February 20, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Huntingdon ups water rate

Beginning in March, Huntingdon Borough and Smithfield Township residents served by the Huntingdon Borough water system will see an increase in their water bills.  Huntingdon Borough Council president David Quarry officially announced a rate incr More...

SHCSB votes after workshop discussions

Items discussed in the workshop of the Southern Huntingdon County School Board held Feb. 4 were brought up for votes and final discussion at Monday night’s regular board meeting.  More...

Local News

Area briefs

Barree railroad crossing closed   More...

Police Log

Crashes   More...

Fab 4 dodgeball tournament to benefit newest member

A 3-year-old Calvin girl has four “fab” friends who are joining her fight against cancer by hosting a benefit dodgeball tournament.  More...

World  Free Access 

Domenici acknowledges having son outside marriage

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. More...

Microsoft’s Outlook takes aim at Google’s Gmail

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft is so confident it has the Internet’s best email service that it is about to spend at least $30 million to send its message across the U.S.  The barrage began Tuesday when Microsoft’s twist on ema More...

Ancient wax technique gains new fans

Denver artist Jamie Lang sold nearly all of his small, handmade tiles during a recent crafts show, and he can only guess the reasons why. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Feb. 20   Adult Education p Adult education classes will be held at the Huntingdon County CareerLink, 54 Pennsylvania Ave., Huntingdon. Call 641-6408, ext. 101 information.  More...

Local Sports

Bearcats end season on winning streak

Boys’ Basketball:

Huntingdon’s long season came to an end Tuesday with a makeup game at Bellefonte. The Bearcats persevered through a long losing streak, only to bounce back and win their last five games with 56-36 win over the Red Raiders.  More...

JC’s Bortak gets national honor

After helping lead the No. 6 Juniata men’s volleyball team to an undefeated (4-0) weekend, including an upset of No. More...

Calvary ends season with sweep

The Calvary Christian Academy of Huntingdon basketball teams swept to victory over CIA-Bedford Tuesday in their final home games of the season. The girls romped to a 40-10 win, while the boys surged in the second half for a 52-47 decision.  More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

HAPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Sam Feagley who turns 15 years old today, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013. His proud parents are Scott and April Feagley of Huntingdon. More...

Healthy indulgences

Instead of cheating on your diet, start a love affair with foods that taste great and are packed with nutritional benefits.  More...

Births

Kent Leonard and Amanda Jury of Mount Union are proud to announce the birth of their son, Brayden David Leonard, Feb. 15, 2013, at Lewistown Hospital. At birth, Brayden weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces and measured 20 inches in length. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Pisces and a Moon in Cancer.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013:  More...

Special Sections

UW makes final campaign plea

Whether its through Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Home Nursing Agency or the library, one out of every two Huntingdon County residents has been served by the United Way at some point in their lives.  “You can’t put a price on what these a More...

County may update 911 map

The Huntingdon County Commissioners received word from Brian Young, county mapping director, on the progress of an agreement to update the county’s 911 addressing system during their weekly meeting Tuesday. More...

Cruise crisis has little impact on local travel

There is nothing quite like a central Pennsylvanian winter to make residents dream of sailing away to sunnier shores, but recent reports concerning the ill-fated voyage of the Carnival Triumph have led some to wonder if a cruise is still a worthwhile More...

State  Free Access 

Students suspended over dance

BROWNSVILLE (AP) — Thirteen western Pennsylvania high school students have been suspended for two days each for shooting a classroom video of the “Harlem Shake” — an Internet video craze — which was also posted online.&n More...

Democrats take on gov. over Medicaid, pensions

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania Senate Democrats on Tuesday challenged Gov. More...

Ruling says no privacy right for home address

HARRISBURG (AP) — The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a lower court ruling that the state constitution does not give people a right to privacy when it comes to their home addresses, clarifying a matter that has emerged as a major p More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Tussey hires assistant superintendent

75 Years Ago  More...

Business News

All American Pizza celebrates 10 years of business

In 10 years of tumultuous economic times for the country and the county, All American Pizza of downtown Huntingdon has seen nothing but growth since the pizza shop opened its doors Feb. More...

Real Estate Transfers

Feb. 4, 2013  Scott Properties, LLC, grantor, to Tollgate Holdings, LLC, property in Mill Creek Borough, $104,000.  Paul D. Meshyock and Wanda J Meshyock, grantors, to Paul D. Meshyock, Wanda J. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Johnson’s shots lift Nets to overtime win

NEW YORK (AP) — Joe Johnson hit a tying 3-pointer in the closing seconds of the fourth quarter and then his buzzer-beating jumper at the end of overtime lifted the Brooklyn Nets to a 113-111 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday night.&nb More...

Blackhawks edge Canucks

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks beat the Vancouver Canucks 4-3 in a shootout Tuesday night to give them 16 straight games with at least one point, matching the NHL record to start a season.  More...

Indiana tops Michigan State 72-68

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Victor Oladipo’s goahead putback, dunk and free throws in the final minute lifted top-ranked Indiana to a 72-68 win over No. More...

School News

Susquehanna Univ. releases fall dean’s list

Two local students were named to Susquehanna University’s dean’s list for the fall 2012 semester.  The dean’s list recognizes students who achieve a grade point average of 3.4 or higher out of a possible 4.0 for the semester. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Getting off drugs is difficult

Dear Annie: I am a 19-yearold heroin addict striving toward recovery. I go to five Narcotics Anonymous meetings a week, but I have occasional setbacks. After the most recent incident, I left drug paraphernalia in the bathroom. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Living lettuce gets second life

Dear Heloise: With regard to LIVING LETTUCE (Heloise here: a previous column on the hydroponically grown lettuce that comes in a plastic container), I agree that it is so good. I took it one step further. More...

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