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Riverside Gathering in Laceyville Brings Drug Addiction Awareness

There’s likely never before been a more heart-wrenching scene along the banks of the Susquehanna at Laceyville: Mothers, friends, family members and others telling horror stories about how heroin purchased here in the rural communities of North More...

Quicks Bend Women Infected with Rabies

This story was first reported on our website on Thursday, Sept. 10. More...

Nicholson Celebrates Viaduct’s 100th Year

The Tunkhannock DAR’s float is seen passing down Nicholson’s State Street in a parade Sunday marking the 100th anniversary of the massive Tunkhannock Creek Viaduct, the nation’s lar 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, 570-465 More...

Crime and Courts

Energy Savings Project Continues At Wyoming County Courthouse

Work crews from Energy Technologies of Drums and Dunmore Roofing were seen on the roof of the Wyoming County Courthouse on Tuesday, Sept. More...

Commissioners Replace GIS Specialist

The primary course of business when the Susquehanna County Commissioners met on Sept. 9 was to ratify, approve and acknowledge various hirings and appointments throughout the county structure. More...

DISTRICT JUDGES

Fred Wheaton, Wysox   More...

Lifestyles

Harvest Moon Festival Offers Fun for All

Holy Name of Mary Church in Montrose will host their 7th annual Harvest Moon Festival Sept. 18 to 20 at the parish center grounds directly across from the church on S. Main Street in the borough. More...

‘People’s Choice Award’ Fundraiser To Benefit OYW Scholarship

Back by popular demand, the 2016 Bradford-Sullivan Counties Outstanding Young Woman Program will be facilitating the “People’s Choice Award” activity. More...

Engagement Announced

Steven and Sharon Kress of Nicholson are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Megan Kress of Wyalusing to Todd VanDeMark, also of Wyalusing. Todd is the son of Donald, Sr. More...

Columns

Drawing the Line Between Duty and Conscience

Do religious beliefs trump duty when you hold public office? Kim Davis apparently believes that to be the case. She certainly has a right to her beliefs, and I’m assuming they are sincere and heartfelt. More...

Reflections of Nature

Recently, I found a dead cicada lying on the ground. Usually I refer to the cicada as a locust because here, in Pennsylvania, the two names are often interchanged; however, cicadas and locusts are two entirely different insects.  More...

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Last week’s eyes belonged to Brenda Insinga and we only had two correct guesses, Rachel Alexander and Lisa Wheeler. Brenda is the daughter of the late LaRue VanDeMark, who was a cook at the Wyalusing Hotel. More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

Coming Events

ARTS AND CRAFTS SHOW   More...

Worship

IT’S IN THE BOOK

As much as I marvel at the work of computer chips, I am more in awe at what the human brain can stash away. Lately, and usually early in the morning, my brain comes up with a song from days long gone by, usually one sung in Sunday school. More...

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish

When Peter objected to Jesus’ prediction of his passion in Mark 8, he did not yet know the end of the story. More...

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWS

“Therefore, if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, More...

Education

SCHOOL MENUS

WYALUSING ELEMENTARY BREAKFAST MONDAY, SEPT. 21 Breakfast pizza or Assorted whole grain cereal w/animal crackers, chilled juice and/or fruit, low-fat milk. TUESDAY, SEPT. More...

ARCC to Hold 25th Silent Auction

Planning has begun for the 25th Silent Auction fundraiser for the Abuse and Rape Crisis Center (ARCC) of Bradford County. Staff, board members and volunteers are meeting to begin work on the Nov. 1 event.  More...

Students Demonstrate Testing for Methane Gas

Students demonstrate testing for methane gas using a Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometer for MU President Fran Hendricks. More...

The Way I See It

Hedy Chaffee Was One of a Kind

There are few people that I’ve met over the 35 years I’ve been editor of this newspaper who can compare with Tuscarora Township’s tireless historian and dedicated community servant, Hedy Chaffee, who passed away on Sept. 10. More...

Breaking News - 9/21/2015 7:56 AM

Motorcyclist Involved in Fatal Crash Identified  Free Access 

Police have released a report on the motorcyclist who was killed in a crash along Route 706 in Stevens Township on Saturday afternoon, Sept. 19, at around 5 p.m..   More...

