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Readmission rate drops for hospital

J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital is one of many health care facilities in the state’s Hospital Engagement Network (PA-HEN) that is seeing reductions in patient readmissions.  More...

Projects finalists in online contest

An online contest sponsored by one of the nation’s leading mortgage lenders has attracted some coast-to-coast competition, including two Huntingdon County projects.  Guaranteed Rate, based in Chicago, is offering a grand prize of $50,000 a More...

Local News

Huntingdon County’s Most Wanted

Name: Kenneth Knode Date of Birth: June 26, 1988 Age: 25 years old Height: unavailable Weight: unavailable Eye color: Blue Hair color: Brown Last known address(es): Huntingdon   More...

HCCTC students honored during awards ceremony

Approximately 75 Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center (HCCTC) students received certificates from their respective courses during the annual senior awards ceremony May 21 at the Huntingdon Area High School.  HCCTC executive director Do More...

PennDOT work schedule for the week of May 27

Warren W. Rourke, county maintenance manager of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, announced the list of improvements and maintenance operations scheduled in Huntingdon County during the week of May 27-30.   More...

Local Sports

Frederick wins triple jump gold

Little did anyone know two years ago that a tall, skinny kid that jumped over to the track team from volleyball late in the season would go on to make history at Huntingdon Area High School. More...

Random Thoughts

With the spring sports season rapidly drawing to a close and the beginning of what will hopefully be a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend, I figured it would be a good time to clear out what I believe to be the rest of the notes I have laying on my More...

Hall of Fame tickets on sale until June 7

Saturday, June 7, is the deadline for buying tickets to the 17th annual Huntingdon County Sports Hall of Fame induction banquet that will be held Saturday, June 14, at the Raystown Resort conference center near Entriken. More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

Correction   Information was incorrectly listed in the birthday announcement for McKenna Nichole Crofoot, who celebrated her 2nd birthday May 22. More...

Happy 80th Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Louise Feagley Leamer of 10338 Standing Stone Road, Huntingdon, who turns 80 years old tomorrow, Sunday, May 25, 2014. She is the mother of Marsha, Gary and Jackie. More...

Special Occasions

May 24, 2014  Happy birthday wishes go out to Benny Shade of Mapleton who celebrates a birthday today, Saturday, May 24, 2014. Happy birthday, Benny! nnnnn  May 25, 2014  More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun and Moon in Taurus. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, May 26, 2014 More...

Breaking News - 5/24/2014 3:25 PM

Update on 81st Legislative District primary election  Free Access 

As of this afternoon, state Rep. More...

No final answer in primary race

After 14 hours and 9 minutes behind closed doors, county officials completed their hand-count of votes from Tuesday’s primary election just after 11 p.m. Friday. More...

Seniors learn of scam risks at seminar

Many elderly residents of Huntingdon, Bedford and Fulton counties got a good dose of advice and tips about “successful aging” during the annual Elder Justice Seminar Friday morning in the Bricktown Senior Center, Mount Union.  More...

Local officers want to use radar

After state transportation committee hearings Thursday, local law enforcement officers are hoping they are one step closer to using radar as a speed timing device in Huntingdon County.  More...

General News

Van Gogh, Monet among 62 works going to US Gallery

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rarely seen paintings by Vincent van Gogh, Claude Monet and Edgar Degas are among an impressive collection of 62 artworks that have been transferred to the National Gallery of Art after being held for decades in a private esta More...

New anti-gay remarks by ‘Duck Dynasty’ star emerge

NEW YORK (AP) — A&E has declined to comment on new video of “Duck Dynasty” star Phil Robertson reviving past anti-gay remarks.  His comments are included in a sermon delivered at his church in West Monroe, Louisiana, on Eas More...

‘American Idol,’ ‘The Voice’ ratings drop

NEW YORK (AP) — A sharp decline in viewers for the season finales of “The Voice” and “American Idol” this week raises the question of whether music competition shows on television are fading out.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Saturday, May 24   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 25   More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Bucs’ Morton finally gets win

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Charlie Morton worked into the sixth inning to snap a lengthy losing streak and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Washington Nationals 4-3 on Friday night.  More...

Hot Blue Jays down A’s

TORONTO (AP) — Liam Hendriks won his season debut, Steve Tolleson hit a two-run home run and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Oakland Athletics 3-2 on Friday night for their ninth victory in 11 games.  More...

Villeneuve back at Indy

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The orange and brown glasses slide down the bridge of Jacques Villeneuve’s nose. More...

Religion News

Hidden time capsule contains pieces of church history

A bit of routine foundation repair at the McConnellstown United Methodist Church parsonage recently revealed a treasure of sorts in the form of a time capsule.  More...

Skeleton to be displayed at Creation Museum

A new exhibit of a 30-foot-long fossil skeleton of an Allosaurus, which resembles a Tyrannosaurus rex, is set to open at a Kentucky museum that asserts dinosaurs lived alongside humans a few thousand years ago.  More...

Orthodox rabbis charged in religious divorce plot

Four Orthodox Jewish rabbis and one of their sons conspired to kidnap and force Jewish men into granting their wives religious divorces, according to a federal indictment handed up on Thursday.  U.S. More...

Annie's Mailbox

This behavior is unkind

Dear Annie: For the past 30 years, my wife and I have enjoyed a friendship with another couple who are childless. They had no family nearby, so they were fixtures at our table for all of the major holidays. We genuinely liked their company. More...

Doctor K

Strengthen ankle muscles to prevent strains

DEAR DOCTOR K: I have weak ankles, and as a result, I have frequent ankle sprains. Can you suggest some anklestrengthening exercises?  DEAR READER: Our ankles are workhorses and take a lot of abuse. More...

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