October 3, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Leatherstocking Turns on Gas in Susquehanna County

On Tuesday, Leatherstocking Gas turned on natural gas service in Bridgewater Township. The five miles of HDPE pipe will initially provide service to the new Endless Mountains Health Systems and the Montrose Junior/ Senior High School. 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

United Way Kicks Off Campaign

Bradford County Supporters Honored

Approximately 80 supporters, beneficiaries, and members of the United Way of Bradford County (UWBC) gathered at the Towanda Country Club on Sept. 26 to kick off the 2014 Fundraising Campaign. More...

Wyalusing Business Park Poised to Clear Hurdles

While not particularly lengthy, the Tuesday evening meeting of the Wyalusing Township Supervisors revealed some legitimate concerns and the news that the Wyalusing Business Park project proposed last year was moving forward again. More...

Tunkhannock School District to Receive Active Shooter Training

The Wyoming County District Attorney’s office is sponsoring an active shooter training at the Tunkhannock Area High School complex during the daytime hours on Friday, Oct. 11. More...

Opinion

Right of Passage Not Guaranteed Forever

When I decided about 16 years ago to start hunting again and making the annual trek to the Hiduk farm in Herrick Township, I learned a valuable lesson the first day that I was back out. More...

Speaker Inspires Convention Attendees

The hall erupted in thunderous acclaim for a solid five minutes. In unison, 3,000 feet stood to honor the guest speaker, W. Mitchell. He had the most unusual opening I’ve ever seen or heard. “Silence! “ More...

Lifestyles

Wyalusing

We would like to wish a very Happy 100th Birthday to Jane Carey this Saturday. Karen Bond of Beaver Meadows called on Bob and Joan Caswell Sunday evening for dinner. More...

Dimock

Dimock’s own Sonya Griffiths was crowned Homecoming Queen at Elk Lake Saturday night. Her king is Cameron White. They are both seniors. The junior class honored Jenny Van Etten, also a Dimock girl, naming her Homecoming Princess. More...

Terrytown

A correction to Dave and Mary Neuber on their location of their new home. Their place is next to the former home where the Freys lived. Sorry about that, but a nice place indeed. Some wrong communication along the way. More...

Columns

Remember When Elections Used to Be the Final Word?

Time was when American voters determined the course our nation would follow, but those days are apparently long gone. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Reflections of Nature

Recently, the Bradford County Youth Field Day was held at Mt. Pisgah State Park, and during the day, a young participant came up to me and held out a leaf with a caterpillar on it. 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. Benefits More...

Sports

Warriors Ambush Rams with Late TD

Euripides once wrote, “Do not plan on ventures before finishing what’s at hand.” After watching a two-touchdown second-half lead and victory snatched from their grasp for the second time in three weeks, the Wyalusing Valley football More...

Spikers Defeat Canton

Lose to Troy, Towanda during Busy Week

At Canton, on Sept. 28, the Lady Rams rolled to a 3-0 (25-23, 25-18, 25-21) victory. Veronica Morrison accounted for 19 kills and 22 digs. Madalyn Edsell added nine kills and 12 blocks. Brooke Force had seven kills and three blocks. More...

Harriers Split Tri-Meet

Towanda dealt a serious blow to the Wyalusing Valley boys’ slim Northern Tier League championship hopes, handing the Rams an 18-41 defeat in a tri-meet with Cowanesque Valley at the county seat on Oct. 1. More...

Brigham Appointed To Laceyville Council

Randy Brigham came to Tuesday night’s meeting of the Laceyville Borough Council as a visitor, and went home a council member. More...

Dandy Dome Taking Shape

Motorists traveling along Routes 6 and 187 in Wysox Township, as well as customers of the Dandy Mini Mart at the intersection, have likely noticed what appears to be a gazebo being built off the southeast corner of the building. More...

Athens Girl Takes Top Honors at 2014 OYW Program

Wyalusing, Sullivan County Contestants Named Runners-up

Fifteen talented young women representing high schools throughout Bradford and Sullivan Counties graced the stage Saturday evening in the Towanda Jr./Sr. More...

