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Threat Brings Early Dismissal at Wyalusing

Students were dismissed early in the Wyalusing Area School District Tuesday afternoon after a threatening message was found written on a restroom wall.  Along with dismissing students, district officials called in state police who responded with More...

Pickett Addresses Memorial Day Crowd at Wyalusing

The overcast clouds parted to reveal blue skies and the bright sun that shined down upon the Wyalusing Borough Cemetery just prior to the commencement of the annual Memorial Day ceremony on Monday, May 28.  Nearly 100 veterans and grateful Ameri 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

Todd Carr, Towanda   More...

COURTHOUSE NOTES

BRADFORD COUNTY   Deed Transfers  Secretary of Housing & Urban Development to Casey and Courtney Abbott in Monroe Borough for $52,096 on May 18.  More...

Opinion

Roseanne The Deplorable

Is anyone really surprised that Roseanne Barr made a cutting racial remark that got her top-rated TV sitcom canned by ABC?  Come on, this wasn’t the first time that Roseanne’s twisted inner-self has surfaced. More...

Do We Know Real Courage When We See It?

The list of those to whom we pay homage on Memorial Day includes all veterans who died in service, whatever the circumstances, and those who came home from their war and have since been laid to rest. More...

Lifestyles

LACEYVILLE LIBRARY

The library hours are changing for the summer. Beginning Friday, June 1, we will be open Mondays, 4-6 p.m.; Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-noon. More...

Winding River Players to Perform

Winding River Players will present Craig Sodaro’s A Wing and a Prayer and is produced by Special Arrangement with Eldridge Plays and Musicals, Lancaster . More...

Birthdays and Anniversaries

JUNE 3 Stephen Malone, Berkley Heights, NJ Alyssa VanGorder, Sugar Run, PA Penny Crawford, New Albany, PA Allan Ball, Cortland, NY Ed Zubris, Towanda, PA Mrs. More...

Dining and Entertainment

Graduates Announced

Misericorida University  The following are local Misericordia University students who applied and were eligible to participate in the spring commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 12, 2018:  More...

Literacy Banquet To be Held June 14

The Bradford-Wyoming Co. Literacy Program invites the public to its annual Recognition Banquet to be held Thursday, June 14, at 6 p.m. at the American Legion on South Main St. in Towanda.  More...

Art and Music Festival Coming To Wyalusing

The time is nearing for the 2nd Annual Art and Music Festival on Main Street in Wyalusing. This event, which is held by the Wyalusing Area Friends of the Arts (WAFA), will take place on Saturday, June 16 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.  More...

Sports

PIAA Track and Field Championships Cameron Claims State Medal

Places Sixth in AA Triple Jump

Kasar Cameron topped off his senior campaign for the Wyalusing Valley track team with a sixth-place medal at the PIAA championship meet in Shippensburg on May 26. More...

Tiger Jumper Medals

Tunkhannock’s Trejon Turner and Towanda’s Griffin Sites each brought home PIAA fourth-place medals from the track and field championships held at Shippensburg University on May 25-26. More...

Lady Rams Keep Repeat Hopes Alive

Blank Williamson, 10-0, in District AA Semifinals; Play South Williamsport in Title Game Rematch

The rematch is on. More...

Breaking News - 5/31/2018 8:19 PM

Body Found in Creek at Camptown  Free Access 

Pennsylvania State Police and Bradford County Coroner Thomas Carman confirmed that a body has been found in Wyalusing Creek at Camptown (Wyalusing Township) near the Route 706 bridge.  More...

Civil War Tablet Rededicated in Towanda

A stone tablet that was placed during the nation’s very first Memorial Day in 1868 to honor troops who perished in the Civil War was rededicated over the weekend precisely 150 years later. More...

Black Walnut Legion Honors Service, Then and Now

Crack! Crack! Crack! The sound of honor guard shots pierced into the building. Then a trumpet wailed the melody of Taps. The somber tribute was part of the 2018 Memorial Day Program on Monday at American Legion Rought-Hall Post 510 in Black Walnut. More...

