October 15, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Frontier Issues Cease and Desist Letter to Bradford Commissioners

Frontier Communications’ Northern Pennsylvania General Manager Russell Johnson issued a Cease and Desist letter to Doug McLinko, Chairman of the Bradford County Commissioners, on Sept. More...

Laceyville Landmark is History

The former United Methodist Parsonage in Skinners Eddy, just east of Laceyville Borough, was demolished Tuesday morning by an excavator, which also ripped down a garage behind the parsonage.  The former parsonage was owned by Heather Schillaci u More...

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Local News

News of Gary Woodruff's Death Stuns Community

Gary R. Woodruff, 66, of Wyalusing, PA, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015 at Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. More...

PSP Searching for Robbery Suspect

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Bradford County Treatment Court Plants Trees at Riverfront Park

This past September was a month dedicated to recovery from drug and alcohol abuse in the state of Pennsylvania. More...

Columns

Rude Awakening At the Chicken Pit

Members of the Wyalusing Rainbow Club have been barbecuing chicken to raise money to fund the club’s community projects for something like 35 years.  More...

From the Poorhouse to the County Manor

When I was a kid I remember my grandmother talking about “ending up in the poorhouse” and wondering if there actually was a house where they put the poor. More...

Reflections of Nature

It has appeared as if an abundance of acorns have been produced this fall by the red oak trees. However, not all red oaks were good producers. More...

Sports

Best Foot Forward

Harriers Improving as Post-Season Approaches

Nine Wyalusing Valley boys ran their best times of the season in the final Northern Tier League meet at Wyalusing on Oct. More...

Ironmen Romp Past Wyalusing

After falling behind early, Danville scored six unanswered touchdowns en route to an emotional 42-15 victory over Wyalusing Valley on Oct. More...

PIAA Makes Changes

It didn’t really come as a surprise last week when the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) voted to expand its football classifications from four to six, starting with the 2016 season.  The big surprise came when the P More...

Education

SCHOOL MENUS

WYALUSING ELEMENTARY BREAKFAST MONDAY, OCT. 19 Breakfast pizza or Assorted whole grain cereal w/animal crackers, chilled juice and/or fruit, low-fat milk. TUESDAY, OCT. More...

Benjamin Pettyjohn Named to University Singers at Bob Jones

Benjamin Pettyjohn of Montrose has been named to the “University Singers” at Bob Jones University, the school’s largest choral organization.  Pettyjohn is a freshman majoring in Criminal Justice.  More...

EMHR Solicits New Grant Applications

Endless Mountains Heritage Region (EMHR) is now accepting applications for grants to further projects and programs that support heritage tourism, historic preservations, outdoor recreation, education and interpretation, agricultural promotion and sce More...

Wyalusing Strike Averted

TEACHERS MUST RATIFY NEW CONTRACT

As the Wyalusing Area School Board announced on Thursday, Oct. More...

Hat Trick

Do you think the kids watching Nate Marshall juggle four derbies are impressed? Nate and his wife, Kate (with cello) a.k.a. More...

Chesapeake Bay Program Reacts to DEP Dam Breaches

ARE SC DAM FAILURES A HARBINGER OFWHAT COULD HAPPEN PA?

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

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

COURTHOUSE NOTES

BRADFORD COUNTY   Deed Transfers  Lanny J. and Deborah W. Stethers to Christopher E. and Melissa M. Tewksbury in Wyalusing Borough for $95,000 on Oct. 2.  More...

Letters

Is 2015 Worse for Dairy Farmers Than 2009?

Dear Editor:  Many dairy farmers have stated they feel 2015 is a more troublesome year than 2009. It’s very easy to point to figures and agree with the dairy farmers. In 2009 the average price paid to dairy farmers in Federal Order No. More...

Are You Kidding?

Dear Editor:  I see that the Bradford County Democratic Committee has selected Jeffery Gonzales to fill their ticket for county commissioner.  More...

Seniors

Matt Carl Guest Speaker for Towanda Area Senior Citizens

President Robert Whipple called the Oct. 2 meeting to order with 34 members and guests present. June Williams and Matt Carl were guests. More...

Seniors Have Many Options When Choosing New Housing

Senior living communities often present an affordable and comfortable option for adults over the age of 55. More...

Five Ways to Honor your Grandparents

Grandparents hold a special place in the hearts of people all over the world. More...

Dining and Entertainment

Night Walk, Animal Crafts, Experiment Stations to be Held at the Nature Center

How do crickets and other animals make their night sounds? Visitors to Nature at Night can hear snowy tree crickets and field crickets, along with other night sounds at the Endless Mountains Nature Center, 1309 Vosburg Road, Tunkhannock, on Oct. 24. More...

Perfect Weather Brings Success to Fall Festival

It couldn’t have been a more perfect autumn day, and although the morning was chilly enough to have some people wearing coats and gloves, by the time the crowd started appearing at Wyalusing’s Main Street Fall Festival, the bright sunshin More...

Worship

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWS

“Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction and do not forsake your mother’s teaching. They are a garland to grace your head and a chain to adorn your neck,” (Proverbs 1:8-9). More...

WYALUSING U.M. CHARGE NEWS

During the last couple of weeks we have learned about the Israelites and their struggles to escape slavery in Egypt. More...

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish

In Mark 10, a rich young man comes to Jesus asking what to do in order to inherit eternal life. The Lord brings the young man back to basics. More...

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