January 16, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Double Homicide Trial Gets Underway

Lloyd Thomas, 47, Hallstead, came to trial on Jan. 13 in the Susquehanna County Courthouse, nearly two years after an incident in Great Bend Township that cost two area men their lives. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

George Tiffany - 2014-10-09
Eileen Auer - 2014-10-09
Mary Weisgold - 2014-10-09
Ann LaRue - 2014-10-09
Howard Lawrence, III - 2014-10-09
Amy Manning - 2014-10-09

Local News

Wyalusing Board OK’s Preliminary Budget

Wyalusing Area School District Business Manager Tom Witiak presented the proposed preliminary budget for the 2014- 2015 school year at the school board meeting Monday night. More...

Wyalusing American Legion Post Sets Open House

Public Welcome to View Renovations on Jan. 25

If you haven’t seen the extensive renovations at Wyalusing American Legion Post 534 then an open house set to take place on Saturday, Jan. 25 from 5 to 8 p.m. will be the perfect time. More...

Building Contract Awarded

Susquehanna County Commissioners

At their Jan. 8 meeting, the Susquehanna County Commissioners made a final decision to award the contract for construction of a new rear entrance canopy at the county courthouse to Rock Boulder, Inc., Binghamton, NY. More...

Opinion

We Want Happiness and We Want It Now

Remember instant gratification? You seldom hear that term any more because that’s what life is all about nowadays. It’s not an anomaly or an undesirable trait that only applies to impatient people. More...

Nation’s Quest to End Smoking Marks 50 Years

It’s being heralded as one of the United States’s greatest public health success stories. Fifty years ago, on Jan. 11, 1964, the surgeon general issued the first warning about the health risks of smoking cigarettes. More...

Political Cartoon

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Seniors

What Can Be Causing My Random Dizziness?

People come and go in and out of our lives on a daily basis. Some become constant in our lives and stick around for years while others may be a one-time thank you encounter as they hold the door for us in passing. More...

Wyalusing DAR Features Program on Elder Law

Wednesday Dec. 18, 2013, the Machwihilusing Chapter DAR met at the Wyalusing Hotel. Regent Shirley Rockefeller, assisted by Barbara Behrend, opened the meeting with the DAR rituals. More...

Dining and Entertainment

Visitors Bureau Accepting Events for Its Annual Calendar

Events that take place between April 1, 2014, and March 31, 2015, are now being accepted for the Endless Mountains Visitors Bureau Annual Calendar of Events Booklet. More...

Wolf Critton Headlines at Dietrich Open Mic Night

Open Mic Night is back and is kicking off the new year with the soulful sounds of New York singer/songwriter, Wolf Critton. More...

Sports

Wrestlers Whip Warriors

Otis Defeats Canton’s Wesneski in Battle of State-Ranked Grapplers

After an extended layoff, the Wyalusing Valley wrestling team shook off the rust with a workmanlike 39-18 victory at Canton on Tuesday, Jan. 14. More...

Time Will Tell for PSU Fans

As a graduate of “THE” Mansfield State College and a past season-ticket holder at the United States Military Academy, aka the real “America’s Team,” I really could care less who coaches Penn State’s football team. More...

Ram Cagers Drop Three Straight Games

Fall to Athens, Troy and Sayre

The Wyalusing Valley boys’ basketball team dropped three games, including gut-wrenching losses to Athens and Sayre. The Rams also lost to Troy. Wyalusing dropped to 3-9, overall, and 3-5 in the Northern Tier League Large School race. More...

Familiar Faces on Yogurt Packaging

Last January the Rocket- Courier reported that a 7200-cow Kansas dairy operation owned by the McCarty family, formerly of Sugar Run, was the sole milk supplier for Dannon’s Fort Worth, TX yogurt facility. More...

Driver Sought in Fatal Hit And Run

State Police in Susquehanna County say the vehicle involved in a fatal hit and run has been found and is a 2002 silver Jeep Liberty. More...

