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PennDOT Officials Talk Dist. 3-0 Projects, Snowstorm Stella

Officials from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT) District 3-0 sat down with the Rocket-Courier to discuss upcoming road and bridge projects as well as the recent snowstorm “Stella” that had all hands on deck. 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...

Susquehanna County Debuts Smart911 Service

Susquehanna County debuted a new system designed to enhance 911 services for all citizens on March 25 at the Human Services Fair held at Blue Ridge School. More...

COURTHOUSE NOTES

BRADFORD COUNTY   Deed Transfers  Donald D. and Donna L. Feusner to Susan and J. Richard Kauffman, aka Richard Kauffman, two parcels in Litchfield Township for $260,000 on March 13.  More...

Letters

Veterans Invited to Join American Legion

Dear Editor:  The American Legion was founded on the “Four Pillars” of service.  “Americanism,” the desire to maintain the rights and the liberties that our Nation bestowed upon its citizens.  More...

Regrets in a Time of Horrific Tragedy

Dear Editor:  No one needs to be reminded of the terrible disaster in the murder incident. I am touched deeply by this as I worked side by side with Randy Herman for three summers picking sweet corn. More...

Remembering 1920s Snowstorms

Dear Editor,  I find it fascinating to read about “digging out” following a blizzard such as this one of ’17.  More...

Columns

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Last week’s eyes belonged to Pat Neuber. We had 10 calls, and nine of them guessed Flora Johnson’s eyes.  * * *  More...

Reflections of Nature

The month of March is when we see spring arrive in nature and also on the calendar. 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...

Sports

Pitchers Need to Perform for Rams

The Marines have a saying that they all are riflemen.  For the Wyalusing Valley baseball team under the PIAA’s new pitch-count restrictions, head coach Dave Hitchcock has essentially proclaimed that everyone wearing Green and Gold will be More...

Naugle Takes Charge

Hired as Girls’ Soccer Coach

Jason Naugle is a man with a plan.  Naugle, who was the star player on the inaugural season of Wyalusing Valley’s shortlived boys’ soccer team, was hired at Febr uary’s school board meeting to take over the girls’ program More...

Offense Key for Lady Rams’ Hopes

“Hitting is our primary focus.”  Wyalusing Valley softball coach John Loomis acknowledged need to be more productive at the plate if they are to improve on last year’s 11-7 record and be a force in the postseason.  &ldquo More...

Education

SCHOOL MENUS

ELEMENTARY BREAKFAST  MONDAY, APRIL 3  Breakfast pizza or Assorted whole grain cereal w/animal crackers, chilled juice and/or fruit, low-fat milk.  TUESDAY, APRIL 4  Pancake sausage stick or Assorted whole grain cereal w/animal cr More...

Italian Student Addresses Rotary

Giulia Donzelli, an exchange student from Cislago, Italy (pop. More...

Piano Students in Northeast Competition

Piano students of Diana Black and Sarah Vanvolkenburg particpated in the Pennsylvania Federation of Music Club’s Northeast District Festival on March 25 in Wilkes-Barre. More...

Marcellus Shale Region Leaders Meet in Harrisburg

COMMISSIONERS: RURAL PA WILL BE HEARD

To ensure their intentions would be heard at the Pennsylvania State Capitol, roughly 100 elected officials, natural gas industry representatives and organizational leaders and residents from the rural Marcellus region met just minutes away at the Hil More...

Rocket-Courier Staff Earns Five Keystone Press Awards

Three Rocket-Courier staff members were recently notified they had been selected to receive a total of five prestigious Keystone Press Awards.  Keystone Press Awards are presented annually by the PA News Media Association   More...

Elk Lake Alum Returns as Mystery Reader

Cody Butler, a 2010 graduate of Elk Lake High School, returned to his alma mater on March 24 as a special guest Mystery Reader, part of the district’s monthly reward to students for meeting reading goals. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Robert Barth, III - 2017-10-19
Cornelia Krispin - 2017-10-19
Jean Van Dyke - 2017-10-19
Joann Hinkley - 2017-10-19
Marguerite Cobb - 2017-10-19

Local News

Commissioners Give $60K in Act 13 Funds to Troy Sale Barn

BRIDGE DESIGNER, HOUSING REHAB INSPECTOR SELECTED FOR COUNTY

During its regular meeting on Thursday, March 23, the Bradford County Board of Commissioners presented a $60,000 check to members of the Troy Sale Barn Operating Corporation to continue their effort in restoring the county’s original sale barn. More...

Susquehanna Commissioners Restructure Positions

At the start of their March 22 meeting, the Susquehanna County Commissioners eliminated two positions and effectively combined two into one with a wide range of duties. More...

‘Save the Date’ for Bridal Fair April 2

This year, April 2 will not only mark opening day for Major League Baseball, but also denote the commencement of wedding season in Bradford County, as Wyalusing will have its first official bridal expo.  More...

Opinion

Sanctuary Cities Little More Than Safe Havens for Thugs

There likely hasn’t been a disagreement comparable to the ongoing battle between the U.S. More...

A Modest Proposal for Togetherness

The world is changing so rapidly that we sometimes forget how different our lives are from those of our grandparents and even parents. More...

Lifestyles

Farm Bureau Celebrates Birth

As part of National Ag Week, the Bradford/Sullivan County Farm Bureau celebrated by giving a book and gift card to the first baby born after National Ag Day. More...

Nance Brown Will be Featured At Hill Country Artists Meeting

Nance Brown is a watercolor artist and will be the featured speaker at the monthly meeting of Hill Country Artists, Thursday, April 6 at 7 p.m. Meetings are held at the Claverack Building, 706 E. in Montrose. More...

Try Eating Ice Cream for Breakfast

When you wake up in the morning, what’s the first thing you do? Grab a cup of coffee? Pour a bowl of cereal? Sit and watch TV? Well, why don’t you try treating yourself with ice cream?  More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

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.  S11x3c/R11x3c   More...

BENEFITS

Wyalusing Legion Post 534 Benefit for pancreatic victim, Steve Otis on Saturday, April 22 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Proceeds to help with medical expenses. Cornhole tournament at 2 p.m. Basket raffles, 50/50, live auction, bake sale. More...

BREAKFASTS

Monthly Breakfast at the Herrickville Fire Hall, Sunday, April 30, 7:30-10:30 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

Church Holding Annual Sale

Wyalusing Presbyterian Church is preparing for their annual “Good Stuff” Sale on Friday, April 7 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, April 8 from 8 a.m. to noon. More...

IT’S IN THE BOOK

In December, we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, an event that took place over 2,000 years ago. The second stellar event was our Lord’s death and amazing resurrection 33 years later.  More...

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWS

“Yes, my soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from him. Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken. My salvation and my honor depend on God; he is my mighty rock, my refuge. More...

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