November 19, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Judge disapproves retirement lawsuit

Huntingdon County Judge Stewart Kurtz is not in agreement with six of his fellow judges who say they should be allowed to serve as long as they are in good physical and mental condition.  More...

Bear season opener yields 64 kills

Officers with the state Game Commission’s Southcentral offices checked a total of 64 bears at the station at the Pennsylvania National Guard Readiness Center, Route 26, Smithfield Township, Saturday.  More...

State  Free Access 

More Democrats could tangle Corbett’s next two years

HARRISBURG (AP) — This month’s election results created a less friendly political landscape for Gov. More...

Analysts: Gay marriage remains unlikely in Pa.

HARRISBURG (AP) — Despite recent gains for gay marriage in a number of states, analysts say you needn’t expect Pennsylvania to join their number anytime soon.  More...

‘Lincoln’ director Spielberg speaks in Gettysburg

GETTYSBURG (AP) — With his new film about the 16th president in theaters, two-time Academy Award winning director Steven Spielberg was to make the keynote address during ceremonies that celebrate the 149th anniversary of “The Gettysburg A More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

County receives first snow fall

75 Years Ago  Winter, with its trimmings of snow, descended on Pennsylvania today. Huntingdon residents this morning were surprised to see house roofs and cars covered with a thin layer of snow, the first of any amount this fall.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, Nov. 19   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. For information, call 1-800- 445-6262 or 944-2982.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Ravens pound Leftwich, shut down Steelers

PITTSBURGH (AP) — It really doesn’t matter to the Baltimore Ravens who starts at quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers, the mission remains the same.  So do the results.  More...

Teams need extra time for wins

Working overtime.  Houston, Dallas and Tampa Bay made it pay off by earning victories Sunday. More...

Penn State rolls over Hoosiers

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Belleville Livestock

BELLEVILLE — All kinds of livestock and hay sold every Wednesday since 1946 — hay at 11:30 a.m. and cattle at 1 p.m.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

You will be able to forgive

Dear Annie: I am a transgendered boy and am having trouble coming out to my family. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Scratch cooking a lost art

Dear Readers: Here is this week’s SOUND OFF, about people no longer learning to really cook:  More...

Special Sections

EMA director pushes state law

In light of major disasters that have hit the nation in recent times, such as Hurricane Katrina in the Gulf Coast and Hurricane Sandy on the East Coast, one major difference between a disaster-resilient community and one where resources and help is c More...

Cost of Thanksgiving meal increases

Today begins the busiest shopping week of the entire year for grocery stores across the country. More...

Shirley Home passes inspection

Another personal care facility in Huntingdon County has received a violation-free inspection.  The state Department of Welfare recently gave The Shirley Home for the Aged, Shirleysburg, a violation-free inspection, and the staff at the personal More...

Local News

Officers’ quick response saves trailer from fire

A quick response by two officers of the Juniata Valley Regional Police Department saved any further damage to an unoccupied trailer at 5932 Barree Road, Alexandria, at 5:48 p.m. Saturday.  More...

Police Log

Furnace malfunction   More...

Correction

Jeremy Ruby, board member of the Mount Union Wesleyan Church, was misidentified in a Nov. More...

World  Free Access 

Justin Bieber gets love at American Music Awards

Justin Bieber may be Canadian, but he was the all-American boy at Sunday night’s American Music Awards.  The pop singer dominated the awards show, winning three trophies, including artist of the year. More...

What happens if Twinkies really do go away?

Let’s not panic. We all know that Twinkies, Ding Dongs, Wonder bread and the rest of Hostess Brands’ oddly everlasting foods aren’t going away any time soon, even if the food culture that created them is gasping its last.  More...

Local Sports

Eagles erase deficit to turn back Thiel

College Women’s Basketball:

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – Juniata women’s basketball erased an 11-point deficit in under two minutes to earn their 76-74 come-from-behind win over Thiel College Saturday in the final game of the La Roche College Tip-Off Classic.  More...

Juniata uses early run to earn tourney title

College Men’s Basketball:

The Juniata men’s basketball team had to battle to the wire to earn a 53-49 win over Kean in Friday’s opening round of the Coaches vs. Cancer tournament in the Kennedy Sports+Recreation Center.  More...

Eagles earn split decision at Dickinson

Juniata women’s swimming won four of 11 events at Bryn Mawr College Saturday as they defeated the hosts 119-82, but fell to Dickinson 126-78 to move to 5-4 overall this season.  More...

People/Pastimes

SSGC to hold Festival of Trees

Take a moment during this holiday season to enjoy the beauty of natural decorations while appreciating the culture and history of downtown Huntingdon. More...

Happy Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Corey Brandon Bliss who turns 3 years old today, Monday, Nov. 19, 2012. His proud parents are John and Debbie Bliss of Huntingdon. Corey is the grandson of Tom and Nancy White of Mill Creek and Mary Bliss of Hesston. More...

Special Occasions

Nov. 19, 2012  Happy birthday to Ronald Brechbiel of Mapleton who celebrates his birthday today, Monday, Nov. 19, 2012. Happy birthday, Ronald! More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Scorpio and a Moon in Pisces if born after 8:56 a.m. (PST). Before that time, the Moon is in Aquarius.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012:  More...

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