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Cromwell approves fire coverage plan

Cromwell Township Supervisors Tom Barron and Buzz Gutshall Monday night signed and acknowledged a new fire service boundary map that will be used to designate territory covered by both the Orbisonia- Rockhill and Three Springs volunteer fire companie More...

Local News

District governor visits JV Lions

Dennis Clark, 14L district governor, accompanied by Anna Clark, recently elected as second vice district governor, visited the Juniata Valley Lions for their dinner meeting at the Alexandria Fire Hall. More...

Mount Union High School indoor percussion takes first place at Windber

The Mount Union Area High School indoor percussion ensemble competed in its first regular season competition Saturday at Windber High School in Somerset County. More...

Police Log

Summary of incidents   HUNTINGDON — Huntingdon Borough Police found several items dumped in the Riverview Cemetery Saturday at 12:06 a.m. The items were not identified at this time as the investigation continues.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, March 6   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous meeting will be held at The Abbey Reformed-United Church of Christ, Huntingdon, from 7-8 p.m. Please use Sixth Street entrance.  More...

Local Sports

OUTDOOR DIARY

Ides of March   Many are familiar with one of Shakespeare’s quotes that warns, “Beware the Ides of March.”  More...

Spring Break

Baseball   Juniata College baseball gave up four runs to Loras College in the first inning and was unable to catch up and fell 13-6 in the squad’s third game at the Russ Matt Invitational in Winter Haven, Fla., Monday.  More...

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Editorial

Freedom of religion

With some reluctance I decided to weigh in on the purported “freedom of religion” argument being bandied about by some religious leaders and some political conservatives.  More...

Whistle-blowing takes guts

See some cheating  Where you work?  Keep it quiet,  Dangers lurk.  As activist Medea Benjamin has said, “You are better off committing a war crime than exposing one” in the United States.  More...

What others are saying

Federal transportation bill

The new transportation bill in the U.S. House is being attacked by conservatives, liberals, moderates, transit advocates, bicyclists and environmentalists, to name a few.  More...

Chatter Box

Signs of spring

Yes, the signs of spring seem to be everywhere. I’m sure I’m not the only person who’s been watching spring flower bulbs popping up.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Pisces and a Moon in Virgo.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, March 7, 2012:  More...

Tap-in fees set for Alex-Porter

The long anticipated announcement on the cost of tap-in fees for the Alexandria- Porter Township Sewer Authority’s extension project came during last week’s regular monthly meeting of the authority. More...

Inmate accused of faking suicide prior to assault

An inmate accused of attacking a group of corrections officers after staging a suicide is headed for trial later this month on multiple charges of aggravated assault.  More...

Former prisoner mailed heroin to SCI Huntingdon

A Philadelphia man who mailed a heroinstuffed greeting card to SCI Huntingdon is awaiting sentencing on a felony drug charge.  More...

Liberty, Saxton may combine authorities

Discussions about the possible merging of the Liberty Township and neighboring Saxton Borough municipal authorities is being proposed by township authority members, it was learned at the monthly meeting of the Liberty Township Supervisors Monday even More...

State  Free Access 

Philadelphia man arrested after being freed on phony document from SCI Huntingdon

HARRISBURG (AP) — Federal authorities have arrested a Philadelphia man released from prison earlier this year on a purported court order that they say was later discovered to be have been forged.  More...

Dictionary covers regional dialects from A to Z

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Order a sloppy Joe in North or South Dakota, and the waiter may give you a blank stare. The popular beef-on-a-bun sandwich is known to some there as a slushburger. More...

Philly man, 75, relishing life outside of prison

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — William Barnes, who at 75 has spent most of his adult life behind bars, has many regrets yet said he hopes to do something positive with his newfound freedom.  More...

World  Free Access 

Super Tuesday voters put imprint on GOP race

ATLANTA (AP) — Mitt Romney is angling to solidify his frontrunner status and Rick Santorum to keep it a two-man race as voters in 10 states put Super Tuesday’s imprint on the Republican presidential race. More...

AP survey: More optimism about US jobs and economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy is improving faster than economists had expected. More...

Obama to deliver commencement address in Joplin

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will speak at the high school graduation ceremony in Joplin, the Missouri city slowly recovering after being struck by a devastating tornado a year ago. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Pens skate to sixth straight win

PITTSBURGH (AP) — By his own admission, Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Zbynek Michalek doesn’t watch much film of opposing goalies.  The way the low-scoring Michalek figures, he doesn’t get enough shots to worry about it.  More...

Williams’ mistake was keeping records

Litke Column:

What Gregg Williams did wasn’t all that different from what football coaches have been doing since the game was invented. He just kept detailed records.  More...

Milwaukee holds off late comeback to beat 76ers 97-93

Bucks 97, 76ers 93  MILWAUKEE (AP) — Beno Udrih didn’t exactly stick around to savor the moment.  After hitting what turned out to be the game-winning shot, the Milwaukee Bucks’ backup guard quickly got dressed and quietly More...

People/Pastimes

Snare-Hunt

Melanie Ann Hunt and Timothy David Snare, both of Huntingdon, were united in marriage during a 3:30 p.m. ceremony June 25, 2011, at the Faith United Methodist Church, Bellefonte. The Rev. More...

Robertsdale scouts hold Blue and Gold Banquet

Cub Scout Pack and Boy Scout Troop 4494 of Robertsdale held their Blue and Gold Banquet at the Robertsdale Fire Hall Feb. 25. More...

Happy Birthday

TURNING 1 AND SO MUCH FUN! Happy birthday to Jarrett Waite, who turns 1 year old today, Tuesday, March 6, 2012. His proud daddy and mommy are Jeremy and Jamie (Wible) Waite of Huntingdon. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Walk away from this manipulative guy!

Dear Annie: My father is years old and has congestive heart failure. I am the youngest of four siblings, two of whom live out of town. For some reason, everything falls on me.  More...

Doctor K

Cardiac rehab is just what the doctor ordered

DEAR DOCTOR K: I recently had a heart attack. Now my doctor wants me to start cardiac rehabilitation. Is it dangerous for me to start exercising so soon?  DEAR READER: I understand your concern. More...

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