April 13, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Spring Fling Raises Record $40K Plus

It was a record breaking night Saturday at the sixth annual Spring Fling Auction hosted by the Wyalusing Area Education Foundation (WAEF) at Wyalusing’s Tuscarora- Wayne Community Room, where gross receipts of approximately $40,500 were raised. More...

Jailed in Gun Shop Heist

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of PA announced Tuesday, April 11, that on April 10, 2017, United States District Judge A. Richard Caputo sentenced Aaron L. More...

Area Woman Nominated as ‘Most Beautiful Trucker’

Area truck driver Mandy Cole is one of the top 10 Most Beautiful. The 10 prove females can handle nontraditional jobs—and look good doing them. When it comes to choosing a career, truck driving doesn’t top the list for many women. 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...

Wyalusing Rainbow Club Makes Donations

At the monthly meeting of the Wyalusing Rainbow Club, on April 10, Mary Skillings, left, and Morgan Clinton, center, joined club members for dinner as guests. More...

Artisan Store Coming to Main Street

The Wyalusing Community Corporation (WCC) will be welcoming a new occupant to its Main Street building after approving a proposal from a group of artisans sponsored by the Wyalusing Area Friends of the Arts (WAFA). More...

Opinion

It’s one of Our Region’s Most Unique Buildings

Just when it looked like downtown Wyalusing was on the road to reshaping itself in a positive way, thanks to Rick Sherman’s recent renovation projects and others like him, along comes the news that one of downtown’s mainstays for the past More...

You’ll Probably Find This Column Insulting

I see that Mr. Warmth, also known as the Merchant of Venom, died this past week at the age of 90. Don Rickles was generally regarded as the best of a breed known as insult comics. More...

Lifestyles

Easter Tradition Continues at Lawton Senior Center

Spring was in the air on Monday, April 10 at the Lawton Senior Center as area students and the elderly came together to create vibrant floral arrangements at the center’s annual Easter party.  More...

UMC Hosts Talent Night

The Skinners Eddy United Methodist Church will once again host a Talent Night at the church on Saturday, April 29, beginning at 7 p.m. This is the third year for this Talent Night. More...

Library Caregiver Stress Program Slated for April

The Bradford County Library presents Jeffrey Dauber, education and outreach coordinator for the Alzheimer’s Association Greater PA Chapter, discussing “Caregiver Stress” on Thursday, April 27, at 5 p.m.  More...

Dining and Entertainment

Madrigal Choir of Binghamton Coming to Montrose

The Madrigal Choir of Binghamton is coming to Montrose on Saturday, April 22 at 7 p.m., when it will present an exciting concert, “Iberia in the Americas,” at the First Presbyterian Church, 367 Church Street, Montrose.  More...

Dietrich Open Mic to Feature Georgia Sherry

This month’s highly anticipated Open Mic Night at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock will feature Georgia Sherry, a writer and hip-hop artist from Tunkhannock. It will be held on Friday, April 21 at 7 p.m. More...

Sports

High Water Hinders Trout Stocking

—BY PETE HARDENSTINE—  After one of the wettest springs in a number of years, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) finally got a break in the weather this past week as it scurries to complete pre-season trout stocking ahe More...

Haley Steps Down as Mat Coach

One of the most successful coaches in Wyalusing Valley sports history called it quits Monday.  Gary Haley, who has guided the Rams’ highly successful wrestling program for 12 years as head coach, had his resignation from the position appro More...

Heeman Survives Challenge

A handful of runners and walkers braved a cold wind and a steep unforgiving incline at Saturday’s Bendt Hill Challenge 6K in Albany Township.  Wyalusing Valley sophomore Kevin Heeman won the race, outdistancing his track and cross country More...

Education

FBLA Members Place at Hershey

Wyalusing FBLA members Julia Edwards (right), daughter of Brock and Ginger Edwards of Sugar Run, and Autumn Owens (left), daughter of Catherine Bender and Jason Owens, attended the Pennsylvania FBLA More...

North Rome Christian School Hosting Events April 22

North Rome Christian School NRCS) is hosting a 5K/10K School Spirit Walk on Saturday, April 22. The event will be held at the Independent Baptist Church located at 109 Cherry Street in Towanda. More...

