October 5, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Corps funds extend district operations

Despite this being the fifth day of a federal government shutdown, the local Army Corps of Engineers at Raystown Lake has announced it will continue to operate the recreation area as long as possible.  More...

US Rep. favored for House seat

Early polls indicate Congressman Bill Shuster (R-PA 9) has a strong lead over his primary opponents in the upcoming May election.  More...

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Local News

Huntingdon County PRIDE to host chili cook-off

HUNTINGDON BORO. — Huntingdon County PRIDE and Jackson’s Place will host the second annual PRIDE Chili Cook-off from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, at Portstown Park, Huntingdon. More...

Huntingdon County’s Most Wanted

Name: Albert WashingtonDate of Birth: 12/09/71Age: 41Height: 5’09”Weight: 150 poundsEye color: BrownHair color: BlackLast known address: 41110th St., Altoona.Wanted for: Failure to appear in court for retail theft Aug. 9, 2012. More...

Juniata receives grant to fund study trip

Juniata College’s Department of World Languages has received a $65,000 grant from the U.S. More...

Local Sports

Huntingdon hangs on to beat Wildcats

The fourth time was the charm for Huntingdon Friday night.  The Bearcats scored on two fourth down plays in the first half, eventually playing spoiler to Central Mountain’s homecoming. More...

Rockets end 18-game losing streak

It’s been almost two years to the day since the Southern Huntingdon football team has tasted victory. More...

Hornets outscore Williamsburg

Juniata Valley built a 14-6 lead in the first period over visiting Williamsburg Friday night and that stood through the end of the third period. More...

Religion News

Pope follows in footsteps of his namesake, St. Francis

ASSISI, Italy (AP) — Pope Francis made a pilgrimage Friday to the hillside Italian town of Assisi, following in the footsteps of his namesake, St. More...

Giving to others

Members of Grace United Methodist Church, Three Springs, filled backpacks to help students in need at Spring Farms Elementary School, Three Springs. From the left, the Rev. More...

Pope urges reform, wants church with modern spirit

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis says he doesn’t want a “Vatican-centric” church concerned about itself but a missionary church that reaches out to the poor, the young, the elderly and even to non-believers.  That’s More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Libra and a Moon in Scorpio.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, Oct. 7, 2013:  More...

Local programs not interrupted

Some reports are saying programs for low-income residents across the U.S. More...

Wear Pink Luncheon inspires women

The second annual Wear Pink Day Luncheon at The Commons at Westminster Woods Friday gave women the opportunity to learn how they can benefit from a potential partnership with PinnacleHealth.  More...

Fire companies join grant initiative

Three local volunteer fire companies will be taking part in a $5.1 million Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in an attempt to recruit more members.  More...

General News

Film gives Indonesia view of bloody, obscured past

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Everyone in Bulumulyo village knew the mass grave was there, but no one dared to visit.  More...

NBC show will send someone into space

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC is planning a competition show with a grand prize that’s out of this world: a ride into space.  More...

Marshmallow spread to take you back. And forward

As sandwiches go, the Fluffernutter never really did much for me as a kid. I love peanut butter in so many ways, but it always seemed to taint the billowy, sticky sweet wonderfulness of the Fluff.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Saturday, Oct. 5   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Mount Union. For more information, call 643-0623.  Sunday, Oct. 6   More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Hill leads BYU to 31-14 win over Utah

LOGAN, Utah (AP) — Taysom Hill threw three touchdown passes to Mitch Matthews, and linebacker Kyle Van Noy scored on an interception return to help BYU rout Utah State 31-14 on Friday night.  Hill was 17 of 31 for 278 yards and an intercep More...

Pirates and Braves pull even

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Gerritt Cole and the Pittsburgh Pirates played a game of role reversal, and pulled even with the St. Louis Cardinals.  More...

Red Sox romp 12-2 over Rays in opener

RBOSTON (AP) — One ball fell between two outfielders. Another took a bad hop off the Green Monster standings. One batter reached safely on a dropped third strike and another when the pitcher was slow to cover first.  More...

People/Pastimes

Food and friends: Make downtime delicious

As the temperature begins to drop, it’s the perfect opportunity to gather your circle of friends and bring the entertainment indoors. More...

Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher

Clearer car headlights  For cleaning your headlights, try toothpaste. Yes, it really works. It’s cheaper than the kits they sell. Just put the toothpaste on your lights with a light scrubbing motion. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Don’t ban cousin from family gatherings

Dear Annie: My cousin is a police officer in a neighboring city, and we only see him when the whole family is together. Recently, he was caught on camera beating up a woman he’d pulled over for something. More...

Doctor K

‘Juicing is not all it’s cracked up to be

DEAR DOCTOR K: Are the benefits of juicing as great as I’ve heard?  More...

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