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Renewed Blast of Frigid Air to Pour into Northeast

AccuWeather reports the harshest wave of cold so far this season took hold of the northeastern United States this week.  In part of the mid-Atlantic coast and New England, the cold will follow a powerful snowstorm with blizzard conditions today More...

Laceyville Meeting Results in New Leaders, Lower Taxes

With newly re-elected Laceyville Mayor Phil Brewer already sworn in, he started the first meeting of the Laceyville Borough Council in 2018 by swearing in new and re-elected councilmembers. 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

Fred Wheaton, Wysox   More...

COURTHOUSE NOTES

SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY   Deed Transfers  Terry M. and Robin Agnes Ridall to Terry M., Zeublon J., and Zackary B. Ridall in Auburn Township on Dec. 19.  More...

Outstanding Warrants in Bradford County

Contact Information   To contact the Bradford County Sheriff’s Office with information concerning these warrants, please call 570-265-1701 or stop in to the Sheriff’s Office at the Bradford County Courthouse, 301 Main Street, Towanda More...

Letters

Year End Report: PennDOT Delivering Transportation Value

Dear Editor,  The Wolf Administration is taking seriously its responsibility to care for the transportation assets used by Pennsylvanians every day.  Whether it’s improving pedestrian safety on a major corridor, resurfacing a rural ro More...

Dairy Farmers are Left Behind Again

Dear Editor,  According to many officials in Washington DC, the economy in the United States is really taking off.  This may be true.  Maybe millions of people will be benefiting from the new tax bill.  However, who is being left More...

Antler Restriction Spreading Chronic Waste Disease

Dear Editor,  Is Antler Restriction (AR) the cause to the increasing the spread of Chronic Waste Disease (CWD)? Or is removal of AR the answer to whether CWD can be slowed, contained or stopped? More...

Seniors

Affordable Health Screenings Coming To Wyalusing

Residents living in and around Wyalusing can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes and other chronic, serious conditions with affordable screenings by Life Line Screening.  Wyalusing Presbyterian Church, locat More...

Surprise 85th Birthday Party Held

Barbara King is shown above with sons, Mark (left) and Tom Jr. King is shown holding a citation received from State Rep. Tina Pickett and presented by Diane Elliott. On Saturday, Dec. More...

Columns

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Last week’s eyes belonged to Lorraine Leljedal. We only received five calls, and two of them guessed Santa Claus, probably due to Lorraine wearing glasses. More...

Reflections of Nature

Editors Note: This is the first part of a two-part article.  Diary entry: Feb. 15, 2010, “Woke up this morning by crows leaving their roost. Each year the rookery appears to be getting bigger.”  More...

JUST ASK ALICE

DEAR ALICE: Why is it that today’s politicians don’t seem to have any morals or ethics?  — WONDERING IN WYSOX DEAR WOND: It’s because they haven’t figured out where they can buy them.  — ALICE  More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

APPRECIATION DINNER

The Salvation Army will hold their annual appreciation dinner on Jan. 20, held at the Towanda American Legion Post. Doors open at 11:30 a.m., meal at noon. Bell ringers, coordinators and the Leo Club are invited to attend. Spouses also invited. More...

BLOOD DRIVE

Mobile blood drive on Friday, Jan. 5 from 1 to 5 p.m. at Pro- Care in Wyalusing. To schedule an appointment, call Heather at 570-746-0504.   More...

BREAKFASTS

Monthly Breakfast at the Herrickville Fire Hall, Sunday, Jan. 28, from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. More...

Worship

WYALUSING U.M. CHARGE NEWS

Welcome to 2018.  We wish you, your family and friends a Happy, Healthy New Year.  The holidays are behind us and it is time to return to our routine.  The Ugly Quilt group is meeting Mondays at 8:30 a.m. More...

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWS

Happy New Year.  The Wyalusing Presbyterian Church (WPC) hopes everyone has had a good Christmas season, and that 2018 is happy, healthy and prosperous for you.  May each reader grow in the love and grace of God this year.  More...

Churches Begin New Ministry Relationship

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Tunkhannock, and Church of the Epiphany, Glenburn, begin a new ministry relationship in Jan. 2018. Rev. Lou Divis will remain as the pastor of St. Peter’s, and become the pastor of Church of the Epiphany. More...

Commissioners Praise Recent Court Ruling

CALL CHESAPEAKE’S PROPOSED $30M SETTLEMENT A

The Bradford County Commissioners expressed appreciation for a recent decision handed down by Senior Judge Kenneth D. More...

Susquehanna County Mourns Loss of DA

Susquehanna County is mourning the loss of District Attorney Robert Klein, 53, who recently lost his long battle with illness.   Klein died at his home in New Milford on Dec. More...

