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Annual picnic at lake celebrates veterans

Some residents from the Hollidaysburg Veterans Home enjoyed VIP status with a cruise and picnic at Raystown Lake Wednesday, complete with motorcycle escort courtesy of two local veterans organizations and the ABATE Highlanders Chapter 55, Huntingdon. More...

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Senior royalty crowned at fair

Huntingdon County Fair Queen Ambassador Kitty MacDonald, right, crowned Randall Cowan of Neelyton the “king” of the Huntingdon County Fair at the senior citizens event on the Midway Stage More...

ORJMA members vote on rules

The Orbisonia-Rockhill Joint Municipal Authority (ORJMA) approved new equivalent dwelling unit (EDU) rules for both sewer and water during its meeting Wednesday.  More...

Noxious weed detected, eradicated in county

The Internet was abuzz recently over a noxious weed that can be found in Huntingdon County.  Giant hogweed, Heracleum mantegazzianum, named for the Greek demi-god Hercules, is now known to have invaded parts of the Great Lakes region and the Nor More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, Aug. 13 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 

Mariners Iwakuma tosses no-hitter at Orioles

SEATTLE (AP) — Hisashi Iwakuma has become the second Japanese-born pitcher in major league history to throw a no-hitter, leading the Seattle Mariners to a 3-0 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday.  More...

Shazier healthy and eager

LATROBE (AP) — Ryan Shazier just started to put it all together during his rookie season with the Pittsburgh Steelers before a setback, causing the promising linebacker to miss half of the team’s final 14 games.  Now, Shazier is heal More...

McIlroy and Spieth battling at the top

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — Rory McIlroy faces a different set of questions from the last time he played, and he had answers for most of them.  More...

People/Pastimes

Easy ideas with grilled leftovers

Although brisket is generally regarded as a cool weather dish, you may be surprised how this ultimate comfort food works in delicious recipes that help you hang on to the fading days of summer.  More...

Engaged to Wed

James Creek couple marks golden anniversary

Happy anniversary wishes go out to Larry and Kathy (Brumbaugh) Norris of James Creek, who celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary today, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015. They were united in marriage in 1965 in the St. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun and Moon in Leo.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, Aug. 14, 2015:  More...

NASCAR

3 THINGS WE LEARNED AT WATKINS GLEN

1. Ford can win  Ford got two big wins early in the 2015 Cup Series, then went missing until Joey Logano won last Sunday’s road-course war at Watkins Glen. More...

QUESTIONS & ATTITUDE

Compelling questions ... and maybe a few actual answers

HAMILTON  Isn’t it time to consider a possible Joey Logano championship?   More...

3 THINGS TO WATCH

1. Chase this   More...

Fair’s senior day draws big crowd

Even with seniors over 65 admitted free, the Huntingdon County Fair had a fantastic Wednesday as the event reached its mid point.  “Last night was out of the water, it was great,” said “fair board” president Jim Davis. More...

MU dollar store preparing to open

Dollar General is wrapping up construction of a new location in Mount Union and is anticipating opening its doors for business next month.  More...

New superintendent hired by SHC board

The Southern Huntingdon County School District voted to approve the hiring of a new superintendent Wednesday night.  More...

World  Free Access 

Top workers buying businesses from retiring boomer bosses

NEW YORK (AP) — As retiring baby boomers look to sell the small businesses they have run for years, top employees are often becoming the boss.  The new owners are likely to be general managers, chief operating officers or foremen who have More...

Rdio enables saving of tracks from 500 live radio stations

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rdio, the music subscription service backed by Skype co-founder Janus Friis, is partnering to bring simulcasts of 500 traditional radio stations to its app in the U.S.  The move is the next step in its partnership with s More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

President signs law designed to save energy

75 Years Ago  Leroy Gladfelter, 22, Mill Creek area, who was seriously injured in the collision of a Greyhound bus and a pleasure car in Mill Creek Borough, is reported by the J.C. More...

Local Sports

Spikes and Curve post wins

State College 7, Brooklyn 6   Orlando Olivera smashed his fourth home run of the year and the State College Spikes held on for a 7-6 win over the Brooklyn Cyclones Wednesday night at MCU Park, allowing them to take sole possession of first place More...

Photo

The Huntingdon Redhawks traveling baseball team finished its season by winning the championship in a 15U tournament at the University of Richmond in Virginia. More...

Editorial

Old-Time Photo

Beach goers enjoy a summer day at the beach at the Seven Points Recreation Area in an undated photo. More...

What others are saying

Clear warning signs

For many people of color, it was with a sickening sense of familiarity that we watched the video of yet another routine traffic stop that would come to a tragic end.  More...

A crackdown on DUI in Pa.

State Sen. Lloyd Smucker, R-West Lampeter Township, is pursuing tougher penalties for those who repeatedly drive under the influence of alcohol, drugs or both. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Sister needs guidance

Dear Annie: I have four siblings. One of my sisters thinks she has a right to invite herself to our homes, join us for dinner and attend other functions, whether we invite her or not. It’s like she thinks we are joined at the hip. More...

Doctor K

Aim of stroke rehab is to regain damaged abilities

DEAR DOCTOR K: My husband recently had a stroke. The doctors say he will need “rehab” after he is released, at a different type of hospital. Can you tell me what rehab is? DEAR READER: Your question requires a long answer. More...

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