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Main Street Renovations Continue

The former Mama D’s Restaurant and Bar on Wyalusing’s Main Street is the latest building in downtown Wyalusing to undergo extensive renovations and by June is expected to be the attractive home of a new business called the American Sandwi More...

Laceyville Gets OK to Reduce Council Size

Following discussions at several previous meetings, Laceyville Borough Council has received official approval to reduce their numbers. On Jan. 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

Roadwork Projects —Sullivan County—   Bridge Opens  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:  Sentencings  More...

Letters

PFSC on Front Lines For Sportsmen

Editor:  The PFSC (Pennsylvania Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs) is and has been providing leadership and advocacy for the enhancement of our fish and wildlife resources with a constant presence on Capitol Hill (Harrisburg) on behalf of sp More...

Reform Criminal Justice System

Editor:  Just a few thoughts regarding the issue of possible closings of local prisons. And I just heard on the news that the two facilities in our area have been “spared” closing. Let me ramble.  More...

It’s Time to Address The National Debt

Dear editor:  When you raise spending and cut taxes, you increase the debt, and when you increase the number of people getting food stamps and all the other kinds of welfare programs this country has, like the Obama administration did for the pa More...

Columns

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Last week’s eyes belonged to Betsy Dunfee, who retired from PS Bank last week after 35 years of service, and there sure were many area residents who knew them.  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...

Jester Hill

Louisa Suarez and Miss Lou Seiders will open their new Mexican themed food trailer in the coming months.  Louisa says they are still debating what to name the venture, which will be located at the Dingle Pond parking area through the summer mont More...

Sports

Lady Rams Hold Off Towanda

Snap Three-Game Skid with 36-28 Win; Remain in Playoff Hunt

The Wyalusing Valley girls’ basketball team went on a 10-3 run over the final 6:14 to defeat Towanda, 36-28, on Jan. 31.  With the victory, the Lady Rams snapped a three-game losing skid. More...

Pitch Count To Change The Game

A big change is coming to high school baseball this spring and it’s too early to say if it is going to help or be the death knell of the sport at the scholastic level.  Under direction from the National Federation of State High School Asso More...

Cagers Fall to Athens

Athens went on a 12-0 run in the fourth quarter to hand the Wyalusing Valley boys’ basketball team a heartbreaking 59-45 Parents’ Night loss on Jan, 27.  The Rams, who probably need at least one upset win down the stretch to keep the More...

County Asks PA to Copy West Virginia Ruling

MULTI-COUNTY COALITION FORMED TO FIGHT FOR OWED GAS ROYALTIES

The Bradford County Commissioners are directing the attention of legislators in Harrisburg to a recent Supreme Court decision in West Virginia mandating a minimum royalty of 12.5 percent, which must be calculated and paid without any deductions, part More...

Proposed Tax Cuts Concern Elk Lake School

At the Jan. 25 meeting of the Elk Lake School board, Superintendent Ken Cuomo offered to the board information on the implications of proposed elimination of property taxes on small rural schools like theirs. More...

End of the Trail

It was the end of an era when the landmark Trail Inn along Route 6 in Meshoppen closed in November, but soon it will look as though it were never there, as Kuback Excavating of Tunkhannock demolished More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

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

Local News

Factoryville Employee Killed in Explosion

A Factoryville man was killed in an explosion that occurred on Monday night, Jan. 30.  Emergency crews responded around 6:30 p.m. following reports of the explosion that was reportedly felt across town and beyond. More...

Farewell, Good Luck, Gloria

Employees of Wyalusing’s PS Bank hosted a farewell, good luck party at the Wyalusing Hotel dining room on Jan. More...

County Seeks Bids for New Public Safety Building

Moving forward in an effort to have a new Bradford County Public Safety Center erected, the county commissioners have officially advertised for requests for proposals (RFPs) to garner bids from architectural/ engineering and construction management s More...

Opinion

Trump’s Draining the Swamp And The Snakes Aren’t Happy

President Donald Trump is doing precisely what he told the voters who elected him that he would do—he’s draining the Washington, DC swamp and, not surprisingly, many of the quagmire’s inhabitants don’t like it.  More...

Transforming the Impact of Words We Use

Euphemism: A mild, indirect or vague term for one that is considered harsh, blunt or offensive.  Jargon: The specialized language of a trade, profession or similar group when viewed as difficult to understand by outsiders.  More...

Lifestyles

Bradford County Crop Conference Slated for Feb. 14

Bradford County’s Crop Conference will be held on Tuesday, Feb. More...

WCCHF Invites Nonprofits to Apply for Funding

The Wyoming County Community Health Foundation (WCCHF) is inviting nonprofit organizations serving Wyoming County and surrounding counties to submit Letters of Intent as a first step in applying for funding in 2017.  More...

Dairy and Beef Centers for Excellence Offer Grants

The Pennsylvania Center for Dairy Excellence and Center for Beef Excellence are offering financial assistance and support to both dairy and beef farms that need professional assistance in developing plans to meet baseline agricultural compliance. More...

Dining and Entertainment

Auditions for Missoula Children’s Theatre Will be Held

The auditions for the Missoula Children’s Theatre production of Gulliver’s Travels will be held on Monday, Feb. 6 in the Dunn Center for the Performing Arts at the Keystone Theatre in Towanda. More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

BARBECUES

Chicken BBQ at the Goodwill Fire Company in Laceyville. On Feb. 26, food will be ready around 11 a.m. Be sure to come out and get some great chicken!   More...

BENEFITS

Benefit for Andrew Pardoe, who suffers from a rare brain disorder and is now at home in hospice care. Feb. 12, 2- 5 p.m. at the Wyalusing Fire Hall. Spaghetti and meatball dinner, $10. Kids under 5, free. Silent Auction. More...

BREAKFASTS

Monthly Breakfast at the Herrickville Fire Hall, Sunday, Feb. 26, 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 sugar-free syrup. More...

Worship

IT’S IN THE BOOK

Not a new thought for this column, but a reminder that yes, indeed, we are involved in spiritual warfare. Old Satan is alive and well and still trying to gain control of the universe from his creator God. More...

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWS

“Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love,” (Ephesians 4:2). More...

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish

Pope Benedict XVI noted that the individual Beatitudes are the fruit of Christ looking upon his disciples. “The Beatitudes express the meaning of discipleship.  More...

Education

University of Delaware Dean’s List Announed

Nichole Lewis of Montrose and Marisa Wildonger of Wyalusing attained Dean’s List honors at the University of Delaware for the Fall 2016 semester.  To meet eligibility requirements for the Dean’s List, a student must be enrolled full- More...

LACEYVILLE LIBRARY

Our February soup sale is today, from 11 a.m. until we’re sold out. Stop in for a good, hot lunch and support the library at the same time.  More...

Scholarships Available to Pennsylvania Residents

The Pennsylvania Medical Society Alliance, in conjunction with The Foundation of the Pennsylvania Medical Society, is offering multiple $2,500 scholarships to Pennsylvania residents attending an accredited Pennsylvania medical school full-time as a s More...

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