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Sen. Yaw Seminar Focuses on Overdose Antidote: Naloxone

In just the last 18 months or so, approximately 1,350 people in Pennsylvania have been saved due to law enforcement and emergency medical services using naloxone or Narcan, ultimately providing these drug overdose victims with a second chance at life More...

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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  No Deeds   Marriage Licenses  Fen He Chen, 56, and Meirong Zheng, 50, both of Towanda, on Aug.18  Jeffrey Ackley, 38, and Shannon Licata, 26, both of Sayre, on Aug. 18.  More...

– BRADFORD COUNTY SENTENCINGS AND PLEAS –

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

Letters

Back to School Food

Dear Editor:  With the new school year starting, parents’ to-do lists are now filled with shopping for school clothes, school supplies and school food.  That’s right—school food!  More...

Let’s Not Tinker With HB1265

Dear Editor:  More...

Lifestyles

Pioneer Campground Donates to BCHS

Pioneer Campground in Dushore recently held a large fundraiser to benefit the homeless animals at the Bradford County Humane Society (BCHS). More...

Dan Rhodes Entertains Towanda Senior Citizens

Towanda Area Senior Citizens met on Aug. 18, with 32 members and guests present. More...

Guthrie Hospice to Host Volunteer Training Course

Guthrie Hospice is seeking new volunteers for day, evening and weekend hours to provide support for hospice patients and their families.  The next hospice volunteer training classes will begin on Tuesday, Sept. 13, from 4-7 p.m. More...

Dining and Entertainment

Cornstock Folk Festival Starts Friday

Entering its fourth year, the Cornstock Folk Festival, which will be held from Friday to Sunday, Sept. 2 to 4, continues to attract a broad pallet of musicians to Lazy Brook Park in Tunkhannock. More...

Free Art Workshops to be Held at the Towanda Public Library

The Towanda Public Library, 104 Main Street, Towanda, will be working with local artist Stefiny Thomas as she shares her knowledge and enthusiasm in a series of artist residency workshops beginning Sept. More...

News from the Wyalusing Public Library

Library hours for Labor Day Weekend: Closed Saturday, Sept. 3, Sunday, Sept. 4 and Monday, Sept. 5. Open 3-6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 6. Have a wonderful weekend and be safe.  More...

Sports

Honoring a Legend of the Fall

WVHS Football Field Named for Long-Time Coach Ray Raffin Field at Peterson Stadium Dedication

On a warm, muggy August evening, a large crowd descended upon Wyalusing Valley’s Peterson Stadium on Friday, Aug. More...

Rams Shut Down Redskins

Wyalusing Valley used a balanced attack to forge an 18-6 victory over Sayre on the night the Peterson Stadium playing surface was renamed Ray Raffin Field.  During Raffin’s 35-year tenure as Rams’ head coach, his best teams always fe More...

New Class Enters WVHS Football Hall of Fame

Four new members of the Wyalusing Valley High School Football Hall of Fame accepted their plaques during a halftime ceremony on Raffin Field at Peterson Stadium on Aug. More...

CCAP Vote Supports Minimum Gas Royalty Percentage

MCLINKO SLAMS SHALE COALITION LOBBYIST

The County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania (CCAP) has officially voted overwhelmingly in favor of a resolution preventing landowners from experiencing high deductions for postproduction costs being taken from their natural gas royalty check More...

WASD Hires New Elementary Principal, Director of Special Ed

The Wyalusing Area School Board approved the hiring of Deneen Lantz as Elementary Principal who will also serve as Federal Programs Coordinator, and Dawn Trautwein as Director of Special Education and Student Services during a brief special meeting, More...

Natural Gas Service for Wyalusing? Maybe by 2018

One thing that was made clear at Monday night’s informational meeting about bringing natural gas service to Wyalusing homes and businesses, was that interest from the community in making this happen needs to be significant and people need to su More...

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Local News

Camptown Gears Up for 50th Running of Classic Footrace

It’s been called the granddaddy of area footraces, a title Camptown’s rugged cross country 10K has earned, thanks to its longevity, dating back to 1965.  Of course, as most everyone knows, racing in Camptown goes back long before 196 More...

Meshoppen Fire Leaves Dozen Residents Homeless

Coverage of this story was first published on our website on Friday, Aug. 26 at approximately 5 p.m. For breaking news and email alerts, visit our website at www.rocket-courier.com.  More...

Civil War Soldier Commemorated

OVER A CENTURY SINCE HIS DEATH

We remember the presidents and kings, the famous generals and colonels, the wars waged throughout history; but seldom are the soldiers led in to fight those battles memorialized in granite or imprinted in history.  More...

Opinion

Hitting The Big ‘Seven-Ouch’

So here I am, Wednesday, writing the first column of my sev- enth decade on this planet. And I’m here to tell you that I don’t feel a day older than I did Tuesday when I was a mere 69. More...

Saluting the Real Boys of Summer

I must confess that I have a special fondness for the Little League World Series, and I enjoy watching that week of competition in August. It may be because we are marking the same birthday year. More...

Seniors

Answers to Your Medicare Questions

Are you confused by Medicare? Do you have questions you need answered?  Join Hollie Irvine, APPRISE coordinator for the Bradford, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga Area Agency on Aging (B/S/S/T AAA), for a Medicare Seminar on Thursday, Sept. More...

Columns

Reflection of Nature

In 1814 we took a little trip Along with Colonel Jackson down the mighty Mississip. More...

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Last week’s eyes belonged to Wyoming County Commissioner Tom Henry. Photos of Tom have graced the pages of the Rocket-Courier often enough that we thought for sure we’d give away oodles of movie tickets last week. More...

JUST ASK ALICE

DEAR ALICE: I heard someone saying the other day that they had cheated death. What did they mean by that?  —TOWANDA TEEN DEAR TO: They meant that instead of knocking on death’s door, they rang the doorbell and ran away. More...

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Coming Events

BARBECUES  Chicken Barbecue on Sunday, Sept. 11 at Wyalusing Pen- Mart from 11 a.m. ‘til sold out. $6 per half. Sponsored by the WVHS Art Boosters. To preorder, call 570-721-3603. R35-2p  BREAKFASTS   More...

Worship

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWS

“So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. More...

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish

Sirach counsels, “Conduct your affairs with humility… Humble yourself the more, the greater you are, and you will find favor with God.”  Christ promises us that “the one who humbles himself will be exalted.” Only h More...

WYALUSING U.M. CHARGE NEWS

Last Sunday’s scripture begins with this sentence: “On one occasion when Jesus was going to the house of a leader of the Pharisees to eat a meal on the Sabbath, they were watching him closely.” They were always watching Jesus; they More...

Education

SCHOOL MENUS

MONDAY, SEPT. 5 Labor Day, No School WYALUSING ELEMENTARY BREAKFAST TUESDAY, SEPT. More...

Area Agency on Aging Offers Help with Home Care

Does your mom or dad live at home alone, and are you finding they need just a little bit of help? Are you trying to manage staying at home and remaining as independent as possible? Did you know you could choose someone to help you stay at home?  More...

National Falls Prevention Awareness Day Communities Come Together in Support of Healthy Aging

Fall is just around the corner, but falls shouldn’t be just around the corner for older adults. That’s why Bradford, Sullivan, Susquehanna and Tioga Area Agency on Aging, Inc. More...

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