October 10, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

County officials celebrate 99th year

Approximately 150 local government representatives gathered at the Smithfield Fire Hall Thursday night to celebrate the 99th year of the Huntingdon County Association of Township Officials.  More...

Local News

MU woman sentenced for child abuse

A Mount Union charged with abusing her 8-year-old son was sentenced in the Huntingdon County Court of Common Pleas Thursday.  Virginia Walters, 33, confined to the Centre County Jail, was sentenced on charges of aggravated assault and endangerin More...

Area brief

Blood drive to be held in memory of Blair Mills resident   ORBISONIA — The American Red Cross is holding a blood drive in memory of David Brouse, who resided in Blair Mills, from 1-6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. More...

Police Log

Theft   SMITHFIELD TWP. — State police at Huntingdon report an unnamed person allegedly stole light bulbs and other items from Walmart at 9:52 p.m. Oct. 6.  More...

World  Free Access 

A makeover for Rice Krispies Treats

To be honest, I had no idea about Rice Krispies Treats. That is, I certainly knew of them, but I’d never made them. And I never knew just how delicious they could be.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, Oct. 10   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. in St. John’s Episcopal Church, Huntingdon.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Sang-moon, Gonzalez lead

NAPA, Calif. (AP) — The new PGA Tour season felt like an old one to a trio of Ryder Cup players Thursday at the Frys.com Open.  Hunter Mahan, Matt Kuchar and Jimmy Walker met on the 10th tee at Silverado. More...

Colsaerts shoots 60

VILAMOURA, Portugal (AP) — Nicolas Colsaerts of Belgium shot a brilliant 11-under 60 to take a three-shot lead of the Portugal Masters in the opening round.  Colsaerts came close to setting a European Tour record of 59 when his putt missed More...

Colts hold on 33-28 in Houston

HOUSTON (AP) — When Indianapolis raced to a big lead over the Houston Texans in the first quarter, Colts coach Chuck Pagano was worried they’d let up.  They did, but that early lead was so big that they were still able to hold on for More...

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HAHS graduate publishes article

Scott Ferrenberg, formerly of the Huntingdon area, recently had the honor of having an article published in the Natural History magazine. More...

Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher

Cleaning fruit   To clean fruit, fill your sink with water, add one cup of vinegar, and stir. Add all fruits. Soak 10 minutes. Water will be dirty, but your fruit will be sparkly clean with no wax or dirty film. Rinse. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Neighbor’s illegal business stinks

Dear Annie: My next-door neighbors are breeding and selling dogs illegally. Sometimes they have as many as 18 dogs in the house. The problem is having to put up with all that barking, and even worse, the smell permeates our driveway, porch and yard. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Libra and a Moon in Taurus if born before 11:51 a.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Gemini. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014: More...

Commissioner queries funding

Huntingdon County Commissioner R. Dean Fluke voiced some concerns during Thursday monthly meeting of the Huntingdon County 911 Policy Board over the county's $33,000 contribution to assist with the payment of 911 dispatchers’ salaries. More...

Price of fuel dips to lowest in years

As the Middle East has erupted into chaos in recent months, many consumers have been looking for gas prices to spike as production may become unstable. Fortunately, however, the opposite seems to be true.  More...

‘Coldwater Crusader’ honored for work on Little Juniata River

An Altoona man with ties to the Little Juniata River has been termed a hero of conservation by a national publication.  Bill Anderson, president of the Little Juniata River Association (LJRA), has been named one of Field & Stream’s 201 More...

State  Free Access 

Clinton, Christie lend clout to Pennsylvania race

WAYNE (AP) — Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and New Jersey Gov. More...

Ground broken for Museum of the American Revolution

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia already houses Independence Hall, the National Constitution Center and the Liberty Bell, but it’s moving a step closer to opening its newest attraction — the Museum of the American Revolution.  More...

Lawyer: Soccer coach didn’t know of duct-taping

NATRONA HEIGHTS (AP) — A high school soccer coach wasn’t present, didn’t condone and didn’t know about two senior players duct-taping an autistic teammate to a goal post, the coach’s attorney said Thursday.  Highla More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Society members plan Mount Union canal event

75 Years Ago Mount Union’s business district was threatened by fire that might have proved costly and disastrous in view of a water shortage when fire started in the Beers Hotel. More...

Local Sports

Pickin’ Panel and other stuff

The outcome has become as predictable as the see-saw path it resembles.  Jeff Norris once again is in solo possession of first place in the Pickin’ Panel standings by hitting another “Lone Ranger” pick.  More...

High School Volleyball:

Bearcats, Trojans and Titans win

Penns Valley fought its way back from an early nine-point deficit in the second set of Thursday evening’s Mountain League match at Huntingdon and tie the circuits top team at 13-13.  More...

High School Soccer:

Huntingdon boys, Tussey girls nilled

A score of 1-0 continues to be the preferred final for the Huntingdon boys’ soccer team. More...

People/Pastimes

Standing Stone Garden Club Garden of the Month

The Standing Stone Garden Club has selected the Garden of the Month for October. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Money goes on the wall

Dear Heloise: My family and I love traveling, and we bring back some money from the countries we’ve visited. It is usually only about a dollar or two. We frame the bills and coins, and hang them up ON THE WALL. More...

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