April 7, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Empty bowls meal combats hunger

Empty bowls will be transformed into vessels able to fill food pantries throughout Huntingdon County at the eighth annual Empty Bowls dinner at 5 p.m. Friday, April 11, at the Stone Church of the Brethren, Huntingdon.  More...

Trees’ branch structure affects survival chance

The harsh winter has some property owners looking to their trees wondering which ones survived.  More...

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Local News

MUASB resets calendar; seniors to graduate June 9

Mount Union Area High School seniors will graduate Monday, June 9, and the rest of the district’s students, plus teachers and staff, will close out the 2013-14 calendar Thursday, June 12.  More...

Warrior’s Mark Twp. supervisors review Grier School plans

The Warriors Mark board of supervisors reviewed plans for expansion at Grier School at its regular meeting April 1.  More...

Leadership Huntingdon County to hold teaser event April 22

Over the past 10 years, you may have heard about a program called Leadership Huntingdon County, whose purpose is to stimulate positive community change through leadership training. More...

General News

US finally regains the jobs lost in the recession

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. More...

Heroin addicts face increasing barriers to treatment

NEW YORK (AP) — As the ranks of heroin users rise, increasing numbers of addicts are looking for help but are failing to find it — because there are no beds in packed facilities, treatment is hugely expensive and insurance companies won&r More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Florida falls 63-53 to Connecticut

NCAA Men’s Tournament:

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Connecticut didn’t wait for the final buzzer to beat Florida this time.  The Huskies, the seventh seed in the East Regional, had outstanding games on both ends of the court to beat overall No. More...

Irish handle Terps 87-61

NCAA Women’s Tournament:

NASHVILLE, Tenn. More...

Harrison’s three edges Wisconsin

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — No, this was not an instant replay, though it certainly is turning into a highlight loop that Aaron Harrison and his Kentucky teammates could get used to watching.  More...

Senior Spotlight

Internet usage among seniors increasing

Many resources are available for seniors to start taking advantage of all the web has to offer.   More...

Annie's Mailbox

Ask for a referral

Dear Annie: A few years ago, my brother announced that he should have been born a female. He started counseling and three years ago legally changed his first name and began living as a woman. More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Aries and a Moon in Cancer if born before 5:50 a.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Leo.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, April 8, 2014:  More...

Military groups back MEPS bill

Partially in light of a recent United States Army study showing nearly one in five soldiers enter the service with a psychiatric disorder, and nearly half of all soldiers who tried suicide first attempted it before enlisting, a local representative t More...

PennDOT fee hike imperative to state

The state’s motorists are seeing an increase in some of the fees associated with driving and owning a vehicle.  Effective April 1, the cost to get a driver’s license, certificate of title and a number of other records became more exp More...

Horseshoe club welcomes new participants

While horseshoes have long been a symbol of good luck, members of the Stone Creek Valley Lions Horseshoe Club would argue there is much more skill than chance involved in the game.  More...

State  Free Access 

Judge’s daughter, ‘Kids for Cash’ teen join forces

PLYMOUTH (AP) — Hillary Transue has seen his face “about 3,000 times,” the face of the crooked judge who sent her to a youth camp at age 15 over a MySpace parody.  More...

Gamers play Tetris on Philadelphia building

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Sam Robinson said it’s been about 15 years since he last played the videogame Tetris on a Game Boy. More...

Philly transit talks stall, but no strike notice

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Transit officials in Philadelphia expect a routine commute Monday, although labor talks hit a snag before a midnight contract deadline.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, April 7   Alexandria Fire Co. p The Alexandria Volunteer Fire Co. will meet at the fire hall at 7:30 p.m.  AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. at St. James Lutheran Church, Huntingdon. More...

Local Sports

Rockets win two at Loysburg

High School Baseball:

Saturday afternoon the Southern Huntingdon Rockets traveled to Loysburg to take on Inter-County Conference South foe Northern Bedford in a doubleheader that was rescheduled from Friday due to rain. More...

Kingham leads Curve past Erie for first win

The Altoona Curve earned their first victory of the 2014 season by downing the Erie Sea- Wolves 5-1 Sunday afternoon at Peoples Natural Gas Field. More...

Hornets rally past Pirates in nine

Juniata Valley fought back at Williamsburg Saturday and grabbed a win in nine innings. After falling behind 5-2, the Green Hornets tied the game in the seventh and two runs in the ninth gave them a 7-5 win.  More...

People/Pastimes

Budget-friendly spring travel tips for families

With a winter that never seems to end, families are aching to enjoy some fun in the sun, turning their attention to a welldeserved getaway.  More...

News of Yesteryear

Fourth Street crossing reopens after derailment

75 Years Ago  More...

Prom dress shopping perilous for plus-size girls

NEW YORK (AP) — Maria Giorno has nothing against long gowns with high waists and flowing fabric — dresses that are designed to camouflage curves on plus-size women.  More...

Hints from Heloise

Don’t bring your trash

Dear Readers: Here is this week’s SOUND OFF, about courtesy trash cans:  More...

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