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West Nile season is quiet one so far

Although state agencies are continuing their West Nile Virus (WNV) surveillance program, it’s been a quiet year for positive cases for the virus.  More...

Egg shortage won’t affect frozen custard sales

Though the national Rita’s Italian Ice chain is phasing out frozen custard due to a national egg shortage, that’s not something custard enthusiasts will see happening locally.  More...

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Local News

County’s drought watch continues despite rainfall

Despite the recent rainfall, the county continues to be under a drought watch, which was first issued by the state Department of Environmental Protection last month.  More...

LHC Class graduates

The Leadership Huntingdon County Class graduated May 21 during a ceremony at the Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center. The graduation speaker was Susan Penning, LHC Class of 2010. More...

Two-vehicle crash

State police at Huntingdon continue to investigate a two-vehicle crash which took place near the entrance to the Grocery Saver near the intersection of Old Route 22, River Road and Route 22 in Porter More...

World  Free Access 

Antiques can add depth, flair to any garden

NEW YORK (AP) — In a leafy corner of the Bronx, water bubbles gently in an enormous, cornflower-blue ceramic fish pond from China, home to meandering goldfish. More...

Dog deaths revive calls for grooming regulations

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Curly, a toy poodle, was 17 years old when he died. But old age didn’t kill him — grooming did, his owners and veterinarians said.  More...

Local Sports

District 11 Little League:

Power hitting helps keep Huntingdon alive

Huntingdon won another elimination game Wednesday, doing so this time with power hitting. More...

Legion splits twinbill to cap regular season

Huntingdon Legion Post 24 concluded the regular season with a double header at Mifflin County Wednesday. Game one was a continuation of a suspended contest that Mifflin County held on to win 4-3, but Huntingdon then won game two 5-4.  More...

Frazier extends streak as Curve sweep SeaWolves

The Altoona Curve took both games in a doubleheader against the Erie SeaWolves on Wednesday night at Jerry Uht Park, 11-3 and 4-2.  More...

Editorial

Old-Time Photo

An unidentified couple in an undated photo explore the Alan Seeger Natural Area. If you have more information about this photo or a photo you would like to share, contact staff writer Candy E. More...

Our Readers Write

A new phenomenon   More...

What others are saying

Back to basics

Somewhere in the rainbow celebrations and dissensions of late, we may have missed something.  More...

Farm-Home-Garden

SHC FFA members attend state convention

The Southern Huntingdon County FFA Chapter attended the 2015 state FFA Convention June 16-18 at Penn State University.  The FFA members competed in various career development events.  The members had been studying and preparing for these c More...

4-H Club News

Stone Valley   The Stone Valley 4-H Club held its monthly meeting at the Stone Creek Valley Fire Hall June 13.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, July 10, 2015:  More...

Special Sections

Dirt and gravel funds awarded

Residents may start to see improvements being made to some of the county’s rural roads, thanks to the state’s dirt and gravel road funding.  More...

SCVFC princess wins county crown

Anna Taylor, 7, of Petersburg was chosen Wednesday evening as the 2015 Huntingdon County Firemen’s Association Little Princess. Taylor is the daughter of Christopher and Danielle Taylor and represents the Shavers Creek Volunteer Fire Co.  More...

ORJMA members talk sewer system concerns

The Orbisonia-Rockhill Joint Municipal Authority (ORJMA) board held its monthly meeting Wednesday and discussed ongoing issues with the Cromwell Township sewer project.  More...

State  Free Access 

Wolf aide approached about running for US Senate

HARRISBURG (AP) — National Democrats in search of a candidate they can support to take on incumbent U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey have contacted Gov. More...

Catholic school teacher says gay marriage led to losing job

MERION (AP) — The director of religious education at a Roman Catholic elementary school outside Philadelphia says she was fired because of her same-sex marriage.  Waldron Mercy Academy in Merion sent an email Friday informing parents of th More...

Air war over state budget standoff to hit TV screens

HARRISBURG (AP) — The air war over Gov. Tom Wolf’s week-old budget standoff with Republicans who control the Pennsylvania Legislature expanded Wednesday with the launch of a TV ad by a national Democratic group.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Saxton revitalization project closer to reality

75 Years Ago  Sinking of a British submarine off the Norwegian coast was claimed in a German high command communique. It was also reported that a merchant ship was sent to the bottom of the Atlantic recently.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, July 9 Soup Kitchen The Huntingdon Presbyterian Church Soup Kitchen will be open from 6-7 p.m. Service is free of charge. For more information, call 643- 1302. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Gasquet advances into semifinals

Wimbledon:

LONDON (AP) — The top 3 men — Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Andy Murray — sailed into the Wimbledon semifinals in straight sets. The final four lineup has an unexpected name, too.  More...

Campbell’s blast helps Mets to road victory

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — All-Star Jacob deGrom allowed two hits over eight innings, Eric Campbell hit a two-run homer and the New York Mets beat the San Francisco Giants 4-1 Wednesday to win consecutive road series for the first time this season.&n More...

Fever roll past Storm behind Kizer’s 17 points

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Lynetta Kizer scored a seasonhigh 17 points and Indiana rolled over the Seattle Storm 88-65 on Wednesday for the Fever’s third straight win.  More...

People/Pastimes

Juniata Valley Alumni Association marks 105th anniversary

Celebration of the 105th anniversary and presentation of two exceptional service awards highlighted the annual banquet of the Juniata Valley Alumni Association held May 23 in the cafeteria of the Juniata Valley High School, Alexandria.  More...

Licensed to Wed

Jason Allen Runk, 1105 S. N. St., Apt. More...

Rotarians learn of youth exchange

Rotary District 7360 Youth Exchange chair Mark Whitfield, right, recently explained the Rotary’s international youth exchange program to members of the Huntingdon Rotary Club during one of thei More...

School News

VREC awards 25 scholarships

Valley Rural Electric Cooperative recently awarded 25 $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors as well as students already enrolled in postsecondary institutions.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Don’t upset the bridal couple

Dear Annie: My son is divorced and will be marrying again soon. His fiancee has never been married. I like her and am happy for both of them.  More...

Doctor K

Understanding sleepwalking can calm worries

DEAR DOCTOR K: My 8-year-old son has started sleepwalking. I’m worried he will hurt himself in his sleep. Is there anything I can do to stop him from sleepwalking?  More...

NASCAR

3 THINGS WE LEARNED AT DAYTONA

1. Practice hurts  Daytona opened the gates to the 2.5-mile tri-oval course for Cup practice, and within 10 minutes there was a huge wreck in Turn 2. A total of 10 teams had to go to backup cars to compete in the race. More...

QUESTIONS & ATTITUDE

Compelling questions ... and maybe a few actual answers

Surprised NASCAR joined the "Dump Trump" campaign?   More...

3 THINGS TO WATCH

1. Bump & grind  Kentucky Speedway doesn't shy away from its bumpy surface; it embraces the idea of its rough asphalt. Kentucky hosted its first NASCAR race, a Camping World Truck Series event, in 2000. Sprint Cup started there in 2011. More...

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