September 19, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Spring Hill Greets Seniors for Meal

For 26 years, the Spring Hill United Methodist Church has offered residents from area senior citizen facilities a day out to enjoy a meal and entertainment. More...

Crane Shows Off Lifting Power

Motorists passing B&K Equipment on Route 6 west of Wyalusing likely did a double-take on Wednesday morning at the sight of a 35,000-pound forklift suspended in the air. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Charles Pierson - 2014-04-17
Louise Arnold - 2014-04-17
Martin Stein, III - 2014-04-17
Pauline Bennett - 2014-04-17
Thelma Brotzman - 2014-04-17
Darrell Singer - 2014-04-17

Local News

Firewood Spilled in Stevens Rollover

The driver of a 1996 Ford pickup truck with a homemade wooden bed lost a load of firewood but was apparently uninjured on Sept. 12 after the vehicle he was driving flipped on its driver’s side and slid off the highway. More...

Susquehanna County Adjusts Salaries, Job Listings

Prior to the start of their Sept. More...

Mandatory Area Code Dialing Begins Saturday

Starting Saturday, Sept. More...

Opinion

Death is Not a Game

Death is not a topic on which many people care to dwell, but I am not afraid to talk about it. I have no morbid curiosity about death, but it’s a part of life that we cannot avoid. More...

Scare Tactics Being Used Again on Consumers Regarding Milk Prices

Guest Commentary

One more time, some members of Congress are using scare tactics on consumers in an attempt to obtain a new Farm Bill. More...

Political Cartoon

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Seniors

Northern Harmony II Entertains Towanda Area Senior Citizens

President Bob Whipple called the Sept. 5 meeting to order welcoming 46 members and guests. Guests were Len Souto, Alan Seymour, Bette Stroud, Cherie Foster and Sandra Myhand. Host for the day was Leland Ayers. More...

Senior Fair Planned at Montrose

U.S. Representative Tom Marino will host his third Senior Fair on Tuesday, Sept. 24, at the Montrose Bible Conference, 218 Locust Street, Montrose, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Dining and Entertainment

Poet McGuigan to be at Open Mic Night

Andrea Talarico McGuigan will be featured at the Dietrich Theater’s first Open Mic Night of autumn. More...

Festival Weather Holds; Wine Flows Freely

The Wyalusing Valley Wine Festival drew hundreds if not more than 1,000 patrons to the grounds of the Wyalusing Valley Museum on Saturday. Early morning mist and drizzle gave way to mostly cloudy skies and cooler than expected temperatures. More...

PA Heritage Festival Showcasing Black Powder and Elk

The 2013 PA Heritage Festival gets bigger and better each year and has something for everyone, including those with an interest in hunting, trapping and firearms. The festival will be held on Sept. More...

Sports

Blackman, Werner Claim Victories

47th Camptown Races

Dan Blackman cruised to victory on a damp, cold and overcast day during the 47th running of the Camptown Races on Sept. 14. More...

Lady Rams Defeat Sayre

At Sayre, on Sept. 12, Veronica Morrison had 18 kills to pace the Lady Rams. The junior also made 11 digs in the 25- 19, 25-23, 23-25, 25-12 victory. Alicia Tewksbury dished out 12 assists. She also had nine digs. LeighAnn Miller added eight digs. More...

Girls’ Soccer Wins Second Straight

Wyalusing Valley blanked Wellsboro, 2-0, to even its record at 3-3, overall, and improve to 2-3 in the Northern Tier League. Kasey DeVoir and Brooklynn Edgerton each scored for the Lady Rams in the Sept. 16 home victory over the Lady Hornets. More...

Breaking News - 9/21/2013 5:05 PM

Police Seeking Fire Extinguisher Pranksters  Free Access 

Cars Sprayed Early Friday Morning

When Judy Higley of Wyalusing went out to her car to drive to work on Friday morning, she thought at first that the vehicle was covered with frost – a reasonable deduction given the white coating on her car and two frosty mornings earlier in the week More...

