February 15, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Event aims to save families

In direct response to recent drug-related deaths and crime, a collection of Huntingdon County agencies and organizations, including representatives from counseling and law enforcement fields, are hosting an educational assembly for the public at larg More...

Winter wonderland fun

Cousins Natalie Cook, 7, and Reagan McKim, 13, both of Smithfield Township, took advantage of a snow day and sunshine to do some sled riding Friday afternoon in the village of Smithfield. More...

Jobs

Local News

Huntingdon County’s Most Wanted

Name: Matthew Holley Date of Birth: 9/27/1987 Age: 26 Height: not available Weight: not available Eye color: not available Hair color: not available   Last known address(es): 319 Seventh St., Apt. More...

MU Council gives start-up funds to proposed river walk project

Mount Union Borough Council has committed $200 to a group of local high school students as start-up funds for a proposed river walk project along the Juniata River.  A contingent of students who are working on the project approached council duri More...

Grant to aid Broad Top supervisors with acid mine drainage abatement

Meeting recently in the municipal building in Defiance, the Broad Top Township Supervisors announced they have been awarded a grant to construct an acid mine drainage (AMD) abatement system and agreed to seek additional funding to complete the H& More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Saturday, Feb. 15   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, Feb. 16   More...

Local Sports

Hornets to play for league titles

Three Inter-County Conference overall basketball championships will be decided Saturday evening at Claysburg High School.  More...

Area advances 16 to semifinals

Russell and Smith notch 100th wins

Day one at the District 6-AA wrestling championships at the Altoona High School Field House Friday was a really good one for Huntingdon and Mount Union. More...

Valley, Mount Union teams are entered

With most high school teams finishing their regular season schedules by this weekend, eyes begin to focus on the postseason tournament trail.  More...

People/Pastimes

Former Orbisonia resident honored

Former Orbisonia area resident Dr. Cheryl Keeton has been named 2013 Staff Member of the Year at Wake Technical Community College, where she serves as dean of math and sciences.  More...

Local student named to fall 2013 dean’s list

Caitlin Green of Huntingdon has been named to the University of Delaware’s dean’s list for the 2013 fall semester.  To meet eligibility requirements for the dean’s list, a student must be enrolled full-time and earn a GPA of 3. More...

Send Greetings to . . .

A birthday card shower will be held in honor of Hazel Crouch of Huntingdon who celebrates her 90th birthday today, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014. She would love to hear from her family and friends on her special day. More...

Annie's Mailbox

This is an abusive relationship

Dear Annie: I have been with my fiance for 14 years, and we have had our fair share of problems. Three months ago, I left, taking our kids with me. But I came back when he asked me to. I figured I owed it to the children to try to work things out. More...

Doctor K

Colon cancer is result of behavior, genes

DEAR DOCTOR K: During a screening colonoscopy, my doctor found a polyp in my colon. Does this mean I have cancer?  DEAR READER: Colon polyps are common, non-cancerous growths of tissue inside the colon, or large intestine. More...

Horoscope

Horoscopr

A baby born today has a Sun in Aquarius and a Moon in Virgo if born before 1:22 p.m. (PST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Libra.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, Feb. 17, 2014:  More...

Special Sections

sharing a healing message

Mother of Amish school gunman to speak at area church

The tragic events of Oct. More...

salt supplies low in county

Huntingdon County residents in need of materials to help them dig out of the snow may be out of luck.  “We’re basically out of everything,” said Allensville Planing Mill (APM) manager Rob Wilson. More...

Officers support allowing cameras

State legislation passed this week would allow for police to keep cameras on their cars, motorcycles and even on themselves, and it’s an idea local law enforcement officers say they support.  Cpl. More...

State  Free Access 

Penn State board to consider naming new president

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — Penn State trustees will meet early next week to consider hiring a president to replace the administrator who has led the school since shortly after Jerry Sandusky was arrested on child molestation charges, the university s More...

Turnpike reopens after crashes hurt 30

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Pennsylvania Turnpike outside Philadelphia has reopened more than seven hours after a series of crashes injured 30 people and caused a miles-long traffic jam.  Turnpike spokesman Bill Capone says all eastbound lanes More...

General News

Mega-deal stirs memories of TV’s Kabletown

NEW YORK (AP) — Where is “30 Rock” when you need it?  During seven seasons, this clever NBC comedy made sport of the real-life acquisition of NBC Universal from General Electric by the cable giant Comcast.  More...

Marvel to spin new webs in Spider-Man’s history

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — There’s more to the story about how Peter Parker became the amazing Spider-Man than previously was known.  More...

‘House of Cards’ cast accepts Obama’s endorsement

LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Barack Obama’s latest playful executive order is a tweeted effort to limit “House of Cards” plot spoilers.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Louisville tops Temple 82-58

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rick Pitino and his Louisville players have decided to stop shaving until they next lose.  The way the Cardinals are playing, they may have some pretty impressive beards.  Montrezl Harrell scored a career-high 22 p More...

Bae leads by one

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bae Sang-moon is off to another great start at the Northern Trust Open. More...

John Hahn leads in Africa Open

EAST LONDON, South Africa (AP) — American John Hahn had an eagle and six birdies on his final nine for a 10-under 61 and a two-stroke lead in the Africa Open.  Hahn had a 16-under 126 at East London, at 6,571 yards the shortest course on t More...

Religion News

Anniversary of historic announcement marked

VATICAN CITY (AP) — It was the quietest of announcements that had the effect of a thunder-clap on the Catholic world: A year ago Tuesday, Pope Benedict XVI said in a voice so soft that cardinals strained to hear (and in a Latin not all could ea More...

Guest soloist to perform

The 15th Street United Methodist Church, located on the corner of 15th and Moore streets, Huntingdon, will host guest soloist Dr. Stephen Hickok during the 10:45 a.m. worship service Sunday, Feb. 16.  More...

Three Springs Baptist birthday group holds luncheon

Members of the Three Springs First Baptist Church met Feb. 12 at Jan’s Family Restaurant for their monthly birthday lunch.  More...

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