March 15, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Kids’ Chili Cookoff Raises Over $2K for YMCA

Wyalusing fifth grader Jacob Girven was no stranger to the winner’s spotlight Sunday at the fourth annual YMCA Kids’ Chili Cookoff at the Wyalusing American Legion.  More...

WASB Hears Students Sing, Hires Special Education Director

The wide array of talents possessed by students in the Wyalusing Area School District was showcased at the monthly meeting of the school board on Monday, where the board also hired a new Director of Special Education.   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

Susquehanna DA Assures Her Actions Lawful

Susquehanna County’s newly-sworn district attorney Marion O’Malley recently issued a press release notifying the public that all actions she takes on behalf of her office are lawful. More...

Two Fatal Crashes in Bradford County in One Day

This article was first published on our website on the morning of Thursday, March 8. For breaking news alerts and email updates, visit www.rocket-courier.com. More...

DISTRICT JUDGES

Todd Carr, Towanda More...

Letters

What Do We Tell the Children?

Editor:  What do we tell the children? The answer keeps many people up at night. My grown children have formed their thoughts. My growing grandchildren have questions. More...

Trump’s Tariffs Could Negatively Impact Farmers

Dear Editor:  Members of the PA Farm Bureau (PFB) are concerned that countries targeted by President Trump’s tariffs on aluminum and steel will retaliate by placing new tariffs on agriculture products from the United States.  More...

Vote Friedenberg For the 12th District

Editor:  I enthusiastically support Marc Friedenberg’s candidacy for Pennsylvania’s Twelfth Congressional District. I also support his priorities: jobs, healthcare, education and our environment.  More...

Seniors

Opioid Prescription Abuse Growing in Senior Population

The public is quickly learning that drug abuse goes beyond the illegal substances that are purchased on the street. Abuse of drugs extends to the prescription medications sitting in many medicine cabinets.  More...

Sleep Loss Can Affect Memory in Seniors

Poor sleep can leave people feeling groggy, disoriented, depressed, and not up for facing the day. And now there’s new evidence that insomnia can contribute to memory loss and forgetfulness among the elderly.  More...

Regain Hope and Strength While Caregiving

Caregivers are unpaid individuals, typically a spouse, child, neighbor, or friend, who assist with activities of daily living and medical tasks. More...

Dining and Entertainment

Free Programs Sponsored by EMHR

The Endless Mountains Heritage Region (EMHR) invites residents of Bradford, Sullivan, Susquehanna and Wyoming Counties and beyond to participate in a pair of presentations and discussions that explore the history of the inhabitants of the Susquehanna More...

News from the Wyalusing Public Library

Russ and I are back from our adventure to see Dylan in Germany. A wonderful time was had by all. It was so cool to see first-hand where and how he lives, what his job entails, meet his friends and explore a new country. More...

Scenes from WVES Cocoa Challenge Event

The Title I program at the Wyalusing Valley Elementary School hosted a “Cocoa Reading Challenge” event, in which students at each grade level were given a book log and a number of assigned readings.  More...

Sports

Edsell Claims Third State Medal

Ends Career With 156-19 Record; Four Rams Fall Short of Medals

No one goes to the PIAA wrestling champions with the idea of finishing fourth. More...

Teasdale Led List Of Title Defenders

Eight returning state champions were in the Class AA field for the PIAA wrestling championships last week. More...

North Section Grapplers Place

Higley Becomes Sullivan County’s First Medalist

Five North Section wrestlers joined Wyalusing Valley’s Creighton Edsell as medal recipients at the PIAA Class AA tournament in Hershey on Saturday.  Troy’s Sheldon Seymour led the area contingent with a fourth-place medal at 106 poun More...

Breaking News - 3/16/2018 10:36 AM

Frisbie Sentenced for 2016 Three-Fatality Crash in Burlington Twp.  Free Access 

A Towanda man was sentenced in Bradford County court yesterday for his involvement in a 2016 crash in Burlington Township that left three people dead.   More...

Breaking News - 3/15/2018 8:36 AM

Substitute Teacher Charged with Sexual Assault  Free Access 

State police are investigating a sex crime involving a former substitute teacher and a student at the Towanda Area School District. More...