Power Plant Construction Underway in Asylum Twp.

Turbine Delivery Presents Challenges

Ground has been broken for the construction of the massive Liberty Power Plant, which will generate electricity from natural gas. Panda Power Funds purchased the plant from Moxie Energy last month and began construction immediately. More...

GED Race Heats Up Ahead of Changes

Adult Literacy Week Opens Sunday

GED (general education development) testing will become more difficult and more expensive in 2014, and those who work with adults pursuing the certificate are racing against the calendar to achieve success before Baby New Year arrives. More...

New Park to be Dedicated at Creek Junction

The recent anniversary of the 2011 flood may have eluded some, but the citizens of four collaborative western Wyoming County townships have vivid memories of the event. They also have big reason to celebrate this weekend. More...

Police Blotter

POLICE BLOTTER

Police Seeking Clues Police are seeking leads in numerous investigations. More...

Crime and Courts

Mother-Son Team Nabbed in Drug Bust

Lavina Kiernan, 50, and Ryan Kiernan, 24, both of Nicholson, were charged on Sept. 4 in separate, but related cases involving drugs. 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 Wayne H. and Judith A. Huntington to Wayne H. and Judith A. Huntington, Huntington Irrevocable Residential & Income Trust in Springfield Township for $1 on Sept. 3. More...

Letters

Questioning VA’s Priorities

Dear Editor: My husband is a 100 percent disabled Vietnam combat veteran. He was exposed to Agent Orange while he was in Vietnam. More...

Refuting Senator’s Position

Dear Editor: Senator Gene Yaw’s opposition to legislation clarifying the definition of royalty as referenced in the Guaranteed Minimum Royalty Act is confounding. Apparently Sen. More...

Lifestyles

Wyalusing

Mary Ann Raffin called on Bob and Joan Caswell Thursday afternoon and brought some of her garden vegetables to share. Fran and Richard Eberlin recently returned from their honeymoon in Cancun. More...

Forkston

Jim and Janice Copp attended the All-American Dairy Show in Harrisburg recently. They sold items and enjoyed meeting the people. More...

Dimock

A great many people attended Don Wood’s funeral on Saturday, Sept. 14. Members of the Dimock Community Church and the United Fire Company of Montrose provided dinner afterward at the fire hall. The Rev. More...

Columns

Reflections of Nature

Recently, I talked to Patricia Bower, of Warrensville, who wanted information about wheel bugs; however, I had never heard of a wheel bug and needed to do some research. 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...

JUST ASK ALICE

Alice Wickhammer of Jester Hill offers insight into< More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

Coming Events...

Barbecues Chicken Barbecue, Laceyville Goodwill Fire Company on Oct. 13. Ready between 11 a.m. and noon at the fire hall. Chicken Barbecue, sponsored by Wyalusing Masonic Lodge #618 at Pen-Mart in Wyalusing on Saturday, Sept. 21, 10 until ??? More...

Worship

WYALUSING U.M. CHARGE NEWS

Focus for the week: “Before you point your fingers, be sure your hands are clean.” More...

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWS

“Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. More...

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish

The lesson from Luke 15 is clearly a lesson of hope and confidence in the infinite mercy of God in His dealings with us. The rosary will be prayed each weekday at noon at St. Mary’s for world peace for the next two weeks. More...

Education

Degrees Received At King’s College

Three local residents received a master’s degree from King’s College, Wilkes-Barre, during the college’s recent summer commencement ceremony. More...

SBDC Training for Small Business Start-Ups

The University of Scranton Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will hold the training seminar “The First Step: Starting Your Business” on Wednesday, Sept. 25 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. More...

P&G Promoting Nutrition Education in Local Schools

The Wyoming County Community Health Foundation (WCCHF) and Procter & Gamble (P&G) are making a difference in the health and wellness of the children in their community. More...

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