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Conference focuses on community partners

The power and potential for community engaged teaching and learning to strengthen relationships on and off campus was the subject of a day-long conference Tuesday at Juniata College.  More...

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Local News

Correction

In an article about the Huntingdon Regional Fire & Rescue awards banquet published March 27, the fire queen for HRFR was incorrectly identified. Rachel Householder served as fire queen in 2016.  Staff writer Kylie Hawn regrets the error. More...

Broad Top City officials address sewage problem

Broad Top City Borough Council Monday evening authorized borough sewage treatment plant operator Alan Putt to contact PA Rural Water Association officials concerning an infiltration problem in the borough’s sewage system.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Huntingdon High School announces ninety three students made honor roll

75 Years Ago  A statewide survey is planned to determine effect of the draft on Pennsylvania coal production in face of an “acute shortage” of miners, Mines Secretary Richard Maize informed the United Press today.  More...

Business News

Real estate broker expands agency

A local real estate broker, who opened her own agency to serve sellers and buyers by exceeding their expectations, is expanding her team of Realtors.  Renee Starr, broker, is adding three new agents to her agency, Starr & Associates Realty, More...

Real Estate Transfers

March 17, 2017  Robert E. Foster, grantor, to William E. Brumbaugh and Betty L. Brumbaugh, property in Oneida Township, $1.  More...

Carriage House agent retires after 31 years

Huntingdon native Cliff Beaver ended an impressive 31-year career in insurance and realty with his retirement March 21 from Carriage House Insurance Agency, a subsidiary of Mutual Benefit Group.  More...

Local Sports

Games postponed

The rains from Monday night into Tuesday completely wiped out baseball and softball activity in the area Tuesday afternoon. The promise of no rain and some sun prompted athletic directors to move most of those postponements to today.  More...

High School Track & Field:

Huntingdon swept at Tyrone

Huntingdon’s youthful experience came shining through in the girls’ portion of Tuesday afternoon’s Mountain League double dual meet with Bellefonte at Tyrone. More...

Area has 19 athletes named ICC all-stars

A total of 19 student/athletes from four area high schools have been recognized by the Inter-Country conference for their performances during the winter sports season.  Mount Union had four wrestlers in the list of 21 grappler to be recognized. More...

People/Pastimes

School assembly discourages bullying

Standing Stone Elementary School finished the week March 24 with an assembly that is part of an effort to diminish bullying in public schools by providing students with the necessary techniques to properly cope with the issue.  More...

Happy Birthday

GIMME 5! Happy birthday wishes go out to Andrew Walter who turns 5 years old today, Wednesday, March 29, 2017. His proud parents are Clair Jr. and Angela (Bair) Walter, formerly of Huntingdon. More...

Happy Birthday

TURNING 1 IS TWICE THE FUN! Happy birthday wishes go out to Lucas Jacksynn Wise and Parker Jessalynn Wise, who turn 1 year old today, Wednesday, March 29, 2017. Their proud parents are Jesse and Beth Wise of Mapleton. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Cousin needs an attitude adjustment

Dear Annie: My sisters and I have this cousin who is always confrontational and angry over the littlest things, and it has become very frustrating to us. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Gas or electric stove for our ‘dream home’

Dear Heloise: My husband and I are building our “dream home.” When it comes to our stove and ovens, we don’t know whether to go with GAS OR ELECTRIC. Any suggestions? — Carrie T., Port Huron, Mich.  More...

Special Sections

Six drug arrests made in county

Four individuals were arrested Tuesday following the execution of two search warrants for residences at 1211 Mifflin St., Huntingdon.  More...

CareerLink job fair planned Thursday

Local job seekers are encouraged to take part in the spring job fair sponsored by Huntingdon County Career- Link Thursday, March 30, at the Smithfield Fire Hall.  Prospective employers, as well as those offering training and educational opportun More...

Tourism season touted as promising

With a “nice, flowing year” behind it, the Huntingdon County Visitors Bureau (HCVB) is gearing up for what it hopes will be an even more promising 2017 tourism season in the Raystown Lake Region, reported Greg Anderson, HCVB board preside More...

Heating assistance deadline extended

Residents struggling to pay home heating bills will now have until Friday, April 7, to apply for financial help through the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Prog r a m (LIHEAP). More...

State  Free Access 

Despite suffering stroke, this marathoner stays on pace

PITTSBURGH (AP) — This wasn’t supposed to happen to her.  More...

Fewer priest accusers to testify at ex-official’s retrial

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A former church official in Philadelphia must decide this week whether to be retried on child endangerment charges or seek further appeals.  Prosecutors are seeking to retry Monsignor William Lynn although he has served More...

School district OKs pact on immigrant students

LANCASTER (AP) — A Pennsylvania school district reached a settlement Tuesday with the American Civil Liberties Union over what civil rights attorneys contend was a practice of denying older refugee and immigrant students a meaningful education More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, March 29   Adult Education o Adult education classes will be held at the Huntingdon County CareerLink, 54 Pennsylvania Ave., Smithfield, Huntingdon, from 1-4 p.m. Please call 641-6408, ext. 101 for more information.  More...

Around The Broad Top

Echos From The Past

Birmingham mines linked to Broad Top iron industry

Did you know that the old ore mines near Birmingham, Huntingdon County, once had a connection with the iron industry of the Broad Top?  More...

Old-Time Photo

This is a scene of the East Broad Top Railroad’s eastern terminus of the Shade Gap branch line at Neelyton. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Fans can expect major changes in NFL games

PHOENIX (AP) — Time to celebrate?  NFL fans could see an enhanced flow of play and fewer restrictions on how demonstrative players can be in their jubilation after big plays.  More...

Warriors hold off Rockets

HOUSTON (AP) — Stephen Curry scored 32 points, Klay Thompson had 25 and the Golden State Warriors built a big lead early and held on for a 113-106 win over the Houston Rockets on Tuesday night.  The Warriors scored 37 points in the first q More...

Messi banned 4 games

GENEVA (AP) — Lionel Messi is banned from Argentina’s next four World Cup qualifying games, dealing a blow to a campaign by the 2014 runner-up that has stuttered without him.  More...

School News

Local students named to dean’s list at Lock Haven

The following local students have been named to the fall 2016 dean’s list at Lock Haven University:  — Adriane Angelo of Broad Top, a freshman majoring in health and physical education.  — Christopher Bowser Jr. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Aries and a Moon in Taurus.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, March 30, 2017:  More...

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