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Public Hearing Held On CDBG Funding

BRADFORD COUNTY ORGANIZATIONS APPLY FOR NEARLY $154K IN GRANTS

Of the estimated $271,000 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding allocated to Bradford County for 2018, four local organizations and municipalities are requesting nearly $154,000 in grants for various projects.  More...

Driver Flees, Barn Burns in Fiery Rt. 706 Crash

Initial coverage of this story was first published on our website on Monday morning, July 30 around 10 a.m. For breaking news alerts and email updates, visit www.rocket-courier.com.  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   More...

Outstanding Warrants in Bradford County

Contact Information   To contact the Bradford County Sheriff’s Office with information concerning these warrants, please call 570-265-1701 or stop in to the Sheriff’s Office at the Bradford County Courthouse at 301 Main Street in Tow More...

– Bradford County Sentencings & Pleas –

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

Letters

Preventing Children from Being Trapped in Hot Cars

Dear Editor:  Last Friday on CBS This Morning, the program featured a segment on children being trapped in hot cars. The report mentioned the statistics for this year, 2018, and how 27 kids have died trapped in hot cars.  More...

Why Are There “Make Allowances” for Processors?

Dear Editor:  At a recent listening session conducted by the Farm Women United group I was asked to address past pricing schemes that were used to price milk to the majority of dairy farmers across the USA.  Some people wanted to hear about More...

Hit-and-Run Legislation

Dear Editor:  The recent hit-and-run death of 15-year-old Xanadu Rumsey of Waverly, NY brings back memories of the hit-and-run death of 17-year-old Steven in Ashland back some 10 years ago.  At the time, then NY Rep. More...

Columns

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Last week’s eyes belonged to our summer intern, Alexis Ward. We had four phone calls and all of the guesses were incorrect. So once again that means we have lots of tickets to give away next week. * * * More...

Reflections of Nature

August is the month when the roadsides are awash in color from the yarrow, tansy, goldenrod, evening primrose, mullein, Queen Ann’s lace, touch-me not, Oswego tea, teasel and milkweed plants.  More...

JUST ASK ALICE

DEAR ALICE: What’s the fastest thing on earth?  —CURIOUS IN CANTON DEAR CU: The fastest thing on earth is the person who changes the sign showing the cost of a gallon of gas outside your local gas station.  —ALICE  More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

BLOOD DRIVE

Upcoming blood donation opportunities: Bradford County: Sayre Wednesday, Aug. 8 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Twin Tiers Drug and Alcohol Testing, LLC, 703 S. Elmer Ave. and Tuesday, Aug. 14 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 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...

BREAKFASTS

Monthly Breakfast at the Herrickville Fire Hall, Sunday, Aug. 26, 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...

Worship

IT’S IN THE BOOK

Summer time, and the livin’ is easy. Isn’t the warm weather a delight? The evenings are long and slow, and we get to spend lots of time out of doors, playing softball and socializing. More...

WYALUSING U.M. CHARGE NEWS

All praise be unto you, O God, Great Shepherd of the sheep. You gather your people as lambs to your bosom; you enfold them with your allembracing love. More...

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish

In John 6 “the crowd’s hunger was plea enough for Jesus. He fed them in abundance before they had so much as asked. More...

Breaking News - 8/8/2018 11:48 AM

Wyalusing Parade Set to Go Rain or Shine  Free Access 

Wyalusing Valley Volunteer Fire Department officials are keeping their fingers crossed and praying that the weather cooperates for tonight's annual parade. More...

Soaking up Some Rays

Kera Superko snapped this photo of a hatchling painted turtle enjoying the summer sun in the front yard of her Golden Hill home. More...

Hunts for Healing Benefit Held at South Auburn Grange

Dozens of area residents attended a patriotic event over the weekend that recognized military service members and benefited a non-profit organization that helps wounded veterans returning from missions in Iraq and Afghanistan heal by getting them in More...

Rusting, Abandoned 1948 Dump Truck Gets New Life as Rat Rod

SEE IT IN NEXT WEEK’S WYALUSING FIREMEN’S PARADE

Sugar Hill resident Brian Zeidner had been eyeing the deteriorating 1948 International KB 7 truck on Carl Ely’s Grant Hill farm for years.  When Zeidner finally asked Ely last summer if he would sell the old truck, Ely’s reply was &l 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

State Officials Block Access To Downloadable 3D Guns

Attorney General Josh Shapiro, Governor Tom Wolf and the PA State Police successfully blocked access to 3D downloadable guns in PA on July 29. More...

