December 7, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Holiday movie season in full swing

For the film industry, the period between Thanksgiving and Christmas is one of the biggest movie-going seasons of the year, and there’s no exception to that locally.  Many blockbuster films have already been released or will soon be releas More...

Presidential debates can impact sentiment

Candidates, both Republican and Democrat, for the 2016 Presidential Election have been working the debate stage for a number of months and those performances do make a difference. More...

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Local News

Early morning fire damages Kistler home

Volunteer firefighters from Mifflin and Huntingdon counties were called to 38 Walnut St., Kistler Borough, at 2:14 a.m. Sunday morning for a reported structure fire.  According to Newton Wayne Volunteer Fire Co. More...

Police Log

Theft   SHIRLEY TWP. — A man, no address given, reported to state police at Huntingdon approximately $30 was taken from his residence on Gallagher Street Nov. 7.  More...

Hospital takes precautions after Saturday incident

For a brief time around 3 p.m. Saturday, J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon, took precautions to control the entrances of the hospital after a male subject in the emergency room allegedly made threatening comments.  More...

General News

Latest brain scan is good news for former president

ATLANTA (AP) - A recent MRI showing no cancer on Jimmy Carter’s brain is “very positive” news for the former president but will not end his medical treatment, doctors said.  More...

Local Sports

Trojans handle Rockets 47-26

Southern Huntingdon Tip-Off:

The Juniata Indians backed up a strong performance from Friday night in the win over Mount Union with a 58-30 victory over Fairfield Saturday in the championship game. More...

Valley finishes 3rd at Homer-Center

H.S. Boys Basketball:

Juniata Valley looked good in its second game at the Homer Center Tip Off Tournament Saturday. After a loss to the hosts Friday, the Green Hornets bounced back nicely with a 73-38 win over Purchase Line.  More...

Juniata upsets Scranton 54-52

Men’s Basketball:

The Juniata College men’s basketball team proved to the skeptical that the outstanding start to its season is no fluke.  The Eagles (7-0) trailed only briefly in a 54-52 victory over perennial power Scranton (5-2) Saturday afternoon in Mem More...

People/Pastimes

Little Juniata River Association continues mission of conservation

At the heart of its mission, the Little Juniata River Association (LJRA) is continuously striving to “monitor, preserve and improve the Little Juniata River and its tributaries as cold water resources.”  More...

Manage diabetic pets at home

Chances are good that you know someone who has diabetes. However, you may not realize this disease that commonly affects humans is on the rise among dogs and cats. More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Sagittarius and a Moon in Scorpio. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015: More...

Area men grads of PSP academy

Huntingdon County continues to be well represented as two local men graduated Friday as part of the 143rd class of the Pennsylvania State Police Academy.  Among the 96 cadets presented for graduation by acting state Police Commissioner Tyree Bl More...

El Niño is source of snow drought

If some area folks are dreaming of a white Christmas this year, the chances of it happening are very low, and they can blame it on El Niño. More...

‘Welcome Christmas’

With temperatures dropping into the low 30s, a large crowd bundled up and turned out to view the annual Huntingdon Christmas Parade Saturday evening. More...

State  Free Access 

Governor calls for justice to step down

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania’s governor called on a state Supreme Court justice to resign Sunday over his involvement in swapping emails containing lewd images and other objectionable content, part of a scandal that has roiled the state More...

Kane aide set to defend contempt charges

NORRISTOWN (AP) — A top aide to Pennsylvania’s attorney general is due in court Monday for a contempt hearing on charges he snooped on emails to keep tabs on a grand jury investigation involving his boss.  A lawyer for Patrick Reese More...

Woman wanders out of home, dies of hypothermia

HEREFORD (AP) — Officials say a 79-year-old woman who wandered away from her eastern Pennsylvania home died over the weekend.  The Lehigh County Coroner’s Office says Jeanette Casiolo walked out of her Hereford Township home late Sat More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, Dec. 7   Alexandria Fire Co. p The Alexandria Volunteer Fire Co. will meet at the fire hall at 7:30 p.m.  AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. at St. James Lutheran Church, Huntingdon. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Spartans got a miracle

Michigan State needed a miracle. Hail hog helped Alabama get here. A swat saved Oklahoma’s season. More...

Panthers stay perfect; Patriots lose again

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Cam Newton passed for five touchdowns, capped by a 15-yard scoring strike to Jerricho Cotchery with 1:05 to go, and the unbeaten Carolina Panthers wrapped up the NFC South title with a 41-38 victory over the New Orleans Saint More...

Playoff picks a ‘snoozer’

No need to do any Monday morning quarterbacking about the College Football Playoff.  Selection Sunday was a snoozer.  Clemson? Of course.  Alabama? Without a doubt.  Michigan State? You bet.  Oklahoma? A no-brainer.  More...

Senior Spotlight

Great gift ideas for seniors

Exchanging gifts has become synonymous with the holiday season. Family members exchange gifts with one another, men and women trade gifts and greeting cards with their coworkers and students participate in grab bag gift exchanges in the classroom. More...

Gift ideas for the special seniors in your life

With lifetimes of experiences and seemingly everything they could ever want or need in life already at their disposal, seniors can be difficult to shop for come the holiday season. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Many retired men share chores

Dear Annie: For many years, I’ve wanted to move to a warmer climate. Now that my husband is retired, it has become a possibility and I’m in Arizona scouting it out while I rent an apartment. More...

Hints from Heloise

True customer service

Dear Readers: This week’s SOUND OFF is a follow-up to the reader letter complaining about American companies being difficult to engage with. I stated that I thought differently from the reader, and it is easier today than ever before.  More...

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