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StrongWomen class to be offered

Women will be given the opportunity to prove they may be the fairer sex, but are by no means the weaker, at a Strong- Women class to be held from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27, through Monday, April 21, in the J.C. More...

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Kistler council welcomes new mayor

Kistler council welcomed the borough’s new mayor Tuesday night during the board’s reorganization meeting.  Jeff Brown, a resident of the borough for over 20 years who grew up in Germany Valley and attended Mount Union area schools, w More...

County rain totals average for end of ’13

Huntingdon County saw a combined average of more than 6 inches of rain in the last two months of 2013.  The county’s Emergency Management Agency collects the information, which is supplied by about two dozen rain gauge keepers spread throu More...

Wood supervisors continue to seek street light taxes

Property owners in Wood Township who are in arrears with their street light taxes could soon face legal action taken against their accounts.  That was the word from the Wood Township Supervisors who stepped up collection action at their first re More...

Local Sports

H.S. Boys’ Basketball:

Huntingdon visited Williamsburg Wednesday and was ready for a good, close game. The Bearcats fought off the Blue Pirates all the way to the end, making their free throws in the fourth quarter for a 59-53 victory.  More...

Tyrone runs past Trojans 76-41

It was a tough night for the Mount Union boys’ basketball team when it hosted Tyrone in a non-league contest Wednesday. More...

Short-handed Rockets lose 73-51 to Cards

Coming off a big win Tuesday night against Fannett-Metal, Southern Huntingdon’s boys looked to keep the momentum going against Forbes Road Wednesday. But that was not the way things turned out. More...

Editorial

Op-Ed

Formula for failure: STEM programs should be highest priority

The latest hand-wringing over educational achievement in the United States is that students in schools tested across the country failed to make the top 20 in science, math or reading. More...

You Should Know

Q: Are the roads in Orbisonia Borough bonded?  A: The roads in the borough are neither bonded nor posted, but roads in surrounding townships have weight limits for hauling.   More...

Farm-Home-Garden

4-H Club News

Shavers Creek 4-H Club members elected as officers for the coming year include, front row, from the left, Ella McGargle, Katerina Coffman, Eve McGargle, Adria Russell, Charlie Wilson; back row, Rache More...

Mid-Winter FFA Convention

State Secretary of Agriculture George Greig, left, congratulated several members of the Blue Juniata FFA Chapter from Juniata Valley High School, including, from the left, Taylor Cooper, Megan Forgy, More...

Shavers Creek

At the Nov. More...

Annie's Mailbox

People must be informed their checks were misplaced ANNIE

dear annie: Three months ago, I was put in charge of collecting money for a group contribution. I put it in an envelope in my house. I then had to go on a trip. More...

Doctor K

With so many choices, find milk that’s right for you

DEAR DOCTOR K: I hear that dairy milk, which I’ve been drinking all my life, may not be healthy. Should I switch from dairy milk to a different kind?  More...

Special Sections

COG members talk to senator

State Sen. John Eichelberger Jr. was the guest speaker for the first Huntingdon County Council of Government (COG) meeting of 2014 Wednesday night at the Oneida Township Building.  More...

JVSB votes to post preliminary budget

Maintaining finances was the big item on the agenda of the Juniata Valley School Board at its regular meeting Wednesday, including its preliminary budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year.  More...

Subzero temps may have hurt crops

Though most winter crops can withstand subzero temperatures, such as the temperatures that invaded the area last week, it’s normally because of one thing that’s currently lacking in the county at the moment, which is substantial snow cove More...

Child safety seat rules changing

With the dawning of a new year, so dawns new rules regarding how to properly install a child’s safety seat.  State police Trooper Jeff Petucci, community service officer with Troop G at Hollidaysburg, explained the new rules will impact th More...

World  Free Access 

Top Congressional votes of 2013

WASHINGTON — After a long reign as Capitol Hill’s most voted-on and divisive issue, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is set to play a similarly outsized role in this year’s congressional campaigns.  More...

Studies find new rotavirus vaccines seem safer

Newer vaccines against rotavirus,  a severe diarrheal disease in children, slightly raise the risk of a rare bowel problem that doomed an earlier vaccine, new   More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Plans for president’s Birthday Ball

75 Years ago  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, Jan. 16   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 

College Basketball:

Spartans clobber Wildcats

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Gary Harris scored 14 points and No. 4 Michigan State beat Northwestern 54-40 on Wednesday night for its ninth straight win.  More...

Charlie Manuel returning to Phils

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A person familiar with the decision says Charlie Manuel has agreed to return to the Philadelphia Phillies, accepting a position offered to him the day he was fired as manager.  The person spoke to The Associated Press o More...

Australian Open Tennis:

Sharapova beats heat, storms

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Maria Sharapova toiled in 43-degree Celsius (109 F) temperatures for more than 3 1/2 hours on Rod Laver Arena and could count herself among the unlucky early starters at the oppressively hot Australian Open on Thursd More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Anniversary

Dudley couple celebrates golden anniversary

Gold is unparalleled for both its beauty and its durability and, in that spirit, over 100 family members and friends gathered Dec. More...

Chilly? Serve a satisfying and steaming bowl of soup

Chilly outside? Nothing warms like a steaming bowl of soup. If thoughts of a cozy and comforting pot of soup make you hungry, here is a recipe that’s short on time, but long on flavor and satisfaction.  More...

Making flossing easier for kids

It is well known that a combination of brushing, flossing and periodic dental checkups are essential to oral health. More...

School News

Huntingdon men receive dean’s list honors

H. Aston and Zachary Corbin, both of Huntingdon, were named to the dean’s list at Clarion University for the fall 2013 semester. Students must earn a grade point average of 3.5 for placement on the dean’s list.   More...

Messiah College recognizes local students’ achievement

The following students were named to the dean’s list for the 2013 fall semester at Messiah College:  — Gabrielle Acker of Huntingdon, a senior majoring in social work.  — Shawn Campopiano of Huntingdon, a first-year studen More...

Allegany College of Md. announces area graduates

Allegany College of Maryland graduated 210 students at fall commencement exercises on the Cumberland campus. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Capricorn and a Moon in Leo.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, Jan. 17, 2014:  More...

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