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New Veterans’ Service Director Hired

OSMUN RETIRES WITH NEARLY 15 YEARS OF SERVICE

After almost 15 years of service to the county and helping hundreds of veterans and military families within it, Gene Osmun officially retired from his position as the Bradford County Veterans Services Director on Friday, July 29.  More...

County Works To Improve Internet, Cell Phone Services

In an effort to improve Internet and cell phone services in certain areas of the county, the Bradford County Commissioners have been meeting with representatives from major service providers and the private sector to see what options are available.&n 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...

–Bradford County Sentencings & Pleas–

Bradford County District Attorney Daniel J. Barrett reported that the following persons were 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  Eugene B. Connor Estate and Nancy Ann Disarlo, Executrix, to Nancy Ann and Thomas A. Disarlo in Wilmot Township, two parcels for $1 on July 18.  More...

Lifestyles

Creative Pair Show Off Custom Wood, Glass Products

OPEN HOUSE BEING HELD AT ROUTE 6 SHOP IN BROWNTOWN AUG. 5 AND 6

If someone had to describe business partners Erich Barrett and Maxine “Max” Bendock in a single word, it would most certainly have to be “creative.” Anyone unfamiliar with the two talented artisans would have to attend their o More...

Wyalusing Students Attend FBLA National Conference

More than 9,380 of America’s best and brightest high school students traveled to the Peach State to connect with top future business leaders and showcase their talents as they competed for the opportunity to win more than $179,000 in cash award More...

Columns

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Last week’s eyes belonged to Mayor Norman Ball of Tunkhannock. Of the nine calls we had, eight of them guessed they were Dave Behrend’s eyes.  * * *  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...

JUST ASK ALICE

Editor’s Note: Alice is vacationing this week, and in her absence we offer one of her previously published columns.   More...

Worship

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWS

“Blessed are all who fear the Lord, who walk in obedience to him. You will eat the fruit of your labor; blessings and prosperity will be yours,” (Psalm 128:1-2). People who believe in God seem to ask God for so many things. More...

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish

“In the Gospel of Luke 12:13- 21 Jesus says that your life cannot consist of possessions even though you may have them. More...

WYALUSING U.M. CHARGE NEWS

We are the children of God. We probably first learned that when we were children in an early Sunday school class. In fact, each of us became a child of God when we were baptized. By being baptized, we became one of God’s own.  More...

Education

Florence Bennett Memorial Scholarship Award Winner

The Board of the Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers (CFTT) announces that the recipient of the Florence Bennett Memorial Scholarship award is Marca Miller of Wyalusing. Her aspiration is to become a physician’s assistant. More...

Unpublished Seen and Heard Items  Free Access 

Clock Dedication Set, Firemen Need Celebration Volunteeers

Due to an error by our printer, a number of timely news items were not published in Thursday's Rocket-Courier including the following.  Don't forget to attend the dedication of Wyalusing's new town clock. More...

What’s for Lunch?

Jenningsville photographer Janie Stabinsky captured this photo of a female Ruby-throated hummingbird visiting a feeder at her house, a common summertime sight at households all across the region. More...

Borough to Have Booth for Comprehensive Plan Input

The Borough of Wyalusing is in the process of updating its 1982 Comprehensive Plan.  As part of this planning process, the Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee and its consultants, HUNT and Elan Planning & Design, will host an Open House on More...

Wyalusing to Purchase Vacant Bridge St. Property

The Wyalusing Borough Council has made the decision to purchase the former machine shop building and lot on Bridge Street in a continuation of their efforts to clean up downtown.  More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Charles Smith, Sr. - 2017-11-23
Dorothy Schultz - 2017-11-16
Edward Marshall - 2017-11-16
Ethel Ashley - 2017-11-16
Lanny Adams - 2017-11-16

Local News

First Meshoppen Community Day Carries on Despite Rain

The weather didn’t cooperate, drizzling the first few drops of rain less than an hour after festivities began Saturday at the Meshoppen Ball Field for the small town’s first annual Community Day Celebration. More...

Rockin’ at the River Event Held

The Friends of Howland Preserve held their third annual “Rockin’ at the River” event on Saturday, a day meant to be filled with good music, good food and local art and artisans. More...

Bridge Preservation Work to Begin in Sullivan County

Next week, a maintenance crew in Sullivan County will perform preservation work on two bridges in the county.  On Monday, Aug. More...

Opinion

A Family Trip to Our Nation’s Capital

I’m poolside at a KOA (Kampgrounds of America) not far from Washington, DC. More...

On the Road with All Those Idiots and Maniacs

Just got back from about 10 days away from home, with my early-afternoon arrival culminating some 18 to 20 hours of driving since mid-morning Sunday. More...

Guthrie Recognized as a ‘Most Wired Hospital’

Guthrie has been recognized as one of the nation’s Most Wired Hospitals, according to the results of the 2016 Most Wired Survey released by the American Hospital Association’s Health Forum and the College of Healthcare Information Managem More...

Dining and Entertainment

Ultimate Musical Theater Weekend Returns to Dushore

The Sullivan County Council on the Arts (SCCA) is bringing back, and expanding, its major success of last year: the “Ultimate Musical Theater Weekend.” They’ve also moved the extravaganza to warmer times, before the chilly winds do More...

News from the Wyalusing Public Library

—BY CATHY BRADY—   More...

The Promise Trio to Sing at Herrickville UMC

Please join The Promise Trio on Sunday, Aug. 14 at 10 a.m. at the Herrickville United Methodist Church for a service of music and inspiration. More...

Sports

Tunkhannock Girls Earned State Title

Twelve girls provided a lot of excitement in Tunkhannock this summer.  After Sunday’s 8-3 victory over St. More...

State Champions

Tunkhannock 8-10 Softball Downs St. Mary’s, 8-3, to Claim Crown

State championships don’t come along every year.  For Tunkhannock’s Little League softball program, the drought extended back to the summer of 1977.  On Sunday, July 31, Tunkhannock’s 8-10 claimed the Pennsylvania champion More...

Toye, Ahrens Win at Lake Carey

A field of 112 runners and walkers endured a sunny, humid morning at Lake Carey on Saturday, July 30.  Rob Ahrens, one of Northeast Pennsylvania’s top runners, has battled injuries this summer.  Saturday, Ahrens proved he is back on t More...

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