February 2, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Local football fans watch big game

Even after a year filled with NFL scandals and even with a winter storm raging outside, local enthusiasm for Super Bowl XLIX could not be deflated.  At Memories Sports Bar in Huntingdon, a stronghold for the Pittsburgh Steelers, friends gathere More...

Ticks and mosquitos not impacted by cold

Despite a blanket of snow over the county and belowfreezing temperatures, it’s expected ticks and mosquitoes will survive the winter.  Ticks are typically a concern for Dr. More...

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Local News

Cold weather festivities

Cold temperatures Saturday morning didn’t deter chain saw artist Tim Klock of Altoona who began the day carving an eagle for Juniata College, one of 13 sponsors of ice carvings created during W More...

Barree Twp. garage destroyed by fire

Firefighters may never know what caused an early morning garage in Barree Township Sunday.  More...

Police Log

Unauthorized use of vehicle   DUBLIN TWP. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, Feb. 2   Alexandria Fire Co. p The Alexandria Volunteer Fire Co. will meet at the fire hall at 7:30 p.m.  AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. at St. James Lutheran Church, Huntingdon. More...

Local Sports

Games postponed

Today’s Southern Huntingdon at Southern Fulton boys’ junior high, junior varsity and varsity basketball games have been postponed and rescheduled for tomorrow.  At press time, no other postponements had been reported, although most a More...

Warriors down ’Cats on criteria

Championship matched have a tendency to be close, but topseeded Huntingdon and secondseeded West Branch went to the extreme Saturday afternoon in the final of the District 6-AA Team Duals. More...

Trojans surge past Knights 66-46

The Mount Union boy’s basketball team got off to a very sluggish start Saturday afternoon in Houtzdale when the Trojans played their third road game of the week. More...

People/Pastimes

Remaining young at heart

How seniors are staying connected through their golden years

For seniors, keeping in touch with friends, family and caregivers is important to maintain an active social life and remain independent. The number of seniors - and the need to find creative ways to be mindful of their care - is on the rise. More...

Selecting a senior phone

A phone system can provide valuable security and peace of mind for seniors living alone and the loved ones who are responsible for their care. More...

Happy Birthday

LOOK WHO’S 6! Happy birthday wishes go out to Alexander James Scott who turned 6 years old Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. He lives in Calvin with his mommy, Jessica Scott, and daddy in Calvin. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Child-free visit isn’t likely

Dear Annie: I am close to my parents, and my husband and I love to visit them when we’re in town. We always stay in their home, not only because it is convenient for us, but because I know my mother would be upset if we didn’t.  More...

Hints from Heloise

Give with class — don’t send trash

Dear Readers: Here is this week’s SOUND OFF, about donations to shelters:  More...

Special Sections

A sloppy mess

John Roberts of Huntingdon shoveled a sloppy slush off the sidewalk on Penn Street in Huntingdon Borough this morning. More...

County’s coroner to seek re-election

Huntingdon County Coroner Paul Sharum has announced he will seek the Republican nomination for re-election in the Tuesday, May 19, primary.  He is the first candidate to announce his intent to run for the position, which is a fouryear term. More...

Monument construction to begin in spring

Frank Kifer and Pat Elliott have been part of the improvements at War Vets Field since they started about 15 years ago. More...

State  Free Access 

Pittsburgh-area man among ‘Friendship 9’ activists

PROSPECT (AP) — It took about 30 seconds after Thomas Gaither sat down at a whitesonly lunch counter for police to shove him to the ground, handcuff him and march him over to jail.  It took a day for a judge to convict him and eight others More...

High court openings stir interest in endorsements

HARRISBURG (AP) — A historic election year for Pennsylvania’s highest court is placing a premium on political endorsements by the state Republican and Democratic parties.  More...

General News

Rules are coming on payday loans to shield borrowers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Troubled by consumer complaints and loopholes in state laws, federal regulators are putting together the first rules on payday loans aimed at helping cash-strapped borrowers avoid falling into a cycle of high-rate debt.  More...

New rules may answer question of whose Internet it is

WASHINGTON (AP) — Whose Internet is it anyway?  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Super Bowl XLIX:

Brady rallies Patriots to 28-24 win over Seahawks

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Ten years removed from his last Super Bowl win, Tom Brady wasn’t letting this one slip away.  More...

Carroll’s call, Butler’s pick were the keys

GLENDALE, Ariz. More...

Tom Brady is Super Bowl MVP

GLENDALE, Ariz. More...

Senior Spotlight

VISITING AN ELDERLY CAREGIVER

We probably all know of at least one elderly couple where the wife is caring for a husband suffering from a debilitating disease, or where the husband is looking after a wife who can no longer be considered independent. More...

A NEW HOME, CHOSEN WITH CARE

Whether it’s a question of age, illness, or loneliness, many seniors must eventually make the decision to leave their house or apartment and choose a private retirement home in which to spend the last years of their lives. More...

Horoscope

Horsoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Aquarius and a Moon in Leo. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015: More...

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