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Wyalusing Council Pursues Borough Park Improvements

FINANCE COMMITTEE TO DISCUSS 2019 BUDGET AT AUGUST MEETING

After it recently installed new security cameras at the local park, Wyalusing Borough Council is hoping to make additional improvements such as installing more playground equipment and a charcoal grill for the public.  More...

Iconic Natural Landmark Defaced

The Wyalusing Rocks, an iconic natural landmark that’s been a community centerpiece for centuries, has been disfigured by vandals’ spray-painted graffiti. 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

BRADFORD COUNTY   Deed Transfers  Janet W. Carr, Dreck L. and Nigel S. Ford, POAs, to Ernest Earl and Wendy J. Belcher in Orwell Township for $120,000 on July 5.  More...

Opinion

Releasing Gitmo Terrorists

Guest Commentary

Every six months the Director of National Intelligence must report, by law, how many terrorists formerly detained at Guantanamo Bay have resumed terrorist activities. More...

Are Summer Jobs for Teens Nearing Extinction?

It is something pursued by generation after generation of American youth in that stage called adolescence, which, according to the book Child Development Perspectives, is “the physical transition marked by the onset of puberty and the terminati More...

Lifestyles

Birthdays and Anniversaries

JULY 22 Elizabeth Pysher, Bangor, PA Ronald Conrad, Greene, NY Nicholas Tuttle, Spring Lake, PA Cynthia Voda, Lake Winola, PA Darlene Townsend, Corning, NY Jennifer Riffel, Newburg, OR Monica Lynn Adams, Wyalusing, More...

United Way Campaign Planning Workshop

United Way’s 2019 Campaign Planning workshop will be held Wednesday, Aug. 29 from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Animal Care Sanctuary in East Smithfield. Learn what’s new with United Way of Bradford County. More...

Heritage Region to Highlight ‘444 Club’ at Tunkhannock River Day

There are 444 miles of river between Cooperstown, NY and Havre de Grace, MD, most of it in Pennsylvania. More...

Columns

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Last week’s eyes belonged to Wyalusing Valley Elementary teacher Bill Lutz. After two weeks of not having any winners, this week we had 15. More...

Reflections of Nature

During the last heat wave, I heard my first calling of the annual cicada of the summer. The annual cicada is often called the dog day cicada because of its appearance during the hottest part of our summer.  More...

JUST ASK ALICE

DEAR ALICE: My wife tells me she heard on the news about a new study that found that humans eat more bananas than monkeys. More...

Sports

Champions Again

In 2016, the Tunkhannock Little League softball program broke a 39-year drought when the 8-10 girls’ team brought home the championship banner from Wellsboro.  It didn’t take nearly that long for Tunkhannock to add another state cham More...

Veterans Led Title Journey

The Pennsylvania Little League state championship journey by the Tunkhannock Major softball team shouldn’t have come as a surprise.  Eight members of this year’s squad were also key components of the 2016 8-10 state championship squa More...

Ram Grid Coach Clark Resigns

The Wyalusing Valley High School football community was shocked Monday night when head coach Jordan Clark announced on Facebook that he was resigning from his post after one year on the job. More...

Unique Ending at Bluegrass Festival

With performances from two bands still yet to come Saturday night, July 14, at Wyalusing’s Second Annual Bluegrass Festival, it looked like an approaching thunderstorm at around 7 p.m. would end the outdoor show early. More...

Natural Gas Service Coming to Wyalusing

“I come bearing some good news,” Julie Lewis of Leatherstocking Gas Company, LLC told those attending Tuesday night’s biannual dinner meeting of the Greater Wyalusing Chamber of Commerce (GWCC) at Grovedale Winery.  More...

Wyalusing Firemen’s Celebration Returns Aug. 7

COMMUNITY ASKED TO VOLUNTEER DURING SETUP, CARNIVAL WEEK

Bradford County’s largest firemen’s celebration will return to Wyalusing Borough next month for a five-day lineup of fun activities and entertaining performances.  More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Ronald Decker - 2018-10-11
Ruth Matson - 2018-10-11
Mary Naylor - 2018-10-11
Richard Jackson - 2018-10-11
Johnnie Heeman, III - 2018-10-11
David Reese - 2018-10-11
Richard Cruz, Sr. - 2018-10-11

Local News

Claverack Co-Op Hosts Annual Members Meeting

The Claverack Rural Electric Cooperative annual meeting was held at Elk Lake High School on July 17.  More...

