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Shots Fired in Route 367 Road Rage Incident

A Laceyville man is behind bars after he fired shots from a handgun during a road rage incident along Route 367 in Tuscarora Township last month.  Jared S. More...

Historic Bridge Makes Perfect Landing

It takes a lot of people combining foresight, funding, engineering skills and patience to move a 140-year old 50,000-pound bridge seven miles downstream, where it can now be used and appreciated for another hundred years or more. 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 were recently sentenced, pleaded guilty or accepted into the ARD Program in the Bradford County Court of Common Pleas, Towanda: Sentencings More...

COURTHOUSE NOTES

BRADFORD COUNTY   Deed Transfers  HSBC Bank, Trustee, Wells Fargo Asset Securities Corp., POA, to John I. Wood in New Albany Borough for $14,000 on March 26.  More...

Letters

Reactive or Proactive Path to Slowing or Containing CWD

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Friedenberg Listens To Create Solutions

Dear Sir:  Marc Friedenberg is running for the U.S. House of Representative. He is now out there, talking to people, asking them what their problems are, and listening to them. More...

Is Sen. Gillibrand’s Proposal the Answer For Dairy Farmers?

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Lifestyles

News from the Wyalusing Public Library

Big, beautiful, boastful, but bumbling letter “B” is the subject of Story Class this coming Friday. The Weston Family is sponsoring this fun-filled hour of learning and socialization. More...

Williams Joins Gamma Mu

Hailey Williams, an undeclared major from Troy, has joined the Gamma Mu chapter of Chi Omega at Coastal Carolina University, which was established in Fall 2017.   More...

Going Blue for C.A.S.U.A.L. Day

Wyoming County employees donned special blue shirts for C.A.S.U.A.L. More...

Dining and Entertainment

Elk Lake Play ‘Academy Grimm’ Promises Laughs

Question: What happens when a group of high school theater students get lost in an enchanted forest on their way to a drama festival?  Answer: They find themselves captured by a band of unlikely characters from all your favorite fairytales, and More...

Registration Opens for Susquehanna River Sojourns

In addition to the annual three-day Endless Mountain Heritage Sojourn for local students in May, an overnight river adventure in the Great Bend area of Susquehanna County will be offered by the Endless Mountains Heritage Region (EMHR) for paddlers ag More...

Sports

Kneller Powers Lady Rams

Junior Homers, Doubles Twice in Win over Canton

Melody Kneller belted a solo home run and added a pair of doubles to lead the Wyalusing Valley softball team to a season opening 15-5 win at Canton on March 31.  Kneller scored five runs and drove in three for the Lady Rams, who pounded out 14 h More...

Huffman Signs with Wilkes

WVHS Senior to Play Volleyball for Lady Colonels

Wyalusing Valley senior Karlye Huffman signed her letter of intent to play women’s volleyball at Wilkes University on Wednesday, April 4.  Huffman, who completed her senior season under her coaches and parents, Gayle and Jim Huffman last f More...

Canton Downs Rams

Canton spoiled the season debut for the Wyalusing Valley baseball team with a 6-1 victory on its home field on Saturday, March 31.  The Warriors scored in the first five innings en route to the non-league win. More...

Education

Deadline Nears for Scholarships Offered by WAFA

Wyalusing Area Friends of the Arts (WAFA) sponsors two scholarships each year to students in their senior year from the communities of the Wyalusing Area School District (WASD).  This includes students attending Wyalusing Valley High School as w More...

Borough Council Finds Solution for Stray Cats

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR PLANNING COMMISSION, ZONING HEARING BOARD

Initial coverage of this article was first published on our website on Tuesday afternoon. For breaking news alerts and email updates, visit www.rocket-courier.com. More...

Flood Buyout Will Greatly Affect Meshoppen

More than a dozen structures are part of a planned buyout of single-family dwellings and apartment houses on Church and Allen Streets in Meshoppen. More...

Charges Filed Following Tunkhannock Bar Fight

Two men involved in altercations in and outside of Tunkhannock’s Warren Hotel in the early morning hours of March 3 face the same charges as a result of their participation in the event. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

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

Local News

Comprehensive Plan Moving Closer to Adoption

COMPENDIUM OF EXISTING CONDITIONS DRAFT RELEASED

The updated Bradford County Comprehensive Plan remains on pace for a late June or early July adoption says Bradford County Planning Director Matt Williams, who sent out a “Compendium of Existing Conditions” draft last week to garner comme More...

Wyalusing Twp. Approves Zito Agreement

AMBULANCE GARAGE, BASEMENT PROJECTS COMPLETE

During its regular meeting on Tuesday, the Wyalusing Township Board of Supervisors officially approved a franchise agreement with Zito Media, a cable television, commercial fiber and broadband Internet company that will be bringing its services to th More...

Gillett Woman Killed in Crash Along Berwick Turnpike

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...

Opinion

Circle The Wagons, The Revisionists are Coming

Attempts to revise or wipe out American history over the last year by tearing down statues that have been standing for a hundred years or more remind me of China’s Cultural Revolution back in the 1960s and 70s under Mao Zedong, then Chairman of More...

Some News We Shouldn’t Have Believed

The internet is alive— you might say crawling—with websites consumed with churning out fake news and misinformation. It is amazing how many of these sites there are. More...

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Columns

Reflections of Nature

Have you ever gone to the Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington D.C.? Mary Alice and I have made the trip twice but each time we missed the peak of the blossoms. However, one of those years we did see the tulip gardens in full bloom. More...

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Last week’s eyes belonged to Sugar Run resident Joe Buttito. We only had one call and it was an incorrect guess. That leaves more tickets for this week. * * * More...

North Orwell Community Hall Hosts Open House

Join your neighbors and friends at North Orwell Community Hall’s Open House to showcase recent interior improvements on Saturday, April 7 from 1-3 p.m. It is located at 34142 Route 187.  More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL

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

CHICKEN BARBECUE

Chicken BBQ, Sunday, April 29 at 11 a.m. at the American Legion Post 534 in Wyalusing. Halves only $6. Pre-orders preferred. Call 570-746-1772 after 2 p.m.   More...

Worship

IT’S IN THE BOOK

It was in the ninth grade that our teacher, Mr. Musser, told us we no longer had to have Bible reading in the morning along with our salute to the flag. He did, however, ask the class if any of us wanted to read the Bible. More...

WYALUSING U.M. CHARGE NEWS

Although the calendar says it is spring, when you look out the window you are not sure, but beautiful services were enjoyed during Holy Week leading to a joyous Easter Morning. More...

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish

“He is risen.” The resurrection of Christ is a pledge of our own resurrection. It is a pledge of our own resurrection. It is the foundation upon which our faith rests. More...

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