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Seven More Positions Cut

EMOTIONS RUN HIGH AT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING

Seven more positions in the Wyalusing Area School District were cut Monday night during a very emotional meeting of the school board.  More...

Board Passes Final Proposed $22.5M Budget

Wyalusing Area School District

Amidst its ongoing financial woes, the Wyalusing Area School Board passed a proposed final budget, totaling $22,559,163 Monday night.  With no real end to the financial crisis in sight, the district has done its best to make a solid budget for t 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

Bradford County Sentencings and Pleas

Bradford County District Attorney Daniel J. Barrett reported that the following persons were sentenced, pleaded guilty or accepted into the ARD Program in the Court of Common Pleas in Towanda.  Sentencings  More...

DISTRICT JUDGES

Fred Wheaton, Wysox   More...

COURTHOUSE NOTES

BRADFORD COUNTY   Deed Transfers  George William, II and Dolores M. King to Thomas M. and Katrina K. Lattimer in Litchfield Township for $187,000 on April 26.  More...

Columns

Are You Ready for Friday the 13th?

If you are among the millions of superstitious people, every time Friday happens to fall on the 13th day of the month, odds are it tends to jump out at you. For everyone else, Friday the 13th is just another day.  More...

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Last week’s eyes belonged to Chris Carr, owner of The Flying Cow. Again this week, we had only three calls, but no one was correct.  * * *  More...

JUST ASK ALICE

DEAR ALICE: Can you tell me one of the nicest things your kids did for you on Mother’s Day? — MONROETON MOM   More...

Sports

Lady Rams Rally Past Sayre

Erin Canfield’s sacrifice fly plated Kristie Epler to end a marathon battle as Wyalusing Valley defeated Sayre, 7-6, in nine innings at Anderson Field on May 9.  The play capped a big night for Epler, who had three hits, including the lead More...

Rams Fall to ’Skins

Sayre’s Conner Hanafin drove in three runs on two singles, pacing a 16-6 victory over Wyalusing Valley at Gene Salsman Field on May 9.  The Rams surrendered runs in every inning, including a sixrun Redskin uprising in the top of the sevent More...

Crush Cancer 5K Slated

The area running season hits full stride in May with a number of races scheduled.  Ten races were slated for the four-county Rocket-Courier readership area, starting with last Saturday’s Guthrie Gallop in Sayre.  This week’s foc More...

Community Joins Together To Say ‘No More Drugs’

DRUG ADDICTION AWARENESS RALLY DRAWS HUNDREDS

Initial coverage of this story was first published on our website on Friday, May 6. For breaking news alerts and email updates, sign up at www.rocket-courier.com.  More...

Event Organizer Lost Son to Drugs

The following speech, published in its entirety, was given by Keith Kinsman at the Bradford County Drug Addiction Awareness Rally May 5 at the Bradford County Courthouse in Towanda. More...

Teacher’s Union Files Grievance

Chad Salsman, President of the Wyalusing Area School District Board, announced Monday night that Wyalusing’s teachers’ union has filed a grievance with the board in which they are seeking retroactive health care buyout payments and retroa More...

Wyoming/Sullivan Drug Court Highly Successful

The Wyoming and Sullivan Counties’ Drug Court Treatment Program said farewell to its latest crop of graduates last week and published some very impressive statistics. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Verne Lott - 2017-12-14
Catherine Gregory - 2017-12-14
Ceejay Smith - 2017-12-14
Charles Keeney - 2017-12-14
Martha Wildrick - 2017-12-14

Local News

New Music Teacher, Band Director Hired at WVHS

The complaints of countless WVHS music students, parents and others were addressed Monday night when the Wyalusing Area School Board hired 2011 WVHS graduate Brian M. Carr as Music Teacher and Band Director starting Aug. 1.  More...

Fatal Crash Closes Interstate

A tragic accident cost three lives along interstate 81 in Harford Township on the night of May 7. More...

Rainbow Club Marks 90th Year

The Wyalusing Rainbow Club, the community’s oldest civic organization, celebrated the 90th anniversary of its founding Monday evening, May 9 at a dinner meeting in the Wyalusing Hotel dining room with about 35 people attending. More...

Opinion

Looking at the Other Side of Prescription Drugs

I’ve been fortunate that I’ve spent my life, up to this point, without relying on prescription drugs. I’ve had a couple of surgeries that necessitated, for very limited periods, prescribed painkillers and a blood thinner. More...

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Dining and Entertainment

Friday Night at the Museum Begins with David Wilmot Program

The Bradford County Historical Society will host a program titled “David Wilmot” scheduled for Friday, May 20, at 6 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. There is no admission charge for this event but donations are appreciated. More...

NEPA Coal and Folk Music Comes to the Dietrich Theater

Get ready to tap your feet and clap your hands in time to the rousing acoustic music of Jay Smar and the NEPA Coal and Folk Music Concert on May 15 at 3 p.m. at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock.  More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

Coming Events...

AUCTIONS  Fourth Annual Auction for Area Agency on Aging on May 19 at the Ulster-Sheshequin Fire Hall in Ulster. Doors open at 5 p.m. Auction starts at 6 p.m. All proceeds provide services to seniors. R19-2p/S20p  BENEFITS  More...

Worship

WYALUSING U.M. CHARGE NEWS

It was very appropriate that on Mother’s Day, the Sunday School children provided the anthem for the Wyalusing worship service. Thank you to the children and Mrs. Manney.  More...

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWS

“You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your Father in heaven,” (Matthew 5:43-45). More...

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish

Jesus said, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:6. More...

Education

WYALUSING SCHOOL MENUS

WYALUSING ELEMENTARY LUNCH   MONDAY, MAY 16  Spaghetti w/meat sauce w/sliced bread or Chicken patty sandwich, steamed peas, strawberries, low and fat-free milk.  TUESDAY, MAY 17  Taco salad w/chips and rice or Chicken nuggets w/br More...

WVHS Shop Students Fabricate Grills

Students in Mr. Michael Reibson’s 9-12 grades Welding and Fabrication classes had an opportunity to try out the charcoal grills they constructed recently by barbecuing hot dogs and hamburgers. More...

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