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December 13, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Bradford Commissioners Blast Denial Of FEMA Disaster Aid for Individuals

Doug McLinko Bradford County Commissioner

The Bradford County Commissioners said they are very disappointed by the federal government’s decision to deny Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) funding to replace or repair homes and other private property that was damaged by flooding More...

Annual Candlelight Service Dec. 16 in Wyalusing

On Sunday, Dec. 16, the Wyalusing Musical Society will host its annual Candlelight program beginning at 5 p.m. 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

DISTRICT JUDGES

Todd Carr, Towanda   More...

COURTHOUSE NOTES BRADFORD COUNTY

Deed Transfers  Richard J. and Margaret L. Bata McCracken to Karen Blauvelt in Towanda Borough Second Ward for $66,195 on Nov 29.  Trevor and Robert Shaffer to Trevor and Robert Shaffer in Litchfield Township for $1 on Nov. 29.  More...

—BRADFORD COUNTY SENTENCINGS & PLEAS—

Bradford County District Attorney Daniel J. Barrett reported that the following persons pleaded guilty, were sentenced or accepted into the ARD Program in the Bradford County Court of Common Pleas, Towanda:   Sentencings  More...

Letters

Group-Think Destroying the Country

Editor:  President Trump declared “almost a complete victory” after learning of the results of the midterm elections. However, this is another fabrication used to bolster his ego and security. More...

Lifestyles

News from the Wyalusing Public Library

All of us at the library are feeling so very blessed by the generosity and support shown to us during the Christmas Confectionary Sale. The two days brought in $449! More...

Springville Township Site of New CNG Station

A company based out of Vermont is slated to begin operations of a compressed natural gas (CNG) station in Springville Township once they satisfy all county and township development ordinances and receive final approval from the Susquehanna County Pla More...

Council Hires New Firm for Annual Audit

At their monthly meeting on Monday, Dec. 10, the Wyalusing Borough Council voted to switch to a Wyalusing company to perform the borough’s annual financial audit, which will save the borough thousands of dollars next year.  More...

Dining and Entertainment

Handling Grief Around The Holidays

Grief affects each of us differently. Feelings of loss come and go without warning, even many years after a loved one has died. Sometimes, grief can be triggered by familiar events, music, smells, foods, or photographs. More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

BLOOD DRIVE

Upcoming blood donation opportunities Now-Dec. 19: Bradford County: Canton Monday, Dec. 17 from 1-6 p.m. at the Canton Moose Lodge No. 429, 41 Sullivan St. Sayre Monday, Dec. 17 from 12-5 p.m.  More...

BREAKFASTS

Monthly Breakfast at the Herrickville Fire Hall, Sunday, Dec. 30, from 7:30-10:30 a.m. All you can eat pancakes, french toast, ham, sausage, eggs, home fries, sausage gravy and biscuits, coffee, orange juice, real maple syrup and sugarfree syrup. More...

CHRISTMAS EVENTS

The Tunkhannock United Methodist Church presents “Journey to Bethlehem” on Friday, Dec. 14 and Saturday, Dec. 15, 6 to 9 p.m. both evenings. Wagons take visitors to eight scenes enacting events surrounding the birth of Jesus.  More...

Worship

IT’S IN THE BOOK

My Dad used to take us outside on a clear (and cold) winter’s night and point out important stars and constellations. This knowledge was useful later when cruising the South Pacific in WW II, for we all used celestial navigation. More...

Presbyterian Church News

“The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you, from your fellow Israelites. You must listen to him,” (Deuteronomy 18:15). More...

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish

We are in the second week of Advent. More...

Monroeton Man Dead After Rt. 220 Accident

A Monroeton man is dead following a three-vehicle accident on Tuesday, Dec. 11 in Ulster Township, Bradford County Coroner Tom Carman said. Carman said he pronounced 43-year-old Jerimy Fiske dead at the scene of the accident. More...

Meshoppen Mother Accused Of Strangling Daughter

(This story was first posted on www.rocketcourier.com on Dec. 6).   More...

Terry Twp. Accident Victim Identified

An earlier version of this story was published in the Dec. 6 print edition of the Rocket-Courier, prior to the name of the deceased man being released. This is an update of that information.  More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

John Parys - 2018-12-20
Donna Cole - 2018-12-20
Christopher Kolbeck - 2018-12-13
Dave Roosa - 2018-12-13
Frances Carter - 2018-12-13
Mark Honchell - 2018-12-13
William Smith - 2018-12-13

Local News

Last Year of Stevensville Christmas Tree Farm

Sometimes Christmas is bittersweet. For a Stevensville resident and her family, this year is very different. Someone is not with them, and their tradition of selling Christmas trees is ending. More...

Bradford County Selects New Voting Machines

ALL EXISTING MACHINES WILL BE REPLACED

At their meeting on Thursday, Dec. 6, the Bradford County Commissioners approved a written agreement to purchase new voting machines manufactured by a Vista, CA, company, which will replace all of the county’s existing voting machines.  More...

Citizens Take Aim at County’s Planned Shooting Range

The county’s plan to construct a 20-lane, outdoor shooting range behind the Bradford County Library in West Burlington Township drew criticism from a few citizens at the Bradford County Commissioners’ meeting on Thursday, Dec. 6.  More...

Opinion

The Socialists Are Coming, The Socialists Are Coming

The late Nikita Khrushchev, leader of the Soviet Union back in the 1960s, must be laughing himself silly at a demon’s bar somewhere in the depths of Hell.  More...

Who Are Your Real Friends on Facebook?

Friendship took on a whole new meaning 14 years ago when Facebook was launched by Mark Zuckerberg and several other Harvard students. More...

Columns

Reflections of Nature

“Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. The stockings were hung by the chimney with care in hopes that Saint Nicholas soon would be there.”  More...

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Last week’s eyes belonged to Bob Westover. We had three callers and they were all incorrect. * * * More...

JUST ASK ALICE

DEAR ALICE: I heard on the news that they are going to be building special generating plants that produce electricity by burning manure. Do you know where they plan to put these generators?  More...

Sports

Comets Streak Past Rams for Title

Gary Woodruff Memorial Duals

Abington Heights claimed the championship of the Gary Woodruff Memorial Duals at Wyalusing Valley on Saturday, Dec. More...

Openers Offer Few Answers

One weekend of high school sports action presents a small sample on which to base an informed opinion.  Still, some things jump out from Wyalusing Valley’s first few days of winter sports madness.  More...

Lady Rams Swept In Tournament

The Wyalusing Valley girls’ basketball team found the going tough in their season opening games at the Central Columbia Tournament on Dec. 7-8. Central Columbia handed the Lady Rams a 56-43 defeat in the tournament opener. More...

Education

NRCS Student Council Hosts Drive-Thru

The Student Council of North Rome Christian School, under the direction of Mrs.  More...

Guthrie Offers Scholarship To Area High School Seniors

Guthrie Scholarship applications are now available for area high school seniors.  Two categories of scholarships are offered. More...

Students Participate in Intern Program

Students from Elk Lake, Wyalusing, Montrose, Lackawanna Trail and Mountain View and recently participated in multi-week hospital internships set up by Northern Tier Industry & Education Consortium (NTIEC) at Geisinger Community Medical Center (GC More...

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