January 25, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Tunkhannock Woman Dies in Two-Vehicle Crash

Route 6 at Mile Hill in Tunkhannock Township was the scene of a deadly crash at approximately 5:30 on Tuesday morning. According to a report issued by Pennsylvania State Police at Tunkhannock just before noon on Jan. More...

GWCC Members Get a Look at Proposed Creek Trail Project

Wyalusing Mayor Susan Burgess and Laura Egleston of the Northern Tier Regional Planning and Development Commission, gave those attending the Greater Wyalusing Chamber of Commerce’s (GWCC) biannual dinner meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 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...

NTSWA Makes Recycling Program Improvements, Expects Better 2018 Numbers

With the reimplementation of its electronics recycling venture, steady market prices, and potential legislation that could increase incentives to recycle, the Northern Tier Solid Waste Authority (NTSWA) has an optimistic outlook for 2018 in terms of More...

Montrose Man Pleads Guilty in Infant’s Death

Andrew Lesser, 33, Montrose, was in court on Monday, Jan. 22 to plead on a charge that stemmed from the death of his girlfriend Amber Hack’s infant son more than four years ago. More...

Letters

Milk Prices Paid Will Still Not be Pretty

Editor:  After consultation with government and industry personnel, it’s very clear that milk prices paid to dairy farmers in 2018 still will not be pretty. The price in Federal Order #1 could average between $16.40 per cwt. More...

Dedicated to Finding Addiction Solutions

Dear Editor:  More...

Square Block Districts Impossible

Editor:  More...

Columns

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Last week’s eyes belonged to Suky Schuster, owner of Suky’s Diner in Towanda. Our one and only winner was Aubrey Carrington.  * * *  More...

Jester Hill

For the past few weeks, Bake Roberts, sports director at WJOK-FM, has been leaving the office every day at 11 a.m. and walking across the street to Wong Foo’s Chinese Restaurant and going into the bathroom for 10 minutes. More...

JUST ASK ALICE

DEAR ALICE: I heard there is a company that can take a photo of a person and use it to create a life-size look-alike inflatable doll. Do you know how I can contact this company? Sounds like a fun idea for my husband’s birthday party.  More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

BENEFITS

Benefit Dinner for Samuel J. Mast on Saturday, Jan. 27 from 4-7 p.m. - snow date Feb. 2 at the Warren Center Twp. building. Silent Auction and Amish bake sale. Questions or donations, call 570-395-3761.   More...

BREAKFASTS

Monthly Breakfast at the Herrickville Fire Hall, Sunday, Jan. 28, from 7:30-10:30 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...

CLASSES

Upcoming classes, Card Making - Jan. 27 at 12 p.m., $20; Intro to Wire Wrapping - Feb. 3 at 10 a.m., $25; Quilted Wreath making - Feb. 30 at 11 a.m., $25 at Endless Mountains Craft and Gift Shoppe, 570-637- 1033. Located at 116 Main Street, Towanda. More...

Worship

IT’S IN THE BOOK

When someone has a very difficult situation that they just can’t, or shouldn’t get out of, we hear it said, “Well, that is the cross he has to bear.” Maybe they have a physical disability, or a sick relative that needs a lot o More...

WYALUSING U.M. CHARGE NEWS

It is reassuring to be welcomed.  Our message on Sunday was to count our blessings and share the blessings we are granted with those around us.  Spring Hill will have their Sweetheart Dinner on Saturday, Feb. 10 at 6 p.m. More...

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish

Repent, and believe in the gospel. More...

Education

Department of Ag Announces Poultry Technician Course

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture will be offering the classroom portion of their Certified Poultry Technician course at their Northeast regional office building in Tunkhannock on Wednesday, March 14 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  More...

Mansfield U. Announces President’s List

One hundred and twelve students have been named to the Mansfield University President’s List for the fall 2017 semester. More...

Pro-Ag Manager Attends Show

While attending the PA Farm Show in Harrisburg on Saturday, Jan. 6, Meshoppen resident Arden Tewksbury, manager of Pro-Ag, met up with PA Milk Marketing Board Chair Luke Brubaker. More...

Breaking News - 1/30/2018 7:52 AM

Car Crash Along Rt. 220 Leaves Two Dead  Free Access 

A single-vehicle crash along Route 220 yesterday afternoon led to the deaths of two Dushore women, according to state police. Around 12:30 p.m., Amanda L. Connell, 31, and Josie L. More...

