May 22, 2014 RSS feed / Local News

Commissioners Address Prison, Probation Issues

Susquehanna County

The Susquehanna County Commissioners packed three meetings into one at their regular May 14 meeting in the courthouse. More...

Laceyville’s Oldest House to Showcase Vintage Wedding Gowns

The Oldest House in Laceyville is pleased to offer a special Bridal Exhibit during the month of June, showcasing bridal gowns from 1853 through 1909. More...

Tractor Pull Slated for Saturday

Wyoming County Fairground Hosts Event

Earplugs are highly recommended for what’s sure to be a loud and exciting event at the Kiwanis Wyoming County Fairgrounds this weekend.  The inaugural Memorial Weekend Tractor Pulls are to be held Saturday, May 24 beginning at 11 a.m., and More...

Nurse-Family Partnership Sponsors Chamber Business-to-Business Meeting

Memorial Hospital in Towanda is a proud member of the Greater Wyalusing Chamber of Commerce, which offers great networking opportunities, advertising and support for all local businesses.  More...

Public Invited to Discuss Transportation Priorities for Long-Range Planning

The public is invited to share their feedback on transportation priorities and investments through a survey at www.PAOn- Track.com as part of PennDOT’s efforts to update the state’s Long Range Transportation Plan and develop the state&rsq More...

VFW Recognizes Essay Winners

Officials from VFW Post 1568 recently recognized the winners of two essay competitions, which they sponsored. More...

Susquehanna County Dairy Princess Pageant Invitation

Mercedes Spickerman, Susquehanna County Dairy Princess from Meshoppen, is about to complete her reign as County Dairy Princess. More...

Stevens Township Supervisors Approve Permits for Road Work

The topic of roads was, as usual, the focus of the Stevens Township May meeting. More...

LeRoy Heritage Museum to Host Civil War Encampment, May 31

LeRoy Heritage Museum announces its 2014 Civil War Encampment to be held on Saturday, May 31, at the community grounds on Mill Street in LeRoy. More...

Quality Time for Memorial Day

Memorial Day marks the “unofficial start of summer.” But there is nothing unofficial about the ceremonies to honor almost 200 deceased veterans in the Riverside Cemetery, Towanda, and dozens more in the Pail Factory Cemetery, North Towand More...

Meadow View Residents Celebrate Hawaiian Style

In honor of National Nursing Home week, running May 12-17, residents and staff of Meadow View Senior Living Center, Montrose, celebrated every day with special activities and meals. More...

Bradford County’s Smith Loses Lt. Governor Race

Bradford County Commissioner Mark Smith had high hopes in his race for Lieutenant Governor over the past few months, receiving a number of labor union endorsements and plenty of local support.  More...

Primary Offers Few Surprises In Susquehanna County

Susquehanna County voters turned out at slightly more than 17.6 percent for the May 20 primary election, with the Democrats slightly edging out the Republicans by 2.5 percent. More...

Smithfield Twp., Residents Appeal DEP Action

Nine Smithfield Township residents and Smithfield Township Supervisors have filed separate appeals with the Pennsylvania Environmental Hearing Board. More...

Trees Uprooted During Storm in Montrose

These three trees were uprooted by high winds during the storm that blew through Susquehanna County on the afternoon of May 16, bringing along heavy rains with it. More...

Spring Cleaning at Wyalusing Museum

After a long winter, spring is finally here, and we have been busy cleaning the Wyalusing Valley Museum and getting it ready for our Memorial Day weekend season opening. More...

Memorial Hospital Celebrates National Nurses Week

National Nurses Week at Memorial Hospital featured a themed basket raffle among the employees. Baskets were donated by individuals and departments at the hospital. More...

Meteer Appointed Chair of PSATS Audit Committee

Marvin Meteer, chairman of the board of supervisors for Wyalusing Township, Bradford County, has been reappointed to the Audit Committee of the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors (PSATS) and will also serve as committee chairman. More...

Chocolate and Wine Sweeten Montrose Once Again

The annual Chocolate and Wine Festival kicked off in Montrose on May 17 with a dizzying array of food, fun, wine, and, of course, chocolate. More...

WVHS Choral Concert, ‘Just Sing’ May 28

The Wyalusing Valley High School Senior Chorus is pictured above rehearsing for the school’s annual Spring Choral Concert, which is set to take place on Wednesday evening, May 28 in the school’s Kenneth S. More...

39th Annual Senior Picnic

The 39th Annual Senior Picnic will be held on Thursday, June 26th at the Troy Fairgrounds (Alparon Park) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Historical Society Offers Free Glimpse into Wyoming County’s Past

The Wyoming County Historical Society hosted an open house on Sunday, displaying some of its newly-acquired items and historic documents that truly provided guests with a time capsule from the county’s past.  More...

