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Wyalusing Sewer Plant Expansion Planned

At its meeting on Monday, May 6, the Wyalusing Borough Council heard about the planned expansion of the borough’s sewage treatment plant and a development that could help extend the borough’s planned walking trail to the Susquehanna River More...

Meshoppen Library to Shut Doors

Dollar General Renews Attempt to Build in Borough

In an era when more potential changes in the landscape of downtown Meshoppen are being proposed, council members are wary to believe that anything is a done deal these days until earth is moved or dust flies. More...

Special Sections

Looking Back

Beta Rho Chapter Holds Presentation on Mindfulness

Mindfulness Program for Beta Rho, The Beta Rho Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma (DKG) Society International, recently met at CASS in Montrose for its chapter meeting. More...

Transportation Investment Announced

Rep. Tina Pickett announced that the PA Department of Transportation will invest $13 million in two projects within the 110th District.  More...

7th Annual Central PA Fiber Festival to be Held May 18-19

The phrase “Fiber Festival” may conjure up images of healthy salads and crunchy granola; however, in this case, it’s all about animal and plant fibers that play a very important part in your daily lives. More...

Police Blotter

POLICE BLOTTER

Editor’s Note: If you have additional information about any of the investigations listed below, contact the Pennsylvania State Police barracks at the following telephone numbers: Towanda, 570-265-2186; Tunkhannock, 570-836-2141; Gibson, 570-465 More...

Crime and Courts

Jury Finds Randy Herman, Jr. Guilty of First-Degree Murder

Publisher’s Note: This coverage of the Randy Herman, Jr. murder trial is published courtesy of the Palm Beach Post. Herman, a former Wyalusing area resident, was accused of stabbing to death Brooke Preston, also a former Wyalusing resident. More...

DISTRICT JUDGES

(Note: In DUI prosecutions in Pennsylvania, the intoxication rate for non-commercial drivers is a blood-alcohol content (BAC) of .08. For a commercial driver (truck, bus, etc.) the legal rate is .04. More...

COURTHOUSE NOTES

SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY   Deed Transfers  Amy B. Legg, nbm Amy B. Mellon, and Christopher Mellon to Elizabeth O’Malley, property in Montrose Borough for $150,000 on April 29.  More...

Letters

Support School Custodians

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Supports Bishop For Wyoming Post

Dear Editor:  “It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit”- Harry S. Truman  Humble people are kind, attentive and courteous to everyone they come across. More...

Supports Hiduk For Commissioner

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Sports

Alex Patton Breaks 47-Year-Old Wyalusing Boys’ 800 Run Mark

Alex Patton broke a 47-year-old school record in Wyalusing Valley’s regular-season ending tri-meet at Peterson Stadium on May 2.  Patton, a junior, won the boys’ 800 run with a time of 1:58.70, erasing Tom Bride’s mark of 1:59 More...

Rams Stop Skid; Fall to Towanda

Wyalusing Valley snapped a six-game losing streak with a 14- 0 win at Williamson on May 1.  The Rams were blanked in their home finale, 1-0, by Towanda on May 6.  With the split, the Rams enter the final 11 days of the regular season with a More...

Lady Rams Extend Streak

Win 14th Straight; Lead Athens by Two in NTL

The Wyalusing Valley softball team extended its winning streak to 14 games with a road win against Williamson and a wild home victory over Towanda.  Wyalusing, 14-1, overall, and 11-0 in the league, led Athens by two games with four games left More...

Education

Guthrie Awards Annual Scholarships

A total of 13 scholarships were awarded during Guthrie’s 45th Annual Health Professions and Employee Scholarship Programs.  More...

Over $60,000 in Scholarships Available

The Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers (CFTT) serves five counties, Bradford, Potter, Sullivan and Tioga Counties, PA and Tioga County, NY. There are currently over 30 scholarship funds administered by CFTT. More...

Area Schools Recipients of Safety Grants

Rep. Jonathan Fritz, Rep. Karen Boback and Sen. Gene Yaw recently announced that some schools in the Rocket- Courier coverage area are slated to receive school safety grants from the PA Commission on Crime and Delinquency. More...

Landmark Barns Destroyed

Sunday Blaze Strikes Minturn Family Farm

Two landmark structures were destroyed by fire at the Minturn Farm along Riverview Road in Wyalusing Twp. More...

Listening Tour Comes to Towanda

Lt. Gov. Hears Marijuana Legalization Opinions

On Saturday, May 4, Lt. Gov. More...

New Editor’s on The Job

Warren Howeler, seated, the Rocket-Courier’s new editor as of Monday, is pictured with publisher Dave Keeler, center, who is retiring after 39 years, and Nancy Keeler, managing editor. More...

Local News

Funding Sought For Camptown Park

At their meeting on Tuesday, May 7, the Wyalusing Township Supervisors took a significant step toward developing the former Camptown Elementary School property into a community park.  The supervisors passed a resolution to request funding from t More...

Fire Destroys Farr Hollow Road Barn

Firefighters from numerous regional companies work to extinguish the remains of a cattle barn on Farr Hollow Road in Forkston Township in Wyoming County early Tuesday evening. More...

Laceyville Council Continues Work with FEMA

After a rather costly mowing season in 2018, abetted by continuous rains and the involvement of several contractors, the Laceyville Borough Council took a different approach this year and appeared satisfied with their progress at the May 7 meeting. More...

Opinion

Drive-Through Love

ELDERSPEW

Sounds kind of like one of those drive-up wedding chapels in Las Vegas, doesn’t it? Nope. More...

Voter Apathy? It Starts at the Bottom

One thing I’ve learned from previous years of covering socalled municipal elections— races for borough councils, township supervisors, school boards—is the unfortunate lack of voter interest. More...

Looking to the Future

Well, the day has finally arrived. I’m writing my first “From The Desk” column as the new editor at the Rocket-Courier. More...

Columns

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Last week’s eyes belonged to Mary Ann Brigham, a former teacher at the Laceyville Elementary School. We had only five calls, and no one came up with her name. More...

JUST ASK ALICE

DEAR ALICE: Can you tell me one of the nicest things your kids did for you over the years on Mother’s Day?  More...

The Way We Were...

A look back at the people and places of the Wyalusing area over the last 20 years or more.

Here’s a look back at the 1914 ceremony at the Wyalusing Cemetery dedicating a monument marking the spot where General John Sullivan’s Army camped in 1776. More...

Worship

Wyalusing U. M. Charge News

God of the past, the present and the future, we are grateful for those who came before and seek to be faithful to their example. We appreciate those who serve and commit themselves today; we strengthen each other. More...

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish

In John 21, “The great catch of fish signals the fulfillment of God’s promise of salvation, carried through the centuries by the people of the Old Testament. More...

Presbyterian Church News

“…and to aspire to live quietly, and to mind your own affairs, and to work with your hands, as we instructed you, so that you may walk properly before outsiders and be dependent on no one...” (1 Thessalonians 4:11-12). More...

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