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Waste Water Facility Proposed At Former Laceyville School

At Tuesday night’s meeting of the Laceyville Borough Council, Mayor Phil Brewer read a letter addressed to the Braintrim Township Supervisors that he said would likely be of interest to Laceyville Borough residents. 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   Deed Transfers  Elizabeth Decker Estate, Robert Decker, Executor, to Rose Odegard in Towanda Borough, Third Ward for $5,000 on Sept. 28.  More...

—BRADFORD COUNTY SENTENCINGS & PLEAS—

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

Letters

Rural Road Safety is Important All Year Long

Dear Editor:  The Bradford-Sullivan County Farm Bureau is celebrating Rural Roads Safety by encouraging county residents to travel safely on the roads this fall.  More...

Asking the Borough To Step Up

Dear Editor:  More...

Lifestyles

Harford Queen Broadcasts Live

The 25th Anniversary Harford Fair Queen Jolie Winemiller joined WNEP’s Ryan Leckey for the very early live broadcast on the first full day of the fair. More...

Pride Day Planned for Friday

Bradford County will host its first LBGTQ Pride Day event on Friday, Oct. 14, from noon until 5 p.m. More...

Bluegrass and Barbecue

The Meat Hook BBQ in Laceyville held an end of the season celebration on Friday night, Oct. More...

Dining and Entertainment

One Day Left to Enter Twin Tiers Talent Competition

Only one week remains to enter the Twin Tiers Talent Competition. The Bradford County Regional Arts Council (BCRAC) is seeking entries into the first ever Twin Tiers Talent Competition, to be held on Oct. 30, at 3 p.m. More...

Abuse and Rape Crisis Center Holding Silent Auction

A Silent Auction in support of the Abuse and Rape Crisis Center (ARCC) will be held Sunday, Nov. 6. From 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the JFK Hall at St. Agnes School in Towanda. More...

Orchestra Seeks Musicians

The Northern Tier Symphony Orchestra is looking for musicians to join it for the upcoming season.  Concerts are scheduled for Nov. 12 in Wyalusing, Nov. 19 in Peckville and Dec. More...

Sports

North Branch Triathlon Thriller by the River

Ross Holds Off Team Believe; McDonald Wins Ironwoman Title

After a 3.6-mile run, 4.6-mile paddle down a low and slow Susquehanna River and a 15.3- mile cycling leg, the North Branch Triathlon was settled by an all-out sprint across Wyalusing’s Rainbow Bridge on Saturday, Oct. 8.  More...

Triathlon Shows Signs Of Renewal

After last year’s record-low turnout of participants, the North Branch Triathlon showed signs of life this year.  A total of 60 individuals, making up 44 entries, signed up for Saturday’s race. More...

Hitchcock Tenth at District Golf

Wyalusing Valley senior Holdan Hitchcock fell four strokes short of qualifying for the PIAA regional golf tournament with a two-day score of plus-25 in the District Four Class AA tournament at Eagles Mere Country Club on Oct. 8.  More...

Education

Wyalusing Fourth Grade Students Learn about Conservation

Invasive insects killing the region’s trees, an irrepressible disease decimating the bat population, and various factors playing into the disappearance of the crucial honeybees.   More...

Technology Bringing Kindergarten Home to Abbi

Six-year-old Abbi Brown used to almost go into a depression at the start of the school year as her three sisters went off to school and Abbi was left behind at home.  More...

Pickett Attends Festival

While at Canton’s Apple and Cheese Festival recently, Rep. More...

Trial Underway For 2015 Fatal DUI Crash

A decision is expected today in Bradford County Court pertaining to an alleged DUI crash that led to the tragic loss of two teenage boys and the injury of three others on the evening of Aug. 29, 2015. More...

Wyalusing Meadows Project Taking Shape

Construction of the 50-unit housing development known as Wyalusing Meadows is about 40 percent completed, according to a report issued to Wyalusing Borough recently by Chip Darling, Development and Operations Manager for Mission First, the company co More...

‘We Did It’ Dream of Fitness Center Becomes Reality

Barb Hugo, chairperson of the Friends of Fitness Committee, summed up the group’s successful campaign to build a fitness center for the high school and community in just three words: “We did it!”  More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Verne Lott - 2017-12-14
Catherine Gregory - 2017-12-14
Ceejay Smith - 2017-12-14
Charles Keeney - 2017-12-14
Martha Wildrick - 2017-12-14

Local News

'Hallowinefest' Coming to WC Fairgrounds Oct. 29

What could make for a better way to usher in Halloween than dressing up in your favorite costume, enjoying some great music and sampling fine local wines?  You can do all this at the Endless Mountains Hallowinefest set to take place on Saturday, More...

Fancy Fair Moves to Fire Hall

Even though an exact date has not yet been set, The Oldest House in Laceyville is about to undergo some major repairs.  This has prompted organizers of the Fancy Fair, an annual fall fundraiser of The Oldest House, to find an alternate location More...

Wyoming County Sentencings for September

Several sentences were handed down in Wyoming County Court in September. All sentences carry with them appropriate court costs and fees, any applicable fines and community service and/or restitution where so ordered.  More...

Opinion

The Great Diversion

America’s adversaries must be rolling with laughter when they see the turmoil leading up to the election of the next President of the United States.  Time was when America’s great democratic system was the envy of the world, now it&r More...

Politics 2016: Keeping it Simple AND Stupid

It’s fair to say we were suffering through a national hangover the morning after Sunday’s presidential debate. It was a strange, disturbing spectacle indeed, and it definitely was not PG if you rated it like they do movies. More...

Are Dairy Farmers Being Conditioned to Accept Low Milk Prices?

I was astonished when I was informed that some national agriculture magazines and other agricultural news outlets are basically saying, “Take your present milk prices and shut up!” They are saying that $24 milk was once in a lifetime and More...

Columns

Reflection of Nature

Recently, I received a phone call from a local farmer wanting to know if there was a way to keep the large flocks of starlings from coming in his open-end barn. Although he has tried many things to discourage the birds, they keep coming back. More...

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Last week’s eyes belonged to Richard Sherman. Since we had lots of winners this week, we didn’t have time to call everyone.  More...

JUST ASK ALICE

DEAR ALICE: Can you tell me why it is that fashions for women seem to change every year, but men’s clothing seems to stay pretty much the same?  —TRENDY IN TOWANDA DEAR TRE: The reason men’s suits look the same year after year, More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

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...

BINGO

Deals & Steals Bingo: Saturday, Oct. 22, Rush Social Hall, Lawton. Doors open at 5 p.m. Calling starts at 6 p.m. Food, drinks, baked goods and 50/50 raffles. Sponsored by L&R Community Group.   More...

Worship

IT’S IN THE BOOK

The Acropolis is still a beautiful example of Greek architecture. Coming into Athens by ship, it still stands high on the hill in the center of Athens, its white marble glistening in the sun. More...

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish

In the parable of the curing of the ten lepers, these wonderful deeds should elicit several reactions from us. The first is gratitude to God, the second is worship of the one true God and the third is action on behalf of others.  More...

Misercordia University Celebrates Mercy Week

Misericordia University recently celebrated Mercy Week and the heritage of the Religious Sisters of Mercy, who founded the institution of higher education in 1924, by hosting a Service Fair in the Banks Student Life Center.  More...

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