May 19, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

New Planning Director Hired

BRADFORD COUNTY VETERANS’ SERVICE OFFICER RETIRES

The Bradford County Commissioners have approved the hiring of Matthew Williams, a Troy native, to fill the county planning director position, which has essentially been vacant since August 2015 when Ray Stolinas resigned.  Williams official star More...

TAHS Band Performs at Disney World

The Tunkhannock Area High School Marching Band performed in the Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade at Disney World in Orlando on Thursday, May 12.  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

Maynard Charged with Rape Four Days After Bank Burglary

Following his imprisonment for breaking into the Visions Federal Credit Union along Ennis Lane in Wysox Township on May 8, Dustin Robert Maynard, 22, Wysox, is now facing heinous charges of rape, sexual assault, statutory sexual assault and corruptio More...

DISTRICT JUDGES

Fred Wheaton, Wysox   More...

Local Drug Dealer Sentenced 10-20 Years in State Prison

Susquehanna County District Attorney (DA) Robert Klein announced the conclusion of the joint investigation conducted by Susquehanna County Detectives, Wyoming County Detectives and the Pennsylvania State Police. More...

Lifestyles

Touch-A-Truck Slated for June 12

Come and join the fun at the 4th Annual Touch- A-Truck Event on Sunday, June 12 at the Bradford County Airport located at 415 Airport Road, Towanda. More...

Sullivan County 2016-17 Dairy Princess Pageant and Dairy Royalty Team

The public is invited to enjoy the Sullivan County Dairy Princess Pageant, Friday, May 20, 7 p.m. at the Sullivan County High School Auditorium, Laporte, for the crowning of Sullivan County’s new dairy promotion team. More...

Bradford County Action Celebrating 50 Years of Service

Bradford County Action, Inc. is celebrating 50 years of service to the community. More...

Columns

Reflections of Nature

One day while Mary Alice and I were having lunch on the patio of a restaurant, we watched several turtles sunning themselves on a log floating in a nearby pond. More...

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Last week’s eyes belonged to Cathy Keeney. More...

JUST ASK ALICE

DEAR ALICE: How can I stop feeling guilty and stop my friends from busting me about not working out and going to a gym?  —DEPRESSED  IN DUSHORE DEAR DEP: Do what I did and stop calling your bathroom the John and start call it the Jim More...

Worship

IT’S IN THE BOOK

Spring—A good time to talk about fruit—spiritual fruit. John 15:16 tells us that we should be producing such fruit.  More...

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWS

“Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. More...

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish

The Holy Spirit descends in tongues of fire upon Mary and the Apostles on Pentecost, this past Sunday, 50 days after the Resurrection. “The Holy Spirit is rightly called fire, a living fountain, charity, because He is Love. More...

Education

Applicants Being Accepted for Camp F.L.E.A.

The Bradford and Sullivan County Sheriffs’ Departments are now taking applications for the eighteenth annual CAMP F.L.E.A. (Family Life Enrichment Adventure) to be held Aug. 2 to 5 at Camp Brulé in Sullivan County. More...

Miller Named ‘Provost Scholar’ At Tulsa Community College

Cody Miller, a 2015 Wyalusing Valley High School graduate, was recently informed that he had been named a Provost Scholar at the Southeast Campus of Tulsa Community College (TCC) for the 2016-17 academic year.  More...

Libraries Participate in Pilot Project to Support PA Forward

The Green Free Library in Canton, the Sayre Public Library and the Wyalusing Public Library participated in a pilot project launched by the North Central Library District and the Pennsylvania Academy of Leadership Studies Branding Team as part of the More...

Union, School Board at Odds Over Furloughs

The Wyalusing Area Education Association (WAEA), the union representing Wyalusing teachers, recently issued a press release outlining WAEA’s disagreement with the school board’s recent statements that blame WAEA for budget shortfalls and More...

Tunkhannock Borough Police Chief Retiring

After 27 years of honorable service to the Tunkhannock Borough Police Department, Police Chief Roger Hardy has shocked members of borough council and the public by announcing his retirement.  More...

Fitzgerald Chosen as Relay For Life Honorary Chair

Almost nine years ago to the day, Sugar Run resident Leona Fitzgerald received the most frightening news of her life. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Mabel Brotzman - 2017-08-17
Vicki Ruhf - 2017-08-17
George Wilmarth, Sr. - 2017-08-17
Charles Otto - 2017-08-17
Carl Woznicki - 2017-08-17
Janice Solowiej - 2017-08-17
Carl Thomas Woznicki - 2017-08-10

Local News

WVES Students Learn About Agriculture

Students in grades three and four at the Wyalusing Valley Elementary School got plenty of fresh air and enjoyed being outside while participating in a variety of Ag Day activities, Tuesday, May 17.  More...

Bette Farr Celebrates 90th Birthday

SHE’S PENNED NIMBLE NEWS SINCE 1947

Family and friends gathered on Sunday, May 15 to celebrate the 90th birthday of long-time Nimble resident Bette Farr. Nimble is a rural village in Wyoming County not far from Mehoopany.  More...

NEB High School Evacuated Monday

This story was first reported on our website on Monday, May 16. Sign up for free email alerts of breaking news at www.rocket-courier.com.  More...

Opinion

Obama Unlawfully Rewrote Law

In 1972 when Congress passed Title IX of the Education Amendments, no one thought that “sex” meant “gender identity.” It didn’t mean it then, and it doesn’t mean it now. More...

Our Language Connects Us to Our Past

We say a lot of things without thinking much about them. And so it is with sayings and phrases we all use—many with ancient origins. More...

Political Cartoon

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Seniors

A Picnic in the Parking Lot

Family and Consumer Sciences teacher Loretta Stevens took 20 students, including Future Homemakers of America (FHA) students, to the Wyalusing Valley Personal Care Home on Thursday, May 12 to make lu More...

A Tree Planting Tradition Continues

For the past two years, Alton Arnold, 92, of Jessup Township, Susquehanna County, has been planting chestnut trees with the help of his neighbors, Anna and Luther Campbell. More...

Matt Carl Guest Speaker at Towanda Senior Citizens

On Thursday, May 5, Vice President Betty Conner called the meeting of the Towanda Senior Citizens to order by welcoming the 39 members and two guests present. Guests were speaker Matt Carl and Jeff Benjamin. Host for the day was Howard Colwell.  More...

Dining and Entertainment

BCRAC Announces 8th Annual Endless Mountains Film Festival

The Bradford County Regional Arts Council announces the 8th Endless Mountains Film Festival. Films must be submitted before 4 p.m. on July 26. Winning films will be screened at the festival Awards Ceremony on Aug. 8 at 6:30 p.m. More...

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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.  More...

Sports

Bradford County Relay For Life at Wyalusing June 11

With the 2016 Relay For Life of Bradford County at Wyalusing just a few short weeks away, Chairperson Stephanie Robinson is proud to announce the Relay committee and community has already surpassed the halfway point in their fundraising goal.  More...

Special Athletes Show Their Stuff

The Area P Special Olympics track and field/wheelchair events were held on May 11 at Tunkhannock Area High School. More...

Rams Claim Four Titles

Jennings, Frederick Pace Rams to Second-Place Team Finish

Entering last Saturday’s Northern Tier League track and field championship meet in Athens, Wyalusing Valley had hopes of contending for the boys’ team title.  Despite a strong showing as expected from the Rams’ jumpers and spri More...

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