When Bad Weather Forced Lindbergh Down in Susquehanna County

Several years ago, Father Vincent Langan, Pastor Emeritus of the Catholic Community of the Epiphany, handed me this photograph and said, “See what you can find out about this.” I knew the priest was Father John Walsh who was a pastor of S More...

Police Blotter

POLICE BLOTTER

Editor’s Note: If you have any information about any of the criminal investigations below, contact the Pennsylvania State Police barracks at the following telephone numbers: Towanda, 570-265-2186; Tunkhannock, 570-836-2141; Gibson, 570-465-3154 More...

Crime and Courts

DISTRICT JUDGES

Fred Wheaton, Wysox Three DUI arrests were processed last week in Magisterial District 42-3-04. More...

COURTHOUSE NOTES

BRADFORD COUNTY Deed Transfers First Presbyterian Church of Ulster Village, nka Ulster Village Presbyterian Church, to Ulster Township in Ulster Township for $75,000 on Dec. 30. More...

Homeowner Injures Intruder

State police are investigating an incident that occurred on the evening of Jan. 13 at a Gibson Township residence. More...

Letters

Too Many Vehicular Deaths In Wyoming County

Dear Editor: In Wyoming County, vehicular crimes take more lives than drug overdoses, gun violence or domestic violence. The county has had one of the highest rates of vehicular deaths in the state. This is something we need to change. More...

Open Letter To Ag Leaders

Dear Editor: More...

Lifestyles

Camptown

Goodbye, Jane Carey, beloved teacher and mentor. Every year at the Camptown Alumni Banquet, her former students recall many stories of how she influenced their lives. Our sympathy to her family and friends. Jim and Donna Hepp had a busy week. More...

Dimock

Paul Kurosky fell while he was running his snow blower last week. He spent a few days in the new hospital in Montrose and then was sent to Geisinger in Wilkes-Barre for tests. We hope he will be out of the hospital soon. More...

Jenningsville

We are already into the middle of January. How swiftly the time goes by. Try to enjoy each day as the good Lord intended as all are a blessing. More...

Columns

Reflections of Nature

During late fall, I found the chrysalis of a praying mantis. After taking a few pictures, I put the chrysalis in a safe place so that Mary Alice’s flower gardens will benefit this coming summer from these amazing insects. More...

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Winners are still picking up their tickets when they correctly guessed the eyes of Santa Claus. We’re still amazed that we had 91 winners. Last week’s eyes belonged to Michelle Miller, and we didn’t have any ticket winners. * * * More...

JUST ASK ALICE

DEAR ALICE: Do you think the traffic jam scandal at the George Washington Bridge will hurt New Jersey Governor Christie’s expected presidential bid in 2016? —JAMMED IN JERSEY DEAR JAM: A traffic jam in New Jersey? More...

Worship

IT’S IN THE BOOK

King Solomon must have been a heavy reader and writer, for in his book of Ecclesiastes he wrote, “of making many books there is no end” (12:12). More...

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWS

“For what we preach is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake. More...

WYALUSING U.M. CHARGE NEWS

The Wyalusing anthem was provided by the children and greatly enjoyed by those in attendance. Any children that would like to join the Junior Choir are welcome to attend practice each Wednesday at 3:45 p.m. in the church. More...

Education

WVES Students Rewarded with Hot Chocolate

Wyalusing Valley Elementary School students enjoyed hot chocolate during Monday’s morning recess as a reward for turning in 5,000 rocker cards in a six-week period. More...

Sisters Second at Forensics Meet

Wyalusing students, Sophie Poost, left and Maggie Poost, right, received second place in the Duo Category at the Forensics meet Saturday, Jan. 11 at the Sayre High School. Sophie also placed second in the Impromptu category. More...

News from the Wyalusing Public Library

So much is happening at the library right now it is very hard to know where to begin. Next week, Jan. 20 to 25, we will be holding a last chance/inventory reducing book sale. It will be $5 a bag, unless otherwise marked. More...

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