September 15, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

A Tough Day on the Job

Jeremy Swearingen and the bull he drew during the Monroeton Rodeo on Sunday, Sept. 11 both had a rough outing. More...

WASD Accepts Resignations

Three weeks into the new school year and the roller coaster continues for the Wyalusing Area School Board as students and new administrators settle into the routine of the new school year.  More...

Taylor Family Fitness Center Memberships Available Soon

Non-student memberships will soon be available at the newly-constructed Taylor Family Fitness Center, adjacent to Layman Gymnasium at the Wyalusing Valley High School.  The state-of-the-art facility is expected to open to the public on Monday, O 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

– Bradford County Sentencings & Pleas –

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

DISTRICT JUDGES

Fred Wheaton, Wysox   More...

COURTHOUSE NOTES

BRADFORD COUNTY   More...

Letters

Sad to See the Sign Go

Editor:  I am writing in regards to Mr. McNeil’s radar meter. I, for one, was glad he erected it. I had been a resident of the borough for many years. I now live on Route 706, and the traffic is horrendous. More...

Memories of Camptown Races In 1975

Dear Editor:  More...

Sorry to Make You Feel Old-er

Dear Editor:  I wish to take issue with the opening sentence of your Sept. 1 editorial concerning your having reached the age of 70. More...

Lifestyles

Harvest Moon Festival to be Held This Weekend

The dog days of summer are almost over, and one of the hottest summers on record is finally allowing cooler, fresher air to settle on the Endless Mountains. More...

Camp F.L.E.A. Program Held at Camp Brulé

The 19th annual Camp F.L.E.A. (Family Life Enrichment Adventure) program was recently held at Camp Brulé in Sullivan County from Aug. 2 to 5. The weather was beautiful, and they had another successful and enjoyable camping experience.  More...

LACEYVILLE LIBRARY

We are now open Saturday mornings from 10 a.m. until noon.  Our ‘For Sale’ shelves are full and overflowing. From now until the end of October, we are running a terrific sale: Buy One, Get Two Free! More...

Columns

Reflections of Nature

One hot summer’s day, a Fox was strolling through an orchard till he came to a bunch of grapes just ripening on a vine, which had been trained over a lofty branch. “Just the things to quench my thirst,” he said. More...

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Last week’s eyes belonged to Mark Kusmierz. We had nearly 30 guesses and amazingly, only two people correctly guessed his eyes. The winners were Beth Tiffany and Ann Cole. Twelve people thought it was Frankie Kinney, nine guessed Ken Mapes. More...

JUST ASK ALICE

DEAR ALICE: My husband and I recently moved here from the southwest, and we’re having trouble adapting to the high humidity in the Endless Mountains. More...

Sports

Fiftieth Running of the Camptown Races Fifth Win Provides Golden Moment

John Johnson, Phillips Win Milestone 10K

In May 2007, John Johnson took up running because “some guy told me I was fat.”  Johnson hasn’t stopped running since and on Saturday, Sept. More...

Runner Recalls First Camptown Races

On a June day in 1965, Milton Morse, Jr. More...

Monroeton Rodeo Honors 9/11 Victims

On a day not unlike the one exactly 15 years before, a throng of nearly 2,000 people gathered at Monroeton’s Mountaineer Park under clear, azure blue skies on Sunday, Sept. 11.  More...

Breaking News - 9/20/2016 3:57 PM

House Bill 1391 Clears House Rules Committee  Free Access 

Sources in Harrisburg have confirmed that House Bill 1391, which would establish a guaranteed minimum royalty of one-eighth or 12.5-percent for mineral owners, has cleared the Pennsylvania House Rules Committee.   More...

Lorraine Marie Hunter White

Lorraine Marie Hunter White, 89, of Meshoppen, PA, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016 with her family by her side at the Golden Living Center in Tunkhannock.   More...

County Demands Landowner Protection

COMMUNICATION FIRM HIRED FOR $15K TO FILM LAST NIGHT’S TOWN HALL

Coverage of this story was first published on our website on Thursday, Sept. 8 at approximately 3 p.m. For breaking news alerts and email updates, visit our website at www.rocketcourier.com. More...

