December 12, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Budget extension prevents shutdown

At the eleventh hour, a shortterm extension has given federal legislators more time to hammer out a budget deal.  More...

Local businesses comment on Christmas tree sales this season

The smell of fresh pine is in the air as area residents set out to find the perfect Christmas tree.  “We’ve been busy,” said Paul Coffman, co-owner of Harvest Moon, Orbisonia. More...

Jobs

Local News

Huntingdon County’s Most Wanted

Name: Andre Epps  Date of Birth: Jan. 13, 1964  Age: 51 years old  Height: 5 feet, 9 inches  Weight: 150 pounds  Eye color: Brown  Hair color: Black  Last known address(es): Mount Union, Harrisburg.  More...

ORJMA members hear updates

The board of the Orbisonia- Rockhill Joint Municipal Authority (ORJMA) heard an update on the sewer system in Cromwell Township during its monthly meeting Wednesday.  Cromwell Township Supervisor Buzz Gutshall approached the board and said he re More...

Saxton Community Library

Directed & accompanied by Frank Shue, Minister of Music  Bass Solo by Steve Jackson Luncheon to follow service ~ Public is cordially invite to attend. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Men’s residence hall construction begins at JC

75 Years Ago  Five persons were injured in automobile accidents in Huntingdon County last night, according to a checkup of accidents at the state motor police headquarters.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, Dec. 11 AA Meeting Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. in St. John’s Episcopal Church, Huntingdon. Narcotics Anonymous p Narcotics Anonymous will meet at 7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 15 W. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Kings top Pens in shootout

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Marion Gaborik saw the momentum swing back and forth from the start. More...

A lot at stake for both Steelers and Bengals

CINCINNATI (AP) — Sure, the Bengals can wrap up the AFC North title with a win on Sunday, and that’s pleasing enough to the team that’s been atop the division since the opening game. More...

Steelers make changes in kick return game

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Many teams might not want a premier offensive player on special teams. More...

Religion News

Muslim women debate safety of hijab amid backlash

NEW YORK (AP) — On the night of the California shootings, Asifa Quraishi-Landes sat on her couch, her face in her hands, and thought about what was ahead for her and other Muslim women who wear a scarf or veil in public.  More...

Religion Briefs

Police step up mosque patrols after incident   PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia police will step up patrols around worship sites as they look for the person who left a severed pig’s head outside a city mosque.  More...

Special events, services

Breakfast with St. Nicholas   More...

Annie's Mailbox

Neighbor seems lonely and a little obsessed

Dear Annie: My neighbors are a lovely couple in their 70s. I have always been friendly with them. Several months ago “Mrs. Smith” became quite ill. Whenever I saw “Mr. Smith,” I would ask about his wife’s health. More...

Doctor K

With right preparation, walking in winter is fine

DEAR DOCTOR K: Last year I started a walking exercise program in the spring. But by winter the cold temperatures drove me indoors. This year I’d like to keep walking yearround. Any advice?  More...

Election results finalized Friday

As county workers Friday finalized the official results of special school board election held in Mount Union Borough Tuesday, one candidate said he hopes necessary measures will be taken to prevent the type of error which led to the revote in the fut More...

Legislators feeling push for budget

As the state budget impasse nears the six-month mark, local legislators are hearing from their constituents.  More...

World  Free Access 

‘Carol,’ Netflix lead wide-spread Golden Globes field

From the sumptuous romance of “Carol” to the apocalyptic rage of “Mad Max: Fury Road,” streaming series to network dramas, Will Smith to Amy Schumer, the 73rd annual Golden Globe nominations unveiled a widespread field of nomi More...

Trump’s Muslim ban idea pushes GOP toward chaos

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump’s plan to ban Muslims from entering the United States is shoving the Republican Party to the edge of chaos, abruptly pitting GOP leaders against their own presidential front-runner and jeopardizing the party More...

As Trump rises, Clinton preaches love, kindness

URBANDALE, Iowa (AP) — Hillary Clinton had just finished detailing the dangers of terrorism, recalling tough calls in the White House situation room as secretary of state and lashing out at her Republican rivals for threatening the safety of Am More...

Local Sports

Juniata survives test from Penn State York

Doc Greene Tournament:

Juniata found itself in a tough battle with Penn State York in the second game of the Doc Greene Tournament Friday night at Memorial Gymnasium. More...

Bison rally to down Huntingdon 41-28

Girls’ Basketball:

Huntingdon’s defense limited visiting Clearfield to just 17 points over the first three quarters during Friday evening’s Mountain League opener, including pitching a shutout in the third quarter. More...

Spartans race past Southern 70-25

Boys’ Basketball:

The Southern Huntingdon boys’ basketball team ran into a well-seasoned McConnellsburg squad Friday night in McConnellsburg, falling 70-25 in their Inter-County Conference South opener.  The Rockets are working through growing pains and con More...

People/Pastimes

A winning strategy: Sensible tips for healthy eating

With so many social events that revolve around food, it’s not easy to get a fresh start on making healthy food choices. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Sagittarius and a Moon in Capricorn if born before 7:59 a.m. (EST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Aquarius.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, Dec. 14, 2015:  More...

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