Wyalusing Community Theater Returns

PERFORMING ‘BYE BYE BIRDIE’ AT WVHS AUG. 16 TO 18

It’s been nearly 15 years since a Wyalusing Community Theater has been held, but that will all change on Thursday, Aug. 16 when 23 talented actors take the stage to perform the classic musical Bye Bye Birdie.  More...

Barclay-Laquin Reunion Slated for Aug. 11 at Sunfish Pond

McLinko can remember a time when the descendants of families from the ghost towns of Barclay and Laquin came together each year for a reunion to celebrate their Bradford County heritage.  More...

Opinion

Russia Is Turning Facebook Into America’s Achilles Heel

The Russians are not only up to their election-meddling tricks again, they’re brazen about it.  Despite all sorts of world-wide outrage over how they used Facebook to spread disinformation during the 2016 election campaign here in the U.S. More...

Why All the Worry and Stress on Vacation?

It’s a great escape, going on vacation, and getting away from it all. “It all” is not really everything, as it suggests, but we all know what it means. The Skillings’ vacation has several common denominators. More...

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Lifestyles

Salvation Army Runs Back to School Program

The Salvation Army is currently accepting Back to School Program appointments through Friday, Aug. 3 at their office in the Towanda United Methodist Church on Main Street.  More...

Gulf War Vets Reminded To Apply for State Bonus

Rep. Karen Boback is reminding eligible Persian Gulf War veterans that they have until the end of August to collect a special one-time payment to honor their service and sacrifice from the Pennsylvania Department of Military Affairs. More...

Local Kids Get Active to Fight Mitochondrial Disease

Three local youth are among those who participated in the 4th Annual Carter Lackey Memorial Miles virtual fitness event, which began on May 26 and end on Aug. 4. More...

Dining and Entertainment

Public Invited to ‘Food Farm Family Festival’ in Sayre

The Guthrie Weight Loss Center and Wellness Committee will host the Food Farm Family Festival on Saturday, Aug. 4.  The event will be held at Howard Elmer Park in Sayre from 10 a.m. More...

WRP’s Summer Community Musical Set to Open

The Bradford County Regional Arts Council has announced the 19th annual Winding River Players summer community musical, the award-winning The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, will be performed at the Dunn Center for the Performing Arts in the More...

Sports

Portland Bound

Tunkhannock Softball Wins East Title; Open Little League World Series Play on Aug. 8

Go West!  That’s what the Tunkhannock Little League Major Softball team will do after winning the East Region title with a nailbiting 2-1 seven-inning victory over Cranston National Budlong, the Rhode Island representative, at Bristol, CT, More...

Tunkhannock Honors Heroines with Style

The blare of over 30 sirens arrived long before the flashing lights of the emergency vehicles came into view.  On Friday night, downtown Tunkhannock collectively gathered along its main drag for a loud, colorful and raucous welcome home to its h More...

Zarte, Martino Win at Lake Carey

A lifting fog gave a field of 77 runners and walkers a break from the heat during the Admiral Stark 5K and John J. Valvano 10K at Lake Carey on Saturday, July 28.  Mario Zarte won the 10K in impressive fashion with a time of 40:31. More...

Education

Wyalusing School Alumni Dinner ‘Couldn’t Have Gone Better’

The Wyalusing School Alumni Association’s Fifth Annual Alumni Dinner, held Saturday, July 28 at the Towanda Gun Club, was the most well-attended reunion yet, hosting 83 graduates.  More...

Finalists “Pound” at the YMCA

The 2019 Bradford-Sullivan Counties Outstanding Young Woman finalists were invited to “pound” it out at a fitness class sponsored by the Bradford County YMCA. More...

SCCTC SkillsUSA District First Place Winners Participate in State Competitions

The Susquehanna Co. Career & Technology Center sent 21 secondary and post-secondary students to compete in the SkillsUSA Leadership conference in Hershey on April 18-20, 2018. More...

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