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Car Crash Along Route 220 Leaves Two Dead

This article was first published on our website on Tuesday morning, Jan. 30, just before 8 a.m. For breaking news alerts and email updates, visit www.rocket-courier.com. More...

Domestic Dispute Leads to Strangulation, Drug Charges

A New Albany man was arrested Thursday, Jan. 25 after he was involved in a domestic dispute in which he allegedly choked his girlfriend after making unwanted sexual advances toward her.  Frank A. 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

Commissioners Approached On Fair Districts Amendment

At their Jan. More...

DISTRICT JUDGES

Fred Wheaton, Wysox   More...

Outstanding Warrants in Bradford County

Contact Information  To contact the Bradford County Sheriff’s Office with information concerning these warrants, please call 570-265-1701 or stop in to the Sheriff’s Office at the Bradford County Courthouse at 301 Main Street in Towa More...

Letters

Urge Legislators to Prohibit Radar for Municipal Police

Editor:  To All Pennsylvania Drivers: Contact your representative and senator and remind them that 2018 is an election year and that we are paying attention to their votes.  Urge them to vote no on SB 251, authorizing radar for municipal po More...

Are Artificial Dairy Products Hurting Farmers?

Dear Editor:  Are dairy farmers’ prices being affected by the use of dairy ingredients in making cheese?  When I first met the late Senator Arlen Specter, he showed a substantial concern about the importation of some dairy products su More...

American Farmers Produce Better Food, So Pay Them

Dear Editor:  A travesty is happening in this country to the Family Farmer. More...

Seniors

Outreach Hours Set for February, Says Boback

Rep. Karen Boback announced outreach hours for February. Representatives from several different organizations will offer assistance at the district offices throughout the month. Please note: Offices will be closed on Monday, Feb. More...

Columns

Reflections of Nature

January was a very cold month. Just like everyone else our gas heating bill has increased and our woodpile has shrunk. Webster defines cold as having or being a temperature that is uncomfortably low for humans. More...

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Last week’s eyes belonged to Tony Rockwell and we had a few correct guesses last week. Tony is one of a small group of Frontier technicians that service our area. More...

News from the Wyalusing Public Library

What a great time we had at Bingo this past Saturday. Thanks to all who came. The library made $250.65. Come out and join us on Feb. 10 from 1 to 3 p.m. More...

Sports

Schum Joins Rams’ 100-Win Pantheon

Darren Schum became the 41st member of the Wyalusing Valley wrestling team’s  100-win club at Wellsboro on  Tuesday, Jan. 23. More...

Perseverance Pays Off for Morrison

The shot looked like so many others he has made during his four-year career. As Wyalusing Valley senior Jon Morrison unleashed yet another three-point shot with a pair of Canton defenders racing toward him, it was business as usual. More...

Wrestlers Complete NTL Four-Peat

The Wyalusing Valley wrestling team claimed its fourth consecutive Northern Tier League title with a 58-13 win over North Penn-Liberty on Jan. 24 at Layman Gymnasium.  More...

Education

Daisy Troop 40992 Earns Badges

Girl Scout Daisy Troop 40992 recently completed their “Between the Earth and Sky” Journey badge at the Wyalusing Public Library. More...

Writing Competition Announced

The Bradford County Library announces the 2018 annual original book writing competition. Children that are students in grades first through eighth and live in Bradford County can write a book and enter the competition. The rules are as follows: More...

Penn State Master Gardeners Hold Meeting

The Penn State Master Gardeners of Susquehanna County held their annual Kick Off meeting on Jan. 23. Many Master Gardener volunteers were honored for the 2017 accomplishments. The event, held at St. More...

Breaking News - 2/1/2018 9:48 AM

Rome Man Killed After Hitting Plow Truck Along Rt. 187  Free Access 

This article was not published in the Feb. 1 edition of the Rocket-Courier due to the state police report being sent after press time. A Rome man was killed in a two-vehicle crash that occurred along Route 187 in Wysox Township on Tuesday afternoon. More...

Towanda Teacher Charged For Stealing from Youth Club

A Towanda Area High School social studies teacher, who also serves as the junior high wrestling coach, has been charged for taking nearly $20,000 from the Towanda Youth Wrestling Club’s bank account between March 2016 and November 2017.  More...

