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Meshoppen Community Day Gets Great Weather

Compared to last year’s Meshoppen Community Day, which was pummeled by heavy rain, last Saturday’s (Aug. 12) event held at the local ball park and pavilion enjoyed near-perfect weather. More...

Wyoming Co. Commissioners Align Behind Redistricting

Noting that they felt it was a good idea, the Wyoming County Commissioners said last Thursday that they would likely support a redistricting initiative in PA’s northeast region. More...

Special Sections

Local News

Judicial Candidates, Path Forward Discussed at Pickett BBQ

While it may be referred to as an “off-year election,” elected officials at the 16th annual Friends of Rep. More...

Miller Elected to Statewide Commissioners’ Board

The County Commissioners Association of PA (CCAP) elected Lancaster County Commissioner Dennis Stuckey as the 2018 president of the Association during its 131st Annual Conference in Erie County, PA.   More...

Students Create Shadow Puppets

Bowman Arey (top photo) demonstrates how to create Shadow Puppet Theatre during this week’s Artist in Residency program with Hua Hua Zhang, which was brought to Wyalusing with the help of the W More...

Letters

President’s ‘Deplorable’ Comments to Boy Scouts Made Her Cringe

Editor:  The new school year approaches. For me it prompts memories of many years spent in many different classrooms. The enormous responsibility of teaching young people was always the primary focus of every lesson plan.  More...

Don’t Give White Supremacists the Attention They Desire

Dear Editor:  More...

Time to Vote Out Sen. Gene Yaw

Dear Editor:  When I read PA Senate Okays Gas Severance Tax Bill and raise the tax on utility bills, I remembered someone saying (Gov. More...

Seniors

Meals on Wheels Endless Mountains Hosts Celebration

As many know, B/S/S/T Area Agency on Aging, Inc. has served seniors in Bradford, Sullivan, Susquehanna and Tioga Counties through their home-delivered meal program for forty years.  More...

Medicare Seminars To be Held

Are you confused by Medicare? Are you unsure where to go for answers to your questions?  Join Hollie Irvine, B/S/S/T Area Agency on Aging, Inc. More...

Taylor Receives Quilt of Valor

E5 Buck Sargent Edward H. Taylor was in the Army in 1968- 1969. He was in Makong Delta, Vietnam. He received one Bronze Star and turned down a Purple Star.  He received a Quilt of Valor on July 15 at VFW Post 6824 at Haighs Pond Road. More...

Columns

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Last week’s eyes belonged to Pat Squier from Bob’s Restaurant. We had 13 phone calls, and Laura Johnson was the only one to come up with Pat’s name. Most everyone else thought they were Angie Ely’s eyes. * * * More...

Jester Hill

Arthur Arbach was forced to take his daughter, Abby, shopping for back-to-school clothes and supplies Sunday when his wife had to unexpectedly help out at Jester Hill Community Church.  It proved to be a very frustrating day for him as Abby drag More...

The Way We Were...

50 Years Ago: Spring Hill Church Marks 100th Anniversary

A look back at the people and places of the Wyalusing area over the last 20 years or more.   More...

Sports

Tyler, Ward Earn All-State Honors

Two local girls were recently named to the Pennsylvania High School Softball Coaches Association’s Class AA all star squad for the 2017 season. More...

Sliding to Victory

Heeman, Neufeld Pace Charity 5K on Aug. 12

It is estimated that 6,000 to 7,000 people die every day in the world as the result of drinking or using impure water. On Saturday, Aug. More...

The Countdown to Fall Begins

And so it begins! On Monday, 87 Wyalusing Valley student-athletes found their way to the fields or court to begin the first day of official practice for the upcoming fall sports season. More...

Education

AS FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL APPROACHES:

Vacancies and Construction Projects Loom

With school starting in about two weeks, the Wyalusing Area School Board finds itself once again trying to fill some significant vacancies before the first day of the new school year. More...

Walsh Participates in Study Abroad

Kennedy Walsh, of Monroeton, is participating in the Siena College Study Abroad program for the Fall 2017 semester. Walsh will be studying in Zanzibar, Tanzania.  More...

Taylor Maslin of Athens to attend SUNY Oswego

Taylor M. Maslin of Athens has reserved a place among more than 1,400 freshmen at SUNY Oswego.  She last attended Athens Area High School and intends to major in chemistry at Oswego. Fall classes will begin on Aug. 28.   More...

