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Laceyville Borough Eyeing Five-Member Council

The Laceyville Borough Council agreed Tuesday night to take steps to cut its size from seven to five members.  Councilmember Kristy Johnson suggested the change in light of two vacant council seats, which resulted in council’s July meeting More...

Grieving Mother Spearheads ‘Not One More’ Rally

Lizz DeWolfe, a petite blonde with a mega watt smile, hides the greatest sorrow in her life well: the death of her son “JJ” at the age of 23 from a heroin overdose. It happened just last August. 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  Kirk L. and Heather D. Sorenson to GLT Enterprises in Sayre Borough Third Ward for $11,000 on July 1.  More...

– BRADFORD COUNTY SENTENCINGS AND PLEAS –

Bradford County District Attorney Daniel J. Barrett reported that the following persons recently pleaded guilty, were sentenced or accepted into the ARD Program Bradford County Magisterial District Courts:  Guilty Pleas  More...

Lifestyles

Boback Announces Senior Expo

Rep. Karen Boback invites all residents of the 117th Legislative District to attend her Senior Expo, which will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 3, at the Tunkhannock Area High School from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is a free event. More...

Engagement Announced

Maria Susan Earles and John Andrew Armstrong are proud to announce their engagement.  Maria is the daughter of the late Francis and Valeria Callaio of West Pittston, and John is the son of the late Joseph Armstrong and Betty Howard of Wyalusing. More...

Forest Landowners Summer Picnic to Have Beekeeper Pollinator Presentation

The Susquehanna County Forest Landowner’s Association (SCFLOA) will be holding its annual summer picnic at Salt Springs State Park at 1 p.m. on July 17. More...

Dining and Entertainment

Oldest House to Host Music with the Morrisons

Laceyville’s Oldest House will once again be hosting Music with the Morrisons during the weekend of July 15, 16 and 17. More...

Sports

RTL Girls Second in Sectional

The Roosevelt Trail League (RTL) Major Softball squad saw its season end with a 5-3 loss to Williamsport in the Pennsylvania Little League Section Three Tournament at Wyalusing Borough Park on July 8.  RTL needed the victory to force a deciding More...

8-10 Baseball Reaches District Final

Two Roosevelt Trail League (RTL) Little League all-star squads were still in contention for post-season honors entering last evening (Wednesday, July 13).  The RTL 8-10 baseball team, 7-1, forced a deciding final game for the District 15 title w More...

Heat Still On in Summer

The most frequently asked question I hear is from people wanting to know what I will cover once the high school sports seasons wind down in the spring.  While high school sports are certainly the major focus of the Rocket-Courier sports section, More...

New Superintendent May be Hired July 20

The Wyalusing Area School Board has scheduled a special meeting for July 20 “for the purpose of appointing a new superintendent, approving his or her contract, and other matters that may arise,” according to Board President Chad Salsman.& More...

Albert-Heise Accepts Assistant DA Position

Attorney Deborah Albert-Heise reportedly accepted the position as assistant district attorney in Wyoming County this week.  Current Wyoming County DA Jeff Mitchell will submit Albert- Heise’s name as his choice for assistant district attor More...

Infant Killed, Many Injured in Wysox Crash

An infant boy is dead after a crash in Wysox Township on Sunday night, July 10.  According to state police, the crash occurred at the intersection of Route 6 and 187 when the driver of a Dodge Charger, the mother of the infant, reportedly failed 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

Locals Embark on Mission to Help Children in Ethiopia

After Sue Wheeler returned from her first noble mission trip to Africa in an effort to help impoverished children, she was asked by someone at her local salon, “Why don’t you help people here in America?”  More...

Meshoppen Borough Looks Forward to Community Day

The Meshoppen Borough Council met Monday night for its July meeting. After conducting routine business, they heard a short presentation from Cindy Cona, the organizer of the town’s first Community Day, slated for July 30.  More...

Wysox Twp. Building to Get New Roof

DETERIORATING NATURE AREA CONCERNS RESIDENT

Now that specifications for the Wysox Township Municipal Building’s roof replacement have been clarified, the board of supervisors is ready to advertise for contractor bids and hopes to award the bid at its August meeting.  The project to More...

Opinion

Can We Trust Hillary Clinton With Our Nation’s Secrets?

When I was an 18-year-old airman back in the mid-1960s learning to do a job that involved handling classified documents on a daily basis, it was made crystal clear what would happen if we broke the rules when it came to how we treated these documents More...

Exchange Student Teaches Us All a Lesson

I think Henrique Rechetello would agree that his year in Wyalusing has been a lifechanging experience. More...

Columns

Reflections of Nature

While having breakfast on the fourth of July, Mary Alice and I had been talking about plans for the day when all of a sudden she said, “Look out the window.” I looked out and saw a chickadee sitting at the top of one of four waving flags More...

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Last week’s eyes belonged to Lindsay Liddick. More...

The Way We Were...

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

Worship

WYALUSING U.M. CHARGE NEWS

The scripture last week was from Matthew 25:31-36 and is a description of the final judgment. It is the time when Christ will come in all his glory accompanied by all his angels. More...

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWS

“Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God,’” (Matthew 4:4). More...

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish

When is it that we are most moved with compassion? Whenever we come across someone engulfed in a suffering that we ourselves have suffered. More...

Education

Morgan Madden Named to Dean’s List

Dean Rodney A. Smolla has announced the Dean’s List for Widener University Law School. More...

College News

Alexandra Raupers of Towanda was named to the Emmanuel College Dean’s List for the spring 2016 semester. More...

Everitt Named as Scholarship Winner

Audra Everitt, a Montrose Area Junior/Senior High School student, was named as one of Visions Federal Credit Union’s 2016 scholarship winners. More...

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