April 8, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Mild temperatures expected for week

Area residents will finally have the opportunity to enjoy some milder temperatures and plenty of sunshine, as the National Weather Service (NWS) is calling for milder temperatures for the entire week.  More...

Local News

Saltillo Council learns of borough’s water problems

Saltillo Borough Council learned recently the borough is suffering some problems with its water system. It also took care of several routine business matters during its April 1 meeting.  More...

Rockhill Trolley Museum shares plans for new trolley acquisition

The Rockhill Trolley Museum, the operating entity of Railways To Yesterday, Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit educational corporation, is happy to announce its plans to acquire a 1981 vintage Light Rail Vehicle to make its collection more relevant to younger More...

Police Log

Thefts   More...

World  Free Access 

Margaret Thatcher dies at 87

Associated Press  LONDON (AP) — Love her or loathe her, one thing’s beyond dispute: Margaret Thatcher transformed Britain.  More...

Target apologizes for label

NEW YORK (AP) — Shoppers at a Target store in Brooklyn say a label that listed the color of a plus-size dress as “manatee gray” was insulting.  The label for the same dress in smaller sizes described it as “dark heather g More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, April 8   Humane Society p The Huntingdon County Humane Society fundraising committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the shelter. The meeting is open to all interested individuals. For further information, please call 643-7387.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Louisville will take on UConn for title

NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament:

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisville’s basketball teams have been pulling for each other during both NCAA tournaments, sweating through the nail biters, cheering the wins.  There hasn’t been a loss yet. More...

Cards will face Wolverines

NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament:

ATLANTA (AP) — Rick Pitino knows how lasting one more win would be.  It would give everyone a reason to stay connected. It would create a lifetime bond.  More...

Cardinals romp 14-3 over Giants

National League Roundup:

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Matt Cain became the first Giants pitcher to allow nine runs in an inning since 1902 when Matt Carpenter and the St. More...

Annie's Mailbox

She wasn’t ready to get back into dating

Dear Annie: I am a 44-yearold guy who wears his heart on his sleeve. I met “Lisa” two years ago. I was fresh out of a divorce. Lisa was in terrible shape. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Does safety stop step stools?

Dear Readers: Here is this week’s SOUND OFF, on the lack of step stools in public restrooms: More...

Special Sections

JC prof. dissects N. Korea threats

North Korea has been in the news nearly every week because of leader Kim Jong Un’s constant saber-rattling. More...

Local Curves franchise up for purchase

For almost 10 years, Curves of Huntingdon has been a place where area women had an opportunity to learn to lead healthier lives and form a sense of community.  Though franchise owner Connie Kough Pittenger isn’t renewing her contract in Ju More...

Cancer study involvement gives residents chance to make history

Though June 5 is just less than two months away, for area residents who are interested in taking part in the American Cancer Society’s (ACS) Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3), it’s a chance to be a part of history.  More...

Obituaries

State  Free Access 

Field holds secrets of 1780s British POW camp

YORK (AP) — The mud of a south-central Pennsylvania cornfield may soon produce answers about the fate of British prisoners of war — and the newly independent Americans who guarded them — during the waning years of the American Revol More...

Some parents opt-out kids from PSSA testing

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — When students at Pittsburgh’s Linden Elementary School sit down to take the PSSAs starting Monday, Kathy Newman’s thirdgrader will be sitting out.  Instead of poring over the Pennsylvania System of School As More...

Philly Fire Department mourns third loss in a year

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia firefighters mourned the loss of one of their own in the line of duty for the third time in less than a year, saluting the body of a veteran captain as it was carried from the ruins of a three-story building tha More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Area man to serve on Pa. Game Commission

75 Years Ago  President Roosevelt sent to the Senate the nomination of Spruille Braden of New York to be Minister of Colombia.  More...

Area briefs

Valley Rural Electric to host annual meeting   More...

Local Sports

Bearcats take brooms to Juniata

High School Softball:

Morgan Glover finished with five hits on the day and Cheyanne Snyder drove in four runs as Huntingdon swept a nonleague doubleheader against Juniata High Saturday in Mifflintown.  The Bearcats (2-1) used a pair of six-run innings to blow out th More...

Titans top Spartans

High School Softball:

Tussey Mountain trailed 2-0 midway through its contest at McConnellsburg and it didn’t look like the team was going to find much offense in this one. Then the Titans came back with a vengeance and went on to pound the Spartans 20-9.  More...

Erie beats Curve 5-2

A five-run seventh inning by the Erie SeaWolves sent the Curve to a 5-2 defeat Sunday afternoon at Jerry Uht Park. Altoona led 2-0 entering the seventh before the SeaWolves sent nine men to the plate. More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Anniversary

Local couple celebrates 40 years of marriage

Paul and Marcia (Snair) Erwin of Orbisonia celebrated 40 years of marriage Sunday, March 31, 2013. The couple was married in 1973 at Valley Point Church of the Brethren.  More...

Happy Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY WISHES go out to Rachel Ashlyn Boonie, who turned 3 years old today, April 5, 2013. More...

Births

Jim and Ashlee (Cutshall) Myers of Orbisonia are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Jensyn Elizabeth Myers, March 20, 2013, at Chambersburg Hospital. At birth, Jensyn weighed 6 pounds, 10.3 ounces and measured 22 inches in length. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun and Moon in Aries.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, April 9, 2013:  More...

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