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Arlan Briggs Faces Drugs, Weapons Charges

Arlan Ford Briggs, 75, of Gillett has been charged with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and persons not to possess a firearm, both felonies, state police said.  In addition, Briggs has been charged with possession of a c More...

Changing of the Guard at the Rocket-Courier

CHAMBERLIN HIRED AS NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR FOR HERITAGE REGION   Wyalusing native Cain Chamberlin has been named the new executive director of the Endless Mountains Heritage Region (EMHR), effective Aug. 30.  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

Todd Carr, Towanda   Garrett Q. Martin, 35, Fredericksburg, VA, is charged with driving under the influence and careless driving on Aug. 21 at 2:55 a.m. on South Main Street, Towanda Township. More...

COURTHOUSE NOTES

BRADFORD COUNTY   Deed Transfers  JPMCC 2007 LDP12 Spring Street, LP to Kaiwal Sat, III in Sayre Borough Third Ward for $2,861,250 on Aug. 16.  More...

–Bradford County Sentencings & Pleas–

Bradford County District Attorney Daniel J. More...

Lifestyles

News from the Wyalusing Public Library

The library board of directors had their bi-monthly board meeting last Thursday. It was discussed and all agreed not to send out our annual fund drive letter due to the recent flooding. More...

Simple Back to School Safety Tips

Summer vacation is coming to an end, and children will soon be heading back to school. According to SafeKids Worldwide, every day 44 children are hit by a car in the United States, about 16,000 a year.  More...

LeRaysville-Area Surveyor Starts Own Business

See that tree on the hill out back? More...

Dining and Entertainment

American Girl Exhibit Planned

The PA Heritage Festival, which will be held in Troy on Saturday and Sunday Sept. 15 and 16, will feature another American Girl doll display. This year’s theme is “Snake Oil to Modern Medicine.”  More...

Smith Honored With Academic Achievement Award

Erin Smith from Tunkhannock was one of 44 student-athletes from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania to be recognized by the Division II Athletic Directors Association (D2 ADA) for work in the classroom with a 2017-18 Academic Achievement Award.&nbs More...

PennDOT Provides REAL ID Update

Customers may bring REAL ID documents to driver license centers beginning Sept. 1. More...

Sports

Girls’ Softball Champions Again

Published in the Rocket- Courier, July 19, 2018. More...

Tunkhannock Girls’ Softball Veterans Led Title Journey

Published in the Rocket- Courier, July 19, 2018. More...

Tunkhannock Girls’ Softball Tunkhannock Softball Still in Title Contention

Published in the Rocket- Courier, July 26, 2018. More...

Education

New School Year Brings Students, Buses Back to Roads

As the new school year gets underway, motorists need to be vigilant to avoid potentially tragic crashes and strong penalties as school buses return to the roads and transport children.  More...

Keystone College Observatory Slates Fall Sessions

The Thomas G. Cupillari ’60 Astronomical Observatory will begin its fall program on Wednesday, Sept. 5 at 7:30 p.m. and will continue each Wednesday and Friday evening through Friday, Nov. 16.  More...

Guthrie Gala Tickets on Sale

Tickets are currently on sale for the 2018 Guthrie Gala presented by Elderwood. Proceeds benefit the Sayre House of Hope. This year’s event, Under the Big Top, will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. More...

Bluhm’s Gas Sales Moving to New Location in Wyalusing

Bluhm’s Gas Sales will be moving from its current location in Wyalusing Township to a new site on U.S. Route 6, just west of Wyalusing Borough, the company’s operations manager said.  More...

Towanda Apartment Fire Ruled Arson

A fire that damaged a three story apartment building in Towanda Borough on Monday, Aug. 27 was arson, the Towanda police chief said. More...

Supervisors Meet with BCCD, Camptown Residents After Flood

A pair of Wyalusing Township Supervisors and a representative from the Bradford County Conservation District (BCCD) stopped in Camptown on Friday morning to discuss potential solutions for cleaning out an unnamed tributary that created significant fl 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

Susquehanna Co. Makes Court Changes, Discusses Flood Recovery

At the opening of their Aug. 22 meeting, the Susquehanna County Board of Commissioners convened a meeting of the Salary Board in order to make several position and title changes under the recommendation of President Judge Jason Legg. More...

Krav Maga Camp Held at Wilcox Property

When training in the use of a concealed firearm or selfdefense, it’s vital that the imparted knowledge come from an experienced professional and, let’s face it, there are few more experienced than military and law enforcement personnel. More...

Wyalusing Wine Festival Returns Sept. 15

With dozens of varietals to sample from, great food, live music, and a pristine view of the Endless Mountains, it’s easy to see why the Wyalusing Valley   Wine Festival is such a highly attended event year after year.  More...

Opinion

Who Would Have Guessed It?

Remember when President Trump pulled the U.S. More...

Trying to Communicate in a Digital World

It’s tough to keep up with digital technology when you are old enough to have spent a portion of your adult life using a typewriter, a dial telephone and a television whose reception came from an aerial.  More...

Seniors

Living with An Alzheimer's Diagnosis

The Rev. Dr. Cynthia Huling Hummel of Elmira, NY, will be speaking at the Bradford County Library on Monday, Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. More...

Columns

Reflections of Nature

When looking at the countryside, we see signs that autumn is close at hand; however, according to the calendar, autumn does not begin this year until Sept. 22. More...

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Last week’s eyes belonged to Melinda Miller, an employee at Dollar General. Ticket winners were Mary Knowles, Brian Knowles, Ann Warner, Natasha Brewer and Angie Oliver. * * * 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...

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. More...

BREAKFASTS

Monthly Breakfast at the Herrickville Fire Hall, Sunday, Sept. 30, 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

My mother never kept a diary, but when you read through some of her old books, you come across a note and date followed by an item of her day or a comment on the weather. More...

WYALUSING U.M. CHARGE NEWS

Almighty God, your Son Jesus is the way, the truth and the life. More...

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish

Jesus challenges us to remain faithful to the one God. There are many in the world who worship other gods: power, money, pleasure, comfort, security, self-interest. More...

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