February 16, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Icy Perch

A cardinal surveys his surroundings after last weekend’s storm turned his world into an ice-glazed spectacle. The storm also turned roadways dangerous and resulted in numerous crashes. More...

Crash Closes Route 6 Near Laceyville

A two-vehicle crash at around 11:15 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 12 resulted in a section of Route 6 just west of Laceyville, in Tuscarora Township, Bradford County, being closed to both lanes of traffic.  More...

County Approves Feasibility Study To Improve Internet, Cell Service

The Bradford County Commissioners are continuing their effort to improve Internet and cell phone service across the county, particularly in rural areas.  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...

Jones Announces Candidacy For Prothonotary/Clerk

New Milford resident Chris Jones recently announced her candidacy for Susquehanna County Prothonotary/ Clerk of Courts and issued the following press release.  More...

Susquehanna County Reworks Task Force

The Susquehanna County Commissioners opened their Feb. 8 meeting with service recognitions of employees hitting significant milestones. More...

Letters

It’s a Gas...Again!

Editor:  We are blessed to have natural gas resources in our region, and most of us are very thankful for the economic advantages realized through bringing this resource to market.  That’s it. More...

Stop Gossiping

Editor:  There is something that I feel the need to get off my chest. I despise it when certain people (and they know who they are) go around spreading rumors about other people. They should keep their mouths shut and mind their own business! More...

Energy Freedom in 2017

Dear Editor:  With the new year underway, President Trump should take the first step toward making America great again: bolster America’s energy sector to unleash the U.S. More...

Seniors

Diet and Exercise Needs Change as Men and Women Age

Maintaining a healthy weight is important at any age. But avoiding being overweight or obese can be particularly crucial for seniors, considering many illnesses are tied to body weight. More...

Exploring Different Ways to Finance Senior Living

Upon retiring, many seniors downsize to all-inclusive independent living communities. These communities provide all various amenities without asking seniors to negotiate the obstacles of traditional home ownership.  More...

Tips to Determine if Downsizing is for You

As men and women retire or approach retirement age, many opt to downsize their homes. Such a decision can save older adults substantial amounts of money while also liberating them from the hassle of maintaining large homes they no longer need.  More...

Dining and Entertainment

Museums of Bradford County Release New Guide

The museums of Bradford County, have released a new 16- page guide highlighting the 10 museums of Bradford County.  The guide is available at over 60 locations in NY and PA and will be available at each museum and can be supplied to other locati More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

ART CLASSES

Art class every Wednesday at the Warren Center Senior Center at 1 p.m. Open to area residents, ages 18 years or older. Free. For more information, please call Warren Center Senior Center at 570-395-3108 or Chris Terwilliger at 607-857- 0814. More...

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...

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

When the historians of the past put the Old Testament books together, they rightfully started with the five historical books written by Moses. More...

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWS

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. More...

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish

“We have it in us to conceive high ideals and work for their realization, but if we are honest, we will recognize the fact that we can do nothing on our own. Left to ourselves we are incomplete, not quite human. More...

Breaking News - 2/19/2017 9:53 AM

Six-Year-Old Laceyville Fire Victim Identified  Free Access 

The scene of the fire at Shane Fryer's Golden Hill home Friday evening. More...

Five Years Later: Impact Fees Valued More Than Ever

Tuesday, Feb. 14 marked precisely five years since former governor, Tom Corbett, signed Act 13 of 2012 (Impact Fee) into law.  More...

Super Load Begins Five- Day Journey Through Area

A super load has begun its move through several north central counties.  The move began in Waverly, NY, yesterday, with its final destination being the Moxie Power Plant, located east of Berwick.  The load is classified as a super load due More...

