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Heroin Epidemic Continues

Bradford County’s tragic heroin epidemic was the main topic of discussion at the Thursday, Feb. 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

Susquehanna County Hires ADA

When the Susquehanna County Commissioners met on Feb. 24, the absence of chairman Alan Hall was duly noted and remarked on by several regular attendees, who demanded to know why he was not present. More...

Rabid Cat Bites Man in Wilmot Twp.

SECOND CASE OF RABIES ON DIETZ ROAD IN FIVE MONTHS

This story was first reported on our website on Thursday, Feb. 25 at 4:20 p.m. More...

District Judges

Fred Wheaton, Wysox   More...

Lifestyles

‘New Beginnings’ Instills Hope in Addicts

FAITH-BASED DRUG AND ALCOHOL PROGRAM BOASTS HIGH SUCCESS RATE

To meet Rev. More...

Legislators Seek to Regulate Opioid Prescriptions in ERs

Legislation that will place a limit on discharge prescriptions by emergency room providers will soon be introduced in the state Senate, according to the bill’s prime sponsors Senator Gene Yaw, Senator John Wozniak and Senator Camera Bartolotta. More...

Montrose Graduate Receives Award at Ft. Leavenworth

Rebecca L. Timm, an Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps cadet at Valley Forge Military College, Wayne, received the George C. Marshall Award during an awards ceremony at the U.S. Army Combined Arms Center, Fort Leavenworth, KS.  More...

Dining and Entertainment

Community Gems for a Half Century

WVHS Spring Musicals

When the curtain opens tonight, Thursday, March 3, for the opening performance of the Wyalusing Valley High School’s production of Mary Poppins, it will mark a community milestone—the 50th anniversary of when, in 1966, the popular Broadwa More...

Musicals Through the Years

Full Story

Editor Gives ‘Oklahoma’ High Marks but No A-Plus

Publisher’s Note: Wyalusing Rocket editor Bill Keeler’s 1966 review of the local high school’s production of “Oklahoma” for the most part loudly applauded the school’s first spring musical, but as director of a num More...

Worship

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish

In Luke 13, Jesus tells a parable about an orchard owner who orders his gardener to chop down a sadly unproductive fig tree. The laborer advises him to leave it one more year and see if it will bear fruit with some special tending. More...

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWS

“Therefore, my friends, I want you to know that through Jesus, the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you. More...

WYALUSING U.M. CHARGE NEWS

The scripture last Sunday (Mark 12:1-12) is another of Jesus’s parables. It is a story of God’s love. More...

Education

Applicants Sought for Joseph R. Every Scholarship

High school seniors pursuing studies in medicine, education or engineering are invited to apply for a scholarship offered through the Joseph R. Every Scholarship Fund.  More...

Grants Available from Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers

The Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers (CFTT), through its Bradford County Advisory Board, seeks proposals from non-profit organizations which serve the needs of Bradford County residents. More...

Bradford County Students Awarded Scholarships

The Ernest Manchester family, along with the Bradford County Conservation District, congratulates three Bradford County college students upon receiving the Ernest Manchester Scholarship.  Anya Rosh from Sayre is receiving the scholarship for th More...

Wyalusing School District Can’t Meet Payroll Next Month

In a letter sent out Tuesday to Wyalusing Area School District (WASD) employees, as well as residents of the district, Dr. More...

Laceyville Looking for New Borough Secretary

The Laceyville Borough Council reluctantly agreed to accept the resignation of borough secretary Dianne Wilmarth Tuesday evening at council’s regularly scheduled monthly meeting.  Wilmarth said she would remain on the job for an additional More...

Wyalusing Township Hit by EF1 Tornado

HOMETS FERRY, LIME HILL RESIDENTS CLEAN UP AFTER FEB. 24 TWISTER

This article is an updated version of the coverage first published on our website on Thursday morning, Feb. 25. For breaking news and email alerts, sign up at www.rocket-courier.com.  More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Local News

Wilmot Paved Way to End Slavery

Did you know that the Wilmot Proviso, written by Towanda resident David Wilmot in 1846, lives on, in part, as the Thirteenth Amendment of the Constitution of the United States?   More...

Trans Load Facility May Come to Black Walnut

Last October, a Sketch Plan was submitted to the Wyoming County Planning Commission by the Dietz-Gourley Consulting, LLC group, for a project called “Black Walnut Transloading Land Development.” Tim Gourley of Dietz-Gourley made the prese More...

Cargill Reimbursed $26.7K by Wyalusing Twp.

It was a bitter pill to swallow, but Wyalusing Township Secretary Maxine Meteer announced at Tuesday night’s meeting of the supervisors that the township had to reimburse Cargill $26,785.26, based on the recommendation of their solicitor.  More...

Opinion

Trying to Raise the Bar on Insult Politics

Doesn’t it seem odd that after all this attention we’ve been paying to bullying and its consequences that American politics has become just that—a consortium of bullies? More...

‘Mary Poppins’ Continues Half Century of Excellence

Here’s an opportunity to be a part of local history. I’m talking about the Wyalusing Valley High School’s rich 50-year history of producing outstanding spring musical shows, year after year after year.  More...

Columns

Reflections of Nature

Although a walk in the woods during anytime of the year is a learning experience, the best kept secrets, such as a bird’s nest or a woodchuck’s burrow and the world of plant galls, are revealed during the winter months.  More...

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Last week’s eyes belonged to Bill Them. We had several calls, but nobody was correct. Most of them thought it was Syke Ruhf.  * * *  More...

JUST ASK ALICE

DEAR ALICE: My uncle tells me that a lesbian is someone from the Middle East. Is this correct? I hear people use this word all the time.  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...

Sports

District Four Class AA Wrestling Edsell Clinches Title for Rams

Defeats Fellow State Medalist Batkowski in 145-Pound Final

With the District Four team championship on the line entering the final bout, Wyalusing Valley’s Collin Edsell came through with a 6-0 145-pound win over Montoursville’s Keith Batkowski.  More...

Coaches Honored By Peers

Wyalusing Valley head coach Gary Haley and his assistant Walt Fisk were named District Four Coach and Assistant Coach of the Year in balloting by their peers at Saturday’s district championship finals in Williamsport.  More...

District Two Class AA Boys’ Basketball Meyers Shuts Down Elk Lake

Editor’s Note: This story is printed courtesy of the Wilkes-Barre Times Leader. More...

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