May 6, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Groups promote wellness

J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital was the place to be Saturday, as those who took advantage of the wellness check event also got to witness a CPR flash mob at the J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital Education Center.  More...

Local News

Cass Township barn destroyed by fire

Firefighters from seven area volunteer fire companies responded to a fire that broke out in a dilapidated barn at 16171 Beavertown Road in Cass Township Saturday around 9:30 a.m. More...

Police Log

Burglaries   More...

More scenes from Mount Unity Day

Marchers head up East Garber Street at the start of the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes awareness march Saturday afternoon. More...

World  Free Access 

GOP seeks alternative to overtime pay

WASHINGTON (AP) — It seems like a simple proposition: give employees who work more than 40 hours a week the option of taking paid time off instead of overtime pay.  More...

Demystifying a Mother’s Day ham and cheese quiche

Quiche has a reputation as a complicated dish. And I’m not sure why.  Home cooks worry about the crust. They angst over the fillings. Do they have the right mix of meats or veggies? Which type of cheese? And how much is too much? More...

Maya Angelou honors mom, grandmother in new book

NEW YORK (AP) — Writer, actor, dancer. Activist, teacher, composer. In the melange of Maya Angelou’s 85 years is also daughter, of two women who deserved one with a good memory.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Orb churns through sloppy track to win

Kentucky Derby:

LOUISVILLE, Ky. More...

Rangers edge Red Sox 4-3 for sweep

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Yu Darvish struck out 14 and Adrian Beltre hit an RBI single with two outs in the ninth inning as the Texas Rangers beat Boston 4-3 Sunday, completing a three-game sweep and matching the Red Sox for the best record in th More...

Hechavarria slam helps Marlins win

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Adeiny Hechavarria hit a grand slam and a bases-loaded triple off an ailing Roy Halladay, driving in seven runs for the Miami Marlins in a 14-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday.  More...

Senior Spotlight

Things to consider as retirement approaches

Though many people are delaying retirement, the day will still come when they leave their jobs behind and retire. More...

Annie's Mailbox

This isn’t appropriate

Dear Annie: I’m a 20-year-old woman in love with a 25-year-old divorced man who has a 4-year-old son, “Mikey.” More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Frazzled by the nozzle

Dear Readers: Here is this week’s SOUND OFF, about spray-bottle nozzles: More...

Special Sections

Hospital looks at security steps

After reports of a man who allegedly was trying to steal surgical equipment at hospitals in Blair, Centre and Clearfield counties surfaced. J.C. More...

Grilling up specials

Don Broadbent, owner of Center Region Stone, Alexandria, and his wife, Andrea, prepared to grill sausage on a USA-made Holland Grill Sunday afternoon at the Huntingdon County Home and Outdoor Show at More...

Area percussion ensembles represent county at championships

Percussion ensembles from Huntingdon County made history Saturday. More...

State  Free Access 

Coroner probes death of man found in Little Juniata River

ALTOONA (AP) — A coroner is still investigating what caused the death of a man whose body was found by kayakers in a river in central Pennsylvania last week.  More...

Philly abortion murder trial has national impact

For weeks, jurors in Philadelphia heard grim testimony about deaths and squalor at Dr. Kermit Gosnell’s inner-city abortion clinic. More...

Huntingdon County Home and Outdoor Show

Elliott Showalter, 11, fixes a landscaping display for his dad, Jason Showalter, owner of Showalter Landscaping, during the Huntingdon County Home and Outdoor Show at the Huntingdon County Fairgrounds. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

APM to build new horse barn at county fairgrounds

75 Years Ago  Commander John D. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, May 6   Alexandria Fire Co. p The Alexandria Volunteer Fire Co. will meet at the fire hall at 7:30 p.m.  AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. at St. James Lutheran Church, Huntingdon. More...

Local Sports

Everett pounds Southern 20-0 in three innings

High School Baseball:

It was a tough road trip for the Southern Huntingdon baseball team Saturday morning when they endured a 20-0 Inter- County Conference South shutout at the hands of Everett in just two and one-half innings.  The Rockets stayed with Everett back o More...

Cunningham, Sipes second at Coaches Meet

High School Track:

Athletes from four area high schools got a chance to see where they stood against some outstanding talent by participating in the Class AA division of Friday’s West Central Coaches Meet at Altoona’s Mansion Park.  On the boy’s More...

Eagles eliminated

Juniata’s softball team topped Moravian 4-2 Saturday morning in the Landmark Conference tournament, but lost 4-0 to Susquehanna later in the day to end its season. The Eagles lost 8-0 to the Crusaders in their opening game Friday.   More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Jordyn Diane Kyper who turns 8 years old today, Monday, May 6, 2013. Her proud parents are Amy Kyper and Jeff Kyper, both of Huntingdon. More...

Happy Birthday

LOOK WHO’S 3! Happy birthday wishes go out to Everett Antony Payne who turns 3 years old today, Monday, May 6, 2013. His proud parents are Nick and Aubrey Payne of Huntingdon. Everett has a new baby sister, Adelyn. More...

Tasha Tudor society holds May Day tea

The late illustrator and childrens’ book author Tasha Tudor said, “There is no peace that cannot be found in the present moment.”  Aficionados of Tudor and her work, as well as her simple lifestyle, gathered May 1 at the Huntin More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Taurus and a Moon in Aries.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, May 7, 2013:  More...

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