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A Painted Fall Sky

It was a beautiful fall morning on Thursday, Oct. More...

Verdict Reached in Fatal DUI Crash Trial

Initial coverage of this story was first published on our website on Thursday, Oct. 13. For breaking news alerts and email updates, sign up at www.rocket-courier.com.  More...

Mobile Device Ban OK’d for Wyoming Co. Polling Places

If you’re voting in Wyoming County, be sure to have your mobile phone or tablet turned off and put away while you’re inside the polling place. The new ruling will be in effect for the Nov. 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

DISTRICT JUDGES

Fred Wheaton, Wysox   More...

COURTHOUSE NOTES

BRADFORD COUNTY   Deed Transfers  Carole J. Jacoby to Carole J. Jacoby, Michelle Murrelle and Karen Shaffer in South Waverly Borough for $1 on Oct. 4.  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

Help the United Way Reach its 2017 Goal

Dear Editor:  We all win when basic needs are met, when a child succeeds in school, when families are financially stable and when people are healthy and productive members of society. More...

Double Standard in Judging Trump

Dear Editor:  Just thoughts...no defense... More...

Two Untrustworthy Candidates

Dear Editor:  We know that many politicians make promises they cannot keep, and they typically use manipulative and ambiguous language to hide their true ideas and feelings. More...

Seniors

Medicare Open Enrollment—How to Choose the Best Plan and Agent for You

Only 13 percent of senior citizens review their Medicare insurance plans annually. Every year, plans change—the premiums, co-pays, doctors and even the price you pay for your prescription drugs. More...

Towanda Area Seniors Hold Monthly Meeting

The Towanda Area Senior Citizens met on Thursday, Sept. 15 in Ferguson Hall at the Wysox Presbyterian Church.  President Bob Whipple welcomed 42 members and one guest.  Ken Bartholomew was the guest and was welcomed as a new member.  More...

Wyalusing Valley High School Class of 1969 Holds Reunion

On Aug. 20, members of the Wyalusing Valley High School Class of 1969 gathered at the Wyalusing American Legion to celebrate the class members reaching a milestone—turning 65. More...

Columns

Reflections of Nature

When the word “Halloween” is mentioned, I immediately think of ghosts. So, I thought you readers would be interested in reading about nature’s ghost plant.  More...

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Last week’s eyes belonged to Caroline Taylor. Once again, we had approximately 50 ticket winners.  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

Lady Rams Dig Pink in Win

The Wyalusing Valley girls’ volleyball team split Northern Tier League matches, defeating Athens and falling to North Penn- Liberty.  Wyalusing enters the final week of the regular season with a 9- 6 record, including an 8- 6 NTL Large Sc More...

JV Woes Sign of Trouble

High school football fans have to be concerned about the future of the sport.  Recent years have seen dwindling numbers of players, even on many traditional powerhouse programs.  The plight of the junior varsity programs in the Northern T More...

Harriers Set Eyes On District Meet

Wyalusing Valley has always approached the NTL Coaches’ Invitational as a tune- up for the all- important District Four cross country championships.  On Saturday, Oct. More...

Breaking News - 10/21/2016 12:14 PM

Flooding Postpones Rams Football, Soccer  Free Access 

A Wyalusing Rams' football game with Wellsboro scheduled to take place tonight at Peterson Stadium's Ray Raffin Field has been postponed due to extensive flooding in the region, primarily in area's west of Wyalusing.  The game has been resc More...

Youth Football Games Postponed

Wyalusing Youth football games (A-B-C Teams) that were set to take place Saturday have been rescheduled for Sunday, October  23 in Towanda, beginning at 11:15 a.m.     More...

Still No Vote on House Bill 1391

AMENDMENTS HINDER PASSAGE; LEGISLATION STILL IN CAUCUS

Optimism for a vote on House Bill 1391 in the PA House of Representatives is dwindling as the piece of legislation still resides in caucus with several hindering amendments attached to it.  Bradford County Commissioner Ed Bustin spent Monday and More...

