September 30, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Smithfield’s levee given more time

Smithfield Township officials missed the recent deadline to have the municipality’s levee recertified on time, but they have so far managed to dodge the potentially devastating effects of a loss of levee certification. More...

Second phase of H&BT trail near completion

With work nearing completion on phase two of the 10.6- mile H&BT Rail Trail in northeastern Bedford County, members of the nonprofit Rails to Trails of Bedford County Inc. More...

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News of Yesteryear

Broad Top music legend passes away

75 Years Ago  Democratic Huntingdon County chairman Carl D. Wilson has opened party headquarters in the Gregory Building on Seventh Street, Huntingdon, between Mifflin and Washington streets. More...

More scenes from this weekend’s events

At the left, Members of the Trough Creek Valley Fire Co., from the left, treasurer Barb Kuhns, president Wayne Curfman and volunteer Dennis Hamil, man the company’s booth during Cassville&rsquo More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, Sept. 30   Huntingdon TO PS p Huntingdon TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) will have weigh-in at 5:30 p.m. at St. James Lutheran Church, 525 Mifflin St., Huntingdon. Meeting will begin at 6 p.m. More...

Local Sports

F&M strikes early to down Eagles

Franklin & Marshall scored a pair of first-quarter touchdowns and opened up a 17-0 lead and never trailed in a 46-16 victory over visiting Juniata Saturday afternoon. More...

EJ blanks ’Cats 8-0

High School Field Hockey:

Huntingdon faced a hard test against visiting East Juniata Saturday morning. The Bearcats played well in the first half, but the Tigers roared to six secondhalf goals en route to an 8-0 win.  More...

Rockets beaten 5-0

The Southern Huntingdon field hockey team is still experiencing problems generating offense and getting the ball down field. More...

People/Pastimes

How imaginative play benefits your child

Between the everyday obligations of school, sports and other extra-curricular activities, many children equate playtime with sitting in front of the television, computer or other electronic device.  More...

Send Greetings to . . .

A birthday card shower is being held in honor of Jean Hamilton of Huntingdon who will celebrate her 95th birthday Monday, Oct. 7, 2013. She would love to hear from her family and friends on her special day. More...

Fun, healthy lunchbox ideas

The daily routine of packing foods for lunchtime may seem boring, but the food inside those lunchboxes doesn’t have to be. Consider your students’ personality when planning school lunches.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Limitations can become self-fulfilling prophecies

Dear Annie: For many years, my husband and I hosted all the family holidays. Last year, my husband’s aunt invited us to stay with her for Thanksgiving and celebrate with her family. We gratefully accepted. More...

Hints from Heloise

Parking-lot plants

Dear Readers: Here is this week’s SOUND OFF, about parking-lot exits: More...

Special Sections

state rep. seeks re-election bid

It’s not often the New York Times breaks the story of a Huntingdon County candidate’s reelection bid. More...

Residents dispose of hazardous waste

While it could be two weeks before the information is available, Huntingdon County recycling coordinator LouAnn Shontz and sales director for Virginia-based MXI Environmental Services Dan Schwietzer said Saturday’s Huntingdon County Household H More...

Fall festival food

Marie Park, left, and Kathy Armillei serve up funnel cakes at the Cassville United Methodist Church food stand during the 38th annual Oktoberfest Saturday. More...

State  Free Access 

Police: Daughter killed mom with shotgun

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A two-decade family feud came to a violent end when a man shot dead the two home invaders that killed his wife and son, not knowing the assailants included his long-estranged daughter, authorities said Sunday.  More...

Collisions between cars, buggies renew safety fear

LANCASTER (AP) — An Amish buggy moves slowly down a rural road. More...

General News

Dems, GOP in shutdown stare down

WASHINGTON (AP) — With the government teetering on the brink of partial shutdown, congressional Republicans vowed Sunday to keep using an otherwise routine federal funding bill to try to attack the president’s health care law.  More...

NASA preparing to launch 3-D printer into space

MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. (AP) — NASA is preparing to launch a 3-D printer into space next year, a toaster-sized game changer that greatly reduces the need for astronauts to load up with every tool, spare part or supply they might ever need.  More...

Analysis: Skepticism amid hope for Iran solution

WASHINGTON (AP) — Always scrutinized, Iran now will be under even greater watch as the U.S. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Broncos, Seahawks, Chiefs, Patriots stay unbeaten

The first quarter of the schedule went perfectly for Denver, Seattle, Kansas City and New England.  Peyton Manning threw four more touchdown passes, giving him 16, the most in the first four games of a season. More...

Steeler defense can’t stop Vikings

LONDON (AP) — Greg Jennings showed that the Vikings have someone other than Adrian Peterson who can make big plays.  More...

O’Korn tosses four TD passes

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Houston’s B.J. More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Libra and a Moon in Leo if born before 11:52 a.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Virgo.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013:  More...

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