December 29, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Passport services offered by county

While prothonotary offices in surrounding counties no longer process applications for passports, Huntingdon County residents can still visit the courthouse to obtain such documents.  “We do still do them,” said Huntingdon County Pro More...

Local folks prepare for New Year’s Day meal

Many folks in central Pennsylvania ring in the new year with a food staple unique to Pennsylvania’s Dutch heritage — sauerkraut.  While the holiday is still a few days away, Brenneman’s Meat Market in Smithfield Township has al More...

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Local News

Broad Top City sewage committee considers billing change

Broad Top City Borough Council officials announced Monday evening that its sewage committee is considering changing the way it sends mailing out for delinquent sewage bills.  Council also discussed changing its inspection agency.  More...

Search continues for YFC resident

The search continues for the 17-year-old male who reportedly walked away from Youth Forestry Camp No. 3 in Todd Township around 7:30 p.m. More...

Police Log

Criminal mischief   HUNTINGDON CO. — Denise Prue of Mill Creek reported to state police at Huntingdon that someone scratched her vehicle with an unknown instrument Dec. 7. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

New president to lead Miller Auto Parts Co.

75 Years Ago  Rev. George L. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, Dec. 29 AA Meeting Alcoholics Anonymous meeting will be held at The Abbey Reformed-United Church of Christ, Huntingdon, from 7-8 p.m. Please use Sixth Street entrance. More...

Local Sports

Huntingdon, Valley back in final

Huntingdon Lions Boys’ Shootout:

’Cats start fast to win 84-45   Huntingdon came out against Southern Huntingdon Monday and immediately took over, making sure it would return to the Huntingdon Lions Shootout championship game. More...

Titan boys lose 70-43 to Homer-Center

Homer-Center fed off its pressure defense and built a 15-point first-half lead on the way to a 70-43 victory over Tussey Mountain in the boys’ portion of the Richland Tournament Monday.  It was the third straight loss for the Titans, now 2 More...

Tussey girls fall 47-28 to Wildcats

Tussey Mountain’s girls hung with Homer-Center through the first quarter of Monday’s first round of the Richland Tournament. More...

Editorial

Our Readers Write

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What others are saying

Truth teller

Most Americans had no idea Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina was running for president. When he quit the race this week, he was in 12th place out of 13 Republican candidates, with less than 1 percent of the vote in national polls.  More...

A look back on 2015

2015 was a year of struggle and hope — and a poignant reminder of just how interlinked those two things are. More...

Chatter Box

A reflective time of year

The end of the year is a reflective time for many and as I sit down to write my final column of 2015, I find myself doing the same.  My year-end reflections bring to mind the many blessings with which I’ve been bestowed — a supportiv More...

Healthy Living

Too many festivities spoiled by drunk driving

We all spend a lot of time organizing the perfect holiday party. Unfortunately, too many of these festivities are spoiled every year by the effects of drunk driving. More...

Drinking and driving: a game of Russian roulette

Have you ever thought about the consequences of being arrested for drunk driving? More...

Enjoy a safe and sound New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve is one of the most popular party days of the year. As the clock ticks down toward a new year, revelers across the globe raise glasses of champagne in celebration of what’s to come.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Sister deserves condemnation for actions

Dear Annie: I am one of five sisters. We are all adults with children of our own. One lives in New Jersey and the others live in Florida, three of us in the same city. My sister, “Claire,” lives two hours away. More...

Doctor K

Children really do need annual flu shots

DEAR DOCTOR K: I know my child is supposed to get a flu shot each year. But how much good does it really do, and is it safe?  DEAR READER: Every fall and winter, parents face the question: Should my child get an influenza (flu) shot?  More...

Special Sections

Bridge projects planned in area

Officials were on hand Monday night to discuss a number of upcoming bridge replacements in the county with a group of mostly local municipal officials at the Word of Life Church in Miller Township.  Eight county bridges will be replaced as part More...

State parks to host First Day Hikes

An effort sponsored by the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) is promoting the chance for area residents to start 2016 off on the right foot by participating in a First Day Hike.  More...

County, local officials to be sworn into office

Usually scheduled for the first Monday of the new year, recently elected officials from Huntingdon County will have the opportunity to take their oaths of office Thursday during an official ceremony presided over Huntingdon County President Judge Geo More...

State  Free Access 

Governor vetoes part of budget

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf says he is rejecting parts of a $30.3 billion state budget plan that’s already a record six months overdue, but he’s freeing up over $23 billion in emergency funding.  More...

Relatives sought of Pennsylvania officer who died

CHARLEROI (AP) — An investigator with the Law Enforcement Officers memorial in Pittsburgh is trying to find relatives of a western Pennsylvania police officer who died of a heart attack while on duty in 1943.  More...

World  Free Access 

Activists unite in call for divestments at colleges

BOSTON (AP) — Campus activists who often fight in parallel with one another for their respective causes are now starting to form alliances as they turn up the pressure on some U.S. More...

Weight-loss resolution? Watch PBS show first

LOS ANGELES (AP) — January is looming, and we all know what that means: A resolution to lose weight and get healthy. Just like the 2015 declaration. And the one before that.  What diet to choose this time? Low-fat? Low-carb? More...

Kids’ asthma rates quiet down after earlier increase

CHICAGO (AP) — Asthma rates in U.S. children have quieted down after a decades-long increase, a government study found, and researchers are trying to pinpoint reasons that would explain the trend.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Fumble recovery seals OT win for Broncos

DENVER (AP) — DeMarcus Ware put the clamps on the loose football and punched Denver’s ticket to the playoffs.  More...

Maryland falls short in loss to UConn

NEW YORK (AP) — UConn hasn’t been in too many close games during its current 47-game winning streak. For 40 minutes on Monday night, Maryland went toe-to-toe with the No. More...

Hornets, Rockets to meet for title

Huntingdon Lions Girls’ Shootout:

JV races to 62-33 win over Trojans   Juniata Valley nearly put four players in double figures and turned a 16-point first-quarter lead into a dominating 62-33 victory over Mount Union Monday afternoon in the first round of the annual Huntingdon More...

People/Pastimes

United in Marriage

Biddle — Knight

Jason Fairfax Biddle and Donald Knight were united in marriage Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015, at Grace Episcopal Church in Goochland, Virginia, with the Rev. Rhonda Baker officiating.  More...

Scout earns Eagle rank

Dawlton Nelson sat down with Tom McClain, Oneida District Eagle Scout representative, Jesse Helsel, Troop 204 unit committee chair, and Jean Finkle, charter organization representative Dec. More...

Births

Christopher and Christa (Gowdy) Dick of Pine Grove Mills are proud to announce the birth of their son, Colton Lee Dick, at 10:59 a.m. Dec. 22, 2015, at UPMC Altoona. At birth, Colton weighed 9 pounds, 15 ounces and measured 21 inches in length. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Capricorn and a Moon in Virgo.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015:  More...

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