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Breaking News - 5/2/2017 3:58 PM

Storm Assistance Centers Opening  Free Access 

Bradford County Emergency Management Agency has announced that five Storm Assistance Centers will be opening throughout Bradford County. More...

An Eagle’s Eye View

Jenningsville photographer Janie Stabinsky captured this close-up view of a nesting Bald Eagle, just off Route 6 on Browntown Mountain, with the Rocky Forest area in the background. More...

Active Shooter Seminar at Wyalusing Fire Hall May 10

Ever wonder how you would react if you found yourself in what’s described as an “active shooter” incident where someone with a gun is either shooting innocent people or threatening to?  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 L. Dibble, Jr. and Michael J. Epler to Robert L. Dibble, Jr. in Albany Township for $30,000 on April 12.  More...

—BRADFORD COUNTY SENTENCINGS & PLEAS—

District Attorney Daniel J. Barrett reported the following were recently sentenced in the Bradford County Court of Common Pleas, Towanda:  Sentencings  More...

Letters

United Way Thanks Community

Editor:  United Way of Bradford County wishes to thank everyone involved in United Way during National Volunteer Week.  Without volunteers, United Way could not succeed. More...

Rural Roads Safety Week

Dear Editor:  The Bradford-Sullivan County Farm Bureau is celebrating Rural Roads Safety by encouraging county residents to travel safely on the roads this spring.  More...

Carr Won’t Forget His Constituents

Editor:  A recent letter addressed Tom Schuster’s departure from the County Probation Office. Today, let’s examine the events surrounding Schuster’s sudden retirement.  More...

Columns

Reflections of Nature

About three weeks ago, Mary Alice saw a pair of doves picking grit in our driveway and noticed that one dove had an injured foot. She asked me if the bird would survive with only one good foot. More...

Seen ‘N’ Heard

The community shocked and saddened with news of the death of David Behrend, Jr. at his home in St. Simons Island, GA earlier this week. Few details were available at press time. Our condolences to Dave’s family and friends.  * * *  More...

JUST ASK ALICE

DEAR ALICE: My husband keeps mentioning how he’d love to have his breakfast served in bed. More...

Sports

Lady Rams Romp Past Canton

Place Second at Tunkhannock Tourney; Fall at NEB in Nine Innings

The Wyalusing Valley softball team plated 11 runs in the fourth inning en route to a 15-0 victory over Canton at Anderson Field on April 24.  With the victory, the Lady Rams improved to 7-4, overall, and 5-3 in the Northern Tier League Large Sch More...

It’s Time For More Lasagna

It’s time again for lasagna.  As in the Lasagna Invitational track meet at the Wyalusing Valley High School.  Currently, 20 schools including the host Rams are slated to appear at the event, which has traditionally featured some of th More...

Thinclads Compete At LHU

At Lock Haven University, on April 21, the Wyalusing Valley track teams ran into stiff competition in the Bald Eagle Invitational.  In the boys’ meet, won by Altoona with 154 points, the Rams finished 13th with 24 points.  The Lady Ra More...

Education

Proulx Recognized by Widener University During Honors Week

James Proulx of Tunkhannock was recently inducted into the Widener University chapter of Omega Chi Epsilon, an American honor society for chemical engineering students.  More...

News from the Wyalusing Public Library

What an awesome showing at the Bradford County Library Systems’ spelling bee finale held this past Saturday at the Towanda American Legion. Six of the nine libraries were represented in the three age groups. More...

Candyland Program to be Held At Bradford County Library

Fall in love with the iconic Candyland game at the Bradford County Library on Saturday, April 29 at 10 a.m.  Preschool through fourth grade children are invited to get into the game with fun stories, songs, snacks and a craft. More...

Breaking News - 5/3/2017 4:43 PM

Pets Allowed at Wyalusing Emergency Shelter  Free Access 

Pets are being allowed at the emergency shelter established at the Wyalusing Fire Hall for persons whose homes were damaged by Monday evening's storm. Those bringing pets should bring bowls for their pet's water and food. More...

Breaking News - 5/3/2017 4:41 PM

Late Delivery Notice  Free Access 

Thursday's print edition of the Rocket-Courier will be delivered to many subscribers one day late, on Friday, May 5, due to a power outage at the Towanda Printing Company, where the Rocket-Courier is printed. More...

Convincing Young Adults to Stay in County

COMPREHENSIVE PLAN PANEL’S CONCERN:

Like many other counties and townships, Bradford County is taking a close look at the county and trying to assess its positives, as well as its negatives, to start the process of updating the county’s comprehensive plan.  More...

Camptown History Spans 225 Years

NEW BOOK TELLS COMMUNITY’S STORY

A recently published revised history of Camptown contains a wealth of information about this historic Bradford County community. More...

WVVFD Picks Contractors for Garage Bay Enlargement Project

The Wyalusing Valley Volunteer Fire Department (WVVFD) has selected a pair of contractors for enlarging the two garage bay doors on its fire hall.  According to WVVFD board member and former fire chief Adam Dietz, the project has been many month 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

Marvin Meteer Re-Elected PSATS Secretary-Treasurer

Members of the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors (PSATS) have re-elected Marvin Meteer, chairman of the board of supervisors for Wyalusing Township, Bradford County, to a second one-year term as secretarytreasurer.  More...

Renovations Continue

Rick Sherman’s tasteful transformation of the former Mama D’s Pizza shop on Wyalusing’s Main Street continues to move ahead and the new business, the American Sandwich Co., is slate More...

Team PA President Talks Natural Gas Development Opportunities

AT NORTHERN TIER REGIONAL PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION’S ANNUAL MEETING

With the massive abundance of Marcellus shale across the commonwealth, it is inevitable Pennsylvania will see additional facilities that process and develop resources utilizing natural gas, according to the president and CEO of the Team Pennsylvania More...

Opinion

Making Government Perform for Americans

Throughout the presidential campaign, Trump supporters were asked what drew them to their preferred candidate. Time and again, they pointed to his “outsider” status. More...

Retired or Working? It’s “Sort of” Complicated

I’ve been retired from the newspaper business for six years now, but I’m still with the Rocket. Okay, I’m not technically retired. Let me explain.  More...

Lifestyles

Laceyville Library Announces Raffle Winners

New on our shelves are: Extreme Prey by John Sandford, Never Never by James Patterson and Candice Fox, Because You’re Mine by Colleen Coble, Harriet Beamer Takes the Bus by Joyce Magnin, Where Secre  More...

Repsol Supports LeRaysville Walking Trail with Donation

Repsol Oil and Gas USA, LLC, a fully integrated oil and gas company operating in the Northern Tier, is giving back to the community with a $2,500 donation to help build a walking trail in LeRaysville.  “On behalf of the borough and area re More...

Endless Mountains Barbershop Chorus Presents 39th Annual Show

On Saturday, April 29 at 7 p.m. at the Tunkhannock High School Auditorium, the Endless Mountains Barbershop Chorus will present its 39th annual show.  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 and Sunday, April 30. Please preorder and pre-pay at www.hannahcorson.com or by calling Kim Corson at 570-721-3603.  More...

Worship

IT’S IN THE BOOK

I received a very complimentary phone call a few days ago. They left a message of thanksgiving and encouragement: good timing.  More...

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWS

“For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your ancestors, but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect,&rdquo More...

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish

Jesus said to Thomas, “Put your finger here and see my hands, and bring your hand and put it into my side, and no not be unbelieving, but believe,” John 20:27.  More...

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