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Breaking News - 8/10/2018 11:32 AM

Early Morning Fire Reduces North Flat Barn to Rubble  Free Access 

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Here Comes the Parade

Wyalusing’s American Legion Post 534 color guard leads last night’s firemen’s parade across the Route 6 Bridge moments before it began to rain, soaking some of the parade participants as well as spectators. More...

Update Given on Natural Gas Coming to Wyalusing

COMMISSIONERS HOLDING MEETING AT FIREMEN’S CELEBRATION TODAY

A representative from Leatherstocking Gas Company, LLC provided an update on the pipeline grant application that is expected to finally bring natural gas energy to Wyalusing Borough in 2019. More...

Thousands Attend Trump-Barletta Rally in Wilkes-Barre

When President Donald Trump entered the packed-tocapacity Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilke-Barre Township Thursday evening, Aug. 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

More Chilling Details Released In Rome Child Abuse Case

In last week’s edition, the Rocket-Courier published an article regarding gruesome acts of child abuse allegedly committed by a couple from Rome.  More...

Factoryville Veterinarian Arrested for ‘Wire Tapping’

A veterinarian from the Bunker Hill Veterinary Hospital in Factoryville was arrested for “wire tapping” a number of individuals.  According to state police, Dr. More...

DISTRICT JUDGES

Fred Wheaton, Wysox   More...

Letters

Politicians Pointing Out the Obvious

Dear Editor:  Some politicians just won’t get my vote because of their ignorance. Yes, it crosses all party lines, ages and sexes. I’m speaking of political advertisements on TV or radio.  More...

Response to Spigelmyer

Dear Editor:  In Rocket-Courier, July 26, “An Air of Cautious Optimism for Natural Gas Development.”  First, I would like to remind you of what happened to dairy farmers.   More...

Natural Gas is Safe

Dear Editor:  The environmental and worker safety record of America’s natural gas and oil industry is one of the best across all industries. More...

Lifestyles

Slanted Art Hosts Show

Slanted Art Co-Op, located at 440 South Main Street, Montrose, is hosting an evening with Chris Lathrop on Aug. 16 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.  More...

Bowman Conducting Mechanical Engineering Research

Hunter Bowman of Tunkhannock is conducting theoretical research with Amjad Nazzal, associate professor of physics, this summer at Wilkes University.  More...

Bradford County Library Offers NewsBank Program

Jeffrey Singer, Director of the Bradford County Library, will be presenting an information program “Beyond Google, Using NewsBank” on Monday, Aug. 20 at the Bradford County Library.  More...

Columns

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Last week’s eyes belonged to Jill Kellogg, a resident of Towanda. We had only one call, and once again, it was incorrect.  * * *  More...

JUST ASK ALICE

DEAR ALICE: When are you going to retire? I hear you have enough money to retire right now. Am I right?  —CURIOUS IN CANTON DEAR CUR: You’re right. More...

The Way We Were...

A look back at the people and places of the Wyalusing area over the last 20 years or more.   More...

Sports

TIGERS POUNCE

The Tunkhannock Girls Little League softball team won its opening game in the Little League Softball World Series with a 2-0 win over Canada.  The game was played in Portland, OR, at Alpenrose Stadium. More...

Wyalusing Valley Hall of Fame for All

With another school year rapidly approaching, that means athletes for the four fall sports at Wyalusing Valley will soon begin practice.  In fact, the PIAA-mandated heat acclimatization workouts for the football team began on Aug. 6.  More...

Templin Digs in Talons at Griffin 5K

On a good day, the Griffin 5K around Laporte’s Lake Mokoma provides runners with one of the most scenic races of the year.  After torrential downpours the day before, the course also provided some classic trail mud for the 96 participants More...

Education

OYW Finalists Get Multicultural in Dance Class

The 2019 Bradford-Sullivan Counties Outstanding Young Woman finalists brought the rhythm to an African-inspired dance class, courtesy of Sona Dance Company in Wyalusing.  More...

Breaking News - 8/13/2018 11:38 AM

WASD School Board Meeting Postponed  Free Access 

The Wyalusing Area School District Board meeting for tonight, Aug. 13 has been postponed due to ongoing heavy rains that have caused flash flooding in the area. More...

Breaking News - 8/11/2018 10:46 AM

Wyalusing Carnival Cancelled  Free Access 

Officials at the Wyalusing Valley Fire Co announced earlier today that flooding throughout the region has forced the cancellation of today's (Saturday, August 11) firemen's celebration at th More...

