August 21, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Tackling the school year

Classes begin for all area schools next week, which means football season is right around the corner. More...

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Local News

Return voyage

Huntingdon resident and local photographer Kevin Mills was near Sherwin Williams at Eighth and Washington streets at approxi- mately 9 a.m. More...

Mill Creek spaghetti dinner to benefit Bookwalter family

Family and friends of Kristy Bookwalter will hold a benefit spaghetti dinner at the Mill Creek Fire Hall at 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25.  Kristy is the 15-year-old daughter of Bill and Tonya Bookwalter of Mapleton. More...

Memorial service to be held in honor of Clay Bishop

A memorial service in honor of Clay Bishop will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, Aug. 21  AA Meeting  p Alcoholics Anonymous meeting will be held at The Abbey Reformed-United Church of Christ, Huntingdon, from 7-8 p.m. Please use Sixth Street entrance.  Mount Union TO PS   More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

National League Round-up:

Edgin done in by own error

Rockies 3, Mets 1  New York Mets’ situational relief pitcher Josh Edgin of Three Springs suffered his first Major League Baseball pitching defeat last night as the Mets dropped a 3-1 decision to the Colorado Rockies at Citi Field in New Yo More...

American League Round-up: Rangers’ Dempster cools Orioles

Rangers 5, Orioles 1  ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Ryan Dempster pitched eight innings, his longest outing in more than two months and his best since being traded to Texas, and the AL West-leading Rangers beat Baltimore 5-1 on Monday night.&nbs More...

LL World Series: Marzo HR advances Petaluma

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

HAPY BIRTHDAY to Sophia Elaine Chadwick who turns 8 years old today, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012. Her proud parents are Jon and Jennifer (Heaster) Chadwick of Mount Holly Springs. More...

Special Occasions

Aug. 21, 2012  Happy birthday to Beulah Warnick of Huntingdon who celebrates her 101st birthday today, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012. Happy birthday, Beulah!   More...

Weaver family holds 100th reunion

The 100th annual Weaver reunion was held Aug. 12 at the Weaver Falls Boat Launch picnic area, Saxton. It was an ideal site, as the land had been in Weaver hands since Colonial times. More...

Healthy Living

The five most deadly cancers

Cancer has surpassed heart disease as the foremost cause of death for people in North America. A cancer diagnosis can be life-altering. Although there are many successful treatments for cancer, there is no de.nitive cure. More...

What is esenchymal chondrosarcoma?

Certain cancers are better known than others, and that name recognition might earn them more funding for research. With more than 100 different types of classi.ed cancers, there are many that the public has never heard of. More...

Annie's Mailbox

There is nothing you can do

Dear Annie: My husband of nine years was married to his first wife for 30 years when she left him for another woman. She apparently was a lesbian, but he had no knowledge of it until their marriage fell apart.  More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Leo if born before 10:07 a.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Sun will be in Virgo. The Moon goes from Libra to Scorpio at 12:54 a.m. (PDT).  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012:  More...

Officials stress safety in water

One of the biggest fads in the 1970s was jumping from the newly constructed Entriken Bridge and into the waters of Raystown Lake. Such acts are now strictly prohibited.  More...

HASB weighs grad credits

The Huntingdon Area School Board was unable to come up with a decision on settling the credits required for graduation for those students who study abroad. More...

Culture change, competition are keys to MUASD success

With one week to go before students return to class, superintendent Dr. More...

Tussey board members reject KOZ resolutions

With the school district scheduled to begin classes next week, the Tussey Mountain School Board of Education Monday evening took action on a number of back to school matters and disapproved the passage of two Keystone Opportunity Zone (KOZ) resolutio More...

State  Free Access 

CSX train derails outside Baltimore, killing two

ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (AP) — A CSX train hauling coal derailed and fell from a bridge in Ellicott City outside Baltimore, killing two young women who were on the tracks and crushing vehicles in a parking lot, authorities said.  More...

Critics say DEP gas data has flaws

PITTSBURGH (AP) — When Pennsylvania released official data on Marcellus Shale natural gas production last week, there was no mention that numbers from Chesapeake Energy were missing, meaning the biannual totals weren’t close to being accu More...

Governor Corbett aide rebukes Justice Dept. inquiry over voter ID

HARRISBURG (AP) — Gov. Tom Corbett’s administration is suggesting that a U.S. More...

World  Free Access 

Phyllis Diller blazed trail for female comedians

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Long before Kathy Griffin was languishing on the D-list, Roseanne Barr was calling herself a domestic goddess and Joan Rivers was asking audiences if they could talk, wild-haired housewife-turned-comedian Phyllis Diller was d More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Fire threatens home in Smithfield Township

75 Years Ago  Zion Evangelical and Reformed Church at Marklesburg have planned an interesting program for the observance of the 50th anniversary and homecoming of the church from Aug. 22-29, under the leadership of the Rev. Charles A. More...

Local Sports

Curve end road woes in Trenton

Altoona finally had some breaks go its way and rid itself of a 13-game road losing streak with a 6-2 win over the firstplace Trenton Thunder Monday night at Waterfront Park. More...

OUTDOOR DIARY

Elk Lottery Deadline   More...

High School Girls’ Tennis Preview: Huntingdon must re-tool its lineup

While there will be some experience returning for the Huntingdon girls’ tennis team this fall, most of the Bearcats’ five singles players from last season are gone and left a lot of positions to replace.  More...

Editorial

Voter ID a violation of the 14th Amendment

Op-Ed

Does this title look familiar? It should, because I wrote about this back in May. The Pennsylvania voter ID law was unconstitutional (illegal) then and is now, despite a recent flawed Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court decision to the contrary.  More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

The conventions won’t matter, but debates might

The endless campaign, also known as the 2012 American presidential election, isn’t quite ending yet. But as Churchill might have put it, we have at least reached the beginning of the end.  More...

Chatter Box

End of summer vacation

For many area students, this is the last week of summer vacation. More...

School News

Huntingdon Area Middle School ready for Aug. 27 start of classes

A new school year means new school books, new school supplies, new friends and for Huntingdon Area School District (HASD) middle schoolers this year, it also means a whole new school.  “The students I’ve talked to and the teachers I& More...

Mount Union schools begin with new faces

Mount Union area schools will welcome a few new faces among its teaching staff when the district rings in the 2012-13 academic year Monday, Aug. 27.  More...

Saxton native is TM elementary principal

Tussey Mountain School District’s new elementary principal, Wayland Heath, Everett, is gearing up for an exciting new year in a brand new position and he’s happy as punch to be working in his native Broad Top.  More...

Doctor K

Many options exist for whitening teeth

DEAR DOCTOR K: Should I whiten my teeth at home or have my dentist do it?  DEAR READER: If discolored teeth are making you selfconscious, you’ve got a lot to smile about. More...

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