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Bradford County  Free Access 

While it may be considered an “off-year election,” there is still a great deal of importance attached to the Nov. 7 general election, particularly in the state- and local-level courts. More...

Susquehanna County  Free Access 

Susquehanna County candidates having received the nod from both the Republican and Democratic parties in the spring for the upcoming municipal election include incumbents Sheriff Lance Benedict and Magisterial District Judges Jeffrey Hollister and Jo More...

Brackney Inn Lost to Major Fire  Free Access 

A popular landmark inn that has stood for more than 160 years in Susquehanna County caught fire on the afternoon of Oct. 20, suffering severe damage, and may ultimately be ruled a total loss. More...

Rainbow Club Hands Out Thousands of Dollars in Prizes

AT ANNUAL ELIMINATION PARTY:

As it has for the past 33 years, the crowd at the Wyalusing Rainbow Club’s Elimination Party, held Saturday night at the Wyalusing Fire Hall, turned quiet with anticipation as the field was narrowed to just five contestants, each hoping to take 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

Timothy Clark, Towanda   More...

– Bradford County Sentencings & Pleas –

Bradford County District Attorney Daniel J. Barrett reports 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  Jacob C. and Merideth R. Lezak to Annette M. and Thomas G. Stokes, III in Smithfield Township for $183,000 on Oct. 6.  More...

Letters

The Haunting Meat Industry

Dear Editor:  I have no fear of goblins, witches, or evil clowns lurking on Halloween. What really scares me is the meat industry.  More...

Rural Roads Safety Week

Dear Editor:  The Bradford-Sullivan County Farm Bureau is celebrating Rural Roads Safety by encouraging county residents to travel safely on the roads this fall.  More...

Is Technology Replacing Interest In Libraries?

Dear Editor:  I recently attended the Laceyville Library’s 100-year celebration. It was a fine event with lots of history. I had a nice visit with those who worked hard to keep the library active and available. More...

Seniors

Wyalusing Seniors Meet

Wyalusing Senior Citizens met on Tuesday, Oct. More...

Columns

Reflections of Nature

Last week’s article was about the local history of the mysterious eel. More...

JUST ASK ALICE

DEAR ALICE: What’s the best month to get married?  —ENGAGED IN ELMIRA DEAR EN: If you ask me, don’t get married in January. And that goes for the other 11 months, too.  —ALICE  More...

The Way We Were...

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

Coming Events  Free Access 

ART CLASSES

Art class to be held at Warren Center Senior Center located in the Warren Center Township Building on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. starting Nov. 1. Classes are free and open to beginner level artists and higher. More...

BENEFITS

Penn State Tailgate Kickoff in memory of Jan Bouse-Stoddard. Saturday, Oct. 28 at 1 p.m. until? at the Wyalusing American Legion Post 534. Game will be viewed at 3:30 p.m., Penn State vs. Ohio State. More...

BLOOD DRIVE

Upcoming Blood Drives. Bradford County: Troy Oct. 31, 1 to 6 p.m., Troy Fire Company, 1 Firehouse Road. Wyoming County-Tunkhannock Oct. 31, 1 to 6 p.m., at Northmoreland Baptist Church, 21 Ripplebrook Road. Blood Donation Opportunities: Nov.  More...

Worship

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish

The plotting Pharisees, defiant toward Christ, presume they have the ingenuity to entrap him in his speech in Matthew 22. Yet the Lord takes on the false measure by which these malicious men would measure him and turns it on themselves. More...

IT’S IN THE BOOK

It was when Martin Luther was tacking up his 95 thoughts on Biblical thinking and teaching 500 years ago on Oct. 31, 1517 in Wittenberg, Germany that another young Bible scholar in Switzerland was thinking the same way. More...

WYALUSING U.M. CHARGE NEWS

Halloween is upon us and Spring Hill will have their annual Unicef Halloween Party on Saturday, Oct. 28 with the grand parade at 7 p.m. Everyone is invited to join in.  More...

Breaking News - 10/26/2017 11:45 AM

Rams Place at District IV Cross Country Meet at Bloomsburg University  Free Access 

It was a rewarding day for four Wyalusing cross country team runners at the District IV meet at Bloomsburg University as they all qualified for the state competition in Hershey on Nov. 4. More...

Breaking News - 10/26/2017 11:01 AM

Printer’s Error in Today’s Rocket-Courier  Free Access 

Due to a printer’s error in the Oct. 26th edition of the Rocket-Courier, it contains two page B11s and no page A11. More...

