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Active Shooter Seminar Offers Lifesaving Tips

How would you react if you found yourself in an “active shooter” situation? Would you know what steps to take to save your life and the lives of others?  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...

Sentencings Decided in Wyoming County Court

Last week, several defendants who had pled or been found guilty in recent crimes received their sentences in Wyoming County Court. All sentences carry with them any applicable court costs, fines and fees. More...

COURTHOUSE NOTES

SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY   Deed Transfers  Delberta J. Steele and Richard J. Marcy to Richard J. Marcy, property in Dimock Township on May 9.  More...

Letters

Another Farmer’s Take on Dairy Issues

Dear Editor,  I would like to reply to Mr. Marcos’s letter to the editor in the Rocket Courier on May 11.  More...

Russia Invades White House

Editor:  Lt. Gen. More...

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Seniors

Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program Starts June 1

The Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program provides $20 in vouchers for fresh PA produce to eligible seniors. You may qualify if you are a PA resident age 60 or older, or turning 60 by Dec. 31, 2017 and meet income criteria. More...

Fritz Named Secretary of Aging And Older Adult Services Committee

Rep. Jonathan Fritz has been chosen by House Speaker Mike Turzai to serve as secretary of the House Aging and Older Adult Services Committee.  More...

Pickett Helps Johnson Celebrate Birthday

On May 13, Beatrice Young Johnson celebrated her 97th birthday, and Rep. Tina Pickett was on hand to present her with a certificate of recognition. More...

Dining and Entertainment

Fiber Arts, Basketry and Cheese Making to Be Featured at the Home Textile Tool Museum

Have you ever wanted to make baskets, learn to make cheese or learn about sheep breeds and their wool? Would you like to make rugs? More...

Yoga for Kids at the Dietrich Theater

Certified yoga instructors Gerri Simmers and Julie Ver Beek are on a mission to introduce six to 12-year-olds to the benefits of yoga. 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: Saturday, May 20. Dotti-Lou’s, Stevensville. 11 a.m. until gone. Halves only, $7. Benefits L&R Community Group. More...

BLOOD DRIVE

Blood Drive: Thursday, May 25 at the Wyalusing Fire Hall. In memory of Dr. Robert Ottaviani. Dr. Ottaviani was a local resident, a long-time member of the Wyalusing Lions’ Club and local optometrist.   More...

Worship

IT’S IN THE BOOK

Last week, “It’s In the Book” was written by my son, John, who is currently home from his work of Bible translation in Mozambique. Thank you, John.  More...

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWS

“For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come. This is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance,” (1 Timothy 4:8- 9). More...

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish

The risen Jesus is “the way, and the truth and the life.” Jesus is the way, the path to eternal life with the Father: “no one comes to the Father but through me.” To try another way is to ensure failure. More...

Education

SCHOOL MENUS

WYALUSING ELEMENTARY  SCHOOL BREAKFAST  MONDAY, MAY 22  Breakfast pizza or Assorted whole grain cereal with animal crackers, chilled juice and/or fruit, low-fat milk.  TUESDAY, MAY 23  More...

LACEYVILLE LIBRARY

May 23, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., we are doing painting again. This time, it will be a tree tote, with button “leaves,” again taught by Teresa Brewer. If you have a glue gun, glue and small buttons (30-50), please bring them. More...

Wilkes University Pharmacy Graduate Bradley Moore Receives Residency Match

Bradley Moore of Dimock received a residency placement after receiving the doctor of pharmacy degree in May 2017. Moore was placed with the Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  More...

Jonathan Terry House Deconstructed

HOW TO RELOCATE 211 YEARS OF HISTORY

Standing in the historic log home that has been in his family for nearly 90 years, Charles Welles, III felt a wave of mixed emotions come over him as he held in his hand the time capsule his father had embedded in the stone floor near the fireplace m More...

2017 Primary Election Candidate Results

Bradford County  — BY CAIN CHAMBERLIN —   Only 25 percent of Bradford County voters showed up at the polls on Tuesday, despite a significant primary that determined who would be on the November ballots for several district court 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

Hunt Engineers Hired for New Public Safety Center

Taking yet another step forward in constructing a new public safety center in North Towanda, the Bradford County Commissioners officially hired Hunt Engineers, Architects & Land Surveyors to be the engineer and architect for the project at their More...

Huffman’s Final WVES Heritage Day

For the last 20-plus years, Wyalusing Valley Elementary sixth grade teacher Jim Huffman has been encouraging his students to indulge in their family histories by researching their origins for an annual project called Heritage Day.  More...

Wyoming Commissioners Clarify Flood Buyouts

After months of wrangling back and forth between the commissioners and residents of Forkston, Eaton and other townships where no one who put in for Flood Buyout money from the 2016 Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) grant w More...

Opinion

About Three in 10 Americans Are Inked

Unless you’ve been away in some remote corner of the earth, you surely have noticed the huge change in attitudes about tattoos over the last few years.  More...

Salty Observations by a Seasoned Writer

Taking a Sunday off from traveling around Romania, I am consumed by salt instead of being a consumer of the same. More...

Lifestyles

Post-Concussion Group to Meet May 21 at Guthrie in Sayre

The Guthrie post-concussion support group for community members who have suffered a concussion and their families will hold a meeting on Sunday, May 21 at 6 p.m. Please note the time change from the group’s typical meeting time.  More...

Super Load Heads Down Route 6

A massive 19-axle, 60-wheel rig owned by New Jersey based J. More...

Paint the County Purple

On June 3, volunteers in Wyalusing and other local towns will be at businesses selling purple pinwheels from 9 a.m. More...

Columns

Reflections of Nature

Every year at this time, I cut a bouquet of lilacs for Mary Alice. The fragrance of the lilacs fills our home. More...

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Last week’s eyes belonged to Katy Stoddard. Lynn Jennings and Don Johnson were the only two ticket winners who recognized her eyes. * * * 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 May 14, 1987 issue.  Pvt. Steven L. Gowin, son of Walter B. and Peggy J. More...

Sports

Thinclads Fall Short in Title Hunt

NTL Track and Field Championships

It didn’t take long for any hopes of the Wyalusing Valley boys’ track team to claim the Northern Tier League title at the championship meet at Athens on May 12 to be dashed.  Athens, the defending boys’ championship team, swept More...

Crush Cancer For Jill

For the past few years, Emily Hoffman has organized the Crush Cancer Color 5K Run/Walk to raise funds for a Wyoming County Relay for Life team.  This year, Emily has more reason than ever to see her fundraiser be a success.  Last fall, her More...

Edsell Takes Volleyball Talent to Kutztown

Plans to Major in Elementary Ed.

Wyalusing Valley senior Madelyn Edsell will take her considerable volleyball talents to Kutztown University this fall.  Edsell, who recorded 1,001 kills during her Wyalusing Valley career, and led the team in kills (476), blocks (32) and digs (3 More...

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