March 18, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Our town crews interview residents

WPSU-TV crews returned to Huntingdon Saturday to perform 26 interviews with local residents for the upcoming Our Town production. Sound, lighting, audio and visual equipment were set up in the Treasure Room of the L.A. More...

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Police Log

Thefts State police at Lewistown recovered various tools from a known individual which are believed to be stolen from the Orbisonia area in Huntingdon County. More...

Nittany All Stars

The Nittany All Star Cheer & Dance Youth, Junior, and Senior competitive cheerleading teams competed at the Extreme Winter Open Championship Jan. 19. More...

Juniata College receives $445,000 grant

Juniata College has received a $445,039 grant from the National Science Foundation to fund a series of faculty development workshops to be held at Juniata College and other college and university campuses on genomics education over the next five year More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Mount Union musician to conduct Huntingdon County Band Festival

75 Years Ago  Dr. Robert B. Campbell of Mount Union, prominent Huntingdon County physician, passed away in the Jefferson Hospital at Philadelphia. His death came as a shock to his relatives and friends. Dr. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, March 18   AIDS Intervention p The Home Nursing Agency’s AIDS Intervention Project holds a meeting of the HIV+/ People Living With AIDS Support Group at 6:30 p.m. in Altoona. More...

Local Sports

Clapper wins hammer throw at Lynchburg

The Juniata men’s and women’s track and field teams began the outdoor season at the Dr. Jack M. Toms Open hosted by Lynchburg College Saturday. Senior Justin Clapper (Bedford) took the top spot in hammer throw on the men’s side. More...

Scranton sweeps Juniata

College Baseball:

Weathering near freezing temperatures, the Juniata College baseball team fought two tough battles to open home and league play Sunday as it faced the University of Scranton in a doubleheader. More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

GIME FIVE! Happy birthday wishes go out to Adam Edward Merritts who turns 5 years old today, Monday, March 18, 2013. His proud parents are Ron and Sandy Merritts of Mooresville. More...

Happy Birthday

TURNING 1 IS SO MUCH FUN! Happy birthday wishes go out to Elliott David Goodman Strait who turns 1 year old today, Monday, March 18, 2013. His proud parents are Alison (Goodman) and Tim Strait of Huntingdon. More...

Happy Birthday

LOK WHO’S 2! Happy birthday wishes go out to Isaac Sebastian Kimmel who turns 2 years old today, Monday, March 18, 2013. Isaac is the son of Chad and Andrea Kimmel of Boiling Springs. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Criticism will not be helpful

Dear Annie: I am 55 years old and have worked at my job for 25 years. A couple of years ago, the company hired a 26-year-old guy. I have been patient, but I am reaching the end of my rope.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Pisces and Moon in Gemini if born before 11:25 a.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Cancer.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, March 19, 2013:  More...

Church building to sell

Meeting decides fate of former Mooresville UMC

During a congregational meeting held Sunday, members of the Mooresville United Methodist Church voted to sell the former church building located on Route 305 in West Township to the Shavers Creek Volunteer Fire Co. More...

PRIDE helps child discover her voice

Huntingdon County PRIDE, Inc. is an agency devoted to assisting people of all ages facing developmental or physical delays achieve victories — large and small — every day. More...

Displaced workers look for new education opportunities

After the announcement two manufacturers will be shutting their doors later this year, local adult continuing education programs have seen an increase in inquiries from county workers who will soon find themselves looking for new career direction. More...

State  Free Access 

College awaits answers as it mourns coach

GREENSBURG (AP) — A moving church service for a popular college lacrosse coach who died over the weekend left many people wiping away tears, but also waiting for more answers about the bus crash that killed her and her unborn child. More...

Abortion doc’s capital murder trial starting

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia abortion provider is going on trial in a murder case that could send him to death row.  A trial begins Monday for 72-year-old Dr. More...

World  Free Access 

Jillian Michaels weighs in with a weight-loss book

NEW YORK (AP) — Jillian Michaels orders two eggs over easy with a smidgeon of oil and two slices of dry toast.  And coffee.  Coffee?! More...

Vet who saved many in Iraq couldn’t escape demons

He had a knack for soothing soldiers who’d just seen their buddies killed by bombs. He knew how to comfort medics sickened by the smell of blood and troops haunted by the screams of horribly burned Iraqi children.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Litke Column:

Bracket Racket

Welcome back to Bracket Racket. More...

Louisville is overall No. 1 seed

Good luck filling out those brackets. The No. 1 seeds are set for the NCAA tournament, but very little has gone as expected in this college basketball season.  No reason for things to change now.  More...

Big Ten Championship:

Ohio State tops Wisconsin

CHICAGO (AP) — Deshaun Thomas kept shooting, determined to score enough to push weary Ohio State to the victory. Aaron Craft did a little bit of everything in the Big Ten tournament final.  This was one determined bunch of Buckeyes.  More...

Senior Spotlight

These are not your grandmother’s retirement homes

As the Baby Boomer generation enters retirement age, there has been an increased demand for services that meet the needs of this segment of the population. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Yes, I want my change!

Dear Readers: Here is this week’s SOUND OFF, about wait staff and how they handle the check: “A pet peeve of mine, when dining at a restaurant and paying cash, is that the waiter or waitress asks me, ‘Do you want change?’ I al More...

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