February 15, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Driver Seriously Injured In Tuscarora Twp. Crash

A Laceyville woman sustained serious injuries in a single vehicle crash that occurred along County Line Road in Tuscarora Township on Tuesday night.  Just before 10:30 p.m., Mindy Adams, 29, was reportedly traveling south when she became distrac More...

Updates Enhance Community Boardroom

TENURE OF REHIRED TEACHER APPROVED, COACH DONATES WAGES

While the agenda for the Feb. 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

BRADFORD COUNTY   Deed Transfers  Deutsche Bank National Trust Co., Trustee, FFMLT, Trust and Specialized Loan Services, POA, to CR 2018 in Athens Township for $10,200 on Jan. 26.  More...

Opinion

The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming

Back in 1966, The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming was the title of a movie comedy about the turmoil that developed after a Russian submarine ran aground off the coast of New England and sent a boat ashore to get help, causing turmoil amo More...

Taking Stock of Some Unseen Television Stardom

So, I was on television the other day, asking a pointed question that was fielded by an expert on investments and the mysteries of the stock market. More...

Lifestyles

Birthdays and Anniversaries

FEBRUARY 18 Jeffrey Rothrock, Dushore, PA Doris W. Allen, Stevens Point, WI Lisa Kerr-House, Wyalusing, PA Nathaniel Brotzman, Lynchburg, VA Brian Roberts, Camptown, PA Donna M. More...

Rome Resident Turns 95

Congratulations to Rome resident Gladys Irene Allis Abell, who celebrated her 95th birthday on Saturday, Feb. 10 at a gathering held at the RiverStone Inn in Wysox. She was born on Feb. More...

Wyalusing Valley High School To Present Spring Musical Rags

Rags, written by Joseph Stein, music by Charles Strouse and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, can best be described as a show no one has heard of, but one everyone falls in love with when first seen.  More...

Columns

Reflections of Nature

On Jan. 27, the temperature was above freezing when we woke up. So, it was no surprise when later in the day I saw a road-killed opossum. More...

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Last week’s eyes belonged to Todd Porter, manager of Creekside Outdoors, LLC in the Wyalusing Creek Plaza. Movie tickets winners were Jon Sova and Peg Tyler.  * * *  More...

The Good Old Days

News items gathered from an old copy of the Rocket-Courier, reprinted as they were in the Feb. More...

Sports

Rams Hold Off Griffins

Wyalusing Valley used a 10- 2 run over a 4:12 in the fourth quarter en route to a hardfought 49-44 win over Sullivan County at Layman Gymnasium on Tuesday, Feb. 13.  More...

Road to Hershey Begins

The road to Hershey beckons for 14 Wyalusing Valley wrestlers when the individual post-season begins Saturday, Feb. More...

Roberts Made Mark at WVHS

“I never was real good at sports so I thought I might as well announce them.”  More...

Education

Dean’s Lists Announced

James Madison University  Mary Catherine Landy, Sayre resident, has been named to the dean’s list at James Madison University for the fall 2017 semester. More...

Wilkes University Students Gain Professional Experience at Internships

More than 90 Wilkes University students will complete internships as part of the academic work in spring semester 2018. More...

Stringham Participates in Education Learning Stimulation

Sydney Stringham, an Elmira College education major from Gillett, recently participated in a hands-on simulation with faculty and staff from the Elmira Heights School District. More...

Breaking News - 2/19/2018 3:15 PM

TASD Superintendent Puts Social Media School Threat Concerns to Rest  Free Access 

Tunkhannock Area School District students are in school today, Feb. More...

Former Wyoming County Dentist Indicted

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of PA announced Friday, Feb. 9 that Wyoming County dentist, Christopher Bereznak, 48, was indicted by a federal grand jury on Feb. More...