Cause of Tragic Fire Yet to be Determined

ENDLESS SUPPLY CO. OWNER HOPES TO REBUILD

There is still no word as to what caused the colossal inferno that destroyed the Endless Supply Company in Wysox Township Friday night, Jan. More...

Rotary Club’s Venison Dinner Raises Funds for Food Pantry

Approximately 60 people attended the Venison Dinner hosted by the Wyalusing Area Rotary Club on Jan. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

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

Local News

Commissioners Address Recent Redistricting Ruling

WINDHAM SUPERVISOR WANTS MORE LOCAL INVOLVEMENT IN HARRISBURG

The Bradford County Board of Commissioners made comments regarding the state Supreme Court’s decision to have the commonwealth’s congressional district map redrawn.  More...

Car Slams Into Sand Truck in Terry Twp.

Just after 7 p.m. on Tuesday night, this late model Chevrolet Monte Carlo slammed into the rear of a tanker truck owned by Sand Blast Trucking, LLC of Factoryville. More...

Elk Lake Board Hears, Airs Recent Concerns

The Jan. 24 meeting of the Elk Lake School District and Susquehanna County Career and Technology Center (SCCTC) Board of Directors brought to light two concerns that arose of late for the district.  More...

Opinion

Bad News from Washington For America’s Newspapers

Something that President Trump didn’t mention in his State of the Union Address Tuesday night was how earlier this month the U.S. Department of Commerce handed America’s newspapers a potentially devastating financial blow.  More...

A Few Well-Chosen Words Can Say It All

A couple of years ago I wrote a column about the colorful language of old radio scripts, mostly the detective tales of Sam Spade, Richard Diamond, Philip Marlowe and others.  More...

Political Cartoon

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Lifestyles

Birthdays and Anniversaries

FEBRUARY 4 Ronald Campbell, Wyalusing, PA Garnetta Collins, Lakeland, FL Michael Benjamin, Macedonia, PA Romaine Johnson, Bethlehem, PA Larry Edwards, Wyalusing, PA Douglas Vinson, Factoryville, PA Ira Robinson, Mes More...

Farm Families Recognized

The Farmers Care/Food Check-Out program recognizes the commitment of farm families to raising healthy food for our community. More...

World War II Navy Vet Presented with Quilt of Valor

When he was 14 years old, Bradford County Veterans’ Affairs Office director Pete Miller earned his very first dollar while cooking corn at the summer Penelec Picnic. More...

Dining and Entertainment

King Arthur’s Quest Audition To be Held

An audition will be held for the Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) production of King Arthur’s Quest on Monday, Feb. 5 from 4 to 6 p.m. as the Dunn Center for the Performing Arts in the Keystone Theatre, Towanda. More...

Queen of Hearts Dance to Benefit NEB Food Pantry

A fundraiser to benefit the Northeast Bradford Food Pantry and Northeast Bradford Cheerleaders will be held on Saturday, Feb. 10, from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at the Warren Center Community Building, 3 Schoolhouse Rd., Warren Center.  More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

BENEFITS

Benefit sale, Feb. p.m. and Feb. 17 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Stevensville Community Hall. Open to the public. Benefit is for Martha Wildrick who passed away on Dec. 10, 2017 to help the family pay for the funeral expenses. More...

BLOOD DRIVE

Upcoming blood donation opportunities: Bradford County: Canton: Wednesday, Feb. 14 from 1-6 p.m. at Canton Moose Lodge No. 429, 41 Sullivan St.; Sayre: Monday, Feb. 5 from 12-5 p.m. and Tuesday, Feb. 6 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m.  More...

BREAKFASTS

Monthly Breakfast at the Herrickville Fire Hall, Sunday, Feb. 25, 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...

Worship

IT’S IN THE BOOK

Years ago, I asked a dedicated baseball coach why they play nine innings of ball every game. Why not speed things up a bit and skip the first six or seven innings? Well, things have also changed in the area of music appreciation.  More...

WYALUSING PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

Sitting down, Jesus called the Twelve and said, “Anyone who wants to be first must be the very last, and the servant of all,” (Mark 9:35). More...

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish

What can free us from being “anxious about the things of the world?” The authority of Jesus, who “commands even the unclean spirits and they obey him.” “To him you shall listen,” because obeying the authority of Ch More...

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