March 13, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Chaffees’ Sad Saga Continues

Warren Center Residents Claim Fracking Forced Them to Abandon Their Home

Editor’s Note: It was in March of last year that the Rocket-Courier published a story about how Warren Center residents Tom and Carol Chaffee were suffering from a range of ailments they claimed started when a gas drilling rig began operations More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Irene Sowden - 2014-08-21
Ralph Fenton - 2014-08-21

Local News

Elk Lake Seeks New Elementary Principal

Cuomo to Commence Superintendent Job on July 1

The Elk Lake School Board convened briefly for regular district business prior to their March 5 meeting for the Susquehanna County Career and Technology Center (SCCTC). More...

Classic Tale of ‘Tarzan’ Coming to WVHS Stage

“I had this story from one who had no business to tell it to me, or to any other. More...

Local Man Acquitted

A local man was recently found not guilty after a summary trial before the Honorable Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton. More...

Opinion

Emergency Responder Shortage Is Growing Statewide Problem

The top story in last week’s Rocket-Courier centered on Goodwill Fire Company Chief Brad Fassett’s announcement to the Laceyville Borough Council that by summer Laceyville’s volunteer ambulance service will be history. More...

Sharing the Human Side of Traumatic Brain Injury

One of the things I have been doing in my second writing life is helping a couple of people tell their stories. More...

Columns

Reflections of Nature

On a day when the temperature dropped below zero, I noticed that the leaves on a rhododendron bush in our front yard, were curled up tight, appearing as green pencils hanging from the bush. More...

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Last week’s eyes belonged to Martha Yanavitch. Ticket winners were Amy Gallagher, Rich Yadlosky, Ruth Ann Wolfe, Bob O’Brien, Charles Fedak, Sharon Posten and Elaine Hicks. * * * More...

The Way We Were...

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

Laceyville’s Paul Brewer operates the flooring machine at Whipple Brothers Laceyville Lumber Yard in a photo that was published in the March 1951 Cant Hook, a company newsletter produced by Whipples. More...

Sports

Dylan’s Dream Deferred

Otis Vows To Improve On Finish

Wyalusing Valley’s Dylan Otis didn’t head to Hershey for the PIAA wrestling championships with the idea of bringing home a fourth-place medal. More...

Barnes Leads NTL Medal Winners

Williamson junior Billy Barnes led the Northern Tier League medal contingent at Hershey with a second-place finish at 145 pounds. More...

No Answer To Becahi Dominance

One of the biggest stories of the high school wrestling postseason, including the team duals, was the dominance of Bethlehem Catholic in the Class AA ranks. More...

Breaking News - 3/13/2014 2:14 PM

Hanger Withdraws From PA Governor’s Race  Free Access 

John Hanger announced earlier today that he was withdrawing as a Democratic candidate for PA  Governor. More...

Local Residents Bilked

Thousands Lost In MoneyPak Scam

They’re called Green Dot MoneyPak cards. They’re reloadable debit cards, available for purchase most anywhere and you can use them to pay your phone, PayPal account, cable or credit card bill. More...

Chamber ‘Let the Good Times Roll’ at Auction

The Greater Wyalusing Chamber of Commerce (GWCC) brought Mardi Gras to Wyalusing during their 22nd Annual Auction Saturday night. Over 150 items were donated from local businesses for attendees to bid on. More...

Silent Partner in Well Leases Not Paying Its Fair Share

Bradford County Commissioner Daryl Miller announced during the final February meeting that some drilling companies in Bradford County have a working partner in their wells, which has been given working interest into those wells, and that the landowne More...

Police Blotter

POLICE BLOTTER

Editor’s Note: If you have additional information abo ut 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, More...

Crime and Courts

DISTRICT JUDGES

Fred Wheaton, Towanda More...

COURTHOUSE NOTES

BRADFORD COUNTY Deed Transfers M T Cochran Enterprises, Inc. to Nirgunbapa LLC, two parcels in Troy Borough for $62,000 on Feb. 25. More...

Perez Faces Vehicle Theft Charges Today

A hearing is set to take place today in Tunkhannock for alleged car theft Anthony Perez who is accused of stealing a Toyota pickup last month from a parking lot in Laceyville Borough. Judge John J. More...

Letters

Let There Be Light

Dear Editor: Our historic black pole lights might look nice to some borough residents, although I prefer lights that work or function properly. I have a Penelec pole firmly placed in my yard. More...

Dr. Jekyll And Dr. Hyde

Dear Editor: Excluding heart disease and cancer, what’s the greatest threat to your life? A car fatality? No. How about being the victim of a violent crime? No, again. Well, then, what about an imaginary triple combat tour in Afghanistan? More...

Lifestyles

Forkston

Ellen Otten attended the flower show in Philadelphia a couple of weeks ago. For once, she had decent traveling weather. As always, she thoroughly enjoyed the show. More...

Dimock

We extend our sympathy to the family of Rodney Baker, a long-time resident of Dimock who passed away last week. You can send a card to his widow, Dolores, at 1100 Dimock to Brooklyn Road, Montrose, PA 18801, letting her know that you care. More...

Wyalusing

Happy Birthday to Joan Caswell, who celebrated her 86th birthday on Tuesday. David LaFrance and his mother Dorothy visited with Bob and Joan Caswell last week when they were in town. David and Dorothy are missed in our community. More...

Dining and Entertainment

Wild Mustangs Featured in Dietrich Theater Exhibit

Featured in the new and yetto be-named art gallery at the Dietrich Theater are the stunning photos of wild mustangs of the Outer Banks of North Carolina, captured by the camera of Coralea Scranta of Tunkhannock. More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

Coming Events...

Barbecues The young adult group and their families of the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church will hold a chicken barbecue on Saturday, March 15 at PenMart, Rt. 6, Wyalusing. Chicken halves, $5/half. R10c Benefits More...

Worship

WYALUSING U.M. CHARGE NEWS

There was a leprechaun appearance at the Wyalusing Methodist Church on Sunday morning—he looked very much like Wes Skillings. He was on hand to deliver a special message for the children and they found it very interesting. More...

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWS

“But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect,” (I Peter 3:15). More...

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish

The example of Christ fasting from food for 40 days should move even the coldest Christian heart to try to do something to make reparation for past negligence and sins. Christ had no sin to atone for; it was for our sins that he mortified himself. More...

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