May 24, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Huntingdon House still a safe haven

Despite cuts to the state budget that will affect other services in Huntingdon County, Huntingdon House will remain a safe haven for those wishing to seek help and refuge as a result of domestic violence and sexual abuse.  More...

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EBT restores historic blacksmith shop

Despite the recent news that the historic East Broad Top Railroad will not operate during the 2012 tourist season, an announcement that the railroad’s historic blacksmith shop has finally been stabilized was recently made by EBT owner Joseph Ko More...

HPD officer takes oath

Justin Franks, left, Alexandria, became the newest member of the Huntingdon Borough Police Department Wednesday afternoon during his swearing-in ceremony. More...

Tussey board approves preliminary budget

The Tussey Mountain School Board approved a preliminary general fund budget for the district Monday for the 2012-13 fiscal year in the amount of $15,593,692. Members approved the June meeting to be held at 7 p.m. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, May 24   Huntingdon House p Huntingdon House Support Group for adult victims and survivors of domestic violence meets from 7-8 p.m. Child care available. Call 643-2801 for more information.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Sixers take Celts to seventh game

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In the most unpredictable of playoff series, Rajon Rondo was the one consistent playmaker for Boston.  Until Game 6.  More...

phils swat Nats

Major League Baseball Round-up:

National League  phillies 4, Nationals 1  More...

Rangers be-Deviled

NEW YORK (AP) — The New Jersey Devils never could have imagined they would have a three-goal lead on the New York Rangers less than 10 minutes into Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals at hostile Madison Square Garden. More...

People/Pastimes

Last Men’s Prayer Breakfast of the season announced

The Men’s Prayer Breakfast and Fellowship will be held at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 26, at the Family Life Center of the New Life Fellowship Church of God, Mount Union, R.R. Members of the church will serve the breakfast.  More...

90th Birthday

NINETY YEARS YOUNG! Today, Thursday, May 24, 2012, marks a milestone for Nelda R. (Lynn) Rowe who is celebrating her 90th birthday. She and her husband of 71 years, James E. More...

Happy Birthday

SHE’S A TENAGER! Happy birthday to McKynly Jacquel Miller who turns 13 years old today, Thursday, May 24, 2012. McKynly lives in Huntingdon with her parents, Frank and Sybil Miller, her sister, Kynnedy, and brother, Lincoln. More...

Annie's Mailbox

We think it’s worth another try!

Dear Annie: My father and I have never had the best relationship. He was domineering, controlling and verbally abusive to me as a teenager, and as a result, I rebelled and did things specifically to irritate him. More...

Doctor K

Healthy snacking can ease hunger pains

DEAR DOCTOR K: I never thought snacking could be part of a healthy diet. Am I wrong? Can you give me suggestions for healthy snacking?  DEAR READER: Snacking is not automatically unhealthy. More...

NASCAR

Time Will Come

Despite not having a win this year, Junior season’s great

CONCORD, N.C. — By almost every measure, Dale Earnhardt Jr. More...

FUED OF THE WEEK

MICHAEL MCDOWELL VS. KURT BUSCH

A feud in the All-Star Race? Get out of town! We had to go way out of town, in fact, to Newton, Iowa, where McDowell nudged Busch out of the way at the end of a Nationwide Series race won by Ricky Stenhouse Jr. More...

WHO'S HOT AND WHO'S NOT

Who’s hot: The solar eclipse is no hotter than Jimmie Johnson, who won the All-Star Race for a third time. ... More...

HAMS construction nears completion

Andrew Socie, buildings and grounds director for Huntingdon Area School District (HASD), provided the school board with an update on the construction project of the new Huntingdon Area Middle School building at the board’s monthly meeting Monda More...

Celebrating Mapleton’s heritage

Historical society to hold open house

When asked what is the most valuable commodity Mapleton possesses, many would be tempted to answer the obvious — sand. More...

Services honor vets on Memorial Day

Mapleton   Dr. Jay D. Buchanan will be the speaker for the Mapleton Memorial Day services. The day will begin with a parade, which will form at 9 a.m. at the partici- pants’ respective locations. More...

State  Free Access 

AP sources: Corbett’s top aide is leaving job

HARRISBURG (AP) — Gov. Tom Corbett’s top aide apparently is leaving the job as the first-term Republican battles criticism over his cost-cutting agenda and his prowess at politics and persuasion.  More...

Birth certificate rule dropped for voter IDs

HARRISBURG (AP) — Gov. More...

Thousands demonstrate against cuts to education

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Thousands of demonstrators statewide took to the streets Wednesday to protest education cuts they say have decimated school districts across Pennsylvania, and they called for lawmakers to reject further reductions Gov. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Veterans organizations plan parade, services to honor comrades

75 Years Ago  More...

Local Sports

Young Trojans take on top-seeded Philipsburg-Osceola

District 6-AA Baseball Final:

While Mount Union is no stranger to District Six championship games, few expected the retooling Trojans to make the finals in 2012.  There have been a few bumps on the road through the schedule, but a maturing 15-player Trojan roster that includ More...

Four area athletes after state medals

PIAA Class AA Track & Field:

A total of four area track and field student/athletes begin their pursuit of state gold Friday when the annual PIAA Class AA Track and Field Championships get under way at Shippensburg University’s Seth Grove Stadium.  More...

Trojans slug past Penns Valley, 10-5

District 6-AA Softball Quarterfinal:

The Mount Union softball team continues to hit its way through the District Six Class AA playoffs. More...

Editorial

It has to do with baselines

I’ve figured it out. More...

Stop the creep toward a surveillance state

In the 2002 science fiction film “Minority Report,” the government eliminates crime by arresting people for “pre-crime.” Humans with the ability to see the future detect crime before it happens, allowing police to arrest a per More...

Feeding obesity

Attention foodies: There’s a new craze in Cuisine World, and it’s going 180 degrees in the opposite direction from the much-publicized healthy-eating movement.  More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Trough Creek 4-H Club holds monthly meeting

The Trough Creek Community Adventurers 4-H Club (TCCA) held its monthly meeting May 14 at the United Methodist Church in Cassville. New business was discussed, including Project Education Day, which was held May 20 at the church. More...

Celebrating 100 years

Several members of the Spring Farms 4-H Livestock Club spent the afternoon May 20 assembling 100 4-H clovers to form a big 100 which was used to decorate the Pennsylvania Cooperative Extension office More...

Anderson receives DE KALB Agricultural Accomplishment Award

Kalee Anderson of Three Springs, a student at Southern Huntingdon County High School, was recently presented the school’s highest agricultural honor, the DEKALB Agricultural Accomplishment Award, sponsored by the Monsanto Co.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Gemini and a Moon in Cancer if born before 3:15 p.m. (PST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Leo.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, May 25, 2012:  More...

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