August 9, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

DCNR takes steps toward inclusion

DCNR has been taking major steps, with the help of Pennsylvania Parks & Forests Foundation, in recent years to promote inclusive recreation for individuals with disabilities in state parks, including local parks in Huntingdon County.  DCNR s More...

Hollidaysburg Veterans Home residents enjoy day at Raystown

Lancaster County native Dale Good sat in his wheelchair with a smile on his face when he was asked about his boat ride around Raystown Lake Wednesday.  “I sat in the back and let the wind hit my face,” he said. More...

Local News

Seniors have day at fair

Merle and Geraldine Steninger of Shade Gap were serenaded by entertainer Galla Higinbotham of Dan and Galla on the Midway Stage at the Huntingdon County Fair after being honored as the couple which h More...

Wright wins two titles; Gutshall has second top beef

Judge Kyle Grim of East Berlin told Cortney Wright of Cassville he saw “no holes there” at first look of her heavy lightweight market steer Wednesday at the Huntingdon County Fair and wondered if the remainder of the classes would look th More...

Shultz, Wright finish first in long market lamb show

This year’s 4-H/FFA Market Lamb Show of 87 young sheep topped last year’s total of 74 lambs at the Huntingdon County Fair, breaking the record for the annual show.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Three large parades planned to celebrate sesquicentennial

75 Years Ago  Dr. John C. Davis, chairman of the parade committee for the Huntingdon County Sesquicentennial Celebration, has completed arrangements for the three gigantic parades on Wednesday through Friday of this week. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, Aug. 9   Soup Kitchen p The Huntingdon Presbyterian Church Soup Kitchen will be open from 6-7 p.m. Service is free of charge. For more information, call 643- 1302.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

USA 1-2 in beach volleyball and women's 200 meters

LONDON (AP) — Five things to know about Wednesday, Day 12 of the London Olympics: —Allyson Felix leads American surge at track. —May-Treanor, Walsh take all-American final in beach volleyball. More...

Nobody will ever beat US beach volleyball’s dynamic duo

LONDON (AP) — For 11 years, they have been Kerri and Misty, the most recognizable faces in Olympic beach volleyball and a team that dominated the sport.  No one could beat them in the Summer Games.  And no one will get another chance. More...

NFL kicks off preseason with six games tonight

Yep, that’s Peyton Manning wearing No. 18 and throwing passes. More...

People/Pastimes

United in Marriage

Ketchem-Baburina

Kat Baburina and Brian Ketchem, both of central Pennsylvania, were united in marriage May 26, 2012, at the Ennisville United Methodist Church. The Rev. Alan D. More...

Happy Birthday

HAPP Y BIRTHDAY to Bryan Hearn turns 9 years old today, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012. Bryan’s proud parents are Roger and Beth (Giles) Hearn of Hartslog Valley. More...

Three Springs Senior Center members meet

The members of the Three Springs Senior Center held a meeting Aug. 3. Several items were discussed at the meeting.  The group has had a busy month and observed an increase in attendance. More...

Doctor K

B-12 deficiency is easily treated with vitamin pills

DEAR DOCTOR K: I’m a vegan. I just found out I have a vitamin B-12 deficiency. How is this treated?  DEAR READER: Vitamin B-12 deficiency is common in vegans, and fortunately it’s easy to treat. More...

NASCAR

The Chase Nears

Jeff Gordon, Kahne staying alive in the postseason talk

To win the Sprint Cup championship, it’s hardly necessary to lead the points standings at the end of the regular season. More...

FUED OF THE WEEK

JIMMIE JOHNSON VS. MATT KENSETH

The tangle between the two champions led to Jeff Gordon’s rain-shortened victory at Pocono Raceway. Johnson’s Chevy definitely skidded into Kenseth’s Ford; he claimed his tire went flat as the field roared into turn one. More...

WHO'S HOT AND WHO'S NOT

Who’s hot: Jeff Gordon’s luck turned around in a big way, and he now has a decent shot of making the Chase. ... So too has Kasey Kahne, who finished second and is also in wild-card position. Who’s not: Dale Earnhardt Jr. More...

It’s a family tradition

Another generation steps into show ring

With this year’s theme of the Huntingdon County Fair, “Celebrating 100 Years of Fairs and Agriculture,” coinciding with the 4-H centennial year, it’s not a coincidence that tradition plays a key role in sustaining these popula More...

Amendment could hurt AMD efforts

Recognized for its prominent position as a leading coal mining municipality for over a century, Broad Top Township in northeastern Bedford County helped propel America’s industrial heritage during the late 1800s and early 20th century. More...

State  Free Access 

DAs want Penn State fines to fund state child centers

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Prosecutors in Pennsylvania hope to steer some of the $60 million in fines Penn State must pay the NCAA over the Jerry Sandusky sex-abuse scandal to children’s advocacy centers across the state.  More...

DA: Town tax collector arrested for dealing drugs

CARLISLE (AP) — A 21-year-old central Pennsylvania tax collector has been relieved of his duties after police say he sold marijuana to an undercover officer.  Carlisle tax collector George Hicks disputes the allegations, saying he uses mar More...

Dems want jailed DeWeese removed from fall ballot

HARRISBURG (AP) — The Pennsylvania Democratic Party told a state judge Wednesday that former House speaker Bill DeWeese should be removed from the fall ballot so they can replace him with a candidate who is eligible to serve.  More...

World  Free Access 

Census seeks changes in how it measures race

WASHINGTON (AP) — To keep pace with rapidly changing notions of race, the Census Bureau wants to make broad changes to its surveys that would treat “Hispanic” as a distinct category regardless of race, end use of the term “Neg More...

Florida face-chewing victim speaks out in police interview

MIAMI (AP) — A homeless man whose face was mostly chewed off in a bizarre assault alongside a busy South Florida highway told police that his attacker “just ripped me to ribbons.”  More...

Local Sports

Curve beat Bowie to end skid at eight

Making his Double-A debut, right-hander Tyler Waldron pitched into the sixth, and his offense got him loads of early support as the Altoona Curve snapped a season-worst, eightgame losing streak with a 7-4 win over the Bowie Baysox before 6,160 Wednes More...

Batavia holds off Spikes

The State College Spikes weathered the Batavia Muckdogs’ early offensive fireworks to bring the tying run to the plate in the eighth inning, but fell just short of completing a comeback from a six-run deficit in a 6-3 defeat last night at Dwyer More...

Walker gets volley jobs at Pfeiffer

Athletic director Mary Ann Sunbury has announced that Huntingdon native Greg Walker will become the new head coach of men’s and women’s volleyball at Pfeiffer University, located in Meisenheimer, N.C. More...

Editorial

Commentary

Contraception mandate could have dire consequences

What does back-to-school season have to do with the recent “contraception rule” from the White House?  More...

Op-Ed

Shortcut to nowhere

It seemed that Joseph Holman, a 51-year-old redhead from Brooklyn, had climbed into the middle class the old-fashioned way: by the sweat of his brow.  More...

Washington’s Democratic double standard

The Western Hemisphere, from Mexico on down, traditionally served as a happy hunting ground for American business. More...

Annie's Mailbox

We understand your trepidation ANNIE

Dear Annie: Recently, my husband and I chaperoned a seven-day office-sponsored trip for high school sophomores and juniors. My husband, who is in his 50s, is very outgoing. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Leo and a Moon in Taurus if born before 1:11 p.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Gemini.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, Aug. 10, 2012:  More...

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