May 3, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Next Habitat family selected

Though they’re not ready to reveal the names, Huntingdon County Habitat for Humanity board members and volunteers are excited they have officially lined up a family to acquire the group’s latest project.  The family, along with many More...

Groups partner to host public candidate forum

The Huntingdon County Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the Huntingdon County Farm Bureau, will host a public forum featuring candidates for local political office at 6 p.m. More...

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Local News

PennDOT announces road closures

HENDERSON TWP. — The Army Corps of Engineers and PennDOT will be closing Shy Beaver Road, SR 3002, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 13, and Wednesday, May 14, for paving. Access will only be permitted to homeowners. More...

Huntingdon County’s Most Wanted

Name: Reginald Lewis Date of Birth: Dec. More...

County CDBG plan approved by commissioners

At Tuesday’s meeting of the Huntingdon County Commissioners, planning director Mark Colussy and grants administrator Maureen Safko brought forward a revised Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) plan for the commissioners’ preliminary More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Saturday, May 3   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, May 4   More...

Local Sports

Rockets deal Devils 1-0 loss

The Southern Huntingdon baseball team pulled off one of the biggest upsets in program history Friday afternoon in Orbisonia.  The Rockets scored one run in the bottom of the fourth and made it hold up for a 1-0 victory over previously unbeaten More...

Trojans lose 1-0 at Tyrone

An unearned run in the bottom of the seventh inning was the only scoring in the game as Tyrone knocked off visiting Mount Union 1-0 in a nonleague contest Friday afternoon.  The loss drops the Trojans to 9-3 for the spring, while the win lifts t More...

Mount Union wins 12-1 at McConnellsburg

Liza Feagley had an outstanding day for the Mount Union girl’s softball team hitting two home runs and working seven innings on the mound to lead the Trojans to a 12-1 inter-divisional win Friday afternoon in McConnellsburg.  In recording More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Ernie Morningstar who turned 83 years old Tuesday, April 22, 2014. More...

Happy Anniversary

Huntingdon couple marks 50th wedding anniversary

Barry and Darlene (Harris) Foster of Huntingdon celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary yesterday, Friday, May 2, 2014. They were united in marriage in 1964 at the 15th Street United Methodist Church, Huntingdon, by the Rev. Ferdinand Dirk.  More...

Brighten a day by holding a card shower

Celebrating birthdays or anniversaries or just spreading get well cheer? More...

Annie's Mailbox

This is a matter for the health department

Dear Annie: I live in a very small town. We have one small, locally owned family-friendly drive-in restaurant with an attached ice-cream shop. This is a central meeting place in our area. More...

Doctor K

Hip protectors must be worn properly

By ANTHONY L. KOMAROFF, M.D.   DEAR DOCTOR K: I have osteoporosis. I’ve heard about “hip protectors” that reduce the risk of hip fracture if you fall. Are they worthwhile?  More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Taurus and a Moon in Cancer if born before 1:55 p.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Leo.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, May 5, 2014:  More...

Property taxes in question

Local leaders highlight differing views on Senate bill

The future of the state’s much-maligned school district property tax is now in question.  Many reports indicate state Sen. David Argall, (R-Schuylkill), believes the bill has enough support to pass the state Senate.  More...

Trail system is ‘best in state’

Singletracks.com, an online mountain biking community, has named the Allegrippis Trail at Raystown Lake the top trail in the state based on reviews from mountain bikers around the world.  Evan Gross, president of the Raystown Mountain Bike Assoc More...

Huntingdon is eighth stop on pro-life tour

The Huntingdon Chapter of the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation hosted two members from its state organization Friday at Hoss’s Steak and Sea House in Huntingdon to educate members about issues relating to abortion and infanticide.  More...

State  Free Access 

Scientists urge delay in destroying last smallpox

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than three decades after the eradication of smallpox, U.S. officials say it’s still not time to destroy the last known stockpiles of the virus behind one of history’s deadliest diseases.  More...

General News

Disney adding Marvel heroes to ‘Infinity’ game

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Buzz Lightyear, meet Captain America.  More...

Posthumous Jackson album due out May 13

NEW YORK (AP) — When Michael Jackson’s record label released his first posthumous album in 2010, a year after the King of Pop’s sudden death, producer Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins was asked to work on the project.  He More...

Getting tanked

Jill Gleeson dares to venture outside her comfort zone and learns a life lesson every time. Chances are, you may learn something as well.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Cabrera shares lead

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Angel Cabrera never knows when he’s going to play his best golf. This could be shaping up as one of those weeks at the Wells Fargo Championship.  More...

Berra selling home

MONTCLAIR, N.J. (AP) — It’s not the house that Yogi Berra built. More...

Pirates come back to down Blue Jays 6-5

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pedro Alvarez hit a tying tworun homer off Sergio Santos in the ninth inning and Starling Marte following one out later with a winning drive into the bullpen in left-center, giving the Pittsburgh Pirates a 6-5 win over the Tor More...

Religion News

Clemson: FFRF ‘misconstrued’ facts in complaint

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — An attorney for Clemson University wrote that the Freedom From Religion Foundation had misstated the law in its complaint that Tigers coach Dabo Swinney intertwines his Christian religion with the football program.  More...

Preparing children for First Communion

Participating in Penance, also known as Reconciliation, is a significant part of the growing process for Christians across the globe.  More...

Religious leaders appeal for higher minimum wage

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of religious leaders are urging Congress to raise the federal minimum wage.  The Senate is preparing to vote on the measure, which would gradually raise the current $7.25 hourly minimum to $10.10 over 30 months.& More...

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