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Justice Dept. Issues Subpoena to Chesapeake

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FIRST DONORS GET IT STARTED Museum’s Move to Main St. Underway

And so it begins. The first group of donors to the Move to Main Street Capital Campaign, which will bring the Wyalusing Valley Museum to two historic buildings in downtown Wyalusing, reflects the generous spirit of the people of the community. 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

New Chief Clerk in Susquehanna Co.

At the Sept. 28 meeting, the Susquehanna County Commissioners were finally able to fill a seat that has been essentially vacant for more than a year, that of Chief Clerk. More...

Meshoppen Considers Sewer Rate Increase

BOROUGH COUNCIL RECEIVES 2015 AUDIT REPORT

Despite an approximated $25,000 in past due sewer bills still unaccounted for, Meshoppen Borough Council is considering a $5 to $10 sewer rate increase for 2017 to keep up with the times.  During the regular Monday, Oct. More...

DISTRICT JUDGES

Fred Wheaton, Wysox   More...

Lifestyles

Oktoberfest Saturday in Dushore

On Saturday, Oct. 8, the Dushore Area Business Association is hosting their second annual Oktoberfest from 12 to 6 p.m.  Free hay wagon rides will be held throughout the day.  More...

Baker Receives Business Award

Sen. Lisa Baker has been named a “Guardian of Small Business” by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), Pennsylvania’s leading small business advocacy group. More...

Rep. Karen Boback Announces October Hours

Rep. Karen Boback announced outreach and satellite hours for October in order to address questions and concerns of residents of the 117th Legislative District. All offices will be closed on Monday, Oct. 10, due to Columbus Day.  More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

Arts

Arts and talents of the area featured at French Azilum. Fall is in the air. Time to get those quilts out. The French Azilum historic site is brightened with the talents of our local quilters. More...

Bake Sales

There will be a bake sale held Friday, Oct. 21 at P.S. Bank in Wyalusing to benefit Leonice Jones. Leonice is a lifelong member of Spring Hill United Methodist Church. More...

Benefits

Benefit for Granden Houghtaling, cancer patient of Herrickville. Oct. 15 at the Herrickville Fire Hall. Basket raffle, 50/50 and a Chinese auction beginning at 3 p.m.; Chicken and biscuit meal beginning at 4 p.m. until gone. More...

Sports

Harriers Sweep At Home

On Senior Recognition Day, the Wyalusing Valley boys’ cross country team swept a home quad-meet, defeating Troy, 22-34; North Penn-Mansfield, 20-34, and North Rome Christian School (NRCS), 15-50.  More...

Rams Rally Past Red Raiders

Wyalusing 26, Montgomery 7   For the second week in a row, the Wyalusing Valley football team found itself trailing early to an inferior opponent.  Trailing 7-0 at Montgomery on Friday, Sept. More...

Scully Was Simply The Best

With Sunday’s wild-card clinching win over the Los Angeles Dodgers, the season for my San Francisco Giants continued for, at least, one more game.  But a sun-drenched AT&T Park was also the scene of the end of an era.  Vin Scully More...

Houseweart Pleads Guilty in Inch Murder

RECEIVES LIFE SENTENCE WITHOUT PAROLE

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Wyalusing Twp. Supports Minimum Royalty Action

Wyalusing Township is now formally in support of the Minimum Gas Royalty resolution adopted by the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors (PSATS), voting unanimously to support that resolution Tuesday night.  More...

Rt. 706 Traffic in Borough Nearly 30,000 Weekly

It shouldn’t come as a surprise to local area residents that drivers frequently exceed the 25 m.p.h. speed limit when driving through Wyalusing on Route 706. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Local News

Ribbon Cutting Held at Rocky Forest Real Estate

A ribbon cutting organized by the Greater Wyalusing Chamber of Commerce and the owners of Wyalusing’s Rocky Forest Real Estate took place Friday morning at Rocky Forest’s recently renovated Main Street office.  More...

Western Alliance Serving Wyalusing Area

Western Alliance Emergency Services, Inc., a 501c3 Non-Profit ambulance organization, has been covering the Wyalusing and surrounding communities since May 1.  More...

RESURRECTING A PIECE OF MESHOPPEN’S HISTORY

Train Station Welcomed Famous ‘Black Diamond Express’

On many dark, cold mornings during the 1950s, young Jerry Gacha would ride his bike to the train station just off the south side of Route 6 in Meshoppen Borough and meet the Black Diamond Express as it rolled into town on the Lehigh Valley (LV) Railr More...

Opinion

Turning up the Heat on ‘Climate Change Deniers’

Guest Commentary

In the 1950s, it was: “Are you now, or have you ever been, a member of the Communist Party?” Today, it’s: “Are you now, or have you ever been, a climate change denier?”  More...

Had Your Fill with Hill? Time to Jump from Trump?

Campaign slogans have been a part of presidential campaigns since George Washington was fitted for his first set of wooden teeth. Washington himself didn’t need a slogan. More...

Casey’s Dialogue with Dairy Farmers—without the Senator

Guest Commentary

There is an old saying—“The show must go on.” Because of a critical vote being taken in the U.S. Senate, Senator Robert P. Casey, Jr. (D-PA) unfortunately was unable to attend his planned dialogue with dairy farmers.  More...

Columns

Reflections of Nature

A few weeks ago, Charlie Fox and I were traveling south on Rt. 14 when we spied two bald eagles sitting high up in a tree. More...

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Last week’s eyes belonged to Skyler Behrend. The only person to come up with his name was Steve Reinhart. That means we have lots of movie tickets leftover.  * * *  More...

JUST ASK ALICE

DEAR ALICE: I saw on the news where President Obama was standing on the steps outside Air Force One yelling to former President Bill Clinton to hurry up and get on the plane. Do you know what this was all about?  More...

Worship

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWS

“Beloved, I urge you as sojourners and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul. More...

IT’S IN THE BOOK

I always feel very sad for people who do not understand their physical responsibilities to one another nor their spiritual responsibilities to God, our creator. More...

WYALUSING U.M. CHARGE NEWS

The scripture for last Sunday was from Exodus 12 and 13 and from Luke 22. Both were very appropriate for World Communion Sunday.  More...

Education

Alguire Elected to Student Government

A Tunkhannock Area High School graduate has been elected to Student Government at Susquehanna University.  Gabrielle Alguire of Tunkhannock has been elected to the Student Government Association (SGA) by the Susquehanna University student body. More...

Athens Grad Lends Talent to Radio Station

India Reynolds of Ulster is serving this academic year as the operations manager for Susquehanna University’s student-run radio station, WQSU-FM 88.9, The Pulse.  More...

Susquehanna Honors Scholars

Several students were recently honored as University Scholars at Susquehanna University.  To be named a University Scholar, students must have earned a cumulative grade point average of 3.75 in full-time study for the past two semesters or equi More...

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