February 7, 2019 RSS feed / Front Page

Certain DUI Charges are Now Felonies

Certain DUI charges in Pennsylvania are now third-degree felonies, depending on how many prior DUI convictions the defendant has had, according to the Bradford County District Attorney’s (DA) Office. More...

Three Towanda Men Face Neglect Charges

Initial coverage of this story was first reported on our website at 6:04 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 31. For breaking news alerts and email updates, visit www.rocket-courier.com. 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

(Note: In DUI prosecutions in Pennsylvania, the intoxication rate for non-commercial drivers is a blood-alcohol content (BAC) of .08. For a commercial driver (truck, bus, etc.) the legal rate is .04.  More...

Troy Woman Killed in Collision

A pregnant Troy woman was killed in a head-on collision on Monday, Feb. 4, on Route 6 in Sylvania Borough, Bradford County Coroner Tom Carman said.  The accident occurred at 8:47 p.m. More...

COURTHOUSE NOTES

BRADFORD COUNTY   Deed Transfers  Jody L. and Marci Dake, Cartus Financial Corp., POA, to Cartus Financial Corp. in Wyalusing Borough for $151,500 on Jan.24.  More...

Letters

Trump is a National Security Threat

Editor:  As a former Navy enlisted man and an officer, I am concerned with the threat to national security posed by President Trump. His attacks on our intelligence agencies and cozy relationship with Vladimir Putin are un-American.  More...

Columns

Reflections of Nature

Every year North American wildlife officials meet with conservation officials from all states to conduct a wildlife exchange. Although state agencies are always strapped for cash, they still want to bolster or introduce a species into their state. More...

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Last week’s eyes belonged to Michele McMahon, our newest employee here at the Rocket. We had six guesses and they were all incorrect. * * * More...

The Way We Were...

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

Wyalusing School Board 1967   More...

Sports

Rams Fall Short at District Duals

Dramatic Win at Athens Followed By Losses to Danville, Central

The Wyalusing Valley wrestling team’s quest for a seventh District Four Class AA dual-meet title came up short at Milton on Feb. More...

Wrestlers’ NTL Title Hopes Remain Intact

Despite Wyalusing Valley’s early exit from the District Four Class AA dual-meet tournament in Milton on Saturday, the Rams still have a lot to wrestle for in the last stretch of the regular season.  The Rams, 5-1 in the Northern Tier Leagu More...

Cagers Split League Tilts

Armitage Basket Downs Towanda

Three days after a dramatic last-second victory at Towanda, the Wyalusing Valley boys’ basketball team was tripped up by an upset-minded Troy squad at Layman Gymnasium on Feb. More...

Breaking News - 2/11/2019 6:41 PM

Winter Storm Warning Issued for Northeastern PA  Free Access 

Heavy snow, followed by sleet and freezing rain, is expected on Tuesday and early Wednesday in the local area. More...

Steve Lewis Joins Wyalusing Council

Fills Seat of Retired Anderson

At its meeting on Monday, Feb. 4, the Wyalusing Borough Council voted to appoint Steven Lewis, who has helped run the Wyalusing Valley Museum, to a seat on the council. More...

Land Donated for New Albany Library

Some pieces are starting to fall into place for the construction of the new New Albany Community Library, which would replace the library that was destroyed by flash flooding last August. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Eleanor Buchinski - 2019-03-21
Kathleen Christini - 2019-03-21
Walter Merritt - 2019-03-21
Lucille Robinson - 2019-03-21
Charles Johnson - 2019-03-21

Local News

Used Car Dealership Approved in Rome Borough

On Thursday, Jan. 31, the Rome Borough Zoning Hearing Board granted a special exception permit for the construction of a small used car dealership on Route 187, next to the Rome Veterinary Center.  More...

DA Marion O'Malley Announces Candidacy

On Feb. 5, 2018, Marion O’Malley was sworn in as Susquehanna County District Attorney (DA) by President Judge Jason J. Legg. She is the first woman to hold this position in Susquehanna County history.  More...

Commissioner Ed Bustin Seeking Re-election

Ed Bustin has announced his intention to seek a second term as Bradford County Commissioner.  The Sayre Democrat has released the following statement:  More...

Opinion

The Driver’s Test

ELDERSPEW

It’s a rite of passage. It’s among the first indicators of approaching adulthood. More...

Sometimes Tradition Trumps Boredom

Mary and I arrived on Sunday for our annual anniversary retreat just a stone’s throw from Florida’s Tampa Bay. It was Super Sunday. I wasn’t particularly excited about either of the teams in the Big Game this year. More...

Dining and Entertainment

Local Clergy to Sponsor ‘Sweet Sounds Cafe’

The “Sweet Sounds Café,” a benefit sponsored by Towanda Area Clergy association, will be held at the Wysox Presbyterian Church on Sunday, Feb. 17, from 2-4 pm. More...

Save the Date For Annual Polar Bear Plunge

If you enjoy the beauty of winter, get bundled up and plan to attend the Kiwanis Annual Winterfest at Camp Brule, on Saturday, Feb. 16. Gates open at 7 a.m., snow or no snow. Admission is $5; 12 and under are free. More...

Worship

IT’S IN THE BOOK

A few days ago, I heard the following story: Frog and Lizard were friends. But Frog was envious of Lizard’s colorful coat and wanted one just like it. “Where did you get that nice shiny coat?” he asked. More...

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWS

“I love you, Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold,” (from Psalm 18). More...

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish

God has given to every member of the church the offices of priest, prophet and king. How often do we recognize the gift of prophecy in our fellow Christians? The Lord has placed them here to speak to us and contribute to our own sanctification.  More...

Education

Cedarville Announces Dean’s List

Cedarville University student Megan Quick of Tunkhannock, majoring in Psychology, was named to the Dean’s Honor List for Fall 2018.  This recognition required Quick to maintain a 3.75 GPA and carry a minimum of 12 credit hours.   More...

Students Named to Deans’ Lists

Delaware Valley University  Dr. More...

SUNY Oneonta Announces Dean’s List

Madison Mcqueeney of Sayre was among 1,584 SUNY Oneonta students who earned Dean’s List honors for the Fall 2018 semester.  To qualify for the Dean’s List, a student must earn a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher while carrying a c More...

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