February 1, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

MU board to fix climate issue

The Mount Union Area School Board took a significant step Thursday night toward resolving climate issues at its elementary buildings by agreeing to seek bids for an estimated half-million dollar project to provide heating and cooling units for each c More...

Adorable pet contest to benefit local shelter

Some are feathered and some are four-legged, but regardless their variety, every pet is adorable in its own way. More...

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Local News

Porter Township man awaits sentencing in molestation case

After pleading guilty to sexually molesting a young girl of a period of years, a Porter Township man was taken into custody Thursday to await a 10- to 20-year prison sentence.  More...

Riddlesburg planners look at honor roll options

Meeting in their first session of the new year, the Riddlesburg Area Honor Roll Planning Committee agreed Thursday night to investigate a number of options for the construction of a new community veterans honor roll. More...

UW Jeans and Tees Day

For the entire month of February, all First National Bank Branches, including the Penn Street branch in Huntingdon, will be taking part in Huntingdon County United Way’s Jeans and Tees Day. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, Feb. 1   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. in St. John’s Episcopal Church, Huntingdon.  Saturday, Feb. 2   More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Women’s Basketball:

Lions suffer first Big Ten loss

MADISON, Wis. More...

Vokoun stops 28 shots in Pens’ 3-0 win

NEW YORK (AP) — Tomas Vokoun stopped 28 shots for his 49th NHL shutout, and the Pittsburgh Penguins scored on the first shot of the first and third periods in a 3-0 victory over the New York Rangers on Thursday night.  More...

Lee leads Warriors to victory

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — David Lee finished an assist short of a triple-double, Klay Thompson scored 27 points and the Golden State Warriors beat the Dallas Mavericks 100-97 Thursday night.  More...

School News

CCA celebrates Spirit Week

The week that Calvary Christian Academy as a whole had been looking forward to had finally come: Spirit Week.  Spirit Week has been an annual tradition that takes place sometime during basketball season near the end of the first semester of scho More...

Farm Show is educational experience for Trojans

If given only a passing glance, the Pennsylvania Farm Show could seem like just another recreational destination. However, upon entering the Farm Show lobby Jan. More...

Blue Pirates welcome new nurse

One of the things students look forward to at the start of a school year is finding out what changes have been made since they left in June. More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Aquarius and a Moon in Libra if born before 4:02 a.m. (PST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Scorpio.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013:  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Keep lines of communication open ANNIE

Dear Annie: Two years ago, my son’s fiancee recommended we rotate who hosts Christmas dinner. That year, she and my son went to her mom’s house, and last year they were supposed to come to mine. More...

Opposing views

Lawmakers debate cyber charter school funding reform

Local legislators have opposing views on proposed legislation that would reform how cyber charter schools are funded in the state.  On the heels of Gov. More...

Building safety imperative

Recently a concerned citizen informed Huntingdon Borough authorities a portion of the back of the Park Furniture and former C.H. Miller building was bulging and looked as if it was going to fall down. More...

Earned income tax changes now in effect

When the state General Assembly passed Act 32 last year, it cut the number of earned income tax (EIT) collectors from 560 to 21. Countywide committees were formed throughout the state, which decided what tax collection bureau would serve each area. More...

Obituaries

State  Free Access 

Former NYC mayor Ed Koch dies at 88

NEW YORK (AP) — Ed Koch’s favorite moment as mayor of New York City, fittingly, involved yelling.  Suddenly inspired to do something brash about the rare transit strike that crippled the city in 1980, he strode down to the Brooklyn B More...

Ex-prison guard convicted of 27 abuse counts

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A fired Pittsburgh state prison guard accused of physically and sexually assaulting inmates who were gay or serving time for child-sex crimes has been convicted on 27 counts of mistreating them and exposing himself, but was ac More...

Governor ’concerned’ by son-in-law allegations

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania Gov. More...

Local Sports

High School Wrestling:

’Cats down Mounties 36-23

Huntingdon hasn’t had many opportunities to wrestle Philipsburg twice in a season, and beating the Mounties twice in a year is like even more rare.  In the matchup between the two Mountain League squads on the Bearcats’ mat Thursday More...

High School Boys’ Basketball:

Hornets rebound at Claysburg

Juniata Valley headed to Claysburg-Kimmel Thursday needing to get things back on track for the stretch run before the playoffs. More...

High School Girls’ Basketball:

Bearcats and Titans pick up wins

Huntingdon used an aggressive effort on both ends of the floor Thursday afternoon at Clearfield to build a 16-point lead at the half. The Bearcats even pushed their advantage over the 20-point mark early in the third quarter.  More...

Editorial

Editorial

The real problem in this country

In light of recent events, should we have a ban on guns? This question has been thrown around the past couple of weeks. I feel for the families in Connecticut who have to go through the tragedy and misery of what happened just a few weeks ago. More...

People/Pastimes

Fresh takes on family recipes

Updating familiar family recipes is a great way to turn them into new family favorites.  More...

Licensed to Wed

Donald Martin Shultz, 13264 Rosenberry Lane, Hesston, and Vickie Ann Smith, also of Hesston.  James Harold Isenberg, 903 Washington St., Huntingdon, and Teresa Ann Booher, also of Huntingdon.  Terry Lee Crouse Jr., 917 Howard Ave., Altoona, More...

Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher

Smart phone shopping list   Keep your grocery list up to date with text messages from family members. When they open an item, they should text the product to the member who does the shopping. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise®

San Antonio, TX 78279- 5000  Fax: 1-210-HELOISE  Email: Heloise@Heloise.com  TRAVEL HINT  More...

The mark of love

Dear Readers: VALENTINE’S DAY is just around the corner, and there is no better way to show your valentine he or she is loved than by sending a specially postmarked card. More...

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