October 15, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Fine day for a festival

The Juniata Valley High School Marching Band entertained thousands of visitors who lined Main Street in Alexandria during the parade to kick off the 37th Hartslog Day Saturday. More...

PRIDE events planned to support organization

For some, a steaming hot bowl of chili on a cold day is sure to hit the spot. More...

Local News

Celebrating a century of 4-H

Future Huntingdon County 4-Her Lewis Webb and his mother, Charann, a 4-H alumna herself, took a moment to enjoy alpacas from the Terrace Mountain Alpacas Sunday during a 4-H centennial celebration at More...

County’s 911 board learns more about updates

The Huntingdon County 911 Policy Board was provided information and price quotes for one of two major pieces of equipment to be purchased during its monthly meeting Oct. 11.  More...

Cool night for a float

Tony Seguin, back, and daughter, Iris, took part in the Juniata Clean Water Partnership’s Glow Float Oct. 13. More...

World  Free Access 

At CDC, scientists fight to halt a deadly outbreak

ATLANTA (AP) — Scattered across the carefully landscaped main campus of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are the staff on the front lines fighting a rare outbreak of fungal meningitis: A scientist in a white lab coat peers through More...

Nearly two dozen saved from sinking wine tasting boat in San Francisco Bay

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Officials say a boat carrying nearly two dozen people on a wine tasting cruise started sinking near Alcatraz island in San Francisco Bay, but everyone aboard was safely rescued.  U.S. More...

Victims’ families invited to watch 9/11 hearings

NEW YORK (AP) — The families of people killed in the Sept. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Tigers take big bite out of Big Apple

ALCS:

NEW YORK (AP) — The Detroit Tigers got a big boost from Anibal Sanchez’s arm. More...

Cardinals hold off Giants for 6-4 win

NLCS:

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Ahead by a lot or behind by a bunch, these St. More...

Lions beat Eagles in OT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Nnamdi Asomugha sat at his locker stall in full uniform with his head down long after the Philadelphia Eagles blew one they had in their grasp.  It’ll be a long bye week for this turnover-prone team.  More...

Senior Spotlight

How to politely handle charity solicitations

Charities and other organizations often solicit donations via the telephone. Men and women may wonder what they can do to reduce interruptions and weed out potentially fraudulent solicitors. More...

More senior citizens behind the wheel

Recent surveys show there are fewer young people and more senior citizens behind the wheel in the United States. According to the National Household Travel Survey, members of Generation Y, who are between the ages of 16 to 34, are driving less. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Libra and a Moon in Scorpio all day.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012:  More...

Specter’s Senate career recalled

The state and country are reflecting on the political contributions of former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter, who lost his battle with non-Hodgkins lymphoma Sunday at the age of 82. More...

Former Boy Scout to serve JV Council

No one can promote scouting like a Boy Scout himself, so the new Juniata Valley Council of the Boy Scouts of America district executive feels right at home in his new position.  More...

Career and Tech to host fall open house

Individuals who may be considering taking additional classes or beginning another career will have the opportunity to check out what courses are available at an open house at the Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center from 6-8 p.m. More...

State  Free Access 

Exhibit features wonders of World’s Fairs

By KEVIN BEGOS  Associated Press  PITTSBURGH (AP) — Like an early version of the Internet, the World’s Fair brought ideas from all over the globe to one place.  More...

Penn State starts talks with 20 Sandusky accusers

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Negotiators say Penn State has started preliminary settlement talks with at least 20 men who accuse assistant coach Jerry Sandusky of sexual abuse.  More...

Gunfire at youth football game injures three

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Gunfire at a youth football game in Pittsburgh on Saturday sent three people to the hospital, two of them in critical condition, police said.  Commander Thomas Stangrecki of the Pittsburgh police department said a fight b More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Local fire companies busy with flue fires

75 Years Ago  Plans for the opening of the Community Leadership Training School for Church School workers have been completed and the first session will be held Oct. 18 starting at 7:30 p.m. in the Abbey Church, Huntingdon. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, Oct. 15   AIDS Intervention p The Home Nursing Agency’s AIDS Intervention Project holds a meeting of the HIV+/ People Living With AIDS Support Group at 6:30 p.m. in Altoona. More...

Local Sports

Third quarter sinks Eagles’ Homecoming effort

The Juniata College football team more than held its own against visting Ursinus Saturday afternoon on Goodman Field, but a four minute stretch late in the third quarter spelled Homecoming doom for the Eagles.  More...

Juniata Fall Sports

Juniata’s women’s volleyball team was 3-0 over the weekend and finished as the regular season champion of the Landmark Conference. More...

Bearcats roll to 6-0 win over Bald Eagle

High School Girls’ Soccer:

Bald Eagle Area took a circuitous route to Detwiler Field Saturday, heading down to Lewistown before coming back to Huntingdon. More...

People/Pastimes

Local man completes basic military training

Air Force Airman Darrick Nicholas Banks graduated Sept. 28 from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. More...

Happy 101st Birthday

101 YEARS OLD! Happy birthday to Alice (McDivitt) Crownover of Stone Creek Ridge Road, Huntingdon, who turns 101 years old today, Monday, Oct. 15, 2012. More...

Grove family holds reunion

The annual Grove reunion for the descendants of Jacob and Magdalena Grove was held Sept. 8, with 89 family members and guests in attendance. More...

Annie's Mailbox

He has an obligation to be completely transparent

Dear Annie: I have been married for 36 years. Eight months ago, I learned that my husband had been calling other women, one in particular, for the past two years. The calls included text messages and pictures.  More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Is bigger really better

Dear Heloise: Why do many “family” restaurants give OVERSIZED PORTIONS? I would frequent places that offer percentage discounts in exchange for managedportions type meals. This could be an advertised allurement, with a win-win outcome. More...

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