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Police Investigating Death at Warren Hotel

Tunkhannock Borough Police Chief Keith Carpenter responded to a call around 1 a.m. on Saturday morning about a bar fight at the Warren Hotel, 54 Warren Street. More...

Endless Supply Co. Gets Temporary New Home

REOPENING MARCH 14 IN BRADFORD TOWNE CENTRE

Following a devastating fire that left the staple Wysox Township business in ruins along Route 6 in late January, the Endless Supply Co. 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 reports that the following persons were recently sentenced, accepted into the ARD Program or pleaded guilty in the Bradford County Court of Common Pleas, Towanda:  Sentencings  More...

COURTHOUSE NOTES

BRADFORD COUNTY   Deed Transfers  Kenneth R. and Gloria G. Marple to Marple Irrevocable Residential & Income Trust, Kenneth R. and Gloria G. Marple in Columbia Township for $1 on Feb. 22.  More...

Letters

Why Not Back Your Pigeon?

Dear Editor:  I agree the Russians meddled in our election. That is what they do, they meddle.  Now I have a question that no liberal, Democrat or Trump hater can answer.  Putin pushed Obama around for eight years. Remember Obama? More...

Time for a Change; Vote Friedenberg

Editor:  I am in a new congressional district and have discovered that Thomas Marino will now be my representative in the 12th district.  I am sure that, as a politician, Representative Marino shows up for photo opts at the Lycoming County More...

A Preventable Shooting Tragedy

Dear Editor:  The Parkland, FL shooter had a history of violent behavior. Police were called to his house many times, but they did not arrest him because the school board had an agreement with the police not to arrest any students. More...

Columns

Reflections of Nature

Diary entries: Feb. 25, 2018, “Saw a road killed muskrat. I thought this unusual because there weren’t any ponds or streams in the area. Feb. More...

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Last week’s eyes belonged to Camptown resident Jeff Keeney, twin brother of John. As you might expect, we had several guesses where folks guessed John, but said if it wasn’t him, then it was Jeff. More...

JUST ASK ALICE

DEAR ALICE: Does switching to daylight saving time really make our days longer?  —TIMELESS IN TROY DEAR TIME: Not really. More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

BANQUET

Annual Friends of the NRA Banquet, May 12, at Alparon Park, Troy. Doors open at 4 p.m., dinner served at 6:30 p.m. Adults $45; youth ages 16 and under, $30. Six table packages to choose from. More...

BARBECUES

Chicken March 11 around 11 a.m. at the Goodwill Fire Company in Laceyville. Be sure to come out and get some great chicken.   More...

BLOOD DRIVE

Upcoming blood donation opportunities: Bradford County: Towanda: Thursday, March 8 from 11:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. at JELD-WEN, Inc., 825 Shiner Road. Troy: Thursday, March 8 from 1-6 p.m. at the Troy Fire Company, 1 Firehouse Road.  More...

Worship

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWS

“Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ…,” (Romans 5:1). In recognition of the recent passing of the Rev. Dr. More...

IT’S IN THE BOOK

The stars tonight are clear and bright, deep in the heart of Africa. Orion is high in the sky on his evening hunt with his dog Canis. The crickets are chirping, and some strange birds I don’t know are cooing in the night.  More...

WYALUSING U.M. CHARGE NEWS

We are in the season of Lent which is a period of time that Christians use to prepare for the resurrection of Jesus on Easter Sunday. So, despite the pastelcolored eggs and the Easter Bunny, Easter is a pretty serious holiday at its core. More...

Education

North Rome Christian School Announces Honor Roll

North Rome Christian School has announced the honor roll for the second marking period. Students achieving High Honors had an average of 95 to 100 percent, including:  More...

Boback Announces March Outreach Hours

Rep. More...

Young Musicians Bring Wyalusing Music to PMEA District 8 Orchestra

On Feb. More...

Breaking News - 3/9/2018 2:23 PM

Wyalusing's Edsel Clinches Third State Medal  Free Access 

Wyalusing Valley senior Creighton Edsell assured himself of a third PIAA wrestling medal with a 9-1 major decision over Susquehanna Township’s Austin Watkins in the third-round of consolations at Hershey’s Giant Center today.   More...

