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Many find lawmakers lacking

According to records kept by scholars on congressional productivity since 1948, the 112th Congress of the United States of America was deemed the most unproductive Congress by some political experts, only passing 220 new laws in the 2011-12 legislati More...

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PHEAA offers students and families free assistance

HUNTINGDON CO. — The Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) is reminding students and families that Jan. More...

Doctor to host adjustable gastric banding seminar

LEWISTOWN — Considering weight loss surgery? Then join G. Scott Anderson, MD, FACS, general surgeon for FHA Surgical Services, for a free seminar on the REALIZE adjustable gastric banding solution from 6-7 p.m. Monday, Feb. More...

HCCTC nurse aide graduates

The Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center graduated its 2012 fall nurse aide class recently and the grads have taken their state tests. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Saturday, Jan. 5   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, Jan. 6   More...

Local Sports

Trojans pull away to win in Houtzdale

After a very slow start in the first half, the Mount Union boys’ basketball team stepped it up in the second half to pull away from Moshannon Valley, winning a 72-52 Inter-County Conference North match up in Houtzdale Friday night.  More...

Tussey rallies to beat NBC 68-63

The Backyard Brawl once again lived up to its name as the Titans and the Black Panthers turned in another good one in Saxton Friday night. More...

Mount Union pins Blue Devils 61-9

After earning the program’s 500th win on the road at Houtzdale Thursday evening, the Mount Union wrestling team returned home and celebrated Friday evening with a 61-9 victory over visiting Bellwood- Antis.  The Trojans are now 6-1 on the More...

People/Pastimes

Woman with local ties recognized

General Ray Johns, commander Air Mobility Command, recently recognized Sharon (Wible) Boynton for 40 years of federal service.  More...

Roher family holds Christmas party

The family of Joshua and Olive Roher recently held their annual Christmas party.  More...

Messiah College announces fall semester dean’s list

The following students were named to the dean’s list for the 2012 fall semester at Messiah College:  — Gabrielle Acker of Huntingdon, a senior majoring in social work;  — Andrew Brisbin of Tyrone, a senior majoring in comp More...

Special Sections

Agencies work to fill FCI plant

Nearly a month after FCI USA Inc. announced it will close its Mount Union plant in July, Huntingdon County Business and Industry (HCBI) is already working to find new life for the soon-to-be vacant space.  More...

Districts deadlock Congress

Congressional deadlock is generating a series of superstorms these days and they are occurring with increasing frequency in the current heated political climate.  The effects threaten to be as damaging as a natural catastrophe rampaging across t More...

Clarification requested for wastewater facility

Huntingdon Borough wastewater treatment facility supervisor John Buskirk is looking for some clarification of a concern of his from the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). More...

Local governments to meet Monday night

Each year, municipal government entities are required under the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors  PSATS) and the Pennsylvania State Association of Borough (PSAB) codes to hold a meeting where reorganization is required.&nbs More...

State  Free Access 

Pa. senator sues over NCAA use of Penn State fine

HARRISBURG (AP) — A Pennsylvania state senator sued the NCAA Friday over its use of the $60 million fine that Penn State is paying for its handling of the child molestation scandal involving former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, two d More...

Congress approves $9.7B in Sandy aid

WASHINGTON (AP) — The new Congress on Friday rushed out $9.7 billion to help pay flood insurance claims to 115,000 people and businesses afflicted by Superstorm Sandy, two days after New Jersey’s governor and other Northeast Republicans u More...

General News

Musical ‘Pippin’ to transfer to Broadway

NEW YORK (AP) — There’s magic to do on Broadway — “Pippin” is coming back.  Producers of the revival that is currently playing at the American Repertory Theater outside Boston said late Thursday that “Pippin&r More...

Author offers spot in book for finding lost dog

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Go Pink Boots

Saddle sore

Jill Gleeson dares to venture outside her comfort zone and learns a life lesson every time. Chances are, you may learn something as well. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Ole Miss needs win to finish turnaround

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Mississippi quarterback Bo Wallace says first-year coach Hugh Freeze has pulled off a total makeover of the team’s culture.  Freeze also has delivered an impressive new look to the Rebels’ record.  More...

Weather in paradise washes out 1st round

KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — The PGA Tour season now starts on Saturday.  More...

Bulls dominate boards to win in Miami

MIAMI (AP) — Carlos Boozer scored 27 points and the Chicago Bulls dominated on the boards to become only the third visiting team to win in Miami this season, beating the Heat 96-89 Friday night.  Chicago outrebounded Miami 48-28. More...

Religion News

Peace on Earth Carol Sing

Members of the community and the First United Methodist Church, Mount Union, from the left, Meg Knable, Nancy Wolcott, Kathy Wilson, Sandy Garner and Connie Swope gathered in front of the church Dec. More...

New law points to Philippine church’s waning sway

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Twenty-six years after Roman Catholic leaders helped his mother marshal millions of Filipinos in an uprising that ousted a dictator, President Benigno Aquino III picked a fight with the church over contraceptives and More...

Bus trip to attend March for Life

Crossroads Pregnancy Center will host a bus trip to the 40th annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., Friday, Jan. 25, the 40th anniversary of the Roe vs. Wade decision.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Sometimes life demands patience

Dear Annie: I am a divorced father of two teenagers. Their mother and I have maintained a good relationship when it comes to raising the children.  More...

Doctor K

Taking growth hormone can produce serious side effects

DEAR DOCTOR K: I’m a 77-year-old man. I’ve read about the effects of growth hormone, and they sound great. More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Capricorn and a Moon in Scorpio.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, Jan. 7, 2013:  More...

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