March 15, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

JVEA lobbies for principal

The Juniata Valley Education Association (JVEA) presented a letter to the Juniata Valley School Board during its regular monthly meeting Wednesday evening to lobby for a principal at the high school.  Since the retirement of superintendent James More...

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Local News

Area fire wardens honored at annual banquet

With at least one major wildfire recorded Sunday afternoon in Cromwell Township, officials of the Rothrock State Forest District urged district fire wardens and their crew members Tuesday evening to prepare for an earlier than usual spring fire seaso More...

Petersburg Fire Co. recognizes volunteers

The Petersburg Volunteer Fire Co. held its third annual banquet March 10. This year’s banquet was an informal, inhouse dinner. The evening started off with a covered dish dinner provided by fire company members. More...

Police Log

Summary of incidents   HUNTINGDON — Huntingdon Borough Police report they were called to the area 12th Street at 12:11 a.m. Saturday morning for loud music coming from an apartment complex.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Area volunteers called to fight flue fires

75 Years Ago  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, March 15   Soup Kitchen p The Huntingdon Presbyterian Church Soup Kitchen will be open from 6-7 p.m. Service is free of charge. For more information, call 643- 1302.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

PSU players work out for NFL scouts

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — The new regime at Penn State changed up the look of the team’s pro day.  More...

Sports ... in Brief

D’Antoni resigns as Knicks’ coach   More...

Vermont, So. Florida protect leads

NCAA Men’s Basketball:

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — When Lamar trailed by double digits in the second half of its NCAA first-round game on Wednesday night, there was a lingering feeling that the Cardinals had Vermont right where they wanted them.  Leads were poison on th More...

Editorial

Sunshine Week is now!

Sunshine Week is a national initiative to promote a dialogue about the importance of open government and freedom of information. More...

What others are saying

Closing the business tax loophole

It makes no sense that Pennsylvania sits back and watches big companies do business here but shield themselves from paying their fair share of taxes to our state.  More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Texas trick rider coming to Pa.

Texas based performer, stuntman and horse trainer Austin Anderson will come to Pennsylvania April 23-29. More...

SHC FFA members host activities, participate in speaking competition

From Feb. 18-25, the Southern Huntingdon County FFA Chapter celebrated FFA Week by hosting and conducting many fu and educational activities in their high school. More...

HAH S senior to host horse schooling show

For her senior project, Kadeja Nix, a student at Huntingdon Area High School, will host a schooling show at 9 a.m. Sunday, April 22, at the Huntingdon County Fairgrounds. Becky Trego will be the judge for the show which includes 33 classes.  More...

Doctor K

Vasectomies are intended to be permanent birth control

DEAR DOCTOR K: My wife and I don’t want any more children, so I’ve scheduled a vasectomy. More...

NASCAR

WHAT'S UP NEXT

SPRINT CUP Race: Food City 500 Where: Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway (.533 mi.), 500 laps/266.5 miles. When: Sunday, March 18. Last year’s winner: Kyle Busch, Toyota. Qualifying record: Ryan Newman, Dodge, 128.709 mph, March 21, 2003. More...

Biffle’s Destiny

Roush driver evolving in a brand-new NASCAR world

If Greg Biffle keeps doing what he’s doing, he will win the Sprint Cup championship.  Don’t get carried away. Biffle isn’t going to finish third in 36 consecutive races. More...

Jeff Gordon says it’s all about ‘aero’ and tires these days

This is Jeff Gordon’s 20th season at NASCAR’s top level. He’s won 85 Cup races and four championships. At Las Vegas Motor Speedway, someone asked him about the most significant change in the sport during his career.  More...

Jury convicts heroin dealer

Despite defense counsel’s attempt to divert jurors’ focus toward the “unsavory character” of a key witness, a southern Huntingdon County man now stands convicted on two heroinrelated charges.  More...

Fleck to host DOC hearing

An informational hearing to discuss Gov. Tom Corbett’s decision to evaluate the potential of privatizing the nursing services for the Department of Corrections will be held from 10 a.m. More...

Visitors bureau releases travel guide, expects good year

With gas prices on the rise and predicted to reach record levels by the start of the leisure travel season in May, officials of the Huntingdon County Visitors Bureau (HCVB) believe the local travel industry “will hold its own” in 2012.&nb More...

State  Free Access 

Analysis

Federal sentences vary widely

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new study shows that federal judges are handing out widely disparate sentences for similar crimes 30 years after Congress tried to create fairer results, but the differences don’t line up with the party of the presiden More...

Commentary

Government can’t keep up with information requests

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration couldn’t keep pace with the increasing number of people asking for copies of government documents, emails, photographs and more under the U.S. More...

Learning to read nature’s cues can help a gardener

Phenology is the science of appearances, or knowing which plants can tell you when to start weeding, planting, fighting insects or tackling any other gardening priority.  Once the forsythia begins to bloom, for instance, it’s time to renew More...

World  Free Access 

Obama: US, UK committed to Afghan mission

WASHINGTON (AP) — Leaders of the United States and Britain outlined plans Wednesday to shift the NATO war effort in Afghanistan toward a back-seat advisory role while Afghan forces increasingly take the lead, but stressed that the two nations r More...

Local Sports

Head of the Class

JV senior Stewart Borst sets pace

Another boys’ basketball season has come and gone. This one really didn’t offer much of anything special. Mount Union and Juniata Valley both had winning records and qualified for the District Six playoffs, but both exited quickly.  More...

2011-12 Area Boys’ Basketball Stats

Individual (Scored at least one point) More...

Bair returns to states in two events

PIAA Class AA Swimming:

Last March, Huntingdon junior Matt Bair became the first Bearcat to advance to the PIAA Class AA Swimming Championships in four years, and he hopes to use that experience Friday when he once again faces the commonwealth’s best swimmers inside B More...

People/Pastimes

Ronks celebrate 65 years of marriage

William and Martha (Steel) Ronk of Huntingdon are celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary today, March 15, 2012. They were married March 15, 1947, in Winchester, Va., by the Rev. Roy Schmucker.  More...

Happy Birthday

LOOK WHO’S 6! Happy belated birthday to Nicolette Marie Kline, who turned 6 years old Saturday, March 3, 2012. She is the daughter of David and Cynthia (Yakymac) Kline of Harrisburg and the little sister of Jake, 10. More...

Happy Birthday

WOO HOO! SHE’S TURNING 2! Happy birthday to Marissa Shealee Bailey who turns 2 years old today, Thursday, March 15, 2012. Her proud parents are Pam Ayers and Jerry Bailey of Huntingdon. More...

Annie's Mailbox

We hope he is everything she dreams! ANNIE

Dear Annie: A year ago, my daughter met a man over the Internet. That’s fine, but I have the following issues:  1. She wants to marry him without actually having met him in person.  2. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Pisces and a Moon in Capricorn.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, March 16, 2012:  More...

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