February 12, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

And They’re Off at the Freeze

Runners bear down at the start of last Saturday’s 28th annual February Freeze 5K run in Tunkhannock. While temperatures hovered in the mid-30s, shin-deep snow along portions of the course resulted in slower times. More...

WASD Passes Preliminary Budget, Still Faces Long Road

The school board for the Wyalusing Area School District (WASD) passed the preliminary budget for the 2015-16 school year Monday night, but there is still a long way to go to come up with a budget everyone is happy with.  Currently, the prelimina More...

Special Sections

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  Austin Christopher Krudup, 20, Rome, faces charges of indecent exposure and harassment at his residence on State Line Rd., Rome, on Jan. 11 at 7:57 p.m.  More...

COURTHOUSE NOTES

BRADFORD COUNTY   Deed Transfers  William S. and Beverly Y. Murphy to William S. and Beverly Y. Murphy in Ulster Township for $1 on Feb. 2.  More...

—BRADFORD COUNTY SENTENCINGS & PLEAS—

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

Letters

Thanking Soup Supporters

Dear Editor:  I would like to thank everyone who donated soups, breads and desserts to the Relay for Life kickoff, as well as those who attended the event; it was a big success. Also, thank you to our clean-up crew; you did a great job.  More...

Columns

Don’t Burn Your Bridges After the Beep

I’ve done some blogs for a career coaching website, giving tips on how to land jobs. It’s a little weird, I must confess, because I haven’t done a formal josb interview since the late seventies.  More...

Obama Just Doesn't Get It

During his speech at the National Prayer Breakfast last week, President Barack Obama made some remarks about Christianity that are still reverberating.  More...

Reflections of Nature

I am often asked which season is my favorite for being in the woods, and I quickly respond with, “In the fall when I see the changing colors of the leaves and hear the occasional flushing of a grouse from a stand of aspen trees.” But then More...

Sports

Rams Fourth in State

At the conclusion of three hard days of wresting, including three nailbiting victories, the Wyalusing Valley wrestlers returned home from Hershey’s Giant Center on Feb. 7 as the fourth-best Class AA team in Pennsylvania.  More...

Rams Complete Campaign

The Wyalusing Valley boys’ basketball team concluded the season with a 57-25 loss at Towanda on Feb. More...

Area Grads Compete at Indoor Meet

Three area graduates competed for their respective colleges at the Crusader Classic indoor track meet at Susquehanna University on Feb. More...

Breaking News - 2/12/2015 1:48 PM

Two Arrested in Connection with Susquehanna County Stabbing  Free Access 

Two unidentified men were arrested Wednesday night in connection with the stabbing death of Roy Marvin, 26, of Hallstead.State Police at Gibson said Marvin’s body was found by a game commission employee down an embankment along Harmony Road in Great More...

Breaking News - 2/12/2015 1:41 PM

Wysox Bridge Slated to Close for Two Weeks  Free Access 

For several weeks, there has been talk of a possible temporary closure of the river bridge along Route 187 that connects Asylum Township to Wysox Township, due to operations at the Panda Power Liberty Plant. More...

Rapid Bridge Replacement Project Set to Begin in Spring

A partnership between the state Department of Transportation (PennDOT), Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners and the HDR, Inc. More...

Police Offer Little Info On West Auburn Search

A search for a missing 82-year old Vestal, NY along Route 267 in West Auburn is believed to have resulted in the recovery of her body, however, police are providing little information about the incident other than to identify the woman as Saundra Sta More...

Kiwanis Annual Winterfest This Weekend at Camp Brulé

The Sullivan County Kiwanis annual Winterfest at Camp Brulé gets underway this weekend, and this year’s event marks the first time it will span two days, Saturday, Feb. 14 and Sunday, Feb. 15.  The fun begins at 6:30 a.m. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Miriam Bartlett - 2017-10-12
Milton Morse, Jr. - 2017-10-12

Local News

Wyalusing’s Relay for Life Gears Up for June with Kickoff

It’s disheartening to realize there are few people anymore who haven’t been affected by cancer in some way; whether they’ve battled it personally or have had to witness a loved one suffer through the ghastly ordeal.  More...

Career & Technology Center Graduates Second Set of LPNs

Bad weather bumped the ceremonies to the next week, but nothing could dampen the excitement of the 19 students who proudly walked across the stage to receive their licensed practical nursing diplomas from the Susquehanna County Career & Technolog More...

Local Entrepreneur Makes Longtime Dream a Reality with New Business

It’s been said that it is never too late to pursue one’s dreams; it’s simply a matter of having the courage to do so.  More...

Lifestyles

Dimock

The Dimock Community Church held a very successful Pancake Supper last Saturday. It was good to see Josh Wood and his wife there. Josh teaches special education in Mansfield. More...

Terrytown

It was a dangerous Monday morning with a very icy condition for people who had to get to work. February seems not to show any mercy. More...

Beaver Meadows

Pete and Jane McGee had lunch on Saturday at the Harkness Restaurant in Towanda.  Tim Grover, Madelynn and Natalie of Rushboro visited his dad and mom and the girls’ grandparents, Dale and Debbie Grover, Saturday afternoon.  More...

Dining and Entertainment

Understanding the Importance of Calcium

We all have heard about how important calcium is for building strong bones, but did you know that your body needs calcium every time your muscles contract? More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

Coming Events...

Barbecues  Chicken Barbecue at the Herrickville Fire Department on Saturday, Feb. 21. Snow date Feb. 22. Pre-order sale only. Halves will be $6 each and you can contact any fireman to order.  Breakfasts   More...

Worship

Local Catholics Preparing for Men’s Conference

In preparation for the April 25 Catholic Men’s Conference to be held at King’s College, Wilkes-Barre, there was a recent Mass and meeting of the Western Pastoral Region at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, Wyalusing. More...

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWS

“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. More...

WYALUSING U.M. CHARGE NEWS

A week ago, we saw Jesus call out the demons that had tormented a man for a very long time. This past Sunday, we continued to follow Jesus in his public life. More...

Education

Local Residents Named to University of Scranton Dean’s List

Local residents were among more than 1,425 students named to The University of Scranton Dean’s List, which recognizes students for academic excellence during the 2014 fall semester.  The following students from the Rocket-Courier coverage More...

Applicants Sought for Joseph Every Scholarship

High school seniors pursuing studies in medicine, education or engineering are invited to apply for a scholarship offered through the Joseph R. Every Scholarship Fund.  More...

Susquehanna County Ag Day to be Held March 6 at Elk Lake High School

The 26th annual Susquehanna County Ag Day will be held on Friday, March 6 at Elk Lake High School, Dimock. The event will start at 10 a.m. More...

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