April 1, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

JC ‘Empty Bowls’ event marks 10th year

The Empty Bowls dinner has filled the needs of area food pantries for 10 years, a milestone to be celebrated at 5 p.m. Saturday, April 2, in Baker Refectory in Ellis Hall at Juniata College.  More...

Local News

Shirley supervisors to seek estimates

The Shirley Township Supervisors, during their monthly meeting Thursday, discussed seeking estimates to repaint the township building.  “(The building is as) solid as a rock, but it’s getting some rust around the seams,” superv More...

Police Log

Summary of incidents   More...

Area brief

Cassville Oktoberfest planned for Sept. 23-25   More...

World  Free Access 

After Brussels, leaders tackling threat of nuclear terrorism

WASHINGTON (AP) — Still reeling from attacks in Brussels and Paris, world leaders are wrestling this week with the chilling prospect of the Islamic State group or other extremists unleashing a nuclear attack on a major Western city.  More...

Study illuminates big performance gap for car headlights

WASHINGTON (AP) — There may be a reason why people have trouble seeing while driving at night, and it’s not their eyesight. More...

Local Sports

Titans edge Rockets 7-6; ’Cats win, Hornets lose

High School Softball:

Tussey Mountain 7, So. Huntingdon 6   More...

Valley girls split, boys swept

High School Track & Field:

The Juniata Valley track teams opened their season Thursday with a double-dual meet at McConnellsburg. More...

Rockets stroll past Titans

High School Baseball:

A pair of local squads met yesterday evening as the Southern Huntingdon baseball team headed to Saxton to face off again Tussey Mountain in an ICC South matchup. The Rockets dominated the contest as they had 14 hits. More...

School News

Local woman receives masters degree

Ashley Sample, formerly of Orbisonia, received her master of science degree in molecular pathogenesis and molecular medicine from the University of Chicago March 18. More...

School Lunch Menu

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Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher

Stinky shoes?   You don’t need to buy expensive foot powders or charcoal inserts for your shoes. Just sprinkle a little baking soda into your shoes every few days. It’s cheap and does a good a job of soaking up the smell. More...

Annie's Mailbox

She is terribly depressed

Dear Annie: My sister-in-law is going through dialysis. She is able to do it in the comfort of her home with help of a nurse, so she can be close to her young kids. Her husband dotes on her. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Aries and a Moon in Aquarius.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, April 2, 2016:  More...

Area protesters remain in trees

Tree clearing crews hired by Sunoco Pipeline L.P. More...

Voters will decide when judges retire

A question on the spring primary ballot Tuesday, April 26, will ask voters how they feel about raising the judicial retirement age.  More...

SHCSD music program honored

The Southern Huntingdon County School District (SHCSD) was among 476 school districts across the country recently recognized as being one of the Best Communities for Music Education.  More...

County jobless rate up .5 percent in Feb.

After two months with an employment rate below 6 percent, Huntingdon County’s rate jumped in February.  More...

State  Free Access 

Sanders slams Clinton over speeches

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders continued his attacks on rival Hillary Clinton’s relationship with Wall Street at a boisterous Pittsburgh rally.  About 8,500 mostly young people crowded into the Dav More...

Baby found safe following mall abduction

KING OF PRUSSIA (AP) — Police say a baby boy who was kidnapped from an upscale shopping mall in suburban Philadelphia has been found safe, and a suspect is in custody. More...

Man found dead in Megabus bathroom with needle in arm

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — A man has been found dead in the bathroom of a Megabus headed from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh, and the driver says he had a needle stuck in his arm. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Juniata College auditorium named for generous alumni

75 Years Ago  Thirty-one guests fled to safety as fire destroyed a combination hotel and restaurant building in State College in what was described as the biggest blaze in the business district in 17 years. Loss was estimated at $45,000. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, April 1 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 

Philadelphia apologizes

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia is officially apologizing to Jackie Robinson for the racism he faced in the City of Brotherly Love.  More...

GW downs Valparaiso 76-60

NIT Championship:

NEW YORK (AP) — George Washington coach Mike Lonergan held his young daughter in his arms near center court at Madison Square Garden, waiting to climb a ladder and cut down the net.  Now he can replace that one his buddy sent him weeks ago More...

Penguins beat Predators 5-2

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Phil Kessel scored twice and the surging Pittsburgh Penguins moved within striking distance of a 10th straight playoff berth with a 5-2 win over the Nashville Predators on Thursday night.  More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

DOUBLE DIGITS! Happy birthday wishes go out to Isabella Fortney who turns 10 years old today, Friday, April 1, 2016. Isabella is the daughter of Todd Fortney of Hill Valley and Melody Fortney of Huntingdon. More...

Happy Birthday

HAPPY 5TH BIRTHDAY to Russell James Bard, who celebrates today, Friday, April 1, 2016. He is the son of Jim and Becky (Weikert) Bard of Huntingdon, R.R. More...

RSVP: Huntingdon County PRIDE Inc.

Huntingdon County PRIDE has been a charitable staple of Huntingdon County for more than 40 years and is one of 10 stations available to volunteers with RSVP.  More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Teaming up on sleeves

Dear Heloise: I loved your hints about using “INSULATED DRINK SLEEVES” for other things. I have another use for them. More...

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