April 25, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Area farmers plan candidates’ forum

The Huntingdon County Farm Bureau is planning an evening for county residents to meet candidates running for office in the Tuesday, May 19, primary election.  From 7-9 p.m. More...

Court strikes challenge to school funding

A state Commonwealth Court recently threw out a legal challenge to the state system regarding public school funding which reports indicate brings up “political questions that don’t belong in courts.”  More...

Local News

Huntingdon County’s Most Wanted

Name: Nathan McCoy  Date of Birth: May 23, 1986  Age: 27 years old  Height: 6 feet  Weight: 135 pounds  Eye color: Green  Hair color: Brown  Last known address(es): James Creek, Lewistown and Huntingdon.  More...

Area brief

Juniata Choral Union to perform concert   More...

Police Log

Arson   More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Petersburg Borough marks 175 years

75 Years Ago  The U.S. Senate has confirmed the nomination of Guy K. Bard to be U.S. District Judge for the eastern district of Pennsylvania.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Saturday, April 25 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, April 26 More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Error gives Phillies 1-0 win

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Freddie Freeman mishandled Ben Revere’s ground ball to first, allowing Freddy Galvis to score in the ninth to give the Philadelphia Phillies a 1-0 win over the Atlanta Braves on Friday night.  Galvis led off with More...

Teixeira powers Yanks to 6-1 win over Mets

NEW YORK (AP) — Mark Teixeira hit a pair of two-run homers and Michael Pineda used a biting slider while pitching impressively into the eighth inning to help the New York Yankees end the crosstown rival Mets’ 11-game winning streak with a More...

Rangers oust Penguins 2-1 in OT

NEW YORK (AP) — Teammate J.T. Miller looked at Carl Hagelin and shook his head in admiration.  “The guy is at his best in games like that,” Miller said.  More...

Religion News

Pastor from Harrisburg diocese to be new Greensburg bishop

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pope Francis has appointed the top canon lawyer in the Harrisburg diocese as the new bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Greensburg in western Pennsylvania.  The appointment of the Very Rev. Edward C. More...

Special events, services

Treasure Trove   More...

Religion Briefs

Catholics say final farewell to Chicago’s Cardinal George   CHICAGO (AP) — Top elected officials, clergy members and Chicago-area Catholics have attended the funeral for Cardinal Francis George, who was remembered as a vigorous defen More...

Special Sections

Budget passage key for seniors

Senior citizens in the tricounty area have their fingers crossed that Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposed 2015-16 budget will pass on time.  More...

Educators’ legacies live on in trust

When those who knew the late Henry and Estella Stoudt of Petersburg share their memories of the couple, their voices clearly convey the respect for the longtime educators and the deep appreciation for the opportunities they provided to area students More...

Youth Forestry Camp awarded state monies

The state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has announced a local school organization will receive grant money for environmental education and stewardship.  More...

World  Free Access 

Armenians around the world mark 1915 genocide

BEIRUT (AP) — Around the world on Friday, tens of thousands of people of Armenian descent commemorated the genocide 100 years ago of 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman Turks.  More...

Smithsonian series chronicles lives of oil patch residents

A documentary chronicling the lives of residents and workers in the oil-rich region of North Dakota and Montana that has created a modern-day gold rush will start airing Sunday on the Smithsonian Channel.  More...

American Indian actors quit movie

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A group of American Indian actors walked off the set of an Adam Sandler movie this week over complaints about stereotypes, offensive names and scenes they say disrespected Native American religious practices.  More...

Local Sports

Southern surges past Tussey

High School Softball:

Both Southern Huntingdon and Tussey Mountain were making solid contact with the softball during Friday afternoon’s Inter-County Conference South Division/Sideling Hill League contest in Saxton. More...

Rockets beat Titans 11-1

High School Baseball:

A week off from competition didn’t hinder Southern Huntingdon’s efforts to hit the ball at Tussey Mountain Friday. More...

Bearcats win 5-2 at Tyrone

Huntingdon freshman Catherine Miller struck out 15 batters and pitched a three-hitter Friday afternoon to help the Bearcats to their second win this week with a 5-2 Mountain League victory at Tyrone.  More...

People/Pastimes

Area grad receives highest PSU Altoona honor

Former Huntingdon County Fair Queen and 2012 Mount Union Area High School graduate Marra Aurand was recently awarded for her academic and extracurricular success during the annual student awards ceremony at Penn State University. More...

Elco retirees to host monthly breakfast

Elco retirees encourage attendance at the next breakfast to be held at 8:30 a.m. More...

Hectic weeknight meals just got easier

Don’t let the stress of a hectic schedule interfere with your desire to prepare a wholesome, satisfying meal for your family. A pantry stocked with canned foods is all you need to ensure mealtime success, any day of the week.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Parental alienation is very sad and can happen to either parent

Dear Annie: I am so sad watching the devastating effect that parental alienation is having on my grandchildren, and I feel powerless to help them.  More...

Doctor K

Read nutrition labels when buying infant foods

DEAR DOCTOR K: I buy lots of ready-made infant and toddler foods for my little one. A friend told me I should make my own foods for my son at home. Are readymade toddler foods unhealthy?  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Taurus and a Moon in Leo if born before 6:02 p.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Virgo. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, April 27, 2015: More...

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