August 23, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Former area resident works to get funds for local library

County residents who are also book enthusiasts may remember spending time in the local library browsing over the selection of books offered and finding a good corner to read for hours.  For former Orbisonia resident Emily Skopic, these memories, More...

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Local News

Tea is first event for local Tasha Tudor Museum Society chapter

The works and life of children’s book author and illustrator Tasha Tudor have fascinated fans for years.  “She harkens back to a more bucolic time in American society,” said Huntingdon resident and Tasha Tudor fan Peggy Yoder. More...

Newburg Campground store has new life

In 1982, George and Norma Alenovitz shared a dream of opening a campground and a store in Newburg and shortly thereafter made their dream come true. More...

Area briefs

Free Friday at Natural Connection   More...

General News

Two preliminary hearings held in central court

A pair of preliminary hearings were held Tuesday in Huntingdon County Central Court. In both cases, Magisterial District Judge Mary Jamison presided and Huntingdon County District Attorney George Zanic represented the commonwealth.  More...

News of Yesteryear

Police investigate theft at Cass Twp. job site

75 Years Ago  Prices moved irregularly on the stock exchange today. U.S. Steel had a fractional decline while Chrysler dipped one-half percent.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, Aug. 23   Huntingdon House p Huntingdon House Support Group for adult victims and survivors of domestic violence meets from 7-8 p.m. Child care available. Call 643- 2801 for more information.  More...

Local Sports

New Tussey coach has eight veterans

High School Girls’ Soccer Preview:

The Tussey Mountain girls’ soccer program quickly ascended from its restart in 2007 to become a winning and district playoff team the last two years.  This season, the Titans have a new head coach and eight returning letter winners with wh More...

’Cat tradition in hands of new coach

High School Girls’ Volleyball Preview:

The biggest goal for the Huntingdon girls’ volleyball program this season is just to continue doing what the program has been able to accomplish throughout its storied past. More...

Rupert has aced four of SSGC’s five par threes

Mike Rupert had the sixth hole in one of his golfing career while playing at Standing Stone Golf Club last Friday.  Rupert used a six iron to find the cup on the 179-yard sixth hole. More...

Editorial

Does Paul Ryan know or care about Bill of Rights

As a pro-lifer, I do agree with Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan’s belief “that life begins at conception, and it is for that reason that I feel we need to protect that life as we would protect other children” (&ldqu More...

Commentary

Oh, just call them terrorists

Terror makes  A good excuse  For passing laws  That despots choose.  The terrorist menace is proving quite useful to the U.S. government, much as the communist menace did many years ago. More...

Op-Ed

Steering clear of the iceberg ahead

“Doomsday!” “Taxmageddon!” “Catastrophe!” Next year will begin with both a bang and a whimper unless Congress can escape its apparently hopeless deadlock.  More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Lamb sale benefits humane society

Levi Riley raised a crossbred market lamb from April through August that was purchased from Tom and Sharon Spicher. Riley had to feed, water and exercise his lamb every day. More...

Farmers’ Market Voice

What it takes to make a farmers’ market

Several years ago, when the Farmers’ Market began its tenure in the pavilion at Portstown Park, we had hopes, and experience, but no certainty that the community would embrace the effort. More...

Local insurance agent is ‘master farm’ certified

Pamela Stern & Associates, LLC is pleased to announce that Dawn Hutchison, associate agent, passed the Nationwide Insurance “Master Farm” certification. More...

Doctor K

Boxing is a dangerous sport for kids and teens

DEAR DOCTOR K: My teenage son wants to box. Should I let him?  DEAR READER: As much as I believe sports are great for kids, particularly teenagers, I think boxing is a bad idea. The American Academy of Pediatrics agrees. More...

Special Sections

SHCSB debates life skills hiring

Tensions were high as the Southern Huntingdon County School Board went into an approximately 30-minute executive session over the placement of a new life skills instructor.  The board had originally recommended Elizabeth Snyder for position, bu More...

Vacant property discussed

Huntingdon Borough Council, along with Mayor Dee Dee Brown and Huntingdon Borough Police Chief Rufus Brenneman, spent approximately 15 minutes in discussions over what to do about a vacant house at 506 Seventh St. More...

