September 5, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Professor discusses history curriculum

In academic circles, one of the most highly contentious debates raging today is over how politicized academic courses in American history have become in recent years, particularly at the advanced high school and collegiate levels.  More...

Yellow Dot program not widely recognized

Reports indicate a program designed to provide vital information in emergency situations is still not well known nearly two years after its inception.  More...

Local News

Area briefs

Football game parking available Parking for Huntingdon Area High School Bearcat football games at War Vets Field Friday nights will be available at the historic Armory at Death Bunny Acres on Standing Stone Avenue More...

Police Log

Criminal mischief A 31-year-old Orbisonia woman reported to state police at Huntingdon someone broke a side window at her residence at 375 Water St. between 9 p.m. Aug. 29 and 1 p.m. Aug. 31. More...

On Their Way

Name: Lauren Elaine Jadlocki Age: 17 From: Huntingdon Parents: David and Debra Jadlocki of Huntingdon Siblings: Brandon Jadlocki and Ryan Jadlocki  More...

World  Free Access 

Comedian Joan Rivers dies at age 81

Joan Rivers, the raucous, acid-tongued comedian who crashed the male-dominated realm of late-night talk shows and turned Hollywood red carpets into danger zones for badly dressed celebrities, died Thursday. She was 81.  More...

New York newspaper sacks Washington nickname

NEW YORK (AP) — One of the nation’s largest newspapers says it will no longer use the name Redskins when writing about Washington’s NFL team.  More...

Ask a Designer: Tween bedroom’s a balancing act

Decorating a baby’s room is all about what mom and dad want. But decorating a bedroom for a “tween-age” child is more complicated.  It’s a great place to give growing adolescents some creative freedom. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Seahawks run over Packers 36-16

SEATTLE (AP) — Russell Wilson made sure everyone knew Percy Harvin was healthy. Marshawn Lynch bullied his way to another 100-yard rushing performance.  And Richard Sherman? More...

Yankees keep slim hopes alive

NEW YORK (AP) — Mark Teixeira and Chase Headley hit solo home runs off Koji Uehara in the ninth inning, and the New York Yankees stunned the Boston Red Sox 5-4 Thursday night to bolster their slim playoff hopes.  More...

Federer reaches semis

NEW YORK (AP) — Clearly frustrated by his play and opponent, Roger Federer whacked his racket on the top of the net after a missed volley. More...

Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher

Cleaning grout  My husband is a ceramic tile setter. He says the best thing to clean your grout with is vinegar. Just put it on, scrub and then rinse with water. It will clean better than any household cleaner. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Consult an attorney about freeloading cousin

Dear Annie: My cousin is 53 years old and is in and out of jobs. He has no place to go and parked his van on my property on the condition that he stay no more than five months. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Virgo and a Moon in Aquarius.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014:  More...

Juniata student heading to D.C.

Hard work has paid off for a James Creek native and Juniata College student.  Alexis Stone, sophomore at Juniata College, will be traveling to Washington, D.C., later this month as part of the ONE Power Project, placing first in the support cate More...

Housing project continues in borough

A project that will turn a three-story structure on Fifth Street in Huntingdon Borough into apartments for low-income residents continues to move forward.  More...

Morris Twp. leaders look to fill positions

Morris Township Supervisors discussed the need to fill a couple positions at their regular meeting Thursday night.  “We’ve had no luck finding someone to replace anyone for the planning commission,” said chairman Don Harnish, n More...

State  Free Access 

State, health industry prep for Medicaid expansion

HARRISBURG (AP) — Before hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians can enroll in a new federally-funded Medicaid plan, lots of work must be done and important questions must be answered about the health coverage.  More...

No charges in mom’s truancy-linked jail death

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A southeast Pennsylvania woman who died during a weekend jail stint over school truancy fines had complained of breathing problems and seen a prison nurse earlier that day, a state police review says.  More...

Third-degree murder conviction in car wash slaying

EBENSBURG (AP) — A man has been convicted of third-degree murder in the stabbing death of his estranged girlfriend at a western Pennsylvania car wash a year ago.  Jurors in Cambria County deliberated for a little more than four hours befor More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Huntingdon County Fair ends successful week

75 Years Ago  Huntingdon County’s big fair is coming to a close. This year’s fair will go down in history as perhaps the most successful ever held. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, Sept. 5   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. in St. John’s Episcopal Church, Huntingdon.  Narcotics Anonymous p Narcotics Anonymous will meet at 7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 15 W. More...

Local Sports

Eagles start new season at Grove City

Last fall, the Juniata College football team ended a string of 12 straight years without a winning record by posting a 7-3 mark during the regular season. More...

High School Volleyball:

Hornets win at Mount Union

The Juniata Valley volleyball team came out swinging and picked up its hitting after the first set to take a 3-1 Inter-County Conference North win over Mount Union back to Alexandria Thursday night. More...

Tussey comes back to win in four at NBC

Tussey Mountain fell behind at Northern Bedford Thursday but turned things around nicely. The Titans came back to win in four games, 13-25, 25-22, 25-16, 25-19.  More...

People/Pastimes

Troop 25 kicks off fall season

Over 50 scouts and family members attended Boy Scout Troop 25’s recent fall Court of Honor and family picnic at Riverside Park in Smithfield Township.  More...

United in Marriage

Erwin-Smith

Amanda Smith of Three Springs and Joshua Erwin of Orbisonia were united in marriage Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, at the Singer’s Gap United Methodist Church, Mount Union. The Revs. Julie Piper and Joel Snyder presided over the 1:30 p.m. ceremony. More...

Hartslog Heritage Museum to host tea and fashion show

The Hartslog Heritage Museum, 301 Main St., Alexandria, will host a tea and fashion show Sunday, Sept. 7. The tea party will begin at 2 p.m. with a fashion parade at 2:30 p.m.  More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Packing with pouches

Dear Heloise: When traveling, take a small hanging POUCH with several zipper compartments for toiletries and makeup to hang in the bathroom. More...

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