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Breaking News - 4/3/2018 8:27 AM

Gillett Woman Killed in Crash Along Berwick Turnpike  Free Access 

A Gillett woman passed away following a crash that occurred along the Berwick Turnpike in Smithfield Township on Monday, April 2 when she reportedly lost control of her SUV.  More...

PennDOT Reps Discuss Upcoming Projects

Multiple representatives from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT) District 3-0 spoke with the Rocket-Courier about some major road and bridge projects in Bradford and Sullivan Counties occurring this summer through 2019. More...

Fugitive Nabbed in Susquehanna County

Joseph Bonesteel, 31, Troy, NY, was apprehended without incident by state police at Pump N Pantry in Lenox Township on the evening of Mar. 23. More...

Sportsman’s Club Reveres Hunts for Healing

FALLEN MEMBERS, SUPPORTERS HONORED AT ANNUAL DINNER

Standing before a crowd of roughly 60 at the annual Tri- County Sportsman’s Club dinner at the Spring Hill Community Hall on Saturday, combat Army veteran Travis Rupert thanked the late Mindy Piccotti and her beloved organization for saving his More...

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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 were recently sentenced, pleaded guilty or were accepted into the ARD Program in the Bradford County Court of Common Pleas, Towanda:  Sentencings  More...

COURTHOUSE NOTES

BRADFORD COUNTY   Deed Transfers  Mary I. and Tomas F. Beers to Katherine A. Rupprecht in Leroy Township for $1 on March 16.  More...

Letters

Christians Had a Clear Choice in 2016

Dear Editor:  We must respond to Wes’s column last week titled “Do unto others or they’ll be doing it to you.”  More...

Baffled by Christian Support for Trump

Editor:  Regarding Wes Skillings’s excellent column on Christian faith and President Trump’s (lack of) Christian values in the March 22nd, 2018 edition:  Another Amen from the choir!  More...

Trump the Terrible

Editor:  President Trump’s character flaws are overwhelming his administration and placing our country in jeopardy. More...

Lifestyles

LACEYVILLE LIBRARY

New on our shelves are: The Masterpiece by Francine Rivers, Deep Freeze by John Sandford, Seasons of Tomorrow by Cindy Woodsmall, and the series If I Live, If I Run, and If I Am Found by Terri Blac  More...

Tunis Inducted into Honor Society

Rachel Tunis of Tunkhannock was among 30 University of Scranton students inducted into Chi Delta Rho, the University’s chapter of Chi Sigma Iota, the international honor society for counseling. More...

Servedio Receives Scholarship

Lorenzo James Donato Servedio of Troy, PA, a senior majoring in aeronautical engineering and mechanical engineering at Clarkson University, received the Alissa, Donna and Steven M. More...

Dining and Entertainment

Twin Tiers Honor Flight Seeks Veterans

Twin Tiers of NY and PA are looking for Veterans interested in taking a free, honor trip to Washington D.C. More...

Afton’s Book Nook to Host Children’s Author

Afton’s Book Nook, located at 413 Main Street in Towanda, will host children’s author Kevin Coolidge on Saturday, April 14, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  More...

Resource Day Held in Susquehanna County

Crowds of residents visited Mountain View High School on Mar. 24 for the second annual Susquehanna County Resource Day and came away with information on everything from gun safety to conservation practices.  More...

Sports

Thrilling Finish Highlights Shamrock 5K

Micah Russell Edges Brother by .01 Seconds; Denmon Repeats

The local foot-racing season opened with a thriller as Micah Russell held off his brother, Adam Russell, by 0.01 seconds to claim overall honors in the Shamrock 5K at Towanda on Saturday, March 24.  More...

PIAA Makes Moves To Control Transfers

Much has been made recently in high school sports circles about the controversy over a transfer from Virginia to a very successful Neumann-Goretti girls’ basketball program for, essentially, just the PIAA postseason.  More...

Rams Enjoyed Senior Game

Three seniors donned their Green and Gold basketball uniforms for the final time Monday night.  At Mansfield University’s Decker Gymnasium, the scene of a gut-wrenching loss to North Penn-Mansfield that ended their season in the District F More...

Education

Free CWD Seminar Slated

State Representative Karen Boback invites residents of the 117th District to an educational Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) seminar on Wednesday, April 25, at 6:30 p.m. at the Factoryville Sportsmen’s Club.  More...

Wildlife Academy Financial Assistance Available

Three local wildlife conservation groups have made commitments to financially assist high school students who would want to attend the 2018 Pennsylvania Wildlife Leadership Academy (WLA).  More...

