June 5, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

County VA clinic plan still in works

Despite upheaval within the Veterans Administration at the national level, plans for a VA clinic in Huntingdon County are still on track.  Andrea Young, public affairs officer for the James E. More...

Orby’s per capita tax discussed by council

A visit from the Orbisonia Borough tax collector during council’s monthly meeting Wednesday prompted a discussion on the borough’s per capita tax.  Tax collector Sally Rowe requested a list of the names and addresses of those with in More...

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Former Huntingdon man dies in New York crash

A chain reaction accident involving 10-vehicles on New York Interstate 86 in Riverside claimed the life of a Belleville man, was also a former Huntingdon County resident.  New York State Police report Chris Grove, 53, died as a result of injurie More...

County leaders table Morefield contract

At the end of Tuesday’s Huntingdon County Commissioners’ meting, the three-man board decided table renewing the county’s phone service contract.  More...

Huntingdon man arrested on bench warrants, detainer

Huntingdon Borough Police arrested Andrew Grubb, 24, Huntingdon, on bench warrants issued by the Huntingdon County Courts. He was also wanted on a detainer from the Huntingdon County Probation Department.  More...

World  Free Access 

Crown Imperial can add majesty

Crown imperial is exiting the garden after another fabulous spring show. The orange blossoms are fading, wilting and will soon drop. Then the rest of the plant will begin to dissolve back into the ground.  More...

Help daffodils make more daffodils for next year

Now that daffodil bloom time has passed, some gardeners might be wondering where their flowers were. If some plants remained all leaves, with few or no flowers, why was that?  It might be that overhanging trees have made the location too shady. More...

Kennedy nephew clears primary hurdle for seat

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Attorney Bobby Shriver, a nephew of President John F. Kennedy, will face a former state lawmaker in November for a Los Angeles County supervisor seat.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Lind leads Blue Jays over Tigers 8-2

DETROIT (AP) — Adam Lind doubled twice to drive in three runs and Melky Cabrera added a homer and three hits, lifting the Toronto Blue Jays to an 8-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday night.  More...

One bunt single enough for Padres

SAN DIEGO (AP) — It was a classic win by the punchless San Diego Padres.  Everth Cabrera’s bunt single in the first inning was the only hit Wednesday by the Padres, who still beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-2 thanks to Francisco Lirian More...

Belmont Stakes:

NEW YORK (AP) — Trainer Billy Gowan let out a whoop when Ride on Curlin landed a midpack post for the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes.  You look for any possible edge when facing California Chrome, the 3-5 favorite to become horse racing&rsquo More...

Farm-Home-Garden

4-H Club News

Trough Creek Community Adventures

The Trough Creek Community Adventurers 4-H Club held its monthly meeting at the Cassville United Methodist Church May 12.  First, the members discussed old business including the Pizza Hut Yummm Card fundraiser, progress on the club banner for J More...

Helping Pennsylvanians with state milk

Pennsylvania stands at the promising start of another growing season, with the first cutting of hay underway, corn up several inches and delayed strawberries finally here. In agriculture, we pride ourselves on growing food that feeds the world.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Gemini and a Moon in Virgo if born before 10:01 p.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Libra.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, June 6, 2014:  More...

Special Sections

Blueprint group seeks guidance

The 10-member team for the Blueprint Community group for Shirley Township and Mount Union and Mapleton boroughs is now in the process of seeking information from the community in a variety of ways.  The first way is through a community survey th More...

Manure management offered to farmers

The Huntingdon County Conservation District is implementing a new program for farmers developing a plan to manage manure.  “A manure management plan is now required,” said Andy Patterson, conservation district manager. More...

Walk to raise domestic violence awareness

The first Saturday of June 2013 was one for the history books and organizers are hoping to make that success an annual occurrence as the second Walk to End Violence will be held from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. More...

State  Free Access 

Newspaper co-owner remembered as serious, impish

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Lewis Katz was a savvy businessman and philanthropist. More...

