August 15, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Mining operations produce little risk

As the nation looks west with concern over mining reclamation accidents, in Huntingdon County, the risk is minimal.  More...

HA grad named head of state organization

A Huntingdon native has risen to the top administrative position for an organization which looks after the interests of Pennsylvania’s manufacturers in the state’s policy-making process.  More...

State  Free Access 

Wolf floats plan to reduce pension debt

HARRISBURG (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf is pushing a set of changes to Pennsylvania’s two large public employee pension systems that he estimates would reduce the state’s pension debt by more than $17 billion in the coming decades.  More...

World  Free Access 

Are there signs of Kardashian Fatigue?

NEW YORK (AP) — Blame the bunny.  Kylie Jenner’s new bunny, to be exact. More...

Health law sign-ups keep growing; uninsured rate declines

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly a million people signed up for health insurance under President Barack Obama’s law even after the official enrollment season ended, helping push the share of uninsured Americans below 10 percent and underscoring h More...

FDA approves OxyContin for children 11 and older

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved the powerful painkiller OxyContin for a new use in children 11 to 16 who are suffering from severe, long-term pain.  OxyContin is an extended-release opioid that has l More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Steelers rally falls short against Jags

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. More...

Day, Jones share lead in PGA

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — The second round of the PGA Championship offered a little bit of everything Friday.  Except a conclusion.  More...

Pirates top Mets 3-2 in 10 innings

NEW YORK (AP) — Gregory Polanco singled home the go-ahead run in the 10th inning and the Pittsburgh Pirates ended the Mets’ seven-game home winning streak, stopping New York 3-2 Friday night.  The teams went into extra innings at 1-a More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Belleville Livestock

BELLEVILLE — All kinds of livestock and hay sold every Wednesday since 1946 — hay at 11:30 a.m. and cattle at 1 p.m.  More...

Hog prices overall pass 2014

The morning started cool and breezy and the day turned warmer as the hours ticked away at the annual 4-H and FFA Junior Livestock Sale at the Huntingdon County Fair Friday. More...

Meat rabbit numbers down

Meat pens of rabbits come three bunnies to the purchase, with the weight of the three their total.  Steve Gibboney of Gibboney Farm bought the grand champion meat pen of rabbits, weighing 12 pounds, for $55 a pound at the 4-H and FFA Junior Live More...

School News

Shade Gap student awarded Presidential Merit Scholarship

Pennsylvania College of Art & Design has awarded scholarships to incoming foundation year students based on their scholastic achievements at their previous high schools, including Austin Young of Shade Gap, who received the Presidential Merit Sch More...

Special Sections

Decline in work participation rate

Despite officially leaving the Great Recession in June 2009, Huntingdon County and the surrounding area are still in recovery.  One area in which recovery has not quickly occurred is the labor force participation rate.  More...

County speech patterns reflect roots

Language, like jazz, is everevolving with each generation riffing on the idiosyncrasies of those who came before, but with the origin still easily recognizable right beneath the surface.  This statement is just as true in Huntingdon County as it More...

Home wine-making enthusiasts discuss hobby

Mankind has been enjoying the “fruit of the vine” for millennia and, in recent years, the art of wine making has experienced a resurgence.  Wine, while often associated with high society and complicated tasting rituals, has been made More...

Local News

Supervisors consider bonding Penn Township roads

The Penn Township Supervisors discussed the option of bonding roads at their monthly meeting Tuesday.  Supervisor Bruce Pergament said he recently attended a seminar on the issue of bonding and that since the township has no weight limits, there More...

Huntingdon County’s Most Wanted

Name: Brittany Nearhood  Date of Birth: Jan. More...

MU man sentenced for aggravated assault

A Mount Union man accused of becoming combative with police was sentenced in the Huntingdon County Court of Common Pleas Thursday.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Poll shows many Americans fear rising gas prices

75 Years Ago  The Mount Union Town Fair opened to an enthusiastic crowd of merry makers. The fair is one round after another of fun and entertainment.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Saturday, Aug. 15 AA Meeting Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Mount Union. For additional information, please call 643- 0623. Sunday, Aug. 16 More...

Local Sports

Are you ready for some high school football?

Huntingdon   Head Coach: Mike Hudy (4th year, 12-20).  Last Year: 6-6, Lost District 6-AA semifinal.  More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Anniversary

Alexandria couple marks 40th anniversary

Happy anniversary wishes go out to Bill and Phyllis (Luckner) Broadbent of Alexandria, who celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary tomorrow, Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015. They were united in marriage in 1975 in St. More...

Happy Birthday

LOOK WHO’S 4! Happy birthday wishes go out to Kendrick Larin Baker who turns 4 years old today, Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015. Kendrick lives in Shirleysburg with his proud mommy and daddy, Corinne and Trevor Baker and his big sister, Anikka.  More...

Happy Birthday

DOUBLE DIGITS! Happy birthday wishes go out to Allison Elaine Harman who turns 10 years old today, Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015. She is the daughter of Mike and Noreen Harman of Huntingdon and the little sister of Darin.  More...

Religion News

Hottest ticket in Washington? It’s for the Pope at Capitol

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. More...

Life-size cutouts of Pope Francis pop up ahead of visit

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pope Francis isn’t scheduled to touch down in the U.S. More...

Former Presbyterian church in Sutersville to go on auction block

The former Presbyterian church in Sutersville will go on the auction block next month, with bids starting at about $2,500, borough officials said this week.  The borough, which owns the building at 220 First Ave., will begin the auction at $2,23 More...

Annie's Mailbox

Patience wearing thin with elderly mother

Dear Annie: My mom is 83 years old. She wants to speak to me daily, but only to hear herself talk. More...

Doctor K

Regular exercise brings remarkable health benefits

DEAR DOCTOR K: I haven’t exercised in years, but I’d like to start. What kind of exercise should I do?  DEAR READER: There is no single type of exercise that can meet all of your health needs. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Leo and a Moon in Virgo if born before 4:23 p.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Libra.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, Aug. 17, 2015:  More...

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