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Ethics Commission Fines Monroe Twp. Supervisor

CONFLICT OF INTEREST ALLEGATIONS FOUND TO BE TRUE

The Investigative Division of the State Ethics Commission in Harrisburg has found that a member of the Monroe Township Board of Supervisors reportedly engaged in a conflict of interest, resulting in a monetary benefit to his own son.  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

Timothy Clark, Towanda   More...

COURTHOUSE NOTES

BRADFORD COUNTY   Deed Transfers  Monroeton DG to Brown Family Trust, David M., William F. and Claudia E. Brown and Deborah Brown Schwartz, Trustees, in Monroe Borough for $1,650,000 on Dec. 4.  More...

How to Protect Yourself from a Check Scam

During the holiday season, some consumers seek to earn a few extra shopping dollars by selling an expensive item, such as an automobile, electronics or perhaps a turtle dove or two, but Secretary of Banking and Securities, Robin L. More...

Lifestyles

Visitors’ Bureau Accepting Events for Annual Calendar

The Endless Mountains Visitors’ Bureau (EMVB) is encouraging everyone to start submitting events now to be included in its next annual calendar of events brochure.  The deadline to submit an event for the printed piece is not until Februar More...

Birthdays and Anniversaries

DECEMBER 17 Candy Campbell, Wyalusing, PA Jack Keeney, Browntown, PA Kathy Johnson, Sayre, PA David Jennings, Mehoopany, PA Manon Hanzok, Medford, NJ Nick Chiominto, III, Chester, PA Sally Ann Marrazzo, Terrytown, P More...

Donations Sought for New Junior Master Gardener Program

The Penn State Master Gardeners in Susquehanna County are pleased to announce a newlyestablished Junior Master Gardener program and are seeking your donations to help enhance the learning experience. More...

Columns

Reflections of Nature

During my adolescent years, my mother would often tell me to take off my good jeans before I ruined them. Last week while setting up our Christmas tree, I was taken back to those youthful days when Mary Alice said. More...

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Last week’s eyes belonged to Todd Alexander. Ticket winners were Susan Coates, Debbie Hunt, Julie Wickwire, Alicia Clouse, Brenda Dawe, Sam Fuhrey and Marilyn Miller.  * * *  More...

JUST ASK ALICE

DEAR ALICE: A friend told me he heard a new verse to the old standard “Santa Claus is Coming to Town,” but I haven’t heard it yet. Have you?  More...

Sports

North Star Shines Bright

Down Rams in Final, 39-36

North Star made the three hour, thirty minute trip from Somerset County worth it with a 39-36 win over Wyalusing Valley in the championship match of the Rams’ own Gary Woodruff Memorial Duals on Saturday, Dec. More...

Elk Lake Defeats Blue Ridge for Ninth

Elk Lake finished ninth in the Gary Woodruff Memorial Duals at Wyalusing on Saturday, Dec. More...

Rams’ Rally Falls Short

Lose at Mansfield; Sweep Susquehanna Tourney

After sweeping games against Susquehanna and Blue Ridge in the Bradford-Susquehanna Tournament at Susquehanna over the weekend, the Wyalusing Valley boys’ basketball team dropped its Northern Tier League opener, 55-50, at North Penn-Mansfield o More...

Middle School Employee Charged for Indecent Assault

PLACED ON LEAVE BY ATHENS SCHOOL DISTRICT UNTIL CASE RESOLVED

An employee of the Harlan Rowe Middle School in Athens was placed on leave earlier this week pending the result of a case in which she allegedly made inappropriate sexual contact with a 13-yearold boy, according to the school district’s superin More...

Christmas Candlelight Service Dec. 17

It’s a Wyalusing Christmas tradition that dates back decades and spans generations.  The Wyalusing Musical Society’s Annual Candlelight Service will take place Sunday evening, Dec. 17 at 5 p.m. More...

