September 10, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Demolition under way

Crews continued demolition of the former Huntingdon Area Middle School over the weekend. More...

Local News

Home destroyed

Firefighters from five volunteer fire companies were called to the Allen residence at 43 McDowell St., Newton Hamilton, at approximately 12:56 a.m. today. More...

J.C. Blair ensures security of infants at hospital

According to a report from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, there have only been 131 cases of infant abduction since 1983, with 126 of those children later found.  More...

Police Log

DUI   More...

World  Free Access 

Chicago teachers strike for first time in 25 years

CHICAGO (AP) — Thousands of teachers walked off the job Monday in Chicago’s first schools strike in 25 years, after union leaders announced that months-long negotiations had failed to resolve a contract dispute with school district offici More...

Mayor of N.J.’s capital arrested in corruption probe

TRENTON, N.J. More...

Police: Officer fatally shot in suburban Detroit

WEST BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Peyton comfortable in victory; Luck not so much

A football tucked under his arm along with a victory, Peyton Manning could feel very comfortable in Denver.  A win in your first game with a new team will do that.  His replacement with the Colts, Andrew Luck, wasn’t feeling anywhere More...

Serena rallies to win title

NEW YORK (AP) — Finally tested, even trailing, at the U.S. Open, Serena Williams turned things around just in time.  More...

Fowler moves on; Haas doesn’t

CARMEL, Ind. (AP) — Rickie Fowler strolled from the 18th green to the scoring tent, hoping a brief smile would shroud anyone’s doubts about finally making the Tour Championship. More...

Senior Spotlight

How to make informed healthcare decisions

The typical healthcare patient has changed in recent years. No longer are individuals putting all of their healthcare decisions into the hands of nurses and doctors. More...

Avoid shivering this winter

January and February are typically considered the coldest months in the northwest, northeast and midwestern United States. It can be tough for homeowners trying to bear the cold without running up heating costs. More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Belleville Livestock

BELLE VILLE — All kinds of livestock and hay sold every Wednesday since 1946 — hay at 11:30 a.m. and cattle at 1 p.m.  More...

School News

Student News

Philip Kyle, 16, center, a junior at Mount Union Area High School, was sponsored by the Mapleton American Legion Post 322 to attend the American Legion — Pennsylvania State Police Youth Week Ju More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Virgo and a Moon in Cancer if born before 8:01 p.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Leo.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012:  More...

Area river otter numbers on rise

A decade ago, the state Game Commission and a crowd of 100 stood along the shoreline at the Aitch Boat Launch to observe the release of three river otters at Raystown Lake. More...

Vets spend weekend at lake

Eighty-seven-year-old Jack Weaver, formerly of Saxton, sat under the pavilion of the Oak Shelter at the Seven Points Recreational Area of Raystown Lake Saturday morning, recalling memories of his time in the Armed Forces.  More...

Committee to set new Riddlesburg Honor Roll plans in motion

A number of Broad Top Township citizens turned out Sunday afternoon to elect officers and set in motion plans to build a new community veterans’ honor roll at Riddlesburg. More...

State  Free Access 

Number of visitors to Flight 93 memorial grows

PITTSBURGH (AP) — More and more people are visiting the Flight 93 National Memorial in rural western Pennsylvania, authorities say, and new construction is scheduled to begin next year.  More...

Paper: House leaders strip guards of guns

HARRISBURG (AP) — Leaders of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives have quietly decided to strip the chamber’s uniformed guards of their firearms, reversing a controversial policy instituted more than six years ago, a newspaper report More...

PSU to weigh renaming Schultz child care center

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — Penn State’s trustees will consider renaming a child care center named for a retired administrator charged with failing to report suspected child abuse committed by Jerry Sandusky.  A discussion about renaming th More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Cass Township veteran loses war bonus to fire

75 Years Ago  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, Sept. 10   Legion Auxiliary p Alexandria Auxiliary Unit No. 520 of the Alexandria American Legion will meet at 8 p.m. in the post home, Alexandria.  More...

Local Sports

Eagles let opportunity get away

A couple “Red Zone” holding penalties and a pair of blocked punts spelled doom for the Juniata football team Saturday afternoon in its first game on the turf on Goodman Field at Knox Stadium.  Visiting Dickinson recovered a blocked More...

Juniata Fall Sports

Women’s Volleyball   Catherine Scholl (Austin, Texas) of Juniata’s ninth-rank women’s volleyball team was named to the Juniata ASICS Invitational All- Tournament team for her performances over the weekend against three national More...

Kyper captures seventh crown in County Open

Weather didn’t have much of an impact as 37 golfers competed in the 30th annual Huntingdon County Open Tournament, sponsored by Kyper’s Insurance, staged over the weekend. More...

People/Pastimes

Happy 90th Birthday

HAPPY 90th BIRTHDAY to Amanda Marie Plank of Mount Union who celebrates her birthday today, Monday, Sept. 10, 2012. More...

Happy Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Allie Juliann Thornburgh who turns 1 year old today, Monday, Sept. 10, 2012. Her proud parents are Aaron and Valeri Thornburgh of McVeytown. More...

United in Marriage

Lee-Walker

Maria Louise Walker of Huntingdon and Thomas James Lee of Silver Spring, Md., were united in marriage April 28, 2012, at Sacred Heart Church, Altoona. The Rev. Monsignor Stanley Carson performed the 1:15 p.m. ceremony. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Remember those who have died

Dear Annie: On September 10th, people throughout the world will be observing World Suicide Prevention Day, an annual event co-sponsored by the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) and the World Health Organization (WHO).  More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Where’s the reward for loyalty

Dear Heloise: Why is it that companies always give NEW CUSTOMERS the best deals? They have amazing promotions to lure new customers, which I understand, but what about the rest of us? What about those who have been loyal customers for years? More...

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