September 19, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Huntingdon House grant adds services

A grant awarded to Huntingdon House for the formation of a civil legal representation project will eliminate a common barrier between those seeking to leave a violent relationship and independence.  More...

Terrorist group affects US opinion of Islam

As ISIS continues to cut a bloody path through the Middle East, religious scholars in the United States are examining the effects it’s having on those who adhere to Islam in America.  More...

Local News

Bratton Road issues continue in Springfield Twp.

While Springfield Township Supervisors Kevin Detwiler, Larry Grissinger and chairman Allen Allison hoped an issue with Bratton Road was put to rest, it seems new developments concerning the road have surfaced.  After a two and one-halfyear impas More...

Charges dismissed in deer mount altercation

A Mount Union woman who was involved in an altercation in July involving a deer mount faced a summary trial at the office of Magisterial District Judge Mary Jamison Thursday.  Glenda Kay Snyder, 64, Mount Union, had charges of harassment and def More...

Area briefs

Christmas For Kids ride scheduled   More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

HAHS gymnasium floor to be replaced

75 Years Ago  Dr. R.M. Hunter, prominent Huntingdon dentist, died suddenly of a heart attack at his residence in Huntingdon Sept. 18, 1939. Dr. More...

Local Sports

Consistency key for Eagles

The Juniata College football team has enjoyed some good fortune of the first two weeks of the 2014 campaign.  More...

Picki n' Panel and other stuff

After an outstanding start, the bubble burst for Jeff Norris last week.  During the first two weeks, Norris was a perfect 3-0 in Lone Ranger picks and had forged a two-game lead over defending champion Ty States. More...

High School Soccer:

Titans tie; Bearcat teams romp

Tussey Mountain and McConnellsburg pushed and shoved one another nearly the whole match in a very physical contest Thursday in Saxton. The Titans ended up finishing the game one player down but never gave up during a 3-3 tie in double overtime.  More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

LOOK WHO’S 2! Happy birthday wishes go out to Stella Kaitlin Beaver who turns 2 years old today, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. Her proud parents are Aaron and Megan Beaver and she has a sister, Violet. More...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

SHE’S 9! Happy birthday wishes go out to Emily M. Dysard who turns 9 years old today, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. Her proud parents are Percy and Marcie Dysard of Huntingdon. More...

Bricktown seniors plan busy season

John Benson presented a program called “Name that Singer” prior to the Sept. 3 membership meeting of the Bricktown Senior Citizens at the Bricktown Senior Center, 18 N. Washington St., Mount Union.  More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Before you buy

Dear Readers: If you are thinking about BUYING A HOME OR CONDO sometime soon, here are some hints to think about now:  — Check your credit reports now, not later. You might be able to fix anything that is wrong. More...

Special Sections

VA clinic slated to open Sept. 29

Veterans anticipating the opening of a new VA Outpatient Clinic in Brady Township won’t have to wait much longer to seek health care locally.  Renovations to the 8,200-square-foot building on Route 22 in Brady Township are nearly complete More...

Planners discuss timber management

Members of the Huntingdon County Planning Commission were given a broad overview of the history of the forests of Huntingdon County and the present-day timber industry at their monthly meeting Thursday night.  Huntingdon County service forester More...

Shirley Twp. leaders hear of road funding

The Shirley Township Board of Supervisors learned it won’t have state Dirt and Gravel Roads funding available to improve municipal roads until next year during its monthly meeting Thursday night.  More...

State  Free Access 

Police: Ambush suspect probably hiding in woods

SCRANTON (AP) — Pennsylvania State Police paused to pay tribute to their fallen comrade, then got back to work hunting for the man suspected as his killer — a self-taught survivalist they are trying to flush out of dense, swampy northeast More...

Coach tied to beating of gay couple leaves job

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An assistant coach at a Roman Catholic high school has resigned over his role in a beating that left two gay men injured, church officials in Philadelphia said Thursday.  More...

Couple in Craigslist slaying sentenced to life in prison

SUNBURY (AP) — A newlywed couple whose Craigslist ad lured a stranger to his death were sentenced Thursday to life in prison without parole by a judge who said their “permanent removal” from society is appropriate.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, Sept. 19   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...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Turnovers help Auburn win

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Nick Marshall threw two touchdown passes, Auburn forced three turnovers and the fifth-ranked Tigers held on to beat mistake-prone No. 20 Kansas State 20-14 on Thursday night.  More...

Rangers slow Athletics 7-2

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Sonny Gray and the Oakland Athletics fell out of the top AL wild-card spot with a 7-2 loss to Texas on Thursday that gave the Rangers a three-game sweep.  More...

Falcons blitz Buccaneers 56-14

ATLANTA (AP) — Devin Hester high-stepped into the NFL record book. Matt Ryan had as many touchdown passes as incompletions. More...

School News

MUAHS student to perform in Thanksgiving parade

Lexi Danish of Mount Union, a student at Mount Union Area High School, is one of over 500 junior high and high school cheerleaders and dancers from across the United States who will perform in the 92nd annual Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade, the More...

Local man graduates from Clemson University

Zachary Reed of Huntingdon graduated Aug. More...

Penn State University announces summer semester dean’s list

The following local students have been named to the dean’s list at Penn State University:  — Paul Rallis of Alexandria, a student at University Park.  — From Huntingdon, Louise Byler and Linda Wilson, students at Universit More...

Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher

Homemade massage oil   I work in a gym with massage therapists. I was talking to one of them about what kind of oil she uses for massage. She told me to avoid using baby or mineral oil as it can clog pores. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Children don’t need to be spanked

Dear Annie: I am a proud father of two young children, who both mind and respect me. I know that kids get in trouble. We were all kids once. The problem is, I am the disciplinarian at home, and I wish my wife and her mother did a little more. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Virgo and a Moon in Leo.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014:  More...

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