March 19, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Bustin Sworn in as County Commissioner

Edward Bustin of Sayre was sworn in as Bradford County Commissioner Thursday morning, March 12, prior to his first official meeting as a county commissioner.  Bustin was appointed as commissioner by Judge Maureen Beirne to complete the term of M More...

‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ Raid Wyalusing Chamber Auction

The Greater Wyalusing Chamber of Commerce (GWCC) brought the Pirates of the Caribbean to Wyalusing during their 23rd Annual Auction Saturday night, March 14.  More...

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Local News

Local Student Qualifies for International Bridge Competition

North Rome Christian School senior Cole Hiduk dreams of a successful career in engineering and given his recent accomplishments, it seems he’s well on his way to fulfilling that desire.  More...

Commissioners Field Election Questions

Two of the three Susquehanna County Commissioners were in attendance at the March 11 meeting to answer questions from residents regarding the appointment of a replacement Director of Elections for Laura Watts, whose resignation was accepted as tender More...

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Who Knew Consignments, located at the Wyalusing Creek Plaza along Route 6, will be changing hands at the end of this month while the Helping Hands Food Pantry will move to the former Miller’s P More...

Crime and Courts

DISTRICT JUDGES

Fred Wheaton, Wysox

Charles F. Sanders, 37, Wyalusing, was arraigned by Judge Timothy Clark on March 6 on charges of home improvement fraud after he allegedly accepted $63,168.94 in advanced payment without completing any of the work contracted. More...

COURTHOUSE NOTES

BRADFORD COUNTY   Deed Transfers  Scott H. and Averill M. Bolster, aka Scott Bolster, to Randy Lindhorst, two parcels in Ridgebury Township for $172,500 on March 4.  More...

PGC Northeast Region Gets Six New Officers

The Northeast Region of the PA Game Commission has gained six new Wildlife Conservation Officers. The officers are recent graduates of the 30th cadet class of the Game Commission’s Ross Leffler School of Conservation in Harrisburg.  More...

Seniors

AARP Has A Sing-A-Long

The Bradford/Sullivan AARP Chapter 4423 met at 1:30 p.m. in the Wysox EMS Building on Tuesday, March 10. President Tom House opened the meeting with the flag salute, and George Smith offered a prayer.  More...

Area Agency on Aging Looking For APPRISE Volunteers

The Bradford, Sullivan, Susquehanna and Tioga (B/S/S/T) Area Agency on Aging, Inc. and the APPRISE program is looking for interested individuals to join their team. More...

Towanda Senior Citizens Hold Monthly Meeting

President Bob Whipple called the Feb. 19 meeting of the Towanda Senior Citizens to order with 23 members and two guests braving the bitter cold weather. Guests were entertainer Jean Monroe and her longtime friend Shirley Kinsman. More...

Dining and Entertainment

Jay Steveskey, Classical Guitarist, Returns to the Dietrich Theater

“From Bach to Brazil” is the name of the concert that master classical guitarist Jay Steveskey will bring to the Dietrich Theater on Sunday, March 22 at 3 p.m. More...

Fiddler on the Roof Opens Tonight at Northeast Bradford

The Northeast Bradford High School Music Department’s production of Fiddler on the Roof opens tonight (Thursday, March 19) at the school’s LGI center and runs through Saturday night with the curtain rising at 7 p.m. each night.  More...

Sports

Grapplers Dominate All-Star Balloting

Five Wyalusing Valley wrestlers earned All-NTL firstteam honors in recent voting by the coaches.  PIAA medalists Collin Edsell and Dylan Otis were named to the first team along with Luke Yonkin, Creighton Edsell and Justin Haley.  Darren Sc More...

Kasey DeVoir Named NTL Player of the Year

Three More Lady Rams Earn Division One Honors

Wyalusing Valley senior Kasey DeVoir was named the Northern Tier League girls’ basketball Player of the Year in recent voting by the league’s coaches.  DeVoir was joined by teammate Veronica Morrison on the Division One first team.&n More...

