April 5, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Good Friday services

Alexandria/Petersburg area  • Christ Reformed Church, Alexandria — The church will host Good Friday worship at 7 p.m.. The Rev. More...

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Local News

Independent audit found no problems for Oneida Twp.

The results of the independent audit of the Oneida Township ledgers for 2010 and 2011 found no discrepancies. More...

Area brief

Easter Bunny to visit Mapleton

MAPLETON — An Easter egg hunt will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, April 6, at Riverside Park in Mapleton. The egg hunt is for children up to 12 years old and the Easter Bunny will make a special appearance. More...

Police Log

Harassment   BARREE TWP. — State police investigated a harassment incident Monday at a residence off Masseyburg Road. A 14-yearold female from Petersburg subjected a 35-year-old female, also of Petersburg, to unwanted physical contact. More...

World  Free Access 

Ham prices high heading into Easter holiday

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Ham will be the centerpiece of many Easter dinners this weekend, but the cost of that traditional main dish may make it harder for families to live high on the hog.  More...

Fact Check

More US drilling didn’t drop gas price

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s the political cure-all for high gas prices: Drill here, drill now. But more U.S. drilling has not changed how deeply the gas pump drills into your wallet, math and history show.  More...

Gardeners need a sense of humus

Let’s pay homage to humus. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Rite of spring

Masters play begins today in Augusta

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — It’s wrong to call Charl Schwartzel an accidental champion. More...

Masters Notebook

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Heat avenge loss to Oklahoma City

Heat 98, Thunder 93  MIAMI (AP) — LeBron James had 34 points and 10 assists, Dwyane Wade scored 19 points and the Miami Heat avenged a loss at Oklahoma City last week, rallying to beat the Thunder 98-93 on Wednesday night for their 17th st More...

People/Pastimes

Happy 100th Birthday

LOK WHO'S A BRAND NEW CENTENARIAN! Happy birthday to Flora Locke Cascar of Moore Street, Huntingdon, who celebrates her 100th birthday today, Thursday, April 5, 2012.  More...

Happy Birthday

TURNING 1 IS SO MUCH FUN! Happy birthday to Payge Noelle Stubbs who turns 1 year old today, Thursday, April 5, 2012. Her proud parents are Wade and Jennifer Stubbs of Hesston and her big sister is Hope Breanna Stubbs. More...

Happy Birthday

GIME 5! Happy birthday to Barrett Matthew Brode who turns 5 years old today, Thursday, April 5, 2012. Barrett’s proud parents are Dave and Amy Brode of Little Valley. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Encouragement only goes so far!

Dear Annie: I’ve been with my husband for 15 years. He has many good qualities, but he has always struggled with shyness, low self-esteem and awkwardness. When we got together, he promised to be the financial provider. More...

Doctor K

Menstrual synchrony has its skeptics and supporters

DEAR DOCTOR K: It seems to be commonly accepted that women who live together or who are close friends get their periods at the same time. I’ve had the same experience. Is this a real biological phenomenon or just a coincidence?  More...

Special Sections

No policy change at county jail

Huntingdon County Jail Warden Duane Black said his jail’s policy on strip searching those entering the facility will not change as the result of a U.S. More...

Mount Unity Day gains momentum

Mount Unity Day organizers continue to gain momentum for next month’s community beautification effort, having secured permission from Mount Union Borough Council to create space for 20-plus trees along Jefferson and Shirley streets.  Trees More...

Cromwell residents air concerns

Cromwell Township Supervisors Tom Barron, Buzz Gutshall and chairman Barry Welch listened to concerns Wednesday night from some township residents concerning delays in the replacement of a small bridge along Wilson Road. More...

Case to proceed for woman charged in social club theft

A woman accused of taking money from a local social club had her preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge Mary Jamison Tuesday afternoon in Huntingdon County Central Court.  More...

State  Free Access 

Man released after 34 years of life sentence

TUNKHANNOCK (AP) — After 34 years in state prison for his role in the 1977 murder of a Lake Winola bartender, Eugene McGuire walked out of a Wyoming County courtroom a free man on Tuesday.  More...

Accuser calls priest ‘sexual predator’ at trial

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A 30-year-old former Marine testified in a landmark clergy abuse case Wednesday that he was a good child with a bright future until he was molested by a priest he described as a “sexual predator.”  More...

Defense: Slaying was involuntary manslaughter

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Defense attorneys for three men accused of beating a man to death in Philadelphia’s historic district are contending that the case is one of involuntary manslaughter rather than murder.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Tussey Mountain High School to hold open house, dedication

75 Years Ago  Legislative agenda for the General Assembly’s 14th week, opening this morning covers a score of major issues some highly controversial, including the Mundy teacher tenure bill scheduled for final house consideration. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, April 5   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...

Local Sports

Clearfield downs Bearcats

High School Softball:

Clearfield pushed at least one run across the plate in each of the first six innings Wednesday afternoon, including three in the fifth. More...

’Cats blow big lead in loss at Clearfield

High School Baseball:

Huntingdon appeared to have its first win of the season well in hand with an 13-2 lead after four innings at Clearfield Wednesday. More...

Juniata wins at Frostburg

Women’s Tennis:

Juniata College women’s tennis took two of the three doubles matches and made a clean sweep of singles on its way to an 8-1 win at Frostburg (Md.) State University Wednesday.  More...

Editorial

Commentary

Our health care racket

Patients pay me  Well indeed;  Getting tests  That they don’t need.  More...

Catching up to the local food revolution

This year, spring arrived early as a record-breaking heat wave swept across the nation, making it feel like summer in Minnesota, Virginia, and many other parts of the country. Farmers are either already planting their crops or just about to start. More...

Down and out on Wall Street

Have you heard about the earthquake that has shaken Wall Street to its very core? Well, brace yourself, for this really is a shocker: bonus payments are down.  More...

Farm-Home-Garden

FSA farm loans available

Farm loan officer Bruce Horning for USDA’s Farm Service Agency in Pennsylvania, Huntingdon County, reminds producers that FSA offers specially targeted farm loans known as Socially Disadvantaged (SDA) and Beginning Farmer loans. More...

County Wide Dairy Beef Club holds meeting

On March 12, the County Wide Dairy Beef Community Club held a meeting at the Extension Office. President Bethany Riley called the meeting to order. The group said the pledges and then Dr. Brehm gave a presentation. More...

Wildlife-management students taught appreciation for hunting, hunters

UNIVERSITY PARK — There was a time not so long ago when virtually every college student desiring a career in wildlife management was focused on the outdoors because he or she was a hunter.  But no more. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Aries and a Moon in Libra.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, April 6, 2012:  More...

NASCAR

Newman’s Own

Stewart-Haas driver takes NASCAR’s oldest track

RYAN NEWMAN SPRINT CUP SERIES No. 39 U.S. ARMY/OUTBACK CHEVROLET   More...

Kasey Kahne creates a busy schedule for himself

MARTINSVILLE, Va. — Kasey Kahne is going to have his hands full.  More...

WHAT'S UP NEXT

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