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Wyalusing Masonic Lodge Gives Building to Museum

Faced with dwindling participation and a lack of funds, Wyalusing’s Masonic Lodge 618—likely the community’s oldest fraternal organization— recently opted to dissolve and join the Union Towanda Lodge 108. More...

Susquehanna Co. Officers Sworn In

Susquehanna County held swearing in ceremonies for newly-elected offices on Jan. 4 in the county courthouse. More...

DISTRICT JUDGES

Michael Shaw, Sayre   More...

Guthrie Welcomes New Year’s Day Baby

Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital is pleased to welcome the first baby of 2016 at its hospital in Sayre. Congratulations to the new parents. Sarah Renee was born at 3:26 a.m. 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...

Letters

Ambulance Memberships: To Do or Not To Do, and How Do I Choose?

Editor:  It’s that time of year again, when the ambulance corps start their annual membership drives. More...

A Call for Action To Support Police

Editor:  Each day, 780,000 police officers across our country put on a badge and go to work knowing they may face dangerous situations.  More...

Columns

Penn State Report Warns Of Dire Summer Weather

If you think climate change, aka global warming, is a remote threat and something that will impact distant parts of the world and not Pennsylvania, think again, at least if you buy into an alarming report issued by a Penn State professor and endorsed More...

So Much Anger and So Few Reasons for It

“The one thing a great majority of Americans can agree on, regardless of party, is that they are angry. More...

Reflections of Nature

While on deer watch I could easily become bored if I didn’t study the woods surrounding my stand. There is much to hear and see even if a deer does not come into view. More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

BENEFITS

Cancer Benefit for Ron Moore at the VFW Post 6824, Haigh’s Pond Road, Rome on Saturday, Jan. 16, noon to ??? More...

BREAKFASTS

Monthly Breakfast at the Herrickville Fire Hall, Sunday, Jan. 31, 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. All you can eat pancakes, French toast, ham, sausage, eggs, home fries, sausage gravy and biscuits, coffee, orange juice, real maple syrup and sugar-free syrup. More...

BUS TRIPS

Pro-life charter bus trip with Bradford County Pennsylvanians for Human Life to the Jan. 22, Washington, DC March for Life has departures from Athens, Wysox, Wyalusing and Tunkhannock. Cost is $30 per person. More...

Worship

IT’S IN THE BOOK

The Bible is so accurate that it can be looked on as being scary. Is this accuracy the reason that so many people ignore and refuse to read it? More...

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish

Happy New Year everyone. Now is the time to give ourselves a spiritual checkup. Do I live my faith every day? Do I have a prayer and devotional regimen? Being a Catholic is a lifestyle, not only a Sunday commitment. More...

WYALUSING U.M. CHARGE NEWS

Last week’s scripture was from Mark 1:21-45 and was a shift from the Old Testament scriptures we heard about prior to Christmas. Our focus now is on the New Testament and focuses on the Gospel of Mark. More...

Laceyville Mayor Thanks Council

At Tuesday night’s meeting of the Laceyville Borough Council, Mayor Phil Brewer extended compliments to borough council members and others for some of the problems they’ve surmounted and accomplishments they’ve made during recent ye More...

Anderson to Head Council Again

George Anderson, a 16-year veteran of the Wyalusing Borough Council, who’s served as council president for 10 years, was re-elected as council president by his fellow councilmembers Monday night during the borough’s reorganization meeting More...

Art and Alice Allyn Outstanding Citizens

The Wyalusing Rainbow Club recently announced that it has selected Browntown residents Art and Alice Allyn as the recipients of the club’s 2015 Outstanding Citizen Award.  More...

Room Tax Grants Approved

FRANKO SELECTED AS WYOMING CO. PUBLIC DEFENDER

Of $99,553 requested in county room tax grants, the Wyoming County Board of Commissioners was able to award $50,375 in funding supporting programs and events run by local organizations.  At the Dec. More...

Wyalusing Township Reorganizes

The Wyalusing Township Supervisors met Monday evening to conduct their reorganization meeting.  Once again, Marvin Meteer retained his position as chairman of the board with Maxine Meteer as secretary, Lanny Stethers as vice chairman and Art All More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Local News

Terry Township Home Sustains Heavy Fire Damage

A fire that broke out just before 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. More...

PA Rep. Sandra Major Not Running for Re-election

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 Representatives— State Representative Sandra Major announced she w More...

Susquehanna County Finalizes 2015

The final meeting of the Susquehanna County Commissioners for 2015 was held Dec. 23. More...

Lifestyles

Winter Arrives

Forkston Township photographer Janie Stabinsky snapped the photo above of the season’s first ice along Windy Valley Road. More...

VFW Auxiliary 6824 Provides Christmas Party for Area Children

As a community service, the VFW Auxiliary 6824 at Haigh’s Pond provides a Christmas party for area children, ages ten and under. This year’s party was held on Sunday, Dec. 13 from 1 to 3 p.m. More...

Tax Considerations for Employers

Some of the tax provisions of the Affordable Care Act apply only to employers with fewer than 50 full-time or full-time equivalent employees.  Employers with fewer than 50 employees should take note of these tax considerations:  More...

Dining and Entertainment

News from the Wyalusing Public Library

Who is ready for some Bingo? Join us this Saturday, Jan. 9 starting at 1 p.m. at the Wyalusing American Legion for some fun for the whole family. All proceeds go to the library.  More...

Back by Popular Demand: Wise Crackers Comedy Returns to Keystone Theatre

The Bradford County Regional Arts Council presents Wise Crackers Comedy, featuring Jim Dailakis, Mike Eagan and master of ceremonies Scott Bruce, on Jan. 22, at 7:30 p.m. in the Dunn Center for the Performing Arts at the Keystone Theatre. More...

Winding River Players to Present ‘Crimes of the Heart’

Winding River Players (WRP) will present the Pulitzer Prize winning play, “Crimes of the Heart” at the Black Box Theatre, 415 Main Street, Towanda, on Friday, Jan. 8 and Saturday, Jan. 9 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 10 at 2 p.m. More...

Sports

Four Rams Claim Titles

Tunkhannock Wins First Championship Since 1984

Wyalusing Valley’s Josh Haley, Creighton Edsell, Collin Edsell and Dawson Otis claimed individual titles at the Tunkhannock Kiwanis Wrestling Tournament on Dec. More...

Final PIAA Classes Established

The final PIAA classifications have been set for the 2016- 17 and 2017-18 school years with a couple of interesting changes ahead for Wyalusing Valley’s sports programs in District Four competition.  When the PIAA voted to expand the numbe More...

Lady Rams Return to Winning Ways

The Wyalusing Valley girls’ basketball team improved to 5- 6, overall, and 3-4 in the Northern Tier League Large School standings with a 51-43 win over Towanda on Jan. 5.  Earlier, the Lady Rams defeated Canton in a non-league contest. More...

Education

SCHOOL MENUS

WYALUSING ELEMENTARY BREAKFAST MONDAY, JAN. 11 Breakfast pizza or Assorted whole grain cereal w/animal crackers, chilled juice and/or fruit. TUESDAY, JAN. More...

SCCTC Carpentry Students Donate Toys

Carpentry students from the Susquehanna County Career & Technology Center worked as hard as any elf to finish this batch of wooden toys to be donated to area children. More...

Alfred University Names Meshoppen Resident to Dean’s List

Cooper T. Cole, a resident of Meshoppen, was named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2015 semester at Alfred University (AU).  He is a junior in the Inamori School of Engineering.  More...

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