June 1, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Susquehanna Co. Election Board Addresses Concerns

The Susquehanna County Board of Elections called a meeting on May 24 to address two matters that had been brought to their attention since the recent municipal primary election.  More...

Wyoming Co. Approved for Human Services Block Grant

The Wyoming County Commissioners welcomed the news on Tuesday at their regular bi-monthly meeting that the county has been approved to receive a Human Services Block Grant for fiscal year 2017-18. 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  Howard J. and Christy L. Bailey to Kyle P. Wyzga in North Towanda Township for $117,000 on May 15.  More...

—BRADFORD COUNTY SENTENCINGS & PLEAS—

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

Lifestyles

Rep. Tina Pickett Announces June Satellite Office Hours

Rep. Tina Pickett will host office hours at her satellite locations in Sullivan and Susquehanna counties during the month of June.  More...

Library Holding O’Keeffe Book Signing

The Bradford County Library presents a book signing with Patrick O’Keeffe on Tuesday, June 6 at 6 p.m.  Bradford County is the basis for fictional Wilmot County, the setting of a new novel, Cold Air Return. More...

Free Government Contracting Workshops Slated for June

The Northern Tier Regional Planning and Development Commission (NTRPDC) will be sponsoring a free workshop to introduce businesses to the world of government contracting on June 6 from 9 to 11 a.m. at their office in Towanda.  More...

Dining and Entertainment

Rain Garden Dedication and ‘How To’ Will be Held at Dietrich Theater

What is a rain garden? The Dietrich Theater has solved a water run-off problem by creating a rain garden at the back of the theater.  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

Strawberry Festival and Chicken BBQ at the Springville UMC Saturday, June 17. Vendors, silent auction and white elephant all starting at 10 a.m. For info, call 570-965-2146. More...

BENEFITS

Benefit: Local paramedic Bill Welch of Wysox is battling Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. Saturday, June 3 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Towanda American Legion Post #42 at 912 Main St., Towanda. More...

Worship

IT’S IN THE BOOK

Are you one of those speed readers, or do you take your time to think things through? Yes, some books you can skip a complete paragraph or even a full chapter and not miss a thing. More...

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWS

“In God, whose word I praise—in God I trust and am not afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?” (Psalm 56:4). The writer of this verse raises an important point in light of the persecution of God’s people in the world today. More...

WYALUSING U.M. CHARGE NEWS

Last Sunday is known as Ascension Sunday, which is the Sunday when we recount Jesus’s ascending into heaven. Both of our scripture readings referenced the ascension. In Acts 1, we see what a gentile wrote to Theophilus. More...

Former Army Chaplain Speaks of Sacrifices Made for Freedom

AT WYALUSING MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY

As a chaplain in the United States Army who served a tour of duty in Iraq, provided comfort to wounded warriors at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, and conducted services at Arlington National Cemetery, James May has personally seen the More...

Wyalusing Fourth Graders Learn SICK Science

Homemade rockets launching 50 feet into the air, exploding toothpaste, and soda bottle geysers were just a few of the fun and crazy science experiments the little Einsteins at Wyalusing Valley Elementary School conducted on Tuesday.  More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

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

Local News

Don James Awards Presented at Black Walnut Ceremony

One of the highlights of Monday’s Memorial Day Service at Black Walnut’s Rought Hall American Legion Post 510 was the presentation of the Don James Memorial awards.  More...

Paddling the Entire Length of the Susquehanna

Cathy Mumford of Colts Neck, NJ has her sights set on becoming a member of what’s known as the “444 Club.”  The club gets its name from the 444 miles the North Branch of the Susquehanna River spans between its source at Coopers More...

Wells Family Setting ‘Deep Roots’ in Sugar Run

Tim Wells has come a long way with his hard cider recipes since he and his wife, Lynda, awoke one Christmas morning to the sound of multiple bottles blowing their corks in the house due to high carbonation and active yeast that wasn’t quite reg More...

Opinion

Trump’s Foreign Trip Sends Message That American Leadership is Back

President Donald Trump’s visit to the Middle East and Europe framed the parameters of his foreign policy style. More...

Memories Keep Band of Brothers Alive

It’s funny how people in your life are there, flashing bright, briefly and with intensity, and then they are gone. This is especially true of military service in general and wartime duty in particular. More...

Columns

Reflections of Nature

While visiting a friend’s home, we heard distant thunder, and as the claps came closer, the family dog hid under a bench. More...

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Last week’s eyes belonged to Nikki Pedro, a school bus driver for the Wyalusing Area School District and a hairstylist in Dushore. We received an amazing 34 calls. More...

JUST ASK ALICE

DEAR ALICE: What’s the most common mistake that you see drivers make?  —DUSHORE DRIVER DEAR DU: I’m amazed by how many times I see people in the cars picking their noses and they mistakenly think nobody can see them.  &mda More...

Sports

Dice Run Opens BBBS Fundraisers

Faithful readers of this column and the Rocket-Courier’s sports section know that I have always been an active promoter of any of the fundraisers for Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of the Twin Tiers.  More...

Wyalusing Drivers Compete at Chemung Speedrome

Photo by Pete Hardenstine Two Wyalusing-area drivers—Cody Jackson, left, and Paul Johnson, center—battle Connor Sellars during a Modified heat at Chemung Speedrome on Saturday, May 27. More...

District Four Class AA Softball

Photos by Bob Hutchings Wyalusing Valley first baseman Melody Kneller stretches for a throw during the Lady Rams’ 11-1 five-inning victory over Williamson in the District Four Class AA playoffs More...

Education

SCHOOL MENUS

WYALUSING ELEMENTARY  SCHOOL BREAKFAST  MONDAY, June 5  Goody ring or Assorted whole grain cereal w/animal crackers, chilled juice and/or fruit.  TUESDAY, June 6  Pancake sausage stick or Assorted whole grain cereal w/animal More...

Student Heritage Sojourn Rescheduled

On behalf of Annette Schultz and the Endless Mountains Heritage Alliance, please be advised that the paddling portion of the Student Heritage Sojourn, originally scheduled for May 12 to 14, has been re-scheduled for Thursday and Friday, June 15 and 1 More...

Literacy Program to Host Annual Recognition Banquet

The Bradford-Wyoming County Literacy Program invites the public to its Annual Recognition Banquet to be held Thursday, June 15, at 6 p.m. at the Wysox Fire Hall on Lake Road in Wysox.  More...

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