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Whereabouts of Benditt-Parkes Still Unknown  Free Access 

SECOND SEARCH HELD SUNDAY

The search for Wyalusing Valley High School (WVHS) student Zamien Benditt-Parkes continued on Sunday when approximately 80 volunteers gathered at Shelly Ross’s property in Wilmot Township and began covering many square miles of forestry and fie More...

IMG Power Plant Gets Preliminary Okay

The Wyoming County Planning Commission has granted preliminary approval for an IMG Midstream, LLC gas-fired electric generation facility in Nicholson Township. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Barbara Simpson - 2014-11-20
Shawn Saxe - 2014-11-20
Joseph LaFrance - 2014-11-20
George Matlack - 2014-11-20

Local News

Tourism the Topic

House Appropriations Committee Meets at Grovedale

Members of the PA House Appropriations Committee sat on a panel at Grovedale Winery on Thursday, Aug. 21 to learn more about the northeast region’s economic impact on tourism and its contributions to the state’s economy. More...

Miller Re-Elected to State Commissioners’ Board

At the recent annual meeting of the County Commissioners’ Association of Pennsylvania (CCAP) held in Lancaster, Bradford County Commissioner Daryl Miller was reelected to his second term as director. More...

Commissioners Waiting on CDBG Grant

Wyoming County Commissioners will likely be waiting until the fall to receive final word on the allocation of Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) that could fund three projects throughout the county. More...

Lifestyles

Forkston

That strange sound we heard the other night was rain. It was certainly very welcome. Although it didn’t do much to raise the water level in the creeks, the lawns and flowers appreciated it. More...

Beaver Meadows

Jane McGee and grandson, Daniel of Lawton spent Wednesday until Friday with Jane’s sister, Rosie McLaughlin at Glen Mills. Thursday, they all had lunch with Dan and Dotty Gallagher in Collingdale. More...

Dimock

Cathy Rezykowski consulted with her doctors at Hershey Medical last week. Over the weekend she spent some time in the hospital in Montrose but expects to be back in church on Aug. More...

Dining and Entertainment

Jimmy Welch Jazz Concert to Return

Jimmy Welch has agreed to return to the Dietrich Theater with his Jazz Band on Sunday, Sept. 7 at 3 p.m. This free concert, donations accepted at the door, will feature the same musicians who appeared with him last year at the Dietrich. More...

Sports

Rams Seek Return to Relevance

WVHS Gridders Open with Sayre at Peterson Stadium Friday

After three consecutive losing seasons, the light at the end of the tunnel for the Wyalusing Valley football team as the 2014 campaign approaches may, for once, not be an oncoming train. More...

WVHS Girls’ Soccer Reboot Begins Saturday

After a shaky first scrimmage at Millville on Aug. 18, first-year girls’ soccer coach Mark Kusmierz was heartened by the improvement the Wyalusing Valley girls’ soccer team showed in its final preseason test at Tunkhannock on Monday. More...

Title Dreams Alive For WVHS Spikers

The loneliest banner hanging on the walls in Wyalusing Valley’s Layman Gymnasium is for the 1994 girls’ volleyball Northern Tier League championship team. More...

Education

Lehigh University Welcomes Incoming Students for 2014

Divya Patel of Towanda is welcomed to Lehigh University as a member of the class of 2018. More...

Delamater Receives Associate Of Applied Science Degree

Devin Delamater, Wyalusing, was a summer graduate of Penn College in Williamsport. He received an Associate of Applied Science, Heavy Construction Equipment Technology: Operator Emphasis. Delamater also attained Dean’s List status. More...

Breaking News - 9/2/2014 2:50 PM

Body of Benditt-Parkes Positively Identified  Free Access 

Coroner Declares Manner of Death as 'Suicide'

The Bradford County Coroner’s Office has positively identified the body of Zamien Benditt-Parkes, 17, who was found in a heavily wooded area along Tubach Pond Road on Saturday, Aug. 30. More...

Jeremy Mowry

Jeremy “Bone” Matthew Mowry, 38, of Meshoppen (South Auburn), PA passed away on Friday evening, Aug. 29, 2014 due to injuries sustained in an UTV accident in the village of South Auburn.Born on Nov. More...

CodeRED Mobile Alert App Available

Bradford County now offers an upgraded iOS version of the CodeRED Mobile Alert app, a free app that saves lives. By downloading the app, county residents will be able to receive critical, location-specific CodeRED alerts directly on their smartphone. More...

Search for Main Street Water Leak Ongoing

A broken water main on Main Street in Wyalusing was discovered Monday morning, as the Wyalusing Borough Municipal Authority began a search to find the leak. Main Street was closed for the remainder of the day, but has since opened. 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- 46 More...

Crime and Courts

DISTRICT JUDGES

Fred Wheaton, Towanda More...

COURTHOUSE NOTES

BRADFORD COUNTY Deed Transfers Wayne A. and Betty J. Bump to Donald J. Barrett, III in Athens Township for $220,000 on Aug. 5. More...

Opinion

The Unhealthy Contrast Between Today’s Youth And Their Grandparents

Take a look at the kids heading off to school for the first time this week and you may find yourself thinking about how much things have changed since you were in first grade. More...

How’s Your T, Guys? Marketing Our Manliness

Yes, we are the United States of America, and we enjoy, above all, the freedom to believe in the quick fix. Among our greatest hopes is that we can reverse aging. More...

Seniors

Reflections of Nature

After church one Sunday, a friend asked if I would identify a tree growing on his property. The tree was an ailanthus, more commonly known as the tree-ofheaven. More...

Columns

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Last week’s eyes belonged to Helen Johnson. Ticket winners were Jacob Bruyn and Glenda Johnson. * * * More...

The Good Old Days

News items of timely interest gleaned from the old files of The WYALUSING ROCKET and reprinted as they were in September 1964. The relocation of U.S. More...

The Way We Were...

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

Edinger Hill School 1914-15 More...

Worship

WYALUSING U.M. CHARGE NEWS

Last Sunday’s scripture was about Jesus stopping to rest on a quiet hillside with His disciples. More...

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWS

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. More...

IT’S IN THE BOOK

When someone is reported to be driving like Jehu, then stand back. This man had a reputation for moving fast (II Kings 9:20) and getting the job done. We are in 2 Kings, chapters 9 and 10. More...

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