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Fire Teams Battle Blaze in Wilmot Twp.

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SPP Scores High, Still Room for Improvement

While the Wyalusing Valley High School ranked second highest in performance testing among regional high schools for the 2015-16 school year, with a score of 78.2, there is still some work to be done, according to High School Principal Gary Otis. 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

SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY   Deed Transfers  Naomi Root to Stacey L. McClain, property in Springville Township on Nov. 8.  Thomas Edward Wooden, Sr. to Vicki L. Wooden, property in Jessup Township on Nov. 8.  More...

Opinion

We’re Still Learning to Respect Our Differences

I’ve always been fascinated by how good people—people like you and me—can allow horrible things to happen or be so easily indoctrinated into believing that evil practices are somehow okay.  More...

Obama Leaves Nation With Dwindling Military

Donald Trump will have his work cut out for him when it comes to making good on his campaign pledge to rebuild America’s diminishing military strength.  More...

Lifestyles

Leo Club Seeking Christmas Toy Donations

The Wyalusing Valley High School Leo Club is once again accepting donations of new toys for its Christmas for Kids program. More...

Columns

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Last week’s eyes belonged to President-Elect Donald Trump and it felt like election day all over again with the amount of participation we had in our Seen and Heard “guess the eyes” contest. 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...

JUST ASK ALICE

DEAR ALICE: I couldn’t think of anything to get the old lady for her birthday, and I thought maybe you could give me an idea of somethin’ to get me out of the deep trouble I’m in.  More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

Coming Events...

BAKE SALES  Bake Sale, Friday, Nov. 18, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to benefit Skinners Eddy United Methodist Women at the Laceyville Fire Hall. R46c  BENEFITS   More...

BLOOD DRIVE

The American Red Cross is sponsoring Blood Drives at Sayre, Nov. 28, noon to 5 p.m. at Robert Packer Hospital, Patterson Building and Nov. 29, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at RPH’s Patterson Building; Nov. 22, 1 to 6 p.m. More...

BREAKFASTS

Hunters’ Breakfast, Sunday, Nov. 27, 8 a.m. to noon at Northeast Bradford Memorial VFW 6824 on Haigh’s Pond Road. Pancakes, ham, sausage, eggs, biscuit w/gravy, hash browns, milk, juice and coffee. Donation at door. Open to public. More...

Worship

IT’S IN THE BOOK

There must have been a great amount of home-schooling back in the days of Christ. The Hebrews always home-taught their children. And what they used were the Holy Scriptures. But Jesus’ disciples were mostly fishermen. More...

WYALUSING U.M. CHARGE NEWS

Last Sunday’s Old Testament scripture was from Isaiah 6:1- 8. in this vision, we see God’s Temple opened up for all to see. God fills the temple, and therefore, we can also see that God fills the world. More...

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWS

“For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive in the Spirit,” (I Peter 3:18). More...

Education

‘A Little Night Music’ Coming to WVHS Saturday Night

Members of the Wyalusing Valley High School Senior Chorus are pictured with their director, Carol Madill, during a rehearsal for their annual pops concert “A Little Night Music.” The conc More...

Elk Lake October Students of Month Named

Mr. Marc Weisgold, elementary principal at the Elk Lake School, announces the October 2016 Student of the Month award winners for grades kindergarten through sixth grade. More...

Crazy Hair Days at the SCCTC

During the last week of October, the Cosmetology students at the Susquehanna County Career & Technology Center (SCCTC) held a “Pink Out for Breast Cancer Awareness.” Elk Lake Elementa More...

County Budget Shows No Tax Increase, New 911 Center

Expected to be released today for public viewing, the 2017 Bradford County budget shows no tax increase for residents and also alludes to several capital improvement projects, including a new 911 Center facility. More...

Woman Charged with Murder Found Guilty

The trial for accused murderer Sarah Briggs, 28, opened on Nov. 7 in Susquehanna County court and closed three days later with a guilty verdict on four charges. The jury went to deliberation before dinner on Nov. 9 and returned just after 8 p.m. More...

