June 28, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Donations to finance War Vets fence

When the sidewalk project along Standing Stone Avenue in Huntingdon Borough is complete, War Vets Field will look a little nicer thanks to $40,000 in donations from members and businesses of the community.  More...

Residents to see hike in realty transfer tax

Huntingdon County residents buying or selling real estate will soon see a slight increase in the state’s realty tax.  The tax will increase from 3.46 percent to 3.64 percent effective at the beginning of the fiscal year Tuesday, July 1, ac More...

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Charges filed in graffiti incident

The Mount Union Borough Police Department filed charges against a 24-year-old biracial Mount Union man on charges of ethnic intimidation in connection with a graffiti incident that took place Tuesday in Hartman Village.  More...

Huntingdon County’s Most Wanted

Name: Matthew Gummo Date of Birth: March 1, 1994 Age: 20 years old Height: 6 foot, 3 inches Weight: 140 pounds Eye color: Unknown Hair color: Brown Last known address(es): 214 Fifth St., Huntingdon   More...

MU summer program theme is deep sea fishing ‘Independence Week’ is Uptown Playground program theme

MOUNT UNION — “Deep Sea Fishing” is the theme for Mount Union Borough’s summer recreational park program for the week of June 30. Activities will take place at the Mount Union ball field from 9 a.m. to noon and 1-3 p.m. More...

Local Sports

Huntingdon announces Teener stars

The Huntingdon VFW Teener League announced its all-star rosters and tournament schedules Friday. There will be a 13-14 and 15-16 year-old division.  The competition’s format is changed from previous years. More...

Somerset rides pitching to first-round victory

Huntingdon ran into a tough pitcher to open the 9-10 year-old District 11 all-star tournament at home Friday. Huntingdon did break up a no-hitter and get on the scoreboard in the bottom of the sixth but still fell to Somerset 11-3.  More...

People/Pastimes

Granddaughter of Huntingdon residents appointed to U.S. Naval Academy

Caitlin McGlaughlin of State College has accepted a Fully Qualified Appointment for Admission to the United States Naval Academy, according to United States Rep. Glenn “GT” Thompson.  More...

HAHS graduate participates in orientation

Ryan Shelley of Huntingdon joined members of the upcoming freshman class as Bob Jones University hosted its first session of summer orientation June 20-21.  More...

Mount Union couple announces granddaughter’s graduation

Tiffany Heaster of D’Iberville, Mississippi, graduated summa cum laude from Mississippi State University May 16 and received a bachelor of science degree in biological engineering with a minor in mathematics.  She will continue her educati More...

Annie's Mailbox

Make concrete suggestions

Dear Annie: My wife and I are in our late 60s and have been married for six years. We were both widowed. We have a great deal in common and are happy together. More...

Doctor K

Simple surgery can ease pain of trigger finger

DEAR DOCTOR K: I have a painful trigger finger on my left hand. What caused it, and what can I do about it?  More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Cancer and a Moon in Leo.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, June 30, 2014:  More...

Local attorneys question system

Though some county employees are looking forward to the register and recorder’s office’s use of a Uniform Parcel Identifier (UPI) later this year to keep track of real estate transfers, some folks are questioning its necessity.  More...

Seniors anticipate no state budget cut

The Citizens Advisory Council of the Area Agency on Aging for Huntingdon, Bedford and Fulton counties got some good and bad news Friday morning during its regular monthly meeting.  Held in the Hopewell Area Senior Citizens Center, the informati More...

Fireworks insurance mandates vary in area

As folks begin enjoying fireworks displays across the region this week, including a display to close the Christian music festival Creation in Cromwell Township tonight, the work behind the displays starts long before the colors light up the sky.  More...

A timeline of D.C. Goodman and Sons Inc.

1888  — David C. Goodman is born in Altoona.  1914  More...

General News

Summer TV: It should come with danger warnings

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s a frightful world on TV these days.  A rash of scripted summer thrillers cautions viewers to batten down the hatches. Watch out who you let nibble on your neck! More...

‘Reading Rainbow’ gets a hand

LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeVar Burton’s “Reading Rainbow” fundraising effort is getting a boost from a generous pal, Seth MacFarlane.  More...

‘The View’ prepares for change

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sherri Shepherd is leaving “The View” after seven years and freshman co-host Jenny McCarthy said she’s right behind her, a major upheaval for the daytime talk show a month after creator Barbara Walters&rsquo More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Saturday, June 28   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, June 29   More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Williams out; Djokovic and Murray advance

LONDON (AP) — A year that started with another Grand Slam title for Li Na has turned into a major disappointment.  More...

Langer takes Champions lead

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Bernhard Langer’s game is in splendid shape. His driver? Not so much.  Whether the two-time Masters champion can lock down his first Senior Players Championship could depend on how he deals with a backup.  More...

Keselowski sets track record, earns pole

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Religion News

Creation Northeast 2014

Despite torrential downpours and severe thunderstorms, Christian music fans flooded the walkways at Creation Northeast held at Agape Farm and Retreat Center, Shirleysburg, Wednesday in anticipation o More...

Local pastor marks 20 years of ministry

Emmanuel Bible Church took time to celebrate the Rev. More...

Area Vacation Bible Schools scheduled

15th Street UMC  p The 15th Street United Methodist Church, Huntingdon, will host SonTreasure Island VBS from 9:30 a.m. to noon Monday, July 14, through Friday, July 18. More...

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