February 25, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Afternoon of Inspiration Concert This Weekend  Free Access 

The eighth annual benefit concert, Afternoon of Inspiration, will be held on Sunday, Feb. 28 at 3 p.m. at the Wyalusing United Methodist Church.  More...

Occupancy Down with Cuts in Gas Industry

TOURISM PROMOTION AGENCY HOPES TO BOOST COUNTY HOTEL STAYS

A number of Bradford County hotels were erected in recent years, primarily to accommodate personnel working in the natural gas industry. More...

Mayor Sets Emergency Prep Course for March 2

While some may think they have all of their necessities and plans in place for their families in the event of an emergency, it’s never a bad idea to have reminders and potentially gain input from local officials on the matter.  More...

GWCC to Host 24th Auction

SEVERAL MORE SPRING CHAMBER EVENTS ANNOUNCED

Area residents and members of The Greater Wyalusing Chamber of Commerce (GWCC) are invited to experience, “A Night in the Orient” on March 12, which is the theme of the organization’s 24th annual Auction and Dinner.  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...

PA Assembly Urged to Protect Counties from Impasse Effects

At their regular bi-monthly meeting this Tuesday, the Wyoming County Commissioners joined a number of other counties in the Commonwealth and urged the Pennsylvania General Assembly to “restore the funding to historic levels and ensure that the More...

SAI Reviews Their SWOT Analysis Findings

The Susquehanna County Suicide Awareness Initiative (SAI) met on Feb. More...

Opinion

Is This a Dream, Or Is it Really 80 Degrees?

Talk about having an enjoyable vacation and a relaxing break from winter, here I am with my wife, Nancy and our son, Jimmy enjoying the sunshine and warm weather in Edgewater, Florida.  More...

Off and Stepping with a Pair of New Knees

Night and day seemed to flow together. I suppose flow isn’t quite the right word. It is more accurate to say that they intruded upon each other, even clashed. There were meals to be eaten. More...

Susquehanna County Ag Day to be Held March 4

The 27th annual Susquehanna County Ag Day will be held on Friday, March 4 at Elk Lake High School, Dimock. The event will kick off at 10 a.m. More...

Dining and Entertainment

Two Performances Will be Presented in March

Bradford County Regional Arts Council

The Bradford County Regional Arts Council (BCRAC) presents two live performances in March as part of the Nightlife on the Susquehanna Series.  More...

After School Players on Dietrich Stage

Thanks to the sponsorship of the Overlook Estate Foundation, Walmart and Wells Fargo Foundation, After School Players will present a performance of Class Action by Brad Slaight on Saturday, March 5 at 11 a.m. More...

WVHS’s ‘Mary Poppins’ Offers Twist on Movie

What should audiences expect when they see Mary Poppins at the Wyalusing Valley High School?  More...

Sports

Wulff Joins North Hall Of Fame

Former Wyalusing Valley wrestler Tommy Wulff became the 44th Ram to be inducted into the North Section Hall of Fame in a ceremony prior to the tournament championship and consolation finals at Troy on Saturday, Feb. More...

King of the North Again

WVHS Crowns Six Champions; Defend Sectional Title

Six Wyalusing Valley wrestlers, including four-time champion Collin Edsell, claimed North Section titles in the Troy Commons Building on Saturday, Feb. More...

Elk Lake Rolls into Final

Warriors Play Meyers Saturday for District Crown

The Elk Lake boys’ basketball team held off Holy Cross, 76-73, in the District Two Class AA semifinals at North Pocono High School on Feb. 22. More...

Breaking News - 3/1/2016 8:46 AM

Wyalusing Emergency Preparedness Meeting Postponed  Free Access 

Due to the threat of an impending ice storm, the Emergency Preparedness Refresher Course that was scheduled to take place at the Wyalusing Fire Hall, Wednesday, March 2 at 7 p.m. More...

