2013-10-10

‘Misunderstanding’ Leads to Police Response at Plant



Dozens of state troopers from the Towanda and Tunkhannock barracks converged on the Cameron Company near Laceyville on Monday morning. A single radio dispatch at about 9:15 a.m. indicated that an employee of Cameron might possess firearms and ammunition. The communication channel subsequently went silent, suggesting that law enforcement officials had switched to reserved frequencies. According to people on the […]

Coroner Reports on Fatal Crash



During the late evening hours of Oct. 6, New Albany resident Alan G. Bailey, 64, was operating a 1994 Chevrolet W/T 1500 eastbound on Morris Road in Overton Township, approximately three miles west of Overton, when, for an unknown reason, the vehicle traveled off the eastbound berm, into a ditch, striking a drainage pipe, then flipping up striking a tree. […]

LaFrance Stepping Down From Wyalusing Council



Monday night’s meeting of the Wyalusing Borough Council ended with an announcement that took at least some of the councilmembers by surprise. “I have one other thing,” Mayor Jean Reinhart said holding up an envelope near the end of the meeting. “This was given to me since I came into this meeting and I’ll read it to you.” Reinhart continued, […]

2013-10-10 E-Edition

Texting while Driving Blamed in School Crash



Wyalusing Valley High School students got an up-close look last Thursday at the horrors that can result from texting while driving. It was a mock crash organized by WVHS seniors Connor Dietz and Brooklynn Edgerton as their senior project. They had been working since March planning and organizing the event. The work it took to bring all the elements together […]

To Sell or Not to Sell?

Wyalusing Municipal Authority Ponders Water, Sewer Future

It’s a dilemma that a growing number of communities are facing, especially small rural municipalities. The question they’re facing is whether to sell municipal sewer and water systems and turn over the operation of these utilities to companies that make it their specialty. Tuesday night the Wyalusing Municipal Authority heard a preliminary proposal from Aqua Pennsylvania regarding an outright purchase […]

Kiss for a Homecoming Queen



Legislators Address Gas Royalty Deductions



Pennsylvania lawmakers are working on a number of bills to address some of the concerns expressed by public officials and royalty owners who have watched post-production costs eat up much of the profits the landowners were once receiving. One of the first to be passed was Senate Bill 259, sponsored in part by Sen. Gene Yaw. Some parts of the […]

Alice Lyon’s Grandfather Built Wyalusing Hotel

Former Teachers Celebrate 100th Birthdays

When State Representative Tina Pickett presented Alice Lyon with a commendation from the PA House of Representatives Saturday honoring her 100th birthday, Pickett said, “It’s customary to include a key to the city on such occasions. But you don’t need a key, your connection to this community goes back generations. Your family is part of Wyalusing’s rich history.” Pickett was […]

Jane Carey Devoted Her Life to Area Children



Former Camptown resident and wellknown retired teacher Jane Carey celebrated her 100th birthday on Saturday, Oct. 5 with a gathering of family and friends at the Bradford County Manor, her current home. Those attending included her sons, Jim and Tony, Tony’s wife, Rita, Jim’s girlfriend from Tennessee, Jane’s longtime friend, Mary Jane Tompkins, State Representative Tina Pickett and others. “It […]