December 19, 2013 RSS feed / Local News

Susquehanna County Appoints Personnel

At their Dec. 11 meeting, the Susquehanna County Commissioners primarily conducted business related to personnel appointments and approvals for various agencies throughout the county. More...

Wyoming County Credit Upgraded to AA Status

At Tuesday’s Wyoming County Commissioners’ meeting, Chairwoman Judy Mead announced that the county recently received a “AA” rating on the Standard & Poor’s Rating Service, a two-spot jump from their previous status o More...

Wyalusing Public Library Announces Holiday Winners

Santa will be visiting the library tomorrow, Friday Dec. 20, from 10 to 11 a.m. during story hour. If you would like to stop in for a visit and a picture, please do so. Story hour will be on vacation the month of January. More...

Farm Service Elections Take Place Dec. 20

The Bradford/Sullivan Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds eligible voters to vote in the upcoming County Committee Elections. Ballots will be mailed on Dec. 20. More...

Natishak Promoted To Claims Trainee

Tuscarora Wayne Insurance Company, Wyalusing, is pleased to announce the promotion of Kari M. Natishak to the position of Claims Trainee. Natishak graduated from Mansfield University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. More...

PennDOT Reminds Residents Not to Shovel Snow into Roadway

PennDOT is reminding residents of guidelines for shoveling or plowing snow around state-owned roadways to help ensure safe travel through the season. More...

Stevens Township Adopts 2014 Budget

The Stevens Township Supervisors unanimously adopted their final budget for 2014 at their December meeting last Tuesday evening. Ken Sharer moved that the $259,056 budget be adopted, Randy Campbell seconded and Dave Kithcart agreed. More...

AARP Chapter 4423 Holds Annual Christmas Banquet

The AARP Chapter 4423 annual Christmas banquet was held on Dec. 10 at Mark’s Valley View in Laceyville. President Ruth Cleveland led the group in prayer preceding the delicious meal. More...

Veterans’ Memorial Group Seeking Information

The Bradford County Veterans Memorial Park Association (BCVMPA) has issued a plea for information. More...

Pickett Applauds Passage of Insurance Bill

Residents will soon be able to receive their proof of auto insurance electronically or sign up for collision coverage without a deductible, thanks to legislation going to the governor’s desk, said Rep. More...

Turn Holiday Spending into Educational Savings with the PA 529 College Program

State Treasurer Rob McCord encouraged Pennsylvanians to give the gift of education by opening or contributing to a Pennsylvania 529 College Savings Program account. More...

Volunteers Sought for Christmas Bird Count

Pennsylvania Game Commission officials are urging wildlife enthusiasts to join the tens of thousands of volunteers throughout the United States in the Audubon Society’s 114th Annual Christmas Bird Count (CBC), which will take place Dec. More...

Last-Minute Shopping Tips Offered

It’s Dec. 22 and you’ve just barely made it through half of your holiday shopping list. The panic may have set in that you just don’t have enough time to get everything done. More...

Sen. Yaw Announces $1.2 Million for Senate District

State Senator Gene Yaw recently announced several Community Conservation Partnerships Program (CCPP) grants awarded throughout his Senatorial District. More...

Christmas Day Dinner at Montrose Planned

On Christmas Day, Wednesday, Dec. 25, come and enjoy a bountiful dinner provided by Endless Mountains Health Systems (EMHS) physicians, employees, friends and volunteers at the Senior Center, 145 Church Street, Montrose. More...

Quilt Raffle Winner

Margaret Allen, sitting comfortably in her home with her recently won quilt from Memorial Hospital Hospice, is enjoying the Christmas season even more. More...

Double Trouble in Camptown

The scene above, where Laceyville resident William Brewer drove his pickup truck completely through the Camptown Post Office late at night on Saturday, Sept. 7, resulted in no serious injuries, but it knocked the tiny post office out of service. More...

Mrs. Ciprich’s First Graders Share their Favorite Cookie Recipes with Rocket-Courier Readers!

Cayden Otis: Put in one or two eggs, about a cup of flour, half of the bottle of vanilla, half a bag of M & M’s, and that’s all that I can really think of. 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...

Wyalusing School Directors Honored

Long-term school directors are being honored across the state by the Pennsylvania School Boards Association (PSBA) at local school board meetings. School directors are recognized for years of service ranging from eight to 52 years. More...

PHP Distributing Food Baskets Saturday

People Helping People will be distributing food baskets this Saturday, Dec. 21 at the Wyalusing Valley High School cafeteria. More...

Winding River Players Present Christmas Show

Winding River Players will present their annual “Christmas Stocking” show on Friday, Dec. 20 and Saturday, Dec. 21 at 7 p.m. There will be a matinee on Sunday at 2 p.m. More...

Pro-Ag Goes To Washington

Some officials of the Progressive Agriculture Organization (Pro-Ag) were in Washington, DC last week promoting a standby supply management program for dairy farmers as an alternative to the contestable program that is now being considered by some mem More...

Update on Winter Pheasant Release Schedule

Friday marks the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s last scheduled pheasant stockings of the season, but some lands that were scheduled to be stocked will wait a few weeks longer for their pheasants. More...

PHCA Applauds Measure that Would Protect Seniors from Unexpected Health Care Bills

The Pennsylvania Health Care Association and Center for Assisted Living Management (PHCA/CALM) recently applauded Rep. More...

Memorial’s Care Home Residents Discover Talents

Karen Black, owner of Studio K Galleries and K’s Art Studio of Dushore, spent an afternoon with residents of Memorial Hospital’s Personal Care Home showing art from her collection and explaining different artistic techniques. More...

Road to Recovery Drivers Needed

Many people make resolutions as the New Year approaches; one resolution could be to help others. One way to help is by becoming a Road to Recovery volunteer. More...

New Sign at the Bradford/Sullivan County Line

Recently, Bradford and Sullivan County Conservation District staff came together to erect a new sign at the Bradford/Sullivan County Line on Route 220 between New Albany and Dushore. More...

Tips for Finding Time During Holiday Season

Perhaps no time of year is as busy as the holiday season, when social engagements and holiday shopping combine to dominate so much of what is normally free time. More...

Blue Ribbon Grants Offered

Dental services for uninsured or underinsured children, coordination of medical care for individuals with disabilities, and colorectal cancer screenings for at-risk individuals are among the areas of need being addressed by grants just awarded by The More...

PennDOT Invites Private Industry to Submit Qualifications for Bridge Projects

PennDOT is putting Pennsylvania’s new, comprehensive transportation plan to work as the department is reaching out to the private sector to submit statements of qualification for the Rapid Bridge Replacement Project. More...

Andy Boardman Entertains Towanda Senior Citizens

President Bob Whipple welcomed 56 members and guests to the Towanda Area Senior Citizens’ meeting and Christmas Banquet on Thursday Dec. 5. The host was Tom House. More...

VFW Host Holiday Party

Members of VFW Post 6824 and its auxiliary of Haigh’s Pond held a children’s Christmas party at the post home on Sunday afternoon, Dec. 15. As the children arrived at the post, there were crafts for them to do. More...

Susquehanna County Dairy Maid Wishes for a Very Dairy Christmas

Hi. My name is Reese Allen. I am nine years old, and I am a Susquehanna County Dairy Maid. Below I have made a list of seven ways you could include dairy for the holidays. 1. Cheese and cracker tray at your holiday party. 2. More...

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