December 15, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

One person injured during ‘cliffs’ fall

A woman was injured after falling from the area known as “the cliffs” off of Prospect Avenue in Huntingdon Borough around 4:45 p.m. Sunday. The area is a popular hangout spot for residents and Juniata College students. More...

Local school districts step up security tactics

Two years after a gunman took the lives of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, Dec. 14, 2012, school districts all over the country and locally have since evaluated security and preparedness. More...

Local News

Festival of Trees and Wreaths winners announced

Winners in the People’s Choice competition at the 20th annual Festival of Trees and Wreaths in Mount Union are as follows:  More...

Mount Union holiday festivities

Nathan Wiser of Huntingdon and his grandmother, Diane Ross, center, of Mount Union, look at examples of handmade jewelry crafted by Vickie Grove of Newton Hamilton during the Mount Union Kiwanis Club More...

DUI defendants entered into ARD program

A number of defendants were entered into the DUI Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) program Thursday in the Huntingdon County Court of Common Pleas.  More...

Local Sports

Bearcats rebound 71-54 at St. Joe’s

Boys’ Basketball:

After absorbing a tough Mountain League loss to Clearfield Friday night, the Huntingdon boys’ basketball team stepped out of the circuit Saturday afternoon and traveled to Boalsburg to take on St. Joseph’s Catholic Academy. More...

Titans lose 48-47 to visiting Tyrone

Tussey Mountain’s boys took a four-point lead into the final period of a non-league game with Tyrone Saturday night in Saxton. More...

Tussey rallies past Eagles 54-48

Girls’ Basketball:

Tussey Mountain went into the fourth quarter of Saturday evening’s non-league home contest against Tyrone trailing by four points and finding it difficult to shut down the Golden Eagles’ Finnley Christine and Kasey Engle. More...

Senior Spotlight

Can video games keep you vital?

Want to find a fun, easy way to boost your health and cognitive function? Ask your grandkids to pass the video game controller.

Daily exercise, a healthy diet, and taking care of your body are all important elements of senior health. But don’t forget to take care of your brain, too. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Not every activity turns into a career

Dear Annie: I am a 14-year-old boy. I’m on the swim team, and I take tap dancing lessons. But when I told my mom that I’d like to continue with both, she told me tap was a waste of time and that I would never go anywhere with it.  More...

Hints from Heloise

Retract your dog!

Dear Readers: Here is this week’s SOUND OFF:  More...

Special Sections

Roads impacted by state funding

A year after the passage of a comprehensive state transportation funding package, Huntingdon County has seen some of the benefits of Act 89. More...

Enjoying family time

The Corbin family of Mapleton including dad Chris and his children, Sydney, center, and Anakin pause to enjoy a few Christmas crafts at the Mount Union Kiwanis gift bazaar Saturday afternoon. More...

Educators serve holiday meal

Tussey Mountain Education Association (TMEA) members, from the left, Toby Horsh, Casey Flaherty, Bob Hummel and Brad Morse served a number of area residents during a community meal Sunday evening at More...

State  Free Access 

Pension seizure law affected nearly 200

HARRISBURG (AP) — Nearly 200 former public employees in Pennsylvania have had their pensions seized for job-related misconduct over the past decade, from teachers who engaged in sexual acts with students to judges in the kids-for-cash scandal, More...

Leniency sought in overdose death

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — The parents of a woman who died of a heroin overdose earlier this year are seeking leniency for a man convicted of having supplied the drugs.  More...

Head butt bloodies State College bartender

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — A central Pennsylvania man is charged with harassment after police say he head butted a bartender at a State College establishment popular with Penn State students. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, Dec. 15 AIDS Intervention p The Home Nursing Agency’s AIDS Intervention Project holds a meeting of the HIV+/ People Living With AIDS Support Group at 6:30 p.m. in Altoona. For additional information, call 1-800-445-6262 or 944-2982. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Pats, Broncos, Colts lock up titles

Here is the NFL’s playoff checklist:  New England Patriots, in as AFC East champions;  Denver Broncos, in as AFC West winners;  Indianapolis Colts, in as AFC South champs;  Arizona Cardinals, in as NFC representative.  More...

St. Joseph’s, So. Fayette win

HERSHEY (AP) — St. Joseph’s Prep pulled off a stunning 49-41 victory over Pine- Richland on Saturday night for its second straight PIAA Class AAAA football championship title.  More...

Oregon’s QB Marcus Mariota wins Heisman

NEW YORK (AP) — Marcus Mariota, the prototypical 21st-century quarterback, took an old-fashioned approach to become Oregon’s first Heisman Trophy winner.  The Ducks’ understated star won the Heisman on Saturday night going away More...

People/Pastimes

Favorite holiday classics from yesteryear reinvented

When you are looking for a taste of yesteryear this holiday season, look no further than your pantry for a staple you can incorporate into holiday meals, including snacks, breakfast, the big dinner and even desserts. More...

Births

Christopher Yakymac and April Neil of Mount Union are proud to announce the birth of their son, Christopher Michael Yakymac Jr., Nov. 28, 2014, at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon. More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Sagittarius and a Moon in Libra.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014:  More...

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