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Aqua Penn Meets with Municipal Authority

Wyalusing Borough

Aqua Pennsylvania representatives Ryan Detweiler and Bob Soltis met with the Wyalusing Municipal Authority on Jan. More...

Another Arctic Blast

A Wyalusing Area school bus passes the PS Bank thermometer along Rt. 6 on Wednesday, Jan. 22, at 8:10 a.m. With temperatures in the area well below zero degrees, the start of school was delayed an hour. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

June Smith-Williams - 2014-10-23
Jean Ball - 2014-10-23
Walter Potter - 2014-10-23
John Anderson, Sr. - 2014-10-23
Penny Gatto - 2014-10-23

Local News

Drug Treatment Court Holds Graduation

Six Recognized at Wyoming County Ceremony

The Wyoming and Sullivan Counties Drug Treatment Court honored six of its newest graduates last Thursday evening at the Triton Fire Hall in Tunkhannock. More...

Wyalusing Chamber Holds Biannual Dinner

The Greater Wyalusing Chamber of Commerce (GWCC) held their biannual dinner meeting Monday evening in the Tuscarora Wayne Community Room of the chamber building located on Main Street in Wyalusing. More...

FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT'S DESK

Wyalusing Area School District

Like the inevitable time loop in the movie Groundhog Day, once again we recognize that Pennsylvania’s escalating public pension crisis has not gone away and that the General Assembly, like anchorman Phil Connors, has one more opportunity to rel More...

Letters

Agrees with Column

Dear Editor: I was very pleased to read Wes Skillings’s column of Jan. 16 —“We Want Happiness and We Want It Now.” He’s got it right. Instant gratitude and weight loss don’t mingle well. More...

Discrimination Due to Political Affiliation

Dear Editor: The governor of New York recently went on the record saying that conservative Republicans have no place in his state. Last time I checked, discrimination due to political affiliation was illegal even in New York. More...

Hold Gas and Oil Representatives Accountable

Dear Editor: I attended a press conference this week by gubernatorial candidate John Hanger regarding the contamination of 81 year old Max Chilson’s water well in Towanda over two years ago due to gas drilling near his home. More...

Columns

Reflections of Nature

After returning from our son’s home on the day after Christmas, I began checking phone messages. More...

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Last week’s eyes belonged to Kathy Teetsel. Ticket winners were Dianne Bennett, Arlene Price, Jamie MacNelley Sandy VanDeMark, Lisa Harvey, Beverly Stanton, David Evans and Melissa Smith. * * * More...

The Bugle Calls

This is the latest installment in a series of profiles of members of the 141st Pennsylvania Volunteer Regiment, which was comprised of men from Bradford County who fought in the Civil War. More...

Sports

Otis Earns District Grid Honors

Three members of the 2013 Wyalusing Valley football team were recognized in balloting by District Four coaches on Jan. 14. Junior fullback Dylan Otis was named the District Four secondteam fullback. More...

Rams Set Table for Big Week

Two Wins Position Grapplers for Towanda Match

The Wyalusing Valley wrestling team improved to 11- 3, overall, with wins over Sayre and Lake-Lehman. Wyalusing, now 4-0 in the Northern Tier League Large School race, had three league matches this week, including the annual clash with Towanda. More...

Cagers’ Struggles Continue

The Wyalusing Valley boys’ basketball team extended its losing streak to five games with losses to Williamson and Wellsboro in Northern Tier League Large School contests this past week. More...

Keep Pets Safe in Cold Weather

Bring your pets indoors on cold days and nights, especially puppies, kittens and older animals. If your pet must stay outdoors, make sure their bed is kept off the floor and away from any windy areas. More...

Elk Lake Reviews Energy Upgrade Progress

The combined board for the Elk Lake School District and Susquehanna County Career and Technology Center (SCCTC) heard a brief update from Johnson Controls, Inc. (JCI) at their Jan. More...

Feathered Invasion

It looked like a scene from Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds.” A huge flock of starlings, including these few snapped from indoors, was busy scavenging for food in New Era on Sunday, Jan. 19. 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

Michael Shaw, Sayre More...

COURTHOUSE NOTES

BRADFORD COUNTY Deed Transfers Bruce R. and Madeleine N. Hoffman to Marimba Lodge LP in Monroe Township for $1 on Jan. 7. Lora K. Finnerty to Harold E. and Shannon M. Spiess in Smithfield Township for $1 on Jan. 8. More...

Bradford County Sentencings and Pleas

Bradford County District Attorney Daniel J. Barrett announced that the following persons were recently sentenced, entered guilty pleas or placed in the ARD program in the Bradford County Court of Common Pleas, Towanda: Sentencings More...

Opinion

One Teacher’s Passing Stirs School Day Memories

The passing of Jane Carey on Jan. 9 was significant for me, not only because she was a friend and long-time neighbor, but because she was a teacher who made a difference in my life. I have vivid memories of Mrs. More...

Wool Hats, Gloves and Scarves in Key West

We’re on final approach to Key West International Airport after a flight last Thursday from Philadelphia to Orlando and then on to Key West. More...

Lifestyles

Camptown

Ruth Ann and Ernie Wolfe attended a Peruvian dinner party held at the home of friends in Tunkhannock and hosted by a missionary couple that are home on R&R. More...

Beaver Meadows

Please keep Charlotte Fassett in your prayers as she is in Geisinger Hospital in Danville, where she was admitted before Christmas. Mr. and Mrs. More...

Dimock

We are proud and excited to announce that former Dimock native, Frank Licata, has been named Operations Manager for the new Mann Lake LTD center to be opened soon in Wilkes- Barre. Mann Lake is the largest bee supply company in the United States. More...

Dining and Entertainment

WVIA Live to Present Leonard Bernstein Program

Many know Leonard Bernstein for the music he composed for West Side Story, but there is so much more to learn about his career, life and music. On Sunday, Feb. More...

Worship

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWS

“If you declare with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. More...

IT’S IN THE BOOK

The movie industry has left us with a very false impression of that 400-year period the nation Israel spent in Egypt. More...

WYALUSING U.M. CHARGE NEWS

Thank you to Elden Thomas, Marvin Meteer and Elizabeth Beebe for filling in the pulpit of their respective churches on Sunday due to the illness of Pastor Dale. More...

Education

WVES Pep Rally Rewards Positive Behavior

Students at Wyalusing Valley Elementary School (WVES) celebrated their half day last Friday with a morning pep rally to once again reward them for positive choices they have made through the Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS) program. More...

Beta Rho Chapter Supports An Early Career Educator

At a recent meeting of the Beta Rho Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, members contributed items for baskets to be given to support a teacher early in her teaching career. More...

Elk Lake Forensics Team Finishes Strong at Meyers

Elk Lake’s young debaters continued their successful season on Jan. 18 at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Tournament at Meyers High School in Wilkes- Barre. More...

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