Breaking News - 8/10/2018 6:39 PM

Storms Postpone Wyalusing Fireworks  Free Access 

Due to heavy rain and safety concerns, tonight’s fireworks show at the Wyalusing Firemen’s Celebration has been rescheduled and will take place on Saturday night, Aug. 11.   More...

Breaking News - 8/9/2018 2:33 PM

Commissioners Meet at Wyalusing Firemen’s Celebration to Promote Event  Free Access 

Borough Officials Pitch Playground Project to Board

Overlooking the empty grounds of the Wyalusing Firemen’s Celebration prior to their afternoon opening, the Bradford County Commissioners met at the pavilion atop Wyalusing Borough Park on Thursday morning to promote the event, discuss various topics More...

Supervisors Know Little of Energy Facility Along Rt. 6

Multiple properties have already been acquired in the village of Browntown in Wyalusing Township, but no one seems to know what exactly is being done with the approximated 200- plus acres between Route 6 and the Susquehanna River.  More...

Flash Flooding Continues Across the Area

Initial coverage of the local flooding was first reported on our website on Friday, Aug. 3 before noon. For breaking news alerts and email updates, visit www.rocketcourier.com.   More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Thomas Abrams - 2018-11-22
Nancy Butterbaugh - 2018-11-15
Thomas Abrams - 2018-11-15

Local News

Recent Storms Reveal Laceyville’s Lack of Resources

Residents of Laceyville rallied to “save the day” on Friday, Aug. 3 when two waves of torrential rains caused flash flooding, erosion and mud slides in the borough. More...

Wysox Twp. Supervisors Pursue Cheaper Option for New Building

RECEIVE BID FOR BOAT LAUNCH IMPROVEMENTS

Wysox Township is putting together a slightly revised lease agreement with the local fire company and a new set of design plans for its new building in order to create a more cost-effective option.  More...

Twigs Restaurant Opens Quickly After Small Fire

The lights were on inside Twigs Cafe on Tioga Street in Tunkhannock on Tuesday morning, but the only activity that could be observed was the clanging of dishes and other sounds from inside and the occasional movement of charred items by employees to More...

Opinion

Spending An Evening with 10,000 of Hillary’s ‘Deplorables’

Here I am in the Mohegan Sun Arena last Thursday evening with about 10,000 of the people that Hillary Clinton described as “deplorables” during the 2016 Presidential election.  We’re all at a Republican rally to see President D More...

Newspapers Dying as Uninformed Cheer

Newspaper newsrooms have been taking a huge hit over the last decade—a drop of 45 percent in employees, according to the Pew Research Center, from 2008 through 2017. More...

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Seniors

WVHS Class of ‘63 Marks 55th Anniversary

Members of the Wyalusing Valley High School Class of 1963 are pictured outside the Towanda Country Club where they held a reunion celebrating the 55th anniversary of their graduation on Saturday, Aug. 4. More...

AG Targets ‘For-Sale-By-Owner’ Home Scheme

Attorney General Josh Shapiro recently announced a lawsuit against a Texas company for deceiving PA consumers into unfair “for sale by owner” purchases of uninhabitable family homes. More...

Dining and Entertainment

Highlights from Wednesday Night’s Wyalusing’s Firemen’s Parade

The crew at Cargill Meat Solutions came up with the theme of “Safety Land,” adapted from the well-known board game “Candy Land.” More...

Wyalusing Parade Prize Winners

Here’s the listing of the top floats in last night’s Wyalusing Firemen’s Parade.  Best Marching Unit, Towanda High School Band.  Float Winners: First place, Wyalusing Rainbow Club, “Operation.”  More...

Barclay Mountain Heritage Day Slated

LeRoy Heritage Museum will host Barclay Mountain Heritage Day on Aug. 11, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

BLOOD DRIVE

Upcoming blood donation opportunities: Bradford County: Sayre Tuesday, Aug. 14 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital, Patterson Building, 1 Guthrie Square; Towanda Thursday, Aug. 9 from 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 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...

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

IT’S IN THE BOOK

To be given physical life by way of a loving God is in itself a fantastic event, but then to be made aware that this physical body also inherited a sinful nature that causes death is a low blow to our self-esteem. More...

WYALUSING U.M. CHARGE NEWS

You create us to be one peoples, O God; one with You and one with one another and one in humility and gentleness with the world. More...

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish

Our goal in life is not to have a nice house, car, great kids and jobs, but to save our souls so we can be forever in heaven with God.  More...

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