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Bradford County Planning Director Resigns

After twenty-four years of community outreach through the Bradford County Department of Community Planning & Mapping Services and the Bradford County Planning Commission, Ray Stolinas More...

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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, 570-465 More...

Crime and Courts

DISTRICT JUDGES

Fred Wheaton, Wysox   More...

BRADFORD COUNTY

Deed Transfers  Jay A. and Holly L. Rowe to NRI Relocation, Inc. in Wysox Township for $173,800 on July 21.  NRI Relocation, Inc. to Michael L. Blumenauer and Kalie Marie Ritts in Wysox Township for $173,800 on July 21.  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

Tips on Travel While Giving your Services to Charity

Do you plan to donate your services to charity this summer? Will you travel as part of the service? If so, some travel expenses may help lower your taxes when you file your tax return next year. More...

Towanda Terrace Project Continues

Work is moving quickly on Towanda Terrace, the 38-apartment building and ground floor commercial space on Main Street, Towanda. More...

Duvall, Reuter & Pruyne Welcomes New Attorney

On July 1, 2015, the law firm of Duvall, Reuter & Pruyne welcomed a new attorney in their Towanda office. More...

Columns

Reflections of Nature

I must admit that I have always had a hard time remembering names, and as I get older it seems to be getting worse; however, my friends appear to be having senior moments as well. More...

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Last week’s eyes belonged to Debbie Beattie, an employee at Bluhm’s Gas. We had several calls, but nobody came up with her name. More...

JUST ASK ALICE

DEAR ALICE: We five siblings and our spouses all agree that we need you to spread the word to our mother. She is in her 70s and very intelligent, but she constantly talks while she is eating. No one can look at her, and it is very distasteful. More...

Worship

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWS

“But the Lord said to Samuel, ‘Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things people look at. More...

IT’S IN THE BOOK

My roommate in college was a math major—and also a long distance runner. He usually studied until midnight, and then when the streets were quiet, he would jog around West Chester until 2 a.m. More...

WYALUSING U.M. CHARGE NEWS

The scripture last Sunday was from II Samuel 1:1, 17-27 and from II Corinthians 8:7-15. In the section from II Corinthians, Paul is addressing the Corinthian people at a time when things were going quite well for them. More...

Education

FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT'S DESK

—CHESTER MUMMAU— Wyalusing Area School District   More...

– COLLEGE NEWS –

Keystone College Announces Spring Semester Full-Time Honors Students   Dr. More...

PSBA Supports ‘Pause’ in Graduate Testing Assessment

The Pennsylvania School Boards Association (PSBA) joins the growing chorus of voices asking for a “pause” in using the Keystone Exams as a graduation requirement. More...

CYS Caseworkers Doing More For Less Due to New PA Laws

Part Two of a Two-Part Series

Children and Youth Services (CYS) agencies in Bradford and Wyoming Counties have seen an immense increase in caseloads this year due primarily to multiple pieces of state legislation, collectively known as the Child Protection Services Laws (CPSL), t More...

Firemen’s Celebration Begins Aug. 11

Before you know it, Aug. More...

Laceyville Hires Two New Part-Time Police Officers

The Laceyville Borough Council agreed unanimously Tuesday night to hire two parttime police officers, beginning immediately and with a 90-day probationary period.  More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Travis Boher - 2017-06-29
Robert Miller - 2017-06-29
Travis J. Boher - 2017-06-29
Robert Miller - 2017-06-29

Local News

Foundation Gears up for Connie’s Market Sweep

The Wyalusing Area Education Foundation (WAEF) is bringing back their Connie’s Market Sweep fundraiser to help fund the Wyalusing sixth grade trip to Washington, DC. More...

Wyoming Chamber Brings ‘Shark Tank’ to Endless Mtns.

Regional entrepreneurs, inventors and potential investors will be intrigued to learn of a new program launched by the Wyoming County   Chamber of Commerce based upon the popular ABC television show “Shark Tank.”  More...

Correction

In last week’s article regarding the July 28 Wyoming County Commissioners’ meeting, there was some confusion regarding the air quality monitoring performed by Tunkhannock resident and environmentalist Audrey Gozdiskowski that had reported More...

Opinion

Remembering the Days of Reading, ’Riting, ’Rithmatic, Respect and Right from Wrong

My wife and I have retired and moved to Florida, but we still look forward to receiving the Rocket-Courier in the mail, even if it comes a few days late.  More...

Days of Walking a Tightrope without a Net

I should start out this column with a correction. Last week I reported that Dr. Karl “Doc Pete” Peterson was the father of nine. More...

Let’s Get Whole Milk Back in Our Schools

Dear Editor:  More...

Seniors

Former Colley Veteran Honored on 90th Birthday

A special party was held on Saturday, July 25 to celebrate the 90th birthday of Charles Saxe, a World War II and Korean War veteran from Sugar Run.  Charles was born in Colley on July 26, 1925, son of Arthur and Ina Saxe. More...

Dining and Entertainment

Alumni of Music in the Mountains to Hold Concert

The star alumni of Music in the Mountains (MIM) will perform a concert on Sunday, Aug. 16 at 4 p.m. in the DeWire Center in Eagles Mere.  More...

News from the Wyalusing Public Library

School must be starting soon—many school students have been coming in to borrow the required reading books. Yes, we have them, and each can be checked out for two weeks, but there will be no renewals. More...

State Police Hold Honor Camp at Academy

A group of 46 boys and girls from across Pennsylvania will be attending the Pennsylvania State Police Commissioner’s Honor Camp. The camp will be held at the Pennsylvania State Police Academy in Hershey and runs from Sunday, Aug. More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

Coming Events

Barbecues  Chicken Barbecue on Saturday, Aug. 15 from 11 a.m. until ? at the Lawton Auxiliary Hall, SR 267 South. Halves, $6; dinners, $9 (includes chicken, three sides, muffin, dessert; drinks are extra). Eat in or take out. More...

Sports

Racing is in Their Blood

Two Generations Competing At Chemung Speedrome

Towanda’s racing family of Joe Snell (11), Jake Snell (14) and Dusty Snell 23) has been racing Super Stocks together at Chemung Speedrome this sea son. More...

Curren Conquers Chemung

Nichols, Moldt, Smith and Bowen Also Win

The term “once in a Blue Moon” proved true at Chemung Speedrome on Friday, July 31.  With a full “Blue Moon” hanging over the New York state bullring, Zack Curren became the first driver not named Zacharias to win a Modi More...

Area Track to Host Big ROC Weekend

Auto racing is a seasonal sport in the Northeast.  All winter the racers work on their cars, laboring in their garages trying to milk one more bit of horsepower or an ounce of down force from their machines, hopefully within the rules.  The More...

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