July 6, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Confederate flag argument ongoing

The controversy over the Confederate flag and the argument it’s a sign of racism or a representation of the nation’s history continued over the Fourth of July weekend with a rally in favor of the flag in South Carolina. More...

Wireless networks monitored for best service

Losing cellphone service is a frustrating experience no matter when or where it happens, but it is even more perplexing when it happens in close proximity to a cellphone tower. More...

Local News

Donations needed to ‘Stuff the Bus’

HUNTINGDON — The Salvation Army of Huntingdon County is planning to “Stuff the Bus” to help area students head back to school.  More...

Man charged in child luring incident

State police at Huntingdon arrested a Mapleton man on allegations he attempted to lure a 6-yearold child into his home in the area of the OIP restaurant at 581 Main St. in Mapleton Borough Sunday afternoon.  More...

Crash closes road

State police at Huntingdon were called to investigate a two-vehicle crash along Route 26 in the area of Alky Bend in Oneida Township July 4. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, July 6   Alexandria Fire Co. p The Alexandria Volunteer Fire Co. will meet at the fire hall at 7:30 p.m.  AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. at St. James Lutheran Church, Huntingdon. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Brewers extend streak to eight with 6-1 win

CINCINNATI (AP) — Rookie Taylor Jungmann allowed four hits in eight innings and the Milwaukee Brewers extended their winning streak to eight games with a 6-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday.  Gerardo Parra and Adam Lind hit seve More...

Post 24 Legion team shuts out State College 5-0

Hunter Price pitched a twohit complete game and Jon Wagner doubled twice and drove in a pair of runs to lead Huntingdon’s Legion team to a 5-0 Central Penn League win over State College Sunday evening at Juniata College.  More...

US tops Japan 5-2 in championship match

Women’s World Cup Soccer Tournament:

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Carli Lloyd lives for the big moment. She had her biggest on Sunday night — and gave the United States its record third Women’s World Cup title.  More...

Senior Spotlight

Solutions for managing medication

Managing medications is a major source of worry for seniors, as the complexity of their treatment often requires careful organization. Which pills have to be taken in the morning, in the evening, or at mealtimes? More...

Helping seniors remain in their homes

Even though they are no longer in the prime of life, your parents are refusing to move into a retirement home. Their safety is important to you and you’re worried. Fortunately, many companies specialize in home care for seniors. More...

Let’s put an end to elder abuse!

Being an elderly senior is sometimes fraught with vulnerability. More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Cancer and a Moon in Pisces if born before 10:38 a.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Aries. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, July 7, 2015: More...

A fine Fourth

A patriotic fireworks display Friday lit up the skies above Huntingdon Borough as onlookers gathered to view the show fired from atop Flag Pole Hill. More...

Vets’ cemetery renovations dedicated

What began as a vision to prominently identify the veterans’ sections within Riverview Cemetery, Huntingdon, became a reality July 3 as a rededication ceremony was held to mark the completion of renovations. More...

Safety urged on rides at carnivals and fairs

Area residents enjoy heading to amusement parks in the summer, as well as venturing to the local carnival or fair to enjoy the thrilling rides. But, understanding and obeying the rules when riding on a ride is key to a safe and enjoyable experience. More...

State  Free Access 

Expectation of veto aided GOP’s legislative wins

HARRISBURG (AP) — After three years of futility, Republicans finally used their majorities in Pennsylvania’s state House and Senate to pass their top agenda items: ending the traditional pension benefit in the state’s public employe More...

Bail denied for man charged in elderly woman’s killing

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bail was denied Sunday for a neighborhood handyman charged in the death of an elderly woman who was found beaten and with her throat slashed in the bedroom of her northwest Philadelphia home.  More...

General News

Government to step up bird flu monitoring

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The federal government announced plans Thursday to step up monitoring wild birds for avian influenza this fall to provide an early warning of any resurgence of a disease that devastated poultry farms in the Upper Midwest.&nbs More...

Local Sports

Mount Union unbeaten; Huntingdon out

District 9-10 Little League:

Mount Union 10, Huntingdon 3 Mount Union 12, Somerset 2   More...

Gearhart perfect in Mount Union win

Area Five 13-14 Teener:

The first round of the Area Five Teener Tournament started for Mount Union in State College Sunday evening and they could not have started any better.  Dylan Gearhart pitched a perfect game with 17 strikeouts, Mount Union won the contest, scori More...

Huntingdon rolls over Bald Eagle 12-2

Area Five 13-14 all-star teener league action got underway Sunday with Huntingdon at Bald Eagle Area. More...

People/Pastimes

Home design with furry friends in mind

Even for households that count four-legged fur friends as part of their family, pet-friendly features can be easily overlooked when it’s time to build or redesign. More...

Special Occasions

July 6, 2015  Happy anniversary wishes go out to Scott and Leslie Reynolds of Huntingdon who celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary today, Monday, July 6, 2015. Happy anniversary, Scott and Leslie!   More...

Births

Jamie Nagel and Jackie McNee of Huntingdon are proud to announce the birth of their son, Jakob Lee Nagel, June 26, 2015, at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon. At birth, Jakob weighed 8 pounds, 8 ounces and measured 21.5 inches in length. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Dad’s behavior is really disturbing

Dear Annie: My father has always been especially unkind to my sister, “Portia.” She always has had behavioral problems, not to mention she is a bit paranoid and has a ferocious temper. More...

Hints from Heloise

No horn tooting!

Dear Readers: Here is this week’s SOUND OFF, about radio advertisements:  More...

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