November 28, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Utility companies to decrease rates

Just in time for the winter season, county residents who are customers of UGI Central Pennsylvania Gas and Penelec will be pleased to learn rates will decreasing beginning Monday, Dec. More...

Christmas celebration starts in twin boroughs

The twin boroughs are winding back the clocks Saturday, Nov. 29, to explore the traditions of Christmases past during A Christmas Carol in Our Hometown, presented by the Orbisonia Rockhill Furnace Historical Society.  More...

Local News

United Way plans third Retail Day

Starting with what is billed as the biggest shopping day of the year, Huntingdon County consumers will be able to donate to a good cause by visiting local establishments.  The annual Retail Day for United Way kicked off today, Friday, Nov. More...

Southern parts of county receive most snowfall

Snowfall totals in the county from the storm that passed through the area Wednesday ranged from approximately 4 inches to around 10 or 11 in the far southern parts, according to the National Weather Service in State College.  NWS meteorologist C More...

Police Log

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General News

News of Yesteryear

Former teacher honored on 90th birthday

75 Years Ago  In anticipation of the opening of the Christmas Seal sale Dec. 1, brightly colored red and blue posters have been appearing in the Huntingdon area. They were distributed mostly by volunteers, including Boy Scouts.  More...

Local Sports

Power Points winner

Sheridan Collins of Mount Union was the Week 12 local winner in the Power Points Contest sponsored by McDonald’s of Huntingdon and Mount Union. Collins scored 119 points.  More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Anniversary

Mount Union couple marks 50 years of marriage

Happy anniversary wishes go out to Frederick and Joan Anne (Svrcek) Renninger of Mount Union who celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary today, Friday, Nov. 28, 2014.  They were united in marriage in 1964 at the St. More...

Garden Club Federation to host 2016 convention

District V of the Garden Club Federation of Pennsylvania is one of the 11 districts in the Garden Club Federation of Pennsylvania (GCFP). It has the smallest membership in the state, but encompasses the largest land mass.  More...

UNICEF urges everyone to give more

During this hectic holiday shopping season, the best gifts for friends and family are not only wonderful to receive, but also give back to children who need help.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Sagittarius and a Moon in Pisces.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014:  More...

Special Sections

Boater charged in July 3 crash

A Dillsburg man has been charged in the July 3 boat crash on Raystown Lake in Lincoln Township in which a Carlisle woman drowned.  Timothy Stefanon, 58, is facing charges of homicide by watercraft, three counts reckless and negligent operation o More...

Black Friday shoppers hit local stores

After the Thanksgiving feasts were devoured and the tables cleaned, shoppers headed for the stores, including those in Huntingdon County, as the Christmas shopping season officially started.  Lisa Davoli, store manager of Peebles in the Hunting More...

Area patrons encouraged to shop local

With holiday gifts at the forefront of everyone’s thoughts, one local organization is making a push to get consumers to shop local.  More...

A Thanksgiving tradition

Food service staff members Lisa Sneath, left, and Susanne Hampton prepared Thanksgiving meals with all the trimmings at J.C. More...

State  Free Access 

$250,000 in Rolexes taken from Logan Valley Mall

ALTOONA (AP) — Police are searching for three men a jeweler says stole about $250,000 worth of Rolex watches from a central Pennsylvania mall.  The suspect’s used hammers to smash the display cases and grab 16 Rolex watches Wednesday More...

State looks to revive long-dormant ski resort

JENNERSTOWN (AP) — Laurel Mountain Ski Resort’s slopes have been quiet for a decade.  But that could change soon, The Tribune-Democrat has learned.  More...

Police: Man duped resort by faking being a doctor

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Michigan man has been jailed on charges that he stayed at a posh southwestern Pennsylvania resort and ran up a $16,000 tab by pretending to be a heart surgeon and golf pro who was in town to interview for a job at a nearby h More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, Nov. 28   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 

Eagles get sweet 33-10 win over Cowboys

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — LeSean McCoy threw open his arms just before crossing the goal line on a touchdown run that essentially put away another big win over the Dallas Cowboys.  While Philadelphia didn’t walk off with a playoff ber More...

Men’s Basketball:

Wisconsin rallies to top Georgetown

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — Sam Dekker scored 17 points, Nigel Hayes’ acrobatic tip-in with 20 seconds left capped his 15-point day, and No. More...

TCU romps 48-10 over Texas

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Trevone Boykin passed for two touchdowns and ran for another, and No. 6 TCU dominated Texas in a 48-10 victory Thursday night that kept alive its hope of pushing into the College Football Playoff.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Friend has become self-absorbed ANNIE

Dear Annie: I have had a best friend for nearly 20 years. However, in the past six or seven years, “Gloria” has become very self-absorbed and selfish. She refuses to show any reciprocity for favors or kindnesses. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Booking a shipment for troops

Dear Heloise: Some time ago, you published the address and requirements for sending books, stationery and other supplies to our TROOPS OVERSEAS. Please, could we have a reprise of that information? More...

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