January 8, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

United Way funds still needed

The Huntingdon County United Way (HCUW) has just over a month to go in its 2013-2014 campaign. “It is (ongoing),” said Kathy Armillei, HCUW executive director. Armillei said, right now, HCUW is at 60 percent of its goal of $365,000. More...

SHCSD administrators attend symposium

The efforts through the Keystones to Opportunity (KTO) grant to boost early childhood literacy in the Southern Huntingdon County School District (SHCSD) have garnered the district attention. More...

Local News

New officers appointed in West Township

Monday’s reorganizational and regular meeting of West Township supervisors saw a change in leadership, as it was the first meeting for supervisor David Morrison, who was elected for the position in November.  Supervisor Rodney Davis was ap More...

Shirley Township board reorganizes, elects chair

The Shirley Township Board of Supervisors reorganized Monday night, installing Gary Frehn as chairman. He succeeds Allenport resident Judi Hicks.  Newcomer to the board, Daniel McKeehan, was elected vice chairman of the board. More...

Alexandria Borough Council has five members

For the first time in several years, Alexandria Borough Council will not have to search for community members to fill empty council seats after an election.  In the November meeting, two new members of borough council were elected along with a n More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Municipalities reorganize

75 Years Ago  The U.S. Fleet sailed for elaborate war games designed, it was believed to be, to test its ability to defend the western hemisphere. More...

Business News

Huntingdon resident promoted at MBG

Scott Ulrich was promoted to commercial lines underwriting supervisor at Mutual Benefit Group in December. More...

Real Estate Transfers

Dec. 16, 2013  Eileen B. Pandolfino and Samuel Arthur Pandolfino, grantors, to Karl R. Lindberg and Mary A. Lindberg, property in Shirley Township, $1.  David L. Houtz, grantor, to Fred E. More...

Around The Broad Top

Reality Theatre celebrates its second grand opening

The “glory days” of the Reality Theatre in Robertsdale occurred during the late 1940s and early 1950s, but as the reign of King Coal on the Broad Top faded into the history books, the popular cinema found itself facing its own challenges, More...

People/Pastimes

Shedding light on replacement windows

Windows can bring new life to existing homes by letting in fresh air, flooding rooms with natural light and opening up beautiful views. They also come in all shapes, sizes and materials. More...

Happy Birthday

LOOK WHO’S 8! Happy birthday wishes go out to Jonzë Alan Wright who turns 8 years old today, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014. His proud parents are Jeremy and Danielle Wright of Calvin. More...

Send Greetings to . . .

A birthday card shower is being held in honor of Janice Bowser of Alexandria, who will celebrate her birthday, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014. She would love to hear from her family and friends on her special day. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Be polite, but just say no

Dear Annie: I’m an identical twin and will be turning 56 in February, but my sister behaves more like my daughter than my sister.  More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

The good and bad about absorbent meat pads

Dear Heloise: Why do the people who put chicken pieces in foam trays put in the little ABSORBENT PADS? They do indeed absorb stray fluids, but they start stinking within 24 hours at room temperature. More...

Special Sections

Fire chiefs recommend CO detectors

As residents find their furnaces working overtime and their homes in need of additional sources of heat, they’re also reminded to use caution and to install or check CO detectors to prevent against carbon monoxide poisoning. More...

Retirement fund details presented

In addition to their regular weekly meeting, the Huntingdon County Commissioners held their first retirement board meeting of the new year Tuesday. More...

November jobless rate down

November provided a respite to the doleful unemployment statistics that finished out 2013. More...

Local rep. to co-host health care meeting

As the debate about health care access rages on in the area and across the state, local state Rep. Mike Fleck, along with state Reps. More...

State  Free Access 

Paterno family lawsuit vs. NCAA can go on

HARRISBURG (AP) — Penn State University has to become involved in a lawsuit filed by Joe Paterno’s family and others against the NCAA in order for parts of it to proceed, a state judge ruled Tuesday.  More...

Dismissal of Pa. capital takeover suit upheld

HARRISBURG (AP) — An appeals court has upheld a federal judge’s ruling throwing out a lawsuit challenging an unprecedented state takeover of Pennsylvania’s financially troubled capital.  More...

World  Free Access 

US trade deficit declines to $34.3 billion

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. More...

Home prices tick up

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. More...

Back to the future? Time travelers not reporting adventures on Twitter

WASHINGTON (AP) — Time travelers, if they really exist, seem to be keeping their adventures to themselves.  Researchers with perhaps a bit too much time on their hands conducted an extensive Internet and social media search for evidence of More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Jan. 8   Adult Education p Adult education classes will be held at the Huntingdon County CareerLink, 54 Pennsylvania Ave., Smithfield, Huntingdon, from 1-4 p.m. Call 641-6408, ext. 101 for more information.  More...

Local Sports

Games Postponed

With all area schools closed Tuesday because of the frigid temperatures, the complete card of scholastic sports events was frozen out. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Jazz overcome Thunder; Cavs blast Sixers

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Gordon Hayward scored a career-high 37 points, including Utah’s final 17 points, to help the Jazz overcome Kevin Durant’s 48 points and beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 112-101 on Tuesday night.  More...

Perreault has pair of goals in Anaheim victory

ANAHEIM, Calif. More...

Hockey Cananda announces Olympic roster

Hockey Canada announced its 25-man hockey roster — loaded with NHL stars — for the Winter Olympics.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Capricorn and a Moon in Taurus.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014:  More...

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