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Tax Collectors at Odds with WASD Over Pay

The Wyalusing Area School Board (WASD) was confronted Monday night regarding their Nov. 9, 2015 decision to reduce the 2018-2022 tax collectors’ rate to $1.20 per bill issued, down from the current rate of $5 per bill issued.  More...

Meshoppen Receives DCNR Grant to Plan Park Revamp

The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) sent a letter to Meshoppen Borough Council congratulating it for receiving a $30,000 grant intended to help design the site plan for revamping the ballpark area just across the street from B 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...

Area Roadwork Scheduled

—Sullivan County—   Intersections of Mill  Creek and Loyalsock Creek  More...

Athens Attorney Disbarred

On Jan. More...

Letters

Wolf’s Closing of Prisons a Bad Idea

Editor:  It’s disappointing the Wolf administration has already made a decision to close two state prisons without any public input whatsoever and is now strangely leaving five communities twisting in the wind for several weeks. More...

Time to Make Wyalusing a Destination

Editor:  More...

Lifestyles

Rotary Club Presents Scholarship

Robbie Godshall, a human resources major at Indiana University of PA, center, was presented a $3,600 check by Rotary Assistant District 7410 Governor Norm Kelly, left, and Wyalusing Rotary President More...

Area QDMA Donates Tree Planter

The Susquehanna Branch of the Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) has been providing additional needed equipment to the local Food and Cover Corps crews of the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC).  More...

No Foul Play in Bear Deaths

The ingestion of plant parts from a common ornamental shrub is the likely cause of death for a 300-pound female bear and her three cubs that died earlier this month in West Wyoming Borough, according to the Pennsylvania Game Commission.  More...

Dining and Entertainment

Displaying Rock and Roll in Art and Music

Why celebrate Rock and Roll in Art and Music with the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock and the Kitson Arts Alliance on Sunday, Jan. 29 from 2 to 5 p.m.? Because Rock and Roll is so quintessentially American and so diverse. More...

Sports

Grapplers Third at Zephyr Duals

The Wyalusing Valley wrestling team finished third at the Zephyr Duals at Whitehall High School on Jan. More...

Big Mat Showdown Arrives

Local wrestling fans have been anticipating tonight’s Wyalusing Valley at Athens wrestling match since the schedules were released.  Based on the number of returning wrestlers on both squads, it has been clear for some time that the winner More...

Lady Rams Rout Towanda

The Wyalusing Valley girls’ basketball team went on a 17-2 run that bridged halftime en route to a 48-28 win at Towanda on Jan. More...

Education

Wyalusing Lions Present Scholarships

Three Wyalusing Valley High School graduates, now all college freshmen, were each presented $1,000 scholarships at the Jan. More...

4-H in Susquehanna County Benefitting Youth with Various Projects

Susquehanna County 4-H has been an active program for years. Members exhibited their projects at the Harford Fair, multiple district and regional shows, State Shows in Harrisburg and the Pennsylvania Farm Show.  More...

Local Classes Bowl Together

On Friday, Jan. More...

Bringing in Birds for Winter

Brighten your winter days by inviting birds into your landscape. Their beauty and motion help enliven the garden and lighten your spirit. More...

Dushore Woman Killed in Route 220 Crash

A Dushore woman was killed in a crash along Route 220 in Davidson Township on Tuesday, Jan. 10, when her pickup truck flipped over at the bottom of a ditch.  Renee E. More...

GWCC Hosting Biannual Meeting at Wyalusing Hotel

The Greater Wyalusing Chamber of Commerce (GWCC) will host its biannual dinner meeting on Thursday, Jan. 19 at the Wyalusing Hotel dining room, with a social time at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 6:30.  More...

Commissioners Lambaste Proposed Prison Closures

At their regular bi-weekly meeting on Tuesday morning, the Wyoming County Commissioners took Governor Tom Wolf to task for his proposed closure of two state prisons in northeastern Pennsylvania. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Keith Gerhard, Jr. - 2017-09-21
Joyce Melan - 2017-09-21
Jeffrey Decker - 2017-09-21
Beverly Marlatt - 2017-09-21
Eva Wilbur - 2017-09-21
Jeffrey T. Decker - 2017-09-21

Local News

Council Concerned Over Housing Project Trash

Members of the Wyalusing Borough Council expressed concerns Monday night over an abundance of trash blowing onto nearby properties from the Wyalusing Meadows Housing Project and agreed to invite representatives of Mission First Housing Group and the More...

MDJ Shaw Denies Misconduct Allegations

This story was first published on our website on the morning of Thursday, Jan. 5. More...

Resident Complains About Lacey St. Hovel

Last Wednesday evening at 7 p.m., Laceyville Borough Council convened its first meeting of 2017 and dealt with a complaint from a borough resident. More...

Opinion

Obama Departs Presidency Setting Stage for Socialism

The surprising strength of Bernie Sanders’s presidential campaign, the first time a socialist candidate has risen to such heights in the American political spectrum, could be an indication of what the future holds for this nation.  More...

Another Year of Making Healthy Choices

So there’s this ad on the radio that trumpets the claim, “You’re not fat…you’re bloated.” Yes, it seems we’ve been blaming those expansive paunches on things like overeating, poor diets and lack of exercise. More...

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Columns

Reflections of Nature

The New Year came in with low temperatures, snow and blustery weather. Our furnace has been cleaned, filters replaced and the wood shed is full, and we are ready for the cold months ahead. Hopefully, all of you are also prepared. More...

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Last week’s eyes belonged to Claudette Burke. Ticket winners were Shannon Lord, Tammy Altemus, Laurie Van- DeMark, Crystal Weaver, Dianne Bennett, Sharon Wood, Pat Detrick and Nancy Alderson. * * * 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...

Coming Events  Free Access 

Coming Events... 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...

CARD SHOWERS

Wyalusing area resident Gene Walker has been dealing with health issues recently. Let’s all send him a card to help brighten his day. Send to Gene Walker, 1382 Fisk Road, Wyalusing, PA 18853.   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

“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. More...

IT’S IN THE BOOK

One of the problems of outliving your old friends is that you are the one who does the grieving. This year’s funerals began in October with the passing of an old college buddy. More...

WYALUSING U.M. CHARGE NEWS

We have been a little slow getting back into our regular routine after the holidays, possibly the cold weather and short days don’t motivate us. More...

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