November 16, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Wyalusing Sixth Graders Salute Veterans

Retired U.S. Army Sgt. More...

Athletics Dominate School Board Agenda

Sports dominated the Nov. 13 meeting of the Wyalusing Area School Board. 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

Wyoming Co. Prison Population Down

The first meeting of the Wyoming County Prison Board in two months yielded some welcome news. Population at the jail in Tunkhannock has declined to 69 inmates as the number of new commitments last month dropped to 43. More...

State Police Conduct Two Day Canvass, Drugs Seized

The Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) conducted a twoday enforcement initiative last week that targeted impaired, aggressive, and distracted drivers on State Routes 80 and 81.  Additionally, highway interdiction and commercial vehicle safety were More...

DISTRICT JUDGES

Fred Wheaton, Wysox   More...

Letters

Political Loyalty: A Two-Way Street

Dear Editor,  I call myself a conservative republican. I’ve been a loyal republican voter since 1973. However, for me loyalty is a two-way street.  More...

Confusion Shouldn’t Stop Patients from Buying Insurance

Dear Editor,  This year’s Affordable Care Act open enrollment period started on Nov 1. Millions of Americans will soon visit HealthCare.gov or the online insurance exchange run by their state to shop for 2018 health plans. More...

Lifestyles

Why I’m Proud to Be an American

Publisher’s Note: The following essays were read by their authors during the Wyalusing Valley Elementary School’s Tribute to Veterans.   Being an American is a privilege to me. More...

Marion Thurston Wins Contest

Bradford County Historical Society President Henry G. Farley presents a copy of the Bradford County Bicentennial Photo History to Marion Thurston. More...

Watson Joins Bank Board

First Citizens Community Bank (FCCB) recently welcomed Frank Watson to their Canton Area Local Board.  Local board members act as a communication channel for the bank, providing them with information on community needs while delivering the banks More...

Columns

The Bugle Calls

This is the latest installment in a series of profiles of members of the 141st Pennsylvania Volunteer Regiment, which was comprised of men from Bradford County who fought in the Civil War.  Henry Joseph Madill, who finished the war as a Major Ge More...

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Last week’s eyes belonged to Tom Lambert, the husband of Rocket-Courier sales consultant Danielle Lambert. The only person to correctly guess Tom’s eyes was his mom, Jody Lambert. You know what this means don’t you? More...

JUST ASK ALICE

DEAR ALICE: I saw a recipe on TV recently for a Thanksgiving brandy chocolate cake. Trouble was the announcer went so fast I couldn’t keep up so I thought maybe you’d be able to help me out.  More...

Worship

IT’S IN THE BOOK

There were periods in my life when time moved so slowly. The days from one birthday to another and the periods from Christmas to Christmas were certainly longer than twelve months. More...

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish

In Matthew 25, “the wise maidens represent all those who possess the ensemble of virtues which characterize a complete Christian life. The burning oil lamp symbolically portrays Christian wisdom. More...

Alba Christian Church Choir To Perform at Vespers Church

The Alba Christian Church Choir will provide special music at the Standing Stone Community Vespers Church in Standing Stone this Sunday evening, Nov. 19 for the Thanksgiving Service. Please note the time is 6 p.m.  More...

Education

Bradford/Sullivan County Chorus Concert Nov. 21 at WVHS

The Wyalusing Area School District and Choral Department are hosting the 2017 Bradford and Sullivan County Chorus Festival on consecutive Tuesdays, Nov. 14 and 21.  The host for this year’s festival is Mrs. More...

Jones Earns Honors

Keri Jones Earns Cross Country All-Conference Honors.  Lebanon Valley College’s men’s and women’s cross-country teams were in action at the 2017 Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) Championships, Saturday, Oct. 28. More...

Feeling Thankful for Dairy

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, many people may be thinking about what they are thankful for; their family, food, warm clothing, school, the list can go on forever.  Everyone should be thankful for the dairy industry because it provid More...

Breaking News - 11/16/2017 1:50 PM

Freeman Pleads Guilty to Homicide by Vehicle Charges  Free Access 

Sentencing for May Crash to be Held at Later Date

A 20-year-old man has reportedly pleaded guilty to two counts of homicide, felonies of the third degree, following a May 24 truck vs. motorcycle crash in Orwell Township. More...

