April 18, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Blair Park history featured at opener

Members of the Huntingdon Road and Park Association held a spring opening at Blair Park in Huntingdon Borough Saturday so residents could learn about the history of the “hidden jewel” and goals to improve the park.  Steve Heine, a me More...

State rep. to sponsor annual Senior Expo

The annual Huntingdon County Senior Expo, scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday April 21, in the Smithfield Fire Hall, is expected to draw a large crowd, reports Keith Black, district office manager at Rep. More...

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To open by mid-week

Those who’ve been awaiting the opening of the new Taco Bell along Route 22 in Smithfield Township won’t have to wait much longer. More...

HASB to consider soccer program

A month after the Huntingdon Area School Board voted to retain the field hockey program, the board will now decide on adding a girls’ and boys’ junior high school soccer team when members gather for tonight’s monthly meeting.  More...

Construction progressing

Construction on the new Sheetz on Moore Street in Huntingdon Borough has progressed rapidly in recent days. More...

General News

‘Innovation Center’ tries to reinvent Medicare

WASHINGTON (AP) — They work for the government and even their closest relatives have no idea what they do. More...

Education chief looks for more well-rounded learning

WASHINGTON (AP) — Education Secretary John B. King Jr. wants to see a return to a more well-rounded education for schoolchildren, one that spotlights the importance of science, social studies, world languages and the arts. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Phillies beat Nationals 3-2 in 10 innings

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Freddy Galvis hit an RBI double off Jonathan Papelbon with two outs in the 10th inning to lift the Philadelphia Phillies over Washington 3-2 Sunday, ending the Nationals’ seven-game winning streak. More...

Grace, Lee and Austin are winners

Golf Roundup:

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Branden Grace shot a 5-under 66 to overtake Luke Donald and win the RBC Heritage on Sunday for his first PGA Tour title and 11th worldwide victory. More...

Islanders top Panthers 4-3 in OT to lead series

NEW YORK (AP) — Thomas Hickey scored 12:31 into overtime to give the New York Islanders a 4-3 victory over the Florida Panthers on Sunday night in Game 3 of their Eastern Conference firstround series. More...

Senior Spotlight

The trend is towards residences for seniors!

Forget the “homes” where old people used to be “placed”. These days, what await seniors in these housing communities are an agreeable living environment as well as an impressive range of care and services. More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Aries if born before 11:30 a.m. (EST). Afterward, the Sun will be in Taurus. The Moon is in Virgo until 7:24 a.m. (EST), when it moves into Libra. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, April 19, 2016: More...

Lawmakers OK upping hotel tax

A bill allowing some counties in the state to raise their hotel tax percentage is headed to the governor’s desk. “House Bill 794 gives 57 counties the authority to establish or continue assessing a hotel excise tax up to 5 percent. More...

Little League season begins locally

Opening ceremonies Saturday at Blair Field officially launched the 75th season of Little League baseball in Huntingdon.  Parents, fans, players, coaches and managers celebrated the past by honoring the 50th anniversary of Huntingdon Little Leagu More...

Mild temps, sunny skies greet anglers

Young anglers and their parents and grandparents packed the banks at the children’s fishing area at Cornpropst Mills, sponsored by the Raystown Chapter of Ducks Unlimited on property owned by S More...

State  Free Access 

Prison historic site takes hard look at mass incarceration

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An old penitentiary-turned-historic site that becomes a haunted house attraction each Halloween and provides a look back on a bygone era of corrections is taking a new direction with a hard look at today’s prisons and More...

State launches 24th US medical marijuana program

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania has become the 24th state to legalize a comprehensive medical marijuana program.  Democratic Gov. More...

Delay in judge retirement ballot question generates lawsuit

HARRISBURG (AP) — Three Democrats in the Pennsylvania Senate are asking a court to order the state to proceed later this month with a referendum about whether judges should be able to serve until they turn 75, extending the mandatory judicial r More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, April 18 AIDS Intervention p The Home Nursing Agency’s AIDS Intervention Project holds a meeting of the HIV+/People Living With AIDS Support Group at 6:30 p.m. in Altoona. For additional information, call 1-800-445-6262 or 944- 2982. More...

Local Sports

Tough weekend for Bearcats

With the offense sputtering and the pitching struggling to find the strike zone, Huntingdon’s experience at the 2016 Curve Classic at PNG Field came to a disappointing end Saturday afternoon. More...

Baseball, both tennis teams win Sunday

Juniata Spring Sports Roundup:

Baseball The Juniata baseball team defeated Scranton 10-4 in their Landmark Conference series finale Sunday afternoon. The Eagles wasted no time and went up 7-0 after two innings. More...

Rose wins pole vault, Morningstar takes 100

Bedford Invitational Track:

After being postponed for a week, Tussey Mountain and Southern Huntingdon competed at the Bedford Invitation Track and Field Meet Saturday. More...

People/Pastimes

Volunteers honored at soup kitchen

Volunteers, past and present, whose efforts have made the Community Soup Kitchen at Huntingdon Presbyterian Church possible over the past 13 years, were honored recently. More...

Bricktown Seniors hold monthly membership meeting

The Bricktown Seniors met April 6 for their monthly meeting.  President Selwyn “Bud” Parks called the meeting to order with a word of prayer offered up by Dorothy Mellott, followed by recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance. More...

Friends of the Woods discuss spring events

Friends of the Woods, auxiliary to the Westminster Woods retirement community, met April 7 to hold its bimonthly business meeting and luncheon. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Don’t want to say anything inappropriate

Dear Annie: In the past year, we have been told that two members of our family are gay. One of them is transgender. At the time we were told, most of us were speechless. More...

Hints from Heloise

Comforter lacks some comfort

Dear Readers: Today’s SOUND OFF is about the size of comforter sets. Ruthi S. wrote: “I just purchased a new queen-size comforter set that is too short for the bed.  “A king size would be too wide, so that is not an option. More...

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