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Stream Maintenance Plan Gains Traction

COUNTY SEEKS DEP APPROVAL FOR IMPLEMENTATION

A group of elected officials, flood victims and concerned citizens received a glimmer of hope from Marcus Kohl of the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), who said there is a “path forward” in establishing a stream maintena More...

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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...

COURTHOUSE NOTES

SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY   Deed Transfers  Philip J. and Lori A. Michaels to Mark and Andrea Michaels in Jessup Township on Sept. 26.  Cartus Financial Corporation to Nicole Lynn Trieste in Auburn Township on Sept. 26.  More...

– Bradford County Sentencings & Pleas –

Bradford County District Attorney Daniel J. Barrett reported that the following persons were recently sentenced, entered guilty pleas or placed in the ARD program in the Bradford County Court of Common Pleas, Towanda:  Sentencings  More...

Columns

Reflections of Nature

This year’s fall began with temperatures in the nineties; however, here, in Northern Pennsylvania, we experienced our first frost on Oct. 1. More...

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Last week’s eyes belonged to Denise DePoto, an employee here at the Rocket-Courier office. Ticket winners were Becky Ferris, Todd Porter, Brittany Smith and Sharon DePoto.  * * *  More...

JUST ASK ALICE

DEAR ALICE: What’s the best form of birth control for people over 60?  — HOT IN HERRICK DEAR HOT: The best form of birth control for people over 60 is nudity.  — ALICE  More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

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 sugar-free syrup. More...

CELEBRATIONS

100 Year Celebration of the Laceyville Library will be held on Saturday, Oct. 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Special presentation at 12 p.m. Door prizes. Games and refreshments. 453 Main St., Laceyville. 570-869- 1958.   More...

CHURCH

The Moxie Community Church Children’s Choir practice every Wednesday, 5:30-6:10 p.m. Contact Alicia Clouse at 570-250-8204 with any questions. St. More...

Worship

Installation Held for New Pastor at Orwell Bible Church

Friends, family, church members and area pastors welcomed Alden Park at his installation service as pastor of the Orwell Bible Church Sunday, Sept. 24, at the church.  More...

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWS

“Show me your ways, Lord, teach me your paths. Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long,” (Psalm 25:4-5).  More...

IT’S IN THE BOOK

Martin Luther was not alone in his zeal to align the teaching of the Church with Scripture. He was indeed a great scholar and his intent was in a reconciliation of the Holy Scriptures and the Church in 1517. More...

Education

Peggy Madigan Scholarship Awards Presented

The Bradford County Council of Republican Women awarded two $250 scholarships in honor of Peggy E. Madigan. The first went to Emmalee Cooley of Sayre High School, and the other went to SeAnna Reeves-Bump of the Towanda High School.  More...

NEB School District Receives $10,000 to Enhance Agriculture Program

Northeast Bradford’s Future Farmers of America (FFA) was recently awarded a $10,000 grant as part of the America’s Farmers GROW Rural Education grant program from the Monsanto Fund.  The funds will be used to develop an aquaponics la More...

Wyalusing Community Friends Of Scouting Breakfast Held

On Sept. 6, area individuals and business representatives shared breakfast at the Wyalusing Hotel to celebrate the Boy Scouting program in the community. More...

Personnel Changes Coming To Laceyville Council

HYDRANT FLUSHING STARTS THIS WEEK

Members of the Laceyville Borough Council confirmed Tuesday night that councilman Keith Pennay, who was absent from the meeting, will be resigning and borough resident and business owner Randy Brigham is expecting to take Pennay’s place. More...

Thompson Woman Arrested on Murder Charge

Pennsylvania State Police investigators out of Gibson, Susquehanna County, launched into a homicide investigation on Oct. 1, with a suspect apprehended and charged less than a day later. More...

Landmark Meshoppen Business Closing

A well-known Meshoppen business that’s been a part of the community for over a half century is selling off its inventory and putting its 15,000-sq. ft. Route 6 facility on the market.  More...

Wyalusing Stabber Told Cops She Wanted to Return to Jail

According to an Affidavit of Probable Cause filed by Towanda State Police at Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton’s office on Sept. 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

County’s Infrastructure Loan Program Now to Include Non-Profits

Bradford County’s Act 13 funded Infrastructure Loan Program has now been expanded to allow non-profit agencies such as volunteer fire departments and EMS agencies to apply for financial assistance.  More...

Justice Mundy Visits Main Street in Wyalusing

CAMPAIGNING FOR 10-YEAR TERM ON PENNSYLVANIA SUPREME COURT

Dozens of supporters gathered at the American Sandwich Co. along Main Street in Wyalusing Tuesday evening to meet with Justice Sallie Mundy, an interim on the state Supreme Court who is on the ballot hoping for a full 10-year term in November.  More...

Susquehanna Co. Business Primarily Focused on Personnel

The Sept. 27 meeting of the Susquehanna County board of commissioners was brief and consisted of primarily the basic matters of general business. More...

Opinion

Do Everyday Americans Really Need Machine Guns?

It’s a sad commentary on life in America today, but it’s crazy people like Las Vegas madman Stephen Paddock whose horrible shooting spree will, in all likelihood, end up having an impact on this country’s gun control laws.  Thi More...

Looking Back over 25,567 Drug-Free Days

I’m not saying I’m old, but I was born in another century. So, you’re probably thinking you could be 18 years old and have been born in another century. You might be thinking that if you were any good at math. More...

Lifestyles

Richard Gere Coming to Montrose

The Montrose Restoration Committee (MRC) will host a Film Festival celebrating actor Richard Gere.  His films will be featured beginning on Friday, Oct. 6 through Monday, Oct. More...

Susquehanna County Farmers Given Opportunity to Save Money

The Susquehanna County Conservation District is offering an opportunity for Susquehanna County farmers to save money and soil this fall. More...

News from the Wyalusing Public Library

Sitting quietly at home Monday night when who should walk in the kitchen door but my son Dylan!! He surprised his Mom, no one else as they were all in on the surprise, by coming home a week earlier than I expected for leave. More...

Dining and Entertainment

Tickets on Sale for Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital’s Auxiliary Talent Show

The Auxiliary at Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital announces that tickets for the annual community Talent Show are now on sale. The Talent Show will take place. on Wednesday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m in the Towanda High School Auditorium. More...

Bradford County Historical Society to Offer Antique Appraisal Day

On Sunday, Oct. 15, from 1 to 4 p.m., the Bradford County Historical Society will be hosting an Antique Appraisal Day. More...

Guitarist Jay Steveskey Returns to the Dietrich Stage Sunday

Jay Steveskey has become a favorite performer at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock, returning each year with new music and new themes.  On Sunday, Oct. More...

Sports

If There’s a Will, There’s a Way

Wyalusing Valley 36, Montgomery 35 2OT

Trailing 35-34 after Creighton Edsell’s third touchdown of the night, Wyalusing Valley head coach Jordan Clark decided it was time to end the double overtime thriller with Montgomery on Sept. 29, one way or another. More...

Fair Brings Back Many Memories

Last Thursday I made my annual visit to the Bloomsburg Fair.  Like everyone else, I indulged in a bit too much junk food, but how often do you get the chance to eat Grotto pizza and Bissinger’s apple dumplings in the same place on the same More...

Spikers Defeat Canton

The Wyalusing Valley girls’ volleyball team cruised to a 3-0 win over Canton at Layman Gymnasium on Oct. More...

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