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Mapleton council proposes street light tax

Mapleton Borough Council unanimously agreed Tuesday evening to advertise its intentions to impose a street light tax on borough residents starting in January 2013. More...

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County rain totals increase in August

Nearly one-half inch more rain fell in August than in July across Huntingdon County. More...

Huntingdon County Commissioners see light agenda at weekly meeting

It was a light agenda for the Huntingdon County Commissioners at their weekly meeting Tuesday.  Center for Community Action for Bedford, Fulton and Huntingdon County (CCA) director Wendy Melius went before the commissioners for a request to appr More...

Confrontations lead to criminal charges for Rockhill Borough men

A series of confrontations on a Rockhill street led several area residents into Huntingdon County Court to face criminal charges, including one man who was accused of attacking people with a broken bar stool.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Boyertown U.S.A. closed by bank

75 Years Ago  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Sept. 19   Cub Scout Pack 248 p Cub Scout Pack No. 248 will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the Stone Church of the Brethren, Huntingdon. For more information, call 643-5027.  More...

Local Sports

Hornets beat Trojans in five for first win

High School Valleyball:

The Juniata Valley volleyball team came to Mount Union looking for its first win of the season and pushed Mount Union to a five-game shootout, winning a 3-2 Inter-County Conference North match in the Mount Union gym.  Game scores were 15-25, 28- More...

Bearcats swept in ML match at Philipsburg

Huntingdon put up a strong fight in the opening set of Tuesday evening’s Mountain League showdown at rival Philipsburg- Osceola (3-0 ML) and even had opportunities to close out the set. More...

Tussey wins 3-1 decision over Ridge

Girls’ Soccer:

Tussey Mountain faced off against visiting Chestnut Ridge Tuesday and earned a nice win. More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

LOK WHO’S 1! Happy birthday to Dayvah Rain Hagans who turns 1 year old today, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012. Her proud parents are Keven and Anna Hagans of Altoona. More...

Happy Birthday

HAPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Emily M. Dysard who turns 7 years old today, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012. Her proud parents are Marcie and Percy Dysard of Huntingdon. More...

Happy Birthday

BELATE D BIRTHDAY WISHES go out to Reagan Michele Ramper who celebrated her second birthday Sept. 5, 2012. She is the daughter of Chad and Stephanie Ramper of Saxton and little sister to Curtis. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Virgo and a Moon in Scorpio if born before 9:34 a.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Sagittarius.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012:  More...

Borough seeks rental solution

Huntingdon Borough Council is looking at finding a solution to the problems with some of the off-campus student housing properties in the borough.  During Tuesday night’s monthly meeting of council, the issue was discussed once again.  More...

All drivers urged to take no-texting pledge today

Among the thousands of television commercials which run every day, there is currently a campaign to get teenage drivers to stop texting while driving. More...

Southern school board votes on various issues

It was business as usual for the Southern Huntingdon County School Board at its regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday evening.  The only items up for any sort of discussion on the school board agenda were three field trips to be approved by the n More...

State  Free Access 

Amid zombies on TV, in books, reality encroaches

PALMYRA (AP) — The brown paper has finally been ripped from the front door and window of the neon green Zombie PX store at 27 E. Main St. More...

Blackstone to buy Vivint

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Blackstone is leading a group that has agreed to buy home security provider Vivint for more than $2 billion.  Provo, Utah-based Vivint is one of the largest providers of home automation and security services in North Ame More...

Rain, winds cut power; tornado watch canceled

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Heavy rains and high winds struck parts of Philadelphia as a line of thundershowers passed through the state, cutting power to tens of thousands of electric customers, but a tornado watch was canceled.  More...

Business News

Checker’s Grill under new ownership

If anyone has stopped by Checker’s Grill in Mount Union recently, they may have noticed there have been a few changes in décor, menu options and a few new faces.  One change, notably, is it’s now under the management of Mount Union n More...

Real Estate Transfers

Aug. 27, 2012  J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Inc., grantor, to Thomas P. Carpenter and Linda M. Carpenter, property in Huntingdon Borough, $1,000.  Harry E. Ersek IV, grantor, to Harry E. Ersek IV and Kirstan S. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

No looking past Temple

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Whether it’s the nonconference finale against Temple or the annual Big Ten prize fight versus Ohio State, coach Bill O’Brien promises Penn State will take no game lightly. More...

Surging Brewers blank weary Pirates 6-0

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Yovani Gallardo gave up just two hits over 6 2-3 innings and the surging Milwaukee Brewers dropped the weary Pittsburgh Pirates 6-0 on Tuesday night.  More...

Escobar suspended

NEW YORK (AP) — Toronto shortstop Yunel Escobar was suspended for three games by the Blue Jays for wearing eyeblack displaying an anti-gay slur written in Spanish during a game last weekend against Boston.   More...

School News

Local PSU freshman joins Blue Band

Kelsey Nichole Harman, a freshman studying forensic science at Penn State, University Park Campus, has been named a member of the Penn State Blue Band.  More...

Area woman to begin studies at business college

Lisa De-Léséleuc of Huntingdon has been accepted to attend DuBois Business College at the Huntingdon County Campus for the October 2012 term. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Find things to occupy yourself

Dear Annie: I am 23 years old and have been dating “Tom” for two years. He works in a demanding job that requires an extensive amount of travel. He’s away almost six months of the year.  More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Eggs are in a pickle

Dear Heloise: I love the flavor of PICKLED EGGS that are soaked in the juice from dill pickles. Is it possible to make them as if I were making dill pickles? — Judy, via email  More...

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