December 28, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Local rep. named legislator to watch

State Rep. Mike Fleck has something to celebrate going into the new year.  Fleck, a Republican, has been named by Governing Magazine as one of the top 12 state legislators in the country to watch in 2014.  More...

Local News

Huntingdon County’s Most Wanted

Name: Richard Janickey Date of Birth: 11/29/1945 Age: 68 Height: not available Weight: not available Eye color: not available Hair color: not available Last known address(es): 10069 Laurel Hollow Road, Thr More...

Saxton Community Library

We would like to thank the following for their donations this month: Charles Stapleton, Mary E. Miller, Hopewell VFW, Coolidge Eichelberger III and the Saxton Sportsmen’s Association. More...

Make time for a new New Year’s tradition

spent New Year’s Eve watching the ball drop in Times Square via television. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Saturday, Dec. 28   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, Dec. 29   More...

Local Sports

Bearcat teams capture both titles

Hornet boys drop 78-53 decision

Sometimes a game can turnaround just like that and the team it flipped on doesn’t even know it until it’s too late. More...

Bearcat teams capture both titles

’Cat girls top Trojans 56-42

Huntingdon opened with a 12-point run over the first four minutes of Friday evening’s championship game at the annual Huntingdon Lions Shootout and never looked back as the Bearcats won their third straight Shootout title and ninth overall with More...

Hornet girls rebound

While Southern Huntingdon’s Kendra Donelson did her part in the opening quarter of Friday afternoon’s consolation game of the annual Huntingdon Lions Shootout to keep the Rockets in the game, it was the three-point shooting of Juniata Val More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Anikka Trevelle Baker who turns 5 years old tomorrow, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013. More...

Peanut allergies a growing problem

Parents tend to be quite familiar with food allergies. More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Capricorn and a Moon in Sagittarius.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, Dec. 30, 2013:  More...

Infant homicide case continues

It has been three and one-half years since emergency personnel responded to a 911 call from a Smithfield Township residence for an unresponsive 6-week-old infant. More...

Penelec’s lockout in second month

The Penelec lockout of the 140 workers of the Utility Workers Union of America (UWUA) Local 180 has entered its second month. More...

Last students complete 2002 Series GED Test

Area residents who were pushing to finish the 2002 Series GED Test to beat the expiration date have finally done so, according to Huntingdon County CareerLink officials.  More...

Police won’t tolerate violent ‘game’ in area

A person walks along the street and passes a group of young people, all of the sudden one of the young people runs up and punches them in the face or head. More...

State  Free Access 

Average mortgage rate rises

WASHINGTON (AP) — Average U.S. More...

Over one million losing unemployment benefits

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 1 million Americans are bracing for a harrowing, post-Christmas jolt as extended federal unemployment benefits come to a sudden halt this weekend, with potentially significant implications for the recovering U.S. More...

General News

Two years later, scandal still divides Penn State

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — The equipment is put away for the winter.  The stadium will be empty for months.  The Nittany Lions aren’t going anywhere.  And Joe Paterno’s statue is still nowhere in sight.  More...

Pa. district online options vie with cyber-schools

YORK (AP) — School districts across York County are combating fund-draining cyber charter schools with online programs of their own, a move that allows schools to keep money inside the district.  More...

Teacher recycles smart devices for a fun way to teach music

SEWICKLEY (AP) — Erik Kolodziej is always looking for ways to make learning fun to keep his pupils engaged.  He knows that rote learning, especially of fundamentals, can be boring.  And tools like flash cards are antiquarian to today& More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Herd tramples Terps 31-20

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland had just marched 99 yards to take a fourth-quarter lead, and it was up to Marshall to either respond or succumb.  “These kids never flinched,” coach Doc Holliday said. More...

’Cuse cruises past Gophers

HOUSTON (AP) — Syracuse coach Scott Shafer wishes his team could have held its big lead over Minnesota and cruised to an easy win in the Texas Bowl on Friday night.  But he found it fitting that the Orange had to eke out the victory consid More...

Pens rally to top Canes 4-3 in OT

RALEIGH, N.C. More...

Religion News

Push to recruit Arab Christians into Israeli army

NAZARETH, Israel (AP) — Dozens of Israeli soldiers respectfully rose from their seats as the Israeli national anthem began playing. More...

Church signs get hip with quips

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Pastor Mike Butzberger insists he only had holiday spirit in mind when his Florida church’s marquee read: “Christmas — Easier to spell than Hanukkah.”  More...

Pope’s Christmas wish is for a better world

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis offered Christmas wishes Wednesday for a better world, praying for protection for Christians under attack, battered women and trafficked children, peace in the Middle East and Africa, and dignity for refugees fl More...

Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher

Tip from a banker   Save at least 10 percent of your bonus. It’s even better if you can save 50 percent and then use 40 percent of it beginning Jan. 1 and purchase the things you wanted before Christmas at reduced prices. More...

Annie's Mailbox

This is unfair

Dear Annie: I have been in a relationship with “John” for more than 12 years. We have separate homes. He has never been married and has no children. I have been married twice and have five grown kids.  More...

Doctor K

Home treatments can help heal ‘pink eye’

DEAR DOCTOR K: My daughter’s eye is red. Does she have conjunctivitis? If so, what’s the best way to treat it? Is there any way to prevent it?  More...

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