December 15, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Lawmakers eye RTW bill

Recent events in Michigan may have people changing their minds on the Right to Work law, but local lawmakers say residents of Pennsylvania won’t have to worry about it affecting them for quite some time.  State Rep. More...

Pets as holiday gifts are not recommended

There may be few things cuter than a kitten or a puppy with a big, red ribbon tied around its neck, but Kim Whittaker, executive director of the Huntingdon County Humane Society cautions against giving pets as presents for Christmas.  More...

Local News

Annual holiday party

The Huntingdon County Builders Association recently held its annual holiday party where members collected items for Toys for Tots. More...

Raystown Art Open produces winners

The Raystown Art Open took place Dec. 8 at Lake Raystown Resort, Lodge and Conference Center, Entriken. More...

Area brief

JVHS choirs to perform ‘Sounds of season’

ALEXANDRIA — The Juniata Valley School District Choral Music Department will present its Christmas concert, “Sounds of the Season” at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, in the high school auditorium.  More...

Local Sports

Trojans, Hornets win

Mount Union 59 Glendale 40   The Mount Union boy’s basketball team has now strung four wins in a row to open the 2012- 2013 season, winning at Glendale 59-40 in their first Inter County Conference North test.  More...

Clairton, Erie Prep win titles

CLASS A  Clairton 20, Dunmore 0  HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) — Armani Ford had one last scamper to make on the Hersheypark Stadium field after Clairton won yet another state title.  More...

Titans roll; Rockets beaten

Tussey Mountain 84 Forbes Road 59   Tussey Mountain got solid scoring for three quarters and built a big lead on the way to an 84-59 victory over visiting Forbes Road Friday night. More...

People/Pastimes

Celebrate the holidays with seafood

The holidays are the perfect time to gather with your nearest and dearest to create lasting memories. But who says you have to follow the same traditions as in years past? More...

Happy Birthday

TURNING 1 IS SO MUCH FUN! Happy birthday to Caylee Jo Thompson who turns 1 year old tomorrow, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012. Her proud parents are Jason and Heather Thompson.  More...

Special Occasions

Dec. 16, 2012  Helen Mentzer of Huntingdon celebrates her 93rd birthday tomorrow, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012. Happy birthday, Helen!   More...

Special Sections

Hospital marks operating gains

It’s been a big year for J.C. More...

Many sure world won’t end

Dec. 21, 2012, is regarded as the end date of a 5,125-yearlong cycle in the Mesoamerican Long Count Calendar, used primarily by the Mayans.  More...

Huntingdon man enters guilty plea in theft case

A Huntingdon man accused of stealing over $23,000 in cash from a local business while working there on a part-time basis offered a plea during a pre-trial conference Friday afternoon in Huntingdon County Court.  James Warren Fouse, 47, of 2219 W More...

General News

Newtown: A special town shattered by tragedy

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — At the crossroads that marks the center of this three-century-old New England postcard town stands a flagpole that’s a kind of barometer.  More...

Huge DNA code of the Christmas tree being revealed

NEW YORK (AP) — To millions of people, the Christmas tree is a cheerful sight. To scientists who decipher the DNA codes of plants and animals, it’s a monster.  More...

Science doubters say world is warming

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 4 out of 5 Americans now think temperatures are rising and that global warming will be a serious problem for the United States if nothing is done about it, a new Associated Press- GfK poll finds.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Saturday, Dec. 15   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Mount Union. For more information, call 643-0623.  Sunday, Dec. 16   More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Colorado women stun Louisville

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Chucky Jeffery had 22 points and seven rebounds, and Arielle Roberson added 13 points as unranked Colorado stunned No. More...

Pascal wins decision

MONTREAL (AP) — Jean Pascal returned from a 19-month layoff to unanimously outpoint Aleksy Kuziemski on Friday night despite fighting the final six rounds with only one hand because of a shoulder injury.  More...

Bryant leads Lakers to victory

WASHINGTON (AP) — Straining to work out the kinks in an offense coach Mike D’Antoni compared to dancing with two left shoes, Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers even struggled to put away the Washington Wizards.  More...

Religion News

Advent Reflections

“Why shepherds?”

The third candle, lit on the third Sunday of advent, is the Shepherds’ candle. We are reminded that God sent the angels to proclaim His arrival to common man and that He still uses ordinary people today to spread the good news of Christ. More...

Meet the Pastor

Rev. Vicki Jordan St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, Shade Gap and Nossville and Richvale United Methodist churches, Blairs Mills

Name: The Rev. Vicki Jordan Place of Birth: Indianapolis, Ind. Family: Pastor Jordan has been married to the Rev. Dan Jordan for 33 years. More...

Religion Briefs

Pope gains one million Twitter followers   VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Benedict XVI hit the 1 million Twitter follower mark on Wednesday as he sent his first tweet from his new account, blessing his online fans and urging them to listen to Ch More...

Annie's Mailbox

We were drowning in mail from readers

Dear Annie: I read the letter from “Your Husband,” who wrote an open letter to his wife explaining how her unwillingness to have sex justified his affair. He was obviously pouring his heart out. More...

Doctor K

Avoid tobacco in any form

DEAR DOCTOR K: Is smokeless tobacco safer than cigarettes? What about other non-cigarette tobacco products?  DEAR READER: It’s tempting to think so, but there is no safe way to use tobacco. More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Sagittarius and a Moon in Aquarius if born before 7:48 p.m. (PST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Pisces.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, Dec. 17, 2012:  More...

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