June 19, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Venomous snakes not to be feared

The words rattlesnake and copperhead can inspire fear in the heart of even the bravest person. As it turns out, these creatures are more helpful than harmful.  More...

Local News

Area brief

SCV Lions hootenanny to be held June 23

HUNTINGDON — The Stone Creek Valley Lions Club will hold its monthly Hootenanny from 5:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday, June 23, at the Lions Park along Cold Springs Road.  More...

Real Estate Transfers

June 3, 2013 James Marvin Zook and F. Renee Zook, grantors, to Curtis E. Schilling and Lisa M. Schilling, property in West Township, $800,000. Kelly Menser, Kelly J. Menser, Barry Menser and Barrie Menser, grantors, to Carl C. Baker, Sandra J. More...

Robertsdale denied CDBG money

Plans for a $20,000 to $25,000 Reality Street improvement project in Robertsdale have been scrapped due to Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) income guideline ineligibility. More...

World  Free Access 

FBI hunts for Jimmy Hoffa’s remains

OAKLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — FBI agents in suburban Detroit began a third day of digging Wednesday in the search for the remains of former Teamsters union leader Jimmy Hoffa, who disappeared 38 years ago.  More...

Consumer prices rise 0.1 percent in May

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer prices rose slightly last month, as higher energy costs partly offset cheaper food. The small increase is further evidence that consumers are benefiting from mild inflation.  More...

Home construction picking up

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. builders stepped up home construction in May and applied for permits to build single-family homes at the fastest pace in five years. The gains show housing remains a key source of growth for the economy.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, June 19   Cub Scout Pack 248 p Cub Scout Pack No. 248 will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the Stone Church of the Brethren, Huntingdon. For more information, call 643-5027.  More...

Around The Broad Top

Remembering a special aunt, Ila Moyer

1425 Penn St., Huntingdon: that’s a street address I’ll never forget. It was the longtime home of my late aunt, Ila W. Moyer, who left us May 31, 2013. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Gomes homer completes sweep

BOSTON (AP) — Jonny Gomes hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning to lift the Boston Red Sox to a 3-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night, completing a doubleheader sweep.  Daniel Nava was aboard on a leadoff walk when Gomes follo More...

Wheeler lives up to hype; Mets win two

ATLANTA (AP) — Zack Wheeler lived up the hype in his major league debut, pitching six scoreless innings to lead the New York Mets to a 6-1 victory over the first-place Atlanta Braves and a doubleheader sweep on Tuesday.  More...

Pitching, defense work for UCLA

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School News

SHCHS graduate awarded scholarship, recognized

The National FFA Organization awarded a $1,000 Dean Foods Co. scholarship to Makayla Hawbaker of the Southern Huntingdon County School District FFA. More...

Local woman earns bachelor’s degree at Villanova Univ.

Fiona Grugan of Alexandria graduated from Villanova University with a bachelor of arts degree during a spring commencement ceremony held May 19.   More...

Orbisonia High School Class of 1943

Members of the Orbisonia High School Class of 1943, seated, from the left, Betty (Locke) Tarner, Wanda (Long) Freed, Geraldine (Kylor) Gamber; standing, Mae (Cisney) Roher, Gene Ewing, Chloe (Wakefie More...

Annie's Mailbox

Work on a more equitable partnership

Dear Annie: My sweet, kind 33-year-old college-educated husband has regressed into a teenager. He has always been a marijuana user, but a year ago, he befriended “Jake,” and now the two of them smoke marijuana daily. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Gemini and a Moon in Scorpio.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, June 20, 2013:  More...

Special Sections

Commissioners OK grant funds

Huntingdon County planning director Mark Colussy visited the Huntingdon County Commissioners during their weekly meeting Tuesday morning to get their approval to match funds on a grant from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC).&nb More...

Alliance formed for economic growth

Huntingdon County business leaders came together Tuesday to form a strategic alliance for economic growth (SAEG).  More...

Shade Gap youth struck by vehicle

According to the Huntingdon County 911 Dispatch Center, police, fire crews and ambulance were called to the scene of an accident near the Dublin Township and Shade Gap Borough line Tuesday evening.  More...

Kids’ online safety a top concern

While a child may think it’s an invasion of their privacy, parents are being urged by the state’s attorney general to make sure they are monitoring their children’s accounts on social media outlets such as Twitter, Instagram, Snapsh More...

State  Free Access 

Limit use of food stamps to buy soda

NEW YORK (AP) — The mayors of Philadelphia, New York, Los Angeles and 15 other cities are reviving a push against letting food stamps be used to buy soda and other sugary drinks.  More...

Man gets 38 months, probation for porn, threat

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A western Pennsylvania man who threatened to have a female U.S. More...

Top Pa. senator: Liquor bill still lacks support

HARRISBURG (AP) — Top Republican state senators continued to seek enough support Tuesday to pass legislation one of their members is writing to liberalize wine, beer and liquor sales in Pennsylvania and give Gov. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

MU block party a success

75 Years Ago  Plans for a reunion of Civil War veterans at Gettysburg is progressing as planners prepare to greet one million visitors at the historic battlefield June 29 to July 6. More...

Business News

Reeder Realty opens in Orbisonia

Those who are looking for a realtor at the southern end of Huntingdon County now have to look no further than Reeder Realty, LLC, which opened its doors May 1 at 18839 Sandy Ridge Station, Orbisonia.  More...

Keller Engineers vice president named president of national society

Keller Engineers, Inc. is proud to announce vice president/director of transportation, Thomas Morisi, has been installed as the national president of the American Society of Highway Engineers (ASHE).  More...

Fairfield Inn & Suites Raystown Lake wins TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

The Fairfield Inn & Suites Raystown Lake Hotel by Marriott, Route 26, Huntingdon, has been honored by those who know it best — travelers. More...

Local Sports

Santos single in 10th gives Altoona 5-4 win

The Curve, playing as the Altoona Coasters for one night only, downed the New Hampshire Fisher Cats 5-4 Tuesday night at Peoples Natural Gas Field on an Adalberto Santos walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the tenth inning. More...

Spikes’ four-run 11th dooms Crosscutters

The State College Spikes went to extra innings for the first time since 2007 with the Williamsport Crosscutters, but a four-run explosion in the 11th frame gave the Spikes the juice they needed to capture a 7-3 victory Tuesday night at Historic Bowma More...

CMIT holds off Park’s

City League:

Park’s and CMIT Solutions gave fans another back and forth game in the Huntingdon City League Tuesday. Kailyn Gearhart homered and drove in three runs to help CMIT hold off Park’s for an 11-8 win.  More...

People/Pastimes

First Book hosts Italian event

Huntingdon County First Book took guests on a culinary journey back to the “old country” with its “Mangia! Dining Italian” fundraising event June 1 at St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church, Huntingdon.  More...

Happy Birthday

TURNING 1 IS SO MUCH FUN! Happy birthday wishes go out to Abagail Dawn Gilmore who turns 1 year old today, Wednesday, June 19, 2013. Her proud parents are Michael and Leann Gilmore of Blairs Mills. More...

Births

James and Rebecca (Weikert) Bard of Huntingdon are proud to announce the birth of their son, Elliott William Bard, at 9:36 a.m. Thursday, June 13, 2013, at the Altoona Regional Health System. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Marshmallow meld

Dear Heloise: I bought a bag of miniature MARSHMALLOWS, which I stored in the pantry. I opened them three weeks later to use, and they were all stuck together in one big blob. It was a sticky mess getting them separated to use in my dessert recipe. More...

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