July 18, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

J.C. Blair receives $16,000 from Pink Zone

For the second year, J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital is one of the beneficiaries of WBCA Pink Zone at Penn State, receiving approximately $16,000 of the$200,000 raised atitsannual game at the Bryce Jordan Center in February.  J . C . More...

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Standing Stone VFW member installed as state inspector

Raymond Shipp of Huntingdon, a member of Standing Stone VFW Post 1754, Huntingdon, was recently installed as the state inspector of the Pennsylvania Department of Veterans of Foreign Wars for a second term. More...

911 Policy Board explores funding options

With a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) mandate going into effect Jan. 1, 2013, the Huntingdon County 911 Policy Board is examining every avenue to find funding to upgrade to narrow banding radio frequencies.  More...

Woodcock Valley Lions, Lioness officers installed

The Woodcock Valley Lions and Lionesses and guests met at the Lions Hall to install officers for the year, making it the 63rd installation ceremony for the Lions and approximately half the time for the official Lioness Club.   More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Media converges on Sheep Rock to see archeological finds

75 Years Ago  Congress has made appropriations at the rate of $1,000,000,000 a month and authorized future outlays of additional millions since convening in January, a study showed today. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, July 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...

Around The Broad Top

County avoids repeat of ‘Flood of 1936’

This past April marked the 75th anniversary of another major flood which left most communities in the region inundated in water. More...

Local Sports

Big inning sinks Curve in Richmond

An eight-run third inning by the Richmond Flying Squirrels proved insurmountable for the Altoona Curve Tuesday night in a 10-2 loss in the second game of the three-game series at The Diamond in Richmond, Va. More...

Mahoning deals Spikes another loss

Barrett Barnes delivered his fourth home run of the season to ignite the State College offense, and the Spikes battled some bad breaks to tie the game in the eighth inning, but the Mahoning Valley Scrappers put four runs on the board in the bottom ha More...

Negri chosen all-state

Huntingdon senior shortstop Nate Negri was named to the second team of the Pennsylvania High School Baseball Coaches Association Class AAA all-star team.  Negri was the offensive leader for the 7-11 Bearcats in 2012.  More...

People/Pastimes

Weirs celebrate 60 years of marriage

Jim and Jean Weir of Huntingdon celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary today, Wednesday, July 18, 2012. They were united in marriage in 1952 at the St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church, Huntingdon, by the Rev. Edmund L. Manges.  More...

Standing Stone Garden Club Garden of the Month

The Standing Stone Garden Club has selected the garden of Gary Johns and Deb Cisney of 1000 Juniata Ave., Smithfield Township, as the Standing Stone Garden Club Garden of the Month for July. More...

Get your backyard ready for fun

From an elegant dinner party with close friends to a casual cookout with the whole family, your backyard can be the perfect place to entertain with ease during the warm summer months. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun and a Moon in Cancer if born before 3:13 a.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Leo.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, July 19, 2012:  More...

SHCSB discusses rising class size

At Tuesday night’s regular board meeting, members of the Southern Huntingdon County School Board heard a concern from a parent in the school district about the kindergarten class size as a result of closing Trough Creek Valley Elementary School More...

Huntingdon Boro elects VP

Following the nomination of two Huntingdon Borough council members for vice president, councilwoman Joan Cassatt was elected to fill the office during Tuesday evening‘s monthly meeting.  More...

Train, downtown prompt ladies’ visit

When Boswell resident Tammy Forgan and her fellow knitters from the Roof Garden   Knitting Guild of Somerset began talking about taking a trip, they knew they didn’t want to drive.  More...

State  Free Access 

Penn State to respond soon to NCAA demand

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — As the NCAA considers whether Penn State should face penalties following the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal — including a possible shutdown of its celebrated football program — the university says it wil More...

Pennsylvanians will compete for Olympic gold

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Nearly three dozen athletes who call Pennsylvania home will be vying for Olympic gold this summer.  The Summer Games kick off in London on July 27. More...

List of athletes going to London

A list of 35 Pennsylvanians competing in the 2012 Summer Games in London, with dates of birth, height and weight, sports and hometowns, as provided by the U.S. More...

World  Free Access 

Yahoo turns to former nemesis to be its CEO savior

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — As a top executive at Google for the past 13 years, Marissa Mayer played an instrumental role in developing many of the services that have tormented Yahoo as its appeal waned among Web surfers, advertisers and investors.&nb More...

Business News

Uhring’s Hearing & Balance welcomes new audiologist

Angela Grace Boonie, AuD, is the newest staff member to join Uhring’s Hearing & Balance in Huntingdon.  Boonie, born and reared in Huntingdon, began seeing patients at Uhring’s in mid- January. More...

Chamber Business After Hours to be held at Spruce Creek Bakery

The Huntingdon County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce its next Business After Hours will be held at Spruce Creek Bakery from 5-7 p.m. More...

U.S. Silica’s corporate stewardship: second annual sustainability report

FREDERICK, MD. — U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Turning 50

Bucs join elite list

DENVER (AP) — Erik Bedard ended his month-long losing streak by getting better control of his pitches and helped the Pittsburgh Pirates pick up a milestone victory in the process.  More...

Nats pull out 5-4 win over Mets

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pedro Beato threw a wild pitch with the bases loaded in the 10th inning that allowed the winning run to score, and the Washington Nationals beat the New York Mets 5-4 after blowing a late lead Tuesday night. More...

Trout has big night as Angels romp

Angels 13, tigers 0 DETROIT (AP) — Mike Trout had another four-hit game for Los Angeles, including a 430-foot homer that was part of an early power show in the Angels’ 13-0 rout of the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Many parents find it difficult

Dear Annie: I have been married to an amazing woman for two years. I work away from home, and she manages to take care of everything and work full time. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Long live olives

Dear Heloise: I’ve enjoyed your column for years, and I trust your expertise.  We buy OLIVES at the olive bars of high-end grocery stores and use the takeout containers to bring them home.  More...

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