October 12, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

County’s planner honored by townships’ supervisors

Approximately 125 township representatives were in attendance at the 97th Annual Conference of the Huntingdon County Association of Township Officials held at the Lake Raystown Resort Lodge and Conference Center Thursday evening.  The associati More...

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Area brief

HAMS parent conferences   HUNTINGDON — Parent conferences will be held at the Huntingdon Area Middle School Thursday, Nov. 8, and Thursday, Nov. 15. Teachers will be available from 3-6:30 p.m. More...

General News

Scoopy’s Warehouse Thrift Shop offers variety, affordability to customers

For nearly one year, Scoopy’s Warehouse Thrift Shop owner Pat Gorey has been offering area residents unique items in his 10,000-square-foot building in Shade Gap.  More...

Mount Union Police continue investigation into BB gun sprees

Thousands of dollars in damage have been inflicted on property in Mount Union as the borough experiences a wave vandalism being carried out with a BB gun.  Mount Union Borough Police Department is encouraging residents to report suspicious activ More...

Art Space to feature photographic work, workshop

The Huntingdon County Arts Council is pleased to present Stephen Hoff’s photographic work to the local community with an exhibition in the Art Space through Saturday, Nov. 10.  More...

Local Sports

Bears Homecoming foe for Eagles

With some solid performances and a week off, the Juniata College football team is set to start the second half of its season, beginning with a Homecoming visit from Ursinus Saturday. Kickoff is noon on Goodman Field at Knox Stadium.  More...

’Cats suffer key league loss; Trojans win

High School Volleyball:

Not once, but twice during Thursday evening’s crucial Mountain League contest, visiting unbeaten Mountain League foe Philipsburg-Osceola rallied from six points down late in a set to deny Huntingdon a game victory.  More...

Pickin ... ...Panel

Week Six went pretty well for the Pickin’ Panel — sort of.  More...

Press Club

Titans host West Chester University band

The West Chester Marching Band sent sparks flying during its Ritual Fire performance at Tussey Mountain recently. On Sept. More...

Thomas happy to be part of JV staff

Juniata Valley High School is excited to have Shane Thomas as a full-time mathematics teacher. Thomas was a long-term sub last year, but he returns to JV this year as a full-time teacher.  More...

MUAHS Renaissance Club looks to be positive influence

Who knew the students at Mount Union Area High School were so enthused about finding ways to better their school and community? More...

Annie's Mailbox

You don’t know how he will respond until you ask

Dear Annie: My husband is a wonderful man in almost every respect. But when we are in the car together, he uses road rage to manipulate me into agreeing to things I don’t want. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun and Moon in Libra all day.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012:  More...

Election of a lifetime

County Republicans stress importance of voting Nov. 6

The speakers varied, but the message was the same from the candidates, elected officials and representatives who addressed a record crowd at Thursday evening’s Huntingdon County Republican’s fall dinner at the Smithfield Fire Hall.  More...

Lt. gov. rallies county GOP

The last time he was in Huntingdon for a Republican committee dinner, Lt. Gov. Jim Cawley was stumping for appellate judges. More...

Carrier to pay 911 board to vacate frequency

The Huntingdon County 911 Board received good news from its director, Huntingdon Borough Police Chief Rufus Brenneman, at its monthly meeting Thursday.  More...

Mom vows innocence in 6-week-old’s death

A former Smithfield Township woman accused of killing her infant son in 2010 made one more stride toward trial Thursday morning, declaring herself “not guilty” of the crime.  Marie Coleen Boyd appeared in Huntingdon County Court Thur More...

State  Free Access 

Jerry Sandusky, wife were defiant in letters to judge prior to sentencing

HARRISBURG (AP) — Jerry and Dottie Sandusky wrote defiant letters to his judge before sentencing, attacking the motives of his victims, expressing a loss of faith in the judicial system and insisting he isn’t a child molester.  More...

Tent city bulldozed after last residents leave

ERIE (AP) — A tent city in northwestern Pennsylvania where at least 20 homeless people had lived for months has been bulldozed.  The Times-News reports that a contractor began knocking down the encampment in Erie on Thursday afternoon.&nbs More...

Sandusky will get to keep $900K in pension money

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania’s public employee retirement system says Jerry Sandusky will get to keep more than $900,000 in state pension payments he received after his 1999 retirement from Penn State University.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, Oct. 12   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. in St. John’s Episcopal Church, Huntingdon.  Saturday, Oct. 13   More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Steelers lose 26-23 in Nashville

NASHVILLE, Tenn. More...

O’Brien lets NFL scouts watch practice

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — One of the biggest selling points first-year Penn State coach Bill O’Brien can make to potential recruits relates to his previous job.  More...

Tigers, Giants move on; Orioles, Nats stay alive

Major League Baseball playoffs:

Already an ace and MVP, Justin Verlander proved to be the Detroit Tigers’ ultimate closer, too.  Verlander struck out 11 in a four-hitter, pitching Detroit into a second straight AL championship series a day after Jose Valverde failed to h More...

People/Pastimes

Saxton-Liberty High School Class of 1938 holds reunion

A group of 13 members and guests of the Saxton-Liberty High School Class of 1938 gathered Oct. More...

Happy Birthday

94 YEARS OLD! Happy birthday to Clarence B. Copenhaver Sr. of Wrangletown Road, Mount Union, who turns 94 years old today, Friday, Oct. 12, 2012. He is the father of James Sr. and his wife, Laura, and William Sr.  More...

Getting a handle on nonstick cookware

Tips for getting the most out of your pots and pans

In the last several years, kitchen activity has increased as families bypass the drivethrough to cook at home more often. More...

School News

Mount Union seniors enjoy tailgate party

Anticipation heightened in every senior classroom Sept. 14 as members of the Mount Union Area High School Class of 2013 anxiously awaited the end of the school day and the start of their one and only senior tailgate.  More...

Tussey shows spirit

Tussey Mountain High School students participated in another week of showing their school spirit before the Homecoming game. During the week of Oct. 1-5, students dressed up in themes voted on by student council.  More...

Huntingdon Christian welcomes new teacher

It’s the start of a new school year, which normally means new teachers. At Huntingdon Christian Academy, one of the new teachers is Linda Hicks. Hicks is teaching second grade. She is married to the Rev. More...

Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher

I often shop for a senior neighbor who wants to remain independent and stay in her own home. We have found a gift card is the best solution. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

How does a hint become a hint

Dear Readers: Many of you often write wondering why SOME HINTS ARE CHOSEN and printed in the column and others are not. More...

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