January 9, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

ORJMA sets date to replace pump

In addition to reorganizing for the year, a date for replacing the well pump at the Orbisonia- Rockhill water facility was announced at the regular meeting of the Orbisonia-Rockhill Joint Municipal Authority (ORJMA) Wednesday.  More...

Loan closing planned for Cromwell project

Cromwell Township engineer Todd Banks told the board during its reorganization earlier this week that the township’s PENNVEST loan closing for its proposed sewage system for Pogue and Pine Tree Village is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 18. More...

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Area brief

Mapleton Borough Council reorganizes   MAPLETON BORO. — The Mapleton Borough Council reorganized Jan. 6.  New mayor Barry Gillam Jr. More...

Water discussions continue in Saxton

Following its reorganization meeting Monday evening, Saxton Borough Council held its regular meeting discussing an old water situation creating new problems.  More...

Wayne Township leadership retained

Wayne Township’s reorganization meeting Monday night yielded no changes in leadership, staff or professional services.  Theodore Reed will continue as chairman of the board and Dwight Aurand will retain his post as vice chairman. More...

Local Sports

H.S. Boys’ Basketball:

No rust for Bearcats

After 12 days off, Huntingdon finally got back on the court at home against winless Philipsburg Osceola to start the new year Wednesday. The Bearcats ran the floor, scoring off turnovers all night long, and easily put away the Mounties 84-32.  More...

Hornets snap skid with win over Cards

Juniata Valley played a good all-around game against visiting Forbes Road Wednesday to get back on the winning side of things. More...

Bald Eagle tops Trojans

Another weak offensive performance in the third quarter made it hard for the Mount Union boys’ basketball team to have a shot at breaking its nonleague skid of four losses. More...

Editorial

Higher hopes for hemp

Take a moment and look around you. Look up. The sky hasn’t fallen, has it? People in Colorado are buying marijuana — legally — and civilization hasn’t come crashing to its knees.  More...

Flashing too little editorial integrity

Attention, class. Here’s today’s new word: “Native advertising.”  OK, that’s two words. But it’s one concept, and it has nothing to do with indigenous peoples.  More...

Our Readers Write

Do local leaders stand with us?

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Farm-Home-Garden

Farm Show recognition

Southern Huntingdon FFA member and 2014 Huntingdon County Fair Queen Katie Anderson is congratulated by state Secretary of Agriculture George Greig for her performance with the National FFA Chorus at More...

SHCHS grad is Farm Show Scholarship winner

Kayla Wright of Cassville was among 25 students presented with $3,500 Pennsylvania Farm Show Scholarships Jan. 7 at the Farm Show in Harrisburg.  More...

Local students participate at Farm Show

Captain Jack FFA member Kendra Semple showed her market goat Buddy at the Farm Show in Harrisburg this week. Semple is a student at Mount Union Area High School. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Capricorn and a Moon in Taurus.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, Jan. 10, 2014:  More...

EMS instructor dies suddenly

Members of the emergency services and Boy Scout communities are mourning the loss of retired teacher and wellknown EMS instructor Fred Locke McClain, who died unexpectedly Wednesday morning. He was 67.  More...

Cold wreaks havoc on water mains

The cold winter weather wreaked havoc on a water main in the borough of Huntingdon during the worst part of the “polar vortex” that hit the region earlier this week.  More...

‘Pneumonia weather’ fiction instead of fact

A winter phenomenon in which temperatures become unseasonably mild after a stretch of bitterly cold air is often colloquially referred to as “pneumonia weather,” but medical professionals agree that designation is fiction rather than fact More...

World  Free Access 

Feds crack down on bogus weight loss aids

WASHINGTON (AP) — Makers of a weight loss additive called Sensa will return more than $26 million to consumers to settle federal charges that the company used deceptive advertising claiming that consumers could lose weight by simply sprinkling More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Hook & Ladder Co. names new chief

75 Years Ago  The annual meeting of the Huntingdon County Agricultural Association will be held Jan. 11, it was announced in a circular letter mailed to each member of the association by the business manager, James C. Morgan. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, Jan. 9   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 

Men’s Basketball:

Gophers roar back to edge Lions 68-65

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — Penn State’s Tim Frazier fouled out and Minnesota cashed in for a 68-65 victory Wednesday night in the Gophers’ first Big Ten game on the road.  More...

Petrino to Louisville

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Western Kentucky’s Bobby Petrino has accepted an offer to return to Louisville as head football coach, a move the Cardinals could make official Thursday.  More...

Nets beat Warriors for fourth straight win

NEW YORK (AP) — Joe Johnson scored 27 points in the Brooklyn Nets’ season-high fourth straight victory, a 102-98 win Wednesday night that snapped the Golden State Warriors’ 10-game winning streak and prevented the first 7-0 road tri More...

People/Pastimes

TOPS tips for enjoying a winter workout

Winter is here, along with the temptation to curl up on the couch with a cup of hot cocoa all season long. More...

Easy tips for a deliciously balanced eating routine

Sometimes even the smallest changes can offer big results to your overall well-being.  More...

Service Personnel News

HAHS graduate completes basic military training

Navy Seaman Recruit James East, son of Jennifer East and Kent East Jr. of Huntingdon, recently completed United States Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.  More...

School News

Local students named to LVC fall 2013 dean’s list

Lebanon Valley College named 658 undergraduates to its dean’s list. More...

Annie's Mailbox

It’s never too late to mend a relationship

Dear Annie: I am writing to you with a heavy heart. I have been married to my second wife for 20 years. We dated for two years, and she became impatient with my reluctance to get married. More...

Doctor K

C-reactive protein test offers evidence of heart disease

DEAR DOCTOR K: A few years ago my doctor told me that C-reactive protein was an important indicator of heart disease risk. At my last checkup, he didn’t mention it at all. Is it still considered important?  More...

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