April 12, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

US senator introduces farm act

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey Jr. recently introduced legislation to effectively “enhance local food systems and encourage food production for local communities” to support small farms in the county and the state.  More...

Local News

HCCTC courses increase budget

After deciding to find ways to keep the animal science and horticulture programs open for the time being, the Joint Operating Committee (JOC) of the Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center (HCCTC) unanimously approved its 2013-14 tentative bud More...

Kistler Council discusses need for watch program

In response to a recent string of thefts from motor vehicles, vandalism and discarded needles on the borough’s playground and another round of clothing being forced into the sewer system, Kistler Borough’s elected officials are encouragin More...

Electrical fire damages Porter Township home

A Porter Township home sustained heavy smoke damage after an electrical issue caused a power chair to catch fire at 3:53 p.m. Thursday. A quick knock down by volunteer firefighters allowed crews to contain the damage to the living room area.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, April 12   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. in St. John’s Episcopal Church, Huntingdon.  Saturday, April 13   More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Leishman, Garcia early leaders

AUGUSTA, Ga. More...

Dodgers win game, lose pitcher

Major League Baseball Roundup:

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke broke his left collarbone in a benchclearing brawl with the San Diego Padres during Los Angeles’ 3-2 victory Thursday night. More...

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Juniata Valley hosts sustainable symposium

A symposium is defined as a group of people gathering for a common purpose, in this case sustainability, to create bonds and strengthen relationships. More...

Symposium features student speakers

As a part of the symposium held at JV regarding sustainability, several students were given an opportunity to share their knowledge of sustainable practices as well as discuss the various projects JV has done this year and in the past to promote sust More...

Trojans attend St. Francis Business Day

Revenues. Marketing. International Trade Agreement. Not everyone can define these terms. However, any business person would be familiar with them. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Solutions for the sleepless

Dear Heloise: I am one of the millions who find it hard to go BACK TO SLEEP once I am awakened at night. One easy solution is to change the night-light bulb to green or blue. More...

Special Sections

Trout season set to start Saturday

This week’s warming trend may have a lot to do with the success anglers have Saturday during the opening day of the 2013 trout season. Temperatures are expected to be in the mid-toupper 50s.  According to Sgt. More...

Cromwell board, fire volunteers meet to settle dispute

During a special meeting April 10, Cromwell Township supervisor Buzz Gutshall issued an apology to Orbisonia-Rockhill Volunteer Fire Co. More...

County to fix its 911 backup radio

During the March meeting of the Huntingdon County 911 Policy Board, 911 coordinator Dave Dick asked ComPros president Jeff McAlarney if there is a recommendation for fixing the backup UHF radio which would allow the county 911 system to communicate w More...

State  Free Access 

Historic forest faces invasive insect threat

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A historic state forest filled with towering hemlocks is facing a serious threat from invasive insects, and scientists say climate change appears to be a contributing factor.  More...

World  Free Access 

NY-based Wegmans recalls some fruit juices

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Wegmans Food Markets says it’s recalling two fruit juice products because they may contain unacceptable levels of a byproduct of mold.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Raystown Sports Show to feature seminars

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Local Sports

Zinobile tosses four-hitter

High School Softball:

While freshman pitcher Julisa Zinobile was tossing a four-hit shutout Thursday afternoon, the Southern Huntingdon offense was again knocking the cover off the softball. More...

Boozel fans 17 in 4-1 Trojan win

High School Baseball:

“It was all Cole today,” said Mount Union baseball coach Nick Imperioli. “He was fabulous.”  More...

Games postponed

Apparently, the threat of bad weather Thursday led to a couple postponements of area diamond contests.  Huntingdon’s Mountain League baseball game at Bellefonte was called off in the early afternoon. More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Anniversary

Local couple celebrates golden wedding anniversary

Lawrence and Mary (Kelly) Reck of Mount Union will celebrate 50 years of marriage Sunday, April 14, 2013.  They are the parents of three children, Gary Reck, Kim Snyder and Melanie Reck, and the grandparents of five grandchildren, Shannon Snyder More...

Send Greetings to . . .

A birthday card shower is being held in honor of Jay Miller of Petersburg, who will turn 92 years old Tuesday, April 16, 2013. He would love to hear from his family and friends on his special day. More...

Service Personnel News

HAHS graduate completes basic training

Army National Guard Pvt. Carrie L. Cerett has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Call protective services ANNIE

Dear Annie: My sister, “Suzie,” has always been a bit of a flower child, and my parents think it’s funny. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, April 13, 2013:  More...

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