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Sen. Wagner Visits Bradford County

State Sen. More...

Spring Hill UMC Celebrates 150 Years

The little country church on Spring Hill celebrated its 150th anniversary on Sunday, Aug. 20.  A luncheon and celebration service were attended by over 100 members of the Spring Hill United Methodist Church and from the community far and wide. More...

Sand Truck Crashes Along Rt. 706

A westbound tractor-trailer lost control along Route 706 in Wyalusing Township near Cargill Meat Solutions around 9 a.m. yesterday, Aug. 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...

Athens Man Flees Police, Leaves Child in Car

IN COUNTY CORRECTIONAL FACILITY IN LIEU OF $50,000 BAIL

An Athens man is behind bars following a three-day search stemming from a police pursuit that occurred just before 11 p.m. on Aug. 17 in Sheshequin Township.  More...

COURTHOUSE NOTES

BRADFORD COUNTY   Deed Transfers  Thomas V. and Joy G. Calaman to Richard W. and Patricia L. Meredith in Wysox Township for $159,400 on Aug. 8.  More...

Letters

Climate Change is Real, Not a Hoax

Dear Editor:  In spite of what the present administration considers a hoax I wish to draw attention to what must be considered the greatest threat to global survival. More...

A Property Tax Suggestion for Low Income Homeowners

Dear Editor:  Please consider the following for Legislative review and possible codification. I have sent the following idea to all Pennsylvania senators and representatives. More...

Time for a PA Universal Health Care System

Dear Editor:  More...

Columns

Reflections of Nature

There is an old Pennsylvania Dutch superstition that everything comes in threes. On a recent Sunday night, Mary Alice and I were getting ready for the night. I had just settled in bed when I looked up to see a large bat flying around our bedroom. More...

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Last week’s eyes belonged to Colleen Brown. More...

Jester Hill

Tyson and Alice Wickhammer drove all the way to South Carolina on a whim to view Monday’s total eclipse. 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...

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

For our scripture last Sunday, we find Jesus and the disciples still in the upper room. In his final hours, Jesus prays with the disciples. More...

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWS

“For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit…,” (1 Peter 3:18). More...

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish

We are one in sin; we are all one in suffering; we are one in the merciful redeeming love of the one God. As we see in Matthew’s gospel 15:28; God ignores no plea for help and abandons no one in pain. More...

Overdose Awareness Day Event Slated for Aug. 31 in Sayre  Free Access 

CASA-Trinity’s Center of Excellence Helping Those Battling Addiction

A candlelight vigil and memorial walk in honor of those lost to addiction, as well as those continuing the fight, will be held at Howard Elmer Park in Sayre on Thursday, Aug. 31 as part of International Overdose Awareness Day. More...

Commissioners: Stream Management Pilot Program Would Not be Mandated  Free Access 

Due to misconceptions and confusion surrounding a proposed stream bank management pilot program in the county to minimize flash flooding events, the Bradford County Commissioners made it clear that the program, if implemented, would simply be “a plan More...

Eyeing The Eclipse

Workers at FFE Transport in Wyalusing Township use welder hoods and special glasses to protect their eyes while viewing Monday’s eclipse, which in Northeast PA involved the moon covering about More...

HB 1708 Drafted to be New Landowner Protection Effort

LOCAL REPRESENTATIVES CALLING LEGISLATION A FALSE FLAG

As of last week, there are now two bills being pushed by PA House members to protect landowners from post-production cost deductions in their natural gas royalties. 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

Elk Lake Preps For School Opening

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL AUGUST 28

With the first day of classes for students falling on Aug. 28, the Aug. More...

Susquehanna County Courthouse gets New Entrance

The Susquehanna County Commissioners were pleased to announce that a project begun in the late summer of 2016 has come to fruition, with the new public entrance to the county courthouse complex officially opening for business on Aug. 22. More...

A Sticky Situation

Motorists who traveled the Welles’ Mountain section of Wyalusing-New Albany Road late Tuesday afternoon were not too pleased with the tar and chip sealing job done by PennDOT workers. More...

Opinion

Majority of Americans Want Confederate Monuments to Stay

Fallout from the tragedy in Charlottesville, VA after city officials announced they intended to remove a statue of Confederate General Robert E. More...

Historical or Hysterical? That’s the Question

One of the problems with writing this column about current affairs two or three days before the newspaper comes out is that things change so quickly. More...

Lifestyles

Bradford County Receives Emergency Food Funds

FUNDS AVAILABLE TO QUALIFIED AGENCIES

Bradford County has been awarded $9,223 in state-set-aside funds through Phase 34 of the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP).  These funds will be available to supplement food and shelter programs in the county.  More...

Wyoming County Community Fair

Enjoying Thrills, Food and Games at the Fair

Fairs typically feature rides, games of skill, tasty food, animals, vendors and displays. That means there's something for everyone. Although they may seem like a relatively modern concept fairs actually have storied histories. More...

Wyoming County Community Fair

Daily Demonstrations Buffalo Beals Petting Zoo Dennis Beach Woodcarving Shows Daily Hay Wagon Rides Free, Board Next to Pulling Tracks, Times TBA Penn State Master Gardener Booth and Display Open Noon to 8 p.m. - Outside More...

Dining and Entertainment

Historical Society Looking for WWI History Book Sponsors

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the entrance of the United States into World War I the Bradford County Historical Society is compiling a book on the War as there has not been a local history of the war published.  More...

Veterans Picnic Planned

The Knights of Columbus is the world’s largest fraternal men’s organization. The Fourth Degree of the Knights is also known as the Patriotic Degree. More...

Sports

Countdown to Kickoff Begins

WVHS Gridders Open Season at Sayre Friday

The Jordan Clark era of Wyalusing Valley football begins Friday, Aug. More...

Clark Era Opens at WVHS

“Chaos is a ladder.”  Fans of Game of Thrones will recognize the philosophy of one of the show’s most slippery characters, Lord “Littlefinger” Baelish.  Chaos might be one way to gain the Iron Throne, but it&rs More...

Harriers Poised to Contend for Title

Long-time Wyalusing Valley cross country coach Jim Schools is looking forward to his 28th season. With all of his key runners back from last year’s boys’ squad, which recorded a 9-2 record in 2016, Schools has reason for optimism. More...

Education

Salvation Army, Kmart Help Kids Going Back to School

With the first day of school right around the corner, nearly 100 local students were able to get back in the habit of waking up early again as they met in front of the Kmart in Wysox on Friday, Aug. 18 around 6:30 a.m. More...

Manchester Memorial Scholarship Deadline Approaching

The Bradford County Conservation District (BCCD) has announced applications are being accepted for the Ernest Manchester Memorial Scholarship, offered to Bradford County college students.  More...

Students: Take Care When Signing Contracts

At some point, students will have to sign a contract. When they do, they should keep in mind these tips from KHEAA, a public, non-profit agency established in 1966 to improve students’ access to college..  More...

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