April 19, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Gun dealer didn’t expect law to pass

President Barack Obama has vowed to continue his fight for stricter gun laws since his recent gun law bill was defeated in the Senate Wednesday. More...

Celebrating literacy

Bella Hammond of Shade Gap, joined by her mom, Billie, steps up to the duck pond for a word quiz while Tara Piper, also of Shade Gap, awaits her turn at the Literacy Carnival hosted by Title 1 teache More...

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Business woman expresses frustration with SHCSD

During the public comments portion of the Southern Huntingdon County School Board April 16, one local businesswoman expressed her frustration toward administration and school board officials. More...

Church of Latter Day Saints to clean up Canoe Creek park

An army of volunteers will spend a “Saturday in the Park” April 27 to lend a hand at state and community parks throughout Pennsylvania. More...

World  Free Access 

One of two suspects in Boston bombing killed

WATERTOWN, Mass. More...

Twelve bodies recovered after Texas explosion

WEST, Texas (AP) — The bodies of 12 people have been recovered after an enormous Texas fertilizer plant explosion that demolished surrounding neighborhoods for blocks and left more about 200 other people injured, authorities said Friday.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, April 18   Soup Kitchen p The Huntingdon Presbyterian Church Soup Kitchen will be open from 6-7 p.m. Service is free of charge. For more information, call 643-1302.  More...

Local Sports

’Cats split; Rocket boys, Tussey girls win

High School Track & Field:

Both the Huntingdon boys and girls came away from Thursday’s meet at Tyrone with a split. More...

Bearcats beaten 3-0 by Beavers

High School Boys’ Volleyball:

Huntingdon played what was probably its most complete set of the season during the second game of Thursday evening’s match against visiting DuBois. More...

Junior High Results

Baseball  Northern Bedford 11 Tussey Mountain 6   Tussey Mountain pitchers allowed just four hits, but gave up 14 walks in an 11-6 junior high baseball loss at Northern Bedford Thursday.  More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Paxton Lee Reffner who turns 6 years old today, Friday, April 19, 2013. His proud parents are Kevin and Jessica Reffner of Hesston. More...

Happy Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Blaine Joseph Burchfield who turns 11 years old today, Friday, April 19, 2013. Blaine is the son of the late Mellisa Morris Burchfield. More...

Westminster Woods volunteers honored

Westminster Woods at Huntingdon recognized volunteers who had made a commitment of their time to the facility in the year 2012. An appreciation and recognition luncheon was held in their honor April 17, at the facility’s Commons Dining. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Getting gas smell out of clothes

Dear Heloise: Do you have any hints for removing gasoline smell from clothing? I have run them through the washer multiple times, but nothing has worked! Help! — Sandi L. in Montana  More...

Special Sections

Bank presents building plans

During Thursday night’s meeting of the Huntingdon County Planning Commission, the Clearfield Bank and Trust Co. had representatives from Keller Engineers Inc. and P.W. Campbell Contracting Co. More...

Shirley Twp. bridge will span two lanes

PennDOT officials report a Shirley Township bridge slated for rehabilitation this summer will emerge from construction with two lanes. More...

Penn board accepts corrected bid

The Penn Township board of supervisors held a short special meeting Thursday afternoon to publicly accept a correction in a bid for road repairs and to refinance a loan, hopefully saving $90,000 over the life of the loan. More...

State  Free Access 

Abortion clinic worker: I saw 10 babies breath

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A whistle-blowing worker testified Thursday that she saw more than 14 babies born alive at a Philadelphia abortion clinic, capping a month of prosecution evidence in her former boss’s capital murder trial.  More...

Altoona medical clinic cited for health violations

ALTOONA (AP) — The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited an Altoona clinic for eight serious health violations involving infections that can be transmitted by blood.  More...

Pa. city low on funds to fight immigrant law

A northeastern Pennsylvania city has burned through nearly $500,000 in private donations and might have to use taxpayer funds as it continues to defend its landmark but never enforced crackdown on immigrants in the U.S. illegally.  More...

General News

Soloist to spend week at JC

Robert Swan, a 1964 graduate of Huntingdon Area High School and a renowned instrumental soloist for the International Baldwin Artist Roster, will spend a week in residence at Juniata College and play a solo recital at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 24, More...

News of Yesteryear

Saxton Street Scene kicks off plans for year

75 Years Ago  Standing Stone Post No. 1754, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Huntingdon, will have as their guests April 21 National Legislative Representative Millard W. Rice, Washington, D.C., and State Commander J.V. Oran of Philadelphia. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Gattis homer beats Pirates 6-4

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The conversation between Pittsburgh Pirates pitching coach Ray Searage and reliever Jared Hughes was brief and to the point.  With the go-ahead run on second base and Atlanta Braves rookie Evan Gattis pinch-hitting with o More...

Davis up by two strokes

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. More...

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Holocaust survivor speaks at MUAHS

Mount Union Area High School students gladly welcomed Holocaust survivor Judy Meisel April 10. Meisel told her story and stressed the importance of education. More...

Huntingdon seniors visit New York City

For many, the idea of a chance to travel excites and stirs emotions of anticipation and suspense. More...

Titan media takes field trip to Penn State

On April 3, the media programs at Tussey Mountain High School attended a field trip to the Penn State College of Communications.  More...

Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher

Before you dry  Spinning the clothes through an extra spin cycle and then putting them into a dryer with a large dry terry towel really cuts down on electricity usage.  Peeling garlic  More...

Annie's Mailbox

You need to back off a bit ANNIE

Dear Annie: I have grown children from my first marriage. I now have a 7-year-old son from my second marriage, and we are homeschooling him.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSOCPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Taurus and a Moon in Leo if born before 6:08 p.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Virgo.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, April 20, 2013:  More...

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