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September 14, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Driver in Deadly Susquehanna County Crash Pleads Guilty

Arlan Taft, 60, Tioga, exchanged a guilty plea to two counts of reckless endangerment for his day in Susquehanna County court on the morning of Sept. 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

Fred Wheaton, Wysox   More...

– Bradford County Sentencings & Pleas –

Bradford County District Attorney Daniel J. Barrett reported that the following persons were recently sentenced, pleaded guilty or were accepted into the ARD Program in the Bradford County Court of Common Pleas, Towanda:  Sentencings  More...

Area Roadwork Scheduled

—Bradford County— Multiple Bridge Repair   A flood repair project on multiple bridges has begun. More...

Letters

Taxing Natural Gas Will Deflate PA’s Economy

Dear Editor:  A few weeks ago PA state senators voted to hike taxes on natural gas.  Their budget proposal, which passed 26-24, would slap a 5.7 percent tax on the fuel Pennsylvanians use to cook and heat their homes.  More...

Lifestyles

WVHS Class of 1962 Holds Reunion

The Wyalusing Valley High School Class of 1962 gathered for its 55th reunion over Labor Day weekend. The gathering included a Friday night mixer at the Wyalusing Hotel and the reunion Saturday night at American Legion Post 534 in Wyalusing.  More...

Wanted: More Women in Government

Women in northeastern and central PA who want to become more involved in government can attend Ready to Run NEPA Program at The University of Scranton, on Saturday, Oct. 14.  The daylong program will begin at 9 a.m. More...

Master Gardeners Offer Public Class

The Penn State Master Gardeners of Bradford and Sullivan Counties will be offering their final Public Class of the season on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 6:15 p.m. at their Demonstration Garden on 4th Street in Towanda, across from the YMCA pool. More...

Dining and Entertainment

Historical Society to Host Friday Night at Museum

The Bradford County Historical Society will host a program titled, “Abandoned America: Dismantling the Dream,” scheduled for Friday, Sept. 15, at 6 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. More...

American Doll Exhibit to Be at PA Heritage Festival

At the upcoming PA Heritage Festival, held on Sept. 15 and 16, at the Heritage Village and Farm Museum in Troy, the Roseville Ladies will be on hand to share their love of the historical American Girl Dolls.  More...

Bradford-Wyoming Co. Literacy Program Hosting Fifth Annual Bridge for Literacy Game Day

The Bradford-Wyoming Co. Literacy Program is hosting its fifth annual Bridge for Literacy game day on Saturday, Sept. 23, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Patterson Building Auditorium in the Guthrie Campus in Sayre. More...

Sports

Johnson Makes History

Ties Carter with Six Wins; Phillips Repeats as Women’s Champion

History was made during the 51st running of the Camptown Races on Saturday, Sept. More...

Veterans Shine at Camptown

They say fine wine gets better with age.  As someone whose taste in adult beverages runs more toward a mass-produced pilsner, I’ll take the expert’s word on that.  What I have come to appreciate while covering the local running More...

Panthers Shut Down Rams

North Penn-Mansfield 14, Wyalusing 0

Three plays were the difference in North Penn-Mansfield’s 14-0 victory over Wyalusing Valley on Sept. 8. More...

Woman Killed in Alleged Drug Deal, Two in Custody

This article was first published on our website on Monday evening, Sept. 11. For breaking news alerts and email updates, visit our website at www.rocket-courier.com.  More...

A Special Moment at Camptown

The brightest moment of John Johnson’s victory in the 51st running of the Camptown Races on Saturday, Sept. More...

Wysox Holds Public Hearing on River Park Improvements

During a Sept. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Keith Gerhard, Jr. - 2017-09-21
Eva Wilbur - 2017-09-21
Jeffrey T. Decker - 2017-09-21
Beverly A. Marlatt - 2017-09-21
Betty Salsman - 2017-09-14
Isabel Coolbaugh - 2017-09-14
Margaret Ross - 2017-09-14

Local News

Rutt’n Bucks Outfitters: Something for Every Sportsman

With hunting season right around the corner, brothers Joe and Ed Lewandowski picked the perfect time to open their new sporting goods store in Terry Township.  More...

Endless Mountains Rendezvous Muzzleloader Show Attracts Hundreds

Sunny skies and mild weather enticed hundreds to attend the annual Endless Mountains Rendezvous Muzzleloader Show held this past weekend at American Legion Post 510 in Black Walnut.  More...

Man Charged in Fatal Tunkhannock Hit-and-Run

This article was first published on our website on Thursday morning, Sept. 7. More...

Opinion

Apple’s Newest iPhone Is ‘X-clusively X-pensive’

Among the new products unveiled at Apple’s much anticipated media event Tuesday in the new Steve Jobs Theatre at the company’s Cupertino, CA futuristic headquarters, was the most advanced and most expensive iPhone Apple has ever produced. More...

Taking a Stand Against Nasty Weather

Dan Rather, who rose to succeed the venerable news anchorman, Walter Cronkite, might credit his climb to the top on his news coverage of two tragedies.  More...

Continuing the Fight on Prescription Drug Abuse

On Sept. 1, Senator Gene Yaw praised Pennsylvania’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) for helping curb prescription painkillers such as Vicodin, OxyContin and Percocet statewide.  More...

Columns

Reflections of Nature

Each silk corresponds to a single kernel within the ear, and each kernel must be pollinated in order to have a completely filled ear.  More...

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Last week’s eyes belonged to Laceyville area resident Terry Benscoter. We were surprised to find only six guesses on her eyes and they were all incorrect. Callers guessed Heidi Chamberlin and Marilyn Grover. More...

The Way We Were...

A look back at the people and places of the Wyalusing area over the last 20 years or more.   More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

ART CLASSES

Art class every Wednesday at the Warren Center Senior Center at 1 p.m. Open to area residents, ages 18 years or older. Free. For more information, please call Warren Center Senior Center at 570-395-3108 or Chris Terwilliger at 607-857- 0814. More...

BENEFITS

1st Annual Chili Cook-off, Saturday, Oct. 7 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Goodwill Fire Hall, Laceyville. $5 to enter, $5 to taste. Register with Courtney at Laceyville Community Bank. All proceeds benefit Goodwill Fire Co.   More...

BIBLE CONFERENCE

The Evergreen Christian Church, New Albany will be hosting a Bible Conference with John Metzger on Sept. 17 at the 10 and 11 a.m. services as well as at 6 p.m. He will also be speaking on Sept. 18, 19 and 20 at 7 p.m. Public invited. More...

Worship

WYALUSING U.M. CHARGE NEWS

Sunday School got underway last Sunday, and it was a joy to see all the smiling faces of our children, but we missed a few and hope to see them next Sunday.  Junior Choir practice has started and is Wednesdays at 3:45 p.m. More...

IT’S IN THE BOOK

The apostle Paul knew a lot about of the prisons of his day. He began his early ministry by sending the new Christians to jail (Acts. More...

Vesper Church in Standing Stone

Yvonne Robinson will provide special music at the Standing Stone Community Vesper Church in this Sunday, Sept. 17 at 6 p.m. Please note the time change.  More...

Education

Penn State Master Gardener Training Offered in Montrose

Penn State Extension in Susquehanna County will be offering the Penn State Master Gardener Training this fall in Montrose at their 88 Chenango Street office. The training will be held each Thursday evening from 6:00 to 8:45 p.m. beginning Oct. More...

Head Start Recognizes Staff

Bradford-Tioga Head Start, Inc. More...

Lasagna Gardening

Everyone is invited to learn Lasagna Gardening with the Master Gardeners, Paul Kuntz and Lori Wallace  More...

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