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Towanda Man Faces Slew Of Sexual Assault Charges

A Towanda man is behind bars after it was alleged he has committed multiple acts of rape and sexual assault against several female juveniles over a nine-year period dating back to 2009. More...

Stevensville Man’s 1960 Corvair Takes You Back in Time

Joe Jones starts up his meticulously restored 1960 Chevrolet Corvair and motions for me to take a seat beside him. We pull out of the driveway at his Stevensville home Monday morning and head toward Camptown on Route 706. 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...

COURTHOUSE NOTES

SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY   Deed Transfers  Jo Anne W. Puterbaugh, aka Joanne W. Puterbauch, to Todd M. and Melissa S. Geertgens, property in Silver Lake Township on June 26.  More...

– Bradford County Sentencings & Pleas –

Bradford County District Attorney Daniel J. Barrett reported that the following persons were sentenced, entered guilty pleas or were accepted into the ARD Program in Bradford County Magisterial District Courts: Sentencings More...

Letters

Disgusted by Anti-LGBT Letter

Dear Editor:  As someone who has moved out of town but continues to support this newspaper, I am disgusted to see that the LGBT Boy Scouting letter made it through publishing.  Not only are the things said in that letter despicable, but it& More...

Reconsider Printing Hateful Letters

Dear Editor:  This letter is in response to the recent article that was printed in your newspaper.  More...

Response to Concern Over LGBTs in Boy Scouting

Dear Editor:  I’m disappointed to see such bigotry in your newspaper in a letter to the editor about Boy Scouts, which had nothing to do with Boy Scouts. More...

Columns

Reflections of Nature

One morning at breakfast, Mary Alice was looking out the kitchen window at our backyard. She mentioned how beautiful our Norway maple tree is and then asked how many leaves would be on a tree that size. More...

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Last week’s eyes belonged to Christine Bretherick who works at the Wiser Choice restaurant in Laceyville. For the second week in a row, we did not have one single phone call and this means we have a bunch to give out this week. * * * More...

JUST ASK ALICE

DEAR ALICE: I’m about to buy my first car, actually it’s a 1989 Ford pickup truck. More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

BENEFITS

Spaghetti Dinner/Raffles, Saturday, July 14 from 1-4 p.m. at 134 Main St., New Albany. This will be held in honor of our dearly missed Marie Sutton who passed away May 26 and Cherie Sutton who passed away May 30 after battling cancer. More...

BLOOD DRIVE

Upcoming blood donation opportunities: Bradford County: Towanda Wednesday, July 11 from 1-6 p.m. at the American Legion Post No. 42, 912 Main St. and Friday, July 13 from 1-6 p.m. at the Fairfield Inn and Suites, 1248 Golden Mile Road. More...

BREAKFASTS

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

Sports

Legion Falls in Tourney Semi

Wyalusing American Legion Post 534 saw its five-game win streak and season end with a disappointing 10-5 loss to Canton in the semifinals of the Bradford-Tioga League tournament on Saturday, June 30.  More...

South Routs North

On a 90-degree evening in South Williamsport, Selinsgrove graduate Logan Leiby was even hotter.  Leiby scorched the North secondary for five touchdown passes and 242 yards in the first half of the South’s 63-20 win in the District Four Nor More...

Barna Enjoyed Playing

“It was a great experience.”  Wyalusing Valley graduate Bryton Barna was pleased with his time as a member of the North team during the District Four North-South All-Star Game at South Williamsport Friday, June 29.  More...

Breaking News - 7/9/2018 3:47 PM

Ulster Man Killed in Route 220 Crash  Free Access 

A resident of Ulster Township was reportedly killed in a single-vehicle crash that occurred along Route 220 in Monroeton Township this morning, July 9.  According to state police, Darren C. More...

Picture-Perfect for July 4th

During the recent heat wave, a hummingbird hovers near a feeder to drink, inadvertently positioning itself in front of an American flag just in time for the Fourth of July holiday. More...

