September 25, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

County R&R acquires new system

The Huntingdon County register and recorder’s office and the office of the clerk of the orphan’s court have recently received a major software upgrade to their database system, making them more user friendly for those researching a range More...

State designates week for ‘Preventing Falls’

According to statistics provided by the Huntingdon-Bedford Fulton Area Agency on Aging (AAA), there have been 25 reportable falls to health insurance companies at area senior centers since December 2010. More...

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Arts council hosts sculpture dedication

The Huntingdon County Arts Council invites the public to the conclusion and dedication of its latest public art project: an origami-inspired sculpture in honor of the 100th anniversary of J.C. More...

Area briefs

Rails to Trials to hold annual meeting   More...

Playhouse laughs down ‘West Moon Street’

What do an engaged bachelor, an anarchist and Oscar Wilde have in common? They are the basis for Rob Urbinati’s “West Moon Street,” filling the fourth slot of the season at The Playhouse at McConnellstown.  More...

World  Free Access 

US consumer confidence dips as jobs outlook dims

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans’ confidence in the economy fell slightly in September from August, as many became less optimistic about hiring and pay increases over the next six months.  More...

Light color, deep flavor — a healthy white chili

The first time I ate white chicken chili, it was wrapped in a burrito. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Sept. 25   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

Around the Broad Top

Rep. Dick Hess leaves big shoes to fill

The death of state Rep. Dick Hess Sept. 6 came as a shock to many Broad Toppers who depended on his assistance for a host of community and regional projects dating back to his inauguration in Harrisburg in 1987.  More...

Local Sports

H.S. Volleyball Roundup:

Hornets are only area team to post victory

Philipsburg 3, Huntingdon 0  Huntingdon just never got itself into a rhythm during Tuesday evening’s Mountain League match at perennial rival Philipsburg- Osceola and dropped an uncharacteristic three-game sweep to the Mounties. More...

H.S. Cross Country:

Hornets, Trojans split

Tuesday afternoon, the Mount Union and Juniata Valley cross country teams collided at the Mount Union course. More...

Girls Soccer:

Huntingdon blanks Central 4-0

Huntingdon put its offense on display against second-year program Central at Detwiler Field Tuesday. Four different players scored, with Rachel Fleming collecting a goal and an assist, in a 4-0 win over the Scarlet Dragons.  More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY WISHES go out to Brogan Andrew Little who turned 6 years old Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013. His proud parents are Chad and Tammy Little of Huntingdon. More...

Happy Birthday

LOOK WHO’S 4! Happy birthday wishes go out to Collin Christopher Yocum who turns 4 years old today, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013. He lives in Mount Union with his proud parents, Ryan and Alesha Yocum, and his big sister, Reagan Elyse.  More...

Park descendants gather for 49th annual reunion

Descendants of Clay and Alice Park gathered Aug. 18 at the Dublin Mills Community Church Pavilion for their 49th annual family reunion. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Son is acting out frustrations

Dear Annie: I have been married for 15 years. My husband and I still live under the same roof (for convenience), but we have drifted our separate ways. The problem is, our teenage son cannot stand to be in the same room with his father. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

No bagging these vegetables

Dear Heloise: I read your column in The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer newspaper.  More...

Special Sections

Commissioners support HCUW

A day before the Huntingdon County United Way kicked off its annual Day of Caring, the Huntingdon County Commissioners officially signed a resolution in support of the event during their weekly meeting Tuesday. More...

Water line break cause identified

Air in the water line is believed to be what caused Sunday’s water line break along Fairgrounds Road. According to Huntingdon Borough Water Treatment plant supervisor Steve Williams, things are getting back to normal at the plant. More...

Cassville’s 38th Oktoberfest this weekend

The leaves are changing in Trough Creek Valley and that can only mean one things — it’s time for the 38th annual Oktoberfest Friday, Sept. 27, through Sunday, Sept. 29, in Cassville. More...

State  Free Access 

Treasurer Rob McCord running for governor

HARRISBURG (AP) — State Treasurer Rob McCord confirmed Tuesday that he will join the already crowded Democratic field for governor and try to challenge an expected re-election bid by Republican Gov. Tom Corbett next year.  More...

Homeowner justified in shooting burglar

MUNHALL (AP) — A Pittsburgh-area homeowner was justified in fatally shooting a man who was serving as a lookout for a burglary suspect in the homeowner’s detached garage, the district attorney said.  More...

University of Pennsylvania graduates class of dogs

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A training center inspired by canine rescue work on 9/11 is graduating its first class of working dogs, some of whom will embark on search-and-rescue careers while others will serve as canine assistants to people with medica More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

HAHS coach speaks at Kiwanis Club meeting

75 Years Ago  Chris A. Halvorsen was elected commander of Frank P. Hommon Post 24, American Legion, Huntingdon, at the annual election of officers held in the legion post. The officers will be installed at a joint meeting Oct. More...

Business News

Curves of Huntingdon under new ownership

Many ladies who enjoy going to Curves were worried it would close forever when the business went up for sale in recent years. They can rest easy now knowing they will still have a place to work out and fellowship with other women.  Since Aug. More...

SCORE of Central Pa. elects new chairman

At its meeting Sept. 3, SCORE of Central Pennsylvania, a nonprofit organization serving startup businesses in Huntingdon County, elected Robert Griffin, veteran mentor and chapter officer, to a twoyear term as chapter chairman. More...

Northwest Bank hosts ‘Hunt with Black and Gold’

Northwest Savings Bank will send nine lucky winners on a private hunt with members of the Pittsburgh Steelers football team again this year as the bank sponsors “The Hunt with the Black and Gold.”  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

America’s Cup ends

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The longest America’s Cup in history will come down to one deciding race between two 72-foot, space-age catamarans making a final, dramatic sprint around San Francisco Bay, on a five-leg course framed by the Golden Ga More...

Reaction positive to sanction reduction

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Cards’ Wacha misses no-hitter

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Cardinals rookie Michael Wacha lost his no-hit bid on Ryan Zimmerman’s infield single with two outs in the ninth inning, and St. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Libra and a Moon in Gemini if born before 12:39 p.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Cancer.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013:  More...

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