Trautwein Resigns from WASD

SCHULZE NAMED TEMPORARY REPLACEMENT

Just past the halfway point of the school year, the Wyalusing Area School District once again finds itself searching to fill a key position after accepting the resignation of Dawn Trautwein, the Supervisor of Student Services and Special Education. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

William R. Stoddard - 2017-05-18
Grace Augusta Ely - 2017-05-18
Corey C. Benscoter - 2017-05-18
Kathleen R. Thomas - 2017-05-18
Grace Augusta Ely - 2017-05-18

Local News

Muzzleloader Aficionados, Outdoorsmen Gather for Rifle Frolic

The Endless Mountains Primitive Outdoorsmen club was nothing short of thrilled with the turnout at what was essentially the first “Winter Rifle Frolic” event at the Black Walnut American Legion Post 510 on Saturday.  More...

County to Host Intellectual Disability Awareness Event

The Bradford County Commissioners will be holding a special event on Friday, March 3 at 11 a.m. on the courthouse lawn to kickoff Intellectual Disability Awareness Month in Bradford County.  More...

Students’ Success Highlighted at Board Meeting

In what, to many, is a breath of fresh air, Monday night’s meeting of the Wyalusing Area School Board was highlighted by the many varied successes of the district’s students over the past several weeks and took the focus away from the hea More...

Opinion

Welcome to the Banana Republic That Once Was the United States

One day, and I hope it arrives sooner rather than later, our nation will learn the identity of the criminals inside America’s top intelligence agencies who committed felonies by divulging the contents of conversations between General Michael Fl More...

A Cautionary Tale of the Perils of Prejudice

If there is one thing that makes us dumber than a dead carp and, at the same time, incites the worst in us, it is prejudice.  More...

Lifestyles

News from the Wyalusing Public Library

A must-see is the Lego-constructed locomotive and train cars that Erin Meeh made and set up in the library. What a clever and talented lady. We are so lucky to have her for our Lego Club. More...

Lions Member Receives Award

Past District Governor Harold “Butch” Sands of the Tunkhannock Lions Club was awarded the Lions Club International “Senior Builder Key Award.” The award is given to members wh More...

BIRTHS

Bryan and Melissa Eberlin of Athens welcomed a baby boy, Lendon Justin Eberlin, on Feb. 8 at 7:46 p.m. He weighed in at 6 lbs. 8 oz. More...

Columns

Reflections of Nature

Many times throughout my career, I had farmers tell me that, while cutting hay or plowing a field, they often had an animal (fox) or a bird (hawk) follow the machinery around the field, waiting for a meal of insects and mice to be uncovered.  More...

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Last week’s eyes belonged to Vernie Bradish. Those who guessed correctly were Connie Wilson, Michelle Wilson and Joan Durland. More...

JUST ASK ALICE

DEAR ALICE: I’m in charge of buying food and doing the cooking on an extended fishing trip my buddies and I are planning. I need your advice about what sort of cooking oil to buy. More...

Sports

Rams’ Playoff Dream Dashed

The Wyalusing Valley boys’ basketball team entered the final week of its regular season, needing to win two of its final three games to clinch a District Four Class AA playoff berth.  Instead, the Rams suffered losses to Towanda and North More...

Chestnut Ridge Ends Rams’ Medal Hopes

The Wyalusing Valley wrestling team saw its dualmeet season end with a nailbiting 32-30 loss to Chestnut Ridge in the second round of consolations at the PIAA Class AA team wrestling championships in Hershey on Feb. More...

Grapplers Seek North Gold

With the dual-meet campaign now behind them, the Wyalusing Valley wrestlers can set their sights on a return trip to Hershey in a month as the individual tournament season begins.  The Northern Tier League schools and Sullivan County will gather More...

Education

SCHOOL MENUS

WYALUSING ELEMENTARY SCHOOL BREAKFAST MONDAY, FEB. 20 No school. TUESDAY, FEB. More...

Volunteer Appreciation Day at St. Agnes School

Monday, Jan. 30 was Volunteer Appreciation Day at St. Agnes School in Towanda as part of their Catholic Schools’ Week activities. More...

Show Us Your Susquehanna; Photo Contest Opens

The Susquehanna Greenway Partnership invites photographers from around the Susquehanna and beyond to enter the 6th Annual Susquehanna Greenway Photo Contest, “Treasured Towns and Landscapes of the Susquehanna.”  More...

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