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Three People Killed in Burlington Township Crash

A fatal two-vehicle crash occurred in Burlington Township just after 1 p.m. on Tuesday, July 19, leaving three people dead, including a child.  More...

County Salutes Noble Work of Police

IN THESE TOUGH TIMES FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT

In the wake of the tragic shooting of 14 police officers in Dallas, TX, leaving five of them dead, and amid a national debate surrounding tense race relations and criminal justice, the Bradford County Board of Commissioners and Sheriff’s Office 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

Timothy Clark, Towanda

Stephanie L. More...

– Bradford County Sentencings & Pleas –

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

COURTHOUSE NOTES

BRADFORD COUNTY   Deed Transfers  Mark S. and Kate C. Solomon to Chelsea L. Kemmerer and William G. Newman in Athens Township for $354,000 on July 7.  More...

Letters

Wyalusing Losing its Historic Structures

Dear Editor:  More...

When Will Congress Help Dairy Farmers?

Dear Editor:  When will congress take action to correct the inequities facing dairy farmers?  Recently, I released an editorial illustrating all of the actions taken by the U.S. More...

Lifestyles

Promoted to Production Underwriter

Tuscarora Wayne Insurance Company, headquartered in Wyalusing, PA, announces the promotion of Erin K. DeNault to the position of production underwriter.  More...

Affordable Health Screenings Coming to Wyalusing

Residents living in and around the Wyalusing Area can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes and other chronic, serious conditions with affordable screenings by LifeLine Screening. More...

Promoting Good Nutrition and Fun

Bradford Tioga Early Head Start

Good nutrition is essential to good health. Since food habits develop at an early age, it is especially important that young children be exposed to foods that nurture healthy development and promote life-long well-being. More...

Dining and Entertainment

Dual Partnership to Honor Tunkhannock on River Day

Among the programs and performances offered as part of Tunkhannock’s River Day Celebration on Saturday, July 23, the Endless Mountains Heritage Region (EMHR) and Susquehanna Greenway Partnership (SGP) will celebrate ‘2016 River of the Yea More...

Elle King, Known for ‘Ex’s & Oh’s,’ to Perform at Troy Fair

Bluesy bombshell Elle King is coming to the Troy Fair on Wednesday, July 27 at 7 p.m. She has made a name for herself with her soulful, country-tinged take on classic rock and roll. More...

French Azilum Announces Changes to Events Schedule

French Azilum regrets to announce “The Old Hickory Guns” will not be on site July 23 and July 24 due to unforeseen circumstances. More...

Sports

RTL Boys Claim District Crown

8-10 Baseball Downs Wellsboro

The Roosevelt Trail League (RTL) 8-10 Baseball team completed an epic Little League District 15 championship journey with a dominating 11-1 victory over Wellsboro at Lime Hill’s Milne Complex on Wednesday, July 13.  More...

8-10 Boys Open Section Play; Girls End Season

The Roosevelt Trail League (RTL) 8-10 Baseball squad continued its season this week.  RTL opened Section Three action against host District 12’s Keystone at Beech Creek, Clinton County, on July 18. More...

It Was Truly a Race with a View

When it comes to local trail running, Ulster’s John Johnson is the go-to source.  The veteran runner has dominated the area’s race scene in recent years and it was an act of inspiration when the Bradford County Parks Department worke More...

Breaking News - 7/26/2016 1:15 PM

Houseweart Arrested in Michelle Inch Homicide  Free Access 

State police arrested Michael Houseweart, 28, Canton, today, July 26, and charged him with criminal homicide for his alleged involvement in the murder of Michelle Inch, 32, Montoursville.   More...

Breaking News - 7/25/2016 3:06 PM

Tornado Warning Issued for Bradford County  Free Access 

The National Weather Service in Binghamton, NY, has issued a tornado warning for northeastern Bradford County until 3:45 p.m. today, July 25. It was reported at 2:55 p.m. More...

Wyalusing Selects New Superintendent

A press release issued by the Wyalusing Area School District yesterday, Wednesday, July 20, announced that Dr. More...

Route 187 Bridge Closed

Construction began Monday, July 18 on the bridge located along Route 187 near its intersection with Wyalusing-New Albany Road in Wyalusing Township, about a quarter-mile from the Rainbow Bridge. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Larry Wayne Snyder - 2017-03-23
Timothy C. Ackley - 2017-03-23

Local News

BCRAC Spearheads Veterans’ Archive Project

STUDENTS DOCUMENT HEROES’ STORIES FOR NAVIGABLE VIDEO RECORD

General Douglas MacArthur once said, “Old soldiers never die; they just fade away.” It begs the question: Who will keep their stories from fading away as well? More...

Veterans Enjoy Haigh’s Pond VFW Picnic

It was the perfect day for a picnic at Haigh’s Pond on Saturday, July 16 as VFW Post 6824 welcomed over 60 veterans and their guests for a lunch made and served by the post’s auxiliary members.  This was the third consecutive summer More...

Incinerator Complaints Burn Up Meeting Courthouse Project Continues

SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY

The Susquehanna County Commissioners faced a packed house at their July 13 meeting, with additional seating brought in to accommodate the crowd. More...

Opinion

Plagiarism Claims Overshadow Republican Convention Speeches

Remember back in the days of Donald Trump’s TV show The Apprentice when “The Donald” would eliminate contestants with just two brazen words: “You’re fired?”  More...

Vacations: Sinful Pleasure or Restful Relief?

Vacation: A period of time devoted to pleasure, rest or relaxation, especially one with pay granted to an employee.  More...

Seniors

Two AARP Smart Driver Classes Planned

There will be a 4-Hour Driver Refresher class at the Valley Senior Center, located in the basement of the United Methodist Church at 118 S. Main Street in Athens. The class will begin at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 2. More...

Jenningsville

Seems the weather has been holding in there for any outside activities so far. The past weekend was the same. Come Monday it will be another story as the heat goes up and up.  More...

APPRISE Offers Help with Medicare and Prescription Coverage Questions

Representatives from the APPRISE program are available at the Area Agency on Aging office in Towanda to counsel individuals regarding Medicare, Medicaid, Advantage Plans, Medigap/Supplement, prescription plans and the Pennsylvania PACE program. More...

Columns

The Way We Were...

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

1978 Wyalusing Borough Council Here’s a look back at the Wyalusing Borough Council during their reorganization meeting 38 years ago in January 1978. More...

JUST ASK ALICE

DEAR ALICE: I read recently that within 20 years, humans will be able to download the entire contents of their brains to a hard drive. Should I believe this?  —SHOCKED IN SILVARA DEAR SHOCKED: This is nothing new. More...

The Good Old Days

News items of timely interest gathered from the old files of the Rocket-Courier and reprinted as they were in the July 17, 1986 issue.  Workers removed a huge boulder from Wyalusing’s Pearl Street weighing over 8 tons and measuring 16 ft. More...

Worship

WYALUSING U.M. CHARGE NEWS

Our scripture last week from Colossians 1:15-28 emphasizes that it was “in Christ” that the fullness of God was pleased to dwell. More...

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWS

“So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. More...

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish

Whether we are to serve by active work or contemplative listening is God’s decision. In either case, how do we serve? More...

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