December 21, 2017 RSS feed / Looking Back

The Year In Review

A look back at stories that made the news in 2017

—JANUARY—It’s Déjà Vu for Eastabrook Family More...

Winners in the Rocket-Courier’s Annual Sponsored Christmas Cash Contest

First Place Winner Ron Masters of Wyalusing was the grand-prize winner of $500 in this year’s Christmas Cash promotion, sponsored by the Rocket-Courier. More...

Santa Comes to Wyalusing

Six-month-old Nolan Snyder of Norristown appeared very comfortable while sitting on Santa’s lap during his recent visit to the Tuscarora Wayne Community Room in Wyalusing. More...

Christ is Born

Husband and wife, Tad and Emily Soden of Windham Township, played Joseph and Mary in a live nativity held at the Vigilante Fire Hall in Rome on Saturday, Dec. 16. More...

Oh no! Santa is Stuck in the chimney! What would you do?

Advice from Mrs. Edwards’s First Grade WVES Class

Jenna: I would use a vacuum and suck him down with it. I think it might work. Avionnah: I would use a shovel. Abigail: I would pull Santa out. Brianna: I would use a hammer and bang on the chimney. Maybe Santa will fall out. More...

The Gift of Meeting Santa

Leah Mosier adorned an adorable new dress to meet Santa Claus at the New Albany Social Hall on Dec. 9, which was coincidentally her fifth birthday. More...

Santa Visits Oldest House

Ava Newhart, 5, left, and her sister, Jocelyn, 8, are pictured with Santa and his elf helper during their recent visit to Laceyville’s Oldest House. More...

Carols with the Three Wise Men

A live nativity held at the Vigilante Fire Company in Rome on Saturday, Dec. More...

Getting Cozy with the Clauses

During a Christmas event at the New Albany Social Hall on Dec. 9, Nicole Barber, 13, and Nirvana Burnside, 3, cozied up with Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus to tell them what they want for Christmas. More...

Chatting with Santa

Barrett Folta, 5, right, and his sister, Liliana, 3, chat with Santa and his friendly elf companion during their visit to Laceyville’s Oldest House on Tuesday evening, Dec. 12. More...

If you found a reindeer in your backyard, what would you do?

Mrs. Kunkle’s Kindergarten Class Share their Thoughts   More...

Not just for Kids

Santa’s December 12 visit to Laceyville’s Oldest House wasn’t just an opportunity for youngsters to chat with Santa. More...

Seen ‘n Heard Winners 2017

A monthly listing of the eyes that were published each week and who correctly guessed them.  January   More...

No Vacancy at Bethlehem Inn

Faye Daum of Rome plays the innkeeper of the Bethlehem Inn during the live nativity scene held outside the Vigilante Fire Hall in Rome on Saturday, Dec. 16. More...

Brotherly Love

Giving one another their respectable time with Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus at the New Albany Social Hall on Dec. More...

Not a Bit Afraid of Santa

Three-year-old Kasey Adams of Sugar Run was not one bit afraid of jolly old Saint Nick and Mrs. Claus during his visit with them at the Tuscarora Wayne Community Room in Wyalusing. More...

Toys for All the Girls and Boys

A meet and greet with Mr. and Mrs. Claus was held at the New Albany Social Hall on Dec. 9, which benefitted the New Albany Area Children’s Fund. More...

Holiday Humor

Q: What would a reindeer do if it lost its tail? A; She’d go to a “re-tail” shop for a new one! Q: What do you get when you cross a snowman with a vampire? A: Frostbite. Q: Why was Santa's little helper depressed? More...

Looking Back at 2017

Major Improvements in 2017 Two of the most significant and visible changes to come to Wyalusing in 2017 included the extensive renovation of Wyalusing’s Farm and Home Plaza, left, by owners Dav More...

2017 Christmas Cash Winners

1st – Ron Masters, Wyalusing - $500 — Robbie’s Pizzeria 2nd – Robin Dickensheets, Ulster - $250 — Fat Chic Welding 3rd – Pat Saxer, Laceyville - $150 — Bob’s Restaurant 4th – Susan More...

Birthday Wishes from Santa

Carley Eberlin gives Santa Claus a peculiar look when he wishes her a happy birthday at the New Albany Social Hall Christmas event on Dec. More...

Michael’s Christmas Stocking

Michael Thomas Flanagan, 7, of LeRaysville, son of Shelley Flanagan, displays his Christmas stocking during the Christmas Party recently hosted by the Stevensville Community Club More...

The Shepherds Head to Bethlehem

Members of local churches in Rome and Orwell Township play the shepherds in a live nativity at the Vigilante Fire Company in Rome on Saturday, Dec. 16. More...

They Came to See Santa

Sawyer Clouse, 4, and his sister Gracylynn, 2, stopped by the WCC building in Wyalusing to see Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Tuscarora Wayne Community Room located on Main Street, Wyalusing. More...

Christmas Cookie Recipes

Mrs. Ciprich’s First Grade Class

Emma Smith: Put one scoop of flour in a bowl. Put I think two scoops of milk in. Mix it. Put in one scoop of sugar. I think a whole box of cookie dough mix should go in. I think one scoop of water. Mix it again with a spoon. More...

Obituaries Published in the Rocket-Courier During 2017

Ackley, Timothy C. 03-17-2017 Allen, Jack D. 12-24-2016 Anderson, Stephen 12-06-2017 Arnold, Alton 03-13-2017 Arnold, Dean F. 01-07-2017 Babcock, Robert M. 01-01-17 Bahl, Helen 09-28-2017 Banko, Joan S. More...

Globe Christmas Decoration

Brier Frasier, 5, of Patton Hill Road, Stevensville, shows the globe Christmas decoration he made to the crowd during Santa’s recent visit to Stevensville. More...

Candy from Santa

Santa Claus stopped by the New Albany Social Hall on Dec. 9 to meet with children and pass out bags of candy with Mrs. Claus. More...

Rome’s Live Nativity

Members of the Rome Presbyterian Church, the Rome United Methodist Church and the North Orwell Union Church organized the annual live nativity on Saturday, Dec. More...

Musical Mats for Christmas Prizes

A meet and greet with Mr. and Mrs. Claus was held at the New Albany Social Hall on Dec. 9, which raised funds for the New Albany Area Children’s Fund. More...

Santa Stops by Wyalusing

Madeline Galloway, 4, and Angel O’Leary, 8, of National Park, NJ, stopped by the Tuscarora Wayne Community Room in Wyalusing to discuss with Santa and Mrs. More...

Enjoying Time with Santa

While in town visiting her grandparents, Gary and Carolee Rouse, Emersyn Rouse of Aston, was one of nearly 100 children who came out to see Santa and Mrs. More...

Stopping by to See Santa

Eight-year-old Michael Phillips of Wyalusing and his sister, Maddy, seven, enjoyed their visit with Santa and Mrs. More...

Some Love for Mrs. Claus

Everyone gets a photo taken with Santa Claus, but Mrs. Claus rarely gets the acknowledgement she deserves. More...

Flannel Friends

In the spirit of the holidays and colder than usual weather, good friends (from left) Jaydin Harvey, 8, Charlie Perry, 4, and Mason Harvey, 5, all wore red and black flannel shirts when they met with More...

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