April 17, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Spring Lake Man Keeping Ancient Art Form Alive

The tradition of decorating eggs at Easter dates back centuries, and Spring Lake area resident Dennis Kochenash is doing his part to keep the art form alive and well. “I learned it from watching my mom and grandmother,” Dennis says. More...

Progress Authority Dinner Recognizes Members, Gas Industry

The natural gas industry was the hot topic at the Bradford County Progress Authority’s Annual Dinner at the Towanda Country Club on Thursday, April 10, giving the roughly 100 people in attendance an indepth look into the Marcellus Shale Coaliti More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Howard Bates - 2014-07-24
Dorothy Lehman - 2014-07-24
Frances Palumbo - 2014-07-24
Glenn Potter - 2014-07-24

Earth Day 2014

Earth Day’s Humble Beginnings

On April 22, 1970, 20 million Americans took to the streets, parks and auditoriums to demonstrate for a healthy, sustainable environment. Massive coast-to-coast rallies occurred. More...

Water Pollution Prevention Project Funded in Bradford County

The Bradford County Conservation District (BCCD) received $1600 to help fund a number of different community awareness programs geared toward promoting water quality. More...

Federal Rule Will Clarify Nation’s Streams, Wetlands and Protect the Susquehanna River

Recently, the Environmental Protection Agency and US Army Corps of Engineers proposed a new federal rule that would protect streams and wetlands from pollution throughout the US, including those in the Susquehanna River basin. More...

Police Blotter

POLICE BLOTTER

Editor’s Note: If you have additional information about any of the investigations listed below, contact the Pennsylvania State Police barracks at the following telephone numbers: Towanda, 570-265-2186; Tunkhannock, 570-836-2141; Gibson, 570-465 More...

Crime and Courts

DISTRICT JUDGES

Fred Wheaton, Towanda More...

COURTHOUSE NOTES

BRADFORD COUNTY Deed Transfers Frank L. and Alice Weaver, aka Alice D. Weaver, to Marisa A. Weaver in Towanda Township for $1 on April 2. More...

Letters

Passion at Its Finest

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Real People Drink Real Milk

Dear Editor: Despite false claims being made by the companies that manufacture imitation milk, nearly all American consumers are still using regular cow milk, not the imitation drink that is being labeled as various kinds of milk. More...

Praise for WVHS Autism Awareness

Dear Editor: As a parent of an autistic child I was so happy to see that Wyalusing Valley High School had an autism awareness program and also relieved that they are going to have the emotional support classes and special teachers equipped to deal wi More...

Seniors

Towanda Area Senior Citizens Enjoy Auction

On April 3, the Towanda Area Senior Citizens met in Ferguson Hall. President Bob Whipple called the meeting to order welcoming 47 members and one guest, Ricky Webster. More...

AARP Chapter Hears About Gas Industry; Plans Spring Banquet

Tom House, in the absence of President Ruth Cleveland, opened the meeting by leading members of the AARP Chapter in the Flag Salute followed with a prayer given by George Smith. More...

Columns

Reflections of Nature

Man has learned many things from wildlife, and the collecting of maple sap is one of them. A squirrel will bite into a branch of a maple tree and then drink the flowing sap. More...

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Last week’s eyes belonged to Angie Miller. Jennifer Booker and Lynn Stonier were the only two who recognized her. * * * More...

The Way We Were...

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

Old Laceyville Bridge More...

Worship

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWS

“Now, brothers and sisters, I want to remind you of the gospel I preached to you, which you received and on which you have taken your stand. More...

IT’S IN THE BOOK

When I read in my Bible the very, very difficult truths our Lord tried to teach His disciples, I realize that even with our sophisticated electronics, we still cannot comprehend how the resurrection of our Lord’s body took place that first East More...

Why Easter Matters?

Every century, every decade has its leaders in many walks of life. Consider just these few: Alexander the Great (356 to 323 BC) By the age of 30, Alexander had created an Empire that stretched from his Macedonian home to the Himalayas in India. More...

Education

Clemens Named To Emerson Dean’s List

Emerson College student Daniel Clemens of Tunkhannock, a Film Production major, has been named to the Dean’s List for the Fall 2013 semester. The criterion to make Emerson’s Dean’s List is a grade point average of 3.7 or higher. More...

WVHS Grad Interns at Hopkins Review

Sarah Reynolds, of Pottstown, is interning as an editorial assistant this spring with the Hopkins Review, a literary journal published by Johns Hopkins University Press. She is a senior majoring in creative writing at Susquehanna University. More...