Preliminary Approval Given to 2018 Budget

THREE COUNTY INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS WON’T RAISE TAXES

Despite approximately $13 million in funds being earmarked for three major infrastructure projects in the proposed 2018 budget for Bradford County, there is still no foreseen property tax increase, according to the commissioners. More...

Home Depot Crew Lends a Hand to Local Vet

Oak Hill resident George Miller smiles and watches approvingly as a team of workers assemble a handicap access ramp at the front of his home along Wood Road, a few miles across the Susquehanna River from Wyalusing.  More...

Attorney General’s Office Gives $64K to Hunts for Healing

“I wouldn’t be here talking today without Hunts for Healing. I really wouldn’t. It’s given me a purpose,” Army veteran Travis Rupert attested to a crowd of people gathered at the non-profit facility in Laceyville. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Verne Lott - 2017-12-14
Catherine Gregory - 2017-12-14
Ceejay Smith - 2017-12-14
Charles Keeney - 2017-12-14
Martha Wildrick - 2017-12-14

Local News

People Helping People Comes to WVHS Nov. 18

The People Helping People program sponsored by the Wyalusing Lions and Lioness Clubs will be held this Saturday, Nov. 18 in the Wyalusing Valley High School cafeteria beginning at 9 a.m.  More...

AG Leads Opioid Crisis Roundtable Discussion

In an ongoing effort to battle the epidemic that claims 13 people per day in Pennsylvania alone and over 58,000 across the United States annually, public officials and community leaders came together on Friday, Nov. More...

Canal Street Bridge Reopens in Meshoppen

The Canal Street bridge, which spans Little Meshoppen Creek in Meshoppen Borough, reopened to traffic Monday.  The bridge was replaced as part of PennDOT’s Rapid Bridge Replacement Project.  The new crossing is longer and wider than t More...

Opinion

A New Preamble And Bill of Rights

My old childhood pal Roy Colglazier, formerly of Wyalusing and currently of Little Rock, Arkansas, emailed me the following insightful suggestion for a new preamble to the U.S. Constitution. More...

Everyone’s a Critic with TV Commercials

I’ve been vanquished by a chest cold since the weekend and therefore watching more TV than usual. That means I’m also suffering through more commercials. Even with a remote within reach, it is hard to get away from them. More...

Why Can’t an Adequate Dairy Bill Be Passed?

This morning I look out the windows and I looked at the beautiful woods behind my neighbor farm, and in the midst of all the trees, a beautiful orange ball appeared, like a big moon. More...

Seniors

More Kids Living with Grandparents

In the not-so-distant past, it was quite common for various generations of a single family to live under one roof and for many different members of the family to play a role in raising the children. More...

Wyalusing Personal Care Home Veterans Thanked

On Friday, Nov. 10, Rep. More...

Area Veterans Honored

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Dining and Entertainment

Northern Tier Symphony sets Fall Performances

With its upcoming fall concerts, the Northern Tier Symphony Orchestra will feature a new Principal Trumpet Player. More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

BENEFITS

Spaghetti Dinner Saturday, Nov. 18, from 4 to 8 p.m at the Towanda Elks Club to benefit Michelle Allen. DJ, 50-50, Chinese auction and shirts for sale.   More...

BLOOD DRIVE

American Red Cross – Blood Donation Opportunities Nov. 16 to 30. Make an appointment to give blood by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). More...

BREAKFASTS

Hunters’ Breakfast at the Herrickville Fire Hall, Sunday, Nov. 26 from 7 to 11 a.m. Allyou can-eat ham, sausage, eggs, sausage gravy and biscuits, pancakes, coffee, orange juice, real maple syrup and sugar-free syrup. More...

Sports

Mission Accomplished

Rams Claim Third District Crown With 28-6 Win at Montgomery

From the beginning of training camp, the Wyalusing Valley football team’s ultimate goal was the District Four Class A championship.  On a frigid Friday night in Montgomery, the Rams achieved their goal with a decisive 28-6 trouncing of the More...

A Season Redeemed

After winning the first two games of the season, the Wyalusing Valley football team went into a tailspin, winning only one more game during the regular season, a 36-35 double overtime thriller over Montgomery on Sept. 29.  More...

Corson Signs to Run at Mercer U.

WVHS Senior to Study Engineering, Art

Wyalusing Valley senior Hannah Corson likes running and warm weather.  When Mercer University in Macon, GA, showed interest in the Lady Rams’ outstanding cross country and track athlete, she was immediately interested.  More...

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