Montrose Student On Dean’s List

Hunter Quigg of Montrose was named to the Dean’s List at Bates College for the fall semester ending in December 2016. More...

Breaking News - 4/13/2017 12:56 PM

Two Fugitives Arrested During Search for Runaways in Orwell Twp.  Free Access 

State police arrested two fugitives yesterday, April 12 around noon, while conducting a search for two runaway juveniles who fled the Northeast Bradford School in Orwell Township. More...

Briggs’s Death Sentence Vacated

This story was first reported on our website Tuesday morning, April 11. Get free email alerts of breaking news by signing up on our website, www.rocket-courier.com. More...

Scrambling for Eggs in Laceyville

Parents and kids scramble for Easter Eggs Saturday on Laceyville’s Main Street, where 2,800 colorful plastic eggs—some offering prizes and others with candy—were scattered by member More...

WASD to Sell Main Street Administration Office

This story was first reported on our website Tuesday, April 11. Get free email alerts of breaking news by signing up on our website, www.rocketcourier.com.  More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Verne Lott - 2017-12-14
Catherine Gregory - 2017-12-14
Ceejay Smith - 2017-12-14
Charles Keeney - 2017-12-14
Martha Wildrick - 2017-12-14

Local News

Investigation into TranZ Stationary Derailment at Wyalusing

An investigation is still underway to determine what caused three standing railcars at the TranZ station in Wyalusing to fall off the track last week.  More...

Business Owners Oppose Proposed Address Changes

TRAFFIC LIGHTS RAISED HIGHER IN WYSOX

Several business owners attended the regular Thursday, April 6 Wysox Township Supervisors in opposition to the board’s proposed address changes that are many months in the works.  More...

Student Successes, New Tech Highlight Board Meeting

Continuing the trend of the last few months, Monday night’s meeting of the Wyalusing Area School Board once again centered on students successes, highlighting programs within the district and this month, the opportunity to explore some new tech More...

Crime and Courts

DISTRICT JUDGES

Fred Wheaton, Wysox   More...

Outstanding Warrants in Bradford County

Contact Information  To contact the Bradford County Sheriff’s Office with information concerning these warrants, please call 570-265-1701 or stop in to the Sheriff’s Office at the Bradford County Courthouse at 301 Main Street in Towa More...

—WYOMING COUNTY SENTENCINGS & PLEAS—

A number of sentences were handed down recently in Wyoming County Court. All sentences carry with them applicable court and probation costs as well as any treatment, fees or remuneration, if so ordered. More...

Letters

Easter: The Day Tragedy Changed to Triumph

Dear Editor,  Of the 38 miracles performed by Jesus the Christ recorded in the Gospels, we celebrate the greatest of these on Easter: It is the resurrection of Jesus from among the dead. More...

A Difficult Subject That Must be Addressed

Dear Editor:  April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and we must increase understanding of this difficult subject. The sexual abuse of children is one of the most damaging, and least understood, crimes in our community. More...

Columns

Reflections of Nature

After the last snowstorm, I noticed several crows feeding on the large dark seed heads of the staghorn sumac. If you’re not familiar with the staghorn sumac, it’s the small tree that produces the big, dark red seed heads. More...

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Last week’s eyes belonged to Lisa Wright of Catering the Wright Way. This popular caterer is apparently pretty well known, as we gave away quite a few sets of movie tickets.  More...

JUST ASK ALICE

DEAR ALICE: Are there still academic standards that college athletes must meet?  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, April 14, Laceyville Fire Hall, Main Street, Laceyville. To benefit Skinners Eddy United Methodist Women. 9 a.m. ‘til ? Get your Easter baked goods here! R15c   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...

Worship

IT’S IN THE BOOK

Ode to an Easter Egg  Little egg, so firm and round,  Why sit you so upon the ground.  For this is Resurrection Day,  No reason for you thus to lay.  More...

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWS

“You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. More...

WYALUSING U.M. CHARGE NEWS

Last Sunday was Palm Sunday. Palm Sunday is a day when we celebrate Jesus’ triumphant entrance into Jerusalem. But we have to remember, too, that Jesus was crucified on Friday of that same week. More...

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