Wysox Supervisors Advertise For River Park Project

Continuing its ongoing improvement project at the Wysox boat launch, the Wysox Township Board of Supervisors has authorized the advertising of bids for a contractor that will complete phase one of the multiphase undertaking. More...

Oak Hill Man Elected to Amateur Radio Post

Oak Hill (Wilmot Township) resident and amateur radio enthusiast George Miller holds an important position with the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) the national association for amateur radio that’s never previously been held by a northeast P More...

Letters

Rural Schools Shouldn’t Be on Losing End of State Funding

Dear Editor: Could it be that Gov. Tom Wolf’s visit to the Northern Tier in September of last year has already slipped his mind? More...

State Budget Misses Key Opportunities

Dear Editor:  For most of Gov. Wolf’s administration, the state budget process has been contentious at best and downright hostile at worst. But this year was a sharp contrast. More...

Time to Accept Trump

Dear Editor:  It’s time to accept the results of the 2016 Presidential Election that Donald Trump won, for bad or good.  More...

Seniors

Several Discounts Available to the Over 50 Crowd

Many people may not look forward to the day they turn 50, but cracking the half century mark can have its perks. More...

OYW Finalists Visit Personal Care Home

The 2019 Bradford-Sullivan Counties Outstanding Young Woman finalists spent an enjoyable afternoon at the Towanda Guthrie Personal Care Home recently. They played bingo and trivia with the residents, then helped to serve ice cream sundaes.  More...

Meals on Wheels Recognizes Volunteer

It’s an overcast day in the Valley but the gloomy skies don’t dampen the laughter and mood at the Valley Senior Center.  The volunteers are all gathered for their 3rd annual catered lunch provided by the Athens United Methodist Women More...

Dining and Entertainment

Bradbery and Niemann to Perform at Troy Fair

Danielle Bradbery and Jerrod Niemann, two mainstream American country music artists, will perform on Wednesday, July 25 at 7 p.m. at the 143rd Troy Fair.  More...

Interactive Exhibits On Healthy Habits Set For Ag Progress Days

Cooking demonstrations, food preservation lessons and first-aid safety tips are just a few of the many interactive activities that will take place in the Family Room at Ag Progress Days from Aug. 14 to 16.  More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

BENEFITS

Erik “Itty Bitty” Brewer Family Benefit: Sunday, July 22 from 12-6 p.m. at the Black Walnut American Legion. Spaghetti dinner, whimpies, hot dogs, bake sale, auction, basket raffle, 50/50 and more. Contact Chuck Bullock 570-280- 8470. More...

BLOOD DRIVE

Upcoming blood donation opportunities: Bradford County: Gillett Wednesday, July 25 from 2-6 at the Ridgebury Fire Hall, 13248 Berwick Turnpike. Wyalusing Thursday, July 19 from 1-6 p.m. at the American Legion Post No. More...

BLUEGRASS MUSIC

Canaan’s Land Bluegrass Band will perform at the Meshoppen United Methodist Church on Saturday, Aug. 4, at 7 p.m. Featuring bluegrass and gospel music. The public is invited. Free will offering. More...

Worship

IT’S IN THE BOOK

That Fourth of July fireworks display in Herrickville was really sensational and beautiful this year. Yes, it was the beautiful evening of July 3 and a lovely remembrance of all our United States has stood for in a restless world. More...

Wyalusing U. M. Charge News

O God of grace and infinite goodness, You nourish us with the bread of life and sustain us with the peace that sets our longing hearts at rest. You chose to dwell among us and in us through our Savior, Jesus Christ. More...

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish

We are all called to evangelize. God most often chooses ordinary people to do his work. All we need is to be open to the Holy Spirit and allow him to work through us. More...

Education

Keystone College Announces Honors Students

More than 350 students were named to the Keystone College president’s, dean’s, and honors lists for the spring 2018 semester.  To qualify for the dean’s and honors list, students must complete 12 credits and achieve a grade po More...

Susquehanna County Dairy Princess and Court Visit Choconut Valley Students

At the recent Choconut Valley Elementary School Field Days, members of the Dairy Promotion team played games and refueled the students with chocolate milk provided by Mountain Side Market. More...

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