February 8, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Authority approves contract

After tabling a proposed amendment to the contract between engineering firm Gwin, Dobson and Foreman of Altoona and the Alexandria-Porter Township Sewer Authority in January, the authority along with Jim Balliet, project manager for the firm discusse More...

Huntingdon council accepts offer for funding

After receiving word from PENNVEST they would be receiving the funding they needed to begin working on the borough’s water treatment facility, members of the Huntingdon Borough Council water and sewer committee heard what steps they need to tak More...

Local News

Morris Twp. reviews residents’ letters

Morris Township supervisors reviewed correspondence from residents regarding notices that were sent out about the upcoming on-lot sewage project to comply with Act 537, the Pennsylvania Sewage Facilities Act at Thursday’s regular monthly meetin More...

Saltillo high school gymnasium repairs complete

Saltillo Borough Council learned during its regular meeting Feb. 4 that work has been completed on repairs made to the former Saltillo High School gymnasium. Council also took action on a number of routine matters.  More...

MUASD to save $240K over next 15 years

The Mount Union Area School District is locked in to save $240,000 on debt service payments over the next 15 years through a refinancing plan approved at the school board’s most recent meeting.  More...

World  Free Access 

Not too late to make heartfelt Valentines gifts

Don’t worry if you’ve yet to find something special for loved ones this Valentine’s Day. You can easily and inexpensively add extra heart to gifts by making them at home.  More...

W.Va.’s pre-Lent Fasnacht bash chases off winter

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — The Gulf Coast has Mardi Gras. Deep in the mountains of West Virginia, the descendants of Swiss and German immigrants have Fasnacht. More...

Local Sports

Tussey rolls over Rockets 58-29

Girls’ Basketball:

Tussey Mountain put nearly four starters in double figures during Thursday evening’s home Inter-County Conference South Division contest and added to Southern Huntingdon’s scoring problems with a 58-29 home victory.  More...

Hornets handle Warriors 70-59

Boys’ Basketball:

Juniata Valley hosted West Branch for Senior Night Thursday and continued to play good team defense. More...

Bearcats end dual season with victory

H.S. Wrestling:

The Huntingdon wrestling team brought down the curtain on a somewhat better than expected dual meet campaign with a 41-26 victory at Clearfield.  The Bearcats finish their season with a 14-4 record, while the Bison end at 7-10. More...

Press Club

Harper, a dog’s tale at HCCTC

On the first day of school at the Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center (HCCTC), first-year students in the animal science program met a new classmate. More...

Trojans juggle busy schedules

So many tasks, so little time! With so many things on their agenda, students are finding themselves more stressed than ever. As if that wasn’t enough, some students must get a job on top of their already full schedules. More...

Tussey adds vocational curriculum

This year, Tussey Mountain bids farewell to one vocational subject and welcomes a new subject.  More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Wash that makeup brush

Dear Readers: An easily forgotten task is WASHING MAKEUP BRUSHES, but there’s no end to the list of things, besides makeup, trapped in those bristles. Ideally, makeup brushes should be washed one to two times per month.  More...

Special Sections

Budget may aid county highway

After a year involving a Route 22 study, a visit from the state Secretary of Transportation and numerous meetings with local, state and federal legislators, many in Huntingdon County were eager to hear Gov. More...

Saxton water filters costly

A malfunctioning water filtration system prompted Saxton Borough Council Thursday evening to take steps to replace 32 system filters at a cost of $82,000. It will be necessary to borrow $40,000-50,000 to complete the project.  More...

Three Springs home sustains fire damage

The American Red Cross is assisting at least eight individuals who were left temporarily homeless after a fire started in the basement of a multi-unit dwelling at 8396 Ashman St. in Three Springs Borough just before 2 p.m. Thursday.  More...

State  Free Access 

Number of beer, wine retailers open question

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

Trustee who fired Paterno to leave Penn State board

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — The Penn State trustee who fired football coach Joe Paterno over the phone will leave the board when his term ends in June, the university announced Thursday.  John Surma was vice chairman of the Penn State Board of Tr More...

Man charged with smoking cigarette in coal mine

WAYNESBURG (AP) — A coal miner was charged Thursday with risking a catastrophe and the lives of his co-workers by smoking a cigarette inside a mine.  The state attorney general’s office filed charges against Donald D. Adams Jr. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Kent East to seek second term as commissioner

75 Years Ago  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, Feb. 8   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. in St. John’s Episcopal Church, Huntingdon.  Saturday, Feb. 9   More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Third-quarter surge helps Celtics win

BOSTON (AP) — Paul Pierce scored 24 points and led a third-quarter surge as the Boston Celtics routed the Los Angeles Lakers 116-95 on Thursday night, improving to 6-0 since losing point guard Rajon Rondo for the season with a torn knee ligamen More...

Lions rout Hoosiers

Women’s Basketball:

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Penn State coach Coquese Washington thinks her team is starting to get into a groove.  More...

A day late, Collins signs with Arkansas

PLANTATION, Fla. More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Hope Breanna Stubbs who turns 6 years old today, Friday, Feb. 8, 2013. Her proud parents are Wade and Jennifer Stubbs of Hesston. More...

Births

Anna Campopiano and Sean Weaver of Huntingdon are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Maya Persephone Weaver, Jan. 29, 2013, at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon. More...

Special Occasions

Feb. 8, 2013   Happy birthday wishes go out to Susie Fox of Huntingdon who celebrates her birthday today, Friday, Feb. 8, 2013. Happy birthday, Susie!   More...

School News

Man with local ties receives award

William Winfree, a student enrolled in the University of Oklahoma, College of Public Health pursuing a master’s degree in health administration, was recently awarded the David J. Falcone Award. The David J. More...

HAHS graduate recognized on dean’s list

Benjamin Hsiung of Huntingdon was one of 324 undergraduates named to Denison University’s 2012 fall semester dean’s list by Provost Bradley Bateman. More...

Frostburg State announces fall dean’s list

Elaina Hummel of Huntingdon has been named to the dean’s list at Frostburg State University in recognition of outstanding academic achievement for the fall 2012 semester. More...

Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher

Cleaning dry erase boards  Instead of reaching for a tissue or paper towel to clean a message off a dry-erase board, pick a piece of paper out of your recycling bin and erase away. It’s free, and it works. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Get grief counseling

Dear Annie: I lost my beautiful daughter to suicide six months ago. A strong and able firefighter, she was also extremely active in her community.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun and a Moon in Aquarius.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013:  More...

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