May 30, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Grants conferred to history groups

Two county historical organizations will soon receive a combined $7,012 in grant money from the state to aid in carrying out day-to-day operations.  The Huntingdon County Historical Society is the recipient of $2,500 in funding and the Isett Her More...

Program’s second year is a wrap

Mount Union Area and Southern Huntingdon County elementary students, including, from the left, Alivia Hollibaugh, Kylyn Bailey, Kaydence Foster, LeAnn Quarry, Quartey Williams, Elijah Harper, Gavin B More...

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ORJMA revises 40-year-old rules

The board of the Orbisonia- Rockhill Joint Municipal Authority met Thursday night to discuss the revision of its 40-year-old water regulations in a non-voting workshop session.  More...

Area briefs

PennDOT announces road closure   TODD TWP. — PennDOT will be closing Sugar Run Road, SR 3025, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, June 2, through Thursday, June 5, due to paving. More...

Broad Top City council members discuss pet problems in borough

Broad Top City Borough Council responded to concerns Thursday evening regarding an animal problem in the IOOF Cemetery.  Broad Top City Cemetery Association manager Dennis “Butch” Rourke told council he has approached several individ More...

World  Free Access 

Obama plans ‘serious conversation’ with Veterans Affairs secretary

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Friday he plans to have a “serious conversation” with Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki about whether he can stay in his job as the agency head apologized publicly for systemic pr More...

Report: 1,700 vets left off VA hospital wait list

PHOENIX (AP) — Navy veteran Ken Senft turned to the Department of Veterans Affairs for medical care in 2011 after his private insurance grew too costly. It could have been a fatal mistake, he now says.  More...

AP poll turns up dating contradictions between genders

WASHINGTON (AP) — Who said the dating game was logical?  An Associated Press-WE tv poll turns up all kinds of contradictions when people lay out their thoughts on dating, especially when it comes to money and gender roles.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Tigers earn series split

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Redskins on offensive

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Redskins launched a Twitter onslaught at Sen. More...

Morse, Sandoval lift Giants to 6-5 win

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Michael Morse homered and drove in three runs, Pablo Sandoval homered and scored twice, lifting the San Francisco Giants to a 6-5 win over the St. More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Belleville Livestock

BELEVILLE — All kinds of livestock and hay sold every Wednesday since 1946 — hay at 11:30 a.m. and cattle at 1 p.m.  More...

Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher

Cool summer savings   One of the most economical ways to watch your budget and waistline is to drink iced tea. It is cheap, healthy, low calorie, and a great way to stretch your budget.  Patio furniture   More...

Annie's Mailbox

This is a decent compromise

DearAnnie: I have a 24-yearold daughter by an ex-girlfriend. When “Tiffany” was a child, her mother made it very difficult for me to see her. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Gemini and a Moon in Cancer.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, May 31, 2014:  More...

Weather outlook OK for summer

Given the difficult winter Huntingdon County residents experienced this year, many may wonder if the summer weather outlook may be just as extreme.  According to Accuweather.com meteorologist Tom Kines, that will not be the case, as temperatures More...

Heritage museum collection unveiled

To celebrate and preserve the history and the heritage of the McAlevys Fort area, named for larger-than-life historical figure and founder, General William McAlevy, a collaborative effort exerted by community members, students and faculty at Stone Va More...

Shirley twp. leaders award roadwork bids

Thursday night, the Shirley Township board of supervisors opened its regular monthly meeting by opening bids for road work and quotes for the weatherization and insulation of the municipal building.  More...

State  Free Access 

Feds: Brazen heroin ring wore ‘Bricks R Us’ shirts

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Forty-four people were accused of participating in a Pittsburgh-area heroin ring in which investigators say some members brazenly sold drugs while wearing T-shirts with the slogan, “Bricks R Us.”  More...

Ex-worker sues Dunham’s Sports for overtime pay

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A former assistant manager of a western Pennsylvania Dunham’s Sports store has sued the Michigan based chain, accusing the company of circumventing federal overtime pay laws by having its assistant managers perform mostl More...

Former miner acquitted of smoking in mine in 2012

WAYNESBURG (AP) — A former miner has been acquitted of charges he smoked a cigarette inside a mine, endangering the lives of fellow workers.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Fire destroys Mill Creek area tavern

75 Years Ago  A Grove City College professor was fatally injured and three other persons were admitted to the J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital as the result of a two-car collision on Route 22, in Brady Township, one mile east of Mapleton. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, May 30   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...

Local Sports

Curve swept at Richmond

A pair of games did not go well for the Altoona Curve in Richmond Thursday night as a ninth-inning comeback fell one run short in a 5-4 loss in Game 1 before a three-run walk off homer in extras during Game 2 sunk the Curve 6-3. More...

District 5-A Softball Championship:

Hyndman knocks out Titans

Tussey Mountain matched up against HOPE for Hyndman at Bedford High School Thursday with the District 5-A softball championship on the line. More...

Inter-County Conference All-Stars:

Area has 40 athletes honored by league

Tussey Mountain’s track teams led the way as 40 athletes from four area high schools earn Inter-County Conference spring sports all-star recognition.  The Titans had three members of the boys’ track team and 10 from the girls’ More...

People/Pastimes

Troop 25 celebrates 70 years

Boy Scout Troop 25 held its spring court of honor recently to recognize scouts who advanced in rank and to kick off the spring and summer camping season. More...

Happy Birthday

HAPY 9TH BIRTHDAY WISHES go out to Kirsten Nicole Palmateer, who celebrated her birthday yesterday, Thursday, May 29, 2014. Her proud parents are Tanner and Tressa Palmateer of Carlisle. More...

Happy Birthday

HAPY 7TH BIRTHDAY WISHES go out to Emma Rose Palmateer, who celebrates her birthday today, Friday, May 30, 2014. Her proud parents are Tanner and Tressa Palmateer of Carlisle. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Packing pointers

Dear Readers: Whether you travel for pleasure or business, TRYING TO PACK often can be stressful. Here are some of my favorite travel hints for packing a suitcase:  — To save space, pack only trial- or travel-size items in your luggage. More...

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