September 21, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

State’s rail model has bright future

The future of rail was discussed by PennDOT and its stakeholders last week. Amy Wise, executive director of Hunti ngdon County Business and Industry (HCBI), attended the public rail meeting in State College — one of three across the state More...

County dairy princess crowned state royalty

Huntingdon County Dairy Princess Savannah Zanic of Huntingdon was crowned the 59th Pennsylvania Dairy Princess Sept. 19 after a three-day competition with 28 county dairy princesses. More...

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Monument dedicated

The family of the late Darlee Black helped unveil a memorial recently completed in their father’s memory at Huntingdon’s War Vets Field. More...

Trojans win ‘Coal Bowl’ title

Mount Union and Southern Huntingdon County representatives met at the 50-yard line just before the start of the Sept. More...

Marklesburg, Saxton volunteers respond to near drowning at lake

Volunteers from the Marklesburg and Saxton volunteer fire companies responded to a near drowning incident at 12:36 a.m. Sunday near 3240 Old Plank Road in Lincoln Township on Raystown Lake. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, Sept. 21   AIDS Intervention p The Home Nursing Agency’s AIDS Intervention Project holds a meeting of the HIV+/ People Living With AIDS Support Group at 6:30 p.m. in Altoona. More...

Local Sports

Rockets lose twice at Muncy

High School Field Hockey:

The Southern Huntingdon field hockey team is improving on offense, getting the ball inside the circle for more chances at the net. More...

Huntingdon jayvees go 2-4

Huntingdon’s junior varsity posted a 2-4 record in games during pool play action at the Clarion Junior Varsity Tournament Saturday. More...

Eagles’ rally falls short against Bullets

Junior wide receiver Kirby Breault caught 13 passes for 246 yards and three first-half touchdowns that brought Juniata back from an early 17-0 deficit to within 24-19 of Gettysburg Saturday afternoon at Knox Stadium.  More...

People/Pastimes

Shade Gap woman honored at convention

The different groups of Huntingdon County’s Pennsylvania Farm Women’s Society met at Family Fort Restaurant for their annual convention Sept. More...

Boy Scout Troop 28

Boy Scout Troop 28 scouts have been working on the home repair merit badge. They caulked and painted their ice cream trailer at the Huntingdon County Fair giving it an awesome new look. More...

Learn more about carrageenan in foods

For hundreds of years, carrageenan has been used in kitchens all over the world for its ability to enhance food’s texture and structural properties, ultimately making food and drinks, including infant formula, better tasting and more nutritiona More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Virgo and a Moon in Capricorn. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015: More...

Voting deadline is approaching

With a little over a month until the November general election, the deadline to register to vote is quickly approaching. Kelly Hughes, county election coordinator, said anyone who wants to vote in the Tuesday, Nov. More...

Direct care professionals recognized

To bring an end to activities to honor National Direct Support Professionals Recognition Week, Sept. More...

Creating a work of fiber art

Huntingdon County Arts Council board member Ginny Mutti created a piece of fiber art with a yarn loom at the third annual Fiber Arts Fest at the Huntingdon County Fairgrounds Saturday. More...

State  Free Access 

Gov. hopes moratorium will lead to reforms

HARRISBURG (AP) — Despite the legal and political uproar over Gov. Tom Wolf’s 7-month-old moratorium on executions, change comes slowly on Pennsylvania’s death row.  More...

Student expelled for refusing drug test ordered reinstated

BETHLEHEM (AP) — A Pennsylvania community college must reinstate a nursing student who was expelled after refusing to take an impromptu drug test, a judge ruled.  Northampton Community College must reinstate Joseph Korpics III to the progr More...

Increasingly desperate measures taken amid budget stalemate

HARRISBURG (AP) — For Jay Badams, shutting down Erie schools would be devastating.  More...

General News

Rivals still waiting for Trump to fade

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump’s rivals emerged from the second Republican debate newly confident that the brash billionaire will fade if the nomination fight takes a more substantive turn, and that they can play a role in taking him down More...

Republican Party wants to broaden appeal

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican Party’s plan to broaden its appeal with minority groups is clashing at times with comments from some of its presidential aspirants.  Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson says he believes that Islam is inco More...

Refugees in America: Syrian family rebuilds life in US

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Hussam Al Roustom and his wife didn’t tell anyone before they and their two small children left Syria, fearing their plans for escape could fall apart.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Cowboys lose Romo, stop Murray and Eagles 20-10

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Tony Romo joined Dez Bryant on the injured list with a broken left collarbone, but the Dallas Cowboys shut down DeMarco Murray and beat the Philadelphia Eagles 20-10 on Sunday.  More...

Steelers roll to 43-18 win

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The sheet and 20 years of conventional NFL wisdom said to kick. More...

Ole Miss beats ’Bama 43-37

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Chad Kelly completed a deflected 66-yard touchdown pass and added two more long ones in the fourth quarter to help No. 15 Mississippi beat No. 2 Alabama 43-37 on Saturday night.  More...

Senior Spotlight

Living at home as long as possible

Where do most seniors prefer to live? The vast majority of elderly people want to stay in their own homes for as long as possible, hopefully until the end of their lives. More...

Financially stressed but fundamentally happy

Baby boomers are sometimes described as a “sandwich” generation because they have to deal with the needs of parents who are living longer than ever before and the needs of children who are becoming independent later than ever. More...

Experienced workers are much appreciated

Baby boomers dedicated their lives to building the comfortable society we live in, and now they are helping to round out the labour shortages we are seeing in some economic sectors. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Hoarding problems are often heartbreaking

Dear Annie: Our daughter and her husband are major hoarders. They have two teenage children who have to climb over things to get into their beds. Every room has piles of junk. More...

Hints from Heloise

Too fast to catch

Dear Readers: Here is this week’s SOUND OFF, about commercial announcers:  “My Sound Off is commercial ads where the person talks ‘a mile a minute.’ You have no idea what is being said. More...

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