Comprehensive Plan Drafts Available for Public Viewing

ADOPTION BY BRADFORD COUNTY EXPECTED TO OCCUR IN JULY

Drafts of the newly-updated Bradford County Comprehensive Plan are now available for a 45-day public viewing period until mid-July, according to planner Mark Lazzari of the EADS Group.  More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Margaret Nemec - 2018-10-18
Vincent Hatton - 2018-10-18

Local News

The EDGE, UIA Downrange Provide Martial Arts, Firearms Training

PRESERVING THE LEGACY OF THE LATE SCOTT WILCOX

As students, guests and instructors go about their routine workouts and self-defense training at The EDGE Martial Arts & Fitness along Pine Street in Towanda, there is a memorial tribute of photos and an embroidered black belt near the front entr More...

Commissioner Clears Name Following Campaign Smear

BOARD PRAISES FIRST RESPONDERS DURING EMS WEEK

Chairman for the Bradford County Board of Commissioners Doug McLinko officially responded to a defaming political mailer that was recently sent out to residents of the 12th Congressional District by Congressman Tom Marino’s campaign prior to th More...

Public Meeting Notice for Possible Bridge Closure

County Bridge #6 on Luthers Mills Road over Sugar Creek has been deemed structurally deficient.  The County Bridge Engineer, and the Larson Design Group, along with PennDOT District Bridge Engineer Lloyd Ayres, P.E., posed closure and subsequent More...

Letters

You Too Animal Rescue Back in Action

Dear Editor: As was well covered in the papers, our rescue, You Too Animal Rescue, suffered a tragic loss in January due to the fire at Endless Supply Company where we were showcasing our cats. More...

Wyalusing School Board Treasurer Deserved Better

Dear Editor:  More...

Veterans Memorial Park Needs Your Support

Dear Editor:  Greetings to our friends far and wide: This is an urgent update and plea for support with regard to the completion of the Veterans Memorial Park. More...

Columns

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Last week’s eyes belonged to Jane Williams, the receptionist at Genesis Salon. We only had four phone calls but no one was correct.  * * *  More...

Reflections of Nature

My wife, Mary Alice, loves flowers and spends much time in her flower gardens. I’m not sure she even has a favorite flower but I do know that the bleeding heart would rank high. More...

The Good Old Days

News items gathered from an old copy of the Rocket-Courier, reprinted as they were in the May 22-29, 1967 edition. * * * More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

BLOOD DRIVE

Upcoming blood donation opportunities: Bradford County: Canton Wednesday, June 13 from 1-6 p.m. at the Canton Moose Lodge No. 429, 41 Sullivan St.; Sayre Thursday, June 7 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Enterprise Center, 703 S. More...

BREAKFASTS

Monthly Breakfast at the Herrickville Fire Hall, Sunday, June 24, 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 sugarfree syrup. More...

CAR SHOWS

Father’s Day Car Show at Victory Church, Troy, Sunday, June 17. Open registration begins at 9 a.m. Church service at 10 a.m. All Cars, Hot Rods, Street Rods, Rat Rods, Trucks, Motorcycles, etc. are welcome, no matter what year. More...

Worship

IT’S IN THE BOOK

For we kids who spent our early years in the Depression, one of the acts of real toughness was to walk with bare feet across a freshly graveled road. It was a combination of hot tar covered with a layer of sharp gravel. More...

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish

The feast of the most Holy Trinity celebrated this past Sunday is the church’s homage of gratitude for all the blessings of the Christmas and Easter seasons. More...

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWS

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. More...

Education

Students Named to York College Dean’s List

Over 1400 students were named to the Dean’s List at York College of Pennsylvania. To be eligible for this honor, a student must be registered for at least 12 academic credit hours and earn a semester GPA of 3.50 or higher.  More...

Dean’s List Announced

Mansfield University  Sarah Conklin of Towanda has been named to the spring 2018 Dean’s List at Mansfield University.  To be named to the Dean’s List, a student must be attending the university full-time and attain at least a 3. More...

Elk Lake High Students of the Month Named

Elk Lake High School Principal Brian Mallery has announced the April 2018 Students of the Month for grades seven through twelve. More...

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