February 1, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Eagle population thriving locally

The local population of bald eagles continues to thrive as evidenced by data collected in the recent count completed by representatives of the south-central region of the state Game Commission. More...

Invasive mosquitoes carry little risk in area

The state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is continuing to monitor an invasive species of mosquito that may be a vector for a number of tropical diseases.  Neil Shader, press secretary for DEP, said the agency is aware of and monit More...

Local News

Broad Top heritage partners reschedule meeting

The recent crippling snowstorm contributed to the cancellation of the Broad Top Area Heritage Partnership, originally planned for Jan. 25 in Hopewell, prompting leaders to announce the date for the rescheduled meeting.  More...

Man to serve state time for retail theft

A Three Springs man was sentenced to serve time in a state correctional institution on two counts of retail theft in the Huntingdon County Court of Common Pleas Thursday.  More...

Rockhill Borough Council commends contractor, residents

Rockhill Borough Council held its monthly meeting Monday.  Secretary Cindi McGarvey reported council commended McCartney Contracting on its work removing snow in the borough. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, Feb. 1 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. For further information, call 643-0623. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Michigan downs Lions 79-72

Penn State Men’s Basketball:

NEW YORK (AP) — Derrick Walton Jr. had quite a stat line Saturday. He had a lot of faith in his Michigan teammates, too. More...

PSU dominates Michigan

No. 1 Penn State (12-0, 7-0 B1G) dominated No. 10 Michigan (10-2, 5-1 B1G) in front of a sold out Rec Hall crowd Sunday, rolling to a 35-7 victory. More...

Warriors wake up and beat Knicks

NEW YORK (AP) — Klay Thompson woke the Warriors from their slowest start of the season with 17 of his 34 points in the second quarter, Draymond Green tied Tom Gola’s franchise record with his ninth triple-double of the season, and Golden More...

Senior Spotlight

Love after fifty: am I better off alone or married?

Nearly a third of the almost 85 million baby boomers in Canada and the United States are single, a fact that surprises a lot of people. Then again, this was the generation that democratized living together, separation, and divorce.  More...

Staying viable in the workplace

Hiring expert Ira Wolfe says that never before have so many generations worked side by side. More...

Boomers watched the world evolve

Today it seems like a ridiculous fantasy, but not so long ago we all thought we’d be flying in our cars by the twenty-first century. Not all of our predictions were so wild and premature, though. More...

Annie's Mailbox

It makes sense to put certain things in writing

Dear Annie: I was going out of town on business for a week, and a couple I know jumped at the chance to house sit. I offered to let them stay at my place in exchange for taking care of my cat. More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Aquarius and a Moon in Scorpio if born before 10:50 a.m. (EST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Sagittarius. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016: More...

MU man to run for 81st District

A Mount Union man has announced he will seek election to the 81st Legislative District of the state House of Representatives in the spring primary election.  More...

Weekend temps didn’t set records

While folks may have enjoyed the sunshine and warmer temperatures in the county this weekend, records weren’t broken.  “It was warm, but it wasn’t record-setting warm,” said Elyse Hagner, meteorologist with the National W More...

Fire marshal called to investigate blaze

A state police fire marshal has been called to investigate the cause of a Franklin Township structure fire that took place around 7 p.m. More...

State  Free Access 

Toomey’s tall task: Defending voting record this time around

HARRISBURG (AP) — Former Navy vice admiral Joe Sestak tells a punchy story on the campaign trail about the voting record of Pat Toomey, the incumbent he wants to beat in Pennsylvania’s important U.S. Senate election this year. More...

Hundreds attend funerals for crash victims

SCRANTON (AP) — Mourners attending the funerals for four of the five people killed in what authorities call a wrong-way crash on a northeastern Pennsylvania interstate say their communities are devastated by the loss.  More...

General News

NTSB to release documents in Amtrak crash investigation

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal accident investigations board is set to release documents that could shed light on the cause of a fatal Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia last year.  More...

Local Sports

Eagle teams settle for split at Drew

Men fall short in 2 overtimes

The Juniata men’s basketball team recovered from a first half deficit to force overtime and held a lead in the extra period but host Drew battled back to go ahead in the final seconds as the Rangers held off the Eagles 79-78 on Saturday afterno More...

Women win on late surge

A 10-2 run in the final three minutes of the game gave the Juniata women’s basketball team the edge they needed to defeat Drew 67-59 Saturday. The Eagles and Rangers battled their way into nine ties and 10 lead changes. More...

Huntingdon seeded first; Mount Union is second

District Six Dual Tournament:

The regular season is winding down for area wrestlers, but the postseason is just getting started. More...

People/Pastimes

Building a disaster preparedness kit

Natural disasters — hurricanes, floods, tornadoes and earthquakes - can be unpredictable. That’s why organizations like the American Red Cross urge people to prepare ahead of time. More...

A history of the American Red Cross

The American Red Cross, one of the most distinguished humanitarian organizations in the world, traces its history back to the 19th century. More...

Student News

Local students named to Lycoming College dean’s list   More...

Hints from Heloise

Grocery store sound off

Dear Readers: Today’s SOUND OFF is about grocery stores: “Dear Heloise: I find it annoying when a store that’s temporarily out of an item fills the space with something else. More...

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