February 5, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Locals set for Super Bowl Sunday

The draw to sports bars during the Super Bowl comes in the form of good food and the camaraderie of both friends and strangers.  Whether favorite teams are winning or losing, fans are brought together by the possibility of seeing their team achi More...

Plea entered in midst of nonjury DUI trial

After testimony from one witness, a Huntingdon man entered a plea in the Huntingdon County Court of Common Pleas Thursday.  More...

Local News

Area briefs

Dinner to benefit Mapleton teen diagnosed with cancer   MILL CREEK — A turkey dinner to benefit Kristy Bookwalter will be held at the Mill Creek Fire Hall beginning at 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6.  More...

Smithfield leaders questioned about plowing

Smithfield Township resident Jeff Shaffer asked the township supervisors during their monthly meeting Tuesday how they manned the township during the recent snowstorm, which led to an lengthy discussion over how the township removes snow from the str More...

Orby council considers purchasing new truck

The Cromwell Township Supervisors briefly discussed the future purchase of a new truck during their monthly meeting Monday.  More...

World  Free Access 

Food industry looks to Congress as GMO labeling law nears

WASHINGTON (AP) — The food industry is pressuring Congress to act before the state of Vermont requires food labels for genetically modified ingredients.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

President, chief named for Hook and Ladder Co.

75 Years Ago  More...

Local Sports

Bearcats edge Clearfield 38-36

Win Mountain League championship

With the Mountain League title again the prize, Huntingdon and Clearfield put on a good show for wrestling fans in the Huntingdon Area High School gym Thursday evening.  After missing out on the crown by one point at Clearfield a year ago, the More...

Hornets have no problems at Glendale

Juniata Valley is playing good basketball as the season nears its end. More...

Panthers down Rockets

Girls’ Basketball:

Three weeks earlier, Southern Huntingdon came up just short in a home loss to Northern Bedford. In Thursday’s rematch, the Rockets found themselves in a 16-point hole at the intermission. More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

HAPPY BEL ATED BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Paige Moyer who turned 6 years old yesterday, Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016. Her proud parents are Michael and Rikki Moyer of Huntingdon. She is the granddaughter of Gail “Pappy” Guyton Jr. More...

Youth plan fundraiser

Interact Club members, front row, from the left, Katelyn Kelsey, Allison Goldstone; back row, Jake Tanner and Spencer Korman, were working hard Feb. More...

Junior Girl Scouts work towards new badge

Junior Girl Scouts from Troops 40131 and 41361 in Orbisonia and Rockhill met Feb. 1 to start working towards earning their savvy shopper/comparison shopper badge. More...

School News

Juniata Valley High School Honor Rolls

Mike Estep, principal at Juniata Valley High School, has released the honor rolls for the second marking period of the 2015-16 school year as follows:  Grade 7  High Honors  More...

Mount Union Area High School Honor Rolls

Curtis Whitesel, Mount Union Area High School principal, has announced the honor rolls for the second marking period of the 2015-16 school year as follows:  Grade 9  Distinguished Honors  More...

Annie's Mailbox

You can catch more flies with honey than vinegar

Dear Annie: My mother-inlaw has a decor that was personalized for her by my husband’s long-term ex-girlfriend. Every time I go to her house, it’s the first thing I see and it really bothers me. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Aquarius and a Moon in Capricorn.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016:  More...

Enrollment rises for health plans

Open enrollment for health insurance at Healthcare.gov is officially over and officials consider this year a success.  Yesterday, the U.S. More...

Council to vote on smoking ban

It has been nearly four years since Huntingdon Borough Council last considered a smoking ban for all parks within the borough, but the measure was revisited once again at the meeting of the Parks, Recreation and Public Properties committee Thursday.& More...

Japanese embroidery inspires new exhibit

A new exhibit showcasing work inspired by Japanese embroidery is set to open at the Art Space beginning tonight, Friday, Feb. More...

Obituaries

State  Free Access 

Cosby case could hinge deposition and accusers

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — With one crucial legal battle out of the way, at least two more loom in the sexual-assault case against Bill Cosby: whether prosecutors can use his explosive testimony from a decade-old lawsuit, and whether other Cosby accus More...

Man sentenced in Wal-Mart scam targeting hundreds

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A man who cashed $300,000 worth of counterfeit checks using personal information stolen by peeking over the shoulders of hundreds of Wal-Mart customers was sentenced to prison Thursday.  More...

Woman charged over dead newborn in shoebox

YORK (AP) — A 21-yearold Pennsylvania woman told police she had no clue she was pregnant before she gave birth at home, put her unresponsive newborn into a shoebox and stored it in an upstairs closet.  Kelsey Martin, of Springettsbury Town More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, Feb. 5 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 

So. Carolina tops Kentucky

Women’s Basketball:

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Alaina Coates had 27 points and 13 rebounds as No. 2 South Carolina overcame an injury to star Tiffany Mitchell to defeat No. More...

Vandy upsets No. 8 A&M

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jeff Roberson scored a career-high 20 points to help Vanderbilt upset No. 8 Texas A&M 77-60 on Thursday night for the Commodores’ first win over a ranked team in four years.  More...

Lakers beat Pelicans

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Kobe Bryant scored 27 points, hitting three pivotal 3-pointers in the last six-plus minutes, and the Los Angeles Lakers won their second straight, 99-96 over the New Orleans Pelicans on Thursday night.  More...

Press Club

Science Olympiad success continues at SHC

What do you get when you combine a group of dedicated students, countless hours of preparation and a love for science? You get what is known as Science Olympiad. More...

Bearcats urge blood donation

Last month, the Huntingdon Area High School (HAHS) Student Council held its fifth blood drive of the year in honor of senior Ashton Stone, harvesting 59 units of blood — enough to save 177 lives. More...

Lady Hornets ‘Think Pink’

From pink streamers and balloons to pink T-shirts, the Juniata Valley High School gymnasium was covered in pink for Think Pink Night Monday, Feb. 1. More...

Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher

Baker’s savings   My family loves my cookies, so I bake often. I realized that I could reuse the parchment paper on my cookie sheets. I just roll the parchment paper up and put it into an empty paper towel roll to keep it neat. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

A charge to keep

Dear Heloise: Reading about travelers with ELECTRONIC CHARGERS, I wanted to add one note: Always carry your chargers with you! More...

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