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Breaking News - 4/17/2015 2:53 PM

Taylor Ave. Drug Incidents Unrelated  Free Access 

Police, local fire and medical crews responded to Taylor Avenue, Wyalusing, on Saturday afternoon, April 11, around 4:15 p.m., for an incident that resulted in a 13-year old girl being lifeflighted. More...

Montoursville Native Named New WVHS Asst. Principal

Donald W. Jacopetti of Montoursville was approved as Wyalusing Valley High School’s new assistant principal Monday night by the Wyalusing Area School District’s Board of Directors.  More...

Cleaner & Greener Sets May 2 Roadside Cleanup

The eighth annual Cleaner and Greener roadside litter pickup is set to take place on Saturday, May 2, at 9 a.m., with volunteers being asked to meet at the Laceyville Fire Hall no later than 8:45 a.m. to register. More...

Cargill Wyalusing Recalls Over 8,000 Pounds of Beef

Wyalusing’s Cargill Meat Solutions recalled nearly 8,300 pounds of ground beef on Friday, April 10, after it was discovered that the meat had been contaminated with blue string.  More...

Special Sections

Local News

Bradford County a Tourist Destination? Officials Say Yes

The wheels are already turning when it comes to rethinking tourism in Bradford County.  Bill Brasington, a member of the Troy Historical Society’s Board of Directors, thinks that Bradford County’s unusual role in agricultural history More...

Telecommunications Week Proclaimed

On Monday, Wyoming County Commissioners proclaimed the week of April 12 through 18, 2015 to be National Public Safety Telecommunications Week in Wyoming County, in honor of the men and women whose di More...

Susquehanna Commissioners Fill Electoral Positions

Susquehanna County lost two key personnel in the department of elections recently, which could have greatly impacted the upcoming primary election. More...

Letters

Endorsing Evan Williams for Judge

Dear Editor:  I have known Evan Williams all of my life and know him to be honest, intelligent, caring and fair. More...

It’s Time to Resurrect Milk Marketing Improvement Act

Editor:  More...

Say Thanks to Your Township Supervisors

Dear Editor:  You may read about them in the newspaper or see them along local roads, plowing snow in the winter or patching potholes in the spring.  More...

Seniors

Help with Medicare and Prescription Coverage Questions

Representatives from the APPRISE program are available at the Area Agency on Aging office in Towanda to counsel with individuals regarding Medicare, Medicaid, Advantage Plans, Medigap/Supplement, prescription plans and the Pennsylvania PACE program. More...

Tips for Grandparents Helping to Raise Children

As retirement age approaches, many older adults envision themselves downsizing and moving to a quaint community to enjoy their golden years in as relaxing a fashion as possible. More...

Gail Brown Guest Speaker for Towanda Area Senior Citizens Club

President Bob Whipple called the April 2 meeting of the Towanda Area Senior Citizens Club to order by welcoming forty-two members and guests. More...

Dining and Entertainment

Warrior Writers Project Begins at Dietrich Theater

Warrior Writers is a national program to empower veterans through creativity. More...

News from the Wyalusing Public Library

Please stop in on Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and shop at the “Women at Risk” jewelry and more party. All proceeds of this great organization go back to the women who make these items. More...

‘Simple Gifts’ To Perform at St. Peter’s

Two women plus 12 instruments equals one good time when Simple Gifts takes the stage at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Tunkhannock on May 15, starting at 7 p.m.  More...

Worship

It's in the Book

I do enjoy reading, and it has always amazed me that until that printing press was invented in the 1400s all material had to be written by hand. Books, or scrolls, were very precious back in those days. More...

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWS

“…for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus,” (Romans 3:23-24). Many have said that people are all basically good.  More...

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish

Christ was raised upon the cross, and we are raised up through his death on the cross. More...

Education

FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT'S DESK

This is an open letter that was sent to our representatives this past week in regard to school district needs from the state level.   Hello Senator Yaw and Representative Pickett:  More...

Wyalusing Students Attend FBLA State Leadership Conference in Hershey

Fourteen members of the Wyalusing chapter of the Future Business Leaders of America and the chapter advisors, Sandy Voegtlen and Kay Doerner, attended the 2015 Pennsylvania FBLA State Leadership Conference April 13 to 15 at the Hershey Lodge and Conv More...

