March 14, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Local nonprofit in need of funding

A group that is known for giving to the community is now in need of some help itself.  The nonprofit Huntingdon Health and Wellness Association (HHWA) is trying to raise funds to keep its Natural Connection Wellness Center at 313 Fourth St. More...

Historians recall county native, war heroine

Born in a day and age when well-to-do women were encouraged to take up genteel activities, a Huntingdon native took her place in history as a Civil War-era heroine.  In honor of Women’s History Month, local historians Fred Lang and Roy Ste More...

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Huntingdon County’s Most Wanted

Name: Ian Honorat Date of Birth: Sept. 22, 1982 Age: 32 years old Height: 5 feet, 9 inches Weight: 155 pounds Eye color: Brown Hair color: Black   More...

Several drug cases heard in court

A Mount Union woman pleaded guilty to drug charges in the Huntingdon County Court of Common Pleas Thursday.  Anna Pauline Posey, 28, is charged with one count of use/ possession of drug paraphernalia. More...

Volunteers needed for Huntingdon County Relay For Life

HUNTINGDON CO. — The American Cancer Society is seeking volunteers in Huntingdon County to be a part of the annual Relay For Life Saturday, May 16, at Detwiler Memorial Field. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Saturday, March 14 AA Meeting Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Mount Union. For more information, call 643-0623. Sunday, March 15 More...

Local Sports

Juniata winter athletes receive conference honors

Earlier this week, the Landmark Conference announced its 2015 Winter Academic Honor Roll selections with 285 studentathletes receiving recognition. More...

People/Pastimes

‘Eighth Blackbird’ sextet to perform

The Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State is partnering with Penn State Altoona’s Division of Arts and Humanities to present two free public programs featuring the music ensemble Eighth Blackbird Wednesday, April 1.  More...

Happy Birthday

TURNING 1 IS SO MUCH FUN! Happy birthday wishes go out to Parker James Grissinger who turns 1 year old tomorrow, Sunday, March 15, 2015. More...

Penn State Altoona presents student showcase

A choreographic integrative arts project by senior Danielle Johnson of Huntingdon will be performed in the Wolf Kuhn Theatre of the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts Tuesday, April 21. It will begin at 12:15 p.m. More...

Religion News

Pope finds popularity and dissent at two-year mark

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis marks his second anniversary Friday riding a wave of popularity that has reinvigorated the Catholic Church in ways not seen since the days of St. John Paul II. More...

Cardinal Dolan says Cardinal Egan was ‘a gift’ to church

NEW YORK (AP) — Cardinal Timothy Dolan says the life of his predecessor, Cardinal Edward Egan, was “a gift” to the church.  Dolan addressed a packed St. Patrick’s Cathedral at the beginning of Egan’s funeral Mass. More...

House panel considers bill allowing Christmas in schools

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — School Christmas celebrations could be legally protected under a proposal that Indiana lawmakers are considering, but some question whether the measure would be enough to fend off legal threats.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Words will bring comfort to many

Dear Annie: I love your column, but disagree with the advice you gave to “Frustrated Husband,” whose wife visits with her irritating ex-college roommate. You suggested he visit family and friends elsewhere in order to avoid the woman. More...

Doctor K

Being overweight and being obese are different conditions

DEAR DOCTOR K: Is it possible to be obese and healthy at the same time?  More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Pisces and a Moon in Capricorn if born before 6:14 a.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Aquarius.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, March 16, 2015:  More...

Artists support tattoo legislation

Members of the state House of Representative are working to pass a bill regulating tattoos and body piercings and local artists are supportive of the measure.  House Bill 240, the Tattoo, Body-piercing and Corrective Cosmetic Artists Act, would More...

Dog owners urged to purchase license

The Huntingdon County treasurer’s office is reminding county residents to license their dogs.  Bobbi Jo Gearhart, acting county treasurer, said it’s very important for dog owners across the county to get the licenses.  “St More...

Residents still present need for fiber Internet

Two weeks after northern Arizona residents lost access to the Internet and cellular and land line phone services, data infrastructure security has become a hot topic of conversation.  Amy Wise, Huntingdon County Business and Industry (HCBI) exec More...

State  Free Access 

More children at risk of measles in wake of Ebola epidemic

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ebola’s toll moved beyond 10,000 deaths Thursday even as researchers warned of yet another threat to hard-hit West Africa: On the heels of the unprecedented devastation, large outbreaks of measles and other vaccine-preve More...

General News

NBC sitcom a reflection of writer’s story

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Another ‘Fashion Police’ member turns in badge

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The “Fashion Police” force is dwindling, with Kathy Griffin following Kelly Osbourne out the door.  Griffin announced her departure Thursday, after just seven episodes, in a posting on her Twitter account. More...

‘Iron Man’ star presents boy with bionic arm

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Just like Tony “Iron Man” Stark, Robert Downey Jr. is a part-time superhero — at least in the eyes of one seven-year-old boy. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Purdue stops Penn State’s run

CHICAGO (AP) — Rapheal Davis pulled A.J. Hammons aside, and told the 7-foot center it was time for him to step up. More...

North Carolina knocks out Virginia

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Marcus Paige hit two free throws with 3.9 seconds left to help No. 19 North Carolina beat No. 3 Virginia 71-67 on Friday night in the Atlantic Coast Conference semifinals.  More...

USMMA takes LC twinbill from Eagles

The Juniata baseball team played the first two of a threegame series with Landmark Conference rival U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Friday afternoon at Connie Mack Park. The Eagles dropped both games by scores of 8-6 and 9-6.  More...

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