July 3, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Police urge following fireworks laws

As the Fourth of July approaches, many area residents are gearing up to watch some fireworks displays or set off fireworks of their own.  In light of that, it’s important to know what residents can actually do when it comes to setting off More...

Oneida Twp. leaders approve recycling bins

During their monthly meeting Thursday, Oneida Township Supervisors learned residents will now be able to dispose of their recycling items without leaving the township.  Recycling bins, like the ones currently located at the Smithfield Township B More...

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Head-on collision

Two Mount Union residents were flown by medical helicopter to UPMC Altoona for injuries they suffered in a head-on collision at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Shirley Township. More...

Police Log

Theft Kenneth Fleischmann of Ellicott City, Maryland, reported to state police at Huntingdon someone removed a license plate from his boat trailer between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. June 21. This incident remains under investigation More...

Old-Time Photos

An undated postcard photo shows Fair Ridge Assembly of God, Dublin Township. Since this photo, the church has undergone significant facade improvements. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

County residents gear up for busy Fourth of July holiday

75 Years Ago  More...

Local Sports

Wick sets Spikes’ home run record

In his 19th game with the State College Spikes, Rowan Wick broke the club’s single-season home-run record with his 11th blast of the campaign, a three-run shot to right field in the eighth inning, helping the Spikes defeat Batavia 9-3 Wednesday More...

District 11-12 LL:

Mount Union rolls 25-3, will play for title

Mount Union’s 11-12-yearold all stars punched their ticket Wednesday night for a rematch with Huntingdon and a shot at the District 11 Little League title with a 25-3 win over Ebensburg at Municipal Park.  More...

Moose rebounds with 11-0 win over Royals

Moose made it a short day against the Royals Wednesday. Andrew Tress threw a four-hitter and three RBI apiece from Tim Strait and Jordan Shope took Moose to an 11-0 win in five innings.  Tress walked one and struck out five in five innings. More...

Editorial

High cost of cheap shrimp

The Guardian recently revealed shocking results from a six-month investigation of the Thai fishing industry: Much of the shrimp sold in American and British supermarkets were produced with slave labor.  More...

What is this country about anymore?

Meet Mark. He’s a 58 year old, college-educated veteran who lives in Oregon.  More...

You Should Know

Q: What is Agenda 21?

A: Agenda 21 is a non-binding, voluntarily implemented action plan of the United Nations with regard to sustainable development — an organizing principle for human life on a finite planet that posits a desirable future state for human societies More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Code RED : Keeping food safe over the road

Summer is full of fun and picnics, but it’s important to stay safe when enjoying outdoor activities and barbecues with family and friends.  Keep hot foods hot and cold foods cold, and when you’re done eating, put them in the refriger More...

Farmers’ Market Voice

Beloved tool of the cosmic farmer

One of the things I love best about being a truck farmer is all the time I have to think about stuff. More...

New breeds, historical demo highlight Ag Progress Days

A variety of new and returning events will delight horse lovers of all ages who make the trip to Penn State’s Ag Progress Days this year, according to organizers in the College of Agricultural Sciences.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Being needy is not attractive

Dear Annie: I am a 76-yearold man. After 46 years of a happy marriage, my precious wife passed away four years ago.  More...

Doctor K

Diabetics can lower risk of heart disease

DEAR DOCTOR K: When I was diagnosed with diabetes, my doctor said I am now also at increased risk for heart disease. What’s the connection? More...

NASCAR

HOT TOPICS: 3 ISSUES GENERATING A BUZZ

BLOOD, SWEAT AND GEARS

Brad Keselowski won at Kentucky Speedway, his second Sprint Cup victory of the season, locking up a spot in the Chase.  Keselowski, who drives the No. 2 Team Penske Fusion, is likely Ford’s best chance to win the 2014 Cup title. More...

KENTUCKY REWIND

Ricky Stenhouse talks about his sophomore season struggles

Ricky Stenhouse Jr., who drives the No. More...

QUESTIONS & ATTITUDE

Compelling questions ... and maybe a few actual answers

Why the increased anticipation of this week’s race at Daytona?   More...

Suit filed against doctor, hospital

Two separate lawsuits have been filed against a former local urologist and J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital citing medical professional liability.  More...

MU councilwoman resigns from board

Citing a need to reduce responsibilities, Third Ward representative Kim Werdebaugh is stepping down from Mount Union Borough Council.  Werdebaugh submitted her resignation in writing to fellow council members for consideration at Wednesday night More...

MUAHS project reaches contest semi-finals

Fueled by the support of the Mount Union area community, a proposed project to update the Trojan field house has reached the semi-final round in the Ultimate Neighborhood Giveback Challenge.  More...

State  Free Access 

Wolf says he’s suspicious of Pa. budget numbers

HARRISBURG (AP) — The Democratic nominee for Pennsylvania governor said Wednesday he is suspicious about revenue numbers in the budget passed by Republican majorities in the Legislature that now awaits action by Gov. Tom Corbett.  More...

Pension vote to wait; Philly schools bill doesn’t

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania House Republican leaders lost battles on public pension legislation backed by Gov. More...

World  Free Access 

US farmers plant record soybean crop, less corn

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The nation’s farmers planted the largest soybean crop on record this year by devoting millions of acres of land to the crop that had been used for growing corn, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, July 3   Soup Kitchen p The Huntingdon Presbyterian Church Soup Kitchen will be open from 6-7 p.m. Service is free of charge. For more information, call 643-1302.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Rodriguez drive in three as Rays down Yankees

NEW YORK (AP) — Sean Rodriguez hit a tiebreaking homer in the sixth inning and drove in three runs, helping the streaking Tampa Bay Rays extend their longest winning string this year to five and hand the New York Yankees their season worst fift More...

Wimbledon Tennis Championships:

Dimitrov ends Murray’s repeat bid

LONDON (AP) — The silence at Centre Court made abundantly clear that Andy Murray’s time as Wimbledon champion was coming to a close.  More...

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People/Pastimes

Little Jewels Preschool marks anniversary

Linda Ford began Little Jewels Preschool in 1990 with the goal of incorporating not only basic preschool teaching, such as the alphabet, learning to count, writing names, colors and weather/seasons, but also Biblical teachings as well.  More...

Happy Birthday

TURNING 1 IS SO MUCH FUN! Happy birthday wishes go out to Mason Ross Boonie who turns 1 year old today, Thursday, July 3, 2014. His proud parents are Jason and Heather Boonie. More...

Happy Birthday

THIS LITTLE FIRECRACKER IS TURNING 1! Happy birthday wishes go out to Bryce Andrew Traxler who turns 1 year old tomorrow, Friday, July 4, 2014. His proud parents are Clair Traxler and Beth Price of Shade Gap. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Cancer and a Moon in Virgo if born before 5:32 a.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Libra.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, July 4, 2014:  More...

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