October 17, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Huntingdon House programs continue

One local nonprofit agency’s representatives can breath a sigh of relief now that the federal government is back in operation.  Prior to the Congressional deal passed Wednesday to avert a federal default on the debt ceiling and reopen the More...

DUI Task Force to patrol county

With its tricks and treats, Halloween is a fun time of year, but there’s no fun involved when someone who’s been drinking gets behind the wheel.  More...

Jobs

Local News

HASB members hear about future of teaching

The Huntingdon Area School Board heard from two Huntingdon Area Middle School teachers as they presented one vision of what may define teaching in the future during their monthly workshop meeting this week.  More...

Council members weigh reinstating yard waste removal

Huntingdon Borough Council discussed the possibility of restarting its regular home yard waste collection program, this time with a $3 fee attached to the utility bill of all borough utility customers, during its monthly council meeting Tuesday.  More...

Police Log

Crashes   More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Blaze destroys Clay Township home

75 Years Ago  Italian troop casualties in the Spanish Civil War have totaled 12,147, it was announced as Fascist authorities prepared a jubilant homecoming welcome for soldiers scheduled to reach Naples Oct. 20. More...

Local Sports

Huntingdon

This Week’s Game: Philipsburg (1-6, 1-4 Mountain League) at Huntingdon (3-4, 2-3 Mountain League), 7 p.m.  Last Week’s Game: Huntingdon trailed 49-28 at halftime, but outscored host Bald Eagle 19-0 in the second half and lost a 49-47 More...

Tussey Mountain

This Week’s Game: Claysburg-Kimmel (2-5) at Tussey Mountain (6-1), 7 p.m.  Last Week’s Game: After falling behind 7-0, Tussey Mountain stormed back with big plays to finish off Juniata Valley 42-13. More...

Juniata Valley

This Week’s Game: Juniata Valley (4-3, 3-1 ICC Silver) at Glendale (1-6, 0-4 ICC Silver), 7 p.m.  More...

Editorial

Op-Ed

Radioactive poster child for government waste

Here’s a lesson on how the federal government and its contractors can turn a relatively modest project into a massive boondoggle.  More...

The fight for electronic privacy

It’s been four months since Edward Snowden exposed the NSA’s spying regime. Since then, we’ve discovered that the agency tracks our phone calls, our emails, our browsing history and our contacts. More...

Finance reform: worse than Watergate

The U.S. Supreme Court is mulling a case that could end up giving America’s wealthy a perpetual green light to contribute as much as they want directly to politicians and political parties.  More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Dairy promotion to participate in Halloween parade

Hello, everyone. It is that time of year again and Halloween is right around the corner. This is Danielle Varner, Pennsylvania Alternate Dairy Princess, reminding you that the Huntingdon Halloween parade is just a few days away. More...

Farming for the future:

25 years of farmland reservation

Farmland is a rapidly disappearing natural resource, but much of Pennsylvania’s rural landscape will continue to be dotted with productive farms forever thanks to the state’s nation-leading farmland preservation program.  More...

Ag Career Day to be held at Bryce Jordan Center

Exploring internship and career opportunities can be overwhelming for college students, but Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences is trying to make it a little easier with its Ag Career Day.  The event will be held from 9 a.m. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Can you behave in a friendly, neutral manner?

Dear Annie: I’m 76 years old, and my 55th college reunion is coming up soon. I’m not sure I should attend. More...

Doctor K

Various nicotine-delivery methods help smokers quit

DEAR DOCTOR K: I’ve tried to quit smoking on my own, but it never lasts. Could medications help? More...

NASCAR

HOT TOPICS: 3 ISSUES GENERATING A BUZZ

BUSCH LIGHT

Kyle Busch’s frustration level is rising. There’s that running feud with Brad Keselowski, that crash at Kansas and the fact he’s never won a Chase race. More...

CHARLOTTE REWIND

Kenseth continues grind to Cup Series championship

Matt Kenseth has led the Sprint Cup standings since winning the first two playoff races. More...

QUESTIONS & ATTITUDE

Compelling questions ... and maybe a few actual answers

A potential bad sign for Jimmie?   More...

Federal workers back in business

With the permission of a Congressional vote, it’s back to business as usual for hundreds of thousands of federal government employees and federally funded agencies.  More...

County’s fiscal supervisor to retire

The Huntingdon County Commissioners voted to approve the official resignation of county fiscal supervisor Sherri Rogers during this week’s meeting.  They passed the motion to accept her resignation with regret at the loss of an employee wh More...

Huntingdon Halloween parade set

Bands, floats and mummers will take over the streets of downtown Huntingdon Monday evening, Oct. 21, for the annual Huntingdon Area Halloween Parade, sponsored by Huntingdon Regional Fire & Rescue (HRFR).  More...

State  Free Access 

Philly schools to get $45M to ease money crisis

HARRISBURG (AP) — Philadelphia schools learned Wednesday they will get an extra $45 million from the state as the district struggles with its worst financial crisis in memory and questions about a student’s death after an apparent asthma More...

Firm produces clips for light displays

PORTERSVILLE (AP) — From the graphics on the sides of its tractor-trailers to the stickers and emblems stamped on the array of injection-molded products it produces, the slogan “Made in the USA” has become synonymous with Adams Manu More...

Got a scrip? Your name could go in a database

LEHIGHTON (AP) — Do you take Ambien to get to sleep? Has your doctor prescribed Percocet to diminish the pain from that knee replacement? More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, Oct. 17   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...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Suh fined again

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Dodgers stay alive with 6-4 win

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It took the Dodgers five games to hit a home run in the NL championship series. Once Adrian Gonzalez powered up for the first one, their dormant offense broke loose.  More...

Tigers even series with Red Sox

DETROIT (AP) — Dustin Pedroia’s untimely bobble and a pair of four-pitch walks by Jake Peavy cost the Boston Red Sox a chance to take control of the AL championship series.  More...

People/Pastimes

Contestants sought for teen pageant

Organizers of the Miss Central Pennsylvania Scholarship Pageant and Miss Central Pennsylvania’s Outstanding Teen Pageants have announced that again this year they want to send an area contestant to the Miss Pennsylvania Pageant.  More...

Take time to build a better sandwich

Returning to a school or work routine is bittersweet. Schedules and agendas don’t have to be boring, though, when your lunch routine is anything but. More...

Births

Douglas Lane and Desiree Endres of Petersburg are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Emeree Delilah Louise Lane, Oct. 12, 2013, at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Libra and a Moon in Aries.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, Oct. 18, 2013:  More...

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