August 21, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Gas prices continue to drop locally

For the first time since 2009, gas prices have fallen below $2.50 per gallon in central Pennsylvania and motorists are enjoying the lower prices at the pumps according to Central Penn AAA in Harrisburg.  At the present time, gasoline in Huntingd More...

Block party activities open to local students

In a few days, big yellow buses will once again travel through the area daily, but Sunday evening will see one last blast of summer with a back-to-school block party on the 600 block of Washington Street.  “We have a lot of fun planned for More...

Local News

Leaders OK electronic monitoring system contract

At Tuesday’s meeting of the Huntingdon County Commissioners, the board approved a two-year contract with Alcohol Monitoring Systems Inc. More...

Final leg of H&BT Rail Trail work to begin in Sept.

The proposed extension of the H&BT Rail Trail to Warriors Path State Park and the Saxton area highlighted the monthly meeting of the railtrail advisory committee held Thursday night in the Broad Top Township Municipal Building in Defiance. More...

Area briefs

Community chorus to perform at Seven Points   PENN TWP. — Huntingdon’s community chorus, Music! Music! Music! will perform at the Seven Points Amphitheater at 7 p.m. tonight, Friday, Aug. 21.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Game Commission proposes fee increase

75 Years Ago  Eighteen youths from Huntingdon County have voluntarily enrolled for one year’s special training in the National Guard, it was announced by veterans of World War I who are conducting the recruiting station in the rear room of More...

Local Sports

All four opening games rained out

LL World Series:

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT (AP) — All four games at the Little League World Series were washed out Thursday, setting up a delayed start with all 16 teams in the tournament playing on Friday.  More...

JC field hockey picked to finish second in LC

The 2015 Landmark Conference Women’s Field Hockey Preseason Coaches Poll has been announced. Defending conference champion Juniata has been picked second with a total of 44 points in the poll and also received one first place vote.  More...

Bearcats return seven vets for 2015 season

Girls’ Tennis Preview:

The Huntingdon girls’ tennis team lost just two seniors to graduation last June and will try to blend a mix of seven returning letter winners with four newcomers for the 2015 campaign.  More...

People/Pastimes

SSGC Garden of the Month

The Standing Stone Garden Club has selected the Garden of the Month for the month of August. More...

Isenberg family holds 74th family reunion

The 74th annual family reunion of the descendants of Benjamin and Anna Mary Isenberg of Porter Township was held Aug. 9. The reunion was held at the Portstown Park. Grilled hot dogs, a variety of covered dishes and desserts were served.  More...

Happy Birthday

LOK WHO’S 11! Happy birthday wishes go out to Sophia Elaine Chadwick who turns 11 years old today, Friday, Aug. 21, 2015. Sophia is the daughter of Jon and Jennifer (Heaster) Chadwick of Mount Holly Springs. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Travel for twosome without doubling up

Dear Heloise: My mom and I take a yearly trip together. We have learned what the other sometimes forgets to pack. More...

Special Sections

Planners discuss Taco Bell build

Members of the Huntingdon County Planning Commission took a first look at plans submitted for the highly anticipated addition of a Taco Bell restaurant on Route 22 in Smithfield Township Thursday night.  More...

Performing CPR poses minute risk

Following the death of a 22-year-old Monroe County EMT, who died after administering CPR to a patient, folks in the emergency services field are stressing such a situation is very rare.  More...

Service agencies struggling without budget

Statewide, human service agencies are feeling the pinch of the ongoing budget stalemate.  More...

State  Free Access 

Mayor gearing up for pope with wit, optimism

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ask Philadelphia’s mayor if he’s worried about bad weather marring Pope Francis’ visit next month, and he’ll tell you the Holy Father himself has guaranteed a perfect weekend.  More...

AG’s office eyes retaliation, privacy issues in scandal

HARRISBURG (AP) — Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s office said it has concerns that disclosing more pornographic emails exchanged by office employees could be perceived as retaliating against witnesses in the criminal case against her.&nb More...

Dad of 15-year-old who crashed SUVgets prison

HONESDALE (AP) — A suburban New York man who allowed his unlicensed 15-year-old daughter to drive an SUV that crashed in Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains, killing three of her friends, was sentenced Thursday to up to 16 years in prison by More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, Aug. 21 AA Meeting Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. in St. John’s Episcopal Church, Huntingdon. Narcotics Anonymous p Narcotics Anonymous will meet at 7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 15 W. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Rays’ Archer one-hits Astros; Bucs, Cubs win

HOUSTON (AP) — Chris Archer pitched a one-hitter, allowing only a fifth-inning single by Colby Rasmus, and struck out 11 to lead the Tampa Bay Rays over the Houston Astros 1-0 Thursday night.  It was Archer’s third career shutout and More...

Woods has round of 64, two back at Greensboro

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — The first day of the Wyndham Championship was full of bests.  Tiger Woods had his best day in two years.  Tom Hoge, William McGirt and Erik Compton were even better.  More...

Redskins win, RGIII injured

LANDOVER, Md. More...

School News

Penn College announces summer dean’s list

Local student Azeez Salu of Huntingdon was named to the dean’s list for the summer semester at the Pennsylvania College of Technology. He is pursuing a bachelor of science degree in technology management.  More...

Standing Stone Senior Citizens plan activities

The officers and chairpersons of the Standing Stone Senior Center met Aug. 13 to discuss upcoming events. President Jim Park called the meeting to order.  Minutes of the June meeting were read by the recording secretary and approved. More...

Stapleton descendants gather

Descendants of the William and Jane Stapleton family met for the 82nd reunion Aug. 16 at the Woodcock Valley Lions Park.  More...

Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher

Measuring sticky liquids   When measuring honey or molasses for cooking/baking, it’s hard to get it all out of the measuring cup. Solve the problem with a quick spritz of oil on the measuring cup before pouring in the honey. More...

Annie's Mailbox

This is not MIL’s decision to make

Dear Annie: I am a 29-yearold married woman with a 14-month-old son. My husband and I live one hour away from his father and stepmother, “Gladys,” and two hours away from my parents. We all get along great.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Leo and a Moon in Scorpio if born before 4:41 p.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Sagittarius.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015:  More...

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