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Gov. Wolf Visits Flood Damaged New Albany, Declares Disaster

This article was first published on our website on the morning of Thursday, Aug. 16. For breaking news alerts and email updates, visit www.rocket-courier.com. Gov. Tom Wolf visited floodravaged New Albany on Wednesday, Aug. 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 Adam J. Moe, 33, Wyalusing, is charged with simple assault and harassment after restraining a juvenile victim on the floor with his foot on May 29 at a residence in Wyalusing Borough. More...

COURTHOUSE NOTES

BRADFORD COUNTY   Deed Transfers  Gregory W. and Jamie L. Taylor to James and Melinda K. Vannoy in Canton Township for $148,000 on Aug. 1.  More...

– Bradford County Sentencings & Pleas –

Bradford County District Attorney Daniel J. More...

Letters

First Flowers, Now Peaches

Dear Editor:  This is a follow-up on Katherine Fulcomer’s letter to the editor last week on the loss of her 20 blue gladioluses.  We live up the road from the Fulcomers on Spring Hill. We have four peach trees in our front yard. More...

All Hands on Deck

Dear Editor:  Agri-Mark dairy cooperative needs to be further congratulated for pulling off one of the greatest assemblies of dairy farmers and interested parties. More...

Lifestyles

News from the Wyalusing Public Library

We’re hoping everyone is starting to recover from Mother Nature’s last tantrum. The library is offering to make copies, send faxes, scan and email for free—anything we can do to help as far as insurance needs due to the flooding. More...

Salt Springs Park Receives $685 Donation

Salt Springs Park, located in Franklin Forks, PA, received a $685 donation from the Artists Open House Weekend in December, a necessary part of the overall well being of the park.  The board notes that with the money, they can pay for Wheaton Ho More...

Kirby Band Announces Another Concert Date

The Kirby Band has announced that a fifth concert has been added to the August concert series in Kirby Park in Nichols, NY. It will be held on Wednesday, Aug. More...

Dining and Entertainment

Boback’s District Office to Change Hours

The hours of operation for Rep. Karen Boback’s district offices in Dallas and Tunkhannock have changed effective Monday, Aug. 20. The offices, located at 105 Lt. Michael Cleary Drive in Dallas and 133 W. More...

Art Show Judges Announced

Organizers of the PA Apple & Cheese Fine Art and Photo Show have announced the judges for the 2018 show. The show is part of the annual festival and will take place at the beautiful Manley-Bohlayer Farm near East Canton. More...

Sports

Tunkhannock Falls Short in Final

Wheelersburg Defeats Locals, 3-0, in Series Finale

The Tunkhannock coaches said the same thing all week about their team. They would never give up. More...

Thirteen Girls Gave Us Hope

In this jaded world, it’s easy to ask if sport matters.  On Saturday afternoon, in Tunkhannock, it was obvious that the answer was a resounding yes.  Over a long, hot, rainy summer, thirteen junior-high-aged girls gave not just Tunkha More...

Health Key for Rebuilding Rams’ Success

With 15 seniors gone from last year’s District Four Class A championship squad, Jimmy Buchman, beginning his second stint as Wyalusing Valley’s head football coach, admits he has “a work in progress” on his hands.  More...

Education

Students Graduate from Delaware Valley University

Dr. More...

Area Scouts Donate Jared Boxes to Hospital

Girl Scout Troop 40939 in Wyalusing recently purchased, prepared and donated Jared Boxes to Guthrie Health with the funds earned from selling cookies.  The girls said they wanted to do something positive and helpful with the money they raised, a More...

UPMC Offering 24/7 Online Video Appointments

Patients may now virtually connect with health care professionals through UPMC AnywhereCare, without ever leaving the house and is available anytime, anywhere by using a video camera on a smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop computer. More...

Chesapeake Proposes Settlement in Royalty Case

Chesapeake Energy has proposed a settlement that could potentially resolve the ongoing mineral royalty dispute with landowners across the commonwealth.  More...

Elk Lake to Train For Intruder Response

Elk Lake School District Superintendent Ken Cuomo noted at the Aug. More...

Tourism Agency’s Non-Profit Status Stalled Due to Miscommunications with IRS

A pair of overlooked letters that were sent to the Bradford County Tourism Promotion Agency (BCTPA) by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) back in 2016 and 2017 now have the organization restarting the entire process of attaining a non-profit status, More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

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

Local News

Endless Mountain Outfitters Continues River Adventures

DESPITE RECENT FLOODING

While its clarity may be a bit murky and its current swift following the recent flooding that devastated the region, there is still no denying the intrinsic beauty of the Susquehanna River. More...

Tioga County Man Charged For Fatal Wells Twp. Crash

After months of investigation, state police have charged a Tioga County man with multiple traffic violations, including two felony counts, in relation to a fatal crash that occurred along Route 328 in Wells Township on June 4.  More...

Rocket-Courier Bids Farewell to Summer Intern

Weekly readers of the Rocket-Courier may have noticed an unfamiliar byline in the paper this summer belonging to its departing charismatic intern, Alexis Ward.  More...

Opinion

Sampson Marina Memories

Here I am at Sampson State Park Marina on Seneca Lake looking at the empty boat slip where my family and I started boating 38 years ago. More...

‘Bye Bye Birdie’ Triumphs Despite Setbacks

The Wyalusing Community Theatre returned after 15 years this past weekend, surmounting some long odds and even the wrath of Mother Nature. The three nights of Bye Bye Birdie in the Wyalusing Valley High School’s Kenneth S. More...

Columns

Reflections of Nature

By the time fall arrives, many ponds and back water areas are covered with a scum, which bothers fishermen since it fouls up their fishing lines and boat motors. More...

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Last week’s eyes belonged to Pam Santee. We had a few calls but no one was correct. So we still have plenty of tickets to give away. * * * More...

The Bugle Calls

This is the latest installment in a series of profiles of members of the 141st Pennsylvania Volunteer Regiment, which was comprised of men from Bradford County who fought in the Civil War.   More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

BENEFITS

Benefit for Carmeta Calaman on Saturday, Sept. 8 at the Monroeton Fairgrounds, Rt. 220. Carmeta was diagnosed with a brain tumor in early June. There will be food, Chinese auction, raffles and games. More...

BLOOD DRIVE

Upcoming blood donation opportunities: Bradford County: Sayre Thursday, Aug. 30 from 1-6 p.m. at the Sayre VFW Post No. 1536, 932 W. Lockhart St.; Towanda Thursday, Aug. 30 from 12-5 p.m. at the Anytime Fitness, 182 Ennis Lane; Wysox: Thursday, Aug. 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

I write today from Israel. I am in the Land of the Book and living among the people of the Book. Unlike most of my tribe, I’m not here as a tourist, but as a student, studying the original language of the Book. More...

Wyalusing U. M. Charge News

Faithful and just God, we confess we are captive to doubt and fear, bound by the ways that lead to death. We have not loved our sisters and brothers as you first loved us. Forgive us, God of mercy. More...

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish

“Listen, you do-nothing superiors of clerics and priests. More...

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