April 14, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Monroeton Man Charged With Attempted Homicide

SHOTS FIRED OVER PILLS, MONEY

Initial coverage of this incident was first posted on our website on Thursday, April 7 at approximately 4 p.m. Another update was posted around 9 a.m. on Friday. For email updates and breaking news alerts, sign up at www.rocketcourier.com.  More...

Wysox Seeking New Secretary/Treasurer

TRACTOR SUPPLY TO BREAK GROUND

The Wysox Township Board of Supervisors is presently accepting applications for a new secretary and treasurer.  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...

COURTHOUSE NOTES

BRADFORD COUNTY   Deed Transfers  Phillip R. and Sharon Kithcart to Phillip R. Kithcart in Windham Township for $1 on March 29.  More...

Opinion

America Is Ruled by Unelected Bureaucrats

Guest Commentary

President Obama opened the annual Easter Egg Roll at the White House this year by saying it was a bittersweet moment: it would be his last time hosting it.  More...

Fact-Checking More Important Than Ever to Voters

I didn’t get out much the last half of February and much of March as I recovered from my surgery. I watched a lot of television, read a lot of news and opinions. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Columns

Reflections of Nature

On Easter Morning, Mary Alice and I left our home at 6:05 a.m. to travel to Ephrata, where we went to church with our granddaughter and her husband. After church we met the rest of the family for dinner and an Easter egg hunt. More...

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Last week’s eyes belonged to Michele Berger. Ticket winners were Ken Williams and Peg Tyler.  * * *  More...

The Good Old Days

New items of timely interest gathered from the old files of The Rocket-Courier and reprinted as they were in the April 10, 1986 issue.  Doctor Peterson’s new office opened this week on Wednesday morning. More...

Worship

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWS

“He himself bore our sins” in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; “by his wounds you have been healed.” For you were like sheep going astray, but now you have returned to the Shepher More...

WYALUSING U.M. CHARGE NEWS

The New Testament Lesson for Sunday was Acts 3:1-10 with the Gospel Lesson coming from Mark 6:53-56. More...

IT’S IN THE BOOK

Last week, we mentioned a few of the great things a Christian has going for him. The big one being the Holy Spirit, whom we call the third person of our fantastic trinity; God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. More...

Breaking News - 4/14/2016 9:16 PM

Community Stunned by Death of Dr. Robert Ottaviani  Free Access 

The Rocket-Courier received confirmation earlier this evening of the death of  optometrist Dr. Robert Ottaviani, 72, of Camptown, who passed away  Thursday at his home. Dr. More...

Public Refreshed on Emergency Prep

Another Tropical Storm Lee slams the northeast; maybe an extended power outage keeps us in the dark for a week or longer; or perhaps a severe manmade disaster creates regional panic—whatever the case may be—are you prepared?  More...

Towanda Native Keeps Navy’s Choppers Flying

A 2006 Towanda High School graduate and Towanda native is serving with a U.S. Navy helicopter squadron that flies the Navy’s newest and most technologically advanced helicopter.  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

Esther Trowbridge Marks 100th Birthday

Lifelong Towanda area resident Esther Trowbridge was the guest of honor at a 100th birthday party held Saturday afternoon at the Personal Care Home at Guthrie Towanda Memorial where she resides. More...

Local Piano Students Perform in Recital

Wyalusing area piano students are pictured during the annual tea hosted in their honor by the Wyalusing Musical Society. More...

Musical Society Attends ‘History of the Piano’

The Wyalusing Musical Society met on March 22 at the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church at 7:30 p.m. The program was “The History of the Piano,” presented by Professor Allan Waterhouse. More...

Letters

Acceptance of Whole Milk is Gaining Support

Dear Editor:  Finally, consumption of whole milk (both white and chocolate) is being advocated by different dietary groups.  More...

Lifestyles

LACEYVILLE LIBRARY

Thank you to Windham Township and Arrow United for giving to our annual fund drive.  There is information here at the library about early learning for your child, sponsored by our state. You may also log in at www.earlylearninggps.com.  More...

AARP Driver Class Held

Fourteen people took part in the first refresher class for the year, and two more classes will be held in April. The first is an eight-hour class for those who have never taken the course. More...

Applicants Sought for Sullivan County Scholarship Fund

The Sullivan County Scholarship Fund was created by Alton Taylor to benefit graduating high school seniors of Sullivan County School District. Applicants are currently sought for the 2016 fall semester.  More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

Coming Events

BARBECUES   Asylum VFW hold Chicken Barbecue April 16 at the post home, 575 VFW Road, Towanda. Halves, $6; dinners, $8. Dance follows at 7 p.m. Call 570-265-6055 for more information. R15p  More...

Sports

Stocking Effort Continues Through Opening Day

A cold, biting breeze proved to be no deterrent to a group of hardy volunteers assisting the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) as they stocked the Mehoopany Creek and its North Branch on Tuesday, April 5.  More...

In-Season Stocking Slated

Even after the 2016 trout season opens on Saturday, April 16, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission will continue to stock streams and lakes. More...

Ceremony Honoring Late Softball Coach Begins at 4 P.M.

Anderson Field Dedication Friday

Final preparations for the dedication of the Wyalusing Valley softball field in honor of late coach Charlotte Anderson are underway.  The dedication will be held Friday, April 15, starting at 4 p.m., prior to that afternoon’s game with Tow More...

Education

Northeast Student Winner Of State DAR Scholarship

This award is given each year to a deserving student by the Daughters of the American Revolution in each of the United States. More...

Granddaughter of Towanda Couple Graduates

Maren Obermanns, granddaughter of Russ and Sally Garris, Towanda, is a recent graduate of Oakland University in Auburn Hills, MI. More...

Tunkhannock BPW to Honor Woman of the Year 2016

The Tunkhannock Business and Professional Women (BPW) have selected Barbara Landon as their Woman of the Year for 2016.  More...

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