December 5, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Action plans key in acts of violence

Reports indicate with the latest mass shooting in San Bern ardino, California, earlier this week, there have been a total of 355 similar incidents in the U.S. this year. More...

Local News

Huntingdon County’s Most Wanted

Name: Wilbert McCartney  Date of Birth: Sept. More...

Annual tree lighting event

Temperatures hovered around the 45-degree mark as the Huntingdon Area High School Belles and Beaus, under the direction of Nin Hiles, performed during Huntingdon Borough’s Christmas tree lighti More...

Saxton Community Library

The next “Tiny Titan Toddler Time” will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 16.  Christmas is fast approaching. The library will be closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Dec. 24-25/ It will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Saturday, Dec. 5   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Mount Union. For more information, call 643-0623.  Sunday, Dec. 6   More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Penn State booters beat Rutgers 2-0

CARY, N.C. More...

Steelers bracing to face resilient Hasselbeck, Colts

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger’s vision has cleared. The playoff hopes for his team, however, are far murkier.  More...

Pittsburgh thumps Duquesne 96-75

Men’s Basketball:

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh and Duquesne campuses are separated by just over two miles.  The gap on the basketball court remains considerably wider.  More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

IT’S DOUBLE DIGITS! Happy birthday to Anna Hockenberry who will turn 10 years old Saturday, Dec. 6, 2015. She is the daughter of Dayna and Randy Hockenberry of Huntingdon. More...

Happy Birtday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Ryan Sullivan who will turn 11 years old Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015. His proud parents are Tom and Mindy Sullivan of Huntingdon. More...

Take action in tough times

When things go awry for someone you love, it can be hard to know just how to help. Don’t let fear of saying or doing the wrong thing prevent you from taking action. More...

Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher

Inexpensive bed warmer  Each winter I take a flat piece of fleece and place it under the bottom sheet on my bed. You’d be surprised how much warmer it is. It’s cheap and doesn’t require any sewing. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Reaction is emotional, not rational

Dear Annie: My wife’s sister is an alcoholic. Now in her early 60s, “Petunia” lost her high-paying job five years ago because of her drinking. She has been depressed and unemployed ever since. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Sagittarius and a Moon in Libra if born before 6:26 a.m. (EST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Scorpio.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, Dec. 7, 2015:  More...

Highway funds to benefit state

Legislation providing longterm highway funding sailed through Congress earlier this week.  More...

Insurance to cover 3-D mammograms

Women who choose to get mammograms using available 3-D technology will be happy to learn it will now be required to be covered under an insurance plan.  Thanks to the work of the PA Breast Cancer Coalition, Gov. More...

Local donors urged to research charities

Those who are in the giving spirit this season may feel compelled to donate to a charity, but it’s important to do research before donating any money to a charity.  Kathy Armillei, Huntingdon County United Way executive director, said it&r More...

Meeting Santa Claus

Bob Turnbaugh, left, introduced his granddaughter, Arianna Fahrnow, to Santa Claus for the first time at the Alexandria Memorial Library Friday night during the annual tree lighting and Christmas par More...

State  Free Access 

Streaming channels, the gifts that keeps on giving

Looking for a holiday present that’s a perfect fit, procrastinator friendly and a constant reminder of your generosity? Consider a gift subscription to one of the abundance of streaming choices that range from mainstream to niche.  More...

World  Free Access 

Texas backs down from effort to block Syrian refugees

DALLAS (AP) — Texas stopped trying Friday to block Syrian refugees from resettling in the state after suing the U.S. government over fears that new arrivals from the war-torn country could pose a security risk.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Extension of EBT line proposed as tourist attraction

75 Years Ago  Dr. John C. Davis was re-elected president of the Huntingdon Board of Education at the reorganization meeting held in the superintendent’s office at the high school. George E. More...

Local Sports

Trojans and Rockets both lose openers

Southern Huntingdon Tip-Off:

Southern Huntingdon started the season with its annual tip-off tournament in Orbisonia Friday night with a four team line up. More...

Huntingdon gets past Tussey 86-81 in OT

High School Boys’ Basketball:

Tussey Mountain and Huntingdon raced up and down the Bearcats’ gymnasium and the points were poured into both baskets. More...

Rockets and Bearcats get victories

Juniata County Tip-Off Challenge:

Juniata rally falls short   More...

Religion News

Wisconsin churches build structures to hold cremated remains

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A parishioner at Madison’s Grace Episcopal Church spoke often about why she wanted her ashes interred in a metal box within a wooden cabinet alongside her husband and two children in the church’s chapel.  More...

Religion Briefs

Bush says refugees need consideration   WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush says the U.S. should be more open to admitting Christian refugees from Iraq and Syria because of the persecution they face.  More...

Special events, services

Living Christmas Tree   More...

School News

Huntingdon Area High School Honor Rolls

Huntingdon Area High School principal Deborah Luffy as announced the honor rolls for the first marking period of the 2015- 16 school years as follows:  Grade 9  High Honors  More...

Huntingdon Area Middle School Honor Rolls

Huntingdon Area Middle School principal Deborah Luffy and assistant principal Breanne Venios have announced the first marking period honor rolls for the 2015-2016 school year as follows:  Grade 6  High Honors  More...

Doctor K

Fiber-rich diet offers many benefits

DEAR DOCTOR K: Everyone agrees that you benefit from fiber in your diet. But it seems some people prefer soluble fiber and some insoluble fiber. What’s the difference, and which is best? More...

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