2014-04-03

Wyalusing Twp. Increases Pay For Truck Drivers



Wyalusing Township Supervisors’ Chairman Marvin Meteer broached the topic of a pay increase for part-time truck drivers at their monthly meeting Tuesday evening, stating that it has been “difficult to get people to work” for the current amount being paid. Meteer added that they need relief for their regular employees and secretary Maxine Meteer added that part of the difficulty […]

Electronic Recycling Day Set

Wyoming County Commissioners

Building supply stores like Home Depot will soon provide aid to customers recycling electronic materials such as batteries and light bulbs, said Mike Rogers, Wyoming County Recycling Coordinator. At the recent Wyoming County Commissioners meeting, Rogers said electronics will be accepted from Wyoming County residents and small businesses only. The Electronic Recycling Project will be offered on Sunday, April 19, […]

2014-04-03 E-Edition

Wyalusing Man Dies in Fire



This story was first reported in our online edition on Saturday, March 29. Sign up for free Rocket-Bulletins at www.rocket-courier.com and get email notification of breaking news. State police at Towanda identified the victim in Saturday morning’s (March 29) fatal fire in Wyalusing as Boyd R. Wood, 55, of Wyalusing. Wood’s lifeless body was pulled from his burning residence at […]

Meshoppen Plans Ambulance Coverage For Laceyville Area



Meshoppen Fire Chief Scott Hayward had some good news for Laceyville area residents Tuesday night. Hayward outlined plans to the Laceyville Borough Council regarding how Meshoppen intends to expand its ambulance coverage to include Laceyville and other communities. At last month’s borough council meeting, Laceyville Fire Chief Brad Fassett said that a lack of volunteers would force Laceyville to stop […]

Taylor Ave. Man Charged In Wyalusing Burglary



This story was first reported in our online edition on Friday, March 20. Sign up for free Rocket-Bulletins at www.rocket-courier.com and get email notification of breaking news A Wyalusing man was arrested Friday afternoon, March 28, after state and local police conducted an intensive search along Taylor Avenue to locate the man who was wanted in connection with a burglary […]

Police Continue Investigation into Missing Man



This story was first reported in our online edition on Sunday March 30. Sign up for free Rocket-Bulletins at www.rocket-courier.com and get email notification of breaking news. The latest turn of events in the bizarre missing person investigation in Laceyville centering on Thomas Yates, the New York State man who went missing early Sunday morning, March 30, is that on […]

Decade Later, Memories of Tragic Day Linger



Publisher’s note: Former Rocket- Courier editor Wes Skillings wrote the following article in April 2004. It covers the memorial service conducted for slain Bradford County Sheriff ’s Deputies Mike VanKuren and Chris Burgert and also offers background on the tragic killings six days earlier that stunned the region. The message, preceded by the familiar squawk and static, was announced over […]

Changing of the Guard At Laceyville Hardware



Brian Ace, whose family owned Laceyville’s Main Street hardware store since 1972, said that selling the family business and retiring is a bittersweet time for him and his wife, Donna. Brian’s parents, Francis and Rhea Ace, purchased the business in 1972. Brian and Donna purchased the business from his parents in 1987. “I can honestly say there wasn’t a single […]

Mehoopany Twp. Mobile Home Destroyed



This story was first reported in our online edition on Thursday, March 27. Sign up for free Rocket-Bulletins at www.rocketcourier.com and get email notification of breaking news. A mobile home just off Scottsville Road in Mehoopany Township was destroyed Thursday, March 27, in a fire that broke out around 12:30 p.m. The fire was at the residence of John Brown, […]