February 25, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

MU man facing rape charges

A Mount Union man who appeared in Huntingdon County Central Court earlier this week saw charges of simple assault and harassment withdrawn, and is now charged with felony rape and additional charges stemming from the Feb. More...

School consolidation has citizens divided

School district consolidation is a topic of debate for many rural school districts.  Governor Ed Rendell began the conversation on school district consolidation in 2009 during his budget address. More...

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Lions Club members honored

District 14L Governor Denny Clark, left, recently visited the Stone Creek Valley Lions Club and inducted new member Hugh Garriety, center. At the right is Lion Denny Hall, Garriety’s sponsor. More...

Wind damage

HUNTINGDON CO. — Colder air moving into the region created blustery conditions overnight, with gusts measuring up to 60 miles per hour in some parts of the region. The winds sparked a flurry of emergency calls. More...

Crashes

BRADY TWP. — Jason Lewis, 34, no address given, sustained minor injuries when he lost control of his GMC Jimmy early Wednesday morning when he fell asleep while driving on Route 22. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Saturday, Feb. 25   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Mount Union. For more information, call 643- 0623.  More...

Local Sports

Bucs work McGehee at first

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — If Casey McGehee can settle in at a new position this spring, he might finally find a home with the Pittsburgh Pirates.  McGehee was drafted in 2003 as a third baseman by the Chicago Cubs. More...

Westwood lives to play another day

MARANA, Ariz. (AP) — Lee Westwood had every reason to pack light for the Match Play Championship. More...

Close Shave

Titans nip Windber; Township is next

Tussey Mountain found itself in a fight all the way down to the final buzzer at home against Windber in a District Five Class AA quarterfinal Friday nght at Saxton. More...

TV

Billy Gardell: heavyset hero of ‘Mike & Molly’

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s a birthday for Mike Biggs, the goodhearted, heavyset hero of “Mike & Molly,” and Molly Flynn, his plus-size love, presents him with the cake.  “Make a wish,” she says, to which he repl More...

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Annie's Mailbox

He cannot be trusted around them!

Dear Annie: When I married my husband, his son, “D.J.” was 6 years old. My children from my first marriage were slightly older. Right from the start, D.J. was a handful. He was violent and often in trouble at school.  More...

Special Sections

EBT receives $2 million grant

Thursday, the State Transportation Commission approved 16 rail projects in Pennsylvania totaling $23 million, including one in Huntingdon County.  More...

Juniata College restoring antique telescope

It was over a century ago that John A. Brashear, one of the most famous telescope makers, was invited to Huntingdon and gave a lecture at Juniata College. Brashear was a native of Pennsylvania and had been residing in Pittsburgh. More...

Extensive agenda covered at AAA advisory meeting

A series of “listening sessions” now under way in the counties of Huntingdon, Bedford and Fulton are generating helpful input from senior citizens, reports Area Agency on Aging executive director Alan Smith.  More...

General News

Picasso’s ‘Guernica’ undergoes examination

MADRID (AP) — Pablo Picasso’s “Guernica,” one of the world’s most iconic paintings, is getting a full health check as it marks its 75th anniversary.  More...

Abraham portrays Galileo in Brecht’s off-Broadway play

NEW YORK (AP) — Theatergoers arriving at Classic Stage Company’s new off-Broadway production of Bertolt Brecht’s “Galileo” might feel like they instead wandered into a space show at the Hayden Planetarium.  More...

First phase of William Smith project almost complete

The William Smith Elementary School building has been a topic of interest in Huntingdon for decades; maybe even a century. More...

People/Pastimes

Local couple celebrates diamond anniversary

Jim and Arlene (Itinger) Page of 6599 Town Center Blvd., Huntingdon, celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary tomorrow, Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012. The couple was united in marriage in 1952, in Alexandria, by the Rev. Kenneth L. Duncan.  More...

Happy Birthday

GIMME 5! Happy birthday to Kayden Ketner, who turns 5 years old tomorrow, Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012. Kayden’s proud mother is Renee Williamson of Mapleton. He is the grandson of Sonny and Lisa Williamson of Mapleton. More...

Special Occasions

Feb. 25, 2012  Happy birthday to Norman E. Quinn who turns 87 years old today, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012. Happy birthday, Norman!   More...

Religion News

‘Meet the Pastor’ features clergy

Tribe of David Worship Team

The Huntingdon county area is well known for its lovely landscape and small town charm. Each of the local communities are home to at least one, but more likely many, houses of worship. More...

LENT

Abbey Reformed Lenten Service   More...

Schools work to balance gay, religious rights

Dozens of colleges have scrutinized how oncampus Christian groups operate after a U.S. More...

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