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Wet Soil Slows Meadows Project

Construction of Wyalusing Meadows, a 50- unit affordable housing project, is experiencing a delay due to wet soil on the 6.8- acre site just off Route 6, behind the Farm and Home Plaza in Wyalusing Borough.  More...

Competition Hot at Annual Chili Cook Off

There were 22 varieties of chili to sample Sunday, March 13 at the second annual Chili Cook Off sponsored by the Bradford County YMCA and hosted by Wyalusing’s Grovedale Winery and Riverbarge Brewery.  More...

Special Sections

Crime and Courts

Most PA Districts Going Broke

As of today, the state budget is 260 days late, and the 2016-17 budget is due in 104 days.  And even though the state has yet to resolve its budget, school districts across the state are obligated to set next year’s budget, all while tryin More...

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...

County Still Looking For Planning Director

ATTORNEY PATRICK BEIRNE HIRED TO HANDLE CONFLICT CASES

Bradford County Commissioners are still on the lookout for a qualified candidate who can assume the position of county planning director.  After hiring a new county planning director at their Jan. 14 meeting, John J. More...

Opinion

Is It 1968 Again?

The turmoil that brought about the closing down of Donald Trump’s rally at the University of Chicago last Friday reminded me of the days back in 1968 when left wing radicals wreaked havoc during Democratic National Convention in the Windy City. More...

Can Community Theater Be Revived in Wyalusing?

There is a proverb dating back to Chaucer that all good things must come to an end. I prefer to think that all good things may continue indefinitely if they adapt to change. More...

Seniors

The Lees Entertain Towanda Area Senior Citizens

President Bob Whipple called the March 3 meeting to order with 39 members and four guests present. Guests were Dennis and Barbara Smouse and Bob and Linda Lee. The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag was recited. More...

B/S/S/T Area Agency on Aging to Participate in 2016 March for Meals

B/S/S/T Area Agency on Aging, Inc. announced that it will be participating in the 14th annual March for Meals—a monthlong, nationwide celebration of Meal on Wheels and the homebound and vulnerable seniors who rely on its vital safety net.  More...

Help with Medicare and Prescription Coverage Questions

Representatives from the APPRISE program are available at the Area Agency on Aging office in Towanda and Montrose to counsel individuals regarding Medicare, Medicaid, Advantage Plans, Medigap/Supplement, prescription plans and the Pennsylvania PACE p More...

Columns

Reflections of Nature

Diary entry on March 1, 2016, “I stopped in a wet area along Route 6 to see if skunk cabbage plants were starting to poke up through the ground.” With the open winter we had, I thought the skunk cabbage plant would be earlier than usual; More...

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Not surprisingly, many people recognized that last week’s eyes belonged to Wyalusing Valley High School teacher and wrestling coach Gary Haley. Due to the amount of callers we had, there wasn’t enough time to call everyone. More...

SCHOOL MENUS

WYALUSING ELEMENTARY BREAKFAST MONDAY, MARCH 21 Breakfast pizza or Assorted whole grain cereal w/animal crackers, chilled juice and/or fruit, low-fat milk. More...

Worship

WYALUSING U.M. CHARGE NEWS

As we approach the end of this period of time known as Lent, our scripture lesson is a word about the advent of something. You see, there is a connection between the birth of the Messiah in Bethlehem and Jesus’s death and resurrection.  More...

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWS

“Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to Jesus, ‘Teacher, rebuke your disciples.’ ‘I tell you,’ he replied, ‘if they keep quiet, the stones will cry out,’” (Luke 19:39-40). More...

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish

In John 8:11, Jesus tells the adulterous woman, “Go and sin no more.” A human act pertains only to the will. More...

Wyalusing Native Featured in Army Training Video  Free Access 

In a short video uploaded to YouTube by the U.S. Army’s 354th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment, Wyalusing native and 1st Lt. Justin Millard is interviewed while participating in annual training at Fort Dix, NJ. More...

WASD Financial Crisis Deepens

The Wyalusing Area School District (WASD) is once again making some very difficult, and to some board members, questionable decisions in the face of the ongoing state budget impasse.  More...

Pie Faced in New Albany

The challenge was to use your teeth to pick a piece of bubble gum out of a whipped cream pie and then blow a bubble to win the pie eating contest Saturday night at the New Albany Volunteer Fire Depar More...

