May 15, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Hospital is area’s economic anchor

A recent New York Times article called rural hospitals in the heartland of the U.S. the “economic pulse of small communities.” In Huntingdon County, that pulse is strong and healthy at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital.  More...

Weather plays a role in high pollen counts

Allergy sufferers are dealing with the consequences of a late spring in Huntingdon County.  Reports indicate this allergy season has been one of the worst in years because of the late start to spring like temperatures.  More...

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Local News

Police Log

Disorderly conduct   JACKSON TWP. — State police at Huntingdon reported horses belonging to a man on East Branch Road went onto another person’s property, causing inconvenience and damage May 13. More...

On Their Way

Name: Zachary Michael Dail  Age: 18  From: Huntingdon  Parents: Mike and Missy Dail of Huntingdon  Grade and school: I am a senior at Huntingdon Area High School.  More...

Juniata faculty receive distinguished teaching awards

Three Juniata College faculty members were honored May 5 with distinguished teaching and service awards during the college’s Spring Awards Convocation in Rosenberger Auditorium in the Halbritter Center for the Performing Arts.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

NASA engineers test Hubble Space Telescope

75 Years Ago  Budget Secretary Edward B. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, May 15 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 

Penn State broadcaster Fran Fisher dead at 91

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — Fran Fisher, who broadcast Penn State football games on the radio for many years, has died. More...

Naming a thoroughbred can be real challenge

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Streb leads in Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Robert Streb shot a 7-under 65 on Thursday to take a one-shot lead over Patrick Reed and Kevin Chappell after the first round of the Wells Fargo Championship.  More...

School News

Student News

Huntingdon Area High School senior and Raystown Chapter FFA vice president Jace Long, center, was awarded the Monsanto Trust’s America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders scholarship at the annual More...

HAHS graduate named to spring dean’s list

Tanner Cook, a freshman majoring in business management/ marketing, has been named to the spring 2015 term dean’s list at the University of Pittsburgh Johnstown.  More...

Area woman completes college degree

Warriors Mark resident Alyse Kilian was among the more than 700 students who graduated from Bob Jones University May 8.  Kilian graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor of science degree in nursing.  During the 88th commencement exercises, More...

Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher

Handy sash   When I was in Trinidad, I noticed that there was always a small bowl of dish soap mixed with water beside the kitchen sink. It makes it really easy to just dip a sponge in the bowl for cleaning. Plus, less soap is used. More...

Annie's Mailbox

It is best to steer clear of political discussions

Dear Annie: My best friend, “Clara,” and I have known each other for 30 years. We’re both retired and live in the same town. Neither of us has a husband. We talk on the phone every day. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Taurus and a Moon in Aries if born before 12:42 a.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Taurus.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, May 16, 2015:  More...

EBT expansion ongoing in MU

The East Broad Top Railroad Preservation Association’s expansion project is about to take on an additional sphere of development as the search continues for badly needed funds to extend the dual gauge line to the Riverview Business Center in Sh More...

Survivor to attend 20th annual relay

A very special Relay For Life participant will walk the track Saturday, May 16, at Detwiler Memorial Field, Huntingdon, as she participates in the 20th annual event just as she did in the very first relay held in 1995 and every year in between.  More...

Fleas and ticks can cause issues with pets

As humans and their pets move outside to enjoy warm weather, it’s critical those furry family members are protected. Dr. More...

State  Free Access 

Railroad takes ‘full responsibility’ for crash

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — As federal investigators try to find out why an Amtrak train that crashed in Philadelphia sped up in the last minute before it derailed, Amtrak’s top official said the railroad takes full responsibility for the deadly More...

Top cop won’t be charged in sign-removal case

CARLISLE (AP) — The acting commissioner of the Pennsylvania State Police will not be charged for removing roadside signs near his suburban Harrisburg home that protested his decision to wear the trooper uniform, a county prosecutor said Thursda More...

Former VA exec during outbreak asked to stop working

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A former regional director who helped oversee the Pittsburgh VA during a Legionnaires’ outbreak has been asked to stop working under a contract with the Department of Veterans Affairs.  More...

World  Free Access 

Blues legend B.B. King dead at age 89

LAS VEGAS (AP) — B.B. King, whose scorching guitar licks and heartfelt vocals made him the idol of generations of musicians and fans while earning him the nickname King of the Blues, died late Thursday at home in Las Vegas. He was 89.  More...

Local Sports

Mount Union shuts out West Branch

District 6-AA First Round Baseball:

Playoff season has begun and the Mount Union baseball team was right where it wanted to be Thursday afternoon. More...

Trojans dominate Rams

District 6-AA Softball First Round:

The Mount Union softball team got back on track Thursday afternoon with a 10-0 first-round shutout of visiting Richland to advance in the District 6-AA playoffs.  The Inter-County Conference North Champions suffered a setback at the hands of bac More...

Rockets blank Stingers 10-0

Southern Huntingdon wasn’t about to let a good season end with a bad feeling in the team’s first playoff game Thursday. More...

People/Pastimes

Little Jewels Academy

Jeff Ewing and his fire dog, left, and firefighter Chris Grace, far right, hosted students from Little Jewels Academy, Orbisonia, front row, from the left, Kyriana Mitchell, Laine Kent, Paxton Horne, More...

Special Occasions

May 14, 2015  Happy birthday wishes go out to Scott Feagley of Huntingdon who celebrated his birthday yesterday, Thursday, May 14, 2015. Happy birthday, Scott!   More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Umbrella cleaning

Dear Heloise: I read your column in The Washington Post. I was wondering if you have a suggestion for CLEANING AN UMBRELLA. I have a small, collapsible, yellow umbrella. It is somewhat soiled, yet in excellent condition. More...

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