October 8, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

County commissioners approve justice reinvestment resolution

The Huntingdon County Commissioners signed a resolution last week to show support of House Bill 135, which contains provisions which are needed to direct funding to local needs to examine the criminal justice system as part of the Governor’s Ju More...

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Rotary Club invites community for wine and art

The Rotary Club of Huntingdon invites everyone to its second annual wine, beer and cheese tasting with a new twist.  State of the Art Auctions will conduct an art benefit auction during the event, offering an outstanding selection of beautifully More...

Breast cancer presentation heard by Rotary members

With October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, it was fitting that the first presentation for the Rotary Club this month was by Dr. Maria Pettinger, medical director of the J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital Radiology Department.  More...

Price Motor Sales holds fundraising event for HAHS swim team

Huntingdon Area High School students and families participated in a Dodge Booster Club fundraiser July 10 and raised $1,720 for the school’s swim booster club. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

James Hunt named outstanding Jaycee

75 Years Ago  All but two of the trustees of Juniata College attended the annual fall meeting of the board on the campus all day yesterday with Dr. Galius M. Brumbaugh, Washington, D.C., presiding as president. More...

PennDOT work schedule for week of Oct. 9

Warren W. Rourke, county maintenance manager of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, announced the list of improvements and maintenance operations scheduled in Huntingdon County during the week of Oct. 9-12.   More...

Local Sports

Juniata Fall Sports

Women’s Volleyball   Juniata split a pair of decisions Saturday in Thousand Oaks, Calif., beating Claremont 3-2, then losing to host Cal-Lutheran 3-2.  More...

Bearcats bounce back with 2-1 win at PV

H.S. Girls’ Soccer:

Huntingdon bounced back from a 1-0 loss on Senior Night to win a very hard-fought 2-1 overtime decision at Penns Valley Saturday on a penalty kick by Sam Mansberger.  The Bearcats (6-6) have won four of the last five games as they move back to t More...

Green gives ’Cats 1-0 victory at Clearfield

H.S. Boys’ Soccer:

Huntingdon played another strong defensive game and Devon Green scored the goal to give them a 1-0 win at Clearfield Saturday.  The Bearcats (6-6) have won five of the last six contests. All five of those win have been via shutout.  More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Sofia Grace Fortney who turned 2 years old Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012. Her proud parents are Todd and Melody Fortney of Hill Valley. Sofia is the little sister of Isabella Rose, 6. More...

Happy Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Wyatt Norman Querry who turns 5 years old today, Monday, Oct. 8, 2012. His very proud parents are Norman and Sarah Querry of James Creek. He loves his big sister, Kaylee Nicole. More...

United in Marriage

Kylor-Lemin

April Dawn Lemin and Troy Duane Kylor, both of Cassville, were united in marriage June 2, 2012, on the Princess cruise liner at Seven Points Marina, Hesston. The Rev. Clarence Fortney presided over the 1 p.m. ceremony.  More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Spread the praise around

Dear Heloise: Why do people (yes, well-educated ones, too) COMPLIMENT AND BOAST about a young person in the presence of the person’s sibling and say nothing about the sibling? More...

Special Sections

Fire companies highlight safety

Fire Prevention Week is Oct. More...

Area’s musical history focus of MU’s Canal Era Day

Song filled the air in Mount Union Saturday as this year’s Canal Era Day celebrated the community’s musical talents, past and present.  More...

Performance twists iconic musical

The hills around Rosenberger Auditorium in the Halbritter Center for the Performing Arts at Juniata College will be “alive with the sound of music” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, when the Brooklyn Rundfunk Orkestrata takes the stage. More...

State  Free Access 

What Jerry Sandusky can expect in prison

HARRISBURG (AP) — Jerry Sandusky will walk into state prison with little more than a watch and wedding band. He’ll be able to work a 30-hour week to make a few dollars. More...

Lawmaker wants ban on human branding of minors

YORK (AP) — A central Pennsylvania lawmaker says a father’s plea has prompted him to propose a ban on human branding procedures on young people.  More...

Mother charged in death of child shot in crib

SLATINGTON (AP) — Authorities in eastern Pennsylvania have charged a mother with involuntary manslaughter in the death of a 19-month-old boy hit by a gunshot in his crib.  The (Allentown) Morning Call says 26-year-old Holly Pallone was arr More...

World  Free Access 

Social media among threats to greeting card makers

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Say it’s your birthday or you’ve just had a baby, maybe got engaged or bought your first house. More...

Hugo Chavez’s rule endorsed by re-election

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — President Hugo Chavez put to rest any doubts about his masterful political touch in winning a third consecutive six-year term after a bitterly fought race against a youthful rival who has galvanized Venezuela’s o More...

Study: Free birth control leads to fewer abortions

WASHINGTON (AP) — Free birth control led to dramatically lower rates of abortions and teen births, a large study concluded Thursday. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, Oct. 8   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...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Colts shock Packers 30-27 for ailing coach

The weeping team owner held up the game ball and vowed to leave the stadium with it.  Jim Irsay would be taking it to Chuck Pagano, who has everything to do with the Indianapolis Colts’ 30-27 shocker over the Green Bay Packers on Sunday &m More...

Steelers relax, beat Eagles 16-14

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Backed up deep in their own territory, their slow start to the season in danger of turning into a legitimate freefall, the Pittsburgh Steelers did what they always seem to do when things get tight.  They relaxed.  More...

Moore earns win in Las Vegas event

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Ryan Moore finally pulled ahead of Brendon de Jonge on the 16th hole.  Moore won the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open on Sunday for his second PGA Tour title, birdieing the par-5 16th to take the outr More...

Senior Spotlight

Establish a home fire safety plan

People rely on fire and smoke detectors to help keep them safe in their homes. Though fire and smoke alarms are effective, a firm fire safety plan that will keep everyone calm should a fire occur could make the difference between life and death. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Call and find out what you can do

Dear Annie: My niece, “Anna,” is married to “Andy.” He is a real loser. Andy was in the military and was discharged early with a supposed disability from a pain in his hip.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Libra and a Moon in Cancer if born before 4:55 a.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Leo.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012:  More...

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