December 20, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

State won’t back health exchanges

Gov. Tom Corbett decided last week to opt out of state health insurance exchanges, deferring all responsibility of control to the federal government.  More...

Safe driving urged on roads during winter

The National Weather Service is predicting a strong cold front will come through the area Thursday night, which will bring a brief period of wet snow during the early morning hours Friday morning, leading to icy road conditions.  PennDOT has som More...

Local News

Abuse Network relays services available to Human Services Council

Representatives from The Abuse Network made a presentation to members of the Huntingdon County Human Services Council at the regular meeting Wednesday afternoon.  More...

County conservation directors give county update

Huntingdon County Conservation director Andy Patterson appeared before the Huntingdon County Commissioners during their regular weekly meeting Tuesday. More...

Huntingdon to save money on refinanced bond issue

Huntingdon Borough engineer Ray Myers of CET/GHD Engineering informed Huntingdon Borough Council Tuesday night during its regular monthly meeting that members have a chance to save $1.4 million dollars over the next 20 years on the $10 million bond i More...

World  Free Access 

Analysis

Fiscal compromise — and broken promises

Correspondent  WASHINGTON (AP) — In a town of broken politics, the path to compromise is littered with broken promises. It’s called governing.  More...

Grafted veggies are next season’s celebrity seeds

In many of the seed catalogs arriving soon in mailboxes, the headliners will be grafted vegetables, in which one or more different varieties grow from a single rootstock. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Anthony paces Knicks

NBA Roundup:

NEW YORK (AP) — Carmelo Anthony scored 31 points in his return to the lineup and the New York Knicks beat the Brooklyn Nets 100-86 on Wednesday night in the third meeting this season between the city rivals.  More...

Anzalone AA Player of the Year

High School All-State Football:

Wyomissing linebacker Alex Anzalone can add player-of-theyear honors to go along with a state title on his impressive high school football resume.  More...

Griffin practices

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People/Pastimes

United in Marriage

Wagner-Holder

Christopher Wagner and Lexi Holder were united in marriage Aug. 4, 2012, at the First United Methodist Church, Lewistown. The Rev. More...

Happy Birthday

TURNING 1 IS SO MUCH FUN! Happy birthday wishes go out to Ashlyn Nicole Kyler, who turns 1 year old today, Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012. Her proud parents are Matthew and Christina Kyler of Mount Union. More...

Births

Kent T. and Hollie M. (St. Germain) Landis of Camarillo, Calif., are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Kayleigh Nicole Landis, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012, at St. John’s Hospital, Oxnard, Calif. More...

School News

Local student selected as presidential scholar

Peter Rosenberger of Huntingdon, a first-year student at Gettysburg College, was awarded a presidential scholarship by the college. Gettysburg College recognizes students’ academic achievement in high school by awarding merit scholarships. More...

Area woman named to fall dean’s list at RIT

Cecilia Grugan of Alexandria, a first-year student in RIT’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf, has been named to the dean’s list for the fall 2012 quarter.  More...

Doctor K

Treatment for juvenile arthritis is not without risks

DEAR DOCTOR K: My young granddaughter has juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. I worry about the effects of the powerful medications she has to take.  More...

Special Sections

Planners praise retiring director

The Huntingdon County Planning Commission passed its first resolution in many years Wednesday to recognize the pending departure of Richard Stahl who is leaving his post as county planning director at the end of this week.  More...

Grief can be difficult during holidays

In a season devoted to celebration and joy, grief can be an especially heavy burden to bear.  More...

Local AME wins case against national church

With very little of the fanfare and courtroom drama that arose when it began, a dispute between a local church and the national congregation from which it separated finally ended last month.  More...

State  Free Access 

Gun sales brisk following Conn. shootings

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvanians are lining up to buy firearms in the aftermath of the Connecticut elementary school massacre, but dealers say gun owners were already anxious over the potential for a gun-control crackdown.  More...

Mother chases bank robbers

FINLEYVILLE (AP) — If police ever catch the two bank robbers near Pittsburgh, a spunky mother of three might be able to take part of the credit.  More...

Casey says he would support gun bills

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Long opposed to new gun laws, Sen. Bob Casey said Wednesday that in the wake of the Connecticut school shootings he would now support bills to ban assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition clips.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Saxton funeral director retires

75 Years Ago  A group of Democratic representatives who conferred with President Roosevelt said the president still insists that a wagehour bill is necessary despite House action shelving the measure.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, Dec. 20   Soup Kitchen p The Huntingdon Presbyterian Church Soup Kitchen will be open from 6-7 p.m. Service is free of charge. For more information, call 643- 1302.  More...

Local Sports

Trojans lose at Bald Eagle

Boys’ Basketball:

The Mount Union boys’ basketball team was on the road Wednesday night and could not get dialed in, losing a 55-47 non-league contest to Bald Eagle Area in Wingate.  More...

Bellwood runs over Rockets

Southern Huntingdon found itself unable to do much of anything at Bellwood-Antis Wednesday. More...

Tyrone handles Bearcats

Girls’ Basketball:

Tyrone limited Huntingdon to just one basket from the field in the first quarter Wednesday evening and a mere three-for-25 effort in the first half as the Golden Eagles built a 22-point halftime lead en route to a 58-34 Mountain League victory on the More...

Editorial

Op-Ed

Santa’s christmas list

As most of you know, at Christmas time I do a little part-time work for Santa Claus. My usual assignment is working in the reindeer stable scooping up reindeer droppings and making sure that liquid excrement from Rudolph T. More...

Gun laws do need to change

I cannot believe I agree with Charlie Bierbach, that gun laws need to be changed. However, that is where our agreement ends.  More...

Lies, statistics and predictions: Nobody knows anything

Few things in life are more difficult than foretelling the future. More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Ag secretary invites young detectives to investigate Farm Show

Young visitors to the 2013 Pennsylvania Farm Show can become “Farm Show Detectives” at 28 learning stations and investigate the role of bees in food production, measure their height in horse hands and learn how sap becomes maple syrup.&nb More...

Southern Pride 4-H elects officers

The Southern Pride 4-H Club held its monthly meeting Dec. 6. President Kaylee Anderson called the meeting to order. Joce Whitsel led the 4-H pledge and Savanna Whitsel led the American pledge. More...

Annie's Mailbox

We don’t think you’re crazy

Dear Annie: My 50-something male cousin has brought a 20-something female cousin to live with him. He calls it “mentoring.” The poor girl is learning disabled.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Sagittarius if born before 3:12 a.m. (PST). Afterward, the Sun will be in Capricorn. The Moon is in Aries all day.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, Dec. 21, 2012:  More...

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