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WVHS Seniors Receive Diplomas

For the first time ever, commencement at the Wyalusing Valley High School was held in the comfortablycooled Layman Gymnasium, thanks to recently-installed air conditioning. More...

Judge Accepts Cordell Plea Bargain in Child’s Murder

Jeremiah Cordell appeared in Bradford County Court on Monday, June 12, where he was sentenced to 20 to 40 years in state prison and issued a $10,000 fine for a third-degree murder charge in relation to the September 2015 death of 18-month-old Kendall More...

WASB Unanimously Adopts $23.26M 2017-18 Budget

Amidst the ongoing still unknown final decision on Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget, the Wyalusing Area School Board voted unanimously to adopt the final budget of $23,260,552 Monday night.  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  Gerald E. Buck, Jr. to Paul and Stacy Louise Fusco in Terry Township for $92,000 on May 31.  More...

—BRADFORD COUNTY SENTENCINGS & PLEAS—

Bradford County District Attorney Daniel J. Barrett reported the following were recently sentenced or pleaded guilty in Bradford County criminal case resolutions:  Sentencings  More...

Lifestyles

Machwihilusing Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Meets

The Machwihilusing Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) met on Wednesday, May 17, at the Wyalusing Hotel with 11 members in attendance. More...

Anthony Passarelli Participates In RIT/NTID Research Fair

Anthony Passarelli of Tunkhannock participated in the annual Student Research Fair at Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf in Rochester, NY on April 28.  Passarelli, who is studying computer integr More...

Arts and Music Festival Coming to Main Street Saturday

The Wyalusing Area Friends of the Arts will be holding its first annual Arts and Music Festival this Saturday, June 17. This event will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Main Street in Wyalusing. More...

Columns

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Last week’s eyes belonged to Stacy Kaufmann, an employee at the Dushore branch of PS Bank. We only had two calls, and they were both correct. Ashley Hunsinger and Amy Huffman were the lucky ticket winners.  * * *  More...

Reflections of Nature

The other day, I told Mary Alice that I saw a daddy-longlegs in our house, and she responded that she will have to start dusting more in the corners.  More...

JUST ASK ALICE

DEAR ALICE: Ever wish we could go back to the good old days? Seems like things are moving too fast today for me. What do you think?  —TIME TRAVELER,  More...

Sports

Legion Opens Campaign

Wyalusing American Legion Post 534 opened Bradford-Tioga League play with a busy schedule.  The squad went 1-3, picking up a home victory over Troy and dropping a doubleheader at Mansfield and a solo game at Towanda.  Wyalusing continues ac More...

Penguins Prevailed On Ice

There is no question in my mind that the hardest championship to win in professional sports is the NHL’s Stanley Cup.  The victor each year must win four best-of-seven series— 16 games—to raise Lord Stanley’s chalice.&nbs More...

Hitchcock Makes NTL Second Team

Wyalusing Valley’s Holdan Hitchcock earned All-Northern Tier League honors in balloting by the league’s baseball coaches on Sunday, June 4.  Hitchcock, a senior, batted .245 this season, but tied for the team lead in RBIs with 10.&nb More...

Education

Northeast Bradford Graduates Pass the Rope and Key

In accordance with time-honored tradition, the graduating seniors of Northeast Bradford High School passed down the ceremonial key and rope to their junior class peers on Wednesday, June 7, as they sang their Alma Mater in solidarity and celebrated t More...

Northeast Bradford’s Class of 2017

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NEB Seniors Announce Post Graduation Plans

Miranda Alderson, daughter of James and Melinda Alderson, plans on attending a Licensed Practical Nursing program.  Rachael Allis, daughter of Tim and Robin Allis, plans to attend Elmira College in the fall to begin her pursuit of a Master's Deg More...

Breaking News - 6/16/2017 4:02 PM

Public Utility Commission Announces Impact Fee Disbursements  Free Access 

County Commissioners React to Decrease in Allocations

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) announced $173,258,900 in county and municipal impact fee disbursements for 2016, which is nearly $14.5 million less than the previous year due to the significant decrease in natural gas activity in th More...

IT’S GRADUATION TIME

Photo by David Keeler District Superintendent Dr. Jason Bottiglieri, right, congratulates Wyalusing’s Class of 2017’s top-10 students during commencement. More...

Elk Lake Grads Ready To Take on the World

“Yes, we are ready,” said Elk Lake Class of 2017 President Korena Kraynak in her address to her 73 classmates at their June 10 commencement exercises, answering her own question of whether they were prepared to face the changes before the More...

NEB Grads on to Bigger and Better Things

Graduating students of Northeast Bradford High School make their may to the stage through the massive crowd of school faculty, family and friends who gathered in the gymnasium for the school’s More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Verne Lott - 2017-12-14
Catherine Gregory - 2017-12-14
Ceejay Smith - 2017-12-14
Charles Keeney - 2017-12-14
Martha Wildrick - 2017-12-14

Local News

Officials, Investigators Speak on Tragic Shooting at Weis Market

Initial coverage of this story was first published on our website on Thursday morning, June 8 around 10 a.m. For breaking news alerts and email updates, visit www.rocketcourier.com.  More...

New Sandwich Shop Up and Running

Photo by David Keeler There was a strong turnout at Thursday’s ribbon cutting on opening day of American Sandwich Co., located in the newly renovated Mama’s D’s location on 78 Main More...

New Bill Sets Standards for Addiction Recovery Houses

Legislation sponsored by Senator Tom McGarrigle and Senator Gene Yaw to establish quality standards for addiction recovery houses in PA was approved by the Senate Urban Affairs and Housing Committee.  More...

Opinion

Play Taps Solemnly For This Iwo Jima Hero

When I was a kid growing up, most of my dad’s friends were World War II veterans, as was he.  More...

Saluting Some Memorable Role Models

You know you are getting old— make that decrepit—when your children are in their 40s and have crossed into the nether land of middle age. More...

Groups Eligible to Win $500 in Youth Awards Contest

Youth groups in PA that have carried out projects to benefit their township in the last year are invited to enter the PSATS Youth Awards Contest of the PA State Association of Township Supervisors. More...

Seniors

Vision Changes as You Age

As a person gets older, certain bodily changes are to be expected. For example, muscle tone may diminish and bones can become more fragile as we age. More...

Popular Sports for Seniors

Age doesn’t have to stop older men and women from enjoying their favorite sports. More...

Tips to Recognize Elder Financial Exploitation

Every year, millions of seniors fall victim to financial fraud. Studies show elder financial abuse costs seniors approximately  $2.9 billion each year. More...

Dining and Entertainment

Canton Wine and Cheese Tickets on Sale

The Canton Wine and Cheese Committee has announced advanced ticket sale locations for the 2017 Canton Wine and Cheese Festival. 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...

BREAKFASTS

Monthly Breakfast at the Herrickville Fire Hall, Sunday, June 25, 7:30-10:30 a.m. All you can eat pancakes, French toast, ham, sausage, eggs, home fries, sausage gravy and biscuits, coffee, orange juice, real maple syrup and sugar-free syrup. More...

Worship

IT’S IN THE BOOK

Many are familiar with Martin Luther King, Jr., well-known demonstrator of our present generation.  He was named after the theologian of the 1500s who nailed his objections to the door of the church in Wittenburg in 1517.  This is a good ye More...

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWS

“So, I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. More...

WYALUSING U.M. CHARGE NEWS

Last Sunday was the children’s program that marks the end of the year for our Sunday School. The scriptures selected were quite appropriate for this day when we focused on the children.  More...

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