Police Blotter

POLICE BLOTTER

Burglary Reported in Dushore State Police at Laporte are seeking information concerning a burglary at Overton Apartments in Dushore. Between Sept. 24 and 27, someone removed three class rings and a commemorative coin from an apartment. More...

Crime and Courts

Meshoppen Man Charged in Rape Case

Kyle Malcolm Layaou, 21, of Townhouse Road, Meshoppen, was charged on Sept. 25 with statutory sexual assault, aggravated indecent assault and corruption of minors, all felonies, and misdemeanor indecent assault. 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 Victor Consoli to Victor M., Judith, Laurie and Amy Foster Consoli, two parcels in Albany Township for $1 on Sept. 16. More...

Letters

The Untold Story Of the Great Chicken Heist

Editor’s Note: The following letter offers insight into a recent practical joke, the outcome of which was recently reported in the Rocket-Courier’s Seen and Heard column. Editor: More...

Suicide Awareness And Prevention

Dear Editor: More...

Seeking Help With Road Dust

Editor: I started calling my township supervisors about dust control on Woods Road, Wilmot Township, in July, and it is October. Occasional rain from Mother Nature that is the only help I have received. More...

Seniors

Speaking Out Against Elderly Abuse

DURING RESIDENTS’ RIGHTS MONTH

Across the country, residents of nursing homes, and other long term care facilities along with family members, ombudsmen, citizen advocates, facility staff and others will honor the individual rights of long term care residents by celebrating Residen More...

Jane Carey Celebrating 100th

Former Camptown resident and well known retired teacher Jane Carey, who currently resides at the Bradford County Manor, will mark her 100th birthday Saturday, Oct. 5 with a small gathering of family and friends. More...

AARP Chapter 4423 Reports on Meeting

Ruth Cleveland, filling the vacancy of Tom King who relocated to North Carolina, opened the meeting with the Flag Salute followed by The Lord’s Prayer. More...

Dining and Entertainment

Public Invited To Taping at WVIA, Pittston

The public is invited to a radio taping at the WVIA Sordoni Theatre in Pittston on Sunday, Oct. 13 at 3 p.m. Gary and Bernadette Boerckel will be presenting Do You Remember This…Music For the Movies from the Silents to the 1960’s. More...

BCRAC to Host ‘Scene One, Take One’ Auction Fundraiser

The Bradford County Regional Arts Council (BCRAC) will hold its inaugural “Scene One, Take One” Auction and Fundraiser on Saturday, October 12 at 6 p.m. at the Keystone Theatre in Towanda. This year’s primary sponsor is GTP. More...

Classical Guitar Music Comes to Dietrich

On Sunday, Oct. 6 at 3 p.m., the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock will present classical guitarist, Jay Steveskey performing some of the most beloved music of the classical guitar repertoire from South America. More...

Worship

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWS

“Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others,” (Philippians 2:3-4). More...

WYALUSING U.M. CHARGE NEWS

Focus for the Week: “Hope sees the invisible, feels the intangible and achieves the impossible.” Sunday School is in full swing at all three churches. More...

Susquehanna Singers at Standing Stone

SThe Susquehanna Singers will provide special music at the Standing Stone Community Vesper Church on Sunday, Oct. 6 at 6 p.m. Notice change of time. More...

Education

Susquehanna Co. Jr. Holstein Club Awards Scholarships

The Susquehanna County Jr. Holstein Club recently awarded Cassie Clark, Springville and Evan Castrogiovanni, Montrose scholarships at their fourth annual Golf Tournament at Tall Pines Players Club Golf Course in Friendsville. More...

SCHOOL MENUS

WYALUSING ELEMENTARY MONDAY, OCTOBER 7 Barbecue rib on bun, Hot ham and cheese sandwich, steamed peas, diced peaches. TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8 Beefy cheesesteak, Chicken nuggets w/whole wheat bread, steamed carrots, pineapple tidbits. More...

Keystone College to Host Visitation Day

Keystone College, LaPlume will host a Visitation Day on Monday, Oct. 7, offering prospective students the opportunity to learn more about Keystone and meet with personal enrollment advisers. More...

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