October 1, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Local athletes compete

Huntingdon County athlete Kacie Conklin strategically takes her turn in a round of bocce during the Special Olympics Fall Sectionals held at Juniata College Sunday. More...

Ribbon cutting marks H&BT trail’s opening

Several dozen rails to trails enthusiasts, local and county municipal leaders, steam railroad fans and the general public turned out for the grand opening of the first segment of the H&BT Rail Trail during ceremonies Saturday in Riddlesburg. More...

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Behind the wheel

Adam Ritter of Lewistown, right, and his friend, Brendan Wissinger of Mount Union, checked out the Huntingdon County Emergency Management Agency’s truck at the United Way’s Touch a Truck More...

Sharing their talents

Chris Kern, right, and his daughter, Cristina, of Trough Creek Valley warp one of their looms at Cassville’s Oktoberfest Saturday. More...

Senior village under way in Mount Union

A section of Mount Union’s Northside neighborhood is transforming into a retirement village under the direction of a local developer.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

War Vets Field is site of annual Bandfest

75 Years Ago The Huntingdon Kiwanis Club enjoyed an unusual treat at the weekly luncheon meeting at Fisher’s restaurant when the entertained heard, the Baldwin Trio, provided the music featuring the program. The trip was composed of Mrs. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, Oct. 1   Alexandria Fire Co. p The Alexandria Volunteer Fire Co. will meet at the fire hall at 7:30 p.m.  AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. at St. James Lutheran Church, Huntingdon. More...

Local Sports

EJ rips Huntingdon 7-0

High School Field Hockey:

Although Huntingdon’s field hockey squad turned in a much better effort in the second half of Saturday’s non-league match, visiting East Juniata had already done most of its damage in the first half as the Tigers posted a 7-0 victory over More...

Eagles fall at JHU

The Juniata College football team scored first in its Centennial Conference battle against Johns Hopkins Saturday afternoon in Baltimore. More...

Juniata Fall Sports

Women’s Volleyball   Juniata opened Landmark Conference play over the weekend with three wins at Goucher College in Towson, Md.  More...

People/Pastimes

Members of the William P. Spyker American Legion Unit 520 Auxiliary and Junior Auxiliary

Members of the William P. More...

Happy Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Chase Daniel Lang who turns 4 years old today, Monday, Oct. 1, 2012. His proud parents are Daniel and Jessica Lang of Mill Creek. More...

Fouse-Magill

Lindsay Dawn Magill and Wesley James Fouse were united in marriage Saturday, July 28, 2012, at the C. Barton McCann School of Art, Petersburg. The Rev. Art Speck of the Oasis of Love Church, McConnellstown, officiated the 3:30 p.m. More...

Special Sections

Fire companies purchase boats

Three local volunteer fire companies will join the ranks of serving their communities when it comes to water rescues such as flooding or swift water. More...

Free preventative screenings offered at J.C. Blair event

Preventative care was the focus Saturday at J.C. More...

Up close and personal

Smithfield Fire Co. More...

State  Free Access 

Gas drilling boom rattles Russia

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Kremlin is watching, European nations are rebelling, and some suspect Moscow is secretly bankrolling a campaign to derail the West’s strategic plans.  It’s not some Cold War movie; it’s about the U.S More...

Police: Charges expected against child driver

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police expect to charge a 10-year-old Philadelphia boy with auto theft and related charges after they say he swiped a van then crashed it into five parked cars.  Authorities say the boy made it less than a block after s More...

Trial to resume in game officer’s 2010 killing

GETTYSBURG (AP) — The murder trial for a man who allegedly killed a Pennsylvania game commission officer after being pulled over for poaching is entering its second week.  Attorneys for Christopher Johnson acknowledge he fatally shot Wildl More...

World  Free Access 

Who’s watching — 3-D TV is no hit with viewers

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Phil Orlins knows everything about producing TV in three dimensions. The ESPN producer has captured the undulating greens of Augusta National and the flying motor bikes of the X-Games for ESPN’s 3-D channel. More...

As pets, runts can be the star of the litter

LOS ANGELES (AP) — For puppies and kittens, size really does matter.  Shelters say smaller animals get adopted faster, and animal experts say the runt of a litter tends to be better protected by the mother. More...

Groups lend a hand to teachers with classroom pets

LOS ANGELES (AP) — For many children, their first pet is a virtual one.  Experts say many children who enter the first grade can play video games but few have a pet to play with. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Pats use explosive offense; 49ers impenetrable defense

Explosive offense, impenetrable defense.  The Patriots used the first to soar past the Bills, scoring touchdowns on six consecutive second-half drives, getting 35 points in just under 13 minutes to rout Buffalo 52-28.  The 49ers employed th More...

Historic rally keeps Ryder Cup in Europe

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Lions handle Illini

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Matt McGloin threw for 211 yards and a touchdown and ran for two more scores to lead Penn State to a 35-7 win over Illinois in the schools’ Big Ten opener.  More...

Senior Spotlight

Things to consider when looking for a volunteering opportunity

Many men and women feel a need to give back to their communities. While a financial donation to a local charity or nonprofit organization can certainly go a long way, some men and women prefer to donate their time and skills via volunteering. More...

School News

Area students complete studies at Penn State

The following area students have completed studies at Penn State University during the summer 2012 semester:  • Katelyn A. Chilcote of Rockhill, a student at the World Campus, earned a bachelor of arts degree in psychology.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Ask your husband to speak to his mother ANNIE

Dear Annie: My mother-inlaw blatantly favors her oldest granddaughter, “Miranda,” to the exclusion of the other four. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Checkout chat

Dear Readers: Here are some SOUND OFF comments from readers:  A reader in South Dakota wrote, “I am so tired of perfect strangers asking me ‘How are you?’ as they wait on me, be it at the checkout in the grocery store or a chec More...

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Libra and a Moon in Taurus all day.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012:  More...

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