February 11, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Museum Receives ‘Kids Wagon’

ROWE FAMILY DONATES RESTORED SCHOOL BUS CARRIAGE

Gerald “Jerry” Rowe always had a knack for seeing the beauty and potential in even the most dilapidated items, whether it be a piece of wooden furniture, a vintage doll house, an old ice chest or a 19th century horse-drawn carriage.  More...

Wysox Contemplates New Tree Cutting Bid

TOWNSHIP MANAGER’S EMERGENCY SPENDING LIMIT INCREASED

A $70,000 contract between Wysox Township and Quality Tree Services of Verona, NJ, for cutting and clearing tree overhanging branches throughout 12 miles of the township’s roads and streets may not be efficient enough to eliminate and raise can More...

Education Foundation Celebrates Successful Year

The Wyalusing Area Education Foundation (WAEF) had another successful year in 2015, raising approximately $75,000 by fundraising and in donations. 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...

‘Had Enough?’ Asks Alan Hall

“It’s time for people to work together,” said Susquehanna County Commissioner Alan Hall at a meet and greet announcing his intent to seek the representative seat for the 111th District.  More...

Letters

A Thank You to the Community

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Bill to Allow Hemp Cultivation

Dear Editor,  From the mid-1700s until the 1970s, industrial hemp was an important agricultural component of the Commonwealth’s economy. The U.S. Constitution is written on hemp paper. It helped to win WWII.  More...

Dining and Entertainment

String Players Needed for Symphony

The Northern Tier Symphony Orchestra will begin rehearsals for its spring concerts on Friday, Feb. 12, at 7:30 p.m. at the Tunkhannock Area Middle School auditorium.  More...

‘Thursdays at The Rialto’ Presents Pat Kane

The Thursdays at the Rialto Theatre Concert Series continues on March 10, with Pat Kane and the West O’Clare Band being featured.  More...

News from the Wyalusing Public Library

Bingo is this Saturday. Please join us down at the Wyalusing American Legion starting at 1 p.m. for some great fun for the whole family.  The library has some federal tax forms. More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

Coming Events

AUDITIONS  Northern Orchestra rehearsals for concerts on Friday, Feb. 12 at 7:30 p.m. at the Tunkhannock Area Middle School auditorium. More...

Worship

IT’S IN THE BOOK

Did you read through all those fantastic tragedies that take place on our planet during the period of the tribulation? Did they make you sick to your stomach? Does our God really mess up our earth to this extent?  More...

WYALUSING U.M. CHARGE NEWS

The scripture for last Sunday, from Mark 8:27 through Mark 9, verse 8, tells us the story of Jesus traveling to the villages of Caesarea Philippi with his disciples.  More...

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish

Lent has begun. This is the time of year where we re-set our spiritual clock. Let us rededicate ourselves to Christ by prayer, fasting and almsgiving. More...

Education

Meeting to Highlight Manure Management Plans

Manure management plans are required in Pennsylvania for anyone who mechanically applies manure or pastures animals. The Bradford County Conservation District will hold an informal “open door” day on Thursday, Feb. 11 from 7 a.m. More...

North Rome Christian School Hosts Kindergarten Preview Day

North Rome Christian School (NRCS) will host a pre-Kindergarten visitation for students on Tuesday, Feb. 16 from 9 to 11 a.m. More...

Athens Graduate Studies Abroad

India Reynolds of Ulster is studying in The Gambia, Africa this spring.  Reynolds is a communications and business administration major in the Class of 2017 at Susquehanna University. More...

Frigid Forecast K.O.'s Pancake Supper  Free Access 

Due to the subzero wind chill forecast that’s predicted for Sunday, Feb. 14, the pancake supper that was scheduled at the Beavers Meadow Church has been postponed until Sunday, Feb. 28. More...

County Coroner Identifies Deceased Man in Route 220 Crash  Free Access 

A deadly crash that closed a portion of Route 220 in Towanda Borough on Wednesday morning, Feb. More...

February Freeze Not Freezing

Runners head out at the start of the 29th annual February Freeze 5K at Tunkhannock’s Roslund Elementary School on Saturday, Feb. 6. More...

State Budget Impasse Impacting Schools

It’s an ironic twist that while the state’s budget is over 245 days late, school districts are required under state law to submit their finalized budgets for the 2016-17 school year by June.  The process of setting up a budget consis More...

Polar Plunge Saturday

It’s that time of year when people like Tessa Haas, left, and Darcy Sysock, both of Dushore, just can’t resist the urge to jump into the icy waters of Elk Lake at Sullivan County’s More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

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

Local News

Susquehanna Co. Launches New App

The Susquehanna County District Attorney’s (DA) office, in conjunction with law enforcement agencies across the county, has launched a new drug crime fighting tool effective immediately. More...

Wyoming Co. Considers Opioid Task Force

The Wyoming County Commissioners are thinking about establishing a Task Force in the county to deal with the epidemic addiction to opioids, or heroin and similar drugs.  More...

Cast Prepares for Tea Party

The cast and crew of Wyalusing Valley High School’s spring production of Mary Poppins are not only preparing for the upcoming musical that runs March 3, 4 and 5, but also for an afternoon tea p More...

Columns

Wolf Just Assured He’s A One-Term Governor

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf’s unrealistic budget proposal for 2016-17, his second unpassable budget in a row, pretty much guarantees that Wolf, one of the most ineffective governors in our state’s history, won’t be around for a s More...

What Languages Are You Speaking?

Every culture has its own language. It’s a kinship that is both inclusive and exclusive based on social group, occupation, hobbies and other interests. It may include stamp collectors, golfers, teachers, bodybuilders and truck drivers. More...

Reflections of Nature

It’s hard to believe that the month of January is over, and, with February being our shortest month, March winds will soon be blowing. More...

Sports

Rams Pin Down Title

In the Wyalusing Valley wrestling Parents’ Night program, senior Tracey Brown wrote that his most memorable mat moment came with a match-clinching win over Towanda as a freshman.  After Saturday in Milton, Brown might have to reassess that More...

WVHS, Tunkhannock Matmen Head to Hershey

On the opening weekend of the wrestling season, Wyalusing Valley and Tunkhannock met for the championship of the Gary Woodruff Memorial Duals at Layman Gymnasium.  Tunkhannock won that day, but since then no one has defeated Wyalusing.  Thi More...

Teammates Claim Freeze Wins

Two members of the Wilkes University cross country team made the short trip to Tunkhannock to claim victory in the 29th February Freeze 5K at Roslund Elementary on Saturday, Feb. More...

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