June 20, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Flood mitigation funding available

The Huntingdon County Emergency Management Agency wants municipalities to know the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approximately $180 million in funding available for disaster mitigation programs that, if eligible, they can take advant More...

Farms may be affected by water rule changes

A federal change in the Waters of the United States Rule may impact local farms. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. More...

Local News

Huntingdon County’s Most Wanted

Name: Wade Biddle  Date of Birth: June 14, 1982  Age: 33 years old  Height: 6 feet  Weight: 140 pounds  Eye color: Hazel  Hair color: Brown  Last known address(es): 14014 Wrangletown Road, Apt. More...

Damage to Mount Union park found to be accidental

Concerns surrounding vandalism in one of Mount Union’s newest parks were put to rest yesterday as it came to light the earlier reports of damage were accidental rather than intentional.  More...

Hearing held for former SHCHS worker

The Saltillo woman accused of taking Southern Huntingdon County High School cafeteria funds appeared in the Huntingdon County Court of Common Pleas Thursday.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Alexandria registered as National Historic District

75 Years Ago  Pennsylvania Republican leaders got their formal marching orders behind Gov. Arthur H. James’ announced candidacy for the GOP nomination. Heading up the drive for president is Roger W. More...

Local Sports

Spikes fall short 3-2 in season opener

A near-record sellout crowd of 5,921 fans, the second-largest in State College Spikes history, flocked to Medlar Field at Lubrano Park for Opening Night 2015 as the Spikes dropped a 3-2 decision to the Williamsport Crosscutters on Friday night.  More...

South wins 21-7; Loner defensive MVP

Lezzer Lumber Football All-Star Classic:

Huntingdon County football players did themselves proud at the 31st Lezzer Lumber Classic at Clearfield High School Friday. More...

Allie homers in 4-3, 10-inning Curve win

The Altoona Curve rallied twice on Friday night against the Harrisburg Senators to take a see-saw series opener 4-3 at Peoples Natural Gas Field. More...

People/Pastimes

Elco retirees to hold monthly breakfast

Due to the Memorial Day holiday, there was no breakfast meeting in May. Those attending the April Elco retirees breakfast were Jody Sunderland, Mary Utley, Mary Ann Turnbaugh, Renee Morningstar, Bonnie Meshyock and Shirley Beck.  More...

Understanding nutrients’ role in good nutrition

When it comes to personal health, there is a gap between Americans’ nutritional needs and how well they’re being met. A new survey shows consumers are overly confident about their diets and essential nutrient intake.  More...

School News

Shade Gap woman earns medical degree

Dr. Morgan Booher of Shade Gap was among the 265 graduates awarded the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine at the college’s 123rd commencement. More...

Huntingdon student named to dean’s list

Wilkes University student Tyler Kennedy of Huntingdon was named to the dean’s list for the spring 2015 semester. To be named to the dean’s list, students must earn a minimum 3.4 grade point average and carry at least 12 credits.   More...

SHCHS graduate awarded scholarship

The Huntingdon County Chapter of PSAR (Pennsylvania State Association of Retired Teachers) is pleased to award a $500 scholarship to Madison Rinker.  The scholarship is awarded during the senior year to a student planning to attend college with More...

Special Sections

Local hog farm plans expansion

Plans for expansion of a Dublin Township hog farming operation were reviewed at the monthly meeting of the Huntingdon County Planning Commission this week. More...

Donations of blood needed in summer

With the first official day of summer tomorrow, the Greater Alleghenies Blood Services Region of the American Red Cross is looking for blood donors to counteract the seasonal lag in donations. More...

Tussey Relay underway

Several cancer survivors and their families turned out for the 2015 Tussey Mountain Relay for Life survivors dinner held Friday evening at the Tussey Mountain High School cafeteria. More...

Obituaries

World  Free Access 

Man accused in church killings announced attack

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A black drinking buddy of the white man accused of killing nine people at a Charleston church says the suspect told him a week earlier that he planned to shoot up a college campus in the city.  More...

Muslims keep an eye out for fraudulent halal meat

NORTH BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — For millions of Muslims, the holy month of Ramadan marks a time for ritual fasting during the day and, often, a large meal with friends and family after sundown. More...

House calls can help frail seniors and cut costs

WASHINGTON (AP) — An X-ray in the living room. A rapid blood test. A peek into pill bottles and refrigerators. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Saturday, June 20 AA Meeting Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Mount Union. For more information, call 643-0623. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Spieth and Reed share halfway lead

US Open Golf Championship:

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. (AP) — Unbeaten as Ryder Cup teammates, Patrick Reed and Jordan Spieth now chase a U.S. Open title this weekend at Chambers Bay.  More...

Atlanta wins on buzzer beater

ATLANTA (AP) — Angel McCoughtry made a 16-foot jumper at the buzzer to lift the Atlanta Dream to a 74-73 victory over the Chicago Sky on Friday night.  McCoughtry had 18 points for Atlanta (3-4), and Erika de Souza had 13 points and 11 reb More...

Warriors celebrate NBA title with parade

OAKLAND, Calif. More...

Religion News

Area Vacation Bible Schools planned

Bible Blast to the Past  “Travel back in time and zoom through God’s Word with us as we discover God’s everlasting love! More...

Religion Briefs

Southern Baptist head vows never to perform same-sex unions   NASHVILLE, Tenn. More...

Special events, services

Guest evangelist  p Vineyard Outreach Center, 18279 Croghan Pike, Shirleysburg, will host evangelist Gordon Hofer, along with his grandson, evangelist Joshua Kelly, at 7 p.m. tonight, Saturday, June 20. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Mediator could help work through the issues

Dear Annie: My mother had a stroke seven months ago and now cannot walk, read or speak. She will never be able to return to her house, which will need to be sold should she run out of money for the care facility in which she now lives. More...

Doctor K

Color blindness is often inherited condition

DEAR DOCTOR K: Why are some people color blind?  DEAR READER: People who are color blind are unable to see colors the way most people do. True colorblindness, in which everything appears black, gray or white, is very rare. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Cancer and a Moon in Virgo.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, June 22, 2015:  More...

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