Group Working to Form Wyalusing High School Alumni Association

A group of Wyalusing Valley High School alumni, which includes the classes of 1956-1960, is working to form an alumni association that would meet annually and include any former student who attended high schools in Wyalusing, Camptown, Laceyville and More...

Wyoming Commissioners Approve Change in Public Transportation

Wyoming County Commissioners approved a transfer through the Transportation Department on Tuesday and will soon utilize Susquehanna County public transportation managed by the Trehab Community Action Agency.  More...

Ancestors from Revolutionary War Traced at Wyalusing DAR

The Mach-wi-hi-lusing Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution met April 16 at the Wyalusing Hotel.  Regent Shirley Rockefeller, assisted by Chaplain Barbara Behrend, opened the meeting with the DAR rituals. More...

Local Students Graduate From York College of PA

The following local students received degrees at York College of Pennsylvania’s commencement exercises on May 17:   Conor Murphy, Alexandra Rockwell, Alex Simonds, all of Sayre, and Allison Stethers of Athens.   More...

Shop Projects Bring Tasty Results

WVHS ninth grade shop students (from left) Sam Tewksbury, Trace Lane and Eli Houck, are pictured last Thursday trying out the grills they built in Mr. Mike Reibson’s ninth and tenth grade shop class. More...

Meadow View Recognizes Years of Service

Meadow View, near Montrose, is fortunate to have dedicated staff across all departments from nursing, activities, business office and maintenance. More...

Local Students Graduate from Wilkes University

Wilkes University awarded 724 doctoral, master’s and bachelor’s degrees to students graduating after the completion of the spring 2014 semester during the University’s 67th annual spring commencement ceremony. The 10 a.m. More...

Opening Day for Mt. Pisgah State Park Swimming Pool

Mt. Pisgah State Park announces that opening day for the park’s swimming pool will be Saturday, May 24. The pool complex will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays only. More...

Miller’s Pharmacy 1966

Miller’s Pharmacy owner Bill Miller, right, greets customer Elnora Potter in his newlyopened Main Street pharmacy in a photo that appeared in the Wyalusing Rocket in October 1966. More...

PennDOT License, Photo Centers Closed Memorial Day

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation today announced that all driver license and photo centers, including its full-service center in Harrisburg, will be closed Saturday, May 24, through Monday, May 26, in observance of Memorial Day.  More...

Wyalusing Area School District Changes Online Agenda Format

The Wyalusing Area School District is leveraging the power of the Internet to radically improve the governance process while saving time, taxpayer dollars and the environment. More...

Laceyville High School Alumni Holds Annual Banquet

The Laceyville Borough High School Alumni Association held its annual banquet at the Braintrim Baptist Fellowship Center on Church Street on Saturday afternoon, May 17. The event marked the 125th anniversary of the former school.  More...

150 Years Ago In Civil War: 141st at Spotsylvania—May 8-10

Editor’s Note: This is the eighth in a series of articles covering the campaigns of the PA 141st Regiment 150 years ago during the Civil War. The regiment was comprised of men from the Northern Tier counties of Pennsylvania. More...

Chapman Twins Receive Eagle Scout Awards

An Eagle Scout Court of Honor was recently held for John and Patrick Chapman of Troop 8. To achieve the rank of Eagle Scout, a scout must show skills in areas of leadership, service, outdoor know-how and citizenship. More...

MU to Host Marcellus Shale Business Expo

Mansfield University will host the fifth annual Northern Tier Marcellus Shale Business Expo on Wednesday, June 18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.  More...

Loch Crowned as Dairy Princess

Emma Loch of Nicholson, Wyoming County was crowned Saturday evening by 2013-14 Wyoming-Lackawanna Counties Dairy Princess Mary Beth Tranovich of Greenfield Township, Lackawanna County. More...

PPA Arts Grant Available

The Bradford County Regional Arts Council (BCRAC) is pleased to announce the availability of state arts funds through the Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts Program (PPA), to support public arts and cultural activities occurring between Sept. More...

Plan a ‘Staycation’ in the Endless Mountains

Many families put ample time into planning for that one big vacation a year to a new or exotic location. More...

Spay/Neuter Clinic Set for June 23 In Wyalusing

On Monday June 23, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Animal Care Sanctuary will be at the Wyalusing Fire Hall on Second Street providing a spay/neuter day for cats only. All cats, male or female, will be spayed or neutered for $40. More...

‘Pints for Pups’ Held at River Barge Brewing Company

The River Barge Brewing Company held a benefit on Saturday, May 10 called “Pints for Pups,” in which $1 from every pint of beer sold went to the Bradford County Humane Society. More...

Grazing Management Event Set

Have you ever wondered what type of grasses or weeds are in your pasture or hayfield? Have you ever wondered how to make hay, but have animals on pasture as well? More...

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