Wyalusing Council Elects Kilmer President

It was an unusual Tuesday night meeting for the Wyalusing Borough Council, thanks to the New Year’s Holiday, which this year fell on Monday when council normally meets, and the state of Pennsylvania’s mandate that municipalities hold thei More...

Big Budget Forces Tax Increase in Wyoming Co.

The Wyoming County Commissioners maintain that a tax increase was unavoidable to meet higher costs faced by the county in the coming year.  Approved at their Dec. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Shirley Wright - 2018-07-19
Beatrice Wallace - 2018-07-19
Jacqueline Keller - 2018-07-19

Local News

County Approves $746K Primecare Contract for Medical Services at Jail

BRADFORD COUNTY COMMISSIONERS RECLASSIFY 911 CENTER POSITIONS

The Bradford County Commissioners are likely to accept a contract with a medical services company that would provide care for inmates at the Bradford County Correctional Facility.  Pending the approval of the county solicitor, the proposed three More...

Wyoming County Joins Opioid Lawsuit FOURTEEN DEATHS ATTRIBUTED TO ABUSE IN 2017

After nearly a month of deliberation, the Wyoming County Commissioners have opted to join a lawsuit against five major manufacturers of prescription opiates.  Additionally listed in the lawsuit are wholesale drug distributors McKesson, Cardinal More...

Commissioners Allocate, Modify CDBG Funding

During their last public meeting of 2017, the Wyoming County Commissioners approved the disbursement of $236,069 that will benefit municipalities and county residents.  The funds were a sum of two requests by the Housing and Redevelopment Autho More...

Opinion

It’s a Lunar Eclipse and It’s Once in a Blue Moon

If you enjoyed seeing that wonderful full moon create moon shadows on the snow on Jan. 1, you’ll get to see a repeat performance on Jan. 31. More...

Combining Past and Future on New Year’s Eve

Since this is the first issue of the Rocket-Courier in the brand new year of 2018, it seems fitting to salute the coming year, as well as happily bidding adieu to 2017.  More...

340B Program: A Lifeline for Rural Hospitals and Patients

Guest Commentary

It’s no secret healthcare costs are skyrocketing. And in PAs rural communities, experience this trend everyday.  More...

Lifestyles

News from the Wyalusing Public Library

Welcome 2018.  With the cold weather we are being blessed with, it is leaving me lots of time to sit and think about what programs we can offer this coming year.  I would love to hear from all of you about what you would like. More...

Beta Rho Chapter’s Achievement Award Presented

The highlight of the December meeting of the Beta Rho Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International was the surprise presentation of the Beta Rho Achievement Award. More...

WRP Play Opens Soon

Winding River Players will present “On An Average Day” by John Kolvenbach at The Black Box Theatre, 415 Main Street, Towanda, on Friday, Jan. 12 and Saturday, Jan. 13, at 7 p.m. There will be a matinee on Sunday, Jan. 14, at 2 p.m. More...

Dining and Entertainment

Ringing in the New Year at the Masquerade Ball

Alicia and Eric Sutton had the crowd in awe with their own solo dance routine following a performance by students of Melissa’s Ballroom School of Dance in Wyalusing. More...

Knox Mine Disaster Marks 59th Anniversary

The Anthracite Heritage Museum in McDade Park will commemorate the powerful story of the Knox Mine Disaster on Saturday, Jan. 20, at 2 p.m., marking 59 years since Jan. More...

Troy Sale Barn to Host Fundraiser

The Troy Sale Barn workers are beginning to install the steel beams in the arena area of the barn. The work crew has been anxious to begin work in this area that will take well into the year 2019 to be completed.  More...

Sports

Edsell Three-Peats; WVHS Third

Wyalusing Valley’s Creighton Edsell became a three-time Tunkhannock Holiday Classic champion with his 5-1 victory over Mike Giallorenzi of Wyoming Seminary’s B squad in the 160-pound final on Dec. 28. More...

Balanced Field Highlighted Tourney

Nineteen of the 26 teams at the Tunkhannock Holiday Classic wrestling tournament had wrestlers competing in the championship finals on Thursday, Dec. 28.  More...

Rams Lead League Race

Wyalusing Valley held North Penn-Liberty scoreless for over eight minutes in the second half en route to a 49-35 road win on Jan. More...

Education

Penn State Boosts Wine Industry

Here is something to toast about. More...

Elmira College Dean’s List Announced

Elmira College released its Dean’s List for Academic Achievement for the Fall 2017 Term. It recognizes students that have a grade point average of 3.6 or higher.  More...

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