March 7, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Leaders, group home reps to meet

Following a conversation involving group homes in Huntingdon Borough at a Feb. More...

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MU Council appoints engineering firm

Mount Union Borough Council took care of some administrative matters with regards to the pending boat launch project near Riverside Park, including hiring an engineering firm to oversee the project’s bidding and construction phases. More...

Police Log

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More scenes from 2016 PRIDE Wing-Off

Mary Ann Buckley and her son, Nick, served wings for Memories Sports Bar at the annual PRIDE Wing-Off Sunday. More...

General News

Early takers say new SAT ‘wasn’t so bad’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Not so tricky. More straightforward. Guessing allowed. The newly redesigned SAT college entrance exam that debuts nationally Saturday is getting good reviews from some of the students who took it early this week.  More...

Local Sports

Glorioso wins title; area sending 10 to Hershey

Southwest Class AA Regional Tournament:

After day one at the Southwest AA wrestling regionals at Canon-McMillan High School Friday, the area knew it would have at least eight advance to states in Hershey. More...

Junior High Results

Wrestling   More...

Bearcat girls second, boys third

District 6-AA Swimming:

While Huntingdon didn’t take home any gold from Saturday’s portion of the annual District Six Class AA Swimming Championships inside Penn State University’s McCoy Natatorium, Bearcat freshman Haley Goldstone punched her second ticke More...

People/Pastimes

Elevating Easter brunch: A simple and scrumptious brunch menu

If you'll be hosting friends and family to honor Easter this year, make your gathering as simple as it is scrumptious with a decadent brunch menu. More...

Preparing for Lenten fish dinners

Residents of the Homestead at Westminster Woods including, from the left, Elizabeth Huston, Louise Beers, Jean Nead and Sandy Tucker, community life assistant, wrapped silverware for the Lenten fish More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun and Moon in Pisces. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, March 8, 2016: More...

Grants to fund small projects

Little changes can make a big impact, so ReInvision Huntingdon is looking for local visionaries to come forward with proposals for grants through its Small Projects Big Ideas initiative. More...

Daffodil tradition to benefit agency

A sure sign of spring’s imminent arrival is the presence of daffodils in the county, and for the third year, people who want to purchase daffodils will be able to do so, with the proceeds benefitting Huntingdon County PRIDE.  The sale is g More...

Annual PRIDE Wing-Off kicks off Telethon month activities

The 13th annual PRIDE Wing-Off Sunday at the Smithfield Fire Hall is in the books, officially kicking off a month filled with events culminating with the PRIDE Telethon.  The successful event raised a total of $4,538 for Huntingdon County PRIDE. More...

State  Free Access 

Rallies for, against flag duel at Gettysburg

GETTYSBURG (AP) — Supporters and opponents of use of the Confederate flag clashed verbally in opposing demonstrations at Gettysburg National Military Park, with tensions high at times.  Cumberland Township police and park officers had to s More...

Wolf to boost wages for state workers, contractors

HARRISBURG (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf was expected to sign an executive order Monday ensuring a minimum wage of $10.15 an hour for all employees under his jurisdictions and employees of Pennsylvania state government contractors. More...

Utility says house explosion was isolated incident

LITTLESTOWN (AP) — A utility company is calling a south-central Pennsylvania house explosion that injured four firefighters — two of them seriously — an isolated incident.  Dispatchers in Adams County said a gas odor in the Lit More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, March 7   Alexandria Fire Co. p The Alexandria Volunteer Fire Co. will meet at the fire hall at 7:30 p.m.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Penn State crowns three; wins 5th title

Big Ten Wrestling Tournament:

No. 1 Penn State (16-0, 9-0 B1G) entered enemy territory and won the 2016 Big Ten Wrestling Championship in Iowa’s Carver-Hawkeye Arena. More...

Peyton Manning is retiring

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. More...

Keselowski wins in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Brad Keselowski passed Kyle Busch with five laps to go Sunday and surged to his second win in three years in the NASCAR race at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway under weird and windy weather conditions.  More...

Senior Spotlight

Retirement saving for late bloomers

Today’s young professionals hear about the importance of saving for retirement seemingly from the moment they are hired.  More...

Great part-time jobs for retirees

Upon retiring, many newly minted retirees find themselves looking for ways to fill their free time. Hobbies may not take up too much time, and travel can stretch retirees’ budgets.  More...

Different ways to finance senior living

Upon retiring, many seniors downsize to allinclusive independent living communities. These communities provide all various amenities without asking seniors to negotiate the obstacles of traditional home ownership. More...

Annie's Mailbox

People who boast tend to be insecure

Dear Annie: I have three siblings. I get along great with my sister and oldest brother, but my younger brother drives me bonkers. The only time he ever calls or emails is to brag about how much money he has, how great his kids are, and on and on. More...

Hints from Heloise

Identify yourself, please

Dear Readers: Today’s SOUND OFF is about how the phone is answered at some businesses:  “People who work at businesses should clearly identify themselves and the business or service where they work. More...

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