November 24, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Roads will be busy with holiday travel

Motorists planning to travel over the Thanksgiving holiday should find themselves with plenty of company this week, as more folks than usual are expected to hit the roads between Wednesday, Nov. 26, and Sunday, Nov. 30. More...

Hearing service dog remembered at event

Service animals are often unsung heroes for the humans they help navigate everyday life, but it was the life and contributions of one local service dog that were honored Sunday afternoon during a memorial service at the Comfort Inn, Huntingdon. More...

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Plans to sell closed western Pa. prison hit snag

ALTOONA (AP) — Plans to sell off a closed state prison near Altoona are running into difficulty over the sales price and other issues.  It was reported Saturday that a local county official says the sale also is encountering related legal More...

Tussey Mountain High School Honor Rolls

The Tussey Mountain Junior/Senior High School has announced the honor rolls for the first marking period of the 2014-2015 school year.  Grade 7  High Honor Roll  More...

General News

For Obama, a long road to immigration order

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s carefully cultivated Hispanic coalition was starting to splinter.  Immigration legislation on Capitol Hill was going nowhere. Deportations were nearing 2 million under Obama’s watch. More...

US looking past Ebola to prepare for next outbreak

WASHINGTON (AP) — The next Ebola or the next SARS. Maybe even the next HIV. Even before the Ebola epidemic in West Africa is brought under control, public health officials are girding for the next health disaster.  More...

Locavore movement takes to deer hunting across US

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State/National Sports  Free Access 

Ko closes year with big payday at championship

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — The biggest challenge facing Lydia Ko is how she can top a rookie season like this one.  The 17-year-old from New Zealand sat next to a pair of crystal trophies Sunday evening. More...

Kentucky pounds Montana

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Devin Booker scored a career-best 18 points, Aaron Harrison added 14 and No. 1 Kentucky held Montana State scoreless for several stretches Sunday night to race to an 86-28 victory.  More...

Seahawks bounce back against Cardinals; Broncos survive Dolphins

Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks did some soul searching before their showdown with the Arizona Cardinals.  Whatever the defending Super Bowl champions said to each other, it appears to have worked.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Put it in writing

Dear Annie: My sister-in-law and I exchange babysitting for our young children. I have three under the age of 5, and she has two. More...

Hints from Heloise

Return spot

Dear Readers: Here is this week’s SOUNDOFF, about cart returns in store parking lots:  More...

Special Sections

Pastor’s death hits community

The Mount Union community is mourning the loss of a beloved pastor and civic leader, the Rev. Gordon Ross, who passed away Friday afternoon, Nov. 21. More...

Bear season opener has good harvest

Saturday’s first day of bear firearms season in Huntingdon County saw a pretty good harvest. More...

A great season

First-year Mount Union head football coach Matt Young talked to his team following Saturday night’s 35-21 loss to Tyrone in the District 6-AA championship game at Altoona’s Mansion Park. More...

State  Free Access 

A rising star, Kane now beset by battles, probe

HARRISBURG, (AP) — When Kathleen Kane ran for Pennsylvania attorney general, she campaigned as a corruptionbuster who would be independent of Gov. Tom Corbett and find out why it took more than three years to investigate Jerry Sandusky.  More...

City’s ‘ugly’ Christmas tree prompts public outcry

READING (AP) — A Christmas tree that might make Charlie Brown think twice is getting kicked to the curb a little early after residents of a Pennsylvania town complained it was too ugly.  Reading’s (REH’-dingz) spindly 50-foot s More...

Massachusetts man wins Philadelphia marathon

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Massachusetts man who won the Philadelphia Marathon in 2010 returned to win it again Sunday.  Dan Vassallo, 29, of Peabody, Massachusetts, also finished fast enough to qualify for the 2016 U.S. Olympic trials. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, Nov. 24   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. at St. James Lutheran Church, Huntingdon. For further information, call 643-0623.  Al-Anon p Al-Anon family group will meet from 8-9 p.m. at St. More...

Local Sports

Tyrone ends Mount Union’s historic run

An historic football season came to a disappointing conclusion Saturday night at Altoona’s Mansion Park when secondseeded Tyrone (12-1) defeated top-seeded Mount Union (12-1) by a 35-21 margin in the District 6-AA championship game.  More...

Juniata uses foul line to top Pitt-Bradford

College Men’s Basketball:

Three free throws in the final 10 seconds broke a 66-66 tie as the Juniata men’s basketball team defeated Pitt-Bradford 69-66 Saturday afternoon in Bradford. The win improved the Eagles to 3-1 overall while the Panthers fell to 1-2.  More...

Eagles fall at Geneseo

College Women Basketball:

Juniata trailed SUNYGeneseo 21-17 at halftime, but the Knights went on a 20-7 run to start the second half on their way to a 64-47 win Saturday afternoon in Geneseo, New York. More...

People/Pastimes

A complete holiday table

Nothing pleases the senses like a home filled with family, friends and the welcoming aroma of a holiday meal.  More...

Standing Stone Seniors hold meeting

The Standing Stone Senior Citizens met Nov. 19 for the regular membership meeting. President Jim Park welcomed the members and called the meeting to order. More...

Send Greetings to . .

A birthday card shower is being held in honor of Floyd Jaymes of Huntingdon who will celebrate his birthday Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014. He would love to hear from his family and friends on his special day. More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Sagittarius and a Moon in Capricorn.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014:  More...

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