March 30, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Area churches host Easter services

Area churches will honor a long-standing tradition by celebrating Easter sunrise services Sunday, March 31. Local service information is as follows:  Alexandria/Petersburg area  More...

Retired parole agent to run for MDJ seat

Warriors Mark Township resident Chris Brooks has filed his petition to run for the office of magisterial district judge for District 20-03-01 in the spring municipal primary election Tuesday, May 21.  A retired state parole agent with more than More...

Local News

Ribbon cutting

Business leaders and political dignitaries were on hand for the official ribbon cutting at Sweethearts Confectionery at 723 Washington St., Huntingdon, recently, including, from the left, Huntingdon More...

Happy Easter

The Easter bunny sure has been busy greeting motorists along Raystown Road in Hopewell Township this season. More...

Supporting a cause

The third annual Ed Harry Sr. Pancreatic Cancer Endowment Fund Cash Party was held March 16 at the Orbisonia Lion’s Club and proved to be very successful. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Saturday, March 30   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 31   More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Michigan upsets Kansas; Louisville wins

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Trey Burke scored all 23 of his points after halftime, including a long, tying 3-pointer in the final seconds of regulation, and Michigan rallied to beat Kansas 87-85 in the South Regional semifinals Friday night.  More...

Pearce, Green lead Celtics to 118-107 win over Hawks

BOSTON (AP) — Paul Pierce had 20 points, 10 assists and 10 rebounds, and Jeff Green scored 27 points to carry the Boston Celtics to a 118-107 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Friday night.  Jason Terry was 5 of 7 on 3-pointers and finishe More...

Lightning edge Devils

TAMPA, Fla. More...

Religion News

A season of celebration

Thom and Holly Mollo lead a Passover seder at Agudath Achim synagogue, Huntingdon, Tuesday. More...

Religion Briefs

Legislature passes bill to allow ministry to resume operations   FRANKFORT, Ky. More...

Interfaith bicyclist group to visit area

In anticipation of a season of new life, renewal and warmer days, a day of biking in Huntingdon is planned, beginning with a potluck meal at noon Saturday, April 6, at St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church, Huntingdon.  More...

Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher

Spring cleaning  Want to get the “winter” off your car mats? I put my mats in the washer on the delicate cycle. Then I just let them dry on the counter. More...

Annie's Mailbox

You can refuse to live in that environment

Dear Annie: I’m in love with a wonderful man who has a couple of habits I can’t seem to get past no matter how often I tell myself they aren’t important. More...

Doctor K

Lithium most effective for bipolar disorder

DEAR DOCTOR K: I have bipolar disorder. I’ve experienced the highest highs and the lowest lows. More...

Special Sections

School districts stretch out year

With the unsettled weather pattern this winter, area school districts have had to use builtin snow days on their calendars and are now being forced to extend the school year.  More...

Residents anticipate spring weather

Even though last week marked the first official day of spring and Easter is tomorrow, many county residents may feel the calendar has lied to them. More...

Penelec warns customers about energy scam

Area business and residential consumers may have been victims of a particular scheme involving solicitors going door-to-door asking for energy information, which could force customers to switch electricity suppliers.  More...

General News

Crisis hotlines turning to text to reach teens

NEW YORK (AP) — They stream in a couple of dozen times a week, cries for help in bursts of text to DoSomething.org, a nonprofit more used to texting out details to teens on good causes and campaigns than receiving them from young people in cris More...

Forty years later, art heist reinvestigated

SARASOTA, Fla. More...

Circus to visit Jaffa Shrine

It’s time once again for the Jaffa Shrine Circus. The 74th Annual Jaffa Shrine Circus will come to the Jaffa Shrine at 2200 Broad Ave., Altoona, Monday, April 15, through Sunday, April 21.  More...

Local Sports

’Cat freshman Glorioso leads area

This past wrestling season saw the continuation of Huntingdon and Mount Union being the most dominant out of the five area schools. More...

Leading Matmen

Wrestler, School (Wt.) W LP ct. F Collin Glorioso, H (106) More...

Juniata splits Landmark twinbill with Catholic

The Juniata College baseball team split its doubleheader against Landmark Conference rival Catholic University Friday afternoon on Langdon-Goodale Field. More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Jacob Lee Miller who turns 6 years old today, Saturday, March 30, 2013. More...

Send Greetings to ...

A birthday card shower is being held in honor of Josephine Mateer of Huntingdon who will celebrate her 98th birthday Friday, April 5, 2013. She would enjoy hearing from her family and friends on her special day. More...

Special Occasions

March 30, 2013  Happy birthday wishes go out to Sam Cohenour who celebrates his birthday today, Saturday, March 30, 2013. Happy birthday, Sam! More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Aries and a Moon in Sagittarius if born before 10:05 p.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Capricorn.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, April 1, 2013:  More...

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