June 25, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Vouchers available for farmers’ market

Area residents who qualify can now apply for this year’s Farmers’ Market Vouchers to purchase produce at the Huntingdon Farmers’ Market. More...

US senator honored for gun control work

A local U.S. senator has been honored for his work to keep guns away from criminals and the mentally ill. At a ceremony earlier this week, U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey (R) accepted the Sandy Hook Promise Champion Award. More...

Local News

Area briefs

SCV Lions host monthly hootenanny to benefit local woman   More...

Commissioners hear from agencies preparing for possible budget delay

At the weekly meeting of the Huntingdon County Commissioners June 23, the board heard an update about Medical Assistance Transportation Program (MATP) funding and what happens if there is a delay in the state budget.  More...

House damaged in crash

Huntingdon Borough Police are investigating a crash that happened shortly before 9 p.m. Wednesday on the 1100 block of Washington Street. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, June 25 Huntingdon House Huntingdon House Support Group for adult victims and survivors of domestic violence meets from 7-8 p.m. Child care available. Call 643-2801 for more information. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Cardinals beat Marlins 6-1; Pirates and Cubs lose

MIAMI (AP) — Jason Heyward homered for the third consecutive game, Kolten Wong added a two-run shot and the St. Louis Cardinals topped the Miami Marlins 6-1 on Wednesday night.  More...

Virginia wins first title

College World Series:

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — After battling a spate of injuries and struggling to even reach its conference tournament, Virginia finished a magnificent postseason run to win its first baseball national championship.  More...

US looking for offense

Women’s World Cup Soccer:

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The United States is still looking for its offense at the Women’s World Cup even though its stellar defense has it three wins from a title.  Despite glimpses of the formidable attack that the United States ha More...

People/Pastimes

Boy Scout Troop 28

Area Boy Scouts from Troop 28, seated, front, Matthew Smith; back row, from the left, Nick Yoder, Sean McLaughlin, Thomas Wilson of Troop 25, Jake Leydig and Charlie Watson, recently flew to Islamora More...

Trumpet player to perform locally

Well-known trumpet player Chiz Rider will offer two performances locally, at 10:45 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, June 28, at the Harmony Church of God, located on Lorry Road off of Route 829, Calvin.  More...

Special Occasions

June 25, 2015   Happy anniversary wishes go out to Megan (Hess) and Tom Kennington of State College who celebrate their fourth wedding anniversary today, Thursday, June 25, 2015. Happy birthday, Megan and Tom!   More...

School News

Huntingdon woman named to dean’s list

Marisa Ann Teeters, daughter of Rodney and Holly Teeters of Huntingdon, was named to the dean’s list at Pensacola Christian College, Pensacola, Florida, for academic achievement during the 2015 spring semester. More...

Local student to attend government conference

Rachel Payne, a junior at Juniata Valley High School, has been selected by the Cloyd K. Davis American Legion Post 150, Petersburg, Auxiliary of the American Legion Auxiliary, to attend Keystone Girls State.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Spouse deafness isn’t uncommon

Dear Annie: My husband and I have been married for nine years. When we were dating, we had the best conversations. He would remember events that happened in my life and would follow up with questions later. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Cancer and a Moon in Libra if born before 7:57 a.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Scorpio.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, June 26, 2015:  More...

NASCAR

3 THINGS WE LEARNED DURING THE OFF-WEEK

1. Junior a romantic?  Florence, Paris, Santorini, Venice ... there’s lots of romantic places in Europe. But Germany? We’ll still give Dale Earnhardt Jr. some major romance points, though. More...

QUESTIONS & ATTITUDE

Compelling questions ... and maybe a few actual answers

Who’s riding higher, Amy or Erik?   More...

3 THINGS TO WATCH FOR AT SONOMA

1. Track made for Tony  We keep waiting for Tony Stewart to re-emerge as one of the marquee drivers, and there’s no better place than Sonoma to make that move. He owns two wins, five top-5s and nine top-10s.  2. More...