Victorian Charm Inn Owner Questions Airbnb’s, ‘Step Down’ Housing

Victorian Charm Inn owner Jack Coates put Bradford County Commissioners on the spot during the regular meeting on Thursday, requesting that Airbnb locations in the county be banned and raising doubts about a transitional housing project in Towanda fo More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Christopher Kolbeck - 2018-12-13
Marcus Welles - 2018-12-06

Local News

SM Smith & Company Insurance Becomes The Sipe Agency, Inc.

A BUSINESS DEAL MADE ‘WITH A HANDSHAKE AND A HUG’

It’s not often you hear of an insurance agent, particularly from a major company, making house calls to meet with their clients and policy holders, but Ed Johnson, Jr. More...

Wysox EMS to Merge With Western Alliance

SUPERVISORS, ENGINEERS DISCUSS NEW TOWNSHIP BUILDING PLANS

Bradford County Coroner and CEO for Western Alliance EMS Thomas Carman attended Thursday’s meeting of the Wysox Township Supervisors’ meeting to talk about ongoing plans to collaborate Wysox EMS with Western Alliance.  More...

Counterfeit Bills Lead to Arrest

A number of counterfeit $20 bills discovered in store deposits in January led to an investigation by Tunkhannock Township Police and the arrest of at least one individual accused of using them for purchases. More...

Letters

Spay/Neuter Coupons Free to Eligible Rome Township Residents

Dear Editor,  We take this opportunity to thank all local veterinarians who have made our Paws and Claws Society programs so successful, such as our Cat Spay Day and Cats on the Border programs. More...

Give Up Meat for Lent…or for Life

Dear Editor:  Feb. 14 marks the beginning of Lent, the 40-day period before Easter, when Christians abstain from animal foods in remembrance of Jesus’s 40 days of fasting in the wilderness.  More...

Beware of the Cheeses You Consume

Dear Editor,  How ironic! Feb. 9 was National Pizza Day. More...

Seniors

Bond Between Grandparents and Grandkids Benefits Both

What used to be the “golden years” of life for seniors is now turning into any opportunity to spend even more time with their youngest family members. More...

Embrace Brain-Healthy Habits to Avoid Memory Loss

Cognitive decline is a condition that is often associated with aging, but even middle-aged people can experience memory loss or cognition issues.  More...

Foster Grandparents Celebrate Martin Luther King Day

To celebrate Martin Luther King (MLK) Day, the Foster Grandparent Program collaborated with My Brother’s Keeper of Hop Bottom, to create Ugly Quilt sleeping bags for the homeless.  More...

Dining and Entertainment

Area Bluegrass Fans Cruise to the Bahamas with the Stewarts

Bluegrass fans from Bradford, Susquehanna and Wyoming Counties and many other parts of PA were among the hundreds of participants of Danny Stewart’s Bluegrass Cruise to the Bahamas last week.  More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

BINGO

Basket Bingo, Saturday, Feb. 24 at the Black Walnut American Legion. $20 per ticket presale, $25 at the door. Doors open at 5 p.m. Includes 20 games and each basket has a $100 minimum value. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. BYOB. More...

BLOOD DRIVE

Upcoming blood donation opportunities: Bradford County: Sayre: Tuesday, Feb. 20 from 1-6 p.m. at Crossroads Family Ministries, 200 W. Lockhart St.; Thursday, Feb. 22 from 12-5 p.m.; Troy: Tuesday, Feb. 20 from 12-5 p.m.  More...

BREAKFASTS

Monthly Breakfast at the Herrickville Fire Hall, Sunday, Feb. 25, 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...

Worship

WYALUSING U.M. CHARGE NEWS

As we look forward to the season of spring, Ash Wednesday (yesterday) started the 40 days of reflection and preparation before the celebration of Easter. More...

IT’S IN THE BOOK

St. Paul introduces himself in Titus 1:1 as a slave of Christ. A slave? That is a harsh word to use! More...

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish

In Mark 1:40-45 shame drove Lepus into lonely exile, shame can drive us away from the Christ whose love will never fail to touch and heal us. This leper gave glory to God by asking for and receiving healing. More...

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