May 17, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Smithfield races contested

During the Tuesday, May 21, primary election, voters in Smithfield Township will have five choices for two supervisor seats when it comes to who they want to lead the township in 2014 and beyond. More...

H&BT Rail Trail benches to be dedicated

With the second part of the four-phase, 10.6-mile H&BT Rail Trail Project nearing startup, members of the Rails to Trails Advisory Committee announced plans Thursday evening for a gala dedication of 10 memorial benches at 11:30 a.m. More...

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Police Log

Summary of incidents   HUNTINGDON BORO. — May 14: A loud party was reported on the 1800 block of Washington Street at 1:32 a.m. Police assisted state police at Huntingdon with a DUI incident at the Sheetz store on Fourth Street.  More...

Car cruise to live on in ‘Mur Man’s’ memory

For local folks who may be wondering the fate of the annual July 3 car cruise led by the late Jerry “Mur Man” Janusziewicz in downtown Huntingdon, all can rest easy.  The Redneck Mafia Car Club has decided to take the baton and keep More...

Saltillo Borough Council discusses routine business

Saltillo Borough Council dealt with a number of routine business matters during its recent meeting at the community building.  Jolene Schmidt and Shelly Waite were present to seek council’s permission to use the community baseball field f More...

World  Free Access 

Women have more options for breast cancer surgery

CHICAGO (AP) — One of the world’s most glamorous women had an operation that once was terribly disfiguring — removal of both breasts. More...

Local Sports

Trojans survive scare from Rams

District 6-AA Baseball:

Trailing 5-2 after six innings and down to its final at-bat in a District 6-AA first round battle with Penns Valley, Mount Union got the offense it needed and rallied for four runs and a 6-5 victory over the 10th seeded Rams.  More...

Surge helps ’Cats upset Blairsville

District 6-AA Softball:

Trailing by one run after three innings, Huntingdon pushed 10 runs across the plate over the last four frames to punch its ticket for Monday’s District Six Class AA quarterfinals with an 11-4 first-round victory at thirdseeded Blairsville (13-3 More...

Central wins 10-0 to oust Southern

Southern Huntingdon traveled to Martinsburg for a District 6-AA first-round contest Thursday and just didn’t find any offense. The Scarlet Dragons of Central did and a twohitter from Ethan Lewis led them to a 10-0 win in five innings.  More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

HAPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Adelynn Grace Thornburgh who turns 5 years old today, Friday, May 17, 2013. Her proud parents are Aaron and Valeri Thornburgh of McVeytown. More...

Create blooming home updates

Bring the garden inside to add a romantic and softer touch to your home décor. Though real flowers are always a gorgeous addition, they can be costly and, unfortunately, they will expire. More...

Special Occasions

May 17, 2013  Happy anniversary wishes go out to Trudy and Ben McElwain of 1028 Pennsylvania Ave., Huntingdon, who celebrate their 38th wedding anniversary today, Friday, May 17, 2013. Happy anniversary, Trudy and Ben!   More...

Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher

Eyelash combs   Starting to get lint, hair, and makeup clumped in your eye lash comb? Don’t break the bristles and don’t throw it away! More...

Annie's Mailbox

Register a complaint with school board

Dear Annie: The principal of the school where I teach has some big tattoos on her neck. She says they are Chinese symbols for “good fortune.” I think they look trashy. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Taurus and a Moon in Leo if born before 2:33 a.m. (PDT). Afterward the Moon will be in Virgo.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, May 18, 2013:  More...

MU man guilty in child sex case

A jury of seven women and five men took just 49 minutes Thursday afternoon to find Mark Morningstar, 42, of Mount Union, guilty of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child less than 13 years old, corruption of minors and indecent sexual as More...

HASB members unopposed

Three members of the Huntingdon Area School Board, Dick Scialabba, Apryl Hawn and Tammy Peterson, are seeking reelection and running unopposed in the Tuesday, May 21, primary election.  Running on both the Republican and Democratic tickets for t More...

Bear nuisance reports increase during spring

As native black bears emerge from the dens in which they waited out the winter, searching for food sources has become top priority and will continue to take up much of their time in the coming weeks. More...

State  Free Access 

Former Gov. Leader recalled as caring, innovative

HERSHEY (AP) — Five of former Pennsylvania Gov. George Leader’s successors were among the nearly 500 mourners at his funeral Thursday as friends and family members remembered him as an innovative, energetic and compassionate leader.  More...

School board makes no decision on name request

Dozens of people crowded the Red Lion Administrative Building parking lot and then the school board meeting in support of transgendered Red Lion senior Issak Oliver Wolfe Thursday night.  Wolfe, 18, wishes to be called by his male name at gradua More...

Table games revenue up 8.9 percent in April

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Gross revenue from table games at Pennsylvania’s 11 casinos was up 8.9 percent last month compared with April 2012, but total gambling revenue was down slightly, state regulators reported Thursday.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

HASB OKs prelim budget

75 Years Ago  The annual convention of district five of the Huntingdon County Sunday School Association was held in the Centre Union Baptist Church May 15. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, May 17   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. in St. John’s Episcopal Church, Huntingdon.  Saturday, May 18   More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Thompson, Ji share lead in Mobile

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Bradley shoots course record 60

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Keegan Bradley had no thoughts about a course record, or the possibility of a 59, after consecutive bogeys in the middle of his opening round at the Byron Nelson Championship.  Until his 136-yard wedge shot on his fina More...

Knicks stay alive with 85-75 victory

NEW YORK (AP) — For the New York Knicks, it was about playing harder, even if not really much better.  Saving their season would be more about effort than execution.  “Tonight it was just one of them days where you just got to More...

School News

Area students receive Comcast awards

The Comcast Foundation, founded in 1999 to provide charitable support to its local communities and to empower and enrich lives, is awarding 179 Pennsylvania high school seniors scholarships through its annual Leaders and Achievers ® Scholarship Progr More...

Alumni association plans banquet

The Huntingdon Area High School Alumni Association met recently to finalize plans for the annual banquet.  The association invites classes to join with them after celebrating their 50th class reunion. More...

BJU releases spring 2013 dean’s list

The following students are among more than 1,500 Bob Jones University students included on the dean’s list for grades achieved during the spring 2013 semester. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Gift supplies take flight

Dear Heloise: I read a hint about FLYING WITH WRAPPED GIFTS. I flew with a suitcase of birthday and other gifts for family. I began the wrapping at home, choosing and cutting the paper for each gift. More...

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