October 10, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

MU group is 2013 Jo Award recipient

Members of the Mount Union-based group Planet Love- Joy thought they would just be enjoying an evening aboard the Princess at Seven Points at Raystown Lake and giving a presentation about some of their efforts to make Mount Union a better place to li More...

JVSB delays purchase of security equipment

The purchase of 77 cameras and monitoring equipment as part of the security upgrades for the Juniata Valley School District was unanimously denied by the district’s school board during its monthly meeting Wednesday night. More...

Local News

Huntingdon Borough residents complain of rust in drinking water

Two residents of the lower end of Shadyside Avenue paid a visit to the Huntingdon Borough Council maintenance committee meeting Tuesday afternoon to discuss rust build up in their water.  More...

Commissioners support county grants

The Huntingdon County Commissioners approved a contract allowing the Center for Community Action (CCA) to receive $125,000 in funding to repair a historic building in downtown Huntingdon at their weekly meeting, Tuesday.  More...

Juniata College art lecturer to exhibit work at Art Space

The Huntingdon County Arts Council is pleased to present an emerging artist who is currently adjunct lecturer in studio art at Juniata College. Jason Gorcoff was raised on the east end of Long Island, N.Y. More...

World  Free Access 

$1.9M diamond deal on Neiman Marcus Christmas list

DALLAS (AP) — Need that one-of-a-kind stocking stuffer and have $1.9 million burning a hole in your pocket? Design your own diamond ring and travel to Africa to see where the stone came from.  More...

American adults score poorly on global test

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s long been known that America’s school kids haven’t measured well compared with international peers. Now, there’s a new twist: Adults don’t either.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Foles always prepares to start

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Nick Foles prepares each week like he’s one play away from being the starter. It’s no different now that he’s taking first-team reps in practice.  More...

Cardinals win 6-1 to end Pirates’ season

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Adam Wainwright held the hug with catcher Yadier Molina a few extra seconds, soaking in his latest pressure-packed performance for the St. Louis Cardinals.  More...

Jones out for season

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Editorial

Op-Ed

The values divide

There’s a lot of talk about how polarized the country is today. More...

Shut up and work

For the first time in 17 years, Congress failed to provide the funding to keep the entire government running. More...

Attack of the zombie lawmakers

Barack Obama’s shutting down of the government is the most self-destructive thing to happen since Poland attacked Nazi Germany in 1939.  Oh wait! More...

Farm-Home-Garden

National Cheese Month celebrated in October

Hello everyone! I’m Danielle Varner, Pennsylvania Alternate Dairy Princess, reminding you that October is National Cheese Month. Cheese is for everyone from the young to the young at heart. More...

Huntingdon Horsemen awards year-end prizes

The Huntingdon Horsemen held its annual banquet Oct. 5 at the Smithfield Fire Hall. About 199 people attended. Following a delicious meal prepared by the fire company volunteers, Horsemen helpers were recognized for their efforts. More...

Farmers encouraged to apply for tax credits

Pennsylvania farmers who want to use best management practices or purchase on-farm conservation equipment can apply for $3.5 million in remaining tax credits through the Resource Enhancement and Protection, or REAP, program.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

All rape victims need support

Dear Annie: Male rape is a subject that is seldom mentioned. A close and dear male friend (in his late 40s) was severely raped twice. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Libra and a Moon in Capricorn all day.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, Oct. 11, 2013:  More...

Special Sections

Longtime local business closed

The loss of manufacturers in Huntingdon County has led a long-standing Mill Creek area business to close its doors.  More...

Loss of jobs leads to shift in careers

A new international study shows American adults lack the skills to keep up with an expanding global economy, but here in Huntingdon County, working adults are rising to the challenges presented to them by tough economic times.  Helen Pyzowski, b More...

Hartslog Day celebrates community heritage

Traditions, like the trees that line the Juniata River, grow deep roots in the small community of Alexandria. The most cherished of those traditions, the 38th Hartslog Day, will be held Saturday, Oct. 12.  More...

State  Free Access 

Crash on I-80 kills 1, injures dozens

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Greyhound bus struck a tractor trailer early Wednesday on Interstate 80 in central Pennsylvania, killing a woman, critically injuring four other people including the bus driver and sending dozens to the hospital, authoriti More...

A new way for prisoners to say ‘sorry’

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Man on long run from murder charge is in court

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A jilted husband who fled overseas after allegedly killing his wife’s girlfriend in a restaurant in 1992 appeared gaunt and haggard when he appeared Wednesday in a Philadelphia courtroom.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Mount Union church celebrates 125th anniversary

75 Years Ago  The Pennsylvania House investigating committee wondered what it should do with bundles of construction blueprints for the $5,000,000 capitol finance building. The announcement was made by Minority Republican Members David R. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, Oct. 10   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...

Local Sports

Juniata Valley

This Week’s Game: Juniata Valley (4-2) at Tussey Mountain (5-1), 7 p.m.  More...

Tussey Mountain

This Week’s Game: Juniata Valley (4-2) at Tussey Mountain (5-1), 7 p.m. More...

Huntingdon

This Week’s Game: Huntingdon (3-3) at Bald Eagle Area (3-3), 7 p.m.  More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

TURNING 1 IS SO MUCH FUN! Happy birthday wishes go out to Luke David Casner who turns 1 year old today, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013. His proud parents are Dustin and Jessica Casner of Petersburg. More...

MUAHS Class of 1978 holds 35th reunion

Members of the Mount Union Area High School Class of 1978 held their 35th class reunion Aug. More...

Buffets taste and look more festive with grapes

Clusters of colorful grapes are traditional additions to many holiday tables. More...

Doctor K

High-heeled shoes are often cause of Morton’s neuroma

DEAR DOCTOR K: I have pain in the ball of my foot. My doctor thinks it is caused by a Morton’s neuroma. How did I get this, and what can I do about it?  More...

NASCAR

HOT TOPICS: 3 ISSUES GENERATING A BUZZ

GOR DON’S RACING PASSION

It’s a fact. Young drivers can’t outrace Father Time. Jeff Gordon took NASCAR by storm in the mid-1990s but hasn’t won a championship since 2001. More...

KANSAS REWIND

Danica gets no laps in Kansas race

Danica Patrick said her No. 10 Chevrolet was fast and she ran really well in practice leading up to Sunday’s Cup race at Kansas Speedway. Patrick was credited with no laps run because she crashed on Lap 1. More...

QUESTIONS & ATTITUDE

Compelling questions ... and maybe a few actual answers

Who just waddled into the picture?   More...

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