The Show Must Go On

While the originally scheduled Friday night fireworks show at the annual Wyalusing Firemen’s Celebration was rained out, the skies fortunately cleared, allowing for the colorful display to be h More...

U.S. Senate Candidate Visits Bradford Co.

Upon receiving an invitation from Bradford County Commissioner Doug McLinko last week to experience the county and learn about issues affecting rural Pennsylvania, Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate Jeff Bartos graciously accepted. More...

County Announces Town Hall on Stream Maintenance Sept. 28

Initial coverage of this story was first published on our website on Friday morning, Aug. 11. For breaking news alerts and email updates, visit www.rocketcourier.com.  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

Looking Back

Bachak, Haines Win Mathewson Big 6K

Jeff Bachak took top honors in the Christy Mathewson Big 6K at Factoryville on Aug. 12 with a time of 21:46. Devon Clarke was second in 22:28, followed by Tim Nowakowski in 22:41. Suzanna Haines led the women’s field with a time of 25:55. More...

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...

Susquehanna County Hires New Detective

The Susquehanna County Commissioners launched their Aug. 9 meeting with the Salary Board, in order to create a fulltime temporary position in the District Attorney’s office, that of County Detective. That position went into effect on Aug. More...

COURTHOUSE NOTES

BRADFORD COUNTY   Deed Transfers  Edward L. and Phyllis M. Burnside to James and Joyce Burnside in Burlington Township for $1 on Aug. 1.  More...

Opinion

Don’t View Monday’s Eclipse Without Proper Eye Protection

Don’t even think about watching next Monday’s solar eclipse without wearing the proper protective eyeglasses, and in case you’re wondering, regular sunshades, even those that block 100 percent of ultraviolet light, don’t provi More...

Time to Get Back to Finding Our ‘Better Angels’

This name calling and demeaning those who challenge you emerged full blown from the last presidential campaign, poisoning the air with a toxicity we haven’t seen since the festering climate in Europe that imploded into World War II. More...

Lifestyles

Keep Your Heart Running Strong

Heart health should be a concern for people of all ages, but especially so for men and women over 50. More...

Wyalusing Public Library News

Final Fun day Monday coming up on Monday, Aug. 21. Come join us for a free, fun filled family program as we recycle bottle caps into original pieces of art -work. Time is from 5 to 6:30 p.m. More...

Goodwins Celebrate 70th Anniversary

On Aug. 16, 1947, Jesse Goodwin and Millie Pennay were united in marriage by Rev. Judson E. Rosengrant at his residence overlooking the Susquehanna River at North Flat, Laceyville.  Mozell Cooper and Robert Long, Jr. were witnesses. More...

Dining and Entertainment

Linen Day: Flax Processing at the Home Textile Tool Museum

Renowned flax and linen expert Johannes Zinzendorf has been a student of flax growing and processing, and linen making, for over 25 years In late July, the Home Textile Tool Museum (HTTM) in Orwell hosted Zinzendorf and a small part of his collection More...

Guthrie Gala Tickets Now on Sale

Tickets are now on sale for the 2017 Guthrie Gala presented by Elderwood.  The Guthrie Gala will be held on Saturday, Sept. 9 in the Guthrie Clinic Atrium in Sayre.  More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

BAKE SALES

Bake Sale to Benefit the Lyme Disease Coalition, Inc., held at Tractor Supply in Montrose, Aug. 19, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Representatives will hand out free literature and host a “Tick-Off” tick aid kit. More...

BLOOD DRIVE

Upcoming Red Cross blood donation locations: Canton, Aug. 22 at 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Canton Moose Lodge, 41 Sullivan St.; New Albany, Aug. 23 at 2 p.m. - 6 p.m., New Albany Fire Department, 73 Main St.; Sayre VFW Post No. 1536, Aug. 31 at 1 p.m. More...

BREAKFASTS

Monthly Breakfast at the Herrickville Fire Hall, Sunday, Aug. 27, 7:30 to 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

WYALUSING U.M. CHARGE NEWS

“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.” Last Sunday’s scripture gave us advice that is meant to guide us. More...

Christ Episcopal Church Announces Changes In Schedule Due to New Roof Project

For safety reasons, the walkway from Towanda’s Main Street to the church is closed.  During the week, entrance to the office and parish hall will only be through the Parish Hall door on the north side of the building.  Because that en More...

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWS

“To the angel of the church in Laodicea write, ‘The words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of God’s creation. Behold, I stand at the door and knock. More...

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