April 24, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Local Verizon tower project underway

After some delays, the new Verizon cellphone tower project has started on Flag Pole Hill in Huntingdon Borough.  “I believe once they get the anchors secured, it’s going to be a very short time before that project is finished,” More...

Space telescope marks 25 years of exploring

Twenty-five years ago today, April 24, 1990, the Hubble Telescope was launched into orbit.  Dr. More...

Local News

County agreements signed at weekly meeting

Huntingdon House and Center for Community Action (CCA) signed agreements with the county for grant funds at the Huntingdon County Commissioners’ meeting Tuesday.  Mark Colussy, county planning director, and Maureen Safko, county grants adm More...

Police Log

Drug paraphernalia found   MILL CREEK BORO. — Amanda Burger was placed under arrest by state police at Huntingdon after she was stopped for speeding on Route 22 near Smoker’s Express at 3:41 p.m. More...

World  Free Access 

Top question for first lady — ‘Can I have a hug?’

WASHINGTON (AP) — The most popular question put to Michelle Obama during a questionand answer session with the children of White House employees on Wednesday was “Can I have a hug?”  It all started when a girl asked for the fir More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Area man recalls 28-inch April snowstorm

75 Years Ago  The program to be presented by the Huntingdon County Chorus at the Mount Union grade school auditorium g was announced. The chorus is the first to be sponsored by the Huntingdon County Music Educators Association.  More...

Local Sports

Bellwood shuts down Trojans

High School Baseball:

The Mount Union baseball team got a physics lesson from visiting Bellwood-Antis Thursday afternoon. The Trojans met an irresistable forced that virtually turned them into an immoveable object. More...

Valley sinks Williamsburg for 6th straight

Juniata Valley hit up and down the lineup and in every inning at Williamsburg Thursday. Six players had multiple hits in a 14-5 win over the Blue Pirates.  The Hornets (9-3) are on a six-game winning streak. More...

Mount Union surges to win over Devils

High School Softball:

The Mount Union softball team was put to the test Thursday afternoon at Bellwood-Antis. The Trojans were tied up twice in the contest by the Blue Devils. The Trojans have played hard with a never give up attitude all season.  More...

People/Pastimes

Refreshing garden goodness

Though it may be weeks or even months before you can enjoy the bounty of a flourishing garden, you can get a jump on your craving for fresh veggies with ingredients that deliver the same refreshingly wholesome flavors.  After a long winter, your More...

Men’s Prayer Breakfast to be held Saturday

The men’s prayer breakfast and fellowship will be held at 8 a.m. Saturday, April 25, in the social room of the Sugar Run Church of the Brethren, Route 747, Mount Union, R.R.  More...

A card shower can brighten a loved one’s special day

Celebrating birthdays or anniversaries or just spreading get well cheer? More...

Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher

Fido’s bath   After washing our dog, we always rinse him off with a bucket of warm water that includes a cup of vinegar. The vinegar removes any soap residue, and the smell disappears after just a few minutes. More...

Annie's Mailbox

A lawsuit should be a last resort

Dear Annie: My husband died 11 years ago. Our son, “Marcus,” was 6 at the time. His dad was in intensive care for two months, and because of his young age, our son was not allowed to see his father.  More...

Hints from Heloise ®

Traveling with a pet

Dear Readers: If you will be TRAVELING WITH YOUR PET (OR PETS), here are a few hints for you and your furry friends. Some hints below are from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, and some are from Heloise Central:  More...

Region under a freeze watch

Anyone with plants susceptible to freezing temperatures will want to bring them indoors tonight, as the National Weather Service has issued a freeze watch for the county.  Greg DeVoir, NWS meteorologist, said a freeze warning is issued in the sp More...

Area tourism chief to canoe 100 miles

In an effort to raise awareness for the largest economic drivers in the state, the travel and tourism industry, representatives from the Huntingdon County Visitors Bureau and Seven Points Marina, along with other guests, will make a 100- mile trek fr More...

TDN announces Most Adorable Pet winner

While last year’s Most Adorable Pet Contest winner, Bentley the cat, left behind some big paws to fill, the declared winner of the 2015 contest, a Great Pyrenees named Ben, is probably large enough to fill the bill.  More...

State  Free Access 

Challenge to contempt prompts postponement

HARRISBURG (AP) — A judge has postponed a hearing next week on whether Attorney General Kathleen Kane should be held in contempt of court after Kane’s lawyers on Thursday challenged the basis for the hearing.  More...

Synthetic weed users flooding into hospitals

ALLENTOWN (AP) — A dramatic increase in hospitalizations tied to synthetic marijuana is hitting eastern Pennsylvania, officials said.  The Morning Call reported that Sacred Heart Hospital in Allentown and several other hospitals in the Leh More...

Police officer, suspect shot in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia bicycle officer was shot and wounded Thursday night in west Philadelphia by a drug suspect who told him “I don’t want to have to do this,” before firing at him, police said.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, April 24 AA MEETING . Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. in St. John’s Episcopal Church, Huntingdon NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Curry leads Warriors’ rally

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Stephen Curry scored 40 points, including a 3-pointer in the final seconds of regulation to complete a 20-point, fourth-quarter comeback, and Golden State beat New Orleans 123-119 in overtime Thursday night to take a 3-0 lead More...

Mets keep on streaking

NEW YORK (AP) — Daniel Murphy drove in four runs and the New York Mets matched a franchise record with their 11th straight victory Thursday, walking their way to a 6-3 win over the Atlanta Braves behind Bartolo Colon.  More...

Lightning rallies to win in OT

DETROIT (AP) — Tyler Johnson led a stirring Tampa Bay rally late in regulation, then scored 2:25 into overtime to lift the Lightning to a 3-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday night, evening their playoff series at 2-2.  More...

Press Club

JV adviser biking to D.C.

The Pennsylvania Interfaith Power and Light (PAIPL) is taking a step in the right direction when it comes to caring about the environment and the oncoming dilemma with climate change. More...

Conquerors build robots

From Buzz Lightyear’s evil nemesis Zurg, to the loveable Wall-E, robots have fascinated young and old for generations. More...

Blue Pirates respond to mock accident

For weeks, the Germanwings crash permeated national news. The fraudulent obituary of Vin Diesel has circulated on social media since January. The planet is overrun with zombies every Sunday night. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Taurus and a Moon in Cancer if born before 6:13 a.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Leo.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, April 25, 2015:  More...

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