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Overdose Awareness Day Event Tonight in Sayre

CASA-TRINITY CENTER OF EXCELLENCE HELPING THOSE BATTLING ADDICTION

Initial coverage of this article was published on our website on Friday morning, Aug. 25. For breaking news alerts and email updates, visit www.rocket-courier.com.  More...

Susquehanna County Economic Development Hosts Breakfast

The annual Susquehanna County Breakfast Meeting was hosted by the Progress Authority on Aug. 25 at the Montrose VFW, Bridgewater Township. More...

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Local News

Wyoming Co. Fair Needs Volunteers

FUN AND ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULED THROUGH MONDAY

Initial coverage of this story was first published on our website on Monday, Aug. 28. More...

Susquehanna County Commissioners Approve SRO

The Susquehanna County Commissioners met on Aug. 23, opening with a Salary Board meeting to create a new position of County Detective/School Resource Officer (SRO), later filled during the regular board meeting by Gregory Deck, Great Bend.  More...

Go Back in Time at Endless Mountains Rendezvous Sept. 9-10

MUZZLELOADER SHOW TO FEATURE HISTORY, CONTESTS

Now in its fifth year of being held at American Legion Post 510 along Route 6 in Black Walnut, the Endless Mountains Rendezvous Muzzleloader Show has garnered quite a following and continues to attract those interested in local history and the primit More...

Opinion

Contemplating Nazis, Slaves and Democrats

Black people who were never slaves are fighting white people who were never Nazis, over a confederate statue erected by Democrats, because Democrats can’t stand their own history anymore… yet, somehow it’s Trump’s fault.&rdqu More...

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Lifestyles

‘River Towns’ Presentation Scheduled at Dietrich Theater

There is a great deal of history in the Susquehanna River Valley between Tunkhannock and the New York state line. More...

Disaster Clean-Up Services Highlighted at Luncheon

Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce

Chelsea English, marketing manager for ServPro of Wyoming County/Kingston Township, fields a question from a Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce member during an installment of the Chamber’s Educational Luncheon series.  More...

Veterans’ Appreciation Day to Be Held in Monroeton Sept. 16

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...

Dining and Entertainment

Bradford County Library to Present Documentary on Navajo Code Talkers

The Bradford County Library presents the showing of a documentary on the Navajo Code Talkers on Thursday, Sept. 7, at 6 p.m. More...

Keystone College Observatory Slates Fall Sessions

The Thomas G. Cupillari ’60 Astronomical Observatory will begin its fall program on Wednesday, Sept. 6 at 7:30 p.m. and will continue each Wednesday and Friday evening through Friday, Nov. 17.  More...

Steamtown to Host Railfest Labor Day Weekend

Railfest 2017 at Steamtown National Historic Site, downtown Scranton, is a celebration of railroading past, present and future that is held on the Saturday and Sunday of Labor Day weekend.  More...

Sports

Rams Romp Past Sayre

Wyalusing 27, Sayre 6

Carl Gowin scored three touchdowns, including a 67- yard run that essentially sealed a 27-6 victory for Wyalusing Valley at Sayre on Aug. 25. More...

Improved Offense Key for Lady Rams

Open at Meadowbrook Tourney

In recent years, goals have been hard to come by for the Wyalusing Valley girls’ soccer team.  First-year head coach Jason Naugle hopes to change the focus of the Lady Rams from a defensive squad to more of an attacking approach.  More...

Hall of Fame Class to Be Inducted Sept. 8

Five new members will be inducted into the Wyalusing Football Hall of Fame during halftime ceremonies on Friday, Sept. 8.  The new honorees include players Tom Bennett, Ron Cole, Rich LaFrance and the late Calvin Rogers. More...

Breaking News - 9/6/2017 1:50 PM

Main Street Expected to Open Soon After Water Main Repair  Free Access 

Main Street in Wyalusing Borough is expected to reopen around 4 p.m. today, Sept. More...

Tandem Whitetail Bucks

Gary Cobb snapped this impressive photo of two late summer bucks that were near his home in Forkston. Cobb describes the photo as “the antler maze.”   More...

