July 10, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Circus comes to town

Sumer Musselman, 7, and Amber Miller, 10, both of Hopewell, took a ride on the back of “Lawrence of Arabia” Tuesday evening during the Lewis and Clark Circus that was at the Six Mile Run More...

County OKs grant applications

At their Tuesday meeting, the Huntingdon County Commissioners approved a resolution supporting Huntingdon House. More...

Jobs

Local News

Huntingdon Borough working on plans for storm run-off

Cold Springs Road residents who spoke at a Huntingdon Borough Council meeting a month ago heard some encouraging news during council’s maintenance committee meeting Tuesday afternoon.  More...

Police Log

Summary of incidents   More...

Area briefs

Little Miss Princess pageant moved indoors   More...

World  Free Access 

Role of aircraft automation eyed in air crash

WASHINGTON (AP) — The crash landing of a South Korean airliner in San Francisco has revived concerns that airline pilots get so little opportunity these days to fly without the aid of sophisticated automation that their stick-and-rudder skills More...

Fixing up seniors’ homes to help them age in place

BALTIMORE (AP) — Alberta Hough struggles to feed herself a snack, her arms shaking badly from Parkinson’s disease. Days earlier, the 84-yearold fell while eating, sliding off her kitchen chair.  More...

A break for smokers? Glitch may limit penalties

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some smokers trying to get coverage next year under President Barack Obama’s health care law may get a break from tobacco-use penalties that could have made their premiums unaffordable.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, July 10   Alexandria Legion p American Legion William P. Spyker Post No. 520 of Alexandria will meet at 7 p.m. at the legion home.  More...

Local Sports

Area Five Teener

Huntingdon 13-14 drops 5-4 decision at State College

Huntingdon continued the 13-14 year-old Area 5 teener league all-star tournament at State College Tuesday. Huntingdon played a close game but a lack of clutch hitting resulted in a tough 5-4 loss.  More...

Mount Union drops 9-8 tilt to Ebensburg

District 11 LL:

It took seven innings to settle the battle for the District 11 Little League 10-11 title in the twoteam double elimination tournament with Ebensburg sweeping Mount Union in a 9-8 win at the Municipal Park in Mount Union on Tuesday evening.  More...

The Three Springs Rangers were undefeated during the 2013 baseball season

The Three Springs Rangers were undefeated during the 2013 baseball season. More...

People/Pastimes

Make long-term care plans before they are needed

The best time to make decisions regarding long-term care is well before it’s needed. An unexpected illness or injury may force you or a loved one into making hasty decisions.  More...

Ulsh descendants hold reunion

The 66th annual Ulsh reunion was held July 4, at Sideling Hill State Park, Fulton County.  The Ulsh reunion is held each year in remembrance of Cyrus Harden and Laura (Nerhood) Ulsh, former residents of Orbisonia. Mr. and Mrs. More...

Kern/Shoemaker family gathers

The annual Kern/Shoemaker family reunion was held June 30, at the Stone Creek Valley Lions Barn, located on Cold Springs Road, Huntingdon.  Lunch began following the blessing, and after the meal was shared, the traditional game of dirty bingo w More...

Annie's Mailbox

Please let dad make his own decision

Dear Annie: My parents bought a house 15 years ago. When Mom died seven years later, Dad decided to refinance and take Mom’s name off the deed. The bank needed a co-signer, so my sister and I agreed to be the co-borrowers.  More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Prepared for a dry answer

Dear Heloise: What is the difference between DRY AND PREPARED MUSTARDS? — M.K. in New Mexico  Good question! More...

Superior Court reverses verdict

The Superior Court has overturned the conviction of a Huntingdon man in a “bath salts” shooting case and ordered a new trial.  More...

Penn Twp. seeks tax payment

During their monthly meeting Tuesday, the Penn Township supervisors decided to send a letter to the Department of the Army asking it to honor the township’s amusement tax ordinance during the Dirt Fest event. More...

Rains cause worry for crops

The recent rains in the county may make some residents wonder if the rain may be too much of a good thing from Mother Nature. According to the Penn State Agricultural Extension, it depends on the type of crop and the location. More...

Obituaries

State  Free Access 

Pa. law banning gay marriage faces court challenge

HARRISBURG (AP) — Civil rights lawyers filed the first known legal challenge Tuesday on behalf of 23 men, women and children seeking to overturn a 17-year-old state law effectively banning same-sex marriage in Pennsylvania, the only northeaster More...

Court hearing set for PSU ex-administrators

HARRISBURG (AP) — A long-delayed preliminary hearing for three former Penn State administrators accused of a criminal cover-up of sex abuse complaints about ex-assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky has been scheduled for later this month.&nbs More...

Carl Roe to retire as head of Pa. Game Commission

HARRISBURG (AP) — The man who has served as executive director of the Pennsylvania Game commission for about eight years announced Tuesday he plans to retire in January.  Carl G. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

No West Nile virus detected in county

75 Years Ago  Stocks declined one to three points in moderately active turnover. The list steadied and some of the leaders came back fractionally.  More...

Business News

Kish vice president joins 40-Year Club

Ann Guss, vice president and residential lender at Kish Bank, was inducted into the 40-Year Club at the Pennsylvania Bankers Association (PBA) Group 5 meeting held recently in Harrisburg. More...

Travel specialist now serving Kish clients in Huntingdon

Jolene Byler, travel specialist with Kish Travel, has assumed responsibility for Kish Travel’s office at the Kish Bank Financial Center, 9471 William Penn Highway, Huntingdon. D. More...

Real Estate Transfers

June 17, 2013  Melissa Z. Thomas and Paul R. Thomas, grantors, to Jared W. Adams, property in Warriors Mark Township, $117,500.  Allan W. Oakes and Susan D. Oakes, grantors, to Heidi A. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Hamels sharp as Phillies top Nationals

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Cole Hamels threw eight sharp innings, Michael Young hit a two-run double and Philadelphia beat Washington 4-2 for its third straight win.  Hamels (4-11) allowed one run and six hits to win consecutive starts for the fi More...

INTERLEAGUE———

Cubs 7, Angels 2   CHICAGO (AP) — Alfonso Soriano hit two of the Cubs’ season high five home runs and Travis Wood earned his first win in nearly six weeks in a victory over Los Angeles.  Anthony Rizzo, Starlin Castro and Darwin More...

Athletics squeeze past Pirates 2-1, again

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Dan Straily knew before he went to work on Tuesday night his next start wouldn’t be in the majors. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Cancer and a Moon in Leo if born before 3:12 p.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Virgo.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, July 11, 2013:  More...

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