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Designation to aid Shirley Twp. area

With time remaining before its expiration, all three taxing bodies have reapproved Huntingdon County’s Keystone Opportunity Zone (KOZ) in Shirley Township.  Huntingdon County Business and Industry (HCBI) executive director Amy Wise has bee More...

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Band players jam

Acoustic act Ron Russell played with two members the band Shindiggin, including bass player Paul Rainey, left, and guitarist Mike Gamberdella, right, Sunday at Concert at the Caves at Lincoln Caverns More...

More scenes from weekend events

State Rep. Richard Irvin spoke at a special ceremony to welcome cyclists making a historic trek on the newly established Sept. More...

News of Yesteryear

Route 522 project gets green light to proceed

75 Years Ago  Headquarters for the Huntingdon County Willkie Club were opened in the Finance Building in Huntingdon and will be open now until election, Attorney Swirles L. Himes, Willkie Club chairman, stated.  More...

General News

Obama promotes online college search tool

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Saturday debuted a redesigned online tool with college-specific information about student costs, loans and potential earning power, recasting a planned ratings system that critics derided as too subje More...

All-out Obama effort to unite Democrats clinched Iran deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — A lame-duck president, an empowered opposition, a looming election: They’re hardly the ingredients for a resounding White House triumph.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Late touchdowns overcome Cowboys’ mistakes

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Tony Romo threw an 11-yard touchdown pass to Jason Witten with 7 seconds left, and the Dallas Cowboys overcame three turnovers that led to easy New York points to beat the Giants 27-26 on Sunday night.  More...

Linebackers have tough week

It was a rough week for NFL linebackers in Week 1, most notably Baltimore’s Terrell Suggs.  Baltimore’s six-time Pro Bowl selection tore his left Achilles in the Ravens’ 19-13 loss to the Denver Broncos on Sunday, coach John Ha More...

Auburn avoids big upset; Irish tested by Cavs

AUBURN, Ala. More...

Senior Spotlight

10 ways to slow the effects of aging

We all age a little bit every day and like it or not, we can’t do anything about it. However, several lifestyle choices can help to slow down the effects of ageing. Here are ten examples:  1. More...

With mentoring, everyone’s a winner

Seasoned workers and professionals have a lifetime of experience and knowledge that has great value, and they know the time has come to transfer it to another generation. More...

Intergenerational cooperation in every way

On one side of the scale, we have baby boomers approaching the end of their working lives, with lots of free time and few commitments. More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

Bigar’s Stars is based on the degree of your sun at birth. The sign name is simply a label astrologers put on a set of degrees for convenience. For best results, readers should refer to the dates following each sign. More...

Future of rails to be discussed

PennDOT is hosting three public meetings across the state to review the state’s rail plan.  More...

Musician honored at folk gathering

The much-needed rain could not dampen the spirit of the musicians gathered at the 12th annual Greenwood Furnace Folk Gathering this weekend at Greenwood Furnace State Park.  More...

Memories shared at one-room school reunion

The days of the one-room school house were revisited Saturday as 58 former schoolmates gathered at Petersburg Bethel Presbyterian Church to visit and reminisce.  More...

Rough winter weather predicted by almanac

According to the 2016 Farmer’s Almanac, it’s time to get ready for a rough winter.  More...

State  Free Access 

Toomey’s first re-election bid could be difficult

KING OF PRUSSIA (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. More...

Donations help fund use of protective vests for police dogs

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Most police dog handlers say their K-9 counterparts haven’t needed their protective vests. But they’re happy to have the equipment, and more K-9s in the area are being outfitted with vests.  More...

Defendant to testify in stabbing death of friend

EASTON (AP) — A man charged in the stabbing death of a friend who was dating his ex-girlfriend is expected to take the stand Monday in his own defense in an eastern Pennsylvania courtroom.  Andrew Hess, 25, of Nazareth is charged in Northa More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, Sept. 14   Humane Society p The Huntingdon County Humane Society fundraising committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the shelter, located at 11371 Schoolhouse Hollow Road, Huntingdon. The meeting is open to all interested individuals. More...

Local Sports

Bearcats, Titans fall in first round of Bronze backet play

H.S. Volleyball:

Huntingdon and Tussey Mountain both came out of Saturday’s annual St. Francis Invitational by dropping first-round matches in the Bronze bracket playoffs.  More...

Juniata shut out at Dickinson

Juniata and Dickinson battled on a gloomy and rainy Biddle Field on Saturday afternoon in the Centennial Conference opener for both teams. The Red Devils went up 10-0 in the first quarter and that was all they needed as Dickinson shutout the Eagles. More...

Penn State rebounds against Buffalo

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — As Christian Hackenberg walked off the field Saturday, his blue jersey and white pants were nearly as clean as when he walked out of the tunnel four hours earlier.  More...

People/Pastimes

Get schooled: Creative lunchbox ideas

It’s time for sandwiches to move aside, because this school year bento-box style lunches reign king on campus. Bento boxes provide not only the space for healthy and nutritious food choices, but also creativity. More...

Happy Birthday

DOUBLE DIGITS! Happy birthday wishes go out to Lincoln Jakobe Miller who turns 10 years old today, Monday, Sept. 14, 2015. Lincoln lives in Huntingdon with his parents, Frank and Sybil Miller, and his older sisters, McKynly and Kynnedy. More...

Play: It’s not just fun and games

As children head back to school, the time set aside for play seems to disappear. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Develop a fulfilling life

Dear Annie: I was divorced many years ago and raised my daughter primarily on my own because my ex-husband was an alcoholic. When I left him, I was financially responsible for my daughter. More...

Hints from Heloise

Dining distraction

Dear Readers: Here is this week’s SOUND OFF, about dining etiquette:  “The key to fine dining is more than just good food and good service now. More...

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