February 8, 2018 RSS feed / Local News

Bradford County Treatment Court is Now Accredited

“I’m an addict,” Erik Kemp stated. “I say that because alcohol is a drug.”  He stood in Courtroom 1 of the Bradford County Courthouse. More...

Chandler Admits to Sexual Assault After Being Jailed for Child Porn

A Rome man who was arrested last August for possessing child pornography is now facing a slew of sexual assault charges after he reportedly admitted to sexually assaulting members of his family.  More...

Billboard Prompts Double Takes

Thanks to Rocket-Courier sales representative Cindy Porter for snapping this photo of an eye-catching billboard for Twigs Café in Tunkhannock that has been getting a lot of attention recently. More...

Laceyville Ponders Donovan Park Renovation

There was no official action at Tuesday night’s meeting of the Laceyville Borough Council, but there was considerable discussion about bringing improvements to Donovan Park, which sits just across the Susquehanna River from the borough.  More...

WVHS Student Wins Award

WVHS senior Hannah Corson, right, was honored the Silver Key award in the Drawing and Illustrations category for her work entitled “Riderless Horse” during a ceremony held on Sunday, Jan. More...

Little Meadows

The sun sure makes the snow extra beautiful. Normally I am up much earlier than I was on Monday. When I was coming down stairs I heard knocking. I followed the noise as it was not at the front door. More...

Beaver Meadows

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From the lack of news, due to the cold temperatures and snow our area has been the recipient of, it looks like Beaver Meadows won’t be too long this week.  Ralph and Joan Anderson spent Thursday with Dale and Donna Bennett, and while toget More...

Grant Opportunities Available for Non-Profit Agencies

The first Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania (FCFP) announces grant opportunities available for nonprofit organizations serving the residents of Bradford, Clinton, Lycoming, Sullivan, Susquehanna and/or Tioga counties. More...

Pickett Announces Dates for Satellite Office

Rep. Tina Pickett said that residents in Sullivan and Susquehanna counties can contact her office or visit a satellite location for assistance. Veterans service hours also set for February.  More...

Register Now to Attend NRA’s Refuse to Be a Victim Seminar

The National Rifle Association’s award-winning crime prevention and personal safety seminar, Refuse to Be a Victim, will be held Saturday, April 7, at The Bradford County Courthouse.  The program will run from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. More...

Applications Due April 15 for Dairy of Distinction Designation

PA dairy producers are invited to apply for the Dairy of Distinction award. Applications must be submitted by April 15.  More...

Forkston

Finally, the snow stopped Sunday evening, just in time to clear the driveway before the next snow. Hey, I’m over it.  More...

Wyalusing Council Okays Codification Update

At their Monday night meeting, members of the Wyalusing Borough Council agreed unanimously to accept a proposal from General Code of Rochester, NY to upgrade the borough’s directory of its ordinances into an organized, digitized reference that More...

Gun Club Helps the Hungry

The Towanda Gun Club continued its long tradition of charitable outreach on Friday, Feb. 2 by donating $1,000 to the Helping Hands Food Pantry in Wyalusing. More...

Correction

In last week’s police blotter, the Rocket-Courier reported that Michael D. Kerbein of Rome was cited with speeding and other applicable traffic violations following a single-vehicle crash along Rome Road in Rome Township on Jan. 22. More...

Meshoppen Given $14K for Long Awaited Demolition

BOROUGH COUNCIL ACCEPTS 2018 INSURANCE POLICY

While it has been nearly four years since Meshoppen Borough received $54,000 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding to demolish the former B&H Pizza shop along Bridge Street, the dilapidated building attached to the rear of the publi More...

Rome Man Dies Upon Hitting Plow Truck Along Rt. 187

This article was not published in the Feb. 1 edition of the Rocket-Courier due to the state police report being sent after press time. It was placed on our website the following morning. More...

Northern Tier Symphony to Hold Open Rehearsals

The Northern Tier Symphony Orcgestra will begin holding open rehearsals for the spring concert series on Friday, Feb. 16, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Tunkhannock Area Middle School auditorium. More...

Nimble

This past week, Ken Harvey and Nancy Comstock visited Nancy’s daughter Emmie, her husband, Vince, and baby, Oliver, in Utica, NY. They drove up on Thursday and came home Saturday, managing to avoid driving in snow both ways. More...

News from the Wyalusing Public Library

So many wonderful resumes were received at the library making it a difficult decision and one not made lightly.  Jennifer Belcher and Barbara Fenton are becoming part of our library family. More...

Jenningsville

February can be very unpredictable with all sorts of weather changes. I do remember a good many of them, including a lot of sleigh riding. A few times I was taken to school by horse and sleigh when the traveling was too much by bus. More...

Connecting Soils to Profits: No-till, Cover Crops, Soil Health, Grazing and Healthy Streams

Save the Date for this exciting conference on Wednesday, March 14, from 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. at the Wysox Fire Hall. Regenerating soils, increasing profits, and improving streams! More...

Wyalusing Rotary Donations to Food Pantry

Wyalusing Area Rotary Club Treasurer Greg Culver, center, presents a $373 check to Peg Huyck, owner of Wyalusing’s Helping Hands Food Pantry. More...

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