August 13, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

State park is backdrop for class

Trough Creek State Park, an area once aptly named Paradise, was the site of a unique opportunity for amateur and experienced photographers to hone their skills under the supervision of two professional photographers Saturday.  More...

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Andy Patterson was honered with the 2012 Huntingdon County Pomona Grange Community Service Award

Andy Patterson was honored with the 2012 Huntingdon County Pomona Grange Community Service Award Saturday during the annual fair breakfast. More...

Police Log

Summary of incidents   More...

Saxton Library

The sounds of back to school are flowing into our window as the Tussey Mountain High School band begins practicing for football season. The library a nice selection of books to help first timers with the transition to preschool or kindergarten.  More...

World  Free Access 

Can VP selection really be a true game-changer

GILBERT, Ariz. (AP) — Four years ago, before a littleknown governor from Alaska stepped onto the American political stage, Lisa Rigler was a steadfast John McCain supporter. More...

Jennifer Aniston, Justin Theroux engaged

NEW YORK (AP) — After years of breathless anticipation — at least on the part of the tabloids — Jennifer Aniston is finally ready to wed again.  Her representative, Stephen Huvane, confirmed Sunday night that the actress is eng More...

Google cutting 4,000 at Motorola unit

MOUNTAIN VIEW, California (AP) — Google is cutting about 4,000 jobs at its Motorola Mobility cellphone business and will close or consolidate about one-third of its 90 locations.  More...

Local Sports

Edgin Update

New York Mets rookie reliever Josh Edgin, a left-handed Mercersburg Academy graduate, didn’t have a particularly good weekend against the visiting Atlanta Braves. Edgin made two appearances, allowing five earned runs.  More...

Curve wins again

Curve All-Star right-hander Brandon Cumpton returned to his first-half form and a five-run Altoona fifth inning led the way as the Curve became the first team this season to sweep the Trenton Thunder with an 8-3 Sunday evening victory before 5,757 at More...

Spikes lose 6-1

Chris Diaz hit his first professional triple and Jesus Vasquez drove in another run, but Clay Holmes was knocked out of the box in his shortest start as a professional and the State College Spikes could not overcome the Jamestown Jammers’ early More...

People/Pastimes

Liven up casual parties with olives and olive oil

Now is the perfect time to relax and invite friends for an evening of good food and great company. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Leo and a Moon in Cancer all day.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, Aug.14, 2012:  More...

Special Sections

State gives OK to 12-year plan

The state transportation commission has updated its 12-year transportation program, allowing approximately $41.6 billion dollars available over the next 12 years for road improvements, including a variety of projects in Huntingdon County.  More...

HPD reports scams affecting residents

Huntingdon Borough residents who may have received recent phone calls from Publisher’s Clearing House saying they won money will not be seeing the (prize patrol) anytime soon.  Huntingdon Borough Police Chief Rufus Brenneman along with Det More...

Twin boroughs plan homecoming

The annual Orbisonia-Rockhill Homecoming celebration will kick off with a parade Wednesday, Aug. 15, in Orbisonia Borough. More...

State  Free Access 

In Philadelphia, organized labor rallies for workers

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Thousands of union workers wearing brightly colored T-shirts gathered Saturday for a rally to demand attention from politicians of both parties to issues affecting working people.  More...

Woman accused of killing fiance on wedding day

HOKENDAUQUA (AP) — An eastern Pennsylvania woman who was supposed to be spending her first full day as a newlywed was instead in jail Sunday, accused of killing her fiance hours before they were to get married, authorities said.  More...

Police: Teen killed, likely dumped

DUQUESNE (AP) — Investigators say the body of a slain Pittsburgh-area teen may have been dumped outside a vacant home where it was discovered seven hours later.  Allegheny County police are investigating the death of 18-year-old Charles Pa More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Lack of precipitation puts Huntingdon County back under drought watch

75 Years Ago  An estimated 10,000 people last night witnessed one of the most colossal, gigantic and stupendous parades ever held in Huntingdon — the first of three daily parades in connection with the celebration of Huntingdon County&rsqu More...

Huntingdon County Library

Don’t forget to stop in and have your child’s reading record updated for the Summer Reading Program. All prizes may be collected through Friday, Aug. 31.  The library will be celebrating Pirate Week during the week of Sept. 17. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, Aug. 13   LEGION AUXILIARY  . Alexandria Auxiliary Unit No. 520 of the Alexandria American Legion will meet at 8 p.m. in the post home, Alexandria.  HUMANE SOCIETY  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

LeBron leads US cagers to gold over Spain

LONDON (AP) — Five things to know about Sunday, the last and 16th day of the London Olympics:  • LeBron leads U.S. More...

‘K Boys’ were pillars of rebuilding effort

LONDON (AP) — They collected their rewards half a world away, in front of a crowd packed with enough big shots to rival the shine of the gold hanging from their necks.  More...

Olympics move to Rio in 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The snuffing out of the Olympic flame in London Sunday marked a conclusion for most, but for 2016 host city Rio de Janeiro it kicked off four years of pregames jitters and a race against the clock to ready this notoriously More...

Senior Spotlight

Tips for long-distance caregivers

Caring for a friend or family member who has cancer is not easy. It may only get more diffi cult when a caregiver lives far away.   More...

Annie's Mailbox

He knows you are there to pick him up

Dear Annie: My brother, “Luke,” recently returned to our hometown. Since he’s been back, all he has done is drink beer. He has made no effort to find a job. I love him, but it is quite obvious that he’s an alcoholic.  More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise

Baggy pants more than a drag

Dear Heloise: Many people wear their PANTS UNTRIMMED and, if baggy enough, allowed to drag on the ground. It is obvious the pant bottom gets frayed and dirty. More...

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