April 18, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Mapleton considers selling parcel

With Tuesday being the last day to file taxes, Mapleton Borough Council learned there are 15 to 20 residents who failed to submit necessary tax information to borough tax collector Gladys Cohenour. More...

Local News

One dead, five injured in prison van accident

Five inmates from the State Correctional Institution at Pine Grove remain hospitalized at the Altoona Regional Health System Trauma Center after suffering injuries in a fatal prison bus crash.  The crash, which occurred at 2:15 p.m. More...

Motorcycle crash injures one

One person was injured after a motorcycle struck a vehicle pulling out from a stop sign at the intersection of Seventh and Penn streets Tuesday afternoon. According to Huntingdon Borough Police, Cody D.  More...

Police Log

DUI patrol   More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Area volunteers fight brush fire

75 Years Ago  The Huntingdon Hook and Ladder revue and minstrel, “Headlines,” which will be presented April 22-23 at the Grand Theatre, promises to be the most novel show of its type ever to be presented in Huntingdon. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, April 18   Cub Scout Pack 248 p Cub Scout Pack No. 248 will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the Stone Church of the Brethren, Huntingdon. For more information, call 643-5027.  More...

Local Sports

Huntingdon beats DuBois in five sets

High School Boys’ Volleyball:

Visiting DuBois bounced back from a close loss in the opening set of Tuesday evening’s Mid-State League match at Huntingdon to win the next two games and put the Bearcats on the brink of defeat. More...

Harrisburg shuts out Altoona 4-0

Harrisburg starter Jeff Mandel (1-1) pitched seven shutout innings and also drove in three of the Senators’ four runs Tuesday night in a 4-0 Eastern League shutout win over Altoona at Metro Bank Park. More...

Bearcats net another win against Tyrone

High School Tennis:

Huntingdon inched within a win of reaching .500 after scoring a 5-2 Mountain League repeat win at Tyrone Tuesday. The Bearcats (4-5, 3-1 ML) squeezed out a 4-3 win over the Golden Eagles when the teams met in Huntingdon March 29.  More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

81 YEARS OLD! Best wishes go out to Ernie Morningstar who will be celebrating his 81st birthday Sunday, April 22, 2012. He would very much enjoy hearing from his friends. More...

Happy Birthday

HAPY 95th BIRTHDAY! Happy birthday wishes go out to Mildred “Sammy” Crum, who celebrated her 95th birthday April 15 with her loving family and friends at her home in Cassville. More...

Area students honored at LHU Awards Convocation

Over 200 students received academic honors and scholarship awards at Lock Haven University’s annual Gerald R. Robinson Academic Honors and Foundation Awards Convocation. The ceremony took place April 15 in Price Performance Center. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Many thanks for your terrific letter!

Dear Annie: The facts about tobacco use are startling. Every day, nearly 4,000 kids under the age of 18 try their first cigarette, and another 1,000 become regular smokers.  More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Chopstick choices

Dear Readers: Wow! I asked you for hints on USING CHOPSTICKS, and boy, did you respond! More...

Special Sections

Huntingdon Council removes vice president

In a surprising move, Huntingdon Borough Council voted to approve the removal of councilman Scott Shaffer as vice president. The action took place during Tuesday evening’s monthly meeting.  More...

Ratio change proposed by county commissioners

The Huntingdon County Commissioners announced at their weekly meeting that they will hold a special public meeting to hear concerns in consideration of a predetermined ratio change.  More...

‘Week of the Young Child’

The Huntingdon County Comm issioners declared this week the “Week of the Young Child” to promote early care and education of children. More...

FFA discussed at SHCSB meeting

In an attempt to mitigate the concerns of Southern Huntingdon County School Board members about the number of conferences and trips students from the FFA have taken this year, Matthew Quigg, vo-ag teacher and FFA adviser, gave a detailed presentation More...

State  Free Access 

Lack of snow, rain prompts drought concerns

HARRISBURG (AP) — Just after Pennsylvanians dried off from one of the wettest years on record, professional weatherwatchers are becoming concerned about a potential drought in the central and eastern parts of the state.  More...

First lady visits air unit set to close

PITTSBURGH (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama visited with military families Tuesday at an Air Force unit based outside Pittsburgh that’s slated to be closed next year, saying she understood their concerns about the planned closure but prov More...

Penn State officials seek delay in pretrial filings

HARRISBURG (AP) — Two Penn State administrators charged with lying to the grand jury that investigated Jerry Sandusky asked a judge Tuesday for more time to make their next pretrial court filing.  More...

Business News

US business stockpiles grew 0.6 percent in February

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. More...

US economic outlook brightens as retail sales rise

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans bought more electronics, started home improvement projects and updated their wardrobes last month, inspired by warmer weather and a healthier job market.  More...

Real Estate Transfers

March 26, 2012  Robert C. Deardorff Jr. and Doreen K. Deardorff, grantors, to Jerry Wadel and Genevieve Wadel, property in Shirley Township, $25,000.  Harry A. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Ageless Jamie Moyer is still winning

Major League Baseball Round-up:

National League   Rockies 5, Padres 3  DENVER (AP) — Jamie Moyer turned in a vintage performance in becoming the oldest pitcher to ever win a major league game.  More...

Predators open 3-1 playoff lead on Wings

Predators 3, Red Wings 1  DETROIT (AP) — Kevin Klein scored a go-ahead goal 6:25 into the third period and Pekka Rinne made 40 saves, lifting the Nashville Predators to a 3-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday night and a 3-1 lead i More...

Pens’ Asham, Neal suspended

NEW YORK (AP) — The NHL suspended Pittsburgh forward Arron Asham for four games — the remainder of his club’s series with the Philadelphia Flyers — and gave a one-game ban to Penguins teammate James Neal on Tuesday night for s More...

School News

Juniata Valley High School honor rolls

David Christopher, principal at Juniata Valley High School, announces the third marking period honor rolls for the 2011- 12 school year as follows:  Grade 7  High Honors  Halie Barnett, Rachael Barszczowski, Parker Kemp, Nora Reihart, More...

CCA 3rd grader earns 2nd place in state poster contest

In observance of National Children’s Dental Health Month (NCDHM) in February, the Pennsylvania Dental Association (PDA) distributes materials to elementary school teachers across the state to help teach good dental hygiene to their students. More...

Williamsburg High School honor rolls

Williamsburg High School has announced the honor rolls for the third marking period of the 2011-12 school year as follows:  High Honors  Grade 12  Brandon Bishop, Sarah Bookhammer, Spencer Brown, Amanda Brumbaugh, Casey Detwiler, Dyla More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPES

A baby born today has a Sun in Aries until 12:13 p.m. (PST). Afterward, it will be in Taurus. The Moon is in Aries all day long.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, April 19, 2012:  More...

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