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2018 Primary Election Candidate Results

Bradford County  — BY DAVID KEELER —   Tuesday’s Primary Election in Bradford County set the stage for what should be an interesting General Election come November.  More...

BENNETT SECOND RECIPIENT FROM WVHS CLASS OF 1960

The Don James Light House of Service Award selection committee unanimously agreed that Dale Bennett exemplifies the spirit, ideals and attributes of this prestigious award, which recognizes individuals who have provided outstanding service to their c 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

COURTHOUSE NOTES

BRADFORD COUNTY   Deed Transfers  Alan H. and Cindy A. Kiederling to Timothy L. and Kim Mapes in Sheshequin Township for $74,200 on May 8.  More...

Opinion

Still Mowing after All These Years

One thing that hasn’t changed much in my life has been my role as master mower. More...

Trump’s Support of Israel Mirror’s Harry Truman

I’m reading historian David McCullough’s biography of President Harry Truman and have been struck by the similarities between America’s 33rd president and our 45th, especially when it comes to the support they offered to Israel. More...

Lifestyles

Civil War Memorial Rededication Set for May 26 at Towanda Cemetery

In 1868, a scant three years after the close of the American Civil War, the freshly-minted Grand Army of the Republic’s national commander, General John A. More...

News from the Wyalusing Public Library

The board of directors sent out letters to all the surrounding car/parts dealers in the area asking for their sponsorship for the library’s car cruise. A giant thank you to Ambrosius Auto Parts and Snell Auto Sales for their help. More...

Doctor of Medicine Degrees Presented

Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (GCSOM) conferred 99 Doctor of Medicine (MD) degrees upon members of its Class of 2018 at commencement ceremonies held May 6.  More...

Columns

Reflections of Nature

Recently, our son and daughter in-law took us to visit Jefferson’s Monticello. While on the garden tour, I walked over to look closely at a tree when a bluebird flew out of a hole in the tree. More...

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Last week’s eyes belonged to Shauna Case, art teacher at the Wyalusing Valley High School. Connie Carr is the only person who correctly guessed her eyes.  * * *  More...

The Way We Were...

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

Coming Events  Free Access 

BANQUET

SRU Alumni Banquet: Saturday, May 19, 4-9 p.m. at the Ridgebury Sportsman Club, 961 Centerville Road, Gillett. $10 per person and please bring a dish to pass. Open to all SRU alumni (graduates or if attended), teachers and staff. More...

BLOOD DRIVE

Upcoming blood donation opportunities: Bradford County: Canton Tuesday, May 22 from 1:30-5:30 p.m. at the Pivot Physical Therapy, 298 W. South Ave.; Gillett from 2-6 p.m. More...

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...

Worship

IT’S IN THE BOOK

Never in my life have I received so much mail from our political representatives who are so apparently lost and seeking direction on how to govern our dear nation. To their credit, at least they are asking questions. More...

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish

To love as Christ loves earns not popularity awards but hostility, because love chooses to ignore all the barriers convention sets between us.  Sunday, May 20 is First Eucharist at St. Mary’s. More...

Presbyterian Church News

Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful,” (Colossians 4:2). Prayer is such an important spiritual practice for Christians. Prayer is the tool God has graciously provided so that we may communicate with God. More...

Dr. Bottiglieri Presents State of District Address

Prior to Monday night’s school board meeting, Dr. Jason Bottiglieri presented the annual State of the District address in the multipurpose room of the elementary school. More...

No Settlement Reached in Chesapeake, Anadarko Case

Following several hours of deliberation in Bradford County court today, May 10, presiding Judge Kenneth Brown was unable to arrange a settlement agreement between members of the PA Attorney General’s Office and attorneys for Chesapeake Energy a More...

Bennett, DeMarco to Receive Don James Memorial Awards

AWARDS PRESENTED MEMORIAL DAY

The selection committee for the Don James Lighthouse of Service Awards, which are sponsored and presented annually by Black Walnut American Legion Post 510, recently announced that Laceyville area (Beaver Meadows) resident Dale Bennett has been selec More...

