June 9, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Event highlights Civil War

The sounds of muskets firing and the roar of a cannon could be heard over the weekend as Civil War re-enactors gathered at the county fairgrounds to provide a living history thanks to the Huntingdon County Historical Society. More...

Fortieth anniversary fireworks

Fireworks in celebration of the 40th anniversary of Raystown Lake lit up the night sky over Seven Points Marina Saturday night as spectators gathered on the land and on the water to watch the display More...

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Local News

Huntingdon Borough Council president stresses need for community pool profits

As final preparations for the Isett Community Pool are made, Huntingdon Borough Council president and parks, recreation and public property committee chair Joan Cassatt said the pool needs to make money this year.  “For the last two years, More...

Police Log

Criminal trespass   SHIRLEY TWP. — David Hamman, 39, Mount Union, has been accused by state police at Huntingdon of allegedly entering the Second Street property of Robert McKnight, also of Mount Union, without authorization at 6:15 p.m. More...

CDBG funds discussed at Smithfield

The Smithfield Township Board of Supervisors will have to decide soon what projects it would like to have done through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding for the next three years, according to township grants administrator Maureen S More...

General News

Two officers, bystander killed in Las Vegas ambush

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two police officers were having lunch at a strip mall pizza buffet when a man and a woman fatally shot them in a pointblank ambush, then fled to a nearby Wal-Mart where they killed a third person and then themselves in an appar More...

Where have all the missing American workers gone?

WASHINGTON (AP) — The unemployment rate has been on a slow downward trajectory since the recession ended nearly five years ago. More...

Complex times for VP’s son to work at Ukraine firm

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden’s visit Saturday to support Ukraine’s fragile democracy came soon after his youngest son was hired by a private Ukrainian company that promotes energy independence from Moscow.  More...

People/Pastimes

Smith-Jeffries

Brittany Jeffries and Bruce Smith IV, both of Mount Union, were united in marriage Saturday, May 17, 2014, at the Bethel Presbyterian Church, Petersburg. The Rev. Tyler Downing presided over the 1:30 p.m. ceremony. More...

Juniata College awards scholarships to local students

Student News

Juniata College held its Spring Awards Convocation ceremony May 6. The following local students received awards and prizes.  More...

News of Yesteryear

Fire destroys Huntingdon church

75 Years Ago  The Huntingdon playgrounds will officially open June 7, E.G. Jones Jr., the supervisor, announced. The attendants will be at their posts at 8:30 a.m. and the activities will begin at that time.  More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Gemini and a Moon in Scorpio.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, June 10, 2014:  More...

Students debut Mapleton film

Mapleton-Union Elementary School rolled out the red carpet Friday night for its sixth grade stars as they and their younger schoolmates made their big screen debut. More...

Victims remembered at walk

As any journey begins with a single step, so does one to creating a world free of domestic violence and organizers of the second annual Walk to End Violence Saturday at Detwiler Memorial Field, Huntingdon, hope they are one step closer in their ques More...

New EPA regulations won’t impact county

Coal miners across the state will be affected by the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) new regulations designed to reduce carbon emissions by 30 percent. Fortunately, there will be little effects felt in Huntingdon County. More...

State  Free Access 

Philadelphia library cooks up culinary literacy

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — What’s cooking at the Philadelphia public library? Plenty, now that it has a million-dollar kitchen at its main downtown branch.  More...

Details from Sandusky report begin emerging

HARRISBURG (AP) — A report from the state attorney general’s office was expected to be made public soon on the handling of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse case and why it took so long to bring charges against the former Penn State assi More...

Weak tax collections will test Corbett tax pledge

HARRISBURG (AP) — It became clear late last year that Gov. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, June 9   Humane Society p The Huntingdon County Humane Society fundraising committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the shelter, located at 11371 Schoolhouse Hollow Road, Huntingdon. The meeting is open to all interested individuals. More...

Local Sports

Gibboney’s loyalty leads to outstanding success

While he dipped his toe in the other waters and turned down opportunities to swim in bigger ponds, Huntingdon native Tom Gibboney found fulfillment and contentment in the eddies of his hometown. More...

Curve win 9-7 over Thunder

A six-run seventh inning helped the Curve win its first road series of the season with a 9-7 victory to take down Trenton at Arm & Hammer Park Sunday afternoon. Altoona sent 11 men to the plate and used four hits to erase a 6-3 deficit.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Hernandez fans 15 Rays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. More...

Crane goes wire-to-wire

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Ben Crane won the St. Jude Classic on Sunday for his first PGA Tour title since 2011, closing with a 3-over 73 for a one-stroke victory.  More...

FIFA decision under fire

LONDON (AP) — FIFA’s decision to award the 2022 World Cup to Qatar came under further scrutiny as a British newspaper published new allegations that Mohamed Bin Hammam used his wealth and top level contacts to buy support for the oil-rich More...

Annie's Mailbox

No school comes with a guarantee ANNIE

Dear Annie: I am 13, and my parents are divorced. I moved in with my father eight months ago, but soon realized that Dad is an alcoholic. More...

Hints from Heloise

A proposal for disposal

Dear Readers: Here is this week’s SOUND OFF, about leaving furniture, etc., outside:  More...

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