Panel reviews possible Fish-Game merger

HARRISBURG (AP) — A study that says Pennsylvania could save about $5 million a year by merging its fish and game commissions is generating divided opinions on a legislative panel.  Officials with the Legislative Budget and Finance Committe More...

House GOP leader pushes for pension hybrid plan

HARRISBURG (AP) — Republicans in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives say they hope the flurry of budget season lawmaking will include passage of a hybrid pension system for state workers and school employees.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Mount Union IGA prepares for opening

75 Years Ago Pennsylvania Assemblyman Herbert B. Cohen, minority House Leader, predicted that the James administration would try to impose a statewide sales tax at the next regular or special session of the legislature More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, June 5   Soup Kitchen p The Huntingdon Presbyterian Church Soup Kitchen will be open from 6-7 p.m. Service is free of charge. For information, call 643-1302.  More...

Local Sports

Outstanding Senior Student/Athletes

Mount Union

Kristin Miles   Parents: Randy and Amy Miles.  Sports Played (letters won): Earned six letters in two varsity sports -- volleyball (3) and softball (3).  More...

Curve win 6-5 to end skid

The Altoona Curve defeated the Binghamton Mets 6-5 Wednesday night at Peoples Natural Gas Field and snapped their winless drought which lasted ten games. More...

Editorial

Op-Ed

Sweet land of liberty

In response to A previous column supporting Rand Paul, whom I regard as the Constitution’s candidate for the presidency, I heard from constitutional lawyer Harvey Silverglate.  More...

National perspective: the Obama doctrine

For nearly two centuries the United States has conducted its Western Hemisphere diplomacy according to the precepts of the Monroe Doctrine, promulgated in 1823 and designed to keep European powers out of hemispheric affairs.  More...

Scrimping on women’s pay

Republicans in the Senate blocked a vote on the minimum wage earlier this month — no surprise there. Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee was the only Republican who stood aside. But don’t believe the issue is dead. More...

People/Pastimes

Mount Union Area Schools Alumni Association hosts banquet

The Mount Union Area Schools Alumni Association (MUASAA) held its 26th annual banquet meeting May 24 at the Mount Union Area High School.  Following the social hour, dinner was held in the cafeteria.  More...

Happy Birthday

HAPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Mike Dimoff of 19 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Mount Union, who turns 90 years old today, Thursday, June 5, 2014. More...

Licensed to Wed

Dustin Edward Spennati, 20115 Maddensville Pike, Orbisonia, and Tasha Patricia Hamman, 560 Newton Road, McVeytown.  Cody John Smith, 1377 Big Greenbriar Road, McVeytown, and Amber Marie Bingaman, also of McVeytown.  Andrew Winsome Windham, More...

Annie's Mailbox

You are under no obligation to babysit ANNIE

Dear Annie: I’ve always known that my niece, “Norma,” takes advantage of people, but now I think she’s gone too far.  More...

Doctor K

Statins have benefits beyond lowering cholesterol

DEAR DOCTOR K: I had bypass surgery last year, and I’ve been on two different statins. But I had severe muscle and joint pain. Do I really need to be on a statin? The side effects are awful for me.  More...

NASCAR

HOT TOPICS: 3 ISSUES GENERATING A BUZZ

Monster smash

A strange Sprint Cup season continued with yet another oddball occurrence Sunday when a chunk of Dover International Speedway’s concrete came loose and busted the front bumper of Jamie McMurray’s No. More...

DOVER REWIND

Warning: Chad suggests the No. 48 hasn’t found its stride yet

Chad Knaus, crew chief for Jimmie Johnson’s No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet, toughed it out through an 11-race losing streak and now enjoys a two-race winning streak. More...

QUESTIONS & ATTITUDE

Compelling questions ... and maybe a few actual answers

Thirteen races into the season, who should be worried?   More...

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