September 19, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

COG members discuss insurance

Members of the Huntingdon County Council of Governments (COG) plan to speak with different insurance brokers from throughout the county in the coming months to discuss having municipalities fall under one umbrella of coverage. More...

Shirleysburg celebrates harvest with festival

Over the course of three days, the Shirleysburg community will plunge back in time to celebrate the arrival of fall and wax nostalgic on the good ol’ days in small town, rural Pennsylvania as residents come together for the Apple Butter Festiva More...

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Local News

Area briefs

Twin Creeks Ambulance to hold open house   WEST TWP. — Twin Creeks Community Volunteer Ambulance Service will host an open house from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, at the station located at 4814 Shavers Creek Road near Mooresville. More...

Vehicle crashes

The driver of a 1995 Ford Ranger suffered minor injuries when his vehicle rolled over for unknown reasons on the 1500 block of Moore Street just before 7 a.m. today. More...

Truck on fire

Firefighters from the Robertsdale, Wood & Broad Top (RW&BT) Volunteer Fire Co. responded to a call Wednesday evening shortly before 10 p.m. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Elementary PTA to hear special report

75 Years Ago Eleven of 600 applications from school districts eager to construct new buildings under Pennsylvania’s $75,000,000 school building program More...

Local Sports

Tussey Mountain

This Week’s Game: Tussey Mountain (2-1) at Southern Huntingdon (0-3), 7 p.m.  Last Week’s Game: A 34-point second quarter and 366 yards rushing on the night led the Titans to a 56-26 victory over Moshannon Valley. More...

Southern Huntingdon

This Week’s Game: Tussey Mountain (2-1) at Southern Huntingdon (0-3), 7 p.m.  Last Week’s Game: Mount Union capitalized on early turnovers by Southern Huntingdon and went on to a 45-6 victory. More...

Juniata Valley

This Week’s Game: Bellwood Antis (2-1) at Juniata Valley (2-1), 7 p.m.  Last Week: Fullback Jesse Claar rushed for 117 yards and scored three touchdowns and quarterback Caleb Taylor passed for 167 yards and two scores in a 38-6 home win ov More...

People/Pastimes

Bricktown Seniors hold September meeting

Huntingdon County United Way executive director Kathy Armillei was the featured speaker at the September meeting of the Bricktown Senior Center in Mount Union. More...

Happy Birthday

HAPY BIRTHDAY WISHES go out to Emily Dysard who turns 8 years old today, Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013. Her proud parents are Percy W. and Marcie Dysard of Huntingdon. Emily is the granddaughter of Percy A. More...

Happy Birthday

TURNING 1 IS SO MUCH FUN! Happy birthday wishes go out to Stella Kaitlin Beaver who turns 1 year old today, Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013. Her proud parents are Aaron and Megan Beaver of James Creek. More...

Doctor K

Red meat consumption increases risk of diabetes

DEAR DOCTOR K: My wife has read that eating red meat increases the risk of diabetes. More...

Special Sections

Court upholds county decision

On Tuesday, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court upheld Act 4 of 2013, officially giving counties the authority to eliminate the elected jury commissioner position from their ranks.  More...

Medicaid proposal could aid residents

After months of saying he wouldn’t sign on to the Medicaid expansion, Gov. More...

Reports of first frost point to fall’s arrival

As the end of the growing season and fall approaches, Huntingdon County residents have reported the first frost of the season.  Elyse Colbert, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in State College, said the time is right.  &ldquo More...

State  Free Access 

Toddler drowning suspect searched topic on web

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A West Virginia woman on trial for allegedly drowning her 2-yearold son in a suburban Pittsburgh hotel bathtub performed several web searches in the days before the incident that pertained to child drowning and the Casey Antho More...

State unveils new grading system for schools

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Education officials unveiled a new grading system for Pennsylvania’s public schools on Wednesday that they described as a tool for parents, administrators and the public to monitor and improve student achievement.  More...

Penn State fencers speak out on behalf of their coach

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — Ten members of Penn State’s fencing team stepped up Wednesday to defend their ex-coach, who was fired last month for violating a policy designed to protect employees who report wrongful conduct.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, Sept. 19   Soup Kitchen p The Huntingdon Presbyterian Church Soup Kitchen will be open from 6-7 p.m. Service is free of charge. For more information, call 643-1302.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Steeler offense is looking for spark

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Unlike most of his teammates in the Pittsburgh Steelers locker room, wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery knows what rock bottom looks like.  This ain’t it.  If any of the other Steelers want to know what true despa More...

Rays move into top spot in AL Wild Card

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. More...

Hackenberg dealing with school and success

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — His college career has spanned all of three weeks, yet Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg seems to be succeeding at contrasting goals.  More...

Editorial

How They Voted

Congressional votes for the week of Sept. 13

Key votes ahead  This week, the House will debate cuts in food stamp spending and stopgap funding of the government beyond Oct. 1. The Senate will resume debate on a bill to increase energy efficiency throughout the U.S. More...

Op-Ed

Operation secret loopholes

The federal budget expresses our nation’s values and priorities in numbers. It’s a blueprint for how our elected officials plan to make money and how they plan to spend it.  More...

Raise the sub-minimum wage

As the fast food workers’ minimum wage campaign gains momentum, another group of workers is expanding the fight to address one of the least-known economic outrages.  You may not realize it, but the measly $7.25 an hour McDonald’s an More...

Farm-Home-Garden

SHCHS student selected for National FFA Chorus

Katie Anderson, a member of the Southern Huntingdon County FFA Chapter in Three Springs will be on stage and in the spotlight Oct. 30 through Nov. 2 during the 2013 National FFA Convention & Expo in Louisville, Ken.  More...

Disease reducing invasive multiflora rose

Multiflora rose is one of the best — or worst — and most visible, examples of an invasive plant thriving in Pennsylvania’s landscape. More...

Collect your own seeds for next year’s planting

September finds me saving seeds of some of this year’s best sweet peppers and most colorful flowers to plant in next year’s garden.  Why?  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Discuss the situation with boyfriend calmly ANNIE

Dear Annie: I’m dating a divorced man with five children, two of whom still live with their parents in a sharedcustody arrangement. The divorce was very bitter, and she put him into bankruptcy. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Virgo and a Moon in Aries all day.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, Sept. 20, 2013:  More...

NASCAR

HOT TOPICS: 3 ISSUES GENERATING A BUZZ

Joey Stumbles

Joey Logano, driver of the No. More...

CHICAGO REWIND

Brian France tackles questions about integrity, credibility

NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France was peppered with questions all weekend about the sport’s credibility, integrity and character. Here is some of the give-and-take from Chicagoland Speedway. More...

QUESTIONS & ATTITUDE

Compelling questions ... and maybe a few actual answers

Any chance of calm this week?   More...

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