March 14, 2019 RSS feed / Local News

Kids’ Chili Cookoff Raises $1,500 for YMCA

Connor Sproule, 7, of Towanda won the Fifth Annual Kids’ YMCA Chili Cookoff on Sunday, March 10, even though he does not particularly like to eat the food. More...

Penelec Offers to Convert Streetlights to LED

Penelec is offering to convert the streetlights throughout Wyalusing Borough so that they would use LED bulbs, borough officials said at the Wyalusing Borough Council’s meeting on Monday, March 11.  Compared to the sodium vapor bulbs used More...

The Late John Griffin Honored in Dedication

On Feb. 28, 2019, the boardroom in the Tuscarora Wayne Insurance Company corporate office building, located in Wyalusing, PA, was dedicated as the John J. More...

Campbell to Teach Foodscaping At Bradford County Library

Celebrate the official start of spring with gardening pundit and author, Duane Campbell, at the Bradford County Library on Wednesday, March 20 at 6 p.m.  Foodscaping is the current label for blending vegetables and flowers in your home garden.&n More...

Forkston

Those of us in the “higher elevations” got a surprise Sunday morning with the slushy snow mixture. It was tricky for some folks who had to travel to work or church but by the early afternoon, it was all gone. More...

Nimble

Welcome to the world to my great-grandson, Maddox Sutton Farr, born on Friday, March 8, at 1 p.m. in Atlanta, GA. He weighed 5 pounds 1 ounce, and was 17 and a half inches long. As of Sunday, he was out of NICU and the family was able to cuddle him. More...

Laceyville Library

Exciting News! We are pleased to host at the library, a special guest speaker, Ali Huber, MS RD LDN on Monday, March 18 at 6 p.m. She will be speaking on current health trends. More...

Jenningsville

It was a surprise Sunday, waking up to snow-covered conditions. No change from what has been happening, only it’s been on Mondays, and school closings were expected. It’s supposed to be 50 degrees by Sunday afternoon. That will feel nice. More...

AG DePasquale Comments on Filing In Ongoing UPMC-Highmark Dispute

Auditor General (AG) Eugene DePasquale issued the following statement about the PA AG’s filing to prevent UPMC and Highmark from severing their business relationship when a consent decree expires this summer, potentially impacting tens of thous More...

PennDOT Announces Regional Innovations Challenge Winner

The PA Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has announced that a team of students from the Northeast Bradford School District has been selected as the PennDOT District 3 winner for its second Innovations Challenge. More...

North Branch Land Trust Celebrates 25 Years of Conservation

North Branch Land Trust (NBLT) reached its 25th anniversary on Feb. 1—the day in 1994 when it became incorporated by the State of PA as a nonprofit land conservation organization. More...

Photo Highlights from WVHS Production of ‘Newsies’

Greg Boatman, who plays Jack Kelly, leader of the newsboys, and Kit, played by Sophia Alvarez. Photos by Scott McAllister More...

Wyoming/Lackawanna County Dairy Princess’ Favorite Week of the Year

March 10-16 is one of my favorite weeks of the year. It’s National Ag Week. Some of you may be wondering what is so exciting about that. More...

Beyond Eggs: Raising Backyard Poultry for Meat

With the increased interest in how their food is produced, many have been looking to raise animals on their property for food. Usually when backyard poultry is thought about, eggs are what comes to mind. More...

On National Ag Day and Every Day, We Celebrate Our Farmers

Farmers and ranchers are the backbone of America. They grow food to feed us, fiber to clothe us and fuel to run our homes and cars. More...

Beaver Meadows

Well, another Thursday has rolled around. For me, it feels like we just began a new year and are in still in January 2019. Already we are publishing our eleventh Rocket-Courier of the year. More...

Ready for St. Patty’s Day

Mellie O’Doodle, as she is called, is shown above dressed in her St. Patrick’s Day garb. More...

New President at Helm of Towanda Memorial Hospital

Guthrie has announced that Felissa Koernig, JD, MBA, FACHE, has joined the organization as President/COO of Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital, effective Feb. More...

Smith Running for Wyoming County Sheriff

David M. Smith announces his candidacy for Wyoming County Sheriff. His biography is as follows:  “I worked 20 plus years with the Army National Guard. I was a member of the FWM Fire Company for five years. More...

Partners in Family & Community Development Disbands, Lack of Funding

At one time, Partners in Family & Community Development (PFCD) played a critical role in Bradford County. More...

Boback to Host Concealed Carry Events in April

Rep. Karen Boback invites residents of the 117th Legislative District to attend one of the two concealed carry seminars she will be hosting in April.  More...

Sen. Yaw Applauds Veterans Trust Fund Grants in Bradford, Susquehanna

Two local veterans’ organizations will receive funding through the PA Veterans’ Trust Fund (VTF), according to state Sen. Gene Yaw.  More...

News from the Wyalusing Public Library

Wow! The library’s take at Bingo this past Saturday was $364.30. A huge thank you to all who came out for this fun afternoon of socialization and support of a great cause. More...

Dimock

As this news is written, we still have snow cover in Dimock, enough for Lillia Sheffield to build a late winter snowman. Despite the snow, a snowdrop has bloomed in the Ely yard. Perhaps there will be a crocus soon. Maple sap collection is underway. More...

Bradford County Hazard Mitigation Plan Update

The Bradford County Department of Public Safety (BCDPS), under the direction of the county commissioners, has initiated the update of the Bradford County Hazard Mitigation Plan, which was last updated in 2015. More...

Raising Awareness for Locals with Autism and Intellectual Disabilities

On the front steps of the Bradford County Courthouse on Friday, March 8, a local woman with an intellectual disability read Gov. Tom Wolf’s proclamation making March 2019 Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month in the Commonwealth.  More...

Former Meshoppen Hospital’s Final Moments

A large crowd gathered in downtown Meshoppen last Friday as a pair of operators moved their excavators into position to push down the last part of the former Tyler Memorial Hospital, once the Kennard Hotel, that was methodically demolished over the c More...

Meshoppen Alumni Establish Scholarship

The Community Foundation of the Endless Mountains is pleased to announce the recent formation of the Meshoppen High Alumni Scholarship. The scholarship derives from a portion of the estate of Jack Van Gorden who was born in Meshoppen in 1899. More...

Susquehanna County Hospitals to Participate in Rural Health Model

Recently it was announced that two hospitals in the area, Endless Mountains Health Systems in Montrose and Barnes- Kasson County Hospital in Susquehanna Depot, located in the 20th Senatorial District, were chosen to participate in the PA Rural Health More...

Farm Safety While Traveling

While driving on a rural road, you may encounter farm equipment. This equipment comes in a variety of shapes and sizes. Sometimes you will see a single vehicle, such as a tractor or combine. More...

Search is on for 2019-2020 Bradford County Dairy Princess

Are you interested in serving the dairy industry and promoting healthy, delicious dairy products?  AgChoice Farm Credit in Towanda will host a Dairy Princess Open House on Sunday, March 31 from 2-3:30 p.m. More...

Organic Food Claims May Not Always be Accurate

In an effort to live a more environmentally friendly lifestyle, consumers have embraced organic foods in record numbers. They stand behind the idea that organic products are not only better for them, but also better for the planet. More...

Budget Proposal Has Achievable Results for Kids

Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children (PPC), the only statewide advocacy organization with a public policy agenda that spans the life of a child from birth to adulthood, released the following statement from President and CEO Kari King regarding Gov More...

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