June 9, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Focus Group Searches for New WASD Superintendent

The search for the Wyalusing Area School District’s next superintendent is progressing well, according to members of the school board.  More...

Wurzler Resigns from Laceyville Borough Council

Tuesday night’s meeting of the Laceyville Borough Council ended with the surprising news that veteran councilman Phil Wurzler is resigning. More...

Special Sections

Crime and Courts

COURTHOUSE NOTES

BRADFORD COUNTY   Deed Transfers  Sherry Chilson, nka Sherry Alvoid, to Sherry Alvoid in Albany Township for $1 on May 20.  More...

– Bradford County Sentencings & Pleas –

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

Wyoming County Sentencings & Pleas

Sentences were handed down recently in Wyoming County Court. More...

Lifestyles

Nole

First Lt. Justin Nole and Mrs. Katherine (Davis) Nole of Jacksonville, NC, proudly announce the birth of their daughter, Emma Raye, born at 4:32 a.m. on Tuesday, May 24, 2016, at Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, NC. She weighed 7 lbs. More...

Friday Night at the Museum Presents Conrad Weiser Program

The Bradford County Historical Society in Towanda will host a program titled, “Conrad Weiser–A Walk Through Oscoluwa,” scheduled for Friday, June 17, at 6 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. More...

Wyalusing Valley High School Students Participate in Project Sticker Shock

It is illegal to purchase, sell or provide alcohol to anyone under the age of 21.  More...

Seniors

Bradford/Sullivan AARP Chapter 4423 Meets

The Bradford/Sullivan AARP Chapter 4423 met Tuesday, May 10 at 11:30 a.m. at the Ally Bell’s Restaurant in Dushore for their Spring Banquet. Thirty members and one guest were present. More...

State Representative Tina Pickett Invites You to Her Senior Expo

— Friday, June 10 at the Athens Lynch-Bustin Elementary School —

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Dining and Entertainment

Sounds of Jazz, Blues Echo from French Azilum

The first major fundraising event for the French Azilum Historic Site was nothing short of a success as the 200 available tickets were sold out for the inaugural “Jazz at the Barn” event, held at the George Kerrick farm on Saturday, June More...

Rain Doesn’t Dampen Spirits at NEPA Bluegrass Festival

“Bluegrass fans aren’t scared away by a little rain.”  That’s how Christa Stewart, who along with her husband, Danny, organized last week’s ninth annual NEPA Bluegrass festival just east of Tunkhannock at Lazy Brook More...

LACEYVILLE LIBRARY

Beginning with Memorial Day and through Labor Day, we are not open Saturdays. Other hours remain the same. More...

Worship

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWS

“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. More...

IT’S IN THE BOOK

In a time period on planet Earth that is shaking some of us old conservatives, I would like to review a few basics in this life that have diverted our thinking over the past thousands of years.  More...

WYALUSING U.M. CHARGE NEWS

Along with the beautiful warm weather indicating summer is here, we realize it at church with the Children’s Day Program and the hiatus of Sunday School. More...

Education

Juniors Attend ACSI Leadership Conference

North Rome Christian School

Recently, the junior class of the North Rome Christian School shared with the student body their experience at the American Christian Schools International (ACSI) Leadership Convention that was held in Washington, DC. More...

Students Named to Dean’s Lists

King’s College  Dr. Joseph Evan, vice president for academic affairs at King’s College, recently announced the students who have qualified for the spring 2016 Dean’s List.  More...

Students Named To Dean’s Lists

James Madison University  Sayre resident Mary Catherine Landy has been named to the Dean’s List at James Madison University for the spring 2016 semester. More...

Breaking News - 6/9/2016 3:22 PM

Four Charged in Smithfield Twp. Home Invasion  Free Access 

Police Still Searching for One Suspect

Police have arrested three of four suspects believed to be involved in an attempted robbery and assault that occurred in Smithfield Township just before 2 a.m. on June 7.   More...

