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Flood Buyouts Put Financial Strain on Meshoppen

Meshoppen Borough officials are concerned about the subsequent effects of losing 14 residential properties that were damaged in the 2011 Tropical Storm Lee flood. More...

Easter Egg Hunts, Photo Events Planned in Area Communities

Following is a listing of area Easter Egg hunts and other events where youngsters can meet and have photos taken with the Easter Bunny. More...

Tunkhannock Woman’s Death Investigated

State Police at Tunkhannock report that they are investigating the death of a 32-year-old Tunkhannock woman, who has been identified as Melissa Coolbaugh, a stay-at-home mom with a young child.  According to police she was discovered dead Saturd 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  NationStar Mortgage to C&K Ventures in Sayre Borough, Fourth Ward for $45,500 on March 22.  Kevin J. Hartnett to Stephen Butts in North Towanda Township for $144,000 on March 22.  More...

Opinion

Old Wyalusing Movies: A Labor of Love

I’m dusting off a column I wrote back in 2003 about digitizing some old 16mm movies that were shot in Wyalusing over 60 years ago. The movies will be shown to the public again Friday night for the first time since 2003.  More...

Looking Back at the Start of Rural Free Delivery

It won’t be long before there is no snail mail, which is what we’ve come to call the physical dispatch of the mail by the U.S. Postal Service. More...

Lifestyles

Wyalusing Area School District Art Show on Display

The Wyalusing Area School District Art Show will be on display at the Tuscarora Wayne Community Room at the Wyalusing Community Corp building on Main Street in Wyalusing for the Wyalusing Area Education Foundation Spring Fling, as well as on Monday, More...

Workshops to Assist Public Water Suppliers

The Susquehanna River Basin Commission is continuing its Public Water Supply Assistance Program by partnering with the PA Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) Operator Outreach Assistance Program to present a three-part instructional series More...

LACEYVILLE LIBRARY

We will be holding a free blood pressure screening Tuesday, April 18 from 1 to 2 p.m. This is sponsored by the PA Department of Health.  On April 25 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., there will be another painting class, this time rock painting. 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 Pen-Mart, Rt. 6, Wyalusing from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. $6/half. Saturday, April 15, Saturday, April 29, Sunday, April 30 and Saturday, May 27. 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...

Worship

IT’S IN THE BOOK

Palm Sunday is always remembered as the week before our Lord’s death on the cross. It was his most official presentation of himself as King of the Jews. He was mounted on a mule, and many cut down palm branches to make a path. More...

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWS

“In (Christ) we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace,” (Ephesians 1:7). As we approach Holy Week, it is good for us to remember why Jesus came. More...

WYALUSING U.M. CHARGE NEWS

Sometimes stories are told that we have heard many times before. The scripture last Sunday included those types of stories. More...

Breaking News - 4/11/2017 1:40 PM

School District Relocating Main Street Administration Office  Free Access 

In what will bring a major change to downtown Wyalusing, the Wyalusing Area School Board unanimously approved a motion Monday night, authorizing the relocation of the administration offices from the current Main Street location to the Wyalusing Valle More...

Wyalusing’s Landmark Cotter Building Razed

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It survived over a century of flooding from the nearby Wyalusing Creek but the Cotter Building, prominently located along Wyalusing’s Bridge Street since 1896, was no match for the excavator that ripped it to shreds Wednesday morning. More...

Weather Service Issues Flood Watch

The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for portions of central New York and northeast Pennsylvania, including Bradford, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Susquehanna and Wyoming Counties through Saturday morning.  As a result of Tuesday’ More...

Community Bids Farewell to Brooke Preston with Candlelight Vigil

Family, friends, and former classmates of the beloved Brooke Preston stood in solidarity at the Wyalusing Valley High School on Saturday evening and bid farewell to the 21-year-old girl and 2013 Wyalusing graduate who was taken from them far too soon 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

Spring Hill Church Group Makes 5,000th Quilt for Homeless

They selflessly produce hand-made sleeping bags for the homeless called “Ugly Quilts.” More...

Commissioners in Heated Discussion on Flood Buyouts

In a discussion that became quite intense Tuesday morning, Bob Pitcavage of Eaton Township interrogated the Wyoming County Commissioners about the county’s recent flood buyout program from PEMA and FEMA (Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency More...

Child Abuse Awareness Month Proclaimed

Those passing by the Bradford County Courthouse this month will notice hundreds of small blue pinwheels strewed across the south lawn in front of the building.  It may come as a surprise that the over 700 pinwheels represent each investigation c More...

Letters

PA Milk Marketing Board Supports Dairy Farmers

Editor:  More...

Northern Tier Development Making A Strong Community

Dear Editor: All across Pennsylvania, businesses, nonprofits and governments are taking a regional approach to job creation and economic development. In doing so, they can use their collective influence and strengths to build stronger communities. More...

Vote Eric Matthews For District Judge

Editor:  Magisterial District Courts are the first level of PA’s Unified Judicial System. An effective magisterial judge is a person of integrity who will use common sense when hearing cases and rendering judgments. More...

Columns

Reflections of Nature

While going through my old diaries, I found an entry from 2007 about a walk I had taken on an early spring day. I had just left the borough limits of Troy when I heard a beagle chasing a rabbit. More...

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Last week’s eyes belonged to Burton Neuber. Ticket winners were Peggy Beckwith, Brenda Miller, Regan Miller, Pat Neuber, Gloria Edsell, Gidget Lawson and Betsy Dunfee.  * * *  More...

JUST ASK ALICE

DEAR ALICE: I cheated on my income tax this year and actually owe the government $2,000. I’m starting to feel guilty now and can’t sleep at night. Any suggestions?  More...

Sports

Thinclads Off to Fast Start

With a cold rain falling through much of the afternoon, the 2017 track season began under conditions that looked a lot like the entire 2016 campaign. More...

Busy April Awaits Area Runners

Spring has arrived and with it, the local slate of foot races explodes.  As documented in detail last week, a busy April schedule begins Saturday with the Bendt Hill Challenge 6K in New Albany.  More...

Ward, Batters Overpower Cowanesque

Wyalusing Valley pounded out 12 hits en route to a 17-1 five-inning victory at Cowanesque Valley on March 29.  That was more than enough offense for Lady Ram pitcher Kyleigh Jo Ward, who tossed a one-hitter in the season opener.  Ward fanne More...

Education

SCHOOL MENUS

WYALUSING ELEMENTARY  SCHOOL BREAKFAST  MONDAY, APRIL 10  Goody ring or Assorted whole grain cereal w/animal crackers, chilled juice and/or fruit, low-fat milk.  TUESDAY, APRIL 11  More...

Tunkhannock Views School Consolidation in Positive Light

The focus of last week’s meeting of the Tunkhannock Area School Board (TASD) to discuss the upcoming consolidation of its schools was given a positive spin by School Superintendent Heather McPherson.  More...

Meshoppen Community Day Set for Aug. 12

BOROUGH RECEIVES THREE BIDS FOR BUILDING DEMOLITION

The second annual Meshoppen Community Day has officially been scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 12 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., according to event founder and organizer Cindy Cona. More...

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