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Trees Return to Main Street

Main Street in Wyalusing has looked rather barren without trees or lighting and sections of missing sidewalk during the ongoing construction in recent weeks, but the fine work of Superior Landscaping More...

Former Police Chief Receives Minimum DUI Sentence

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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   Deed Transfers  Bennett R. and Phyllis S. Young to Bennett R. and Phyllis S. Young in Smithfield Township for $1 on May 15.  More...

– BRADFORD COUNTY SENTENCES AND PLEAS –

Bradford County 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...

Lifestyles

The History of Wyalusing’s Relay

In October of 2001, I had an appointment to have a lump in my armpit examined, and they recommended a biopsy to determine the source. More...

2015 Relay for Life Honorary Chair Reflects on Her Battle with Leukemia

Living with the palpable perils of leukemia, the subsequent exhaustion following four rounds of chemotherapy, the tormenting stress of lying in a hospital bed for weeks, unaware of what lies ahead or what her chances of survival were—all aspect More...

2015 Relay for Life Includes Long List of Fun Activities

With the Wyalusing Relay for Life event just over a week away, organizers announce that they are nearly halfway to reaching their $65,000 fundraising goal, but there is still a long way to go.  More...

Dining and Entertainment

Bluegrass Festival Attracting Larger Audience

Christa Stewart, who organized last week’s eighth annual NEPA Bluegrass Festival with her husband, Dan, said overall attendance for the four-day event—that ran from Thursday to Sunday at Tunkhannock’s Lazy Brook Park—was &ldqu More...

Car Show to be Held on Saturday at Sullivan County Fairgrounds

As part of Sullivan County’s Relay for Life activities, the Pantry Pride Relay Team is holding their sixth annual Antique and Classic Car Show on June 6. Trucks and motorcycles are welcomed to participate. More...

Life Skills’ Bake Sale

Students from Mrs. Susan Kilmer and Ms. More...

Worship

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWS

“And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, ‘Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. More...

WYALUSING U.M. CHARGE NEWS

Last Sunday’s Scripture included the story about Nicodemus, who came to Jesus at night with his statement that “...we know that you are a teacher who has come from God; for no one can do these signs that you do apart from the presence of More...

IT’S IN THE BOOK

Conflict: a new child of God living in a condemned body. Yes, indeed, there will be conflict and temptation until that old body cashes in. We hit upon it briefly last week and a fuller explanation will be helpful.  More...

Breaking News - 6/9/2015 3:02 PM

Route 6 in Standing Stone Twp. Reopened  Free Access 

Route 6 has been reopened today, June 9, at approximately 2:55 p.m., following a two-car motor vehicle accident in Standing Stone Township that occurred around 12:10 p.m. More...

Breaking News - 6/9/2015 12:15 PM

Both Lanes of Route 6 in Standing Stone Twp. Closed  Free Access 

A portion of Route 6 is closed today, June 9 at 12:10 p.m., following a two-car motor vehicle accident that has occurred in Standing Stone Township. A detour has been created and traffic is being directed to use Route 187. More...

New Wysox Township Zoning Officer Resigns After One Week

Interesting information has come to light following the unexpected resignation of Kurt Lafy as Wysox Township Secretary on Tuesday, May 26, which he claims is due to being treated unfairly by township supervisors, who replaced him as zoning officer.& More...

‘Where’s the Transparency?’

Wyalusing Residents to Council:

A number of Wyalusing residents came to Monday night’s meeting of the Wyalusing Borough Council to express concern about the proposed expansion of a stone quarry on the borough’s Brewer Hollow property in Wyalusing Township.  More...

Public, Chief Respond to Potential Tunkhannock Police Force Reduction

Tunkhannock Borough Council called a special meeting at the Wyoming County Courthouse on Thursday, May 28 to hear public comment regarding a potential decrease in the borough’s number of full-time police officers.  More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Beverly A. Marlatt - 2017-09-21
Betty Salsman - 2017-09-14
Isabel Coolbaugh - 2017-09-14
Margaret Ross - 2017-09-14

Local News

Laceyville Borough Looking to Hire New Police Officer

Conducting business for the first time in their new office at Rotary Park, the Laceyville Borough Council inaugurated the new facility with a nearly 40- minute executive session to discuss personnel matters, including the possible hiring of police of More...

English Teacher Schulze Bids Farewell to Fellow Educators

“If you make a difference in just one kid’s life next year, you’ve done your job,” said Jon Schulze to his colleagues as he ended a quite humorous, yet heartfelt speech he gave off the cuff.  More...

Daniel Bell Sentenced

Daniel L. More...

Opinion

They Just Don't Get It

Guest Commentary

Recently Congressmen Glenn Thompson and Joe Courtney introduced dairy bill HR 2407. Allegedly, this bill is geared to increase milk sales in all schools across the United States. More...

Social Media Facts Can Be Fictional

If you think you are unique because you tweet, share on Facebook or even blog on your own website, think again. It’s the people who refrain from social media who are the exceptional ones in these high-tech times.  More...

Columns

Reflections of Nature

Sometimes I find it difficult to think of a topic to write about, but then I’ll either see something in nature or Mary Alice will ask about a flower, tree or animal and my problem is solved. More...

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Last week’s eyes belonged to Patti Tewksbury. Our one and only winner of movie tickets this week was Alexia Jones, Patti’s granddaughter.  * * *  More...

Jester Hill

Lydia Sturzenegger insisted that her husband Fred go to the doctor because she was concerned that he had gained a lot of weight over the winter. Reluctantly, Fred agreed.  After Dr. More...

Sports

Athletic Achievements Recognized

Kasey DeVoir, Otis Named Senior Athletes of the Year

Wyalusing Valley High School celebrated a successful sports year at the annual Awards Night at Kenneth S. More...

Strong Senior Class Meant Success for WVHS Sports

With a few exceptions, the annual Wyalusing Valley High School Sports Awards Night marks the end of another year.  This year’s event, held Tuesday night, also represented the passing of a very talented group of athletes, especially in the More...

Once More with Heart

—By Pete Hardenstine—  “A hollow muscular organ of vertebrate animals that by its rhythmic contraction acts as a force pump maintaining the circulation of the blood.”  That’s the first definition the Merriam-We More...

Education

Bloomsburg University Announces Dean List

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

Penn College Dean List

The Dean’s List for the spring 2015 semester has been announced at Penn College in Williamsport. The following local students were named:  More...

Pickett Secures Approval of CHIP Extension Through 2017

Youngsters enrolled in the popular Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) will be able to continue their coverage through the end of 2017 under legislation, sponsored by Rep. Tina Pickett, which was approved by the House recently.  More...

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