June 26, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Safety Urged in Work Zones

PennDOT officials ask everyone to drive safely, especially when navigating through construction areas. More...

Governor Signs Chesapeake Bay Agreement

Governor Tom Corbett recently joined executives from Delaware, Maryland, New York, Virginia, West Virginia, Washington, DC, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to sign the latest iteration of the Chesapeake Bay Agreement. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Anthony Reed - 2014-12-18
Anthony Reed - 2014-12-11

Local News

Unique Quilt Marks PS Bank’s Centennial

Pamela Jones Quentin and Nancy Jones presented a quilt to Wyalusing’s PS Bank this week that commemorates the bank’s century-long history by listing all of the bank’s former and current directors on the quilt’s squares. More...

Prothonotary ‘Stirs the Pot’ With Commissioners Again

The Bradford County Commissioners announced during their meeting on Wednesday, June 11, that citizens may once again be able to apply for U.S. passports. More...

Tunkhannock Residents Concerned About Silica Sand Drop-Off Site

Although it wasn’t on the agenda for discussion, a number of Tunkhannock area residents still expressed opposition to the planned location of a silica sand drop during the Wyoming County Planning Commission meeting on Wednesday, June 18. More...

Lifestyles

Beaver Meadows

Tuesday, Margene Nittinger and Kay Ervine of Sayre and Donna Bennett were at the Fortune Buffet in Sayre to celebrate Donna’s birthday. Brian Trible of Irish Hill visited his dad and mom on Monday and had lunch with them. More...

Dimock

Congratulations to Matthew Adams and Jessica Gross who were married last week. Matthew was a Dimock Township boy, but he and Jessica now live in Meshoppen. We wish them all the best as they begin life together. More...

Laceyville

This year’s Community Day will be held on Saturday, July 12, and the theme is “The Classics.” Bonnie Baker mentioned they are looking for classic cars, trucks and old trailers to enter the parade. More...

Dining and Entertainment

Summer Camps Filling up Fast at the Dietrich Theater

For all the parents and children who are looking for fun and stimulating summer opportunities, it is not too late to sign up for summer camps at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock. More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

Coming Events...

Barbecues Chicken barbecue on Saturday, June 28 at Wyalusing Pen- Mart to support Taylor Schum wrestling in Fargo, ND. Chicken will be ready by 11 a.m. R25p Benefits More...

Sports

Laughter Marks Tourney Finale

2014 Fore 81 Golf Classic

On what would have been Bret Keefe’s 51st birthday, 40 teams of golfers came together at Stone Hedge Golf Club on June 20 for the 14th and final Fore 81 Golf Classic. The tournament, which is the sole fundraiser for the Bret J. More...

Keefe Scholarship to Carry On

The 14th and final Fore 81 Golf Classic began under crisp blue skies at Stone Hedge Golf Club near Tunkhannock Friday morning. More...

Records Fall at Damon S. Young Memorial Run

Two new course records were set at the Damon S. Young Memorial Scholarship Run at Tunkhannock on June 21. In the 5K race, Tunkhannock’s Reece Ayers, last year’s 10K winner and record holder, nipped Jon Riley for the victory. More...

Education

Elk Lake High School Announces Honor Roll

The following Elk Lake students have achieved Honor Roll status for the 2013/2014 fourth marking period ending June 12: More...

IUP Names Students to Dean’s List

The following students from Bradford County have been named to the Spring 2014 Dean’s List at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. More...

Local Students Graduate from Bloomsburg

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania has recently released its list of Spring 2014 graduates. More...

PennDOT Summer Projects Underway

Representatives of Penn- DOT Engineering District 3-0 sat down with the Rocket-Courier last week to provide an annual report and inform the public regarding upcoming road and bridge projects in Bradford and Sullivan Counties. More...

Laceyville Council Postpones Action in Police Incident

The public portion of Friday evening’s (June 20) special meeting called by the Laceyville Borough Council lasted less than 10 minutes. More...

Ben Franklin to Visit Local Libraries

“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest,” said Benjamin Franklin on the importance of learning. More...

Crime and Courts

DISTRICT JUDGES

Fred Wheaton, Towanda More...

COURTHOUSE NOTES

BRADFORD COUNTY Deed Transfers Aimee McLaughlin to Dewey E. Jordan, Jr. in Towanda Borough, Second Ward for $134,000 on June 6. More...

Bradford County Sentencings and Pleas

District Attorney Daniel J. Barrett announced the following recent criminal case resolutions in the Bradford County Court of Common Pleas, Towanda: Sentencings More...

Opinion

Just Some Opinions About Our Beliefs

Opinions. We all have them. This space—and most of this newspaper page—is devoted to them. More...

Telling the Truth is Long Lost at The IRS

In April of this year I informed readers of this column about how out-of-date computer operating systems at the IRS would cost taxpayers millions of dollars in custom tech support fees paid to Microsoft, thanks to the IRS failing to update aging Wind More...

Columns

Reflections of Nature

When I stopped by to see my friend, Bob Bastion, he told me that his honey bees were really working on the locust tree flowers. Bob went on to say that he had to add a super to his hives because the bees had filled all the frames. More...

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Last week’s eyes belonged to Rocket-Courier reporter Cain Chamberlin. We only had two callers and neither was correct. More...

JUST ASK ALICE

DEAR ALICE: I look forward to your column each week. After reading the latest issue (June 23) I must say “Enough in Endicott” has no sense of humor. Your column is the first thing I read in the Rocket-Shopper. More...

Worship

WYALUSING U.M. CHARGE NEWS

Scripture last Sunday were the directions for the commission the disciples received the week before: “…to go and make disciples of all nations.” Of course, this is our commission today as well; in fact the mission of the United Met More...

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWS

“How lovely is your dwelling place, O Lord almighty. My soul yearns, even faints, for the courts of the Lord; my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God. More...

IT’S IN THE BOOK

Have you ever tried to write a letter using a scroll rather than a flat sheet of paper? A scroll is certainly flat where one is writing but it is rolled up at both ends. More...

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