April 10, 2014 RSS feed / Local News

Rocket-Courier Earns Keystone Press Awards

For the third straight year, the Rocket-Courier was the only Bradford County newspaper to win prestigious Keystone Press Awards. More...

Cleaner & Greener Seeking Business Support

What began as a personal effort to clean up litter in Laceyville transformed into a full-fledged nonprofit organization dedicated to cleaning up miles along Route 6. More...

Farm Bureau Members Meet with Rep. Pickett

Members of the Bradford/Sullivan and Susquehanna County Farm Bureaus met with their legislators at the 2014 State Legislative Conference on Tuesday April 1. More...

New Ballroom School of Dance Opens in Wyalusing and Rome

With over 10 years combined American Smooth and Rhythm dance experience, Melissa Smith, owner of Melissa’s Ballroom School of Dance, brings the best in dance instruction to Northeast PA. More...

Tree Tubes and Tree Health Field Day to be Held

Tree tube questions such as “When is the right time to take the plastic protective tubes off of the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) trees?” or “What happens if the tree tubes are full of leaves or nests or dead birds More...

Outstanding Young Woman Applications Due April 18

Applications for those wishing to participate in the 2015 Outstanding Young Woman (OYW) program must be received by April 18th. Those young women who are currently in the junior class, are U.S. More...

WVHS Students Selected for FBLA Conference

The 2014 Pennsylvania Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) State Leadership Conference at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center in Hershey welcomed 12 Wyalusing Valley High School students April 7-9. More...

Program to Highlight Local Soldiers at Battle of Wilderness

On Saturday, April 26 at 2 p.m., the Bradford County Library and the Private Silas Gore Camp 141, Bradford County’s Sons of Union Veterans will join forces to host a Civil War program about the 1864 Civil War “Battle of the Wilderness.&rd More...

Volunteers Needed for River Cleanup

Endless Mountains Heritage Region (EMHR) is one of several sponsors of this year’s Operation North Branch, which will bring organizers and their helpers together on the banks of the North Branch Susquehanna River on Saturday, April 26. More...

Going, Going, Gone

This is one of the last photos of the former Camptown Elementary School when it was still somewhat recognizable; it’s since been reduced to a pile of rubble. More...

Senate Approves Landowner Protection Bill

Three bills expanding the rights of landowners who are currently leased with natural gas companies were approved today with strong bipartisan support by the full state Senate, according to prime sponsor, Senator Gene Yaw. More...

Brion Featured Speaker at Sullivan Co. Democratic Dinner

The Sullivan County Democratic Chair, Germaine Donahue announces that the Democratic Spring Dinner will be held on Sunday, April 27 at the Eagles Mere Country Club at 6 p.m. The buffet menu features Prime Rib and Chicken Piccata. More...

Births

Girven Jason and Dana Girven of Sugar Run are proud to announce the birth of their son, Kael Douglas, born on March 3, 2014 at the Robert Packer Hospital. Kael weighed 7 lbs., 2 oz. and was 21 inches long. More...

USPS Suggests to Mail Your Tax Return Early

With the deadline for filing income tax returns rapidly approaching, the Postal Service is getting ready for last minute filers. More...

Lady Rams Preparing for Bake Sale

Members of the Lady Rams softball team are getting ready for their Good Friday bake sale at Connie’s Market in Wyalusing on April 18 starting at 8 a.m. More...

Four Generations Gather

Thelma Kinner, seated, left, and her daughter, Marilyn Ace, right, joined with other family members, including, standing, granddaughter, Colleen Parkhurst, left, and greatgranddaughter, Paige Parkhurst, as they gathered together for a family dinner r More...

Maple Syrup the Topic at Mach-wi-hi-lusing Chapter DAR Meeting

Wednesday, March 19, the Mach-wihi lusing Chapter DAR met at the Wyalusing Hotel. The Regent Shirley Rockefeller assisted by Chaplain Barbara Behrend opened the meeting with the DAR rituals. More...

Baker Announces New Veterans’ Designation On PA Driver’s Licenses

Beginning in March of this year Pennsylvania veterans can now apply for a special designation on their driver’s license to honor their service as one of the Commonwealth’s 950,000 military veterans, Senator Lisa Baker announced. More...

Trout License Buttons Brought Back by Popular Demand

As announced in January, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) is re-introducing the availability of a PA fishing license button. More...

Trout Unlimited Praises Climate Change Information

Last fall, Trout Unlimited (TU) praised a report released by the National Wildlife Federation that details the most current information available regarding the climate change impacts on, and threats to, America’s valuable fisheries resources, a More...

Trout Stocking Prepares Waterways for Opening Day

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) will begin stocking trout this week in anticipation of the statewide opening day on Saturday, April 12. Streams and lakes in the southeastern portion of the state opened for trout fishing on April 5. More...

