January 6, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Real estate market expected to do well

It is hard to speculate what 2014 will bring to the Huntingdon County real estate market, but many local Realtors hope it looks something like the past two years.  “Last winter was our best winter, it was our best ever. More...

Hunting season reports indicate lower harvests

As flintlock, late deer archery and small game hunting seasons continue across the state, the Game Commission is reporting lower-than-expected returns from the 2013 deer rifle and bear archery and rifle seasons.  More...

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Local News

Fire destroys cabin

Alexandria and Petersburg volunteer fire companies were called to the scene of a small cabin fire on the property of the Inn at Edgewater Acres in Porter Township just after 9:30 a.m. Saturday. More...

Gov. Corbett opens Farm Show

HARRISBURG (AP) — Although it’s prime weather for ice carving, a half-ton sculpture made of butter is a star attraction as the annual Pennsylvania Farm Show opens in Harrisburg.  The show’s traditional butter sculpture this yea More...

Police seek gunman in I-81 slaying

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A holiday traveler killed in an apparent road-rage shooting in Pennsylvania had reported some sort of road dispute with the pickup chasing him, state police said Sunday.  Timothy Davison, 28, of Maine, had called 911 as More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, Jan. 6   Alexandria Fire Co. p The Alexandria Volunteer Fire Co. will meet at the fire hall at 7:30 p.m.  AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. at St. James Lutheran Church, Huntingdon. More...

Local Sports

Bearcats 5-0 in Juniata Duals

High School Wrestling:

The Huntingdon wrestling team added another title to the 2013-14 scrapbook Saturday, collecting five wins to capture the crown at the first edition of the Juniata Duals this month. More...

Titans down NBC to stay undefeated

High School Girls:

Tussey Mountain continued its strong start to the season by rolling in the second half against visiting Northern Bedford Saturday. More...

Trojans top Knights

High School Boys:

In a make up game from Friday night, the Mount Union boys basketball team got back on track with a 71-57 Inter County Conference North win over visiting Moshannon Valley Saturday afternoon.  More...

People/Pastimes

Fuel up for fitness with healthy recipes

Sports nutrition isn’t just the domain of professional athletes — for a good workout and quick recovery, everyday athletes need the right diet, too.  More...

Happy Birthday

LOOK WHO’S 12! Happy birthday wishes go out to Raylee Danielle Beatty who turned 12 years old yesterday, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. Raylee is the daughter of Barbara Talton of Mount Union. More...

Healthy haddock that doesn’t taste healthy

We all know that baked white fish is a fast and healthy way to get dinner on the table, particular during this annual time of dietary vow renewal.  What isn’t always quite so clear is how to prepare that white fish without adding tons of f More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Capricorn and a Moon in Aries.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014:  More...

Unemployment cut hits county

Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) was cut short at the end of 2013 when Congress did not vote to increase funding for the program. Hundreds of Huntingdon County residents now likely find themselves without that means of income.  More...

Contractor to relocate to Route 22

There were some exciting changes along Route 22 in Smithfield Township in 2013, including the renovation and repurposing of Team Chevrolet and the ongoing construction of a new Clearfield Bank and Trust Co., and this year will bring another change.&n More...

Fair display takes 1st place

State Secretary of Agriculture George Greig, right, and state Fair Fund administrator Boots Hetherington, left, presented Huntingdon County Agricultural Association president Jim Davis and wife, Barb More...

State  Free Access 

Some states confirm water pollution from drilling

PITTSBURGH (AP) — In at least four states that have nurtured the nation’s energy boom, hundreds of complaints have been made about well-water contamination from oil or gas drilling, and pollution was confirmed in a number of them, accordi More...

‘Jihad Jane’ faces life sentence for terror plot

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A woman who called herself “Jihad Jane” and helped suspected terrorists overseas faces the possibility of life in prison at her sentencing this week in Philadelphia.  More...

General News

Texas library offers look at bookless future

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Texas has seen the future of the public library, and it looks a lot like an Apple Store: Rows of glossy iMacs beckon. iPads mounted on a tangerine-colored bar invite readers. More...

Will surge of older workers take jobs from young?

CHICAGO (AP) — It’s an assertion that has been accepted as fact by droves of the unemployed: Older people remaining on the job later in life are stealing jobs from young people.  One problem, many economists say: It isn’t suppo More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Kaepernick stays cool at frigid Lambo

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Chargers rally to win in Cincinnati

CINCINNATI (AP) — Dump it off to the running back, hand it off, let the field goal kicker take it from there.  Philip Rivers didn’t have to do a whole lot to get a playoff win. More...

Colts, Saints win Saturday playoff games

Colts 45, Chiefs 44  INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Andrew Luck threw three touchdown passes after halftime, including a 64-yarder to a wideopen T.Y. More...

Senior Spotlight

10 Part-Time Jobs For Fixed-Income Retirees

thousands of people in regional offices and as census takers. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Your brother and his wife are freeloaders

Dear Annie: My brother and his wife recently stayed with us for nine months. He did some part-time work every now and then. His wife refused to find a job and mostly stayed home.  More...

Hints from Heloise

Retail store hours turn shopper sour

Dear Readers: Here is this week’s SOUND OFF, about stores’ operation hours:  More...

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