Red Cross Accepting Donations For Hurricane Harvey Victims

As Hurricane Harvey pummels parts of Texas, the American Red Cross is mounting a massive relief effort ahead of the most deadly and devastating hurricane forecast to strike the United States in over a decade.  The Red Cross depends on financial 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

The Way We Were...

Wyalusing Firemen in 1967 Parade

Here’s a look back at Wyalusing firemen decked out to take part in a parade in Towanda at the Bradford County Firemen’s convention 50 years ago on Labor Day 1967. 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...

Bradford County Sentencings & Pleas

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

COURTHOUSE NOTES

BRADFORD COUNTY   Deed Transfers  Robert C. Smiley to James Tyler Lenox in Ulster Township for $38,000 on Aug. 14.  More...

Letters

Does the Bullying Ever End?

Dear Editor: I am writing in regard to our 50th class reunion held on Aug. 19. At our 45th class reunion, one of our classmates had offered to donate a pig for the next reunion and have it held at the Wyalusing American Legion for $10 per person. More...

Epilepsy Meds Should Not Fall Under Same Scrutiny as Opioids

Dear Editor:  No one can dispute that prescription drug abuse is one of the biggest public health issues currently facing our society. In 2016, more than 4,600 people in Pennsylvania died from a drug overdose. More...

Safe Operation of Ships

Dear Editor:  As a former Navy enlisted in the 1950s and Naval Officer of the Deck, in the 1960s, I am quite concerned with the recent collisions by our warships in Asian waters. More...

Columns

Senator Calls for Trump’s Assassination; Professor Says Texans Deserve Harvey

I had a feeling it was eventually going to come down to this. More...

Reflections of Nature

Throughout the spring and summer months, the plant world has treated us to a continuous array of colorful flowers. We have enjoyed an almost perfect year for wild flowers. More...

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Last week’s eyes belonged to Laceyville’s Malindia Fassett. We had only two calls and they were both wrong. The callers guessed they were Kim Ferrara and Sabrina Sands. Better luck this week. * * * More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

BENEFITS

Benefit for Tim Kramer, Saturday, Sept. 9, noon to 6 p.m. St. Basil’s Hall, Dushore. Spaghetti dinner, Chinese auction, bake sale and raffles. Look for orange raffle tickets for sale at local businesses. More...

BIBLE CONFERENCE

The Evergreen Christian Church, New Albany will be hosting a Bible Conference with John Metzger on Sept. 17 at the 10 and 11 a.m. services as well as at 6 p.m. He will also be speaking on of Sept. 18, 19 and 20 at 7 p.m. Public invited. More...

BREAKFASTS

Monthly Breakfast at the Herrickville Fire Hall, Sunday, Sept. 24, 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 sugar-free syrup. More...

Worship

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish

“In the Gospel of Matthew 16:13-20, Peter received the primacy in the church and the gift of infallibility in his official teaching on matters of faith and morals.  More...

WYALUSING U.M. CHARGE NEWS

Last Sunday we listened to Psalm 65 which is a Psalm of praise. Every once in a while, we need to be reminded of what a friend we have in Jesus. Psalm 65 reminds us that it is our God who answers our prayers and forgives our transgressions. More...

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWS

“One of those listening was a woman from the city of Thyatira named Lydia, a dealer in purple cloth. She was a worshiper of God. The Lord opened her heart to respond to Paul’s message,” (Acts 16:14).  More...

Education

Exchange Student Visits Rotary

Ismael Butron, a Rotary Exchange Student from Bolivia, left, exchanges Rotary Club banners with Wyalusing Area Rotary Club President Wes Skillings at the club’s breakfast meeting last Thursday, Aug. 24 at Mark’s Valley View. More...

WAFA Presents Scholarship to Werner

Wyalusing Area Friends of the Arts (WAFA) has been very busy this summer. More...

FBLA member attends 2017 National Leadership Conference

Rose Warner, a member of the Susquehanna County Career and Technology Center chapter of the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) attended the 2017 PA FBLA National Leadership Conference held in Anaheim, California from June 27 to July 3rd.  More...

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