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Dog Days of Summer Perfect for ‘Woofstock’

A sunny Saturday afternoon in a green, mostly shady space was the ideal setting for Woofstock 2015, the annual fundraising event hosted by True Friends Animal Welfare Center, held on Aug. More...

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State Supreme Court Candidates Attend Tina Pickett BBQ

While there is already an immense concentration on the 2016 presidential election, Pennsylvania Supreme Court candidate Judy Olson said constituents must not allow the 2015 election to fall by the wayside, as it is both critical and historical.  More...

Susquehanna Commissioners Approve Personnel Changes

At their Aug. 12 meeting, the Susquehanna County Commissioners ratified the hiring and transferring of ten county employees, as well as accepted resignations for four others.  More...

Firemen’s Celebration Winners Announced

Following is a list of top parade floats and raffle prize winners at last week’s Wyalusing’s Firemens Celebration.  Apple iPad Mini with case, Harold Salsman.  One Cord of Wood, Ken Moyer.  Gas Grill, Rose Ottaviani.  More...

Lifestyles

Canton Scouts Visit Yorktown

Canton Boy Scout Troop 33 recently relived a part of history when they participated in the camping program aboard the World War II Aircraft Carrier Yorktown in Charleston Harbor, SC. More...

Farmland Preservation Program Supports Sustainability of Agriculture

During the August meeting of the Pennsylvania Agricultural Land Preservation Board, an additional 29 farms in 16 counties were added to the state’s nation-leading farmland preservation program—totaling 2,857 acres of additional farmland.& More...

Penn State Extension to Offer ‘Food for Profit Class’

Have you ever been told that your favorite homemade bread or salsa is “good enough to sell?” Do you have additional fruit or vegetables from your farm or home garden that you would like to make into a commercial product?  More...

Columns

How We Kept Cool on Hot, Sticky August Afternoons

If you’ve lived here in northeast PA during the waning days of August as long as I have, you’re likely no stranger to the memories I’m about to relive.  I’m talking about the daunting heat and the sweltering humidity that More...

Unique Agency Proves Value of Cooperation

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has become quite proficient at mandating things that local governing bodies must do— programs that, no matter how well intentioned, end up being paid for by local tax dollars. More...

Reflections of Nature

A few weeks ago, Mary Alice and I traveled to Arlington, VA to attend our oldest granddaughter’s 30th birthday celebration. More...

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Coming Events

BARBECUES  Chicken Barbecue, Friday, Aug. 28 from 10 a.m. until gone at the traffic light in Dushore. Everyone welcome. Proceeds benefit Saint John Neumann Shrine Foundation Reconstruction. More...

Sports

Cheerleaders Earn All-America Status

While they’ve shown their school spirit and done routines in front of hundreds of people during high school basketball and football games on numerous occasions, four Wyalusing Rams cheerleaders have no idea what it feels like to perform in fron More...

Heat Greets WVHS Fall Athletes

It almost never fails.  You can always count on the first week of high school fall sports practices to bring the hottest weather of the year.  That was certainly the case this year as a series of very warm, humid days greeted Wyalusing Vall More...

Mason’s Hope 5K Slated

Mason Barto’s story of hope began at birth and his road has not been an easy one. Mason has congenital disorder of glycosylation (CDG), which causes malfunction of different organ systems. More...

Bridge Closing Could Impact School Buses

While there has been no exact date for the closing of the river bridge at Laceyville, an official at the Owego & Hartford Railway, Inc. More...

Bradford Commissioners Award $1.38M in Grants

The Bradford County Commissioners awarded $1,383,349 to applicants through the Impact Fee Grant Program during their meeting Thursday, Aug. More...

Events Set for 100th Anniversary of Nicholson Bridge

CELEBRATING THE NATION’S LARGEST REINFORCED CONCRETE RAILROAD BRIDGE

The 100th anniversary celebration of the Nicholson Bridge, also known as the Tunkhannock Creek Viaduct or the Tunkhannock Viaduct, is coming together with events being finalized. On Sept. More...

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Joan Banko - 2017-06-22
Leo Guiton - 2017-06-22

Looking Back

Tunkhannock Creek Viaduct Put in Service Nov. 6, 1915

The Tunkhannock Creek Viaduct, also known as the Nicholson Bridge or sometimes as the Tunkhannock Viaduct, was built by the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad (DL&W) in 1912 and was completed, dedicated and ready for use on November 6, 1 More...

Letters

Concerned About Fate of Area Ponds

I have lived most of my life in Windham Township, Wyoming County. A lovely rural country area with rolling hills, an abundance of trees, wildflowers, wildlife and ponds with a variety of fish that are a fisherman’s paradise. More...

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Stray Cats Caught, Fixed and Given Shots

Dear Editor:  Many thanks to Dr. Lori Smith and Dr. Michelle Kaleta of the Wyalusing Pet Clinic and the Wyalusing Borough Council for supporting the cat control problem. Dr. More...

Seniors

Comedy Show Comes to Towanda Personal Care Home

Misconceptions, a comedy written by local playwright Dick Meredith, was presented to a full house at the Personal Care Home in Towanda in a matinee performance on July 27. More...

Happy Birthday to the Game of Bingo

Modern bingo has evolved into a popular form of entertainment that can now be played in various ways. Whether playing for fun or money, thousands of people enjoy testing their luck at this game of chance.  More...

Dog Breeds are Especially Compatible with Seniors

Pets often make ideal companions. They are around when a person needs support, they can provide protection for those living alone, they’re always willing to lend an ear to problems, and many tend to offer unconditional love. More...

Dining and Entertainment

Sullivan County Arts Council Calls for Art Expo Applications

The Sullivan County (PA) Council on the Arts (SCCA) is accepting entries through Sept. 30 for jurying in its annual Fall Art Expo being held Oct. 10 and 11 at the Forksville Fairgrounds. More...

News from the Wyalusing Public Library

We hope one and all will stop and admire our new library sign. Thank you to Marvin Meeter for doing such a great job and for hanging it as well. It looks great.  A great time was had by all who participated in the parade last Wednesday. More...

Local Civil War Historian to Present Program at ‘Summer of Heroes’ Tonight

About 1400 men from Bradford County served this nation during the Civil War. They fought bravely at Chancellorsville and Gettysburg, facing death from disease as well as from battle. More...

Worship

ARISE Together in Christ Comes to Towanda

Beginning this fall, SS Peter and Paul Church will be hosting a spiritual growth and formation program, called ARISE Together in Christ. More...

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWS

“And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that More...

IT’S IN THE BOOK

Neville Chamberlain was ecstatic when he returned to England from Germany in 1938, waving a paper that promised peace from German aggression. “Peace for our day,” was his cry. More...

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