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March 14, 2019 RSS feed / Front Page

Former WASD Administrator Arrested

Faces Marijuana Sales Charge in Lehigh County

A former administrator of the Wyalusing Area School District (WASD) has been arrested in Lehigh County after she tried to sell marijuana to an undercover state trooper. More...

New Albany Fire Company Holds Appreciation Dinner

When New Albany’s volunteer fire department hosts its annual Appreciation Dinner, you can count on it being more than just a dinner. Way more.  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

Frye Sentenced to 2 to 9 Years

TO SERVE PRISON TIME FOR CHILD ABUSE

On Monday, March 11, Jakayo Scott Frye of Towanda was sentenced to two to nine years in prison for his role in abusing two children, one of whom was forced to drink her own urine and was picked up by her ears, while the other was beaten with a piece 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...

Harassment Charges Dismissed

Harassment charges were dismissed against a Gillett man by the Honorable Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton.  Christopher Hann, 31, had been charged by the PA State Police for two incidents which occurred in the fall of 2018.  More...

Letters

Beware of Property Profile Scam

To the Editor:  Many homeowners in this community are receiving a solicitation from a company called Property Profile offering to obtain a copy of their Deed and assessment record for a cost of $86. More...

Lifestyles

Vande Marks Celebrating Golden Anniversary

Luke and Jean Vande Mark of Stevensville will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary this Friday, March 15.  The couple’s family held a party for them this past November to celebrate the upcoming milestone.  For more than four decad More...

Columns

Reflections of Nature

Diary entry March 2, 2019, “Woke up to see four inches of fresh snow on the ground and the thermometer registering 22 degrees.” While shoveling the walks that morning, I heard a male cardinal singing, from the top of a spruce tree in our More...

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Last week’s eyes belonged to Rachel Docktor who works at Tuscarora Wayne. We had a few calls, but Karissa Salsman was the only one to come up with Rachel’s name.  * * *  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 Meshoppen’s Tyler Memorial Hospital during its heyday in the 1950s. It was the tireless efforts of Meshoppen Physician Dr. C.J.H. More...

Sports

Final Four Bound

WVHS Grad Leads Scranton to DIII Title Weekend

The University of Scranton women’s basketball team, coached by Wyalusing Valley graduate Trevor Woodruff, reached the NCAA Division III Final Four with a dramatic come-from-behind 44-40 win over Tufts at the John Long Center on Saturday, March More...

Troy’s Seymour Strikes Gold

PIAA Wrestling Championships

Five North Section wrestlers, led by Troy’s Sheldon Seymour, the 106-pound champion, brought home medals from the PIAA Class AA wrestling championship in Hershey on March 2. More...

Tigers Claim Class AA Team Title

Southern Columbia, which saw six wrestlers take home medals, including 195-pound champion Gaige Garcia, won the Class AA team title at the PIAA wrestling championships with 121 points, outdistancing runner-up St. More...

Education

Area Students Achieve Deans’ Lists Honor

Gettysburg College   Leah Gulyas of Ulster has been placed on the Gettysburg College Dean’s Honor list for outstanding academic achievement in the Fall 2018 semester.  Students with a quality point average of 3.60 or higher (on a 4.0 More...

4-H Youth Attend State Leadership Conference

Susquehanna County

The 4-H State Leadership Conference (SLC) held in State College the first weekend in February was a well-attended 4-H Leadership experience. With nearly 600 attendees there was so much to learn and so much to do.  More...

Elk Lake Elementary Lists School Honor Students

The following Elk Lake Elementary School students were awarded for Honor Roll Second Trimester:  Fifth Grade High Honors  More...

Breaking News - 3:22 PM

Large Quantity of Fentanyl, Meth Seized from Ulster Man  Free Access 

A large quantity of fentanyl and crystal methamphetamine was seized over the weekend from a North Towanda Township residence and from a car that was reportedly used by an Ulster man who stayed in the residence, state police said. More...

Possible Outsourcing at WASD Raises Concerns

Maintenance Staff Issue Addressed By Board; Life Skills Teacher Lauded

Concerned that a social media storm that erupted upon news that the Wyalusing Area School Board was looking at various options for maintaining the buildings and grounds in the wake of Bob Brigham’s planned retirement at the end of June prompted More...

Wyalusing Laundromat Closing Saturday

Wyalusing businessman Ted Burgess confirmed earlier this week that he has sold the former bowling alley complex along Bowling Alley Road in Wyalusing Township to an undisclosed buyer.  The sale includes a former residence, the bowling alley buil More...

Katy Stoddard Presented Wilmot’s Calvin & Harriet Girven Award

Katy Stoddard, an 18-year member of the Wilmot Township Volunteer Fire Company and the current treasurer, received the fire company’s most prestigious award, The Calvin and Harriet Girven Memorial, on Sunday during the 23rd annual Appreciation More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Eleanor Buchinski - 2019-03-21
Lucille Robinson - 2019-03-21
Charles Johnson - 2019-03-21
Kathleen Christini - 2019-03-21
Rose Marie Belcher - 2019-03-14
Lillian Jayne - 2019-03-14

Local News

Kids’ Chili Cookoff Raises $1,500 for YMCA

Connor Sproule, 7, of Towanda won the Fifth Annual Kids’ YMCA Chili Cookoff on Sunday, March 10, even though he does not particularly like to eat the food. More...

New President at Helm of Towanda Memorial Hospital

Guthrie has announced that Felissa Koernig, JD, MBA, FACHE, has joined the organization as President/COO of Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital, effective Feb. More...

Penelec Offers to Convert Streetlights to LED

Penelec is offering to convert the streetlights throughout Wyalusing Borough so that they would use LED bulbs, borough officials said at the Wyalusing Borough Council’s meeting on Monday, March 11.  Compared to the sodium vapor bulbs used More...

Opinion

What Is This Madness?

ELDERSPEW

Not long ago I ended a column with the statement, “I don’t think I understand the world I live in anymore.” More...

‘Newsies’ Fills Stage with Talent and Energy

Everybody loves a David-versus Goliath story. More...

Snapshots

Full Story

Dining and Entertainment

CBF Annual Photo Contest Gets Underway

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s (CBF) 14th Annual Watershed Photo Contest is now underway. Photo submissions are being accepted between now and April 5. More...

Area Agency on Aging Looking For Craft Vendors

Craft or trade vendors are needed for the second annual Craft Fair Picnic presented by the Senior Centers of B/S/S/T Area Agency on Aging, Inc.  The event will be held in July. More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

Coming Events...

BREAKFASTS   More...

HUNTERS SAFETY COURSE

A hunters safety course will be held on Saturday, March 30 and Sunday, March 31 at the Tri County Sports Club, Silvara. This is for first time hunters and trappers and is necessary to complete in order to purchase a license. More...

MEETING NOTICES

The Union Wyalusing Masonic Lodge No. 108 meets at 7:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month at the Lodge Hall, Main and Pine Streets, Towanda. For more information, call 570-721-0008.   More...

Worship

IT’S IN THE BOOK

In the process of trying to promote prayer through a weekly prayer meeting at church, I had an elder once say to me “why pray when everything is going ok?” Yes, a great deception. Satan, that great deceiver, had done it again. More...

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWS

“Know therefore that the Lord your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commandments,” (Deuteronomy 7:9). More...

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish

God has delivered us from evil through the suffering and death of Jesus Christ, who endured temptation for our sake but did not sin. More...

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