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PUC Announces Impact Fee Disbursements

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...

‘Day of Bluegrass’ Coming to Wyalusing July 15

A Day of Bluegrass will be held on July 15 from 1 to 9 p.m. 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...

– Bradford County Sentencings & Pleas –

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

COURTHOUSE NOTES

BRADFORD COUNTY   Deed Transfers  Frances Lewis and Debra S. Kitchcart, POA, to Arthur J., Jr. and Kathleen E. Haney, two parcels in Standing Stone Township for $155,000 on June 7.  More...

Letters

Restore State Funding to Penn Vet

Editor:  The Pennsylvania Farm Bureau and our 62,000 member families call on state lawmakers to support the restoration of funding in the state budget to the University of PA School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn Vet).  More...

Is the Celebration Worth the Pollution?

Dear Editor:  More...

Dairy Farmers Request National Hearing on New Pricing Formula

Editor:  A Letter to Deputy Dana Coale of the Agricultural Marketing Service  More...

Columns

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Last week’s eyes belonged to Jillian Carr. Nobody came up with her name.  * * *  More...

Reflections of Nature

The mountain laurel, which is now in bloom, became our state flower by Act 107 on May 5, 1933. More...

JUST ASK ALICE

DEAR ALICE: When’s the last time you had a reality check? I think you’re absolutely, totally nuts.  —WYSOX WOMAN DEAR WY: You know, you’re probably right. 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...

BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL

A Day of Bluegrass will be held on July 15, 1-9 p.m., at the Grovedale Winery and Vineyard, 71 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing. Performances by The Bluegrass Brothers, Danny Paisley & The Southern Grass and Without a Paddle. 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...

Sports

Legion Splits Doubleheader

Wyalusing American Legion Post 534 split a doubleheader with Troy at East Troy on Friday, June 16.  The local squad prevailed in the first five-inning game, 6- 4, and dropped the nightcap, 5- 2.  Wyalusing jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the t More...

Otis Achieved His Goals

WVHS Senior Athletes of the Year

Dawson Otis owes his selection as Wyalusing Valley Male Senior Athlete of the Year to a respectful sibling rivalry.  Two years ago, Otis watched his older brother, Dylan Otis, receive the award.  “After seeing my brother win it, I tho More...

Helsel, Toye Win Young Memorial

A field of 156 runners and walkers embarked on the Damon S. More...

Over 100 Partake in Eric’s Ride, Raise $4,000

For its fifth annual running, Eric’s Ride returned to its original location at Ernie’s Pub & Eatery in Stevensville, where dozens of motorcyclists convened before embarking on a near 100-mile journey in memory of the late Eric Latini. More...

Tioga Downs, BCTPA Partner to Promote County

While it may be located in Nichols, NY, it’s just south across the Pennsylvania state line in Bradford County where Tioga Downs Casino has long sent its patrons for overnight lodging, according to the casino’s Senior Tourism Marketing Exe More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Travis J. Boher - 2017-06-29
Robert Miller - 2017-06-29
Joan Banko - 2017-06-22
Leo Guiton - 2017-06-22

Local News

Wounded Warriors, Friends and Family Enjoy River Paddle

A flotilla of 14 kayaks, 15 people and two dogs departed Sugar Run’s Endless Mountain Outfitters on Thursday, June 15, the first leg of a two-day excursion on the Susquehanna that would end 22 miles downstream at Camp Lackawanna.  More...

Commissioners Have Harsh Words for Natural Gas Company

“You are out of compliance,” said Susquehanna County Board of Commissioners Chairman Alan Hall. “You don’t have the time frame you think you have, and if we have to shut you down, we will shut you down.”  More...

Wyalusing Valley Wine Festival Moves to New Location Sept. 16

For those who have attended the Wyalusing Valley Wine Festival anytime in its 13-year history, they will certainly notice a change in scenery for the 2017 event, as it will now be held at a new location.  More...

Opinion

Google Has Plans to Combat ISIS Online

Like the rest of us, Kent Walker, Google’s senior vice president and general counsel, is fed up with the death and butchery unleashed on innocent people by terrorist groups like ISIS. More...

“Haters Gonna Hate” but It’s Time to Stop

It sometimes seems that, in these troubled times, everything is about politics—the politics of hatred. It shouldn’t come as a surprise, because we’ve been headed this way for some time. More...

Lifestyles

Legion Post 534, Local Scouts Hold Flag Retirement Ceremony

Many fear children in this day and age aren’t being instilled with a sense of patriotism or knowledge of history like previous generations, but that wasn’t the case at American Legion Post 534 in Wyalusing during Flag Day on June 14.  More...

Area Eagle Scouts and Volunteers Honored

On Sunday, May 21, Boy Scouts and Scout leaders gathered at the Sayre Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks (BPOE) Lodge 1148 to honor area young men who have locally earned the Eagle Rank in the past year. More...

Auxiliary President Addresses Post 534

American Legion Auxiliary Department President Esther Geter dropped by Wyalusing Legion Post 534 on Thursday, June 8, where she officially installed newly-elected officers and other members of the Br More...

Dining and Entertainment

Celebrate Tunkhannock’s Founders’ Day

The Wyoming County Historical Society (WCHS) will participate in the Annual Founders’ Day Celebration at Tunkhannock on June 24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Dietrich Theater Receives Grant to Bring Better Community Health Practices

The Northeastern PA Health Care Foundation (NPHCF) of Lackawanna, Luzerne and Wyoming Counties has awarded the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock $8,000 for three programs that serve to bring better health practices to the community.  More...

Events Being Held at the Dietrich Theater

The Dietrich Theater invites all who will make Tunkhannock their destination on Founders’ Day on Saturday, June 24, to make sure to stop by the theater to take in the exhibit of Wyoming County’s Industrial Past, stay for Bob Baker’s More...

Worship

Karen Ballard to be at Vesper Church

On Sunday, June 25 at 7 p.m., The Rev. Dr. Karen Ballard will be presenting special music at the Standing Stone Community Vesper Church. More...

Song of the Bread Bakery Hosting Guild Open House Saturday

The Song of the Bread Bakery in Stevensville will be one of 35 bakeries participating in The Bread Bakers Guild of America’s 7th Annual Bakery Open House this Saturday, June 24.  Guild member bakeries in 18 U.S. More...

IT’S IN THE BOOK

It was this past Sunday night that our song leader helped us understand a chorus. More...

Education

Sen. Yaw Announces $25,000 in Cultural, Historical Support Grants

The PA Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) recently awarded over $25,000 in grants to six eligible museums and official county historical societies in Bradford, Lycoming, Sullivan, Susquehanna and Union Counties, according to Senator Gene Yaw.&nb More...

News from the Wyalusing Public Library

What an awesome weekend this past one was for us...Hannah Girven was able to donate $100 to the library from her Lemonade/Bake Sale! Combine that with the donated goods for our yard sale, and the grand total was just shy of $500. More...

Shotwell Receives Degree from University Of the Sciences

Ashley Shotwell of Tunkhannock was among the graduates recognized during University of the Sciences’ 196th commencement celebration on Wednesday, May 24, in Philadelphia.  Shotwell graduated magna cum laude with a doctor of pharmacy degree More...

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