January 10, 2019 RSS feed / Local News

Dushore Market Has New Owner

The landmark Dushore grocery store, now known as Dushore Family Market, has a new owner as of Dec. 14, 2018, which was when Sullivan County native Andy Bohensky and his wife, Megan, purchased the business from Kristin Gutosky.  More...

New Owners Reopen Landmark Colley Pub

A popular pub in Sullivan County has reopened with new owners, a freshly updated interior and a menu that keeps its long tradition of fine food alive and well.  More...

Council Making Progress ‘One Day at a Time’

Facing a tight budget and the task of rebuilding streets and parts of the drainage system after last year’s relentless rains, Laceyville Borough Council members admit that the future is wrought with challenges, but they are committed to making More...

News from the Wyalusing Public Library

The Wyalusing Library will be closed next week, Jan. 14-19. Through a series of fortunate events, we are able to replace the carpet in the upstairs of the library. More...

Promoted to Assistant Underwriter

Tuscarora Wayne Insurance Company, Wyalusing, is pleased to announce the promotion of Patricia R. More...

Applications Now Being Accepted for the Keystone Historic Preservation Grant Program

The PA Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) is now accepting applications from nonprofit organizations and local governments for the Keystone Historic Preservation Grant Program. More...

Ritz Seeks Wyoming Commissioner Seat

Sandra Ritz has announced her candidacy for the office of Wyoming County Commissioner.  A native of Wyoming County, Ritz served as a Wyoming County Auditor for 24 years, working with all the county offices and agencies during her tenure.  More...

Henning Announces Candidacy For Wyoming County Commissioner

Christina (Tina) Henning, registered Republican, is announcing her intention to run for Wyoming County Commissioner in the 2019 election.  More...

Jenningsville

It was nice to have some sunshine on Sunday afternoon, even for a short time.  Sandy Shedaker’s daughter, Shanon, and three granddaughters from New Jersey spent the weekend with her. More...

87 Area Girl Scouts Attend Annual Cookie Rally, Sales Begin Jan. 11

Several Girl Scout troops from the Sugar Moss service unit recently gathered on Saturday, Jan. 5, to kick-off the cookie season. The Cookie Rally was held at the Wyalusing Valley Elementary School. More...

Pickett to Continue Chairmanship on Insurance Committee

Working to ensure that PA’s insurance laws are protecting consumers in a fair and equitable fashion, Rep. More...

Baker Named to Chair State Senate Judiciary Committee

For state Sen. Lisa Baker, a new term in office and a new legislative session bring the opportunity and responsibility of a new committee chairmanship— the Senate Judiciary Committee.  More...

Don’t Fall Victim to ‘White Van Scam’

The PA State Police are reminding residents of the resurgence of the “white van scam,” a scam involving the sale of electronic home theater goods from the back of an SUV or van. More...

SCCTC Announces Trade Program Endorsement from Home Builders Association

The Susquehanna County Career and Technology Center (SCCTC) announced recently that its Carpentry and Building and Property Maintenance programs have been endorsed by the Home Builders Association of Northeastern PA and have received statewide endors More...

Nimble

On Saturday, Dec. 29, Nancy Comstock had her four children and their families all home to celebrate Christmas. They enjoyed the day together, with all seven grandchildren playing while the adults looked on and visited with each other. More...

Ag Day Committee Meets

The Susquehanna County Ag Day planning committee is busy preparing for the 30th annual event that will be held on Friday, March 1 at the Elk Lake High School. More...

Forkston

It seems like just about everyone has been sick with one thing or another. Hope we all feel better soon. And that the power stays on. That’s been a problem over the past week. More...

Mobile App Launched to Keep Families Informed and Involved

Beginning in January, Bradford-Tioga Head Start, Inc. (BTHS) will be launching a new mobile app designed to enable parents and staff to stay informed and up-to-date on important information and activities underway within the school community. More...

State Rep. Boback to Lead House Committee on Children’s Issues

State Rep. More...

Wyalusing Twp. Confirms Officers, Policies at Reorganization Meeting

It was two-for-one-night Monday, Jan. 7 for Wyalusing Township when the supervisors conducted two meetings over the course of a single evening. The first meeting began at 6 p.m. More...

