December 17, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Laceyville Man Charged After High Speed Chase

Editor’s note: This article was first published on our website on Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 15. For updates and breaking news alerts, go to www.rocketcourier.com.   More...

December Dandelions

It was Monday, Dec. 14, but you wouldn’t have known it by the weather. Temperatures hovered in the low to mid 60s. Convertible tops were down. Joggers were out in shorts. 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

–Bradford County Sentencings & Pleas–

Bradford County District Attorney Daniel J. Barrett reports that the following persons were recently sentenced, entered guilty pleas or placed in the ARD Program in the Bradford County Court of Common Pleas, Towanda:  Sentencings  More...

DISTRICT JUDGES

Timothy Clark, Towanda   More...

COURTHOUSE NOTES

BRADFORD COUNTY   More...

Letters

Reckless Rhetoric Instills Fear

Dear Editor:  “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” Wes Skillings quoted President Franklin D. Roosevelt in last week’s “Skill Unlimited” column. More...

Columns

’Tis The Season to Listen To Time-Honored Classics

There’s likely no time of year other than Christmas when so many people enjoy listening to music from 60, 70 years ago or more.  I’m talking primarily about the popular music yuletide hits of yesteryear that people still delight in e More...

Reflections of Nature

Where do all the shivering animals go  When the cold winter winds from up north do blow?  The squirrel, the chipmunk, the robin, the bee  The woodchuck, the rabbits, the gay chickadees?  —Author unknown  More...

Seen N Heard

Last week’s eyes belonged to Debbie Minturn. More...

Worship

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish

When people come to John the Baptist asking, “What should we do?” He gives them the most reasonable, common sense reply. He says in effect, “live reality. God is asking you to be faithful to the ordinary circumstances of your life. More...

IT’S IN THE BOOK

Well now, a new fear for us all to agitate over—along with climate change, ice melting, our water levels rising, our huge national debt, diseases, sexual stupidities and all—is death and decay. More...

WYALUSING U.M. CHARGE NEWS

All three churches of the charge enjoyed Children’s Christmas Programs on Sunday, and what a joy it is to see our children telling the story of the birth of baby Jesus.  More...

Commissioners Praise AG Suit

Bradford County Commissioners Doug McLinko, Daryl Miller and Ed Bustin publicly thanked the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office for filing the lawsuit on Dec. More...

Pennsylvania House Introduces Bill Regarding High Hazard Dam Bonds

Author’s Note: This article is part five 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...

Christmas Candlelight Service Set for Dec. 20

A YULETIDE TRADITION FOR GENERATIONS

It’s a Wyalusing Christmas tradition that’s been a part of the community for generations.  Set to take place at Wyalusing’s Presbyterian Church Sunday evening, Dec. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

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

Local News

Leo Club Continues ‘Christmas for Kids’ Tradition

As one of the largest, if not the largest Leo Club in the state with 88 members, the Wyalusing Area School District Leo Club provides ample volunteerism in the local community, particularly during the holiday season.  More...

More Personnel Changes in Susquehanna Co.

At their Dec. 9 meeting, the Susquehanna County Commissioners began by pausing to convene a meeting of the county Salary Board. More...

State Police Searching For Robbery Suspect

State police are on the lookout for a man who reportedly robbed the Dandy Mini Mart along Church Street in East Smithfield at gunpoint.  According to a press release from the state police at Towanda, the robbery occurred on Monday evening, Dec. More...

Opinion

Reflecting on the Songs of the Season

With only one more issue of the Rocket before Christmas, I don’t believe it is too early to try to invoke some Christmas spirit here. More...

Senate Approves General Fund Budget

The Senate approved a $30.5 billion General Fund budget that provides for a historic increase in school funding, the restoration of job creation and human service program funds, and longterm fiscal stability without a broad-based tax increase, Senate More...

Sports

Once in a Lifetime Deer

Ridgebury Man Downs Possible Record 25-Point Non-Typical Buck

Brice Jenney of Ridgebury hadn’t planned to hunt that mild December Saturday, but after bagging a 25-point, possible record-book trophy, he’s glad he seized the opportunity and claimed his first buck.  More...

WVHS Gridders Feted

The 21st Extra Point Club Awards ceremony, honoring Wyalusing Valley’s football players, was held at Kenneth S. Williams Auditorium on Sunday, Dec. More...

Warriors Rout Rams

Bailey Newhart scored 27 points and Seth Tewksbury added a double-double as Elk Lake cruised to a 67-35 win over Wyalusing Valley on Dec. More...

Education

SCHOOL MENUS

WYALUSING ELEMENTARY BREAKFAST MONDAY, DEC. 21 Pancake sausage stick or Assorted whole grain cereal w/animal crackers, chilled juice and/or fruit, low-fat milk. TUESDAY, DEC. More...

Reasons Why Santa Drinks Milk

As Christmas is coming around the corner, children of all ages are moving more and more onto the edge of their seats while waiting for the twenty-fifth of December to arrive. More...

Elk Lake High Students of Month Named for November

Elk Lake High School Principal Brain Mallery has announced the November 2015 Students of the Month for grades seven through twelve.  More...

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