2014-02-27

Wyoming County Honors Long-Time Voters



At their Feb. 25 meeting, the Wyoming County Commissioners recognized three long-time Wyoming County voters who were made members of the Voters Hall of Fame in recognition of their 50 years of voting. Hall of Fame status was bestowed on Tunkhannock residents Janet Kristunas and Walter Reese, both of whom were present at Tuesday’s meeting, by Flo Ball, Wyoming County […]

NEB Parents Group Raising Funds for Playgrounds



An elementary school playground is a big part of the educational process. It seems unfathomable, but a large number of elementary schools do not have playgrounds. As any elementary teacher or parent will tell you, play is how children learn and make sense of the world. Therefore, Northeast Bradford Parents Teacher Group (P.T.G) is kicking-off their campaign to raise money […]

2014-02-27 E-Edition

It’s Frigid Out There



A look at the frozen Susquehanna and snow-covered fields in Terry Township from the vantage of the Wyalusing Rocks Wednesday offers evidence of the harsh weather that’s walloped our region throughout the winter. With the official arrival of spring just over three weeks away, Old Man Winter is showing no signs of soon departing. We can expect single digit or […]

Hard Choices Facing Wyalusing Board Members

No Kindergarten Cuts

We’re making some really hard choices here, but we’re also making some good choices. —Board member Gene Ann Woodruff. Wyalusing Area School District board members came to the table with a number of ways to slash the district’s proposed $1.25 million budget deficit Tuesday night during a budget work session which was open to the public. It was clear that […]

Last Remaining Former School Sold



The last of the Wyalusing Area School District’s four former elementary schools, New Albany Elementary, was sold recently to New Albany resident Clifford “Skip” Dunn. Dunn told the Rocket-Courier Tuesday that his plans for the building are incomplete at the current time. “The roof leaks and most of the copper was removed by vandals,” he said. Dunn paid the Wyalusing […]

Elk Lake Approves Bond For Energy Upgrades



The Elk Lake School Board took three significant steps forward in their planned energy upgrade at the Feb. 20 meeting. The meeting opened with a presentation by representatives from Robert W. Baird & Co., the wealth management company that will issue bonds to fund the project. The board heard a break-down of the payment structure and a reiteration of the […]

Weaving Rugs is Full-Time Hobby for South Auburn Man



Tom Beitel wasn’t a stranger to weaving rag rugs on a loom when he took up this hobby last June at the insistence of his daughter, Marie Simpson, who was visiting from Denver. As a matter of fact, he grew up in Freeland, PA, the tenth of eleven children, watching his grandfather weave rugs, and fondly recalled that at times […]

Wyalusing Library Trivia Night a Big Success



It was a packed house at the Wyalusing American Legion Saturday night, Feb. 22 as 19 teams, consisting of two to six people each, competed in the first annual Night of Trivia, benefitting the Wyalusing Public Library. The event, sponsored by the law office of Niemiec, Smith & Pellinger, drew 90 people. Previously, a trivia night was held at the […]

Scouts Serve as Greeters At Presbyterian Church



Scouts greeted folks entering the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church on Sunday, celebrating Scout Sunday during the worship service and at a social hour following the morning’s service. In front are Girl Scout Mckenna Mapes, and Cub Scouts Kenny Mapes, Jacob Miller, and Mitchelle Miller. Chad Gadsby, leader of Troop 48 of Dushore, stands in back to assist the young Scouts.