Tourism Agency Approves Website Upgrades, Visitors’ Guide Publisher

It was a busy meeting for the Bradford County Tourism Promotion Agency (BCTPA) on Monday evening as the board approved several website upgrades and selected a publisher for a new annual visitors’ guide for the county.  More...

Nominations Sought For Outstanding Citizen

The Wyalusing Rainbow Club is seeking nominations for the recipient of its 16th annual Outstanding Citizen Award that honors exemplary community service.  Send nominations, with information about why your nominee should receive the award, to roc More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Larry Wayne Snyder - 2017-03-23
Timothy C. Ackley - 2017-03-23

Local News

Inaugural Pride Day for LGBTQ Community Held in Towanda

For the first time in its history, Bradford County was the setting for an LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning) event on Friday, Oct. 14 in front of the county courthouse in Towanda.   More...

Cook’s Pond Becomes County’s Fourth Park

Bradford County officially owns a fourth park as of last Thursday, Oct. 13, after the Bradford County Commissioners took over ownership and maintenance of Cook’s Pond. More...

From Eyesore to Enhancement

What earlier this summer was rapidly becoming a Main Street eyesore has undergone a major transformation and now the former dentist office, that also once served as Wyalusing’s Post Office, has More...

Opinion

Dylan’s Nobel Prize Proves “The Times They Are A-Changin’”

I’ll admit that I was surprised when Barack Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize back in 2009. After all, I recall thinking at the time, what has he really done to foster peace across the globe after less than a year as president?  More...

Fear and Loathing Undermines Democracy

Watching television during a presidential campaign instills you with a fondness for the mute button. We’re bombarded by political ads, most of them attacking the character and qualifications of the candidates’ respective opponents. More...

Lifestyles

Towanda’s Riverside Cemetery Completes $50K Survey of Grounds

Fifty thousand dollars of in kind survey field work services have been completed for the Riverside Cemetery and its governing body, the Riverside Cemetery Association (RCA). More...

Dairy Farmers Meet with USDA Reps, Farm Aid

Several dairy farmers and staff of various farm organizations met on Thursday, Sept. 15 in Washington with officials of the USDA in meetings and events organized by Farm Aid. Introducing the events was Farm Aid Executive Director Carolyn Mugar.  More...

Kellogg Farm Site of ‘Plow Day’

Thanks to Mike and Debbie Krause of Dushore for sending us this photo they snapped during Saturday’s Traditional Plow Day, held at Charles and Maxine Kelloggs’ farm in New Albany. More...

Dining and Entertainment

WVHS Students to Perform with Army Jazz Ambassadors Saturday at Free Concert

Wyalusing Valley Jr./Sr. High School (WVHS) students Nicholas Werner, Bradley Tessier and Alexandra Calaman will join the U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors during their performance at the Kenneth Williams Auditorium at WVHS on Saturday, Oct. More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

BAKE SALES

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

BASKET RAFFLES

The Stevensville Community Club is planning an extra special Basket Raffle for Nov. 9, 10, 11 and 12. This year there will also be a separate Party Cart raffle with drawing being held just before the basket raffle, Nov. 12 at 4 p.m. More...

BENEFITS

Benefit for Danny Mast on Friday, Oct. 21 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the LeRaysville Community Hall. 15-year-old Danny has had multiple surgeries on his ears and needs one more to correct his hearing. He is son of Paul and Laura Mast of Le- Raysville. More...

Worship

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWS

“The Lord confides in those who fear him; he makes his covenant known to them. My eyes are ever on the Lord, for only he will release my feet from the snare,” (Psalm 25:14-15). More...

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish

In the gospel of Luke 18:1-8, our Lord teaches us the need for perseverance in prayer. This perseverance develops our trust and confidence in God. It helps us to become humble and to realize how weak we are when left to ourselves. More...

UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

Last Sunday’s scripture was more lengthy than most, but instead of being about a group of people as the scripture lessons have been for the last few weeks, this scripture was about one woman, Hannah. More...

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