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Susquehanna Commissioners Fire New Chief Clerk

At their March 8 meeting, the Susquehanna County Commissioners ratified the termination of their recently-hired Chief Clerk Lana Adams, effective March 1. That action came partway into the meeting and was one of several personnel actions taken. More...

‘Once on This Island’ Opens Tonight at WVHS

Wyalusing Valley High School junior Maggie Poost, left, who plays Asaka, Goddess of The Earth in the WVHS production of “Once on This Island,” is pictured singing and dancing in a spirite 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  Robert T., Jr. Sandra M., Kenneth J. and Carol Bjornsen, Edward J. and Arlene R. Dolegiewitz to Kenneth J. and Carol Bjornsen, Edward J. and Arlene R. More...

Opinion

‘Once on This Island’ Will Warm Your Attitude

It’s just what we need in the wake of the Blizzard of 2017, a trip to the sunny, warm tropics.  And I’m here to tell you the talented folks at the Wyalusing Valley High School who turn out those wonderful spring musicals year after y More...

Wrestling Through a Blizzard in 1993

Some call it the “Storm of the Century,” and I guess everyone who was around at the time has a story about it. When I think about that March storm of 1993, I think of wrestling and driving. More...

Lifestyles

Scenes from ‘Once on This Island’

Cast members, left to right, Logan Carter, Christian Werner, Travis Bahl, Leo Kipp, Nolan Oswald, AJ Rhodes and Dallas Saxon during Monday night’s dress rehearsal of “Once on This Island. More...

Columns

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Last week’s eyes belonged to Mike Epler.  More...

JUST ASK ALICE

DEAR ALICE: Are you in good physical shape for your age?  —WONDERING IN  WILMOT DEAR WOND: You bet I am. 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 

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...

BAKE SALES

Bake Sale: Friday, March 24 in front of Connie’s Market in Wyalusing from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Benefit of Relay for Life Over the Hill Gang Plus team.   More...

BARBECUES

Chicken BBQ: VFW 6824 on Haigh’s Pond Road, Rome, will be holding a Chicken BBQ on April 1 from noon until gone. Cost $7 per half or $9 per half with sides. Preorder by calling 570-744-2215 or 570-247-7135.   More...

Worship

IT’S IN THE BOOK

After the Old Testament prophets put down their pens, there was a period of 400 years until the birth of our Lord. More...

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWS

“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose,” (Romans 8:28). What a comforting verse to keep on hand when times are tough. More...

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish

Pope Benedict XVI once said that “When one has the grace to sense a strong experience of God, it is as though seeing something similar to what the disciples experienced during the Transfiguration.  More...

Breaking News - 3/20/2017 9:02 AM

Second Large Turbine Moves Through Area  Free Access 

Trip to Last March 18 through 25

A second GE Turbine oversized-load began its journey through Bradford and Sullivan Counties yesterday evening, which will last six days and end in the Berwick area. Edwards Moving and Rigging, Inc. More...

Suddenly It’s Winter

After a mild winter, including a near-record warm February, Old Man Winter came calling with a vengeance Monday night and Tuesday, slamming the area with up to two feet of snow. More...

Chili Cook-Off Raises Over $2,000 for YMCA

It was another successful Chili Cook-Off for the Bradford County YMCA, which for the third consecutive year hosted the event at Wyalusing’s Grovedale Winery on Sunday afternoon, March 12.  “It was a very successful event,” Shan More...

County Funding Water Loss Management Plan

SEEKING CONCESSIONAIRE FOR MT. PISGAH PARK, CAMPING

The Bradford County Commissioners have approved the funding of a water loss management plan for three municipal water authorities that hope to eventually recommence selling their water to natural gas companies.  More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Peggy Cole - 2017-12-07
Lawrence Rosencrance - 2017-12-07
Ruth Ann Dunlap - 2017-12-07

Local News

Breaking the Stigma at ‘An Evening of Addiction Awareness’

With an average of 144 people dying per day due to overdoses in the United States—10 of them being Pennsylvanians— the drug epidemic continues to spiral out of control and mercilessly claim the lives of people, young and old, without prej More...

Online Petition Sparks WVHS Donkey Basketball Controversy

An online petition that now has over 6,500 signatures of people and organizations around the world in protest of the annual Donkey Basketball game at Wyalusing Valley High School (WVHS) has sparked controversy on social media and in the community ove More...

Music Students Recognized

WVHS students, left to right, Kathleen Mills, Nicholas Werner, Christian Werner, music teacher Bryan Carr, Mackenzie Tewksbury, Maggie Poost and Greg Boatman were recognized at Monday night’s m More...

Letters

Reader Response to ‘The Way I See It’

Dear Editor:  I just read your “The Way I See It” from my March 9 Rocket- Courier. More...

Keep the Press Alive and Free

Editor:  It was a good day when you brought Wes Skillings’s column back to the Rocket-Courier. His measured and informed commentaries are easy to read, yet hard to forget. More...

Consider the Future of Our PA Forests

To the Editor:  More...

Seniors

Volunteer Ombudsman Needed

Looking for something to do? Do you enjoy visiting residents at Personal Care Homes or Nursing Facilities?  Volunteer Ombudsman Ernestine Baxter helps make the lives of long-term care residents better.  More...

Elder Care Attorneys Make Great Assets

Few people want to imagine growing old, but a time comes in every person’s life when he or she must begin planning for their golden years, including making arrangements regarding their healthcare and housing. More...

Appointment Companions: A Smart Move

Visits to a physician are just one step people make in an effort to improve their wellbeing. More...

Dining and Entertainment

Che-Hanna Rock and Mineral Club Announces New Location

The Che-Hanna Rock and Mineral Club will hold their 48th annual Mineral Show at a new location, the Wysox Volunteer Fire Hall, located on 111 Lake Road.  The event will be held on March 25 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and March 26 from 10 a.m. More...

Sports

Sweet Victory

Edsell Joins Elite List of WVHS Wrestling Champs

A dd Creighton Edsell’s name to the list of Wyalusing Valley’s state wrestling champions. More...

Athens’ Courtney Repeats at 132

Athens’ Brian Courtney earned his second PIAA wrestling championship with a 3:19 pin of Southmoreland’s Tyler Griffiths in the Class AA 132-pound final at Hershey’s Giant Center on Saturday, March 11.  More...

College Roundup

The University of Scranton women’s basketball team, coached by Wyalusing Valley graduate Trevor Woodruff, lost to Tufts, 65-48, in the third round of the NCAA Division III playoffs in St. More...

Education

SCHOOL MENUS

WYALUSING ELEMENTARY  SCHOOL BREAKFAST  MONDAY, MARCH 20  Breakfast pizza or Assorted whole grain cereal w/animal crackers, chilled juice and/or fruit, low-fat milk.  TUESDAY, MARCH 21  More...

Honored with 4-H Salute to Excellence Lifetime Volunteer Award

Susquehanna County 4-H announces that Sandy Pavelski of Jackson was recently awarded the 2016 PA 4-H Salute to Excellence Lifetime Volunteer Award. More...

Mansfield Announces Fall President’s List

One hundred and twenty four students have been named to the President’s List at Mansfield University for the fall 2016 semester. More...

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