June 22, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Gov. signs Act 13 into law

Gov. Tom Corbett recently signed into law legislation that prohibits abortion coverage in plans offered through the federally funded health care exchange.  The signing of the bill was announced by Rep. More...

Ready to Relay

The annual Tussey Mountain Relay For Life fundraiser kicked off Friday morning at Saxton-Liberty Elementary School. More...

Local News

MU summer program begins Monday

MOUNT UNION — “Group Activities” is the theme for Mount Union Borough’s summer recreation program for the week of June 24. Activities will take place at Riverside Park from 9 a.m. to noon and 1-3 p.m. More...

Huntingdon Borough residents want runoff issue fixed

During last Tuesday’s meeting of the Huntingdon Borough Council maintenance committee, borough resident Bruce Nelson asked the committee what it was going to do about the storm water runoff from Miller Avenue coming on to properties along Cold More...

Juniata Valley High School Honor Rolls

Juniata Valley High School principal Michael Estep has announced the fourth marking period honor rolls for the 2012- 13 school year as follows:  Grade 7  High Honors  Paige Galloway, Kimberlyn Harker, Jacob Leydig, Kendra Norris, Katie More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Saturday, June 22   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Mount Union. For more information, call 643-0623.  Sunday, June 23   More...

Local Sports

Leonard wins batting title

The 2013 area softball season quickly became the Year of the Rocket after the Southern Huntingdon program ran-off a schoolrecord 11 straight victories to open the season.  More...

2013 Final Softball Statistics

INDIVIDUAL HITTING (At least 1.5 at-bats per t More...

Bowie stops Curve streak with 7-5 win

The Bowie Baysox snapped the Altoona Curve’s eight-game winning streak Friday night with a 7-5 victory at Prince George’s Stadium. Adalberto Santos did all he could to extend the winning streak going four-for-five at the plate.  More...

People/Pastimes

Annual tradition in jeopardy

Officials at the Standing Stone Senior Center Inc. of Huntingdon have expressed concern that a tradition of more than 30 years may come to a sad and disappointing end this year. More...

Celebrating 100th birthday

Ken Garner, right, of Center Union celebrated his 100th birthday May 5, accompanied by Mary Garner, his wife of 72 years. A party was held in his honor May 4. More...

Happy Birthday

LOOK WHO’S 5! Happy birthday wishes go out to Blair Elizabeth Bickel who turns 5 years old today, Saturday, June 22, 2013. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Retraining is best done in person

Dear Annie: I have a longtime friend who has become quite difficult to be around because she talks nonstop about herself. She is a single professional woman who is intelligent and talented. More...

Doctor K

Foot care products range from good to worthless

DEAR DOCTOR K: I see lots of products designed to treat foot problems — and I have lots of foot problems. Are the foot care products you can buy in the drugstore worth the money?  More...

Special Sections

MuASB OKs HVAC project

Elementary teachers will have control over their individual classroom climates in the near future as the Mount Union Area School District moves forward with a roughly $650,000 heating and cooling project.  More...

BtC store plans critiqued

The Huntingdon County Planning Commission reviewed plans for a new Family Dollar in Broad Top City during its monthly meeting Thursday night.  The plans call for the construction of the building on 1.5412 acres located on the south side of Railr More...

Local colleges discuss affirmative action rule

No matter what the Supreme Court’s ruling is regarding affirmative action and higher education, private institutions of higher learning in Huntingdon County, like Juniata College, agree with national pundits that the conversation is shifting fr More...

World  Free Access 

NSA leaker charged with espionage

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department has charged former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden with espionage and theft of government property in the NSA surveillance case.  Snowden, believed to be holed up in Hong Kong, ha More...

Hanford tank may be leaking waste into soil

An underground tank holding some of the worst radioactive waste at the nation’s most contaminated nuclear site might be leaking into the soil.  The U.S. More...

General News

Cast of film ‘Foxcatcher’embraces wrestling

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — In researching wrestling for the upcoming film “Foxcatcher,” director Bennett Miller kept coming back to a simple question.  Why?  More...

JLo receives ‘walk’ star

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Jenny from the Block” has a spot on the most famous block of all — the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  Jennifer Lopez received the 2,500th star Thursday surrounded by her boyfriend Casper Smart, her 5-year-ol More...

Gandolfini died of heart attack

ROME (AP) — An autopsy on James Gandolfini has confirmed the “Sopranos” star died of a heart attack, with no evidence of substance abuse or foul play, a family spokesman said Friday.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Mississippi State, UCLA reach finals

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Strasburg fans 9 as Nationals top Rockies 2-1

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stephen Strasburg struck out nine over seven innings, Ian Desmond homered in the seventh to help give the righty his first win in June and the Washington Nationals beat the slumping Colorado Rockies 2-1 on Friday night.  More...

Red Sox beat Tigers 10-6

DETROIT (AP) — Shane Victorino homered and hit three singles, driving in five runs to lead the Boston Red Sox to a 10-6 win over the Detroit Tigers on Friday night.  More...

Religion News

Raystown River Revival planned

The 15th Street United Methodist Church will sponsor the Raystown River Revival from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, June 30, at Portstown Park, located across from Laney’s Feed Mill, Huntingdon. More...

Confirmation class

A group of nine youngsters were confirmed into the Abbey Reformed Church of Christ, and five were also baptized May 19. More...

Initiative seeks to offer legal aid

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — When Grace Liverman needed to write a will, the 66-year-old who suffers from lupus and other health problems didn’t know where to turn. More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Cancer and a Moon in Capricorn.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, June 24, 2013:  More...

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