December 6, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

SHC elementary is ‘reward school’

Coming off excellent testing results, the Southern Huntingdon County School District has received more good news. Spring Farms Elementary, one of three elementary schools in the district, has been named a “reward school,” by the state. More...

Ceremonies held under showers

Huntingdon Borough Mayor Dee Dee Brown introduced Santa Claus before he lit the town tree during a ceremony Friday night at the corner of Penn and Fifth streets in Huntingdon. More...

Local News

Celebrations continue

Gina Kenepp and the Rev. More...

Huntingdon County’s Most Wanted

Name: Kevin Hess Date of Birth: May 8, 1992 Age: 22 years old Height: unknown Weight: unknown Eye color: Brown Hair color: Brown Last known address(es): Huntingdon  Wanted for: Failure to appear for a sche More...

Huntingdon parade set to move at 7 p.m.

HUNTINGDON BORO. — Despite a forecast of rain, members of the Huntingdon Regional Fire & Rescue and Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge 223 have announced the annual Huntingdon Christmas Parade move down Washington Street at 7 p.m. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Saturday, Dec. 6   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Mount Union. For more information, call 643-0623.  Sunday, Dec. 7   More...

Local Sports

Trojans top Fairfield; Rockets lose

The Southern Huntingdon Tip-Off Tournament got underway Friday night with four teams playing for a spot in Saturday night’s Championship game. More...

Huntingdon splits with Bellefonte

Huntingdon’s Abby Border and Anneliese Aurand had a hand in six victories during Friday evening’s home season opener inside Juniata College’s Binder Natatorium and led the Bearcat girls to a 100-58 victory over Bellefonte. More...

Frederick’s baseline shot sinks Tussey 63-62

Senior center Kobren Frederick hit an eight-foot baseline jumper with just two seconds on the clock to give Huntingdon a 63-62 season-opening victory over Tussey Mountain Friday night in Saxton.  More...

People/Pastimes

Mount Union Festival of Trees announced

The second week in December is special in Mount Union. It is the week when the community welcomes the Christmas season with a variety of events — each one designed to spread the holiday spirit.  More...

Happy Birthday

LOOK WHO’S 9! Happy birthday wishes go out to Anna R. Hockenberry who turns 9 years old today, Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014. Her proud parents are Dayna and Randy Hockenberry of Huntingdon. More...

Treat kids to delicious veggies at breakfast and beyond

A great day starts with a balanced breakfast filled with healthy ingredients fit for the whole family. More...

Annie's Mailbox

The guy who can dance is always a hit

Dear Annie: You gave great advice to “Too Small,” the teenage boy who is worried that his short stature means he will never have a girlfriend. More...

Doctor K

Effects of stress can be found even in our cells

DEAR DOCTOR K: I recently heard that studies are showing that stress makes us age faster. Is there anything to that?  DEAR READER: I’ll bet you are referring to studies about the effects of ongoing stress on our cells. More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

Sagittarius and a Moon in Cancer.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, Dec. 8, 2014:  More...

Low fuel prices aiding economy

With regular gas dropping to $2.85 a gallon this week, experts in the field of economics anticipate the price decrease will affect much more than just fuel budgets.  More...

Christmas tree sales pick up locally

Businesses selling Christmas trees across the county are busy as area residents search for the perfect decoration for their home this holiday season.  Orbisonia Hardware Inc. owner Ed Harry has been selling trees as soon as he gets them.  More...

Protesters fill court; judge continues trial

A summary trial for a Huntingdon man charged with one count of animal cruelty was continued Friday morning after 15-20 protesters flooded the courtroom at Magisterial District Judge Doug Gummo’s office in Porter Township.  More...

State  Free Access 

Beyonce, Pharrell, Sam Smith lead in Grammy nods

NEW YORK (AP) — The year’s brightest newcomer, Sam Smith; the most nominated female in Grammy history, Beyonce; and mega-producer Pharrell led the Grammy Award nominations announced Friday, with six nominations apiece.  More...

General News

Horse trots into hospital: It’s therapy, no joke

CHICAGO (AP) — Though it may sound like one, this is no joke: Two miniature horses trotted into a hospital.  More...

Youth jobs program tied to drop in violent crime

CHICAGO (AP) — A summer jobs program that engaged mentors to help troubled kids stay on track is linked with a big reduction in youth arrests for violent crimes.  The results suggest that a low-cost public program can reap big benefits. More...

Monster trucks take American culture on the road

ELLENTON, Fla. (AP) — From Madonna to Miley Cyrus, from Titanic to Transformers, American entertainment culture has been rolling all over the world for decades.  Now, another uniquely American phenomenon with roots in the rural U.S. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Pitt tops Duquesne in 83rd City Game

PITTSBURGH (AP) — James Robinson scored a careerhigh 23 points and Pittsburgh held off a late surge to beat Duquesne 76-62 in the 83rd City Game on Friday night.  Josh Newkirk added 16 points and Chris Jones scored 12, including a couple o More...

Bengals can virtually eliminate Steelers

CINCINNATI (AP) — Three consecutive road games, three wins.  The Bengals pulled off a franchise first in November, putting some distance between themselves and the rest of the AFC North.  Now’s their chance to start picking them More...

No. Illinois rolls over Bowling Green

DETROIT (AP) — Northern Illinois had all year to stew over last season’s conference title game, when its undefeated run fell apart in shocking fashion against Bowling Green.  When the same two teams returned to the same stadium for a More...

Religion News

Operation Christmas Child

Children at the Pentecostal Freedom Church, Mount Union, front row, from the left, Chloe Brown, Caleb Walker, Aiden Cooper, Macy Cooper, Luke Brown; second row, Amelia Varner, Gabrielle Brown, Zoe Wa More...

Sinking Valley Presbyterian Church to host Christmas celebration

Wrap up the second work week of the Christmas season with a Friday night community yuletide party at the Sinking Valley Presbyterian Church.  The church invites the public to its Community Christmas Celebration from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12. More...

Huntingdon man receives Wesleyan Award

Robert “Bob” Scott, lovingly known as “Scotty” by his family and friends, was recognized with the Wesleyan Award at the 15th United Methodist Church, 1500 Moore St., Huntingdon.  More...

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