Breaking News - 2/25/2016 5:21 PM

Rabid Cat Bites Person in Wilmot Township  Free Access 

Second Case of Rabies on Dietz Road in Five Months

For the second time since September 2015, an individual has been bitten by a feral cat that later tested positive for rabies in the Quicks Bend area of Wilmot Township along Dietz Road.   More...

Breaking News - 2/25/2016 1:47 PM

NWS Confirms Tornado Touched Down in Wyalusing Feb. 24  Free Access 

The National Weather Service in Binghamton, NY, has confirmed that an EF-1 tornado did in fact touch down in Wyalusing Township Wednesday night, Feb. 24 around 7:30 p.m. in the area of Homets Ferry and Lime Hill.  More...

Taylor Avenue Eyesore Razed

A Wyalusing eyesore met its long-awaited demise on Monday morning, Feb. 22. The decrepit pink house at 122 Taylor Avenue was demolished and leveled to its deteriorating foundation during a full day’s work.  More...

Pro-Ag Press Conference Addresses Milk Pricing

Dairy farmers and others with a vested interest in the industry gathered at Perkins Restaurant, Tunkhannock, on Feb. 18 for a press conference hosted by Progressive Agriculture Organization (Pro-Ag) to address the growing crisis in milk pricing. More...

Elk Lake School Board Talks Grad Requirement Changes

At their Feb. 18 meeting, the Elk Lake School Board briefly discussed two matters that received no action at the time but will be revisited in coming months. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Robert Barth, III - 2017-10-19
Cornelia Krispin - 2017-10-19
Jean Van Dyke - 2017-10-19
Joann Hinkley - 2017-10-19
Marguerite Cobb - 2017-10-19

Local News

Local Bladesmith Featured on ‘Forged in Fire’

Change is nothing new to J. Neilson of Towanda, nor are the concepts of hard work and perseverance.  More...

Weekend Accidents Claim Lives

Two tragic accidents in three days have led to the deaths of two men in Susquehanna County.  More...

Media Kit Highlights Susquehanna River

The 2016 River of the Year logo, which features a painting by Wyalusing native Brian Keeler, was recently unveiled to community leaders in Tunkhannock and Towanda. More...

Crime and Courts

DISTRICT JUDGES

Timothy Clark, Towanda   More...

COURTHOUSE NOTES

BRADFORD COUNTY   Deed Transfers  Heidi J. and Matthew J. Greene to Heidi J. Greene in Wysox Township for $2,000 on Feb. 11.  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:  ARD Program  More...

Columns

Reflections of Nature

In 1951, a British ornithologist estimated that there were more than 100 billion individual birds in the world, which at that time, was more than 24 times the human population. More...

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Last week’s eyes belonged to local Scoutmaster Tim Gibbs. Ticket winners were Stacy Ford and Cathy Korfmann.  * * *  More...

The Way We Were...

A look back at the people and places of the Wyalusing area over the last 20 years or more.

American Meter Employees Honored This photo first appeared on the front page of the June 29, 1967 Wyalusing Rocket and shows a group of American Meter employees who were honored at the company’ 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. This event will be held the same date as the Wilmot Township Clean-up Day. More...

Worship

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWS

“There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. We love because God first loved us,” (I John 4:18-19). More...

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish

In Luke 9, as Peter, John and James look up to the mountaintop and see the transfigured Jesus radiating like a star, they beg for this miracle never to end. More...

WYALUSING U.M. CHARGE NEWS

Grace and mercy…we throw these words around a lot, especially as they may relate to our church. But do we really understand what they mean? More...

Education

Salsman Receives Scholarship

Taylor Salsman was presented with a $1,000 scholarship from Lions President Ray Raffin. More...

Elk Lake Elementary Fifth and Sixth Grade Honors

Elk Lake Elementary School has announced the honor roll for fifth and sixth graders.  More...

Local Students Named to IUP Dean’s List

The following students have been named to the fall 2015 Dean’s List at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. More...

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