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March 21, 2019 RSS feed / Front Page

California Woman Extradited To Bradford County for Fraud

Ausejo-Diener Jailed on $400K Bail

A 65-year-old California woman has been extradited to Bradford County to stand trial for being an accomplice to numerous financial crimes, including the embezzlement of $18,000 from an Asylum Township woman.  More...

Post 534 Marks Legion’s 100th Anniversary

Pete Hatton, Commander of Wyalusing American Legion Post 534, welcomed everyone to a dinner honoring the 100th Anniversary of the American Legion held at the post home Saturday evening, March 16.  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

(Note: In DUI prosecutions in Pennsylvania, the intoxication rate for non-commercial drivers is a blood-alcohol content (BAC) of .08. For a commercial driver (truck, bus, etc.) the legal rate is .04. More...

Large Medical Bills for Prisoners Addressed

Recently, a man on oxygen who had a history of heart problems, was arrested on a warrant on a Friday evening of a holiday weekend, because he had not paid his court-imposed fines and court-related costs.  More...

COURTHOUSE NOTES

BRADFORD COUNTY  Deed Transfers   Jack L. Bartlett Estate, aka Jack Lavern Bartlett Estate, Lonnie Singer, Executor, to Craig A. Bartlett in Terry Township for $13,000 on March 8.  More...

Letters

Trump is Right On Border Wall

Dear Editor:  More...

Buy American Onions

Editor:  For me, there’s nothing like warm weather and a fat BBQ hamburger with a thick slice of Vidalia onion, ketchup, hold the mustard please.  More...

Severance Tax a Threat to Economy

Dear Editor:  More...

Lifestyles

Birth Announcement

Greta Pearl Schloder

Nathaniel and Denise Schloder, along with their son, Graham, welcomed a baby girl into their family on March 4, 2019, at Moses Taylor Hospital. Greta Pearl Schloder was born at 5:31 p.m., weighing 9 lbs. 1 oz. and measuring 19.5” in length. More...

Columns

Reflections of Nature

On March 20, the vernal equinox occurred, along with the arrival of spring. The difference between the first day of spring and the first spring day is sometimes as great as a month. More...

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Last week’s eyes belonged to Kathy Smith of Homets Ferry. Ticket winners were Connie Wilson, Kelly Johnson and Rhonda McCarty. * * * More...

The Way We Were...

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

School kids line up outside Wyalusing’s Tastee-Freez for a free ice cream cone, compliments of their bus driver, to mark the last day of school in June of 1968.  More...

Sports

Rams Hopeful for Improvement

WVHS Diamondmen Open at Elk Lake Monday

“I’m optimistic from what I’ve seen,” Wyalusing Valley baseball coach Dave Hitchcock, as usual, had to base any pre-season assessment of his team on a workout schedule with very little actual field time. More...

WVHS Honors Winter Athletes

Wyalusing Valley High School honored its athletes at the 2019 Winter Sports Awards program at Kenneth S. Williams Auditorium on Monday, March 18. More...

Newton to Pole Vault For Shippensburg U.

Wyalusing Valley senior Ashlee Newton has her name etched into the school’s track and field record book in the girls’ pole vault. More...

Breaking News - 3/21/2019 8:20 PM

Canadian Found Not Guilty of Homicide by Vehicle in Albany Township Supervisor's Death  Free Access 

On Thursday, May 21, a Bradford County jury found a 64-year-old Canadian not guilty of both homicide by vehicle while DUI and homicide by vehicle in connection with the death of an Albany Township supervisor. More...

Appeals Court Rules Against Gas Firms

AG’s Lawsuit against Chesapeake, Anadarko Can Go Forward

A state appeals court has ruled that the PA Attorney General’s lawsuit against Chesapeake Energy Corp. and Anadarko Petroleum Corp. over low gas royalty payments can go forward, but the court narrowed the grounds for bringing the lawsuit.  More...

Warren Howeler to Become Rocket-Courier Editor in May

There’s a major changing of the guard coming to the Rocket-Courier in May when Warren Howeler will become the paper’s editor, and current editor David Keeler will step down after 39 years as editor-publisher.  More...

Laceyville Library

We had an amazing turnout for our Monday night seminar. Our building was filled with a dozen people who came out to hear Ali Huber, MS RD LDN speak on current diet trends. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Margaret Cornelius - 2019-03-28
Joseph LaRue - 2019-03-28
Eleanor Buchinski - 2019-03-21
Kathleen Christini - 2019-03-21
Walter Merritt - 2019-03-21
Lucille Robinson - 2019-03-21
Charles Johnson - 2019-03-21

Local News

It’s Easter Egg Time at the Methodist Church

Spring’s coming! That means robins and sunshine and flowers.  And … chocolate eggs!  The Wyalusing United Methodist Church is providing lots and lots of that last item. More...

County Commissioners Receive Compliment

The March 13 meeting of the Susquehanna County Board of Commissioners was brief and culminated in a short presentation by two men from Forest City, a borough which lies in the southeastern corner of the county.  More...

Featured Artisan at Gift Shop

Jeremy Minnier of Wyalusing, the current featured artisan at the Blue Heron artisan gift shop in Wyalusing, stands before some of the wood products he has made. More...

Opinion

A Week At Sea

ELDERSPEW

It happens that your genial columnist is at sea this week. As you read this we are in the homeward bound stages of an eight night cruise from New York Harbor to Florida and The Bahamas, and back again to NYC. More...

Who’s Really to Blame for Mass Shootings?

The idea that TV networks and newspapers get their jollies from school children and other innocents murdered by a mentally ill or just plain evil shooter is understandable in some sense. More...

Snapshots

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Seniors

Addressing Frequent Feelings of Coldness

As people age, many report feeling chilly even when the temperature outside is warm. Studies have shown that older people are more likely to have slightly colder body temperatures than their younger counterparts. More...

Tom Jenkins Celebrates 85th Birthday

Tom Jenkins is pictured with invited guest Rep. Tina Pickett who presented a citation from the PA House of Representatives. More...

Older Adults can Overcome Gym Intimidation

Regular exercise and a nutritious diet are two of the best things seniors can do to maintain their health. Exercise can delay or prevent many of the health problems associated with aging, including weak bones and feelings of fatigue.  More...

Dining and Entertainment

Edible Book Festival at the Bradford County Library

Share the love of books and food by making an edible creation inspired by a work of literature for the Bradford County Library’s first annual Edible Book Festival on Saturday, March 30. Silly or serious, edible books are made of food. More...

Entries Sought in T-shirt Contest

The Walk for Our Buddies group is planning their third annual walk to raise awareness of Down Syndrome. More...

WVHS Music Boosters to Host Evening Of Music

The Wyalusing Valley Music Boosters will host an evening of entertainment and dinner as a fundraiser on Saturday, April 27, beginning at 6 p.m. More...

Worship

IT’S IN THE BOOK

The fire swept through the forest and all the animals fled for their lives ahead of the blaze. Snake and Guinea Fowl arrived together at the river, exhausted from their flight, but also terrified at the water before them. More...

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWS

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit,” (Romans 15:13). More...

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish

As Catholics, our job isn’t to understand God’s mercy; it is to accept it. When we do this well, we come to a deeper understanding of how God works in our lives. More...

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