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United Way Kicks Off Its 2019 Campaign

When an 86-year-old man in the Canton area lost his home in a fire last Christmas Eve, the local chapter of the American Red Cross persuaded a pharmacy to stay open late so that he could replace the medication that he had lost in the fire and helped 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...

COURTHOUSE NOTES

BRADFORD COUNTY   Deed Transfers  Annette D. Merrow Estate, Catherine J. Smith, Executrix, Cathleen D. and David C. Keeney to Bradford County Real Estate Partners, LLC in Wyalusing Township for $160,000 on Sept. 13.  More...

Beech Found Not Guilty of Harassment

A Columbia Cross Roads woman was recently found not guilty of Harassment by the Honorable Magisterial District Judge Jonathan Wilcox.  Deanna Beech, 28, had been charged by the PA State Police for an incident which occurred on July 18. More...

Letters

News from the Wyalusing Public Library

Greetings and a happy fall to all! It is definitely in the air at the moment. But as is often said, “Just wait five minutes and it will change.”  More...

Lifestyles

Student Pianists Perform at Wyalusing Hotel

The Wyalusing Musical Society met on Sept. 20 at the Wyalusing Hotel. Eight members and 11 guests attended. Two Piano Festival Gold Cup recipients and the 2018 Arion Award winner—Kathleen Mills—were honored.  More...

LACEYVILLE LIBRARY

Here we are well into September and Fall is upon us. Saturday, Sept 29, Laceyville will be celebrating “Spectacular Saturday” with town-wide yard sales, a Family Paint and Sip Class and other events. Come on down to celebrate with us. More...

UPMC Susquehanna Offering $55 Mammograms

In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness month, UPMC Susquehanna will offer $55 mammograms to women with limited or no insurance coverage and no prior history of breast disease.  More...

Dining and Entertainment

French Azilum To Host an Escape Room

Popular all across America, escape rooms offer an opportunity where participants find clues and solve puzzles in order to “escape” from whatever story they have become a part of. More...

Northern Tier Symphony to Hold Open Rehearsal

The Northern Tier Symphony will hold an open rehearsal at the Tunkhannock Middle School Auditorium located at 200 Franklin Avenue on Friday, Oct. More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

BAKE SALES

Bake Sale on Friday, Sept. 28 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Community Bank, Wyalusing office. Proceeds will benefit Wyalusing Fire Co.   More...

BLOOD DRIVE

Upcoming Blood Donation Opportunities, Sept. 27-Oct. 15: Bradford County: Monroeton on Friday, Sept. 28 from 1-6 p.m. at the Monroeton United Methodist Church, 53 Church St.; Sayre on Wednesday, Oct. 10 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 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 sugar-free syrup. More...

Worship

IT’S IN THE BOOK

One of the fun things about Africa is that sometimes you get to witness scenes from the Bible. Live in a traditional culture and have simple faith in God and you’re likely to see a miracle. More...

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWS

“My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have an advocate with the Father—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. More...

Wyalusing U. M. Charge News

Lord, it is easy for us to say that we will follow you, and then turn our backs and act as though our commitment to you does not mean anything to us. More...

Elk Lake Gets Full-Time School Resource Officer

Elk Lake Superintendent Ken Cuomo announced at the Sept. More...

Barnes is Back as Public Safety Director

Initial coverage of this story was first reported on our website at 5:45 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 20. For breaking news alerts and email updates, visit www.rocket-courier.com. More...

Spectacular Autumn Sunset

Jenningsville photographer Janie Stabinsky captured this stunning sunset reflecting on Wyoming County’s Chamberlain Pond on the first full day of autumn, Sunday, Sept. 23. More...

Towanda Sex Offender Pleads Guilty to 19 Counts

A Towanda man, who had been charged with 2,144 counts of felony and misdemeanor sex offenses, has pleaded guilty in the case.  More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

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

Local News

Pumper Truck Arrives at New Albany Volunteer Fire Department

The New Albany Volunteer Fire Department took possession of a new pumper truck on Wednesday, Sept. More...

Fire Policeman Seriously Injured At Monroe Twp. Accident Scene

A 62-year-old member of the Kunkle Fire Company was struck by a dump truck on Saturday, Sept. 22, in Monroe Township, Wyoming County, as he was directing traffic at the scene of a prior accident, authorities said.  More...

SCCTC Launches New Venture for Small Businesses

The Susquehanna County Career and Technology Center (SCCTC) hosted a grand opening event for their new Business Development Incubator (BDI) on Sept. 20.  More...

Opinion

Conspiracy Theories and Fantasy Facts

We’ve seen it with the Nazi extermination camps. We’ve seen it with the man on the moon and his one giant leap for mankind. More...

Playing in the Rain At Bethany Beach, DE

Here I am in another of those situations that have me asking myself, “what in the world have I gotten myself into this time?”  It’s pouring, and the wind is blowing so hard that it’s raining sideways.  I’m not More...

Seniors

National Life Chain Events Planned

On Sunday, Oct. 7, beginning at 2 p.m. throughout America and Canada, National Life Chain Sunday will again draw church congregations to their local sidewalks for prayer and public witness.  More...

Columns

JUST ASK ALICE

DEAR ALICE: Okay, if you’re so smart, let me see you solve this riddle. What’s the difference between a cat and a comma?  More...

The Way We Were...

Here’s a look back at the Wyalusing Borough Council in a photo snapped shortly after council’s annual reorganizational meeting in January 1970 where officers were elected.  More...

The Good Old Days

News items gathered from an old copy of the Rocket-Courier, reprinted as they were in the Sept. 16, 1999 edition.  * * *  More...

Sports

Harriers Still on Pace

Boys Third at PIAA Foundation Invite; Sweep Sayre in NTL

Three Wyalusing Valley harriers medaled, pacing the Rams to a third-place team finish at the PIAA Foundation Invitational at Hershey’s Park View Cross Country Course on Saturday, Sept. More...

Looking Good at Midpoint

We are halfway through the fall sports season and to quote the late, great Richie Ashburn, “It’s hard to believe, Harry.” For the most part, it’s been a satisfactory autumn campaign for the four Wyalusing Valley teams. More...

Lady Rams Work Overtime at CV

The Wyalusing Valley girls’ volleyball team escaped from Westfield with a 3-2 win over Cowanesque Valley on Tuesday, Sept. More...

Education

PA Graduates Rank Second Highest for Student Debt

The Institute for College Access and Success’s (TICAS) 13th annual report on debt for bachelor’s degree graduates of public and nonprofit colleges finds that PA students have the second highest average student loan debt in the country.&nb More...

National Family Week Conference to Educate on Addiction

Family Service Association of NEPA and the National Family Week Committee has announced that the 9th Annual National Family Week Conference: A Community Built to Conquer Opioid Addiction will be held on Friday, Oct. More...

Wilkes University Awards Degrees

Wilkes University awarded 418 doctoral, master’s and bachelor’s degrees to students graduating at the summer commencement ceremony held on Sept. 9.  More...

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