August 28, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Red Cross urges blood donations

As schools and colleges are now back in session for the year, county residents young and old will now have more opportunities to donate blood thanks to American Red Cross blood drives. More...

’Twas the night before classes

Juniata College freshmen took part in a candlelight ceremony on campus Wednesday night as the final part of orientation before fall semester classes started today. More...

Special Sections

Local News

ORJMA board members discuss EDUs, seasonal billing

The board of the Orbisonia- Rockhill Joint Municipal Authority (ORJMA) held a brief workshop Wednesday evening to discuss the authority’s “obsolete” rules. More...

Greenwood Furnace Folk Gathering features music and dance at state park

Greenwood Furnace State Park in northeastern Huntingdon County has become the natural home to the Folk Gathering, a folk music event that celebrates more than a decade of music workshops and performances at the park. More...

Police Log

Assault SHIRLEY TWP. — State police at Huntingdon are investigating an incident of assault and harassment at 11436 Ellsworth Ave. at 3:25 p.m. Aug. 24 after a 24-year-old man pushed a 24-year-old woman into a stove. Mower stolen More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

EMS Award granted to Robertsdale medic

75 Years Ago More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

US Open Tennis Tournament:

Sharapova moves on with three-set win

NEW YORK (AP) — A year ago at this time, Maria Sharapova was sitting out the U.S. Open, getting checked by doctors and having tests on the surgically repaired right shoulder that has troubled her off and on. More...

Locke out-duels Wainwright; Davis strikes again

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ike Davis hit a two-run homer off a speaker above the seats in rightcenter field, Jeff Locke outpitched Adam Wainwright and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals 3-1 Wednesday. More...

COLLEGE PICKS

Look beyond campus for the big games this weekend: College football’s season-opening extravaganza features four marquee matchups in NFL stadiums. No. More...

People/Pastimes

Venture Crew 725

Venture Crew 725, front row, from the left, Jennifer Dunkle, Amanda Gurd; back row, Jacob Gurd, Bobbi Jo Gurd, Bethany Dunkle and Darin Dunkle, helped the Huntingdon County Library along with others More...

United in Marriage

Winstead-Lenentine

Anna Lenentine of Rio Rancho, New Mexico, and Joshua Winstead, formerly of Mount Union, were united in marriage Monday, July 21, 2014, at the Gospel Light Baptist Church of Rio Rancho, New Mexico. Brent Lenentine presided over the 6:30 p.m. More...

Happy Birthday

LOOK WHO’S 6! Happy birthday wishes go out to Laken Michael Cook who turns 6 years old today, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. His proud parents are Christopher and Tracey Cook of Alexandria. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Boss is clueless and narcissistic

Dear Annie: My boss insists that all of her employees eat lunch with her in the cafeteria every day. She really gets out of whack if we decide to use our “unpaid” time to do what we want. More...

Doctor K

Age-related changes affect the GI tract

DEAR DOCTOR K: As I’ve entered my 70s, I’ve noticed that my eating and bowel habits have changed. Is this normal? DEAR READER: Well, I could tell you what it says in the medical textbooks, or I could speak from personal experience. More...

NASCAR

HOT TOPICS: 3 ISSUES GENERATING A BUZZ

Penske Power

The most impressive team of the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series may be Team Penske, which has six wins and both of its drivers squarely qualified for the Chase playoffs. More...

QUESTIONS & ATTITUDE

Compelling questions ... and maybe a few actual answers

How surprising is Kasey Kahne’s season of struggles? More...

SPEED FREAKS

A couple questions we had to ask — ourselves

What rating do yougive Hamlin’s toss ofhis HANS?GODSPEAK: It didn’tlook like he did a complete windup, so I wouldhave ruled it a balk. More...

State rep. race past midpoint

The calendar shows voters are just a little over half way to the resolution of the year’s hottest electoral race between 81st Legislative District incumbent state House Rep. Mike Fleck and Hunti ngdon County treasurer Rich Irvin. More...

Cromwell sewer project progressing

At this time next month, the installation of sewage pipes for Cromwell Township’s sewage system in the Pogue and Pine Tree Village areas should be completed. That was learned Wednesday morning during a progress meeting at the township building. More...

Area woman charged with stealing $10,000

A former Southern Huntingdon County School District cafeteria manager has been charged with taking over $10,000 in vending machine funds over a three and one-half-year period. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, Aug. 28 Huntingdon House p Huntingdon House Support Group for adult victims and survivors of domestic violence meets from 7-8 p.m. Child care available. Call 643- 2801 for more information. More...

State  Free Access 

University bets $10 million on poor city’s kids

READING (AP) — On the second day of class at Reading Senior High School, teacher Eric Knorr directs his students’ attention to the banners hanging on the wall. Syracuse. Temple. Brown. Penn State. More...

Girl abducted from school testifies about ordeal

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A young girl abducted from her kindergarten classroom and sexually brutalized in a 19-hour ordeal recalled bits of the crime for a jury Wednesday, but said she couldn’t remember many of the details. More...

Deaths of two men dumped in river drug-related

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two men were found dead in a river Wednesday, bound and weighted down with makeshift anchors and their throats slit, in drug-related abductions and killings that authorities said may also have been gang-related. More...

Local Sports

Huntingdon

This Week’s Game: Huntingdon at Mount Union, 7 p.m. More...

Mount Union

This Week’s Game: Huntingdon at Mount Union, 7 p.m. More...

Tussey Mountain

This Week’s Game: Central at Tussey Mountain, 7 p.m. Preseason Review: “We worked really hard and I’m very pleased. It’s one of the better camps we’ve had in awhile,” Tussey Mountain head coach Josh Smith said. More...

Editorial

Op-Ed

Hamming it up

Lawyers will tell you that any good prosecutor could convince a grand jury to indict a ham sandwich. Well, meet that ham sandwich: Gov. Rick Perry. He’s a real ham — only not as smart. More...

Let’s give workers something to cheer about

Labor Day is supposed to be a celebration of workers, but it’s been a long time since workers have been celebrated — or for that matter, have had a reason to celebrate. More...

You Should Know

Q: What happens to the money seized in drug bust operations? More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Huntingdon Horsemen has 463 entries at July show

Huntingdon Horsemen held its third two-day show of the season July 26-27 at the Isenberg Hughes Memorial Showground on Warrior Ridge west of Huntingdon. The mostly cloudy, 80-degree weather held a chance of thunderstorms both days. More...

Fair queen kicks off year

Hello everyone! I’m Sarah Jefferis, the 2014-2015 Huntingdon County Fair Queen. I am so blessed and honored to represent the bigger and better Huntingdon County Fair over this next year. Fair week was the kick-off to my year. More...

Farmers’ Market Voice

Gleaning the harvest

The farmers’ market begins every week with a slow overture of trucks, vans and carts spilling over onto display tables after days of careful preparation by farmers and bakers. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Virgo and a Moon in Libra. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, Aug. 29, 2014: More...

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