December 19, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

$500 Christmas Cash Winner

Linda Wheeler, center, of Towanda was the $500 grand-prize winner in this year’s Christmas Cash promotion, sponsored by the Rocket-Courier. Twelve prizes totaling $1,425 were awarded in Christmas Cash. 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

Looking Back

Looking Back at 2013

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Year in Review

—JANUARY—

Terry Keeney Outstanding Citizen More...

Year in Review

—FEBRUARY—

New Veterans’ Park Taking Shape More...

Opinion

A Christmas Chat with This Newspaper’s Founder

Editor’s note: Originally published December 2011 It’s early Wednesday morning and it’s looking like I’m not going to get my usual Christmas visit from Calvin Stowell, the man who started this newspaper in 1887. More...

On Life and Death: Making the Best of Both

You may feel this an inappropriate topic with Christmas and the New Year swiftly approaching, but I think it’s a fitting time to address our mortality. More...

Political Cartoon

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Columns

Reflections of Nature

For the last five years, I have gone to Camp Babylon, in Potter County, on the Sunday before the first day of the regular firearm season (buck season). Each year I question why I’m leaving an area that has more deer than where I’m going. More...

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Last week’s eyes belonged to Betty Heeman. Ticket winners were Heidi Masters, Scott Hutchings, Cindy Brink, Penni Smiley, Katy Stoddard, Angie Oliver, Jessica Gee and Gloria Edsell. * * * More...

The Good Old Days

News item of timely interest gathered from the old files of THE WYALUSING ROCKET and reprinted as they were in the Jan. 3, 1964 issue. More...

Sports

Hunters’ Gallery

David Wright, South Auburn, killed this 12-point buck while bow hunting on his property on Nov. 11. The deer had a 20-inch spread and field dressed at 180 pounds. More...

Rams Hold off Panthers

The Wyalusing Valley boys’ basketball team eked out a 52-50 home victory over Northeast Bradford on Dec. 12. More...

Lady Rams Stumble Against NEB, Sayre

After winning their first Northern Tier League contest at Liberty, the Wyalusing Valley girls’ basketball teams dropped divisional crossover games to Northeast Bradford and Sayre to drop to 3-2, overall, and 1-2 in the Large School standings. More...

Commissioners Don’t Expect Tax Increase

Bradford County is feeling the pinch of rising health care costs—the area of most significant increase in its 2014 budget— but unlike many counties, school districts and municipalities across the state, the answer will be neither a tax in More...

Chief Acquires Chesapeake Shale Gas Assets in Region

Chief Oil & Gas and working interest partners Enerplus and Tug Hill have acquired MKR Holdings LLC from Chesapeake Appalachia LLC for approximately $500 million. More...

Main Street Fire Protection Draws Concern from Council

Wyalusing Valley Volunteer Fire Company President Tom Miller and Fire Chief Adam Dietz came to a special meeting of the Wyalusing Borough Council Monday night and painted a rather grim picture of what could take place if a major fire were to break ou More...

Ribbon Cutting Held At Senior Townhouses

The 20-unit Schoolhouse Hill Townhouse senior development officially opened last Friday as members from the community, Trehab and those who partnered with Trehab to make this project happen gathered in front of the community building and held a ribbo More...

Local News

Leo Club Distributes Toys to Area Youngsters

The Wyalusing Valley High School cafeteria was filled with toys Sunday, Dec. 15, destined to brighten Christmas morning for dozens of area kids. More...

Borough Postpones Approval Of Municipal Authority Budget

What’s normally a case of the Wyalusing Borough Council rubber stamping its approval of the municipal authority’s annual budget has been an unusually sluggish process this year, with the borough once again holding off on granting its appr More...

Meshoppen Mother Sentenced For Providing Alcohol to Minors

Christina A. McClain, Meshoppen, was sentenced by Wyoming County President Judge Russell Shurtleff on Dec. 11 to ten days in county jail along with 12 months of probation for providing alcohol to minors in May. More...

Crime and Courts

DISTRICT JUDGES

Fred Wheaton, Wysox More...

COURTHOUSE

BRADFORD COUNTY Deed Transfers Gary A. and Deborah A. Armstrong to Ryan L. and Nicole E. Edsell, two parcels in Warren Township for $181,800 on Dec. 2. More...

Letters

Not a Bad Dream

Dear Editor: Before they inject one more mercury-containing vaccine into your baby, child, spouse or you, be aware that Britain’s Freedom of Information Act just recently disclosed the ugly truth about these toxic, ineffective profitable inject More...

Transportation Bill A Positive Step

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Obama Appeasement Weakens U.S.

Dear Editor: (President Barack) Obama and (John) Kerry continue to promote an agenda of U.S. appeasement. More...

Lifestyles

Terrytown

Many delays and cancellations occurred over the weekend. It affected plans at the Evergreen church, who were to have their annual Saturday Christmas banquet. However, it was held Sunday afternoon and all went well. More...

Evergreen

Many things were canceled or postponed in the area due to the Saturday snow, but like one person reminded me, we are in the Northeast and not in Florida. Roads were kept passable, which is a plus. Lots of good sometimes around. More...

Beaver Meadows

Brian Trible of Irish Hill spent Tuesday with his dad and mom, Clyde and Marie. Thursday, Clyde and Marie had dinner at the Grand China Wok Buffet in Vestal. More...

Dining and Entertainment

Sean Flynn Returns for Concert at the Dietrich Theater

Many may remember Sean Flynn in Tunkhannock High School musicals not so many years ago. It is wonderful news that he will be back in town and performing at the Dietrich Theater on Monday, Dec. 30 from 6 to 7 p.m. More...

Worship

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish

The Lord is near. He is not to come after thousands of years, not to be sought in faraway places; He is here among us. Our Advent is not the longing search of mankind before the Incarnation. The Messiah, awaited by Jews and pagans alike has come. More...

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWS

“And Mary said: ‘My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for the Mighty One has done great things for me—holy is his name,’” (Luke 1:46-47, 49). More...

WYALUSING U.M. CHARGE NEWS

Due to the inclement weather, the children’s programs for the Hollenback and Wyalusing Churches were postponed until Sunday, Dec. 22. Same time, same place, different date. Spring Hill was able to have their program, and we trust all went well. More...

Education

WVHS Honor Roll Announced For Second Marking Period

The Guidance Office at Wyalusing Valley High School has announced the honor roll for the second marking period. More...

SCCTC Students of Month for November

Dr. Alice M. Davis, Administrative Director of the Susquehanna County Career and Technology Center (SCCTC), announces the SCCTC’s “Student of the Month” for November 2013. More...

Misericordia Graduates First Class of Students from Physical Therapy Program

The Department of Physical Therapy at Misericordia University graduated the first class from the entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy program during the third annual winter commencement ceremony in the Anderson Sports and Health Center on campus. More...

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