March 9, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Wing-Off to benefit PRIDE

Huntingdon County PRIDE will kick off Telethon month with its 10th annual Wing-Off from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, March 10, at the Smithfield Fire Hall.  PRIDE development coordinator Adam Pfingstl said the event has grown by leaps and bounds.  More...

Local News

Rothrock District fire wardens honored

You can’t tell it from the new fallen snow outside, but the spring wildfire season is quickly nearing. More...

Chamber members report on recent activities

Huntingdon County Chamber of Commerce business opportunities committee chair Helen Sickle reported 153 individuals purchased tickets for the Beat the Winter Blues event held March 3 at the Huntingdon Country Club. More...

Cromwell Twp. addresses trash dumping

A severe trash dumping problem along Enyeart Road has prompted Cromwell Township Supervisors Buzz Gutshall, Tom Barron and chairman Barry Welch to take action to catch the perpetrators of the crime. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Saturday, March 9   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, March 10   More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Penn State tops Ohio State 76-66

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. (AP) — Maggie Lucas waved her fist and let out a howl as she peeled herself up from the floor after getting knocked down while hitting a second straight 3-pointer. More...

Tiger leads by three

DORAL, Fla. (AP) — Tiger Woods struggled on the practice range, and he didn’t feel much better two holes into his second round Friday at the Cadillac Championship. More...

Thunder handle Bobcats

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kevin Durant had 19 points and seven assists, and the Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the Charlotte Bobcats 116-94 on Friday night for their fourth straight victory.  More...

Religion News

Papal tailors pray for perfect fit

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The favorite guessing game in Rome these days is who will be the next pope. Few take it more seriously than the Gammarelli family, tailors to the Vatican for over 200 years. More...

Bishop announces Chalice to be restored at Masses

The Most Rev. Mark L. Bartchak, Bishop of the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown, has announced the Precious Blood will once again be offered at Mass beginning Holy Thursday evening, March 28, at the Mass of the Lord’s Supper.  More...

Traditional High Tea

“Red Hat” Ladies, from the left, Mary Miller, Joanne Noble, Gisela Peace and Janice Hancock enjoy a spot of tea at the annual High Tea hosted by St. More...

Special Sections

Testimonies key in arrests

Informants tell grand jury of drug organization

Before local, county and state law enforcement officers arrested 28 of the 29 suspects in Thursday’s drug raid, there were months of grand jury testimony to help bring down the $14 million statewide heroin ring.  More...

County’s plan features history

Huntingdon County’s Comprehensive Plan encompasses everything from the region’s geography to its socioeconomic development. More...

Daylight saving time begins this weekend

With a few exceptions, most areas of the United States will “spring” into daylight saving time this weekend by moving their clocks one hour forward beginning at 2 a.m. Sunday.  More...

County native running for 20-3-01 MDJ seat

Alexandria Borough resident Judy Scott has filed her petition to run for the office of magisterial district judge for District 20-03-1 in the spring municipal primary election Tuesday, May 21.  More...

General News

Connecting Abe Lincoln to Bad Kitty

Writers love connections. This week’s column is saturated with them, and they start with the Academy Awards.  More...

Meeting at HCC

After-school program on hiatus

After-school program  The after-school program will be on hiatus March 11-15. The program will resume Monday, March 18.  Play Day  More...

News of Yesteryear

Planning for county fair is under way

75 Years Ago  Lightning struck a large willow tree on the Allan C. McNitt farm in Porter Township. A drizzle of rain was falling at the time, but no indication of an electrical storm was given.  U.S. More...

Local Sports

Glorioso going for third; Hall after seventh

Area wrestlers were looking to solidify their position in the PIAA state wrestling championships Friday and find a spot in the medal rounds. More...

Second day brings tougher draws

HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) — The applause and sounds from the crowd grew to a crescendo as time ticked away on the corner wrestling mat. A returning champ faced a grueling test from his opponent.  More...

Tietjens, White named CWAAC all-stars

Huntingdon sophomore Alex Tietjens and senior Sara White were honored this week by being named to the Central Western Alleghenies Aqua Conference all-star team as second team choices.  More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

GIMME 5! Happy birthday wishes go out to Jake Cooper who turns 5 years old tomorrow, Sunday, March 10, 2013. He is the son of Jim and Vicki Cooper of Mount Union. More...

Special Occasions

March 9, 2013 Happy birthday wishes go out to Della Margaret Truax of Saltillo who celebrates her 89th birthday today, Saturday, March 9, 2013. Happy birthday, Della!   More...

Births

Staff Sgt. Ryan and Whitney Barnhart Grove of Altbrietenfelderhof, Germany, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Abigail Kathleen Grove, born March 5, 2013, at Landstuhl Medical Center. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Practical information shared

Dear Annie: As a geriatrician, I know how thrilled patients are when they are released from the hospital and how upsetting it is to be readmitted a few weeks, or even just days, later.  More...

Doctor K

Lighten up to combat seasonal affective disorder

DEAR DOCTOR K: It’s that time of year when the gloom of late winter sends my mood plummeting. More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, March 11, 2013:  More...

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