March 31, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Rocket-Courier Journalists Receive Keystone Awards

Rocket-Courier Sports Editor Pete Hardenstine and reporter Cain Chamberlin were recently notified that they are the recipients of prestigious Keystone Press Awards, presented annually by the Pennsylvania News Media Association honoring reporting, wri 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...

Crime and Courts

DISTRICT JUDGES

Fred Wheaton, Wysox   More...

– Wyoming County Pleas and Sentencing –

Several sentences were handed down last week in Wyoming County Court. More...

–Bradford County Pleas and Sentencings–

Bradford County District Attorney Daniel J. Barrett reported that the following persons entered guilty pleas in the Bradford County Court of Common Pleas, Towanda:  Guilty Pleas  More...

Lifestyles

General Manager Appointed at Towanda/ Wysox Fairfield Inn & Suites

Shaner Hotels recently announced the promotion of Megan Van- Noy as general manager of the Fairfield Inn & Suites in Towanda/Wysox.  Having served as the hotel’s assistant general manager since the hotel’s April 2013 opening, in More...

Valvano Earns Scholarship to Alvernia University

Hard work in high school has paid off for college-bound seniors. Shelby Valvano of Meshoppen has been granted the Trustees’ Scholarship to study at Alvernia University of Reading in the fall. More...

NEPA Bluegrass Festival Tickets Discounted Through April 15

The NEPA Bluegrass Festival returns to Lazy Brook Park in Tunkhannock from Thursday to Sunday, June 2 to 5. The weekend will feature more than a dozen international, regional and local bluegrass bands on two stages. More...

Dining and Entertainment

Sayre Historical Society Museum to Open with New Exhibit

A new exhibit and two retooled model train layouts will highlight opening day at the Sayre Historical Society on Saturday, April 2.  Admission is free, and the hours are 10 to 4 p.m. The museum is also open on Wednesdays from 5 to 7 p.m. More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

Coming Events

BARBECUES Chicken Orders: Sponsored VFW Post 6824, will be taking chicken barbecue pre-orders until April 9 to benefit District 14 Steering Committee. To preorder and for more details, call the post after 6 p.m., 570-744- 2215. More...

Sports

Russell, Moyer Claim Victories Pink Panther Delivers Again

Seventy-two runners and walkers took time away from their Easter holiday plans to support Traci’s Hope, a breast cancer support group based in New York’s Southern Tier.  Under cool, sunny skies at Northeast Bradford High School on Sa More...

Thinclads Split Opener

Boys Edge NEB, 77-73; Lady Rams Fall, 79-69

Wyalusing Valley split a dual-meet with Northeast Bradford in the season-opening track meet for both squads at Peterson Stadium on March 29.  The Rams, buoyed by a four-win performance from Derek Frederick, edged the Panthers in the boys’ More...

Anderson Field Dedication Planning Progresses

For many years, Charlotte Anderson served as a coach and friend to hundreds of Wyalusing Valley High School softball players.  More...

Education

SCHOOL MENUS

WYALUSING  ELEMENTARY BREAKFAST  MONDAY, APRIL 4  Breakfast pizza or Assorted whole grain cereal w/animal crackers, chilled juice and/or fruit, low-fat milk.  TUESDAY, APRIL 5  More...

The Race is on

It took less than a minute for youngsters taking part in Saturday’s annual Wyalusing Easter Egg Hunt to gather up 6,100 colored eggs on the Wyalusing Borough Park. More...

Council OK’s Comprehensive Plan Price

At a special meeting Monday night, the Wyalusing Borough Council unanimously agreed to hire Hunt Engineers to supervise the updating of the borough’s 24-year old comprehensive plan.  More...

Courthouse Roof Bids Total $3.1M

COUNTY PREPS FOR LIKELY HIGH PRIMARY VOTER TURNOUT

Construction will be getting underway in April on the Bradford County Courthouse roof replacement as the commissioners have officially awarded bids for the project as well as the electrical work that will accompany it.  More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Jeane Courville - 2017-07-20
Marjorie Smith - 2017-07-20

Local News

WAEF Readies for Fifth Annual Spring Fling

The Wyalusing Area Education Foundation (WAEF) is gearing up for their fifth annual Spring Fling event that will be held on Saturday, April 30 in the Tuscarora Wayne Community Room at the Wyalusing Chamber of Commerce building on Main Street. More...

DEP Releases Results of Air Monitoring in Wyoming Co.

In a news release dated March 28, The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has determined through ambient air monitoring that levels of crystalline silica sand in the area of Tunkhannock, Wyoming County, do not show any potential More...

Addiction Awareness Rally to Have ‘Powerful’ Lineup of Speakers

“I believe this will be the largest rally in county history,” Keith Kinsman said of the Bradford County Addiction Awareness Rally being held on Thursday, May 5 at the county courthouse.  More...

Opinion

Common Sense Perspective On Heroin Overdoses

Count me among the people who applaud the decision by Lycoming County Coroner Charles Kiessling, who recently announced that he intends to list overdose deaths from heroin as homicides.  It makes perfect sense to me. More...

Photo

Full Story

Random Observations Worth Repeating?

I often have to look through past columns to make sure I’m not repeating myself—not just the topics but the wording as well. I’ll write something and it seems too familiar. More...

Columns

Reflections of Nature

Diary entry March 10, 2016, “Stopped at Mt. Pisgah State Park and heard the wood frogs singing. The park foreman, Mike Harkness, told me that he heard the wood frogs singing the day before for the first time. More...

Seen N Heard

Last week’s eyes belonged to Susan Salsman. We had five calls, but no one came up with her name.  * * *  More...

The Way We Were...

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

Worship

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWS

“For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all people. This has now been witnessed to at the proper time,” (I Timothy 2:5-6). More...

IT’S IN THE BOOK

It has been a long 2,000 years since the death, burial and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. Once again, mankind will burrow its head under the sands of time and question, “Where is the promise of His coming” (II Peter 3:1).  More...

WYALUSING U.M. CHARGE NEWS

Christ is risen! Last Sunday was Easter, and our response to the announcement, “Christ is risen!” is “He is risen indeed!” Easter is the celebration of Christ being raised from the dead. More...

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