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Wolf Visits Local Hospital on Rural PA Tour

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf kicked off his tour of 14 northern Pennsylvania counties on Sept. 20 with four stops that day, moving through Carbon, Wyoming, Susquehanna and Sullivan Counties. 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

COURTHOUSE NOTES

BRADFORD COUNTY   Deed Transfers  Carl L. Hakes to Jeremiah Stowell in Litchfield Township for $1 on Sept. 7.  R. Gavin Watson to Joshua R. and Ashley A. Hollar in Wells Township for $1 on Sept. 7.  More...

– Wyoming County Sentencings & Pleas –

Several sentences were handed down last week in Wyoming County Court. All sentences were as a result of either guilty pleas or of a guilty verdict in a trial. More...

– Bradford County Sentencings & Pleas –

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

Letters

Local Authorities Redefine Rural Road

Editor:  “Country roads” have traditionally been places to drive cars, trucks, ATVs, tractors, bicycles or even places to walk with kids and dogs. Auburn Township road crews, however, are working to change this image. More...

Shut Down The Gas Wells

Dear Editor:  On Act 13 funding for first responders, fire departments, township roads and all the rest:  It seems to me like our state legislators believe our gas belongs to them.  They say they are trying to balance the budget, 2. More...

Do Farm Animals Merit Compassion And Respect?

Dear Editor,  We are a nation of special observances. There is even a World Day for Farm Animals, observed on Oct. 2 (Gandhi’s birthday). More...

Columns

Reflections of Nature

For each season of the year, the Heritage Garden Club, of Troy, decorates the baskets along Canton and Main Streets. Mary Alice takes care of the Troy sign at the intersection of Routes 14 and 6. More...

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Last week’s eyes belonged to Marilyn Grover and the correct guesses were from Irene Melly, Colleen Brown, Dawn Belcher, Ashley Mizak, Sue Kilmer and Tina Pickett.  * * *  More...

JUST ASK ALICE

DEAR ALICE: I’ve been trying to remember that old grammar school spelling rule about when “I” comes before “E” but I can’t remember the exceptions. 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...

BOOK SALE

Book sale at the Towanda Universalist Unitarian Fellowship, 305 Second St. Towanda. Friday, Sept. 29, and Saturday, Sept. 30, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days.   More...

BREAKFASTS

Monthly Breakfast at the Herrickville Fire Hall, Sunday, Oct. 29, 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

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWS

“My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have an Advocate with the Father—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. More...

IT’S IN THE BOOK

Throughout history, there always develops a period when there is a lot of running around, but no one has the ball. Throughout our scriptures, we run into the same problem; who’s got the ball? More...

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish

“God’s measureless generosity is a reason not for envy but for praise. More...

Woman Behind Bars for Stabbing Wyalusing Man

This article was first published on our website yesterday, Sept. 27 around 11 a.m. For breaking news alerts and email updates, visit www.rocket-courier.com. More...

BCTPA Sees Increase In Room Tax Revenue

BOARD APPROVES ADVERTISING, PROMOTIONAL EXPENSES FOR 2018

The county’s occupancy (room) tax revenue reportedly increased by 18-percent in the second quarter of this year over the first quarter, said Bradford County Tourism Promotion Agency (BCTPA) Executive Director Robyn Chamberlain at the board&rsqu More...

Making and Living History at the Eastern Primitive Rendezvous

The 41st annual Eastern Primitive Rendezvous being held in Milan is historic not only in its nature and teachings, but also in its chosen setting, as this is the first regional National Rendezvous & Living History Foundation (NRLAF) rendezvous to 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

Workshops Slated for Comp Plan Update

ONLINE PUBLIC SURVEY EXTENDED TO END OF OCTOBER

In an effort to obtain public input on various issues for updating Bradford County’s comprehensive plan, a threeday workshop has been scheduled for Nov. 7, 8 and 9 at the One Progress Plaza building in Towanda. More...

Laceyville Library Celebrating 100 Years

OPEN HOUSE EVENT SCHEDULED FOR OCT. 7

It was January of 1917, when the Bath Riots occurred at the Santa Fe Bridge along the U.S. More...

Elk Lake to Refinance Bonds

Elk Lake school board received some good news from their bond counsel at their Sept. 21 meeting. More...

Opinion

National Football League Should Create a New Award

Let me get this straight: A few overpaid NFL players refuse to stand when the National Anthem is played, the President of the United States calls them out for their childish, disrespectful and unpatriotic sideshow antics, and the mainstream national More...

Whose News Do You Choose?

There is a lot of disagreement about the future of newspapers and, if they are gone, where we will turn for objective reports on what is happening in our communities, the nation and the world. More...

Lifestyles

Area Agency on Aging Public Hearings on Oct. 11

The Area Agency on Aging for the Counties of Bradford, Sullivan, Susquehanna, and Tioga Counties will conduct a public hearing at the Valley Senior Center, located in Athens United Methodist Church, 118 South Main Street, Athens, PA 18810, on Wednesd More...

Birthdays and Anniversaries

OCTOBER 1 Ava Jo Tunnicliff, Wyalusing, PA Julie Howard, Camptown, PA Carl Jacoby, Sayre, PA Danny Smales, Springville, PA Kendra Solowiej,Homets Ferry, PA Michael Jayne, Gillett, PA Michael Roberts, Wyalusing, PA&n More...

Reptiles, Amphibians Featured in Free Program

Reptiles and Amphibians with Rick Koval returns to the Dietrich Theater on Saturday, Oct. 7 at 11 .a.m. More...

Dining and Entertainment

Sullivan County’s 37th Fall Festival Slated for October

The Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring its 37th annual Fall Festival, Lumberjack and Mid-Atlantic National Chainsaw Carving Competition on Oct. 14 and 15. More...

List Your Upcoming Events in 2018 Travel Guide

The Bradford County Tourism Promotion Agency encourages local organizations to submit their event information for the upcoming 2018 annual travel guide.  This premier guide showcases the many events and happenings in Bradford County throughout t More...

Sports

Lady Rams Sweep, Boys Split at CV

Despite a one-two finish from Alex Patton and Kevin Heeman, the Wyalusing Valley boys’ cross country team dropped a 28-30 decision to Cowanesque Valley on the Indians’ home course on Sept. More...

Results Mixed for Fall Teams

Midway through the fall sports seasons, the Wyalusing Valley teams are experiencing decidedly mixed results.  More...

Archery Opens Saturday

Pennsylvania’s statewide archery deer season begins Saturday, Sept. 30, and its return is prompting the Pennsylvania Game Commission to issue some helpful reminders. Archers statewide can hunt for antlered or antlerless deer from Sept. More...

Education

Readying for Homecoming

Shown above are students who took part in painting the windows of businesses located along Wyalusing’s Main Street prior to the Friday, Sept. 22, homecoming game against Cowanesque Valley. More...

News from the Laceyville Library

Our first soup sale of the season will be next Thursday, Oct. 5 from 11 p.m. until sold out. It’s homemade and delicious, plus you’ll be supporting the library.  More...

News from the Wyalusing Public Library

Many are asking where I found the cool gourds and mums that are gracing the front steps of the library...Farmer Fred’s up in Towanda. More...

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