January 4, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Residents’ appeal denied by council

In what was expected to be a short meeting of the parks, recreation and public property committee of Huntingdon Borough Council Thursday afternoon turned out to be over an hour worth of discussion, mainly concerning parking issues.  More...

County conservation board installs officers

Meeting in the USDA Service Center in Walker Township Thursday morning, the Huntingdon County Conservation District handled a number of reorganizational chores for 2013 and listened to several updates about ongoing projects throughout the county.&nbs More...

Local News

Youth group raises funds

Spark of Hope, a youth organization dedicated to helping the community, raised $1,400.50 for the Huntingdon County Humane Society with a recent benefit concert. More...

Police Log

Harassment   PETERSBURG BORO. — State police at Huntingdon report Eric Scott, 37, has been charged with harassment after striking a 36-year-old female and shoving her to the ground Jan. 3 at a location on Juniata Valley Pike. More...

Man accused of touching 8-year-old girl

A Huntingdon man has been charged with indecent assault of a person less than 13 years old, corruption of minors and endangering the welfare of children pertaining to incidents that happened at a residence in Smithfield Township, report state police More...

World  Free Access 

US economy adds 155K jobs

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added 155,000 jobs in December, a steady gain that shows hiring held up during the tense negotiations to resolve the fiscal cliff.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, Jan. 4 AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. in St. John’s Episcopal Church, Huntingdon. More...

School News

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Local student recognized for achievement

Benjamin Flaig of Williamsburg received a president’s recognition at Clearwater Christian College for scholastic achievement during the 2012 fall semester. More...

Annie's Mailbox

We don’t believe there is a ‘right’ approach

Dear Annie: My sister-in-law, “Nina,” is my husband’s only sibling. She is divorced with grown children. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Landline may be a lifeline

Dear Readers: As cellphones become more and more popular, many people are forgoing LANDLINES completely. But in the event of an emergency, if cellphone towers go out or there is no power to charge your phone, what will you do? More...

Special Sections

Project request tabled

Sewer authority members question extension, price tag

The request for a contract extension in the amount of $100,000 was tabled by the members of the Alexandria-Porter Township Sewer Authority Thursday night during the authority’s first meeting of the year.  More...

Fire destroys Hopewell Twp. home

A fast-moving fire Thursday evening resulted in the loss of a mobile home that left a Hopewell Township couple homeless and resulted in the death of three family pets.  The fire broke out shortly before 7 p.m. More...

Appointments, rehires lead Saxton’s meeting

Saxton Borough Council’s first meeting of the new year was held Thursday evening in council chambers during which the borough fathers acted on a number of appointments as well as action on and review of several proposed ordinances. More...

State  Free Access 

Criminal cases made AG hand over NCAA suit

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania’s attorney general said she granted Gov. More...

Turnpike truck traffic drops as tolls have increased

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Truck traffic on the western end of the Pennsylvania Turnpike has declined sharply since officials began increasing tolls annually four years ago.  More...

Ex lawmaker gets prison sentence after arrest for assault, DUI

ALLENTOWN (AP) — A former state lawmaker was sentenced Thursday to at least three months in prison after his arrest for assaulting his wife and drunken driving.  Democratic Rep. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

NES&L to begin work on Fairgrounds Road

75 Years Ago  Huntingdon Borough has a safety record of which its citizens may justly feel proud. For five years in succession, there has not been a fatal accident within the borough limits.  More...

Local Sports

Trojans top Knights

500th win program history

Mount Union took advantage of four forfeits and provided the Trojan wrestling program with its 500th win Thursday evening, earning a 51-25 Inter-County Conference victory over Moshannon Valley in Houtzdale.  The win lifts the Trojans to 5-1 for More...

Tussey sharp in 56-16 win

Tussey Mountain started the new year off right with a home meet against Everett Thursday. The Titans showed they match up well with the Warriors and looked good in a 56-16 victory.  More...

Damsels fall at Mount Union

Girls’ Basketball:

After a very slow start for the Mount Union girls’ basketball team, Tynita White worked inside to lead the Trojans with 27 points in a 65-47 Inter-County Conference North win over visiting Moshannon Valley Thursday night on the Trojans’ h More...

People/Pastimes

Santa visits Three Springs Senior Center

The jolly old man in the red suit visited with the Three Springs Senior Citizens Dec. 21.  Santa conducted a survey to see what each senior wanted for Christmas. Most agreed they would like world peace. More...

Happy Birthday

HAPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Alyssa Claire Drake who turned 13 years old Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013. Her proud parents are Doug and Jane Drake of East Berlin. More...

The Dollar Stretcher

Giving it the brush-off  I use a two-inch cheap, clean, dry paint brush to clean hard-toclean items. It works great on keyboards, plastic window shades, and furnace grates. Storing Christmas ornaments  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Capricorn and a Moon in Libra if born before 10:04 p.m. (PST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Scorpio.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013:  More...

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