Dean’s List Named at Kutztown

Rebecca Jean Johnson, of Montrose, has been named to the Fall 2013 Dean’s List at Kutztown University. More...

Breaking News - 4/23/2014 2:28 PM

Over 200 Debit Cards Compromised Locally  Free Access 

State Police at Towanda reported Wednesday, April 23, that over 200 customers at Wyalusing’s PS Bank and Community Bank NA had their debit card information compromised. More...

Body Found in River Near Lancaster Identified  Free Access 

Not Laceyville Missing Person

A body discovered at the Holtwood Dam in Martic Township, Lancaster County, around 4:15 p.m. on Monday has been identified. More...

Wyalusing School Board Continues Budget Battle

At Monday night’s meeting of the Wyalusing Area School Board District Superintendent Chester Mummau presented an amended proposed budget for the 2014-2015 school year, which showed a $0 deficit, with revenue and expenditures of $21,542,026 for More...

Dearth of Firefighting Volunteers Takes Its Toll

Legislation, Consolidation are Options

Editor’s Note: This is the second of a two-part series. More...

Local News

Bodies Found in River at Harrisburg, Lancaster

Could One be Thomas Yates, Who Went Missing in Laceyville?

Two bodies were discovered in the Susquehanna River on Monday, one near Harrisburg and the other near Lancaster. More...

The Bear That Wouldn’t Sleep

The plan was for a group of approximately 300 third, fourth and fifth graders at the Wyalusing Valley Elementary School to get a close look at a sedated black bear last Thursday (April 10) outside their school. But the bear had other ideas. More...

CABT Believes Big Rigs are Big Enough

We often hear Pennsylvanians complaining about the deterioration of highways, bridges and roads in their municipalities, but the Coalition Against Bigger Trucks (CABT) believes these conditions could worsen if certain federal limitations are changed. More...

Opinion

Outdated Computers at IRS Costing $Millions

Most everyone who owns a computer knew that as of April 8 Microsoft would stop supporting its widely used and aging operating system Windows XP—everyone apparently except the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). More...

Accentuating the Positive On This Anniversary of Evil

There is a sad truth that came out of the coverage of the 2013 Boston Marathon terrorism. We remain fascinated by the evil perpetuated in this heinous act. More...

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Lifestyles

Nimble

The Battle of the Books was held on Saturday, April 12 at the Sullivan County School. The Mehoopany Elementary School Minions did a great job even though they didn’t place. More...

Laceyville 570-

Alice Hagendorf and Phyllis Rosencrance enjoyed a picnic lunch and the wonderful weather Sunday afternoon at the home of Mary Tyler. Mary Tyler helped her mother Pearl Kimble with errands on Friday and they enjoyed lunch at the Chinese restaurant. More...

Jenningsville

The weekend was almost too good to be true. It was a wonderful start for the Easter season. More...

Dining and Entertainment

Family Storytime to be Held at the Dietrich Theater

Fiona Powell will be back at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock on Saturday, April 26 at 11 a.m., telling tales at her spinning wheel, mesmerizing young and old alike. Storytime is free for the entire family. More...

Visitors’ Bureau Events Calendar Offers Wide Range of Activities

The Endless Mountains Visitors’ Bureau (EMVB) released its second annual Calendar of Events booklet on April 1. More...

Animal Care Sanctuary Presents Mutt Strut

Become a fundraising animal at Animal Care Sanctuary’s Fourth Annual Mutt Dog Walk & Fun Fest. The Mutt Strut will be held on May 17 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at a new location at Riverfront Park in Sayre. More...

Sports

Rams Lead NTL Large School Race

The Wyalusing Valley baseball team remained undefeated, 4-0, in Northern Tier League Large School play with victories over Sayre, Northeast Bradford and Mansfield. Wyalusing also dropped a non-league decision at Danville for a 5-2 record. More...

Fishing for Trout in Sullivan County

Boaters on Hunter’s Lake near Muncy Valley, Sullivan County, try to hook a trout on the opening day of the season on Saturday, April 12. More...

Elk Lake Thinclads Shine at Dry Invite

Elk Lake had five individual champions at the “Molly” Dry Invitational at Mansfield University on April 12. Kenzie Jones, Megyn Stevens and Taylor Watkins posted victories in the girls’ 1600, shot put and javelin, respectively. More...

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