July 26, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Memorial trail study to begin

The September 11th National Memorial Trail Alliance will be beginning a study in Huntingdon and Mifflin counties, working through steering committees to discuss how the trail will pass through the local area.  Matt Price, executive director of H More...

59th annual Rotary chicken barbecue

Huntingdon Rotary Club members Burgess Smith, left, and Andy Cipar poured charcoal to prepare to cook the 1,600 chicken halves that will be served at the 59th annual Rotary chicken barbecue at Detwil More...

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Huntingdon man contests state sentence

A Pennsylvania Post Conviction Relief Act (PCRA) appeal was heard in the Court of Common Pleas Tuesday by Huntingdon County Senior Judge Stewart Kurtz. The case involved William A. More...

Few cases heard in criminal court

Very few cases were heard by Huntingdon County Court of Common Pleas Senior Judge Stewart Kurtz Tuesday morning during Criminal Court.  More...

Police Log

Fraud   More...

General News

Aide says congressman’s opponent was paid to drop from race

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A former aide to a political challenger of a powerful U.S. More...

News of Yesteryear

WHUN-FM closer to September opening

75 Years Ago  Auditor General F. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, July 26   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

Saxton boy shares piece of local railroading history

Young Patrick Wakefield of Saxton loves history, especially local history. And he’ll be one of the first to admit, you’ll discover history in the strangest places!  More...

Old-Time Photo

Can any of the readers identify the Saxton area people appearing in this undated picture and the event? Contact Ron Morgan at 907-1788. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Frazier hits into triple play in debut

NEW YORK (AP) — Todd Frazier had an unforgettable first at-bat in his home debut at Yankee Stadium, grounding into the major leagues’ first run-scoring triple play since 2006 as New York beat the Cincinnati Reds 4-2 Tuesday night.  More...

Contreras drives in four in Cubs win

Cubs 7, White Sox 2   CHICAGO (AP) — Willson Contreras drove in four runs and Carl Edwards Jr. provided some timely relief.  More...

Lions’ Franklin eyes present, future

CHICAGO (AP) — Restoring Penn State’s reputation and returning its star near the top of the college football galaxy once again should have earned James Franklin some long-term job security. More...

School News

Student completes study abroad

Charlotte Yelnosky of Huntingdon recently completed a three week faculty-led study abroad experience titled “The Dragons Awake: The Globalizing Business World of Vietnam and Singapore.” Yelnosky is a sophomore majoring in business managem More...

Mount Union woman completes college degree

At the University of Rhode Island’s 131st Commencement May 20-21, about 2,600 undergraduate and 650 graduate degrees were awarded. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Leo and a Moon in Virgo if born before 11:37 a.m. (ET). Afterward, the Moon will be in Libra.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, July 27, 2017:  More...

Commissioners remove director

Huntingdon County Commissioners approved the termination of employment for the current emergency management director at the weekly meeting Tuesday morning.  Commissioners offered no explanation as to the reason for John Cirko’s termination More...

Shoe program to help local kids

Two local organizations are teaming up to make sure Huntingdon County students start the school year by putting their best foot forward.  More...

Improvement project to begin at state park

For those who love the beauty and tranquility of the scenic and picturesque Trough Creek State Park, visitors should be aware of an upcoming road-paving project that will limit some access to the park.  More...

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Artist uses Iraq refugees, war veterans in radio project

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In 2016, an Iraqi-American artist sat down with Bahjat Abdulwahed — the so-called “Walter Cronkite of Baghdad” — with the idea of launching a radio project that would be part documentary, part radio p More...

Quecreek mine rescue crews never wavered from mission

SOMERSET (AP) — Mark Schweiker said a single principle guided efforts to free nine miners trapped deep in the Quecreek Mine 15 years ago this week.  “We never forgot that this was about reuniting nine families,” the former Penn More...

Two photographers arrested on top of 400-foot-tall bridge

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two thrill-seeking photographers who climbed to the top of the nearly 400-foot-tall (122- meter-tall) Ben Franklin Bridge were arrested after setting off motion detectors during their middle-of-the-night ascent, officials sa More...

Business News

BMW to build electric Mini in Oxford despite looming Brexit

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Germany’s BMW will make the electric version of its Mini compact cars at its factory in Oxford, England, a decision that comes at a time when automakers are scrutinizing investment plans due to Britain’s im More...

Toyota, Honda, Mazda to be sued over air bag

SYDNEY (AP) — A Sydney lawyer announced on Tuesday a class action lawsuit against Toyota, Honda and Mazda seeking refunds for cars fitted with faulty air bags from Takata that have been linked to 18 deaths around the world.  More...

Dollar sodas help boost McDonald’s sales in US

OAK BROOK, Ill. (AP) — McDonald’s says a promotion for $1 sodas and a new line of premium burgers helped boost sales in its flagship U.S. More...

Local Sports

VFW State 13-14 Championship:

State College tops Mount Union for title

Mount Union’s hopes of a state title were laid to rest Tuesday afternoon in the Pennsylvania  State VFW 13-14 Teener Tournament. Mount Union went through the winner’s bracket winning the first two games. More...

Altoona downs Phils 2-1

Starting pitcher Alex McRae dominated on the mound over eight innings and scored a pair of runs as the Altoona Curve defeated the Reading Fightin Phils 2-1 Tuesday night at FirstEnergy Stadium. More...

Djokovic done for season

Novak Djokovic will miss the rest of this season because of an injured right elbow.  That means Djokovic will pull out of the U.S. Open and end his streak of participating in 51 consecutive Grand Slam tournaments.  The two-time U.S. More...

People/Pastimes

Licensed to Wed

Charles James Hollis III of 2887 Minnicks Drive, Dudley, and Lisa Marie Legere, also of Dudley.  Frankie Allen Rogers of 606 Moore St., Huntingdon, and Kimber Laree Winfield, also of Huntingdon.   More...

Stone Creek Valley Lions Club

District governor Larry Edwards, far left, inducted new members into the Stone Creek Valley Lions Club in June. More...

Author to present strategies

The monthly meeting of The Inkwell will be held Thursday, Aug. 3, at Marzoni’s Brick Oven and Brewery, 165 Patchway Road in Duncansville beginning with dinner at 6 p.m. and followed promptly at 7 p.m. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Pushed out of own social circle

Dear Annie: My little sister moved to the town where I live a few months ago. My husband and I regularly invite her to hang out with our group of friends, and we have some family here, too, whom we see. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Nice recipe for Swedish meatballs

Dear Heloise: My husband loves SWEDISH MEATBALLS, but I don’t have a recipe for them. Do you? More...

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