July 2, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Drug defendants offer pleas

Two of 29 defendants involved in an Oct. 16 drug raid were sentenced to serve time in a state correctional facility after having their plea agreements accepted by Judge Stewart Kurtz Monday.  More...

Vaccinating pets crucial to rabies prevention

Rabies has been sensationalized in popular culture through zombie thrillers like “World War Z” and horror films like “Cujo,” and although the disease can be frightening and deadly to both humans and animals, it is treatable an More...

Local News

Liberty Township tables summer road work plans

Meeting in their July session Monday evening in Stonerstown, the Liberty Township Supervisors tabled plans to award a bid for summer road work, listened to a citizen’s complaint about muddy roads in the southwestern part of the municipality and More...

Cromwell supervisor voices concerns

With progress being made by Cromwell Township on the creation of a sewage system for the Pogue and Pine Tree Village areas of the township, supervisor Buzz Gutshall is still hoping for a better definition of engineering fees. More...

JVSD voters to decide on tax

A tax which tax collectors of the Juniata Valley School District find difficult to collect will now be in the hands of voters in the November election. More...

World  Free Access 

Student loan rates double

WASHINGTON (AP) — College students’ interest rates are at the mercy of Congress.  The interest rates on subsidized Stafford loans doubled from 3.4 percent Monday and could stay doubled unless Congress fulfills its pledge to restore l More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, July 2   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous meeting will be held at The Abbey Reformed-United Church of Christ, Huntingdon, from 7-8 p.m. Please use Sixth Street entrance.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Serena out in fourth round

LONDON (AP) — Serena Williams sounded far less surprised than pretty much anyone else that her 34-match winning streak ended.  At Wimbledon, where she was seeded No. More...

Nats top slumping Brewers 10-5

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bryce Harper homered on his first swing since coming off the disabled list and his Washington Nationals teammates quickly joined in, beating the slumping Milwaukee Brewers 10-5 on Monday night.  More...

Jays beat Tigers 8-3

TORONTO (AP) — R.A. More...

People/Pastimes

United in Marriage

Yocum-Barrick

Tabitha Joy Barrick of Newton Hamilton and Jordan Cory Yocum of Mapleton were united in marriage May 18, 2013, at Trinity United Methodist Church, Mapleton. The Rev. Martin Lorah presided over the 2 p.m. double ring ceremony. More...

Local couple celebrates golden anniversary

Happy anniversary wishes go out to Norma and Donald Stake of Mount Union, who will celebrated 50 years of marriage June 30, 2013. They were united in marriage at the Assembly of God Church, Mount Union, by the Rev. Richard Owens.  More...

Happy Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Aaron Paul Busko, who turns 2 years old today, Tuesday, July 2, 2013. His proud parents are Tim Busko and Rebecca Berdar of Huntingdon. More...

School News

HAHS graduate named to spring 2013 dean’s list

A total of 514 Mansfield University students have been named to spring 2013 dean’s list, including Heather Collins of Huntingdon.  To be named to the dean’s list, a student must attend the university full-time and attain at least a 3 More...

Annie's Mailbox

This is inconsiderate and ungracious ANNIE

Dear Annie: I have a lifelong friend who, over the past 10 years, has gotten so steeped in her church that she has become unbearable.  More...

Doctor K

Full recovery from stroke possible

DEAR DOCTOR K: My father just had a lacunar stroke. I’ve never even heard of this. What can you tell me about it?  More...

Special Sections

HCUW names 2013-14 chairs

The United Way of Huntingdon County has named Kevin and Genna Kasun of Huntingdon as new fundraising chairs.  “The Kasuns will help coordinate the 2013-2014 fundraising campaign,” said Kathy Armillei, executive director of the Huntin More...

Census sampling area data

Local households may begin seeing mailings from the U.S. Census Bureau. More...

Merger accomplished; UPMC Altoona formed

As J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital is in negotiations with PinnacleHealth of Harrisburg, another area hospital announced its merger was official Monday.  More...

State  Free Access 

Heavy rainfall causes flooding; boy missing

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Heavy rainfall spurred flooding across the state and was cited as a factor in the disappearance of a boy in a northeast Philadelphia creek and in a landslide west of Pittsburgh.  More...

Ex-US Rep. Gray dies

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. William H. More...

Gas drilling royalty owners oppose new Pa. bill

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Oil and gas royalty owners and an environmental group in Pennsylvania said Monday that legislation awaiting Gov. Tom Corbett’s signature seriously weakens negotiating rights for some landowners.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Firemen host convention parade

75 Years Ago  Two WPA workers were fatally injured when their automobile skidded off wet pavement and crashed into a concrete abutment in Altoona. The dead were identified as Vaughn Thurston and John Ebersole, both of Altoona.  More...

Local Sports

Mount Union romps over Ebensburg 11-1

District 11 9-10 LL:

In the second round of the District 11 Little League Tournament for the 9-10-year-old age group, Mount Union handed Ebensburg its second loss of the tournament 11-1 in four innings at Mount Union Monday evening.  More...

Huntingdon blanked at West Suburban

Huntingdon played its second round game in the 9-10 year-old District 11 all-star tournament at West Suburban Monday. Huntingdon managed only one hit in a game played under a constant rainfall and West Suburban won 10-0 in four innings.  More...

OUTDOOR DIARY

Bird Melodies   More...

Editorial

Op-Ed

Supreme Court prognostication — the verdicts are in

Back on March 27, I wrote an op-ed attempting to guess at how the United States Supreme Court would decide the two gay marriage cases on its docket. More...

Stand for constitutional principles

Our state government wants to stick a probe in the mouths of people who have not been convicted of a crime in order to collect DNA samples, which contain personal biological data.  More...

An endangered species up in arms

As many of you already have intuited, I don’t know everything. Nobody does, I suppose. More...

Chatter Box

Happy Fourth of July

Can you believe the Fourth of July is only two days away? I’m sure many of my faithful readers will be enjoying family gatherings, parties and fireworks displays. More...

Healthy Living

INJURY PREVENTION TIPS FOR SCHOOL-AGED ATHLETES

The dawn of a new school year is an exciting for schoolaged youngsters. More...

ARE EYE ‘FLOATERS’ DANGEROUS?

Dark spots, specks, “webs,” and other shapes that seemingly dance around in a person’s .eld of vision are often referred to as “.oaters.” Such .oaters are typically harmless, but there are instances when they can be indi More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Cancer and a Moon in Taurus.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, July 3, 2013:  More...

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