Breaking News - 3/8/2018 1:53 PM

Two Fatal Crashes in Bradford County on Wednesday  Free Access 

A pair of fatal crashes occurred in Bradford County on Wednesday, March 7, which claimed the lives of a teen girl as well as 21-year-old man from Sayre.  The first crash occurred just after 8:30 a.m. More...

Stray Cats Still Pestering Borough Residents

As it was at last month’s meeting and many meetings prior, the issue of feral cats running amuck in Wyalusing Borough was the main topic of discussion.  Several Second Street residents attended Monday night’s regular meeting to ask More...

Laceyville Names New EMC, Makes Long-Term Park Plans

At their regular monthly meeting, staff and members of the Laceyville Borough Council met Fred Saxer, who currently serves as the emergency management coordinator for Asylum, Terry and Wilmot Townships in Bradford County and Braintrim Township in Wyo More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

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

Local News

Wyalusing Twp. Supervisors Contribute to Museum, WCC

The Wyalusing Township Board of Supervisors let their generosity show on Tuesday evening, as they motioned to make $1,500 in contributions to local organizations.  First on the list was the Wyalusing Valley Museum, which has been soliciting fund More...

Cancer Awareness, Storm Response Highlighted by Wyoming Co. Commissioners

Thursday, March 29, will be marked as Cancer Awareness Saves Unlimited Adult Lives (C.A.S.U.A.L.) Day at the Wyoming County Courthouse and other county buildings. More...

Missing Canton Woman Found Deceased

This article was first published on our website on the morning of Monday, March 5. For breaking news alerts and email updates, visit www.rocket-courier.com.   A Canton woman who went missing on Feb. More...

Opinion

It’s About Time...

If you’re one of those people who would like it if we didn’t turn our clocks ahead Sunday morning at 2 a.m. More...

Wondering about Whys and Wherefores of Weather

It’s a beautiful Tuesday morning as I write this. Outside my living room window, I see sunshine and blue skies creased by wispy clouds.  It is all a deception, because they say another nor’easter is on its way. More...

Lifestyles

Tickets Available for ‘Rags’ at WVHS

The story of immigrant ancestors is a story of trouble, prejudice, and fear, but it is also a study in hope, perseverance, and human resilience.   The tale that unfolds in this year’s WVHS spring show Rags is a tribute to those people. More...

Sawyer Appointed President of Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital

Guthrie has announced the appointment of Joseph T. Sawyer, Jr., MBA, FACHE, to the position of President at Robert Packer Hospital. He has been with Guthrie for 12 years.   More...

2018 Masonic Lodge Officers Elected

Union Wyalusing Lodge No. 108 F. & A.M. elected and installed its officers on Dec. 20, 2017 for the ensuing 2018 Masonic year. The Wyalusing Lodge No. 618 merged with Union Lodge No. More...

Dining and Entertainment

Afternoon of Inspiration Concert Deemed a Success

On Sunday, March 4 at 3 p.m. the Wyalusing United Methodist Church was the site of the annual Afternoon of Inspiration Concert.  This year marked the ninth anniversary of the benefit concert.  More...

Cobb Performs With Pocono Youth Orchestra

Alyssa Erin Cobb played violin with the Pocono Youth Orchestra (PYO) on Jan. 20 and 21 at East Stroudsburg University. Acceptance in the PYO is by audition at the university. More...

BC Library to Host Spelling Bees

The Bradford County Library System invites community members to showcase spelling talents at this year’s fourth annual Spelling Bee.  More...

Sports

Five Rams Advance to Hershey

PIAA Class AA Northeast Region Wrestling Tournament

Five Wyalusing Valley senior wrestlers booked a trip to Hershey’s Giant Center with their top four finishes at the Northeast Region Class AA championships at Williamsport High School on March 2-3. More...

Seymour, Burkhart Pace North Section Efforts

Two North Section wrestlers claimed Northeast Region titles last weekend at the torture chamber also known as Williamsport High School’s Magic Dome.  Troy’s Sheldon Seymour at 106 pounds and Athens’ A.J. More...

Tigers Burn Bright In Win over Rams

WVHS Ends Season in 43-41 Loss

North Penn-Mansfield held Wyalusing Valley scoreless over the final two minutes en route to a 43-41 victory in the District Four Class AA consolation final at Mansfield University on March 1. More...

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