August 15, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Kistler council member resigns

After more than a decade on council, a Kistler Borough councilwoman resigned at the conclusion of Tuesday night’s monthly meeting.  Evelyn Henry, a resident of Kistler since 1962 and a council member for nearly 25 years, presented a writte More...

Huntingdon council to revisit ordinance

After months of discussions among themselves and with PennDOT, Huntingdon Borough Council members have decided they will revisit an ordinance which made Seventh Street a one-lane street. More...

Local News

Clarification

In reference to the meeting of the Alexandria Borough Monday, the funding for the manhole project in Alexandria Borough and Porter Township comes from the Army Corps of Engineers Act 313, which was generated by Bill Shuster in the late 1990s. More...

Police Log

Flooding   More...

Total loss

Flames from a cabin fire on Scenic View Road in Brady Township could be seen from Route 655 Tuesday night. The fire was reported at 8:03 p.m. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Huntingdon Ames store slated to close

75 Years Ago  It is not often a county like Huntingdon is treated to a fine celebration like the Sesquicentennial and the regular Huntingdon County Fair. More...

HUNTINGDON COUNTY TAX CLAIM BUREAU

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Varner, Musser have fair’s top youth dairy cows; Davis is top showman

The 4-H and FFA dairy cow show was held at the Huntingdon County Fair Aug. 6.  Danielle Varner exhibited the show’s supreme champion with her Ayrshire and Stacey Musser had the reserve supreme champion with her Holstein.  More...

Around The Broad Top

Reflecting on Broad Top’s lovable couple

While going through my notes and materials being prepared for the Broad Top Area Coal Miners Historical Society research library, I came across a picture of the late Bill and Gail Kline of East Saxton. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Braves’ staff blanks Padres 6-0

ATLANTA (AP) — Tim Hudson combined with three relievers for a five-hit shutout, Martin Prado hit a three-run homer, and the Atlanta Braves beat the San Diego Padres 6-0 on Tuesday night.  Hudson (12-4) allowed two hits and one walk in 6 2- More...

Wyatt top qualifier for US Amateur

CHERRY HILLS VILLAGE, Colo. (AP) — Bobby Wyatt finished at the top in qualifying at the U.S. Amateur championship at Cherry Hills, and his hope is he’s just getting started.  More...

Orioles go deep against Red Sox

BALTIMORE (AP) — Mark Reynolds homered twice and drove in four runs, Omar Quintanilla also went deep, and the Baltimore Orioles beat Josh Beckett and the Boston Red Sox 7-1 Tuesday night.  Wei-Yin Chen (11-7) gave up one run, nine hits and More...

School News

Local students complete studies at Indiana Univ.

The following students from Huntingdon County have completed requirements for graduation from Indiana University of Pennsylvania as of May 2012.  More...

Huntingdon native to supervise campus apartments

Brianna Cominskie of Huntingdon has been selected as a resident assistant for the 2012- 13 school year at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College. More...

Teach students to manage money

Money management is one skill that can be difficult for young adults to master as they head off on their own. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun and Moon in Leo all day.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012:  More...

Funds reserved to upgrade 911

In a 2-1 vote Tuesday, the Huntingdon County Commissioners approved the spending of $212,641 to bring the county’s 911 system in line with a federal mandate required to be in place by Dec. 31. Commissioner R. More...

State reports West Nile cases

The state Department of Health and Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) reported Tuesday two human cases of West Nile Virus have been positively identified in Delaware and Centre counties, bringing the total number to five cases.  More...

Bid awarded for sale of Mapleton property

Mapleton Borough Council Tuesday night awarded a bid of $23,500 for the sale a 2.49-acre plot of land near the Juniata River to Larry Lehman of York. More...

Obituaries

State  Free Access 

Judge won’t halt voter ID law

HARRISBURG (AP) — A Pennsylvania judge on Wednesday refused to stop a tough new voter identification law from going into effect, which Democrats say will suppress votes among President Barack Obama’s supporters.  More...

US Senate opponents tangle over overseas jobs

HARRISBURG (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. More...

Experts: Penn State warning is serious, necessary

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An accreditation warning issued to Penn State is serious and necessary given the issues raised by a recent child sexabuse scandal, but the school is unlikely to lose the all-important designation, experts said Tuesday.  More...

Business News

Outsiders often use Amish name for marketing

PITTSBURGH (AP) — On Thursdays in Market Square, Joseph Zook peddles vegetables, breads and Mason jars full of jam from beneath the awning of a white tent. More...

Economic development’s role in real estate

One of the primary functions of an economic development corporation (EDC) is to play the role of initiator and facilitator for real estate development projects. More...

Area brief

MCS Bank to host Business After Hours   More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Aug. 15   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...

Local Sports

Hartman takes leave; Wertz named interim

Mount Union head football coach Alan Hartman has requested and been granted a one-year leave of absence from the position for medical reasons.  The Mount Union School Board acted on the request at its regular meeting Tuesday evening. More...

MLB attendance not always what it seems

Sellouts in pro sports aren’t always so.  In today’s world of social media, fans often point out perceived inaccuracies in attendance figures, perhaps posting a photo on Twitter of vacant seats to back up their beef. More...

Concussion seminar at Huntingdon tonight

A concussion awareness seminar will be held at 6 p.m. this evening in the auditorium of the Huntingdon Area High School. More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Chasity Rachele Brindle who turned 15 years old yesterday, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012. Chasity is the daughter of Timothy G. Brindle of James Creek and the late Julie A. (Erwin) Brindle. Her proud grandparents are Gerald W. More...

Happy Birthday

TURNING 1 IS SO MUCH FUN! Happy birthday to Kendrick Larin Baker who turns 1 year old today, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012. He lives in Shirleysburg with his proud daddy and mommy, Trevor and Corinne Baker, and his big sister, Anikka. More...

Happy Birthdaqy

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Allison Elaine Harman who turns 7 years old today, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012. She is the daughter of Mike and Noreen Harman of Huntingdon and the little sister of Darin.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

It’s time for them to come home

Dear Annie: I left a relationship of six years when my boyfriend became physically and emotionally abusive. We have two children together.  More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Making honey flow again

Dear Readers: Do you like a little HONEY on some toast or in your tea? If it sits a while, does it crystallize? Not to worry. This is a natural property of honey and can be taken care of as easily as, well ... 1, 2, 3.  More...

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