March 19, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Snow might mark first day of spring

Though the county has experienced spring-like temperatures for much of the month, it looks like Old Man Winter will be making a return to the area just in time for the first day of spring Sunday, March 20.  More...

Telethon heads into final day

Carol Guyer of Huntingdon, right, talked with volunteers, from the left, Polly Piper, Joann Kimmel and Sharon Kennedy while picking up her auction items Friday evening during the 42nd annual PRIDE Te More...

Local News

Huntingdon County’s Most Wanted

Name: Tonia Knapp  Date of Birth: April 13, 1969  Age: 46 years old  Height: 5 feet, 3 inches  Weight: 215 pounds  Eye color: Brown  Hair color: Black  Last known address(es): Mount Union, Freedom and Lewistown.&nbs More...

Two hearings held in central court

A charge of receiving stolen property against James L. Runk, 37, Dudley, was bound over for a higher court in Huntingdon County Central Court Wednesday.  A hearing was held in absentia for Melinda J. More...

Saxton Borough officials receive SRO grant

Saxton Borough Mayor Alan Smith announced March 16 the borough received official notification from the state that it has been awarded an Office for Safe Schools Municipality School Resource Officer (SRO) grant.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Bids opened for low-income high-rise in Huntingdon

75 Years Ago  Over 300 fire wardens and their assistants from the Logan District Fire Warden’s association attended the sixth annual meeting of the association in the Moose Hall, Tyrone, and benefited greatly by exchanging views.  More...

Local Sports

Tickets for HOF dinner are now available

Tickets are now available for persons wishing to attend the 19th annual Huntingdon County Sports Hall of Fame banquet and program. More...

Bearcats’ Goldstone fails to advance

PIAA Class AA Swimming:

Huntingdon freshman Haley Goldstone turned in her second fastest time of the year during Friday’s preliminary heat in the 50-yard freestyle at the annual PIAA Class AA State Swimming Championships inside Bucknell University’s Kinney Natat More...

People/Pastimes

RSVP: VA Medical Center

RSVP participants who choose to volunteer with the James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center have the opportunity to give back to those who have served the United States. More...

Happy Birthday

HIGH FIVE! Happy birthday wishes go out to Owen Yoder who turns 5 years old today, Saturday, March 19, 2016. Owen is the son of Jason and Alicia Yoder of McVeytown. He is the grandson of Allen Sr. and Virginia Leidy of Blacklog Valley, Orbisonia, J. More...

Happy Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TIMES TWO! Happy birthday wishes go out to twins, Reese and Noah Houp, who turn 2 years old today, Saturday, March 19, 2016. Reese and Noah are the sons of Dane and Andrea (Meshyock) Houp of Pine Grove Mills. More...

Doctor K

Childhood tics can be treated

DEAR DOCTOR K: My young daughter will suddenly blink her eyes or twitch her nose repeatedly, for no good reason. The doctor says she has “tics,” a condition of her nervous system. Will this go away, and is it serious?  More...

Special Sections

Senior services will open soon

The Area Agency on Aging (AAA) Citizens Advisory Council learned Friday morning that two new senior services offices will soon open in Saxton. More...

Residents enrolling on marketplace

A total of 439,238 people in the state enrolled for health insurance on the marketplace exchanges at Healthcare.gov for the 2015-16 enrollment period, which went from November of last year to the end of January.  More...

Delegates may contest presidential candidate

With no one presidential candidate holding the majority of Republican delegates, talk has begun swirling of a contested, or brokered, convention.  “Basically, to be the party’s nominee, you have to get votes from a majority of the d More...

World  Free Access 

North Korea sentences tourist to 15 years in prison

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea’s highest court has sentenced an American tourist to 15 years in prison with hard labor for subversion, weeks after he confessed that he had tried to steal a propaganda banner.  More...

Secretary of State determines IS committing genocide in Iraq, Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) — United States officials say Secretary of State John Kerry has determined that the Islamic State group is committing genocide against Christians and other minorities in Iraq and Syria.  The officials say Kerry will announc More...

Survey: More acceptance of social changes

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans are more accepting of gay relationships and couples living together before marriage — but they’ve grown less comfortable with divorce, a new survey shows.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Saturday, March 19 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, March 20 More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Middle Tennessee State shocks Michigan State 90-81

NCAA Men’s Tournament:

The second day of the NCAA Tournament Friday saw its first true bracket-buster.  No. 15-seed Middle Tennessee State knocked off No. 2-seed Michigan State, which was a trendy pick to win it all. The Blue Raiders became the eighth No. More...

Albany knocks off Florida; most high seeds survive

NCAA Women’s Tournament:

One 12 seed, the Albany Great Danes, got their first NCAA Tournament win in program history. But most of the higher seeds were able to move on in the first round so far on Friday.  SIOUX FALLS REGIONAL  Albany 61, Florida 59  More...

‘Splash Brothers’ keep Warriors rolling

DALLAS (AP) — Stephen Curry had several dazzling plays on his way to 31 points, fellow Splash Brother Klay Thompson scored 39 and the Golden State Warriors tuned up for a showdown in San Antonio with a 130-112 victory over the Dallas Mavericks More...

Religion News

Local Holy Week services

15th Street UMC — The 15th Street United Methodist Church Easter celebration and Easter egg hunt is set for 10:45 a.m. Sunday, March 27. Hear Matthew’s account of what happened on the first Easter and the Rev.  More...

Religion Briefs

Pope urges nations to welcome migrants   VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is urging nations “to open their hearts and their doors” to migrants.  More...

Special events, services

Men’s prayer breakfast and fellowship More...

Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher

Cleaning kitchen cabinets   I use white vinegar to clean greasy kitchen cabinets. I use two cups to a gallon of hot water. It is very thrifty as a gallon of white vinegar costs about $2. White vinegar is a great all-purpose cleaner. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Insist children stand on their own two feet

Dear Annie: I am a divorced mother of two married children. I am now retired, but in the past, I have helped both my children with financial problems. The kids and their spouses make more money than I do. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Pisces and a Moon in Virgo.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, March 21, 2016:  More...

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