December 25, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

WAEF Celebrates A Year of Success

As 2014 draws to an end, the Wyalusing Area Education Foundation (WAEF) is celebrating the most successful year they have had since being founded in 2007. More...

First Place Winner

Betty Herron of Stevensville was the grand-prize winner of $750 in this year’s Christmas Cash promotion, sponsored by the Rocket-Courier. Sixteen prizes totaling $3,000 were awarded in Christmas Cash, and 52 area merchants participated. More...

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Local News

‘Generosity’ a Word to Best Describe Hezekiah’s Hands

The First Presbyterian Church of Towanda hosted a holiday concert on Sunday, Dec. More...

New Albany Area Children’s Fund Hosts Christmas Party

It was a full house at the New Albany Social Hall Sunday afternoon.  Believers of all ages were in attendance at the New Albany Christmas Party, hosted by the New Albany Area Children’s Fund.  Area children from birth to sixth grade w More...

Marino Applauds Passage of Anti-Drug Trafficking Bill

Congressman Tom Marino applauded the passage of a bill to combat transnational drug trafficking. The bill, which passed the Senate yesterday, Transnational Drug Trafficking Act (S. 706) is the counterpart to Representative Marino’s bill H.R. More...

Opinion

Still Klutzy After All These Years

I installed a new toilet this past weekend. Not a complicated job, but it consumed most of the day and, after a leaky inaugural flush, most of the next morning. More...

A Visit From My Favorite Ghost Of Christmas Past

It’s late Monday night and I’m sitting at our kitchen table finishing my column for this week when I begin to sense that I’m not alone.  “I should have known,” I tell myself when I look up from my laptop to see Calv More...

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Columns

Reflections of Nature

At one time, it was custom to decorate the Christmas tree after the children went to bed. More...

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Last week’s eyes belonged to Carmen Eberlin. Luckily her husband, Eric guessed them, as did Susan Hadlock.  * * *  More...

The Way We Were...

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

Route 6 about 90 Years Ago   More...

Worship

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWS

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. More...

WYALUSING U.M. CHARGE NEWS

As we draw closer to Christmas, we are faced with the Annunciation in last Sunday’s scripture (Luke 1:26-38). More...

IT’S IN THE BOOK

The most unusual birth of John the Baptizer to an old couple and the birth of our Lord Jesus to a virgin are both told in our gospels and become part of the growing plot, which reveals the mystery of our God revealing Himself to mankind, and His most More...

Breaking News - 1/7/2015 7:25 AM

Frigid Weather KO’s Wyalusing Schools  Free Access 

Wyalusing Area School District officials announced that all Wyalusing schools will be closed today, Wednesday, January 7, 2015. The National Weather Service is calling for frigid temperatures plummeting to the single digits by afternoon. More...

First Christmas

Esabella Ennis of Monroeton, who will celebrate her first birthday the day after Christmas, chats with Santa during his recent visit to Hurley’s Market in Towanda. More...

Prize-Winning Decorations

Brooks and Jill Blemles’ Riverside Drive home, seen above, took first place in the Home Christmas Decoration Contest organized by the Wyalusing Rainbow Club. The Blemles’ tasteful decorations earned them a $100 prize. More...

Evan Williams to Run for Bradford County Judge

It has been more than thirty years since the late Evan S. Williams stepped down from the bench after serving as Bradford County’s President Judge since 1968. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Mabel Brotzman - 2017-08-17
Vicki Ruhf - 2017-08-17
George Wilmarth, Sr. - 2017-08-17
Charles Otto - 2017-08-17
Carl Woznicki - 2017-08-17
Janice Solowiej - 2017-08-17
Carl Thomas Woznicki - 2017-08-10

Looking Back

Traveling Salesman

Former Laceyville Police Officer Matt Chamberlain is pictured offering an AK-47 rifle for sale to two unidentified men from the trunk of his patrol car while on duty in Wyalusing Borough.  More...

—JANUARY—

Reinharts Outstanding Citizens   More...

—FEBRUARY—

End in Sight for 706 Detour   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...

Bradford County Sentencings and Pleas

Bradford County District Attorney Daniel J. Barrett, reported that the following person( s) were recently sentenced, entered guilty pleas or placed in the ARD program in the Bradford County Court of Common Pleas, Towanda:  Sentencings  More...

COURTHOUSE NOTES

SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY   Deed Transfers  More...

Lifestyles

Terrytown

Welcome to the last issue of the Rocket-Courier this year. We will all enjoy the break and be ready for 2015. What will the New Year bring? More...

Nimble

My daughter, Ginger Howell of Forkston and I enjoyed lunch at Purky’s Pink Apple on Wednesday.  The Christmas Eve service of the Mehoopany United Methodist Charge will be at the Forkston church with the service starting at 7 p.m.  More...

Dimock

Former Dimock resident, Eleanor Lewis, has moved to Gracious Living Estates. Her address there is Gracious Living Estates, Room 203, SR 29, Montrose, PA 18801. Eleanor looks forward to visits and mail from her many friends.  More...

Dining and Entertainment

Centennial Documentary to Premier on WVIA

From its humble inception as a basement vocational-technical shop at Williamsport High School in 1914, to its standing today as a special-mission affiliate of Penn State, Pennsylvania College of Technology and its predecessor institutions have contin More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

Coming Events...

Blood Drive  Blood Drives: Monday, Dec. 29, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Towanda Memorial Hospital, 91 Hospital Drive and St. Basil’s Auditorium, 101 Church St., Dushore from 1 to 6 p.m.  Breakfasts   More...

Sports

Running like a Reindeer

Sam Williams, Karli Moyer Claim Run, Run, Rudolph 5K Titles

A 60-person field of runners and walkers, many bedecked in Christmas-themed regalia took on the Northeast Bradford cross country course for the second running of the Run, Run, Rudolph 5K on Sunday, Dec. 21.  More...

Elk Lake Downs Rams

Cagers Defeat Troy; Four-Game Win Streak Ends

After extending its winning streak to four games with a thrilling victory at Troy, the Wyalusing Valley boys’ basketball team fell on hard times entering the Christmas break, dropping a very long road game at Cowanesque Valley and falling at ho More...

Grapplers Remain Unbeaten

The Wyalusing Valley wrestling team remained undefeated with Northern Tier League victories over Northeast Bradford, Wellsboro and Athens over a four-day span.  Wyalusing improved to 8-0, overall, and 3-0 in the league as it entered the Christma More...

Education

Nicholas Skerpon Named to Fall 2014 Dean’s List

Nicholas Skerpon of Sayre, completed courses with exemplary marks and made the Dean’s List for the Fall 2014 semester at Louisburg College. More...

Dean’s List Announced At Bloomsburg University

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania has recently released its list of students named to the Dean’s List for the fall semester of the 2014-2015 academic year. More...

Local Students Named to Dean’s List

Students at Misericordia University qualify for the dean’s list with a 3.55 grade point average or higher. The following students were named to the dean’s list for the fall 2014 semester:  More...

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