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Sugar Run Teen Killed in Pickup Crash

A Sugar Run teen is dead and two of his friends were hospitalized after the pickup truck they were in slammed into a stone wall and flipped over at about 12:40 a.m. on Sunday, July 20. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Steven Shaylor - 2014-09-11
Robert Eberlin - 2014-09-11

Local News

Fair Season Opens in The Endless Mountains

The opening of the Troy Fair in Bradford County on July 20 heralded the beginning of fair season in the Endless Mountains and the opportunity for residents of Bradford, Sullivan, Susquehanna and Wyoming Counties and beyond to celebrate the achievemen More...

Dietrich Theater to Offer Health, Wellness Classes

The Wyoming County Cultural Center at the Dietrich Theater is pleased to announce that it is able to offer free health and wellness classes and programs because of a generous $5,000 grant from the Northeastern Pennsylvania Health Care Foundation (NPH More...

Master Gardeners Add to Harford Fair Site

The Penn State Master Gardeners of Susquehanna County have built a new permanent raised bed garden and shade garden at the 4-H Building at the Harford Fair. More...

Opinion

Weeklies: It’s All About Sense of Community

So what really is the future of this publication you are reading— a local weekly newspaper? Is it in its death throes—with or without a digital version you can upload from the internet? More...

Could Obama At Least Act Presidential?

Veteran CBS newsman and Face the Nation host Bob Schieffer likely summed up the feelings of many Americans last week when he told CBS Evening News Anchor Scott Pelley during the evening news broadcast on Monday, July 14 that the current state of the More...

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Columns

Reflections of Nature

During the 1990s, areas of Sullivan County were devastated by both the gypsy moth and cankerworm. After the trees died, many areas became heavily covered with blackberries. Blackberries, along with raspberries, are known as “brambles”. More...

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Last week’s eyes belonged to Shelly Coberly, an employee at Sanford and Son. Her daughter, Bailey Halbert, and her boss, Chuck Bullock, were the only two callers who recognized her eyes. * * * More...

JUST ASK ALICE

DEAR ALICE: What can we do to convince smokers to quit before it’s too late? I had an uncle who was a chain smoker. His doctor kept telling him to quit or one day cigarettes would kill him. But my uncle would not listen. More...

Worship

Vacation Bible School in Towanda July 27 to 31

What do you want to be when you grow up? An explorer? A camel? A rope maker? Or how about growing up to be Moses, or at least like Moses? More...

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWS

“I have chosen the way of faithfulness; I have set my heart on your laws. I hold fast to your statutes, Lord; do not let me be put to shame,” (Psalm 119:30-31). More...

IT’S IN THE BOOK

Are you still reading through the Old Testament with me? We are in the history books, around 900 BC. King Solomon, known as the wisest man in the world, is on the throne. Life is good, the kingdom prospers and expands but the glory is short-lived. More...

Claverack Construction Underway

Wysox Addition, Renovation Set for 2015 Completion

There have been a number of inquiries regarding the construction occurring at the Claverack Rural Electric Cooperative building in Wysox, which peaked the interest of the Rocket Courier as well. More...

Asylum Twp. Power Plant Project Ahead of Schedule

Since Gov. 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 Aaron W. and Judith A. Wagner to Crossroads Realty, LLC in Troy Borough for $56,650 on July 1. More...

Bradford County Sentencings and Pleas

Bradford County District Attorney Daniel J. Barrett announced that the following persons were sentenced and placed in the ARD program in Bradford County Magisterial District Courts: Sentencings More...

Letters

Stevens Township Article Needs Corrections

Editor: In last week’s Rocket, the article on the Stevens Township Supervisors’ meeting had numerous errors. Due to the nature of the errors, we will require a correction to be printed. More...

Not Even a “Smidgen”

Dear Editor: More...

Lifestyles

Wyalusing

Tom and Becky Bride from Palm Harbor, FL visited with Lucille Bride last week. More...

Rushville

Happy birthday to Devin Bennett, who turns 13 on Saturday, July 27. Happy anniversary to Owen and Beth Beardslee today, the 24th. Many more to all of you. Get well to Donna Bechtel and Ruth Ann Wolfe. More...

Terrytown

What a beautiful day for the Claverack picnic and any other outdoor activity on Saturday. I wonder if there was a record number of people recorded for it was truly a packed tent for the occasion. Thank you for a good day. More...

Dining and Entertainment

2014-15 Live Performance Season Announced

The Bradford County Regional Arts Council (BCRAC) is pleased to announce the line-up for its 2014-2015 Live Performance Season, including the 2014- 2015 Nightlife on the Susquehanna Series, the 2014-2015 Thursdays at the Rialto Series, and the 2014-2 More...

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Coming Events...

Barbecues Chicken Barbecue, sponsored by Wyalusing Masonic Lodge #618 at Pen-Mart in Wyalusing on Saturday, July 26, 10 until ??? Halves only. Breakfasts More...

Sports

It’s Fun to Run at the YMCA

There wasn’t a cowboy, Indian, policeman, construction worker, motorcyclist or soldier in sight on Towanda’s Fourth Street Saturday morning. More...

Running’s Popularity Increasing

A couple years back, in the wake of the Great Recession, The Philadelphia Inquirer ran a story about the growth of running, especially competitive running, in tough economic times. More...

Wyalusing Driver Finds Victory Lane

Jake Maynard Wins IMCA Modified Feature at Five Mile Point

—BY PETE HARDENSTINE— Wyalusing’s Jake Maynard has come close to victory twice this year with second-place finishes in his IMCA Modified at Five Mile Point Speedway in Kirkwood, NY. More...

Education

Area Resident Earns Doctorate of Psychology in Clinical Psychology

Sarah A. More...

Keefe Awarded ICMA-RC Memorial Scholarship

Wyalusing resident Alexis Keefe, 18, has been selected to receive an ICMA-RC Vantagepoint Public Employee Memorial Scholarship (ICMA-RC Memorial Scholarship). More...

Hripto Receives PAEP Scholarship

Johanna Hripto of Montrose, a junior at Lycoming College was recently awarded the 2014 Gifford Pinchot Scholarship from the Pennsylvania Association of Environmental Professionals (PAEP). More...

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