August 30, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

MUASD presents property to police

Mount Union’s police force may have a found a temporary home just ahead of its deadline to vacate its current headquarters.  The Mount Union Area School Board on Monday authorized the district to lease its former administration building t More...

State funding will make trestle next phase of Rail Trail project

Broad Top Township has been approved for additional state funding to be used for its ongoing H&BT Rail Trail project, reports Dave Thomas, township secretary.  More...

Local News

Police Log

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Area briefs

Registration open for Annual Grugan Memorial Trail Run/Walk   More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Juniata Valley, Mount Union boards hear about charter schools

75 Years Ago  More...

Local Sports

’Cats, Trojans renew rivalry at Mount Union

There will be plenty of familiar faces on the sidelines at the Trojan Athletic Field when Mount Union squares off against cross-county rival Huntingdon Friday night. Some will just be in less familiar roles than usual.  More...

Girls’ Tennis:

Bearcats beaten 5-2 by Dragons

Summer Hunter-Kysor’s return to the Huntingdon girls’ tennis team was a successful one during Wednesday afternoon’s season opener with defending Mountain League and District Six Class AA champion Central.  More...

Hornets, Rockets look for early success

Except for a few slips here and there, both Juniata Valley and Southern Huntingdon have had the knack of finding success on opening night over recent years. More...

Editorial

From Raystown Dam to Raystown Lake

Jim and Peg Filson family have been selling fun for over 65 years

It was just over 100 years ago in 1911 that Raystown Dam began producing electricity and offering spectacular recreational opportunities for the residents of Huntingdon and its neighboring communities.  More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Safety imperative with new flu strain

UNIVERSITY PARK — Influenza outbreaks associated with swine at fairs are making headlines in the Midwest and in Pennsylvania. More...

Yardsmart: A garden of pesticides

The old saying goes: Those who lie down with dogs wake up with fleas. When your dog lives in tick country, you might wake up with these dangerous bloodsuckers, too.  More...

Get ready for a 4-H party

The 100th anniversary of the founding of 4-H in Pennsylvania is being observed all across the state this year, including in Huntingdon County.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Virgo and a Moon in Pisces all day.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, Aug. 31, 2012:  More...

Special Sections

Holiday to increase traffic

As people enjoy the last weekend of the summer, the question will be: Are they doing so closer to home with the continuing rise in gas prices or hitting the highway one last time?  According to Shawn Kaup, director of marketing and media relatio More...

Chance of showers in forecast for Labor Day weekend

Area residents planning for Labor Day weekend, the last unofficial weekend of summer, may need to be prepared by making sure they have their umbrellas for any outdoor events.  According to National Weather Service State College bureau meteorolog More...

Board dispels tales 911 center moving

Huntingdon County Commissioner Jeff Thomas has put to rest rumors that the Huntingdon County 911 Center is moving out of the county. Thomas addressed the issue during Tuesday’s weekly meeting of the county commissioners.   More...

State  Free Access 

Joe Paterno’s FBI file reveals letters, threats

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The FBI kept a thick file on Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, but it mostly involves threatening letters sent to him and his staff years ago, and there’s no mention of his former assistant Jerry Sandusky, who was More...

World  Free Access 

Levee system withstands Isaac’s deluge

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Isaac’s whistling winds lashed this city and the storm dumped nearly a foot of rain on its desolate streets, but the system of levee pumps, walls and gates appeared to withstand one of the stiffest challenges yet. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, Aug. 30   Soup Kitchen p The Huntingdon Presbyterian Church Soup Kitchen will be open from 6-7 p.m. Service is free of charge. For information, call 643-1302.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Harrell backup for Pack

GREEN BAY, Wis. More...

Escobar drives in five runs for Jays

NEW YORK (AP) — Yunel Escobar hit a two-run homer, three doubles and drove in five runs as Toronto beat the New York Yankees 8-5 Wednesday, ending CC Sabathia’s five years of dominance over the Blue Jays.  More...

Heisey homers twice and Reds dump Rockies 6-2

PHOENIX (AP) — Chris Heisey hit two of Cincinnati’s four late homers, including a tying shot in the seventh inning, to rally the Reds to a 6-2 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday.  More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Jase Kyler Ripple who turns 6 years old today, Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012. He is the son of Lisa Ripple of Mount Union. Jase is the grandson of Carol Ripple and Homer Ripple, both of Mount Union. More...

Happy Birthday

GIMM E FIVE! Happy birthday to Airica Hope Reynolds who turns 5 years old today, Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012. Her proud parents are Robert Lee Reynolds and Bobbi Jo Zboravan of Huntingdon. More...

Happy Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Ryder Stephen Snare who turns 2 years old today, Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012. His proud parents are Steve and Stephanie Snare of Mapleton. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Please don’t make things more stressful

Dear Annie: My wife and I are in the final stages of a divorce after 25 years of marriage. We have two wonderful teenagers. More...

Doctor K

Recurring headaches should be checked out by your doctor

DEAR DOCTOR K: I’m a 47-year-old woman. Lately I’ve been getting headaches several times a week. Should I see a doctor? More...

NASCAR

In The Middle Of It

Ford driver Mears makes an impact on Bristol night race

BRISTOL, Tenn. — Casey Mears got quite a boost from the circumstances surrounding the Irwin Tools Night Race.  He started on the pole. He didn’t win the pole, but he started there. It wasn’t just luck, though. More...

NUTS AND BOLTS

Matt Kenseth says teamwork is overrated

BRISTOL, Tenn. — Matt Kenseth said teams don’t really make that much difference as a practical matter.  More...

FUED OF THE WEEK

TONY STEWART VS. MATT KENSETH

The two Cup champions clattered cars on both ends of Bristol Motor Speedway until, predictably, they wrecked. Then Stewart bounced his helmet off the hood of Kenseth’s car, which had somehow pulled away. More...

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