April 20, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Wyalusing Borough Awards Street Paving Contract

At a brief special meeting Monday night, the Wyalusing Borough Council unanimously voted to award a contract for micro-surfacing borough streets to Vestal Asphalt, one of two bidders.  Vestal Asphalt’s low bid was for approximately $49,000 More...

James Priestner

James Priestner, 16, has been chosen as the 2017 recipient of the Don James Lighthouse of Service Young Citizen Award. 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

Prison Board Rescinds Policy for Removal from ‘Sanctuary Co.’ List

This article was first published on our website on Friday, April 14. For breaking news alerts and email updates, sign up at www.rocket-courier.com. More...

DISTRICT JUDGES

Fred Wheaton, Wysox   More...

COURTHOUSE NOTES

BRADFORD COUNTY   Deed Transfers  Gerald A. and Susan L. Kinchy to James E., Jr., Jeryl R. and Ryan A. Mullen in Sayre Borough, Fourth Ward for $84,000 on April 6.  More...

Letters

How Much More are Dairy Farmers Willing to Take?

Editor:  The Federal Order #1 Market Administrator has announced the blend price for Order #1 during the month of march 2017 is $17.30 per cwt. (hundredweight). This is positively, ridiculously low. More...

Degrade North Korean Economy

Editor:  President Trump has pointed out the strong linkage between China and North Korea, and he correctly assumes China can influence North Korea’s weapons development program. More...

Celebrating Earth Day

Dear Editor:  As thousands across the U.S. get ready to protest environmental budget cuts, each of us can also help with our driving, our recycling, and our diet.  Yes, our diet. More...

Seniors

Older Adult Volunteering: Find the Right Fit for your New Lifestyle

Many parents feel involving their children in volunteering at an early age can have a profound, long-lasting impact on their kids. More...

Tips to Reducing Fall Risks

Falls are one of the biggest contributors to fatal and nonfatal injuries among seniors. Such accidents not only threaten safety, but they also can compromise a person’s independence. More...

Ridesharing Keeps Seniors Moving

Losing the ability to drive and get around is one of the most challenging aspects of growing older for seniors. This loss of independence can result in loneliness, depression and isolation. More...

Dining and Entertainment

Register Now for Girls’ Night Out

Looking for the perfect night out? Look no further than Girls’ Night Out, featuring fun, free and fabulous food, screenings and shopping.  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...

ART SHOW

Art Show: Opening Friday, April 28 from 4-8 p.m. Featuring Brian Keeler, Kathryn LeSoine, Carol Matheson, Helenmarie Fries, Amy Hsiao and Andy Gardner. Self Discovery Wellness Arts Center, 200 Lake Ave., Montrose. Show continues through May 6. More...

BARBECUES

Chicken BBQ at Pen-Mart, Rt. 6, Wyalusing from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. $6/half. Saturday, April 29, Sunday, April 30 and Saturday, May 27. Please pre-order and pre-pay at www.hannahcorson.com or by calling Kim Corson at 570-721-3603.  More...

Worship

IT’S IN THE BOOK

My mother, in her late years, complained about getting older, slower walking, eyes tired, piano playing getting weaker, etc., etc. More...

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWS

“For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, and that he appeared to Cephas, and More...

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish

“Lord God, how great you are, clothed in majesty and glory, wrapped in light as in a robe! More...

Education

SCHOOL MENUS

WYALUSING ELEMENTARY  SCHOOL BREAKFAST  MONDAY, APRIL 24  Breakfast pizza or Assorted whole grain cereal with animal crackers, chilled juice and/or fruit, low-fat milk.  TUESDAY, APRIL 25  More...

Stamer Named to IC President’s List

Eric Stamer, a Clinical Health Studies major at Ithaca College (IC) hailing from Tunkhannock, was one of over 150 IC students to be named to the Empire 8 President’s List. More...

Indiana Univ. Student Recognized

Brittany Leigh Boardman of Towanda, B.S. in Physical Education and Sport/Exercise Science, has been recognized as a Provost Scholar at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.  More...

