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Pilot program generated for online education grants

The Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) has created a pilot program offering financial aid for students participating in distance learning programs.  Locally, Pennsylvania Highlands Community College, that has a branch campus More...

Philanthropic group marks a year of giving

A local group, 100(+) Women Who Care, is marking one year of reaching out and making a big difference in Huntingdon County.  “We met initially July 25, 2012, at the Inn at Edgewater Acres, Alexandria,” said member Peg Krolak. More...

Local News

Juniata College makes honor roll in ‘Great Colleges to Work’ Survey

Juniata College, which employs more than 400 people, was named as one of 42 fouryear and two-year colleges and universities nationwide to merit placement on the honor roll in the Chronicle of Higher Education 2013 “Great Colleges to Work For&rd More...

Saxton Community Library

We would like to thank all of the children who attended our summer reading program this year and also the parents and grandparents who brought the children to the program. More...

Visitor Wake-Up Reception to feature cartographer, outfitter and helicopter

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Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Saturday, July 27   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, July 28   More...

Local Sports

Mount Union gets split with Huntingdon

The 15-16 year-old Area 5 VFW Teener League All-Star Tournament wrapped up with a doubleheader between Mount Union and Huntingdon Friday. In the completion of a suspended game Huntingdon finished off an 11-3 win. More...

Hoss’s pounds Bafia Builders 18-4

The Huntingdon City Baseball League playoffs got under way Friday night with top-ranked Hoss’s pounding out 18 hits on the way to an 18-4 victory over fourth-seeded Bafia Builders. More...

Dickerson drives in 8, Curve win 13-6

Alex Dickerson drove in eight of Altoona’s 13 runs to tie a franchise record Friday night in a 13-6 drubbing of the New Hampshire Fisher Cats. More...

People/Pastimes

Licensed to Wed

Randy Lee Billett Sr., 5355 Sunny Glen, Spruce Creek, and Colleen Gay Collyer, also of Spruce Creek.  Seth Tylor Brenneman, 830 Mount Vernon Ave., Huntingdon, Ariel Ohiyesa Gratta, also of Huntingdon.  Matthew Ernest Frew, 704 Fifth St., Hu More...

Happy Birthday

  HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Mikhail Evgenievich Krayushkin who turns 9 years old today, Saturday, July 27, 2013. “Misha” is the pride and joy of Evgeny Krayushkin and Missy and Eric Dolan. More...

Punch-Barben

Rachael Marie Barben and Ralphaell Marcellos Roberto Punch, both of Mount Union, were united in marriage Saturday, June 29, 2013, during an outdoor wedding at the home of the bride’s grandparents, Rodney and Beverly Barben of Newton Hamilton. More...

Annie's Mailbox

You are not required to discuss financial situation

Dear Annie: I visit my family every summer and help my aging mother with her huge yard. About a decade ago, she and my stepdad bought a house for me. More...

Doctor K

Enlarged hernia should be surgically repaired

DEAR DOCTOR K: I have an inguinal hernia. Do I need to have it repaired? If so, what will the procedure involve? More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Leo and a Moon in Taurus if born after 2:43 p.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon is in Aries.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, July 29, 2013:  More...

Additional funds coming to AAA

The Huntingdon, Bedford and Fulton Area Agency on Aging (AAA) received some welcome news this week informing the tricounty AAA that it will see an additional $200,000 in state funding for 2013-14. More...

A financial advantage

Community colleges offer reprieve for local students

One of the surest and most widely touted advantages to attending a local business or community college is the cost. More...

DOC reports inmate population decreasing

It is no secret there have been overcrowding issues with state correctional institutions across the state. More...

World  Free Access 

Ohio kidnapper pleads guilty

CLEVELAND (AP) — A man accused of imprisoning three women in his home and subjecting them to rapes and beatings for a decade avoided the death penalty Friday, pleading guilty in a deal that will keep him in prison for life.  “The cap More...

Court rejects Pa. firm’s health care law challenge

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal appeals court ruled Friday against the Mennonite owners of a central Pennsylvania furniture manufacturing company who claimed new health insurance requirements that they pay for employees’ contraceptive servi More...

General News

Team examining Gulf shipwreck finds two other wrecks

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — Marine archaeologists made a thrilling discovery this week while examining a well-preserved shipwreck deep in the Gulf of Mexico — two other sunken vessels that likely went down with it during an early 19th century More...

Tulsa may rename landmarks that honor Klan member

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — When Wyatt Tate Brady arrived here in 1890, Tulsa was just a spit of a town — an untidy tangle of dirt streets and a handful of tents occupied by white men seeking their fortune in uncharted Indian lands.  More...

Feds: Halliburton agrees to plead guilty in oil spill

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Halliburton Energy Services has agreed to plead guilty to destroying evidence in connection with the 2010 Gulf oil spill, the Department of Justice said Thursday.  Federal officials said in a news release that a criminal More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Alvarez shuts out Pirates 2-0

MIAMI (AP) — Henderson Alvarez earned his first National League victory, Giancarlo Stanton hit his 12th homer, and the Miami Marlins managed another low-scoring victory, beating the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-0 on Friday night.  The Marlins are More...

Jones homers twice in Baltimore’s 6-0 win

BALTIMORE (AP) — Chris Tillman pitched seven innings of two-hit ball, Adam Jones homered twice and the Baltimore Orioles defeated the Boston Red Sox 6-0 Friday night to end a three-game skid.  More...

Steelers happy to be in camp

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Maurkice Pouncey is eager to talk about something other than his questionable choices in headwear.  Like his job, mostly.  More...

Religion News

Rebel pope urges Catholics to shake up dioceses

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Pope Francis showed his rebel side Thursday, urging young Catholics to shake up the church and make a “mess” in their dioceses by going out into the streets to spread the faith. More...

Most loving intimacy linked to marriage and worship

WASHINGTON — An advocate for traditional marriage says young people need to know that real happiness won’t be found in the hook-up culture.  Patrick Fagan, director of the Marriage and Religion Research Institute, says surveys have f More...

SD Lutheran church celebrating 150th anniversary

ELK POINT, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota church that bills itself as the first Norwegian Lutheran Church in the Dakota Territory is celebrating its 150th anniversary.  More...

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