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Rail-trail trestle work continues

With the final design work over 50 percent complete, the Broad Top Township Supervisors are predicting the start-up of bridge decking work on the old Huntingdon and Broad Top Mountain Railroad trestle near Cypher later this year. More...

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Police Log

DUI   PETERSBURG BORO. — Juniata Valley Regional Police have filed charges against Bradley Kifer, 24, Petersburg, for driving under the influence of alcohol as a result of a traffic stop in Petersburg July 16.  Crashes   More...

James Creek native unearths history of Fort Littleton

For the past four years, archaeologist and James Creek native Dr. Jonathan Burns has focused attention on unearthing the remains of historic Fort Shirley located along Croghan Pike (Route 522) in Shirleysburg Borough.  More...

Annual golf tournament nets $31,000 for J.C. Blair Hospital Foundation

The weather was perfect when 28 teams played for bragging rights and prizes at the J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital Foundation golf tournament at the Huntingdon Country Club July 24. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, Aug. 23   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. in St. John’s Episcopal Church, Huntingdon.  Saturday, Aug. 24   More...

Local Sports

Spikes win 4-3 in 11, alone atop Pinckney

The State College Spikes gave fans a night to remember Thursday as they took their seventh walk-off win of the year thanks to Jimmy Bosco’s gameending single in the 11th to beat the Williamsport Crosscutters 4-3 at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park. More...

Late Curve rally falls short of Squirrels

Altoona made a valiant comeback attempt in the ninth, scoring four times and putting the tying run on, but it wasn’t enough to overcome a six-run deficit in an eventual 9-7 loss to Richmond at The Diamond.  More...

High School Golf:

Trojans open with two wins

The Mount Union golf team got through opening match jitters Thursday afternoon and picked up a pair of wins at the Mount Union ALCC.  The Trojans had three players break 90 and finished with a total of 363 for the day. More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

LOK WHO’S 3! Happy birthday wishes go out to Sadie Michelle Campbell who turns 3 years old today, Friday, Aug. 23, 2013. More...

Auxiliary to host tea and tour

The Auxiliary to J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital will host a tea and tour of the hospital from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, in the lobby of the hospital to celebrate the auxiliary’s 100th anniversary and its many contributions to the hospital. More...

Gump family holds reunion

Members of the family of Sim and Flora (McCall) Gump met for their 33rd reunion Aug. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

More mileage for the money

Dear Readers: Saving money is on everyone’s mind these days. Here are some hints to improve GAS MILEAGE: • Have your car tuned up on a regular basis. Fix any major problems as soon as possible. According to the U.S. More...

Special Sections

New provisions impact bridges

The saga that has become Pennsylvania’s struggling transportation infrastructure continued Wednesday when PennDOT Secretary Barry Schoch authorized his department to increase weight restrictions to a total of over 1,000 structurally deficient b More...

Newton Hamilton camp is opportunity for independence

As vans were loaded with luggage, campers exchanged phone numbers, addresses and farewells, before returning home after a week spent enjoying the great outdoors. More...

First Leone scholar begins classes

When Kahlil Fortson of Mount Union begins his college career at Penn State University this year, he is taking part in community history as the first recipient of the Leone Family Scholarship. More...

Obituaries

State  Free Access 

Obama brings college message to state

HARRISBURG (AP) — President Barack Obama will visit Pennsylvania for the first time in more than a year as he brings his plan for college affordability to Scranton, a city that’s friendly to the Democrat.  The Friday evening visit to More...

Court targets private legal work by staff

HARRISBURG (AP) — The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has barred state appellate court staff members from performing private legal work for compensation amid reports of a federal investigation into legal fees paid to the wife of Supreme Court Justic More...

Male freshmen arrive at central Pa. college

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. More...

World  Free Access 

Departing FBI chief worries about airborne terror

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nature of terrorism has changed in Robert Mueller’s dozen years as FBI director, but his concerns for the future are much the same as when terrorists struck on Sept. More...

US divided over Mideast violence

WASHINGTON (AP) — Persistent violence in Syria and Egypt has sharply divided senior advisers in the Obama administration over a moral dilemma: How far should the U.S. More...

Dollywood to build resort, add shows and rides

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — To see the future of Dollywood, you need to borrow the vision of its chief imaginer, Dolly Parton.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Cards top Braves; Bucs romp

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Joe Kelly pitched six effective innings, Matt Holliday broke out of a slump with two doubles and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Atlanta Braves 6-2 on Thursday night.  David Freese drove in two runs as St. More...

Little League World Series:

Mexico eliminates Panama 4-2

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. More...

Yankees down Jays for 10th straight win

NEW YORK (AP) — Andy Pettitte pitched six effective innings, Curtis Granderson homered, and the New York Yankees beat Toronto 5-3 on Thursday after a 31/2-hour rain delay for their 10th straight victory against the Blue Jays.  More...

School News

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Alexandria man awarded agricultural education scholarship

Caleb Wright of Alexandria, an agricultural education major at The Pennsylvania State University, has been selected for the Upper Division Agricultural Education Scholarship from the National Association of Agricultural Educators.  He is a gradu More...

Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher

No more lost buttons  I put a drop of super glue on the center of the buttons on my shirts to keep the thread from coming unraveled. It works great!   Cleaner baseball caps  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Please be the bigger person

Dear Annie: My husband and I have been married for 20 years. He has four children with his ex-wife, who lives nearby. The divorce was not pleasant, and my husband still has a lot of resentment. Neither of us is comfortable around the ex.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Virgo and a Moon in Aries all day.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013:  More...

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