May 14, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Mount Unity Day unifies and beautifies community

Some 250 Mount Union area residents turned out Saturday morning for Mount Unity Day, canvassing their hometown to beautify and unify the community.  From Cub Scouts to senior citizens, people of all ages found ways to contribute to the firsteve More...

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Local News

No charges for driver in Tyrone pedestrian fatality

Tyrone police announced today the driver of a vehicle in an incident that took the life of a pedestrian in February will not be charged.  More...

Police Log

Disorderly conduct   NEWTON HAMILTON BORO. More...

Area brief

Twin Creeks Ambulance Service to hold open house May 19

Twin Creeks Community Volunteer Ambulance Service will be holding an open house from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, May 19. In addition to celebrating 16 years of service to the community, they will also be celebrating the beginning of EMS Week.  More...

General News

Rotarians welcome new member

Life coach Joanie Yanusas, left, was welcomed by the Huntingdon Rotary Club as a new member April 24. More...

Saxton Library

The library will be offering a beginner computer class from 1-2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, May 22, 24, 29 and 31. There will be an $8 registration fee, but $4 will be returned if participants attend all four classes. More...

Maddensville Mailbox

Birthday wishes to Earl Martin, Katherine Hollibaugh, Ryan Grissinger, Barb Swope, Pam Cornelius, Nicholas Watkins, Bon Scott Booher, William Group, Minerva Park, Madison Johnson, Jody Skinner and Courteney Shehan.  Anniversary wishes to George More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

MVP LeBron steps up

MIAMI (AP) — LeBron James and Dwyane Wade carried the Miami Heat offense in the second half. With Chris Bosh gone, they had no other choice.  And if Bosh doesn’t return soon, it may have to become a trend.  More...

Kings get series jump on Coyotes

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Los Angeles Kings certainly weren’t bothered by a long layoff. More...

Mariners spoil Pettitte’s return to Big Apple

Mariners 6, Yankees 2   NEW YORK (AP) — Andy Pettitte made his much-anticipated return to the Yankees on Sunday, getting lavished with adoration while pitching into the seventh inning despite giving up a pair of two-run homers in New York& More...

Senior Spotlight

Live comfortably on a budget

Seniors are one of the fastest-growing segments of the population, as medical advancements have increased life expectancies considerably. Many Baby Boomers have entered retirement age and are joining the ranks of other seniors on fixed incomes. More...

Grandparents helping to raise grandchildren

The stalled economy has pushed many families into the position of doing whatever is needed to make ends meet. In many cases, this means both parents working whatever jobs they can find and finding the best childcare option while they are at work. More...

Annie's Mailbox

We think you should go to Ireland!

Dear Annie: I am a college senior, graduating in May. I am currently undertaking two internships, and one of them will include a job offer when a position opens up. But I don’t know if I should take it.  More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise

The solution for unclean windows

Dear Heloise: Years ago, you printed a recipe for a WINDOW CLEANER. I would appreciate it if you would print the amounts. Thank you. — Marge in New Jersey  Marge, I’m happy to share this longtime Heloise moneysaving hint. More...

Area post offices to remain open

In July 2011, the United States Postal Service announced the possible closing of approximately 3,700 post offices across the country. More...

SPE Federal Credit Union celebrates grand opening

The SPE Federal Credit Union at 1211 Washington St., Huntingdon, kicked off its grand opening with a ribboncutting ceremony this morning. More...

Locals schools work to combat childhood obesity epidemic

A report by the Institute of Medicine recently found two-thirds of U.S. More...

State  Free Access 

Parents: Custody official usurps authority

SCRANTON (AP) — Michael Stefanov’s 9-year-old son just wanted to play hockey.  Though he’d been diagnosed with strep throat a day earlier, Stefanov contends the boy was feeling better and wanted to play, and that his pediatrici More...

Fly fishing event helps wounded soldiers

CHAMBERSBURG (AP) — With a fishing rod and net, nine soldiers took up the art of fly fishing Saturday as part of the Falling Spring Invitational Fly Fishing Outing for Wounded Warriors in Chambersburg.  More...

World  Free Access 

Sophia, Jacob most popular baby names of 2011

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sophia is the new most popular baby name for girls, while Jacob is the top name for boys for the 13th straight year in a new list of popular baby names heavily influenced by religion and reality TV.  More...

Heeere’s Johnny Carson, an ‘American Masters’ film

NEW YORK (AP) — Johnny Carson didn’t invent late night, whose all-encompassing darkness, according to Genesis, even predates TV by many millennia.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, May 14   Legion Auxiliary p Alexandria Auxiliary Unit No. 520 of the Alexandria American Legion will meet at 8 p.m. in the post home, Alexandria.  More...

Local Sports

’Cats, Trojans will open at home; Rockets travel

Both Huntingdon and Mount Union have earned home contests to open their respective District Six playoff bids, while Southern Huntingdon travels to Indiana County to start its postseason when the District Six softball tournament gets under way Thursda More...

District Six Softball Playoffs

Here are the pairings for the District Six Softball Championship Tournament. Games are listed in order of brackets with seeds in parentheses. All games are at 4 p.m. More...

Area has eight on academic all-state roster

Eight athletes from a pair of Huntingdon County high schools have been honored as selections to the Pennsylvania Wrestling Coaches Association academic all-state team.  Mount Union had five honorees, while Huntingdon had three.  More...

People/Pastimes

A cut above

Allison McClain, 10, of Todd, donated eight inches of her hair to Pantene Beautiful Lengths in cooperation with the American Cancer Society in support of Dylan Warriors. More...

Local student graduates from CPC

Emili Jane Everhart received her bachelor of science degree in criminal justice May 4 at the 130th Central Pennsylvania College (CPC) graduation ceremonies. The graduation ceremony was held at the Forum, Harrisburg.  More...

McPherson College awards outstanding student

Mark Dowdy of Huntingdon, a senior at McPherson College, Kansas, was recognized among the outstanding students of the 2011-2012 academic year at its annual celebration and awards convocation May 4. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Taurus and a Moon in Pisces if born before 2:45 p.m. (PST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Aries.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, May 15, 2012:  More...

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