New Albany Fire Co. Honors Its Members

Three members of the New Albany Volunteer Fire Department were honored for their many years of dedicated service Saturday night at the company’s annual appreciation dinner held at fire hall social rooms on Main Street.  More...

Wysox Twp. Supervisors Welcome Williams Field Services Facility

MASSIVE 35,000-SQUARE FOOT OFFICE BUILDING AWAITS COUNTY APPROVAL

A 13-acre property in Wysox Township recently parceled off and sold to Williams Field Services, LLC, will soon become the site of a $4 million building project if approved by the County Planning Commission this month.  More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Nancy Butterbaugh - 2018-11-15
Thomas Abrams - 2018-11-15

Local News

PrimeCare Reps Discuss Jail Contract

MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES ADDED FOR INMATES IN BRADFORD CO.

Representatives from Prime- Care Medical, Inc. of Harrisburg attended the Bradford County Prison Board meeting on Thursday, March 8 to speak about the new and efficient services it would be offering at the county’s correctional facility.  More...

Showing His True Colors

Todd Bennett, a Postal System Sales and Service Agent at the Wyalusing Post Office, is doing his part to make sure people don’t forget that the time of year when the Irish and Irish-at-heart ce More...

Teen Arrested for Threat Toward College

SEEN POINTING PISTOL AT KEYSTONE COMMUNITY CENTER

A teenager is behind bars in Wyoming County after he was reportedly seen pointing a gun at a community center located on the Keystone College campus.  More...

Opinion

Our Nation is Under Attack

Imagine your reaction if you were to turn on the evening news and discover that 64,000 mostly young Americans had died in Afghanistan over the past year?  Even worse, you learn that this death toll has been constantly increasing over a period of More...

Words May Still Spark Your Imagination

A few months ago, I wrote a column about the colorful prose of old-time radio before the advent of television. More...

Lifestyles

LACEYVILLE LIBRARY

We want to thank those who made soup, and goulash, for this month: Jeanne DeRemer, Rene Brigham and Luella Ruhf. And thanks to all those who have purchased soup these past six months.  More...

Residents Reminded it’s Illegal to Interfere With Traffic Control Signs or Devices

PennDOT reminds Pennsylvania residents that it is illegal to interfere with official traffic control signs and other traffic control devices such as cones, warning lights or any device approved by the department for traffic control. More...

Birthdays and Anniversaries

MARCH 18 Jack Otis, Boston, MA Susan Baldwin, Lawton, PA Heather Kithcart, Stevensville, PA Rebecca Bilinski, Downington, PA Nancy Conner, Camptown, PA Matthew Cruver, Laceyville, PA Tina Pickett, Wyalusing, PA  More...

Columns

Reflections of Nature

Last week Scott Crandell, of Mifflinburg, sent me several pictures of two screech owls that have taken up residence in a nesting box that he erected for barred owls. More...

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Last week’s eyes belonged to John Keeney. We decided to have a little fun and publish his eyes the week after we had put his twin brother Jeff’s eyes above this column. More...

The Way We Were...

A look back at the people and places of the Wyalusing area over the last 20 years or more.

Snowy Day in Wyalusing (Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of photos we intend to publish over the next few weeks that were shot in the 1950s and 60s by former Rocket-Courier Publishe 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...

BLOOD DRIVE

Upcoming blood donation opportunities: Bradford County: Gillett: Tuesday, March 20 from 2-6 p.m. at Ridgebury Fire Hall, 13248 Berwick Turnpike; Ulster: Tuesday, March 27 from 1-6 p.m.  More...

BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL

Second annual A Day of Bluegrass, Saturday, July 15 held at Grovedale Winery. Featuring headliner Sideline. This is a family friendly event so bring the entire family. Spend the day enjoying great music, food and fun. More...

Worship

Sunday School Class Donates to School

A basket of school supplies was donated to the Wyalusing Valley Elementary School by Our Lady of Perpetual Help Sunday School Class. More...

Education

Locals Earn Degrees At Bloomsburg University

Bloomsburg University of PA has recently released its list of Fall 2017 graduates.  More...

SCCTC Students Bring Home Medals

Susquehanna County Career & Technology Center (SCCTC) business students competed at the Future Business Leaders of America Regional Competition on Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017. The competition was held at Keystone College. More...

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