March 5, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Cromwell supervisors again discuss fire service coverge

Cromwell Township Supervisors Buzz Gutshall and Tom Barron agreed during a special meeting Friday to accept a boundary map signed in March 2010 designating what territories would be covered by both the Orbisonia-Rockhill and Three Springs volunteer f More...

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Local News

Local provider receives national accreditation

Cordy Henry, owner of Cradle to Krayons Child Care Preschool Program, a family child care business in Huntingdon, has recently been awarded a national accreditation from the National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC). More...

Saxton Library

The library was fortunate to have Jo Jo the clown donated to it by Robert Garlock Jo Jo was used by first grade teacher Sara Palmer. More...

Police Log

Not injured   More...

General News

Historic Louisiana plantation to be auctioned

BRAITHWAITE, La. (AP) — A grand white-pillared plantation house built on historic River Road near the Mississippi nearly 200 years ago will be sold in a March 10 auction that could provide a new twist in its colorful history. More...

An Irish stew that isn’t afraid of a little flavor

If you’re a purist, Irish stew is one of the easiest dishes to make for St. Patrick’s Day. More...

A sweet potato rendition of shepherd’s pie

Some folks are as adamant about their shepherd’s pie as others are their chili. More...

Local Sports

York sharpshooters end Eagles’ great season

When you only lose three games in a season, it’s tough to swallow a loss, especially when it brings that season to a close. More...

’Cat boys’ 400 relay team falls just short

District 6/9 Regional Swimming:

The Huntingdon boys’ 400- yard freestyle relay team went into Saturday’s final event at the District Six/Nine Class AA Regional at Penn State’s McCoy Natatorium seeded fifth and needing to erase about 14 seconds off its time to get More...

JC falls to champ Alvernia in semis

ECAC Division III South Region Men’s Basketball Tournament:

Sometimes it just doesn’t matter how hard you try, or how hard you play, it’s just not your day. More...

Senior Spotlight

SENIOR SPOTLIGHT

How to reduce prescription medication costs

For the millions of people who rely on prescription medications every day, the day when a drug faces generic competition is one many circle on their calendars. More...

Hints from Heloise

Caring for counters

Hints from Heloise

Dear Heloise: Help! I just had GRANITE COUNTERTOPS installed in the kitchen, and I am getting conflicting reports about how to care for them. Is there a reasonably priced way to keep granite in pristine condition? — Mary R., via email  More...

Special Sections

Wings for PRIDE

While the weather outside was a little on the chilly side, things were cooking inside and out for the 9th Annual PRIDE Wing-Off Sunday afternoon at the Smithfield Fire Hall.  More...

Tussey grad doesn’t like being in national spotlight

Saxton native Sandra Fluke said no matter what slurs or defamatory statements have been made against her as an advocate for women’s reproductive rights, it’s important to her first of all to tell the stories of how current policies impact More...

Juniata Clean Water Partnership hears from expert on bald eagles

America’s defining symbol, the bald eagle, is alive and well in Huntingdon County and can be seen by many “cruising the Raystown” for its meals, reports Clayton Lutz, a wildlife diversity biologist with the Pennsylvania Game Commiss More...

State  Free Access 

EPA heightens scrutiny of Marcellus Shale

DIMOCK (AP) — Tugging on rubber gloves, a laboratory worker kneels before a gushing spigot behind Kim Grosso’s house and positions an empty bottle under the clear, cold stream. More...

Teachers meet to try to curb gang influence

BETHLEHEM (AP) — Teachers in eastern Pennsylvania trying to come up with ways to curb the influence of gangs in schools in the commonwealth have been told that the problem is growing but can be handled.  More...

World  Free Access 

Florida mulls outlawing Shariah, other foreign law

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. More...

NYC goal: Attract 50M-plus tourists in 2012

New York (AP) — Just days after cheering the arrival of the record-breaking 50 millionth visitor of the year to New York City, officials are starting over and counting from one. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, March 5 Alexandria Auxiliary p Ladies auxiliary to the Alexandria Volunteer Fire Co. will meet in the fire hall at 7 p.m. Alexandria Fire Co. p The Alexandria Volunteer Fire Co. will meet at the fire hall at 7:30 p.m. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Williams ‘Nets’ 57 in win at Charlotte

Nets 104, Bobcats 101 CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Deron Williams scored a franchise record 57 points to lift the New Jersey Nets to a 104-101 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats on Sunday night. More...

Sports ... in Brief

Juniata Spring Sports   Baseball  More...

Phils, Bucs and Nats lose

Yankees 7, Phillies 4  More...

People/Pastimes

Pomona grangers meet at Hoss’s

A group of 16 Pomona grangers met at Hoss’s for lunch recently. After the lunch hour, a short business meeting was held with Pomona master Jodi Keith presiding, followed by a program presented by Vanessa Locke.  More...

Happy Birthday

LOOK WHO’S TURNING 4! Happy birthday to Isabella R. Cutshall, who turns 4 years old today, Monday, March 5, 2012. Her proud parents are Julia and Gary Cutshall of Huntingdon. More...

Happy Birthday

SHE’S 3! Happy birthday to Autumn Pearl Reck who turns 3 years old today, Monday, March 5, 2012. She is the daughter of Neil and Jayme Reck of Huntingdon. More...

Annie's Mailbox

So please say nothing!

Dear Annie: My fiance and I were best friends growing up, and our families were close, as well. When we were 16, his parents suddenly pulled “Paul” out of school and told me never to call their house again. More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Pisces and a Moon in Leo until 7:27 p.m. (PST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Virgo.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, March 6, 2012:  More...

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