Fire Dept. Says ‘Thanks,’ Presents Awards

At first it looked as though Saturday night’s annual Appreciation Dinner hosted by the Wyalusing Valley Volunteer Fire Department would be sparsely attended, thanks in part to many of the members responding to a Wilmot Township structure fire ( More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Mabel Brotzman - 2017-08-17
Vicki Ruhf - 2017-08-17
George Wilmarth, Sr. - 2017-08-17
Charles Otto - 2017-08-17
Carl Woznicki - 2017-08-17
Janice Solowiej - 2017-08-17
Carl Thomas Woznicki - 2017-08-10

Local News

Wyalusing Legion Post Hosts Veterans’ Dinner

“From defeating communism, fascism and imperialism, to liberating slaves, keeping the peace during the Cold War and battling terrorism today, veterans have accomplished remarkable things throughout our nation’s history. More...

Commissioners Queried on Lawsuits

During public comment at their Nov. 9 meeting, the Susquehanna County Commissioners were questioned by a visitor if the next year’s budget, now available for review in the Chief Clerk’s office and tentatively set to be approved on Dec. More...

Room Tax Grants, Act 13 Funding Help Area Organizations

Christmas came early for many area organizations as the Bradford County Commissioners have announced over 20 local groups that will receive 2016 Room Tax Grants as well as $10,000 in Act 13 funding to every fire company and ambulance service within t More...

Letters

Grateful for Our Founders, Electoral College

Dear Editor:  All Americans owe a great debt of gratitude to our forefathers for setting up the Electoral College system.  How did someone over two hundred years ago think of something that would save our country today?  I often though More...

Time for Congress To Correct Inequities Forced on Dairy Farmers

Editor:  Recently, some members of the Progressive Agriculture Organization (Pro-Ag) and some members of the National Family Farm Coalition have been considering petitioning the USDA to have a national hearing to deal with the financial mess tha More...

God’s Will: A Trump Presidency

Dear Editor:  When the polls are so off and the pundits get it so wrong and we can see no other explanation for a Donald Trump victory, we can rest assured that it is God who worked a miracle.  We knew and prayed that at the end of the day, More...

Seniors

Early Warning Signs of Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia. It is a progressive, degenerative disorder that attacks neurons and essentially robs people of their memory and language skills. More...

AARP Chapter 4423 Holds Meeting at Fortune Buffet

The Bradford/Sullivan AARP Chapter 4423 met Tuesday, Nov. 8 at 11:30 a.m. at the Fortune Buffet in Sayre. President Tom House opened the meeting with the flag salute followed by George Smith offering a prayer.  More...

Alzheimer’s Researchers Hopeful

Alzheimer’s disease has no cure, and its progression cannot be radically slowed. More...

Dining and Entertainment

‘Beyond Harmony’ Offering Concert And Tree Lighting at Misericordia University

The Class of 2018 and the Beyond Harmony a cappella group at Misericordia University will present, “Have a Holly Jolly Harmony,” a concert and tree lighting to benefit the Ruth Matthews Bourger Women with Children Program. More...

Pat Kane to Host Evening of Music

Come hear the Balladeer of the Southern Tier, Pat Kane, performing Christmas and Irish music.  Enjoy an evening of singing, dancing and food on Dec. 2 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Sons of Italy, located at 301 Desmond Street, Sayre.  More...

‘Dancing with the Stars’ Comes to Wyoming County

The glamour and fun of the hit television program ‘Dancing With the Stars’ of NEPA (DWTS) is coming to Wyoming County to benefit a new health initiative in the area. More...

Sports

Elk Lake Mini Relay Sets Record

Fifth and Sixth Grades Raise over $23K for American Cancer Society

“Whether you raised a dollar or lots of dollars, you made a difference,” an emotional Louise Hicks told a group of Elk Lake Elementary students at the school’s annual Mini Relay for Life on Saturday, Nov. More...

Edsell Leads East to Senior Game Win

Wyalusing Valley senior volleyball player Madelyn Edsell had an all-around strong performance for the winning East squad in the annual East-West Senior Recognition Game in Towanda on Nov. More...

Woodruff Sees Growing Pains for Lady Royals

After a 30-1 debut season as head coach of the University of Scranton women’s basketball team, Wyalusing Valley graduate Trevor Woodruff knew his squad would have a target on its back entering the upcoming season.  The target got a little More...

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