December 21, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Area youth helps others after surgery  Free Access 

A Mapleton boy is on the mend following nearly three years of unexplained illness culminating in surgery earlier this month to remove a brain tumor. Nathan Glasgow, now 10, had complained often of severe headaches. More...

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Local News

MU man sentenced for cocaine possession

A Mount Union man found to be in possession of cocaine during a traffic stop pleaded guilty in the Huntingdon County Court of Common Pleas Thursday.  More...

Mill Creek man in jail on burglary, other charges

A Mill Creek man who has had recent run-ins with local law enforcement was placed in the Huntingdon County Jail in lieu of $15,000 straight bail after being charged by Huntingdon Borough Police Friday morning.  More...

Judge sentences defendants

A number of defendants appeared in the afternoon session of Huntingdon County Court of Common Pleas Thursday.  More...

General News

Warm weather leaves stores in the cold

NEW YORK (AP) — The unseasonably warm weather has left some people feeling cold about holiday shopping. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, Dec. 21 AIDS Intervention p The Home Nursing Agency’s AIDS Intervention Project holds a meeting of the HIV+/ People Living With AIDS Support Group at 6:30 p.m. in Altoona. For additional information, call 1-800-445-6262 or 944-2982. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Gano’s field goal keeps Carolina unbeaten

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Graham Gano’s 43-yard field goal as time expired kept Carolina perfect this season with a wild 38-35 victory over the New York Giants on Sunday.  More...

Cavaliers drub 76ers 108-86

CLEVELAND (AP) — Kyrie Irving scored 12 points and played 17 minutes in his season debut and LeBron James had 23, leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 108-86 victory Sunday over the Philadelphia 76ers, who lost their 10th straight and fell to 1 More...

Athletics sign Parker

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Right-hander Jarrod Parker reached agreement on an $850,000, one-year contract with the Oakland Athletics, avoiding arbitration.  More...

Senior Spotlight

Christmas open house

December .rst. Everyone who knew Gramma Jazzy circled that date on their calendars. No one wanted to miss her famous open house to celebrate the official start of the Christmas season. Her grandchildren Chloe and Thomas especially loved the day. More...

The cardinal

“Can we decorate the bird tree .rst?” asked Chloe.  More...

Hundreds of Santas

It was a chilly December Saturday afternoon, and Gramma Jazzy asked her grandchildren Chloe and Thomas to help her carry several small packages down from her attic. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Money is always OK to give as wedding gift

Dear Annie: My husband and I live in the house where I was raised. I feel fortunate that most of my neighbors are people I grew up with. One neighbor is a very good friend. We’ve known each other since childhood. More...

Hints from Heloise

Parked car problem

Dear Readers: Today’s SOUND OFF is about vehicles parked on the street. Janice wrote: “In many neighborhoods, people use their garages for storage, parking their cars in the driveway or street. More...

Special Sections

Property rebates are still available

For area seniors who qualify for the state’s Property Tax and Rent Rebate program, there’s still time to apply.  The program, from the state Department of Revenue, is to aid qualified seniors as well as those with disabilities with p More...

Avian flu concern continues in state

Though the state hasn’t been impacted by the high pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) virus as of yet, that doesn’t mean it won’t happen.  Brandi Hunter-Davenport, a spokesperson for the state Department of Agriculture, said the More...

Flu season begins; vaccination encouraged

Flu season is off to a slow start locally, but that means a larger window of opportunity for people to get vaccinated.  “It’s not happened in Huntingdon County yet that I’m aware of. More...

Pets not recommended as Christmas presents

While the image of a puppy or kitten sitting underneath the Christmas tree may seem like a dream, the reality can be a nightmare.  More...

State  Free Access 

Lawmakers eye options amid budget deal’s defeat

HARRISBURG (AP) — Top Republican lawmakers in Pennsylvania met in the quiet and dark Capitol on Sunday night as they sorted through the wreckage of a deal with Democratic Gov. More...

US Steel, union reach tentative contract

PITTSBURGH (AP) — U.S. Steel Corp. More...

GOP field clear for senator’s bid for attorney general

HARRISBURG (AP) — A third-term state representative and former prosecutor from the Philadelphia suburbs is ending his candidacy for Pennsylvania attorney general.  More...

Local Sports

Juniata teams pick up victories

Men pull away from Panthers

The Juniata men’s basketball team faced a crossroad at the midpoint of the second half against visiting Pitt-Bradford Saturday afternoon. More...

Women get past Aggies

After playing nearly even with visiting Delaware Valley through the first half Saturday afternoon, the Juniata College women’s basketball team took charge in the second half and pulled away for a 53-45 victory over the Aggies.  The win sna More...

Trojans finish third at Penn Cambria

High School Wrestling:

Mount Union senior D.J. Bookwalter couldn’t break into the Trojans’ starting lineup through the first two weeks of the season. More...

People/Pastimes

Handmade crafts for the holidays

A holiday-ready home is filled with small touches that celebrate the season. Welcome guests with these easy DIY projects that lend an extra special feel to your home.  More...

Get more out of holiday entertaining this season

The holiday season is a time of year meant to be celebrated with friends and family. It is also a time for entertaining, whether you are hosting or attending as a cherished guest.  More...

Send greetings to . . .

A get well card shower is being held in honor of Annabelle Norris of Mount Union who is recovering from illness. She would love to hear from her family and friends as she recuperates. Greetings may be sent to J.C. More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Capricorn and a Moon in Taurus if born before 9:31 p.m. (EST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Gemini. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015: More...

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