September 11, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

World War II vet shares POW story

Homemade vegetable soup, his mother’s to be exact, was all World War II prisoner of war (POW) and former Mapleton resident Bob Baker wanted when he was released from a German POW camp.   More...

United Way will hold Touch-A-Truck event

For the third year, the Huntingdon County United Way is inviting members of the public, kids especially, to come out and touch a truck. The annual Touch-A-Truck event will be from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14, at the Huntingd o n County Fair- grounds. More...

Local News

Event to showcase local marching band skills

It may be called the “Battle of the Marching Bands,” but the only thing getting beat on the Mount Union Area High School football field Saturday, Sept. More...

SHCSB members voice concerns

After a Sept. More...

Area brief

VA to host public town hall meeting   More...

World  Free Access 

Syria and Iran slam US strategy

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian and Iranian officials criticized the Obama administration on Thursday for excluding them from an international coalition coming together in the battle against the Islamic State group, while a state-run Syrian daily More...

Judge: Pistorius can’t be found guilty of murder

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — The judge in Oscar Pistorius’ trial said Thursday he can’t be found guilty of murder but that he was negligent in the killing of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, raising the possibility that the double-amput More...

Names of thousands read at 9/11 commemoration

NEW YORK (AP) — With the solemn toll of a bell and a moment of silence, the nation paused Thursday to mark the 13th anniversary of the Sept. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Royals retake AL Central lead 3-0

DETROIT (AP) — James Shields allowed two hits over seven innings in another terrific performance, and the Kansas City Royals edged Detroit 3-0 on Wednesday night to take a one-game lead over the Tigers atop the AL Central.  More...

Ravens just happy to play football

BALTIMORE (AP) — Four days after opening the season by losing to a division foe at home, the Baltimore Ravens face their most-hated rival in a pivotal game Thursday night.  The matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers couldn’t come so More...

Bart Starr recovering

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Hall of Fame quarterback Bart Starr is recovering from a mild stroke.  Starr’s family said Wednesday in a statement released by the Green Bay Packers that the 80-year-old Starr had the stroke last week.  More...

People/Pastimes

Bids and ‘bets’ will raise funds for hospital

Whether “betting” or bid- ding at this year’s hospital gala, “Monte Carlo Ball” attendees will be helping to raise funds to update the surgical suites at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon.  More...

Happy Birthday

LOOK WHO’S 4! Happy birthday wishes go out to Ava Grace Turner who turns 4 years old today, Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014. Her proud parents are Richard and Dawn Turner of Mount Union. More...

Auxiliary holds annual meeting

Members of the Auxiliary to J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon, convened for the organization’s 101st annual business meeting and luncheon Sept. More...

Annie's Mailbox

The lesson to be learned from this is forgiveness ANNIE

Dear Annie: My granddaughter “Rachel” is 14. Her parents raised her to attend church regularly. In the past year, however, they quit going to church and got divorced. More...

Doctor K

Be careful ‘grazing’ — you could eat more than you should

DEAR DOCTOR K: Does eating several smaller meals throughout the day rather than three larger meals help with weight loss?  DEAR READER: We know that eating fewer calories is important to losing weight, but there is less agreement on the specific More...

NASCAR

HOT TOPICS: 3 ISSUES GENERATING A BUZZ

LET’S GO CHASIN’

The Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup field was decided Saturday night at Richmond International Raceway, with Brad Keselowski emerging with the top seed by winning the most races (four) of any driver.  This is what the grid looks like for the pla More...

RICHMOND REWIND

Clint Bowyer discusses missing the playoffs and moving forward

Clint Bowyer looked like somebody sent his pet goldfish down the drain after finishing third at Richmond and missing the Chase by seven points. Bowyer, who wheels the No. More...

QUESTIONS & ATTITUDE

Compelling questions ... and maybe a few actual answers

Can you remind us again how and why we now go Chasin’?   More...

Connecting community

Event to highlight Juniata’s plan for future

As part of its continuing efforts to bring surrounding communities closer, Juniata College will host its first Community Day at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, at Ellis Hall on the Juniata campus.  More...

ORJMA members hear sewer update

Orbisonia Rockhill Joint Municipal Authority (ORJMA) got a late start to its monthly meeting Wednesday evening, convening after a more than 30-minute executive session regarding legal issues.  Once the meeting was called to order, Cromwell Towns More...

Board members see JVES security upgrades

Prior to their monthly meeting Wednesday evening, Juniata Valley School Board members learned more about the elementary building’s new security updates during a tour with superintendent David Christopher.  More...

State  Free Access 

Former speaker Hastert marks Flight 93 anniversary

SHANKSVILLE (AP) — The 40 passengers and crew who died when hijacked United Airlines Flight 93 crashed in southwestern Pennsylvania during the Sept. More...

Lawyer asks if others involved in school abduction

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A defense attorney focused on unresolved questions about the kidnapping and sexual assault of a 5-yearold girl abducted from school as he urged jurors Wednesday in closing arguments to acquit his client.  More...

Pediatrician sentenced in domestic partner’s shooting

MEDIA (AP) — A pediatrician has been sentenced to 22 1/2 to 52 years in prison for a shooting that wounded her former domestic partner and narrowly missed their 11-year-old son.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Wood water company given go-ahead

75 Years Ago  Gov. Arthur H. James appointed Dr. Warren Powers Laird, Philadelphia, to the state’s art commission. He filled a vacancy of long standing.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, Sept. 11   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

Girls’ Soccer:

Huntingdon wins 1-0 match at Bald Eagle

Huntingdon headed to Bald Eagle Area and put together a great defensive game and found a way to win. More...

JC rebounds 2-1 over Pitt-Bradord

Looking to rebound from a tough loss at Mt. Aloysius yesterday, the Juniata men’s soccer team defeated the Pitt-Bradford Panthers (0-6) 2-1 at home Wednesday. More...

Tyrone blanks Bearcats

Huntingdon’s tandem of Amanda Gaugler and Kendra Hess put up a strong fight at first doubles during Wednesday afternoon’s Mountain League contest at Tyrone as did Jasmine Weyant at fourth singles. More...

Editorial

What’s ahead for Ferguson

The funeral is over. The protests have subsided. The lax and listless wheels of justice in Ferguson, Missouri, are beginning to turn.  A St. More...

Auditioning for the electorate

Around Washington you can tell football season is upon us because Congress is lining up to punt its work until after the elections.  More...

You Should Know

Q: Is it true former President George W. Bush took more vacations than President Barack Obama.   More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Farmers’ Market Voice

Extending the growing season

For small farms, each season is a race to get as much in the ground as early as possible to meet customer demand and to try and get an edge on the competition. More...

Huntingdon Horsemen’s season finale has 537 entries

Huntingdon Horsemen held its fourth and final two-day show of the 2014 season Aug. 30-31 at the Isenberg-Hughes Memorial Showground atop Warrior Ridge west of Huntingdon.  More...

Risks high for barn and silo fires

A rash of barn and silo fires in the last week has an extension farm safety expert in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences warning farmers to be aware of — and if necessary take precautions against — blazes caused by stored More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Virgo and a Moon in Taurus.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, Sept. 12, 2014:  More...

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