May 16, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Agriculture brought to life

Triston Beatty, left, and Maddy Pine, standing, demonstrated care of goats to elementary students from across the county at Thursday’s Ag in the Classroom event at the Huntingdon County Fairgro More...

Local News

Heavy rains cause flooding in portions of county

Heavy rains swept through portions of Huntingdon County through the early-morning hours, prompting the National Weather Service to issue both flash and aerial flood warnings for the northern and southern portions of the county.  According to Pau More...

Shirley Home to host third annual Spring Jam

The third annual Spring Jam, which supports beautification projects at the Shirley Home for the Aged, will feature live entertainment, prizes, food and fun from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, May 18. More...

Area brief

MU Kiwanis Club to host fishing derby   More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, May 16   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. in St. John’s Episcopal Church, Huntingdon.  Narcotics Anonymous p Narcotics Anonymous will meet at 7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 15 W. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Franklin comfortable with role

NEW YORK (AP) — Penn State coach James Franklin is fine as long as he keeps moving.  Only in those rare moments when he gets to take a break during the Nittany Lions’ coaches caravan, a 17-stop tour spanning most of May, is he in da More...

Padres split twinbill with Reds

CINCINNATI (AP) — Rene Rivera hit the first of San Diego’s three homers and Tyson Ross allowed three hits in seven innings Thursday night, leading the Padres to a 6-1 victory and a split of their doubleheader with the Cincinnati Reds.&nbs More...

Trout homer caps Angels’ late rally

ANAHEIM, Calif. More...

People/Pastimes

Little Jewels Preschool

Jeff Ewing and his fire dog, Casey, foreground, left, hosted students from Little Jewels Preschool, Pogue, front row, from the left, Zoey Traxler, Emma Smith, Brooklyn Booher, Anikka Baker, Jennika W More...

Happy Anniversary

McConnellstown couple celebrate golden anniversary

Happy anniversary wishes go out to Jane and Warren Peters of McConnellstown, who celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary, today, Friday, May 16, 2014. They were united in marriage in 1964 in Wanamie by the Revs. Campbell and Akers.  More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

The best-laid plan for mice and pets

Dear Heloise: How do I get rid of MICE without poisoning my pets? We have a cat and a dog, and I worry about using rat poison. Any suggestions? More...

Special Sections

Planners revisit signing process

Members of the Huntingdon County Planning Commission revisited the issue of the signing of plans at Thursday night’s monthly board meeting. More...

Municipalities eye state police costs

Now that the Juniata Valley Regional Police force has officially been disbanded, concerns over the costs of contracting coverage with state police have been expressed by the municipalities.  State police at Huntingdon station commander Sgt. More...

Agency markets county globally

The county’s leading economic development agency has taken an international approach to a very local problem. More...

Teen reading habits vary with situations

A recent study from Common Sense Media, a San Francisco based nonprofit organization that advocates on child and family issues, and studies the effects that media and technology have on young users, shows nearly half of 17-year-olds read for pleasure More...

State  Free Access 

Budget pressures revive talk of gas extraction tax

HARRISBURG (AP) — Gov. More...

Judge weighs same-sex marriage ban

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Lawyers for Pennsylvania Gov. More...

Pennsylvania judges reject minimum sentence laws

HOLLIDAYSBURG (AP) — Common Pleas judges in a central Pennsylvania county have voted 4-2 to reject the state’s mandatory minimum sentencing laws based on a U.S. Supreme Court decision last year.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Air mail pick up to begin in Mount Union

75 Years Ago  The site for the pick up air mail apparatus for Mount Union is Shirley-Ayr Farms. The experimental automatic pick-up will be located directly across the highway from the dairy farm barns. More...

Local Sports

District 6-AA Baseball:

Eagles shock Trojans

It was one of those days that only happens once a decade — maybe a little longer.  And no matter how often a warning is sounded, it’s still a huge shock when it happens.  More...

District 6-AA Softball:

Mount Union downs Central

Seniors Kaitlyn Querry and Kristen Miles each hit solo home runs in the early innings to spark the offense for the Mount Union softball team. More...

High School Softball:

Titans beat Pirates 10-4

Tussey Mountain made the most of its chance to play Thursday, getting the game in at Williamsburg before any of the forecasted rain arrived. A fiverun seventh inning provided extra insurance and the Titans the beat the Blue Pirates 10-4.  More...

Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher

Spring clean your deck   Vinegar is wonderful for cleaning a dirty deck. I use it straight. It cuts the dirt much better than any deck cleaner I have ever used. And it’s cheaper.  Bug patrol   More...

Annie's Mailbox

Be supportive of step-daughter

Dear Annie: I recently remarried and became a stepmom to my husband’s three daughters. My concern is his oldest, “Kallie,” who is 14. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Taurus and a Moon in Sagittarius if born before 4:12 a.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Capricorn.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, May 17, 2014:  More...

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