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January 17, 2019 RSS feed / Front Page

Bradford DA Not Seeking Re-Election

Bradford County District Attorney Daniel Barrett announced this week that he is not running for re-election this year.  Barrett issued the following statement about his retirement:  “To the people of Bradford County:  “It&r More...

Special Sections

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

More Bradford County Offenders Being Sentenced to State Prison

TREND IS HELPING TO EASE OVERCROWDING

Significantly more offenders from Bradford County are now being sent to state prison instead of the Bradford County Correctional Facility (BCCF), which is helping to ease the overcrowding at the county facility, the warden said. More...

Former Aide Pleads Guilty to Sexual Assault

A Towanda Area School District teacher’s aide who had a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student has pleaded guilty in the case.  On Tuesday, Jan. 15, Michele L. 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...

Letters

LNG Plant Will Destroy Area’s Pristine Beauty

Dear Editor:  More...

Wants to Change Bear Seasons

Dear Editor:  The PA Game Commission (PGC) says there is an increasing bear population with the numbers increasing from 15,000 a decade ago to 18,000 a few years ago and currently at 20,000.  This sounds like the deer population management More...

Petition Submitted To Ag Secretary

Dear Editor:  I recently sent a petition from Progressive Agriculture Organization, located at 1300 Rattlesnake Hill Road in Meshoppen, to the Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue. More...

Columns

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Last week’s eyes belonged to Jim Wakefield of Robbie’s Pizza. We had one call and the guess was wrong.  * * *  More...

The Good Old Days

News items gathered from an old copy of the Rocket-Courier, reprinted as they were in the Jan. 19, 1995 edition.  * * *  More...

Jester Hill

Ever since Josiah Barclay, the long-time tax consultant and well-known taskmaster in the community passed a couple months ago, his firm’s secretary, Rebecca Jenkins, has received at least one phone call a week asking to speak to him.  Her More...

Dining and Entertainment

Sneak Preview ‘Victoria’ Screening Held

Approximately 125 people attended a sneak preview screening of the first episode of a new season of ‘Victoria,” a Masterpiece Theatre production that airs locally on WVIA TV 44 on Sunday evenings. More...

Wyalusing Students Return from PMEA District 8 Orchestra

On Wednesday, Jan. 9, four Wyalusing Valley High School (WVHS) students—Greg Boatman, Kathleen Mills, Emily Moyer and Christian Werner— traveled to Williamsport for District Orchestra. More...

Perfect Recipe to Assist with your New Year’s Resolutions

To get healthier or to spend more time with family and less time with your cell phones? Well, here’s the perfect recipe from Sullivan County Dairy Ambassador Noah Phillips that will bring families together but is also good for you.  More...

Worship

IT’S IN THE BOOK

I had never seen a shrew up close before. Perhaps I had seen one and mistook it for a mouse for they are quite alike in their looks and actions. Today was a show day. More...

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish

Jesus’ public ministry began with his Baptism by John in the desert. The Lord Jesus lowered himself in his baptism and acknowledged his Father so that we will never hesitate to do the same.  More...

Wyalusing U. M. Charge News

Holy and faithful God, we so often choose our own way instead of yours. We think we can evade your commandments. We have spoken in ways that kill, strayed with our hearts, betrayed friends and hated enemies. We have broken our promises. More...

Peg Huyck Named Outstanding Citizen

Rainbow Club to Recognize Her for Civic Contributions on Feb. 23

When Peg Huyck was five years old, her father walked out, leaving her mother to raise Peg and her eight siblings. The family had to subsist on her mother’s salary as a laborer in a dress factory and on public assistance. More...

Washington Twp. Body Identified

This story was originally posted in the Rocket-Courier’s online edition on Jan. 13. More...

Frye Pleads Guilty in Major Child Abuse Case

On Tuesday, Jan. 15, Jakayo Scott Frye of Towanda pleaded guilty in Bradford County Court in one of the most gruesome and sadistic cases of child abuse ever seen in this region. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Armand Ruest, Jr. - 2019-01-17
Sandra Fritsch - 2019-01-17
Barbara Groover - 2019-01-17
Burton Manley - 2019-01-17
Glen Beeman - 2019-01-17

Local News

Dozens Attend Rally Against Abortion in Towanda Sunday

At a Pro-Life Rally on Sunday, Jan. 13 in Towanda, a local leader said that, because of a lack of opposition by those opposed to abortion, abortion could become a Constitutional right in New York state, regardless of what happens nationally. More...

Commissioners Handle Personnel Issues

The Jan. 9 business meeting of the Susquehanna County board of commissioners was primarily focused on various personnel issues, some new and some a matter of following up on previous actions.  More...

Area Bell Ringers Honored at Luncheon

After major flooding hit Bradford County in 2011, Towanda resident Robyn D’Anna walked into the county’s Emergency Operations Center and informed a woman there that her propane tank had washed away and that her fuel oil tank was no longer More...

Opinion

Soap Shards and Shampoo Bottles

ELDERSPEW

A mere seven days ago I found myself being called out on Facebook by none other than my wife, for “social contract transgressions.” Now…for the sake of all married men, I outline the charges and offer a counter-argument: More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

No Flu for You? Give It a Shot

I’ve been engaged in a bout with the flu. It struck suddenly but not unexpectedly mid-afternoon Monday. It came quickly in the aftermath of my wife, Mary, being laid low for the entire weekend. More...

Seniors

Grandparents Make Wonderful Mentors

“A mentor is someone who sees more talent and ability within you, than you see in yourself, and helps bring it out of you.” -Bob Proctor What better mentor can you get than a grandma or grandpa? More...

Veteran Receives Quilt Of Valor on Veterans’ Day

Retta area resident and Vietnam veteran Thomas Richie was very pleased and honored to receive a Quilt of Valor on Veterans’ Day, Nov. 11, 2018.  He served in the navy for two years, spending one year in Vietnam. More...

Bradford County Manor Welcomes a New CRNP

Bradford County Manor is pleased to welcome Tina Route, CRNP, to its medical staff.  More...

Sports

Lady Rams Hold Off Troy

Bennett Hits Game Winner in 40-37 Victory; Champluvier Nets 25

Callie Bennett’s rim-exploring game-winning three pointer allowed the Wyalusing Valley girls’ basketball team to fend off a determined effort from Troy, 40-37, at Layman Gymnasium on Jan 15. More...

Rams Regain Winning Touch

Down Williamson, 71-41

The Wyalusing Valley boys’ basketball team snapped a three-game losing streak with a dominating 71-41 win over Williamson at Layman Gymnasium on Jan. 11. More...

Ruffed Grouse Society Banquet Set for Feb. 9

National President to Address Guests

The Susquehanna River Valley Chapter of the Ruffed Grouse Society (RGS) will hold its third annual Conservation and Sportsmen’s Banquet Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Genetti Hotel, 200 W. 4th St., Williamsport. More...

Education

Mansfield University Announces Fall Dean’s List

A total of 339 students have been named to the Mansfield University Dean’s List for the Spring 2018 semester. To be named to the Dean’s list, a student must attend the university full-time and earn at least a 3.5 GPA.  More...

Bucknell Students Named to Dean’s List

Bucknell University has released the Dean’s List for outstanding academic achievement during the Fall semester of the 2018-19 academic year. More...

Wyalusing Classroom Receives Surprise Pizza Delivery

Dandy Mini Mart recently held a 5 Days of Dandy event during the five days leading up to the Christmas holiday. More...

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