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PFBC Finds Cancerous Bass in Susquehanna River

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) announced on Monday, May 4 that two independent laboratory tests have confirmed a malignant, or cancerous, tumor on a single smallmouth bass (SMB) caught in the middle Susquehanna River by an angler la More...

New Well Pad Proposed in Wyalusing Twp.

Tuesday night at their monthly meeting, the Wyalusing Township Supervisors commented that Chesapeake Energy has proposed a new well pad to be built on Hemlock Rd., off Route 706.  There is no word yet as to when this well pad is to be constructe More...

Former Wyalusing Eagle to Land On New Scouting Turf in Catskills

Ryan Ross is about to make a career change at the end of this week, and you might say the Boy Scouts’ loss is also their gain. 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, Wysox  More...

Courthouse Notes

BRADFORD COUNTY   More...

Police Search for Walmart Retail Theft Suspect

Tunkhannock State Police released a photo and information regarding a suspect who reportedly stole a number of items from the Walmart in Eaton Township on May 3.  More...

Columns

It’s Time to Give Democracy a Chance

I think it is essential, if America is to continue to be a shining light, to bring a little respect back to the democratic process. More...

Why Can't America End Its Race Problem?

One of the most baffling problems facing our nation is how to resolve the endless tensions between white and black Americans. More...

Reflections of Nature

Along Route 14, just outside of Troy, a new wetland has been developed to replace a wetland destroyed on Armenia Mountain. The state requires that a new wetland be developed when a wetland is destroyed.  More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

Coming Events

Barbecues  Chicken Barbecue, Sunday, May 17, Wyalusing American Legion Post 534. Ready at 11:30 a.m. Eat-in or take-out. $6 half; $8 dinner, includes potato salad, beans, roll. Pre-orders, call 570- 746-1772. Sponsored by Post 534. More...

Worship

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish

Our gospel Sunday was from St. John 15:1-8 regarding living a truly Christian life. The sincere prayer today of every man who is trying to lead a Christian life is for the grace to overcome the allurements of the world, the flesh and the devil. More...

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWS

“…if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land,” II Chronicles 7:14. More...

WYALUSING U.M. CHARGE NEWS

Last Sunday’s scripture was another example of where Jesus says, “I am…” Many times Jesus taught through the use of parables, but this section of scripture is actually a metaphor, a comparison of two unlike things without the More...

Education

Elk Lake High School Names Students of the Month for March

Elk Lake High School Principal Brian Mallery has announced the March 2015 Students of the Month for grades seven through twelve.  Front row, from left: Noah Staff, Jennifer Diaz Jimenez, Clara Unger, Reilly Shingler, Jaycen Aten, Sadie Franklin, More...

Elk Lake Elementary Honor Roll Listed for Third Marking Period

The Elk Lake Elementary School has announced the honor roll for the third marking period for the fifth and sixth grades.  More...

Local Student Inducted into Honor Society

The following student was inducted into the Lycoming College chapter of Gamma Sigma Alpha, the national Greek honor society on March 21 in the Mary L. More...

Wastewater Tanker Crashes in Camptown

This story was first reported on our website early Thursday morning, April 30. Sign up for free email alerts of breaking news at www.rocket-courier.com  More...

Brotherly Love Gets Man DUI Charges in Mildred

A Mildred man has been charged with DUI after he came to the defense of his brother, who was being arrested for DUI outside Mildred’s Thunderbird Bar on April 4.  More...

Annual Spring Fling Saturday at Wyalusing Chamber of Commerce

There are still a few tickets remaining for the Wyalusing Area Education Foundation’s (WAEF) fourth annual Spring Fling auction, set be held this Saturday, May 9, in the Tuscarora Wayne Community Room at the Wyalusing Chamber of Commerce buildi More...

Historic Home Burns in Montrose

Fire crews from Montrose and surrounding communities, totaling 13 companies in all, battled the blaze that raced through two floors of this historic home on Lake Avenue in the borough on the afternoo More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Jeane Courville - 2017-07-20
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Local News

Towanda Terrace Construction Continues on Main Street

Construction of Towanda Terrace, the new steel and brick four-story building on Main Street in Towanda, is making great gains in progress.  Groundbreaking for the project was Aug. More...

Wyalusing Alumni Assn. Hosts Annual Dinner

The Wyalusing School Alumni Association will hold their second annual dinner on Friday, July 24, 2015 (please note change of day to Friday) at the Towanda Gun Club, Rt. 187 in Wysox.  Social hour, with cash bar will be from 5 to 6 p.m. More...

Mayor Proclaims Music Week

Wyalusing Mayor Susan ‘Suky’ Burgess, left, is pictured with Wyalusing Musical Society member Cathy Keeney as she signs a proclamation naming May 3-10 National Music Week in Wyalusing. More...

Opinion

Laceyville Borough Addresses Overdue Water Bill Collections

A Laceyville woman, who has been trying for months to find her way out of problem involving a past-due water bill, learned Tuesday night the Laceyville Borough Council would approve a payment plan allowing her to pay off the bill over the next year a More...

Vote O’Malley for Susquehanna Co. District Attorney

Dear Editor:  After 27 years of service, Judge Kenneth Seamans, the only full-time judge in Susquehanna County has retired. The county’s current district attorney, Jason Legg, is running for judge, unopposed in both parties. More...

Re-elect Miller and McLinko as Commissioners

Dear Editor:  We are writing in support of the re-election of Doug McLinko and Daryl Miller. They have done a good job of running the county government.  More...

Dining and Entertainment

NEPA Bluegrass Festival Brings Impressive Roster to Lazy Brook Park

The eighth annual NEPA Bluegrass Festival, set for Thursday to Sunday, May 28-31, will bring an impressive lineup of traditional bluegrass artists to Tunkhannock, while continuing to make room for additional musicians who experiment with and offer a More...

Rocco to Perform at Standing Stone Church

Tommy Rocco will be providing special music at the Standing Stone Community Vesper Church in Standing Stone this Sunday evening, May 10 at 7 p.m.  More...

4-H Auction to be held in Troy

Saturday, May 16 is the 10th annual 4-H Auction. All proceeds benefit the Linda Hulslander Ballard Memorial 4-H Building at the Troy Fairgrounds.  More...

Sports

Game Commission Seeks Info on Dead Osprey

The Northeast Region Office of the Pennsylvania Game Commission is seeking anyone who may have information on an osprey that was found critically injured near Boy Scout Camp Brulé, Elkland Township, Sullivan County.  More...

Thinclads Set for NTL Meet

The Northern Tier League track championships will be decided Saturday at Athens’ Alumni Stadium.  There should be real drama in the competition for the boys’ team championship as not much has separated the top teams through the regul More...

Rams Mired in Slump

Lose Four in a Row

A four-game skid, capped by a road loss at Athens on May 4, dropped the Wyalusing Valley baseball team to 8-8 on the year, including a 6-7 record in the Northern Tier League Large School race.  The Rams also lost to North Penn-Mansfield, Wellsbo More...

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