October 17, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

People Helping People Fund Drive Opens

The Wyalusing Lions and Lioness, co-sponsors of the People Helping People food project, kicked off its 2013-14 fundraising drive on Oct. 15. More...

Quotable Evening For Wyalusing Board

If there was a theme to the monthly school board meeting in Wyalusing Monday night, it could be let’s all work together for solutions to negotiate tough financial times ahead. 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

Laceyville’s Thrift and Vintage Off to Great Start

If you see something you like in the window of Laceyville’s Thrift and Vintage, you should check it out quickly. The new Main Street business is off to a great start, and merchandise in the store is changing all the time. More...

Commissioners Table Approval of MoU

Susquehanna County

When Susquehanna County Commissioners met on Oct. 9, their agenda included approving a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Board of Directors of the Susquehanna County Conservation District. More...

Active Shooter Training Held

Lawmen from Four Counties Convene in Tunkhannock

On Friday, Oct. 11, eleven law enforcement agencies from Wyoming, Bradford, Susquehanna, and Lackawanna Counties convened at the Tunkhannock Area High School for an active shooter training. More...

Letters

Bradford County Commissioner Praised

Dear Editor: It is a disgrace that the state Supreme Court said the rate of royalty the gas companies have in their contracts was not legal and state law says they must pay 18.5 percent royalty. More...

Lifestyles

Spring Hill

Hear ye! Hear ye! Come to the party on Oct. 26. The grand march is at 8 p.m. Prizes for costumes, everyone welcome as we celebrate Halloween on Spring Hill at the community hall. More...

Nimble

Wally, Cindy and Randi Farr attended Hailey’s junior high soccer game on Tuesday at Tunkhannock Roslund School. Cindy Farr attended the Rotary Wine Fest on Saturday with friends Nicole, Tina, Mary and Alicia. More...

Forkston

Another great weekend. How nice that the weather is still cooperating. Philip Snyder, Kim Severcool’s eldest son, was in for a visit from his home in Florida. He had a nice time visiting family and friends. More...

Columns

Barbecuing Chicken for 370

Here I am in the predawn darkness last Saturday getting set to help barbecue some 370-plus chicken halves at the barbecue pit near Wyalusing’s PenMart. I volunteered to head up this fundraiser for the Rainbow Club. More...

Reflections of Nature

A few weeks ago, while attending a Friends of Mt. Pisgah State Park meeting, Cheryl Hyde showed me several pictures of a hummingbird moth and asked if I had ever seen one. I replied that every year we have a hummingbird moth visit our flower garden. 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...

Coming Events  Free Access 

Coming Events...

Barbecues Chicken Barbecue, Friday, Oct. 18 from 10:30 a.m. until gone at the traffic light in Dushore. Everyone welcome. Proceeds benefit local activities. Sponsored by Knights of Columbus, Dushore, Wyalusing and Mildred Council 12406. More...

Sports

Quick-Striking Panthers Stun Rams

North Penn’s Bo Burleigh threw for five touchdowns and 302 yards as the Panthers rolled to a 34-17 victory over Wyalusing Valley at Blossburg on Oct. 11. More...

District Playoffs Loom

Where has the autumn gone? Next week, district playoffs and championships will be held in cross country, girls’ soccer and girls’ volleyball. More...

Lady Rams Clinch District Playoff Berth

Hold Breast Cancer Fundraiser

The Wyalusing Valley girls’ volleyball did more than clinch a District Four playoff berth with its 3-0 victory over Athens on Oct. 15. With its Dig Pink Rally program, the squad also helped in the fight against breast cancer. More...

Wyalusing Board Defends Renewing Mummau’s Contract

Public Questions Timing

In a Wyalusing Area School Board meeting that lasted well over three hours on Monday, Oct. 14, the main topic of discussion for most of the first hour was something that happened at the previous month’s meeting. More...

Correction

An article in the October 10 edition of the Rocket-Courier that stated the deaths of two area women were the result of a heroin overdose was incorrect and based more on speculation than fact. More...

Supervisors Concerned Over 706 Truck Detour

Stevens Township

The Stevens Township supervisors raised concerns from their constituents about the ongoing detour of large trucks off Routes 706 and 467 during the recent Bradford County Municipal Convention. More...

Training to Avert Tragedy

Laceyville Patrolman Matt Chamberlain, left, is pictured with another officer during a training session held at the Tunkhannock Area High School Saturday. More...

Crime and Courts

Wedding Crasher’s Charges Dropped

A story that flashed across television screens and newspaper front pages in August largely because of the catch phrase— wedding crasher—that was affixed to it has turned out to be false. More...

DISTRICT JUDGES

Michael Shaw, Sayre More...

COURTHOUSE NOTES

BRADFORD COUNTY Deed Transfers William and Lisa Weaver to Dale and Lisa Davidson in Sayre Borough, Second Ward for $160,000 on Oct. 1. More...

Opinion

The Problem with the Arms Trade Treaty

Guest Commentary

The Law of the Sea Treaty. The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women. More...

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Seniors

Ten PA Skilled Nursing Centers Recognized for Quality Achievements

The Pennsylvania Health Care Association (PHCA) congratulates 10 of its member skilled nursing centers for earning a national quality award from the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL). More...

Meadow View Senior Center to Hold Seminars

On the third Wednesday of every month from 1 to 2 p.m., a caregivers’ get together will be held at Meadow View Senior Living Center, 225 Park Street, Montrose. The following topics will be discussed: More...

Residents Enjoy Tailgate Party

The Memorial Hospital Skilled Nursing Unit in Towanda kicked off the 2013 football season with a Tailgate Party recently. Residents, staff and families attended to cheer on Penn State and Syracuse. More...

Dining and Entertainment

Tunkhannock Rotary Wine Fest Huge Success

The seventh annual Tunkhannock Rotary Club Harvest and Wine Festival held last Saturday was the most successful ever, according to Rotary Secretary Carol Ziomek’s jubilant post on the club’s website, tunkhannockrotary.org. More...

NEB Class of ’63 Holds 50th Reunion

The Class of 1963 of Northeast Bradford High School celebrated their 50th class reunion on Labor Day weekend. The reunion began on Friday, Aug. 30 with a tour of the Northeast Bradford School. The tour started with lunch and ended with a cake. More...

Hidden Creek Winery Earns Gold and Silver Medals

Hidden Creek Vineyard and Winery in Laceyville won a gold medal and a silver medal for Pennsylvania in the Tasters’ Guild International competition this September. More...

Worship

IT’S IN THE BOOK

The gift of communication is one fantastic gift. How wonderful it is to talk to your lover, your children, the old folks, to cheer and to encourage, to instruct. More...

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWS

“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will,” (Romans 12:2). More...

WYALUSING U.M. CHARGE NEWS

Pastor Dale is back in the pulpit after being under the weather for the past couple weeks. Focus for the Week: We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope. (Martin Luther King, Jr.) More...

Education

Open House Showcases Fine Student Work

Students and instructors from the Susquehanna County Career and Technology Center (SCCTC) were on hand on Oct. 12 to lead tours and answer questions about the new house the school’s building trades students have designed and constructed. More...

SCHOOL MENUS

WYALUSING ELEMENTARY MONDAY, OCTOBER 21 Meatball hoagie, Chicken patty sandwich, broccoli salad, tropical fruit. TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22 Pork Schnitzel, Chicken nuggets, buttered egg noodles, strawberries w/cabbage, applesauce. More...

North Rome Race for Education

North Rome Christian School recently held their annual Race for Education (RFE) fundraiser. More...

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