December 7, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Huntingdon may see tax hike

While waiting to see if the county will raise the tax millage rate by 1.35 mills, residents of Huntingdon Borough could see a real estate tax increase of three-quarters of a mill in the coming year. More...

Union Township man to spend life in prison

A Union Township man who admits to sexually abusing boys from area Amish families said he prays for his victims daily just before Huntingdon County Judge Stewart Kurtz sent him to state prison for what could be his remaining days.  More...

Local News

Area briefs

Last weekend for ‘Polar Bear Express’ at Rockhill Trolley   More...

Alexandria-Porter Twp. sewer rates to remain the same

Residents who are connected to the Alexandria-Porter Township Sewer Authority lines and have been expecting their rates to increase next year received an early Christmas gift when the authority announced it will not raise rates in 2013. More...

Police Log

ATV taken   CLAY TWP. — State police at Huntingdon are investigating the theft of an ATV from a residence on Meadow Gap Road sometime between Oct. 24 and Nov. 19. Anyone with information is asked to call state police at 627-3161. More...

World  Free Access 

Snooki, JWOWW to host MTV’s New Year’s Eve show

LOS ANGELES (AP) — New York’s Times Square is getting a little bit Jersey for New Year’s Eve.  MTV says “Jersey Shore” stars Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi and Jenni “JWOWW” Farley and comedian Jeff More...

Amazon launches Kindle content service for kids

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is launching a subscription service for children’s games, videos and books aimed at getting more kids to use its Kindle Fire tablet devices.  Amazon.com Inc. More...

Large, family-owned resorts offer personal touch

VAIL, Colo. (AP) — Rosana Faessler stops by the hostess stand to check on reservations, then makes her way into the dining room to chat with a couple of the regular guests. More...

Local Sports

Young Rockets have nine veterans

High School Wrestling Preview:

The past couple years, the Southern Huntingdon wrestling team has struggled to fill the lineup for at least part of the season, making it difficult to win dual meets. More...

Turnout better at Valley

High School Wrestling Preview:

For the 2012-2013 Juniata Valley wrestling team, things are looking better for the upcoming season. More...

Calvary teams sweep past Blair County

Both Calvary Christian Academy of Huntingdon basketball teams posted wins at home Thursday. The girls improved to 2-0 with a 48-12 win over Blair County Christian, while the boys leveled their record at 1-1 with a 62-37 victory.  More...

People/Pastimes

First Book event celebrates 20 years

This is a season of celebration and First Book — Huntingdon has much to be merry about.  More...

Happy Birthday

The family of Robert Dale Rickabaugh of Cassville spent an enjoyable October weekend celebrating Dale’s 87th birthday at a lodge in the mountains near Mapleton.  More...

Send Greetings to ..

A birthday card shower is being held in honor of Helen Mentzer of Huntingdon who will celebrate her 93rd birthday Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012. She would love to hear from her family and friends on her special day. More...

Annie's Mailbox

There are also trust and communication issues ANNIE

Dear Annie: Three months ago, my husband and I were introduced to a couple through mutual friends. My husband could not take his eyes off the woman all evening. They arranged to go on an all-day seminar course together. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Sagittarius and a Moon in Libra.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012:  More...

Special Sections

Day of Infamy

Mount Union man reflects on life in Hawaii after Pearl Harbor attack

Families in millions of homes across the United States and abroad gathered attentively around their radios Dec. More...

Famed musician to visit area

The sounds of the CBS Orchestra from “The Late Show with David Letterman” will fill the auditorium of the Mount Union Area High School as the show’s trombonist and musical arranger, Tom “Bones” Malone joins the high scho More...

Saxton council approves tentative budget

Meeting in its regular monthly meeting Thursday night, Saxton Borough Council gave its approval to a tentative 2013 budget and briefly discussed using the services of a local consultant in a search for badly needed funding for water system improvemen More...

State  Free Access 

DA: Pittsburgh zoo removing deck where boy fell

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Zoo is removing an observation deck from which a 2-year-old boy fell before he was fatally mauled by wild African dogs in an exhibit below, a district attorney said Thursday.  More...

Kin’s mob memoir details Scarfo’s bloody reign

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Mob turncoat Philip Leonetti has been married for nearly 20 years to the mistress of a man he killed.  She doesn’t use the name Leonetti, but then again, neither does he.  More...

PSU won’t pursue discipline for offensive sorority photos

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — Penn State president Rodney Erickson admonished students who wore costumes and held offensive signs in photographs circulated on the Internet, but said in a campus-wide letter Thursday that the school won’t pursue dis More...

General News

Maddensville Mailbox

Birthday wishes this week to Gary Mitchell, Kylynne Fraker, Alexis Streightiff, Valerie Mitchell, Judy Anderson, Jim Grissinger, Arlie Knepper, Tara Cromwell, Dave Booher, Stacey Senft, Fawne Yoder, Eddie Benson, Bobbi Jo Shoop, Betty Collins, Devin More...

News of Yesteryear

Seven Points is Corps of Engineers top revenue producer

75 Years Ago  Dr. John C. Davis was reelected president of the Huntingdon Board of Education at the reorganization meeting of that body held in the high school. Clyde W. Davis was named vice president of the board to succeed Dr. Cloy G. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, Dec. 7   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. in St. John’s Episcopal Church, Huntingdon.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Manti Te’o wins Maxwell Award

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Manti Te’o is one of the most important leaders for undefeated Notre Dame, having played in a ton of big games for the Fighting Irish.  Even so, he had a tough time processing this victory.  More...

Broncos handle Raiders

OAKLAND, Calif. More...

Knicks beat Heat 112-92

MIAMI (AP) — Raymond Felton scored a season-high 27 points, and the New York Knicks connected on 18 3-pointers to more than offset the absence of Carmelo Anthony while topping Miami for the second time this season, beating the Heat 112-92 on Th More...

Press Club

JV International Club travels to Italy, Greece

While many people were eating turkey, going Black Friday shopping and hunting over Thanksgiving break, the Juniata Valley High School International Club members and some of their families were touring Italy and Greece. More...

Trojans rewarded for PSA results

“Stay seated, keep quiet, does everyone have a No. 2 pencil?” For Mount Union seniors, it is hard to believe that just eight months ago these words rang in their ears for a week straight — during the PSSA testing window.  More...

SHC athlete earns softball scholarship

Over the past few years at Southern, students and faculty have watched an extremely dedicated young lady strive to develop her talents. Countless hours of practice and training have gotten her where she is today. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Travel package plan

Dear Readers: A lot of people travel for the holidays and bring gifts and food with them. Here are just a couple of friendly reminders about FLYING WITH WRAPPED PACKAGES, from the Transportation Security Administration:  More...

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