January 19, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Attorney Files Motion for New Trial, Reduced Sentence in Troy Stone Case

The attorney for Troy Stone, 20, who was sentenced just two weeks ago to serve between five years and two days and 16.5 years in prison for being the driver in a 2015 DUI crash that left two dead and two others severely injured, has filed a motion fo More...

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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

–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: Guilty Pleas More...

DISTRICT JUDGES

Fred Wheaton, Wysox   More...

COURTHOUSE NOTES

BRADFORD COUNTY   Deed Transfers  Helga Collister to Claude W. Arnold, one parcel in Rome Township and one parcel in Sheshequin Township for $6,500 on Jan. 5.  More...

Letters

Beloved Market, Staff Will Truly be Missed

Editor:  More...

Closing SCI Waymart A Grave Mistake

Dear Editor:  More...

Open Letter to Wyoming County Landowners

I recently got a letter from Anadarko requesting my written consent to assign its interest in the lease to Alta Resources Development, LLC. More...

Seniors

Glaucoma Cases Projected to Increase Significantly Due to Aging U.S. Population

Glaucoma, commonly referred to as the “sneak thief of sight,” currently affects nearly three million people ages 40 and older, according to the Prevent Blindness report, “Future of Vision: Forecasting the Prevalence and Costs of Vis More...

Free Tax Service Offered Locally Through AARP

Starting Feb. 7, tax aides through AARP will be available at the Aging Offices in Bradford and Susquehanna Counties to complete individuals’ taxes.  This free service is available to those 60 years and older. More...

Medicare 101 to be Presented at Bradford County Library

The Bradford County Library in Burlington presents “Medicare 101,” with LeAnne M. Hughes and Brian De Ross of AAA of Northeastern Pennsylvania on Monday, Jan. 30, at 5 p.m.  More...

Columns

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 John Pelka, an employee at Tuscarora Wayne Insurance.  More...

Reflections of Nature

During the 35 years of being a PGC Wildlife Conservation Officer, I heard many hunting stories. No matter where, in church, at funerals or in line at the grocery store, hunters had hunting stories to tell me. More...

Sports

Unlikely Mat Hero Steps Up

Wyalusing Valley’s long and storied wrestling history is rich with tales of challenges faced and overcome.  Once upon a time, a young fellow played basketball through his sophomore year before turning to wrestling, where he etched his name More...

Rams Hold Off Wildcats

Last week’s Wyalusing Valley-Athens wrestling match turned out to be a threeact play, ending with a rousing climax for the victorious Rams.  More...

Lady Rams Rally Past NEB

Edsell, Herbert Lead Comeback; Snap Two-Game Losing Skid

The Wyalusing Valley girls’ basketball team snapped a two game losing streak with a come from behind 51-40 home win over Northeast Bradford on Jan. 17. More...

Education

School District Falling Behind in Technology

The affect that technology has in the classroom is highly dependent upon sufficient staff to implement and support it. More...

SCHOOL MENUS

WYALUSING ELEMENTARY  SCHOOL BREAKFAST  MONDAY, JAN. 23  Breakfast pizza or Assorted whole grain cereal w/animal crackers, chilled juice and/or fruit, low-fat milk.  TUESDAY, JAN. 24  More...

News from the Wyalusing Public Library

The board of directors were sad to say goodbye to two of our members. Yvonne Sickler and Joanne Vago have both stepped down after serving on the library board. Thank you to both for a great job and dedicated service.  More...

Salvation Army Raises over $62K in Four Local Communities

Salvation Army Regional Manager Michael Cipilewski told the Bradford County Commissioners Thursday that the group’s annual Red Kettle Program, which starts in November and runs through Christmas Eve, raised $54,448.07 collected by bell ringers More...

IN WYALUSING BOROUGH Public Meeting Set for Comprehensive Plan Input

Wyalusing Borough officials have announced that on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017, the Borough of Wyalusing Planning Committee will hold a public meeting for input on the draft of the 2017 Borough of Wyalusing Comprehensive Plan. More...

Nominations Sought for Don James, Young Citizen Awards

Nomination forms are available at numerous area locations and also via email for the 2017 Don James Lighthouse of Service Award and Don James Young Citizen Award.  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

Phillip Frisbie Charged In Fatal July 2016 Crash

A Towanda man is facing homicide and aggravated assault charges following a July 2016 crash that left a boy and two adults dead, as well as three others injured.  According to state police, Phillip E. More...

Friendly Muzzleloader Competition Moves to Black Walnut Legion

PRIMITIVE OUTDOORSMEN HOST ‘WINTER RIFLE FROLIC’

The former Endless Mountains Primitive Biathlon at Camp Brulé has evolved into what is now known as the “Winter Rifle Frolic:” a friendly muzzleloader shooting competition hosted by the Endless Mountains Primitive Outdoorsmen at the Black More...

Another Successful Year for WAEF in 2016

In 2016, the Wyalusing Area Education Foundation (WAEF) experienced another successful year seeing more than $100,000 come to the organization to help fund the various programs and scholarships it manages. More...

Opinion

Obama’s Game of Russian Roulette

Remember back during the 2012 Presidential Debates when Barack Obama ridiculed Republican candidate Mitt Romney over his answer to a question about what posed the biggest geo-political threat to our nation? More...

Keeping It Short, If not Always Sweet, on Twitter

Ain’t it tweet. You could say we’re all a-Twitter about what may become the most popular way to render an opinion in the year 2017. Of course, in many ways, our soon-to-be president got a lot of mileage out of his tweets in his campaign. More...

Lifestyles

Harford Fair Queen Heads to Hershey

A trip to the Hershey Convention Center will be an exciting weekend for Jolie Winemiller, the 25th Anniversary Harford Fair Queen. The Pennsylvania State Fair Queen 2017 will be crowned Jan. More...

Penn State Extension Hosts New Educators Meet and Greet

Join Penn State Extension on Friday, Jan. 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Bradford County Extension Office, located at 200 Main Street, Suite 3 in Towanda, for a new educator meet and greet. More...

Land Preservation Program Accepting Applications

Since 2001, the Bradford County Agricultural Land Preservation Program has allocated over $3 million protecting farmland and the county’s agriculture future by preserving 14 farms totaling over 3,700 acres.  More...

Dining and Entertainment

Missoula Children’s Theatre Returns to Towanda in February

The auditions for the Missoula Children’s Theatre production of Gulliver’s Travels will be held on Monday, Feb. More...

Community Theater at Dietrich to Hold Auditions

Community theater returns to the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock in 2017 with auditions on Saturday, Jan. 28 and Sunday, Jan. 29 from noon to 5 p.m. More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

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...

DANCES

Valentine Dance – VFW 6824 on Haighs Pond Road, Rome, will be holding a fatherdaughter and a mother-son Valentine Dance on Feb. 18 from 3 to 6 p.m. The dance is free and open to the public. At 8 p.m. More...

Worship

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWS

“Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? More...

IT’S IN THE BOOK

When you wake in the morning and see your yard all covered with snow, your heart sings out in wonder and praise. All those brown and dreary fields and forests have been transformed. More...

WYALUSING U.M. CHARGE NEWS

Our scripture last Sunday continued the story of Jesus and his ministry. People had been talking about what they had heard about him. They were excited about him coming back to Nazareth. More...

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