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No Tax Increase in Wyalusing Twp. Budget

The Wyalusing Township Supervisors passed their 2017 budget during a special meeting held Tuesday, Dec. 27 and, according to Township Secretary Maxine Meteer, nothing was changed from the proposed budget unveiled during the Dec. 6 meeting.  More...

Wyoming Commissioners Have Busy End to 2016

On Tuesday, Dec. 27, the Wyoming County Commissioners handled several items of business before they recessed for the final time in 2016. First up was the approval of the 2017 budget, which does not increase taxes.  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  Raymond J. and Mattie S. Mast to Justian Jordan and Faith Livermore in Warren Township for $150,200 on Dec. 14.  More...

Senator Yaw Announces Satellite Office Hours

Senator Gene Yaw recently announced that his office will be holding Satellite Office hours during the month of January.  More...

Letters

United Way Thanks Community

Dear Editor:  United Way of Bradford County thanks the community for their ongoing support throughout 2016 and wishes everyone a happy holiday season.  The community has been very generous in supporting Bradford County nonprofits and the an More...

A Cold Hard Wind Coming Over the Ridge

Dear Spring Hill:  I woke November ninth to a different world than the one I was born in, the one you helped raise me in. More...

Fed Up with Democratic Progressivism

Dear Editor:  More...

Lifestyles

News from the Wyalusing Public Library

Happy New Year! Here’s hoping everyone’s holiday was full of blessings.  We have many new announcements to pass along. Starting this week, library hours on Tuesday and Thursday are now 2:30 to 7 p.m. More...

Mehravari Joins Guthrie Clinic Board

Guthrie welcomes Dr. Nader Mehravari to The Guthrie Clinic Board of Directors. More...

Lions Wrap Up Busy 2016

The Tunkhannock Lions Club recently hosted their 2016 Christmas party and toy drive. Over 75 toys were collected and donated to Interfaith Friends. More...

Dining and Entertainment

Comedienne Marina Franklin Coming to the Keystone

Comedienne Marina Franklin brings her renowned stand-up routine to the Dunn Center for the Performing Arts at the Keystone Theatre, Towanda, on Friday, Jan. 27, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. This performance is sponsored by Henry Dunn, Inc.  More...

‘No Man’s Land’ Comes to the Dietrich

National Theatre Live returns to the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock with the filmed play No Man’s Land by Harold Pinter, a groundbreaking play by a groundbreaking playwright, with two showings on Sundays, Jan. 15 and 22 at 2 p.m.  More...

Sports

Rams Reclaim Crown

Haley Scores Fourth Tourney Title; Edsell, Kipp, Otis Also Win Weights

Led by four individual champions, including four-time winner Josh Haley, Wyalusing Valley claimed the Tunkhannock Holiday Classic title on Dec. More...

Traver’s Title Paces Tigers

Tunkhannock advanced four wrestlers into the finals of its own Holiday Classic Tournament on Dec. More...

Lady Rams Down NP-Liberty

Madelyn Edsell scored eight of her game-high 16 points in the fourth quarter of Wyalusing Valley’s 30-15 win at North Penn-Liberty on Dec. More...

Education

Wyalusing School Menus

ELEMENTARY BREAKFAST  MONDAY, JAN. 9  Breakfast pizza or Assorted whole grain cereal w/animal crackers chilled juice and/or fruit.  TUESDAY, JAN. More...

Keystone College Honored by White House for Healthy Campus Challenge

Keystone College has been recognized for its successful participation in the White House Healthy Campus Challenge health insurance campaign, and representatives will attend a ceremony at the White House later in January.  More...

WVES Students Donate to Ulster Humane Society

This year, instead of a classroom gift exchange, students in Annette Pickett’s second-grade class at Wyalusing Valley Elementary School donated pet supplies for pets living at the Bradford Coun More...

Breaking News - 1/5/2017 11:50 AM

MDJ Michael Shaw Requests Misconduct Allegations be Dismissed  Free Access 

Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw has officially denied the alleged seven misconduct charges filed against him by the PA Judicial Conduct Board on Nov. 1, 2016.   More...

Optimistic Outlook for Gas Industry in 2017

For the past several months, there’s been a noticeable uptick in activity among energy companies in the Marcellus shale region of northeastern Pennsylvania.  Water hauling trucks, gas rig operating crews and company vehicles have been spot More...

It's Déjà Vu for Eastabrook Family

History has a way of repeating itself, sometimes in the most unexpected ways. More...

Keelers Named Outstanding Citizens

WYALUSING RAINBOW CLUB HOSTING BANQUET

It was 1977 when the late civic leader, former Rocket- Courier owner and managing editor William Keeler, was named Wyalusing’s Man of the Year. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Local News

Wyalusing Township Reorganizes for 2017

The Wyalusing Township Supervisors met Tuesday evening to conduct a reorganization meeting, including the nomination of several board members and adopting and approving contracts and benefits for township employees as well as re-appointing a member t More...

Repairs on The Oldest House Near Completion

The foundation repair on The Oldest House in Laceyville is nearing its completion right on schedule. More...

County Passes $76 Million Budget for 2017

This article was first published on our website on the morning of Friday, Dec. 23. For breaking news alerts and email updates, sign up at www.rocket-courier.com.  More...

Opinion

Lingering Questions From Last Year

Here are some unanswered questions from 2016 that I’m hoping I’ll find answers for as we head into the new year.  More...

We’re All on This Bumpy Ride Together

Let me be the last to wish you a happy new year. If I’m the first, then you don’t get around much.  I’ve never had this many reservations about a new year. More...

Political Cartoon

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Seniors

January is Bath Safety Month

Bubble baths, a concert hall and even a hidden underwater shipwreck can all be found in the most unlikely place in your home—the bathroom (or at least in the bathtub).  More...

Columns

Reflections of Nature

On Christmas Day, we were visiting our son’s family in Arlington, VA. More...

Seen ‘N’ Heard

The eyes in our last issue of 2016 belonged to Lucas Steele. More...

JUST ASK ALICE

DEAR ALICE: First, I didn’t like it that you mentioned in your column that I’m dating my neighbor’s ex-wife. And second, we’ve been keeping this extremely low key. More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

ARTS

Join Us For Art Class: An art group is starting at the Warren Center Senior Center every Wednesday starting Jan. 11 at 1 p.m. Open to those 18 years and older. More...

BREAKFASTS

Monthly Breakfast at the Herrickville Fire Hall, Sunday, Jan. 29, 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. All you can eat pancakes, French toast, ham, sausage, eggs, home fries, sausage gravy and biscuits, coffee, orange juice, real maple syrup and sugarfree syrup. More...

CHURCH

The Moxie Community Church Children’s Choir practice every Wednesday, 5:30 to 6:10 p.m. Awana class is from 6:10-7:45 p.m. for children. Contact Alicia Clouse at 570-250- 8204 with any questions.  More...

Worship

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWS

“Lord, you have been our dwelling place throughout all generations. Before the mountains were born or you brought forth the whole world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God. More...

IT’S IN THE BOOK

I never thought this crazy world would make it into 2017, but here we are for richer, for poorer, for better or for worse. Some folks feel it is a golden time to make some changes in your life; a new year, a new pattern for living.  More...

WYALUSING U.M. CHARGE NEWS

Last Sunday’s scripture was focused on “waiting.” Indeed, we spend much of our lives “waiting.” We wait in lines at the grocery store, at the bank, in restaurants, at red lights, and on and on. More...

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