November 21, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Susquehanna County Man Kills Brother

State police are still investigating the shooting death of John F. Webster, 55, Jessup Township, on the morning of Nov. 17. Police reported that the victim’s brother, Forest C. More...

Drug Take Back a Success

Bradford County Coroner Thomas M. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Howard Bates - 2014-07-24
Dorothy Lehman - 2014-07-24
Frances Palumbo - 2014-07-24
Glenn Potter - 2014-07-24

Local News

Black Walnut Legion Post Hosts Veterans Dinner

It’s an event that’s been taking place for decades. More...

FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT'S DESK

The second marking period at WVHS is coming to an end today and Thanksgiving is just around the corner. WVES will dismiss at 11:45 and WVHS will dismiss at noon on Nov. 27. Financial Aid Information Night is scheduled for Nov. More...

SCCTC to Increase Staff for Nursing, Welding Programs

At their monthly meeting on Nov. 14, the Susquehanna County Career and Technology Center (SCCTC) board approved the posting of an open secretarial position to augment the newlylaunched licensed practical nursing program. More...

Opinion

Where Were You When JFK Was Shot?

It’s often said that the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on Nov. 22, 1963 was one of those monumental tragedies that leave an indelible memory on those who were alive when it happened. More...

Fun with Acronyms from a Man of Letters

We are flooded with a sea of acronyms, which are essentially language shortcuts. More...

Political Cartoon

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Seniors

Program on Code Red Presented to Towanda Area Senior Citizens

President Bob Whipple called the Nov. 6 meeting to order, welcoming 38 members and guests. Guests were Robert Barnes and Richard Moore. Whipple led the group in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance and singing America the Beautiful. More...

Columns

Reflections of Nature

Back on Oct. 30, a man stopped at our house, carrying a container with a bug inside that he wanted me to identify. More...

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Last week’s eyes belonged to Claudette Burke. Ticket winners were Barb Brown, Sharon Wood, Cindy Spencer, Brittany Smith, Kathy Blemle, Ruth Altemus, Jen McMicken, Kendra Solowiej, Carol Iddings and Melissa Clouse. * * * More...

JUST ASK ALICE

DEAR ALICE: I’m going to be married soon and I know you’ve been married for quite a while. So tell me how you feel about it after all these years. —SOON TO WED, SUGAR RUN DEAR SOO: I love being married. More...

Sports

Woodruff at Home with Cougars

Ten years ago, Trevor Woodruff took over the reins of the Misericordia men’s basketball program. Since then, Woodruff, a Wyalusing Valley and Misericordia graduate, has brought a great deal of success to the Cougars’ program. More...

Winter Sports Practice Opens

Seventy-three students competing in the three Wyalusing Valley winter sports reported for practice on Monday, Nov. 18, the first legal day of practice in Pennsylvania. More...

Bear Season Promising For Hunters

Recent years have been some of the best on record for Pennsylvania bear hunting, and the annual statewide bear seasons again are about to kick off. More...

Snow Closes Area Schools

A fast moving snowstorm that’s expected to dump about an inch of snow on the region and has already caused a rash of traffic accidents, has resulted in the following schools announcing they will be closed today, Tuesday, November 26, 2013.(As of 6:30 More...

Wyalusing Mourns Slain JFK

50 Years Ago

Publishers note: The following commentary, written in the style of the Rocket-Courier’s ‘Seen and Heard Around Town’ column, documented local reaction to the assassination of President John F. More...

Wyalusing Unveils Proposed Budget

Water, Sewer Rates Increase; Tax Rate Remains Unchanged

The Wyalusing Borough Council unveiled its 2014 spending plan at a special meeting Monday night and agreed to make the budget available for public inspection at the borough hall until it is formally adopted at council’s Dec. 2 meeting. More...

Crime and Courts

DISTRICT JUDGES

Michael Shaw, Sayre More...

COURTHOUSE NOTES

BRADFORD COUNTY Deed Transfers Michael Narcavage, III to Angela Hickey in Athens Township for $204,000 on Nov. 4. Carolyn M. Roberts to Michael Ivey, Stephen and Cindy Parker in Wyalusing Township for $1 on Nov. 4. More...

Bradford County Sentencings, Pleas

District Attorney Daniel J. Barrett announced the following recent criminal case resolutions in the Bradford County Court of Common Pleas, Towanda: Sentencings More...

Letters

Broke and Broken-Hearted

Editor: I’m broke and broken-hearted. Someone came into our home between July 23 and Oct. 8, maybe more than once, and stole money in three different places. More...

New Albany History Authors Commended

Dear Editor: I am writing to commend Doris J. Hugo and Todd E. Manahan for their diligent work compiling, writing and producing “A New History of New Albany, Pennsylvania.” More...

American Education Week

Editor: This week is American Education Week, and that means it is a good time to focus on our public schools’ successes and recognize the challenges that they—and our students—face. More...

Lifestyles

Laceyville

Kayden and Kyla Carpenter spent Thursday afternoon with their great-grandmother, Helen Carpenter while their parents attended parent/teacher conferences at the Wyalusing Elementary School. More...

Nimble

Saturday, my daughter, Ginger Howell and I enjoyed lunch at the Wiser Choice restaurant in Laceyville. The Toczko family spent time on Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Dimock

On Sunday morning, Nov. 24, there will be a very special worship service in the Dimock Community Church and everyone is invited. It is Fall Harvest Unity Day, starting at 9:45 a.m. More...

Dining and Entertainment

Oldest House Christmas Tea Celebrates Christmas Past

On Dec. 6, 7 and 8 the Oldest House in Laceyville will come to life as those attending the annual Christmas Tea experience Christmas as it was when the home’s first occupants celebrated the holidays. More...

Butternut Gallery Welcomes Artists and Poets

At this stripped-down time of year when the foliage is largely gone and the contours of the earth are made apparent, Butternut Gallery & Second Story Books in Montrose welcomes three artists and a poet for the final exhibit of the year, The Delic More...

Christmas is Coming at St. Paul’s

It’s time for the Country Store at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 276 Church Street in Montrose, on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Start your decorating for Christmas with fresh balsam wreaths. More...

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Coming Events...

Auction Items Needed Auction items needed for Laceyville Christmas Auction held on Dec. 7. Items can be dropped off at Laceyville Hardware. Contact Karen, 570-869- 1277. Proceeds benefit Oldest House repairs. Benefits More...

Worship

WYALUSING U.M. CHARGE NEWS

Thank you to Jeannie Woodruff for filling in at the pulpit in Wyalusing on Sunday. Marvin Meteer will be serving all three churches of the charge for the next two Sundays. Reminder: Ecumenical Thanksgiving service this Sunday evening, Nov. More...

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish

Next Sunday we begin our new liturgical year and after that the Advent Season. It is at this time the church wants us all to do a bit of spiritual stock-taking. We are reminded that the world will come to an end some day. More...

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWS

“Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night,” (Psalm 1:1-2). More...

Education

Elk Lake High School Announces First Marking Period Honor Roll

The following Elk Lake students have achieved Honor Roll status for the 2013/2014 first marking period ending Oct. 30: More...

Elk Lake Elementary Honor Roll Announced

The following Elk Lake Elementary School students achieved honors during the first marking period of the 2013-14 school year: More...

Piano Students Present Recital

A piano recital of Mrs. Marilyn Dibble’s and Ms. Diana Black’s students was held Sunday, Nov. 10 at the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church. More...

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