Elk Lake Chapter of National Honor Society Holds Induction Ceremony

The Elk Lake Chapter of the National Honor Society inducted 22 new students into the prestigious organization on Wednesday, March 25.  The evening consisted of a traditional candlelight ceremony held in the high school auditorium, followed by a More...

Breaking News - 4/21/2015 8:04 AM

Suspect Shot by Police in Albany Township  Free Access 

Last night, April 20, at approximately 5:45 p.m., state police responded to Albany Township, where an unidentified man was reportedly shot by troopers. Police initially responded to the scene to check on the welfare of a suicidal male. More...

Breaking News - 4/20/2015 8:51 AM

Perpetrator in Custody Following Attempted Homicide in Tunkhannock Twp.  Free Access 

A Tunkhannock man is in custody following a stabbing that occurred on Saturday, April 18, at approximately 10:45 p.m. More...

Finally It’s Here

Smiles are returning to winter-weary faces, bees are buzzing, spring flowers are blooming, the breeze is warm, the sun’s shining—finally it’s spring. More...

Former Police Chief to Receive DUI Sentence in June Following Guilty Plea

Former Laceyville Police Chief Scott Perry appeared in the Bradford County Court of Common Pleas on Thursday, April 9, where he pled guilty to charges of driving under the influence of alcohol.  More...

Wysox Township Contributes $10K in Act 13 Funds to Volunteer Fire Company

Like many volunteer organizations in today’s economy, the Wysox Volunteer Fire Company has faced financial hardships as its members continue to do everything in their means to serve the community and keeps its residents safe.  More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Larry Wayne Snyder - 2017-03-23
Timothy C. Ackley - 2017-03-23

Looking Back

War Ends! 141st Celebrates Victory

Editor’s Note: This is the final installment in a series of 15 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...

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

COURTHOUSE

BRADFORD COUNTY   Deed Transfers  Horace Schaffer to Michael Maurer in Armenia Township for $1 on March 27.  More...

SHERIFF, POLICE CHIEFS ENDORSE SMITH FOR DISTRICT ATTORNEY

Bradford County Sheriff C.J. Walters and four Bradford County Police Chiefs have formally endorsed Jeffrey A. Smith’s candidacy for Bradford County District Attorney. More...

Lifestyles

Mach-wi-hi-lusing DAR Chapter holds March Meeting

Mach-wi-hi-lusing Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution held their monthly meeting on March 18. More...

Talisman Energy Donates Funds

Kathy and Paul Yoachim, center, with the Ronald McDonald House of Danville, Inc., accept a check in the amount of $1,500 from Wendy Youmans, left, Corporate Communication Coordinator, and Scott Snow, More...

Mehoopany Area Library to Hold Open House April 18

The Mehoopany Area Library will hold an open house on Saturday, April 18 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the library. More...

Columns

Obama's Counting On Your Apathy

Turns out that the presidential candidate who promised increased transparency at the Oval Office once he became president is anything but transparent. More...

Goofy Grandpas Have Their Place, Too

So a couple of years back I was at this presentation a friend of mine was giving to a group of at-risk kids—a polite way of saying that they were incorrigible as public school students and likely to soon be matriculating in cells instead of cla More...

Reflections of Nature

There lying deep in the woods was a rusty old piece of horse-drawn farm equipment. It certainly did not belong there in the woods. All of its wooden parts had long since rotted and disappeared. More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

Coming Events...

Barbecues  Tunkhannock Odd Fellows Lodge No. 699 Chicken Barbecue, Saturday, April 25, 11 a.m. until sold out. Lemon United Methodist Church on Rt. 29. Halves, $9; Dinners, $11. Preorders welcome. Call 570-575- 3980.   More...

Sports

Trout Stocked For Opening Day

It’s been a rite of spring for years.  On Saturday, fishermen will hit the streams and lakes in quest of trout on the statewide opening day in Pennsylvania.  More...

Lady Rams Remain Perfect

The Wyalusing Valley softball team remained undefeated, improving to 4-0, overall and in Northern Tier League Large School play, with road wins over Canton, North Penn-Liberty and Cowanesque Valley.   Wyalusing 12, Canton 8  More...

Rams Sweep Twin-Bill

Defeat NP-Mansfield, Cowanesque Valley; Now 4-1

After suffering its first loss of the season at Canton on April 8, the Wyalusing Valley baseball team bounced back with wins over North Penn- Mansfield and Cowanesque Valley on a wind-swept Smythe Park in Mansfield on April 11.  More...

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