October 17, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Area woman takes ARD deal in theft

A Saltillo woman accused of taking over $10,000 from the Southern Huntingdon County School District cafeteria fund and vending machines was sentenced during a brief hearing before Huntingdon County Senior Judge Stewart Kurtz Friday afternoon.  More...

Municipal leaders to get help lighting streets

Municipalities could be getting a boost to help make their streets a littler brighter thanks to a series of workshops from the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).  According to a press release from DEP, the workshops will help mu More...

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Local News

PennDOT work schedule for the week of Oct. 19

Michael Peachey, county maintenance manager of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, announced the list of improvements and maintenance operations scheduled in Huntingdon County during the week of Oct. 19-23. More...

Huntingdon County’s Most Wanted

Name: Reginald Lewis  Date of Birth: Dec. More...

Paycheck protection act to move to state House

In Harrisburg Wednesday, the state Senate approved a bill authored by a local legislator.  State Sen. John Eichelberger Jr. authored “Mary’s Law,” or the “Protection of Employee Wages Act, Senate Bill 501.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Former pro football player to speak at Republican rally

75 Years Ago  The Dudley Methodist Church will be rededicated at a service to be held Sunday morning at 10:30. Dr. George H. Ketterer, superintendent of the Altoona district of the Central Pennsylvania Conference, will conduct the service.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Wes Short Jr. leads by one

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Wes Short Jr. birdied three of the last four holes Friday for a 5-under 67 and a one-stroke lead in the Champions Tour’s San Antonio Championship.  More...

Nassib and Bosa are in spotlight tonight

Penn State knows all about Joey Bosa, the Ohio State defensive end whose game-ending sack against the Nittany Lions last year wrapped up an overtime victory for the Buckeyes in Happy Valley.  More...

Volquez shuts out Blue Jays 5-0

American League Championship Series:

KANSAS CITY, Mo. More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

LOOK WHO’S 8! Happy birthday wishes go out to Andrew Park who turns 8 years old tomorrow, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015. His proud parents are Chris and Sandy Park of Huntingdon. Andrew has a sister, Hannah. More...

Happy Birthday

GIMME 5! Happy birthday wishes go out to Dakota Elmer Atwood Progl who turns 5 years old tomorrow, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015. His proud parents are Ryan and Jessica Progl of Huntingdon. More...

SSGC plans mini flower show

The Standing Stone Garden Club (SSGC) will be hosting an “Impromptu Mini, Mini Design Show” at its meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

The only issue would be cost

Dear Annie: I have been living with my husband for 12 years. He will be 50 in a few months and our daughter is only 11. More...

Doctor K

Balance the benefits and risks of aspirin

DEAR DOCTOR K: Heart disease runs in my family, and my doctor thinks I should take lowdose aspirin even though I don’t have heart disease now. What do you think?  More...

Special Sections

Many residents travel to work

A new study from the Southern Alleghenies Planning & Development Commission shows most of Huntingdon County’s available workforce is commuting to work outside the county.  “ T h e long and short of it is, we do have a net outflow More...

Church collects diapers for moms

An area church has decided to fill a need in the community by creating a diaper bank to help local families that can’t afford the price of a package of diapers.  More...

Civic groups will host area Halloween parade

Each year, generations of area residents line the streets to take part in an area tradition kept alive by two Huntingdon civic organizations.  This year, the Huntingdon Area Halloween Parade will take place Monday, Oct. More...

World  Free Access 

FDA approves drug to reverse blood thinner Pradaxa

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health regulators have approved a drug to reverse the blood-thinning effects of the popular pill Pradaxa, which has been subject to thousands of reports of severe bleeding.  More...

The world’s first female sex drug could spur similar meds

WASHINGTON (AP) — Most women with low sexual desire won’t rush to get the first prescription drug to boost female libido when it becomes available on Saturday. But they may have more options down the road.  More...

Dietary supplements send 23,000 to hospitals yearly

AP Chief Medical Writer  Many claim to be natural, which may sound safe, but dietary supplements send 23,000 Americans to hospital emergency rooms each year, a new federal study estimates.  More...

Local Sports

Trojans get seven turnovers at Everett

Defense was the name of the game for Mount Union Friday night with five interceptions, two fumble recoveries and a blocked punt. More...

’Cats use second-half surge to romp at BEA

After dealing with the events of last Friday evening at Ligonier Valley, Huntingdon worked through a very emotional week leading up to Friday’s Mountain League contest at Bald Eagle. More...

Hornets hold off Titan comeback try

Tussey Mountain forced Juniata Valley to work hard for the win each team was after Friday night in Saxton. Big games from Noah Hess and Brent Troutman took the Green Hornets to a 38-27 win over the Titans. 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...

Religion News

Birth rate declines sharply in polygamous town

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The number of babies born in a polygamous town on the Utah- Arizona border sharply declined from 2009 to 2013 — a time period when jailed sect leader Warren Jeffs ordered a halt to all marriages and sexual relations More...

Religious freedom facing increased threats

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Islamic State led a campaign of attacks last year by militant extremist groups on religious freedom in large swaths of the world, the State Department said in a report Wednesday, pointing to increasing threats to religious More...

Three Springs Birthday Group holds luncheon

The birthday group of First Baptist Church of Three Springs met Oct. 14 at the Spring Creek Diner.  Gay Fleck took prayer requests and led the group in prayer. Sheryl Flick served a delicious fall cake with ice cream. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Libra and a Moon in Capricorn.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, Oct. 19, 2015:  More...

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