October 1, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Teachers’ Union Responds To Wyalusing Board

Editor’s Note: Following is a response from Wyalusing Area Education Association President Walter Fisk on behalf of WAEA regarding ongoing contract negotiations with the school district.  More...

Susquehanna County Hires Deputy Treasurer

As part of their regular Sept. 23 meeting, the Susquehanna County commissioners convened a meeting of the salary board, with county treasurer Cathy Benedict in attendance along with the commissioners. More...

Special Sections

Crime and Courts

COURTHOUSE NOTES

BRADFORD COUNTY   More...

– Bradford County Sentencings and Pleas –

Bradford County District Attorney Daniel J. Barrett reported that the following person(s) recently were sentenced, entered guilty pleas or placed in the ARD Program in the Bradford County Court of Common Pleas, Towanda:  Guilty Pleas  More...

Opinion

Making an Issue of a Forgettable Word

You think about words and how they came to mean what they do. You use them all the time and every once in a while you pause to question why it means what it does or sounds the way it does. More...

The Clean Power Plan, a Great Way to Make the Poor Poorer

Guest Commentary

With the pope visiting America, the Obama administration has been adamant in pushing the message that climate change will hit the poor the hardest. They’re omitting one small but critical word, though. More...

What Happened to Supporting Our Educators?

Editor:  More...

Columns

Reflections of Nature

Astronomical autumn began on Sept. 23, at 4:21 a.m. when the sun crossed the celestial equator— the imaginary line in the sky above the Earth’s equator from north to south.  More...

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Last week’s eyes belonged to Mary Sturdevant, activities director at the Wyalusing Valley Personal Care Home. Once again we didn’t have anyone correctly guess Mary’s eyes. More...

The Way We Were...

A look back at the people and places of the Wyalusing area over the last 20 years or more.

Halloween Greetings from Jester Hill Rocket-Courier Editor-Publisher Bill Keeler, holding box, is pictured on a rainy night in October 1959 next to his station wagon which is decked out to take part More...

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Coming Events

ARTS AND CRAFTS SHOW   More...

Sports

Unbeaten No More

After a hopeful beginning to the season, the Wyalusing Valley football team suddenly finds itself in catch-up mode.  Troy and the Rams entered Friday’s tilt at Peterson Stadium with 3-0 records in the first Northern Tier League Large Schoo More...

Lady Rams Blank NP-Mansfield

Autumn McGrath and Marissa Kusmierz each scored their first varsity goals and Sarah Bird added another as Wyalusing Valley’s girls’ soccer team defeated North Penn-Mansfield, 3-0, on Sept. More...

Rain, Rain Go Away ’Til Monday

Nothing breaks a drought like the Bloomsburg Fair.  During fair week you can just about count on at least one day bringing a downpour to the area.  What’s more disturbing is that our newly started rainy season also makes the forecast More...

Sullivan County’s Bridget Paonessa Named 2016 OYW

Family, friends and community members packed the Towanda Area Jr./Sr. More...

Service Dog Helping Disabled Vet Overcome Social Challenges

After 26 years of service in the military and witnessing the ghastliness of combat during his involvement in several American conflicts, George Miller avoided crowds of people and the majority of sociable scenarios at all costs.  More...

Wyalusing’s Fall Festival Returns Oct. 10, Includes Kayak Float

It’s the day when downtown Wyalusing is transformed into an outdoor bazaar, with delicious food, a variety of music, dance demonstrations, an impressive list of vendors (more than any previous year) showing their wares and lots more during the 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

Post 534 Honors Gary Adams with Memorial Pavilion

Wyalusing American Legion Post 534 dedicated the Sherwood Gary Adams Memorial Pavilion Sunday afternoon in a ceremony, largely attended by family, friends and dignitaries.  Sherwood Gary Adams, who passed away in June, was a member of Sons of th More...

Wyoming Great Fallfest Mixer a Huge Success

Beautiful weather, live music, food tasting from an array of local vendors, games, raffles and an all-around good time—that was the scene at “The Great Fallfest Mixer” hosted by the Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce at the Shadowbr More...

Correction

A story in last week’s Rocket-Courier about debit cards being compromised in Susquehanna County should have stated that Peoples Neighborhood Bank merged with Penn Security, not First Security. More...

Lifestyles

Laceyville TOPS Marks 25 Years

Laceyville’s TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) chapter 1134 held a 25-year reunion Tuesday evening at the Braintrim Baptist Fellowship Hall.  More...

Opening Day Buffet – A Delicious Success!

The Susquehanna County Career and Technology Center held its Opening Day Buffet on Tuesday, Sept. 22. This is the kickoff to a school year filled with special buffets, banquets and new additions to the already-extensive restaurant menu.  More...

Mayor Proclaims ‘White Cane Days’

Wyalusing Mayor Suky Burgess (center) has proclaimed Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 8-10 as “White Cane Days,” hosted by the Wyalusing Lions Club.  More...

Dining and Entertainment

Festival Under the Harvest Moon

Clear skies and crisp fall temperatures were the order of the day for the Harvest Moon Festival, hosted by the Holy Name of Mary Church in Montrose over the weekend of Sept. 18-20.  More...

Bradford County Historical Society Receives Early Nineteenth Century Tea Service

The Bradford County Historical Society recently received a child’s miniature Spatterware tea set that belonged to Bertha L. Bailey, formerly of Towanda.  More...

Quilts of Today and Yesterday At the Dietrich Theater Oct. 3

The very first Tunkhannock Quilt and Artisan Walk is all set for Saturday, Oct. 3, and the Dietrich Theater will be one destination. More...

Worship

IT’S IN THE BOOK

Junk mail: We get it, too. Buy, buy, buy, pay later, don’t pass up this opportunity. You cannot afford to be without this; special low prices this week only, buy now, pay later. You save on every purchase.  More...

WYALUSING U.M. CHARGE NEWS

Last Sunday’s scripture is about Jacob and how his name is changed. In the scripture, we are told that Jacob had sent his wives, his maids and his children across the stream of Jabbok, along with all his possessions. More...

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWS

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not selfseeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. More...

Education

SCHOOL MENUS

WYALUSING ELEMENTARY BREAKFAST MONDAY, OCT. 5 Breakfast pizza or Assorted whole grain cereal w/animal crackers, chilled juice and/or fruit, low-fat milk. TUESDAY, OCT. More...

Class of 2019 Enrolls at Alvernia University

The Class of 2019 has arrived at Alvernia University in Reading this fall. More...

Penn State Extension to Offer Food for Profit Workshop

Do you love the smell of pumpkin spice baking? Or the taste of warm apple crisp? Public demand for handcrafted food is at an all-time high. Do you have a commercial food product that you want to sell?  More...

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