State awards $15.3 million in grants to advance cancer treatment

Grants, totalling $15.3 million, are being awarded to various research facilities in the state, including Geisinger Health System at Danville, to research projects focused on cancer treatment technologies.  The Commonwealth Universal Research En More...

State  Free Access 

Police: Woman cited nonexistent twin in theft

BIG BEAVER (AP) — Police say a western Pennsylvania woman blamed her nonexistent twin sister for stealing items from a hotel room.  The Beaver County Times reports Wednesday that police charged 31-year-old Jennifer Brown of Rochester with More...

Former Penn State University president goes on offensive

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Penn State’s disgraced former president is trying to convince the public he had no idea that Jerry Sandusky was a child molester — and that he most certainly did not protect one.  More...

Rep. facing charges, quits re-election race

HARRISBURG (AP) — A three-term Democratic state representative from the Lehigh Valley announced Wednesday that he is abandoning his re-election bid, a week after he was charged with drunken driving and assaulting his wife.  Rep. More...

World  Free Access 

US unemployment aid applications up slightly

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking firsttime unemployment benefits rose a slight 4,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 372,000, evidence that the job market’s recovery remains modest and uneven.  The Labor Department s More...

FDA names farm tied to salmonella in melons

OWENSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration has identified a southern Indiana farm that produces cantaloupes linked to a deadly salmonella outbreak and says the operation has recalled its melons.  More...

Poll

White House race still tight

WASHINGTON (AP) — For all the attention it got, Republican Mitt Romney’s selection of Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin as his running mate has not altered the race against President Barack Obama. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Pirates glad to leave San Diego

National League Round-up:

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates have seen enough of the San Diego Padres.  Andrew Werner allowed two runs over six-plus innings in his major league debut and Carlos Quentin drove in three runs, leading the Padres to a 4-2 victory o More...

A’s playoff hopes hurt by Colon suspension

OAKLAND, Calif. More...

Sale fans Yankees

American League Round-up:

White Sox 2, Yankees 1  CHICAGO (AP) — Chris Sale struck out 13 in 7 2-3 stellar innings for his 15th victory, Alex Rios hit a go-ahead homer and the White Sox beat the Yankees to complete a three-game sweep.  More...

People/Pastimes

Southern Huntingdon County High School Class of 1977

Members of the Southern Huntingdon County High School Class of 1977 held their 35th class reunion Aug. 18 at classmate Carol Cutshall’s property in Saltillo. More...

Ayers family gathers

The descendants of Harry and Ruth (Irvin) Ayers gathered July 15 at Riverside Park, Huntingdon. Those attending came from the Huntingdon County area and Mechanicsburg.  The weather was a mix of sun and showers. It was a happy gathering time. More...

Happy Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Sadie Campbell who turns 2 years old today, Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012. Her proud parents are Ashley Bishop of Huntingdon and Travis Campbell of Camp Lejeune, N.C.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

You may want to get a referral

Dear Annie: I’ve been married for 14 years. The first few, everything was good, and then I stopped enjoying sex. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Virgo and a Moon in Scorpio if born before 3:50 a.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Sagittarius.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, Aug. 24, 2012:  More...

NASCAR

Future Still Bright

2003 Cup champ trying to go out at Roush Fenway in style

BROOKLYN, Mich. — Matt Kenseth’s Roush Fenway Racing teammate, Greg Biffle, won the Pure Michigan 400. Everything went right for Biffle. Kenseth finished 17th, the same as the number on his Ford Fusion. More...

NUTS AND BOLTS

Johnson pays homage to Mark Martin

BROOKLYN, Mich. — Mark Martin, who doesn’t race fulltime in the Sprint Cup Series anymore, won his fourth pole of the season at Michigan International Speedway. More...

FUED OF THE WEEK

JUAN PABLO MONTOYA VS. MARK MARTIN

It was Martin, the Pure Michigan 400 pole winner, who happened upon a spin involving Bobby Labonte’s Toyota and Montoya’s Chevy. Martin’s Toyota happened upon the scene, wrong place at the wrong time.  More...

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