Fire Marshal: ‘We Have an Arson Bug to Find’

TWO VACANT HOMES SET FIRE ALONG ROUTE 706 IN STEVENSVILLE

This story was first published on our website on Friday, June 29 around 2 p.m. For breaking news alerts and email updates, visit www.rocket-courier.com.  More...

Towanda Man Jailed After Leaving Woman In Burning Car

A Towanda man who was on the run for nearly two weeks after fleeing the scene of a crash in which he left a woman inside of a burning vehicle has now been captured.  Ryan J. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

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

Local News

Sewer Shut-Offs Planned in Meshoppen

Looking at $67,000 in combined sewer and water bills owed by building owners in Meshoppen, borough councilmembers agreed on Monday that it is time to cut service to those properties regardless of the circumstances. More...

County Officials Urge Use of Code RED App

Bradford County officials are urging residents to sign up for the free phone app called “Code RED,” which helped save the lives of several residents who experienced the tornado that struck Franklin Township last month.   More...

It’s a Small World for Sugar Run Residents

They live so close to each other in the village of Sugar Run that they can see each other’s homes, but who would have thought they’d all get together thousands of miles from home in a coincidental meeting in Anchorage, AK.  The four More...

Opinion

Happy Birthday, America

I hate it when I hear people refer to our country’s present day status as “these troubled times.”  Troubled times? More...

Newspapers Join List of Mass Murder Targets

The amazing thing about the mass shooting last week at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, MD, is that it didn’t happen sooner at another newspaper. More...

Lifestyles

Families Come Together at Graduation Nine Years After Tragedy

On June 5, Trevor Autenrieth graduated from his Maryland high school as a member of the Class of 2018. Watching proudly in the audience was Angela Bowman-Miller, the widow of Trooper Joshua Miller. More...

Wyalusing Library Hosts Annual Car Show

After it had been postponed on its original date of June 23 due to rain, the Wyalusing Library’s Annual Cruise-In car show returned this past Saturday, June 30 just in time for the sweltering summer heat wave that blanketed the country.  More...

Slanted Art Gallery Co-op Opens

A new opportunity for artists and artisans is now open on 440 South Main Street, Montrose.  The gallery is the combined effort of a local group of eight enthusiasts who are also artists.  More...

Dining and Entertainment

Heritage Attractions Sign Unveiled at Museum

An interpretive panel and map detailing more than two dozen historical sites, trails and scenic byways, parks and preserves, and river access points in Susquehanna County was unveiled during a public event at the Susquehanna County Historical Society More...

Meshoppen’s Community Day Beats the Heat

Hundreds braved the excessive heat on Saturday to enjoy the activities and exhibits at the third annual Meshoppen Community Day.  More...

Map/Brochure Available—Hikes Planned

Wyoming County Parks & Trails

Years of discussion and months of dedicated planning led to the release on June 23 of the Explore Wyoming County Parks & Trails booklet, which contains maps and descriptions of walkways, waterways, nature preserves, overlooks and vistas, recreati More...

Worship

IT’S IN THE BOOK

Prophecy is always of interest to us. Even non-bettors want to know how a game is going. Our Bible makes for very interesting reading in regard to prophecy because so much of it has already transpired. More...

WYALUSING U.M. CHARGE NEWS

Just as God spoke to Moses, God wants to speak to us. More...

Standing Stone Vesper Church Welcomes Doubly Blessed

Doubly Blessed is the brother and sister team of Loretta Stevens and Walt Robinson. More...

Education

Morrisville State College Announces Dean’s List

Morrisville State College recently announced the students who were named to the Dean’s List for the Spring 2018 semester. More...

Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers Announces 2018 Scholarships

The Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers is pleased to announce the 2018 scholarship recipients. More...

North Rome Christian School Students Donate to TACO

The elementary students of North Rome Christian School recently organized a food drive to benefit the Towanda Area Christian Outreach (TACO) food bank. More...

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