February 23, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Huntingdon wants water bill settled

Although the mistake had been made by Huntingdon Borough on a water bill for water usage at the Smithfield Towne Center, borough council is standing firm on its decision to give representatives of the center 18 months to pay off a water bill of an es More...

New Dollar General Store is being considered for Saxton

Preliminary plans for the proposed construction of a new Dollar General Store in Saxton for Dollar General Corp. More...

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Local News

Hearing held in absentia in drug paraphernalia case

The passenger in a fatal accident which took place Dec. 28, 2011, in Cromwell Township, did not appear for his preliminary hearing on possession of drug paraphernalia Tuesday afternoon in Huntingdon County Central Court.  More...

Man is ‘no show’ for theft preliminary

The defendant in a case regarding the theft of a chain saw was a “no show” for his preliminary hearing Tuesday morning in Huntingdon County Central Court.  Jason Robert Parks, 37, of 12772 Greenwood Road, Huntingdon, never appeared d More...

Several CDBG projects approved by Huntingdon Borough Council

Making use of its Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding, Huntingdon Borough Council approved the recommendations from its community development committee during Tuesday night’s monthly meeting.  More...

World  Free Access 

Some mortgage settlement money to be diverted

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The ink wasn’t even dry on a settlement with the nation’s top mortgage lenders when Missouri Gov. More...

Obama helps break ground on black history museum

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama heralded a new national black history museum as “not just a record of tragedy, but a celebration of life” as he marked Wednesday’s groundbreaking of the long-sought-after museum on the More...

SEALs hope film blitz draws recruits

WASHINGTON (AP) — Navy SEALs never expected the film “Act of Valor,” starring real, active-duty Navy SEALs, to be this big. More...

Local Sports

Soaring Eagles

Juniata College’s Ashton Bankos drives around Hilary Murray of Moravian during last night’s Landmark Conference playoff semifinal. More...

Men hurdle Susquehanna, face Scranton

Juniata College junior guard Alex Raymond (Altoona) logged 23 points, 19 of them in the second half, to lead the Eagles to a 77-58 win over Susquehanna University in Wednesday night’s Landmark Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament semifi More...

Women handle Moravian, host Catholic

The Juniata women took care of business last night as they defended their home floor and knocked off a pesky Moravian squad in business-like fashion with a 71-60 win in the Landmark Conference semifinals. More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Spring Farms 4-H Club hears presentation at monthly meeting

The Spring Farms 4-H Live Stock Club held its monthly meeting Feb. 14 at the Community State Bank in Orbisonia. The meeting was called to order by club president Katie Morgan. More...

Volunteers begin plans for Aug. 5-11 county fair

Plans have begun for the opening of this year’s Huntingdon County Fair Sunday, Aug. 5, and a full week of entertainment and agriculture and home exhibits to extend to Saturday, Aug. 11. More...

Farmers to discuss higher value for feeder calves in Pennsylvania

UNIVERSITY PARK — Two farmer panels will discuss ways to increase the value of feeder cattle in Pennsylvania at the Cattleman’s College program, Saturday, March 10, at the Pennsylvania Livestock Evaluation Center.  Cow-calf producers More...

Special Sections

Kurtz rejects defense requests for Maria Boyd

Huntingdon County Judge Stewart Kurtz has rejected motions to drop a first-degree murder charge and to allow bail for Maria Colleen Boyd, the woman accused of killing her 6-week-old son, Andrew Boyd, July 14, 2010.  More...

MUASB to consider bond refinancing

The Mount Union Area School District could save close to half a million dollars by refinancing two of its bonds, a financial consultant says.  Gordon Walker of The PFM Group, Malvern, said low interest rates have provided a window of opportunity More...

State  Free Access 

Governor Corbett plans $55M in state Capitol renovations

HARRISBURG (AP) — Buildings and facilities in the Pennsylvania Capitol complex are about to get a $55 million facelift, a newspaper reported Wednesday.  The Patriot-News of Harrisburg said the administration of Gov. More...

Senate GOP leader: No change in April 24 primary

HARRISBURG (AP) — The Republican leader of the Pennsylvania Senate said Wednesday this year’s primary election would likely be conducted using the existing General Assembly district lines, comments made as a commission responsible for rev More...

With Gus scratched, Phil secure as top groundhog

PUNXSUTAWNEY (AP) — Now that the Pennsylvania lottery has scratched Gus the groundhog as its fictional pitchman, Punxsutawney Phil’s status as top dog among groundhogs seems as secure as ever.  More...

General News

Most ingrown toenails can be treated at home

DEAR DOCTOR K: I have a painful ingrown toenail. Can I treat it at home, or should I leave it to a professional?  DEAR READER: Ingrown toenails can really hurt. They are the best reason I know to regularly trim your toenails.  More...

News of Yesteryear

Smithfield land development project at a deadlock

75 Years Ago   Industrial shares broke one to more than four points in head trading on the New York Stock Exchange today while non-ferrous metal shares were strong. U.S. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, Feb. 23   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...

Editorial

Huntingdon — Through the Years

The Huntingdon County Historical Society

The Huntingdon County Historical Society has had a long and rich history of its own. Just last year, the organization celebrated its 75th anniversary.  It all began in 1936 as the county prepared for its 150th anniversary. More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

TURNING 1 AND SO MUCH FUN! Happy birthday to Carlee Ann Walters who turns 1 year old today, Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012. Her proud parents are Shannon Yocum and Wayne Walters of Huntingdon. More...

Area woman receives Meloy scholarship

A Mount Union woman has been named the first recipient of the newly established Jack A. and Esther L. Meloy Scholarship. More...

Local students named to fall 2011 dean’s list at Susquehanna University

Two local students were named to Susquehanna University’s dean’s list for the fall 2011 semester, Morgan Golay of Huntingdon, a freshman majoring in political science, a 2011 graduate of Huntingdon Area High School and the daughter of Dav More...

Annie's Mailbox

It would seem to be an ingrained family habit!

Dear Annie: Last April, I moved into an apartment with one of my best friends. We get along great except for one thing: her cats.  More...

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