May 25, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

HASD is ‘Race to the Top’ grant recipient

Huntingdon Area School District (HASD) superintendent Fred Foster announced the district’s status as a recipient of a federal “Race to the Top” grant at the school board’s monthly meeting Monday.  More...

Communities host Memorial Day services

Alexandria The William P. Spyker American Legion Post 520, Alexandria, will hold Memorial Day events beginning with flag dedications in front of the post home at 9 a.m. Monday, March 28. More...

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Local News

Buddy Celebration raises $2,000 to benefit HCA

The first Buddy Celebration 5K run and two-mile walk was held at the Lower Trail, Alexandria, May 19.   The event was organized and sponsored by the family of the late Buddy Morningstar, who died October 2011. More...

Former president visits Bedford Co.

Eric Wise of E.W. Wise Hardscaping and Excavating met former President George W. Bush as he flew into the Bedford County Airport Thursday to play a round of golf at the Omni Bedford Springs Resort. More...

Receives national award

Mount Union native Christopher Bowser was recently named one of four recipients of the 2012 Unsung Hero Award from the Organization of Professional Employees (OPEDA) of the U.S. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, May 25   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. in St. John’s Episcopal Church, Huntingdon.  Saturday, May 26   More...

Local Sports

Maiden Voyage

Huntingdon reaches district final for first time

Nine-run inning propels Bearcats by Somerset 13-4   More...

Fast start propels Curve over Sens

The Altoona Curve made a five-run first inning stand Thursday afternoon as they defeated the Harrisburg Senators 5-4 in front of 4,350 in the series finale at Peoples Natural Gas Field. More...

P-O rallies late to bump Trojans 6-1

District Six Class AA Softball Semifinal:

Seventh-seeded Mount Union held the lead going into the bottom of the fifth inning at thirdranked Philipsburg-Osceola Thursday in a District Six Class AA semifinal playoff game, but it was only 1-0 advantage.  That wasn’t enough as the Mou More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

TURNING 1 IS SO MUCH FUN! Happy birthday to John Carter Tharp who turns 1 year old today, Friday, May 25, 2012. His proud parents are Pat and Kristina Tharp of Snyder’s Run Road, Huntingdon. More...

Happy Birthday

GIME 5! Happy birthday to Bronson Hoffman who is celebrating his 5th birthday today, Friday, May 25, 2012. His proud mommy and daddy are Craig and Carrie Hoffman and his little sister is Kenadie, all of Three Springs. More...

Junior Girl Scout Troop 112

Junior Girl Scout Troop 112 from Huntingdon recently made a donation of $200 to the Huntingdon County Humane Society. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Gemini and a Moon in Leo all day long.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, May 26, 2012:  More...

Holiday traffic hits the road

It should be a little more crowded on the highways this weekend with the start of the Memorial Day holiday. The weekend also kicks off the unofficial start to the summer season, with school ending over the next few weeks.  More...

West Nile detection ahead of schedule

The recent mild winter is taking the blame for an earlierthan usual appearance of mosquitoes and insects.  More...

Beautiful evening for a parade

Three Springs Homecoming celebration kicks off

Despite a brief shower that began to fall about 9:30 p.m. Thursday, the 23rd annual Three Springs Fire Co. Lions Club parade held earlier in the evening was a success. More...

Obituaries

State  Free Access 

Harrisburg financial overseer expected to be fired

HARRISBURG (AP) — The former financial custodian for Pennsylvania’s cash-strapped capital on Thursday said he abruptly resigned in part to avoid being fired, and he told a packed courtroom that solving the city’s massive debt as a f More...

Corbett taps aide for judge, says it’s not shakeup

HARRISBURG (AP) — Gov. More...

Two jailed in killing of Ohio woman

COCHRANTON (AP) — Two northwestern Pennsylvania women were jailed on charges they killed an Ohio woman, whose body was found in a shallow grave near their home.  More...

World  Free Access 

California’s Coronado named nation’s best beach

CORONADO, Calif. (AP) — Like a Hollywood star, Coronado’s 1.5 mile-long beach literally sparkles, thanks to the mineral mica glinting in its sand.  More...

General News

Try these tasty summertime milkshakes

A fresh take on smores   Even a poorly executed milkshake still is probably pretty good. But to elevate the classic cool treat to a higher level of indulgence, tips from a milkshake master can help.  More...

Two fresh approaches with the classic

Chocolate and cherry are a classic combination that really stand out in this milkshake. But what really sets this recipe apart is the buttermilk, which adds a delicate tang that really enhances the cherry flavor. More...

A little heat adds a lot of flavor

A hot skillet might seem out of place in a recipe for an icy, creamy milkshake. But stay with me on this one, because it turns out to be an amazing way to add tons of flavor.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Setting the Pace

Wade’s 41 leads Miami past Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Miami’s Big Two was more than enough to finish off the Indiana Pacers.  Dwyane Wade and LeBron James turned around a season on the brink with perhaps the most remarkable week of their highpowered partnership, capp More...

Reds chop Braves

National League Round-up:

Reds 6, Braves 3  CINCINNATI (AP) — Rookie catcher Devin Mesoraco capped a series full of homers with his first career grand slam on Thursday night, leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 6-3 victory over the Atlanta Braves.  More...

Pujols hits No. 450

American League Round-up:

Angels 3, Mariners 0  SEATTLE (AP) — Albert Pujols had three hits, including the 450th home run of his career Dan Haren struck out a careerhigh 14 in tossing his sixth career complete-game shutout, and the Los Angeles Angels won their thir More...

School News

HCCTC graduates 101 students

One hundred and one students of the Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center received their certificates of achievement Tuesday evening at the third annual Senior Awards Night. More...

HAHS Leadership 2 class sponsors 5K for Humane Society

Many in our community have been touched by the caring work of the Huntingdon County Humane Society and are aware of the recent need for funding in order to maintain our local facility. More...

JV scientists present at exhibition

Juniata Valley Elementary School kindergarten teacher Kristin Joivell recently organized and conducted the science exhibition for the eighth year. It truly was a success, with 121 scientists presenting their projects. More...

Annie's Mailbox

It’s a resonable compromise!

Dear Annie: I am becoming excessively annoyed by a new trend I’m seeing with my friends who have recently become parents — the “naked mommy.”  More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise

The Lincoln tire test

Dear Readers: Do you know how long you should wait before BUYING NEW TIRES? Several factors go into determining whether you need new tires, not just wear or time. Here are some hints on what to consider:  More...

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