January 14, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Ex-JVSB member to fill vacant seat

A vacant seat on the Juniata Valley School Board was filled during its regular meeting Wednesday.  Timo- thy Deihl of Alexandria, who previously served on the board, but did not seek reelection in 2015, will fill a seat left empty when board mem More...

Snowfest to celebrate outdoor recreation

Outdoor enthusiasts of all ages looking for some winter fun are invited to visit Greenwood Furnace State Park Saturday, Jan. More...

Local News

Dublin Twp. supervisors reorganize

Robert Piper was renamed chair of the Dublin Township Supervisors during its reorganization Jan. 4.  Supervisor Donald Allison will serve as treasurer and Ryan Doyle is the third member of the board.  More...

Area brief

Council of Republican Women to hold first meeting of year   More...

Commissioners approve requests

The Huntingdon County Commissioners approved a variety of items at their weekly meeting Tuesday.  County recycling coordinator Lou Ann Shontz asked the board to seek an application for reimbursement for the household hazardous waste collection e More...

Local Sports

Eagle rally falls short 60-55 at Susquehanna

Men’s Basketball:

Juniata men’s basketball faced off against undefeated and #11 Susquehanna on Wednesday night at Houts Gymnasium. The Crusaders led by as much as 18 points early in the second half and the Eagles could not recover as they fell 60-55. More...

Huntingdon tops Central

High School Boys’ Basketball:

Huntingdon played a little up and down throughout the contest against visiting Central Wednesday, but the team turned in a very good fourth quarter. More...

Reed leads Hornets past Glendale

Girls’ Basketball:

Juniata Valley put a notch in the win column against Glendale in Alexandria Wednesday. More...

Editorial

Old-Time Photo

Bud and Sue Hurley of Huntingdon shared this photo of George Weaver’s first championship basketball team, dated from either 1930-1931 or 1931-1932. More...

Rights bring responsibilities

Op-Ed

I would like to add a few thoughts to all the talk that is taking place lately about the Second Amendment and our right to carry guns. More...

What others are saying

A formula for more murder

Picture a world in which most of the people you encounter — on the street or at work, in stores or classrooms, at the movies or in church — are openly carrying guns.  More...

School News

Local student named to James Madison University dean’s list

Stephanie Ross of Huntingdon has been named to the dean’s list at James Madison University for the fall 2015 semester. More...

Huntingdon resident graduates from James Madison University

Stephanie Ross of Huntingdon graduated with a degree in social work from James Madison University during the Dec. More...

Annie's Mailbox

This should be addressed early in marriage

Dear Annie: My wife and I have been married for 30 years and we’ve had the same problem all of that time. She doesn’t have an outside job, but she doesn’t do much around the house, either. She doesn’t clean and rarely cooks. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Capricorn and a Moon in Aries.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, Jan. 15, 2016:  More...

Special Sections

A century of Bearcat pride

HAHS boys’ basketball program marks milestone

The rhythmic thud of the ball, the rumble and screech of sneakers on the gym floor and the cheers of fans in the bleachers have marked the presence of Huntingdon Bearcat boys’ basketball for a century.  More...

SHCSB members talk early budget

The Southern Huntingdon County School Board briefly discussed the district’s preliminary 2016-17 budget during its workshop meeting Wednesday.  District business manager LuAnne Keebaugh provided the board with a copy of the early fiscal pl More...

ORJMA’s leadership retained for new year

The board of the Orbisonia Rockhill Joint Municipal Authority (ORJMA) reorganized at its first meeting of the new year Wednesday.  Don Rothermel was retained as board chair, Sandy McClain was elected as vice chair and Sandi Snyder was elected as More...

State  Free Access 

Family: Constable who shot girl not to blame for her death

DUNCANNON (AP) — The family of a 12-year-old girl accidentally shot by a constable serving eviction papers does not blame the law officer for her death or have “any hard feelings toward him,” a member of the girl’s extended fa More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

JLG announces expansion, more jobs

75 Years Ago  Pennsylvania’s population, which reached 9,900,180 April 1, 1940, is moving back to the farm and away from urban centers, according to official figures released.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, Jan. 14 Soup Kitchen The Huntingdon Presbyterian Church Soup Kitchen will be open from 6-7 p.m. Service is free of charge. For more information, call 643-1302. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Purdue wins impressive 74-57 game over Lions

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Purdue followed coach Matt Painter’s instructions Wednesday night.  Vince Edwards was aggressive. Isaac Haas was tough. More...

Nuggets hold off Golden State for 112-110 win

DENVER (AP) — Danilo Gallinari scored 28 points and the Denver Nuggets withstood a 38-point performance by Stephen Curry to hand the Golden State Warriors their third loss of the season, 112-110 on Wednesday night.  The defending NBA champ More...

Sooners hold off Cowboys 74-72

Men’s Basketball:

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Buddy Hield scored 26 points to help No. 2 Oklahoma hold off a spirited Oklahoma State squad 74-72 on Wednesday night.  More...

People/Pastimes

Winter lecture series offers enrichment

Huntingdon County Historical Society’s annual winter lecture series will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 17, at the historical society’s gallery located at the corner of Allegheny and Fourth streets, Huntingdon.  More...

Pack 225 Holds Annual Pinewood Derby

Cub Scout Pack 225 held its monthly meeting Jan. 9 at the Rockhill Church of the Brethren. cub master Linda Morgan had the Wolf Den lead the Cub Scouts in opening ceremonies which included the Pledge of Allegiance and The Lord’s Prayer.  More...

Purr-fect tips to protect cats year-round

When cooler weather arrives, you may assume your pet is safe from parasites - especially if your cat lives mostly or exclusively indoors. More...

Doctor K

Heat therapy can help rheumatoid arthritis pain

DEAR DOCTOR K: Is heat therapy an effective treatment for rheumatoid arthritis?  DEAR READER: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a long-lasting inflammatory disease that causes pain, stiffness, warmth, redness and swelling in joints. More...

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