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Fenster Sentenced for Local Bank Robberies

Thirty-one-year old Timothy Fenster was sentenced Tuesday morning for his part in a series of area bank robberies, including the Community Bank in Laceyville and the Community Bank in Meshoppen. The robberies took place on Dec. 17, 2014 and Jan. More...

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DA Seeks to Remove Constable Charged for Selling Meth

Wyoming County District Attorney Jeff Mitchell has filed a petition requesting the removal of Shane R. Fryer, 31, Laceyville, from his elected position of Windham Township constable after he was charged with selling methamphetamine.  More...

White Supremacy Recruiting Flyers Found in Tunkhannock

Tunkhannock Borough Police are currently investigating an incident in which dozens of flyers promoting a white supremacist group were strewn up and down several borough streets.  More...

Museum’s ‘Move to Main Street’ Campaign Gets More Donations

The Wyalusing Valley Museum recently reported a number of new donations in its “Move to Main Street” campaign, which was organized to provide funding for a threephase project, including purchasing the Meteer Building at 25 Main Street ($1 More...

Opinion

What Our Ghost of Christmas Past Thinks About Donald Trump

It’s 5 a.m. More...

Fake News Relies on Reality to Thrive

So we’re all revved up about fake news churned out by Ruskies trying to get Trump elected. I’m sure that story will continue to unfold and will undoubtedly fuel a flood of more fake news.  More...

Penn State Extension Offers Workshop on Running for Local Office

If you are considering running for local elected office, you can get helpful advice by attending a workshop to be offered by Penn State Extension early next year.  More...

Columns

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Welcome to the final Rocket- Courier of 2016 and, with 64 pages, the largest. We’ll be taking a few days off and will be back again with our first paper of the new year on Thursday, Jan. 5.  * * *  More...

Reflections of Nature

Last week, we had our first snowfall that needed to be shoveled and plowed. The TV weatherman had been predicting the first really cold weather of the season, and his predictions were correct. More...

The Way We Were...

A look back at the people and places of the Wyalusing area over the last 20 years or more.  Dorothy Hangs Stockings with Care   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.   More...

CHRISTMAS EVENTS

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Route 6 W. in Tunkhannock, will hold a Christmas Eve Candlelight Communion Service, 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 24. Christmas Day Communion Service will be at 10 a.m. on Dec. 25. More...

Worship

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWS

“And you, my child, will be called a prophet of the Most High; for you will go on before the Lord to prepare the way for him, to give his people the knowledge of salvation through the forgiveness of their sins, because of the tender mercy of ou More...

WYALUSING U.M. CHARGE NEWS

Last Sunday, we heard the words from Luke 1:26-56. This is the story of the angel Gabriel going to Mary and telling her that she would be giving birth to a son. This son would be called the “Son of the Most High.”  More...

IT’S IN THE BOOK

The gift of God is eternal life.  If you learn nothing else from history, and history piles up fast day by day, do know that our God is true to His word. All that He declares has and will take place. As Peter writes in II Peter 3:9  More...

Education

SCCTC Shines at SkillsUSA Districts

SkillsUSA is a national organization serving students who are preparing for careers in technical, skilled and service occupations. Competitive events begin locally and continue through state and national levels. More...

New Educator Welcomed at Penn State Extension

Amber Denmon joined Penn State Extension in Bradford County on Nov. 14 as the Food, Families, and Health and Food Safety Educator. Denmon is a registered dietitian, and she earned her B.S. degree from Mansfield University of Pennsylvania. More...

Montrose Girl On Dean’s List

Meghan Spellman, a Montrose native, qualified for the fall 2016 Dean’s List at Belmont University. Eligibility is based on a minimum course load of 12 hours and a quality grade point average of 3.5 with no grade below a C.   More...

Family Loses Everything in Early Morning Fire

It was one of those tragic Christmas season fires that people dread.  The good news is that Travis Boher and his girlfriend, Danielle Fries, escaped safely from their burning two-story Terry Township home along Viall Hill Road after fire broke o More...

Let Me Think About This, Santa

Photo by David Keeler Four-year-old Willow Zenewicz, daughter of Stacey Nystrand of Laceyville, seems to be giving some serious thought to what she wants for Christmas during her conversation with Sa More...

Local Fans See Lucas Steele Perform on Broadway

A group of local area residents who traveled to New York City on Dec. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Robert Barth, III - 2017-10-19
Cornelia Krispin - 2017-10-19
Jean Van Dyke - 2017-10-19
Joann Hinkley - 2017-10-19
Marguerite Cobb - 2017-10-19

Looking Back

Looking Back at 2016

Full Story

The Year In Review

A look back at stories that made the news in 2016 — Compiled by Publisher David Keeler and Sports Editor Pete Hardenstine — More...

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...

Sheriff’s Office Bringing Active Threat Training to Bradford County

Bradford County Sheriff’s Office and the ALICE Training Institute have teamed up to bring ALICE Instructor Training to Western Alliance Emergency Services at 430 Canton Street, Troy on April 10 and 11, 2017.  More...

Crime and Courts

DISTRICT JUDGES

Fred Wheaton, Wysox   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, Towanda:  ARD Program  More...

COURTHOUSE NOTES

BRADFORD COUNTY   Deed Transfers  Gerald F. and Colleen G. Taylor to Gerald F. Taylor in Herrick Township for $1 on Dec. 7.  More...

Lifestyles

Big Smiles for Santa

Kolebi Reed (left) and Christopher Kleinbauer, II of Lawton both enjoyed visiting with Santa Claus at the Lawton Senior Center on Dec. 10 during its annual “Breakfast with Santa” event. Photo by Cain Chamberlin   More...

Why is Rudolph’s nose red? What makes it glow?

Ms. More...

Give a Gift with Impact This Holiday

College costs too much for too many, and the price continues to rise. More...

Dining and Entertainment

Why Does Santa Drink MOO-licious Milk?

As Christmas is coming around the corner, children of all ages are moving more and more onto the edge of their seats while waiting for the 25th of December to arrive.  More...

Winners in the Annual Rocket-Courier Sponsored Christmas Cash Contest

First Place Winner Larry Stevens of Wysox was the grand-prize winner of $500 in this year’s Christmas Cash promotion, sponsored by the Rocket-Courier. More...

—2016 Christmas Cash Winners—

1st – Larry Stevens, Wysox - $500 — Antler Ridge Winery 2nd – Christine Hermanski, $250 — Century Farm Meats 3rd – Carl Green, $100 — David’s Florist 4th – Louise Evans, Sayre - $100 &mda More...

Sports

Rams Hold Off Warriors

Wyalusing 65, Elk Lake 53

Wyalusing Valley shot 12- for-20 from the foul line in the fourth quarter to hold off a furious Elk Lake rally en route to a 65-53 win at Layman Gymnasium on Dec. More...

Until Next Year, Dear Readers

The Rocket-Courier may be taking a break next week, but the local sporting scene continues over the next two weeks.  I have seen busier holiday schedules, but there should be a little something to satisfy fans and, in some cases, participants, o More...

Trio Places At KOM Tourney

Three Wyalusing Valley wrestlers placed at the prestigious King of the Mountain Tournament at Central Mountain High School on Dec. More...

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