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Candlelight Service Sunday At Presbyterian Church

OPEN HOUSE AT FORMER MASONIC LODGE

The annual Candlelight Service sponsored by the Wyalusing Musical Society is scheduled for Sunday, Dec. More...

Fire Destroys Laceyville Borough Home

NEIGHBOR’S DOG LIKELY SAVED SLEEPING FAMILY

A Laceyville Borough family was awakened by their neighbor and fled their burning home after fire broke out in their twostory home around 11:15 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8  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   Mary C. Radney, Laurie Shanks, POA, to Elizabeth T. Molnar in South Waverly Borough for $92,185 on Nov. 28.  More...

– Bradford County Sentencings & Pleas –

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

Letters

Pawpaw Trees Not Just a Southern Thing

Dear Editor:  I was very interested to read Bill Bower’s column on the Pawpaw trees. More...

Americans are Right to Worry About Insurance Quality

Editor:  Of all their concerns about healthcare, Americans are most worried about whether they can afford their insurance. That’s the key finding from a new Morning Consult survey of over 20,000 people.  More...

Lifestyles

WVHS Class of 1961 Holds Reunion

On Saturday, Aug. 6, the Wyalusing Valley High School Class of 1961 held their 55th class reunion at the Wyalusing Hotel with 41 classmates attending. More...

Bradford-Tioga Head Start Teaches Healthy Holiday Eating

During the holidays, yummy food and tasty treats are everywhere. It’s easy to let healthy eating habits slide. But now is the most important time of year to keep up with healthy food habits.  More...

Watch out for Silver ‘Candy’

Button batteries can be found in many items throughout the home, including toys, remote controls, greeting cards and watches. More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

BLOOD DRIVE

The American Red Cross is sponsoring Blood Drives at Sayre, Dec. 27, 1 to 6 p.m., Crossroads Family Ministries, 200 West Lockhart Street; Dec. 28, noon to 5 p.m., Sayre Health Care Center, 151 Keefer Lane; Dec. More...

BREAKFASTS

No Breakfast in December at the Herrickville Fire Hall since it is Christmas Sunday. Breakfasts will resume in January.  All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast at the Towanda Elks Lodge, 929 S. Main St., Towanda on Dec. 18. Doors open at 8 a.m. More...

CHRISTMAS EVENTS

Live Nativity in Rome on the grounds of Rome Vigilante Fire Company on Saturday, Dec. 17 from 5 to 7 p.m. This will be presented by the Rome Presbyterian Church, the Rome United Methodist Church and the North Orwell Union Church. More...

Sports

Ray Raffin Loses Battle with Cancer

The Wyalusing community lost a great and good man yesterday and I lost a friend.  Ray Raffin, who helped put Wyalusing on the map with his great high school football teams of the 1980s and 1990s, lost his battle with cancer early Wednesday morni More...

WVHS Cagers Defeat Sayre

Jon Morrison led three Wyalusing Valley players in double figures in a 57-41 win over Sayre at Layman Gymnasium on Dec. More...

Gary Woodruff Memorial Duals

Photos by Pete Hardenstine Wyalusing Valley’s Ryan Kipp pinned Tunkhannock’s Jake Stephens at 182 pounds as the Rams claimed the Gary Woodruff Memorial Duals on Dec. More...

Salsman Re-elected WASD President

MUENCH RETURNS AS V.P.

The Wyalusing Area School Board held its reorganization and regular meeting Wednesday, Dec. 7, in the cafeteria of the Northern Tier Career Center in Towanda. More...

County Gives ‘No Apologies’ for Act 13 Spending

CONSULTANT HIRED FOR COMPREHENSIVE PLAN UPDATE

The Bradford County Commissioners officially responded to PA Auditor General Eugene DePasquale’s recent audit report of the Public Utility Commission (PUC) regarding “questionable spending” of Impact Fee funding by Bradford and surr More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

George R. Farr, Jr. - 2017-04-27

Local News

Keyes Named Dean of Students, Athletic Director

RECALLED FROM FURLOUGH:

In what was a very popular move Wednesday, Dec. 7, the Wyalusing Area School Board recalled Brent Keyes from furlough to assume the combined post of Dean of Students and Athletic Director. More...

Elk Lake, SCCTC Reorganize

At their Dec. 6 meeting, the joint board of directors for Elk Lake School District and the Susquehanna County Career and Technology Center (SCCTC) launched a new term for now president Eric Emmerich. Chuck Place was seated as vice president. More...

Elderly Troy Man Killed In Columbia Twp. Crash

State police are investigating a two-vehicle fatal crash that occurred over the weekend in Columbia Township.  More...

Opinion

Godspeed, John Glenn

For Baby Boomers like me and others who remember the dawning days of the U.S. More...

To Those Who Gave Us the Greatest Christmas Gift

I’ve only spent one Christmas away from my family. That was in Vietnam in 1967, and I remember nothing about it. Try as I might, I can’t recall that Christmas at all. More...

Seniors

Skilled Nursing Liability Costs on the Rise in Pennsylvania

The costs associated with Pennsylvania’s out of control tort climate continue to increase for Pennsylvania skilled nursing facilities, according to the findings of an analysis released recently by Aon Global Risk Consulting.  More...

Rebounding from a Late Start to Retirement Savings

Some people do not have the ability to begin saving for retirement early on. Others may have brushed retirement savings aside for so long that they are now worried that it’s too late to begin socking away money for retirement.  More...

How to Avoid Caregiver Burnout

Caring for an aging or sick relative is not always so easy. More...

Columns

Reflections of Nature

In our back yard, I’ve noticed that the ground beneath the Norway spruce tree is littered with tips of branches. More...

The Bugle Calls

This is the latest installment in a series of profiles of members of the 141st Pennsylvania Volunteer Regiment, which was comprised of men from Bradford County who fought in the Civil War.   More...

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Last week’s eyes belonged to Christine Heyman. Once again, we stumped everyone. Nobody came up with her name.  * * *  More...

Worship

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish

In Matthew 11:2-11, John the Baptist from prison longs to know “Are you the one who is to come?” John’s longing for Christ is what keeps him looking eagerly to each new day. More...

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWS

“But when the set time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those under the law, that we might receive adoption to sonship,” (Galatians 4:4- 5). More...

WYALUSING U.M. CHARGE NEWS

Last Sunday we didn’t have any formal scripture lesson because the children presented their Christmas program. So without a scripture reference, let’s look instead at the third week of advent. More...

Education

SCHOOL MENUS

WYALUSING ELEMENTARY BREAKFAST MONDAY, DEC. 19 Breakfast pizza or assorted whole grain cereal w/animal crackers, chilled juice and/or fruit, low-fat milk. TUESDAY, DEC. More...

Beaver Meadows

nkeeler1@mac.com Nancy Keeler

Well, another week has passed, and it went pretty darn fast if you ask me! Amazing, we have one more Rocket-Courier left to publish in 2016.  More...

LEARN Meeting Held at Mountain View

The Susquehanna County LEARN (Local Education and Resource Network: A Key Partnership for Early Learning) Team recently held a special transition event for owners, directors and staff members who work with preschool children.  More...

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