September 4, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Grant helps volunteers clean river

Volunteers with Keep Huntingdon County Beautiful are hoping they can keep the momentum they gained at the recent Juniata River Cleanup.  Statistics from the organization reveal the group managed to gain more volunteers, which meant more trash an More...

Wood Twp. residents seek bridge upgrades

A group of Robertsdale area citizens, in cooperation with the Wood Township Supervisors, launched efforts Wednesday evening calling on PennDOT to make repairs/improvements to a bridge in the community that will allow safe usage by pedestrians.  More...

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Huntingdon Rotary Club to hold fundraiser art auction

The Rotary Club of Huntingdon invites the community to attend a benefit art auction at the Pennsylvania Army National Guard Readiness Center, Route 26 South in Smithfield Township, Friday, Oct. 10.  The preview will begin at 5:30 p.m. More...

Oneida Township Supervisors discuss insurance proposal

At Wednesday’s monthly meeting of the Oneida Township Supervisors, the panel heard a proposed amendment to the township’s health insurance trust, but made no official decision on the proposal.  More...

Orby fire police coverage discussed

Ire remains in Orbisonia Borough following the annual homecoming festival.  Issues arose over fire police duties for the event’s parade Aug. 13 and, ultimately, Three Springs fire police provided services. More...

World  Free Access 

Summer veggies were just the first round

In the heat of summer, it’s hard to imagine that the weather will ever be cool again. More...

Garlic chives: ornamental, tasty, sometimes weedy

Is it a weed or a garden plant? Garlic chives are among those plants — paulownia tree, Jerusalem artichoke, mint and anise hyssop are others — that can parade under either guise.  More...

Spotting a pet in a hot car creates tough choices

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Imagine walking to your car after running errands and spotting a dog, panting and helpless, shut inside a hot car. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

La Roche powers Nats to 8-5, 14-inning win

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Adam LaRoche came off the bench in the ninth inning and drove in five runs, including a tying homer and a go-ahead grounder in the 14th that sent the Washington Nationals to a wild 8-5 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on More...

Djokovic reaches semifinal

NEW YORK (AP) — Through a pair of back-andforth sets, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray put on a display befitting a matchup of past U.S. Open champions.  More...

Quigley leads Sky to WNBA finals

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — With a trip to the WNBA Finals on the line, Allie Quigley came through when her Chicago Sky teammates needed her the most.  Quigley scored 24 points and hit several big shots to help lead the Sky to a 75-62 victory over More...

Editorial

Against the wind

Shortly before Congress left for its long summer vacation, Senator Barbara Mikulski tried to block a 150-megawatt wind farm.  More...

Want some hogwash with that burger?

Burger King bills itself as “home of the Whopper,” a name intended to convey to burger eaters that this one is a whale of a deal. But “whopper” also means a prevarication, a crock, a tall tale — hogwash.  More...

You Should Know

Q: Why do we celebrate Labor Day and do other countries have a similar holiday?   More...

Farm-Home-Garden

New crop insurance options keep program working for Pa.

I’ll never forget when Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee hit Pennsylvania three years ago. Some farmers lost much of their crops. Some families lost their homes. More...

Farmers’ Market Voice

Tips, recipes and special friends

I go to the Huntingdon Farmers’ Market each week because I want to provide my family with the best food I can get. I want the food to be fresh, chemicalfree and delicious. But that’s not all I want. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Try to spend time with the children

Dear Annie: My daughter has been married for 14 years to a wonderful, successful, caring husband, and they have four beautiful children. But she recently moved out of their home. I can’t believe it. More...

Doctor K

Alternative treatments for hot flashes

DEAR DOCTOR K: I have terrible hot flashes. My doctor no longer recommends hormone replacement therapy because he says it has heart risks. Is there anything else I can take?  More...

NASCAR

HOT TOPICS: 3 ISSUES GENERATING A BUZZ

Welcome to the party

With laggard Kasey Kahne securing a position in the Chase for the Sprint Cup Sunday night at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hendrick Motorsports’ stock cars now make up 25 percent of the playoff field.  More...

ATLANTA REWIND

Kahne’s season and outlook turn after Atlanta victory

Kasey Kahne’s season could’ve been labeled a disappointment, considering he was among the championship favorites entering 2014. All that disappointment went away with a Sunday night win at Atlanta. More...

QUESTIONS & ATTITUDE

Compelling questions ... and maybe a few actual answers

Who will be next to get your reverse jinx?   More...

Schools struggle with temp staff

With the 2014-15 school year underway, absences of noninstructional substitutes, like paraeducators and custodial and cafeteria staff, are inevitable, but local districts find it challenging to make sure there are enough people to fill such spots.&nb More...

MU Boro. to seek traffic light help

Mount Union Borough is seeking some relief from a 20-plus-year-old agreement that obligates the borough to keep up with all costs associated with a series of traffic lights located in neighboring municipalities.  More...

Local quilter to show collection at Art Space

For area residents who love to make quilts or just admire the handiwork of others who make them, there will be a new exhibit at the Huntingdon County Arts Council’s Art Space at Fourth Street, Huntingdon.  More...

State  Free Access 

New Philadelphia park aims to give city a center

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — William Penn — the one in bronze — might be standing a little taller this week from his perch atop Philadelphia’s mammoth City Hall.  More...

Regulators, Highmark spell out post-UPMC plan

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Health insurer Highmark Inc. More...

New lawsuit filed over alleged abuse by Sandusky

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — A new accuser has sued Jerry Sandusky, Penn State and a charity the former assistant coach founded, claiming he was sexually abused about six years ago.  The case was filed in Philadelphia last month by Williamsport at More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Juniata College readied for incoming students

75 Years Ago  The roster of teachers for the Mount Union schools during the 1939-40 term was completed at a meeting of the school directors. Six new teachers will assume their duties when classes begin Sept. 5.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, Sept. 4  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...

Local Sports

Mount Union

This Week’s Game: Mount Union (1-0) at Juniata Valley (0-1), 7 p.m.  More...

Juniata Valley

This Week’s Game: Mount Union (1-0) at Juniata Valley (0-1), 7 p.m.  Last Week’s Game: Juniata Valley fell behind 28-0 at Southern Huntingdon, but scored 18 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to cut the deficit to 28-18.  More...

Southern Huntingdon

This Week’s Game: Williamsburg (1-0) at Southern Huntingdon (1-0), 7 p.m.  Last Week in Review: Southern Huntingdon won 28-18 vs. Juniata Valley; Williamsburg won 33-20 vs. Claysburg-Kimmel.  More...

People/Pastimes

Saxton-Liberty Alumni Association holds banquet

The Saxton-Liberty High School Alumni Association held its 27th annual banquet in the Six Mile Run Fire Hall Saturday evening with 192 alumni and guests in attendance.  During the evening, the alumni elected officers for 2014-15 and presented t More...

Happy Birthday

LOOK WHO’S 2! Happy birthday wishes go out to Owen Patrick Stoner who turns 2 years old today, Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014. His proud parents are Alicia and William Stoner of McAlevys Fort. Owen is the grandson of Justine Lilja of McAlevys Fort. More...

Guest speaker to deliver talk on service

The Auxiliary to J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital will hold its 101st annual luncheon meeting at noon Monday, Sept. 8, in the J.C. Blair Education Center.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPES

A baby born today has a Sun in Virgo and a Moon in Capricorn if born before 7:56 p.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Aquarius.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, Sept. 5, 2014:  More...

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