December 20, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Senator pushes for unemployment benefits

In a conference call Thursday, U.S. Senator Robert Casey called for the extension of the federal Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) program.  More...

West Newton driver to go to trial in 2014

The Westmoreland County man accused of causing an accident that claimed the life of Mapleton Borough Mayor Oran “Butch” Woodward Sr. More...

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DUI cases heard in criminal court

In the final criminal court session of 2013 Thursday, Huntingdon County Judge Stewart Kurtz heard a number of DUI cases.  David Derubeis, 33, Hollidaysburg, was sentenced to 30 days to six months in county jail, alcohol highway safety school, a More...

On Their Way

Name: Aaron Patrick Bowman Age: 17 From: Huntingdon Parents: Karen and Ray Smith of Huntingdon and Donald Bowman of Milesburg Siblings: Tim Bumgardner and Krista Grubb  More...

Mapleton Borough Council seat still open

Further clarification of the November election results was given at Thursday’s Mapleton Borough Council meeting.  Borough solicitor Nick Newfield explained what will happen with the existing vacant seat on council.  “The way the More...

World  Free Access 

Gov’t offers a stopgap health insurance option

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trying to head off more bad news over the chaotic rollout of President Barack Obama’s health care law, the administration Thursday offered stopgap options so people whose existing plans got canceled are not penalized.&nb More...

Patriarch off ‘Duck Dynasty’ after gay comments in GQ

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Duck Dynasty” patriarch Phil Robertson — suspended from the series indefinitely after making disparaging remarks about gays — is getting some support from key followers.  More...

Local Sports

High School Wrestling:

Bearcats down BEA; Trojans, Hornets, Rockets lose

Huntingdon 54, Bald Eagle 12  Huntingdon’s wrestlers lost the first and last bouts of the night Thursday in Wingate, but won everything in between on the way to a decisive 54-12 win over Bald Eagle Area.  The Bearcats improved to 2-0 More...

Girls’ Basketball:

Unbeaten Titans blow past Ridge 57-29

Tussey Mountain kept its unbeaten run to start the season intact against visiting Chestnut Ridge Thursday. Morgan Lynn led four players in double figures with 14 points in a 57-29 win over the Lions.  More...

Boys’ Basketball:

Huntingdon loses to Rams

Huntingdon’s stretch of tough games continued against undefeated Penns Valley at home Thursday. The Bearcats certainly had their chances at the upset, but turnovers and too many missed shots cost them in a 47-35 setback.  More...

People/Pastimes

Gather around hearty, comforting foods

Keep warm with hearty dishes that satisfy appetites and comfort food cravings. From russets to reds, fingerlings to purples, the hearty potato comes in many beautiful varieties that add color and texture to beloved comfort dishes. More...

Happy Birthday

A NEW TEN IN TOWN! Happy birthday wishes go out to Hannah Alysabeth Deline who turned 13 years old Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013. Her proud parents are Terry and Brenda Deline of Cassville.  More...

Winter blanket and clothing drive planned

A winter blanket and winter clothing drive will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 22, at Standing Stone Coffee Co., 1229 Mifflin St., Huntingdon.   More...

School News

Local student named to honor society

Kira Stitt of Mill Creek has been named to York College of Pennsylvania’s Senior Honor Society.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Sagittarius if born before 9:11 a.m. (PST). Afterward, it will be in Capricorn. The Moon is in Leo all day.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013:  More...

Temps to reach 60s by Sunday

Area residents may look at their calendars and be a little confused, as the first day of winter is Saturday, but the temperatures will be more like the first day of spring.  More...

County planners highlight awards

The Huntingdon County Planning Commission began the process of vetting nominations for the annual Community Improvement Awards during its Thursday night meeting.  At the meeting, the commission threw around ideas it had strongly considered last More...

Santa pays a visit to Mount Union

The Mount Union community celebrated one of its longtime traditions Thursday when families crowded in front of the First United Methodist Church to await the arrival of a most special visitor from the North Pole.  More...

State  Free Access 

Court sides with towns in gas drilling fight

HARRISBURG (AP) — The highest court in Pennsylvania, heart of the country’s natural gas drilling boom, on Thursday struck down significant portions of a law that limited the power of local governments to determine where the industry can o More...

Pastor appeals defrocking over gay wedding

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A United Methodist pastor defrocked for officiating at his son’s same-sex wedding has appealed the decision, a move that offered the latest evidence of a split in the nation’s largest mainline Protestant denomina More...

Sandusky to take part in pension hearing by video

HARRISBURG (AP) — Jerry Sandusky will take part early next month in his first public proceeding — albeit via video link — since he was sentenced to decades in prison for child molestation.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Mount Union Borough Council raises taxes three mills

75 Years Ago  The Huntingdon Post Office is nearing the peak of the holiday rush. Postmaster I. Bergantz stated the peak may be reached either today or tomorrow. To date, 20,000 letters were cancelled on the canceling machine yesterday.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, Dec. 20   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. in St. John’s Episcopal Church, Huntingdon.  Saturday, Dec. 21   More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Giroux rallies Flyers to 5-4 win over Blue Jackets

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Claude Giroux scored the tying and winning goals in the final minutes of the third period, rallying the Philadelphia Flyers past the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-4 on Thursday night.  Giroux scored two of the Flyers’ f More...

Steelers’ Brown on record pace

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The memory has never really gone away. More...

Short-handed Spurs clip Warriors

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Press Club

SHC biology lab conducts field tests

This year, Danielle Rosensteel’s advanced biology class is participating in another annual field study. This is the second year that they have endeavored to master the task of creating a new field study.  More...

Hornets spread cheer to soldiers

Spending the holidays away from home is always a hard time for soldiers and their families. During the holidays, it isn’t fun for either the soldier or the family members when they cannot be together. More...

New coaches to lead CCA basketball teams

It’s finally winter and, for many sports fans, that means one thing — basketball.  As the season rolled around at Calvary Christian Academy this year, the Conquerors found two new faces taking over their squads.  The Rev. More...

Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher

Coupon binder I have been into couponing for a while, but I just got around to putting a binder together. I asked a fellow coupon lover where she bought the inserts to put the coupons in More...

Annie's Mailbox

Try to work out compromise with co-worker

Dear Annie: After many years of using smokeless tobacco, I’d like to quit. Are there any effective measures one can take to beat this highly addictive habit?  More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Stars for Our Troops

Dear Heloise: Information about RETIRING FLAGS via cremation by funeral homes recently was published in one of your columns. I am writing to tell you about Stars for Our Troops.  More...

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