May 26, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Senator addresses concerns

Residents of the 30th District gathered at the Huntingdon Regional Fire & Rescue District 6 Fire Hall in McCo- nnellstown for a town hall meeting Thursday.  The meeting was the last one on state Sen. John H. More...

Judge sentences man to apply to colleges

In an unorthodox use of the judiciary’s power, Huntingdon County President Judge George Zanic handed down a strict sentencing order to a young Mount Union man Thursday.  More...

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Area brief

PennDOT driver license, photo centers closed for Memorial Day SMITHFIELD TWP. — PennDOT has announced all driver license and photo centers will be closed Saturday, May 27, through Monday, May 29, in observance of Memorial Day. More...

Chance of showers for holiday weekend

Though the entire weekend won’t be a complete washout, Memorial Day weekend looks like it will be overcast with a threat of showers for those looking forward to the unofficial start to summer.  More...

Fourth annual bash supports veterans charity

Two military veterans and local businessmen are excited to host an event Saturday that will help support fellow veterans.  Ron Enyeart, owner of Johnny’s Bar, and David Wessels, owner of Wildside Productions, have worked to grow the event More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Petersburg students attend baccalaureate

75 Years Ago  Huntingdon County will have its first blackout and air raid practice tonight from 9:45 until 10 p.m. The emergency preparedness event will involve all communities in the county, it was explained by the count coordinator.  More...

Local Sports

District 6-2A Softball Semifinal:

Trojans shut out Colts 10-0

The Mount Union softball team took advantage of numerous Northern Cambria errors along with a troubled start for the Colts pitching staff.  More...

Rubber Ducks win 2-0 to finish sweep of Curve

The Altoona Curve’s offense struggled Thursday morning in a 2-0 loss to the Akron RubberDucks at Peoples Natural Gas Field. The loss was the fifth straight four the Curve as the RubberDucks completed a four-game sweep.  More...

People/Pastimes

Locks of Love

Olivia Bowser, 7, donated a length of her hair to Locks of Love with assistance from stylist Teri McIntyre at In-Style Styling Salon, Huntingdon. More...

Seniors prepare for summer travel

The members of the Standing Stone Senior Citizens met May 17 for the bimonthly membership meeting. President Jim Park called the meeting to order and welcomed everyone. Following prayer by the Rev. More...

Births

Jobie Gibboney and Iyccah (Dopp) Stone of Altoona are proud to announce the birth of their son, Fenix Mattis John Gibboney, at 2:11 p.m. May 20, 2017, at UPMC Altoona. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

What is microfiber

Dear Heloise: What is MICROFIBER? How is it labeled at a store? What are brands to look for? — A Reader, via email  More...

Visitors expected to flock to area

As the unofficial start to summer approaches, United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and Huntingdon County Visitors Bureau (HCVB) are preparing for the influx of visitors to the Raystown Lake Region.  More...

Residents talk to lawmaker

Several state issues weighed heavily on the minds of those attending the second in state Rep. More...

Three Springs carnival kicks off with parade

Members of the Sassy Spinners twirling group of Six Mile Run were among the many groups that participated in the annual Three Springs Homecoming parade Thursday night. More...

State  Free Access 

Merger of prisons, parole agencies hits opposition in House

HARRISBURG (AP) — Democratic Gov. More...

Fired Pittsburgh sergeant on stand in civil rights trial

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A federal prosecutor is trying to convince a jury that a Pittsburgh police sergeant fired for pushing and punching a drunken man has since tried to “tailor” his statements about the incident so they’d fit a s More...

Court tightens rules for seizing properties tied to crime

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania’s highest court on Thursday reined in the power of prosecutors to seize people’s property through civil actions.  The justices ruled unanimously that prosecutors must prove a property played a sig More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, May 26   AA Meeting o Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. in St. John’s Episcopal Church, Huntingdon.  Narcotics Anonymous o Narcotics Anonymous will meet at 7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 15 W. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Diamondbacks blank Brewers 4-0

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Robbie Ray pitched seven innings of two-hit ball to lower the NL’s second-best road ERA to 0.57, Gregor Blanco and Chris Owings homered, and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-0 Thursday night for their More...

Pirates’ Gift Ngoepe found field and dream

The clubhouse was Gift Ngoepe’s home, an equipment storeroom his bedroom. The field, where the beginnings of his road to baseball history started, was his backyard.  More...

Dozen Bearcats are named ML all-stars

A total of 12 Huntingdon Area High School student/athletes were honored recently by being named to Mountain League All-Star teams in various spring sports.  More...

School News

Local students recognized at Pitt-Johnstown

The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown has announced its 2017 spring term dean’s list, which recognizes the accomplishments of 963 students, representing 48 Pennsylvania counties, nine states (including Pennsylvania) and five countries (incl More...

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Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher

Walmart codes  If you’re looking for Walmart deals, watch for their markdowns. Prices that end in “5” are a markdown. Prices that end in “1” are the lowest price that they’ll get. More...

Annie's Mailbox

People bring dogs everywhere with them, even stores

Dear Annie: First, may I start off by saying I love animals, especially dogs. I have had several dogs and loved them, as they loved me, unconditionally. But when did it come to be that all dogs are service dogs? More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun and Moon in Gemini if born before 7:24 a.m. (ET). Afterward, the Moon will be in Cancer.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, May 27, 2017:  More...

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