DON JAMES LIGHTHOUSE OF SERVICE YOUNG CITIZEN AWARD

Paul DeMarco, 18, has been chosen as the 2018 recipient of the Don James Lighthouse of Service Young Citizen Award. This award is based on his outstanding service in four categories: community, family, faith and country.   More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

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

Local News

WASB Passes $24 Million Budget

After months of deliberating over finances for the 2018-19 school year, the Wyalusing Area School Board passed a nearly $24 million budget Monday evening that left some members emotionally drained and others at odds. More...

The Main Link, County Human Services Hosting Events

The Main Link peer support center in Towanda and the Bradford Sullivan County Human Services are hosting a series of events throughout May in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month.  More...

Food Stamps Work Requirements Bill Passes in PA House

HOUSE BILL 1659 PASSES BY VOTE OF 108-79

A bill that recently passed through the PA House of Representatives is reportedly intended to strengthen existing work requirements for able-bodied adults enrolled in the state’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known More...

Letters

What Happens if There Is a Crack in a Dam?

Editor:  Recently, a member of Pro-Ag called me and asked, “What would happen if there appeared a bad crack in an important dam?” Obviously, this was a question that I was being asked to match what is happening to our nation’s More...

No ‘Common Sense’ in Cries for Gun Control

Editor:  Since the Parkland school shooting, I’ve read several editorials calling for common sense gun laws, praising the student walkouts and condemning the National Rifle Association (NRA) for its policies.  More...

Free Speech is For All, Not Just Some

Dear Editor:  “I may not agree with what you say, but I’ll defend to the death your right to say it.” Few quotations are more quintessentially American than this (attributed in various forms to Voltaire, Oscar Wilde and others) More...

Seniors

When it Comes to Stroke, act F.A.S.T.

Every 40 seconds, someone in the United States has a stroke. Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death, and the number one cause of disability in America.  More...

Foster Grandparents Host Luncheon Highlighting Accomplishments

To celebrate the accomplishments of the Foster Grand-parents, a luncheon was held on Wednesday, April 25, at the Best Western Grand Victorian Inn. More...

Renovations to Make Seniors’ Homes More Safe and Secure

Feeling safe and secure at home is a priority for any homeowner. But safety is of particular concern for aging men and women who are at greater risk of being involved in accidents at home than younger men and women. More...

Dining and Entertainment

County to Have More Input on Stream Mitigation

A new agreement between Bradford County and the Bradford County Conservation District will put local officials in the driver’s seat as far as determining how best to address flood control issues while also meeting the watershed improvement obje More...

Student Government Seminar Set

Two hundred and forty students representing 16 school districts from across Bradford, Lycoming and Union Counties will converge on the campus of the PA College of Technology on Thursday, May 17, for the annual Student Government Seminar hosted by sta More...

Touch-a-Truck Slated for Lazy Brook Park

When you were a kid, would you have loved to see the insides of a fire truck, a state police car, an ambulance or just any truck? Would you have loved to meet the drivers of those trucks and vehicles to ask them what they do? More...

Sports

Northern Tier League Track and Field Championships

Wyalusing Valley’s Ashlee Newton won the girls’ pole vault at the Northern Tier League championship meet in Athens on May 11 with a height of 10 feet, three inches. More...

Thinclads Claim Six League Titles

WVHS Boys Finish Second in Team Race  —BY PETE HARDENSTINE—   “We did the best that we could, but we came up short.”  More...

PIAA Berths on Line for WVHS Athletes at District Meet

It sounds simple enough.  All you need to do to qualify for the PIAA track and field championships in Shippensburg on Memorial Day weekend is to either finish in the top two of your event or equal or surpass its state qualifying standard.  More...

Education

Elk Lake High School Announces Second Marking Period Honor Roll

The Elk Lake High School has announced the 7th through 12th grade students who made the honor roll and earned high honors during the second marking period of the 2017-18 school year.  More...

Wyalusing FBLA Members Place at States

During the 2018 FBLA State Conference in Hershey, the Wyalusing FBLA chapter was fortunate to have two teams who placed in the finals. More...

New Items on Display At Historical Society

The Bradford County Historical Society (BCHS) opened for the 2018 season the first week of May with seven complete display cases changed, two entire rooms changed, and the large lumbering exhibit completely redesigned to include objects from many dif More...

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