October 15, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Leaders OK grant for regional plans

The Huntingdon County Commissioners discussed the possibility of a regional comprehensive plan at their weekly meeting Tuesday.  More...

AAA seminars to aid Medicare enrollment

Medicare enrollment officially begins today, Thursday, Oct. More...

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Local News

Firefighters battle brush fire in Monroe Valley

It was a very long day and night for volunteer fire companies from Huntingdon and Fulton counties Wednesday as they battled a stubborn brush fire in the area of 9699 Monroe Valley Church Road in Cromwell Township.  Crews were initially called to More...

ORJMA members hear from business owner

The board of the Orbisonia- Rockhill Joint Municipal Authority (ORJMA) met at the Orbisonia Borough Building Wednesday.  More...

Area brief

Congressman announces staff hours in Huntingdon   More...

World  Free Access 

PETA turns 35, still using sex, shock for animal causes

LOS ANGELES (AP) — PETA has done a lot with a little sex, shock and shame.  One of the longest-running and sexiest stunts you will see in online ads around the world is a group of naked women who choose to wear nothing rather than wear fur More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

County Sunday school work achieves perfect rating

75 Years Ago  Huntingdon County was one of four counties in the state to achieve a perfect rating for efficiency and accomplishment in Sunday School work the past year, it was announced at the convention of the State Sabbath School Association n More...

Local Sports

Tussey Mountain

This Week’s Game: Juniata Valley (2-4) at Tussey Mountain (0-6)  Last Week in Review: The Titans lost at Glendale 26-7.  More...

Juniata Valley

This Week’s Game: Juniata Valley (2-4) at Tussey Mountain (0-6)  Last Week in Review: Juniata Valley topped Williamsburg 10-7 on a late field goal.  More...

Mount Union

This Week’s Game: Mount Union (3-3, 2-1 ICC Gold) at Everett (2-4, 0-3 ICC Gold), 7 p.m.  More...

People/Pastimes

‘White Cane Day’ promotes safety

White Cane and Guide Dog Safety Day is observed today, just as it has been each Oct. 15 since President Lyndon Johnson issued a proclamation in 1964 establishing the date.  More...

Happy Anniversary

Newton Hamilton couple celebrates golden anniversary

Happy anniversary wishes go out to Chester and Susan (Kalinowski) Creitz of Newton Hamilton, who celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary today, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015. More...

Bricktown seniors plan fall activities

Bricktown Seniors held their monthly meeting Oct. 7.  More...

Special Sections

Flu vaccines now available

Hospital officials encourage preventing against illnesses

Though it’s too early for official reports of widespread cases of the flu virus, it’s not too early to be thinking about getting a flu vaccine.  Beth Brown, infection preventionist at J.C. More...

JV board members approve credit line

As the state enters its 107th day without a budget, the Juniata Valley School Board, during its monthly meeting Wednesday night, unanimously voted to approve a $3 million line of credit with Kish Bank.  More...

SHCSB members hear project update

The Southern Huntingdon County School Board discussed a number of items during their monthly workshop meeting Wednesday.  Maintenance supervisor Stanley Hall presented the board with updated proposals for window replacements and air conditioning More...

Fall foliage to peak in county this weekend

For those who enjoy looking for the best  displays of fall foliage in the county, time is running out, as the color is expected to be at its peak this weekend.   More...

State  Free Access 

Candidates say court should stay out of emails probe

HARRISBURG (AP) — Candidates for three open seats on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court found little to disagree about on Wednesday in their only scheduled major debate, including the view that independent panels, and not the court itself, should i More...

Senate OKs limits on union dues, PAC collection

HARRISBURG (AP) — Legislation that would weaken the ability of public-sector labor unions to collect dues and political action committee contributions from members’ paychecks narrowly passed the Pennsylvania Senate on Wednesday, although More...

Philadelphia’s police commissioner announces he is retiring

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey, who emerged as a national leader on community policing amid tensions between officers and those they protect, announced Wednesday he will retire after a 47-year law enforcement career that More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, Oct. 15 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 

Flyers shut out Blackhawks 3-0

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Michal Neuvirth stopped 30 shots in his second straight shutout, leading the Philadelphia Flyers to a 3-0 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday night.  More...

Jays win wild 6-3 decision to oust Rangers

TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays clinched their first trip to the American League Championship Series since 1993, overcoming one of the most bizarre plays in playoff history when Jose Bautista hit a three-run homer after three Texas Rangers More...

Royals finish off Astros 7-2

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Editorial

Old-Time Photo

Keppy Arnoldsen submitted this photo of Mary Harstrom Closson. The photo was taken in 1943 in Martinsburg behind Salem Church. More...

Op-Ed

Fiscal conservatism vs. term limits

Charles: Scouring the Sunday morning news programs brought me to an interesting and spirited debate on NBC’s “Meet the Press” between Republican Congressmen David Brat of Virginia and Charlie Dent of Pennsylvania.  More...

Our Readers Write

Digesting ‘Welcome to my world’   More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Huntingdon Horsemen holds awards banquet

Huntingdon Horsemen Inc. held its annual banquet Oct. 3 at the Smithfield Fire Hall. More than 70 people attended. More...

4-H Club News

State championship

Carly Rudy of Petersburg, R.R., won state champion yearling stock horse with her horse, “You Bet I’m Dun,” also known as “Major,” during the state 4-H Junior Horse Champ More...

Southern Pride

The members of the Southern Pride 4-H Club held their monthly meeting Sept. 3.  Vice president Joce Whitsel called the meeting to order. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Weston Rowe and the 4-H pledge was led by Bridgette Semple. More...

Annie's Mailbox

The importance of organ donation

Dear Annie: Several years ago, you printed a poem about organ donation. I carried it until it ripped to shreds. I’m in endstage renal failure and want people to be aware of the importance of organ donation. Please reprint it. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Libra and a Moon in Scorpio if born before 5:16 a.m. (EDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Sagittarius.  Happy Birthday for Friday, Oct. 16, 2015:  More...

Dental x-rays pose very little radiation risk

DEAR DOCTOR K: How often does my dentist need to take X-rays of my teeth? I’d like to minimize my exposure to radiation.  More...

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