Great Day for an Easter Egg Hunt

Youngsters dash across the Wyalusing Borough Park Saturday morning picking up Easter eggs along the way during the annual Easter Egg Hunt hosted by the Wyalusing Valley Volunteer Fire Department. More...

Citizens Berate Wyoming County Commissioners Over Flood Buyouts

Most of Tuesday morning’s Commissioners’ meeting in Tunkhannock was taken up by several irate citizens who attended the meeting and continued to berate the three county commissioners for the way in which the flooded property buyouts are b More...

Don James Lighthouse of Service Award Recipients Named

The committee for the selection of the Don James Lighthouse of Service Awards recently announced that Laceyville resident Howard Benninger has been named as the 2017 recipient of the prestigious award, and that Meshoppen resident and Elk Lake High Sc More...

Howard Benninger

The Don James Lighthouse of Service Award Selection Committee recently announced that the recipient of the 2017 award is Howard Benninger of Laceyville, who the committee unanimously agreed exemplifies the spirit, ideals and attributes of this presti More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Joan Banko - 2017-06-22
Leo Guiton - 2017-06-22

Local News

PA Budget Secretary Speaks at Progress Authority Dinner

BRADFORD COUNTY CONNECTIVITY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT CONTINUES

While the Central Bradford Progress Authority focuses on economic development in the county, it was eager to receive an update regarding the economic and fiscal status of the rest of the commonwealth from state Secretary of the Budget Randy Albright More...

Barnes to Retire as Public Safety Director

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS HOLDING ANNUAL ‘BOWL FOR KIDS’ SAKE’

After 44 years of committed public safety service, Bob Barnes has officially announced his retirement and read a final proclamation on behalf of the Bradford County Commissioners on Thursday, April 13.  Barnes was appointed as public safety dir More...

Community Shred Day Planned for Wyalusing

On Saturday, April 29, from 10 a.m. More...

Opinion

Filling in the Blanks on Past

Let’s play the game, “What was I writing about?” I thought about this as I was scanning through the hundreds of columns I have written over the years. More...

Are You Signed Up for Life?

A couple years ago, when I filled out an online registration form for a race I planned to run, I also checked a box agreeing to accept a three-month free subscription to a popular runners’ magazine. More...

Lifestyles

Post-Secondary Education Information Evening at WVHS

The Wyalusing Valley Jr.-Sr. More...

Celebrate Earth Day

Earth Day Art Show to be Held

Celebrate Earth Day at the North Branch Land Trust’s Howland Preserve in Tunkhannock on Saturday, April 22, from 1 to 3 p.m. The fourth annual encore student Art Show at The Howland Preserve will be held in the 1800s draft horse barn.  More...

Madison String Quartet to Play Mother’s Day at Dietrich Theater

A special free concert for Mothers’ Day will be held at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock on Sunday, May 13 at 3 p.m. features the Madison String Quartet, joined by guest Anthony Cecere, French horn player.  More...

Columns

Reflections of Nature

In 1987, Jim Lacek, who was a Pennsylvania Forester, and I came up with a program that we called “My Growing Tree.” Our plan for the program was to educate the children about the value of trees. More...

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Last week’s eyes belonged to Stefani Smalser.  More...

JUST ASK ALICE

DEAR ALICE: My wife says I devote too much time to my work. More...

Sports

Rams’ Struggles Continue at Towanda

Defeat Mt. View for First Win

Eight errors spelled doom for the Wyalusing Valley baseball team en route to an 11-3 loss to Towanda at Wysox on April 18.  The Rams, who fell to 1-6, overall, and 0-6 in the Northern Tier League Large School standings, held an early 1-0 lead, More...

Big Inning Lifts Lady Rams

Defeat Towanda, 9-4, and Mt. View, Williamson

The Wyalusing Valley softball team plated six runs in the third inning en route to a 9-4 victory over Towanda on April 18.  With the win at Wysox, the Lady Rams improved to 5-2, overall, and 4-2 in the Northern Tier League Large School race.&nbs More...

Runners, Walkers Hoof It for the Kids

Take a good cause, mix it with a fun concept like a glow run around a flat course designed for harness racing and you get one of the more popular events of the local running scene.  On Friday, April 14, over 150 runners and walkers embarked upon More...

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