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Generator Keeps Lights on for Council

The Wyalusing Borough Council was about 40 minutes into Monday night’s meeting, just starting to discuss new business, when the lights began to flicker.  Councilmember Josh VanDe- Mark said the power would need to be interrupted for about More...

Resident Calls for Wyoming Co. EMA Director’s Resignation

Forkston resident Lizz Madill DeWolfe had a lot to say at Tuesday’s Wyoming County Commissioners’ meeting, all on the subject of the new Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Flood Buyout.  More...

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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

—BRADFORD COUNTY SENTENCINGS & PLEAS—

District Attorney Daniel J. Barrett reported the following were recently sentenced, accepted into the ARD Program or pleaded guilty in the Bradford County Court of Common Pleas, Towanda:  ARD Program  More...

DISTRICT JUDGES

Fred Wheaton, Wysox   More...

COURTHOUSE NOTES

BRADFORD COUNTY   Deed Transfers  M&T Bank to Secretary of Housing and Urban Development in Ulster Township for $1 on April 19.  More...

Letters

Schuster is the Fair, Objective and Professional Choice

Dear Editor:  Tom Schuster is a candidate for Magisterial District Judge in Towanda. More...

One Marine Endorsing Another

Editor:  Honor, courage and commitment are core values of the Marine Corps. I am proud to endorse my friend and fellow Marine Corps veteran Eric Matthews for Magisterial Judge in district 42-3-03.  More...

Vote Matthews For MDJ

Editor:  If you desire and want the justice, integrity, and concern, personally; “As you’ve had in the past terms of Judge Tim Clark,” then trust me, as you have Tim Clark. More...

Lifestyles

Wyalusing Senior Citizens Meet

The Wyalusing Senior Citizens group met on April 18 at the Wyalusing Fire Hall at noon. Twenty-two members and two guests were welcomed by President Sandy Myhand. She led the group in a flag salute and the Lord’s Prayer.  More...

Coloring Contest Winner

Madalyn Smith, a student in Mrs. Uhouse’s second grade class at Northeast Bradford Elementary School, was the winner of the VFW PA State Annual Coloring Contest for second grade. More...

Elk Lake April Students of the Month

Mr. Marc Weisgold, elementary principal at the Elk Lake School, announces the April 2017 Student of the Month Award winners. Students are in Kindergarten through sixth grade. More...

Dining and Entertainment

Visitors’ Bureau to Celebrate Tourism Week

The Endless Mountains Visitors’ Bureau (EMVB) will be celebrating National Travel & Tourism Week with fellow tourism partners, local residents, and visitors next week.  They will be hosting a membership meeting on May 10 at the Comfort More...

Popular Bluegrass Festival Returns to Lazy Brook Park in Early June

Fans of bluegrass music are making plans to converge on Lazy Brook Park for the 10th annual NEPA Bluegrass festival, which will be held from Thursday to Sunday, June 1 to 4 in Lazy Brook Park, east of Tunkhannock.  Headliners this year include t More...

Sports

Blaisure Reaches Major Milestone

“In the long run, it’s been a good career. More...

Ladies Make Mark at Meet

Athens’ Gambrell, Lunger and Susquehanna’s Wilson Break Records

An almost perfect day for a track meet—itself a pleasant surprise for the perpetually weather-plagued Wyalusing Lasagna Invitational—was highlighted by three new meet marks.  The ladies rewrote the record book at Peterson Stadium on More...

Frederick, Edsell Pace WVHS

Wyalusing Valley’s Derek Frederick posted three top-three finishes to lead the Rams to a fifthplace team finish in their own Lasagna Invitational at Peterson Stadium on Friday, April 28.  Frederick placed second in the pole vault with a he More...

Breaking News - 5/5/2017 6:13 PM

Claverack Crews Battling New Round of Outages  Free Access 

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Breaking News - 5/5/2017 1:33 PM

Route 42 in Sullivan County Closed  Free Access 

 Motorists in Sullivan County are advised Route 42 is closed between Route 220 in Davidson Township and Route 3001 (Edkin Hill Road) in Shrewsbury Township due to downed wires and trees. A detour is in place using Edkin Hill Road. More...

Stevensville Man Jailed For Thefts Across Region

Joseph Parkhurst, 32, of Stevensville is presently in the Wyoming County Jail in lieu of aggregate bail of $125,000 following several robberies and a high-speed chase with state troopers over the weekend.   More...

Lucas Steele Nominated for Tony Award

Wyalusing native Lucas Steele has been nominated for a prestigious Tony Award for “Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical” for his role in the Broadway Production of Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812.&nbs More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

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

Local News

Montrose Gearing Up for Chocolate and Wine Festival

Grab your corkscrews and your dancing shoes. In the heart of downtown Montrose, the streets will fill with a growing list of wineries, food and craft vendors from throughout the region on May 20. More...

Mayor Proclaims Music Week

Wyalusing Mayor Susan Burgess, left signs a proclamation setting May 7-14 as National Music Week in Wyalusing. The mayor is pictured with Cathy Keeney, Secretary of the Wyalusing Musical Society.  More...

Rep. Pickett Satellite Locations Open in May

Residents in the Sullivan and Susquehanna County portions of the 110th District can take advantage of special office hours in Laporte and Lawton during the month of May, said Rep. Tina Pickett.  More...

Opinion

No Power Means Big Problems

There’s no question that computers, email and all sorts of other electronics have revolutionized newspaper production, but when you find yourself in a situation like we did here at the Rocket-Courier Tuesday—with no electric service and n More...

Outliving a Big Chunk of My Vocabulary

You know you are getting old when… Check that. We are all getting old. Make that we are all getting older. Anyway, you know what I mean. More...

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Columns

JUST ASK ALICE

DEAR ALICE: Ever since I turned 40 last month, my husband has been joking about how he’s going to trade me in for two 20-year-olds. More...

The Way We Were...

A look back at the people and places of the  Wyalusing area over the last 20 years or more.  End of the Middendorf   More...

The Good Old Days

News items of timely interest gathered from the old files of the Rocket-Courier and reprinted as they were in the April 30, 1987 issue.  Manufacturer’s Furniture Outlet in Monroeton is selling recliners for $99.  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

The Wyalusing 6th grade art show will be in the high school cafeteria, Tuesday, May 9 at 6 p.m.   More...

BARBECUES

S18x3c/R18x3c   Chicken BBQ: Saturday, May 20. Dotti-Lou’s, Stevensville. 11 a.m. until gone. Halves only, $7. Benefits L&R Community Group.  More...

Worship

IT’S IN THE BOOK

One of the things that has troubled me over the years is that of an accompanist taking the lead in a musical presentation. More...

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWS

“This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him,” (1 John 5:14- 15). More...

Troy High School Chamber Choir to Perform at Vesper Church

The Troy High School Chamber Choir will provide special music for the Standing Stone Vesper Church on Sunday, May 7 at 7 p.m.  More...

Education

SCHOOL MENUS

WYALUSING ELEMENTARY  SCHOOL BREAKFAST  MONDAY, MAY 8  Breakfast pizza or Assorted whole grain cereal with animal crackers, chilled juice and/or fruit, low-fat milk.  TUESDAY, MAY 9  More...

Wins Rotary Poster Contest

Megan Godshall, left, earned $500 for her first place poster in the Rotary District 7410 poster contest. More...

PSP Releases 2017 School Bus Inspection Schedule

During the summer months, the PA State Police (PSP) will be leading its annual school bus inspection campaign as required by the PA Vehicle Code.  More...

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