December 3, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Two-mill tax hike proposed for MU

Mount Union Borough Council members reviewed and approved a proposed 2016 budget Wednesday night which includes a two-mill tax increase.  More...

Changing temperatures impact road conditions

While daytime temperatures are expected to be near 50 degrees for the next two weeks, overnight temperatures are a different story.  And with the cold overnight and morning temperatures, PennDOT is reminding drivers to use extra caution during m More...

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Local News

No change in taxes for Oneida Twp.

At their November monthly meeting, the Oneida Township Supervisors unveiled their 2016 budget showing no tax increase for residents. More...

Wood Township Supervisors to approve budget

When the Wood Township Supervisors meet in special session Monday, Dec. 14, the trio will take final action on their proposed $170,650 budget for 2016.  More...

Man, women charged in physical domestic dispute

Responding to a domestic incident that turned physical Wednesday night, Huntingdon Borough Police arrested and charged David Musser, 44, and Shannon Erb, 38, for an incident that occurred at their residence at 820 Mifflin St. around 7:30 p.m.  More...

World  Free Access 

Seaweed is Maine’s hot new product

BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) — It’s green, it’s gooey and it’s giving Maine’s famous lobsters a run for their money.  Well, not really. At least not yet. More...

Demand for farm loans surges amid low crop, cattle prices

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The nation’s net farm income is the lowest since 2002, and with another year of low commodity prices, demand for agriculture loans is surging as farmers struggle to make ends meet.  More...

From flavors and fragrances to cures, herbs deliver

Herbs are among the most useful plants in nature. They deliver flowers, flavors, fragrances and cures. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Michigan State edges Louisville 71-67

Men’s Basketball:

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Denzel Valentine had 25 points and Bryn Forbes scored a season-high 20 to help No. 3 Michigan State come back to beat No. More...

UConn romps 86-70 at DePaul

Women’s Basketball:

CHICAGO (AP) — Breanna Stewart had 29 points and 12 rebounds and Morgan Tuck added 16 points as No. 1 Connecticut won its 42nd straight game, 86-70 over No. More...

Lions beat BC 67-58

BOSTON (AP) — Shep Garner hit 8-of-12 on 3-point shots and finished with a career-high 30 points, carrying Penn State to 67-58 victory over Boston College Wednesday in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.  Garner fell one 3-point basket away from th More...

People/Pastimes

SSGC makes community bloom

Even for those who don’t have a garden or a particularly green thumb, the Standing Stone Garden Club offers a wide array of projects and events for anyone interested in gardening, horticulture, flower design or the environment.  More...

Happy Anniversary

Local couple celebrates 60 years

Max and Barbara (Endres) Moyer of 1616 Washington St., Huntingdon, celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary today, Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015.  Max and Barbara were married Dec. 3, 1955, at the Hagerstown Church of the Brethren. More...

26th Annual Festival of Trees ‘Angels We Have Heard on High’

The Standing Stone Garden Club will be hosting its 26th Festival of Trees.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Fears are not completely unfounded

Dear Annie: My granddaughter, “Tara,” is 27 and a single mother of a 4-year-old daughter. I have been the child’s caregiver since birth, and we are very close.  More...

Doctor K

Low-dose calcium supplement reduces risk

DEAR DOCTOR K: I’m a 65-year-old woman. My doctor says my bones are strong, and he wants to keep them that way. So, for years I’ve been taking a daily 1,200 milligram calcium supplement. Now I hear that might be too much. More...

Special Sections

Safeguarding against fraud

Shoppers urged to use common sense during holidays

With folks out holiday shopping, it’s more important than ever to safeguard credit card and debit card information to protect from fraud.  The first thing folks should do, according to Carol Herrmann, vice president for marketing and commu More...

SHCSB leadership retained for year

The Southern Huntingdon County School Board retained its leadership during its reorganization meeting Wednesday night.  Board member Joseph Giebel served as temporary president during the meeting.  In his capacity, Giebel swore in new board More...

US House passes Every Child Succeeds Act

The U.S. House, with the support of both Republicans and Democrats, passed the Every Child Succeeds Act of 2015, which is the education reform and overhaul of the No Child Left Behind Act, which officially ran out in 2007.  More...

State  Free Access 

Philadelphia seeks bail system changes

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — More than 7,800 men and women sit in Philadelphia’s overcrowded jails, three-quarters of them languishing while they await trial under a bail system that critics call outmoded and that cities — and the White Hous More...

House eyes bill that would combine prisons, parole agencies

HARRISBURG (AP) — Legislation backed by Gov. More...

Wolf backs off statement on ousting AG if Senate OKs it

HARRISBURG (AP) — Gov. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

National Park Service proposes options for EBT

75 Years Ago  Three hunters were shot in Huntingdon County the opening day of deer season. Two are patients in the J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, Dec. 3 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...

Local Sports

Juniata men top E-Town; women fall to Blue Jays

College Basketball:

Freshman Brandon Martinazzi scored 23 points and sophomore Marcus Lee added another 20 to lead unbeaten Juniata to a 63-47 win over Elizabethtown in the Landmark Conference opener for both clubs.  The Eagles are 6-0 for the first time in the his More...

Juniata Women

Elizabethtown 66, Juniata 47   Following an impressive first quarter performance, the Elizabethtown Blue Jays defeated the Juniata women’s basketball team 66-47 Wednesday night.  Elizabethtown finished the first quarter with a 21-9 le More...

JC’s Marin invited to two Senior Bowls

Senior offensive lineman Frank Marin (Whitestone, New York) will have the opportunity to extend his season by two games. Marin has been selected to participate in two upcoming Senior Bowl games this month.  More...

Editorial

Old-Time Photo

Pat Miller shared this undated photo of students from the Alfarata School. Information with the photo identifies Mr. More...

What others are saying

Have we hit peak inequality?

When should we be alarmed about so much wealth in so few hands?  The Great Recession and its anemic recovery only deepened the economic inequality that’s drawn so much attention in its wake. More...

A big fat radioactive lie

Not long ago, no billionaire worth his cufflinks would be caught dead without hurling bales of money at our nation’s educational system. More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Five county fair officers retained

The new year for the Huntingdon County Agricultural Association began Nov. 19 with a unanimous vote to retain the same slate of officers. The association’s board of directors is the sponsor of the Huntingdon County Fair.  More...

4-H Club News

Southern Pride

The Southern Pride 4-H Club met Nov. 5 at the Orbisonia Lions Club building.  At the meeting, guest Rebecca Reck spoke to the club about art. She talked about the books she has illustrated. More...

Trough Creek Community

The Trough Creek Community 4-H Club enjoyed a day at J.B. Tree Farm Oct. 25. The group enjoyed trying to find the way out of the corn maze, a hayride and flinging pumpkins.  At the November meeting, officer elections were held. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Sagittarius and a Moon in Virgo if born before 5:34 p.m. (EST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Libra.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, Dec. 4, 2015:  More...

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