunkle led to his wife’s death on July 14. 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 James R. and Carrie L. Carroll to Carrie L. Carroll in Athens Borough, First Ward for $1 on Aug. 9. Evelyn Wilson to Roger L. and Doris Brown in Towanda Borough, First Ward for $2,500 on Aug. 9. More...

Letters

A Call for Animal Rights

Dear Editor: This week’s 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s March on Washington is being observed with marches, speeches and speculation on what causes Dr. King would embrace today. More...

Gratitude for Gas PR Team

Dear Editor: United Way of Bradford County would like to thank former Chesapeake employees for all of their contributions to our community. More...

Healthcare Double Standards?

Dear Editor: I read and hear that congress has exempted themselves and their employees from Obamacare. ’Seems that the chefs don’t want to eat the food they cooked. Respectfully, Glenn MurphyCamptown More...

Seniors

Enjoying the Senior Picnic

Wyalusing resident Bonny Sutton, left, is shown above with her grandmother, Elsie Zurn. More...

Healthy Steps in Motion Class To be Offered at Senior Centers

The Bradford/Sullivan/ Susquehanna/Tioga Counties Prime Time Health program will be offering the Health Steps in Motion exercise class in four of the B/S/S/T Area Agency on Aging Senior Centers. More...

Dining and Entertainment

‘Waiting for the Queen’ Centers on Refugee’s Life at French Azilum

A new novel by Vestal, NY author Joanna Higgins, formerly of Little Meadows, PA, gives readers a look at what life must have been like for refugees who fled revolutionary France in the 1790s for the wilds of Northeast Pennsylvania. More...

Summer Jazz Concert

On Sunday, Sept. 15 at 3 p.m. the Jimmy Welch Quartet will perform a free jazz concert at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock. More...

Raffle Baskets for Wine Festival

Wyalusing Valley Museum Curator Morgan Clinton took this photo of some of the themed raffle baskets that will be awarded to patrons of the Wyalusing Valley Wine Festival set for Saturday, Sept. 14. More...

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Coming Events...

Antique Shows Old tractor display on Sept. 7 and 8, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tractors from the 30s, 40s, 50s and 60s at 259 Dayton Road, Montrose, PA. Signs off Rt. 706 E. of Lawton and N. of Lawton on Rt. 267. More...

Worship

IT’S IN THE BOOK

Christians love their Bibles. They mark special verses with pencil or pen or using different colors for special subjects. Some make a sloppy job of marking, others make every page like that coat of Joseph. More...

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish

This week’s gospel is from St. Luke and concerns those who hear Christ’s message but refuse to follow it. Christ makes it very clear to all of us that each one’s salvation is in his own hands. More...

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWS

“And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him,” (Colossians 3:17). More...

Education

Penn College Graduates

Bradford County James R. Biery, Sayre, Bachelor of Science, Physician Assistant, Cum Laude Jessica M. Grover, Wyalusing, Bachelor of Science, Physician Assistant, Cum Laude More...

Kids Learn About Bookmobile

PA pack-horse librarian, Rosemary Wynott, visited the weekly Bradford County Library story time recently in Burlington. With her Kentucky accent, she informed the group of the history of bookmobiles from carrying books via horses to rural areas. More...

Grantwriting Workshop Slated for September 5

The Endless Mountains Heritage Region is hosting a regional grantwriting and project development workshop on Thursday, Sept. 5, at the Wyalusing Community Corps building on Main Street in historic Wyalusing from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. More...

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