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Swollen Susquehanna on the Rise

The flood-swollen Susquehanna River surges beneath Wyalusing’s Rainbow Bridge early Wednesday afternoon. More...

Abandonded Home Burns in Pike Twp.

UNKNOWN IF RELATED TO JUNE ARSONS IN STEVENSVILLE

A fire that occurred Friday night, July 20 at a vacant home in Pike Township is still under investigation, according to a fire marshal with the Pennsylvania State Police.  More...

Wyoming County Represented At Harrisburg Opioid Workshop

After working through a relatively light agenda at their regular public meeting on July 24, Wyoming County Commissioners Tom Henry and Judy Mead shared some news from meetings they had attended on behalf of the county over the past few weeks.   More...

Emergency Session Yields Signed Agreements for Flood Buyouts

Years of waiting for residents on Church and Allen Streets in Meshoppen finally came to an end on Thursday evening as the Meshoppen Borough Council unanimously approved a pair of agreements with Wyoming County that will allow the Community Developmen More...

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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   Thomas M. Lattimer, 34, Athens, is charged with driving under the influence and related traffic offenses for an incident on June 16 at 1:12 a.m. in Litchfield Township. More...

COURTHOUSE

BRADFORD COUNTY   Deed Transfers  Andrew R., II and Judy G. Yaple to Margie Lou Yaple, two parcels in Towanda Borough for $1 on July 10.  More...

– Bradford County Sentencings & Pleas –

District Attorney Daniel J. Barrett reported the following recently pleaded guilty, were sentenced or accepted into the ARD Program in the Bradford County Court of Common Pleas, Towanda:  Guilty Pleas  More...

Letters

Trump is a Security Threat

Dear Editor:  Trump is a threat to our security because he continues to befriend Putin, who is an adversary of the U.S. and the Western world, and Trump continues to condemn our intelligence agencies.  More...

Lifestyles

River Day Celebrated in Tunkhannock

While the threat of rain may have kept a few people away from Tunkhannock’s River Day on Saturday, those who thumbed their noses at the forecast found plenty of things to do and see at Riverside Park. More...

Junior Master Gardeners’ Summer Session in Full Swing

The Penn State Extension Master Gardeners of Susquehanna County are currently teaching the summer session of the Junior Master Gardener program, a wonderful learning opportunity for children ages nine through 13. More...

News from the Wyalusing Public Library

The library elves, Don and Flora Johnson, have been at it in the library once again. Thanks to them, we now have an old shopkeepers’ bell on the interior door to alert all of us girls when someone enters.  More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

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...

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...

CAMP

Kayak for a Camp: Saturday, Aug. 11 at 9 a.m. at the West Falls boat launch. Help raise money for Camp Archbald. Call 570-388-6107 to register.   More...

Worship

Bluegrass and Gospel Music Coming to Meshoppen

Canaan’s Land Bluegrass Band is coming to the Meshoppen United Methodist Church on Saturday, Aug. 4, at 7 p.m. The trio will play both bluegrass and gospel music. More...

Dimock

LeJune Ely

The Brackney String Band will add their lively music to evening worship at the historic Dimock Camp Meeting Ground on Sunday evening, July 29. The service, held in the rustic chapel, begins at 6:30 p.m.  More...

IT’S IN THE BOOK

It always makes my heart beat a bit faster when I read in my Bible that God used 80-yearold Moses in His fantastic work of getting the families of Jacob out of Egypt. You can read his story in the book of Exodus in your Bible, chapters 1-20.  More...

Education

The University of Scranton Announces Graduate Degrees

Local residents were among nearly 600 master’s and doctoral degree recipients at its graduate commencement ceremony on May 26 in the Byron Recreation Complex. More...

Bob Jones Hosts Summer Orientation

Tayler Otis of Wyalusing joined other new students as Bob Jones University hosted summer orientation in June.  Incoming students and their parents attended informational sessions about the BJU experience, had the opportunity to ask questions reg More...

