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Bridges in Local Area to be Replaced

PENNDOT RAPID BRIDGE REPLACEMENT PROJECT CONTINUES

A well-advertised public meeting held by Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners (PWKP) at the Fairfield Inn and Suites in Wysox regarding the ongoing Rapid Bridge Replacement Project across the state had few public officials and residents in attendance on M More...

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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

Attempted Murderer Sentenced to 30-60 Years

WYOMING COUNTY SENTENCINGS AND PLEAS

The Wyoming County Court convened last Wednesday, Feb. 10, to sentence defendants who had pleaded or been found guilty in court. All defendants were sentenced to pay court costs, as well as any applicable fees and restitution if so ordered.  More...

Coroner Identifies Deceased Man in Route 220 Crash

This story was first reported on the Rocket-Courier’s website on Feb. 14 at 10 a.m. More...

–Bradford County Sentencings & Pleas–

Bradford County District Attorney Daniel J. Barrett reported 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...

Lifestyles

Second Primitive Biathlon Sees More Participants

There was no need to wear snowshoes during the second annual Endless Mountains Primitive Biathlon at Camp Brulé with just a light coating of snow upon the grounds surrounding Elk Lake, but frigid temperatures still put competitors to the test.  More...

Northeast to Present ‘Aida’

The Northeast Bradford Panthers are hard at work preparing for their upcoming production of Aida.  The musical will be presented at 7 p.m., Thursday through Saturday, March 3 through 5, and at 2 p.m. More...

Columns

Things I Learned at Saturday’s Winterfest

Here I am on Saturday, Feb. 13 outdoors on a second floor porch at Camp Brulé’s Pancost Hall watching swirls of snow blow across the frozen lake.  It’s a frigid five degrees, and the wind is gusting close to 20 miles an hour.  More...

New Knees: No Breeze but Meant to Please

I must confess I’m a little nervous as I write this. Not frightened or worried, you understand, but impatient to get on with it. Like standing behind the curtain on opening night, and you’re Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof.  More...

Reflections of Nature

During the winter months when walking through the woods, I try to identify a tree by the bark, which is more difficult than by using the tree’s leaves and buds. More...

Sports

Road to Hershey Begins

Across Pennsylvania, high school wrestlers have one goal when the season begins.  They all have their sights set on earning a trip to Hershey for the PIAA individual championship tournament in March.  That journey begins this Saturday at th More...

Bitter Ending in Chocolatetown

WVHS, Tunkhannock Grapplers Fall Short of PIAA Medal Round

“We came up a little short of our goals.”  Wyalusing Valley wrestling coach Gary Haley had high hopes entering the PIAA Team Tournament in Hershey last weekend.  “We wanted to place top four again and come away with anothe More...

Chilson Commits to Lock Haven Football

When Dalton Chilson would pull from his guard position to lead a sweep for the Wyalusing Valley football team, Ram head coach Frank Kinney observed that the fear in the eyes of opposing defensive backs was visible.  The 6-3, 315-pound senior wil More...

Breaking News - 2/24/2016 2:48 PM

Severe Thunderstorms Possible This Evening  Free Access 

The National Weather Service in Binghamton, NY, has indicated there is a chance of severe weather this evening, Feb. 24 across Bradford County and the northern tier.   More...

Three Heroin Deaths In Just Three Days

EPIDEMIC IN BRADFORD CO. CONTINUES

AND  The epidemic of heroin deaths sweeping rural Pennsylvania, along with the rest of rural America, continues, with three Bradford County men falling victim to suspected heroin overdoses in just three days.  More...

Check Cashing Scheme Uncovered, Shut Down

Wyoming County Detectives have made two arrests in con- nection with what they say was a conspiracy to defraud a local elderly woman who is now in a care home. More...

Laceyville Man Loses All in Fire

BENEFIT PLANNED MARCH 5

This story was first reported on the Rocket- Courier’s website on Feb. 14 at 10 a.m. Sign up for free email alerts of breaking news at www.rocket-courier.com.  More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Local News

Relay for Life Coming June 11

Local Relay for Life organizers and teams are hard at work planning this year’s fund-raising event.  The Relay for Life of Bradford County at Wyalusing will be held Saturday, June 11, at the Wyalusing High School track. More...

Energy Projects Underway Across County

Despite the region’s decline in fracking activity, Bradford County is still taking advantage of the energy benefits that come with natural gas.  The high efficiency, relatively low cost and abundant supply of natural gas has subsequently l More...

Wilson Hired as County Chief Public Defender

Bradford County Commissioners approved the hiring of attorney Richard A. Wilson as chief public defender for the county, effective Feb. 22. More...

Letters

Severance Tax Killing Gas Industry

Dear Editor:  I hear that Governor Tom Wolf once again is going to propose a Severance Tax on natural gas. Has anyone told him about the big downturn in that industry—have any locals even seen a drill rig in the past six months?  More...

Dimock

The thermometer read minus 14 degrees on Sunday, Feb. 14, but the sun was shining and the congregation of the Dimock Community Church gathered at 9:45 a.m. for worship as usual. More...

Seniors

Towanda Area Senior Citizens Meet

President Bob Whipple called the Feb. 4 meeting of the Towanda Area Senior Citizens to order by welcoming 37 members and two guests. More...

Great Part-time Jobs for Retirees

Upon retiring, many newly minted retirees find themselves looking for ways to fill their free time. Hobbies may not take up too much time, and travel can stretch retirees’ budgets.  More...

Tips on Keeping Elderly Parents Safe at Home

Your parents have cared for you all of their lives. More...

Dining and Entertainment

News from the Wyalusing Public Library

Michelle Wilson was our winner of the handcrafted jewelry box, made and donated by Don Johnson. Thank you to all who participated.  More...

Decked out for Valentine’s Day

This photo was emailed to us by Maxine Bendock after she and Erich Barrett finished decking out the rooster gracing the mailbox of Browntown residents Cocky and Rose Repsher. More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

Coming Events

BAKE SALES   The Rowdy Ross Relay for Life team will be selling soup and baked goods at the Wilmot Township Building on Saturday, March 12 from 9 a.m. until they run out. More...

Worship

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish

We are in the second week of Lent. Be open to God’s grace to create holy moments.  More...

IT’S IN THE BOOK

In our quick trip through the book of the Revelation, we pick up where old Satan is kicked out of heaven. More...

WYALUSING U.M. CHARGE NEWS

As we listen to last Sunday’s scripture, we hear the disciples asking Jesus about how to inherit eternal life. Now all of us know enough about heaven and salvation that we, too, want to know what we have to do to inherit eternal life.  More...

Education

Elk Lake High School Students of Month for January

Elk Lake High School Principal Brian Mallery has announced the January 2016 Students of the Month for grades seven through twelve. More...

Students Named to Dean’s Lists

Delaware Valley University  Dr. More...

Elk Lake Elementary January Students of Month

Elk Lake Elementary School Principal Mr. Marc Weisgold has announced the January 2016 Student of the Month Award winners. More...

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