Agencies ready for BUI patrols

Local agencies are once again gearing up to target intoxicated boaters. The state Fish and Boat and Game commissions, as well as the state police and U.S. More...

PEP meetings promote local pride

Since starting last October, the Huntingdon County Partnership for Economic Progress (PEP) has been working diligently to develop a defined brand to help market the county through a series of community strengths workshops. More...

Singing his praises

Brody Wingate of Baltimore, Maryland, right, serenaded, from the left, Liz Trulli, Paige Care and Sarah Getty, all of New Jersey, at Creation Festival at the Agape Farm in Shirley Township Wednesday More...

State  Free Access 

Health system bans sales over media coverage

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A major health system has banned the sale of the Pittsburgh Post- Gazette from some of its hospital gift shops, accusing the newspaper of “slanted” coverage, the newspaper reported Wednesday.  At least three h More...

Church camper killed by tree

SHEFFIELD (AP) — Trees knocked over in the Allegheny National Forest during severe storms killed a 15-year-old girl on a church camping trip and injured several other people, a coroner and forest officials said.  More...

World  Free Access 

Retirees deciding whether new lifestyle will include pets

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Denise and John Stevens have had pets their whole lives — then they retired.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Huntingdon Borough mayor reports on traffic arrests

75 Years Ago  State Secretary of Labor and Industry Lewis G. Hines reported 3,884 persons were placed in jobs by the state employment service during the week ending June 7, bringing job placements for the year close to 69,000.  More...

Local Sports

Big inning give Auburn 8-3 victory

Craig Aikin produced two hits in his debut with the State College Spikes and Mike Pritchard added two as well, but a four-run Auburn Doubledays third gave them an 8-3 win over the Spikes Wednesday night at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park.  More...

Ngoepe drives in two as Curve wins

Gift Ngoepe drove in two runs Wednesday night as the Altoona Curve picked up a 3-2 win against the Erie SeaWolves at Peoples Natural Gas Field.  Altoona (42-29) scored all three of its runs in the first two innings and held Erie (27-44) to just More...

Philipsburg edges Huntingdon 3-2

Huntingdon played another good, close game at Philipsburg Wednesday but didn’t have enough hits. A three-run sixth pushed Philipsburg to a 3-2 victory.  Huntingdon (3-4) had seven hits on the day with Nick Zanic going three for three. More...

Editorial

Old-Time Photo

Debbie (Wykoff) Higgins enjoyed Lincoln Caverns in this undated photo. This weekend, Lincoln Caverns celebrates 85 years since discovery. More...

Putting ‘independence’ back in Independence Day

When we fire up the grill on the Fourth of July, few of us take time to consider what “independence” is all about. We live in the land of liberty. We celebrate freedom. But independence?  More...

How would the pope invest?

When Pope Francis unveiled his letter to the world about how we must stop trashing the planet, he nearly broke the Internet.  The pithy document included hundreds of zingers, including this line: “Whatever is fragile, like the environment, More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Huntingdon Horsemen two-day show has 451 entries

The Huntingdon Horsemen held its first two-day show of the season May 30-31 at the Isenberg-Hughes Memorial Showgrounds atop Warrior Ridge west of Huntingdon. More...

Pollinator gardens provide beauty, habitat

Pollinators such as bees, butterflies, hummingbirds and beetles are an important part of the ecosystem, helping to provide much of the food humans eat. More...

Mulch is good, but which is the best?

Mulching can be one of the best things you do for your trees and shrubs. It also can be one of the worst things you do for your trees and shrubs.First, let’s get our definitions in order.  More...

Doctor K

Alzheimer’s research yields insights

DEAR DOCTOR K: My grandmother has Alzheimer’s disease. Over the past few years I have watched the disease take a toll on her judgment, memory, even her personality. How does Alzheimer’s wreak so much havoc in the brain?  More...

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