December 24, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Bradford County OKs $71.2M Budget

The Bradford County Commissioners adopted a $71,274,280 budget for 2016 Thursday, Dec. 17. The budget, once again, involves no tax increase, keeping the property tax rate at 10.43 mils.  More...

Nativity Portrays First Noel

As members of the Herrickville United Methodist Church wrapped up the final scene of their live nativity on Friday night, Dec. More...

First Place Christmas Cash Winner

Mandy Day of Dushore was the grand-prize winner of $500 in this year’s Christmas Cash promotion, sponsored by the Rocket-Courier. More...

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Local News

Three Guilty Pleas In Susquehanna Co.

On Dec. 18, three guilty pleas in the Susquehanna County court were entered to wrap up the judicial year.  More...

Isabella Spreads Holiday Cheer

Despite a small number of nominations being submitted for the two $500 Visa gift cards Isabella Pizza owner Sean Shea was offering for local families and individuals in need, he still had tough decisions to make.  Each nomination conveyed its ow More...

Montrose Man Faces Homicide Charges

Michael Argust, 33, Montrose, gave up his right to a preliminary hearing at his first court appearance Dec. More...

Opinion

Hold Those Get-Well Cards ’Til February

I just received a get-well card in the mail from a friend who apparently believes I’ve undergone knee replacement surgery. More...

Lifestyles

Buying Gifts For Men Tips

Buying gifts for men is not nearly as complicated as it is for women. Follow these rules and you should have no problems.  Rule #1: When in doubt - buy him a cordless drill. It does not matter if he already has one. More...

Santa Stops by Stevensville

Photo by David Keeler Brian Chilson with Santa and Mrs. Claus during their visit to the Stevensville Community Hall on Dec. 12. More...

If You Were An Elf, What Toy Would You Be Good At Making?

Ms. Hines’s Kindergarten Class  Tanner Benscoter: I would be a good helicopter maker because kids like to play with helicopters.  Landry Tinna: I would be good at making trucks because I make trucks out of wood.   More...

Sports

Sports Takes a Holiday

On the 52nd week, he rested… sort of.  After a year of witnessing great athletic achievements and disappointments, as well as a personal loss, it’s time for this aging sportswriter to take a few days off.  More...

That’s the Spirit

Johnson, Jones Take Top Honors at Run, Run Rudolph 5K

Forty-nine runners and walkers and one enthusiastic little dog got in the Christmas spirit for the third annual Run, Run Rudolph 5K at Northeast Bradford High School on Sunday, Dec. 20. More...

Wrestlers Unchallenged by NEB, Wellsboro

Wyalusing Valley opened its Northern Tier League wrestling campaign with a dominating 72-3 win over Northeast Bradford on Friday, Dec. More...

Education

Wyalusing School Menus

ELEMENTARY BREAKFAST  MONDAY, JANUARY 4  Breakfast pizza or Assorted whole grain cereal w/animal crackers, chilled juice and/or fruit, low-fat milk.  TUESDAY, JANUARY 5  Pancake sausage stick or Assorted whole grain cereal w/anima More...

Christmas Wishes by Mrs. DeLamarter’s Third Grade Class

My Christmas wish is that everyone can adopt a dog this year. Then, the dog could be fed the right way, stay nice and warm, and be loved. They can guard a house when someone breaks in. They can make a child happy. More...

SCCTC November Students of Month

Dr. Alice M. Davis, Executive Director of the Susquehanna County Career and Technology Center (SCCTC), is proud to announce the Students of the Month for November 2015. More...

Breaking News - 1/5/2016 10:03 AM

Kulick Resigns As Wysox Twp. Supervisor  Free Access 

The Wysox Township Supervisors announced earlier today that they are seeking a replacement for Supervisor Jon Kulick, who resigned. More...

Breaking News - 1/4/2016 1:47 PM

State Rep. Sandra Major Not Seeking Re-election  Free Access 

After nearly three decades in public service—starting as the Susquehanna County Treasurer and ending as the Republican Caucus Chairwoman of the Pennsylvania State House of Representative—State Repre-sentative Sandra Major today announced she will not More...

Four-Way Stop Eyed at Laceyville’s Main St.

The Laceyville Borough Council is considering a major change for motorists in the downtown business district where it is proposing four-way stop signs at the intersection of Church and Main Streets.  More...

Red Cross Seeks Holiday Blood and Platelet Donations

As millions of Americans make their final gift purchases this holiday season, the American Red Cross reminds eligible donors to give the most meaningful gift of all—the gift of life—by donating blood or platelets.  More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Joan Banko - 2017-06-22
Leo Guiton - 2017-06-22

Looking Back

Looking Back at 2015

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The Year In Review

A look back at stories that made the news in 2015

— Compiled by Publisher David Keeler and Sports Editor Pete Hardenstine — — Layout and design by Nancy 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...

Letters

Ensuring a Healthy 2016 for Nonprofit Organizations

Editor:  United Way of Bradford County wishes to thank all the employees of local companies who have pledged to make a difference in the lives of thousands of Bradford County residents in 2016.  More...

Political Cartoon

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Columns

My Annual Chat With This Newspaper’s Founder

It’s 5 a.m. Wednesday morning, Dec. 23 and I’ve been working at the kitchen table typing some photo captions on my laptop for the Rocket-Courier’s Christmas edition.  More...

Reflections of Nature

On the Sunday before deer season, I went to Camp Babylon in Potter County. Before daybreak, I left the cabin, and it was very cold, but as the sun rose high enough to get above the mountain peak, the warm rays felt good. More...

Seen ‘N’ Heard

We can’t believe it! Only one person correctly guessed last week’s eyes, belonging to Jeff Pitcher, proprietor of Miller’s Pharmacy, located in the Farm and Home Plaza, Wyalusing. That person was Vicky Long.  * * *  More...

Worship

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWS

“While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them,” (Luke 2:6-7). More...

IT’S IN THE BOOK

There are many great song writers out there today, and they come and go with the years; but one old man’s work is still sung and played for us at every Christmas season. More...

Scholarship for Nursing Student Awarded at Mansfield

Amanda Manning of Rome is the 2015 recipient of the Robert Packer Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Scholarship, given by the Linderman-McGlenn Family Trust to a student from Bradford County.  Manning, a 2009 Mansfield University (MU) graduate, More...

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