August 20, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

SHCSD special ed audit ‘successful’

Prior to the start of the 2014-15 academic year, Southern Huntingdon County School Board members heard about the status of the district’s special education program during their monthly meeting Tuesday. More...

Ready for students

Southern Huntingdon County School District custodial employee Rachelle Brown put the final touches on the high school hallway Tuesday night before students arrived for the first day of classes today. More...

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Local News

Commissioners accept oil bid for county

At Tuesday morning’s regular meeting of the Huntingdon County Commissioners, the board approved one of the two fuel oil bids received at last week’s meeting.  More...

Area briefs

SCV Lions to host monthly hootenanny   ONEIDA TWP. — The Stone Creek Valley Lions Club will hold its monthly hootenanny Saturday, Aug. 23, at the Lions Park outside stage along Cold Springs Road (weather permitting). More...

Police Log

Megan’s Law violation   More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Tussey Mountain schools hold pre-school testing clinic

75 Years Ago  Professor Paul R. Yoder of Juniata College reported 1.13 inches of rainfall was recorded over a two-day period. The heavy downfall amounted to .83 of an inch of rainfall in one evening.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Aug. 20   Adult Education p Adult education classes will be held at the Huntingdon County CareerLink, 54 Pennsylvania Ave., Huntingdon. Call 641-6408, ext. 101 for more information.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Carter home run gives Astros 7-4 win over Yankees

NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Carter snapped a ninth-inning tie with a colossal three-run homer, extending his secondhalf power surge and sending the Houston Astros to a 7-4 victory over the New York Yankees on Tuesday night.  More...

NYP all-star game ends in 1-1 tie

State College Spikes pitchers Will Anderson and Kyle Grana each tossed a scoreless inning for the South squad and Spikes infielders Robelys Reyes and Darren Seferina each made contributions, but the New York-Penn League All-Star Game finished in a 1- More...

Little League World Series:

Chicago dumps Pearland 6-1

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. More...

School News

Vets’ organization awards two $1,000 scholarships

The Huntingdon Voiture 820 of 40&8 awarded two nurses’ training scholarships during the Juniata Valley High School senior awards ceremony June 9. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Leo and a Moon in Cancer.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014:  More...

Tax sale notices published today

Benjamin Franklin once said, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes,” and it has come to the time of the year in which the latter has come to the forefront of the public consciousness with the issuance of More...

Water run-off issue persists in borough

Frustrated with ongoing storm water run-off issues on her Cold Springs Road property, Huntingdon Borough resident Patty Goodman sought answers from members of Huntingdon Borough Council during their monthly meeting Tuesday evening. More...

Meeting to address MU skate park

After years of trying to develop a viable space for local skateboarders to practice and show off their moves, Mount Union Borough is exploring a new location for its fledgling skate park. More...

World  Free Access 

McDonald’s confronts its junk food image

NEW YORK (AP) — At a dinner McDonald’s hosted for reporters and bloggers, waiters served cuisine prepared by celebrity chefs using ingredients from the chain’s menu.  More...

US home construction jumps 15.7 percent in July

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home construction rebounded in July, rising to the fastest pace in eight months and offering hope that housing has regained momentum after two months of declines.  More...

Consumer prices edge up 0.1 percent in July

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. More...

Business News

Billing manager joins Mutual Benefit Group

Rachel Dubois joined Mutual Benefit Group as billing manager Aug. More...

Real Estate Transfers

August 11, 2014  Pentagon Federal Credit Union, grantor, to Federal National Mortgage Association, property in Mount Union Borough, $77,459.20.  Rose A. Black, grantor, to Bradley P. Tuskovich and Breein M. More...

Local Sports

Curve wins 7-2 over RubberDucks

Keon Broxton had a huge day at the dish as he went four-forfour with two opposite field homers to pilot the Curve to a 7-2 win in a rain-shortened game at Canal Park. More...

Juniata men’s soccer tabbed seventh in LC

Tuesday, the Landmark Conference released its men’s soccer 2014 preseason poll. The Juniata Eagles were selected seventh with a total of 26 points.  More...

People/Pastimes

Bricktown Seniors gather for meeting

JoAnn and Clark Wagner were speakers during the August meeting of the Mount Union Bricktown Senior Center. They gave a report of their most recent European trip by reading highlights from their travel journal. More...

Happy Birthday

GIME 5! Happy birthday wishes go out to Nicholas Robert Parsons who turns 5 years old today, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. His proud parents are Candi and Carey Parsons of Spring Mills. More...

Births

Andrea Peters and Jonathan Dodson of Huntingdon are proud to announce the birth of twins, a son, Khairi Akeel Dodson, and a daughter, Maliyah Brielle Dodson, July 29, 2014, at Mount Nittany Medical Center, State College. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Concerns are all interesting possibilities, but extreme

Dear Annie: Eight months ago, our highly educated 43-year-old daughter informed my wife that she hates her. She put on a humiliating performance in front of her two children, a stepchild, her husband and us. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Storing cooking fat

Dear Readers: Recently, a reader shared her hint about STORING COOKING FAT in a glass jar, in the freezer, before garbage day. Here are just a couple of readers’ hints on the subject.  More...

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