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Dip in Temperatures Favors Winterfest

Wildly fluctuating temperatures as of late could have made for a very soggy and uncharacteristically balmy Polar Bear Plunge at Camp Brulé in Sullivan County. 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...

– Bradford County Sentencings & Pleas –

Bradford County District Attorney Daniel J. Barrett reported that the following persons recently entered guilty pleas, were sentenced or accepted into the ARD Program in Bradford County Magisterial District Courts:  Guilty Pleas  More...

COURTHOUSE NOTES

BRADFORD COUNTY   Deed Transfers  Betty R. Mulcahy, nbm Betty R. Bomboy, to Betty R. and Graydon Timothy Bomboy in Burlington Township for $1 on Feb. 8.  More...

Letters

Time for U.S. Governors To Step Up to the Plate

Editor:  More...

Your One Vote Really Does Count

Dear Editor:  In a nation of 308 million citizens, most Americans believe that their vote will never be the deciding one for an election.  I am guessing, though, that there are thousands of tearful Democrats in Virginia who, when by a toss More...

Dems Are to Blame for Social Security Issues

Dear Editor:  Here are some interesting facts that every U.S. citizen should know and remember about our Social Security program: l. Franklin Roosevelt, a Democratic President, introduced the program in the 1940s.  2. More...

Lifestyles

Quilting Learning Time

Penny Streeter, owner of Penny’s Patches in Troy, shared the passion for quilting at the weekly Tuesday morning Learning Time at the Bradford County Library. More...

Birthdays and Anniversaries

FEBRUARY 25 Martha A. More...

LeRoy Heritage Museum Releases Recent Monogram

The LeRoy Heritage Museum, LeRoy, recently released the fortieth issue of the Monogram, its semi-annual local history and museum news magazine.  The new 40-page issue tells the story of Owenheim, one of the cottages at Minnequa Springs built du More...

Dining and Entertainment

Literacy Program To Host Tutor Training Workshop

Do you have a couple hours per week of free time? Would you like to make a difference in someone’s life? If you answered yes, you should plan to attend the Tutor Training workshop on Saturday, March 3 and 17 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. More...

Raising Awareness Of Lesser-Known Highway Laws

To encourage safer driving in the state, PA Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Secretary Leslie S. More...

Sports

Rams, Edsell Make It Four in a Row

Eleven Matmen Advance to District Tourney

Creighton Edsell joined an elite list of Wyalusing Valley wrestlers with his fourth North Section championship in Troy on Feb. More...

Mapes Reaches 100 Wins

Needing one win to become the 42nd member of Wyalusing Valley’s prestigious 100-win club, senior Ed Mapes wasted little time ticking that item off his agenda at Saturday’s North Section Tournament in Troy.  Mapes ruthlessly disposed More...

Doss Honored with Sportsmanship Award

Wyalusing Valley senior Joey Doss took home one of the local wrestling scene’s highest honors Saturday from the North Section tournament in Troy.  Doss, who would finish fourth at 152 pounds, was the big winner when the Northern Tier Leagu More...

Education

PA Dental Association Sponsors Poster Contest for Third-Grade Students

Third-graders across the state will combine oral health education and creativity in February during the PA Dental Association’s (PDA) annual poster contest in celebration of National Children’s Dental Health Month (NCDHM).  More...

Local Students Named to Le Moyne College Dean’s List

The following students have made the Dean’s List for the Fall 2017 semester at Le Moyne College. To make the list, students must achieve a 3.5 or above. More...

Kaitlyn Williams Named to Provost List at Saint Francis University

Kaitlyn Williams, a Social Work major from Freindsville, was named to the Provost List. She was among the more than 750 students named to the Saint Francis University Honors List for the Fall 2017 semester.  More...

Breaking News - 2/27/2018 10:53 AM

Vague Threat on Social Media Puts Northeast Bradford District on Lockdown  Free Access 

The Northeast Bradford High School was placed on a modified lockdown for roughly an hour this morning, Feb. 27 after a vague school threat was discovered on social media. More...

Parsons Pleads Guilty to September Stabbing

A Wyalusing woman who was charged with stabbing David Decker, 66, also of Wyalusing, in September of last year pleaded guilty to aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury in Bradford County court on Thursday.  More...

Lack of Poll Workers Threatens May Election

Florence Kellett, Wyoming County director of elections and voter registration, stopped into the regular meeting of the county commissioners on Tuesday with a dire message. More...

Rep. Baker Resigns from PA House, Accepts Presidential Appointment

Rep. Matt Baker (R-68th Dist.) announced that he officially resigned from the PA House of Representatives effective, Monday, Feb. 19. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Kimberly Davis - 2018-09-20
Cleone Johnson - 2018-09-20
Stanley Bonavita - 2018-09-20

Local News

BCTPA’s Social Media Following Rises

BRADFORD CO. 2018 ANNUAL GUIDE BEING DISTRIBUTED

While the development of its new website is still ongoing, the Bradford County Tourism Promotion Agency (BCTPA) Board of Directors was happy to hear that its social media following has continued to increase over the last several months, according to More...

Police Narcotics Investigation Leads to Arrests, Warrants

State police at Towanda conducted an ongoing fivemonth investigation that has reportedly led to charges against five individuals from various locations. More...

Comprehensive Plan Update Expected to be Complete by Summer

THIRD COUNTY PLANNING ADVISORY MEETING HELD IN TOWANDA

The updated Bradford County Comprehensive Plan is still on schedule for a June or July adoption, said County Planning Director Matt Williams at the third Planning Advisory Committee meeting held on Thursday, Feb. 15.  More...

Opinion

Observations from My Office at 36,000 Feet

Here we are bouncing along at 36,000 feet, about midway between Chicago and Denver. More...

Snowbirds, Sunbirds and Living to Learn

I’m ensconced in a bed and breakfast in Rabun Gap, Georgia, as I write this column, or start writing this column, on Monday night of this week. By the time the Rocket is published, I’ll be back home.  More...

Columns

Reflections of Nature

Several weeks ago, I wrote about the common bond between human mothers and mothers in nature when bearing the brunt of raising their young. This made me curious about the bond between young animals and their mothers.  More...

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Last week’s eyes belonged to Dr. Dee Huber, our local chiropractor. Ticket winners who recognized Dee’s eyes were Shannon Bolles, Cathy Keeney, Diana Petlock and Heidi Chamberlin.  * * *  More...

JUST ASK ALICE

DEAR ALICE: I saw on the news recently that a man was found to be married to two women, which is against the law. What they didn’t say is what the punishment is. 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: Sullivan County: Dushore: Thursday, Feb. 22 from 1-6 p.m. at St. Basils Auditorium, 101 Churchill St. 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

With the observation of Ash Wednesday last week, we are officially into the Lenten Season which leads to Easter. Lent is a time we think about giving something up. More...

IT’S IN THE BOOK

The early days of the church were certainly dynamic and moving. More...

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish

Watch and pray that you may not undergo the test. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak. Mt. 26:41.  With Christ, we hear voices of temptation; in Christ, we are strengthened against temptation and evil. More...

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