Former Friery House Razed

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Another Rainy Wine Festival

Wyalusing’s annual Wine Festival and rainy days have become synonymous.  The 11th annual festival was held Saturday, Sept. More...

Towanda Man Charged In Main Street Homicide

Emery Frederick Johnson, Jr., 29, of Towanda has been charged with involuntary manslaughter and aggravated assault following the death of Ronald Powell, 61, also of Towanda, outside Captain Jack’s Bar on Sept. 6.  More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Mabel Brotzman - 2017-08-17
Vicki Ruhf - 2017-08-17
George Wilmarth, Sr. - 2017-08-17
Charles Otto - 2017-08-17
Carl Woznicki - 2017-08-17
Janice Solowiej - 2017-08-17
Carl Thomas Woznicki - 2017-08-10

Local News

Building Dedicated to TTHS Director Hedy Chaffee

The evening of Sept. More...

Pedestrian Killed Along Route 187 in Wysox Twp.

A Wysox man was killed by a passing SUV on Monday night, Sept. 14, as he attempted to cross the intersection of Routes 6 and 187 in Wysox Township.  A police report states Brian O. More...

Southwestern Employees Volunteer To Staff Soup Kitchen Monday

As part of a multi-state event to help fight hunger, Southwestern Energy (SWN) employees in Tunkhannock volunteered their services at Tunkhannock’s Seven Loaves Soup Kitchen Monday afternoon in a program SWN is calling A Week of Giving.  More...

Letters

Questions Bridge Replacement Plans

Dear Editor:  I read in the Rocket-Courier that PennDOT plans on replacing the small bridge on Rt. 367 across Mill Creek near Steam Mill Hollow Road in Silvara next summer.  More...

Commends School Board’s Stance

Dear Editor:  More...

Wonders Why Some Are Above the Law

Dear Editor:  Recently there was a county clerk sentenced to jail for failing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples because of her religious beliefs.  More...

Seniors

Potter Sisters At Standing Stone Vespers

The “Potter Sisters” will be performing at the Standing Stone Community Vesper Church on Sunday, Sept. 20 at 6 p.m.  More...

Spring Hill United Methodist Hosts Annual Senior Citizen Dinner

A 31-year tradition of caring for others continued at the Spring Hill Community Hall on Thursday, Sept. More...

Senior Citizens Honored During October’s Residents’ Rights Month

Across the country, residents of nursing homes and other long term care facilities along with family members, ombudsmen, citizen advocates, facility staff and others will honor the individual rights of long-term care residents by celebrating Resident More...

Dining and Entertainment

Historical Society to Tell Story of Bradford County Museums

The Bradford County Historical Society (BCHS) will host a program titled “Preserving Bradford County: Local Historians and the Books and Museums they Developed” scheduled for Friday, Sept. 18 at 6:00 p.m. More...

News from the Wyalusing Public Library

Yoga has started back up at the library on Friday mornings at 8:30. Please come in and join a great group as well as get some get exercise. Cost is $10 per class. No registration is needed, just come with your yoga mat.  More...

VFW Post 6824 Ladies at Parade

Pictured with pride and patriotism are members of VFW Post 6824 Auxiliary of Rome in the LeRaysville Labor Day parade. Back row: Marlene Green and Donna Brink. More...

Sports

Johnson, Kingsley Win 49th Running of Historic 10K

On its golden anniversary, it was fitting that two of its greatest champions reigned supreme once again at the Camptown Races.  Since its inception in 1965, some of the best runners in the area and even the state have competed in the event.  More...

WVHS Grid Legends to Be Honored

Wyalusing Valley has a long and rich football tradition.  On Friday, Sept. More...

Local Cowpokes Entertain in Monroeton

Cloudy, cool conditions didn’t deter a large crowd from attending the third Monroeton Rodeo at Mountaineer Park on Sunday, Sept. More...

Good Old Days

The Good Old Days

News items of timely interest gathered from the old files of the Rocket-Courier and reprinted as they were in the Sept. 19, 1985 issue. New management at Young’s Restaurant in Meshoppen. As of Sept. More...

Just Ask Alice

JUST ASK ALICE

DEAR ALICE: I recently met a very attractive woman at an area tavern and after spending the evening with her, asked if I could drive her home. She agreed. On our way I asked if she would mind if we pulled off at a roadside rest. She agreed again. More...

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