April 12, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Kids learn to save money

To an 8-year-old, $5 is the equivalent of riches, but for those in the banking field, that bill is an opportunity to teach youth about importance of saving their money.  “What we are really trying to do is teach kids the best way to be saf More...

Filling empty bowls

Amanda Chamberlain, far right, and other guests select a handcrafted bowl from the hundreds created by volunteers at Juniata College and in the community for the annual Empty Bowls meal Friday night More...

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Huntingdon County’s Most Wanted

Name: Edward Grist Date of Birth: Sept. 15, 1990 Age: 23 years old Height: 5 foot, 8 inches Weight: 166 pounds Eye color: Brown Hair color: Brown   Last known address(es): 18 N. More...

SHCSD recognized for excellence

Beyond just honoring the students of the month from across the district at Wednesday’s workshop meeting, the Southern Huntingdon County School Board heard from interim elementary principal Dr. Kendra Trail and superintendent Dr. More...

JV enrollment down at career-tech

Members of the Juniata Valley School Board went through the rest of their agenda with very little discussion and no interruptions after residents and students addressed their concerns regarding suspended high school science teacher and varsity footba More...

Local Sports

Bearcats suffer tough 2-0 loss to Central

On a day when the weather was sloppy, the play wasn’t really that way at all.  Huntingdon and Central waged an all-out pitcher’s dual where nobody blinked until a Bearcat miscue in the bottom of six allowed the unbeaten Dragons a pai More...

JC’s Felus heading to NFL Super Combine

Senior Brandon Felus (Columbia) turned enough heads at the Baltimore regional combine to earn an invite to the National Football League (NFL) Super Regional Combine at Ford Field in Detroit, Mich.  More...

All but one area game postponed

The first-round game between Huntingdon and Central at the annual Curve Classic in Altoona was the only athletic event involving an area team that was played Friday.  Juniata Valley at Tussey Mountain baseball and softball have bee reset for Mon More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

TURNING 1 IS SO MUCH FUN! Happy birthday wishes go out to Madeleine Marie Peruso who turns 1 year old today, Saturday, April 12, 2014. Her proud parents are Dominick Jr. More...

Special Occasions

A birthday card shower is being held in honor of Sophia Jones of Alexandria, who will celebrate her 84th birthday Saturday, April 19, 2014. She would love to hear from her family and friends on her special day. More...

Westminster Woods honors volunteers

A celebratory luncheon was held April 9 to recognize and honor the many volunteers whose commitment of time and talent significantly enhance the quality of life for residents of Westminster Woods at Huntingdon.  Each table was decorated depicti More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Aries and a Moon in Libra.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, April 14, 2014:  More...

Alert app to aid county residents

An ongoing project from the Huntingdon County Emergency Management Agency has officially come to fruition, giving area residents real time information of disasters and emergencies in the county.  The EMA has “deployed” something call More...

Spring is time to protect pets

As April showers usher in the arrival of warmer weather, pet owners should take the time to make sure their pets are protected from harmful bugs and diseases.  Dr. More...

Area Internet provider ups speed at no charge

Comcast Internet customers in the Huntingdon area who subscribe to Blast or Extreme 105 tiers have recently had their speedsincreased at no cost. In fact, the blast speeds have more than doubled.  More...

General News

Colbert hosting ‘Late Show’ raises questions, hope

NEW YORK (AP) — With the announcement that Stephen Colbert will be the new host of CBS’ “Late Show,” his fans likely feel a clash of emotions:  — Happiness that their hero has landed a sweet promotion.  — More...

CNN replacing talk show with specials

NEW YORK (AP) — CNN is abandoning the talk show that anchored its prime-time schedule for three decades with Larry King and Piers Morgan in favor of several documentarylike series with personalities like Anthony Bourdain, Mike Rowe and John Wal More...

Savers beware: Fees may be shrinking your 401(k)

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s the silent enemy in our retirement accounts: High fees.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Saturday, April 12   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.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

‘Bubba golf’ puts Watson in lead by three at Masters

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Bubba Watson won the Masters two years ago with his brand of “Bubba golf,” producing shots of raw skill and wild imagination. More...

James’ 36 points leads Heat back to top of East playoff chase

MIAMI (AP) — LeBron James scored 36 points, and the Miami Heat moved back atop the Eastern Conference standings by running past the Indiana Pacers 98-86 on Friday night.  The Heat scored the first 16 points of the second half and weren&rsq More...

Islanders score three in shootout to beat New Jersey

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Religion News

Area Lenten and Easter services scheduled

15th Street UMC, located on 15th and Moore streets, Huntingdon, will hold Easter services at 10:45 a.m. Sunday, April 20.  More...

Three Springs Baptist Birthday group meets

The birthday group of the First Baptist Church of Three Springs met at the new Spring Creek Diner April 9.  Special prayer requests were and special recognition was given to Jack and Ruth Heidel who recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniver More...

Pentecostal Freedom Church to host revival services

The Pentecostal Freedom Church, 14779 Croghan Pike, Mount Union, will host revival services at 6:30 p.m. Good Friday, April 18, and Saturday, April 19, with the Rev. Vincent Moye Jr. and his wife, Charmaine, of Pittsburgh.  More...

Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher

Weed killer  Here’s a spot weed killer. Mix 1 part dish soap, 2 parts vinegar, and 2 parts water. The dish soap makes the vinegar stick to the weed longer. And the vinegar burns the weed.   Doggie mats  More...

Annie's Mailbox

There are alternatives to AA

Dear Annie: I enjoy reading your column and agree with most of your advice, including your recommendations when it comes to handling alcohol addictions and binge drinking.  More...

Doctor K

Exercise regimen should include strength training

DEAR DOCTOR K: I’d like to start strength training, but I have lots of questions. What should I know before I begin?  More...

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