2016-01-14 E-Edition

Robert Wheeler

Robert “Bob” Wheeler, 87, passed away at his home in Sarasota, FL on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016.Formerly of Meshoppen and Springville, PA, Bob was the son of the late Fenn and Beatrice Wheeler. He was born on Jan. 1, 1929 in Sherman, NY, and moved to Tunkhannock, PA, in 1937. He graduated from Tunkhannock High School in 1946 and then […]

Lucille Gosford

Lucille Gesford, 64, of Montrose, PA, passed away suddenly with her family at her side on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. She was born in Binghamton, NY, on June 22, 1951, to the late Leo T. and Reta E. (Jones) Flynn. Her husband of over 47 years, Ken Gesford, survives.Also surviving are her four children and […]

Harold Bullock

Mr. Harold W. Bullock, 66, of Mehoopany, PA, went home to be with the Lord on Friday evening, Jan. 8, 2016, at Tyler Memorial Hospital in Tunkhannock after being taken there earlier in the evening.Born in Meshoppen on Feb. 5, 1949, he was the son of the late Gerald A. Bullock, who passed away on Feb. 15, 2001, and Agatha […]

Cheryl Wiles

Mrs. Cheryl A. Carter Wiles, 67, of Laceyville, PA, passed away early Saturday afternoon, Jan. 9, 2016 at the Skilled Nursing Unit of the Memorial Hospital in Towanda.Born in Meshoppen on May 5, 1948, she was the daughter of the late Orell D. Carter, who passed away on June 11, 1976, and the late Jane VanGorden Carter Pierson, who passed […]

Dora Blaine

Dora M. Wood Blaine, 87, of Stevensville, PA, passed away Sunday morning, Jan. 10, 2016 at Tyler Memorial Hospital in Tunkhannock. She was a resident of the Wyalusing Valley Personal Care Home.Born on July 17, 1928 in Akron, OH, she was the daughter of the late Francis Wood and Margaret Gustafson Cobb.She married the late Ronald L. Blaine on March […]

DEP, Dam Owners, Elected Officials Meet in Harrisburg

Author’s Note: This article is part six of a multiple part series as the investigation into this matter is ongoing. The Rocket-Courier will continue to provide details as they develop. Private dam owners, waterfront residents and elected officials from Bradford, Wyoming, and Susquehanna Counties considered it to be an informative and productive meeting with Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) representatives […]

Schools Still Face Uncertainty


Gov. Tom Wolf signed a $23.4 billion spending plan Dec. 28, releasing funds in an effort to reduce the financial strain many school districts are facing due to the ongoing budget impasse. The Wyalusing Area School District received $4.6 million of that funding Jan. 5, according to Superintendent Chester Mummau and Business Manager Stephanie Heller. Prior to the release of […]

All Together Now!

Wysox Distributes $100K to Fire Co.

During the Wysox Volunteer Fire Company’s regular meeting on Monday, Jan. 11, newly appointed Township Supervisor Evan Barnes announced $100,000 in Act 13 Impact Fee funding would be distributed to the fire service to assist in covering the cost of a new vehicle. Since the township began seeing Act 13 monies in 2012, it has amassed nearly $500,000 in the […]