February 20, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Elk Lake Approves Bond For Energy Upgrades

The Elk Lake School Board took three significant steps forward in their planned energy upgrade at the Feb. 20 meeting. The meeting opened with a presentation by representatives from Robert W. More...

Police Blotter

POLICE BLOTTER

Editor’s Note: If you have additional 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, 570-4 More...

Crime and Courts

DISTRICT JUDGES

Michael Shaw More...

COURTHOUSE NOTES

BRADFORD COUNTY Deed Transfers David, Christopher, Gary, Michael and Jeneanne Calaman to David and Kay Lynn Calaman in Monroe Township for $1 on Feb. 13. More...

Opinion

Risks Are Worth Taking—and Managing

Living is a risky business and risk increases as you get older. It’s just a fact of life, and I have become painfully aware, at the threshold of my golden years, that dangers lurk in places you never considered before. More...

Flashback: 50 Years Ago

There aren’t many occasions when I can tell you exactly what I was doing at a given moment 50 years ago, but the night of Feb. 25, 1964 is one those rare times. More...

Representatives Call for Investigation into Gas Royalty Withholding

In a letter delivered to PA Attorney General Kathleen Kane this week, Repsentatives Garth Everett, Sandra Major, Matt Baker and Tina Pickett are calling for an investigation into Chesapeake Energy Company’s practice of deducting gas royalty pay More...

Dining and Entertainment

Cat in the Hat to Visit Ben Franklin Crafts

In honor of Dr. Seuss’s birthday on March 1, the Cat in the Hat will make a special appearance at Ben Franklin Crafts in Towanda from 9 until 11 a.m. More...

After School Theatre Arts Presents One Night in Paris

Grab your beret and experience the City of Light at the Dietrich in Tunkhannock. More...

Sports

District Champions

Otis, Chilson Claim Titles; Edsell, Haley Place at Tournament

Dylan Otis and Dalton Chilson brought home the first District Four individual titles for Wyalusing Valley wrestlers since 2005 from Williamsport on Feb. 22. More...

Grappler Gets Late Invitation

When the dust settled on a long day at the North Section wrestling tournament on Feb. 15, Wyalusing Valley senior Taylor Armitage thought his season was finished. More...

Scoring Drought Dooms Lady Rams

WVHS Falls in Playoff Opener

The Wyalusing Valley girls’ basketball team saw their season end with a 50-39 loss to Montoursville in a District Four, Class AA quarterfinal at Layman Gymnasium on Feb. 21. More...

Hard Choices Facing Wyalusing Board Members

No Kindergarten Cuts

We’re making some really hard choices here, but we’re also making some good choices. —Board member Gene Ann Woodruff. More...

Last Remaining Former School Sold

The last of the Wyalusing Area School District’s four former elementary schools, New Albany Elementary, was sold recently to New Albany resident Clifford “Skip” Dunn. More...

Weaving Rugs is Full-Time Hobby for South Auburn Man

Tom Beitel wasn’t a stranger to weaving rag rugs on a loom when he took up this hobby last June at the insistence of his daughter, Marie Simpson, who was visiting from Denver. More...

Local News

Wyalusing Library Trivia Night a Big Success

It was a packed house at the Wyalusing American Legion Saturday night, Feb. 22 as 19 teams, consisting of two to six people each, competed in the first annual Night of Trivia, benefitting the Wyalusing Public Library. More...

Scouts Serve as Greeters At Presbyterian Church

Scouts greeted folks entering the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church on Sunday, celebrating Scout Sunday during the worship service and at a social hour following the morning’s service. More...

Felony Drug Charges Filed

Three Towanda residents are facing charges after the Pennsylvania State Police, Towanda Borough Police, Bradford County Sheriff ’s Department and the Pennsylvania State Parole Department executed a search warrant at their Chestnut Street apartm More...

Lifestyles

Jenningsville

The weather was not too bad over the weekend, although the meltdown did leave patches of ice. We had to be careful early Sunday morning. More...

Dimock

Our sympathy is extended to the family of Paul Kurosky who died last week. He was a patient in Geisinger Hospital and in Geisinger South Hospice for over a month. More...

Laceyville 570-

Gabby Furman celebrated her seventh birthday at the home of Margaret and Floyd Furman Sunday evening surrounded by family and special friend, Kyla Carpenter. Happy Birthday, Gabby. More...

Columns

Reflections of Nature

After the article on the praying mantis appeared, I received a letter from Lenora Stackhouse of Williamsport who wrote that the article brought back memories of when she was a child, living on a farm near Roaring Branch. More...

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Last week’s eyes belonged to one of the newest members of the Rocket-Courier staff, Alicia Sutton. We had three people guess and they were all wrong. * * * More...

The Way We Were...

A look back at the people and places of the Wyalusing area over the last 20 years or more.

Lawton in the 1930s More...

Worship

IT’S IN THE BOOK

Those early days in the life of the young nation, Israel must have been really rough. More...

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish

From Sunday’s gospel on Matthew 5 it calls us to turn the other cheek. We must, if we are truly Christian, forgive those who offend or injure us. We must love all men, whether they be friends or enemies. G.K. More...

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWS

“For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart,” (Hebrews 4:12). More...

Education

Keystone Fall Honors List Announced

Dr. Thea Harrington, provost and dean of Keystone College, announced the full-time students who have been named to the honors list for the 2013 fall semester. More...

Montrose Grad Earns Dean’s Award at Colgate

Courtney Kimmell is a recipient of the Dean’s Award for academic excellence during the fall 2013 term at Colgate University. Kimmell is a graduate of Montrose Area Junior-Senior High School and lives in Montrose. More...

Mansfield Students Complete Teaching Assignments

Area residents are among the Mansfield University (MU) students completing their student teaching assignments during the spring 2014 semester. More...

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