April 10, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Senator hosts constituent breakfast

State Sen. Jake Corman hosted a continental breakfast for a group of about 30, including local elected officials, business leaders, candidates for election and constituents, Thursday morning at the Smithfield Fire Hall.  More...

State savings program unveiled to legislators

The state Department of Treasury recently presented draft legislation that involves establishing a savings account program that would aid those with disabilities and their families.  More...

Local News

Sticker Shock program continues

Huntingdon Area High School student Sammy Roth placed stickers on cases of beer at Raystown Beverage Thursday afternoon as part of the Sticker Shock program to discourage adults from purchasing alcoh More...

Police Log

Drugs found   CROMWELL TWP. — State police at Huntingdon are filing charges against an 18-year-old Three Springs male and a 16-year-old Shade Gap male who were allegedly found in possession of drugs at 10339 Pogue Road at 11:50 a.m. More...

Area brief

Work to begin on Cold Springs Road   More...

World  Free Access 

Gussy up salad by jarring it up

Too often, a salad is served out of obligation. We feel it is something we have to do to make the meal complete, but really don’t want to.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, April 10 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 

Steelers’ Polamalu says he’s retirning

UNIONTOWN (AP) — Troy Polamalu’s iconic football career is over.  The Uniontown Herald-Standard reported Thursday night that the eight-time Pro Bowl safety told Pittsburgh Steelers chairman Dan Rooney he will retire rather than retur More...

Spieth leads by three at The Masters

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Jordan Spieth had everything go his way Thursday in the Masters, so he should have known how the shot would turn out without even asking.  More...

Indians miss no-hit bid, but win 5-1

HOUSTON (AP) — Jed Lowrie broke up a combined nohit bid by Cleveland with a oneout home run in the ninth inning Thursday, and the Indians beat the Houston Astros 5-1.  Indians starter Trevor Bauer was pulled after throwing 111 pitches thro More...

Press Club

Conquerors earn fine arts awards

Students in grades seven through 12 from Calvary Christian Academy traveled to Mechanicsburg March 27 for the KCEA Fine Arts Competition.  More...

‘Prom-posals’ new trend at JV

With prom right around the corner, it seems to be on the mind of every junior and senior at Juniata Valley High School. Prom-posals, or asking someone to prom in a fancy proposal fashion, have really become trend in recent years. More...

Tussey quiz teams test knowledge

Two intelligent teams of students from Tussey Mountain High School compete each year against schools from Blair and Bedford counties in a trivia tournament. They are better known as the junior and senior high scholastic quiz teams.  More...

Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher

Drivers over 55   If you are 55 or order, take an AARP driving course, send your insurance company the proof you have taken the course, and get a savings on your total cost of car insurance.  Painter’s tape   More...

Annie's Mailbox

Journals might be valuable to someone

Dear Annie: About 10 years ago, I was working on a remodel project and discovered a hidden “treasure”: three dusty books stashed above some ductwork. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Aries and a Moon in Capricorn.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, April 11, 2015:  More...

Special Sections

Retired educator to seek write-ins

Retired educator and Shirley Township resident Robert “Bob” Sieber has launched a write-in campaign as a Democratic candidate for Huntingdon County Commissioner in the upcoming Spring Primary Election Tuesday, May 19.  More...

Economist speaks at chamber event

Community members gathered at the Huntingdon County Club Thursday to hear about the state of the economy.   More...

Motorists advised to be safe in work zones

PennDOT this week released its first work schedule of the 2015 season and area motorists should be on the lookout for work zones.  Anthony Scalia, PennDOT District 9 safety press officer, reminds motorists safety in work zones is crucial.  More...

State  Free Access 

Man fired gun near prison; trooper shot him

GETTYSBURG (AP) — A man dressed in camouflage rode his bicycle to a county prison near Gettysburg on Thursday, displayed a gun to a guard in the lobby and then fired it several times during a standoff outside before a state trooper shot him, th More...

State universities system endorses tuition freeze

HARRISBURG (AP) — The board that oversees Pennsylvania’s 14 state-owned universities narrowly endorsed a tuition freeze Thursday sought by Gov. More...

US: Attack threat after Philadelphia woman’s terror arrest

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A close associate of a Philadelphia woman charged in a plot to join the Islamic State group in Syria pledged to avenge her arrest with attacks on the U.S. and violence at the jail where she is held.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Water line replacement delayed in Saxton Borough

75 Years Ago  Mrs. F. Earle Magee of Oil City head of the state Federation of Women’s Clubs will address the spring meeting of the Huntingdon County Federation to be held in the Presbyterian Church, Huntingdon, April 19. Mrs. More...

Local Sports

High School Baseball:

Mount Union cruises to 13-1 win at Valley

Mount Union got off to a fast start Thursday and never let Juniata Valley in the game. Drew Harshbarger threw a one-hitter and the Trojans beat the Green Hornets 13-1 in five innings in Alexandria.  More...

Huntingdon pulls away to earn win over P-O

The Huntingdon baseball team took advantage of gifts early on to build a lead, then made it’s own breaks down the stretch to pull away for a 13-3, five-inning win over Philipsburg at Blair’s Field Thursday afternoon.  The Bearcats a More...

High School Track & Field:

Panthers, Spartans sweep to wins at Mount Union

Things didn’t go especially well for the Mount Union track teams Thursday afternoon as they played host to Northern Bedford and McConnellsburg.  The Trojan girls (4-3) lost an 89-61 verdict to Northern Bedford and a nearly identical 88 1/2 More...

People/Pastimes

The new place of dairy on a Paleolithic plate

Could you say goodbye to refined sugar, grains, legumes and dairy? A growing number of people today are going Paleo - following a lifestyle that’s based on the concept of eating like our Paleolithic ancestors. More...

School News

Southside students perform

The Southside Elementary fourth and fifth grade students held a spring talent show as a fundraiser for the American Heart Association. More...

HASD Foundation funds musical instruments

The music program at Southside Elementary School purchased recorders as part of a grant from the Huntingdon Area School District Educational Foundation. More...

HCA Honor Roll

Huntingdon Christian Academy, a ministry of Emmanuel Bible Church, has compiled the list of honor roll students for the third marking period of the 2014-15 school year as follows:  Grade 1 — A Honor Roll: Hannah Lloyd, Henry Morningstar, E More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Cloudy lights not good at night

Dear Heloise: How do you remove the CLOUD FROM HEADLIGHTS on older cars? It costs a lot of money for professional cleaning. Is there a home remedy for removing the cloudy film? More...

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