February 13, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Area merchants ready for Valentine’s Day

Chocolate, flowers and jewelry are Valentine’s Day standards that have stood the test of time. More...

State  Free Access 

Livestream of falcon nest returns online

HARRISBURG (AP) — Two peregrine falcons are back at their nest atop a government building in downtown Harrisburg, and people can watch their activities through a livestream on the Internet.  People can now monitor year-round the nest on th More...

World  Free Access 

Smithsonian giving visitors a virtual look inside Apollo 11

WASHINGTON (AP) — They are bits of space graffiti hidden from the public for decades: a crude calendar, scrawled lunar coordinates and markings warning of a locker containing “smelly waste.”  More...

Innocents spend time in jail for new show

NEW YORK (AP) — Seven innocent civilians agreed to spend two months in an Indiana jail and have their experiences filmed for an A&E Network series, “60 Days In,” that will air starting next month.  More...

Orange collar project aims to get lost cats home

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cartoonist Matthew Inman would like to see every housecat wearing an orange collar with its name and number on it. More...

Local Sports

Coffman scores 21; Bearcats win 60-33

Girls’ Basketball:

Huntingdon senior guard Hannah Coffman seemed to save her best for last. More...

Losses to Reynolds, Ridge oust ’Cats

PIAA Class AA Team Tournament:

The Huntingdon wrestling team reached the PIAA Team Tournament quarterfinals with a 70-12 win over New Hope- Solebury Thursday afternoon. However, the Bearcats simply didn’t have the horsepower to take the next step. More...

Price, Kyper lead Huntingdon at PO

Boys’ Basketball:

The Huntingdon boys basketball team got a first-quarter boost from Jonathan Price and some second quarter help off the bench on the way to a 78-55 Mountain League win at Philipsburg Friday night.  More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Kynnedy Miller who turns 14 years old today, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016. Kynnedy lives in Huntingdon with her parents, Frank and Sybil Miller, siblings, McKynly and Lincoln, and pup, Zona. More...

Happy Birthday

DOUBLE DIGITS! Happy birthday wishes go out to Bryce Smyers who will turn 10 years old tomorrow, Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016. His proud parents are Steve and Michelle Smyers. He is the brother of David, Allison, Emily and Derek. More...

Rotary inducts new members

The Huntingdon Rotary Club recently inducted new club members during one of its luncheon meetings. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Aquarius and a Moon in Taurus if born before 9:56 a.m. (EST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Gemini.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, Feb. 15, 2016:  More...

Special Sections

Facility’s fate still unknown

It’s been just over a month since residents of Meadowview Manor Personal Care Facility were evacuated from the facility just over the county line in Wayne Township, Mifflin County, due to a boiler malfunction, but with still no word from the ow More...

County visitors guide promotes angling opportunities

Want to get a head start on vacation planning in Raystown Country? Look no further than the 2016 edition of the Huntingdon County Visitors Guide.  More...

Proper dental care important for kids

Stressing the importance of protecting a child’s pearly whites, from the moment the very first tooth makes its appearance, is the mission of National Children’s Dental Health Month.  More...

Jobs

Local News

Jazz band to perform today

Students from 12 high schools, including Southern Huntingdon County, Huntingdon Area and Mount Union Area, were hard at work at Mount Union Area High School during PMEA District 4 Jazz Band rehearsal More...

Former transport secretary dies

Drew Lewis, a businessman who served as U.S. More...

Huntingdon County’s Most Wanted

Name: Deshawn Collins  Date of Birth: Nov. 11, 1972  Age: 44 years old  Height: 5 feet, 6 inches  Weight: not available  Eye color: not available  Hair color: not available  Last known address(es): 21 W. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Saxton firefighters answer over 100 calls for year

75 Years Ago  The vanguard of 3,000 young people gathered in Washington for the seventh annual meeting of the American Youth Congress. Their leaders planned vigorous condemnation of President Roosevelt’s British-aid bill.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Saturday, Feb. 13 AA Meeting Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Mount Union. For more information, call 643-0623. Sunday, Feb. 14 More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Kings take 5-4 OT win from Rangers

NEW YORK (AP) — Tanner Pearson’s goal with 1:50 left in overtime powered the Los Angeles Kings to a 5-4 win over the New York Rangers on Friday night.  Anze Kopitar recorded a hat trick, and Marian Gaborik added a goal for Pacific Di More...

Pens beat Hurricanes 2-1

RALEIGH, N.C. More...

Kang shoots 60, tied with Iwata at Pebble

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Sung Kang didn’t know anything about his amateur partner until he went on the Internet and looked up actor Ray Romano. More...

Religion News

Church plans to continue series with event for couples

Couples in all stages of life and relationships are invited to attended a public ministry event hosted by the Singers Gap United Methodist Church, located on Route 747 south of Mount Union in Hill Valley. More...

Religion Briefs

Prominent pastor urges Christians to vote biblically   COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Rev. Franklin Graham is urging Christians in South Carolina to pray before they vote in the nation’s next presidential primary.  More...

Special events, services

Breakfast buffet  p The Raystown Brethren Church, located at 853 Raystown Road, Saxton, will be hosting a breakfast buffet from 7-10 a.m. today, Saturday, Feb. 13. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Animals are not security blankets

Dear Annie: My wife has gotten so many animals that it is out of control. Every time she gets upset or sad, she goes out and purchases another animal. Right now, we own eight cats, four bunnies, six rats, two cows and two horses. More...

Doctor K

Components of a healthy heart

DEAR DOCTOR K: I have high levels of HDL cholesterol — the “good” cholesterol. I was happy about that, but now I hear that medicines raising your HDL levels don’t seem to help. Should I be disappointed?  More...

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