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Gas Industry to Governor: ‘It’s Time to Build’

RALLY FOR ATLANTIC SUNRISE PIPELINE AT SHADOWBROOK

“It’s time to build.” That was the message over 400 people were trying to convey to Gov. More...

Bull Attack Claims Life of Granville Twp. Supervisor

A farmer in Granville Summit was killed after he was struck from behind by a bull, according to the Bradford County Coroner’s Office.  Reports say Henry Saxton, 54, died Tuesday afternoon on his farm in Granville Summit. 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...

Cody Brown Sentenced for Crimes in Two Counties

Several sentences were handed out last week in Wyoming County Court. All sentences carry with them any applicable fines, fees and court costs. Remuneration if so ordered is also part of sentencing.  More...

–Bradford County Sentencings & Pleas–

Bradford County District Attorney Daniel J. Barrett reported that the following persons recently entered guilty pleas and were sentenced in Bradford County Magisterial District Courts:  Guilty Pleas  More...

Letters

What Happened to Separation Between Church and State?

Editor:  We live in a secular nation. At least I thought we did, but the line between church and state, which should be clear and unambiguous, is becoming increasingly muddied and blurred.  More...

Lifestyles

Warrior Writers Change Meeting Date

Warrior Writers, held at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock, has announced a new meeting date.  As of Sunday, July 30, Warrior Writers will meet on the fourth Sunday of the month from 2 to 4 p.m. More...

News from the Wyalusing Public Library

Our sincere condolences to the Scott Wilcox family. He was a great friend, great teacher and an awesome man. There are not enough words to describe what this man did for his students, community and the world.  More...

Litter Photos Could Earn You $1,000

A statewide photo contest rewarding shutterbugs who snap eye-catching images of other people’s litter, such as soda cans, burger wrappers and similar unsightly stuff, is underway.  Lens On Litter, a program of the Pennsylvania Resources Co More...

Dining and Entertainment

New Attractions Coming to 160th Harford Fair

The Harford Fair is celebrating its 160th year and as usual, there are many traditional events as well as many new attractions. More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

BARBECUES

You are invited to the 16th Annual Friends of Rep. Tina Pickett BBQ on Saturday, Aug. 12 from 1-4 p.m. Rain or shine at the Rome Twp. Farm of Tom and Diane Elliott. The farm is located on SR 1029, Lake Road, just 6 miles past the Wysox Fire Co. More...

BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL

Pack The Park, a free Concert featuring The Isaacs, a nationally renowned Blue- Grass Gospel group. They are coming to Smythe Park, Mansfield on July 29, beginning at 7 p.m. Rain location: Straughn Auditorium, Mansfield University. More...

BREAKFASTS

Monthly Breakfast at the Herrickville Fire Hall, Sunday, July 30, 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 sugarfree syrup. More...

Worship

IT’S IN THE BOOK

What is God like?  A researcher in New Zealand is in the process of conducting a survey on how people perceive God.  When asked, “If you could describe God with just one word, one characteristic, what would that be?”  To da More...

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWS

“Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving” (Colossians 2:6-7).  Many of us have prayed to receive Ch More...

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish

We often hear people speak about being “ready” in case of sudden death. In our Catholic tradition, we are taught that we cannot go to heaven unless we are perfect, meaning without stain of sin and in God’s grace. More...

Breaking News - 7/27/2017 2:17 PM

PA Senate Passes Budget Balancing Bill with Natural Gas Severance Tax  Free Access 

In an effort to close a $2 billion budget gap, the Republican-controlled Pennsylvania Senate voted 26-24 for legislation that includes a new severance tax on Marcellus shale drilling. Word spread quickly to Bradford County about the Senate’s pas More...

Flood Damaged Wells Require Treatment

Penn State Extension encourages area residents to take precautions with their private water supply if it was impacted during the recent flooding.  Flooded wells and springs could be compromised by any number of contaminates, including fecal matt More...

‘Go Joe 20’ Draws Large Crowd in LeRaysville

WNEP TV’s morning meteorologist Joe Snedeker apparently has quite a following in LeRaysville. When he arrived in town on Monday during his annual Go Joe bicycle tour to raise funds for St. 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

Wyoming Co. Reports On Storm Damage

At Tuesday’s regular bi-monthly meeting, the Wyoming County Commissioners heard a brief report from county emergency management director Gene Dziak regarding Monday evening’s severe thunderstorms.  “I don’t think it was a More...

Firemen’s Celebration Returns Aug. 8

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR SETUP, CARNIVAL WEEK

Bradford County’s largest Firemen’s Celebration returns to Wyalusing on Tuesday, Aug. 8 with a long lineup of fun activities and entertainment scheduled through the week.  More...

GWCC Holds Biannual Dinner at Grovedale

The Greater Wyalusing Chamber of Commerce (GWCC) held its biannual dinner meeting at Grovedale Winery on the evening of July 20, where the event began with a delicious meal provided by Lisa Wright’s Catering the Wright Way.  Prior to dinne More...

Opinion

What’s Up and What’s Down In American Culture

One of the upsides to the internet? All that information.  One of the downsides? All that information. Tons of it, spread all over the place. And who knows what’s reliable and what isn’t?  More...

Some Words of Witlessness and Wisdom

We’ve lost too many of our favorite people lately, so I’m thinking it’s time for some cheering up. This space is comprised of words, and is there anything more amusing than words? More...

Columns

Reflections of Nature

Our daughter, Holly, and her family came home last weekend for a visit. On Sunday, she asked if we could go up on the mountain to see if the blueberries were ripening. More...

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Last week’s eyes belonged to Bob Squier, owner of Bob’s Restaurant in Wyalusing. We had one person guess, but he was incorrect. * * * More...

JUST ASK ALICE

DEAR ALICE: Why don’t you offer an occasional tip for gardeners? You’ve lived in the Endless Mountains all of your life, and I’ll bet you’re a great gardener.  —WONDERERING WILMOT DEAR WOND: Wrong. More...

Sports

Ideal Conditions Greet Downriver Racers

Williamsport Paddlers Pace Field in Fast Mehoopany to Tunkhannock Race

“The river was nice today, up and fun.” Paddler John Finnen was just one of the competitors in Sunday’s Endless Mountains Downriver Canoe/Kayak Race from Mehoopany to Tunkhannock, who praised the conditions. More...

Golfers Turn Out for WVES Sixth Graders

Tournament Raises Funds for Washington, D.C. Trip

Approximately $8,000 was raised for the Wyalusing Valley Elementary School’s annual sixth grade trip to our nation’s capital during the Wyalusing to Washington golf tournament at Tall Pines Players Club in Friendsville on July 22.  T More...

Cowboys and Cowgirls to Entertain at Monroeton Rodeo

A great American once implored our mothers to “don’t let your babies grow up to be cowboys.”  Fortunately for us, more than a few babies grew up and opted for life in the saddle.  A number of cowboys and cowgirls will be o More...

Education

Boy Scouts Attend Florida Sea Base Adventure

Boy Scouts of Troop 33 and Troop 8 recently returned from a trip to Florida National High Adventure Sea Base located in Islamorada, Florida Keys.  The five boys and three adult leaders left Canton around 6 a.m. More...

On the Rocks

Painted rocks like those pictured above, which were found outside the Rocket-Courier office this week, are turning up all over town. More...

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