September 12, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Engineers to assess Kistler pump station

In response to ongoing troubles at Kistler’s sewage pump station, borough council has contracted with an engineering firm to evaluate the facility for possible improvements.  More...

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Commissioners table HCBI request

A request to approve the proposed land swap between Huntingdon County Business and Industry (HCBI) and a private landowner was tabled by the Huntingdon County Commissioners during their weekly meeting Tuesday.  More...

MUMA sewer plant upgrade likely to result in rate increase

The Mount Union Municipal Authority (MUMA) has been advised to prepare for a rate increase as it seeks a loan to finance pending sewer treatment plant upgrades.  During MUMA’s monthly meeting Monday afternoon, engineer Mark Pickering of Ga More...

Drug raid cases continued for Huntingdon brothers

The four brothers arrested during Friday’s drug raid in which $10,000 of heroin, money and guns were confiscated had their preliminary hearings continued Tuesday in Huntingdon County Central Court.  The brothers, Thomas Jr., William, Kenne More...

World  Free Access 

Fed expected to announce third bond-buying program

WASHINGTON (AP) — If the world’s investors are right, the Federal Reserve is about to take a bold new step to try to invigorate the U.S. More...

Business News

Ribbon-cutting ceremony

Fike Brothers Carpet One Floor and Home, which recently opened its Huntingdon store in the former Comcast building along East Penn Street, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday morning. More...

Community development’s role in economic expansion

A study from the National Trust for Historic Preservation showed the power of Main Street revitalization programs is felt directly in dollars and cents: Facts at a glance: $53.6 billion dollars from the public and private sectors were invested in 229 More...

Chamber recruitment retention remains high

During its monthly meeting Monday, Huntingdon County Chamber of Commerce membership director Mike Balchin welcomed two new members, Marianna’s Fundraising and The Valley Log. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

O’Brien stands by Ficken

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Kicking woes underscore a larger problem for Penn State.  Coach Bill O’Brien’s offense will need to improve in the red zone if the Nittany Lions plan on making any splash in the Big Ten. More...

Hokies need to be sharp at Pitt

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Two home victories have No. More...

Gillispie investigation

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — An ambulance was sent to the home of Texas Tech coach Billy Gillispie for the second time in 10 days and the school gave associate head coach Chris Walker control of the team while it continues to investigate Gillispie&rsq More...

School News

Grier student awarded scholarship for language immersion

Taylor Huson of Danville, Va., has been awarded the National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) Scholarship for 2012-2013. More...

School lunches get makeover this year due to regulations from USDA

As schools introduce lunch menus in line with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) new school lunch regulations, chocolate milk has already undergone a makeover that schools, parents and kids can all feel good about.  Dr. More...

Annie's Mailbox

There is only so much you can do

Dear Annie: My wife’s sister and her husband moved in with my mother-in-law 30 years ago. Mom was the sole caregiver until age limited her ability, and then government aid allowed for home assistance. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPES

A baby born today has a Sun in Virgo and a Moon in Leo all day.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012:  More...

Special Sections

Route 22 study findings shared

A stretch of Route 22 that runs through Smithfield Township has been identified as third on a list of seven segments slated for possible development of the highway’s Corridor M.  More...

HCCTC board OKs building study

The Joint Operating Committee of the Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center approved to sign an agreement with HAAS Building Solutions of State College to perform an existing conditions study on the former Brady-Henderson Mill Creek Elementar More...

Recent helium shortage frustrates retailers

If county residents are seeking helium-filled balloons to complete their decor at a party, they may notice two significant things when making their purchase — the price and the lack of supply.  Retailers are dealing with a worldwide helium More...

State  Free Access 

Biden: Country hasn’t forgotten 9/11 families

SHANKSVILLE (AP) — Ceremonies in New York City, Washington, D.C., and the western Pennsylvania field are a reminder that the nation hasn’t forgotten survivors and relatives 11 years after the Sept. More...

US court invalidates conviction for ’77 murders

HARRISBURG (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld a decision to throw out a man’s convictions for two murders in 1977 and said prosecutors in western Pennsylvania committed “staggering” violations of disclosure rules More...

High court to air redistricting challenges

HARRISBURG (AP) — Architects of Pennsylvania’s latest legislative redistricting plan face more than a dozen challengers, including Democrats in the state Senate, as they try to convince Pennsylvania’s highest court this week that th More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Americans mark first anniversary of terrorist attacks

75 Years Ago  An estimated 10,000 voters in Huntingdon County will go to the polls next Tuesday and cast their ballots for county and municipal candidates. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Sept. 12   Alexandria Legion p American Legion William P. Spyker Post No. 520 of Alexandria will meet at 7 p.m. at the legion home.  More...

Around The Broad Top

Broad Top marks another ‘picnic’ weekend

“Have you been over to the picnic yet?” That was the question asked by most folks around the Broad Top over the Labor Day weekend. More...

Local Sports

Azeles nets two in Eagles’ 3-0 Pitt-Bradford win

Men’s Soccer:

Juniata men’s soccer took away a 3-0 victory over Pitt- Bradford Wednesday afternoon on Winton Hill Field to launch the Eagles to a 4-1 start to the 2012 season.  Juniata (4-1) was again led offensively by junior Dane Azeles (Hollidaysburg More...

Unbeaten Juniata wins 3-1

Women’s Soccer:

The Juniata College women’s soccer team has officially achieved its best start to a season in program history with an unblemished 5-0 record, having beaten Pitt-Bradford 3-1 at Detwiler Memorial Field Wednesday afternoon.  More...

Titans win in five

High School Volleyball:

Tussey Mountain gutted out a much-needed win at Williamsburg Tuesday. The Titans pulled together with some underclassmen and newcomers to the team and outlasted the Blue Pirates for a win in five games, 21-25, 25-12, 19-25, 25-19, 19-17.  More...

People/Pastimes

Three Springs Seniors visit former member

A group of 10 seniors from the Three Springs Senior Citizen Center journeyed to Waynesboro to share a meal with former member Hannah Gordon and her daughter-inlaw Aug. 30 at the Mountain Gate Restaurant. The weather was gorgeous for the trip.  More...

Happy Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Lyndsi Gray Bracco who turns 6 years old today, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012. She is the daughter of Joe and Kelli Bracco of Huntingdon. She resides with her two sisters, Addisyn, 10, and Robyn, 2.  More...

Descendants of Clay and Alice Park gather for 48th reunion at Dublin Mills pavilion

The 48th annual reunion of the descendants of Clay and Alice Park was held Aug. 19 at the Dublin Mills Church pavilion. The day started out rather chilly, but by lunchtime most attendees had shed their sweaters. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

A guide to farmers markets

Dear Heloise: I love to get up early on Saturday mornings to check out local FARMERS MARKETS. Here are some hints I have learned through the years:  • GO EARLY. More...

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