March 7, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Flood insurance bill passed in House

Area residents who were adversely affected by the premium increases as a result of the Biggert-Walters Flood Insurance Reform Act in 2012 may have a glimmer of hope as a result of legislation passed by the U.S. More...

Adorable pet contest to aid humane society

Best friends come in all shapes and sizes, and whether they’re furry, feathery or scaly, their owners think them the most adorable creature on earth. More...

Local News

Police Log

Crash State police at Bedford investigated a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Main and 16th streets at 3:30 p.m. March 5. More...

Getting to Know You

Name: Sandy Shore Kleckner Age: 46 From: Huntingdon From where originally: Huntingdon Educated at: Huntingdon, some Penn State University  More...

Commissioners hear report, handle personnel

During their regular meeting Tuesday, Huntingdon County Commissioners Gary O’Korn, Jeff Thomas and R. More...

World  Free Access 

Under new college extrance exams, 1,600 is perfect again

WASHINGTON (AP) — The perfect score will again be 1,600. More...

Local Sports

Oliver, Glorioso still competing

Moist and Green eliminated

Area wrestlers went to work on day one of the PIAA wrestling championships at The Giant Center in Hershey Thursday. Two of the four local competitors are still alive with Huntingdon freshman Jacob Oliver in the quarterfinal round this morning.  More...

Shawaryn named interim men’s volleyball coach

Juniata College athletics director Greg Curley has named Pat Shawaryn (’04) the interim head men’s volleyball coach after former head coach Kevin Moore resigned to pursue an opportunity at Loyola University Chicago. More...

County Sports Hall of Fame:

New class of inductees announced at meeting

Four first-time nominees, plus one at-large selection, comprise the Huntingdon County Sports Hall of Fame’s Class of 2014. More...

Press Club

SIM earns passing grade at CCA

During a recent physical science class at Calvary Christian Academy, freshmen and sophomore students used litmus paper in order to test whether a substance was an acid or a base. More...

JV bids farewell to tech director

Technology is something that these days, no school can really do without. It is just as important though, to have someone who understands how to work with it and fix any glitches that may arise.  More...

Outstanding Trojans recognized

“Trojans Recognizing Outstanding Youth” — this is what the acronym TROY denotes. On Feb. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Managing misdelivered mail

Dear Heloise: Please advise your readers of the proper way to handle mail that has been MISDELIVERED. Return it to the post office (or box) for proper delivery. Under no circumstances is misdelivered mail to be opened. More...

Special Sections

One year later, heroin remains

One year ago today, state, county and local law enforcement agencies brought down the largest drug bust Huntingdon County had ever seen when they disassembled a $14 million heroin drug ring led by Curtis Koehler.  More...

County won’t see reassessment soon

After the Blair County Commissioners voted to begin a reassessment this week, many folks may wonder if a similar vote is in Huntingdon County’s future after the commissioners approved a ratio change in 2012.  Huntingdon County Tax Assessor More...

Four-wheel drive sales, vehicle prices up

As a result of the harsh winter, four-wheel drive vehicle sales have expectably risen, but so, too, have car prices in general.  “Well, naturally, with the winter being the way it’s been, the all-wheel drive vehicle sales have shot u More...

State  Free Access 

Chevron pizza ‘scandal’ isn’t one in small town

BOBTOWN (AP) — Critics are raging after an energy giant offered pizza coupons to a community near a natural gas well that exploded last month, killing a worker.  More...

Man accused of killing wife, lying about wreck

HARRISBURG (AP) — A Pennsylvania man strangled and drowned his wife nearly two years ago and lied about an ATV wreck to cover up the crime, police said as he was held without bail Thursday on a homicide charge.  More...

Corbett shifts on Medicaid proposal’s work search

HARRISBURG(AP) Gov. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Dallco Industries to expand Mount Union plant

75 Years Ago  A 20-year-old motorcyclist was killed and his companion seriously injured in the crash of their cycle with two automobiles near Sunbury. The dead youth was Harold Deppen Pillow. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, March 6   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 

Haines survives early to keep quest alive

HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) — When three-time state champion Thomas Haines drew oohs and aahs from the PIAA wrestling crowd on Thursday, it wasn’t exactly what he had in mind.  More...

San Jose rallies to beat Pens 5-3

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Joe Thornton scored the tiebreaking goal with 5:39 left in regulation to help the San Jose Sharks overcome a two-goal deficit to beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-3 on Thursday night.  More...

Men’s Basketball:

Villanova clinches Big East title

CINCINNATI (AP) — Darrun Hilliard scored 19 points and No. 6 Villanova clinched the outright Big East championship for the first time in 32 years by holding off Xavier 77-70 on Thursday night.  More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

HAPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Reagan Elyse Yocum who turns 7 years old today, Friday, March 7, 2014. She lives in Mount Union with her mom and dad, Alesha and Ryan Yocum and her little brother, Collin, 4. More...

Happy Birthday

LOOK WHO’S 5! Happy birthday wishes go out to Lydia Jayde Dell who turns 5 years old today, Friday, March 7, 2014. Lydia lives in Rockhill with her parents, Dave and Erica Dell and her baby sister, Laryssa Alice. More...

Happy Birthday

GIME 5! Happy birthday wishes go out to Lukas Andrew Miller who turns 5 years old today, Friday, March 7, 2014. His proud parents are Josh and Ashley Miller of Alexandria. More...

Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher

Clean shower curtain   I wash my clear shower curtain liner in the washing machine on hot with a little bleach. It comes out looking like new, and I never need to replace it.  Easy clean containers   More...

Annie's Mailbox

Parents need to move forward

Dear Annie: My wife and I have lost contact with our son. He is a recovering addict. As far as we know, he has maintained a job and, I hope, has been able to stay clean. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Pisces and a Moon in Gemini.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, March 8, 2014:  More...

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