December 29, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Legislators won’t back senate’s marijuana bill

During the elections in November, Washington and Colorado became the first two states in the history of the country to put aside the law and legalize marijuana. More...

Local News

Woman charged in connection with slaying of two firefighters

WEBSTER, N.Y. (AP) — The neighbor of a convicted felon who ambushed firefighters on Christmas Eve, killing two, bought the guns for him and lied to the seller, knowing that he wasn’t allowed to have them, authorities said Friday.  More...

Belleville Livestock

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

News of Yesteryear

New postage rates go into effect Jan. 7

75 Years Ago  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Saturday, Dec. 29   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. 30   More...

Local Sports

Eagles rout John Jay 78-46; King’s is next

Juniata women’s basketball flew past John Jay College 78-46 Friday night in the semifinals of the Holiday Tournament. The Eagles (7-3) saw their bench contribute 26 points to the season high total. John Jay dropped to 4-5 with the loss.  More...

Tussey tops Richland 45-34; Claycomb MVP

Tussey Mountain’s girls survived 12 first-quarter turnovers and played solidly the rest of the game to down host Richland 45-34 in the championship game of the Richland Holiday Tournament Friday evening.  The win won the third straight for More...

Tussey boys lose title game 60-33

Tussey Mountain didn’t play poorly but at the same time didn’t shoot the ball well in the final against the hosts at the Richland Holiday Tournament Friday. More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

HAPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Brody Robert Turner who turns 3 years old Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012. His proud parents are Rob and Stephanie Turner of Mount Union. More...

Choosing health insurance that meets your needs

Millions of working Americans are still without health insurance, and many more worry about whether they’ll be able to afford their existing coverage due to rising health costs.  More...

Send Greetings to . . .

A birthday card shower is being held in honor of Elizabeth Mitchell, formerly of Petersburg, and more recently of Belleville, who will turn 96 years old Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013. She would love to hear from her family and friends on her special day. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Nagging is part of your job as a parent

Dear Annie: My husband and I have been married for 23 years, and we have two teenage daughters. Our biggest issue is disciplining the kids. I think they should do more household chores. More...

Doctor K

Attack regional pain syndrome with arsenal of medications

DEAR DOCTOR K: My daughter was diagnosed with complex regional pain syndrome after a car accident. She’s in a lot of pain. What do you recommend?  More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Capricorn and a Moon in Leo.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, Dec. 31, 2012:  More...

Property dispute settled

Alexandria building officially transferred to borough

After years of discussion and disputes surrounding the blighted property 318 Main St., Alexandria, the property was officially transferred from Joan S. Way to Alexandria Borough Dec. More...

Residents wish area and economy improves in 2013

Change is something that’s going to happen, regardless of whether people may actually want it. As the year comes to a close, people may be thinking of what 2013 will bring to the area and looking forward to the future.  More...

DA looks back at year’s high profile cases

Huntingdon County District Attorney George Zanic still has some work to do to finish up some major cases that are expected to conclude in 2013. More...

State  Free Access 

Body of missing girl found in empty Las Vegas lot

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The weeklong search for a Las Vegas girl ended Friday afternoon when officials confirmed that a small body found in an undeveloped housing tract belonged to the missing child. More...

General News

A light, steamed fish dish with big, bold flavors

The first time I had to test a recipe for steamed fish was back in the ‘80s, when I was working in the test kitchen at Gourmet magazine. And truthfully, the very idea seemed preposterous. More...

A salted fish produces a very savory dinner

If ever a food needed a brand overhaul, it is salt cod. Because nothing about that name inspires cravings. It actually sounds like something you spread on an icy walkway to keep people from slipping. More...

Whatever your diet style, there’s a cookbook for it

Are you a celebrity watcher? A magazine clipper? A list maker, supplement taker, whole grains baker? More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Pistons top short-handed Heat

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. More...

Sunday: last game for some Steeler vets

PITTSBURGH (AP) — For the first time since he was taken in the third round in the 2009 draft, Mike Wallace will miss a regular-season game for the Steelers.  It might well be the first of many games Pittsburgh plays without the speedster r More...

NHL presents new offer to players

NEW YORK (AP) — The NHL made a new offer to the players’ association, hoping to spark talks toward ending the long lockout and saving the hockey season.  More...

Religion News

Despite changes in style, pipe organs endure

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. More...

Religion Briefs

Israeli leader seeks alternative to ban on non-Orthodox female prayer at Jerusalem holy site   JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister has instructed a quasi-governmental Jewish organization to find a solution for non-Orthodox Jewish fema More...

Retired minister gives psalms a modern twist

HAVERHILL, Mass. (AP) — Even after retiring from ministry, the Rev. More...

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