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Susquehanna County Drug Deaths Cause for Alarm

There have been five suspected drug-related deaths in Susquehanna County in just over two months, and county coroner Anthony Conarton calls it a “major concern.” Since Jan. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Steven Shaylor - 2014-09-11
Robert Eberlin - 2014-09-11

Local News

Church Street Zoning Issue Takes Surprising Turn

A zoning issue—that centers on a former residence on Wyalusing’s Church Street that’s been converted into a business—has taken a surprising turn that likely will finally put the matter to rest. More...

Commissioners Discuss Purchase of Drug Dog

Susquehanna County

When the Susquehanna County Commissioners met for their regular meeting on Feb. More...

Wyalusing Supervisors Accept Truck Bid

The Wyalusing Township Supervisors covered few issues at their brief monthly meeting March 4 at the township building on Route 6, which included discussing bids on the advertised dump truck and reviewing a proposal for the 2014 mowing season. More...

Opinion

Your Head in a Cloud? No, Just Your Data

We all know it’s a digital world, but it’s easy to forget how much our language has changed since the computer got personal. More...

The Words We Butcher

Every now and then I need to update readers with my list of words that are frequently mispronounced by local residents. More...

Lifestyles

Wyalusing

Janet Caswell of Elmira, NY and Karen Bond of Beaver Meadows visited with Bob and Joan Caswell Saturday. They all enjoyed lunch provided by Janet. Kay and Sheldon Johnson recently visited Sally Turner at the Bradford County Manor. More...

Evergreen

Happy birthday to Edmund Campbell in Kentucky on March 8. Martine Kipp spent two afternoons with Joyce Kipp last week with the expectation of the electric being turned off, which didn’t happen. More...

Beaver Meadows

Welcome home to Pete and Jane McGee, returning Sunday, after a month’s vacation in sunny Florida. Janet Caswell of Elmira and Karen Bond had lunch and visited with Janet’s parents, Bob and Joan Caswell at Wyalusing on Saturday. More...

Dining and Entertainment

Canton History Program at Rialto Theatre to Focus on Louis McFadden, March 8

LeRoy Heritage Museum will host a history presentation to be held at the Rialto Theatre in Canton on March 8 at 1 p.m. with doors opening at 12:30 p.m. More...

Cool Cat and Fiber Art at Dietrich

Rose M. More...

Bob and Linda Lee Provide Entertainment For Towanda Area Senior Citizens Meeting

The February 20th meeting of the Towanda Area Senior Citizens was called to order by President Bob Whipple at noon with 40 members and guests present. More...

Sports

Two the Hard Way

Otis, Chilson Reach States with Third-Place Finishes

Wyalusing Valley’s Dylan Otis and Dalton Chilson didn’t let a slight detour throw them off course in their post-season drive to the PIAA championships. More...

Let’s Play Snow Ball

It’s hard to believe but the first legal day of spring sports practice was Monday, March 3. More...

Four NTL Grapplers Win Titles

Four Northern Tier League wrestlers took home Northeast Region first-place medals from Williamsport’s Magic Dome last Saturday. More...

Learning Life Lessons on a January Night —BY WES SKILLINGS—

Jones Never Had It Easy, but Treasured Memories

I got to spend a few hours on a January evening with Mary Jones, who, though well into her nineties, was not easy to keep up with, as Joneses go, and I count it as a blessing. More...

Narrow Miss at Narrows

Ben Chamberlin holds the two rocks that toppled onto the roadway in front of him Monday as he was driving along Route 187 in an area commonly known as the Terrytown Narrows. More...

File Gas Royalty Complaints with Attorney General

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane is encouraging gas lease holders who feel their royalty payments have been cut by so-called post-production costs charged by gas companies, to file a complaint with her office. 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- More...

Crime and Courts

DISTRICT JUDGES

Fred Wheaton, Wysox More...

COURTHOUSE NOTES

BRADFORD COUNTY Deed Transfers Denise Elizabeth Jones Brookens Estate, aka Denise Elizabeth Bouse, aka Denise E. Cotter, and Kathleen M. Chaffee, Executrix, to Aaron and Krista Bouse in Standing Stone Township for $1 on Feb. 20. More...

Tuscarora Township Municipal News

Three citizens and all supervisors attended the February township meeting. Also attending was Mike Spola representing the Midland Company. More...

Letters

Without You

Dear Editor, In spite of all the bright lights of gas-drilling towers in every direction out here at Stevensville, the neighborhood is a lot dimmer now with the loss of our friend Mary Jones. More...

Only in America

Dear Editor: I was passing through LeRaysville last week and picked up a copy of the Rocket-Courier. I enjoyed the article on the Protest and Rally in Towanda. Don’t start dancing in the streets just yet. More...

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Columns

Reflections of Nature

Lately, we have been experiencing what is referred to as an old fashioned winter. In our back yard the snow measured 16 inches deep, with temperatures near and below zero on many mornings. Our lowest reading was -20 degrees on Feb. 12. More...

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Last week’s eyes belonged to Lucy Cornell. Ticket winners were Walt Askew, Stefani Smalser, Heather Walters, Donna VanDeMark and Loni VanDeMark. * * * More...

The Way We Were...

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

Here’s a look at the Oct. 3, 1967 ribbon cutting and grand opening of Wyalusing’s A&P market at what today is known as the Farm and Home Plaza. More...

Worship

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWS

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts,” (Isaiah 55:8-9). More...

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish

Our holy season of Lent has begun. This is the time when we should take stock of our spiritual status. In Matthew’s gospel the lesson is God must have first place in our lives. More...

IT’S IN THE BOOK

The big day in the young nation of Israel’s growth came when it was time for them to occupy the land promised by God as a permanent dwelling place, recorded in Numbers, Chapter 13. But first, let’s send in some spies. More...

Education

Elk Lake Elementary Students of Month Named

Dr. Kenneth Cuomo, Elementary Principal at the Elk Lake School, is pleased to announce the February 2014 Student of the Month Award winners. More...

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