May 29, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Local teen speaks out to raise Lyme disease awareness

After months of debilitating and baffling symptoms, Taylor Householder of McConnellstown, a senior at Huntingdon Area High School, received a startling diagnosis — Lyme disease.  “I thought Lyme disease caused a rash and made you fe More...

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Huntingdon council tables talk to raise cemetery rates

Huntingdon Borough Council agreed to table any further discussions concerning raising rates for opening graves at Riverview Cemetery during its May 21 monthly meeting.  More...

Law enforcement supports lowering BAC

Last week, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) voted to recommend states lower the blood alcohol limit from .08 to .05 for drivers in an effort to reduce the number of drinkingrelated road deaths.  More...

Todd Twp. supervisors accept and reject bids

Todd Township supervisors Matt Barnett, Bruce Lane and chairman Dennis Runk recently accepted a bid of $49,545 from Cottle’s Asphalt to perform the township’s summer road work. More...

World  Free Access 

US home prices rise 10.9 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices jumped 10.9 percent in March compared with a year ago, the most since April 2006. More...

Consumer confidence at five-year high

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans’ confidence in the economy jumped in May to a five-year high, lifted by a better outlook for hiring, rising home prices and more optimism about business conditions. More...

‘Boy or Girl?’ Gender a new challenge for schools

CHICAGO (AP) — From the time they are born, we put our boys in blue beanies and our girls in pink ones. It’s a societal norm, an expectation even, that you just are what you are born — a boy or a girl.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, May 29   Narcotics Anonymous p Narcotics Anonymous will meet from 7-8 p.m. at the Singer’s Gap United Methodist Church, 16290 Hill Valley Road, Mount Union. For information, call 386-5813.  Thursday, May 30   More...

Local Sports

Dr. Kepple enters JC Hall

After 15 years of service, Dr. Thomas R. Kepple, Jr. will retire from the position of president at Juniata College this summer. Dr. Kepple transformed the campus and institution during his tenure and has been one of Juniata athletics biggest fans. More...

Juniata hosts soccer camps

Juniata College head women’s soccer coach Scott McKenzie has announced that the Eagles will hold two college prospect camps this summer. More...

Eagles to hold basketball camp

The Juniata College men’s basketball team is holding its annual day camp July 29 – August 2. The camp is for boys and girls going into grades K through nine and is suitable for all skill levels.  More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

HAPY 8TH BIRTHDAY WISHES go out to Kirsten Nicole Palmateer, who celebrates her birthday today, Wednesday, May 29, 2013. Her proud parents are Tanner and Tressa Palmateer of Carlisle. More...

Happy Birthday

HAPY 6TH BIRTHDAY WISHES go out to Emma Rose Palmateer, who celebrates her birthday tomorrow, Thursday, May 30, 2013. Her proud parents are Tanner and Tressa Palmateer of Carlisle. More...

Huntingdon Dance Academy to hold recital

Students at Huntingdon Dance Academy will showcase their skills at a spring recital, “Enchanted Classics,” at 6:30 p.m. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Discuss issues honestly and openly

Dear Annie: My wife and I have been married for 34 years. I changed jobs so I could have better hours and pay and more time with my wife and son. Eighteen months ago, I went on disability due to severe arthritis.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Gemini and a Moon in Aquarius if born before 5:30 p.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Pisces.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, May 30, 2013:  More...

Special Sections

County shifts CDBG funds

Proposal moves sewer project money to elevator project

During Tuesday’s meeting of the Huntingdon County Commissioners, county planning director Mark Colussy and county grants administrator Maureen Safko presented a proposal to save $92,000 from being lost on the Cromwell Township sewer project.&nb More...

HPD reports rise in car break-ins

There used to be a time when leaving car windows down and doors unlocked while in a store or parked at home was acceptable, but, unfortunately, those times have changed.  In the last 30 days, the Huntingdon Borough Police Department has been act More...

Disease increases in pets

Lyme disease cases have increased in recent years in pets as well as humans as a direct correlation to the growing population of the blacklegged or deer tick.  More...

BTC water system recovering from leak

Despite a few minor and expected leaks, Broad Top City Borough’s water system has recovered nicely following the discovery and repair of a major water leak last month. More...

State  Free Access 

Abortion clinic workers face sentencing

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In their own way, the four women being sentenced this week for working at a corrupt, grimy Philadelphia abortion clinic were just as desperate as their patients.  Lynda Williams, 44, was trying to raise four children af More...

Penn gets $15M Quattrone gift to research justice

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The University of Pennsylvania has received a $15 million gift to examine the U.S. criminal justice system from someone who has had some experience with it: banker Frank Quattrone.  More...

High court sets standard rules for constables

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court has adopted the first set of statewide policies, procedures and standards of conduct for elected constables who serve civil papers, transport prisoners and do other work for local courts, Chi More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Huntingdon RSVP hires new coordinator

75 Years Ago  “Education for Changing Needs” was the subject of the address which Dr. More...

Business News

Inotek president joins Kish boards

William Hayes, president, chairman and CEO of Kish Bank, has announced the appointment of Paul Howes of State College to the board of directors of the bank and its parent company, Kish Bancorp Inc.  More...

Huntingdon’s Sears recognized as Premier Store

The Sears Hometown Store of Huntingdon has been named a 2013 second quarter recipient of the honor of “Sears Hometown Premier Store.”  More...

Photographer receives national award

Mary Jane Smith was honored with the Professional Photographers of America (PPA) National Award for outstanding service to professional photography. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Lee and Papelbon beat Red Sox 2-1

Interleague Rivalry Week:

BOSTON (AP) — Cliff Lee pitched eight innings of four-hit ball and Jonathan Papelbon earned his first save at Fenway Park as a Red Sox opponent on Tuesday night, leading the Philadelphia Phillies to a 3-1 victory over Boston.  More...

Steeler receivers adjusting

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Antonio Brown wasn’t making a fashion statement, just a personal one.  While the rest of his Pittsburgh Steelers teammates worked out in black shorts during organized team activities on Tuesday, the fourth-year wide More...

Walker homer lifts Pirates over Tigers

DETROIT (AP) — Jason Grilli has picked up a lot of saves in his years as a closer, but none tougher than what he had to do against the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night.  More...

School News

Three students receive awards

Each year the Ladies’ Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars hosts a Patriotic Art competition open to students grades nine through 12.  This year, the Ladies’ Auxiliary to the Standing Stone VFW Post No. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Water bottle works — No yolk!

Dear Heloise: A simple way of REMOVING EGG YOLK and leaving the whites behind is with an empty water bottle. Squeeze the upside-down water bottle. Place the bottle opening against the yolk (raw egg). Let go so the yolk is drawn up into the bottle. More...

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