March 15, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

County’s 911 transition continues to progress

Huntingdon County’s 911 policy board held a short meeting Thursday morning which primarily reviewed the county’s progress in slowly transitioning towards new communications technology.  Huntingdon’s Chief of Police Rufus Brenne More...

Med center manager charged with thefts

The former business manager of the Mount Union Medical Center was charged late Thursday afternoon by the Mount Union Borough Police Department for allegedly taking money from three accounts belonging to the health care facility.  Wendy Wright, 4 More...

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Local News

Company donates bikes for park ranger patrol

Recreation Equipment Inc. (REI) Bedford Distribution Center recently donated two mountain bikes to Canoe Creek and Trough Creek state parks for ranger patrol. Andy St. More...

Huntingdon County Library

There are plenty of new books at the library. Stop by to see the new book collection as well as the tried-and-true favorites in the stacks you may never have gotten to before now. More...

New scoreboard donated

Huntingdon City League president Jake Eisenhart, center, recently accepted a new scoreboard from Frank P. Hommon American Legion Post 24 commander Donald “Buck” Rupert. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Judge Stewart Kurtz seeking re-election

75 Years Ago  The Huntingdon County Tuberculosis Society will host a luncheon March 16 which will feature the election of officers for the new year. The session will be overseen by Dr. William A. Doebele, president of the society.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Ranked teams make Big East semifinals

Men’s Basketball:

NEW YORK (AP) — Russ Smith scored 28 points in a bittersweet homecoming, leading No. More...

Grabski set two records

PIAA Swimming:

LEWISBURG (AP) — Adrianna Grabski didn’t have to go far to have one of the great efforts at the PIAA Class AA swimming and diving championships.  The Mifflinburg junior established two PIAA meet records at Bucknell University’ More...

Michigan gets some revenge

Big Ten Tournament:

CHICAGO (AP) — Trey Burke scored 21 points and No. 6 Michigan beat Penn State 83-66 in the first round of the Big Ten tournament on Thursday, avenging a shocking loss to the Nittany Lions during the regular season.  More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Belleville Livestock

BELEVILLE — All kinds of livestock and hay sold every Wednesday since 1946 — hay at 11:30 a.m. and cattle at 1 p.m.  More...

School News

Local woman participates in math awareness day

Jenna Morgan of Tyrone participated in Lycoming College’s annual math awareness day for 70 eighth-grade students Feb. 21 in the College’s Academic Center. More...

School Lunch Menu

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Annie's Mailbox

Family’s behavior will normalize over time ANNIE

Dear Annie: My family is very conservative, and they are rather religious Christians. For the past seven years, I have known that I am gay. I tried dating boys to please my parents, but it just didn’t feel right. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

A key number on the road

Dear Readers: I travel a lot across the country (Florida for two speeches, Los Angeles for a TV show and back to my home base in San Antonio for several speeches) for charities, groups and conventions. More...

Drug hearings heard in court

One week after state, county and local law enforcement officers along with the state Office of the Attorney General busted up a $14 million heroin ring, 17 of the 28 arrested waived their preliminary hearings in a special session of Huntingdon County More...

Residents query Alex-Porter board

Members of the general public stood outside in the cold or sat in their vehicles during an hour-long executive session of the Alexandria-Porter Township Sewer Authority Thursday night.  More...

Social media focus of HCVB summit

Social media is changing the world and members of the Huntingdon County Visitors Bureau (HCVB) learned how their businesses can benefit from those changes during HCVB’s 2013 Social Media Summit marketing seminar day and membership meeting Thurs More...

State  Free Access 

Fundraising was dogged, turnpike grand jury told

HARRISBURG (AP) — Sometimes the invitation for an engineering firm’s executive to attend a political fundraiser first signaled the alleged “pay to play” culture that prosecutors say pervaded the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commissio More...

Penn State trustee faults Paterno family report

HERSHEY (AP) — A Penn State trustee said Thursday a recent report about the Jerry Sandusky scandal produced for the family of former football coach Joe Paterno “strains to interpret” emails and other documents from administrators ha More...

Auditor general says charter payments improper

HARRISBURG (AP) — Improper lease reimbursements to charter schools may have cost state taxpayers millions of dollars, the state’s newly elected fiscal watchdog said Thursday.  Auditor General Eugene DePasquale released audits of six More...

World  Free Access 

House GOP pushes bill streamlining job training

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House Republican plan to make it easier for job seekers to learn skills by consolidating dozens of sometimes redundant job training programs is meeting resistance from Democrats who say it could leave some without critical a More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, March 15   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. in St. John’s Episcopal Church, Huntingdon.  Saturday, March 16   More...

People/Pastimes

Tiger Scout Troop 225

Members of Tiger Scout Troop 225 completed their third “Go see it” outing March 9. More...

Happy Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Marissa Shealee Bailey who turns 3 years old today, Friday, March 15, 2013. Her proud parents are Pam Ayers and Jerry Bailey, both of Smithfield Township. More...

Special Occasions

March 15, 2013  Happy birthday wishes go out to Jason Fox of Huntingdon who celebrates his birthday today, Friday, March 15, 2013. Happy birthday, Jason!   More...

Press Club

Leadership Day challenges youth to be future leaders

Imagine a day away from school to learn about leadership and to be involved, engaged and supportive to community issues. That is exactly what area secondary students committed to March 1.  More...

WHS athlete to play at Shippensburg University

Nine months of decisionmaking came to an end for Sean McCauley March 7 in the Williamsburg High School library when he signed his letter of intent to play football for Shippensburg University in front of his family, coaches and others from the school More...

Tussey Mountain NHS in full swing

Tussey’s honor students are up and running again this spring. The Tussey Mountain National Honor Society (NHS) met March 1 to decide on upcoming events. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Pisces and a Moon in Taurus if born before 11:09 p.m. (PST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Gemini.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, March 16, 2013:  More...

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