2016-08-18

Weather Hurts Firemen’s Celebration Turnout



Saturday night marked yet another year in the books for the Wyalusing Firemen’s Celebration, ending a week of stormy and humid weather that clearly effected attendance, said Carnival Committee President Janet Otis. The Wyalusing Valley Volunteer Fire Department (WVVFD) had hoped to raise $40,000 this year, which Otis said represents around one-third of the department’s operating budget. “We won’t have […]

CCAP Voting on Proposal for Minimum Gas Royalty Percentage



The County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania (CCAP) is currently considering whether it will support a proposed resolution to prevent landowners from experiencing high deductions for post-production costs being taken from their natural gas royalty checks. The resolution, which is an added amendment to Article VII, Section A, was lobbied by Bradford County Commissioners Daryl Miller and Ed Bustin during the […]

Residents Offer Input on Comprehensive Plan



People attending last week’s Wyalusing Firemen’s Celebration had an opportunity to visit a tent with displays highlighting Wyalusing Borough’s upcoming comprehensive plan update, which is currently underway. Earlier this year, a steering committee was formed of local residents and business owners to help develop the plan. A comprehensive plan is a vision statement for the community and a subsequent list […]

Rain Threat Doesn’t Dampen Pickett’s Barbecue



The theme of State Representative Tina Pickett’s 15th annual barbecue held Aug. 13 at the Tom and Diane Elliott farm in Rome Township was “Join us in a rally to win back the White House.” Despite the heat and threat of showers, a crowd of 170 enthusiastic supporters, which included first-timers as well as many long time loyal supporters, had […]

Toomey Stops in Towanda



Civil War Weekend at French Azilum



–As storms rolled through the area over the weekend, French Azilum area residents may not have known whether they heard thunder or rifle and cannon fire. Civil War Weekend was in full swing as re-enactors from multiple regional units converged at the French Azilum Historic Site for a weekend of friendly competition, educational activities and truly old-fashioned fun. While the […]

2016-08-18 E-Edition

Mr. Kerry Detrick



Kerry E. Detrick, 69, of Quicks Bend passed away at his home on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016.Kerry was born on Sept. 9, 1946 in Meshoppen, PA, the son of the late Franklin P. (d. 1988) and Viviene L. Hawkey Detrick (d. 2011). He graduated from Wyalusing Valley High School with the Class of 1964.  After high school, Kerry began working […]

Ten in PA Die Every Day from Drug Use



According to a report recently issued by the Pennsylvania State Coroners’ Association (PSCA), drug deaths across the state continue to skyrocket at an alarming rate, and there is no sign of the deaths declining. The report states that drug related deaths have increased 30 percent from 2014 to 2015. That means there are 10 Pennsylvanians who die every day from […]

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