August 29, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Conflict in Syria disquieting

As the evening news fills with stories highlighting the escalating violence in Syria, some may struggle to understand the country and what’s going on and if they should be concerned about the movement of American troops into the country.  More...

Local News

Guest artist to visit Folk Gathering

The Huntingdon County Arts Council will hold its 10th anniversary Folk Gathering at Greenwood Furnace State Park Friday, Sept. 6, through Sunday, Sept. 8. More...

Police Log

Summary of incidents   More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

St. Catherine’s Church celebrates 75 years

75 Years Ago  James B. More...

Local Sports

Huntingdon

This Week’s Game: Mount Union (0-0) at Huntingdon (0-0), 7 p.m.  More...

Mount Union

This Week’s Game: Mount Union (0-0) at Huntingdon (0-0), 7 p.m.  More...

Tussey Mountain

This Week’s Game: Tussey Mountain (0-0) at Everett (0-0), 7 p.m.  More...

Editorial

Don’t embarrass authority

Tell us stuff  We need to know,  And soon it’s off  To jail you’ll go.  Don’t get fooled by terms like “classified secrets” or “aiding the enemy.” They just cover up the darker sides of ou More...

Paying for poor performance

On Wall Street, they’re giving Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer the bum’s rush.  Ballmer has just announced he’ll soon retire. After his announcement, Microsoft’s shares shot up 7 percent. More...

Op-Ed

The men’s club

Most people would probably guess that the upper echelon of corporate America is an exclusive, virtually males-only club. And they’d be right. A new Institute for Policy Studies report shows just how exclusive this club is.  More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Preserve fresh foods safely

Whether you picked a basket of tomatoes from your own garden or purchased a peck of cucumbers from your favorite farm stand, you can continue to enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables throughout the year by properly preserving them.  More...

County conservation board looking for members

Concerned about the water quality and other natural resources in Huntingdon County? Make a difference by serving as a director or associate director for the Huntingdon County Conservation District.  More...

Enter ‘Show Your Pride’ photo contest now

Mid-Atlantic dairy farmers are encouraged to capture their passion and creativity in a photo for a chance to win a visit from a National Football League (NFL®) player to their dairy farm. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Please keep listening and talking ANNIE

Dear Annie: I come from an extended family that is mostly successful. However, one of my cousins was born mentally and physically handicapped, and the family story is that her parents have incompatible blood types.  More...

Doctor K

Moderate alcohol use is safe

DEAR DOCTOR K: My husband recently had a mild heart attack. He’s never been much of a drinker, but now he wants to have wine with dinner every night because he’s heard that it’s good for the heart. What do you think?  More...

NASCAR

HOT TOPICS: 3 ISSUES GENERATING A BUZZ

GR EAT STOCK CAR?

Carl Edwards gushed about his No. 99 Ford in the garage area at Bristol. “I’ve just got to thank all the guys,” Edwards said. “That’s the most fun I’ve had in a race car in a long time.”  More...

BRISTOL REWIND

Kurt Busch talks hub and studs

Kurt Busch is battling 10 other drivers for the privilege to run for Chase title honors. He started on the pole at Bristol Motor Speedway, but finished 31st because of an odd equipment failure. More...

FEUD OF THE WEEK

David Stremme vs. Juan Pablo Montoya: Montoya got into Stremme, then Stremme retaliated a bit later during the Bristol battle. Neither driver had a comment. More...

Projects escalate due to wage law

The discussion about the state’s prevailing wage law is ongoing following recent House of Representatives Labor and Industry Committee hearings, but for Huntingdon County’s government, business and education leaders, the topic has been on More...

County contracts approved

The Huntingdon County Commissioners reviewed two budgets and approved one contract agreement during their weekly meeting Tuesday.  The first budget reviewed was for the Medical Assistance TransportationProgram(MATP). More...

Business owners make moves to maintain Huntingdon commerce

Though there have been some location changes for a few Huntingdon area businesses recently, their goal of growing and expanding while remaining in the Huntingdon community remains as strong as ever.  More...

Obituaries

World  Free Access 

Congress seeks answers from Obama on Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wary of another war, congressional Republicans and Democrats pressed President Barack Obama to explain why the U.S. More...

Eight years after Katrina, New Orleans rebounds

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Eight years after Hurricane Katrina, the Ferris wheel at the former Six Flags amusement park in New Orleans sits idle. More...

Inside Washington

Agencies at odds over probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government is fighting with itself over a massive fire at a Chevron refinery in California that sent 15,000 people to hospitals with respiratory ailments.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, Aug. 29   Soup Kitchen p The Huntingdon Presbyterian Church Soup Kitchen will be open from 6-7 p.m. Service is free of charge. For more informatioxn, call 643- 1302.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Venus elimated in third-set tiebreaker

NEW YORK (AP) — After her latest early Grand Slam exit, Venus Williams was asked what the future holds for her at the U.S. More...

Mattingly pulls Puig; Dodgers top Cubs 4-0

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dodgers rookie Yasiel Puig was pulled by manager Don Mattingly after four innings following a pair of early episodes, and Los Angeles beat the Chicago Cubs 4-0 Wednesday.  Puig didn’t slide into second base to try More...

Carp drives in game winner

BOSTON (AP) — Pinch hitter Mike Carp’s bloop single to left in the eighth dropped just beyond the glove of Baltimore third baseman Manny Machado, scoring Jarrod Saltalamacchia from second with the tiebreaking run and lifting the Boston Re More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Anniversary

Huntingdon couple marks 65th wedding anniversary

Happy anniversary wishes go out to Gail and Maybelle (Henney) Guyton of 11532 Standing Stone Road, Huntingdon, who celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary today, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013.  More...

Fostering healthy eating habits in children

If kids had their way, pizza, chicken fingers and french fries would make up a significant portion of their diets. More...

Happy Birthday

LOK WHO’S 3! Happy birthday wishes go out to Douglas Blair McKim, who turns 3 years old today, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013. His proud parents are Darin and Jenna McKim of Huntingdon. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Virgo and a Moon in Gemini if born before 4:33 a.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Cancer.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, Aug. 30, 2013:  More...

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