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Weather Hurts Firemen’s Celebration Turnout

Saturday night marked yet another year in the books for the Wyalusing Firemen’s Celebration, ending a week of stormy and humid weather that clearly effected attendance, said Carnival Committee President Janet Otis.  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

Jail Still Overcrowded in Wyoming Co.

At last week’s Thursday morning meeting of the Wyoming County Prison Board, the overcrowding of the county’s 70-bed prison was a main topic. More...

DISTRICT JUDGES

Fred Wheaton, Wysox   More...

COURTHOUSE NOTES

BRADFORD COUNTY   Deed Transfers  Charles Johnson Estate and Anna Burgess, executor, to Brooke Silvers in Burlington Township for $1 on July 26.  More...

Letters

Thanks for Good Reporting

Dear Editor:  Thank you to Cain Chamberlin for the coverage of our Hunts for Healing Family Camp.  The article was well written and accurate.  I just wanted to let you know that giving us this exposure was and is greatly and gratefully More...

Save History on Bridge Street

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We Love ’em to Death

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Seniors

Back to School for Foster Grandparents

Many teachers throughout the area are starting to prepare classrooms for the new school year. Typical classrooms have colorful posters that decorate the walls, tiny chairs surround tiny tables and high-tech Smart boards. More...

Celebrating Senior Centers by Snacking Healthy

September is recognized as National Senior Center Month by the National Council on Aging (NCOA). More...

Local AARP Holds Annual Picnic

On a beautiful sunny day with a slight breeze, the local Bradford/Sullivan AARP Chapter 4423 held their annual picnic and auction in the double pavilion at Hornbrook Park., On this day, school supplies for the Canton School District were also collect More...

Dining and Entertainment

Friday Night at the Museum to Host Actor Robert Hughes

The Bradford County Historical Society will host a play titled John Mitchell: An American Hero, scheduled for Friday, Aug. 19 at 6 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. There is no admission charge for this event, but donations are appreciated. More...

The Rocket-Courier’s “Christmas in July” Contest Winners

During the month of July, the Rocket-Courier sponsored a Christmas in July promotion.  Over 20 area businesses participated. More...

22nd Annual Bradford County Youth Field Day at Mt. Pisgah State Park

Kids need the outdoors, and the outdoors needs kids. On Saturday, Aug. 20, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Mt. Pisgah State Park will host the 22nd annual Bradford County Youth Field Day.  More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

Coming Events

CHURCH   Life Topics meeting Dille Parish UCC Parish House Le Raysville. Tues. More...

Worship

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWS

“The Sovereign Lord is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to tread on the heights,” (Habakkuk 3:19). This last verse in Habakkuk’s prophecy is encouraging. More...

IT’S IN THE BOOK

So many good books yet to read and so little time left to read them. I shall keep you informed, but do spend good time reading in your Bible. If God tells us he will return for us, Amen. He is coming; are you ready?  More...

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish

This week we celebrate the Assumption of our blessed mother Mary into Heaven, body and soul. “Let the entire body of the faithful pour forth persevering prayer to the mother of God and mother of men.  More...

Education

Wyalusing Elementary 2016-2017 Homeroom List

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WVHS Announces Homeroom List 2016-2017

12th Grade Homeroom 8: Amanda Fassett, Makayla Fenton, Derek Frederick, Brianna Harkins, Miranda Herbert, Patrice Hotaling, Cody Jackson, Britani Kaufmann, Naomi Lynwood, Miranda Mader, Mae McGrath, Alyssa Medd More...

Elk Lake High School 2016 Homeroom Assignments

A—Acevedo-Vasquez, Jimena- 067; Acosta, Seth-008; Adams, Davia-087; Adams, Jacob-035; Anderson, Adam-135; Arnold, Andrew-130; Arnold, Brooke-087; Arnold, Christopher-096; Arnold, Griffin-124; Arnold, William-087;&n More...

Ready! Aim! Fire!

The 4th U.S. More...

Breaking the Stigma of a Disease

OVERDOSE AND ADDICTION AWARENESS RALLY HELD AT WYOMING COUNTY COURTHOUSE

While attending the wellreceived Bradford County Addiction Awareness Rally held in Towanda in May, Tunkhannock native Lizz DeWolfe was inspired to host a similar event in her home county and let those suffering from addiction know that there is help. More...

CCAP Voting on Proposal for Minimum Gas Royalty Percentage

The County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania (CCAP) is currently considering whether it will support a proposed resolution to prevent landowners from experiencing high deductions for post-production costs being taken from their natural gas ro More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Miriam Bartlett - 2017-10-12
Milton Morse, Jr. - 2017-10-12

Local News

Rain Threat Doesn’t Dampen Pickett’s Barbecue

The theme of State Representative Tina Pickett’s 15th annual barbecue held Aug. More...

Residents Offer Input on Comprehensive Plan

People attending last week’s Wyalusing Firemen’s Celebration had an opportunity to visit a tent with displays highlighting Wyalusing Borough’s upcoming comprehensive plan update, which is currently underway.  More...

Toomey Stops in Towanda

Senator Pat Toomey is pictured above with his son, Patrick, during his recent campaign stop in Towanda Sunday. More...

Opinion

50 Percent of Obamacare Co-Ops Are Failing

Cooperative health insurers (or co-ops) created under a federal grant and loan program in the Affordable Care Act seem to be falling like dominoes.  More...

So Little Time to Wait for What We Want

When I’m on the road, especially during a long day of travel, I’m usually nursing a cup of coffee docked in my console cup-holder. More...

Lifestyles

Private Xavier Valent of Athens Completes Training in Fort Polk, LA

Members of a New York Army National Guard task force with the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team successfully completed the rigors of a force on force training exercise in Fort Polk, LA, on July 29 and began heading home.  More...

Spring Hill Barn Quilt Featured in Newly-Released Book

Artwork on a Spring Hill barn is featured in the newly released book, Following the Barn Quilt Trail, by Suzi Parron, which highlights barn quilts from across the U.S.  The barn, which features a pattern titled “Stained Glass,” is ow More...

Hoffman of Wysox Named Peer Mentor

Melina Hoffman of Wysox is one of nearly 50 talented students who have been selected as Lebanon Valley College Peer Mentors to guide new and transfer students through their first few months at The Valley.  Hoffman, a graduate of Towanda Area Hig More...

Columns

Seen ‘N’ Heard

-Last week’s eyes belonged to Robin Brown. Her eyes were in week before last when our printer inadvertently did not print the Seen and Heard page. So we ran them again last week, and we did not have one single phone call.  * * *  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 Aug. 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...

Sports

Schools, Corson Claim Herrickville Water Run Victories Cool Ending for a Hot Run

Hot, humid conditions gave the runners and walkers in the Herrickville Water Run on Saturday, Aug. More...

Two Days, Three Races For Runners

Three foot races are slated for this weekend, making for some interesting choices for local runners.  The first, and most intriguing of the trio, is Friday’s Big Pond, Blue Moon midnight prediction run.  As you may recall from July 20 More...

WVHS Fall Sports Practices Underway

Official practices for Wyalusing Valley’s four autumn sports teams began Monday, Aug. More...

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