September 28, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Archery season opens Saturday

For those hunters who have been doing their homework the past few months, the weekend can’t come soon enough. Archery season opens across the commonwealth Saturday, Sept. 29.  More...

Shirley Township supervisors discuss blighted property issue

The Shirley Township Board of Supervisors were informed of two blighted and possibly dangerous structures in the Allenport area during Thursday night’s monthly meeting.  Township code enforcement officer Rick Wilson told the board one of t More...

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MU Legion supports band

The Simpson-Hunt American Legion Post 107 of Mount Union presented a monetary gift to the Mount Union Area High School marching band recently. More...

Heavy rains hit overnight

The steady rainfall which swept across Huntingdon County Thursday dumped 3.28 inches of precipitation at the Huntingdon Borough Water Treatment plant, according to superintendent Steve Williams. More...

Broad Top City Water Authority to purchase device

Broad Top City Water Authority members voted 3-1 Tuesday evening to purchase a leak detection listening device to help detect leaks in the community’s water system at a cost of $5,000. More...

World  Free Access 

Amid UN deadlock, world powers urge Syria’s opposition to unite

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Western nations and allies in the Middle East meet Friday to urge Syria’s fractured opposition to unite, seeking a new path for ending the country’s conflict amid deadlock between major powers on the U.N. More...

Animals suspected in spread of new virus

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Health Protection Agency has published an early genetic sequence of the new respiratory virus related to SARS that shows it is most closely linked to bat viruses, and scientists say camels, sheep or goats might end More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, Sept. 28   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. in St. John’s Episcopal Church, Huntingdon.  Saturday, Sept. 29   More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Huskies rally to win 17-13

College Football:

SEATTLE (AP) — Kasen Williams took a quick screen pass from Keith Price, broke a tackle and the line of scrimmage and raced 35 yards for the goahead score with 4:53 left, and Washington rallied from 10 points down to stun No. More...

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Ravens hold off Browns

BALTIMORE (AP) — The regular NFL officials returned to action, and the ending of their first game was eerily familiar to the one that hastened the exit of the replacement refs.  This time, however, there were no replays or arguments at the More...

Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher

Baby coupons  I keep an envelope with baby coupons in our diaper bag. I’ve often forgotten supplies and need to make a stop or come across a deal while out, and the coupons come in handy.  Cleaner sneakers  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Accept that your relationship has run its course ANNIE

Dear Annie: My boyfriend of seven months recently ended things suddenly. “Ethan” is Mormon, and I’m Lutheran. We were planning a future together. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Libra and a Moon in Pisces if born before 6:14 a.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Aries.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012:  More...

Police to accept unwanted meds

Residents of Huntingdon County will have the chance to turn over old prescription drugs during the fifth National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Saturday.  Residents may take their old drugs to the state police at Huntingdon barracks from 10 a. More...

Vandals cause severe damage at Huntingdon parks

Throughout the last two to three years, Huntingdon Borough Council has been working hard to make two of the parks within the borough a little more enjoyable.  More...

State  Free Access 

As debate looms, Romney looks to Pennsylvania

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — His path to victory narrowing, Mitt Romney is looking to Pennsylvania to help slow President Barack Obama’s momentum ahead of a high-stakes meeting on the debate stage next week.  More...

Judge suggests striking part of voter ID law

HARRISBURG (AP) — A judge considering a challenge to a politically charged Pennsylvania law that requires voters to show photo identification suggested Thursday he may strike part of it so that someone who doesn’t have a valid ID at the p More...

Report: State failing to enforce puppy mill law

HARRISBURG (AP) — Thousands of dogs are languishing because the Pennsylvania Dog Law Enforcement Office has failed to enforce regulations meant to eliminate the substandard commercial kennels known as puppy mills, a state advisory board said Th More...

General News

Huntingdon County Library

Pirate Week was a great success with many children arriving in costume and speaking “pirate.” The library plans to host other themed events throughout the year. More...

News of Yesteryear

Mapleton American Legion recognized for outstanding service

75 Years Ago  More...

Local Sports

Juniata Fall Sports

Women’s Volleyball Juniata women’s volleyball couldn’t keep up with Clarion University Thursday night in Kennedy S+RC and gave up a 3-2 loss, marking the squad’s fifth loss on its home court this season. More...

Eagles will be tested by Blue Jays

The Juniata College football team found the running game it had been searching for when Franklin & Marshall came to Goodman Field at Knox Stadium last Saturday afternoon. More...

Streightiff new county Hall of Fame president

The Huntingdon County Sports Hall of Fame held a “changing of the guard” during Thursday night’s annual fall general membership meeting at Hoss’s Steak & Sea House in Huntingdon.  More...

People/Pastimes

Woodland Retirement Community maintains family atmosphere

The staff at Woodland Retirement Community, Orbisonia, works to cultivate a “family” atmosphere at the facility. More...

Men’s Prayer Breakfast and Fellowship scheduled

The Men’s Prayer Breakfast and Fellowship will begin the 2012-2013 season at 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, in the social room at the First United Methodist Church, 15 W. Shirley St., Mount Union. More...

Happy Birthday

LOOK WHO’S 2! Happy birthday to Raialynn Josephine Miller who turns 2 years old today, Friday, Sept. 28, 2012. Her proud mommy is Heather Bookwalter of Huntingdon. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

The centerpiece of creativity

Dear Readers: Looking for some easy ways to make cute, inexpensive CENTERPIECES for a lunch, brunch, party or other event? Here are a few hints:  • Fill a vase with thick layers of different-colored marbles. More...

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