State Awards $447,250 for Stream Improvement Projects

Bradford County will receive two state grants, totaling over $447,000, to stabilize streambanks, rehabilitate a stream corridor, and reduce sediment and nutrient pollution, according to state Reps. More...

Wysox Township Supervisors Elect Officers, Set Meeting Dates

At their meeting on Monday, Jan. 7, the Wysox Township Supervisors announced that they are changing the dates of their monthly meetings.  Starting next month, the supervisors will meet at 5 p.m. More...

Wyalusing Livestock Moo-ving to New Location!

Wyalusing Livestock Market & Auction is moving from its location on Route 6 in Wyalusing Township, where it has existed for the past half-century, to its new site on Route 187 in Rome Township. More...

Laceyville Library

Happy January! It is the beginning of a new year and also the beginning of some fun new programs here at the library. More...

Beaver Meadows

Dale and Donna Bennett hosting a New Year’s Day family gathering at their home. Donna said it was great seeing everyone and they enjoyed the time spent together. More...

Family Movie Night at the Bradford County Library

Everyone is invited to check out the funny animated family movie Smallfoot at the Bradford County Library, Wednesday, Jan. 16 at 6 p.m. This film is rated PG and free popcorn will be served.  More...

Hiduk Vies for Wyoming County Commissioner’s Seat

Long-time Wyoming County resident and 1980 Tunkhannock High School graduate Rick Hiduk has announced his intention to seek the Democrat nomination for Wyoming County Commissioner in the 2019 Primary Election. More...

Fritz Sworn in for Second Term With House of Representatives

Rep. Jonathan Fritz begins his second term as the state representative of the 111th Legislative District after being sworn in with his House colleagues on New Year’s Day.  More...

Correction

An article on page one of the Jan. 3 issue of the Rocket-Courier included a headline that incorrectly stated that Wysox Township is seeking $500 Million for flood damages. The township is actually seeking $500,000. More...

ALIFT Offers Family Financial Help

Cory Newman of Hancock, NY, an area logger, was recently seriously injured.  ALIFT (Assisting Loggers Immediately Fund Trust), immediately stepped in to provide financial help to his family and presented Newman’s wife, Carol, money to help More...

Applications Sought for Dairy of Distinction, Due April 15

PA dairy producers are invited to apply for the Dairy of Distinction award from the PA Dairy of Distinction Program. Applications must be submitted by April 15.  More...

Emergency Preparedness Information Released by Public Safety Director

Disaster strikes without warning, forcing you to go for days without necessities or to evacuate your home.  Relief workers will respond following a disaster but may not be able to reach you immediately.  You need to prepare and know the st More...

Submission Deadline for Physical Damage Disaster Loans Nears

The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding eligible Private Nonprofit organizations (PNPs) in PA of the Jan. 28 deadline to submit disaster loan applications for physical damages caused by severe storms and flooding on Aug. More...

Yaw Announces Satellite Office Hours for January

State Sen. Gene Yaw invites residents living in Bradford County to take advantage of satellite office hours he has scheduled for the month of January. More...

Understanding Benefits of Whole Milk

Do you know one way you can promote strong, healthy bones is drinking whole milk? Whole milk is a key to kids growing up strong and healthy. It is important for kids to have whole milk in their everyday diet.  More...

Dimock

We were saddened to hear of the death of Lloyd Conrad. His funeral was held last Saturday, Jan. 5. We send our condolences to Barbara and the Conrad family.  More...

Observatory Open for Lunar Eclipse

Keystone College’s Thomas G. Cupillari ’60 Astronomical Observatory will be open for a viewing of a total lunar eclipse on the night of Sunday, Jan. 20 and the early morning of Monday, Jan. 21. More...

Northern Tier Partners for The Arts Announces 2018-19 Poetry Out Loud

High school students in the Northern Tier of PA are invited to compete in the regional poetry recitation contest.  More...

Winter Concert Announced

The Troy Town Band will present their Winter Concert at the Troy Area High School Memorial Auditorium on Thursday, Jan. 17 at 7 p.m. The band will be under the direction of Mr. Robert Oldroyd. More...

Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers Grants Awarded

The Bradford County Impact Fund (BCIF), one of over 100 funds held at the Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers (CFTT), thanks the community for its support and announces three Bradford County Impact Fund grants that were given during 2018. More...

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