December 21, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Kneller to Receive Outstanding Citizen Award

While he is known to be a man of few words, Larry Kneller atones for his taciturnity with action.  A volunteer fireman, emergency management officer for the local township, military veteran, and a trustee of his longattended church, it’s o More...

‘The Greatest Gift’ Wyalusing’s Hollywood Connection

Author’s Note: In December 2004, publisher David Keeler, with help from genealogy buff Carol Brotzman, wrote an extensive article with the headline: Classic Hollywood Christmas Film More...

Special Sections

Local News

Cook’s Pond Association Dissolves, Donates Funds to County

BRADFORD COMMISSIONERS ADOPT $75.5 MILLION BUDGET FOR 2018

After donating its 41-acre property in Orwell Township last October, making it Bradford County’s fourth county park, the Cook’s Pond Association recently announced that it has officially dissolved and would give its remaining funds to the More...

Armed Man Thwarts Home Invasion

Two Athens men are in custody and face a slew of charges after they attempted to rob a home in Litchfield Township on Saturday night and were chased off by a man armed with a shotgun.  More...

Community Mourns Loss of Bullied Teen, Launches #BEAHERO Movement

Speaking with those who attended his memorial service, it was clear that 13-year-old Ceejay Smith was admired for his compassion, kindness, and willingness to stand up for those who were bullied the same way he had been.  “He would put the More...

Opinion

Remembering Marie, My Mother-In-Law

Next time you start feeling sorry for yourself or think life has handed you a tough row to hoe, think about the challenges my late mother-in-law faced, and triumphed over, and you’ll likely have a different perspective on life  More...

Sad, Silly and Satirical Songs of the Season

When we contemplate the music of Christmas, which surrounds us unceasingly wherever we go throughout December, we think of both the sacred and the festive. More...

Seniors

Caring for Dentures Improves Oral Health

Proper dental care and oral hygiene is essential at all stages in life, even for people who have dentures, partials or implants. People with dentures must recognize that oral hygiene protects their dentures as well as their mouths.  More...

How to Finance Long-term Care Needs

Failing to plan for long-term care expenses may leave aging men and women with little or no assets late in life. More...

A Hug for Santa

Harriet Payton, a member of the Stevensville Community Club, cuddles with Santa who, along with Mrs. Claus, was guest of honor at the club’s recent Christmas party. More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

BENEFITS

Benefit/Remembrance Dinner for Charles Wesley ‘Chuck” Keeney, Saturday, Jan. 6 starting at 4 p.m. with snow date Jan. 13 at the New Albany Fire Company. The menu consists of spaghetti, tossed salad, italian bread and dessert. More...

BLOOD DRIVE

Upcoming blood donation opportunities Dec. 16 through 31: Bradford County: Sayre: Tuesday, Dec. 26 from 1 to 6 p.m. at The Crossroads Family Ministries, 200 W. Lockhart St.; Sullivan County: Dushore: Friday, Dec. 22 from 1 to 6 p.m. at St. More...

BREAKFASTS

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

Sports

Creighton Crowned; Luke Hits Milestone

King of the Mountain Tournament

Creighton Edsell claimed the 160-pound title and three other Wyalusing Valley wrestlers placed at the King of the Mountain Tournament at Central Mountain High School on Dec. More...

Sights Set On States

“It’s pretty special.”  Wyalusing Valley senior wrestler Luke Yonkin O’Connor has reason to be proud.  On Friday, Dec. More...

King of the Mountain Tournament Results

Results from the King of the Mountain Tournament held at Central Mountain High School in Lock Haven on Dec. 15-16.  More...

Judge Sides with State in Chesapeake, Anadarko Case

NATURAL GAS LEASE HOLDERS REJOICE

A judge has filed an order in the ongoing case between the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and Chesapeake Energy, several of its sister companies, and Anadarko Petroleum Corp., allowing the PA Attorney General’s Office to proceed with a lawsuit ag More...

Woman Arrested for False Non-Profit Scam in Montrose

Police have arrested a woman who allegedly misused donations she had solicited for in Susquehanna County, which were reportedly intended for an animal rescue nonprofit organization she was the sole operator of.  More...

Early Christmas Gift Brings Health, Peace to Bonny

Former Herrick Township resident Bonny Sutton, who now lives in Vestal, NY, received an early Christmas gift this year.  Her gift was a clean bill of health and peace of mind, after the frightening experience of undergoing surgery to correct a b More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Leon Woodruff - 2018-05-24
Rachel Manning - 2018-05-24

Looking Back

The Year In Review

A look back at stories that made the news in 2017

—JANUARY—It’s Déjà Vu for Eastabrook Family More...

Looking Back at 2017

Major Improvements in 2017 Two of the most significant and visible changes to come to Wyalusing in 2017 included the extensive renovation of Wyalusing’s Farm and Home Plaza, left, by owners Dav More...

Winners in the Rocket-Courier’s Annual Sponsored Christmas Cash Contest

First Place Winner Ron Masters of Wyalusing was the grand-prize winner of $500 in this year’s Christmas Cash promotion, sponsored by the Rocket-Courier. 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

COURTHOUSE NOTES

BRADFORD COUNTY   Deed Transfers  William R. and Mary Attardo Krench to Jeffrey W. and Kirsten Grenzer in South Waverly Borough for $250,000 on Dec. 7.  More...

DISTRICT JUDGES

Timothy Clark, Towanda   More...

Lifestyles

Santa, Mrs. Claus Visit Rocket

Santa and Mrs. Claus made their annual visit to the Rocket-Courier just to make sure everyone was in good spirits as we prepared to wrap up our final and largest edition of the year. Santa and Mrs.  More...

New Year’s Resolution: Creating a Tree and Plant Life List for Your Woods

As forestry educators, our role is to advance an understanding of the complexities of the woods, in hopes that greater understanding will lead to well informed decision-making and well-cared-for lands. More...

The Seneca Falls Connection

In his 2004 article on Philip Van Doren Stern, David Keeler included many reasons why Upstate New York’s Seneca Falls could have been the inspiration for the film It’s a Wonderful Life. More...

Columns

Reflections of Nature

The custom of using evergreens to help celebrate goes back almost 2,000 years. In pre- Christian days, it was believed evergreens contained magical powers because the trees remained green throughout the year. More...

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Last week’s eyes belonged to Ben Leljedal, co-owner of Leljedal’s Hardware just outside of Dushore. He was pictured in last week’s paper announcing his retirement after 52 years in the family business.  More...

JUST ASK ALICE

DEAR ALICE: I heard my aunt say that for her, Christmas is just like another day in the office. Not sure what she meant by that. More...

Worship

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish

“Rejoice in the Lord,” for as miserable as life can seem at times, the reality is that God has clothed us “with a robe of salvation” that heals all our poverty, our broken hearts, our bondage. More...

IT’S IN THE BOOK

I love to receive gifts and so do you. Yes, and this is the gift giving season; your opportunity to bring a bit of cheer into another’s life. Are you aware that God also gives gifts? More...

WYALUSING U.M. CHARGE NEWS

We are coming to the conclusion of the Advent Season, which ends on Christmas Eve. More...

Education

Rushville

Last Week’s News  More...

PA Must Retain Existing Class I Premium

Testifying at a milk hearing conducted by the PA Milk Marketing Board on Wednesday, Dec. 6, Arden Tewksbury, Manager of the Progressive Agriculture Organization, (Pro-Ag), testified that the existing PA Class I premium must remain at $1.60 per cwt. More...

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