Wyoming County  Free Access 

In addition to the races for the Judge of the Supreme Court, the Superior Court and the Commonwealth Court, there are a number of countywide positions voters have a chance to weigh in on in this year’s election. More...

‘Charlie’s Angels’ Coming to New Albany

Get set for lots of laughs when you attend the new comedy show being staged by those creative folks at the New Albany Volunteer Fire Department, where for five years they’ve been earning money to keep the fire company running, by staging plays 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 High School To Perform ‘Grease’

The Elk Lake Drama Department is set to take the stage dancing and singing next week for the opening night of their fall musical, the student-friendly version of the rock-n-roll filled classic story of teenage love and peer pressure, Grease, on Nov. More...

Fall Full of Activities at Elk Lake, SCCTC

The joint managing board of the Elk Lake School District and Susquehanna County Career and Technology Center (SCCTC) met on Thursday, Oct. More...

BCTPA Director Clarifies Potential Co-op Agreement for Travel Rep

In last week’s edition of the Rocket-Courier, a story was published regarding the Bradford County Tourism Promotion Agency’s (BCTPA) pondering of possibly hiring a travel representative following a recent meeting with the Endless Mountain More...

Opinion

Now It’s Stephen Foster Who’s Labeled a Racist

I told you it would likely come to this in a column I wrote back when they first started tearing down statues of confederate soldiers from public places where they had stood for over a century.  Now it’s a statue of Pittsburgh native and l More...

Good and Evil Co-Star in Halloween Show

Halloween is lurking, peering on the nether side of this weekend. More...

Lifestyles

News from the Wyalusing Public Library

This coming Friday and Monday the library will be host to many different imposters as we celebrate Halloween. Stop in Friday morning for Story Class’s annual Halloween Party. More...

LACEYVILLE LIBRARY

Our November soup sale is Thursday, Nov. 2, from 11 a.m. until sold out. Can you believe November is less than a week away? Soup makes a great lunch no matter the weather.  More...

70th Wedding Anniversary

The Chrispell family planned a picnic celebration at the home of Irwin and Lucille, 7508 Le- Raysville Road, Rome, (West Warren),  More...

Dining and Entertainment

Documentary Film on Dyess to Be Shown at Library

The Bradford County Library presents a documentary film on Lt. Col. William Dyess and how he led a POW prison break in the Philippines in “4-4-43” on Monday, Nov. 13, at 6 p.m.  More...

‘Mourning and Evening Fashions’ to be Presented at French Azilum

French Azilum ends its 2017 open season with a Birthday Tribute to John LaPorte and an exhibit of very special period clothing at the gracious LaPorte House, on Saturday, Nov. 4, from 1 to 4 p.m.  More...

Denali National Park Guide to be Featured Speaker at Forestry Dinner

Sandy Babuka, Nature Guide and Tour Bus Driver at Denali National Park, will be the guest speaker at the annual Susquehanna County Forest Land Owners Association (SCFLOA) forestry November meeting. The dinner meeting will be held on Friday, Nov. More...

Sports

Johnson, Hinman Win Again

Defending Champs Dominate Miles for Michelle Trail Race

John Johnson cruised to victory over the course he designed during the Miles for Michelle trail race at Mt. Pisgah State Park on Sunday, Oct. More...

Rams Need Win Or Canton Loss

When the Bronze Helmet series began back on that snowy, windswept November night at Towanda’s old Memorial Stadium in 1983, times were different.  The Rams had suffered many losses in their early years trying to live up to the competition More...

Hornets Deliver Stinging Defeat

Wellsboro scored four touchdowns over a 2:49 span that bridged the first and second quarters en route to a 53-0 victory over Wyalusing Valley on Friday, Oct. 20. More...

Education

Literacy Program to Host Tutor Training Workshop

Do you have a couple of hours per week of free time? Would you like to make a difference in someone’s life? If you answered yes to these questions, then you should plan to attend the Tutor Training workshop on Tuesday, Nov. More...

Kintner Memorial Scholarship Created

The Community Foundation of the Endless Mountains is pleased to announce the formation of the Fred and Jeanne Kintner Memorial Scholarship. The family has established this permanent scholarship endowment.  More...

College News

Keri Jones of Friendsville is part of a record 513 first year and transfer students who arrived on campus. More...

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