Sugar Run Teen Steals Three Cars in Wyalusing

A 16-year-old male from Sugar Run has been arrested for stealing three vehicles during the early morning hours of March 10 in Wyalusing Township and Borough.  The teen, who was not identified by police due to his age, is charged with theft by un More...

County to Hold Addiction Awareness Rally May 5

It’s difficult to grasp the heartbreaking notion of losing a child, particularly to something as painful and consuming as addiction. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Keith Gerhard, Jr. - 2017-09-21
Joyce Melan - 2017-09-21
Jeffrey Decker - 2017-09-21
Beverly Marlatt - 2017-09-21
Eva Wilbur - 2017-09-21
Jeffrey T. Decker - 2017-09-21

Local News

Canton Teacher Faces Drug, Evidence Tampering Charges

A Canton Area School District teacher was arrested on drug-related charges following the death of a 49-year-old male at a residence along Beacon Light Road in Sheshequin Township on Feb. 15.  Nicole L. More...

Chamber Hosts Successful Auction

Roughly 70 people were in attendance at the Greater Wyalusing Chamber of Commerce’s (GWCC) 24th annual Auction on Saturday, March 12, ready to bid on nearly 350 generously donated items between the silent and vocal auctions.  More...

Gun Club Donates to Local Fire Departments

As the scarcity for state grants and other funding continues to become a serious issue among non-profit and volunteer organizations, five local fire departments received a bit of financial assistance from the Towanda Gun Club on Thursday, March 10.&n More...

Letters

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District Decisions Hurt Music Program

Dear Editor:  I am writing to you regarding the recent decisions made by the school board of the Wyalusing Area School District on recommendations, I am assuming, made by the administration.  First of all, let me state that I am aware of th More...

Praising Marino for Endorsing Trump

Dear Editor:  When Rep. More...

Lifestyles

News from the Wyalusing Library

Sorry to all of our Bingo players, but due to a scheduling conflict, we had to cancel Bingo this past Saturday. We got skipped on the calendar, and I guess it just proves that we can all make mistakes. More...

Misericordia Students Selected For Leadership Program

Misericordia University (MU) medical imaging majors Emily Donovan, Whitesboro, NY, and Cheyenne Wulff, Sugar Run, have been selected to represent Pennsylvania at the 2016 American Society of Radiologic Technologist (ASRT) Student Leadership Developme More...

March 20-26 National Poison Prevention Week

Medications, cleaning products, plants—all of these can be found in homes across Pennsylvania, and all of them can be poisoning hazards. More...

Dining and Entertainment

Ulster Sheshequin Fire Company to Host Bazaar

The Ulster Sheshequin Fire Association will be hosting its 4th annual Spring Bazaar at the Ulster Fire Hall on Sunday, March 20, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The fire hall is located at 85 Rescue Street (behind the Ulster Dandy Mini Mart), just off Rt. More...

Sports

Perseverance Pays Off

Creighton Edsell, Otis Bring Home State Fifth-, Sixth-Place Medals

To win a PIAA wrestling medal, you have to endure three grueling days of matches against some of the best grapplers in the nation.  For those who persevere through the trial of mat warfare, the reward is to stand on the podium at Hershey’s More...

Courtney’s Gold Leads NTL Efforts

The greater the challenge, the greater the glory.  When the brackets for the PIAA wrestling tournament came out a week ago Sunday, much was made of the Class 126- pound division where three past state champions were joined by Athens’ Brian More...

Morrison Earns All-NTL Honors

Wyalusing Valley’s Jon Morrison was named to the Northern Tier League Large School boys’ basketball first team in all-star voting by the league’s coaches recently.  Ridge Williams, a senior, joined Morrison for post-season hono More...

Education

CFTT Looking for Scholarship Applicants

It’s that time of year again. The Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers (CFTT) is seeking applicants for a variety of scholarships.  More...

WVHS Honor Roll Announced

The Guidance Office of Wyalusing Valley High School has announced second marking period honor roll.  More...

Students Named to Dean’s Lists

Rochester Institute of Technology The following local residents made the Dean’s List at Rochester Institute of Technology for fall semester 2015-2016: Konstantinos Konstas of Montrose, Sarah Passarelli of Tunkhannock, Ian Salitrynski of Rome an More...

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