Meshoppen Ambulance Hoping for Paid Day Shift

While Laceyville Borough plans to decommission its ambulance on May 31, the Meshoppen Volunteer Fire Department intends to pick up the slack of the lost response vehicle. More...

Search for Missing Man Continues

The search for Thomas Yates, who reportedly fell from the Laceyville bridge into the Susquehanna on March 30, continued on Saturday but turned up no leads. More...

Burlington Remains Identified

The Bradford County Coroner’s Office has identified the skeletal remains discovered in a swampy area near Bennett Road in Burlington Township as Duane J. Scott, Jr. of Towanda. More...

Public Safety Telecommunications Week

Wyoming County Commissioners honored the members of the Wyoming County 911 Center during their regular meeting on April 8 by approving a proclamation for National Public Safety Telecommunications Week (April 13-19). More...

Wyoming-Lackawanna Counties Announce Search for Dairy Royalty

The Wyoming-Lackawanna Dairy Princess Committee has begun the search for the 2014- 2015 dairy promotion team. In order to compete for the title of Wyoming-Lackawanna Dairy Princess, she must live within the two-county area. More...

Dinner Raffle Being Held

A “Dinner for a Week” raffle, with all proceeds benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) serving children in Bradford, Sullivan and Tioga Counties in PA and Tioga County, NY, is currently being held. More...

PennDOT Encourages Choosing Organ Donation

PennDOT encourages driver license and identification holders to help others in need of organ and tissue transplants live longer, better lives by registering to be an organ donor during National Donate Life Month. More...

Wyoming County to Host Electronic Recycling Day April 19

Residents and small businesses in Wyoming County will have the opportunity to recycle electronics on Saturday, April 19 at the recycling center’s loading dock at 130 Tunkhannock Township Drive in Tunkhannock. From 9 a.m. More...

Wyalusing Public Library Prepares for Busy Weekend

Major happenings here at the library this weekend. More...

IRS Issuess Reminder about Tip Income

If you get tips on the job from customers, the IRS has a few important reminders: Tips are taxable. You must pay federal income tax on any tips you receive. More...

PA Traffic Deaths Hit Record Low

The number of highway deaths on PA roads tumbled to a record low last year when 1,208 were recorded, the lowest since recordkeeping began in 1928, PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch announced recently. More...

Southwestern Energy Donates to Area Firemen

Southwestern Energy (SWN) hosted a reception at Wysox Volunteer Fire Hall on April 8 for area volunteer fire departments to thank them for their service. More...

Donkey Hoops at WVHS

The Wyalusing Valley High School gymnasium welcomed over 500 people on Thursday night for the Donkey Basketball Show sponsored by the school’s junior class. Donkeys were brought all the way from Columbus, Ohio, from Buckeye Donkey Ball. More...

Chief Oil & Gas Donates to LIFE Center

The Friends of Fitness Committee is pleased to announce that Chief Oil & Gas has joined in the support of the LIFE Center campaign with a $5,000 contribution. More...

Week of the Young Child Celebrated at Children’s Center

Top Photo: Children from Wyalusing Valley Children’s Center welcomed Bradford County Commissioner Mark Smith to the facility as a guest reader on Tuesday, April 8. More...

Forty and Eight Offering Financial Nurses’ Scholarships

The Bradford/Sullivan County Forty and Eight veterans’ organization (Voiture 549) is offering financial scholarships for nursing students who have completed their first year of studies in an accredited program leading to a degree in nursing. More...

Thanksgiving Novena to St. Jude

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DEP Reminds Residents to ‘Pick It Up’ During Earth Month

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) recently reminded residents that April is Earth Month. More...

Free Veterans’ Assistance Hours to Begin April 17

In an effort to address any questions or concerns of veterans and their families, Representative Tina Pickett’s district office in Sayre will begin hosting free veterans assistance hours provided by the American Legion Service Officer Outreach More...

Fuel Incentive Grant Workshop May 2 in Towanda

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) invites fleet managers, school districts, municipalities, non-profit entities, and for-profit businesses to an alternative fuels incentive grant (AFIG) workshop from 10:30 a.m. More...

Celebration Held for Betty Cook’s 90th Birthday

The family of Betty Cook held a birthday celebration for her 90th birthday at the Wysox Presbyterian on Saturday, April 4. More...

Winners in Boxtop Competition

In the recent Parent Teach Organization (PTO) Boxtops competition, Mrs. Kilmer’s class brought in nearly a tenth of the total boxtops collected to win the competition. More...

Streams Can Purify Themselves with a Little Help

Have you ever wondered how a stream is deemed to be of “good” water quality? More...

Commission Issues Reminders for Trout Stocking Tips

Every year, the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission stocks trout in thousands of stream miles and dozens of lakes, in spring, fall and winter. Interested anglers and other citizens often arrive to help or watch individual stockings. More...

Trout Season Opening Day Info

When: Saturday, April 12 Time: 8 a.m. Minimum size: Seven inches. Fishing Hours: 24 hours a day More...

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