2022-12-22 E-Edition

High Wind Grounds Santa Flight

Event Raises Funds for Alzheimer’s Awareness

High winds may have grounded Patrick Sekely from taking to the skies on Sunday, Dec. 18, but that didn’t stop the Black Walnut resident from having fun with his friends and the numerous people who came out to Skyhaven Airport. The Black Walnut resident was planning to take to the skies above Wyoming County flying his powered paraglider to bring […]

Area Residents Pleased With Starlink Internet

The Rocket-Courier interviewed four Bradford County residents who use Starlink, the satellite-based Internet service provided by SpaceX, a company owned by Elon Musk. All four residents stated they are pleased with the service, which recently became available. Starlink’s satellites are only about 345 miles above the Earth’s surface, which makes its service faster than other satellite-based Internet services. Other companies’ […]

Skillings’s New Book Based on 1970s Murder

Wes Skillings was still in the beginning of his journalism career when the phone rang at The Williamsport Grit newspaper. Skillings, of Wyalusing, was still wet behind the ears as a newspaper reporter when he answered a phone call that came in on that fateful day. Little did he know that this call would stem from the most head-scratching murder […]

David Bonhamer Earns Eagle Scout Status

At a well-attended ceremony at the Wyalusing Fire Hall on Sunday afternoon, Dec. 17, Wyalusing resident David Bonhamer, a member of Camptown’s Troop 4 Boy Scouts, was presented with Scouting’s highest rank, Eagle Scout. David is the son of David Bonhamer and Betsy Ball, both of Wyalusing. He is a senior at the Wyalusing Valley High School. Less than seven […]

Horse, Chickens Killed in Camptown Barn Fire

A horse and several chickens were killed when a fire destroyed a barn on Water Street in Camptown late Sunday night, Dec. 18. Firefighters were dispatched to 339 Water Street at 11:24 p.m. Sunday after receiving a report of a confirmed structure fire. “When I arrived on the scene, it ended up being a barn (that was) completely on the […]

Wyoming County Rescinds COVID Sick Pay Policy

The Wyoming County Commissioners on Tuesday unanimously voted to rescind a policy that provided additional sick pay for county employees who tested positive for COVID-19. The policy will no longer be in effect as of Jan. 1, 2023. Commissioner Chairman Rick Wilbur noted that the severity of the virus is “not nearly what it was three years ago.” “When that […]

Susquehanna Commissioners Pass Budget with No Tax Hike

One significant action taken by the Susquehanna County Board of Commissioners at their Dec. 14 meeting was the approval of the budget for 2023 at $43,298,431.74. Millage for 2023 is set at 10.5 for general real estate for the general fund and .33 for the library fund, making the total millage for real estate 10.83. In the official setting of […]

Inpatient Unit Reopens At Towanda Hospital

The unit that houses patients after they are admitted to Guthrie’s hospital in Towanda reopened last week, after being closed for a year, Guthrie officials have announced. The unit, called the Medical-Surgical Unit, was temporarily closed a year ago due to the limited amount of staff available to serve the unit and an increase in patients in Guthrie’s system. “We […]

Open House for Christmas Held at Asylum Twp. Home

Sue Wheeler of Asylum Township said she loves to decorate. And for Christmas, she does it big time. On Sunday, Dec. 18 and Monday, Dec. 19, Wheeler held an open house at her four-bedroom residence, inside of which were more than 30 Christmas trees, 50 nativity displays and other holiday decorations. “She starts (decorating) after Halloween and keeps going at […]