April 13, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Senior Expo 2012 a great success

Met with an enthusiastic crowd of seniors from towns like Wardfordsburg, Everett and Three Springs, a total of 67 venders participated in the Huntingdon County Senior Expo at the Smithfield Fire Hall Thursday. More...

Southern Huntingdon residents support new library at open house

Numerous southern Huntingdon area residents turned out in show of support at the Southern Huntingdon Area Library’s open house Thursday evening at the “new” library along Cromwell Street in Orbisonia Borough.  More...

Local News

Man charged with biting child

The preliminary hearing for a Mapleton man accused of biting a 6-year-old girl and burning his girlfriend with a cigarette was held Tuesday afternoon in Huntingdon County Central Court.  More...

Local woman hits ‘Big Money’

A Mill Creek woman who walked into the Fourth Street Sheetz store and bought a $5 “Big Money” scratch ticket is now $100,000 richer.  Allison Roberts, spokesperson for the Pennsylvania Lottery office in Harrisburg, confirmed the winn More...

Chance to meet candidates

Candidates for United States Senate, Mark Scaringi, left, and Sam Rohrer talk with Bruce Pergament, right, at a Meet the Candidates Night held at the Mount Union Area High School April 12, sponsored More...

General News

Broad Top Twp. will not receive CDBG funds for sewer project

The Broad Top Township Supervisors recently learned that their efforts to obtain Bedford County Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds has been unsuccessful.  More...

News of Yesteryear

Dedication exercises planned at new Shirley Township school

75 Years Ago  More...

Belleville Livestock Market

BELLEVILLE — All kinds of livestock and hay sold every Wednesday since 1946 — hay at 11:30 a.m. and cattle at 1 p.m.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, April 13   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. in St. John’s Episcopal Church, Huntingdon.  Saturday, April 14   More...

Local Sports

Southern’s Kayla Wright spins shortened no-hitter

High School Softball Round-up:

So. Huntingdon 11, Glendale 0   More...

Stapleton helps Mount Union win with arm and bat

High School Baseball Round-up:

Mount Union 11, Moshannon 3   More...

JV girls only area squad to taste victory on Thursday

High School Track & Field Round-up:

Juniata Valley   Juniata Valley’s track teams went in opposite directions Thursday afternoon in a dual meet at Tyrone.  More...

People/Pastimes

Quilting challenge yields ‘out of this world’ results

A “Quilter’s Challenge” is designed to get the creative juices flowing. It is fun and encourages quilters to move beyond their comfort zones and try new things. More...

Card showers make a special day even better

Celebrating birthdays or anniversaries or just spreading get well cheer? No matter what the occasion, a card always seems to brighten the day.  More...

Couple with local ties celebrate 70 years of marriage

Alva and Pauline (Landis) Aukerman celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary Wednesday, April 4, 2012.  They were united in marriage April 4, 1942, at the Stone Church of the Brethren, Huntingdon, and they now reside at the Brethren Retirement C More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ® Connect the dots on spots

Dear Heloise: I recently read in your column the problem Vickie (a reader) was having with TOWELS that came out of the wash looking as if someone had spilled bleach on them. Well, I’ve had the same problem, too.  More...

Special Sections

Manager hired for Huntingdon

Since the resignation of former borough manager Ken Myers in January, Huntingdon Borough has been searching for his replacement. That search was completed Thursday afternoon when council agreed to hire Bill Wheeler. More...

Man gets 12-40 for sex abuse

A man accused of sexually abusing a young girl at his Mount Union home for nearly three years will spend the next 12 to 40 years in state prison.  Timothy Edward Neely, 53, of Mount Union, was sentenced Thursday morning by Huntingdon County Judg More...

First day of trout season opens Saturday

Anglers from across the county will be heading to their favorite waterways tomorrow morning for the opening day of the state’s trout season. More...

State  Free Access 

Reversing sorority ban at Swarthmore

SWARTHMORE (AP) — The late Molly Yard made a name for herself as a prominent feminist and civil rights leader, who for a time led the National Organization for Women.  More...

Homeowners group says seeing eye dog has to go

READING (AP) — A Pennsylvania housing development with a one dog per household rule said a family must give back a seeing eye dog they’re training.  Steve and Annette Yerger’s daughter was trying to earn a $1,000 college schola More...

PSU to start training program for employees

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — A professional training program designed for employees to recognize and report instances of child abuse is in the works at Penn State.  More...

World  Free Access 

J.K. Rowling announces new book

LONDON (AP) — It may lack wizards and witches, but J.K. More...

Student project to encourage walking gains support

RALEIGH, N.C. More...

Titanic’s legacy: A fascination with disasters

Epic disasters — the anguished cries, the stories of heroism — are the central narratives of our age, both enthralling and horrifying. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

O’Brien is tweaking Lion defense, too

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. More...

Bulls beat Heat

Bulls 96, Heat 86  CHICAGO (AP) — C.J. Watson scored 16 points, including the game-tying 3-pointer at the end of regulation, and the Chicago Bulls pulled away in overtime to beat the Miami Heat 96-86 on Thursday night.  More...

Bucs swept in LA

MLB Round-up:

National League   Dodgers 3, Pirates 2  More...

Press Club

Bearcats help local elementary kids in need

A warm home and a hot meal on the table, these are everyday luxuries that most young children are provided with. Unfortunately, rough economic times place some families in desperate circumstances. More...

Uniforms build unity at HCA

Huntingdon Christian Academy has gone through many transitions in the 37 years it has been open. One of the changes HCA has gone through in recent years is a change in uniforms.  More...

MUAHS clubs sponsor egg hunt

“I see an egg!” are words heard quite often from delighted children as they search for Easter eggs filled with candy and other items. Hunting for eggs is an Easter tradition that many children of all ages enjoy.  More...

Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher

Better Coffee  Wet the coffee filter before placing it in the basket, and you will never have grounds in your coffee again! The wet filter adheres to the basket.  Relaxing Oatmeal Bath  More...

Annie's Mailbox

This sage advice works for both sexes!

Dear Annie: I have always had a rocky relationship with my older sister, “Nancy.” She’s lived with our parents her entire life, and even after she married, she convinced her husband to move in with them. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Aries and a Moon in Aquarius.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, April 14, 2012:  More...

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