November 21, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Pharmacy robber sentenced to SCI

The Bedford County man charged with robbing the Smithfield Township Rite Aid Pharmacy in October 2014 pleaded guilty to one count of robbery in the Huntingdon County Court of Common Pleas Thursday.  More...

Visitors center will become a ‘candy lake’

The Huntingdon County Visitors Bureau and Raystown Reflections Gift Shoppe want to take people to a place filled with sugarplums and candy dreams — in a manner of speaking.  More...

Jobs

Local News

Huntingdon County’s Most Wanted

Name: Lana Starr Briggs  Date of Birth: March 19, 1988  Age: 27 years old  Height: 5 feet, 3 inches  Weight: 130 pounds  Eye color: Brown  Hair color: Brown  Last known address(es): 7767 Luciana Bottom Road, Three S More...

Men charged in Mifflin County homicide

Two men have been charged in a double homicide in Granville Township, Mifflin County.  Travis Allen White, 35, and Jason Michael Kuhns, 32, have been charged with the June deaths of Floris Lewis, 81, and Carol White, 44. More...

PennDOT work schedule for the week of Nov. 23

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 Nov. 23-27. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Work begins to improve Muddy Run watershed

75 Years Ago  More...

Local Sports

Koehler’s 22 points lifts Juniata to 82-69 win over Cazenovia

College Men’s Basketball:

Kyle Koehler hit six of seven three-point shots and scored a game-high 22 points to lead Juniata to an 82-69 win over Cazenovia in the first round of the Coaches Against Cancer Tournament in Memorial Gym last evening.  More...

People/Pastimes

Westminster Woods residents stay active

Residents of the Homestead Personal Care at Westminster Woods, Huntingdon, enjoy participating in activities designed to increase their balance, strength and flexibility as part of Masterpiece Living More...

Happy Birthday

SHE’S 15! Happy birthday wishes go out to Morgan Banks who turns 15 years old tomorrow, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015. Her proud parents are Beth Banks of Huntingdon and Eric Banks of Mount Union. More...

Give your family the gift of good health

As colder months approach, many families enjoy spending time together on the couch watching football, indulging in delicious family recipes and preparing for the holiday season. More...

Doctor K

Metabolic syndrome is dangerous

DEAR DOCTOR K: My doctor says I have metabolic syndrome. He said it’s “like diabetes but not diabetes,” which I don’t understand. Can you explain what it is, and how I can fix it?  More...

Budget impasse taps AAA funds

The tri-county Area Agency on Aging (AAA) Citizens Advisory Council learned Friday morning that if no state budget is approved in the near future, the agency will have to borrow more money to keep its elderly support programs afloat.  More...

New farm brings economic growth

Huntingdon County’s agriculture industry has gained a new member.  Amy Wise, executive director of Huntingdon County Business and Industry (HCBI), recently announced Lancaster County-based Penn’s Peaceful Meadows LLC will be expandin More...

Local civic groups plan Christmas parade

The members of the Huntingdon Regional Fire & Rescue (HRFR) and the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge 223 are gearing up to get Huntingdon into the holiday spirit with the annual Christmas parade.  More...

Obituaries

World  Free Access 

Two high-ranking VA officials demoted

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two high-ranking officials at the Department of Veterans Affairs were demoted Friday in response to allegations that they manipulated the agency’s hiring system for their own gain.  More...

Convicted spy is released from prison after 30 years

WASHINGTON (AP) — Convicted spy Jonathan Pollard was released from prison Friday, culminating an extraordinary espionage case that complicated American-Israeli relations for 30 years and became a periodic bargaining chip between two allies.&nbs More...

Obama asks Supreme Court to save immigration plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is asking the Supreme Court for a speedy decision on its plans to shield from deportation millions of immigrants living in the country illegally.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Saturday, Nov. 21 AA Meeting Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Mount Union. For more information, call 643-0623. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Maryland rallies past Rider

College Men’s Basketball:

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Freshman Diamond Stone fueled a second-half surge that brought No. 3 Maryland back from a 14-point deficit, and Jake Layman had 11 points and 11 rebounds in a 65-58 victory over Rider on Friday night.  More...

Bradley, Thomas lead Celtics to 120-95 victory over Nets

BOSTON (AP) — Avery Bradley scored 21 points and Isaiah Thomas added 18 points and nine assists in Boston’s 120- 95 victory over Brooklyn.  More...

Hamlin wins Homestead pole

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Denny Hamlin and Joey Logano, eliminated from title contention in earlier rounds of NASCAR’s playoffs, played spoiler Friday by sweeping the front row for the season-ending race at Homestead Miami Speedway.  More...

Religion News

Trinity youth fill shoeboxes

Youth from Trinity United Church of Christ in McConnellstown front row, from the left, Archer Sitch, Wilson Kyper, Elliott Bard, Russell Bard, Samantha Ednie, Eliza Bodnar, Conner Taylor; second row, More...

Religion Briefs

US Catholic bishops: Abortion, marriage key election issues   BALTIMORE (AP) — The U.S. More...

Bishop visits Mount Union

Bishop Jeremiah J. Park, resident bishop of the Susquehanna United Methodist Conference was the guest speaker at a joint Huntingdon/Mount Union United Methodist cluster worship service Nov. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Kids can never have too many people who love them

Dear Annie: My husband and I raised my three children with very little help from their birth father. He paid no child support and rarely visited them. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Sagittarius and a Moon in Aries if born before 11:26 a.m. (EST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Taurus.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, Nov. 23, 2015:  More...

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