October 22, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

State Democrat chair to visit county dinner

With just two weeks left until election day, the Huntingdon County Democratic Committee has been busy rallying voters. Members will continue their mission with one last push, their annual fall dinner, Tuesday, Oct. More...

Local News

Police Log

Vehicle vs. pedestrian A 17-yearold Mount Union male was struck by a vehicle along Route 22 near Holiday Bowl at 10:05 p.m. Oct. 10. More...

Fall cleanup day

Approximately 40 volunteers turned out Saturday morning in Mount Union for a fall cleanup coordinated by community service organization Planet LoveJoy. More...

PennDOT work schedule for week of Oct. 22

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. 22-26.   More...

World  Free Access 

Russell Means, Indian activist, actor, dies at 72

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Russell Means, a former American Indian Movement activist who helped lead the 1973 uprising at Wounded Knee, reveled in stirring up attention and appeared in several Hollywood films, has died. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, Oct. 22   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. at St. James Lutheran Church, Huntingdon. For further information, call 643-0623.  More...

Local Sports

Mules beat Eagles

Muhlenberg forced four turnovers by visiting Juniata College Saturday afternoon at Scott Wood Stadium in Allentown. The Mules turned three of them into touchdowns and pulled away in the second half for a 35-14 Centennial Conference victory.  More...

Eagles beaten 3-0 by Eastern

Women’s Volleyball:

The Juniata women’s volleyball team split a pair of Saturday decisions and finished 1-2 for the weekend in the annual Wid Guisler Invitational Tournament in the Kennedy Sports+Recreation Center.  The Eagles (20-10) swept past Heidelberg (1 More...

Juniata Fall Sports

After more that 80 minutes of scoreless soccer, Drew picked up the game-winner with just five minutes left in regulation to hand Juniata (8-8, 1-5) a 1-0 Landmark Conference loss Saturday afternoon. More...

Senior Spotlight

Leaving an estate to charity

When movie producer David Gundlach passed away suddenly from a heart attack in October 2011, few people knew he intended to leave his massive personal fortune to a local charity in his hometown of Elkhart, Indiana. More...

Simple way to give back

Charity comes in many shapes and sizes, be it writing a check to a favorite charity or volunteering for a few hours at an event. More...

Annie's Mailbox

You will need to accept his decision

Dear Annie: My son, “Clark,” is 51 years old and never married. Last month, he met a 26-year-old online. This girl’s mother is only four months older than my son. The girl is younger than my grandchildren.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Scorpio and a Moon in Aquarius all day. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012: More...

Police offer tips to guard identity

It’s not uncommon to hear reports of how county residents have become victims of identity theft in recent times.  Due to the rise in the number of reports, state police offer tips for anyone to protect themselves from becoming victims or w More...

Leadership class scavenges county for history, culture

Who founded Huntingdon? Who was David Porter? Where is the Little House located? More...

Serving up soup

Jennifer Breimhurst, right, serves soup to Dean Grenfell, left, while Catherine Neary- Komir, back right, shows different soup varieties to Chris Gildea following the Scott Grugan Memorial Run at the More...

State  Free Access 

Pa. US Senate race suddenly competitive, expensive

CARLISLE (AP) — Bob Casey admits he hadn’t been out campaigning much, with polls showing a big lead and official duties keeping him in Washington until four weeks ago.  More...

Tornado confirmed in pavilion collapse

PARADISE (AP) — Authorities have confirmed that it was a tornado that blew through central Pennsylvania and caused a pavilion to collapse at a park, injuring 15 people and causing millions of dollars damage.  More...

Police: Costumed girl mistaken for skunk, shot

FREEDOM (AP) — Police say a costumed 9-year-old girl was accidentally shot outside a western Pennsylvania home during a Halloween party by a relative who thought she was a skunk.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Fire destroys house, barn in West Township

75 Years Ago  Fire believed to be of incendiary origin, late last night destroyed the house and barn on the farm owned by Mrs. Ida Sponsler in West Township, three miles north of Petersburg. Both buildings burned to the ground.  More...

Bacon, maple sugar and butter make perfect pizza

Until recently, I was convinced the triumvirate of perfect pizza toppings was tomato sauce, mozzarella and basil. Simple. Classic. Delicious.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Giants win 6-1 to force deciding seventh game

NL Championship Series:

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Chris Carpenter walked off the mound, and the fans cheered him once again.  Giants fans, that is.  The orange towel-twirling crowd at AT&T Park saw San Francisco send the St. More...

Depleted Steelers have enough to beat Bengals

CINCINNATI (AP) — The top two running backs were gone. So were two offensive linemen. Safety Troy Polamalu was sitting on the bench along with all those other injured Steelers.  So, what exactly did Pittsburgh have left? More...

NFL investigating Chargers

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The NFL is investigating whether the San Diego Chargers used a banned sticky substance during Monday night’s loss to the Denver Broncos.  If the league determines the Chargers used the substance, they could be fined More...

People/Pastimes

Bricktown seniors travel to Johnstown

A group of 15 members from the Bricktown Senior Center, Mount Union, recently visited the senior center in Johnstown. They were warmly welcomed by the Johnstown center manager and assistant manager.  More...

First Book — Huntingdon named recipient of grant

A recent grant from Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) enabled First Book — Huntingdon to provide the Early Head Start program with a variety of high quality new books. More...

Send Greetings to . .

A get well card shower is being held in honor of Dollie Grace Dodson of Huntingdon to encourage her. She would love to hear from her family and friends. Greetings may be sent to 9536 Sipes Road, Huntingdon, PA 16652.   More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Downsizing food content

Dear Heloise: My pet peeve with manufacturers is the way they keep CUTTING DOWN on the number of pounds or ounces in a product. For instance, my macaroni-salad recipe calls for an 8-ounce box of macaroni, yet the boxes now come in 7-ounce size. More...

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