Woodruff Makes NTL Second Team

Wyalusing Valley’s Matt Woodruff was named to the NTL boy’s basketball Division One second team in recent voting by the league’s coaches.  More...

Not Your Typical River View

Bitter cold temperatures had the Susquehanna River blanketed with ice from side to side in many areas this winter, but warming temperatures have caused much of it to break loose and create enormous i More...

School Board Calls Out Harrisburg on Budget

Governor Tom Wolf presented his proposed budget to the public on March 3.  More...

Chili Cookoff Raises Over $2,000 for YMCA

The first annual chili cookoff hosted by the Bradford County YMCA Sunday, March 15 at Wyalusing’s Grovedale Winery raised $2,396, according to YMCA Board President Shannon Clark, who said there were 18 varieties of chili entered in the contest More...

‘Fiddler on The Roof’ Opens Tonight at NEB

The Northeast Bradford High School Music Department’s production of “Fiddler on the Roof” opens tonight (Thursday, March 19) at the school’s LGI center and runs through Saturd More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

George R. Farr, Jr. - 2017-04-27

Looking Back

141st -The Last Winter of the Civil War (Oct. 28, 1864 - March 1865)

Editor’s Note: This is the tenth in a series of articles covering the campaigns of the PA 141st Regiment 150 years ago during the Civil War. The regiment was comprised of men from the Northern Tier counties of Pennsylvania. More...

Colonel Henry J. Madill

Henry J. Madill was born in Hunterstown, just outside of Gettysburg, Adams County, PA, on March 30, 1829. His family moved to Bradford County when he was three. 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...

—BRADFORD COUNTY SENTENCINGS & PLEAS—

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

Opinion

When Words Fueled Our Imaginations

I’ve been enthralled of late by the classic radio channel on Sirius XM Radio. I grew up with television and remember my parents and grandparents reminiscing about Fibber McGee and Molly, the Shadow and the Whistler. More...

Lifestyles

Panels from WVHS Musical Given to Wyalusing Public Library

All nine libraries in the county are hosting a spelling bee on Tuesday, April 14 starting at 6 p.m. There are three age groups: eight to 12, 13 to 17 and 18 and up. Everyone is encouraged to join the fun. More...

New Funding Available for Farm Ownership Loans

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) has recently announced that there is new funding for farm ownership loans. More...

Are Dairy Farmers Facing the Year 2009 Again?

With dairy farmers’ prices plummeting $9.50 per cwt. (hundred weight) from the high point of $26.16 in September 2014 down to the present level of $16.66, it makes one wonder if the net result will come close to the 2009 massacre. More...

Columns

eMraerc pl Watch in Your Future?

Odds are you’ve heard about Apple’s latest product, the company’s long-anticipated and much-hyped Apple Watch.  More...

Seen' N'Heard

Last week’s eyes belonged to Barb Tessier. Ticket winners were Brad Tessier and Don Johnson.  * * *  More...

The Good Old Days

News items of timely interest gathered from the old files of The WYALUSING ROCKET and reprinted as they were in the March 21, 1985 issue.  Sam Bocchino became the first Ram to ever win a state wrestling championship at the Hershey Arena over the More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

Coming Events...

Barbecues  The young adult group from the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church will be selling BBQ chicken on Saturday at Wyalusing’s PenMart. Chicken will be $5 per half and will be ready to pickup around 10:30 a.m. R11p  Benefits   More...

Birthdays and Anniversaries

MARCH 21 Frank and Rose Alee Perry, Mercur Hill, PA   More...

Worship

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWS

“Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. More...

WYALUSING U.M. CHARGE NEWS

Most of us are frightened when we see a snake. And yet in the scripture last Sunday, we are told that Moses lifted up a serpent in the wilderness and commanded the people to look up to it and experience healing.  More...

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish

John 3:14-21 tells us that a person is condemned because that person “has not believed in the name of the only Son of God.” God has no desire to condemn, but people condemn themselves by walling God out. More...

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