August 28, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

BT Authority saves money

Broad Top City Water Authority officials agreed Tuesday evening to purchase 10 antennas for its water logging devices at a total cost of $450.  More...

Business manager job opens at MU district

The Mount Union Area School District is seeking a finance manager as current business administrator Autumn Fiscus prepares for a new position in Tyrone.  The Mount Union school board accepted Fiscus’ resignation with regret during its mont More...

Local News

Area brief

Rockhill council members address noise complaints   More...

HCBI committees and partners report

Following a special presentation from Debbi Prosser, director of business development at Southern Alleghenies Planning and Development Commission, business at the Huntingdon County Business and Industry meeting commenced with committee reports.  More...

BTC Borough files civil complaint

Broad Top City Borough Council agreed Monday evening to pursue the filing of a civil complaint against a South Broad Street resident for violating several of the borough’s ordinances and for excessive noise around his property.  More...

General News

JC hosts performance based on US World War II policy

After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, President Franklin Roosevelt signed an executive order to begin an internment program placing Japanese- Americans in internment camps, resulting in the loss of businesses, family breakups and suspension of their civ More...

News of Yesteryear

Saxton firefighters erecting new building

75 Years Ago  A “ladies night” in honor of the ladies was the situation at the Mount Union Rotary Club when the Rotarians and Rotary-Anna enjoyed a delightful time at the American Legion Country Club. The speaker was John H. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Aug. 28   Adult Education p Adult education classes will be held at the Huntingdon County CareerLink, 54 Pennsylvania Ave., Smithfield, Huntingdon, from 1-4 p.m. Call 641-6408, ext. 101 for more information.  More...

Around The Broad Top

Reminders of King Coal can be found in state

Part 1 For nearly two centuries, Pennsylvania was one of the most productive states in the union known for its long history of coal mining. King Coal More...

Local Sports

Senators pull away to down Curve 6-3

A mammoth two-run homer by Gregory Polanco was not enough offense for the Curve in a 6-3 loss to the Harrisburg Senators Tuesday night at Metro Bank Park. More...

Spikes rebound to win 5-3 in 11 innings

The State College Spikes battled the Williamsport Crosscutters into extra innings and a three-run surge by the Spikes in the 11th was enough to give them a 5-3 win Tuesday night at Historic Bowman Field.  More...

Cross Country Preview:

Valley girls experienced, boys have good numbers

As veteran Dolores Gahagan prepares to start her 29th year as cross country coach at Juniata Valley, she face somewhat unfamiliar circumstances.  More...

People/Pastimes

Woman named ‘Rising Star’

Jennifer Fleming, Esquire, has been named a Rising Star in the 2013 New Jersey Super Lawyers.  She is daughter of David and Karen Smoker-Fleming of Allentown and formerly of Huntingdon. More...

Happy Birthday

GIME 5! Happy birthday wishes go out to Laken Michael Cook who turns 5 years old today, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013. His proud parents are Christopher and Tracey Cook of Alexandria. More...

Bountiful Blessings marks five years

Bountiful Blessings has much to celebrate this year as it marks its fifth year serving need-based families in the Calvin, Cassville and Trough Creek areas.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Consider short-term counseling for PTSD ANNIE

Dear Annie: Earlier this year, I was caught up in a liability issue with my high school track coach. I had a knee injury and was being treated by a sports chiropractor, with the full approval of the superintendent of the school district.  More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Food stains go Dutch

Dear Heloise: I have an expensive DUTCH OVEN (enamel over cast iron, I think), and I have been unable to clean the food stains inside. Please help. — Marilyn W., via email  More...

Special Sections

Voter registrar resigns position

Huntingdon County elections coordinator and deputy chief clerk Lori Sheffield had her resignation officially approved by the Huntingdon County Commissioners at their weekly meeting Tuesday.  In addition to accepting her resignation, the commissi More...

County’s jobless rates stable

Despite drastic movements in the county unemployment rate in April and June, the July unemployment rate hit a surprise plateau, especially given the usual volatility of the labor market.  More...

DUI crack down continues over Labor Day

Law enforcement officers across the county, state and country will continue to crackdown on drunk driving this week before the last summer holiday as part of the National DUI Crackdown, “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign. More...

Obituaries

State  Free Access 

Girl starts new chapter after lung transplants

NEWTOWN SQUARE (AP) — After six months in a hospital and two lung transplants, an 11-year-old suburban Philadelphia girl returned home to face challenges new and old.  Sarah Murnaghan will endure physical therapy, weekly hospital check-ups More...

Consol unveils plans for gas drilling at airport

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Consol Energy on Tuesday released details of its plan to drill for natural gas at the Pittsburgh International Airport, a deal officials hope will yield hundreds of millions of dollars in royalties.  More...

World  Free Access 

More than 300 sites ring bells for MLK speech

WASHINGTON (AP) — The final refrain of Martin Luther King Jr.’s most famous speech will echo around the world as bells from churches, schools and historical monuments “let freedom ring” in celebration of a powerful moment in c More...

More schools banning junk food

ATLANTA (AP) — There’s been a big shift in how many school districts take money from soda companies and ban junk food from vending machines, health officials say.  A government survey found 44 percent of school districts banned junk More...

Business News

Heeters Heating and Air Conditioning now under new ownership

After 53 years in the heating business, whether it was working for his father or running the show himself, Dennis Heeter has decided to call it a day.  More...

Real Estate Transfers

Aug. 12, 2013  Fannie Mae, Federal National Mortgage Association, Phelan Hallinan and Schmieg LLP and Phelan Hallinan LLP, grantors, to David L. Cherry and Janet L. Cherry, property in Warriors Mark Township, $66,000.  More...

Fairfield staff hosts governor

The Huntingdon Raystown Lake Fairfield Inn & Suites welcomed Gov. Tom Corbett and his team as overnight guests Aug. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Wood out-pitches Kershaw

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Travis Wood outpitched Clayton Kershaw in a matchup of All- Star lefties, and Dioner Navarro and Starlin Castro had run-scoring singles to help the Chicago Cubs beat the Dodgers 3-2 Tuesday night, snapping an eightgame skid a More...

Victorino drives in seven for Sox

BOSTON (AP) — Shane Victorino homered twice and drove in a career-high seven runs to lead the Boston Red Sox to a 13-2 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday night.  Felix Doubront pitched 6 2-3 innings of four-hit ball for AL East- More...

O’Brien and staff still mulling QB decision

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — Coach Bill O’Brien didn’t need to be asked the question. More...

School News

Huntingdon man completes studies at Texas A&M

Michael Tkach recently graduated from Texas A&M University with a bachelor of arts degree in history and a minor in military studies.  He was named as a distinguished ROTC graduate and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the field art More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Virgo and a Moon in Gemini all day.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013:  More...

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