Increase Expected in Wyoming Co. Budget, New Trail Signs Unveiled

Wyoming County’s 2018 budget has been available for public inspection since Wednesday, Dec. 6, even though there are still modifications being made to the document. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Verne Lott - 2017-12-14
Catherine Gregory - 2017-12-14
Ceejay Smith - 2017-12-14
Charles Keeney - 2017-12-14
Martha Wildrick - 2017-12-14

Local News

Sheldon Funeral Homes Reaches 90-Year Milestone

LACEYVILLE LOCATION ON MAIN STREET GETS RECENT RENOVATION

If you ask Benjamin “Burnie” Sheldon the secret to running a withstanding and successful business, he would likely tell you, “a loving and devoted family.”  Sheldon Funeral Homes celebrated its 90th anniversary last month More...

Supervisors Allow Commercial Land Subdivision

PROPERTY MAINTENANCE, JUNK VEHICLE ORDINANCES ADOPTED

The owners of a commercial property just east of the Dandy Mini Mart General Store near the intersection of Routes 6 and 187 in Wysox Township are hoping to subdivide the parcel in order to potentially sell a portion, according to township supervisor More...

Upbeat Prison Report Big Gift to Wyoming County

Population at the Wyoming County Prison continues to fall slowly, with 56 men and 12 women currently incarcerated at the jail in Tunkhannock. More...

Opinion

When Was The Last Sunny Day?

Bear with me while I whine a bit about our winter weather. I know there are people out there who share my sentiments, and I can hear my retired friends in sunny Florida and other warm places laughing.  More...

Ethics Still Matter in Murky, Amoral Times

In these times of fake news, much of it manufactured by the people who complain most about it, I must say that most of the news media giants—from CBS and NBC to The Washington Post and New York Times— are much better at policing themselve More...

U.S. Missile Defenses Keep North Korea on Good Behavior

Guest Commentary

Imagine a world in which North Korea can launch a nuclear-armed ballistic missile at the U.S., and we have absolutely no missile defense.  We would be living in that world today if President George W. Bush had not withdrawn the U.S. More...

Dining and Entertainment

Exploring Strategies for Dining Out with Children

Dining out at restaurants can be an enjoyable activity and a break from kitchen duties at home. Many people in both the United States and Canada dine out at least once a week. More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

BLOOD DRIVE

Upcoming blood donation opportunities Dec. 16 through 31: Bradford County: Sayre: Tuesday, Dec. 19 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Enterprise Center, 703 S. Elmer Ave. and Tuesday, Dec. 26 from 1 to 6 p.m. at The Crossroads Family Ministries, 200 W. More...

BREAKFASTS

Monthly Breakfast at the Herrickville Fire Hall, Sunday, Dec. 31, from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. More...

CHRISTMAS EVENTS

A Live Nativity will be presented in songs of celebration and readings during the walking tour on the grounds of The Rome Vigilante Fire Co. in Rome on Saturday, Dec. 16 from 5 to 7 p.m. Parking available in the Presbyterian church lot. More...

Worship

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish

In the second Sunday of Advent “The Herald’s voice cries out: prepare the way of the Lord. Upon that way, we go to meet the Lord as he comes to meet us. The way lies through our own hearts. More...

IT’S IN THE BOOK

There are four hundred or so silent years in which God did not speak to his creation through a prophet. Those were the days before the birth of Christ. More...

WYALUSING U.M. CHARGE NEWS

The Wyalusing congregation was treated to the children’s Christmas Program on Sunday and Santa came to visit during the social hour following the church service. Thank you, to Mrs. More...

Education

Students Complete History Study

The seventh and eighth grade students at North Rome Christian School recently completed a Living History study unit. The students were asked to reflect on an important individual in their life. More...

Financial Aid Tip for Students

Avoid these common student financial aid mistakes.  Many students spend more for college than they should by making some common mistakes when seeking financial aid. More...

News from the Wyalusing Public Library

Santa Claus is coming to the library! Come join us Friday, Dec. 15, from 10 to 11 a.m. and greeting all little children in the front room of the library. Meanwhile, the annual Christmas celebration will be on downstairs.  More...

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