November 23, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Night hike offers new view of state park

State parks generally close at sunset, but visitors were treated to a park after dark Saturday night with a hike through Greenwood Furnace State Park under the light of the silvery moon.  More...

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Fire destroys Broad Top Twp. cabin

A two-story, multi-room log cabin believed to be over 200 years old went up in flames Friday shortly after 2 p.m. The cabin was located in a remote area at 332 Henright Road in Broad Top Township.  More...

Crews fight brush pile fire

As of press time today, volunteer firefighters from Huntingdon and Mifflin counties were still battling a large brush pile fire in the area of 16783 Gilbo Road, Shirley Township. More...

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Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, Nov. 23   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. at St. James Lutheran Church, Huntingdon. For further information, call 643-0623.  Al-Anon p Al-Anon family group will meet from 8-9 p.m. at St. More...

Local Sports

Lee leads Juniata to tourney title

Five Eagles scored in double figures as the Juniata men’s basketball team outscored Penn State Altoona 53-31 in the second half to win 87-57 in the Championship game of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic on Saturday. More...

Eagles finish third at Swarthmore meet

College Women's Swimming

The Juniata women’s swimming team took third in the two-day meet at Swarthmore College this weekend. The Eagles made great strides forward, showing promise for what is yet to come this season. More...

Nittany Lions roll over Cent. Connecticut St.

College Women’s Basketball:

UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State women’s basketball team improved to 3-0 at the Bryce Jordan Center on Sunday with a 73-47 victory over Central Connecticut State.  The Lady Lions (3-1) improve to 11-1 all-time against teams in the No More...

People/Pastimes

Honoring cooperative support

The Kiwanis Club of Mount Union Area recently honored Frank Miller with a certificate and engraved pen set for his consistent, cooperative support of the Kiwanis Club’s various in-school progra More...

TOPS chapter recaps events

The last few months have been busy for the members of TOPS 989, Mount Union. Officer elections were held in July. More...

Huntingdon Presbyterian to host Festival of Song

The 23rd annual Festival of Song will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, at the Huntingdon Presbyterian Church. The program is sponsored by the Huntingdon area forum of churches and will benefit the emergency fuel fund.  More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Sagittarius and a Moon in Taurus. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015: More...

Special Sections

Family caregivers lauded in November

November is National Family Caregivers Month designated to honor those who dedicate themselves to caring for an ill, disabled or aged family member.  More...

96 bears taken on opening day

The weather cooperated with hunters across the region Saturday, which resulted in a good harvest for the opening of the statewide bear rifle season. More...

Health care building still in planning stage

In October 2014, UPMC Altoona purchased a 3-acre plot from Shaner Investments in the area known as Raystown Square in Smithfield Township. While the purchase took place over a year ago, plans for construction are still in the works. More...

State  Free Access 

Fight over who pays for schools heads to Senate floor

HARRISBURG (AP) — The Pennsylvania Senate is juggling a long-simmering fight over who pays for public schools just as Gov. More...

Three justices-elect assess court’s tarnished image

HARRISBURG (AP) — The past few years have been a difficult and sometimes humiliating period for the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, as one headline-grabbing scandal after another has scuffed its image and thinned its ranks.  In 2013, Justice J More...

General News

Analysis: Mideast chaos, violence won’t end with IS defeat

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chaos and violence gripping the Middle East are not likely to evaporate even if the forces arrayed against the Islamic State group manage to crush the brutal army and its drive to establish an Islamic caliphate in Iraq and More...

AP Fact Check: Most GOP candidates flunk climate science

EDITOR’S NOTE — This story, assessing political claims that take shortcuts with the facts or don’t tell the full story, is part of an occasional series focusing on the science, the costs and the challenges of climate change around t More...

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State/National Sports  Free Access 

Newton tosses five TDs, keeps Panthers perfect

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Cam Newton threw a career-high five touchdowns passes, and the Carolina Panthers improved to 10-0 with a 44-16 victory over the Washington Redskins on Sunday. More...

Busch battles back for first title

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — When he crashed into a concrete wall at Daytona, Kyle Busch knew instantly his right leg and left foot were broken.  His first thought was that his career was over.  More...

Duke defeats Georgetown in 2K Classic title game

College Men’s Basketball:

NEW YORK (AP) — Grayson Allen scored a career-high 32 points, and No. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Don’t assume problems will resolve themselves

Dear Annie: I am six months into a separation from my husband of seven years. (The separation was his idea.) I thought our relationship was solid and was completely blindsided when he told me he felt deserted and lonely. More...

Hints from Heloise

Two racks per room?

Dear Readers: Here’s this week’s SOUND OFF, about luggage racks.  “Many people read your column, and I would like to make a public request: All lodging-type establishments should provide two luggage racks in every room.  & More...

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