May 9, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Mother-daughter duo runs business

For many florists, Mother’s Day is one of the busiest times of the year, but one Saxton motherdaughter team will spend the weekend together and be working at the same time.  More...

Consultant set to start criminal justice study

The first phase of a comprehensive study to look at ways to improve the county’s criminal justice system has started, according to Huntingdon County planning director Mark Colussy.  Colussy provided an update on the study to the 19 members More...

Local News

Huntingdon County’s Most Wanted

Name: Jessica McKinney  Date of Birth: Nov. More...

National Nurses Week

Huntingdon Area High School Student Council and Key Club members, including Jacob Lake, left, visited J.C. More...

CareerLink to host semi-annual job fair

The Huntingdon County CareerLink is hosting a job fair.  The event will be for veterans only from 1-1:30 p.m. and open to the public from 1:30-4 p.m. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Registration dates announced for Southern schools

75 Years Ago  Dr. C.V. Mierley and Associates have purchased the Leister House in Huntingdon. More...

Local Sports

Random Thoughts

from Jeff Norris

Some Springtime Speculation   More...

Bearcat comeback falls short

High School Baseball:

Huntingdon resumed play with Hollidaysburg holding a 1-0 lead in the second inning. The Bearcats finished with 11 hits and a lot of chances to score, but 12 runners left on base was a major factor in the Tigers coming away with a 6-4 win.  More...

Trojans lose 6-3 to Tigers

H.S. Softball:

The Mount Union girl’s softball team returned to Hollidaysburg Friday to resume a game rained out in the second inning last week. The Golden Tigers were up 4-3 and batting in the bottom of the second inning when the rain came. More...

People/Pastimes

Venture Crew 725

Members of Venture Crew 725, from the left, Karissa Dunkle, Jennifer Dunkle, Darin Dunkle, Tony Eichenseer and Devin Haney, helped the Nazarene church on their workday for community service April 25 More...

Happy Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Kylie Parks who turned 1 year old Thursday, May 7, 2015. Her parents are Chad and Catherine Parks of McVeytown. More...

Births

Josh and Cristyn Norris of Huntingdon are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Jolene Jaymes Norris, April 28, 2015, at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon. More...

School News

Area student receives award

Elise Fisher of Huntingdon was recently presented with the President’s Freshman Award for maintaining a perfect 4.0 cumulative grade point average.  More...

HAMS Honor Rolls

Huntingdon Area Middle School principal Deborah Luffy and assistant principal Breanne Venios have announced the third marking period honor roll for the 2014-2015 school year.  Grade 6  More...

Special Sections

Seniors attend justice seminar

“Taking Control of Our Future” was the theme of this year’s Elder Justice Seminar Friday morning in the Huntingdon Regional Fire & Rescue District 6 Fire Hall in McConnellstown and hosted by Huntingdon County District Attorney D More...

Area man charged in overdose death

Mifflin County District Attorney Dave Molek, for the second time in less than a year, has charged an individual with delivering drugs that led to an overdose death.  More...

Lawmakers support reducing state legislature

The state House of Representatives Tuesday approved proposals to reduce the size of the state General Assembly.  The two bills, House Bill 153 and House Bill 384, would reduce the size of the House from 203 to 151 and the Senate from 50 to 37.& More...

World  Free Access 

Chinese province to ban rooftop Christian crosses

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese province where authorities have forcibly removed hundreds of rooftop crosses from skylines of cities and towns has proposed a ban on any further placement of the religious symbol atop sanctuaries at both Protestant and More...

Israel’s ultra-Orthodox party poised for political comeback

JERUSALEM (AP) — The formation of Benjamin Netanyahu’s new coalition government has cleared the way for Israel’s ultra-Orthodox parties to return to power after two years in the opposition.  More...

Leader ready to disband CBS Orchestra

NEW YORK (AP) — Hidden in the attention being paid to David Letterman leading to his May 20 retirement is the knowledge that it will also mean the end of a regular television role for America’s bandleader, Paul Shaffer.  The gravel-v More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Saturday, May 9 AA Meeting Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Mount Union. For addional information, call 643-0623. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Pennsylvania girl sets national record

NORTH HUNTINGDON, Pa. (AP) — A sophomore from western Pennsylvania who just started throwing the javelin a year ago has set a girls’ national high school record.  More...

Jays blank struggling Red Sox

TORONTO (AP) — Josh Donaldson and Chris Colabello hit solo home runs, Aaron Sanchez pitched a career-high seven innings and Toronto beat the struggling Boston Red Sox 7-0 on Friday night, the 3,000th win in Blue Jays history.  More...

Rangers stay alive 2-1

NEW YORK (AP) — Ryan McDonagh scored 9:37 into overtime and the New York Rangers kept their Stanley Cup hopes alive with a 2-1 victory over the Washington Capitals on Friday night in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinal.  Chris Kreid More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Belleville Livestock

BELLEVILLE — All kinds of livestock and hay sold every Wednesday since 1946 — hay at 11:30 a.m. and cattle at 1 p.m.  More...

Religion News

New type of Bible features African-American history

The portraits of a dark-skinned Jesus, the reflective blurbs refined urban vernacular, and the historical references to Africa in the scriptures are just some of the things that set the new African American Catholic Youth Bible apart. More...

Religion Briefs

Religious appeal part of Huckabee’s second White House bid   HOPE, Ark. (AP) — Former Gov. Mike Huckabee has launched his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination with an unabashed appeal for evangelical support.  More...

Special events, services

High Tea St. John’s Episcopal Church, located at 212 Penn St., Huntingdon, will host its annual high tea with seatings at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. today, Saturday, May 9 More...

Annie's Mailbox

Sister’s meds may not be sufficient

Dear Annie: I have seen my sister gradually change from a simple packrat into a full-on hoarder. When I mention my concerns to her, she gets defensive and tells me it’s OK, that is just how they live now. More...

Doctor K

Perfectionism does not involve obsessions or compulsions

DEAR DOCTOR K: I think of myself as a perfectionist. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Taurus and a Moon in Aquarius if born before 7:58 p.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Pisces.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, May 11, 2015:  More...

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