March 20, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Snow welcomes spring

Area school districts closed their doors this morning on the first day of spring due to what many may call the onion or sap-bending snow, while Juniata College students trekked to class in the snow. More...

Adorable pet contest deadline is extended

From bewhiskered beauties to feathered friends, 25 of the cutest contenders the region has to offer are currently vying for the title “Most Adorable Pet” and the deadline to enter has been extended to Friday, March 27. More...

Local News

Rail-trail plans gaining momentum

Proposed plans to extend the H&BT Rail Trail from Riddlesburg north to the Warriors Path State Park and Saxton is gaining momentum, announced Dave Thomas, Broad Top Township Secretary, during the monthly meeting of the H&BT Rail-Trail Advisor More...

Police Log

Attempted robbery State police at Huntingdon are investigating a report of two males who allegedly entered a private residence along Route 522 at 11:50 p.m. March 17 More...

Area brief

Annual cleanup rescheduled The annual Keep Huntingdon County Beautiful spring cleanup scheduled for Saturday, March 21, has been canceled due to weather More...

World  Free Access 

Fast-food limits didn’t cut obesity rate

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A much-hailed law that restricted the opening of new stand-alone fast-food restaurants in one of the poorest sections of Los Angeles did not curb obesity or improve diets, a new study found.  More...

DNA tests speed up shelter dog adoptions

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A quarter of the dogs taken in by one California animal shelter look like Chihuahuas. So how do you make a pet stand out when it’s similar to so many other dogs at the shelter? Check the DNA.  More...

Local Sports

Games postponed

This morning’s layer of wet snow made a real mess of the first day of high school baseball and softball in the area.  More...

College Softball:

Eastern Mennonite takes twinbill sweep from JC

The Juniata softball team hosted its first doubleheader of the season on Wednesday afternoon at West End Field. The results did not go the Eagles’ way as they fell 13-5 and 13-7 to Eastern Mennonite.  More...

Adalyn Ross, a level three gymnast

  Adalyn Ross, a level three gymnast with the Nittany Gymnastics Academy, was silver medalist in the balance beam at the Pennsylvania meet at Waynesboro March 14. Her score was 8.8. More...

People/Pastimes

Redbud Quilt Guild to sponsor quilt show

The Redbud Quilt Guild will sponsor the 24th annual Huntingdon Quilt Show, Friday, April 24, and Saturday, April 25, at the Huntingdon Community Center, located at 310 Fifth St.  There will be quilts, demonstrations, crafts and door prizes, alon More...

Happy Birthday

HAPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to William “Bill” W. Cramer of The Oaks, Room 407, at Westminster Woods, Huntingdon, who celebrates his 78th birthday today, Friday, March 20, 2015. More...

Births

Aaron and Brittney (Gamble) Rupert of Concord are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Willow Belle Rupert, March 3, 2015, at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon. More...

School News

SHCSD Students of the Month

The Southern Huntingdon County School Board honored students of the month from across the district at its March workshop meeting. More...

School Lunch Menu

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Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

A sound solution

Dear Heloise: Thanks for the column about coping with a pet’s blindness. DOGS are so adaptable! Our miniature dachshund was in her teens when she lost her hearing. Dogs usually are good at scrambling out of the way.  More...

Special Sections

Planners review addition to park

The Riverview Business Park in Shirley Township is the proposed new home of an administration building for IFC Services Inc., Mount Union, according to plans reviewed at the monthly meeting of the Huntingdon County Planning Commission Thursday night. More...

Candidates choose positions on ballot

Candidates for election in contested primaries met at the Bailey Building in Huntingdon Thursday to choose their position on the ballot for the Tuesday, May 19, election. More...

Unemployment up in first month of year

After a brief respite, the jobless rate in Huntingdon County jumped in January. The rate jumped 0.5 percentage points in January to 6.7 percent, while the labor force skidded to 19,900 and employment dropped to 18,500. More...

State  Free Access 

Philadelphia police-involved shooting tragedy, not crime

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The fatal shooting of a motorist by police during an overnight traffic stop in December was a tragedy but not a crime, Philadelphia’s district attorney said Thursday.  More...

PSU Fraternity system may be re-evaluated

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — Some senior university leaders at Penn State believe their fraternity system needs to be reevaluated following a police investigation into the Facebook posting of nude photographs of women by a now-suspended fraternity, the More...

Pennsylvania’s top cop: Removing critical signs a mistake

HARRISBURG (AP) — The acting head of the state police, caught on video taking down two roadside signs critical of him, apologized on Thursday after his actions sparked a misdemeanor theft investigation by local authorities.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Gas prices jump to over $2 a gallon

75 Years Ago  The work of remodeling the Westbrook Arcade building is progressing rapidly and the first of nine modern storerooms is expected to be ready for occupancy by April 1. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, March 20 AA Meeting 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 

NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament:

UAB and Georgia State pull off opening-day upsets

SOUTH REGIONAL  UAB 60, Iowa State 59  LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — William Lee scored the last four points for the 14th-seeded Blazers in their upset win Thursday.  More...

Utley has two hits in Phils’ win; Orioles down Pirates

TAMPA, Fla. More...

NCAA Wrestling Championships:

Ohio State has early lead; Penn State fourth

OST. More...

Press Club

HCCTC students earn scholarships

It was an upbeat afternoon in the automotive mechanics classroom March 9. More...

Tradition hatches at Juniata Valley

Some classrooms have fish or maybe a hamster as a class pet, but, at Juniata Valley High School, agriculture teacher Raylene Russell has a flock of chicks and ducks as her classroom pets.  More...

Rockets join peers for dance marathon

Beginning tomorrow, Saturday, March 21, and continuing into Sunday, March 22, students in grades nine through 12 from Southern Huntingdon County, Mount Union Area, Huntingdon Area and Juniata Valley high schools will come together for one night in an More...

Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher

Home hair coloring   My sister is a retired hairdresser. She told me to use a semi-permanent hair color. It gives the impression of natural highlights in my hair and doesn’t look dyed. I only have to color it every six weeks or so. More...

Annie's Mailbox

This won’t be the last crazy demand; get out ANNIE

Dear Annie: I am a 54-year-old widow living in a large and active retirement community. I am engaged to “Pete,” a 64-year-old man whom I’ve been seeing for a year. We get along very well and have many common interests.  More...

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun and Moon in Aries.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, March 21, 2015:  More...

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