Dean’s Lists Announced

Western New  England University  Meghan Gilhool of Montrose has been named to the Dean’s List at Western New England University for the Spring 2018 semester. Gilhool is working toward a degree in Health Sciences.  More...

Breaking News - 7/30/2018 10:14 AM

Truck Reportedly Hits Barn in Stevensville, Catches Fire  Free Access 

A pickup truck crashed into a barn along Route 706 in Stevensville on Sunday night, July 29, causing the vehicle and the structure to catch fire, according to an eyewitness at the scene. More...

Breaking News - 7/26/2018 1:48 PM

Public Safety Officials Declare Disaster in County Due to Flooding  Free Access 

Commissioners Ask Public to Attend, Help Troy Fair

Public safety officials with Bradford County provided an update on the local flash flooding that has occurred over the past several days during this morning’s Bradford County Commissioners’ meeting. More...

An Air of Cautious Optimism For Natural Gas Development

After several years of decline, natural gas development may be showing new signs of life in Bradford County.  More...

Ambulance Co. Treasurer Accused of Misusing Funds

Cathy Lynn Walters of Rush Township served as the financial secretary for the Forkston Windham Mehoopany (FWM) Emergency Ambulance Association since at least 2008. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Christopher Kolbeck - 2018-12-13
Dave Roosa - 2018-12-13
Frances Carter - 2018-12-13
Mark Honchell - 2018-12-13
William Smith - 2018-12-13

Local News

Garbage Truck Capsizes

This garbage truck, owned by B&R Container in Dushore, ended up on its side in a private driveway after failing to make the turn off Dempsey Hill Road onto the Wyalusing- New Albany Road just eas More...

Court Hands Down Opinion On Former MDJ’s Misconduct

SHAW ACCEPTS JOINT STIPULATIONS OF FACT, WAIVES TRIALS

An opinion handed down by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Court of Judicial Discipline has concluded Sayre’s former magisterial district judge (Court 42-3-02), Michael Shaw, engaged in acts that violated the Pennsylvania Constitution a More...

SLIP Prepares Youth with Real-World Work Experience

Bradford County Action (BCA) has placed 12 students in local internships this summer as part of its State and Local Internship Program (SLIP).  More...

Opinion

Looking at the Decline of Civility in America

One of the definitions of civility is “the act of showing regard for others,” and that is how I see it. It is a synonym for politeness. But it is more than that. More...

It’s True, History Does Repeat Itself

You’ve surely heard that old expression about how history tends to repeat itself and how if we ignore history, we’re destined to repeat the mistakes of the past.  So, read the following account of a surprise presidential election vic More...

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Columns

Boback: School Drinking Water Needs Lead Testing

Rep. Karen Boback commended the General Assembly for adding language to encourage schools to test for lead as part of the package of bills that made up the state budget. More...

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Last week’s eyes belonged to George Miller, who was featured in last week’s paper as an amateur ham radio operator. We had one guess and it was incorrect. That means we still have plenty of movie tickets to give away.  * * *  More...

Reflections of Natuer

Diary entry for July 16: “Saw Queen Anne’s lace in bloom today.” I thought this was a bit early, so I checked previous diaries and found that the plant’s blooming is right on schedule.  More...

Sports

Ammon Wins Thriller on River

A small, but game, group of paddlers took on the 55th Endless Mountains Downriver Race on Sunday, July 22.  Hillsgrove’s Brian Ammon took overall honors completing the paddle against a strong headwind from the Rt. More...

Wyalusing to Washington Tourney Deemed a Success

A record 24 teams helped the Wyalusing Area Education Foundation (WAEF) raise over $21,000 during the Wyalusing to Washington golf tournament at Tall Pines Players Club on Saturday, July 21.  More...

Monroe Hose Fundraiser Slated for Sept. 9

Monroeton Rodeo Returns

Once again, cowboys and cowgirls will descend upon Bradford County for the Monroeton Rodeo, slated for Sunday, Sept. 9, at Mountaineer Park.  Action beginning at 2 p.m. More...

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