Relay For Life This Saturday

A long and diverse lineup of entertainment, activities and wholesome family fun has been scheduled for this weekend’s Relay For Life of Bradford County at Wyalusing.  The charitable event, slated for Saturday, June 11 from 10 a.m. More...

‘Gatekeeper’ at WVHS Office Retiring

The friendly woman in the front office who many people have come to see as synonymous with the Wyalusing Valley High School, Cindy Farr, will soon be retiring.  More...

Northeast Bradford Custom Continues

As Northeast Bradford tradition would have it, Junior Class President Adam Ford (left) accepted the ceremonial key to the school from 2016 Class Co-Presidents Cory Souto and Hailey Fisher, during the More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Robert Barth, III - 2017-10-19
Cornelia Krispin - 2017-10-19
Jean Van Dyke - 2017-10-19
Joann Hinkley - 2017-10-19
Marguerite Cobb - 2017-10-19

Local News

Setback Snafu at Wyalusing Meadows Resolved

A complaint filed by Wyalusing resident Michael Kilmer relating to a newly-constructed foundation for a future dwelling at the Wyalusing Meadows housing project, which is adjacent to Kilmer’s property, has resulted in the contractor agreeing to More...

O.I.P. Owners Moving to Jersey

John and Lidia Monterosso and their children will be leaving the popular pizza and sub shop they founded on Wyalusing’s Main Street 13 years ago, Original Italian Pizza (OIP), and are moving to Pennsville, NJ, where John will manage a restauran More...

SCCTC and Elk Lake Wrap Up 2016 School Year

The June 1 meeting of the Susquehanna County Career and Technology Center (SCCTC) and Elk Lake School District joint board reflected a mixed bag of school-year-end business.  More...

Opinion

Farewell to My Four-Legged Running Pal

Over the 14 years that my dog Maggie and I were running pals, we logged about 1,000 miles a year or about 20 miles a week, mostly on the backroads of Wyalusing Township in the vicinity of our Lime Hill home. More...

When Four Letters Spelled ‘Good News’

It is no secret that print editions of newspapers are reaching a dwindling audience. In fact, dwindling is a kind way of putting it. Make that deteriorating, as in destined for devastation.  More...

Public Invited to Howland Preserve for Sojourn Kick-Off

The Endless Mountains Heritage Region (EMHR) will offer unique opportunities on Sunday and Monday, June 12 and 13, for the public to engage nature at Vosburg Neck along the Susquehanna River in Wyoming County. More...

Columns

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Last week’s eyes belonged to Pam Burns. The only caller to come up with her name was Laceyville’s Dianne Bennett.  * * *  More...

Calls Continue for an End to Unfunded Mandates

Pennsylvania’s Townships

Local government remains the most efficient, effective and responsive to citizens, and township officials are weary of Harrisburg and Washington passing laws and regulations that undermine their authority and waste taxpayer money.  More...

Reflections of Nature

This past winter I noticed that many lawns were riddled with mole hills, an unusual sight, since moles are deep in the ground (below the frost line) during the winter months. More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

BARBECUES  Chicken Barbecue, Father’s Day, June 19, 11 a.m. until gone at the Lawton Social Hall, Lawton, PA. $6 half; $10 dinner. Eat in or take out. Benefit: Lawton Playground Fund.   More...

Coming Events

BLOOD DRIVE  Blood Drives June 9, Hurley’s Super Market, 387 York Ave., Towanda from 1 to 5 p.m.  BREAKFASTS   More...

Sports

Work, Dedication Fueled Edsell’s Success

WVHS Athletes of the Year

“Hard work and dedication will pay off over time. More...

Requiem for a Champ

Growing up on a farm in rural Bradford County in the 1960s, I was isolated from much of the social turbulence that rocked the United States during that decade.  It was a time of war, riots in the ghettos, assassinations and protests, none of whi More...

Katie Epler Pleasantly Surprised by Honor

Handicapping the race for Wyalusing Valley High School’s Senior Female Athlete of the Year Award was difficult this year.  There were several worthy candidates, but few if any in attendance on Awards Night on May 31 would disagree with the More...

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