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‘Queen of Bluegrass’ to Headline NEPA Festival

It’s not every day that you have an opportunity to hear a Grammy Award-winning singer /songwriter perform here in rural Northeast PA, but that will be the case on Saturday, June 2 when Rhonda Vincent and her band The Rage perform twice at the N More...

Wysox Supervisors Table Bids

At a special public meeting on Thursday, May 17, the Wysox Township Supervisors expressed frustration that bids for construction of a new township building appeared to be much higher than an engineering study from the previous year had suggested the 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

Todd Carr, Towanda More...

Charges Dropped for Wysox Man

The Bradford County District Attorney’s Office recently withdrew all charges against a Wysox man. More...

COURTHOUSE NOTES

BRADFORD COUNTY   Deed Transfers  Brian J. Johnson Estate, aka Brian Robert Johnson Estate, Cathy J. Leonard, Executrix, to Brian W. and Joseph T. Johnson in Ulster Township for $1 on May 11.  More...

Letters

School Safety?

Dear Editor:  It’s terrible to hear and read of yet another school shooting.  I find the lack of action to protect our children at school appalling.  I’m tired of the politics of doing nothing to protect our children.  More...

Meatless Treats For Your Grill

Dear Editor: Whatever happened to the good old days when the worst things we had to fear on Memorial Day were traffic jams and indigestion? More...

Volunteer Firefighters Facing Crisis

Dear Editor/;  The volunteer fire company is a long and cherished tradition in our commonwealth, dating back to 1736 when Ben Franklin founded the nation’s first all-volunteer force to fight blazes in Philadelphia.  For nearly three c 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.  More...

Reflections of Nature

Have you ever noticed plants that appear as small umbrellas growing along the roadways? More...

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Last week’s eyes belonged to Jared Williams, an employee at Wyalusing Ace Hardware. We had two calls but neither one was correct. * * * More...

Sports

One Giant Leap for Cameron

WVHS Senior Wins Triple Jump; Newton, Patton Also Qualify for States

Take a large dose of talent and add a pinch of anger and sometimes good things happen. More...

Thinclads Headed to PIAA Meet

Nine track and field athletes from the Rocket- Courier’s readership area will be seeking PIAA hardware when the track and field championships open at Shippensburg University on Friday.  More...

Lady Rams Claim NTL Crown

Epler’s Game- Saving Catch, Kneller Hit Highlight 3- 1 Clincher

Wyalusing senior Kristie Epler has a flair for the dramatic when championships are on the line. More...

Col. Rhonda Weller Moore Speaker at Black Walnut Service

Col. Rhonda Moore  Allentown resident Col. Rhonda Weller Moore, U.S. Army Nurse Corps (Ret.) will be the featured speaker at Memorial Day Services hosted by American Legion Post 510 in Black Walnut.  More...

Pickett to Speak at Wyalusing Memorial Day Service

Officials at Wyalusing American Legion Post 534 announced that State Representative Tina Pickett will be the featured speaker at the Memorial Day Service at the Wyalusing Cemetery, which gets underway at noon on Monday, May 28.  The Wyalusing Va More...

Chocolate and Wine Festival Thrives Despite Drizzle

Drizzly skies and chilly weather certainly did not dampen the party atmosphere for the hardy souls who attended the annual Chocolate and Wine Festival in the Susquehanna County seat of Montrose on Saturday, May 19. More...

High and Muddy

The Wyalusing Creek runs high and muddy Tuesday in Camptown after the torrential downpours early that morning. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Floyd Robinson - 2018-08-16
Rosetta Brobst - 2018-08-16

Local News

Area Agency on Aging Thanks Volunteers

“A bright spot on a dreary day.”  The big black words stood out on the little green leafshaped paper.  Earlier this week, many kind people, or “bright spots,” received a reward for their efforts.  More...

Elk Lake Proposed Budget Shows Shortfall

As school districts across the Commonwealth draft their budgets for the next school year, many are looking for creative ways to meet shortfalls that come from a variety of areas, including, but not limited to, retirement payouts, medical plans and sa More...

Wyalusing Resident Living with Rare Form of Parkinson’s Disease

Editor’s Note: The Rocket-Courier was requested by Allied Services to publish the following article, written about Wyalusing area resident Patti Dibble with the intent to alert others who may be battling a Parkinson’s like disease, so the More...

Opinion

Memorial Day Began In Upstate NY Town

Odds are not many people know that the national holiday we are about to observe got its start not far from here in the upstate New York community of Waterloo.  More...

Wondering about Origins of Our Words

I remember Hubert Humphrey as a jolly old politico who served as Vice President of the United States and then lost to Richard Nixon in the 1968 presidential election. More...

Lifestyles

LACEYVILLE LIBRARY

Our prize for May’s “Reader of the Month” will be a gift certificate for the Meat Hook. To enter all you need do is check out a book. Only one week left.  Our Saturday morning story hour is 10:30-11:30 a.m. More...

Stringham Awarded Mildred Whittlesey McGraw Attainment Prize

Sydney Stringham of Gillett was one of three students awarded the Mildred Whittlesey McGraw Attainment Prize at the Elmira College Academic Honors and Student Recognition Celebration, held Thursday, March 29, in Stephens Lounge.  More...

Machwihilusing Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution

The Machwihilusing Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution met on Wednesday, May 16 at the Wyalusing Hotel at 11 a.m. The meeting was called to order by Vice-Regent Evelyn Miller and guests were introduced and welcomed. More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

BLOOD DRIVE

Upcoming blood donation opportunities: Bradford County: Canton Wednesday, June 13 from 1-6 p.m. at the Canton Moose Lodge No. 429, 41 Sullivan St. Wyalusing Thursday, May 24 from 1-6 p.m. More...

BREAKFASTS

Monthly Breakfast at the Herrickville Fire Hall, Sunday, May 27, 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...

CAMP

Bonnie Bell Art Camp in Evergreen for children and teens. June 18-22 is a Native American theme and Aug. 16- 20 is a Disney theme. Fee of $140 includes supplies and snack from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily. Call 570-297-4752.   More...

Worship

IT’S IN THE BOOK

The African sky at this time of year is stunning in its brilliance. More...

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish

St. Thomas Aquinas says that the Holy Spirit interiorly perfects our spirit, communicating to it a new dynamism so that it refrains from evil for love. More...

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWS

Devote yourselves to prayer, “You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love. More...

Education

Look What’s Cooking at WVHS Metal Shop

The 21 students in Mr. Mike Reibson’s Wyalusing Valley High School metal fabrication class pose with the charcoal grills they recently fabricated. More...

Food Historian and Stylist To Speak at French Azilum

Dan Macey, a nationally known food historian and stylist, will be a special guest speaker at French Azilum’s ‘Food & Fashion on the Frontier,’ Saturday and Sunday, June 2 and 3.  More...

Pinwheels On Sale

Paint the town purple! Volunteers for the upcoming Relay for Life of Bradford County at Wyalusing will be selling purple pinwheels like these at Wyalusing area businesses on Saturday, June 2. More...

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