September 20, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

HCBI loan to help rural businesses

Huntingdon County Business and Industry (HCBI) now has another tool to help new and established businesses in the area. The agency was recently approved for a $300,000 loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).  More...

UGI to create jobs across region

While it may be some time before it reaches Huntingdon, natural gas provider UGI Inc. announced Thursday it will create up to 100 jobs as part of its ongoing construction projects.  More...

Local News

A ‘Giant’ donation

Giant grocery store manager Ray Vogt, right, and store associate Sandy Garner, center, recently made a donation of teddy bears to J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon. More...

Storage building destroyed

A stray spark from an open outdoor wood burner is believed to be the cause of a fire that destroyed a storage building at the Ivan Lapp property on Judges Lane in Morris Township Tuesday afternoon, a More...

Area briefs

Community Day set in McConnellstown   MCCONNELLSTOWN — The second annual Community Day at the Woodcock Valley Park in McConnellstown will be held from 12:30 to 3:30 Sunday, Oct. 6, rain or shine.  More...

World  Free Access 

House and Senate face deep divide over food stamps

WASHINGTON (AP) — Farm-state lawmakers hoping for passage of a farm bill by the end of the year will have to bridge a deep divide between the House and the Senate over the role of the government in helping the nation’s poor.  More...

Here’s the truth: The government doesn’t shut down

WASHINGTON (AP) — Here’s the truth about a government “shutdown.” The government doesn’t shut down.  So the world won’t end if a dysfunctional Washington can’t find a way to pass a funding bill before th More...

Census: No sign of economic rebound for many in US

WASHINGTON (AP) — Even as the economy shows signs of improvement and poverty levels off, new U.S. census data suggests the gains are halting and uneven. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Sparks’ Parker wins another MVP award

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Sparks forward Candace Parker won the WNBA MVP on Thursday, making her the fifth player in league history to receive the award twice.  Parker accepted the trophy from league president Laurel Richie before the More...

Mayweather fight richest

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s dominating win over Canelo Alvarez was the richest fight ever, a boxoffice smash at the arena TV.  More...

Chiefs beat Eagles 26-16

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The look was strange: Andy Reid in all red on the visitors’ sideline.  The result was similar to what he gave Philadelphia in his 14 years in charge of the Eagles.  More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

A sidecar of hints

Dear Heloise: I’m the proud new owner of a URAL PATROL SIDECAR RIG. I know you have had a Ural motorcycle for some time, and I wanted to know if you had any hints for me. More...

Special Sections

Murder victim’s DNA confirmed

It has been nearly four months since law enforcement agencies from Blair and Huntingdon counties, along with state police, combed a Warriors Mark Township property and discovered what they believed to be the remains of Sherry Leighty, an Altoona woma More...

County planners vote down launch

The Huntingdon County Planning Commission voted to not recommend funding for two canoe and kayak launches, one in Huntingdon Borough and another in Porter Township, twice in two separate votes during its monthly meeting Thursday.  More...

Fire and EMS grants available

Local fire companies and volunteer ambulance services across Huntingdon County may be eligible to receive grant money, if they apply.  Keith Black, from the office of state Rep. More...

Obituaries

State  Free Access 

Town plans to fire foul-mouthed police chief

GILBERTON (AP) — A small-town Pennsylvania police chief’s profanity-laced Internet tirades about the Second Amendment and liberals have earned him a measure of notoriety — and now, his bosses intend, a pink slip.  More...

Test case on 911 calls, evictions set for trial

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday ordered a trial to decide whether towns can force the eviction of tenants who make too many 911 calls, a national test case pitting free speech rights against community safety concerns.  U.S. More...

Medal of Honor recipients meet in Gettysburg

GETTYSBURG (AP) — The autograph hounds waiting expectantly in a hotel lobby weren’t drawn by actors, musicians or politicians, but by a few dozen men whose rare and distinguished achievements have earned them the nation’s highest mi More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Keynote speaker announced for GOP fall rally

75 Years Ago  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, Sept. 20   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. in St. John’s Episcopal Church, Huntingdon.  Wii bowling p Standing Stone Senior Center Wii bowlers will practice from 9-10:30 a.m. at the center.  More...

Local Sports

Unbeaten Eagles host Gettysburg

It was a dominating performance, both offensively and defensively, in Carlisle last Saturday afternoon when the Juniata College football team rolled to a 37-14 Centennial Conference win over Dickinson. More...

High School Volleyball:

Three area teams are winners

Alycia Park-Ferretti had a match-high 26 service points and 14 aces, while Mackenzie Garner delivered 21 kills on the night as Huntingdon quickly disposed of visiting Clearfield in three quick sets Thursday in Mountain League action. More...

Pickin’ Panel

Last week, Ty States went out on a limb three times, putting his slim Pickin’ Panel lead in jeopardy.  It seems destiny is on his side, for the time being, as he hit all three for a 9-1 week that extended his lead over the rest of the fiel More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Belated Birthday

HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY WISHES go out to Alivia Denise Spotts, who celebrated her 6th birthday Thursday, Sept. 19. Her proud parents are Darren and Autumn (Grove) Spotts of Julian. More...

Four generations of Price family gather

The descendants of the late Fred and Margie Price recently held a celebration of family members at Raystown Lake. More...

Families of A.D. Johnson get together for reunion

The A.D. Johnson family reunion was held July 21 at the Raymond and Jennie Johnson farm. Raymond is the greatgrandson of A.D. Johnson.  A total of 46 family members attended the annual reunion. More...

Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher

Oven-boiled eggs  Need to make a lot of boiled eggs? Simply place them on a muffin tin in the oven at 325 degrees for 30 minutes. The muffin tins prevent them from rolling. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Husband should seek counseling ANNIE

Dear Annie: I have been with my husband for 19 years, married for nine. I love him and never had any serious issues with our marriage until four months ago. That’s when I discovered that my husband was having an affair. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Virgo and a Moon in Aries if born before 3:33 p.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Taurus.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013:  More...

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