June 5, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Groundhogs damage local cemeteries

Groundhogs are among the most adaptable of the state’s wildlife, able to live nearly anywhere, but that very quality has created quite a headache for area cemetery caretakers.   More...

Hunting license sales to begin this Monday

Licenses for the 2015-2016 hunting season will go on sale Monday, June 8.  Barry Leonard, education and information supervisor with the state Game Commission, said there aren’t any major changes in the license requirements.  More...

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Area brief

Jury selection canceled   HUNTINGDON BORO. — Huntingdon County court administrator Alexa McGraw has announced jury selection for Monday, June 8, has been canceled.  More...

Smithfield paving project bid approved

Paving work along Leffard’s Bench and Tower roads in Smithfield Township will soon begin after the township supervisors approved a bid from New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co. More...

Cassville man’s hearing held in absentia

A hearing was held in absentia for a Cassville man in Huntingdon County Central Court Wednesday.  Dakota Wilson, 23, is facing charges of criminal mischief, disorderly conduct and defiant trespass after a May incident at a residence on Cooks Roa More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Dynamite reported stolen from Bedford Co. project

75 Years Ago  The vacation church school will be held in Huntingdon and Smithfield starting June 10 and running for two weeks through June 21. More...

Local Sports

Hole-in-one

Chuck Ernest recorded his first hole-in-one while playing at the Mount Union American Legion Country Club Thursday.  Ernest used a wedge to ace the 15th hole. He was playing in a group that included Derek Bordell and J’dyn Yetter.   More...

Curve finish three-game sweep of ’Cats

The Altoona Curve defeated the New Britain Rock Cats 3-1 Thursday night at Peoples Natural Gas Field to finish a threegame sweep. More...

People/Pastimes

Sixth graders compete in spelling bee

It was a special evening for sixth graders at Juniata Valley Elementary School as the Juniata Valley Lions hosted their annual spelling bee.  Lion president Cloyd Norris welcomed the 10 competing students and all of their guests for the evening More...

Local woman graduates from Liberty University

Corey and Sandy Brumbaugh of Three Springs are proud to announce the graduation of their oldest daughter, Coryna Brumbaugh, from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia.  More...

Mapleton woman honored for academic achievement

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania has recently released its list of students named to the dean’s list for the spring semester of the 2014-2015 academic year. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Morning meals

Dear Heloise: I am not a morning person, and I am always struggling to MAKE BREAKFAST for my family. To try to make our mornings go more smoothly, I have started looking for things I can make the night before. One of my favorites to make is muffins. More...

Special Sections

Facility added to health system

For the first time ever, J.C. Blair Health System now has a presence outside of Huntingdon County.  J.C. Blair Health System and PinnacleHealth have announced that, as of June 1, 611 MRI/CT State College is now a part of the network.  More...

Borough’s Sheetz project is delayed

Huntingdon Borough manager Bill Wheeler informed members of the Huntingdon Borough Council Community Development Committee during their monthly meeting Thursday that plans for the new Sheetz store at 14th and Moore streets have been delayed until spr More...

Local gleaners share fruits of farmers’ labor

Gleaning, or gathering food that is not useful for commercial purposes, has existed for centuries. More...

World  Free Access 

Subway also dropping artificial ingredients

NEW YORK (AP) — Subway wants to give new meaning to its “eat fresh” slogan by joining the list of food companies to say it’s dropping artificial ingredients.  More...

DIY lamb chops for Father’s Day

The hardest thing about grilling lamb chops is buying them. More...

PepsiCo looking to launch ‘craft’ fountain sodas

NEW YORK (AP) — PepsiCo is looking to launch a line of “craft” fountain sodas made with sugar in hopes of appealing to people who may shun big soda brands.  The company, based in Purchase, N.Y., says Stubborn Soda will be made More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, June 5 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 

A’s win 7-5 to finish sweep of Tigers

DETROIT (AP) — Jesse Hahn allowed one run in seven innings and the Oakland Athletics completed a three-game sweep of Detroit on Thursday, winning 7-5 and handing the Tigers their seventh straight loss.  Josh Phegley hit a two-run triple in More...

Three share early lead in LPGA Tour event

CAMBRIDGE, Ontario (AP) — Cheyenne Woods, Cristie Kerr and P.K. Kongkraphan matched the course record at 9-under 63 on Thursday to share the first-round lead in the Manulife LPGA Classic.  More...

Belief and depth give Chicago early lead

TAMPA, Fla. More...

School News

SHCHS’s 84 Class of 2015 graduates earn diplomas

The rain held off long enough for 84 students to join the ranks of Southern Huntingdon County High School alumni on the school’s football field Thursday night.  It was clear the theme for the night’s event was success.  More...

Rockets recognized for successes during Class Day ceremonies

Southern Huntingdon County High School seniors were recognized for their successes during Class Day ceremonies June 3.  Class officers are Catherine Anderson, president; Christopher Barnish, vice president; Sage Burdge, secretary; Scott Carbaugh More...

Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher

From thin to win   When I thin out my garden, I save the unwanted plants and replant them in pots. Then when a neighbor is having a yard sale, I put my plants out and have a plant sale. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Abused daughter needs parents’ love, support

Dear Annie: My daughter, “Chloe,” who is not quite 18, dated “Ted” for two years. Things started out fine. Even though neither her father nor I approved of the relationship, we never told Chloe. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Gemini and a Moon in Aquarius.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, June 6, 2015:  More...

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