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Former Herrick Township Man Murdered in N.C.

Former Herrick Township resident and Wyalusing Valley High School graduate Thomas Durand, 64, was shot and killed in the Raleigh, NC, Mr. Pawn check cashing shop he owns Monday, Aug. More...

P&G Credit Union Relocating to Route 6

The P&G Mehoopany Employees Federal Credit Union plans to relocate its Wyalusing branch to a new facility on Route 6.  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

Timothy Clark, Towanda   More...

COURTHOUSE NOTES

BRADFORD COUNTY   Deed Transfers  Jerry C. and Diane E. Becker to Jerry S. and Diane E. Becker, one parcel in South Creek Township and one in Wells Township for $1 on Aug. 18.  More...

–Bradford County Sentencings & Pleas–

Bradford County District Attorney Daniel J. Barrett announced that the following persons recently pleaded guilty or were sentenced in Bradford County Magisterial District Courts:  Guilty Pleas  More...

Seniors

Take a Stand to Prevent Falls this Autumn

Fall may be right around the corner, but falls shouldn’t be for older adults. More...

Columns

When The IRS Phones, It’s Probably Not Them

The bad guys out there who spend their time thinking up ways they can get their hands on your money have hit the jackpot again.  The latest scheme to rip off unsuspecting victims isn’t, as you might imagine, some high-tech sneaky way to ha More...

Savoring a Half-Century of Friendships

Can you imagine being out of high school for 50 years? More...

Reflections of Nature

Last month, I spent two weeks at the Youth Hunter Education Challenge, which was held in New Mexico at the NRA Whittington Ranch. More...

Sports

Woodruff Hired as Scranton Women’s Coach

Wyalusing Valley graduate Trevor Woodruff was named head women’s basketball coach at the University of Scranton Thursday, Aug. 27.  More...

WVHS Gridders Poised for Title Run

After a very successful preseason, the Wyalusing Valley football team takes the field for real Friday night at Sayre’s hallowed Lockhart Street Bowl.  The Rams, coming off a tumultuous 5-5 2014 campaign that saw current head coach Frank Ki More...

Lady Ram Spikers Hope to Continue Success

How do you top a 14-4 season, including the school’s first District Four championship?  That’s the question for the 2015 Wyalusing Valley girls’ volleyball team as it prepares for the season opener against Cowanesque Valley on More...

Meet 2015 Ram Football Juniors and Seniors  Free Access 

A brief video clip where junior and senior members of the Wyalusing Rams football team introduce themselves. More...

Teachers’ Union Sets Strike Deadline

The Wyalusing Area Education Association (WAEA) notified the school district last Thursday, Aug. 27, that a work stoppage would begin on Oct. 13 if a new contract can’t be reached prior to that date.  More...

Back to School

Wyalusing Elementary sixth grade teacher Jude Rabago, right, enthusiastically greets students as they head from busses to their classrooms Tuesday on the opening day of the 2015- 16 school year. More...

Community, School Mourn Loss Of Teens in Camptown Crash

It was a sad start to the school year at Wyalusing Valley High School as faculty, friends and the senior class mourned the loss of Brendan Tyler Hall, 18, who was tragically killed in the crash that occurred along Route 706 in Wyalusing Township on S More...

Elected Officials Weigh in on DEP Dam Safety Standards

Author’s Note: This article is part two of a several part series as the investigation into this matter is ongoing. The Rocket-Courier will continue to provide details as they develop.  More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

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

Local News

T-town Childcare Holds Ribbon Cutting with GWCC

The new T-town Childcare and Rec Center, located along Route 187 in Terrytown at the former Faith Baptist Church, officially opened for business on Monday, Aug. More...

Wyalusing Township Updates Sewage Facilities Plan

SUPERVISORS REMEMBER TEEN CRASH VICTIM

At their regular Tuesday night meeting, the Wyalusing Township Supervisors reviewed a modification to the township’s ACT 537 Sewer Facilities Plan, bringing it more up to date.  According to Chairman Marvin Meteer, “all municipalitie More...

McLinko Blasts Frontier’s Anemic Internet Service

Doug McLinko, Chairman of the Bradford County commissioners, is livid at Frontier Communications over what he calls the poor internet service provided by the company in Bradford County.  “I get call after call after call about poor interne More...

Letters

No Negotiation Needed; Teach or Resign

Dear Editor:  The current negotiation impasse between the Wyalusing School Board and Wyalusing teachers is, in a word, ridiculous.  More...

My Two Cents on Eliminating the Penny

Dear Editor:  Wes Skillings, in his “Finishing Off Some Familiar Slogans and Jingles,” touched my “cynical bone,” and brought to mind something I’ve written to myself a long time back.  More...

Support the Iran Nuke Deal

Dear Editor,  Regarding the Iran Nuclear deal, please consider the words of Lawrence Wilkerson, retired United States Army Colonel, a former chief of staff to United States Secretary of State General Colin Powell:  More...

Dining and Entertainment

Quilt for Raffle Displayed at Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital

A special hand-stitched quilt, which is being raffled off, is now on display in the lobby of Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital. More...

Steamtown National Historic Site Plans Two Unique Steam Excursions

Steamtown National Historic Site has planned two unique steam excursions this weekend, featuring Nickel Plate Road (NKP) 765, a visiting 2-8-4 “Berkshire”-type locomotive. More...

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Coming Events

ARTS AND CRAFTS SHOW   More...

Worship

IT’S IN THE BOOK

The apostle Paul tells us we are in a battle with Satan, and if you doubt this, you best check out your claim to being a child of God.  More...

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWS

“Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker; for he is our God and we are the people of his pasture, the flock under his care,” (Psalm 95:6-7). More...

Hymn Sing to be Held Sunday

The Standing Stone Vesper Church is having “An Old Fashion Hymn Sing” on Sunday, Sept. 6 at 6 p.m.  Faith Jaynes is organist, Carol O’Brien is pianist, and Rev. Bob Martin is the speaker. More...

Education

SCHOOL MENUS

WYALUSING ELEMENTARY BREAKFAST TUESDAY, SEPT. 8 Pancake sausage stick or Assorted whole grain cereal w/animal crackers, chilled juice and/or fruit, low-fat milk. WEDNESDAY, SEPT. More...

Cuddle with Your Baby, but Don’t Co-sleep

We all love to cuddle with babies, but sleeping beside a baby could lead to serious injuries and/or death for that child. More...

Mouthguards Important as Fall Sports Begin

With a new school year comes the start of fall sports for many young athletes from elementary school age up to college level. More...

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