The Oldest House Needs Your Help

The 235-year-old stone foundation at Laceyville’s Oldest House is in serious need of repair. More...

‘It Didn’t Rain!’

WYALUSING WINE FESTIVAL DRAWS HUNDREDS

For the first time since 2010, it was a bright sunny day during the Wyalusing Valley Wine Festival.  Although rather hot and humid, Saturday was a pleasant change from previous years of gloomy, overcast skies and washouts.  More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

William R. Stoddard - 2017-05-18
Grace Augusta Ely - 2017-05-18
Corey C. Benscoter - 2017-05-18
Kathleen R. Thomas - 2017-05-18
Grace Augusta Ely - 2017-05-18

Local News

Another Successful Endless Mountains Rendezvous

There wasn’t much to complain about in terms of weather at this year’s Endless Mountains Rendezvous and Artisan Show, with the exception of Saturday’s humidity.  Sunny skies enticed roughly 300 people to attend the event throug More...

Teen Continues to Fight Against Lyme Disease

NAMED TANG SOO DO INSTRUCTOR OF THE YEAR

Kevin Robinson has seen many resolute students and instructors in his 40 years of martial arts training, but never has he witnessed the unbreakable faith, sheer determination and fortitude possessed by young Montana Cole.  More...

Mehoopany Native Receives Distinguished Leadership Award

A soft-spoken, self-possessed man, Mehoopany native Richard Witter is one of the cattle breeding and Artificial Insemination (AI) industry’s most lauded individuals, but you would never know it—until he begins to speak about his work. More...

Opinion

Here Come the Deplorables

It’s about time Hillary Clinton finally said something truthful, cleared the air and let us know how she really feels.  I mean we’ve become so accustomed to her ducking questions, shirking responsibility, double speaking and avoiding More...

Sharing Words of Opinion and Advice

I wrote my first column for a local newspaper 37 years ago this summer, and its topic was: What should I write about? More...

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Seniors

Annual Medicare Open Enrollment Period Begins Mid-October

Each year, beginning Oct. 15 through Dec. 7, the Annual Medicare Open Enrollment period takes place. The coverage and costs to your Medicare health and prescription plans can change. More...

Celebrating 20 Years of Care

The Wyalusing Valley Personal Care Home held its 20-year anniversary celebration on Friday, Sept. More...

Last Call for Farmers’ Market Vouchers

The B/S/S/T Area Agency on Aging, Inc. has a limited number of Farmer’s Market Vouchers left in each county.  More...

Dining and Entertainment

Meshoppen Farm Site of Art & Music Festival

If you support local artists, local music, and local farms be sure to “head for the hills” on Sept. More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

BARBECUES

New Albany Chicken BBQ Saturday, Sept. 17. Starting 10:30 a.m. While inventory lasts, Halves $6. New Albany Park, New Albany, PA 18833 Sponsored by New Albany United Methodist Church S37c/R37c   More...

BENEFITS

Benefit for Tristan Jones of Meshoppen on Saturday, Sept. 24 at The Black Walnut American Legion Post 510. There will be a Poker Run, Raffle Baskets and Chicken Barbecue. Cost will be $10 for a driver and $5 for passengers. More...

BREAKFASTS

Monthly Breakfast at the Herrickville Fire Hall, Sunday, Sept. 25, 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. All you can eat pancakes, French toast, ham, sausage, eggs, home fries, sausage gravy and biscuits, coffee, orange juice, real maple syrup and sugarfree syrup. More...

Worship

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWS

“Because of the Lord’s great love, we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. More...

IT’S IN THE BOOK

We left off last week considering the conflict in the life of the Child of God. Jesus Christ tells us we need a new life—we must be born again (John 3). Because we have inherited our nature to sin from Adam, our physical bodies are doomed. More...

WYALUSING U.M. CHARGE NEWS

We all know that Genesis is the first book of the Old Testament and tells us about the creation of heaven and earth.  More...

Education

SCHOOL MENUS

WYALUSING ELEMENTARY BREAKFAST MONDAY, SEPT. 19 Breakfast pizza, Assorted Whole Grain Cereal with Animal Crackers, Chilled Juice and/or Fruit, Low-fat milk TUESDAY, SEPT. More...

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