SCCTC Announces Challenge Program Winners

The Challenge Program’s mission is to build Business/ Education partnerships while introducing students to careers in their communities. More...

Breaking News - 4/3/2018 12:30 PM

Wyalusing Council Finds Solution to Feral Cat Issue  Free Access 

After months of complaints about feral cats running amuck in certain parts of town, Wyalusing Borough Council has found a potential solution to the ongoing problem.  During Monday night’s regular meeting, Council President Josh Kilmer said More...

Breaking News - 4/3/2018 10:20 AM

Rural Broadband Hearing Thursday at Elk Lake  Free Access 

Citing the lack of rural broadband as an impediment to economic development and educational opportunities, Reps. More...

Chatting with the Easter Bunny

Five-year-old Callie Reider of Towanda didn’t appear to be a bit shy during her recent chat with the Easter Bunny while he was in town greeting children at Afton’s Book Nook, located at 4 More...

Wilmot Twp. Fire Co. Honors Its Own

One of the highlights of Sunday’s 22nd annual Appreciation Dinner hosted by the Wilmot Township Volunteer Fire Company came early in the event when three-year-old Jacque Sznaider sang an impressive rendition of the National Anthem, which she ha More...

Wyoming County Marks Child Abuse Prevention Month

One of the highlights at a meeting of the Wyoming County Commissioners, at which the participants alternately shared their hopes and frustration on a number of topics, was the proclamation of April as Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Month. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

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

Local News

Dennis Keeps Ancient Art of Pysanky Alive

Spring Lake resident Dennis Kochenash says he started working in December to produce this year’s batch of colorful, intricately decorated eggs, by utilizing a technique that traces its roots back centuries.  “I learned it from watchi More...

Area Agency on Aging Hosts ‘March for Meals’

COMMISSIONER GOES ON RIDE-ALONG WITH MEAL ON WHEELS

As part of its 16th annual “March for Meals” celebration this month, the Bradford, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga (B/S/S/T) Area Agency on Aging welcomed Bradford County Commissioner Daryl Miller for a Meals on Wheels ride-along on Friday, More...

911 Personnel Honored in Williamsport

The American Red Cross held a “Heroes Breakfast” at the Genetti Hotel in Williamsport on Friday, March 23, which in part recognized 911 personnel from Bradford County for their service to More...

Opinion

News Media Turns to Porn Star to Take Down Trump

When Anderson Cooper interviewed skin flick queen Stormy Daniels on 60 minutes last Sunday, it must have sent legendary anchormen like the late Walter Cronkite and Edward R. Murrow rolling over in their graves. More...

Brand Names to Remember - and Forget

What product used the irritating slogan “Ring around the collar!” in its commercials? If you said Wisk, you are one of the few who remember. More...

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Columns

Seen ‘N’ Heard

We didn’t have a single winner of movie tickets last week. Dave Manley incorrectly guessed Kelly Fahrenbach and a caller, who forgot to leave their name, guessed Sue Turner. More...

Reflections of Nature

Do you know what types of seeds are preferred by the birds that come into your feeders? In a study done by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, it was found that many different species of birds enjoy specific seeds. More...

Jester Hill

Tyson Wickhammer and his wife, Alice, were updating their wills at the office of Dewey, Cheatham and Howe last Friday.  During the meeting, Tyson informed Attorney Cheatham that he would like to be cremated.  Alice immediately got out her More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

BLOOD DRIVE

Upcoming blood donation opportunities: Bradford County: Sayre: Monday, April 9 from 12-5 p.m. and Tuesday, April 10 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. More...

BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL

A Day of Bluegrass will be held on Saturday, July 14 held at Grovedale Winery, noon to 10 p.m. A kickoff event, ‘Pickin’ at the Firepit’ on Friday night, July 13 at Grovedale Winery. More...

BREAKFASTS

Monthly Breakfast at the Herrickville Fire Hall, Sunday, April 29, 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 sugar-free syrup. More...

Worship

IT’S IN THE BOOK

“He is risen indeed,” our Lord Jesus Christ did rise from death to life after suffering in a human body and dying on a Roman cross. Yes, there were other ways to kill one in that day. More...

WYALUSING U.M. CHARGE NEWS

We are now observing Holy Week. It gives us time to reflect on our life, commit to improvement and celebrate the resurrection of our Savior, Jesus Christ. More...

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish

This is the most solemn week of the liturgical year which is why it is called Holy Week.  At Easter, we will reclaim the truth of Jesus’ triumph, darkened by the days of suffering and death that followed his entry into Jerusalem. More...

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