School Administrator Dies in Tragic Accident

Mountain View School District is mourning the loss of one of their own following a threecar accident along Interstate 81 in Benton Township on the morning of Jan. 22. More...

Man Arrested in Cherry Twp. Home Invasion

A Towanda man is behind bars after he reportedly broke into a home in Cherry Township where two elderly siblings were staying on Monday night.  Brandon P. More...

Scam IRS Calls Target Local Residents

A Wyalusing woman contacted the Rocket-Courier asking us to publish a report about what happened to her on Saturday, Jan. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Glenn Brown - 2018-02-15
Jeffery Brown - 2018-02-15
Kermit Goodenough - 2018-02-15
Lisa Marshall - 2018-02-15
Charles Perkins - 2018-02-15

Local News

Two Men Busted with 200 Pounds of Pot at Airport

Authorities arrested two men from the western United States and seized 40 vacuum sealed packages collectively containing around 200 pounds of marijuana from the airplane they had landed at the Bradford County Airport last Wednesday, Jan. 17.  More...

Pickup Truck Drives into Creek in Terry Twp.

This photo of a red GMC pickup truck that ended up in Sugar Run Creek along Robinson Road in Terry Township last Wednesday night, Jan. 17 was first published on our website the following morning. More...

Treatment Court Honors Eight Grads in Tunkhannock

“Don’t roll the dice, and you won’t get into trouble again.”  More...

Opinion

Sex-Change Revolution Is Based On Ideology, Not Science

Twenty-eight years ago, the release of When Harry Met Sally highlighted one big debate: whether men and women could really be just friends. More...

Some Thoughts on Memory, Truth and Lies

As we all know by now, there is a website for everything. I’m talking websites about businesses, hobbies, illnesses, medicines, vitamins, addictions, dogs, cats, fat, vacations, search engines, scams and yes, websites, just to name a few. More...

Lifestyles

Promoting the Dairy Industry, Encouraging Three Every Day of Dairy

Hello. My name is Michayla Stahl and I am the 2017-2018 Susquehanna County Dairy Princess. I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and enjoyed spending time with their loved ones. More...

News from the Wyalusing Public Library

Bingo this Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Wyalusing American Legion. Great fun for all ages, come out and meet some great people or just bring the whole family.  LEGO Club this Saturday 12- 1:30 p.m., all ages welcome and encouraged to attend.  More...

GWCC Raffling Four-Night Stay at Lake Cottage

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ANNOUNCES EVENTS FOR 2018 AT MEETING

Meeting in the Tuscarora Wayne Community Room at the Wyalusing Community Corp building on Main Street, about 50 members of the Greater Wyalusing Chamber of Commerce (GWCC) attended the group’s semiannual membership meeting on Wednesday evening, More...

Dining and Entertainment

Master Gardeners Offer Poison Prevention Program

Master Gardeners is offering a Poison Prevention Program to homeschool and day care groups.  Does anyone have a homeschool group or day care group that would like to take part in the Penn State Poison Prevention program taught by the local Maste More...

Tax Tips For Students

Income tax season is approaching, and students may want to consider these tips from Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) to help the process go more smoothly.  More...

Virtual Hiking with Jeff Mitchell

For close to ten years Jeff Mitchell, Wyoming County’s District Attorney and hiking expert, has visually inspired his audiences at the Dietrich Theater with stunning photos taken on his many hikes. On Saturday, Jan. 27 at 11 a.m. More...

Sports

Retaining the Stone

Rams Defeat Towanda, 47-22

For the fourth time in as many years, the Wyalusing Valley wrestling team defeated Towanda in the annual battle for the Standing Stone Trophy.  The Rams won eight bouts on the mat and picked up a match-closing forfeit at 113 pounds en route to t More...

Mat Hall Adds New Members

One of the greatest teams in Wyalusing Valley wrestling history, along with two wrestlers and a contributor, were inducted into the school’s Wrestling Hall of Fame in ceremonies last night (Jan. More...

Rams Clinch Title; Schum Gets 100th

The Wyalusing Valley wrestling team clinched a share of its fourth consecutive Northern Tier League championship with a sweep of a tri-meet at Wellsboro which also included Williamson on Tuesday, Jan. More...

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