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Sewer, Water Rates Raised In Wyalusing Borough

ADDITIONAL FUNDING TO HELP MAINTAIN AGING TREATMENT PLANT

Wyalusing Borough residents will notice an upsurge in their water and sewer rates beginning in May, as the Wyalusing Municipal Authority says the change is necessary to maintain its aging treatment plant.  More...

Wyoming County Crime Spree Involves Stolen Vehicles, Break-In

Three vehicles stolen over the course of four days in March, as well as a break-in at the former Shadowbrook bowling alley, have been traced to three young adult males and a juvenile from Wyoming County. More...

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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  Pacific Union Financial to Housing & Urban Development, Secretary of Housing & Urban Development in Monroe Township for $10 on April 2.  More...

Opinion

There’s a Change in the Air So Get Outdoors and Enjoy It

This is my favorite time of year to jog with my little black beagle Toby, a rescue dog from the Ulster shelter who’s been with us for about a year and half. More...

Taking a Closer Look at Things We Say

We seldom pause to contemplate the literal meaning of commonly used expressions or phrases. Many have evolved over hundreds of years. Others are relatively new. Then there are those infused with new life due to modern events. More...

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Columns

Reflections of Nature

Several weeks ago, I wrote that birds eat their food quickly due to their lack of teeth and chewing ability. Instead of having teeth to grind their food, birds have gizzards. The gizzard has remarkable power. More...

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Last week’s eyes belonged to Wendy Tinna, a hairstylist at Wyalusing’s Genesis Salon. More...

JUST ASK ALICE

DEAR ALICE: When are you going to retire? I hear you have enough money to retire right now. Am I right?  —CURIOUS IN CANTON DEAR CUR: You’re right. More...

Worship

IT’S IN THE BOOK

“Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world; if any man love the world the love of the father is not in him. “(I John 2:15-16)  More...

WYALUSING U.M. CHARGE NEWS

The celebration of Easter Sunday is behind us and we are back into our usual routine. Will you make time to worship our risen Lord? As we fill our schedules for various obligations, remember to make time for our Savior.  More...

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish

“Jesus’ life, death and resurrection aimed us toward the source of all life, the source of universe, of worlds, of women and men, of marriage and offspring, and taking on the trials of others. More...

Education

WASD Ahead of Others in School Security

In the course of his monthly IU17 report, Wyalusing Area School District (WASD) board member Doug Eberlin related that security concerns topped the most recent BLaST meeting he had attended. More...

SCCTC Board Sets Compensation Schedules

The board of directors for the Susquehanna County Career and Technology Center met briefly as scheduled on April 4, to take several budget actions and receive two policy wording changes for review.   More...

GED Scholarship Fund Established

A scholarship fund has been opened in memory of the late Romaine and Betty Salsman of Spring Hill.  The scholarship, set up by their daughter, Diana Fuller of Kingsley, is designed to assist area residents financially that are interested in earn More...

What a Mess!!!

High winds last Wednesday wreaked havoc in our area, resulting in downed trees, power outages and damage to some homes’ soffits and roofs. More...

PA House Majority Committee Holds Broadband Hearing

In the modern age, staying connected to the world at large has become both desirable and at times vital. More...

Rocket Staff Earns Eight Press Awards

Three Rocket-Courier staff members were recently notified they had been selected to receive a total of eight prestigious Keystone Press Awards.  More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Shirley Wright - 2018-07-19
Beatrice Wallace - 2018-07-19
Jacqueline Keller - 2018-07-19

Local News

New Angling Experience Awaits Veterans

A new venture backed by Hunts for Healing will provide an opportunity for about a dozen veterans to enjoy the first day of trout season in an environment created especially for them. More...

Tunkhannock Native Tells Of Prison, Redemption

“It’s good to be home!”  Gene McGuire has spent a lot of time away from Tunkhannock, but was back recently to see old friends, tell them about the years he was gone—and share a message of wisdom, inspiration and faith.&nb More...

Changes Coming to Laceyville’s Maple Street

To alleviate safety issues and create additional parking in the Laceyville business district, the borough council agreed on Tuesday, April 3 to change the traffic flow along Maple Street below Main Street.  More...

Letters

Many Dairy Farmers Should Be Asking, “Where is My Money?”

Editor:  Several years ago, an elderly, slender lady appeared on a TV ad, pounding the counter and shouting, “Where is the beef?”  Now there are thousands of dairy farmers who should be shouting, “Where is my money?” More...

Lifestyles

News from the Wyalusing Public Library

What a beautiful view I’m enjoying this morning; snow slowly drifting down and making a magical landscape for everyone’s viewing pleasure. Please find the beauty in the small everyday gifts.  More...

Local Students Inducted into Sigma Tau Delta

Local students were among University of Scranton students inducted into Sigma Tau Delta, the national honor society in English.  More...

Bradford County Library to Present Women and Literacy Lecture

The Bradford County Library presents a lecture on “Women and Literacy in Nicaragua” by Christianna Martynowski, RPh on Thursday, April 19 at 6 p.m.  More...

Dining and Entertainment

Yaw Announces April Office Hours

Senator Gene Yaw recently announced his Bradford County Satellite Office hours during the month of April.  As a means to better serve the residents of the 23rd Senatorial District through increased outreach efforts, the hours and locations will More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL

A Day of Bluegrass will be held on Saturday, July 14 at Grovedale Winery, noon to 10 p.m. A kickoff event, ‘Pickin’ at the Firepit’ will be held on Friday night, July 13 at Grovedale Winery. More...

BREAKFASTS

Monthly Breakfast at the Herrickville Fire Hall, Sunday, April 29, 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 sugar-free syrup. More...

CHICKEN BARBECUE

Chicken BBQ, Sunday, April 29 at 11 a.m. at the American Legion Post 534 in Wyalusing. Halves only $6. Pre-orders preferred. Call 570-746-1772 after 2 p.m. R14x4c/S15x3c Chicken Bar-B-Que, Saturday, April 21 with pick-up at 11 a.m. More...

Sports

Pre-season Trout Stocking in its Final Days

The final days of pre-season trout stocking by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission ahead of the statewide opening day on Saturday, April 14, continues. After the season opener, the PFBC will continue with in-season stoc More...

Women’s Fly Fishing Class to be Held

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission and the Stanley Cooper Chapter of Trout Unlimited are providing a free “Women’s Intro to Fly Fishing Program” on Saturday, May 5, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. More...

Thinclads Off to Strong Start

The Wyalusing Valley boys’ track team won the inaugural Twin Rivers Invitational at Athens on Saturday, April 7,  Alex Patton claimed three wins to pace the Rams, who amassed 139 points in the 10- team meet.  More...

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